From the Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan states:
Mrs. Clinton spent this week making it clear. In a jaw-dropping interview in USA Today on Thursday, she said, “I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on.” As evidence she cited an Associated Press report that, she said, “found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.”
White Americans? Hard-working white Americans? “Even Richard Nixon didn’t say white,” an Obama supporter said, “even with the Southern strategy.”
If John McCain said, “I got the white vote, baby!” his candidacy would be over. And rising in highest indignation against him would be the old Democratic Party.
What I want to know is how Clinton thinks she can win without African-Americans and white liberals as parts of her coalition? It seems like she thinks she can only win among lower-income whites. It baffles me that she seems to be saying, “fuck the ‘eggheads’ and African Americans! If I get the nomination, where the hell will they go?”
As one of those horrible, well-educated white people, I’d vote McCain in a flash over Hillary if SCOTUS appointments weren’t hanging in the balance. But that issue it too vital to make me even consider voting against Hillary (if she were the nominee) out of spite.
Hillary, just do a Huckabee. Stay in the race for as long as you feel the need to, but don’t spend more time attacking our likely nominee than his opponent if you want to see a Democrat in the White House next year.
Or maybe you don’t, as you you’d LOVE to run for president again in 2012.