Exposing Nonsense.Posted: April 24, 2008
Ellis Weiner has the most convincing explanation I’ve read of why Hillary’s argument (“Barack hasn’t won the big Democratic stronghold states in the primaries, and so can’t win them in the general”) doesn’t make sense.
There has been no lack of responses to this argument of Hillary’s, but Weiner’s logic is the first that persuades me. Likening the Democrats to one team and the Republicans completely another, he writes:
Saying that Obama can’t win Pennsylvania in November because he lost to Hillary is like watching an intra-squad practice game among, say, the San Antonio Spurs, and concluding–after one team “loses”–that the Spurs can’t possibly hope to compete in the playoffs.
As usual with Weiner, the piece is witty along with being well-reasoned. Read it by clicking the link.