Tuesday, January 29, 2008

An old-fashioned family fued...

i must admit that I am fascinated by the Kennedy endorsement of Barack Obama. it is nothing short of an old-fashioned family fued, a real Hatfield and McCoy shootout.

What we have here are the two dynasties of the Democratic Party, the Kennedys and th Clintons battling for control of the family, aka the Democratic Party. This is no brief tiff and it will be interesting to see how it develops at the end.

The Clintons have dominated the Democratic Party since 1972, much to the dislike of a lot of Democrats who, quite frankly, simply don't like their style. And there are a lot of them. The Kennedys, who use to dominate the Democratic Party, are among that group, willing to put up with the Clintons -- to a point.

That breaking point came in South Carolina - and they said, enough is enough. They tried talking, but their pleass to tone it down went unheeded, so the Kennedys did what they felt needed to be done -- and came out with guns blazing. And in doing so, it gave other Democrats, the ones who haven't much enjoyed the Clintons control of the party, the go-ahead to jump ship.

How this all plays out in the November general election is yet to be seen, but it will certainly have an impact no matter who emerges as the Democratic nominee. In a way, it's very typical Democratic play. Just when you think the Democrats couldn't possibly lose....they seem to find a way.


Blogger wtfdnucsailor said...

The DEMS still want to win in November. No matter which candidate wins the primaries, the party will unite around the nominee. Then it will be a matter of standing up to the Republican nominee and the usual Right Wingnuts.

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