Poisoning the Well
Jacob Weisberg claims that only racism
can explain any John McCain victory.
What with the Bush legacy of reckless war and economic mismanagement, 2008 is a year that favors the generic Democratic candidate over the generic Republican one. Yet Barack Obama, with every natural and structural advantage in the presidential race, is running only neck-and-neck against John McCain, a sub-par Republican nominee with a list of liabilities longer than a Joe Biden monologue. Obama has built a crack political operation, raised record sums, and inspired millions with his eloquence and vision. McCain has struggled with a fractious campaign team, lacks clarity and discipline, and remains a stranger to charisma. Yet at the moment, the two of them appear to be tied. What gives?
Yawn. And the only reason I think Jacob Weisberg is a moron is because I'm an anti-Semite, I suppose. And the only reason Hillary lost? Clearly those misogynistic Democrats who couldn't handle a powerful woman.