The Discerning Texan
All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
-- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Will it be the Obam-munists or the Clintonistas?
Hillary may be down, but Victor Davis Hanson doubts that she's out. Peter Robinson disagrees. I'm inclined to go with VDH on this one, but if she does pull it out, it's still going to be UG-LY:
Over a cup of coffee this afternoon, Victor Davis Hanson and yours truly made a bet.This brings to mind that I have a suggestion for my fellow Texas Republicans: since our race is over, go vote Democrat on March 4--and vote for Hillary. One way or another, it will be worth it, trust me. I figure that since the Northeastern Democrats did so much to help determine who our candidate would be, the least we could do to return the favor to the land of the Bill Bellichick cheaters. If we can't choose the candidate, the least we can do is to hit a 3-pointer here in TX and send the game into Overtime (or to the Courts...).
My position: After spending the last eight years convinced that Al Gore, not George W. Bush, was rightfully elected president, the Democrats will have no choice but to award their presidential nomination to the candidate who wins the popular vote. If Barack Obama garners more primary votes, in other words, he’ll be the Democratic candidate, no matter what sort of delegate count he has going into the convention.
Victor’s counterpostion: No way. The Clintons will do anything—anything—to win the nomination for Hillary, the popular vote be blasted. The filing of lawsuits, the dangling before the noses of superdelegates of various irresistible blandishments—whatever it takes, the Clintons will do. Without compunction. Even with a certain glee. Regardless of the popular vote going into the convention, therefore, Hillary Clinton, and not Barack Obama, will emerge with the nomination.
The stake in our bet? Well, you need to understand that Victor carries with him certain memories of the family farm in the San Joaquin Valley, including nearly going broke not once but twice, while I have five kids to clothe, feed, house and—apparently this is a requirement these days—educate. Neither of us is therefore what you might term a high roller.
We shook on five bucks.