There's a first time for everything

By jaredmoshe | Jared Moshé's Blog May 9, 2008 at 7:22AM

There's a first time for everything

Peggy Noonan on the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page - yes that Wall Street Journal Editorial Page, the one that usually just spouts right wing propoganda - weighs in on the current democratic primary, in an astute piece, that I can't help but agree with:

"The Democratic Party can't celebrate the triumph of Barack Obama because the Democratic Party is busy having a breakdown. You could call it a breakdown over the issues of race and gender, but its real source is simply Hillary Clinton. Whose entire campaign at this point is about exploiting race and gender."

I have no problem if Hillary stays in the race through the rest of the primaries. In fact I kind of think she should, but not if it means race baiting like she did yesterday when she was quoted as saying:

"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."

There are gaffes, and then there are GAFFES. It's a shame that such a talented and smart person is undercutting her own reputation and legacy for the sake of her ambition.

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