During an election year in which a Democratic victory seemed all but assured, the Dumbocrats have figured out another way to self sabotage. While John McCain rallies the Republicans, the Democratic party looks determined to march towards a floor fight at their convention in Denver. In one sense, it is great to see voters engaged, with record numbers turning out for the primaries. Yet at this point, the protracted battle between Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama only benefits the G.O.P.
Last week’s Democratic debate in Ohio was a huge victory for John McCain. By opening with sixteen minutes of debate about the minor differences in their health care plans, Clinton and Obama reminded us why Americans are so often turned off by politics. We’ll happily elect officials to hash out such details. We don’t necessarily want to be dragged into the aracana of public policy. We can expect more of the same through Pennsylania’s primary.