“Even old-time Clintonites were appalled” at Hillary’s claim that RFK’s assassination in 1968 justifies her staying in the race, says Robert Novak.
The most important political impact of Clinton’s conduct is to make Sen. Barack Obama’s task as nominee more difficult. For the first time, we hear serious talk among Democrats that the party may not be fully able to join ranks at the convention in Denver in late August.
“The hostility on both sides is intense,” he says, with O. boo’d by pro-Hillary unionists in Puerto Rico and Obama-ites crying “feminists” as their enemy. “The longer this continues, the more difficult will be reconciliation.”
This doesn’t mean McCain’s ready to capitalize on Dem disunion.
His biggest problem may be failure to realize that the Republican coalition is not fully united behind him. The most recent defectors are lobbyists expelled from his campaign who are not happy about their treatment. We continue to hear complaints from evangelicals, economic conservatives, and other critics of McCain. The refrain continues from conservatives that maybe the country and the GOP need four years of Obama.