With her win tonight in Florida, and the polls looking bleak for Obama and Edwards in California, it seems that the Clinton Machine has its mojo back. While that’s great news for Rush Limbaugh’s ratings and for the warring Republicans who need a candidate to rally around, it’s not very good news for America. Because the only thing America needs less than a full-blown economic meltdown is Hillary as the Democratic nominee.
John McCain is looking like a sure bet for the Republicans, and even though the party leaders view the old war horse as a wobbly-kneed swayback, it might not really matter. They will come together around McCain, because he’s the only one of the remaining Republicans still standing. Romney couldn’t buy enough votes, Guiliani blew his wad in Florida’s casino, Huckabee’s theocratic warfare proved a little too scary and the rest of the seven dwarves have already gone back to their little cottage in the woods.
So it’s on to Super-Duper Tuesday with Hillary making hay from her straw vote in the Sunshine State. And her victory on February 5, as Frank Rich wrote in Sunday’s New York Times, will “at last give the G.O.P. a highly plausible route to victory. “
Forget bimbo eruptions, Whitewatergate, and the sale of presidential pardons, the Republicans have a made to order scandal in latest Clintonian mess: the identities of donors to the Clinton presidential library and foundation.
The only thing preventing a Republican victory in November is a Clinton defeat on February 5. That’s why Republicans are cheering tonight.