Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tom Fudge: There have been a lot of jokes over the years about Democrats, most of them accusing the party of being scatterbrained and quarrelsome. The old comedian Will Rogers once said he wasn't a member of an organized political party, he was a Democrat.
But when Democrats look at the continuing fight over this year's presidential nomination, they may be suffering some frustration. Today's Pennsylvania primary could end things, and that's likely to happen if Barack Obama wins. But an Obama win in Pennsylvania is unlikely. Depending on the size of the predicted Hillary Clinton victory, the party's super delegates may have a very tough decision to make.
Do they let the battle continue, or do they tell one of the candidates it's time to take a hit for the good of the team. In other words, step aside and give the other side the victory.
- Ira Lechner, Democratic political activist, and former member of the Virginia State Legislature .
- Michael Smolens, politics editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune .