Tuesday, June 03, 2008

It's over.

Le Sweetie and I were walking home when we noted an army of news vans lined up around the Baruch College campus. La Hill is there making a speech even as I type this. Obama, meanwhile, is giving his victory speech on TV.

It's up to Bill and La Hill to be gracious losers and throw their support behind Obama. My prediction? If they don't, they'll harm La Hill's political future more than they harm the party. Judging from the wholehearted support for Obama coming from Blue Dogs and Clintonistas alike, it appears that the Clintons' clout is not as strong as it once was. Part of it is simply that the Clintons didn't figure out that they couldn't campaign like it was 1996.

Obama's being awfully classy about La Hill, saying that she "has made history in this campaign, not just because she's a woman...but because she is a leader who inspires millions of Americans." La Hill should return the favor.