Carol Platt Liebau: Primarily, a Good Thing

Monday, January 21, 2008

Primarily, a Good Thing

Dick Polman observes that the Bill and Hillary double-teaming of Barack Obama appears to be working, at least for now.

He's right. If they keep it up -- with Bill traveling around pounding Barack while Hillary takes the high road -- there's every chance it'll result in Hillary winning the nomination.

But what then? Polman observes that independents are likely "rolling their eyes" about the strategy. African Americans appear to be even less pleased with it. And even voters who wouldn't otherwise be inclined to vote for Obama probably aren't savoring the spectacle of Bill and Hillary beating up on a young, attractive, family-oriented African American, even if he is pretty far left and also inexperienced.

So the strategy may work well enough to win Hillary the nomination, but then what?


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