Hillary's Sure Path to the Nomination: The Coleman Scenario
by alvernon, Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 09:51:16 PM EDT
If Pennsylvania made one thing clear tonight, it is that Hillary Clinton has a clear path to the nomination: she can win it the way Norm Coleman won his Senate seat in 2002.
Sure, Hillary didn't win big enough to close the delegate gap, or popular vote gap. Her fundraising bump probably won't be enough to get her out of the red, much less close in on Obama's $40 million advantage. But this thing is not over.
Despite being impossibly behind in delegates, Hillary Clinton is certain to become the Democratic nominee if Obama's campaign plane crashes. Also, if he is attacked by wolves. Or dies of shame from hanging out in front of a bunch of d-bags in A&F t-shirts.
Sure, it's a long shot, but no less likely than any other scenario she can cook up. Plus, under the Coleman scenario she wouldn't have to explain how the country born with the stain of African slavery voted to nominate an African-American for the first time in history but then a bunch of rich party insiders pushed him aside in favor of a rich white woman ascending to the throne once controlled by her husband.
So perhaps she'd better get busy doing what her new BFF Richard Mellon Scaife once accused her of doing. Hillary all the way! Over Obama's dead body!