"If the healing process is done correctly, the blacks will be thankful we at least were the party to first field a semi realistic black candidate".
Yessuh. We blacks be so grateful. Obama being a contender for the nomination has got nothing to to with how intelligent, skillful and hard working he is, he should just thank the party for fielding him.
"In other words, she's driving the debate and strengthening her own brand while weakening his"
The brand is being sold in more than one market.
Some would say that at the moment the most important market is the Congressional superdelegate market and they may be more inclined to think that Senator Clinton has put her brand on a bottle of snake oil.
Even those Congress people who favor a gas holiday would probably want themselves and not Senator Clinton and her nominee campaign megaphone to get the credit for it.
Is there some reason why you expect others of your diaries to reach the recommended list?
"Guys... do we have to turn EVERYTHING into a political contest here?"
It is, of course, a complete coincidence that this diary was written when the 'target' of the punch line of the people with the extremely unpleasant sense of 'humor' was Senator Clinton rather than any other politician or non-politician.
"No, it's actually really terrible leadership if leadership means the capacity to lead people to get something done"
And what compounds the failure to get things done is that she now needs superdelegate votes far more than primary votes. And many superdelegates are members of Congress, the very people she risks offending by a confrontational you are either for or against.
I reckon she has made a bad call. Perhaps she decided on her tax proposal at 3 p.m. rather than 3 a.m.
"If it is clear under every conceivable scenario that Hillary Clinton is the stongest democratic nominee, will you Obama supporters do what's right for the country or still make other arguments in favor of BHO?"
This seems to be a paradox. If it is clear under every conceivable scenario that Hillary Clinton is the strongest Democratic nominee it will not be possible to make arguments in favor of BHO.
By the way, I hope you are not implying that if people continue to support Obama they are not doing what is right for the country.
Accusations of unAmericanism often say more about the accuser than the accused.
"Look! Up in the sky! It's a gas tax! It's lost jobs! It's NOT Jeramiah Wright!!!!
Ever get the sense that the huge stink Obama's making over Hillary's plan to shift the gas tax from us working folks to the big (and rich) oil companies is just one big effort to distract us from other headlines?"
To answer your question I get the sense that you are trying to shift attention from Hillary's plan. Perhaps her plan is not quite as good for working folks as she says it is.
"And hey - guess what? Hillary's plan for this gas tax holiday will be paid for by companies who are posting record profits"
The use of the definitive words "will be" is perhaps a tad optimistic. One of the reasons why her plan perhaps is not as good for working folks as she says it is.