I used to like the Clintons, but after the past two months I am completely repulsed by their gutter tactics, selfishness and complete lack of principles. Now that Obama has the nomination all but sewn up, Andrew explains how the great cosmic balance came into play tonight:
African-American voters killed the Clinton candidacy. It is a fitting end to the Clintons’ campaign and an almost Shakespearean coda to their career. The Clintons were exposed in their long-running exploitation and reliance on minority votes. No group was more loyal to them than African-Americans; and in the end, like everyone else, African-Americans realized that the Clintons are frauds, disloyal to the core, cynical to their finger-tips, and finally, finally, returned the favor.
This will be history’s verdict: in the end, the Clintons were defeated not by Republicans, but by African-American Democrats. How wonderful. How poignant. In the end, the karma gets you. Maybe it had to be this way. But this final coup de grace against these awful, hollow, cynical people is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Well put. It’s time for the Democrats to move on and leave the Clintons behind – and that means no unity ticket. There are other veep candidates who can appeal to Clinton’s core demographic, and I sincerely hope Obama picks one of them.