Ingraham: if superdelegates were doing their job, Hillary would have the nomination wrapped up
Reported by Chrish - May 22, 2008 -
Laura Ingraham, subbing again for Bill O'Reilly tonight 5/21/08, opines in the Talking Points Memo that Democratic superdelegates should be doing the job they were given, i.e., vetoing the majority of delegates pledged to Barack Obama. She advises this move to save Democrats from another landslide defeat a la George McGovern. Aww, Laura, your concern is touching.
She manages to get in all these negative talking points about Obama: "aloof," "out of touch," Jeremiah Wright, "bittergate," "the tea with terrorists debate," "just another bi-coastal liberal," "out of step with mainstream America," "more left-wing of the two candidates," and "too far left." With his nomination being seen as more likely every day (although many people are not counting Clinton out - it ain't over 'til it's over) FOX and the rest of the right-wing media are busy busy busy building their case against Obama.
She also makes the case (as did lanny Davis last night) that Clinton is more moderate and therefore more electable. The most recent polls don't support that talking point. It's almost as if the right wants Clinton to get the nomination and presumably win, because she would most closely follow the corporate script, play the established game. Obama's "change" is likely to rock their world too much for comfort.