Saturday, June 14, 2008

Democrats Divided! Check out...some guy!

Clinton v. Obama was the greatest hit on the 24-hour news networks since "We Invade Kuwait" -- impassioned storylines, a clear good guy v bad guy conflict, long-term drama, the importance of reg'lar people, et cetera. But just like so many other television series that went on longer than they should have , the media is trying to extend the storyline past its natural finish.

When even Clinton has conceded and freed her delegates, when McCain is bereft of a significant chunk of support from his Congressional GOP fellows, the media wants to keep stretching Clinton v. Obama. Take this shocking announcement from CNN's Politcal Ticker:

After a bitter primary battle Clinton conceded the race to Barack Obama last week urging her supporters to back her rival. [Will] Bower heard the message, but he is not going to follow it. Instead, he said in an interview he plans to vote for Republican John McCain and has formed “Party Unity My A–,

This was directly linked from the front page of, and boy oh boy does it mean ill winds are blowing. Unity is a must, and there's a prominent group forming that's going to fight it. Stop the presses...somebody important in the Clinton campaign is not joining up with the Obama wagon! Worse still, he's based in Washington State, a swing state in 2008! This is a serious problem from Obama...otherwise it wouldn't be at the top page of CNN. Party unity is not going to occur, we're doooomed! Panic! Democrats Divided! Somebody ask Dick Morris what he thinks of this!

What's that? Bower's not in the Clinton campaign? he's probably on the state committee, or the chair of a county committee at least, right? Um, maybe county DA? Hey, CNN, what's Bowers' title and position within the party, anyway?

36 year-old Washington resident

Huh. Suddenly the whole thing seems a bit...overblown.

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