Barack Obama made a strong speech tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina and while i’ve been confident ever since Super Tuesday that the candidacy was his to lose and more recently, all but “signed, sealed, delivered,” it felt especially sweet to walk into my living room tonight and find myself staring at a large poster of the next president of the United States. Anyway, this will undoubtedly drag on, however, it’s nice to celebrate and i’ve got my fingers crossed that somehow, someway, Senator Clinton will wake up Wednesday relieved, refreshed, and bathing in the revelation of reality. It’s time, Hillary, time to put your energy back into the party, time to back Barack. With only six months until election day, I’d love to see the debunking of John McCain take place over the next eight weeks as opposed to a continuation of the embarrassing bickering holding up the Dems campaign. Clinton already announced that she’d be taking the day off, so who knows… perhaps she will step back, mull it over, and do what’s best for herself, the party, and the country.
For a few years I’ve felt an Obama presidency was inevitable and would resort to telling disbelievers to “just wait… it will happen, trust me.”
According to nearly all accounts, Obama virtually has a lock on the Democratic candidacy and has so for six weeks or so. It’s only a matter of time before Hillary Clinton drops out of the race, and the sooner the better.
And public acceptance of this reality is finally approaching critical mass:
In a dramatic reversal, an Associated Press-Yahoo! News poll found that a clear majority of Democratic voters now say Sen. Barack Obama has a better chance of defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in November than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Now we can only hope the Clinton campaign raises the white flag before the ridiculous cutting down of Obama cuts into his electability — even in purple states.