Even poli sci professors, columnists and all-around political pundits are doing it. Raphael Sonenshein, who's all three and the author of books about Los Angeles politics, is writing the Jews Choose 2008 blog for the Jewish Journal. His first post was about Obama and the Jewish test. Today's post says it won't be pretty watching Hillary Clinton get near the end.
It's getting painful to watch the endgame of the Democratic nomination. If Obama wins, I imagine we might date the beginning of the end from the time that Clinton accused Obama of selling "false hope."
Running against hope is, of course, hopeless, as the spouse of the original Man from Hope (Arkansas) should have known. It's hard to become more likeable while telling people that they shouldn't get their hopes up.
It's especially hard to watch Clinton and her "final days" campaigning.
I'm not one of those on the bandwagon labeled, "she ran a terrible campaign." She didn't, in my view. She just ran into a better candidate. It's like sports. Your team, your coach, your game plan all look great right up until you face a better team or a team playing better.
Without Obama in the race, Sonenshein says, Clinton would have crushed the field. Now the key for the Demcorats is to "take steps to keep the Clintons from sulking in their tents" before November.