Friday, May 09, 2008

What raw deal?

By Creature

Paul Krugman, economist and Senator Clinton concern troll, in today's NYT:

More tirades from Obama supporters against Mrs. Clinton are not the answer — they will only further alienate her grass-roots supporters, many of whom feel that she received a raw deal.

I ask this in all seriousness: what raw deal? The Obama campaign ran circles around the Clinton campaign. She had the name recognition, the money, the insiders, and yet she still blew it.

If I had to guess, I assume Krugman is talking about the media, but even there I don't think "raw deal." If anything they bent over backwards to keep her in the race with their "never count a Clinton out" mantra.

Maybe Krugman is talking about Michigan and Florida, but, again, what's "raw" about their disenfranchisement. The rules were the same for all involved.

Maybe Krugman is talking about the blatant misogyny and sexism that has permeated the race, but wouldn't that have been offset by the blatant racism?

After having drunk the sugary-sweet Obama Kool Aid, I am probably not in a position to judge the Clinton supporters' bitterness, but, seriously, I'll ask again: what "raw deal"?

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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