Clinton is in the fight for her political life. Should she lose to Obama she will have little chance of ever running another successful campaign for the White House. This is her one and only shot... all eggs in the basket. And Obama knows it. He knows it, and he is loving every minute of his trouncing of the Clinton Machine.
Should Obama lose the nomination, either by votes or by super delegates, he has just cause to run again. He is a first term Senator, youthful, and inspirational. The party knows this.
They also know that they are watching their party devour itself. The polarizing Clinton is polarizing the Democrats as much as she would the country. Obama is picking up supporters from the Clinton campa dn the undecideds... and Clinton is about to take a major nose dive.
The perfect storm for Republicans?
I think not.
Democrats are so motivated to support whomever their nominee is... the rest is just liberal drama.
I have yet to hear any Democrat say "If Obama wins the nomination I am voting for McCain"
I have yet to hear any Democrat say "If Clinton wins, I just wont vote"
Their party is enjoying the bloodbath, but it has all the intention to rally behind their nominee, whomever that may be.
Enter the Conservative blockade. The very blockade that is bringing us the "I'll never vote for McCain" naysayers... or the "I just wont vote" group.
Granted, I am watching McCain very carefully as he continues his race, and especially as he selects a VP. But as long as McCain picks a good solid conservative like Palin or Huckabee, I will have no problem holding my nose at the poll. In fact, I could honestly say that I would still be voting FOR conservative values...
I am still pulling for a brokered convention... but should McCain win before hand, and should he select a suitable running mate, I do not see the problem.
With Democrats amped to end the era of Bush, and likely to rally behind any candidate promising leadership for their party, they are going to swarm the booths on election day, and if they out-swarm the GOP as the conservative block promises to protest... we can expect 4 years of Clinton or Obama.
To come later: What would a Clinton or Obama White House look like for America?