The Tragedy of the Democratic Party
Super delegates will determine the next nominee of the Democrats, and a happy ending for the Party looks unlikely. Mathematically, the Democratic Party is nearly locked in to Barack Obama entering the convention with a significant delegate lead. Taking the nomination away from him via the super delegate mechanism would alienate the Party’s African-American base and potentially turn off a swath of the younger generation enthusiasts for Obama’s multi-cultural charisma.
And so, in a manner the Greek tragedians would recognize, forces set in motion by fatal flaws in the party and its leadership push the Democrats toward self-destruction, despite the recognition of the dangers ahead.
Thomas Lifson is editor and publisher of American Thinker, and Richard Baehr is its political director.