[lbo-talk] what chutzpah

Matt lbo4 at beyondzero.net
Fri Mar 7 05:28:48 PST 2008

On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 09:59:19PM -0500, Doug Henwood wrote:

> But she's ahead now in the polls and there are more primaries ahead.
> Why should BHO be the presumptive nominee, other than because you
> like him better?

Well, if one believes the following:

* Obama is much more electable than Hillary, because Clinton-hate is

so strong amongst right-wingers and some independents. Those voters

may stay home, or vote for Obama. But they'll come out and vote for


* A McCain presidency would be an order of magnitude more horrible for

the entire world than either Obama or Clinton.

Then it follows that one would want Hillary to step out.

There's really nothing new here. The "spoiler" argument is why some people don't want Nader to run, and didn't want him to run in the past.


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