Monday, February 11, 2008

Scenes from the Titanic

As the Obama wave rises, Hillary Clinton is busy rearranging the deck, changing campaign chairs, throwing NBC cable overboard and lending herself millions to keep the victory party going.

Yesterday's loss in Maine with a massive turnout, added to Saturday's setbacks, makes the tip of the iceberg more visible. The Potomac primaries tomorrow won't bail out her campaign, leaving Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania as the last lifeboats.

But, to run the maritime metaphor into the ground, will the Democratic Party be able to weather the coming storms over seating Florida's and Michigan's illegal aliens and the role of Super Delegates at their convention?

It all recalls what Will Rogers, the cowboy philosopher of the FDR era, said: "I don't belong to any organized party. I'm a Democrat."

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