The Consequences

Robert Novak explains why the Democrats cannot “deny” Obama the nomination:

…In rejecting the racist views of his longtime spiritual mentor but not disowning him, Obama has unwittingly enhanced his image as the African-American candidate — not just a remarkable candidate who happens to be black. That poses a racial dilemma for unelected super-delegates, who as professional politicians will pick the winner since neither Obama nor Clinton can win enough elected delegates to be nominated.

Super-delegates, though they were inclined to Clinton no longer than three months ago, now flinch at rejecting Obama. They fear antagonizing African-Americans, who have become the hard-core Democratic base.

… The consensus among knowledgeable Democrats is that Obama will win over enough super-delegates to clinch the nomination before the national convention in August, partly because of fear for the consequences if they do not.

I don’t know whether Novak is merely suggesting that blacks won’t vote for Hillary if she wins the nomination, or whether he’s suggesting that the “consequences” will also include the customary violence and destruction.

The superdelegates can rest assured that most of Clinton’s supporters will vote Democratic in November if Obama secures the nomination. Perhaps more importantly, they can also rest assured that thousands of left-wing feminists will not take to the streets, chanting “no justice-no peace,” while looting and fire-bombing Korean shops.

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