Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Audacity of Dopes: Sari!

The people have spoken? Maybe those nice midwestern folks were just joking! Wow! Didn't see that coming, and from what I gleaned coming out of the Clinton campaign today, they didn't either. I mean, Bill Clinton was griping about how crappy it was that there wasn't enough time between Iowa and New Hampshire to stave off the bounce, but then the split of people who had made up their minds in the past 72 hours split 50-50 between Obama and Clinton. Which means the bounce never happened, or it's happening at a much slower rate than conventional wisdom suggests. Or neither. Or both. Or some third thing. Whatever. This afternoon, the Clinton camp was talking end-stage strategy, and now they don't have to. Maybe this surprises them. Or maybe they are crazy geniuses and this was the M. Night Shyalamadingdong ending they had scripted all along.

Also, crying: it works! So we'll be seeing more of that, I guess. Won't Gloria Steinem have to retract the entire premise of her op-ed in the New York Times today? And how much of this really has to do with Chris Matthews just being an inveterate douche? Probably all of it. Anyway, primary fever: Catch it!

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