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Hendrik Hertzberg on Clinton/Obama

I thoughtthis was about righton the two Democrats.

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I thought this was a very good piece, too. Then again, there are such strong opinions pro and con both candidates, the question may be where all that energy will go once one of them wins. And I don't think we'll be seeing any unity tickets ith one or the other as Veep.

Very nice. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

A major omission is the handling of the increased attention on the "superdelegate" issue.One prominent SDin today's Times complains of getting e-mails from everyone and their mama. That kind of pitch undermines the "we;re really speaking for you" tone both candidstes have made.

Some good commentary on super delegates and the danger contained therein:http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/10/ED0HUUIA1.DTL

I had no idea there were so many super delegates. In Louisiana only 44 of our 67 delegates are elected by the people. This makes a mockery of the one-person-one-vote princicple.Is it time to amend the Consitution to have the president elected by the popular majority? What could be more ridiculous than what we have?

Amazing that Barack is being touted as the champion of the underdog when he is the darling of the elite crowd and has enough of the establishment working with him that he outmaneuvered Hillary in winning the caucus states which demand some extremely skilled political organizing. Again, Barack delights on focusing attention on Hillary's negatives without appreciating the terrible hatred that it stems from. On this note Stanley Fish offers some educational opportunities for those who may strive for some objectivity. http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/10/a-calumny-a-day-will-keep-hilla...

This is the first article by Stanley Fish which he followed up with the one I referenced above. http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/03/all-you-need-is-hate/#more-85

Hertzberg's is suggesting that Bloomberg might jump in with his billions if Hillary is nominated. Fish's whine that too many 'hate'Hillary is the same reason that Bloomberg might put up a billion to 'nail' her.The reason for Hillary 'hate' or more accurate, distaste, is just like the contempt people had for Nixon's overreaching ambition ..

Unlike Fish, Ed, you give no documentation for your conclusion.

Sorry Bill, my docs are; Virginia, Maryland, DC, Nebraska, Wash. Louisiana, Maine, US Virgin Is.Fish docs are first name emails.Since there is NO policy differences between Barak and Hillary the difference isIt's distaste, not hate for Hillary,

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John T. McGreevy is the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.