Gomer Pyle said it best, no? Looks like the Democratic battle just got a whole lot more interesting. That ceratinly wasn't the feeling yesterday morning when one of my co-workers humorously noted, "Tonight we begin finding out all about the devil we don't know". So much for that.
Well, we wake up today and wonder of wonders, Hillary's back in it. I guess all the eulogies and coulda-shoulda-woulda's can be put on hold for at least a few more weeks, if not months.
So what happened? Could be any number of things. First of all, we pretty much know now that polling data is useless. It has been since the 2000 election. Why people still read anything into polling data is beyond me. We know for sure that HillyBill ain't going anywhere now, and things should start getting interesting.
Of course, we still have to wait for the results of the Texas caucases (what is with that state anyway?) and this can flip-flop back on a dime, but did Hillary's sudden aggressive ad campaign (however disjointed it may be) combined with Michelle Obama's unfortunate habit of being unable to control her Marxist maw (and some dirt on hubby beginning to surface in the form of questionable business dealings) make for some of the difference leading up to yesterday?
With McCain having sewn up the nomination now, and Huckabee heading back to his Fender bass, all that remains for him now is the dog-and-pony show of the GOP Convention. On the Democratic side, I think the gloves are about to come off. McCain can sit back and watch the fireworks while HRC and BHO go after one another like foaming pit bulls.
Before anyone assumes that this will be a civilized battle going forward, remember these ARE the Clintons we are talking about. Just ask the fomer White House Travel Office employees about how civil Hillary can be. No, I'm betting that we are going to see a real street fight here, possibly all they way up until the Democratc convention.
As Hank and Jim listener Chris pointed out last night, this upcoming Dem Convention might make the 1968 one look like a backyard tea party. I better go to the wholesale club and stock up on popcorn.
Some good advice from the legendary Ray Stevens.
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