'A month ago, he [John Lewis] even had this to say about Barack Obama:
"He is no Martin Luther King Jr. I knew Martin Luther King. I knew Bobby Kennedy. I knew President Kennedy. You need more than speech-making. You need someone who is prepared to provide bold leadership."
This is what he's saying now:
"In recent days, there is a sense of movement and a sense of spirit. Something is happening in America, and people are prepared and ready to make that great leap... I've been very impressed with the campaign of Senator Obama. He's getting better and better every single day."'
That's straight out of the Body Snatchers. It reminds me of the scene in Godfather II where the Senator insults Michael Corleone's Italian heritage, then Michael puts a horse's head in his bed, and the next thing you know the guy is praising Enrico Fermi to the high heavens on the Senate floor.
Sullivan speaks about John Lewis but leaves out threats against black superdelegates -- as if McCain Democrats wouldn't see through a coerced conversion/flip-flop. Then goes on: "And what both Clinton and Obama have to avoid is a polarizing racial divide."
Jesse Jackson Jr. wields the black voting bloc like Al Capone's bat against superdelegates, and Sullivan thinks this will be lost on Latinos, Asians and the white middle/working class? As if McCain would let them forget? This is the kind of selective perception that predicted the End of AIDS 15 million AIDS deaths ago.
Understand that the Lewis superdelegate situation is a lose-lose for Clinton, Obama, Lewis and the DNC -- cooked up by the Icon of Lose-Lose, Donna Brazile -- Democratic architect of Bush's 2000 win.
With peace, prosperity and a popular outgoing Democratic President, Brazile ran a Nobel Laureate (Gore) against a chimpanzee and lost. Now the No-Win Diva has turned our 2008 dream ticket into a fiasco:
Who dreamed up this superdelegate mess? If they're supposed to vote with their districts, why didn't the DNC just make them pledged delegates? Using pretzel logic that flies over my head, Nancy Pelosi says it had something to do with first row seats on the convention floor. Is she trying to turn me into a Republican?
What non-committal wimp decided on proportional representation in the primaries? And the Florida/Michigan fiasco? They all stem from the disintegrated, non-committal cross-directional PC swampland that is the anti-Clinton wing of the Democratic Party.
Brazile's DNC has become an embarrassing monument to why anti-Clinton Democrats never win the White House. Here's what a leader would do: scrap the superdelegates and seat Michigan and Florida. Whoever has the most pledged delegates is the nominee. That way, we either end up with President Clinton or President McCain -- I like either one.