Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT-Obama) has joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT-Obama) in telling Clinton essentially to shut up and go away (Dodd doing it a little more discretely than Leahy). Today after a meeting in Norwich, CT, Dodd told reporters:
“Obviously, if they keep at it, this nomination won’t be worth much, in my opinion. This idea of backbiting and sniping on an hourly basis is undermining our ability to win an election. Then, I think, at that point, national leadership has to stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough.’ We need to get behind a candidate. I was hopeful that others might have stepped up here. But if they don’t, I will.”
Considering that he’s an Obama supporter and that Obama is leading the delgate count, Dodd did all but actually come out and say that Clinton should drop out. And he’s right – as I keep saying – the party is tearing itself apart, and that’s going to be GREAT for McCain come November. The Democrats are practically handing him the nomination, and if the party can’t show some maturity, they could lose people coming out and voting altogether, and they could lose the Senate back to us (I think the House will stay Democratic). The Tonya Harding Option that Clinton and her campaign insists on using is going to destroy the party, and it will take quite a long time to recover. If the race is decided by the Superdelegates (and especially if the winner of the popular vote is switched by the Superdelegates), I think the Democrats have handed McCain the trophy for 2008.
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