Death by magical man. This lovable, silver-tongued, golden-throated orator says all the right things to get everyone excited and bring all sorts of folks to the show while doves coo and robins alight and choruses of angels sing hosannas.
All well and good.
The problem is, there ain’t no copacetic magic in the world. The world is rubber hitting the road, knees skinned on concrete. Punches in the face.
Barack Obama is pulling in the dough. But Barack Obama is not selling the Democratic party. Or, more accurately, his supporters are buying “Barack Obama” and not the Democratic brand. This is a problem for the Democrats going forward.
…in more likely and ambiguous circumstances, a Clinton nomination will seem illegitimate to many who have been swooning over Obama and streaming into polling booths because he alone offers hope…
Can the Democrats build on this or will they choke on this?