Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Democratic rifts

Here's the editorial the Register ran after last week's primaries, and I think it holds up pretty well after Hillary's expected win in West Virginia today. I'm not persuaded that the long primary has harmed the Democrats as much as some believe, but it has exposed interesting rifts. Wellesley-Yale Hillary has become Ms. Blue Collar, and has actually mentioned her dominance among white primary voters. Hard to say if Barack can win them back in a general election. But if the supers put Hillary in, will African-Americans, the Dems' most loyal constituency, feel betrayed?

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