Is the Fat Lady About to Sing?
Here's an interesting letter from John A. Millin, M.D., Chair of the Wyoming Democratic Party. He writes to the Denver Post claiming that a Hillary Clinton nomination would decimate the state party. Dr. Millin wrote:
All of this progress will be completely reversed if Hillary Clinton is our party’s presidential nominee. For reasons I don’t agree with and don’t completely understand, most voters in Wyoming seem to hate Hillary Clinton. This is in part due to the perception of her as being someone who supports big government, most notably through a federal government takeover of the health care system. She is also paying a heavy price for the sins of her husband.
The previously unthinkable may happen. Hillary may lose the Democratic Party nomination and in a big way. Howard Fineman at MSNBC says:
Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is teetering on the brink, no matter what the meaningless national horserace numbers say. The notion that she has a post-Iowa “firewall” in New Hampshire is a fantasy, and she is in danger of losing all four early contests, including Nevada and South Carolina – probably to Sen. Barack Obama, who is now, in momentum terms, the Democratic frontrunner.
Such a development would not only represent the end of Hillary's candidacy but the end of the Clinton's political influence over a party they have led for more than sixteen years. What would a post-Clinton Democrat party look like? Maybe we're about to find out.