Thursday, March 06, 2008

Barack Obama's One-Delegate Firewall

The Natural Truth facing Mrs. Bill Clinton, as laid out in my Boston Herald column today:

When the primary process is over, if Obama has even just one more pledged (read “elected”) delegate than Clinton, he absolutely will be the Democratic nominee. Because the Democratic Party in 2008 is never going to say to a viable black candidate, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I know you won the primary, but we’re giving the nomination to the white lady.”

Not gonna happen. Period.

I have yet to hear a single, credible argument from any Clinton supporter to overcome this political reality. If you've got one, please send it to