Without resounding wins in both Texas and Ohio next week, it is mathematically impossible for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) to come away with the nomination through the normal delegate process. That’s why her campaign is busily lobbying these so-called superdelegates with every promise her Big Government machine can produce. Such a move would essentially nullify the popular vote of over 10 million and counting party faithful, forcing Democrats to condone a process they have been criticizing for the past eight years.

Specifically, the party apparatus will have to think twice about their arguments against the outcome of the vote in 2000. The election at the turn of the millennium is often referred to by Democrats as a “stolen election.” The line of attack brought needless discussion over the justice of our electoral system. Democrats argued for years that the race championed an undeserving president when President Bush met constitutional standards without receiving the popular vote. Ironically, the Democrats are facing a similar situation today. If Hillary has to rely on her cronies in Washington to bail her out of the looming loss she faces, then a key Democratic talking point will be wiped from the pages of Democratic National Committee lore forever …

So what excuses will be offered on the morning of March 5 if Obama posts a strong showing in Texas and Ohio? Will Clinton still be so adamant about awarding the win to the nominee the public picked? It’s funny how when the Clintons are on the winning end, it isn’t “stealing” an election anymore, but playing by the rules — something the Clinton family is notorious for doing, of course.

If Democrats want to support Clinton after March 4, they may have to face a painful revocation of their words in 2000. I understand a retraction of the Democrats’ statements for the past eight years is probably just wishful thinking, but nevertheless the situation is an interesting predicament for the party. It’s ironic, sure. Comical, maybe. A flip-flop of arguments — without a doubt.


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