Obviously the headline is provocative. Intentional? Guilty! However, it is true.
Sen. Obama finds himself right now in political neverland; he is trying to explain, defend and distance himself with regard to the whole Rev. Wright mess. No matter how you feel about the situation, it certainly is an unwelcome distraction at a very critical time. As a matter of fact, I do not believe it to be an accident.
I am not an Obama supporter (although I will be in the fall) and questioned his ability to handle crisis. His campaign is in crisis and he, and his team, has been utterly incompetent in handling this crisis. As a matter of fact, had this happened prior to Super Tuesday, I think there is little question that Hillary Clinton would be the nominee of the party.
According to most polls – and cited ad nauseum here - there is a certain trend away from Sen. Obama these days – but probably not enough to derail him from the nomination. However, there is also a trend going away from him in the general election as well. As a matter of fact, according to many polls at Real Clear Politics, Sen. Clinton now out performs Sen. Obama against McCain in the general election. With super delegates making up their minds – and perhaps changing them (no evidence) – the Pennsylvania bounce for Sen. Clinton is unmistakable and couldn’t come at a better time for her.
This leads me to my belief that Sen. Obama, for the sake of the party, should drop out of this race as soon as possible. The situation has developed to a point where there is ample evidence in public opinion polls that Obama is the weaker candidate. His nomination probably cannot be derailed, but he can stop it by dropping out and preventing a disaster for Democrats in the general election in November.
If you noticed a little bit of glee in my tone – it is completely intentional. I am sick to death of the kamikazes of the progressive movement (Dean/Lamont/Obama supporters) and find a little satisfaction at them finding themselves again supporting the inferior Democratic candidate despite all of their bluster and sanctimony. The "save the party by destroying it" philosophy, I hope, is on its last breath.