And look who's getting an early jump on things, none other than deep-thinker Howard Wolfson:
Clinton Advisor Blames Edwards for Her Nomination Loss
Hillary Clinton’s former campaign communications director on Monday said if John Edwards had been honest about his affair or if the news were public before the Iowa caucuses in January, the New York senator could have been the next presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, not Barack Obama.
Seriously? Is a Democratic strategist really giving Fox (and the rest of the dog pack) another angle, another reason to continue yapping on about the Edwards thing? Does Sen. Clinton's communications guy really want another adultery story to be all about her?
Howard Wolfson told FOX News on Monday that playing the what-if game doesn’t change the outcome. Still, he said he would like to have had the information earlier about Edwards’ affair with aspiring producer Rielle Hunter.
Uh-huh. And maybe I'd have liked to spend this past weekend in a hammock, eating peach pie with Scarlett Johansson, but doggonit, that didn't happen either.
"My gut tells me that had Senator Edwards dropped out of the race or had this become public prior to Iowa that we would have done better in Iowa," said Wolfson, whose candidate placed a close third behind Edwards in the Jan. 3 caucuses. "At the end of the day you can play the what-if game endlessly, and you can play both ways you know. If Senator Clinton hadn’t gotten teary eyed in New Hampshire I think Senator Obama would have won New Hampshire and he would have been the nominee in January. So there are a thousand different ways you can play the what-if game but I do believe that the result would have been different had this become public a year ago."
My gut tells me that if I have to read much more about this, I'd better run for the porcelain news analysis office.
Remember when the people who lost in the primaries would have the good grace to go back home and play these "what-if" games quietly, with a few bitter friends and a bottle of whiskey? And shut up for a few months. Maybe make a cheerful visit to the convention, smile and wave for the cameras, and then go fishing until after the election?
No. Neither can I. But if I can't have Ms J, the hammock, and the pie, couldn't somebody at least go drop in on Mr. Wolfson with a bottle of Jack Daniels and take him fishing?
Someone, please, tell me that all this Clintonist PUMA stuff will be over before the end of the convention!