Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The 'Tonya Harding option'

I watched cable news all day yesterday and today, but I have just now heard about this, and it's thanks to a blog, of all things!

Facing an insurmountable deficit in pledged delegates, Hillary Clinton needed a new strategy to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination away from Barack Obama. ABC's Senior National Correspondent Jake Tapper reports that she's settled on the nuclear option that we all knew was coming:

She will have to "break his back," the (DNC) official said. She will have to destroy Obama, make Obama completely unacceptable.

"Her securing the nomination is certainly possible - but it will require exercising the 'Tonya Harding option,'" the official said. "Is that really what we Democrats want?"

The Tonya Harding Option -- the first time I've heard it put that way.

It implies that Clinton is so set on ensuring that Obama doesn't get the nomination, not only is she willing to take extra-ruthless steps, but in the end neither she nor Obama win the gold.
You can read the full post here ... Pay particular attention to the last sentence of the comment posted by Casual Observer at 9:30 p.m. tonight.

If you're not sure of the import of this statement, here's a link to a backgrounder on Tonya Harding and why this is bad, bad news for Democrats.
Think the last few weeks have been rough? Buckle down; it looks like it's about to get worse.