it is possible that the contest for the soul of the Democratic Party will be between conservatives and liberals rather than between genders and mythological races.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not forecasting that the Rapture is about to commence. It is little more than a wan hope but I was surprised that even a sodden bastion of the MSM would spy such a wondrous mirage in the intellectual desert. Newsweek asked if maybe the contest would be between Obama and Edwards after New Hampshire.
(I couldn’t immediately lay my hands on the article but try to believe me. I saw it. I swear I did. I had intended this entry as a critique when I started it. Maybe I am delusional. :-()
If any object that Obama is far from an ideal symbol of conservatism and maybe Edwards even less so as a stand-in for liberalism, I admit to the problem in advance.
Still the relative elitist against the mill worker’s son, the man who wants to get along for smooth sailing compared to the man who wants to make waves to rock the boat is a symbolism that only a Chris Matthews or Tim Russert could be blind to.
Could it happen?
“All things are possible,” says the Good Book.
Sometimes I wish I weren’t a committed heretic.