For several terrifying weeks the possibility of a whole NEW decade of Baby Boomer politicians and pundits working their personal shit out on the national stage was imperiled. But the dream lives on. Daddy issues! Inexplicable lingering resentment of hippie culture! Wahooooo! Rock on! Whoomp! It is over there!
For what it's worth, in my personal electoral calculations:
(Clinton's Domestic Policies) > (Obama's Domestic Policies)
(Clinton's Foreign Policies) < (Obama's Foreign Policies)
McCain's Domestic Policies = WTF?
McCain's Foreign Policies = ("One of the things I would do if I were President would be to sit the Shiites and the Sunnis down and say, ‘Stop the bullshit,") = (Sweet. Jesus.)
... so I don't really have a dog in this hunt. I might lean one way or another, but come November, I'm pulling the lever for the non-crazy policies. However, I am somewhat wistful for the possibility of some new figures on our national Mummenschanz stage. It would be lovely if my Dad and I could have some new political arguments rather than just recycling the ones we had when I was in college.
Any argument that the primaries are indicative of general election electability are absurd, by the way. I'm sure Sen. Clinton carrying Ohio is a dead-on guarantee that she'll carry it in the general, just as Sen Kerry winning Iowa in the primaries guaranteed he could carry ... oh.
Hmm, looking at 2004 Ohio primary/Ohio general ... that's an interesting bit of math ... I'm going to go read twenty more scripts and then do some research on the lunch break.