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Pennsylvania Avenue

Today could (but probably won’t) mark the end of the Democratic nomination battle as voters in the Keystone State head to the polls. Pennsylvania proved crucial in the 2004 general election, going for Kerry as Florida went for Bush, leaving Ohio to decide the election. Today, it could prove important again for Senator Barack Obama’s campaign, fitfully denied its crown for months as Hillary paddles on.

In recent years, it has become evident that the Democrats are divided. At their 2004 convention, it seemed like very few people were actually there to support Senator John Kerry. There were the Bill Clinton fans, the Hillary Clinton supporters, the Al Sharpton believers, and the John Edwards devotees, but very few people actually energized by Kerry. This year, they’ve divided themselves again at a time when a unified Democratic Party would almost certainly win the election. Nope, the Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot again with this one. Perhaps if they used firearms instead of trying to ban them, they’d know where to point them.

JOE adds: Hillary Clinton’s last-ditch Pennsylvania television spot portrays an Obama win as, basically, the Eschaton. Lovely, really.

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