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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.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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