May 26, 2008

What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger

Rush Limbaugh opined at one point that "we need Obama bloodied up". He and the republicans gleefully watched the struggle for nomination domination between Obama and Clinton, seeing it as an on the cheap dissection of Obama for the republicans. Clinton has certainly given it her all. However, Obama has weathered the storm. The bitter gaffe, the Wright mess, the PA loss, the massive defeats in KY and VA, yet Obama is still standing, attracting superdelegates daily with the gravitational pull of a new sun. He has been bloodied, but is unbowed and even now trains his sights on his ultimate opponent, McCain. Unlike his primary battle with Clinton where he has labored under the handicap of highly measured response, he is free to unleash the full ferocity and power of his oratory. Its quite possible that this will go down in history as a singular example of "be careful what you wish for, you might get it.