April 25, 2008 05:30 PM
Obama Should Drop Out, Only To Win Later!
Can we all pool our money together and give it to Drudge and ask him to fabricate a new election narrative? Because this "Hillary has lost but refuses to quit and all Democrats are dying" shtick of which we are now in week, what, eight or ten, continues to metastasize within an ostensibly finite Internet of Death. The latest belligerent: Hopey should drop out to look like an even nicer guy, which will make Hillary an even more profound bitch, which will make the media love John McCain all the more, which will make Barack Obama president in 2012.
This gem comes from the devious mind's at Slate, in an article entitled "Drop Out, Obama":
Obama, on the other hand, is fully capable of it. And if he's really serious about representing a new kind of politics, now is the time for him to prove it in the only meaningful way left. Moreover, were he to play it right, dropping out now nearly guarantees that he'll be elected president in 2012. Here's the roadmap:
Obama drops out next week, stating that although he could almost certainly win the nomination by fighting it out until the convention in August, he is simply not willing to drag the party through a battle that will cripple its chances against John McCain. He then pledges to help support Sen. Clinton in her bid--with full knowledge that she will not take him up on the offer.
In one stroke, Obama will regain his messiah creds by making the ultimate sacrifice for the good of the party. His followers will be furious. The mere mention of Clinton's name will provoke unspeakable acts. They will abandon Clinton in numbers sufficient to hand McCain the election in November.
And then Barry becomes president in 2012. HEYO!
Ha. It would be a fitting end to Barry's race: He's such a sally that he quits while he is still, we think, likely to be the next U.S. President.
And That's Your Annoying Idea Of The Week!
Drop Out, Obama [Slate/Trailhead]