Sharpton on video: We could walk if Obama doesn’t get the nomination

posted at 5:20 pm on March 7, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Last night, Bill O’Reilly asked Al Sharpton the $64,000 question — what happens if Hillary Clinton gets the nomination even if Barack Obama comes into Denver leading in pledged delegates? After the losses in Texas and Ohio, the new meme has the superdelegates wondering whether Obama can win a general election. If Hillary can make it closer by the time the convention rolls around, say to within 70 or so pledged delegates, the superdelegates will throw their support to the most competitive candidate.

After hesitating a bit, Sharpton makes it clear that he and his supporters won’t accept a brokered outcome:

Superdelegates are not Supermen. The party can’t say it represents the concept of one-man, one-vote democracy and then make backroom deals that ignore the popular vote and the will of the electorate. They will march in the street to protest a Hillary nomination if she comes into Denver trailing Obama.

Strong words indeed.

Duane and I discussed this today, and he thought that putting Obama at the bottom of the ticket will avoid a walkout. I don’t think Obama will be willing to tie his political fortunes to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and I don’t think that his supporters would forgive him easily if he did. The Clintons are everything that his campaign opposed — insider deals, nasty personal attack strategies, and the politics of the Beltway. Accepting that bottom slot would endorse all of that and eliminate the one advantage he gives the Democrats.

Sharpton’s threat gives Obama potent leverage to keep from accepting a convention demotion. If his supporters start talking about third-party movements, the Democrats are finished up and down the ticket — and they know it.

UPDATE: My apologies — Red Lasso seems to have a problem with this episode from O’Reilly. Hopefully it will work again soon; it worked when I loaded this initially.


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I just can’t listen to him without a bullhorn.

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Oh no!!!!!!!!!!

They’ll walk? I better stock up on supplies.

orlandocajun on March 7, 2008 at 5:26 PM

I think that Obama would remember the fate of Al Gore. Being a Clinton VP is not a ticket to the White House – his campaign was tarnished by all that Billy Jeff had done while in office. [Not that I mind that. I shudder to think of an Al Gore presidency in 2001.]

TX Mom on March 7, 2008 at 5:26 PM

I just can’t listen to him without a bullhorn.

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Me too! LOL!

ConservativePartyNow on March 7, 2008 at 5:27 PM

I volunteer to be the one who draws him a map of where to walk to.

Larry L. Sharp on March 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM

I wish that Al would just walk out of our lives and acknowledge his insignificance. He is just an annoying bigot that has to create a crisis in order to get back into the spotlight.

DAT60A3 on March 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM

The REAL $64,000 question is what do you do when Obama leads in delegates but Hillary leads in the popular vote.

SoulGlo on March 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Of course he’s going to pout walk off if Bam doesn’t get the nod. Without Bam in the White House, Al’s move to Chicago in order to consolidate/build a larger race baiting power base goes right up in smoke.

I mean, why else did he move to Clout City? He can’t run for mayor in NYC, but with Bam as the head of the party, Daley is easy pickin’s.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Democracy only works when the side that ‘loses’ accepts their loss, and re-organizes for the next election.

When the ‘losers’ don’t accept their loss, we don’t have democracy, we have anarchy.

This presumes that we have an ‘honest’ election. Without honest people administering an honest election, and the losing side accepting the outcome, we don’t have democracy.

rockhauler on March 7, 2008 at 5:32 PM

You know, if we would just ignore this race-baiting bastard, he might go away. Instead, we give him the attention he wants, legitimizing his position.

fourstringfuror on March 7, 2008 at 5:33 PM

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Sharpton is a fool but there are enough fools who are willing to follow him that he actually has some clout.

imshocked on March 7, 2008 at 5:34 PM

I’m all for anything that irritates Al. (Sharpton or Gore)

Alden Pyle on March 7, 2008 at 5:34 PM

So, in a gunboat diplomacy kind of way,
Al Sharpton has fired a warning shot
across the bow of the Liberal Party!

canopfor on March 7, 2008 at 5:34 PM

At least Sharpton is consistent. It’s all about race with that guy…if he doesn’t get what he wants then there must be some racial motive behind it.

HawaiiLwyr on March 7, 2008 at 5:35 PM

Democracy only works when the side that ‘loses’ accepts their loss, and re-organizes for the next election.

Amen.

Kind of makes you wonder what these types would do if they had the reins of power and got voted out.

Typhoon on March 7, 2008 at 5:35 PM

I mean, why else did he move to Clout City? He can’t run for mayor in NYC, but with Bam as the head of the party, Daley is easy pickin’s.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Very interesting….didn’t The Obama knock out a civil rights heroine with some not so nice tactics? With that in mind, I could see The Obama, The Oprah, and The Rev being up to something if there is a mess at the convention in Denver. Plenty of wealthy libs in Chi-town to drive out the Daley’s machine?

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 5:38 PM

If Dean-o were smart, he’d make the revotes in MI and FL winner take all and try to avoid this whole question.

rw on March 7, 2008 at 5:40 PM

If they let Michigan and Florida have a do-over there will be no brokered convention. I think there would be a clear winner then.

terryannonline on March 7, 2008 at 5:41 PM


You know, if we would just ignore this race-baiting bastard, he might go away.

fourstringfuror on March 7, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Second that motion. Can we proceed with a vote?

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 5:42 PM

rockhauler on March 7, 2008 at 5:32 PM

An excellent point. The Democrats are getting closer every cycle to ending our 200+ years of peaceful exchange of power.

TX Mom on March 7, 2008 at 5:43 PM

If Obomo gets pushed out and riots begin, watch that the rioters burn down their own homes and communities. I’ve never figured that out. It’s basically, “I’m mad as hell and not going to take it anymore so I’m gonna burn down my house! That’ll show you!” On a global scale, wouldn’t that be like getting mad at Iran and then bombing Florida to prove your point?

Rod on March 7, 2008 at 5:45 PM

This presumes that we have an ‘honest’ election. Without honest people administering an honest election, and the losing side accepting the outcome, we don’t have democracy.

rockhauler on March 7, 2008 at 5:32 PM

Luckily, the United State of America is a republic. As in, “…and to the republic, for which it stands. One nation, under God….”

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 5:45 PM

If they let Michigan and Florida have a do-over there will be no brokered convention. I think there would be a clear winner then.

terryannonline on March 7, 2008 at 5:41 PM

And a bloodied sore loser, whose followers will boycott the general.

Nice.

fogw on March 7, 2008 at 5:45 PM

We could walk waddle if Obama doesn’t get the nomination

RobCon on March 7, 2008 at 5:49 PM

I would love to see this bloated creature ‘walk’ 400 yards for any reason without some of his followers helping him. This man threatens America if he doens’t get his way.
L

letget on March 7, 2008 at 5:49 PM

The Democrats are getting closer every cycle

Nah – as Recreate68.org shows, they have actually been slacking for forty years. It’s makeup time, and I don’t mean between the candidates!

rhodeymark on March 7, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 5:38 PM

?? The wealthy libs love Daley. The only person who can knock Daley off the throne would be another lib, or a race-baiting tyrant like Sharpton.

If Al can get Bam’s endorsement, Daley is toast. Hence, Al’s going full hilt to protect Bam.

In short: a Bam presidency is doom for Chicago.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 5:51 PM

If they let Michigan and Florida have a do-over there will be no brokered convention. I think there would be a clear winner then.

terryannonline on March 7, 2008 at 5:41 PM

Or better yet, it will be so close that disputes about what the rules mean will determine the outcome. Then both sides lawyer up and the convention gets delayed until after November while each side appeals.

pedestrian on March 7, 2008 at 5:53 PM


?? The wealthy libs love Daley. The only person who can knock Daley off the throne would be another lib, or a race-baiting tyrant like Sharpton.

If Al can get Bam’s endorsement, Daley is toast. Hence, Al’s going full hilt to protect Bam.

In short: a Bam presidency is doom for Chicago.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Yo! Thanks again! Your “inside baseball” info is great. I enjoy your insights. You must be in Chicago. It’s a bummer it’s so socialist there because I love the city.

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Right you are!
However not by luck. By design!

geckomon on March 7, 2008 at 5:58 PM

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 5:54 PM

I’d recommend everyone enjoy it as soon as possible since we’re currently on the highway to hell, with an I-Pass.

There’s hope for change, here, but that’s only if the voters can wake up to kick these b@stards out before we turn into Detroit.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 5:59 PM

You say: “We need to CHANNNNGE!”
And then I’ll say: “Turn the PANNNNGE!”

Race baiting tool.

Dave Shay on March 7, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Psssssssst! Stock tip O’da day:

microwave popcorn

Come time for the DNC convention…it doesn’t seem like half the nation will have enough of the stuff

Honestly, this convention is actually starting to look like some seriously great entertainment.

Sadly, I’m of the mindset that someone will pull some obscure procedures rule out of the fine print in the rules and force a special vote with 1 delegate per state. Ooops, wait a sec, if that doesn’t favor the Clintons, then it’ll never happen, and if it does, then we’re back to the walkout problem.

DNC should be replaced by DOH!

scottm on March 7, 2008 at 6:01 PM

who is this WE he is talking about?
and where will THEY walk too?
and finally who gives a rats A$$ about THEM?

If BHO wasn’t half black would this be piping up like this???

Mojack420 on March 7, 2008 at 6:02 PM


…before we turn into Detroit.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 5:59 PM

For the love God, it’s gotten that bad? You, personally and the city, in general, are in my prayers. That’s awful…Detroitish!?! Do ya’ll have a lot of “leer jet liberals?” That’ll destroy any wonderful town.

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Who exactly are Sharpton’s supporters? Sharpton is the black version of David Duke. They’re opposite sides of the same racist coin. Anything he supports, reasonable people should oppose. Sharpton is also about 95% hot air. His words mean nothing.

Tantor on March 7, 2008 at 6:05 PM

If they let Michigan and Florida have a do-over there will be no brokered convention. I think there would be a clear winner then.

terryannonline on March 7, 2008 at 5:41 PM

But who gets to vote? Only that voted the first time? Anyone who wants to, even independents and Republicans?

SouthernGent on March 7, 2008 at 6:06 PM

In 1968, these tear-down-the-house twits were late teens to early 20′s. Now they’re late 50′s to early 60′s. Last chance to tear down The Man before decrepitude kicks in. I’m in no shape to go toe-to-toe with a healthy, well-armed riot cop. Happy to sit on the sidelines and watch these maroons get thrashed royally!

GeneSmith on March 7, 2008 at 6:09 PM

As much as he would like everyone to believe, Sharpton is not the one the Dems should be afraid of. Black talk radio was boiling over with rage towards the Clintons long before Al, “Mr. undecided”, “decided” to start issuing threats.
Andrew Sullivan is right. This thing have the potential to destroy the Democrats. Oh, that will be my bestest Christmas evah!!

RMR on March 7, 2008 at 6:11 PM

The Clintons are everything that his campaign opposed — insider deals, nasty personal attack strategies, and the politics of the Beltway.

Yes, BHO may have a Walt Disney vision of Democrat politics, but this is political reality on both sides of the isles. Like it or not politics and civil discourse do not mix well, nor do they produce winners in any campaign.

But schadenfreude is fun to watch in this case.

Kini on March 7, 2008 at 6:11 PM

The REAL $64,000 question is what do you do when Obama leads in delegates but Hillary leads in the popular vote.

SoulGlo on March 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM

I buy lots and lots of popcorn.

TheBigOldDog on March 7, 2008 at 6:12 PM

If Obomo gets pushed out and riots begin, watch that the rioters burn down their own homes and communities. I’ve never figured that out. It’s basically, “I’m mad as hell and not going to take it anymore so I’m gonna burn down my house! That’ll show you!” On a global scale, wouldn’t that be like getting mad at Iran and then bombing Florida to prove your point?

Rod on March 7, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Funniest post I’ve read in a long time! And a good question, too!

MrLynn on March 7, 2008 at 6:13 PM

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Not yet. But with the amount of graft, corruption, waste, towering entitlement programs and the fact that the libs constantly raise taxes (cell phone, bottled water, meal delivery, real estate transfer increased x40%) to pay for everything (cut backs? What are those?), we’re not too far off.

If you pray for anything, pray the the IOC chooses somewhere other than Chicago for 2016. (note: get ready for the “Sears” Tower to be renamed the “Olympic” Tower, any day now).

Chicago’s as dirty as they come. We make Tammeny Hall look like the He-Man Women Haters Club.

And Barak walked right through here and didn’t change a damned thing.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 6:13 PM

This damn election has more twists and turns then General Hospital and Lost put together.

First…Sharpton. Blow hard. Enough perks and George Washingtons and he will shut the hell up. He is playing for that. He’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.

Second…Nutroots. The Dems kept them under wraps between Dec and March. Now they have jumped out of the weeds. Best thing that has happened for McCain. Now, will Johnny Mac know enough to keep his eyes on the road and stay out of this cat fight? The RNC has a terrible track record of squandering good fortune. If they start going after the Nutroots right now it will take the heat off of Hillary and Baraks fight. McCain and the RNC need to sit down and shut up, my friends. Let the sharks feed.

Third…The Rangers are going to suck again this year.

Limerick on March 7, 2008 at 6:16 PM

Rod on March 7, 2008 at 5:45 PM

They’re afraid to burn down Republicans’ houses; they know the Republicans are all armed.

AZCoyote on March 7, 2008 at 6:19 PM

We all should understand the dynamics of the Democrat Party. Brokered deals and conventions (Obama for SecState perhaps?) and shady/illegal/charlatan professionals have been around since Tammany Hall.

Of course Herself! will be this cycle’s Presidential Candidate, that has been in the cards from the get-go. All that is needed, to keep the interest away from the smoke-filled room deals, is an alternative candidate the huddled masses can accept. Come convention time the deals will be sealed.

SeniorD on March 7, 2008 at 6:20 PM

Then WALK, Damn it and have a big fat bowl of STFU.

Texyank on March 7, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Last night, Bill O’Reilly asked Al Sharpton the $64,000 question — what happens if Hillary Clinton gets the nomination even if Barack Obama comes into Denver leading in pledged delegates?

What happens is Obama gets the nomination, but loses the popular vote?

Will feminist walkout?

Chakra Hammer on March 7, 2008 at 6:24 PM

And Barak walked right through here and didn’t change a damned thing.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 6:13 PM

Yo, you just summed up Barak’s “Hope for Change” for me. Ironic. You rock!

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Too funny.

Give it to me or I burn down the store….Classic Sharpton

Power Dem by Jay Nordlinger: March 20, 2000

An amazing thing has happened in New York, and in Democratic politics: Al Sharpton has become King. He is Mr. Big, The Man to See, the straw that stirs the drink. Nothing has made that clearer than the prelude to the New York primary, and the budding New York Senate race. They come in a steady parade to him, even if they show flutters of reluctance: Bill Bradley, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton. Everyone refers to this as “kissing his ring”; at times, Democrats seem willing to kiss even more. Not long ago, he was a demagogue, a race-baiter, a menace-and acknowledged as such, by all but a fringe. Day and night, he worked to make an always difficult city — New York — even more difficult, more tense. Now, however, he practically rules. He is a kind of Establishment. His record — as galling as any in our politics — is overlooked, excused, or shrugged off. It is to him that every (Democratic) knee must bow.

And another amazing thing: no penalty. Democratic bigs seem to pay no penalty whatever for their embrace of Sharpton. George W. Bush is worse off for Bob Jones University.

moxie_neanderthal on March 7, 2008 at 6:38 PM

What happens is Obama gets the nomination,but loses the
popular vote?

Will feminists walkout?

Chakra Hammer on March 7,2008 at 6:24PM.

Chakra Hammer: Well,with a smirk on my face.I dare
say there probably will be a mass bra
burnings in which the fire department
will be called,and everybody will be
in shear pandemonium,and we find the
real source of Global Warming!haha

canopfor on March 7, 2008 at 6:39 PM

Well,with a smirk on my face.I dare
say there probably will be a mass bra
burnings in which the fire department
will be called,and everybody will be
in shear pandemonium,and we find the
real source of Global Warming!haha

canopfor on March 7, 2008 at 6:39 PM

They wear bras? I thought they didn’t have any left over from the last burning.

Dave Shay on March 7, 2008 at 6:47 PM

GeneSmith on March 7, 2008 at 6:09 PM

decrepitude…there is a lot to be said for that.

I agree with you about the fantasy riots everyone is dreaming of. Not. Gonna. Happen. Maybe a few CodePinkos laying down in some hallway, or two or three skin heads smashing a GameStop window. Of course it will be ‘Disaster in Denver’ on the nightly news shows. Anything to get a Katrina moment out of it.

Limerick on March 7, 2008 at 6:48 PM

They wear bras?
Dave Shay on March 7,2008 at 6:47PM.

Dave Shay: Ha ha,excellent point!

canopfor on March 7, 2008 at 6:51 PM

Coiffed racist media whore
Shut your gaping hole
A $hit sandwich just for you

Zorg on March 7, 2008 at 6:55 PM

Ed said,

“I don’t think Obama will be willing to tie his political fortunes to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and I don’t think that his supporters would forgive him easily if he did.”

Yup. He might have considered it strategically, as he is young enough to try again at any number of future election cycles.

Ahh…but the ideologically addicted Dems would never tolerate – much less forgive and forget – anything like a man of color who “submits” himself to “colorless” Hillary.

Oh, the indignation.

How big a bucket of popcorn should I buy before the show for everyone?

Lockstein13 on March 7, 2008 at 6:55 PM

summed up Barak’s “Hope for Change” for me. Ironic.

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Yeah. Anyone can “hope for change” – it takes a true man/woman to actually do something to enact change, if they want to.

Barak doesn’t. If he did, he’d have made some along the way, and he would have avoided that plum land deal.

He and his wife, both “suffering” with their ivy league degrees and very large incomes, do nothing more than crap on everything Martin Luther King, Jr stood for.

You want to sum up Bam? One word: Scam.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

….They come in a steady parade to him, even if they show flutters of reluctance: Bill Bradley, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton. Everyone refers to this as “kissing his ring”; at times, Democrats seem willing to kiss even more. moxie_neanderthal on March 7, 2008 at 6:38 PM

The Rev just doesn’t strike me as the “Huggy Bear” type but maybe more of the Henry the VIII type./Just kidding. “Silliness Season” as The Obama would say.

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 7:02 PM

God, please let this happen!

doubleplusundead on March 7, 2008 at 7:04 PM

He and his wife, both “suffering” with their ivy league degrees and very large incomes, do nothing more than crap on everything Martin Luther King, Jr stood for.

You want to sum up Bam? One word: Scam. yo on March 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

They strike me as the type to judge someone one the color of his or her skin rather than on the character of the person. I often wonder when I drive past MLK’s site here what he would have to say about the current “black” leadership and some of the young black kids who are being used by white liberal guilt.

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 7:06 PM

Yo:

Yeah. Anyone can “hope for change” – it takes a true man/woman to actually do something to enact change, if they want to.

You mean work for something? I don’t know. That sounds “mean.” ;-D

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 7:13 PM

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 7:06 PM “…to judge someone one [on]”

oops!

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 7:15 PM

Zorg on March 7, 2008 at 6:55 PM

I love that.

JiangxiDad on March 7, 2008 at 7:15 PM

“….he was a demagogue, a race-baiter, a menace-and acknowledged as such,..”
….”Day and night, he worked to make an always difficult city — New York — even more difficult, more tense.”

He still IS all those horrid things. He still IS a racist hate-baiter and his entire income and persona depend on this black hate white b.s.
This IS what the Obama’s are trying to grab and hang on to.
White guilt allows for insane actions by some blacks with impunity.
Listen to Bill Cosby or Jesse Lee Peterson (Character is the most important word in Rev. Peterson’s vocabulary.”)
“Jesse Lee Peterson, who says what the right would like to, but can’t.” (don’t remember where I saw that one)
http://www.bondinfo.org
Help Jesse help others.
.
Sharpton and his ilk get away with it because too many are afraid to speak up and really say what they believe.

shooter on March 7, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 7:06 PM

Next time you drive by his site, listen closely for spinning noises.

Sharpton has done more to set back the good and proper cause of civil rights than James Earl Ray could have ever dreamed of doing.

Bam’s not helping.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 7:17 PM

yo on March 7, 2008 at 7:17 PM

YO!

shooter on March 7, 2008 at 7:24 PM

Next time you drive by his site, listen closely for spinning noises. yo on March 7, 2008 at 7:17 PM

I fear I have heard those noises. Similar to the ones which emanate from most government run schools. You really have to meet my father. He has told me for years that, besides being too ignorant, the Klan (spit) could never have dreamed of doing as much damage to race relations and equal rights in this country as much as white liberal guilt coupled with former civil rights activists who “sold-out or sell-out” and chose power and politics over their previous examples of strength through principles, imho.

Branch Rickey on March 7, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Why does anyone give this man time on the tv? Couldn’t Oreilly fill that time with a test pattern? Or an interview with an old tv star?

CrimsonFisted on March 7, 2008 at 7:31 PM

You know, if we would just ignore this race-baiting bastard, he might go away. Instead, we give him the attention he wants, legitimizing his position.

fourstringfuror on March 7, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Ding, ding, ding, ding.

davidk on March 7, 2008 at 7:55 PM

This is the kiss of death for Obama.

Zaire67 on March 7, 2008 at 7:56 PM

There is nothing racist about a super-delegate fearing that voting against Hillary may be a vote against the Clinton-built media machine said super-delegate may need in the near future.

It’s Sophie’s choice: Piss off an important constituency or piss off the source of your free positive PR for the past ten years.

Sekhmet on March 7, 2008 at 8:04 PM

If they let Michigan and Florida have a do-over there will be no brokered convention fifty states that try to move ahead in 2012.

There, fixed it for you.

ArmyAunt on March 7, 2008 at 8:13 PM

So, let’s see, the whole superdelegate thing was specifically created in order to pick the best candidate for the general election in case there was a close primary election. The Democrats created these rules for just such an occaision. Everyone knew the rules before the election and this is exactly what the superdelegates were designed to do. So now, if the Democratic party picks someone other than Barry, and does it according to the their rules, Rev Al threatens to ‘walk’ – which translates to several large cities going up in flames.
Hillary is doing the same thing w/ the Florida and Michigan primarires – minus the threat of a ‘walk’. They both don’t want to accept their own party’s rules when they work against them, but they all agreed to them before the election.

Same crap in the 2000 election: they wanted recounts only in highly democratic counties in Florida and wanted to toss votes from our overseas (largely repulbican) military. And then they belly ached about the electoral college vs. popular vote.

These people are sociopaths. They lie better than some people tell the truth, they project their own transgressions and thoughts onto others (and then blame them), they are narcissitic, and they become appopletic when others don’t follow rules – the same rules they would ignore.

Over30 on March 7, 2008 at 8:17 PM

The latest episode of NewsBusted (from NewsBusters) has got it right, about the possible “backlash” of a brokered convention giving the nomination to Hillary – the allusions to 1968 . . .

Yeah, let’s bring on 1968 again . . .

Riots in the streets . . .

Civil unrest . . .

Dan Rather getting pummeled to the convention floor . . .

Oh, yeah . . .

The election of a Republican President!

seanrobins on March 7, 2008 at 8:19 PM

agree with you about the fantasy riots everyone is dreaming of. Not. Gonna. Happen.

Why not? The 60′s. Civil unrest. Riots in the streets.

The Libs have nothing else to look back on with “pride.”

seanrobins on March 7, 2008 at 8:27 PM

Send in the clowns.

Hening on March 7, 2008 at 8:30 PM

huh.. what? someone say somthing worth commenting about?

Hog Wild on March 7, 2008 at 8:35 PM

’68 all over again.

We can dig it! Remember the groovy Republicat won that year.

Mojave Mark on March 7, 2008 at 8:41 PM

I Love It……………

awesum on March 7, 2008 at 8:46 PM

We could walk if Obama doesn’t get the nomination

I bet he would run if I rolled a jelly doughnut down the street

Mojack420 on March 7, 2008 at 9:23 PM

A Clinton/Obama ticket? Hard to believe.

A Gore/Obama ticket? Not as hard to believe.

MB4 on March 7, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Does anybody know out why the majority of black, church going Christians don’t vote republican?

It makes no sense.

What could possibly entice a Christian to vote for the abortion loving,gay marriage supporting,atheist agenda enforcing, democratic socialist party?

SaintOlaf on March 7, 2008 at 9:39 PM

You know, if we would just ignore this race-baiting bastard, he might go away. Instead, we give him the attention he wants, legitimizing his position.

fourstringfuror on March 7, 2008 at 5:33 PM

An amazing thing has happened in New York, and in Democratic politics: Al Sharpton has become King. He is Mr. Big, The Man to See, the straw that stirs the drink.

moxie_neanderthal on March 7, 2008 at 6:38 PM

Thanks to your friendly MSM, who–in their inability to rid themselves of the “black leader” concept–put microphones under him all the time and, therefore, money in his pockets. These media include several conservative commentators on Fox. It is the MSM who have crowned both Sharpton and Jackson and keep them awash in cash.

If you don’t think that the media have that much power, I have one word for you: McCain.

baldilocks on March 7, 2008 at 9:49 PM

Next time you drive by [MLK's] site, listen closely for spinning noises.

yo on March 7, 2008 at 7:17 PM

I suspect that the doc’s been doing the macarena for some time now.

baldilocks on March 7, 2008 at 9:56 PM

The DNC rules stipulate that the superdelegates are not bound by the will of the people, so shouldn’t he be lighting a fire under Dean’s ass? He doen’t want Hillary to get FL and MI delegates because you can’t change the rules half way through the race, yet somehow he sees nothing wrong with demanding that sd’s pledge to the will of the people, even though the rules say they don’t have to…

Wake up Al..your party thinks the people are too stupid to pick a candidate..they took out a superdelegate insurance policy to assure that the party and not the people select the candidate!

Pam on March 7, 2008 at 10:36 PM

One very sweet possibility, I just hope Sharpton can pull it off since his major play lately is MSNBC Demagogy R US.

Speakup on March 7, 2008 at 10:41 PM

Yo! I like your take on Obama, and on Squeaky duh Mare, and even on that fat, greasy, racist pig Sharpton. But, with all due respect, where did you come up with the “moving to Chicago” theory? We already have a fat, greasy black racist who speaks his own language here, and he never had a prayer of beating Squeaky.

Jaibones on March 7, 2008 at 10:44 PM

As someone who lives in Chicago, remarking on the recent passage of the new sales tax hike which puts Illinois in the upper echelons, I think it’s time to pass out that the t-shirts that say “Hey Springfield! No Taxaation Without Representation!”

The blatant conflicts of interest, self-dealing and patronage are so overt and grotesque. There are few other places in the country where the swinish proclivities of the political class to enrich themselves, their families and their followers by taking money from taxpayers is so well documented. Just the other day, reporters were chasing down one official whose government-paid automobile just happens to be a Cadillac Escalade. Nice wheels if you can get them.

As for Sharpton being able to muscle out Daley, there is no way in hell that will ever happen, unless ‘da Mare wants it to happen. Someone else might be able to do it, but not Sharpton. That guy’s credibility is zero.

furytrader on March 7, 2008 at 11:23 PM

A bit late at vizualizing this scenario, Ed. Some of us made painful decisions to help us get to this point.

But Hillary is still a long shot and needs to consider some advice.

michaelo on March 8, 2008 at 12:50 AM

A bit behind the curve, Ed. But I concur that nastiness of all kinds could lie ahead for the Democrats.

michaelo on March 8, 2008 at 12:57 AM

But remember; the Obama Man can!

michaelo on March 8, 2008 at 12:59 AM

They’ll walk? I better stock up on suppliesammo.
orlandocajun on March 7, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Remember LA.

LimeyGeek on March 8, 2008 at 1:06 AM

SaintOlaf, it is probably emotian over principal.

Johan Klaus on March 8, 2008 at 1:17 AM

SaintOlaf on March 7, 2008 at 9:39 PM

The main thing that should get the minority vote for Republicans is School Choice, The democrats want to keep minorities stuck in failed public schools that cannot be fixed no matter how much money you throw at them, You MUST give the parents a Choice of shifting funds per-child from public schools to a private school of Choice, or they can choose to stay in the pubic school system..

The parents need the choice, why should they be stuck in a failed government schools?

Chakra Hammer on March 8, 2008 at 1:19 AM

Chinese money goes from the Clinton re-election campaign to Sharpton’s National Action Network, Obama’s told to get with the program and the Democrats leave Denver untied to fight to “crazy and corrupt” John McCain, who Al will then tell you, is the biggest threat to racial harmony since Dr. King’s assassination.

Nothing new to see here folks. Move along…

jon1979 on March 8, 2008 at 1:19 AM

Good. Beat it Sharpton. Go have a march with phony ass Obama and his racist wife. I actually up until last week had some respect for him. I thought his positions were completely wrong, but admired that he was firm in his stance. Come to find out that while he’s badmouthing NAFTA one of his cronies is up in Canada ice fishin’ with frogs and saying something completely different. Then today, we see the same beeaaatch who got canned for calling Hillary a “monster” on tape with the BBC doubletalking about withdrawing troops. OBAMA IS ANOTHER MITT ROMNEY. I don’t know while I’m so pissed. I should be jumping for joy, but I get really pissed when our elected officials pull a DIXIE CHICS. OBAMA has major league problems on his hands now. THIS IS GOING TO GET REEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAL UGLY. Oh yeah, I HATE MICHELLE OBAMA’S RACIST ASS WAY MORE THAN I EVER HATED HILLARY!!!

THE CHOSEN ONE on March 8, 2008 at 1:31 AM

Where’s the Rev Jackson? Haven’t seen much of him lately. Did his wife finally neuter him?

poodlemom on March 8, 2008 at 2:44 AM

SaintOlaf on March 7, 2008 at 9:39 PM

You answered your own question. (Socialism – as in: what’s in it for me?)

OldEnglish on March 8, 2008 at 6:46 AM

Sweet. Hope they riot, and burn down what’s left of 75th and 79th street. It’s gonna be a good summer.

LtE126 on March 8, 2008 at 7:53 AM

“Let’s let the rules be the rules…”

What a tool! Don’t seat the Michigan or Florida delegates – we must abide by the rules.

But if it comes down to the Super-delegates, the rules don’t matter – do what the “electorate” wants.

I hope they do march and riot and burn. It will be a great capper and show all Americans what libs are really like in firey HD.

It is increasingly “change the rules in the middle of the game” with libs/Dems and I think we’ve all had about enough.

catmman on March 8, 2008 at 8:25 AM

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