Forget the delegate math

The tired and overwrought analysis on Hillary Clinton’s
mathematical impossibility of winning the Democratic nomination is old
news.

She has been using a new equation. It’s yet another far-reaching scenario, because…


…somehow, a number of Clinton supporters have come to
identify the seating of Michigan and Florida not merely with Clinton’s
prospects but with the causes of democracy and feminism — an equation
that makes a mockery of democracy and feminism.

Clinton herself is largely responsible for this absurdity. Over the
past couple of weeks, she has equated the seating of the two
delegations with African Americans’ struggle for suffrage in the Jim
Crow South, and with the efforts of the democratic forces in Zimbabwe
to get a fair count of the votes in their presidential election.

Somehow, I doubt that the activists opposing Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe would appreciate this equation.

But the Clintonistas who have called Saturday’s demonstration make
it sound as if they’ll be marching in Selma in support of a universal
right to vote. The DNC, says one of their Web sites, “must honor our
core democratic principles and enfranchise the people of Michigan and
Florida.”

The Clintons’ creative resources are boundless.

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