It’s All Over – NOT!

The results of yesterday’s primaries (plural) are in, and two things are obvious, even to political idiots like me. The first is that the pundits (especially those in the main stream press) are determined to tell us that it’s all over but the shoutin’, and that Clinton and McCain have won their respective nomination battles. I’m not so sure I’d place a bet on that.

I lied. I am sure I wouldn’t.

The second obvious thing is the loud wailing and gnashing of teeth being heard from both sides of the political aisle – from more than one of the candidates on each side. Capt’n ED Morrissey hears it alot.

My e-mail sounds the frustration of this situation. Messages and comments on the blog have become filled with declarations of sitting on hands, the destruction of the party, and so on.

But

However, the plain fact is that the actual party — the people voting for the candidates — have made it clear that they have a high level of comfort with Romney and McCain, and potentially Rudy as well.

Lest you think this is a Republican phenomenon, you may want to read Newsweek‘s take on the Democratic race.

Prominent Democrats are upset with the aggressive role that Bill Clinton is playing in the 2008 campaign, a role they believe is inappropriate for a former president and the titular head of the Democratic Party. In recent weeks, Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, both currently neutral in the Democratic contest, have told their old friend heatedly on the phone that he needs to change his tone and stop attacking Sen. Barack Obama, according to two sources familiar with the conversations who asked for anonymity because of their sensitive nature. Clinton, Kennedy and Emanuel all declined to comment.

Is there any wisdom to be gained here? Only the old saw about counting chickens. And the even older one about the first becoming last, and the last first.

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