Re: Obama's inexperience is already showing
He wants to overturn the Democratic Party's superdelegates' role in choosing a nominee who will be accepted by all of America not just nut cases in the Democratic Party. He wants to deny delegates in Florida and Michigan their votes for an early vote infraction. The punishment does not match the infraction. Their votes should be delayed to offset their big-state early-vote influence - not denied. By doing what he is doing he will surely destroy the Democratic Party's Presidential candidate by turning away Floridian and Michigan voters. Obama's candidacy will encourage ethnic block voting to form as his run so far has the mark of a Black block vote. Southern whites will vote in blocks for their white candidate. Other ethnic groups could start voting in blocks in fear of a black takeover.
Obama unleashed as US President would just about create the same havoc in the world as he is creating in the Democratic Party.
That's an interesting distortion of the current situation. The superdelegate role has not been overturned, but a realistic view says that if the superdelegates overturn the votes of millions of Democrats, many of them new to voting, the Democrats have no hope, not only in 2008, but for decades to come. The Florida and Michigan situation "punishment" matches the crime exactly. All the candidates and the party agreed to the rules and the punishment ahead of time. That Clinton is unhappy with the way that worked out is not a surprise, but she was ok with it back in January. There's another thread where all of this is discussed in detail. Please join us there to see all the arguments in full. As for the view that Southern whites and other ethnic groups will vote along racial lines, that is an "interesting" speculation (though as a Southern white, I find it offensive), but how is that different than saying that Southern males and ethnic males will vote along gender lines. The reality is that Obama has shown strength among white voters in state after state. It is possible that winning a Southern state is not possible for a Democrat this year, but I think Obama has more of a chance than Clinton.
On the flip side, Obama has pulled in new and independent voters in amazing numbers. That's the margin of victory in the fall. Few core Democrats of integrity will vote for McCain, few core Republicans will vote for Obama. Independents will decide the contest and that is where Obama shines.