Three, Not Two Possible Outcomes for Democrats
Mark Steyn writes over at The Corner that the stakes for the Dems are much higher in this election than for the Republicans:
What’s the best that could happen to the Democrats?
Obama wins. History is made. In the dazzling sheen of his Kennedyesque glamour, no-one will dare obstruct his transformative reforms.
What’s the worst?
Hillary manages to deny him the nomination, or he gets it but loses on a McGovernite scale. Traumatic meltdown, bitterness, civil war in the party, etc, leading perhaps to the sundering of key elements of the Dem coalition.
Whereas for the Republicans, whether we win or lose with McCain, the party itself will continue its gradual decline as it is all out of ideological gas.
Well, I don’t know if the GOP is out of gas or not, but I do think there is another possibility for the Dems:
Obama wins. History is made. In the dazzling sheen of his Kennedyesque glamour, no-one will dare obstruct his transformative reforms. He implements his policies. American people wake up to realize that they have signed up for domestic socialism coupled to voluntary international emasculation, all to benefit the unions, special interest groups, and the race industry. Iran finally develops nuclear weapons, the economy tanks under taxes and regulations not seen since the 70′s, and terrorists go on a rampage emboldened by the defeat of the Great Satan by Allah the Almighty. Dems suffer catastrophic electoral defeat in 2010 and are forever tainted in American politics.
So there is a third possible outcome after all.