Meet Johnathan Alter. First
he told Hillary Clinton to bow out of the race before Ohio and Texas.
Now he thinks the governorship of New York should be Clinton’s “consolation”
prize. Thinking forward, you know, also again asking Clinton to bow out, this time after Pennsylvania:
Under the scenario sketched out by the insiders, serving two years as governor would give Clinton the executive experience to become the prohibitive favorite for the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton believes that Barack Obama may well lose this year to John McCain, who would be 75 in 2012 and a possible one-term president. Clinton would arguably be better positioned to replace McCain in the White House as a governor than as a senator. … ..
… The best exit strategy for her, say some Democratic superdelegates who aren’t talking for the record, would be to suspend her campaign after winning Pennsylvania. (George H.W. Bush ended his 1980 campaign against Ronald Reagan after defeating him in the Michigan primary). That way, Hillary would go out on a high noteâ€”higher still if it was accompanied by reports that she could be headed for Albany. For now, Clinton has rebuffed that advice and said publicly that she will stay in the race even if she wins Pennsylvania only narrowly. (If she loses Pennsylvania, by all accounts she’s out). … ..
What’s in the water over at Newsweek? Between Alter and Richard Wolffe, the feminization of the political news at that magazine is remarkable. Maybe at mid-life both men need to up their testosterone take.
But another round of whining from the likes of Alter is one too many. But he just cannot
help himself. This is the man who Keith “He’s no Edward R. Murrow”
Olbermann goes to for his political analysis regularly, which is why when Keith celebrates 5 years tomorrow night many former viewers will no longer be watching.
Imagine the Ragin Cajun on “Countdown.” I say let him loose on the Newsweek weenies. Nowhere to run. No place to hide.