by John Hawkins | January 4, 2008 7:59 am
Charles Hurt says it clearly in the New York Post: The Clintons are no longer the life of the party.
Awaiting her coronation here last night, Hillary Rodham Clinton instead faced a seething revolt within her own party.
More than 70 percent of Iowa Democrats rejected her bid to get back into the White House.
And so, after 15 years of domination, the Clinton dynasty has finally lost its grip on the Democratic Party.
More than anything else, Clinton’s campaign was built upon the aura of inevitability.
That’s now shattered and left in Iowa’s frozen cornfields.
What’s devastating to her is that she lost so badly to such a political novice.
Sure, Barack Obama is an incredibly impressive and appealing figure. He has magically turned the nasty politics of race on its head here in a state with a less than 3 percent black population.
His hopeful determination to end the sordid politics that the Clintons are such masters of has even lifelong Republicans eager to vote for him.
And this is a rejection of Bill Clinton just as much. He couldn’t cast his aura over his unlikable wife and usher her to her own coronation. And I predict that it won’t be pretty to watch her flailing away at the new golden boy of the Democratic party.
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