The long, long gap between Texas/Ohio and the Big One in Pennsylvania must, I think, work against Barack Obama. What Clinton needed, and got, was some kind of O-mentum halt that would provide enough time for new doubts about Obama to grow–not just doubts that the Clintonistas would plant, but doubts that will come from a dozen other sources as the campaign creeps toward what could be an unpredictable, vitriolic and damaging convention for the Dems.
Three of those Obama-doubts can be summarized in these three images, which millions of Americans will see again and again before November.
The first is Obama’s controversial pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose racialistic rants can be seen all over YouTube. (the links keep changing, so I’m not adding one here.) Perhaps a few weeks late, Obama finally released the inevitable denounce-and-reject statement here.
The second image is of Obama’s mother, who was white. As images like this get shown repeatedly during the summer and fall, they could revive and strengthen doubts among some black voters as to whether Obama is in fact “black enough.”