FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Barack Obama's campaign suggests Hillary Clinton will do just about anything to win, and that includes destroying the Democratic Party.
The Politico reports that Obama's chief strategist David Axelrod calls Clinton "the ultimate Washington inside player" who keeps trying to change the rules:
"When they started off, it was all about delegates. Now that we have more delegates, it's all about the popular vote. And if that does not work out, they will probably challenge us to a game of cribbage to choose the nominee."
Another senior aide thinks Clinton is willing to destroy the party as long as she gets the nomination.
Clinton's campaign called these comments "unhelpful." Communications director Harold Wolfson says he doesn't think either side would destroy the party, that the primary process isn't over yet and we should "let democracy run its course."
At this point, the Clinton campaign is holding out hope that she can top Obama in the popular vote. And if that happens, she'll then try to convince superdelegates to give her the nomination. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton are calling on party leaders to look at more than just pledged delegate counts when they pick their nominee.
Meanwhile, a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows a majority of Democrats prefer Obama over Clinton: 52% want Obama, 45% prefer Clinton.
Here’s my question to you: Barack Obama’s campaign suggests Hillary Clinton would do anything to win, including destroying the party. Do you agree?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Carlos from Miami writes:
Yes. If she really cared for the party, she wouldn't have turned to negative campaigning knowing that it will hurt our chances in November. That fact alone says who she is, what she wants and how much she wants it.
Jim from Rome, Georgia writes:
She's running for president of the United States, not chairman of the tea party committee. I don't care whether "the party" is run through the ringer and hung out to dry as long the next president begins to fix some of this country's problems. "Party" be damned.
Marilyn from West Palm Beach, Florida writes:
The last few months have shown that the Clintons are willing to sell their legacy so Bill can have his do-over. If they'll do that to themselves, what won't they do to Obama? And all for nothing...Hillary's unelectable.
That's absurd. If Obama's camp is so worried that letting the democratic process run its course will split the party, he should drop out. Neither candidate can earn enough pledged delegates to nail this down before the convention.
Brian from Idaho writes:
Jack, Obviously this has already come true. The math shows that Clinton is ultimately going to have to rely on superdelegates to give her the nomination, and she hasn't withdrawn from the race. She intends to stay until the end, using any methods possible to coerce party insiders to overthrow the will of the people in the nomination battle.
Katie from Raleigh, North Carolina writes:
Although I don't find Hillary particularly pleasant, I do not believe she is dividing the party on purpose. I am sure that in her head, she is just being fair and reasonable. In her mind, she is just fighting to win. Somebody really needs to give her a kick in the pants. Is her entire campaign delusional? Why isn't somebody telling her how stigmatizing she has become?
Brett from New York writes:
Jack, I hope Hillary majored in miracles with Huckabee because that is what she is going to need!