Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Paisley walks away; Clinton fights on

Ian Paisley, the still unreconstructed Protestant warrior of the long running "Troubles" in Northern Ireland announced yesterday he will step down as the region's First Minister in May.

All I can is, he was a tough cookie and depending on one's point of view a hero or almost impossible to respect; but he was principled, I'll give him that.

Last night, Hillary Clinton won in Ohio and Rhode Island as well as the Texas primary. Barack Obama won Vermont and is currently in the lead in the Texas caucuses. Overall, though, it appears Obama still leads in terms of popular votes as well as delegates.

This will mean at least another two months of infighting. Some think this will be damaging to the Democrats. Actually, I think a toughened warrior whoever it is will be in a much better position to take on John McCain, who locked up the GOP nom last night and can now sip on piña coladas until the convention in August. I still think Obama will come out the winner eventually -- it's a generational thing and Gen X will want to say, when it's all said and done, it's their turn to shine.

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