Has politics ever changed? The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg offers commentary about last Wednesday's Philadelphia debate between senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democratic nod for president. What I thought was interesting was the part where moderator Charlie Gibson tried to put the candidates on the spot about the winner of the contest accepting the loser as vice president. I think the ship sailed on that one a long time ago.
I think it would be hard for the Democratic Party to lose this year's General Election contest for president. But, as is always the case in recent years, the Dems are doing everything they can to divide the party and make things as easy as possible for the GOP. It would be refreshing to see a certain amount of unity coming from the Dems this--or any--year.