Susan Estrich reads some of the handwriting on the democrat party’s wall, then tries to be optimistic anyway.
It is a thought that sends shivers down the backs of Democrats, a name that brings to mind memories of an election lost that might have been won, against a war hero once referred to in headlines as a â€œwimpâ€ who won not so much by his own strengths but because of the skill of his operatives in painting his lesser-known opponent as an out of touch â€œliberalâ€ who refused to salute the flag or admit his mistakes, not to mention his supposedly unpatriotic wife.
Could Obama be another Dukakis?
It isnâ€™t just die-hard Clinton supporters who are pointing out the similarities. Even some Obama backers who believe that the nomination fight is over see the possible parallels, and are determined to avoid them, or at least try.