Maureen Dowd presents evidence that Hillary is playing her cards so that either she gets the nomination outright, or Obama will be so damaged he can’t possibly win the general election — which will set her up for one last run in 2012. (Dowd’s original NYT article is behind a registration log-in here.)
Some top Democrats are increasingly worried that the Clintons’ divide-and-conquer strategy is nihilistic: Hillary or no democrat.
(Or, as one Democrat described it to ABC’s Jake Tapper: Hillary is going for “the Tonya Harding option” — if she can’t get the gold, kneecap her rival.)
Shocked? Shouldn’t be. After all, this is a Clinton we’re dealing with here. When it comes to getting what the Clintons want, nothing is off-limits.