Hillary calls for a "phased withdrawal" of American Armed Forces from Iraq. Obama calls for immediate withdrawal and accuses Hillary of being wishy-washy about retreat. Hillary quickly finds a microphone to assure Democratic Primary voters that she is every bit as invested in American defeat as Obama or anyone else.
With a full year before the Democrat Primaries are held is there any doubt where this is headed? Obama and Hillary are in a race to see who can surrender the fastest.
At this point the general electorate, although unhappy with the situation in Iraq, does not share the lust for an ignominious American defeat that seems to motivate Democrat Primary voters. So, the winner of the Fastest Surrender Derby may simultaneously become the Democrat Nominee and unelectable.
George McGovern, call your office.