Will Hillary Clinton Pull A Tonya Harding?

Democratic Party Official: Clinton Pursuing ‘The Tonya Harding Option’March 25, 2008 3:44 PM


Jennifer Parker

–>ABC News Senior National Correspondent Jake Tapper

 I just spoke with a Democratic Party official, who asked for anonymity so as to speak candidly, who said we in the media are all missing the point of this Democratic fight.The delegate math is difficult for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, the official said. But it’s not a question of CAN she achieve it. Of course she can, the official said.The question is — what will Clinton have to do in order to achieve it? What will she have to do to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, in order to eke out her improbable victory? She will have to “break his back,” the official said. She will have to destroy Obama, make Obama completely unacceptable. “Her securing the nomination is certainly possible – but it will require exercising the ‘Tonya Harding option.'” the official said. “Is that really what we Democrats want?” The Tonya Harding Option — the first time I’ve heard it put that way. It implies that Clinton is so set on ensuring that Obama doesn’t get the nomination, not only is she willing to take extra-ruthless steps, but in the end neither she nor Obama win the gold.(In this metaphor, presumably, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would be Oksana Baiul. Does that make former President Bill Clinton Jeff Gillooly?)



3 Responses

  1. […] politicalnighttrain created an interesting post today on Will Hillary Clinton Pull A Tonya Harding? […]

  2. […] Reagan´s GOP placed an interesting blog post on Will Hillary Clinton Pull A Tonya Harding? […]

  3. I predict that Obama will be in a fatal “accident” in the coming weeks.

    The finger can’t be pointed at Hillary’s machine. She will have a plausable alibi.

    The Clinton death list will grow. This will be a chilling event that will be swept under the rug to keep “unity.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: