Politico.com ponders why Hillary won't quit and here's the answer they have come up with: an Obama candidacy is a disaster in the making.
Rip off the duct tape and here is what they would say: Obama has serious problems with Jewish voters (goodbye Florida), working-class whites (goodbye Ohio) and Hispanics (goodbye, New Mexico).
The useful idiots will continue to make apologies as Obama continues to insult constituencies necessary for a Democrat victory in November. Which is fine with me. The problem, of course, is that while Obama is busy telling us how he could have insulted gun owners more articulately, he actually meant what he said. This is a bit like his supposed dressing-down of bigot Jeremiah Wright. Obama disavowed the handful of Wright comments that made it to press, but he's never explained what part of Wright's theology he agrees with, including rewarding other bigots like Louis Farrakhan.
I'm not complaining. I had thought Obama would be a more difficult opponent for John McCain, largely because any criticism of Obama would be treated as latent and open racism. Apparently, I have nothing to fear in that regard. Barack Obama just needs to keep talking, insulting more people with his stuffy, arrogant ultra-liberalism, and he'll drown his own candidacy.
UPDATE: Via Patterico's Pontifications comes Victor Davis Hanson's unpacking of Obama's statement and restatement. Excellent!