Democratic Party

Defense or Offense

Cenk endorses Obama:

If we choose Hillary, then we have to defend her for the next nine months. I can and I will. But I'd rather play offense. I'd rather talk about how inspirational and hopeful and terrific our candidate is, and honestly, how theirs isn't. It should be the Republicans playing defense this time around. Let's make them.

Yesterday, at the end of a long conversation with Eric Boehlert for his new book, I said basically the same thing. If Senator Clinton wins the nomination, it's nine months of defending her Iraq vote, her DLC moderation, her pro-censorship position (is it just me?), her Lieberman association, and this new thing about garnishing wages. And as Cenk writes, we can and will defend her. But at what cost?