Did Maureen bury the lede? The ostensible subject of Dowd's column of this morning, Yes, She Can, is the way that Hillary, with a big helping hand from Bill, is undercutting Obama and casting a shadow over his upcoming convention. But tucked down as her 12th paragraph comes this [emphasis added]:
The Clintons know that a lot of Democrats are muttering that their solipsistic behavior is “disgusting.” But they’re too filled with delicious schadenfreude at the wave of buyer’s remorse that has swept the Democratic Party; many Democrats are questioning whether Obama is fighting back hard enough against McCain, and many are wondering, given his inability to open up a lead in a country fed up with Republicans, if race will be an insurmountable factor.
Dowd might be a thorn in many a side, but the New York Times columnist surely has a wealth of well-placed Dem sources. When she blithely states as a fact that a "wave of buyer’s remorse has swept the Democratic Party," is that not some pretty big news?
Could it be the prelude to a real attempt by Hillary to nab the nomination at the convention? In any case, what does it portend for Obama that one of America's most prominent columnists has declared without nuance that his party is gripped by a feeling that it chose the wrong candidate? Will the rest of the MSM pick up on Dowd's declaration?