Perhaps it's not so baffling that the House of Clinton is eager to demonize Barack Obama as too inexperienced to be president, and that it slyly stokes suspicions about his patriotism and allegiance to the United States, belittles his uplifting speeches as hot air and continues the ugly, destructive fight for the Democratic nomination against steepening odds.
Indisputably, the Clinton machine is providing grist for Republican John McCain to use against Obama if he's the Democratic presidential nominee—certified charges from no less than Democrats Hillary and Bill that Obama's too inexperienced, lacking sufficient patriotism, a man of ready talk but no solutions.
Could this be the final Clinton strategy as her chances appear bleaker every day—helping McCain win the White House so Hilary could run for president in 2012? (McCain would be too old for a second term.)
This notion would be considered unthinkable, almost the delusions of a psychotic. Would any Democrat dare purposely sabotage another Democrat to pave the way for a Republican president?
The Clintons, mind you, are not ordinary or rational Democrats. The Clintons are megalomaniacal in their hunger for power. What has long been suspected has been confirmed by a few Clinton staffers bitter about Obama's rise in popularity—they believe Hillary is "entitled" to be president. The nation owes her. The nation cannot survive without her.
Two facts support the notion of a self-destructive last stand by Hillary and Bill.
First, their tactics haven't increased her lead over Obama or won any superdelegate support. She's lost 60 superdelegates in the past month, according to Politico.com.
Second, Obama was leading McCain in double digits—and now McCain is leading and approved by 67 percent of Americans, since the Clintons unleashed their wreck-and-ruin tactics.
Experts in these matters calculate Hillary Clinton has a 10 percent or less chance of the nomination. That percentage is bound to shrivel as the self-destruction continues. Her claim of visiting Bosnia under sniper fire as proof of her "experience" has been exposed as fiction. Her believability is bound to suffer, increasing doubts about her character to be commander-in-chief.
Whatever else the Clinton legacy, their most outstanding feature is a proclivity for shaming themselves and their nation.
Bill did it with his cheap peccadillo with Monica Lewinsky in an anteroom just outside the Oval Office and his lies thereafter.
Now Hillary, overcome by peevishness, would destroy her party's chances for the presidency by sabotaging her Democratic rival to aid the fortunes of a Republican. She seems indifferent to the personal cost of being banished to the political graveyard.