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Opening Arguments

Uniters and dividers

Lord knows I have no particular love for Hillary Clinton, and she would be a divisive president, but I can't quite understand this complaint by Barack Obama:

DENVER (AP) - Democratic White House candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday said rival Hillary Rodham Clinton is too polarizing to win the presidency and she has taken positions shared by President Bush and Republican candidate John McCain for political expediency. Obama depicted Clinton as a calculating, poll-tested divisive figure who will only inspire greater partisan divisions as she sides with Republicans on issues like trade, the role of lobbyists in politics and national security. At the same time, he elevated McCain, fresh off victory in Florida's crucial primary, as the likely Republican nominee.

"Democrats will win in November and build a majority in Congress not by nominating a candidate who will unite the other party against us, but by choosing one who can unite this country around a movement for change," Obama said, speaking as rival John Edwards was pulling out of the race in New Orleans, leaving a Clinton-Obama fight for the Democratic nomination.

Hillary will inspire greater partisan divides by siding with Republicans, which will unite Republicans against Democrats? So, Democrats should nominate somone who would unite the country by never siding with half of it? That is just this side of incoherent babble.