Dinesh D'Souza

1. Obama's connection with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright makes him unelectable in the general election, even though neither he nor most of the pundits seem to have recognized this yet. Obama continues to campaign as if he is still viable. The mainstream media continues to cover him as if he was still viable. In reality, Obama’s candidacy is seriously imperilled, and Hillary Clinton—yes Hillary Clinton!—is the strongest Democratic candidate left in the race.

2. John McCain is the strongest candidate the Republicans could have nominated. This is not to say he is the perfect candidate. He is not conservative across the board, although he is conservative on the things that matter the most. He is a bit too old, and it shows. Still, he has the best chance of winning out of the GOP field. The irony is that if it were left up to the right-wing pundits, they would have chosen Mitt Romney.

3. Romney would have gone down to disastrous defeat, the worst since Barry Goldwater in 1964. Romney’s problem is that not even conservatives were unified behind him. His Mormonism would have been a serious problem for many Americans, including evangelical Christians who are part of the GOP base. Fortunately the Republican rank-and-file voters were smarter than the pundits. They chose the candidate with the best chance of winning independents and even some Democrats.

4. If Obama is the nominee, this is the GOP campaign commercials I envision. It begins by showing the rantings of Wright: America deserved to be attacked on 9/11, the government sponsors the Ku Klux Klan, AIDS is a federal plot, God damn America! These images are ccompanied by a voice-over noting that Wright is Obama's longtime mentor, and that Obama has attended this church for two decades. Then we see Obama saying he will no more disavow Wright than he would disavow a family member. Finalloy we see pictures of the two men embracing while a voice says, “Is this the man who is going to bring America together and stand up to our enemies?” At this point, it's done!

5. Even though Democratic super-delegates may soon realize that Hillary is their best hope for the general election, they will not dare to over-ride Obama's delegate lead and his popular vote lead. The reason is that political correctness is simply too strong in the Democratic party. Notice that Hillary has not condemned Obama for his association with Wright. Nor has she called him an irresponsible leftist. She is reduced to making bogus arguments against Obama, such as the charge that he would not be able to handle phone calls at three in the morning.

Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh D'Souza's new book Life After Death: The Evidence is published by Regnery.