'The Tonya Harding Option'

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Mar 26, 2008 9:09 AM
ABC's Jake Tapper quotes a source who introduces us to a new term ...

(Hillary's) securing the nomination is certainly possible - but it will require exercising the 'Tonya Harding option.'" the official said. "Is that really what we Democrats want?"

The Tonya Harding Option -- the first time I've heard it put that way.

It implies that Clinton is so set on ensuring that Obama doesn't get the nomination, not only is she willing to take extra-ruthless steps, but in the end neither she nor Obama win the gold.

Presumably, this means Hillary is "knee-capping" Obama ...