POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY GARY YOUNGE IN THE GUARDIAN
Sorry, Gary, there are no progressive coalitions even possible in the United States.
I believe Obama will win the nomination in large part owing to the revulsion of American voters at seven years of stupidity and blood under Bush, but overwhelmingly those voters are not progressive.
What we are witnessing with Clinton and Obama is a classic fight of political egos.
We should be glad that their respective races and genders have not prevented them in the least from coming this far. This is genuine progress in a place like America.