It’s over. Obama has the ball and is taking the knee. Nice 4th quarter comeback by clinton, but it was too little, too late.
If she were in Obama's place, she wouldn't feel strongly about anything...other than becoming king.
The lead-in for this post states that Hillary needs to "play all her cards now." What cards? Her fate is no longer within her control. The May 31 meeting pretty much seals her fate.
There is rather a lot of buying into the concept that “Hillary is a fighter” and “tenacious” and in some way admirable because of it.
She is nothing of this.
What “fighting” is there about getting on a plane and riding around each day, sleeping in fine hotels and participating in work (campaigning) that she enjoys? What is tenacious about just getting up each morning and doing that?
This is not physical courage. This is not house to house smash and clear. This is not facing snipers on a battle field in Iraq.
This is riding around on an airplane, talking with advisers and sleeping in fine hotels, and doing it for 10 months before going on an expensive beach vacation.
This is nothing. This is not admirable. This is manufactured imagery.
There should have been a major endorsement by now, Kentucky/Oregon was 2 days ago!
Spoiler Clinton will take it to the convention no matter what, and cripple Obama as much as possible. This is good for us...insofar as President McCain is good for us...but I can’t help longing for the Beast’s concession speech.
The Dems will probably come to regret their silly and illogical method of assigning delegates to candidates.
A possible strategy for her would be to pretend to exit stage right while pledging he support to Obama, but without using the words that she is actually dropping out, and without releasing her delegates.
Then if/when the excrement hits Obama, she can blame it on the GOP and represent herself as the only alternative.
This has the advantage of opening the door for the return of the black vote to her.