Senator Hillary Clinton told reporters Wednesday that it ‘was still early’ in the campaign season and that
‘…the dynamic electoral environment’ could still swing her way.
Gimme a break. Early in the campaign season? It’s one minute to midnight and Hill’s goose is cooked. Her refusal to concede and allow the fractured Democratic Party to unite behind Barack Obama is disingenuous, deceitful and depressing.
I’ve never been a fan of Senator Clinton’s, but she’s sunk to a new low with this latest statement.
The time (pun intended) to finally step up and display some class and graciousness is now. Mark Penn and the rest of Hill’s consultants need to tell her what any public relations professional would tell a client in a similar situation. Do what’s best for the brand. And, the brand in this case is the Democratic Party.
The longer Hill delays, the more likely ’43’ will be succeeded by John McCain as our 44th president. So, look at your wristwatch, Senator Clinton. It’s later then you think.
You couldn’t be more right about this. The Obama camp may have been a bit premature in proclaiming that there was no way that Hillary could catch them, but after her paper thin victory in Indiana on the same day as a 200,000+ loss in North Carolina you have to question whether she is delusional or sticking around for other reasons.
I have no idea if this is even reasonable, but I read that she has loaned $11 million of her own money to her campaign since February and maybe she is trying to stick in the race long enough to fundraise enough money to pay herself back.
Obama certainly has his weaknesses, but I have a very difficult time believing that a lot of the current attacks against him (Rev. Wright, lack of flag pin, “bitter” working class) will have the staying power to affect him in November.
This should have been a slam dunk for the Democrats, but we’ve certainly done our best to let McCain back in the race.