This week the New York Times said that Hillary Clinton had no more than a five per cent chance of winning the Democratic nomination. Which begs th obvious question, why continue?

Granted that Hillary will win Pennsylvania. But she is about 160 elected delegates behind Obama and there is no way she can pass him in the elected delegate count. As for the super delegates, they are slowly but surely drifting away from Clinton to Obama, Governor Richardson being the most prominent example.

With the odds so heavily stacked against her, does it make sense for Hillary to keep attacking Obama for another three months when many of the attacks will be used against Obama in the general election next fall.

Already Clinton has said only she and McCain are ready to be commander in chief. Her husband has implied that only Hillary and the Arizona senator are patriotic.

Does it make any sense for a five per cent chance to tear the Democratic party apart and hand the election to the Republicans? Or should Hillary end it now gracefully for the sake of her party and indeed for her own sake?

What do you think?



  1. 1
    Paul Costopoulos Says:

    Hillary seems to be a power hungry person. For several years in Arkansas, while Bill was Governor, she observed. For eight years as First lady in the White House she studied. For eight years in the Senate she trained. After 20 years she feels her time has come. Could she feel that, if not her, then no democrat will get the White House? Which is likely to happen if she keeps going for Obama’s jugular. If such is the case, she will not give up gracefully. I do wish, however, to be mistaken.

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    Joe Agnost Says:

    « should Hillary end it now gracefully for the sake of her party and indeed for her own sake? »

    I don’t like hillary one bit – but she’s better than that jackass Obama! If the « party » were more important to her she would quit now and help Obama, but luckily she doesn’t seem to feel that way!

    If Obama is going to say (with a straight face) that he can’t disown his preacher any more than he can disown his grandmother then I think he’s made his own bed. He will NEVER be elected president…. he’ll win the dems nomination and then watch as McCain eats him alive.

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    John Says:

    « then watch as McCain eats him alive »

    The title of this post is ironic given it was said the Clintons would do the same thing.

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    Barbara Says:

    I cannot help but think of the remark made by Stephen Colbert. The person he was interviewing said, in passing, that Hillary was thought to be inevitable. Colbert corrected him. Hillary is not inevitable, she is unkillable. If you chop her head off, she will come crawling after you.

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    I’m not so sure Obama can never become president. A lot can happen between now and November. Who knows what will dominate the headlines and talking points during the next few months? Despite the efforts of Sean Hannity, the issue of Obama’s pastor could fade from the collective consciousness come November.

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    John Says:

    I know that most people feel the ball is in Clinton’s court on this one, but I don’t. As long as a sufficient number of the so-called super-delegates hold out the possibility that they will go against the popular vote and pledged delegates, then I think Clinton will pursue that possibility. I don’t blame her. At some point (hopefully sooner rather than later) a majority of these folks have to clearly indicate that that is a distinct possibility or it isn’t. I see no reason why they have to wait until the actual convention in August to indicate such.

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    Judi Says:

    Hillary should drop out, and I voted for her. I would have more RESPECT for her, if she would not divide the Party. I will vote for McCain, if she pulls out any dirty tricks and gets the nod! I was never going to vote for Obama, since he has done NOTHING for Illinois and he lied, when he promised to serve his 6 years. I do not care what his minister said, for he is not running for President. I am sick of all the negative attacks on Obama, and if he is #1, he has my vote. I still do not trust any of them, for they do not put AMERICA FIRST!!!!

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    Charles Says:

    Senator Clinton and BILL, both know and understood, as soon as they realized that she can’t win, changed they approach to destroying the Democratic Party, NOT Obama, he is their tool to do so. Then when McCain becomes president, and continues the Bush regime, she will be there to say, « told you so, If you would have elected ME, I would have defeated McCain, and the country would be better off. »

    What Hillary is doing to the Democratic party, is no different from a jealous sibling KILLING the other to gain the Father’s trust!

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    That’s an interesting theory. Thanks for your comment.

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