One almost feels bad for Hillary Clinton right now.
Scads of strategists, pundits and pals, like former Governor George McGovern, are asking her to step aside; newspapers, blogs and magazines have basically called Barack Obama the nominee; and, basically, everyone’s on her back.
While some of us would like such action, we’re pretty sure Clinton’s not so pleased. Nor are her die-hard supporters. But there may be some major incentives for her to leave…
Thomas Edsall reports:
One of the most inviting is the near certainty that the Obama campaign would agree to pay back the $11.4 million she has loaned her own bid, along with an estimated $10 million to $15 million in unpaid campaign expenses.
In addition, Democrats, both those who are loyal and those who are opposed to her campaign, say the odds of her winning a top leadership spot in the Senate would improve dramatically if she gracefully conceded now. The icing on the cake includes an improved political climate, giving Hillary and Bill Clinton the opportunity to heal the rift with the black political community.
While Clinton currently has her eye focused on only one thing, the presidential nomination, if she loses — as appears increasingly likely — her stature in the Senate will depend, in part, on whether she is ultimately seen as helping or hurting Obama’s chances in November.
Clinton, of course, refuses to exit – for now, at least.
Um….I’ve given money to the Obama campaign. $20-$25 at a time, when I could. Clinton chose to lend herself 11.6 million dollars. I’m not sure that I want my scraped-together contributions going to someone who’s certainly got the capacity to absorb (and make up) that loss in another way. Write another book, go on a speaking tour – have high $ fundraisers. But I’ve given my contributions to Obama for a reason, and I would prefer my money to be used to organize for and campaign for the general election in the fall.
Gee, what class you have. You’ve won the game but can’t resist a few more kicks to the stomach of your opponent. Once a Brown Shirt always a Brown Shirt.
Of course, having clicked off your brains the first time Barack beamed as he does now from the cover of representing the mainstream media which created him, you haven’t stopped to think that y’all have created a dilemma for yourselves. Having joined claws with the Obama Borg in demonizing her for months, what are you going to say when she starts campaigning for Locutus er Obama?
That is: why should anyone vote for someone Lady Antichrist supports? What? Oh, yes. Having confessed her sins, she will suddenly be saved and sanctified and filled with the Hopy Spirit of Obama.
And I’m setting my calendar watch for January 20th when Your Lord is expected to start performing miracles.
19 of 33, a Reborn Stylish Nazi Borg
How did you figure out that a conspiracy of neo-nazis, born again Christians, the Radio City Rockettes, contestants of Project Runway, and the Borg had a bet with Rush Limbaugh over who could get their Democratic favorite the nomination for president.
Prepare to be assimilated, but don’t wear brown — it’s out this year.
Hillary should NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!
Head Bangin' Hillary Soldier
They spit in your eye
You’ll never retreat…
You resist their attack
We await the command…
Together we stand
With mace In our hands…
The comet burns bright…
The Age is at hand…
They’ll kidnap your child
Dishonor your creed…
You’re clenching your fists
Your hammer’s up high…
I’ll finish the war
And even the score…
Their intent to destroy…
Sweat drips from your eyeball
Their kiss of Judas
DON’T GIVE UP NEVER SURRENDER
DON’T GIVE UP NEVER SURRENDER
McGovern was a US Senator
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