Monday, April 14, 2008

Hillary's Choice

Hillary has no chance to win the Democratic nomination, unless Obama can be torn down and discredited to such an extent that the superdelegates will have no choice but to overturn the expressed will of Democratic voters. Evidently, she is prepared to do her best in that mission over the remaining weeks of the primary season, despite the fact that her Hail Mary pass is far less likely to help her than John McCain.

Six months ago, I liked Biden and Edwards more than either of the two remaining candidates - but I felt then that it mattered less which of these candidates won, as long as one of them would be in the White House in January 2009. That remains my priority today.

Obama has an insurmountable lead in pledged delegates, and there is no reason to believe that Hillary can get enough superdelegates to overturn the results of the primaries and caucuses. Yet Hillary has chosen to continue the campaign, and recently has taken up with enthusiasm the opportunity to go negative on the frontrunner.

The time to suspend her campaign passed weeks ago, and with it also passed the time for negative campaign tactics. Tearing down the apparent nominee of your own party is unwise and unforgiveable. If Hillary decides to continue her quest, I hope she will choose to put forward a more positive argument for herself and stop doing John McCain's dirty work.

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