“Pundits have been clamoring for weeks that it’s over for Hillary. She disagrees, and says she will continue at least through West Virginia. Is Hillary toast?”
Well, if she visits a coal mine in West Virginia, it won’t be a canary she hears singing in the background, it will be the proverbial fat lady singing “the party is over….”
Burnt toast — thank goodness.
Unbuttered toast at that….
Buttered on both sides!
Never say never, but it appears time to break out the jam and cinnamon . . .
She’s burnt toast. African-American voters in North Carolina scorched her beyond recovery on Tuesday.
Hillary is toast. For George McGovern to move to Obama is a sign.
Never count a Clinton out. The fork has been stuck in her after Iowa, Super Tuesday, Texas, and other states. She’ll quit when Democratic voters stop handing her victories.
It's hard to see how she wins. If she had bombshell opposition research against Obama, she would have deployed it by now. If Republicans have such a bombshell, they'll wait until after the Democratic convention.
The question is will she get Michigan and Florida seated, has she got some secret super delegate commitments in her pocket, or is she just setting up Obama to lose for her next “I told you so” run four years from now. Never trust a Clinton.
Of course she’s toast, with overhelming odds before yesterday, but no chance whatsoever after yesterday. She knows it, Bill knows it (his eyes were welling up last night on stage), maybe only Chelsea doesn’t know it yet. She should win WV and KY, then do the gracious and sensible thing and withdraw with some class. Otherwise, she’s going to start looking like a stubborn fool — and a party pooper.
Hillary will be the nominee of her party. Thank God.
It looks like she has about as much chance of being president as McBush.
Turn the lights out the party is over – she just had to loan herself another $5 million.
Pretty much: the margin in NC really killed her. She’d have to win West Virginia and then Kentucky by huge landslides to convince the superdelegates to start thinking about Obama’s electability problems again. But even that’s a long shot at this point.
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