Experts Expound

Experts Expound

Hillary wins in Pennsylvania, so it’s on to Guam, Indiana and North Carolina. Why should Hillary drop out?

As Guam goes, so goes the United States.

She shouldn’t. Dialing down the negative and often ridiculous rhetoric is certainly in order. However, if Senator Obama becomes the nominee and loses the general election, it won’t be because Senator Clinton stayed in the race.

She shouldn’t drop out. The longer this battle goes and the bloodier it gets, the better for McCain!

Because Obama is the future. Don’t trust anyone over 50.

Let’s hope and pray she doesn’t drop out. Republicans need her to stay and fight. If she wins this thing I never want to hear anything about Florida in 2000 from a Democrat ever again.

Whether she should or shouldn’t, she’s not going to. But despite Pennsylvania, the math is still impossible for her. The race will go through June 3, then the superdelegates and party elders will end it one way or another and she will be out. And by the way, she’s essentially broke (and mucho in debt), so she may have won the battle in PA but lessened her ability to compete from this point forward.

She shouldn’t. She should continue on a long protracted battle with no chance of success, leading her mindless supporters into a quagmire that is deficit spending at an unprecedented rate. She should continue to be blind to the political reality that this is a failed mission doomed from the day she failed to have a plan after super Tuesday. Finally, she should fire the general in charge and hire Donald Rumsfeld as her strategist as he is the only American left with the appropriate experience to lead this fiasco.

She shouldn’t drop out….yet. This is the political equivalent of the “Thrilla in Manila.” Hillary is Smokin’ Joe Frazier, but Obama is Muhammad Ali. Frazier hit Ali hard, Ali buckled at the knees, recovered, started dancing around the ring, did the “rope a dope,” hit back hard, and won by a decision at the end. Obama will take the decision in the end. He is just lucky he will be facing a 72-year-old in November, and not a young Mike Tyson.

Hillary crushed Obama, the fight goes on and an increasingly bitter battle is a dream come true for Republicans.

Hillary shouldn’t drop out. It will be fun to watch as this plays out and the super delegates (most of whom quietly think she is too hard to work with) choose Obama, or choose her because the Clinton machine still has them over a barrel. As a republican I’d rather run against her.

She shouldn’t. Obama can’t win working class voters, so he won’t win in the fall. She needs to stay in.

She shouldn’t. she will not be able to win on pledged delegates before the convention, but neither can Obama. This is bound for a convention fight.

She shouldn’t drop out. Every day that she stays in the race will give Senator Obama another opportunity to show voters that he’s not ready to be president.

She shouldn’t. This race is generating more new Democratic voters in each primary state than any other in history. Contrary to conventional “wisdom”, a protracted contest is good for the Democratic Party. Democrats will come together after the nomination is settled and the incredible number of newly registered Democrats increases the likelihood of knocking the GOP out of the White House come November.

She not only won, she crushed Obama by nearly 10 points despite being outspent 3-1. Voters in Indiana, North Carolina, Oregon and other states still have to have their say. Let the process play out; there’s no need for her to drop out or Obama to step aside either.

The people from whom we sought opinions: Elizabeth Ashford, Andrew Acosta, A.G. Block, Mark Bogetich, Barry Brokaw, Morgan Crinklaw, J Dale Debber, Peter DeMarco, Jim Evans, Kathy Fairbanks, Jeff Fuller, Rex Frazier, Ken Gibson, Evan Goldberg, Deborah Gonzalez, Sandy Harrison, Bob Hertzberg, Jason Kinney, Mike Madrid, Nicole Mahrt, Steve Maviglio,  Adam Mendelsohn, Barbara O’Connor, Bill Packer, Kassy Perry, Jack Pitney, Adam Probolsky, Tony Quinn, Matt Rexroad, Matt Ross, Roger Salazar, Dan Schnur, Will Shuck, Ralph Simoni, Sam Sorich, Ray Sotero, Gary South, Kevin Spillane, Rich Zeiger.


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