Friday, March 28, 2008

Senator Leahy Tells Clinton To Drop Out

In one of the harshest comments from the Democratic establishment to date, Senator Leahy (an Obama supporter) unequivocally told the fellow Northeastern Senator to drop out of the race. He talked about the reality of the race between the two Dems and the way that is playing with the eventual contest with McCain.

From ABC News:

In an interview on Vermont Public Radio, said "There is no way that Senator Clinton is going to win enough delegates to get the nomination. She ought to withdraw and she ought to be backing Senator Obama. Now, obviously that's a decision that only she can make frankly I feel that she would have a tremendous career in the Senate."

Leahy said he was fretting about the impact of the protracted Democratic race.

"I am very concerned," he said. "John McCain, who has been making one gaffe after another, is getting a free ride on it because Senator Obama and Senator Clinton have to fight with each other. I think that her criticism is hurting him more than anything John McCain has said. I think that's unfortunate."

It is unfortunate Senator Leahy. Clinton responds that she wants the voters to vote first and I think that is all well and good. People should vote and exercise their opinion on who should face McCain this fall. On the other hand, Senator Clinton is no dummy, and she knows she isn't going to win the popular vote, the pledged delegates or the amount of state contests. The only way for her to win is by fiat with superdelegates, so for her to claim that the voters can somehow prove her to be the popularly elected candidate is ridiculous. It is more than ridiculous, it is unfortunate.