Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hillary Will Return To Reality On June 15th

This just in, planet Earth will welcome back the Senator from New York in approximately five weeks from now. Hillary Clinton, along with many of her supporters have been "out there" for sometime now, clinging to such things as a misleading popular vote, counting only the states that "matter" and that superdelegates should thwart the will of the majority of Democratic primary voters. However, after having been beaten over and over again in the caucuses and primaries, she is getting ready to come back to us, and accept that the nominee is Barack Obama.

From The Huffington Post:

A senior campaign official and Clinton confidante has told me that there will be a Democratic nominee by June 15. He could not bring himself to say the words "Hillary will drop out by June 15," but that is clearly what he meant. I kept saying, "So, Hillary will drop out by June 15," and he kept saying, "We will have a nominee by June 15." He stressed what a reasonable person Hillary is.

Everything about our conversation implied that he had already had this reality-based discussion with Hillary. He said the Clinton campaign plan is to collect as many votes and delegates as they can right through June 3, then take no more than a week or so to make their case to the superdelegates. Nothing he said indicated that he actually expected the superdelegates to move to Hillary in the week after the final election. The Clinton campaign has not lost its grip on reality. Yes, Clinton spokespersons publicly seem to be lost on gravity-free planet Clinton, but privately they know the end is near.

It is comforting to know that they realize reality does exist outside of Clinton's self-imposed bubble. Hillary Clinton is a brilliant woman so deep down inside she has known since February that the race was lost. The will to win persevered for the last three months but eventually that will had to be broken by the people that make up the Democratic party. Hopefully after June 15th (or sooner, please!) she will come back into the fold and campaign for the nominee instead of for McCain as she has for the last few weeks.