Meanwhile this is getting worse! It ain't over 'til it's over, but a growing number of Hillary Rodham Clinton's closest friends now think it's really over. A veil of gloom descended on Clinton's campaign Wednesday, with people close to her questioning how long the former first lady could -- or should -- remain in the race following a surprisingly thin Indiana win and blowout loss in North Carolina on Tuesday. "I don't see any way she can put this together any more -- she can't win the popular vote or the delegate count -- so what's the rationale?" said a major Clinton supporter from New York, speaking on condition of anonymity. "I think the challenge now is letting her leave with dignity and grace and letting the process go forward. She has got to leave on a high note. She's got to determine her own exit strategy." Clinton's growing veil of Gloom
To make it even worse is trying to keep this mess going: The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is "alive and well" and must continue, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "The people should all have the opportunity to speak as long as two candidates wish to compete in those primaries and caucuses," Pelosi said during a news conference Wednesday to promote Democratic energy proposals. "In a few weeks, we will be on our way to nominating the next president of the United States." Sen. Hillary Clinton is facing renewed pressure to drop out of the race following Tuesday's double-digit loss to Sen. Barack Obama in North Carolina and a narrow win in Indiana. Pelosi, D-California, said either candidate would be a great president. She said the "tremendous turnout" is "something positive that is coming out of this race." Asked if she could see any path to victory for Clinton, Pelosi said, "You never know in elections." Pelosi says race should continue
What the hell is wrong with this Republican wanabe? we have spoken, we want it over but I think we can really seal the Presidency but we better hurry up or we will be fighting on two fronts here to our detriment too!
For weeks Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, has directed his most pointed barbs at Senator Obama. The Republican National Committee features an anti-Obama advertisement on its website home page, which has no mention of Senator Clinton. And at least one independent group that had ads attacking Senator Clinton is compiling new ones attacking Senator Obama. Officials in the McCain campaign team and at the Republican National Committee say that they have not counted Senator Clinton out, but some Republicans say the outcome is clear. "Right now Hillary Clinton may not be able to do the math, but Republicans have been for the last couple of weeks," said Kevin Madden, a Republican consultant.
Some of the issues that Republicans are beginning to raise paint a picture of what the election strategy against Senator Obama might look like. This includes using Senator Obama's support for withdrawing US troops from Iraq to portray him as weak on national security and his opposition to suspending the federal gas tax this northern summer to show that the senator is a tax-and-spend Democrat. A senior adviser to the McCain campaign team, Charlie Black, said it was prepared to face either Democrat in the general election and did not have a preference. Yet a memo written on Wednesday by Senator McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, analyzed the race as if Senator Obama, and not Senator Clinton, would be the opponent. Republicans target Obama
The thing that really annoys me is that Limbaugh has turned his mealy mouthed attention on Obama! He has publicly urged Republicans to vote for Sen. Hillary Clinton to keep the divisive Democratic nomination fight alive, but talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday he really wants Sen. Barack Obama to be the party's nominee. "I now believe he would be the weakest of the Democrat nominees," Limbaugh, among the most powerful voices in conservative radio, said on his program. "I now urge the Democrat super delegates to make your mind up and publicly go for Obama. Rush Limbaugh urges vote for Obama
* I have to agree with the jerk. Lets get this over so Obama can go after McCain who I think one on one will be an easy target! Coulter, Rove, Limbaugh, the complicit MSM, are all trying to prolong this to the detriment of Democrats but it will be to the detriment of them and the world too. Romney threw his two cents in yesterday saying Hillary has the experience and should stay in. They see that Obama will win so now they are turning on him but I can't wait with an Obama McCain one on one because the true nightmare of McCain will sink him.I wish Al would run! He would instantly unite the party and be our next President. Whoever he endorses will be the nominee! McCain is too Damn old and vile! I believe an Obama Hillary ticket would unite the party and defeat McCain big time! I would be very interested in what the rest of you have to say.