In the coming weeks, Hillary Clinton needs to figure out how to get out of the race while the getting is good. She simply cannot win unless the party’s super delegates ignore the will of the people in a mass political suicide. Last week Politico, argued that she has “virtually” no chance of winning and chastised the media for hyping the political horse race and not the political reality.
“Journalists have become partners with the Clinton campaign in pretending that the contest is closer than it really is. Most coverage breathlessly portrays the race as a down-to-the-wire sprint between two well-matched candidates, one only slightly better situated than the other to win in August at the national convention in Denver.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, whose endorsement of Barack Obama was a slap in the face to his longtime political mentors the Clintons, became the latest party bigwig to state the obvious that the New York senator is on a Quixotic quest for the presidency even if she wins the Pennsylvania primary. The likeable Richardson even took a few shots at Clinton in an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”
The problem with the Clintons is that it’s always about them first. By the way, it’s a pity that Richardson’s campaign failed to catch on with the public. On paper, he was the most qualified of any of the Democratic presidential candidates. I would have voted for him.