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Should Hillary Quit?

The "Hillary Death Watch." Do You Want the Race Over Now?



It's everywhere. The Hillary Get Out drumbeat. Slate just launched a feature they're calling the "Hillary Death Watch" handicapping Hillary's changing chances as the graphic shows her perching atop a sinking ship. 10.3 percent ain't so good.

Meanwhile, my Sunday morning boyfriend, Tim Russert on Meet the Press had my op-ed boyfriend David Brooks on to talk about the calls for a Hillary ouster. Brooks, who said last week that Clinton "possesses the audacity of hopelessness," had a conversation bolstered in part by Sen. Patrick Leahy's comments on Friday urging her to quit and saying her attacks were hurting the party more than anything McCain had said.

But the person a Clinton plank-walk might affect most, Obama, doesn't agree! He's just said,

“My attitude is that Senator Clinton can run as long as she wants. Her name is on the ballot. She is a fierce and formidable opponent, and she obviously believes she would make the best nominee and the best president.”

Here's the burr under the saddle about the quit-brigade: this is exactly what the Democratic Party set up. The proportional delegate takes from each state, the superdelegates, it's all set up to extend the fight and give everyone a crack at choosing. Bill's even said,

“We just need to relax and let this happen. Nobody’s talking about wrecking the party. Everywhere I go, all these working people say: ‘Don’t you dare let her drop out."

I'm still seeing Hillary signs up, she's leading Obama in Pennsylvania by 10 points. What's contributing to the Hillary bloodlust? Should she quit?

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