Everyone, except maybe her husband, is after Hillary to quit. The problem for Hillary is that it's no longer about "experience" or policy wonkishness. One of her fellow senators put it this way:
"You don’t get elected president if people don’t like you."
And the majority of us don't like her. And the don't-like group is growing ... In Pennsylvania, Obama seems to be on a sharp upward trajectory. North Carolina is his. Indiana seems to be Obama's, too.
Maureen Dowd comes right out with it.
Her favorite as a girl was “The Wizard of Oz,” so surely she spots the “Surrender Dorothy” sign in the sky and the bad portent of the ladies of “The View” burbling to Obama about how sexy he is.
Frank Rich raises a question about The Whopper.
...Here is the one compelling mystery still unresolved about Hillary Clinton’s Bosnia fairy tale: Why did she keep repeating this whopper for nearly three months, well after it had been publicly debunked by journalists and eyewitnesses?
The answer to Rich's question shows how like Bush Hillary Clinton has become. She seems to think she's invulnerable or should be. She knew that too many people knew her Bosnia story was an outright lie, and yet she told it and recounted it for months!
In January, after Senator Clinton first inserted the threat of “sniper fire” into her stump speech, Elizabeth Sullivan of The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote that the story couldn’t be true because by the time of the first lady’s visit in March 1996, “the war was over.”
To a startling degree, she resembles her husband in her audacious game of "dare."
Which brings us back to our question: Why would so smart a candidate play political Russian roulette with virtually all the bullet chambers loaded?
Monica. The kitchenette. The whispers. The potential for serious political damage. Eight years later, Hillary Clinton seems to be begging for her own hard landing.
Some take this as gutsy. The rest of us take it as arrogant and divisive and perhaps a little psycho. It's not red telephone material, that's for sure. Even so, now she's saying she's damned if she'll quit before they give her Florida and Michigan.
In her most definitive comments to date on the subject, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Saturday to put to rest any notion that she will drop out of the presidential race, pledging in an interview to not only compete in all the remaining primaries but also continue until there is a resolution of the disqualified results in Florida and Michigan.
A day after Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean urged the candidates to end the race by July 1, Clinton defied that call by declaring that she will take her campaign all the way to the Aug. 25-28 convention if necessary, potentially setting up the prolonged and divisive contest that party leaders are increasingly anxious to avoid.
Depending on how suicidal you think the Democratic party may have become, thanks to Clinton, the story is either fascinating or very worrying. Dollars to doughnuts Clinton winds up blaming the mess she's stirred up on you and me, on Obama, and on "treasonous" super delegates.