Yet again, like birdbrains returning to Capistrano, the media claptraps are calling for Hillary Clinton to drop out of the Democratic Party Presidential race , in the name of ''facing reality' and "party unity". Give me a break.
Given the nature and circumstances of this election process, why would, or should, Clinton give up at this Point? The issues are only a few, mainly, can Clinton maintain a viable basis to appeal to the superdelegates to support her? As of today, I don't think there is any doubt at all that she can. Part of it is the reasonable desire to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning when you are behind, and part of it is the method in which the Democratic Party has chosen to select it's nominee.
Obama partisans, including utterly biased 24 hr. news media outlets such as MSNBC, are beating the drum about the hopelessness of Clinton's position, clearly trying to foster a self-fulfilling prophecy and demoralize her voters in the remaining primary states. The disgraceful hack Chris Matthews even said today that Clinton should quit the race because Bill Clinton's "heart isn't in it" and the former President is "off his game". Matthews should be thinking about his totally biased analysis of this race over the last months and why any fair person should believe a word he says anymore, rather than giving useless advice to the opposition campaign. The preposterous shill Mika Brzezinski has suggested this morning that Hillary's misstatement about a day in Bosnia will be as important to Pennsylvania and other voters as Obama's 20 year sleepwalk through the racially divisive Trinity United Church of Christ. Unbelievable.
There are two basis, at least for appealing to the superdelegates for their vote. 1. You are ahead in the pledged delegate count from all the states. 2. You are ahead in the popular vote from all the states.
The rules do not state that the person with the most pledged delegates automatically gets the nomination, that is completely clear, but this and this alone is Obamaites argument for Clinton quitting the race.
If Hillary Clinton can win the cumulative popular vote ,and we really won't know this or not until many more votes are taken, she will have an equally or even more persuasive case to bring to the superdelegates. Her enemies are saying she can't do this, but at this point this is ALL speculation. Events or revelations could effect voting that will take place many weeks from now, there is just no way to know.
The voters of Michigan and Florida, which comprise 8% of the Democratic Party, are at the moment being disenfranchised by the Democratic Party, seemingly, especially in Michigan, because of the willful obstruction of Barack Obama, whose campaign threatened to tie the issue up in court for a time frame that would make a revote impossible.
Hillary Clinton is going to go to the convention COUNTING the Florida and Michigan popular vote total as part of her popular vote total. If these two states put her past Obama in this regard, which is not inconceivable, this is a viable case for appealing to the superdelegates , given Obama's flat refusal to back a revote plan for these two states.
The simple truth is the race is not over, and the machinations of the Democratic Party are such that Clinton could end up with a very viable argument at the convention that she has not been treated FAIRLY by the process. The party has only itself to blame for this contentious development.
Media blowhards, leave Hillary Clinton alone and start reporting fairly on this primary campaign.