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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Should Hillary quit?

There's a great debate in the blogosphere, among political pundits, and the other 1% of America interested in the Democratic primary race. The arguments are generally:
1. She should drop out because it's numerically unfeasible for her to win
2. She should drop out to unify the party
3. She should drop out because women should defer to men

I'm an Obama supporter, so from the "I want to win" perspective, I'd like Hillary to give up.

But let's be honest here - most of the quit advocates are Obama supporters. So here's an analogy:

In 2000, Democrats could have contested the Florida results, but the Bushies quickly labeled the Democrats "Sore Loserman" and the media picked it up. How did you feel then?

What's wrong with a contested convention with the race this close? I think we can pound McCain no matter when we select the nominee.

1 comment:

shadoweyes said...

Ummm, I think you missed the reason Hillary needs to concede - it really has nothing to do with the fact that she has lost, it has to do with the fact that she is tearing the party apart.

She has accused Obama of disenfranchising Florida and Michigan. In general, she has lowered Obama's positives more than McCain ever could have.

Hillary's followers going Republican instead of staying Dem is more of a reflection on Hillary than anything - she has put herself before everything, isn't that the current Republican mantra?