We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I do not think that she and her team are deluded. I think they have known for a while that they cannot win this thing without a miracle. The Clintons are hard-headed, practical, cynically calculating, and realistic when it comes to power (and money - when Dems get rich, it isn't greed).
But she is getting more than her share of time in the media sun (BTW, is a Repub also running for Pres? You would hardly know it.)
It's all about power. She keeps running to firmly plant the Clinton flag in the center of a Dem party which seems to be giving her a bit of a cold shoulder, and to show her tough stuff so that she will be a major force in the Party - and maybe a Pres candidate - in the future. If Obama goes down in the November election, she will look good and will become the #1 Dem. And if he doesn't go down, she'll be the heavyweight in the Dem Senate and the de facto #2 Dem in the country (overshadowing Al Gore, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, and whoever the VP nominee is).
Thus she has much to gain by not appearing to be a "quitter." She can win by losing, but the timing is key to polishing her halo. She needs to sell on an up-tick.
The speech she will eventually give in support of Obama will bury the hatchet, and will be designed to make her look like a Dem angel. The Dem angel.
A bit behind the curve hear....the latest buzz is that McCain is going to pick Hillary as his running mate.
Given his maverick position within the Republican Party and their shabby treatment of him he's going with the Goldwater Girl and Beat the Illinois Islam, the Goddamn America candidate, is gonna be very hurt.
But Habu, isn't he your guy? Just yesterday you told Buddy that.....
Yea, yea, .. that was yesterday..this is politics. You gotta stay flexible and politically viable....
I hate to be cynical (who am I kidding? I love it!) but I think Hillary's just dragging this out until she can raise a little more money to cover her debts. Maybe she'll even get some "help" from the DNC in exchange for dropping out. No matter what, she needs to cover a huge amount of outstanding debt.
Well, I agree that she is trying to assert herself. But the future has nothing to do with it. For Hillary it's really now or never. You only have to look back at other Dem Presidential also-rans: There are NO second acts.
Essentially hers are the politics of the suicide bomber: Give her what she wants or the whole Party goes up.
No one ever mentions God in this country anymore. However, He is still there and will make Himself known when people least expect it. Jesus is already judging, and all of us, including all of these politicians, are only a heart beat away from it. All I can say to ones like Hillary is, you think you're cleaver, but God knows what you were going to do before you did it, and He knows all the motives and even the intents of your heart... which are not good... and He will judge in righteousness. Whoever has not repented and received forgiveness of sin, will spend forever in hell.