The Long Defeat – New York Times

Last week, an important Clinton adviser told Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen (also of Politico) that Clinton had no more than a 10 percent chance of getting the nomination. Now, she’s probably down to a 5 percent chance.

Five percent.

Let’s take a look at what she’s going to put her party through for the sake of that 5 percent chance: The Democratic Party is probably going to have to endure another three months of daily sniping. For another three months, we’ll have the Carvilles likening the Obamaites to Judas and former generals accusing Clintonites of McCarthyism. For three months, we’ll have the daily round of résumé padding and sulfurous conference calls. We’ll have campaign aides blurting “blue dress” and only-because-he’s-black references as they let slip their private contempt.

At this point, with only a 5% chance of taking the nomination, isn’t it time for Hillary to step-down so that the party can focus on defeating McCain, rather than causing an implosion within the party itself?

Elsewhere within the article quoted above, it also states:

About a fifth of Clinton and Obama supporters now say they wouldn’t vote for the other candidate in the general election. Meanwhile, on the other side, voters get an unobstructed view of the Republican nominee. John McCain’s approval ratings have soared 11 points. He is now viewed positively by 67 percent of Americans. A month ago, McCain was losing to Obama among independents by double digits in a general election matchup. Now McCain has a lead among this group.

Great … and what some people may find surprising is that I am one of 20% that would flip parties in the general election. I don’t agree with a lot of McCain’s policies, but I have always admired his penchant for straight-talk.

And while I loved Bill Clinton as a President, I’ve always had a certain amount of distaste for Hillary, and the actions of her campaign currently are doing less than nothing to improve this situation.

I would much rather have someone in office with whose policies I disagree, but whom I feel I can trust to truly act in what he feels is best for the country (and not for his cronies, like the current fuckwit), than a duplicitous, power-hungry, narcissistic hag. This has nothing to do with Hillary’s gender; there are only two women in the Democratic party for whom I harbor feelings this strong … the other being Dianne Feinstein (the senior Senator from California).

It’s time for Hillary to step-back and withdraw from the race before she drives a wedge further between members of her own Party …

By the way … I’m planning on voting for Jon Huntsman’s re-election as governor of Utah. That I can see, he has done a more than adequate job of running the state, even urging the legislature to pass a bill RAISING the amount of alcohol in a drink to a full shot (1.5 oz), instead of the current 1 ounce, in order to get alco-pops out of the grocery stores and into the liquor stores … a more than acceptable trade-off as far as I’m concerned.

Unless there’s a Democratic Party candidate that just wows me, then I see no reason to vote out an effective governor.