Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 10th, 2008 4:38 am by HL
Clinton Lacks Path to Nomination — and Exit
Sen. Hillary Clinton is “darting around the country like a full-fledged presidential candidate,” but the Los Angeles Times notes that within her “circle of advisors and donors, the conversation has turned to how she can make a dignified exit from the race.”
“For all the signs of normalcy, much of the infrastructure that keeps the New York senator’s campaign going — the aides, donors and political allies — is resigned to the hard reality that the Democratic nomination now appears out of reach.”
But just as she can’t find a path to the nomination, she also doesn’t have a clear path to exit.
“Having invested 16 months and raised more than $200 million in the campaign, Clinton may find it difficult to quit. Her campaign persona is now built on the idea that she’s working-class America’s scrappy warrior. So dropping out with six contests left in the campaign season would be awkward.”