Thursday 26 Nov 2020 | 00:51 | SYDNEY
Thursday 26 Nov 2020 | 00:51 | SYDNEY

Hillary may yet surprise us and go quietly


Sam Roggeveen


5 March 2008 10:19

Too much is being made of indications that Hillary Clinton will press on with her campaign no matter what happens in today's primaries. She has little choice but to give her supporters those indications — imagine the signal she would be sending them if she said, instead, that this was her last desperate stand. Is that someone you'd vote for? If there is an Obama landslide today (results will come through in a few hours — keep refreshing Drudge if you're really desparate to know), things would look very bad for Senator Clinton's campaign. But if, as is more likely, the result is close, that still does not help Clinton much — the delegate numbers are very much against her. So don't rule out a gracious Clinton concession in the coming days.