As much as I am pained by this truth, it is time for Hillary Clinton to withdraw from the Democratic presidential primary. To press on beyond this point, given her loss in North Carolina and very faint win in Indiana, would only serve to alienate support for the eventual nominee in November. For all the Democrats’ talk of uniting a nation torn apart by 8 years of divisive Bush politics, it’s time for her to do more than just talk.
Hillary, you are the better candidate, but bigger things are happening here than you’re able to handle. You’ve gotten bulldozed by the most charismatic campaign since John F. Kennedy and, as we stand on the edge of a long-awaited racial reconciliation lead by Barack Obama, being the better candidate has to fall by the wayside. Proudly return to your Senate seat and be a leader in some real progressive reform — your legacy will be better served there than by detonating the Florida-Michigan bomb you’ve placed under the Democrats’ chances in November.