2008 Tick, Tick, Tick
posted by March 28 at 8:41 AMon
Slate launches the Hillary Clinton Deathwatch.
Hillary Clinton is as good as dead. This became the consensus over the past week, when the media awoke en masse to the dual reality that 1) Clinton can’t close the pledged-delegate gap and 2) Obama has her beat in the popular vote. But the Clinton campaign shows no signs of slowing—she said herself she’s prepared to compete for at least three more months. So the question now is not just “How dead is she?” but “When will she realize it?”
In the tradition of Slate’s Saddameter (gauging the likelihood of invading Iraq), the Clintometer (measuring the chances of a Lewinsky-related ousting), and the Gonzo-meter (charting the attorney general’s demise), we bring you the Hillary Deathwatch, a daily update on Hillary Clinton’s dwindling chances of winning the Democratic nomination.
Slate puts Hillary’s chances of winning the nomination at 12%—unfair? Those odds are better than the odds given by a Clinton campaign staffer last week. But Clinton is threatening to stay in the race for another three months—because, hey, if this mehadist can’t have the White House, no one can.
Well, no other Democrat can.