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Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in national polls and an expected fund-raising drought, Senator Hillary Clinton is preparing for a tough decision: Does she get out of the race? And when?!
"She can't take multiple double-digit losses in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada," laments one top campaign insider to the DRUDGE REPORT. "If she gets too badly embarrassed, it will really harm her. She doesn't want the Clinton brand to be damaged with back-to-back-to-back defeats."
Meanwhile, Democrat hopeful John Edwards has confided to senior staff that he is staying in the race because Hillary "could soon be out."
"Her money is going to dry up," Edwards confided, a top source said Monday morning.
Key players in Clinton's inner circle are said to be split. James Carville is urging her to fight it out through at least February and Super Tuesday, where she has a shot at thwarting Barack Obama in a big state. But others close to the former first lady now see no possible road to victory, sources claim.
Originally posted by Becker44
reply to post by DocMoreau
In my opinion Edwards is the "other" empty pant suit.
Originally posted by jsobecky
Anyway, I'd hate to be Bill if Hillary drops out. She'll be unfit to live with for weeks if she doesn't win the whole tamale.
Hillary's Camp Blames Strategist Penn
Sunday, January 6, 2008 12:46 PM
In the aftermath of Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, the finger of blame is being pointed at her chief strategist, Mark Penn.
According to Time magazine, critics say Penn is the embodiment of all that is wrong with Clinton's campaign: "Too cautious, too arrogant, too conventional and too clueless as to how much the political landscape has shifted since the last Clinton reign."
Advisers blame Penn for not predicting Clinton's shocking results in Iowa, even telling her victory was imminent up until the moment the caucuses began. Penn also has been faulted for assuring Clinton that she would win the female vote, although Barack Obama outdrew her in that category, 35 percent to 30 percent.
3 Polls Show Obama Leads by Double Digits
Sunday, January 6, 2008 8:08 PM
Three new polls released this weekend show a dramatic shift in voter sentiment for Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Originally posted by ChrisF231
I doubt it ... she ruined any chance she ever had when she broke down in public today - Madam Supreme Ruler wannabe is finished.
Afterall, who is going to vote for a president who cant keep their emotions private?