The Jed Report makes an entertaining analogy.
Meanwhile, Hillary herself pens an op-ed explaining her RFK remarks, and outlining her case for why she’s still in the race. It’s basically a repetition of the same bogus arguments that she’s been using all along (popular vote, swing states, etc.), plus a newly explicit playing of the gender card (”as the first female candidate in this position, I believe I have a responsibility to finish this race”) and a veritably Nixonian line about how “my parents did not raise me to be a quitter.” Notably, the op-ed barely mentions Michigan and Florida, and doesn’t specifically use them as an independent rationale for continuing her campaign. Is she backing away from the precipice?
In any event, I think it’s telling that she feels the need to defend herself in this fashion. It’s never a good sign, methinks, when you’re reduced to penning newspaper columns explaining why you haven’t dropped out of the race yet. It’s even worse when you’re saying things like: “I am not unaware of the challenges or the odds of my securing the nomination - but this race remains extraordinarily close.” Yeah, it’s close, but so is a basketball game where one team is up by 4 and has the ball with 1.2 seconds left. It’s close, but it’s over. And it sounds like Hillary might be starting to realize that.