I have mixed feelings about a person who when asked "We have heard that a half million children have died [as a result of sanctions against Iraq]. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And--and you know--is the price worth it?"
Replied: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it."
I would not forgive a Bush who gave such an answer.
Definitely a much more party supporting, Senator Obama supporting, politically astute move than conceding on the night of the primaries.
Her supporters have had time to accept the reality of her defeat, the audience will be cheering for the party and Obama instead of perhaps howling their disapproval of Senator Clinton withdrawing from the race.
It is much better she does not concede and goes on raising money from her own supporters to pay off her debts rather than coming to Obama supporters asking for donations to pay for her mistakes.
(at the time of this post her pitch to her supporters asking for money on her website runs "Show Hillary your support. Throughout this campaign, Hillary has promised to stand up for you. Show Hillary you're standing with her by making a contribution to our campaign today" > http://www.hillaryclinton.com/home/?spla
I assume that a large number of superdelegates have privately told Senator Clinton that they will be endorsing Senator Obama.
But in Hillary's world admitting that Obama "has secured the necessary delegates to be the nominee" is not the same as conceding that he will be the nominee - she is still hoping for the meteorite strike.
As soon as I read that Alegre was using as a source "one of the only remaining highly respected neutral voices in the liberal netroots" I knew that the source would not be neutral.
Which answers all that I need to know about Alegre, except for one thing - was she or a member of her family expecting a job in a Clinton administration and is she bitter that that wrong horse has been backed.