Rush Limbaugh hates Hillary. That's why he's helping her.
I suspect she isn't particularly fond of him either, but Hillary has to appreciate Limbaugh's call for Republicans to vote in the Democratic Primaries, now that the Republican race is settled. Rush wants Republicans to vote for Hillary because he thinks McCain can beat her in the general election. Hillary Clinton has the highest negatives of any national politician...Negatives are red meat to Republican operatives. It's all they've got.
So Republicans are crossing over to help pick a democratic candidate they can defeat.
No big deal right? Well check out these numbers...Between 12 and 13 percent of voters in the Democratic Primary in Mississippi identified themselves to exit pollers as Republicans, and...
They voted overwhelmingly for...Hillary Clinton.
Even so, Obama won Mississippi with 60% of the vote. Republican crossovers skewed the numbers somewhat, and we get a muddled picture of true voter feelings, but it's fairly certain that Obama trounced Clinton and would have beaten her by an even greater margin had she not been the Republican's choice.
Obama has picked up 8 more delegates in California and will win Texas, regardless of what the Clinton camp claims. Even with a few states left to go, Obama is beating Hillary by far more popular votes than Al Gore beat George Bush by in 2000, increasing his popular vote lead by more than just 90,000 yesterday.
So as the smoke clears this morning, we have the ever more certain realization that the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination is actually over...The people have chosen Obama.
The only thing the Hillary Clinton does by staying in the race, from this point forward, is to help John McCain's chances of continuing the devastating policies of George W. Bush. She cannot honestly win the Democratic nomination for President. It will be difficult for her even if she breaks the rules, which she seems willing to do...Breaking her party in the process.
If Hillary cares about America...really cares about her country and its people...She will bow out.
I wish her a long and successful career as Senator from the great state of New York, but only if she shows me the intelligence and courage to do what has to be done for My Country...and hers.