Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who has already told us his state is too racist to elect Obama:
“Just flip it for a second,” Mr. Rendell said. “Let’s say Senator Clinton was ahead by about 110 delegates and ahead by less than 1 percent of the vote cast, and she and her supporters started to call on Senator Obama to get out. Just picture what the media would be saying. They’d be saying you’re being racist, you’re being everything in the world. It’s nuts! It’s nuts!”
Actually, it's not one percent. I love how Clinton's surrogates continue to lie about the unsanctioned contests in Michigan and Florida. My kid's preschool cast ballots too, and Obama won. Should we count those votes as well?
But aside from that, I'd be saying the exact same thing I'm saying now, I'd just swap out Clinton's name for Obama. As for the media, they would've long-ago given up on her challengers. The only reason she's still in this race is because she's a Clinton. I don't begrudge her that advantage, but it's the reality of the matter. If Edwards was in Clinton's position, or Richardson, or anyone else, this thing would've been long gone after Clinton's February losing streak.
The math is clear: the only way for Clinton to win this race is via coup by super delegate, which would throw the party into civil war. Clinton knows this, of course, and doesn't care. In fact, she's hoping for it.
It's her best-case scenario.
Update: Rendell also hearts Fox News.
Governor Rendell: I think during this entire primary coverage, starting in Iowa and up to the present -- FOX has done the fairest job, and remained the most objective of all the cable networks. You hate both of our candidates. No, I’m only kidding. But you actually have done a very balanced job of reporting the news, and some of the other stations are just caught up with Senator Obama, who is a great guy, but Senator Obama can do no wrong, and Senator Clinton can do no right.