According to MSNBC, President Bush has officially congratulated Barack Obama, while Senator Clinton is still holed up in her bunker in NY issuing her list of demands. I watched Clinton’s speech again this morning, and really, delusional and surreal are the only way I can describe it. In fact, since I really can no longer (could I ever? I tried, at least) rationally discuss the Clintons campaign, I will let Dahlia Lithwick take over:
Just finished watching Hillary Clinton’s unconcession speech. I guess we should give her credit for the fact that her supporters now look sufficiently angry to set small brushfires.***
Unfortunately, I kept thinking of that Gilligan’s Island episode in which Ginger acts out an excruciatingly long and melodramatic death scene. You keep thinking her every last gasp is really it. But then she keeps rolling around and twitching because she’s been peeking through her fingers all along and knows you’re still watching.
From now on, I am just going to ignore Hillary. She is not the candidate. She lost. The story is not about her, it is about Obama and McCain and winning in November.