The Democratic Party doesn’t have the luxury of affording Hillary Clinton the time she needs to fully resolve the loss of her dream to be president because this was a primary, not a general election where she would have months or years to lick her wounds. The party needs her now at her best to assure a victory for McCain whether she runs for vice president or uses all the power of persuasion she can bring to bear to keep her 18 million supporters from defecting to McCain.
Trailer park closings are testing oft-repeated promises on rectifying the social ills that Hurricane Katrina exposed.
A reluctant Hillary Rodham Clinton kept a hall full of supporters and the nation waiting for 45 minutes to finally bring her futile campaign for President to a long overdue end.
She climbed onto the stage at the National Building Museum in Washington more than 45 minutes late for the speech scheduled at noon.
Fund-raising for national party conventions could test the commitment of Barack Obama and John McCain to erase the influence of big money.