From the perspective of another Hillary Clinton supporter who can do basic math, Hilary Rosen wrote this morning that she was "not alone in privately urging the campaign over the last two weeks to use the moment to take her due, pass the torch and cement her grace."
Hilary (one "L") is the new Political Director of the Huffington Post because she has one of the keenest minds in politics. It's a shame Hillary (two "L's") didn't follow her advice.
From the piece, I Am Not a Bargaining Chip, I Am a Democrat:
She had an opportunity to soar and unite. She had a chance to surprise her party and the nation after the day-long denials about expecting any concession and send Obama off on the campaign trail of the general election with the best possible platform. I wrote before how she had a chance for her "Al Gore moment." And if she had done so, the whole country ALL would be talking today about how great she is and give her her due.
Instead she left her supporters empty, Obama's angry and party leaders trashing her. She said she was stepping back to think about her options. She is waiting to figure out how she would "use" her 18 million voters.
But not my vote. I will enthusiastically support Barack Obama's campaign. Because I am not a bargaining chip. I am a Democrat.