MARCH 5, 2008
Clinton is pleading for time, arguing that voters should be allowed to
have their say in future contests. But even in this she comes up
against a contradiction posted by Obama's lead. Because she must rely
on the superdelegates to beat back Obama's likely lead in the popular
vote and among pledged delegates, she is essentially asking those
superdelegates to listen to the people—but only long enough to be
persauded to vote for her. Then she expects them to undo the will of
the people by voting against Obama in Denver.
Also in Slate: Jeff Greenfield's surprisingly persuasive argument for how Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck explain the race.