This NYT editorial was obviously as dishonest and mendacious as its journalistic content elsewhere in this rag whose stock is sinking as fast as the Titanic.
If nothing else, self interest should push her in that direction. Mrs. Clinton did not get the big win in Pennsylvania that she needed to challenge the calculus of the Democratic race. It is true that Senator Barack Obama outspent her 2-to-1.
Fact: Mrs. Clinton got a MUCH bigger win than the NYT expected when this cowardly disclaimer was written on deadline. The clowns in the editorial room---Keller [King Kong Keller was a NYY third-baseman in the '40s] & Pinch may have given them the nod or written it themselves---relied on unreliable exit polls that gave Hillary a four percent victory, not the ten percent she ended up with. As everyone except the NYT knows, exit polls suffer from the "Bradley Effect" named after the black LA mayor who failed to beat Gray Davis for governor when all the polls said Bradley was ahead. Of course, given its pervasively dishonest corporate & editorial culture, its cloud-cuckoo land mistake fits right into its normal libtard paradigm.
And, of course, even Tom Brokaw on MSNBC, admitted Obama outspent Hillary 3 to 1 [and possibly 4 to 1], so the stat in the NYT editorial follows its general policy of lying out loud throughout its news operations. Pinch should realize he is a compleat third-rater and stay out of the adult end of the pool. He's in deep water anyway financially & within a few years, the Murdoch-owned WSJ will probably be wiping the floor with the leftist treacle of what used to be called "Bum Fodder" turned out daily by the NYT.
Actually, on CNN's Larry King Live, a truly borderline name for the eponymous host who appears half-deceased mentally, the sound of crashing furniture in the background kept interrupting Lanny Davis [my old pal from the '68 McCarthy Campaign] & his black Obama-supporter counterpart during their ping-pong interview in Philly as evident chaos reigned at the CNN Philly studio! Ah, the natives are restless in the city of Brotherly Murder!!!
Could all the crashing be the sound of falling presuppositions and miscalculations?
UPDATE Rich Lowry's Take on the NYT stink-bomb editorial unendorsement:
If Hillary can’t win the nomination—and it’s clearly very, very hard for her—she’s basically a stalking horse for McCain. She’s preparing the demographic ground for McCain, by getting white working-class Democrats used to (if you will) not voting for Obama. And she’s softening Obama up for McCain, prodding at and exposing her fellow Democrats’ weaknesses. The only way she can stop the super-delegates’ drift to Obama is conclusively making the case that she’s more electable. Given the fall-out from Bosnia, on top of her negatives to begin with, she’s probably never going to be strong enough to do that. And as long as Obama just seems sort of weak—but not catastrophically so—I think super-delegates will perversely be more inclined to declare for him quickly. They’ll want to protect him and stop the nomination race before even more of his vulnerabilities become evident. That’s clearly part of the sentiment behind “The Low Road to Victory” New York Times editorial.
She's the Hill-Rod 50-Foot Woman who, like Reagan in '76, will be back in 2012---fired up and ready for more Gonzo Woman Scorpio XBox360 Action. McCain is a one-term phenomenon. Obama will be her age after her two terms!!!