The Obama-worshipers in the mainstream media, the leftwing "netroots" and the Obama kool aid drinkers are getting increasingly annoyed over hillary's stubborn refusal to get out of the race. Should she bow out gracefully now or wage a fight to the finish? The quit now people advance two main issues. One, she can't overcome Obama's lead in popular vote or delegates. Two, by prolonging the race, she hurts the inevitable nominee Obama and helps John McCain. The Clinton camp has some surprisingly strong arguments that the media have basically ignored. Obama's lead in popular votes is actually about 1% of the total, and half of it came from Cook County. No democrat needs to have that explained to them. Clinton has won the important battleground states that a democrat must win to win the general. Obama's victories have come either in red states, safe democrat states or in caucuses, which are not a reliable indicator of how ordinary voters will vote. For example, Hillary won the popular vote in Texas, only to see Obama win more delegates through the caucus procedure they have. Should she be punished because her voters have to get up the next day and go to work and can't hang around all night at a caucus? Apparently, if the democrats used the same procedure as republicans, with more winner take all votes, she would already have locked it up. Her case becomes more compelling when you factor in Florida and Michigan, two crucial states where she is stronger than Obama but which apparently will not count. Then there is the Wright issue, which is being treated as Officially Over by the media. Certainly republican advocacy groups will not oblige and will pound this in a way that makes the Swift Boat ads look like Obama testimonials. The Rezko issue could blow up at any time, plus who knows what else is rattling around? I loath the Clintons and everything they stand for, but it seems to me the arguments she should get out now or by the end of June are ridiculous. Blacks may be upset if Obama doesn't get the nomination, but plenty of democrat voters will feel they have been disenfranchised if the process is halted prematurely. For once, I agree with them.