Siva Vaidhyanathan writes, SIVACRACY.NET: Why Clinton should quit:
I just got back from a few days in Central Pennsylvania. I went there excited that this fervent and energetic contest between two leading lights of the Democratic Party was energizing people in all corners of the country. …
Now I have changed my mind. I want Sen. Clinton to quit running for president and get back to the project of helping New York.
In recent weeks she has disappointed me deeply.
What I did not know — what I could not have known had I not spent some time in Pennsylvania — was just how low, nasty, and unethical the Clinton campaign has become. I worked in and covered enough campaigns in big states to know that you can't really tell what a campaign is up to from the speeches, television ads, and debates. You have to follow the direct mail, push polls, and the radio — especially the radio.
In Pennsylvania last week radio was full of ads for both candidates. It was as if all other forms of commerce were suspended.
The Obama ads I heard were optimistic and uplifting. They treat listeners and voters with respect. They treat the party and country with dignity.
The Clinton ads were mean, demeaning, and full of lies. The contrast was stark.