I'm not really sure I know what I mean by this. Do I wish Hillary would remove herself from the race so we can get on with electing a different president with a real campaign strategy? Sort of. Or do I wish Hillary would hang in there and represent women all the way to the top, whether that's a win or a lose? Yes to that one too.
I listened to the tenor of her remarks after losing the NC primary and barely winning IN and I thought "this is one dedicated lady. She isn't going to give up and let down her constituents. She's going to take it all the way, win or lose. The women of America are her sisters and she's going as far as she can."
It's a little like (IMHO) a woman with breast cancer who, because she loves life, because she doesn't want to leave her loved ones, because she is a fighter who has surmounted other difficulties, because she believes she owes it to those who love her to keep on fighting, a woman who tries every last treatment available, even the ones that are as bad as the disease, just to be able to say she tried everything before she let go.
There's a piece of me that knows that this is not necessarily a good strategy. There's another piece of me that understands completely why she would do it. I might do it too.
And yet, there's a point in life when the loved ones of a dying person want to say to that person, "it's okay to go now, it's okay to let go, we'll be all right, you've done your job".
Go, Hillary, Go. Whichever way you want to take that.