The last few weeks have shown Hillary Clinton at her worst: peddling sham gas tax relief and beating the drums of war against Iran. A month or so ago I was wondering if perhaps I'd misjudged her. Today I'm very happy to support Barack Obama.
That said, why should she bow out now? Although the chattering class has declared her candidacy over, it's not.
Next week she's likely to prevail in West Virginia (a state with similar demographics to Pennsylvania, where she did very well). Success is also waiting in Kentucky; if she's able to get the votes in Michigan and Florida counted (whatever you might think of that maneuver), Clinton is right back in the race.
This interminable campaign has had many inflection points when either Clinton or Obama were supposedly finished. But it's not over yet.