You can’t turn left or right now without seeing ‘Hillary’s playing the race card’. The New York Times editorial page included. But this isn’t playing the race card, I think, like she was doing when her surrogates were speaking mostly in code, nasty innuendo. Instead, it seems to me, Hillary Clinton is just not sophisticated enough to keep the demographics talk internal to the campaign, while getting the desired message to superdelegates and voters by indirect means (by which I do not mean innuendo, nor do I mean imbibing whiskey while skinning a deer).
I think there are a lot of people who could use a trip to the ice cream shop, including the editorial page people at the New York Times. From here on out it’s really mostly arranging (I think and hope) for Oregon or whoever to put Obama’s total delegate count past the finish line. For that to happen, Hillary Clinton must stay in the race, and the benefits will include getting out more and more new voters, more and more crossovers from the Bushist Party, more and more turnout, etc. Also, Obama-supporting superdelegates have to announce their support at the right times.