Last night Hillary mirrored Nixon's famous and pathetic speech. In 1952 he told a national audience he was not a quitter and appealed to voters to help decide whether he should be the vice presidential candidate. "Wire and write," he said.
The Hillary speech not only ignored Obama's historic win but was so laden with self-preservation and -aggrandizement it's clear that, although she is at the end of her candidacy, she is not done with her self-deluded power plays.
On some level, Clinton was battling the sad history of women's silence. Now many female Clinton voters will be asked to bite their tongues and suffer for the larger good. It's a bitter kind of heart break.