In NYTsgate, the Hillary Clinton campaign director for communications Jennifer Palmieri seems to becoming The Lady Doth Protest Too Much, methinks. If the campaign were going well, there would be no need to keep coming up with big phrases about how the newspaper dropped the ball.
Meanwhile, Clinton is sinking in the polls.
Amid the distractions of NYTsgate and the conservative glee about bad survey numbers such as from Quinnipiac, no substantive policy proposals are being put out there by the Clinton folks. How about, for example, a commitment to save Social Security from more than 20 percent future cuts?
The time has come. Clinton should consider dropping out of the race. Otherwise it's likely the GOP will win. She can give her support to other Democratic candidates now running or who might decide to run. Graciously she could divide her war chest to support their campaigns.