FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Hillary Clinton got a good old fashioned beating in Wisconsin yesterday at the hands of Barack Obama.
Pick a way to lose… she lost. Popular vote, delegates, you name it. Obama is taking away Clinton's base. In Wisconsin, almost 9 out of 10 Democratic voters are white. Obama won more than 60% of the votes of white men, and split the support of white women with Clinton. He beat her by double-digits among voters whose families make less than $50,000 dollars. He beat her among voters who don't have college degrees.
It gets worse. Obama did well not only in cities like Madison – winning large numbers of upper-income liberals – he also got a lot of support in parts of the state with lower-income voters and union households.
And if you're Hillary Clinton, the worst part is this: Obama's support among working class, blue-collar voters in Wisconsin could be an indication there is more trouble ahead for Clinton in the large industrial states like Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Oh, and as for independent and Republican voters in Wisconsin, Obama won both by margins of about 2-to-1.
One Democratic pollster told the Washington Post, quote: "There's no question that Senator Clinton is on the defensive. Senator Obama has proven that he can win the kinds of voters that he needs to win" in states like Texas and Ohio.
At this point, Hillary Clinton's chances of becoming the Democratic candidate for president are hovering somewhere between slim and none.
Here’s my question to you: If you were advising Hillary Clinton’s campaign, what would you tell them?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Vince from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey writes:
In reality there is very little difference between the platforms of Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton. This campaign is about the individual and his or her capacity for leadership. My advice to Sen. Clinton would be for her to focus on herself as a person and, by citing real examples, try to convince the people of America that she is ethical, honest, inspirational, human and reliable. Trouble is, I don't think she can.
Bethany from Edison, New Jersey writes:
My advice to Hillary would be simple: if she loses Ohio and Texas, she should gracefully bow out of the race to avoid becoming the Mike Huckabee of the Democratic Party. She should start working on her future campaigns. Hopefully her shot at being president won’t come until 2016, because I think Obama will win the November election if he is nominated and I believe he will be a great president.
"It's not over until the fat lady sings." I am a huge Hillary Clinton supporter. I like her problem-solving strategies and her solid communication style. As a teacher, I am also behind her education initiatives, which involve repealing the No Child Left Behind Act and letting schools and teachers teach the children – not the federal government… To her campaign, I would simply say, "Soften up a bit, and let us see more of Hillary the person – but never let your guard down."
Time to learn how to lose gracefully and stop implying states 'don't count’. Consider your party and your future; you don't want to be pegged as a sore loser. And since you care so much and have all the solutions, go get something done in the Senate to make our lives better.
Dear Hillary, Divorce Bill, vote for McCain, retire from the Senate, and write a book.