The statement above is at the root of the problem, and the result of disreputable spin.
No, as a presumed leader of the Democratic Party, Hillary is responsible to the Democratic Party.
The party, through its rules, has selected a presumptive nominee.
Even George W. Shrub figured that one out and got his statement right today.
The Rockies beat the Dodgers 2-1 last night in Los Angeles. Since it was a close game, the final score will not count until the Dodgers and all the fans who attended the game have time to heal their grief. We all know the Dodgers, of course, are responsible to fans in LA and nobody else.
I believe "Held Hostage" is the best term to describe the following behavior, if in fact it is true:
"The advisers said Clinton has made a strategic decision to not formally end her campaign, giving her leverage to negotiate with Obama on various matters including a possible vice presidential nomination for her."
No, you didn't hear MSM comments about Senator Obama's penis. Nor did you hear any comments about Senator Clinton's vagina. I believe most fourth graders and even a sexist knows those two organs are in the same general area, not in an open collar area. Deliberate slime. When they criticize Hillary's vagina, please feel free to criticize Senator Obama's penis.
I suspect that if Senator Obama (or any other male Senator for that matter) elected to wear a "modest tank under a suit jacket" on the Senate floor, even the 'sexist' traditional media might make mention of it.
Also, you may recall that there was huge manufactured outrage when someone photographed Senator Obama in what most adults would define as a very modest traditional male swimsuit.
But then after a foreign tour, someone tipped Drudge with a photo in traditional African garb - that case complaints of him being over-clothed.