Now that the Michigan and Florida debacle has been somewhat resolved providing basically no help to her floundering chances, has Hillary finally decided to accept reality? While she publicly continues to put up a determined front, privately she is sending emails to her advanced staff hinting otherwise.
Members of Hillary Clinton’s advance staff received calls and emails this evening from headquarters summoning them to New York City Tuesday night, and telling them their roles on the campaign are ending, two Clinton staffers tell my colleague Amie Parnes.
The advance staffers — most of them now in Puerto Rico, South Dakota, and Montana — are being given the options of going to New York for a final day Tuesday, or going home, the aides said. The move is a sign that the campaign is beginning to shed — at least — some of its staff. The advance staff is responsible for arranging the candidate’s events around the country.
With the future of her campaign in doubt, Clinton hasn’t announced her plans for the final election night of the primary cycle or beyond, but the aides said she would stage her election night event in New York City. Her entourage is currently expected to wake up Tuesday in New York and to arrive in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night.
Clinton’s senior aides didn’t respond to requests for comment on her Tuesday night plans.
Maybe the South Dakota primary will have some meaning after all, it might provide Hillary with her last victory (still in doubt by the way) before finally bowing out.