A quick view across the pond tells me that Barak Obama looks like being victor but the question now is "will he be so damaged by the fight that he cannot win the real battle which is with John McCain.
The Chinese struggle when it looks like they will lose face in any situation. That is not unique to China. If it really is the case that Hillary Clinton now cannot win, she should find an exit strategy that places her country before her ambition. But it seems to me that she feels she can't do so without "loosing face".
Is she brave enough to risk that for her country? That, ironically would be both real leadership and a great role model but she is probably in too deep to see that and its not clear now if there is anyone strong enough that she would listen to so she could see the bigger picture.
Leadership is sometimes saying enough is enough and walking away with dignity, but in the hothouse that is American presidential politics such sentiments are probably even more idealistic than I usually am
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