She doesn't officially lose her delegates until they vote for someone else at the convention, so she could always jump back in. There's no paper you sign that magically waives away your delegates, and there will be plenty of them, I'd bet, who, if you ask them next week, insist they'll vote for Hillary.So can we stop paying attention to her? I'd like to, but somebody better keep an eye on her.
UPDATE: Hillary's email to supporters (I've added boldface and parentheticals):
On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama [for what? for getting people to perceive him as the nominee?] and my support for his candidacy [if he in fact becomes the nominee? or are you conceding that he is the nominee and you are backing out?]Sorry, Marc. I've got to keep parsing. I still see the light shining through the unclosed door.
I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party's nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise. [See previous parenthetical! She is still failing to say that he is the nominee or guaranteed the nomination.]...
I will be speaking on Saturday about how together we can rally the party behind Senator Obama.