Drudge has the big, raging headline: TALK OF HILLARY EXIT ENGULFS CAMPAIGNS. I rather suspect that this is a ploy – likely by the Clinton campaign itself.
Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in national polls and an expected fund-raising drought, Senator Hillary Clinton is preparing for a tough decision: Does she get out of the race? And when?!
"She can't take multiple double-digit losses in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada," laments one top campaign insider to the DRUDGE REPORT. "If she gets too badly embarrassed, it will really harm her. She doesn't want the Clinton brand to be damaged with back-to-back-to-back defeats."
Meanwhile, Democrat hopeful John Edwards has confided to senior staff that he is staying in the race because Hillary "could soon be out."
"Her money is going to dry up," Edwards confided, a top source said Monday morning.
That's twice the money problems rumor has surfaced just today. But James Carville is mentioned in the story as well. This story reeks of Carville and his media manipulation. I'm not the only one throwing the flag on this, either. Dan Riehl sees the Carville fingerprints on it:
…One cannot be re-born until you die. What better way to do it than to plant the story of your demise, eventually pinning it on the underhanded dealings of a presumably noble competitor's campaign? Nothing like sucking the wind out of your competitions headline grabbing success with a staged funeral that doesn't take place….
Sorry, it is too soon and the Clintons simply do not give up this easily. Look for a resurrection report very soon about Clinton's reborn campaign. She isn't done yet.
UPDATE: Others: (Not buying it): Hot Air, Outside The Beltway, PoliGazette, Ann Althouse, Pundit Guy, Captain's Quarters, Wake Up America, Real Clear Politics, Blogs of War, Bits Blog, Gateway Pundit, Fausta,
I expect that I'll be updating this list rapidly as more weigh in over at Memeorandum.