Hillary Clinton just finished one of the worst weeks of her campaign. Peggy Noonan in today’s Wall Street Journal lays out Hillary Clinton’s week of horror in ‘paragraph of woe:’

“Three more primary losses totaling eight in a row. A soap operatic staff shakeup Bill Clinton’s former campaign manager, David Wilhelm, backed Barack Obama. The Wall Street Journal reports “internal frictions” flaring in the open, with Clinton campaign guru Mark Penn yelling, “Your ad doesn’t work!” to ad maker Mandy Grunwald, who fires back, “Oh, it’s always the ad, never the message.” On a conference call Tuesday morning, Mr. Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, told reporters Mrs. Clinton simply cannot catch up. It is “next to impossible” for her to get past him on pledged delegates, she’d need “a blowout victory” of 20 to 30 points in the coming states, the superdelegates will “ratify” what the voters do. Within the hour Mr. Plouffe’s words were headlined on Politico, made Drudge, and became topic one on the evening news shows.

Veteran Associated Press reporter Ron Fournier took a stab at an early postmortem in what seemed a long-suppressed blurt: The Clintons always treated party leaders as “an extension of their . . . ambitions,” “pawns in a game of success and survival. She may pay a high price for their selfishness soon.” He cited party insiders: Superdelegates “won’t hesitate to ditch” Mrs. Clinton if her problems persist. To top it all off, Mrs. Clinton has, for 30 years, held deep respect for her husband’s political acumen, for his natural, instinctive sense of how to campaign. And he’s never let her down. Now he’s flat-footed.”

Hillary Clinton responds by saying “Words are cheap” as a dig on Barack Obama’s campaign of rhetoric and hope. She has even taken to holding boxing gloves on stage to show that she is still in the race. Hillary Clinton is now embracing her role of underdog and in campaign speeches she is ignoring her defeats (Giuliani imitation?). She has been begging for money all week. No change of message, no clever response, and just soap operas. She has been outcampaigned and outfundraised and she responds with “Words are Cheap”? One could come away the idea that she is now asking for votes out of sympathy since it is no longer clear why else she would get a vote.

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