The Republicans have publicly stated that the only thing that can unify them and give them a chance to win is Hilary.  Based on this and the likeability of Barak, why doesn't she give up her presidential aspirations and back Obama.  They agree on so many issues and he has a chance to win Independent and liberal Republicans and she doesn't.  I am an upper west side liberal democrat and I won't vot for her because of her association with Bill and the democratic machine. 

I would admire Hilary if she did this - if she is the patriot she says she is and if she wants a Democrat in office to carry out her solutions, she could guarantee this by leaving the race.