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Hillary Won’t Quit, Counts On Superdelegates

From her undying fans at the Associated Press:

Clinton rules out leaving race early

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer Sat Mar 29

HAMMOND, Ind. – If Hillary Rodham Clinton is feeling heat from pundits and party elders to quit the race and back Barack Obama, you’d never know it from her crowds, energy level and upbeat demeanor on the campaign trail.

"There are millions of reasons to continue this race: people in Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Carolina, and all of the contests yet to come," Clinton told reporters Friday. "This is a very close race and clearly I believe strongly that everyone should have their voices heard and their votes counted." …

"I believe a spirited contest is good for the Democratic Party and will strengthen the eventual nominee," she said. "We will have a united party behind whomever that nominee is. … I look forward to campaigning over the next several months." …

At events here and in North Carolina on Thursday, Clinton raised the issue of whether she should quit the race, only to have it firmly batted down by her supporters.

"There are some people who are saying, you know, we really ought to end this primary, we just ought to shut it down," she said in Mishawaka, Ind., drawing cries of "No, no!" inside a packed gymnasium.

In Hammond, she compared the state’s struggling steel industry to her own efforts to fight the odds.

"I know a little bit about comebacks," she said to cheers. "I know what it’s like to be counted down and counted out. But I also know there is nothing that will keep us down if we are determined to keep on."

The New York senator reaffirmed her belief that superdelegates will base their choice on which candidate would make the best president and would have the best chance to beat Republican John McCain in November.

All the more reason to look forward to Pennsylvania’s primary April 22, Indiana and North Carolina’s May 6 and the handful of others that follow, Clinton insisted.

"There will be additional information that will inform those decisions that will come from these upcoming contests," she said…

Should we be shouting "go, Hillary go!" or "stay, Hillary, stay!"?

Personally, I still think we should have driven the stake through her heart while we had the chance.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, March 29th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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