The Hillary Clinton Dropout Fiasco - The News Junkie
The News Junkie: The Hillary Clinton Dropout Fiasco

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Hillary Clinton Dropout Fiasco

Hillary Clinton - 'Will She Stay Or Will She Go Now'?:


WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials told the Associated Press, but Clinton's campaign manager denied the report.

The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City, said the officials who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to divulge her plans.

However Terry McAuliffe, Clinton's campaign chairman, told CNN that AP is "100% reporting incorrectly."

It's a battle of the leaks at the moment. It appears Hillary Clinton's campaign is leaking information hinting or outright saying that she will concede tonight and throw her support behind Barack Obama. At the same time, spokespeople for the campaign are claiming that this is ridiculous and Clinton is prepared to fight on. There's two possible reasons for this confusion; Either Hillary's campaign is trying to save face in case she pulls off the miracle she's hinting at in South Dakota (Clinton's campaign is predicting a 25 point win and the latest polls have Obama up by 12) or they're planning for the after-party. There's a decent chance that if Barack Obama doesn't offer her the VP slot (which he won't) that she'll claim the media was responsible for her loses in South Dakota and Montana because they kept saying that she was going to drop out. Who wants to vote for a candidate that will drop out at the end of the day? Hillary would contend, no one.

Even if Hillary doesn't concede tonight, and there's a good chance that she won't completely drop out, this battle isn't over. She'll take a shot a VP, fail and then whine to anyone who will listen about how she wasn't given a chance because of the media's sexism. Oh, this isn't over at all. In fact, it's probably just begun...

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