For reasons that seem almost unfathomable, because she needs to run the tables in the remaining primaries to even have a hope of winning the nomination -- and that ain't gonna happen.
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will remain in the presidential race "until there's a nominee." The former first lady declined to say whether that meant through the roll call of the states at the Democratic National Convention this summer.
Now that is a truly ambiguous phrase. Does that mean until the Denver convention? Or until Obama gets enough superdelegate support? Or something else? After all, it won't be until the convention that there actually is a nominee -- even if there is a mass swing of superdelegates for Obama.
And she seems to be interested in staying in the race longer -- and is dipping into personal funds to do it.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton lent her presidential campaign $6.4 million over the past month, her campaign said Wednesday, underscoring the financial advantage held by her rival, Barack Obama.
The money more than doubled Clinton's personal investment in her bid for the Democratic nomination. She gave her campaign $5 million earlier this year.
A campaign aide said Clinton gave her campaign another $5 million on April 11, more than a week before the Pennsylvania primary. She then again dipped into her personal wealth for $1 million last week and $425,000 on Monday, one day before the North Carolina and Indiana primaries.
Seems to me like she is throwing good money after bad. After all, she ought to know it takes a village to fund a presidential campaign -- and all the Democrat Party's village idiots are lined up to give money to the Obama campaign. I can't imagine her overcoming the fundraising deficit.
And more supporters keep abandoning the Hillary Clinton campaign -- the latest being George McGovern.
Former Sen. George McGovern, an early supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, urged her to drop out of the Democratic presidential race and endorsed her rival, Barack Obama.
After watching the returns from the North Carolina and Indiana primaries Tuesday night, McGovern said Wednesday it's virtually impossible for Clinton to win the nomination. The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee said he had a call in to former President Clinton to tell him of the decision, adding that he remains close friends with the Clintons.
"I will hold them in affection and admiration all of my days," he said of the Clintons.
This is a big deal -- not because McGovern has a vote at the convention (he doesn't), but because the former South Dakota Senator and Dem. presidential nominee was scheduled to campaign with her this week in SOuth Dakota. It doesn't look good for him to switch, does it?
And the superdelegates, who will ultimately decide this race, are ready to make their move as well.
Is it time to stick a fork in the former First lady? Or does she yet have another trick up her sleeve? I don't see how she could, but she intends to fight another day -- and since the commentators have been wrong about this race at every turn, I suppose anything is possible.