Tuesday, May 13, 2008

BREAKING UPDATE -Turn out the Lights, the Parties Over Hillary

You can see why Bill didn't resign from the White House, she has been seeking the office of President before she ever met Bill Clinton, and put up with his crap riding his coat tails to get to this point. She knows this will be her one and only chance and she cannot give up under any circumstances. After this is all over, and she returns to the US Senate, I would not want to be any of her former "friends" that bailed on her. She will have a long memory and her Christmas card list will be a lot shorter this year. She will not accept any position in a Obama administration as being a US Senator wields more perks and political power. She will likely seek Senate Leadership, and become the first female Senate Majority leader.


'This race is over,' former DNC chair says; Obama adds more superdelegates

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The headline on this post when it was first published at 7:48 a.m. ET was "Obama adds another superdelegate; count up to 282."

Now (10:35 a.m. ET), Barack Obama's campaign says that another superdelegate -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin -- has said he supports the Illinois senator. And it has scheduled an 11 a.m. ET conference call for reporters with former Democratic National Committee chairman and former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer -- a signal that he too is likely to say he'll be casting his superdelegate vote for Obama.

Update at 11:45 a.m. ET: The conference call is now finished. During it, Romer was asked whether he is part of an effort to "force" Hillary Rodham Clinton from the nomination race. Near the end of the call, he returned to that question. As you'll hear, he said he wanted to make clear that it is up to Clinton to decide whether she should or should not give up. What he thinks he and other superdelegates need to do, Romer said, is give her the information she needs to make her decision in coming weeks:

Update at 11:10 a.m. ET: "This race is over," Romer just said on the conference call. Obama's delegate lead is too large for Hillary Rodham Clinton to overcome, he believes, and in his opinion it's time for the Democratic Party to focus on the fall campaign.

It's worth noting that Romer was chosen to be DNC chairman by then-president Bill Clinton in 1997.

Update at 11:05 a.m. ET: On the conference call, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe just confirmed that Romer is endorsing Obama. Romer will be joining the call shortly.

Also, the Obama campaign just indirectly confirmed that another superdelegate, Anita Bonds of the District of Columbia, has given him her support. The campaign has sent reporters the link to this report.

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