The Campaign Spot

Hillary’s In Until At Least June 3

Bill Clinton tells me Hillary Clinton is in until at least June 3, when South Dakota and Montana vote.

Well, okay, it’s not like he called me. But the latest e-mail sent in his name by the Hillary camp says, “We have to make every one of the next 27 days count — please act today!”

I talked to a lot of people that day, and one thing was crystal clear — people want Hillary to stay in this race until every last voter has a say. That’s why Hillary and I are working so hard. That’s why we’ve made a deep commitment to keep campaigning, keep fighting, and keep winning.

She’s not dropping out. She might as well fight on until at least Puerto Rico, and she could easily score one or two more wins in those last two states. (If she drops out, she almost certainly loses.) In the end, it doesn’t make a huge difference if she drops out tomorrow or on June 4. Her strategy has to be to narrow the popular vote as much as possible, win as many states as possible, keep beating the drum on Florida and Michigan and at least have the argument that she would be a stronger general election candidate. She also can hope for some sort of unforced error on Obama’s part.
Bill Clinton also says, “I wish I could talk to every last person who has worked so hard for Hillary to thank you for everything you’ve done for her. You mean so much to both of us. She’s still in this thing because of your hard work and your indomitable spirit.”
Don’t thank me, Mr. President. Thank Rush Limbaugh.

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