WASHINGTON--Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is now having to defend why she is staying in the Democratic presidential primary. The Obama team--ahead in elected delegates and with some more potential superdelegates in the pipeline than Clinton probably has--want this over as soon as possible. The Clinton campaign, with votes in April and May in some 10 states is hoping for lightening to strike.
Bill Clinton says in a fund-raising letter that they are hearing people calling for Clinton to quit--from as he puts it-- "elected officials, party members, and Obama campaign surrogates." He asks, "With the race this close, it sure doesn't make sense to me that she'd leave now -- does it make sense to you?"
Click below for Bill Clinton appeal...
Bill Clinton letter....
Here's the most important thing you need to know about this race: it's neck-and-neck.
Only 130 delegates separate Hillary from Senator Obama -- and that's not counting Florida and Michigan. The difference in popular vote is less than 1 percent, and millions of voters have yet to make their voices heard. This election should be about their choice.
But now we're hearing people -- elected officials, party members, and Obama campaign surrogates -- call for Hillary to pull out.
With the race this close, it sure doesn't make sense to me that she'd leave now -- does it make sense to you?
There's no better way to tell Hillary that you support her staying in than to make a contribution to her campaign -- and no better time to contribute than right now. If you've never donated online before, now is the time to do it. Even as little as $5 can make a difference.
We're facing a big deadline on Monday. Our opponents and the media will scrutinize our fundraising reports and look for any sign of weakness. By making a contribution today, you can help make sure we show nothing but strength.
Contribute $5 by our midnight Monday deadline to help us show our strength.
I know that Hillary never forgets exactly why she is running. Her commitment to the people of this country never wavers.
At this critical moment, all of us supporting Hillary must make sure we are just as focused as she is. With all the talk of the state of the race, all the people telling her she should just give up, you and I must make sure she has everything she needs to stay in this race.
With our big fundraising deadline coming up midnight Monday, we need to show the critics and the doubters that this campaign is running full steam ahead with the determination to win.
Contribute $5 now to help us reach our $3 million goal by midnight Monday.
My family isn't big on quitting. Hillary's in this race to win, and she's in it thanks to you.