May 21st, 2008
03:28 PM ET
7 years ago

Cafferty: Why is Hillary Clinton still in the race?

Clinton has said to her camp she will stay in the race until June because she believes she can still be the nominee.
Clinton has said to her camp she will stay in the race until June because she believes she can still be the nominee.

Barack Obama took another big step toward becoming the Democratic presidential nominee last night. He now has a majority of the pledged delegates – which means it is now impossible for Hillary Clinton to catch him. He also reminded those superdelegates who remain uncommitted that if they endorse Clinton now, they will be going against the will of the voters.

None of this matters to Hillary Clinton. She's staying in, telling supporters she's determined to see every vote counted. She's $19.5 million in debt, hopelessly behind and probably further damaging the party's chances in November, but no big deal. This is all about Hillary.

The New York Times reports she has told her inner circle she thinks she can still be the nominee. And, if she isn't, she can still accomplish some final goals.

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