(CNN) – Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, one of Hillary Clinton's most ardent supporters, said Sunday it's time for Hillary Clinton to acknowledge she has lost her bid for the Democratic nomination.
Vilsack, who was briefly a presidential candidate himself last year, told the Associated Press it's "pretty clear that Senator Obama is going to be the nominee."
"After Tuesday's contests, she needs to acknowledge that he's going to be the nominee and quickly get behind him," Vilsack also said.
Vilsack first announced he was running for president in November, 2006, but dropped his bid three months later after the Democrat failed to drum up a significant level of support or raise the necessary campaign funds needed to compete. He endorsed Clinton shortly after and played a key role in the New York senator's unsuccessful Iowa campaign effort.
His comments came the same day the Clinton showed signs she plans to press on after Tuesday's contests - continuing argue she has won the popular vote and that the party's superdelegates are able to switch their allegiances before the convention in August.
I meant her supporters at the DNC never would have had that argument at the DNC if she were ahead.
It has been over for 3months. No news here!
Any "Democrats" who vote for McCain in November should Obama be the nominee, will then fully have the blood of 4000+ US soldiers, and 600000+ civilian Iraqis on their hands as much as any full-fledged Bush supporter.
Let's not forget what's important, people. Troops home NOW!
Clinton supporters didn't vote for a quitter. We voted for the most qualified candidate.
She is not a role model to girls. How would she keep fighting without noting she has lost. Isn't that called being 'dilusional'?
Someone mentioned the past eight years being a disaster. Your right and wrong.............the past four years have been a disaster and look who controlled the Congress.......DEMOCRATS. If you want to bury the economy further and put this country's security at risk.................. by all means vote for a Democrat.
OMG....the only one not to see this is Hillary….because after all the "experience" she doesn't have….and all the "sniper fire" she had to endure (which never happened) – and all the switching of positions she did..(depending on which state she was in defined her position at that moment….NAFTA anyone?) – omg…wake up
Earth to hillary.............. IT'S OVER..............................duh !
tis is truly a tragedy for the democrats
I say we let Hillary run third party in the general - get some of these whack jobs out of the democratic party.
I am behind Hillary 100%!!
Hillary or McCain for President
McCain Democrats to the rescue!!!
Don't quit Hillary. Do what ever it takes to win the nomination!!!!
Even if everyone else realizes she needs to get out of this, I still think we're going to need a new priest and an old priest to make that happen.
Come Wednesday evening, Obama will have enough votes to clinch the nomination. Lets see what Clinton says when Obama reaches the "magic number" .
Fear is something that keeps people from attempting to reach goals. It is the difference between winning and not participating.
If you are scared stay home. If fear is your only motivation or excuse to not support a candidate, why waste your time following the political race.
You could better serve yourself by doing something safe, say like knitting socks, sweaters, or a scarf. But, don't try to sell that fear to others.
If you believe that the earth is flat, don't get on the ship.
Thank you Mr. Vilsack, for stating the obvious.
Obvious to everyone but Hillary and her gang of would-be thieves.
Meanwhile, the DNC is broke and can't even afford to have the convention as it stands now. They need 40 million in donations by 6/16. I have written them and told them that I won't give a dime until they put an end to this BS by sending out the supers.
These primaries will go down in history as a fraud. But it probably will help to start a third party. Many commentators will see themselves in movies as manipulating the elections sort of like Catherine Harris of Florida. Obama's going to loose the presidency and we all hope he gets the message not to comeback in 4. Hillary or McCain
If you count Hillary's current delegates against Obama's delegates from 2 months ago, she has the delegate lead.
Well if she wins SD, which is looking good for her, alot of people will give her a second look, plus she can pull off MT if all of Obama's guys stay home.....no one is rushing to endorse Obama, he needs an additional 20 or so to claim so there is a buffer zone to not upset the electorate...but so far, silence......
Nothing has changed since the end of February.
It's over for both Clinton and Obama long ago. There is no difference between former WH spokeman Scott McClelan and Liberal medias. After November CNN, MSNBC will cry foul like anothe hypocrite and greedy Scott.
THIS IS EXCELLENT NEWS!!! FOR HILLARY!!!