Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Helen Thomas

Hillary Clinton should hang in there and run a good race.

And she has vowed to do so.

Clinton has been under unprecedented pressure to bow out of the divisive Democratic primary and to clear the field for her opponent -- Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.

Among those who want her to throw in the towel are, of course, Obama's supporters. But many other Democrats are trying to push her out of the contest on the ground that a contentious race can hurt the party and could help their Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

Clinton also has been deserted by some fair-weather friends such as New Mexico's Gov. Bill Richardson, who held two Cabinet appointments during her husband's presidency.

Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has urged the two contenders to end their competition by July 1. But Clinton says she plans to go all the way to the Democratic National Convention Aug. 25-28.

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