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    Default Hillary Clinton believes momentum is with her, not Barack Obama

    Clinton suggests she'll stay in the race
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    Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Monday she'll press on with the campaign after Tuesday's crucial primaries, arguing that momentum is on her side despite 11 straight losses to rival Sen. Barack Obama.
    "I'm just getting warmed up," Clinton told reporters, looking ahead to a busy day of campaign events in Ohio and Texas where polls show a close race ahead of Tuesday's primaries.
    Clinton's husband, former President Clinton, has asserted that his wife must win both Texas and Ohio to keep her campaign alive. On Friday, Hillary Clinton's advisers recast the stakes, saying if Obama lost any of the four presidential primaries Tuesday Rhode Island and Vermont also vote it would show Democrats are having second thoughts about him.
    Hillary Clinton predicted success on Tuesday and looked ahead to the next big contest Pennsylvania on April 22.
    "I think I know what's happening and I believe I'm going to do very well tomorrow," she said. "I think that's going to be a very significant message to the country, and then we move on to Pennsylvania and the states coming up."
    Clinton and Obama have been waging a tough and competitive race for the party's nomination, but Obama has seized the momentum, reeling off 11 straight wins in primaries and caucuses since Super Tuesday on Feb. 5. Superdelegates, the party's elected leaders and senior officials, also have been moving toward his candidacy.
    As for Tuesday, Clinton said, "Obviously it's within the margin of error in both the popular vote and the delegate count. Ohio is the key to winning the presidency and I'm excited about tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it."
    Speaking with reporters on her campaign plane, Clinton argued that the competitive primary contest would be good for the party heading into the November elections, a view at odds with some in the party who fear a lengthy, divisive nomination fight would weaken the Democratic candidate.
    "Hard-fought primary contests are a part of American politics," said Clinton. "We're going to have a hard-fought contest, we're going to have a unified Democratic Party, we're going to get behind whoever our nominee is and we're going to win in November."
    Lacking from Clinton's comments was the traditional confidence assurance of victory.
    "I intend to so as well as I can on Tuesday and we'll see what happens after that," she said.
    With John McCain as the Republican nominee in waiting, Clinton said she's going to focus on national security, because the former prisoner of war is certain to make that the core issue of the fall campaign.
    "This is a wartime election, which Democrats haven't talked enough about in my opinion," said Clinton.
    Clinton planned a town hall meeting in Texas later Monday, and had bought television time to broadcast it across the state. She was returning to Ohio on Tuesday to await election returns, but planned to fly out of Ohio after those returns were final.
    I'm curious how Hillary believes the momentum is with her, since she's lost 11 straight primaries, she's under pressure from some in the Democratic party to quit if she doesn't pull put big wins Tuesday, and even her own husband Bill is saying she needs to win both Texas and Ohio or else she's done.

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    Dear lord, when is this all over???
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    She thinks what??? Wow, she's sorta delusional.

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    Am I missing the quote where she says "the momentum is on my side, not Barack Obama's"? I know the article implies that, but when did she say that? She said she believed she would do well, not that she has more momentum than Obama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycgirly101 View Post
    Am I missing the quote where she says "the momentum is on my side, not Barack Obama's"? I know the article implies that, but when did she say that? She said she believed she would do well, not that she has more momentum than Obama.
    "I think I know what's happening and I believe I'm going to do very well tomorrow," she said. "I think that's going to be a very significant message to the country, and then we move on to Pennsylvania and the states coming up."
    I think that qualifies as she believes the momentum is behind her, and not Obama. Even though her campaign is floundering, she's lost 11 straight primaries, and she and Obama are basically deadlocked in Ohio and Texas, she's already looking ahead to other states. True, she didn't use the precise words 'I have more momentum,' but that's what she believes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie Normos View Post
    Dear lord, when is this all over???
    Oh, in about 6 months or so. Hilly still only leads PA like 49-43 right now

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    I'm confused...I thought she hasn't really "won" anything in a while...so now she's WAAAY ahead of Obama?

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