Hillary may take her fight all the way to Democrat Convention in August

May 22nd, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin  

Coral Gables (Florida), May 22 (ANI): Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent out new signals that she might take her fight for the nomination all the way to the partys convention in August.

A day after Senator Barack Obama gathered a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, Clinton stumped across South Florida, pressing her case for including delegates from Florida and Michigan in the final delegate tally.

She raised a new battle cry of determination, likening her struggle for these delegates to the nations historic struggles to free the slaves and grant women the right to vote, The New York Times reported.

Clinton said she wants all delegates counted and apportioned based on the popular vote of the two candidates in both states, although Obama did not appear on the ballot in Michigan.

Obama had said that he wants the delegates seated but has not said how or in what proportion.

The outcome on the Florida and Michigan delegates may be only symbolic anyway. Winning extra delegates, even under her rosiest scenario, would not help Clinton catch Obama’s lead on that score, the paper reported.

Both need superdelegates to get over the finish line. But winning additional delegates from Florida and Michigan might be Clintons last glimmer of hope in bolstering her case to superdelegates that she would be the stronger candidate in November.

In her victory speech Tuesday in Kentucky, she noted that the primary race was one of the closest in history.

Florida and Michigan have emerged as central to Clintons effort to keep her candidacy alive.

Both states jumped ahead in the primary calendar in January in violation of party rules. As punishment, the party stripped them of their delegates, leaving them excluded from a primary process that has galvanized the rest of the country. (ANI)

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