Clinton Says She Will “Finish What We Started,” at the Convention If She Has To

Hillary Clinton told the Washington Post, while on a stop in New Albany, Indiana, yesterday, that she would stay in until the convention if she has to.  Here’s a transcript of the interview:

I know there are some people who want to shut this down and I think they are wrong. I have no intention of stopping until we finish what we started and until we see what happens in the next 10 contests and until we resolve Florida and Michigan. And if we don’t resolve it, we’ll resolve it at the convention — that’s what credentials committees are for.

We cannot go forward until Florida and Michigan are taken care of, otherwise the eventual nominee will not have the legitimacy that I think will haunt us. I can imagine the ads the Republican Party and John McCain will run if we don’t figure out how we can count the votes in Michigan and Florida.

I am committed to competing everywhere that there is an election.

Senator Obama also issued a statement on the issue available here: https://inkslwc.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/obama-clinton-can-run-as-long-as-she-wants-up-until-june/.

Clinton also brought up  (and I’m not sure if this was in the same interview) the subject of the Michigan revote, saying that Obama “block[ed] a proposed Michigan revote. Party officials earlier this month cited problems with conducting another primary there, but Obama aides had previously detailed their concerns in a memo, which she called a ‘smoke screen.'” (Wasington Post).

Right Michigan has also cited the Obama campaign as the source of the problems for the re-vote plans: http://www.rightmichigan.com/story/2008/3/18/13950/1825 and http://www.rightmichigan.com/story/2008/3/27/115843/548

Clinton said on the subject, “His campaign rejected the plan that was put forward.  For the life of me, what Barack was afraid of in Michigan I will never understand.”

Bill Burton, Obama’s spokesman said in an e-mail, “Senator Obama is actually interested in and working towards a solution, unlike Clinton, who is trying to change the rules she agreed to and is more interested in potshots than solving this problem.”

Finally, Clinton was asked how she could win, and she responded by bringing up the Superdelegates, saying that they “have a role and very important responsibility.  We have to nominate someone who can go toe to toe with John McCain on national security and beat him on the economy.  This will all be for naught if we don’t win in November.”

So, Clinton’s in until convention (since I KNOW that it won’t be decided before then), and she said it.  Great for us (or rather McCain), bad for them (or rather Obama)!

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7 Responses to “Clinton Says She Will “Finish What We Started,” at the Convention If She Has To”

  1. LiberalsVSConservativesDOTcom Says:

    OMG…clinton is nutz…does she not see the people uniting against her? We love her husband…but we love her even more!…actually…so much more!!!! rept mr. clinton…..rep…ron paul…<3!

  2. inkslwc Says:

    Apparently she does, and that’s why she issued this statement. I should note that the MAJORITY of people are for her (thus win in big primaries where everybody votes), but party leaders and people who will come out in the general election are for Obama, thus the reason she’d lose in November (plus the fact that Obama has a lot of exclusive supporters – especially young people – who would desert the party and politics altogether if he loses).

    But hey – the longer she stays in, the easier the job will be for McCain and his staffers.

  3. LiberalsVSConservativesDOTcom Says:

    Actually…whats funny is that my shitty car broke down the other day…i had 72 hours to bring my car to the mechanic. I was going to move my car within the 72 hours my town has given me. they came to my house today AS I WAS CALLING TRIPLE AAA to tow me to a safe place… Good town… apparently they mark the tires…with a white mark…they apparently smudge the tires with two white marks showing where the last time the tires have moved. I saw two white blotched on the front and two white blotches on the back. nice blotching…

  4. citizenwells Says:

    “And the notion that somehow it’s cute or amusing, or a useful diversion, I think, is something that all of us have to recognize is just not the case. We all have First Amendment rights. And I am a constitutional lawyer and strongly believe in free speech, but as a culture, we really have to do some soul-searching to think about what kind of toxic information are we feeding our kids,”

  5. inkslwc Says:

    That comment from citizenwells is Obama’s quote on the subject of Don Imus for those who are wondering.

  6. Tenmillion Says:

    Eventually the polls and enough Americans will get a twitter from their mainstream news source about the real Hillary. Snipergate might build enough to do that, and then she will bow out. Hopefully sooner than later.

  7. inkslwc Says:

    I honestly don’t see her quitting – I think she’ll take it to convention as long as it’s mathematically possible for her to win – meaning even if she has to get ALL the Superdelegates, she’d keep fighting, and hope that Florida and Michigan will have their delegates seated.

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