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'Why Hillary Continues To Run' by Hillary

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There's been no end to speculation of why Hillary Clinton is refusing to drop out of the race despite all signs that she has no chance to win the nomination. She's angling for a veep spot, she's positioning herself for 2012, she's hoping for an Obama gaffe of epic proportions, her 'off' switch is broken. Well let the speculation end, because Hillary's going to tell us herself. She has penned an op-ed for New York's Daily News with the headline 'Why I Continue To Run.'

First she apologizes, sort of, for her mind-boggling RFK comment, then she defends her campaign's sticktoitiveness:
I am not unaware of the challenges or the odds of my securing the nomination - but this race remains extraordinarily close, and hundreds of thousands of people in upcoming primaries are still waiting to vote. As I have said so many times over the course of this primary, if Sen. Obama wins the nomination, I will support him and work my heart out for him against John McCain. But that has not happened yet.

I am running because I believe staying in this race will help unite the Democratic Party. I believe that if Sen. Obama and I both make our case - and all Democrats have the chance to make their voices heard - in the end, everyone will be more likely to rally around the nominee.

Read the whole article here, and then tell us what you think.

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