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Why is Hillary Clinton still running?
Posted by: Jon Henke on Friday, May 16, 2008

Who would have predicted this last year?
While the candidate once campaigned relentlessly with four or five events a day, she now has two or three. The number of press spokesmen with her is down to one from two, and the press corps barely fills one bus when once it filled two.

As she steps from her plane, Clinton smiles and waves but no crowd actually awaits her.
More importantly, why does Hillary Clinton continue running? At this point, I can think of only three reasons, listed in order of increasing plausibility.

  1. She has a deal to pay off her campaign debts if she continues.

  2. She has a bombshell story she can drop on Barack Obama, and she believes it will be enough to swing the superdelegates.

  3. She believes that the competitive organizing efforts of both her campaign and the Obama campaign in additional Primary states will help Democrats win the general election in November.

Are there any other plausible explanations for Hillary Clinton continuing her campaign?
 
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I think it something to do with the fact that Obama hasn’t actually won the nomination yet.
 
Written By: Neo
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It aint over till the fat lady sings?
 
Written By: MarkD
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She has a "time machine" that tells her that Obama will drop over dead before he gets the nomination.

wonder if Obama will get added to that infamous list (the list with Vince Foster) of folks connected to the Clintons that mysteriously died.
Na Na that’s been debunked over and over again.
 
Written By: Neo
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She rightly believes that there’s a real change Obama will self-destruct between now and the convention.

Obama is very green, has lots of skeletons in his closet, and has shown he’s prone to gaffes.
 
Written By: shark
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spite? Shes a fan of McCain? Tax reasons? Going to run independent?
 
Written By: josh b
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Well, Larry Johnson, ex-spook and Clinton backer, is warming up the Clinton stalwarts for the wrecking ball.

If such a tape exists, is Barack anywhere to be seen in the vicinity of Michelle?

Or is Johnson just starting a rumor? Or are his alleged GOP sources just starting a rumor?

And would the existence of such a tape surprise anyone, at all?
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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Maybe she believes that she has stumbled upon, by accident really, a previously unknown vein of electoral gold: a coalition of lowbrow whites and aging feminists that the Clinton Machine could tap in the future. The problem is that if she is perceived by this new base to have folded prematurely against Obama they will not rally to her side in the future.

It would be ideal if she could create some face-saving defeat scenario that will allow her to convince the faithful that the nomination was "stolen" from her unjustly just as she was on the verge of coming back to victory.

Under such a scenario, Obama would be forced to make concessions to her (probably in the form of retiring her campaign debt) in her to get her help goading her half of the party grudgingly back onto Democratic bus for this election, and then she or the Machine’s chosen successor candidate, will be in good position for 2012 to rescue the party from the flaming wreckage of an Obama Presidency.
 
Written By: Aldo
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She’s an egomaniac. Same reason almost all of them run.

 
Written By: Grimshaw
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Dick Morris says it is to do so much damage to Obama that McCain wins, and she can run again in 2012. Of course Morris is consumed with by his hatred of Hillary.

Personally, I think she thinks she can will at a brokered convention. She sees the same thing as most of us not under Obama’s spell see, namely that Barack has some serious flaws, and that he would, in fact lose in the general to McCain.
 
Written By: bains
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A combo of all three, Bruce, plus:

4: She’s bucking for whatever she can get in terms of power... chips to call in, if you like. Chips that can be redeemed for a USSC appointment for herself of Bubba, for example. Etc, etc. There’s all kinds of senarios that come from this... she’s not likley to turn down any advanatge at this point.... even assuming she’s not able to eek out a brokered convention.

And Denver, right now is the source of that power. Think on it; At this point, and regardless what else happens, she still has roughly half the delegates... 2000 of 4000 people, in that hall in Denver, screaming for her, and still screaming at her bidding. That convention is all about image going forward. It sets the tone for the general election. If Obama wants to put a good front up in Denver, he’s got to deal with her to arrange it. What would be her price for that good front?

Get the picture?

 
Written By: Bithead
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Why is this a mystery to anyone?

Hillary is an extremely driven, ambitious politician who wants to be president. While there is any chance to better her odds for that—now or later—she will stay in the race.

She’s already spent millions of dollars and years of her life in that pursuit. Staying in the race another few months is not a big deal. However, quitting the race now gets her nothing, unless she’s made a deal on her terms.

Ted Kennedy went all the way to the 1980 convention trailing 2:1 to Carter—far less than Hillary has now against the least prepared candidate in modern times, with bizarre radical connections never before seen in a presidential candidate, who just got whupped by 41% in a swing state.

There is no mystery here.
 
Written By: huxley
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Hillary will be McCain’s VP.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/123/374489576_392aa3e96a_o.jpg

I first made that up as a joke, but the more I consider it and the McCain outreach, idk.
 
Written By: jpm100
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She’s a superaggressive personality who’s dreamed and schemed for the Presidency for so long she can’t imagine that there’s not some way she can get it, even after all this. Like the knight in MP and the Holy Grail: "It’s just a flesh wound! Come back, you coward!"
 
Written By: kishnevi
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Ted Kennedy went all the way to the 1980 convention trailing 2:1 to Carter—far less than Hillary has now against the least prepared candidate in modern times, with bizarre radical connections never before seen in a presidential candidate, who just got whupped by 41% in a swing state.
Henry Wallace?
 
Written By: Don
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Don — Good find! I’m aware of Wallace; what I had in mind was a serious non-third party candidate.

kishnevi — That’s a cheap and foolish laugh. Obama is a fragile candidate. Hillary is only a big scandal or major gaffe away from the nomination.
 
Written By: huxley
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She has a deal to pay off her campaign debts if she continues.
It is also not entirely unheard of for a particularly troublesome candidate to demand help in paying off their campaign debts as a condition for going away peacefully.
 
Written By: Terry
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I’m aware of Wallace; what I had in mind was a serious non-third party candidate.
As candidate you have a point, but as FDR’s VP Wallace came way to close to becoming an actual president.
 
Written By: Don
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My theory is that she wants to:

1) demonstrate that even though she has a snowball’s chance, she’s still winning votes, and ...
2) do as much damage to Obama as possible.

With a battered Obama, McCain wins the presidency with ease (not the worst thing that could happen to the country, from a pragmatic Democratic viewpoint) and in four years Clinton takes another swing at it. This time she’s the presumptive candidate, the one whom the Democrats "should have" chosen the first time around. Coming up against an incumbent, 76 year-old McCain, Hillary takes the presidency.

Retreat, regroup, return.
 
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