April 23, 2008
Hillary Clinton's double-digit Pennsylvania win is paying off.
"People have been flocking to hillaryclinton.com to help this campaign," said Clinton.
Clinton says her campaign raised $3 million overnight, money she desperately needs to keep her presidential hopes alive. Barack Obama may have lost Pennsylvania by 10 points, but he has a huge war chest, and he leads in the delegate count as well as the popular vote.
He was already in one of the next big battleground states when he congratulated Clinton.
"Now it's up to you, Indiana. You can decide whether we're going to travel
the same worn path, or whether we chart a new course that offers real hope for the future," said Obama.
Even with Pennsylvania in her pocket, Clinton's White House hopes are still
described as "slim". She is dangerously close to running out of money and
she is likely to have a tougher time pulling out a such a convincing victory
in Indiana or North Carolina on May 6th.
Obama has a big lead in the North Carolina polls, but Indiana could go either
way. So not surprisingly, the candidates are both campaigning there now.
Obama needs to connect with older, less affluent voters and begin
addressing Clinton's criticism, that he can't close the deal.
Clinton can't catch him in the delegate count, but she can narrow the gap,
and hope to win over super delegates who could end up deciding which
Democratic candidate will take on John McCain.