May 7, 2008
At a press conference on Wednesday in West Virginia, Senator Hillary
Clinton answered some sticky questions about staying in the race, money, and delegates from Florida and Michigan.
She also rebuffed John McCain's statement on the Supreme Court and former Senator George McGovern who urged Clinton to get out of the race.
A defiant Clinton said she was staying in the race until there was a nominee.
"I will work to be the nominee and I believe I am the stronger candidate
against Senator John McCain," said Clinton.
When asked if she would abide by the ruling of the Democratic Bylaws and Rules Committee, which is meeting this week to rule on the Michigan and Florida, the Senator said, there were a number of ways to solve the Michigan/Florida issue and she would consider going to the Credentials Committee if the Bylaws and Rules Committee did not go her way.
Hillary Clinton called her personal loan of six million dollars a 'commitment
to her campaign.'
The New York Senator warned Democratic voters, who promised to vote for John McCain if she was not the Democratic nominee, that McCain would roll back Roe v. Wade.
"I'm staying in this race until we have a nominee I obviously am going to work as hard as I can to become that nominee. That is what I have done, that is what I am continuing to do. I believe that I am the stronger candidate against John McCain. We will continue to contest these elections," said Clinton.
"This is a dynamic, electric environment. What matters is what strength you
have going into the general election who are you going to be able to bring to
your side, what the electoral map will look like," she said.
There are six contests left for the Democrats and a relatively small number of
delegates are still in play. With Clinton's chances dwindling, many are
wondering when the party will finally be able to get behind one candidate.