Clinton battles media naysayers as race winds down

Recent media chatter on the presidential campaign has centered on one question: should Sen. Hillary Clinton give up at this point, even though the issue of the uncounted Florida and Michigan delegates has yet to be resolved.

Recent media chatter on the presidential campaign has centered on one question: should Sen. Hillary Clinton give up at this point, even though the issue of the uncounted Florida and Michigan delegates remains unresolved.

Why does she keep going, they ask?

Clinton recently created a mini media "scandal" by noting that Robert Kennedy was assassinated during the 1968 primary, appearing to suggest that she could still win if Obama were to suffer similar fate. She apologized, saying she didn't mean to suggest that particular scenario.

The lingering fuss over what she meant will likely work against any last-minute momentum the campaign hopes to build in the run up to the final primaries, which, if successful, could actually give her an edge in the popular vote. That would help her make the case that she is a better candidate to beat McCain than Obama.

As noted in a number of news reports, though, former President Jimmy Carter recently told Sky News that he thinks Clinton should quit after the June 3 primaries in Montana and South Dakota, though its certainly her right to continue the campaign if she wishes.

The New York Times, meanwhile, speculated on how Clinton's role in the Senate might change if she returns sans presidency.

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