Following a victory in swing state West Virginia, Hillary Clinton insists the race for the Democratic nomination ahead of November’s presidential ballot goes on. This despite her rival Barack Obama’s near insurmountable lead.
The former first lady hopes her latest gains will turn around the campaign: “I am more determined than ever to carry on this campaign,” said Clinton at a rally in Charleston, West Virginia.
“I want to commend Senator Obama and his supporters for what continues to be a hard fought race from one end of our country to the other,” she added.
Although Obama enjoys a comfortable lead, everything is still possible.
As far as the Illinois senator is concerned however, he has now set his sights on Republican candidate John McCain and the general election campaign:
“The Bush-Cheney ticket won’t be up for re-election but the Bush-Cheney policies will because John McCain has decided that he is running for George Bush’s third term in office,” he said as he campaigned in Missouri.
Five more contests remain in the Democratic nomination battle which ends in early June. Delegates will then select the nominee at the party convention in August.