The voters of Kentucky and Oregon are writing what could be the final chapter in the epic saga of who will carry the Democrat colours into the US presidential election battle. Hillary Clinton is leading Barack Obama in Kentucky, but he is way ahead in the primaries overall.
In Oregon, where they’ve been voting by post, opinion polls predict Obama will win the stamp of approval. The Republican candidate-in-waiting, John McCain, has already started targeting Obama, attacking him on Iran. But the Illinois senator hit back saying: “Thanks to George Bush’s politics, Iran is now the greatest threat to the United States and Israel and the Middle East for a generation. And John McCain wants to double-down on that failed policy.”
The Obama camp reckon today’s results will be enough to trigger a flood of super-delegate support away from Hillary Clinton. But she continued to ignore Obama’s virtually unassailable lead. “We have a very close contest – the votes, the delegates, and this is nowhere near over,” she said. “None (sic) of us is going to have the number of delegates we are going to need to get the nomination.”
She called on super-delegates – who are free to back whomever they wish – to reconsider their support, because she said she would be a stronger opponent to face McCain in November’s Presidential.