Senator Barack Obama distanced himself from surrogates such as Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy and Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd today, by supporting Senator Clinton’s decision to remain in the race. Recently Clinton has been under attack for her decision to continue campaigning even though her chances of winning the pledged delegate count are slim to none.
en. Hillary Clinton should remain in the Democratic presidential race “as long as she wants,” rival candidate Barack Obama said Saturday despite two of his high profile supporters urging the former first lady to give up.
“She is a fierce and formidable competitor, and she obviously believes that she would make the best nominee and the best president,” the Illinois senator told reporters while campaigning in Pennsylvania. “I think that she should be able to compete, and her supporters should be able to support her for as long as they are willing or able.”
Obama made these remarks in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a day after picking up a key endorsement from Penn. Senator Bob Casey. In many ways Obama is playing it safe, which is a shrewd move as the Democratic emotions continue to run hot.