Prominent Obama Supporter Talks About Clinton Dropping Out

There is no shortage of discussion about whether Hillary Clinton should withdraw from the race and clear a path for Barack Obama. Pat Leahy suggested just that on Friday, and sparked a heated discussion here about whether it's appropriate to call for Clinton to exit the race.

Saturday, a prominent Obama supporter waded into the fray to give his opinion on whether Clinton should continue or not. That Obama supporter was Barack Obama himself, and he said that Clinton should stay in the race:
Senator Barack Obama had a few words of advice Saturday for his rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do not drop out on my account.

“My attitude is that Senator Clinton can run as long as she wants,” Mr. Obama, of Illinois, said at a news conference in a high school gymnasium here. “Her name is on the ballot. She is a fierce and formidable opponent, and she obviously believes she would make the best nominee and the best president.”

One would hope this would end the calls for Clinton to drop out, though one's hopes have been dashed often this primary season.

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