Barack, meanwhile, has his committed Super D's and is the party's de facto nominee:
Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House.While prepared to acknowledge the fact, Hillary isn't ready to give up:
Clinton was ready to concede that her rival had amassed the delegates needed to triumph, according to officials in her campaign. These officials said the New York senator did not intend to suspend or end her candidacy in a speech Tuesday night in New York. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they had not been authorized to divulge her plans.Meanwhile, a new Gallup poll shows Hillary stronger against McCain than Barack. Not that it does her much good, but it does demonstrate, as Super D's flood to Barack, that the party hasn't lost its self-destructive instincts.
The poll found no groundswell among Democrats for Clinton to quit the race: 59 percent say she should continue to campaign. And in what might reflect sympathy as she winds down her presidential bid, her favorability marks among all voters -- 54 percent favorable, 43 percent unfavorable -- are higher than in more than a year.