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Clinton: In the race for the long run
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New York Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Mishawaka, Indiana March 28, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

New York Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Mishawaka, Indiana March 28, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

"I believe a spirited contest is good for the Democratic Party and will strengthen the eventual nominee," she said, "We will have a united party behind whomever that nominee is. ... I look forward to campaigning over the next several months."

Traveling across Indiana, the former first lady was greeted by large, enthusiastic audiences who roared their approval at her proposals to help fix the state's economic challenges.

At events here and in North Carolina on Thursday, Clinton raised the issue of whether she should quit the race, only to have it firmly batted down by her supporters.

"There are some people who are saying, you know, we really ought to end this primary, we just ought to shut it down," she said in Mishawaka, Ind., drawing cries of "No, no!" inside a packed gymnasium.

In Hammond, she compared the state's struggling steel industry to her own efforts to fight the odds.

Yet despite the optimistic talk, there is no doubt that Clinton faces an uphill battle to secure securing her party's nod.

The New York senator reaffirmed her belief that superdelegates will base their choice on which candidate would make the best president and would have the best chance to beat Republican John McCain in November.

All the more reason to look forward to Pennsylvania's primary April 22, Indiana and North Carolina's May 6 and the handful of others that follow, Clinton insisted.

"There will be additional information that will inform those decisions that will come from these upcoming contests," she said.

Asked what she thought of Obama's comment Friday that the Democratic primary race resembled "a good movie that lasted about a half-hour too long," Clinton smiled broadly and said, "I like long movies."

(China Daily March 29, 2008)

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