Clinton's Strategy: Pray for Rain

Without a clear course, campaign eyes bad Obama press, Fla. revote
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2008 10:50 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his wife Michelle wave to the crowd during a rally Monday, March 3, 2008, in Houston. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With delegate math and the campaign narrative both against her, Hillary Clinton’s current strategy is simply to hope for the best, Politico reports. “Some other, yet unknown, turn of events” must conspire to help her out—and Clintonites are looking to Barack Obama’s recent spate of bad press and fresh chatter about another crack at a Florida primary.

Yesterday Obama suffered “probably the most hostile news conference of his political career,” a potential opening for a change in the storyline. Clinton can also take comfort in a poll showing only 29% of Democrats want her to drop out if she loses Ohio or Texas, the Washington Post reports; 50% say she should go if she falls flat in both.