All Eyes on Clinton, Who's Hanging Tough

Candidate not budging, but gives several staffers notice
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2008 10:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – As campaign watchers strain to suss out Hillary Clinton’s endgame, the candidate’s not helping much—winking that she’ll stay in even as she lets some employees go. Asked about her plans after tomorrow’s last-in-the-country primaries, she said yesterday, “I’m sort of a day-at-a-time person,” “my political obituary has yet to be written” and “it is not over 'til it’s over.”

Meanwhile, Clinton’s advance staff was given pink slips last night, Politico reports, told that their campaign roles were ending tomorrow. Still, Hillary said she would not necessarily accept the new delegate threshold of 2,118 (“that’s a question we’re going to be considering”) and even suggested she might try to pick off Barack Obama’s superdelegates (“they can change their minds”).

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