John Glenn made a rare appearance this week to stand beside Hillary Clinton and to endorse her candidacy for president. He was joined by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Ray Miller, the state’s senate minority leader. Clinton has recently suffered from a string of losses to Barack Obama, a shake-up in her campaign, and acknowledgements that she has loaned funds to her own campaign.
Clinton does not take to playing the underdog; she is an extremely strong-willed individual who should not yet be counted out of the race. She earned a much-needed caucus win in New Mexico Thursday picking up 18 delegates to Obama’s 13 delegates.
While Obama still leads slightly – by 42 – in delegate totals, Clinton leads in two critically important states holding primaries on March 4. In Ohio, Clinton leads by a comfortable margin – the Rasmussan poll shows her ahead of Obama 51% to 37% wtih 12% undecided. At stake – 161 delegates to be awarded proportionately. In Texas, according to an IVR poll, Clinton leads 48% to 38% with 10% undecided. At stake in Texas – 228 delegates to be awarded proportionately.
While many have recently been pleased at the prospect of a down-and-out Hillary Clinton, to write her off would be an enormous mistake. Clinton did not get where she is today by being a shrinking violet. She knows how to handle adversity, and she knows how to survive.