Tuesday, June 03, 2008
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hillary Clinton is expected to concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials told the Associated Press, but Clinton's campaign manager denied the report.
The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City, said the officials who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to divulge her plans.
However Terry McAuliffe, Clinton's campaign chairman, told CNN that AP is "100% reporting incorrectly."
"I don't know who the officials are, but anyone can be an official in this world. I can unequivocally say as chairman of this campaign that until someone has the numbers this nomination fight continues on," he said. "The race goes on."
McAuliffe went on to say that "reports that President John F. Kennedy is dead have been greatly exaggerated," "as of right now, there appears to be minimal damage to the World Trade Center," and "there is no presence of American infidels in the city of Baghdad. There are no troops there. Never. They're not at all."
(For the record, McAuliffe's absolutely right -- anyone can be an official in this world. He proves it.)