Wounded Hillary Marches On

As Clinton's campaign falters, morale dips and advisers are on edge
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2008 5:30 AM CST
Wounded Hillary Marches On
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., stand to leave following the debate at the Austin Democratic Debate in the Recreational Sports Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Thursday Feb. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Deborah Cannon, Pool)   (Associated Press)

With Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on the ropes, morale is low and advisers are screaming at each other in back rooms, the New York Times reports. While the candidate appears resolute, she no longer expresses the supreme confidence she once did and has stopped prefacing sentences with "when I'm president." Some advisers regret using Bill Clinton so much and concede Hillary's race may end after the Texas and Ohio Democratic primaries.

Clinton is taking it day by day, exhibiting “military discipline that has really kicked into gear," one adviser said. But others have noted a wistfulness during public appearances, particularly in her recent debate with rival Barack Obama, when Clinton said, "You know, whatever happens, we’re going to be fine.” (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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