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Obama focuses on McCain, Clinton still fights

New Media Producer: Mike Mardis

In the race for the Democratic nomination, Tuesday could mark a major milestone. After the Oregon primary Barack Obama plans to claim that he's won the majority of pledged Democratic delegates. But, Hillary Clinton is saying "not so fast."

Clinton said she expects a win Tuesday in Kentucky, and her message to supporters is "never give up."

"We're going to keep fighting and we're going to keep making our case," Clinton said.

Clinton supporters converged on Louisville where college kids from New York weren't giving up.

"I think it's never too late," Ian Revira, Clinton supporter from New York, said.

"She could definitely be the nominee," Amanda Pizzuti, Clinton supporter from New York, said.

Clinton's numbers look grim, however, as Obama spoke in Oregon Sunday in front of 75,000 people, a record for him.

Obama is expecting to win enough delegates Tuesday in Oregon and Kentucky to declare himself the Democrats pledged delegate winner. Clinton laughed off that notion Monday.

"Well, you can declare yourself anything, but if you don't have the votes, it doesn't matter," Clinton said. "And so, neither of us have the votes."

Again Monday John McCain ignored Clinton and went after Obama as if Obama was the Democratic nominee. The issue again was Obama's promise to okay talks with Iranian President Ahmadinejad.

"Such a statement betrays the depth of Senator Obama's inexperience and reckless judgment," McCain said. "Those are very serious deficiencies for an American president to possess.

Obama quickly fired back.

"Here's the truth," Obama said, "the soviet union had thousands of nuclear weapons and Iran doesn't have a single one. But, when the world was on the brink of nuclear holocaust, Kennedy talked to Khruschev. He got those missiles out of Cuba. Why shouldn't we have the same courage and the confidence to talk to our enemies?"

Obama is trying to focus on McCain, but team Clinton is still fighting and so is their hero. Clinton's only hope is to turn super delegates her way with huge popular vote wins in the 3 primaries that are left.

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