Strong Superdelegate Backlash Growing Against Clinton

Behind the scenes, there is now a very substantial anger growing among many senior Democrats and superdelegates towards Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) staying in the race while playing what many Democrats privately now believe is the race card.

The feeling is that the only reason Hillary remains in the race is to use certain remaining states to make the "working-class white" argument that many Democrats, a number of whom have been supporting Clinton, find deeply offensive.

This gives credence to those who believe that Hillary wants to elect Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) so she can run in 2012.

Do not believe the spin; the "white people's" argument has done extreme damage to the Clinton campaign and, if this continues, her future in national politics.

Expect a major surge of superdelegates to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in the coming days if Hillary does not drop out within 24-48 hours, and expect significant defections from other leading Democrats who support Hillary today, but will not buy into any attempt to undermine the rightful nominee, Obama.

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