NEW ALBANY, Ind., March 29 -- In her most definitive comments to date on the subject, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Saturday to put to rest any notion that she will drop out of the presidential race, pledging in an interview to not only compete in all the remaining primaries but also continue until there is a resolution of the disqualified results in Florida and Michigan.
I suspect this is just tough talk designed to end calls for Hillary to quit the race, and to give the campaign leverage in negotiations over Florida and Michigan. But, as in military-style brinkmanship, events could spiral out of control. (Hillary's supporters get riled up, the other side makes some provocative comments in response, etc.) And so it's hardly encouraging that we're now semi-seriously talking about resolving this at the convention.