Clinton Urged to Quit Race for Obama

Hillary Clinton has been strongly urged to quit the race for the nomination, and allow Barack Obama greater time to prepare for the November election.

In a move that is seeking to quell the public fighting among Democrats, Senator Chris Dodd and Senator Patrick J Leahy have urged Clinton to withdraw.

"Senator Clinton has every right, but not a very good reason, to remain a candidate for as long as she wants to" Leahy said.

Leahy also said that it was almost impossible for Clinton to win the nomination from here.

Dodd said that he thinks a long drawn out contest, well into June, would be devastating for the Democrats.

The DNC Chairman, Howard Dean has called on the Clinton and Obama camps to cool it over the coming weeks, lest Democrats become demoralised for the real campaign later in the year.

Clinton is trailing in the pledged delegates, and Obama is making serious headway with the Superdelegates. The 2 latest polls have Clinton either even or behind Obama as preferred nominee. And Obama leads Clinton as the best option to defeat John McCain.