LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Sunday he expects Democratic superdelegates to reveal their choice for presidential nominee soon after the final primary in June and that Hillary Clinton will then have to quit the race.
In an interview with Sky News, Carter said he did not think Clinton was achieving anything by staying in the fight.
"I think not. But of course she has the perfect right to do so," he said while attending a literary festival in Britain.
"I'm a superdelegate ... I think a lot of the superdelegates will make a decision quite, announced quite rapidly, after the final primary on June 3," he told Sky News."I have not yet announced publicly, but I think at that point it will be time for her to give it up," Carter said.
"time for her" (not him) "to give it up." This yet another steak in Hillary's heart. Jimmy Carter is the only living Democratic ex-president who is independent of the Clinton campaign. Bill Clinton is not about to come out for Barack Obama while his wife is still running. No other way to slice this, Carter still has a lot pull on his fellow supers. He just came out in a backhanded way for Obama. Statement was a preview of coming attractions. Clinton has been given a fairly hard deadline of June 3, 2008. Hillary has been big-footed again8889