FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Chill out. That's Former President Bill Clinton's advice to Democrats who think the race between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has gone on too long.
He says that letting all of the voters have their say will actually strengthen the party.
This comes on the heels of two senior senators, Patrick Leahy and Chris Dodd, themselves Obama supporters, calling for Hillary Clinton to pull out of the race - something she says she won't do.
Clinton told the Washington Post that she would take her campaign all the way to the convention floor if need be.
Barack Obama says that Clinton has every right to stay in the race as long as she wants to.
Meanwhile - Obama picked up an endorsement today from Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota... he's also expected to get the backing of North Carolina's seven Democratic house members. Party officials say that Klobuchar, like her colleague in the Senate, Bob Casey who endorsed Obama on Friday, had planned to remain neutral. Klobuchar is also a superdelegate whose vote could help decide the fate of the democratic race.
Another good sign for Obama is a new Gallup national tracking poll shows him with an eight point lead over Hillary Clinton, 51 to 43 percent. Over the weekend, Obama topped Clinton by ten points which was the first double digit lead that either candidate has had over the other since February when Clinton was leading Obama by 11 percentage points. A new pew poll out today also has Obama up by ten points.
Here’s my question to you: Bill Clinton says that Democrats need to "chill out" and let the election process play out. Is he right?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Dave from Iowa City, Iowa writes:
I would tell Bill to wake up. The election process has played out. It is virtually impossible for Hillary to win, it’s over.
Bill from Quarryville, PA writes:
I would like to see Hillary Clinton get the nomination. But I cannot help wondering if the roles were reversed and Hillary had the lead that Obama has now, would her husband still be saying the same thing? I doubt that he would. I think it is time for the Democratic Party to step in and announce Senator Obama the winner.
Jane from New Hampshire writes:
Bill Clinton needs to get over himself. The wife isn't entitled to be president just by her name and she's losing the race. He's starting to sound like a used car salesman.
B. from Baltimore, Maryland writes:
Hillary Clinton has every right to stay in the race as long as she likes, but she should consider the consequences to her future, both nationally and in New York. If she hurts the party to the point of a McCain victory, NY dems may be out to elect anyone else. Ed Koch doesn't seem to be too busy. Or Eliot Spitzer for that matter...
Rick from Decorah, Iowa writes:
The Clintons are saying that everyone in the next 10 primaries deserves to have their votes counted and in the next breath they say the superdelegates should be able to override the will of the people. More Clinton doublespeak and who are they really looking out for?
Kay from Pennsylvania writes:
Heck yes. Let it play out. I'm from Pennsylvania and I hear lots of election talk. People are really excited about the primary for the first time in my voting lifetime. I'm for Hillary but after it's over I'll vote for anyone who stands against the abomination that has been with us for the last 8 years.
John from San Diego, California writes:
Jack, Bill isn't "black enough" to be telling Democrats to chill out!