Here are some flashbacks to that tense period in 2008:
May 8: After narrowly beating Obama in Indiana, Clinton says ‘Senator Obama’s support among working – hard-working Americans – white Americans – is weakening again’. This was an argument that superdelegates should support her because her black opponent wouldn’t be able to win white voters in November.
May 9: Sixteen pro-Clinton House members send a letter to superdelegates touting Clinton’s ‘ability to connect with voters we must deliver in the fall – including blue collar Democrats who can sway this election as they have in the past’.
Mid-May: Bill Clinton frantically tries to convince superdelegates to switch their allegiances. According to Game Change, ‘Clinton’s message – sometimes implicitly – sometimes explicitly – was that the country wasn’t ready to elect an African American president’.
May 23: Hillary Clinton tells the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that she’s staying in the race because anything can happen. ‘We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California’ she says. She pledges to fight until the convention and challenges Obama to more debates. Obama supporters howl at Clinton’s fear tactic.