MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said
Monday that Barack Obama may be getting ahead of himself in acting
like the party's nominee before the final primary contests are
Clinton and Obama are still set to face off in several more
primaries, including in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday, but Obama
has been increasingly presenting himself as the nominee already
facing Republican John McCain. The two debated foreign policy again
Monday, paying little attention to Clinton. Obama, meanwhile, has
scheduled appearances later this week in Iowa and Florida as he
looks ahead to the swing states in the general election.
As she struggles to stay relevant, Clinton's campaign announced
she would stop in Florida on Wednesday, too.
"You can declare yourself anything, but if you don't have the
votes, it doesn't matter," Clinton said Monday in a satellite
interview with an Oregon television station before a campaign
appearance in Kentucky.
At an evening rally in Lexington, Clinton's husband portrayed
her as the underdog who keeps coming back from the brink of defeat.
"They've declared her dead more times than a cat's got lives,"
the former president told a raucous crowd of about 2,500