In addressing how tight of a race for the Democratic nomination for US President is between himself and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama said that he did not want to speculate on how long the race will go on.
“A month ago I don’t think anybody anticipated all the twists and turns that have taken place and so I don’t think that we should be speculating now at what this race is going to look like a month from now,” Obama explained.
Obama did raise questions about the $5 million that Hillary Clinton had loaned to her campaign because she had not released her income tax returns. Obama said his campaign has become more transparent after
“I’ll just say that I’ve released my tax returns. That’s been a policy I’ve maintained consistently,” Obama explained. He added: “I think the people deserve to know where you get your income from.”
Obama also explained that under law, Hillary can only draw half from a joint account with Bill Clinton. He attributes the success of raising funds from small online donations.
“I think there’s no doubt that she has not generated the kind of grassroots enthusiasm that we have,” Obama had said. This had come before Clinton’s campaign released new fundraising figures.
In regards to calls for more debates, Obama said it’s more important to his campaign to interact with the voters. He explained by saying: “Senator Clinton’s better known in a lot of these states. I’ve got to do more work on the ground. But we’ll have more debates.”