Leahy: Clinton Should Drop Out

Sen. Patrick Leahy wants Hillary Rodham Clinton to abandon her White House run, the Associated Press is reporting.

Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont who has endorsed Barack Obama, issued a statement today suggested that Clinton cannot win the delegates necessary to take the nomination.

"Senator Clinton has every right, but not a very good reason, to remain a candidate for as long as she wants to," he said in the statement. "As far as the delegate count and the interests of a Democratic victory in November go, there is not a very good reason for drawing this out. But as I have said before, that is a decision that only she can make."

In an interview with Vermont Public Radio that aired yesterday, the AP notes, Leahy said Clinton should withdraw and back Obama.