Clinton's Next Steps Uncertain

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Hillary Clinton's campaign Web site is full of comments from supporters responding to the senator's request to let her know what they think she should do "next."

That very question has been the topic of political conversation all morning long on 24 hour news channels and across the Internet.

Clinton made the request Tuesday night following another primary victory in South Dakota and a loss to Sen. Barack Obama in Montana.

The complex system used by the Democratic party to count votes and delegates leaves questions unanswered about who exactly won the popular vote.

Four states haven't released the final count of their primary's votes. And in Michigan, Obama took his name off the ballot, but if those "uncommitted" votes go to him, the numbers would change again.

However, with the so-called "super-delegates" factored in, Obama has tallied the magic the number of 2,118 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination.

With the math not in her favor, Clinton told supporters Tuesday night that she'll take into consideration the advice of party leaders and campaign supporters before deciding where to go from here.

The Clinton faithful were quick to visit her Web site to write words of encouragement to the former first lady. Many pleaded with her to not give up the fight.

"The fact is that you stood throughout the constant ups and downs of this race. You never wavered and you never gave up," wrote Lena from North Carolina.

"Whatever it takes, Hillary must not concede the nomination. We need a leader with rich and mature experience in the political universe of Washington in order to attack the problems this country is now in.," another supporter said.

Taking VP Slot or Waiting till Convention?

In her final primary speech to supporters in New York, Clinton said, "I will be making no decisions tonight."

As she spoke, supporters chanted "Denver, Denver," thinking ahead to the site of the party's convention in August.

Earlier in the day, the Associated Press reported that Clinton told congressional colleagues she would be open to joining Obama's ticket as his vice presidential nominee.

Obama aides tried to downplay the speculation. The senator's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, said there's no long list or short list, and says "it's way too early to talk about that."

But on Tuesday night, the former first lady stopped short of ending or suspending her campaign.

She did say she was committed to a united Democratic Party moving forward.

Sources: Associated Press, Really Clear Politics, HillaryClinton.com

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