Phil Singer, the Clinton campaign spokesman, e-mails in response to Roger Simon's column this morning suggesting that Clinton's campaign would begin to lobby pledged delegates:

We have not, are not and will not pursue the pledged delegates of Barack Obama. It's now time for the Obama campaign to be clear about their intentions.


Obama's campaign is having a conference call right now to denounce the Clintonian intention as revealed by the Simon column -- which, again, the Clinton campaign completely denies.

Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe acknowledged that party rules allow delegates to change their minds. But "what we're focused on is winning pledged delegates," he said. And the Clinton comments "amount to a pattern" of "trying to find an alternative route" to the nomination.

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