Why does the KKK support Hillary Clinton

US election: Ex-Ku Klux Klan-Member supports Obama

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd stands behind Barack Obama. Byrd was once a member of the racist Ku Klux Klan. Hillary Clinton sees herself still in the running.

Barack Obama has received further support in the fight for the US Democrats' presidential candidacy: The Senator from West Virginia, Robert Byrd, stood behind his dark-skinned colleagues on Monday.

Obama has the temperament and courage necessary to end the Iraq war, Byrd said in a letter. Byrd was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan, but the Democratic Senator has now distanced himself from its position.

Obama is clearly in the lead over his intra-party competitor Hillary Clinton in the race to run for the White House. The senator insists that no decision has yet been made. Obama could explain anything, but without the necessary votes that would be irrelevant, Clinton said. Obama is increasingly presenting himself as his party's candidate in the election campaign and is more oriented towards the duel against the Republican John McCain than the intra-party duel with Clinton.

She was the more progressive applicant, Clinton said in a television interview in Oregon on Monday. She will stay in the race until a candidate is known, "but we won't have one today and we won't have one tomorrow". In the pending primaries, Clinton can no longer catch up with Obama's lead in delegate votes. The decisive factor will therefore presumably be the behavior of the so-called super delegates, who are not bound in their decision.

The next Democratic primary is scheduled for Tuesday in Kentucky and Oregon. Recent polls predicted a win for Clinton in Kentucky and a win for Obama in Oregon. (Ag.)