Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hillary Clinton Ends Campaign, Endorses Obama

I have nothing further to say, or add, about the campaign of Hillary Clinton now that we are at the end. I will let my archives over the past year(s) speak for itself. Today was about moving on, and I intend to do just that.

The speech itself was impressive. What a shame she only seemed truly at ease in defeat. I've seen a few complaints already that it was too self-congratulatory, but I didn't see that as a big deal. This was her last speech as a presidential candidate and she wanted to start out by reflecting on that. Her endorsement of Obama was solid and her use of some of his campaign's rhetoric and themes helped sell it. Yes, I could hear a smattering of 'boos' from the crowd when she praised him, but that seemed to be the minority and by the Fall hopefully all of these tensions will be worked out. On the key issue this speech needed to accomplish-- uniting Democrats behind Barack Obama to win this election and put America back on the right path-- I think she nailed it.

Sen. Obama, I believe, is taking the weekend off. When he returns, the real fights begins.

[Clinton suspends historic campaign, endorses Obama (AP)]


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