Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hillary to Suspend

HIllary Clinton will officially end her bid on Saturday . . . and unconditionally support our next President, Senator Barack Obama:
On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans.

I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party's nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise.
The Washington Post has a GREAT write up on the beginning of the end of the Hillary campaign. It is a fantastic inside look at how the final months of the campaign evolved. The bottom line; 'She Could Accept Losing. She Could Not Accept Quitting.':
Clinton emerged from Pennsylvania with a victory that nearly matched her 10-point margin in Ohio. Her campaign responded with the message "The tide is turning."

Lifting spirits further still was a new campaign apparatus. Gone was Patti Solis Doyle, the less-experienced loyalist, replaced by the older and firmer Williams -- a professional management consultant who knew, in the words of one adviser, "how to say no."

Williams and another longtime confidante, Cheryl Mills, closed ranks around the candidate -- demanding an end to the backstabbing that had poisoned the campaign early on, returning phone calls and running meetings on time, making decisions that had lingered. Not everyone was happy. But for the first time, the office seemed to run relatively smoothly.
This article is a must read for every political wonk out there.


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