Skip to comments.Clinton set to concede delegate race to Obama
Posted on 06/03/2008 8:15:34 AM PDT by cdchik123
By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president.
The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City. She will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, the two senior officials said, the campaign is over.
Most campaign staff will be let go and will be paid through June 15, said the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge her plans.
The advisers said Clinton has made a strategic decision to not formally end her campaign, giving her leverage to negotiate with Obama on various matters including a possible vice presidential nomination for her. She also wants to press him on issues he should focus on in the fall, such as health care.
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This is a DELIBERATE PLANTED STORY BY AP on the day when two more primaries are being held, to demoralize Hillary supporters.
By the time her disclaimer is out, AP’s ‘anonymous source’ bomb will have done its work. AP has been doing this for months.
But she said she’s in it to win it. She said she will be the nominee. Say it ain’t so Hillary. She cares too much about our country. Some people might think campaigns are all a game, but not our misty eyed Hillary. When she’s not target shooting and having a shot and a beer somewhere, she’s answering the phone at 3 a.m. and working on making America one giant village where we can all raise our children as a collective.
Or maybe she will say the road to the White House runs through Obama’s campaign.
I’m all ears to hear what she has to say.
What difference does this really make? Recognizing that Obama “has the delegates”, but only ‘suspending the campaign’? There are no more primaries fer Pete’s sake! She can put everything on Simmer until the convention. Ain’t nothing (overt) going to happen (from Hillary’s direction) until then anyway.
"There's no need to be snippy about this, Hillary."
The suspense is killing me.........
Hillary’s sneaky strategy is clear. She’s not formally ending or suspending her campaign. She’s just going dormant so that she can maintain control of her delegates and hang low over the summer in the hope that Obama will self destruct (perhaps via his wife Michelle) so that she can re-emerge as the Party’s savior at the convention if the opportunity presents itself.
A lot of what she does depends on Federal laws. If she concedes and just quits there are financial implications.
She will most likely sit out the election in November.
Looks like the MSM is trying to put a stake in the Clintons, and they’re fighting back.
Fouhy on Beth. She got in wrong again.
Once Obama has the deligates and Hillary concedes, Michelle Obama will not be seen or heard from ... stuffed into a upstairs closet untill she needs to be seen at the Convention! Count on it!
I Barak is the official nominee, they will be dancing in muslim countries...
somebody please post picture dancing with their rifles.
I dont know how!!! A celebration for Islam..not US.
So let me make sure I have this correct...
She is quitting before she decided to quit not quitting?
Notice that ALL of the stations are saying that she will not conede T O N I G H T!!! That may be right, but tomorrow is another day.
Just the media trying to keep everyone watching the news, LOL!
Looks like she’s hittin’ the sauce again...
having worked with publications, I will say where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.
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