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Clinton set to concede delegate race to Obama
AP ^ | June 3, 2008 | Beth Fouhy

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chaos; concession; hillary; mt2008; obama; sd2008
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1 posted on 06/03/2008 8:15:35 AM PDT by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123

The fat lady sings.


2 posted on 06/03/2008 9:35:30 AM PDT by CWWren (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of congress....but I repeat myself.)
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To: cdchik123

I’ll believe it when I hear it.


3 posted on 06/03/2008 9:35:47 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: cdchik123

Ding dong the witch is dead...

http://www.techcrunch.com/wp-content/witch.jpg


4 posted on 06/03/2008 9:36:43 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: cdchik123

It’s been debunked by Clinton campaign. She’s bitter and ‘clinching’


5 posted on 06/03/2008 9:37:24 AM PDT by wsjreader
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To: cdchik123
Boo. Hoo.

Now let's defeat Nobama

6 posted on 06/03/2008 9:39:06 AM PDT by Chinstrap61a
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To: cdchik123

She’s not going away. Watch for her to “suspend” her campaign. Now the dirty undermining of Bierock O’bama will begin in earnest from the Klinton camp.


7 posted on 06/03/2008 9:40:44 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: cdchik123
The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City.

Because we all remember what happened to RFK....

8 posted on 06/03/2008 9:40:50 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: cdchik123

She is conceding but staying in.

Got it.


9 posted on 06/03/2008 9:40:50 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: cdchik123

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Did girlfriend make a dealy-poo with Obama ???

VIP Clinton, perhaps ???

Errr VP Clinton...

:)


10 posted on 06/03/2008 9:41:08 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cdchik123

Nope...now she’s staying in. I think her exact words were “I decided to stay in the race, right after I decided to drop out.”


11 posted on 06/03/2008 9:42:40 AM PDT by RC2
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To: cdchik123

I don’t get it. he don’t need her. what leverage does she have ?(Other than the Michelle tape :) ) Not supporting him ? a Rat, if it votes will vote Rat.


12 posted on 06/03/2008 9:43:48 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: cdchik123

w?


13 posted on 06/03/2008 9:43:49 AM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: cdchik123

this is not over yet. The war for super delagates will go on, starting with the character assination of Michelle my Belle.


14 posted on 06/03/2008 9:44:01 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: cdchik123
I'd be surprised if this were true. Since MSM loves Obama, they could easily push this story as people are going to the primary polls to influence the outcome, and put words in her mouth for her to deal with later.

Her staff denies it, naturally.

The story is carefully worded- “concede that Obama has the delegate count”, but not “concede the primary fight”.

Maybe, if this is true, her statement will be, yes, he has more delegates, but let's take this to the convention for the real primary fight.

In any case, here is a link to an entire popcorn factory up for auction:

http://www.bidspotter.com/forms/event.php?event=5609

Let's pool our resources, buy it, and sell Freeper brand Political Popcorn for the general election.

15 posted on 06/03/2008 9:44:18 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: wsjreader

The AP story is incorrect. Senator Clinton will not concede the nomination this evening,” the campaign said in a statement issued just minutes after the report was issued.

Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told CNN Clinton was “absolutely not” conceding the campaign and said the AP report was completely incorrect.

“We’ve got to spend the next three days... working the superdelegates to convince them a) Hillary got more votes than anyone else and b) she is the best one to take on John McCain in the fall,” he said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/03/AR2008060300957_pf.html


16 posted on 06/03/2008 9:45:11 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: cdchik123
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.

I'm calling BS. She doesn't have to stay in the race to accomplish this.

17 posted on 06/03/2008 9:45:30 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: cdchik123
http://www.bidspotter.com/forms/event.php?event=5609

Here is an entire popcorn factory for sale. We should chip in and buy it, and sell Freeper Popcorn for the general.

I doubt that the story is true, it's too carefully worded. Since MSM loves Obama, it would not be beneath them to push a “she's conceding” story while the polls are open.

I note the careful wording- “conceding that he has the delegate count” is not “conceding the primary”.

Maybe the truth is that she will indeed say that he has the delegates, but will promise to go on to the convention for the real fight.

This has been so much fun to watch, it would be a shame if it were over.

18 posted on 06/03/2008 9:49:11 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: cdchik123

NOOOoooooooooooo!!!!!!


19 posted on 06/03/2008 9:50:19 AM PDT by danboski
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To: cdchik123

She will never quit even in Denver she will say that there is a mistake or something like that.They will need a strait jacket for her and be taken away by the men with the white coats!I knew she never say die,she does not have it in her!


20 posted on 06/03/2008 9:51:58 AM PDT by pitbully (Hoping for the fog to lift .Standing by in So Cal !!)
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To: cdchik123

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.


21 posted on 06/03/2008 9:52:31 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: cdchik123
It must be true, since AP is reporting it.

We know how the media is NEVER wrong.

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22 posted on 06/03/2008 9:52:39 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: cdchik123

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.


23 posted on 06/03/2008 9:56:41 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: cdchik123

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.


24 posted on 06/03/2008 9:57:04 AM PDT by Tallguy (Tagline is offline till something better comes along...)
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To: cdchik123
The AP Reporter Says NEVER MIND!


25 posted on 06/03/2008 9:57:29 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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Nope...now she’s staying in. I think her exact words were “I decided to stay in the race, right after I decided to drop out.”

"There's no need to be snippy about this, Hillary."

26 posted on 06/03/2008 9:57:44 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate" Ibn Warraq)
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To: cdchik123

The suspense is killing me.........


27 posted on 06/03/2008 10:00:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (NOBODY MOVE!!!!.......I dropped me brain............................)
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To: cdchik123

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.


28 posted on 06/03/2008 10:01:10 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Tallguy

A lot of what she does depends on Federal laws. If she concedes and just quits there are financial implications.


29 posted on 06/03/2008 10:02:10 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: cdchik123
My Mother, a confirmed Moonbat, is in full melt-down mode today. She absolutely despises Obama (he had the audacity to defeat Hillary), and she hates all Republicans.

She will most likely sit out the election in November.

30 posted on 06/03/2008 10:03:15 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (McCain '08 : The lesser of two evils!)
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To: cdchik123

Looks like the MSM is trying to put a stake in the Clintons, and they’re fighting back.


31 posted on 06/03/2008 10:03:42 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I have Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance policies.)
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To: cdchik123

Ah FOUHY!


32 posted on 06/03/2008 10:06:22 AM PDT by mathprof
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To: TomGuy
Wishful thinking on Drudge's part?

33 posted on 06/03/2008 10:08:05 AM PDT by McGruff (Et tu, McClellan.)
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To: cdchik123

Fouhy on Beth. She got in wrong again.


34 posted on 06/03/2008 10:09:06 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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!


35 posted on 06/03/2008 10:09:37 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: cdchik123

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.


36 posted on 06/03/2008 10:10:43 AM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: cdchik123

So let me make sure I have this correct...

She is quitting before she decided to quit not quitting?


37 posted on 06/03/2008 10:11:31 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: cdchik123

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!


38 posted on 06/03/2008 10:12:11 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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Looks like she’s hittin’ the sauce again...


39 posted on 06/03/2008 10:28:52 AM PDT by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: cdchik123

having worked with publications, I will say where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.


40 posted on 06/03/2008 10:29:01 AM PDT by hoe_cake (Reasonable minds can disagree.)
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To: cdchik123
Clinton was at home in Chappaqua, N.Y., with her husband, former President Clinton and daughter Chelsea.

I thought hubby lived in Harlem and Chelsea lived in England?

41 posted on 06/03/2008 10:33:05 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: cdchik123
From Reuters: Clinton campaign says not conceeding as race nears end

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN3144368520080603

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barack Obama edged closer to capturing the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday amid a flurry of speculation that Hillary Clinton will quickly drop her White House bid.

The Clinton campaign quickly denied a report by The Associated Press that the New York senator would say on Tuesday night that Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. "The AP story is incorrect. Senator Clinton will not concede the nomination this evening," the campaign said in a statement issued just minutes after the report was issued. Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told CNN Clinton was "absolutely not" conceding the campaign and said the AP report was completely incorrect.

"We've got to spend the next three days... working the superdelegates to convince them a) Hillary got more votes than anyone else and b) she is the best one to take on John McCain in the fall," he said. With 31 delegates to the Democrats' August convention at stake, Democrats in South Dakota and Montana cast the final votes on Tuesday in the five-month state-by-state battle for the right to face Republican John McCain in November's presidential election. Obama needs fewer than 40 delegates to reach the 2,118 required to capture the nomination and become the first black presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party. The Illinois senator could hit that number as soon as Tuesday night depending on how quickly he wins commitments from nearly 200 uncommitted superdelegates -- party officials who are free to back any candidate. He secured one key endorsement on Tuesday from U.S. Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives and the top-ranking black member of Congress. "Today the process ends," Clyburn told NBC's "Today" show. He urged other superdelegates to follow his lead and announce their support on Tuesday so the Democratic Party could have a clear nominee by the end of the day. A number of other superdelegates began throwing their support behind Obama. Voting ends in South Dakota at 7 p.m. MDT/9 p.m. EDT and in Montana an hour later, with results expected shortly after. The polls opened amid growing speculation about when Clinton would drop out of the race and end the grueling, historic battle for the Democratic nomination. (Additional reporting by Doina Chiacu, Caren Bohan, Thomas Ferraro, Deborah Charles, Donna Smith and Ellen Wulfhorst; editing by Doina Chiacu)

42 posted on 06/03/2008 10:33:25 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: cdchik123

I hope she doesn’t concede. I hope she fights down to the last second. Hildebeast, you go girl!


43 posted on 06/03/2008 10:33:49 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: cdchik123

I have this mental visual of Hillary in a coffin with all of the MSM pushing her into a grave....the problem is that Hillary is kicking and screaming....


44 posted on 06/03/2008 10:34:34 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: cdchik123

The AP has long enjoyed its reputation as a solidly Left Wing Socialist Partisan propaganda wing of the DNC and thus is not a serious news organization.


45 posted on 06/03/2008 10:37:23 AM PDT by FTL
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To: xDGx

Remember when this happened to Fred Thompson right before the Iowa caucus? It probably did hurt him and keep him out of second place. This may be the Obama campaign putting this out to make the superdelegates jump on board for him faster than they are right now.


46 posted on 06/03/2008 10:40:56 AM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: FTL

The only problem is the plethora of outlets that use AP as their ‘reliable source’ for news.

How many local radio stations default to an AP feed for their hourly news updates?


47 posted on 06/03/2008 10:41:59 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: cdchik123

Yawn looks like McNuts is the next prez.


48 posted on 06/03/2008 10:42:57 AM PDT by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: cdchik123
OMGOSH! The mediaPIMPS are trying real hard to flip today's primaries to OsAMA!! Remember in 2000 when the newspukes called FL for Alborg and republicans walked away from the polls? I think they are trying to bring down the popular vote for Hitlery by spreading the C word to all newscasts!! EVILLLLLy Brilliant! Damn evil demons!
49 posted on 06/03/2008 10:46:04 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: murron

If not the Obama campaign it is the MSM. They are trying to influence the voting today!


50 posted on 06/03/2008 10:48:17 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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