Clinton Conceding On Friday?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary

Maybe she realized the potential fallout from that speech last night. Maybe she realized that those 17.5M voters may not take kindly to being used as bargaining chips. Maybe she’s just tired of fighting.

Whatever the reason, here’s the report…

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to suspend her campaign and endorse Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential nominee, probably on Friday, according to a senior adviser to Mrs. Clinton.

Her decision came after Democratic members of Congress urged her Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to unite around Mr. Obama. [...]

“We pledged to support her to the end,” said Representative Charles B. Rangel, a New York Democrat who has been a patron of Mrs. Clinton since she first ran for the Senate. “Our problem is not being able to determine when the hell the end is.”

So this appears to be coming directly from the campaign, and that shouldn’t be taken lightly, but one never knows when it comes to the Clintons.

More as it develops…

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6 Responses to “Clinton Conceding On Friday?”

  1. krabbie Says:


  2. Avinash_Tyagi Says:

    I find it kind of troubling that she’s picking the anniversary of RFK’s death to give her concession, considering what she said a few weeks back

  3. crat3 Says:

    Sen Clinton was sabotaged by the DNC and the superdelegates of a corrupt, rigged Democratic Party.

    The superdelegates failed in their responsibility to endorse Sen Clinton as the best qualified and the strongest candidate to win the general election in a landslide victory hands down.

    In repudiation of the DNC and the superdelegates, Hillary Clinton supporters should work for the resounding defeat of Obama and vote for McCain. I will vote for McCain in a swing state.

    It is delusional to think that Sen. Clinton’s conceding or over time can “unify” the corrupt, rigged Democratic Party.

  4. Tully Says:

    If she concedes she’s cut her deal. She’ll have to deliver on her end to collect.

  5. pico Says:

    You could be right, Tully, but I find it unlikely that the Obama camp would instantly cave to her selfish and disrespectful demands in less than 20 hours. One would think they would at least wait to see what the fallout from her speech would be, how many of her supporters would really stick around given the transparently self-serving nature of her words and actions, and, most importantly, do extensive polling in a post-primary environment to see just how well an Obama/Hillary ticket would fly. From what I’ve seen of the Obama campaign, it’s run too intelligently to do otherwise. I think it’s more likely that her speech created such a backlash among party insiders and enough of her supporters to force her into this. She overplayed her hand, and she knows it now.

    We’ll have to wait to see what she actually does on Saturday, though (it’s been switched to Saturday to not coincide with RFK’s assassination). The Clintons’ word means nothing, so you never know.

  6. John Says:


    Are you insane? The Clintons are the corrupt Democratic Party. I was and still am (of sorts) a Bill Supporter. Hillary was just too calculating for me. I have no problem with her being a women, but I really do want a fresh face and ideas in Washington. That isn’t Hillary or McCain or another Bush (which Jeb will be up to bat next time around). If Bush taught us anything, anybody can be president, even a complete idiot. Hillary lost, not because of a corrupt Democratic Party, but of her own Hubris. I’m sorry, let it go.

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