Clinton to Suspend Campaign on Friday and Endorse Obama

@anniepa (27248)
United States
June 4, 2008 6:35pm CST
It's just now breaking on MSNBC that it's being reported by the N.Y Times Hillary Clinton will suspend her campaign on Friday and endorse Barack Obama at that time. They are now discussing it on TV in detail, talking about how many of her supporters were angry over her speech last night because she didn't concede then and failed to congratulate Obama on having clinched the nomination. So, the never-ending Democratic primary season is finally about to be over! What do you think about this? What do you think Hillary's reasons for hold off on doing this for three days after Tuesday's primaries, the last of the year? For what it's worthy, I feel more than a little sorry for Hillary right now but I also feel proud of her, in spite of the fact she made some mistakes during her campaign. I think that anyone, regardless of party or ideology, should feel this was a huge step for our nation and that women in particular should feel pretty darn pleased right now, considering Hillary's mom and my mom as well as I'm sure lots of your moms and grams were born before women were even given the right to vote. Even Condoleezza Rice said today that (I'm paraphrasing) "Finally we the people means all of us". Hip-Hip-Hooray! Annie
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
5 Jun 08
According to a breaking news report, Hillary is discontinuing her campaign, but is not conceding. Instead she is going to retain her delegates and push her agenda...this according to someone from her campaign. She has something up her sleeve. Obama better have someone at his back, that's all I can say.
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I told you people this yesterday, you had better prepare yourselves because a Clinton or Rodham doesn't go down easily!
@sanell (2114)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I am pleased that Hillary got as far as she did, but I was not a fan of hers to begin with. I think that Hillary wanted to hold out to make sure that in fact the votes were all counted for obama being the one who is the democratic nominee and therefore was not going to give up without knowing for sure that this was the true numbers. I mean, look at our history of elections!! Can you blame her? I am not really sure what will happen next I am not sure what the deal will be, if she endorses obama maybe her hope is she will be the pick for vice president nominee in the democratic party who knows, I do not know what could happen...it is hard to say, It is very scary because I know that McCain is CLEARLY the wrong choice and I happen to be a republican...
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I'm glad because they say that she has alot of debt with running her campaign. I just hope that whoever makes president can turn this country back around and get us back on track. I don't care who it is. It just seems that they all say they will do this and that and then when they get in office, they do not do anything but make things worse for all of us.
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• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Good day. at least she's sport. I admire people like that when it's time to concede it's time to concede. No shame in defeat and moreso with someone whose charismatic and well backed-up. I respect her for what she did at least now the democratic party can prepare for the campaign.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
Yes, she ran a good race, and I also feel a little sorry for her. She must have wished she was running against Kerry or Edwards. Most other races for the nomination she would have won handily. Her time might still come. I don't know why she didn't concede last night. We won't know unless she tells us. It's great, and fitting, that she will endorse Obama. It's been a mostly positive run by the two of them, and there seems to be much mutual respect, so I don't see any reason not to bury the hatchet and work together. Regardless of whether she is on the ticket, if Obama is elected she is likely to be in his cabinet, right?
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I guess thats about all she can do now,I really thought when this all started she would be the one running against McCain, as you said she still made history for being the first woman to run and yes the world has come along way since the day when women was meant to be seen and not be heard.Have a great evening.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I don't think that she is loosing out in anyway. She plans one way or another to be in office and i know that she will get there and you can't be ill about that. This is all over the new like the black plague and if she's not in office i think that the elections was a set up.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jun 08
I am proud also. I feel that Hillary stayed in the race long enough to show that she was not a quitter. I too and very proud of her and the decisson she has made.