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Clinton endorses Obama
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, June 07, 2008

Well it appears it's official. Hillary Clinton has formally ended her presidential campaign and now plans on backing Barack Obama.

Says Obama:
"Obviously I'm thrilled and honored to have Senator Clinton's support but more than that I honor her today for the valiant and historic campaign she has run. She shattered barriers on my on behalf, of my daughters and women everywhere who now know that there are no limits to their dreams. And she inspired millions with her strength her courage and unyielding a commitment to the cause of working Americans".
There were a smattering of boos when Clinton announced her withdrawal from the campaign from supporters who apparently didn't share her message of uniting to support Obama. And CNN releaed a poll showing a fairly sizable group of Hillary supporters still can't find it in them to vote for Obama:
A CNN poll released Friday shows that the party is divided after a primary season that stretched over nearly 18 months and 57 contests.

Sixty percent of Clinton supporters said they would vote for Obama, but 17 percent said they would vote for Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee and Obama's rival in the general election. Nearly one-quarter, 22 percent, said they would not vote at all if Clinton were not the Democrats' nominee.

The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 7.5 percentage points. The poll was conducted after Obama clinched the Democratic nomination Tuesday.
Of course I'll again point out that it is Democrats, who at least share the same ideology, who are refusing, at least at this point, to vote for Obama.

And, frankly, I expect a good portion of the identified 17% to eventually return to the fold in November (it's easy to claim you won't support your party's candidate in June, not so much in November). But even if true, it is clear that Obama's star has been somewhat tarnished in the bruising primary fight and his negatives, even among some Democrats, have risen.

Next up?
The Clinton camp made it widely known that she would accept the No. 2 slot if it were offered, but the push was viewed as putting undue pressure on Obama to pick his former rival.
And that brings even more interesting polling results from among Democrats:
Democratic voters appear to like an Obama-Clinton ticket. A CNN poll released Friday suggested that nearly half of Democrats, 54 percent, would support a joint ticket, but 43 percent would oppose it. The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
My guess is she won't be on the ticket. She's unlikely to accept second fiddle to anyone, and then there's Bill. If I'm Obama, I want them as far away from the Oval office as I can get them.
 
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I said many times before this election season started way back in Nov of 2004- if Hillary was defeated, it would be a success.

And so it is. It was quite gratifying to hear her concession.

Savoring it now, because we’re already boned no matter what happens in a few months.
 
Written By: shark
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Had to laugh at this one, the comparison to Walter rocks:
http://exurbanleague.com/2008/06/07/heres-glowering-at-you-kid.aspx
 
Written By: BIllS
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If I was Obama, I’d want them as far away from Washington as possible.
 
Written By: kishnevi
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She didn’t concede. She suspended her campaign.

She’s waiting for the slim hope the Michelle Obama video exists and it will come out before August.
 
Written By: jpm100
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Here’s a thought scarier than Obama offering VP in return for her suspending her campaign. He offered her a Supreme Court seat.
 
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If somehow McCain should manage to beat this self-deluded messiah, then we can be thankful to Obama for one thing. The political destruction of that odious couple.
 
Written By: kyleN
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I really dislike all the negative remarks made about Hillary. Obama is no better trust me he will not win in November Hillary was the better choice for the Democrats but unfortunately we have many politicians who dislike the Clintons because they could not get what they wanted out of them and so when you saw people like Ted Kennedy or Chris Dodd endorse Obama it makes you wonder and people see all the endorsements on T.V so it helps to swing votes but people keep this in mind with all the negativity against Hillary she still managed to get 18 million supporters the highest ever for a democratic primary so just imagine if a few more politicians supported her she easily would of won the primary. I say to all the democrats be happy in November when John McCain becomes President thanks to all of you that voted for Obama.
 
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