Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hillary Clinton Officially Conceded the Democratic Party Nomination Race

At last, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, 60, has officially announced her suspension of her campaign for Democratic nominee for presidency, when she took the podium at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. on Saturday evening, 7th of June, 2008. She declared her full support to Barack Obama, who had clinched the Democratic nomination last Tuesday.

As she was escorted by the former president, Bill Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, greeted with the clapping and the cheering crowd, the former First Lady, in her speech as covered live on national televisions, completely and absolutely endorses her foe by asking her supporters repeatedly saying,
“… help and elect Barack Obama our president … The way to continue our fight now to accomplish the goals for which we stands is to take our energy, our passion, our energy and do all we can to help Barack Obama, the next president of the United States … Today as I suspend my campaign, I congratulate him on the victory he has won and the extraordinary campaign he has won. I endorse him and throw my full support behind him and I ask you to join me in working as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me … Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been … We have to work together for what still can be. And that is why I will work my heart out to make sure that Senator Obama is our next president ...”
She also thanked her supporters saying, “Although we weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it has 18 million cracks in it and the light is shining through like never before.” This has a parallel tone when she made her speech last Tuesday evening to New York supporters, “… I want the nearly 18 million people who voted for me to be respected and heard, that cannot be ignored and no longer invisible … ”

On her speech she acknowledged the unprecedented success of Obama’s candidacy. It could be well remembered last year, January 20, when a video posted in her website, the senator declared her bid for the Democratic Party nomination, with a solid determination when she says. “I’m in and I’m in to win.” Her primary campaign was the longest and grueling season in the Democratic primary history, besides from being the first woman who has done it. Even on Tuesday at the last primary polls, she declared herself the strongest candidate for the White House.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama, 46, said in a written statement, he was “thrilled and honored“ to have Clinton's support, thereby, praising Clinton for her inspiration and hard work on behalf of America. ``I know she will continue to be in the forefront of that battle this fall.''

In a press conference earlier, in front of some Democrat stalwarts and lawmakers, the New York senator said that she is open for a vice president position, if it needs to unify the Democrats against the Republican in taking the White House.. But it is up to Obama whom he chooses. Over the past few days, some of Clinton's most prominent supporters began a campaign to push her as the vice presidential nominee. Yet, Clinton's campaign on June 5 issued a statement trying to downplay the talk, saying she wasn't seeking the vice presidential nomination.

A big challenge facing the Democrats right now is how to consolidate all their votes in one unified party bloc to beat John McCain of the Republican Party this November election.

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