Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hillary to Concede?

That's what the AP reports...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.

Obama is 40 delegates shy of clinching the nomination, but he is widely expected to make up the difference Tuesday with superdelegate support and votes in South Dakota and Montana. Once he reaches the magic number of 2,118, Clinton will acknowledge that he has secured the necessary delegates to be the nominee.

The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City.

As a commenter at Balloon Juice said yesterday, "I’ll believe it when I see it. Actually scrap that – I won’t believe it until Obama’s served at least one term, and even then I’ll have my doubts."

It's pretty much like a Friday the 13th movie...you don't want to be the person checking to see if he's really dead...


Deb said...

Well, you were right to be suspicious. It took about five minutes for her people to deny the story. She's waiting until the end of the week. No reason to concede when Obama's about to have the biggest audience of the campaign and give him the spotlight his campaign deserves and needs for November.

Jamelle said...

Silly Mr. Furious, can't you see that the Democratic Party is driving her out the race. Since, as we all know, she still has a totally legitimate shot at the nomination, and pushing her out at this point would be silencing the votes of millions.

(end sarcasm)

(I'm a bit of a lurker, and I think this is my first comment here.)