Make no mistake about it… Hillary Clinton is still “in to win.”
She told supporters tonight in Charleston, West Virginia: “I am more determined than ever to carry on this campaign. I am in this race because I believe I am the strongest candidate. … I can lead this party to victory in the general election if you lead me to victory now.”
Watch a clip from Hillary’s speech here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lk4dADGltY
I have to concur with Jeralyn: “The media is not going to determine the future of the Democratic party. Voters are.”
UPDATE: The full text of Hillary Clinton’s victory speech in Charleston, West Virginia is here and the full video is available on MSNBC (note we had the MSNBC video embeded, but it is causing slow loading for The Dem Daily).
Salon notes this about Clinton’s speech last night:
Once the speech ended, Clinton spent another 45 minutes working a rope line near the stage, as adoring fans pressed themselves up against the velvet barriers (and Secret Service agents) and passed books, campaign buttons, T-shirts, scraps of paper — whatever they had handy — to aides for her to sign. A troop of Girl Scouts gave her a patch, embroidered with the White House and “Madame President,” which they said was part of a project they were working on (presumably to elect women to high office). “When I was a Girl Scout, we never had a patch like that,” Clinton told them.