Despite all the headlines and breaking news alerts today, Hillary Clinton did not concede.
Here’s part 1 of Hillary’s speech tonight via Taylor Marsh:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft3xEOeiqik
Clinton told supporters in New York tonight after winning the South Dakota primary :
“Now the question is where do we go from here,” Clinton finally says, drawing a brief chant of “Denver, Denver.”
“It’s a question I don’t take lightly.
“This has been a long campaign, and I will be making no decisions tonight,” she says, asking supporters to go to her website and “help in any way that you can” — that is, give money.
She says she’ll confer with Democrats about the “best interests of our party.”
She’s going out on her own terms — she’s earned that. She’s run a tough race all the way to the finish and as she says in her speech, every state in this nation had a chance to weigh in and decide who would be the nominee. There’s a lot of chatter about Obama offering her the VP slot. She deserves it and it will help to unite the party.
I know a lot of readers would prefer that the outcome was different. I agree wholeheartedly.
I’m also pragmatic and a realist. But this day is a historic day in American history and that is something to give pause to.
I have a great deal of admiration for Hillary Clinton, she’s stood strong all these months despite the pushing for her to bow out. In the coming days, she’ll let her supporters know what’s next…
Until then… We’ll have her back here at The Dem Daily, but start looking at the realistic task of beating John McSame in November.
UPDATE: The full text of Hillary’s speech is here.
I know emotions are high tonight… Kick back readers and take a deep breath.