From Hillary Clinton: I want you to know

┬áBy our now readers all know that Hillary Clinton will officially end her campaign and support Barack Obama. It’s tough for many Clinton supporters to assimilate this news and yet, there’s so much work to be done and Hillary Clinton understands that.

The stakes are high dear friends and readers and this election has always been about something bigger than which candidate we all support… It’s about taking back the White House as I have said here many times. We must all work together to accomplish that goal.

So please consider… You’ve worked hard for Hillary… You’ve poured your heart and soul into her campaign and I know, this has been a tough couple of days… But now, it’s time to follow Hillary’s lead… And she’s reaching out to her supporters by email to share her plans:

Dear ******,

I wanted you to be one of the first to know: on Saturday, I will hold an event in Washington D.C. to thank everyone who has supported my campaign. Over the course of the last 16 months, I have been privileged and touched to witness the incredible dedication and sacrifice of so many people working for our campaign. Every minute you put into helping us win, every dollar you gave to keep up the fight meant more to me than I can ever possibly tell you.

On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans.

I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party’s nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise.

When I decided to run for president, I knew exactly why I was getting into this race: to work hard every day for the millions of Americans who need a voice in the White House.

I made you — and everyone who supported me — a promise: to stand up for our shared values and to never back down. I’m going to keep that promise today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life.

I will be speaking on Saturday about how together we can rally the party behind Senator Obama. The stakes are too high and the task before us too important to do otherwise.

I know as I continue my lifelong work for a stronger America and a better world, I will turn to you for the support, the strength, and the commitment that you have shown me in the past 16 months. And I will always keep faith with the issues and causes that are important to you.

In the past few days, you have shown that support once again with hundreds of thousands of messages to the campaign, and again, I am touched by your thoughtfulness and kindness.

I can never possibly express my gratitude, so let me say simply, thank you.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Thank you Hillary. Thank you for all you do.

Thank you for being a leader among Democrats.

Thank you for showing young women that they dream.

Thank you for listening to those who have felt for so long that no one in Washington D.C. was listening or cared.

Thank you for fighting for us through out your campaign.

And thank you for stepping up to make putting a Democrat in the White House a reality. I’m with you all the way and proud of it.

Thank you Hillary.

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4 Responses to From Hillary Clinton: I want you to know

  1. draeinoregon says:

    I have so much respect and pride in Hillary. We have watched her throughout
    this campaign; watched her hold her head up and smile no matter what was
    said and no matter that none in her own party would stand up with her when
    lines were crossed.

    Though I would do almost anything for her, to help her, I cannot and will not
    rally behind Obama. I do not like the way he has run his campaign. I do not
    respect his supporters, and I do not like the music played in Iowa, the brushing
    off of shoulder, and so, so much more.

    I ti s with profound regret that I cannot be as strong as Hillary is. That she can
    and will step back and support him and the DNC, well, you all don’t deserve her.

    She is head and shoulders above all of them.

    A new Pacific Green party member

  2. john stone says:

    I agree Pamela that we should all come together to put a Democrat in the White House. I watched the movie “Recount” about the Florida debacle of 2000. I could see the similarities from Ohio in 2004. This is why we must come together to be sure that we do’t have a third Bush term with McCain.

  3. Hilary4HRC says:

    I’m completely torn……….. I have no faith in Barack Obama. I think he’s a phony and there’s just something that doesn’t ring true or ethical about him. I will wait to see if he brings Hillary into a VERY IMPORTANT and INFLUTENTIAL role in his administration should he win. If she makes an announcment on Saturday that says she will be able to further her work on Healthcare and have a real voice in the administration, then MAYBE I could consider voting for him. If he chose Jim Webb, it would also make it a little more palatable for me. If he chooses Bill Richardson – FORGET IT — I’d run from the voting booth.

    I’m a 48-year-old woman and I hope that WE (all Hillary’s people) don’t go back to being invisible. I think that’s the most frightening feeling I’m having now. There are 18 million of us — she says she wants us respected and with a voice. (Wouldn’t it be nice if we had just one or two voices on the regular MSNBC or CNN broadcasts each night? Talk about a perpetual BIAS!)She wants to ensure our voices are heard. I look forward to her event on Saturday. I think the Washington Post headline had a very accurate assessment……….. She could accept losing, she could not accept QUITTING.

    NO VP for her. He doesn’t deserve to have her.

  4. ec kostrubala says:

    Another 48 year old woman who is very disappointed in the outcome of the primary. I believe Hillary Clinton would make a better President than any one else running, be it McCain or Obama.

    One thing I hope the Democratic Party will change before the general election of 2012 is the manner in which candidates, running in the primaries, tally their votes. Instead of splitting votes proportionally in each State, have winner take all. Also, get rid of caucuses, which descriminate against shift workers, the elderly, mothers with young children at home, and anyone who can not take an evening during a work week to go to a caucus.

    Doing just those two things will help the Primary elections mirror the general election and, I think, garner the candidate most likely to win against their Republican opponent in the General Election. Hillary has the most electoral votes, had her wins in the Primaries been counted as they would be in a general election.

    When I read her email this morning in my Inbox, I felt heart sick. She’s given up the fight and will not take it to Denver.

    Clearly, she puts the needs of her Party above her own desires. Another commendable trait.

    As for Hillary supporters getting behind Obama, it won’t happen unless he puts her on the ticket as Vice President, and quickly.