By 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:
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.