With Hillary Clinton out of the U.S. presidential race, Democrats on Sunday began healing wounds from a bruising nominating contest and speculated about Barack Obama’s vice presidential choice.
How did Hillary Clinton do in her concession speech and endorsement of Barack Obama. Watch the speech and then tell us.
A reluctant Hillary Rodham Clinton kept a hall full of supporters and the nation waiting for 45 minutes to finally bring her futile campaign for President to a long overdue end.
She climbed onto the stage at the National Building Museum in Washington more than 45 minutes late for the speech scheduled at noon.
Now the real war begins and the question most strategists are asking about Barack Obama is: Can he win it without Hillary Clinton on the ticket?
Forty-eight years ago, John Kennedy faced the same dilemma with his chief opponent, Lyndon Johnson, and decided with a warning nudge from House Speaker Sam Rayburn that he couldn’t, despite the fact he loathed the Texas senator.
Sen. Barack Obama finally captured the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday. For this, he deserves two cheers from Americans from coast to coast.
First, Obama secured this country’s chief domestic priority for 2008: denying Sen. Hillary Clinton the presidency. Obama has earned the eternal gratitude of millions of relieved Americans who understand how calamitous a Hillary Clinton administration would have been. She combines ruthless ambition, a pathological sense of entitlement, and the ethical restraint of Richard Nixon’s “White House plumbers” unit.
Keisha Brown, 21, of Chicago, exultant after Barack Obama secured the Democratic nomination, told The Washington Post, “Everything will be different now.”
There will be five months of grueling campaigning before we vote. There might be a town hall meeting every week until the end of August, if Obama accepts McCain’s challenge. And there will much soul searching by Americans.