"Today as I suspend my campaign, I congratulate him on the victory he has won and the extraordinary race he has run.Did you listen to Hillary’s speech on Saturday? If you didn’t, you missed what everyone else missed, everyone who did listen to her speech that is.
I endorse him and throw my full support behind him and I ask of you to join me in working as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me,"--Sen. Hillary Clinton
Sen. Clinton has managed to hit on that most ancient Bruce Lee style of Kung Fu, in the political realm of course. Master Lee termed his brand of Karate as the art of fighting without fighting.
Likewise Sen. Clinton has managed to say that she’s supporting Sen. Obama without releasing control of her delegates and without conceding. Nice work, the art of suspending her campaign without conceding!
If you notice the more sophisticated reporters and analysts are reporting that she is suspending her campaign while only a few amateur types are using the “C” word.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUSPENDING AND CONCEDING
Concede and that it is over you’ve quit. Suspend well that’s another story. You get all of the benefits of conceding without that nasty detached from the campaign feeling. And if something where to happen (wink, wink God forbid) well after all you didn’t really quit you just suspended so you could just pick right up were you left off all nice and neat.
[By]suspend[ing] her campaign, Clinton kept some options open. She gets to retain her delegates to the nominating convention this summer and she can continue to raise money.The most important benefit by the way is money. You recall Clinton “loaned” her campaign 11.4 million dollars and her campaign was mismanaged so badly that it's in debt up to their ears. The benefit that derives from the Obama Clinton, Diana Feinstein secret meeting is with Hillary agreeing to endorse Obama with their deal is one she can pay off her campaign debt and two she can reimburse herself her loan of millions of dollars.
It also means she could reopen her campaign if circumstances change before the Denver convention, but gave no indication that was her intention. —Beth Fouhy
So in essence the moveon.org netroots who back Obama and that fought so hard to defeat Sen. Clinton will pay for Clinton’s campaign and will repay her personal investment if Sen. Obama agrees to pay for Sen. Clinton campaign thereby buying her personal endorsement and the support of her backers.
One additional thing that really bugs me about this set up. Sen. Clinton is being extolled as some phenomenally glorious politician, some civil rights and woman’s suffrage champion with her 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling reference. As if her campaign was about advancing women's rights instead of just advancing Hillary Clinton.
Truth be told Hillary Clinton is a below average politician who couldn’t even win in a Democrat primary. Something that both Al Gore and John Kerry did do. And that was the case with all of the name recognition and high profile advantage that she, the candidate of inevitability to win the Presidency, had over a young upstart Senator who himself had nothing going for him according to Clinton but a speech. Losing to him, she proved herself to be a miserable politician at best.
It’s ironic that Hillary Clinton who at worst is complicit in several of Bill Clinton’s cover-ups of his abuse of women or she is at best an enabler of her husband’s wantonly criminal behavior is being defended by National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority and National Women's Political Caucus on behalf of women’s rights.As far as women’s suffrage and civil rights are concerned Hillary Clinton has done more to hurt women and set back the feminism movement 100 years.
Rights that Mrs. Clinton herself violated every time she stood by her man against women that he had violated.—Alaphiah
Hillary Clinton is not someone to be admired for any aspect of her campaign Hillary Clinton and her husband should be reviled for the partisan hatred, sexism, and racism that she and Bill injected into the American politico in her narcissistic attempt to grab power. Hillary's campaign was for her alone not for women, not for suffrage and certainly not for America!
It was a self serving grab that she has yet to relinquish because she has not conceded she has only suspended her campaign!
Will she continue to come back and back and back like Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Kruger?
Geez I hope not but she could because she hasn't conceded!