June 5, 2008
Hillary Clinton Concedes Nomination (Honestly!)
My dream scenario had Hillary Clinton conceding the nomination back in February.
I was wrong.
She stuck it out through the end of the primary contests. However ... finally ... Hillary Clinton will open her eyes to the obvious ... she lost ... and she can now close down her effort to earn the keys to the White House.
She will shut things down on Saturday. Her aides indicate that she will express support (...that is Clintonese for endorse...) Barack Obama at a party unity event in Washington DC on that day.
Personally, I look for her to concede defeat, congratulate Obama and hold his hand up in the traditional victory salute. It took a ton of bricks, such as Charlie Rangel and others to get Clinton to see through her delusions of grandeur. But, in the end, it appears that commonsense will prevail.
I also like the way that Barack Obama responded in his cool, calm and collected manner about all of the speculation surrounding his vice presidential selection. He announced a 3-person search committee for a vice-presidential nominee. Carolyn Kennedy (JFK's daughter), Jim Johnson and Eric Holder (President Clinton's deputy attorney general) are both on the search committee. Obama made it clear how he plans to run his operation with data, facts and good vetting ... not with emotion, pressure and bully tactics.
Hillary Clinton moves closer to being a footnote in history. It's about time!