Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Refusing To Concede

AP reported earlier today that Hillary Clinton would concede the race tonight.

But not so fast, Bubba:
Officials in Hillary Clinton's campaign said the New York senator won't concede the Democratic nomination tonight. The Associated Press had reported that Sen. Clinton would acknowledge that rival Barack Obama has the delegates for the nomination.

The campaign released a two-sentence statement this morning in response to the AP's report: "The AP story is incorrect. Senator Clinton will not concede the nomination this evening." (WSJ)
Ever the wheeler-dealers, the Clintons figure she'll be in better negotiating position if she keeps her campaign alive -- a thin thread on which to negotiate, for sure. And maybe, just maybe, that Clinton charm (with a heavy sledge hammer just visible behind the back) will get just enough superdelegates .... So party unity be damned, it's every Clinton for his/herself!

Ah, that's the Hillary Clinton we remember -- not this softer, more vulnerable thing that's been seen under all the Hillary 2008 banners!

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