Officials: Clinton Will Concede Delegate Race To Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday
night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic
nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to
be the nation's first female president.

The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or
ending her race in her speech in New York City. She will pledge to
continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all
intents and purposes, the two senior officials said, the campaign
is over.

Most campaign staff will be let go and will be paid through June
15, said the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because
they were not authorized to divulge her plans.

The advisers said Clinton has made a strategic decision to not
formally end her campaign, giving her leverage to negotiate with
Obama on various matters including a possible vice presidential
nomination for her. She also wants to press him on issues he should
focus on in the fall, such as health care.

Universal health care, Clinton's signature issue as first lady
in the 1990s, was a point of dispute between Obama and the New York
senator during their epic nomination fight.


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  • by Goebe Location: Lexington on Jun 4, 2008 at 06:52 AM
    I hope Obama doesn't get his crazy preacher to run for VP.
  • by Steve Location: Kentucky on Jun 4, 2008 at 06:10 AM
    I can see it now, it's true for alot of us. The new saying replaces the old saying : Usher in the Mccain Democrats because he's won the election. I will miss the Democratic party, they've served me well for many of years.
  • by Melissa Location: Paintsville, Ky on Jun 3, 2008 at 11:11 PM
    Dear Concerned, Your right, the people voted for Clinton but Obama won the delegates.This is the frist time in history that the delegates voted against " We The People" but they are not telling that on CNN. The Democratic Rules Comm that meet over the weekend, GIVE Obama 55 delegates from Michigan in which his name was not even on the ticket. If they had NOT given them to Obama, and gave them back to Clinton, she would have been 30 delegates OVER Obama. Clinton is appealing there ruling and with the votes she has from the people,I see her fighting it out in Denver at the Convention. We KY voters need to remember who the Ky Delegates were that voted for Obama,and not for the peoples choice, and we need to vote them out of office next time there up for re-election. As for me,if she looses the fight on the Convention floor this fall,I'll vote McCain and hopefully give Clinton another shot at the White House in 2012.I'm not going to allow my Democ/Party/Leaders to shove Obamaism up my/#@%
  • by Anonymous on Jun 3, 2008 at 09:01 PM
    Clinton does not have the popular vote: http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/2008/clinton-obama-popular-vote.html
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jun 3, 2008 at 08:22 PM
    Funny I wonder how many of the commentors here even talk to anyone thats not white and bitter over their "name" didnt make it to office. Thats right boys and girls Clinton has no experience. If shes qualified because she married bill clinton that means you might as well vote for Monica.
  • by Clyde on Jun 3, 2008 at 04:49 PM
    Hillary has pull alright, she owes big favors to pharmaceutical companies, doctors lobbyists, and big oil companies. Dont be deceived. And seriously, do you think Obama has big money backing him. A half black man with the name like Obama..... lets get real. His support is grass roots from educated people all over this country. Now is the time for Democrats to unite and put away the republican manifested rumor propoganda of not enough experience, muslim, and not patriotic..... Did JFK have any experience, no just money and good looks.....
  • by Anonymous Location: PIKEVILLE on Jun 3, 2008 at 12:52 PM
    There's only one thing left to do, write in Hillary. We can't let the Republicans continue to destroy the poor and I don't think Obama has the experience to do a good job. He has some good ideas, but these days it takes "pull" to get anything done. Hillary has that and the experience.
  • by nelson on Jun 3, 2008 at 12:41 PM
    This is false information at least at 3;30 pm.
  • by CONCERNED Location: LONDON on Jun 3, 2008 at 12:00 PM
    I DON'T UNDERSTAND, HILLARY HAD THE PUBLIC WON, THAT IS WHAT MATTERS.. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.. AVERAGE JOES.. NOT DELEGATES (RICH PPL) TO DECIDE FOR US. IF OBAMA GETS IN THERE, WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT SURVIVE PPL, THINGS WILL BE WORSE THAN THEY ARE NOW..
  • by bill Location: Hyden on Jun 3, 2008 at 11:08 AM
    Doubt it,at least not tonight and if Obama is smart she will be the vise and they can knock h--- out of the republicans this fall.
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