Posted by Godefroi on June 3, 2008
News from TownHall:
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.
Obama is 40 delegates shy of clinching the nomination, but he is widely expected to make up the difference Tuesday with superdelegate support and votes in South Dakota and Montana. Once he reaches the magic number of 2,118, Clinton will acknowledge that he has secured the necessary delegates to be the nominee.
Which means that the scariest SOB to enter the political race for POTUS in my lifetime has made it to the finals.
Lord, have mercy.
UPDATE: Maybe not?
NPR.org, June 3, 2008 · Amid pressure from fellow Democrats and published reports to the contrary, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign denied Tuesday morning that she will concede that Sen. Barack Obama has enough delegates to secure the party’s presidential nomination.
Responding to an Associated Press story fueling speculation that such a concession was imminent, the campaign issued this statement: “The AP story is incorrect. Senator Clinton will not concede the nomination this evening.”
Guess we’ll find out tonight.
UPDATE 2: Right the first time…it’s over.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois sealed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation’s first black president. A defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton maneuvered for the vice presidential spot on his fall ticket.