Saturday, June 07, 2008
It is finished: Clinton backs Obama!
Finally, it's over. Senator Hillary Clinton formally threw her support behind Senator Barack Obama on Saturday, clearing the way for Mr. Obama to head into the general election with a plan to challenge Senator John McCain in typically Republican states.
Mrs. Clinton ran a historic campaign, and became a figurehead for professional women and what they can accomplish. Had she won the nomination she would have become the first woman to lead a major party into a general election. As it is, Senator Barack Obama assumes the role as the first African American to head to the general election.
"Our party and our country are stronger because of the work she has done throughout her life, and I'm a better candidate for having had the privilege of competing with her," a newsletter from Mr. Obama stated earlier today. "Senator Clinton will be invaluable to our efforts to win in November, and I look forward to campaigning alongside her to bring this country the change it so desperately needs."