Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Speech Transcript: Clinton Refuses to Concede (6-3-08)

It is an insult to Barack Obama that Hillary refused to concede last night (read the entire transcript). It would've been appropriate for her to acknowledge Obama as the nominee of the party. Instead she chose to slap him. Some pundits argue that she wants to be on the ticket in the Fall. How could she expect to be the VP running mate without acknowledging defeat. No one has pointed this out. It is unprecedented. No candidate has ever refused to concede after their opponent won the nomination. Everyone seems to be dancing around delicately around this point. She should be denounced not talked about as an idea VP pick. Barack would be a fool if he were to pick Clinton as his running mate. I guess Hillary wants to stick around just in case Obama gets assassinated:

I will carry your stories and your dreams with me every day for the rest of my life.

Now, the question is: Where do we go from here? And given how far we’ve come and where we need to go as a party, it’s a question I don’t take lightly. This has been a long campaign, and I will be making no decisions tonight.

But this has always been your campaign. So, to the 18 million people who voted for me, and to our many other supporters out there of all ages, I want to hear from you. I hope you’ll go to my Web site at and share your thoughts with me and help in any way that you can.

And in the coming days, I’ll be consulting with supporters and party leaders to determine how to move forward with the best interests of our party and our country guiding my way.

- Read Obama's victory speech last night given right after Hillary's shameless utterances.