Letter from Hillary Clinton

5 06 2008

Got this email today from the HRC campaign. Could this really, really, be it? The letter seems gracious and unambiguous about her upcoming support of Senator Obama.

I wanted you to be one of the first to know: on Saturday, I will hold an event in Washington D.C. to thank everyone who has supported my campaign. Over the course of the last 16 months, I have been privileged and touched to witness the incredible dedication and sacrifice of so many people working for our campaign. Every minute you put into helping us win, every dollar you gave to keep up the fight meant more to me than I can ever possibly tell you.

On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans.

I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party’s nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise.

When I decided to run for president, I knew exactly why I was getting into this race: to work hard every day for the millions of Americans who need a voice in the White House.

I made you — and everyone who supported me — a promise: to stand up for our shared values and to never back down. I’m going to keep that promise today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life.

I will be speaking on Saturday about how together we can rally the party behind Senator Obama. The stakes are too high and the task before us too important to do otherwise.

I know as I continue my lifelong work for a stronger America and a better world, I will turn to you for the support, the strength, and the commitment that you have shown me in the past 16 months. And I will always keep faith with the issues and causes that are important to you.

In the past few days, you have shown that support once again with hundreds of thousands of messages to the campaign, and again, I am touched by your thoughtfulness and kindness.

I can never possibly express my gratitude, so let me say simply, thank you.

Sincerely,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Let’s hope the media focus on the horrifying Hillary fans, who swear to support John McCain are overblown. I believe they are. After the initial stages of grief that Hillary supporters will undoubtedly be enduring over the next week or two, the focus must return to actual policy. I’m tired of people who vote personality…look what it got us when we elected the guy we wanted to have a beer with. Democrats of all stripes owe it to the process to reevaluate values, ideals, policies, and the future of the Supreme Court before giving knee-jerk support to anyone outside the party. So hug a Hillary supporter, and let’s move forward.


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