Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Speech- no. 2

Before I parse, in later posts, Hillary Clinton's concession speech of this date, I'll refer to the main theme of her statement, as she proclaimed of Barack Obama:

I congratulate him on the victory he has won and the extraordinary race he has run. I endorse him and throw my full support behind him.
And I ask all of you to join me in working as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me.


A refrain always works for me and Mrs. Clinton did not disappoint:

And that together we will work — we’ll have to work hard to achieve universal health care. But on the day we live in an America where no child, no man, and no woman is without health insurance, we will live in a stronger America. That’s why we need to help elect Barack Obama our president.

We’ll have to work hard to get back to fiscal responsibility and a strong middle class. But on the day we live in an America whose middle class is thriving and growing again, where all Americans, no matter where they live or where their ancestors came from, can earn a decent living, we will live in a stronger America. And that is why we must help elect Barack Obama our president.

We’ll have to work hard to foster the innovation that will make us energy independent and lift the threat of global warming from our children’s future. But on the day we live in an America fueled by renewable energy, we will live in a stronger America. And that is why we have to help elect Barack Obama our president.

We’ll have to work hard to bring our troops home from Iraq and get them the support they’ve earned by their service. But on the day we live in an America that’s as loyal to our troops as they have been to us, we will live in a stronger America. And that is why we must help elect Barack Obama our president.


It took Hillary Clinton, the devil-woman of much of the media, the (sarcasm alert) interminable period of four(4) days following the close of the primary election season to endorse the presumptive nominee of the party. Wise or unwise, this was magnanimous- and unusual.

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