For two weeks now, rumors have circulated that Barack Obama would select Hillary Clinton to be his Secretary of State. With no other credible names on the table it wasn’t really a rumor. It was truth awaiting confirmation via quote. This morning, Barack Obama made it official:
“Hillary’s appointment is a sign to friend and foe of the seriousness of my commitment to renew American diplomacy and restore our alliances.. I have known Hillary Clinton as a friend, a colleague, a source of council and a tough campaign opponent. She possesses an extraordinary intelligence and a remarkable work ethic. I am proud that she will be our next Secretary of State. She’s an American of tremendous statue who will have my complete confidence, who knows many of the world’s leaders, who will command respect in every capitol and who clearly has the ability to advance our interests around the world.. There’s much to do, from preventing the spread of nuclear weapons to Iran and North Korea, to seeking a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, to strengthening international institutions.more..
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened yesterday’s SNL with pitch perfect impressions of Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. Anyone not famialir with who Tina Fey is would be excused for thinking Sarah Palin was actually making a guest appearance. Tina Fey looks exactly like her and she had all of Sarah Palin’s quirks and hockey mom-itude on point.more..
Hillary Clinton wasted no time getting to the point of her speech last night: my campaign is over, it’s time to vote for Barack Obama. It was a direct message to her supporters who are threatening to sit out or vote for John McCain.
Two different moves, same result: a wasted vote.
The video tribute shown before Hillary Clinton couldn’t have been done better. She deserves all credit for becoming the first woman to run a viable campaign for president, and the montage made clear the emotion her supporters have for her.
She also delivered the kind of speech that puts pressure on Joe Biden to live up to the VP spot and questions Barack’s decision to choose him.
Hillary Clinton endorsed Barack Obama this afternoon.
It was a move Hillary Clinton was forced to make after her own high-level supporters in Congress and the D.C. political circle questioned the defiant tone of the speech she gave last Tuesday; when Barack Obama crossed the delegate line and locked up the nomination.
The first time she uttered the words.. “Let’s help elect Barack Obama in November!”.. You could see her choke back - like, did I just say that? This is a woman whose dream of becoming president has been cut off by the new guy on the block. People in the audience sensed the I have to do this flavor and lightly booed the Barack Obama push.more..
It’s official, Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee!
Last night the expected flood of super-delegates rushed in to push him over the top. In addition, he made history by becoming the first African-American to receive the honor. Acknowledging that it’s a moment to savor quickly and move on, Barack Obama told a crowd of 17,000+ in St. Paul, Minnesota, that now the hard work begins.
It’s general election time.
Amazingly, Hillary Clinton refuses to admit that the primary is over.more..
This afternoon speaking to the editorial board of South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, Hillary Clinton was asked why she is still in the race - by everyone’s math, she can’t win. With three primaries left, I happen to think, if she wants to spend the time and money, let her finish it off for her supporters and her legacy.
Hillary Clinton had a better reason.. something big could happen, like an assassination.
“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it.”more..
Saturday Night Live jumped in the Hillary Clinton beatdown this weekend. Amy Poehler started the show with her spot-on Hillary Clinton impression. “Hillary” said she’s still in the race because she’s a sore loser, her supporters are racist, and if she gets the nomination, she’ll use the sexist and racist cards against John McCain - because she’s just that ruthless.more..