Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ding! Dong! The Primary's OVER

...which old Primary? The Democratic Primary, Ding! Dong! The Democratic Primary's OVER!!!

The Democratic Primary is finally OVER as the AP reports that tonight Hillary Clinton will concede that Barack Obama has the delegates and is the Nominee. According to CNN, the campaign denies she'll drop out, but as the AP points out:

The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City.

She will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, the two senior officials said, the campaign is over.

Most campaign staff will be let go and will be paid through June 15, said the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge her plans.

The advisers said Clinton has made a strategic decision to not formally end her campaign, giving her leverage to negotiate with Obama on various matters including a possible vice presidential nomination for her. She also wants to press him on issues he should focus on in the fall, such as health care.

As the Washington Post points out the end of this primary campaign will be a huge relief especially to Super delegates, elected officials Party Bosses who get to vote at the convention. Quoting Gilda Cobb-Hunter an undeclared from SC,

"Honestly, it's going to be over with and it's going to be a huge relief," Cobb-Hunter said. "The candidate is going to be such an obvious choice after the end of the primaries that nobody will care one way or another if I commit or not, and that's just great."..."It would have been easy to be done and decided with all this a long time ago. But now I'm feeling better, because I've let the people have their say and it's all going to be over pretty soon."

And the torrent of Super delegates begins today as Obama is poised to get the magic number of 2118.5 after this evenings Primaries close. The added bonus of the news about Hillary will no doubt add to the ease of Super delegates mind of "coming out" in the hours that remain today.

Now for mindless enjoyment of symbolic value....

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AP says's he's already reached the magic number!