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Fuck all of you. I'm proud of her.

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Posted by Mr. Poe | June 3, 2008 8:20 AM

I still need to see it to believe it.

Posted by heywhatsit | June 3, 2008 8:25 AM
effectively ending her bid to be the nation’s first female president.

... this is a stretch. it implies that she won't run in 2012 or 2016.

Posted by josh | June 3, 2008 8:30 AM


Posted by boyd main | June 3, 2008 8:30 AM

Oh, nevermind. I see it.

Posted by boyd main | June 3, 2008 8:34 AM
However, “concede” has a more particular and final ring in the language of politics and so the Clinton campaign is pushing back against the idea that she is formally “conceding”:

So it depends on what the meaning of "conceding" is? I can't wait until we're finally through with all this Clintonian parsing of language.

Posted by tsm | June 3, 2008 8:42 AM



Posted by Mr. Poe | June 3, 2008 8:45 AM

Dang, tsm beat me to it.

Posted by Georgia Guy | June 3, 2008 8:45 AM

If you don't look at her or believe she's real, she'll have no power over you, and fade away.

Posted by Hint | June 3, 2008 8:52 AM

Ding dong, the witch is dead!

Posted by A Non Imus | June 3, 2008 8:53 AM

What the fuck? What is this, the 3rd or 4th time this exact story has been written and it has been false?

I'm beginning to think Hillary's campaign starts the rumor just so they can get the press to announce that she's NOT quitting the race.

Posted by Mahtli69 | June 3, 2008 9:00 AM

Whaaat is she doing? Or not doing?

Posted by Mary F. | June 3, 2008 9:00 AM

She is truly reality deprived. She thinks she can control her loss, mystically turning it in to a win. Kind of like she did with health care a decade and a half ago.

Posted by Trevor | June 3, 2008 9:04 AM

Well Trevor, she obviously has some control here or else she wouldn't be here.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 3, 2008 9:07 AM

Reporting has been brought down to the level of psychics. Politico and Drudge and the rest including Slog rush to put up stories and if they beat the rest they let us know they were first. If they are wrong, the story fades into cyberspace.

Now the mainstream press runs stories all time without naming sources.

But like psychics if they are right 2% of the time they give themselves an award.

Posted by McG | June 3, 2008 9:12 AM

McG, is clinton going to get the nomination or not?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 3, 2008 9:14 AM

Well that's about the least surprising update ever.

Posted by heywhatsit | June 3, 2008 9:16 AM

It just shows the media bias that they want to call the shot and write her off. Take it to the convention Hillary!

Posted by Odrama | June 3, 2008 9:18 AM

The problem is, people keep saying her name three times in front of a mirror. That gives her two more weeks of faux campaign strength.

It's not an urban legend, people. 'Ware! 'Ware!

Posted by Gah | June 3, 2008 9:18 AM

It's about her debt. If she quits without an agreement to cover her debt, she stands to lose eleven million dollars of her own money. This "I'm in/I'm out" dance may be a negotiating traffic, which may indicate that the Obama camp is not going to pay off her debt for her. Heh.

Posted by Tom | June 3, 2008 9:23 AM

Also wasn't Obama going to announce that the campaign was over today?

Is this just one more pathetic attempt to preempt/ steal the spotlight from someone she, as a Democrat, should have been rallying behind for the last three months?

Posted by Trevor | June 3, 2008 9:35 AM

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

Because you never know... Something tragic may happen to Obama yet, and then she would have to be able to step in...

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | June 3, 2008 9:47 AM

It depends on the meaning of the word "concede," right?

What we're about to see is if the Clintons (yes, both of them) are willing to put the good of the party (and the country) ahead of their own personal objectives. How--and if--she concedes will tell us a whole lot.

Posted by Andy Niable | June 3, 2008 9:50 AM

Uhhh...she's a Clinton. So why should it come as a surprise that she's wrestling with the definition of a word that could spell her political doom?

"Concede" = "Sexual Relations"

Get it?

Posted by Hernandez | June 3, 2008 9:57 AM
Posted by tsm | June 3, 2008 10:06 AM

RFK didn't get assasinated until June so, you know, anything could happen...


Posted by Hillary Clinton | June 3, 2008 10:06 AM

Andy Niable is exactly right. This is her chance to redeem herself. If she goes out there as a mouthpiece for health care, she can do a lot of good. But that concession needs to be 100% real; she cannot continue to attack her party's nominee, and she cannot continue to claim that she's "really" won it.

I want to hear the words "I lost" or at least "you won".

Posted by Fnarf | June 3, 2008 10:09 AM

Congratulations to Barack Obama, our Democratic Nominee for President of the United States. We've never had a better candidate in my lifetime, and I'm looking forward to campaigning in full force for him this fall, and hope that my fellow Americans will do the same.

Onward, forward, upward. Progressive politics will reign.

Posted by Timothy | June 3, 2008 10:10 AM

Number 26 is right. It'd be a shame if anything happened to the presumptive nominee. Wouldn't America prefer to have an experienced, battle-tested, ready from day one understudy, ready to step in at a moment's notice, just in case.

Posted by God forbid that anything happen | June 3, 2008 10:48 AM

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