I guess to no one’s surprise, Barack Obama tonight clinched the Democratic party nomination and is the presumptive nominee for November’s election. I’m sad for Hillary Clinton, but very impressed by her determination. She ran a superb race, and you have to give her credit for sticking it out until the end. In her speech tonight from New York, she said she was making no decisions. It was definitely not a concession speech. She indicated that she’ll do whatever is in the best interests of the party.
“This has been a long campaign, and I will be making no decisions tonight,” she said.
Clinton said she would meet with supporters and party leaders in the coming days to determine her next steps.
I’m really not sure if she’s interested in being Obama’s running mate or not.
Assuming nothing crazy happens between now and Denver, Barack Obama will be the democratic nominee. That means I want him to win in the general election. I worry that he’s a weaker candidate against McCain than Hillary would have been, however. I know he can give a speech like no one else, but you need to do more than that to become President.
I really hope that Obama’s win tonight doesn’t mean a loss for the Democrats come November.