is this really the end for Billary??

Posted in Barack Obama, change the world, voting by Tanae' A. on June 3, 2008

story from:: www.wjz.com

AP: Clinton To Concede Delegate Race To Obama

Senator Returns To N.Y. To Make Major Announcement

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NEW YORK (CBS) ― Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation’s first female president.

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 Democratic presidential candidate has returned to New York City to speak at Baruch College on Tuesday night, where she is expected to give a farewell, yet not quite say her goodbyes.

This follows the final primaries in South Dakota and Montana and word that Sen. Barack Obama is expected to reap a super delegate harvest this week.

Sources told CBS News that most of the 17 uncommitted super delegates from the Senate are expected to endorse Obama shortly, along with at least a dozen House members.

In South Dakota on Monday, she was still acting like she was in it to win it. “We’re slightly behind in the delegates, but we’re going to make our case to all the delegates as to who would be the best president,” she said.

Perhaps the most telling sign of what’s to come tonight came from the candidate’s husband. “This may be the last day I’m ever involved in a campaign of this kind,” former President Clinton said. The Clinton campaign said later, however, that he was talking about the primaries only.

Sen. Obama said he spoke only briefly on the phone to Clinton Sunday night to congratulate her on her win in Puerto Rico and he said he emphasized to her what an extraordinary race she’d run.

“I told her once the dust settled, I was looking forward to meeting with her at a time and a place of her choosing. We still got two more contests to go and I am sure that there will be further conversations after Tuesday,” Obama said.

While Democrats are trying to end their nomination battle, tonight John McCain is kicking off his general election campaign with a prime time speech in New Orleans where he’s expected to say Obama’s theme of change is nothing compared to his history of reform.

(© 2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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