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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hillary Surrendered......Thank You Sweet Jesus

Boomer politics have run their course.


Obviously, I am thrilled and honored to have Sen. Clinton's support.

But more than that, I honor her today for the valiant and historic campaign she has run. She shattered barriers on behalf of my daughters and women everywhere, who now know that there are no limits to their dreams. And she inspired millions with her strength, courage and unyielding commitment to the cause of working Americans.

Our party and our country are stronger because of the work she has done throughout her life, and I'm a better candidate for having had the privilege of competing with her in this campaign. No one knows better than Sen. Clinton how desperately America and the American people need change, and I know she will continue to be in the forefront of that battle this fall and for years to come.

–Barack Obama

"But this I believe is the truth: America dodged a bullet... Mrs. Clinton would have been a disaster as president. Mr. Obama may prove a disaster, and John McCain may, but she would be. Mr. Obama may lie, and Mr. McCain may lie, but she would lie. And she would have brought the whole rattling caravan of Clintonism with her--the scandal-making that is compulsive, the drama that is unending, the sheer daily madness that is her, and him. We have been spared this. Those who did it deserve to be thanked. May I rise in a toast to the Democratic Party,"
- Peggy Noonan.

"I feel an enormous sense of relief myself. The voters of the United States have said no to all the worst aspects of the current GOP and no to a Clinton restoration. With McCain and Obama, we have the best choice there is.

Democracy works. The worst did not happen. The psychodrama is over ... for a while. Maybe forever."
– Andrew Sullivan

As you're watching, look where she adopted and embraced some of Obama's best lines and themes. That was the most effective rhetorical device in her speech -- and rang truer as an endorsement than merely saying, I support Obama.

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