Monday, June 02, 2008

Hillary To Drop Out Tomorrow?

It hasn't happened yet, but behind-the-scenes sources say Hillary Clinton's speech tomorrow night in New York will be one that concedes the race to Barack Obama. While aides and surrogates of hers have been talking about fighting until the bitter (Democratic Convention) end, reality has a subtle way of creeping up on all of us, even those that fight against it with all their might.

From The Huffington Post:

Hillary Clinton has summoned top donors and backers to attend her New York speech tomorrow night in an unusual move that is being widely interpreted to mean she plans to suspend her campaign and endorse Barack Obama.

Obama and Clinton spoke Sunday night and agreed that their staffs should begin negotiations over post-primary activities, according to reliable sources. In addition to seeking Obama's help in raising money to pay off some $20 million-plus in debts, Clinton is known to want Obama to assist black officials who endorsed her and who are now taking constituent heat, including, in some cases, primary challenges from pro-Obama politicians.

"This has never happened before," one donor said, referring to the personalized request by email to attend the event in New York Tuesday night.

Hopefully those reliable sources are correct, because once every primary and caucus is over and done with, so should this race. The bitterness between Clinton and Obama must end and everyone dressed in blue (all colors welcomed of course) has to coalesce around the nominee. Tomorrow night Obama will further close in on the number of necessary delegates, if not sooner with the help of the remaining superdelegates.