Well...It's official, Hillary Clinton is dropping out!! She will concede to Barack Obama on Saturday and suspend her campaign, meaning she doesn't have to give up all her delegates, just yet...Here is an excerpt from the letter she sent out to her supporters over night:
"I wanted you to be one of the first to know: on Saturday, I will hold an event in Washington D.C. to thank everyone who has supported my campaign. Over the course of the last 16 months, I have been privileged and touched to witness the incredible dedication and sacrifice of so many people working for our campaign. Every minute you put into helping us win, every dollar you gave to keep up the fight meant more to me than I can ever possibly tell you.
On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans.
I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party's nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise....."
So WHAT WENT WRONG with her campaign?
She began her bid as the presumptive front runner, she seemed to be unstoppable, but then along the way things began to go south? Why? AND when? We interviewed David Gergen, Candy Crowley, Roland Martin, Gloria Borger, Carl Bernstein, Jessica Yellin, Suzanne Malveaux, AND TIME's Mark Halperin about the turning points during the course of Hillary’s campaign that may have lead to her downfall…
WILL she be VP? the Wall Street Journal is reporting "Clinton Unlikely as No. 2" Supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton suggested she would like to be Sen. Barack Obama's running mate, but close advisers to Sen. Obama are signaling that an Obama-Clinton ticket is highly unlikely.
Candy Crowley will ask Obama directly about the supposed "dream ticket" today when she sits down with him for an interview...We will have the full conversation tonight on AC360...
Randi Kaye brings us a story tonight on THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FEAR. Why did voters vote the way they did? Playing on voters’ fears is an age old campaign tactic. Remember the mushroom cloud ad designed to make people think Goldwater was a warmonger? Remember the Willie Horton ad designed to make people think Dukakis was soft on crime? They both scared voters…and they both worked. While voters often say they don’t like attack ads, studies show the fight or flight instinct is alive and well, and it happens the voting booth. On brain scans the amygdale (the part of the brain that responds to fear) literally lights up when shown a frightening attack ad. This campaign has already seen its fair share of attack ads – from the red phone ad to the Bin Laden ad – the candidates are trying to scare YOU. Randi Kaye tests how a group of undecided voters respond to the psychology of fear, and looks at what that means for the presidential race.
It is still early...so who knows what the news will bring today....
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