Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hillary Clinton: “Yes, we can!”

“It is this belief, this optimism that Senator Obama and I share and that has inspired so many millions of our supporters to make their voices heard. So today I am standing with Senator Obama to say: Yes, we can!” — Hillary Clinton

I’d be remiss not to note the formal passing of Hillary’s candidacy this morning. I caught most of it live on CNN. Quite a good speech I thought — extremely well-crafted, eloquent and graciously delivered without equivocation or hedging. Of course, there will always be those who will churlishly bitch-slap it for one reason or another, as well as the partisan right-wing crackpots reading all sorts of nefarious things into it, but that’s to be expected one supposes.