Hillary will suspend, not concede – UPDATED

:::UPDATE I:::Drudge has the siren up that Hillary “will take the veep slot.” If this is true I hope McCain is smart enough to choose Sarah Palin for his running mate.:::SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE UPDATE:::

Will she or won’t she concede tonight – that’s the big question burning up the blogs: what will Hillary do in the face of Obama’s declaration of victory?

Months ago I made a suggestion to the Hillary camp. I’m not so stupid or conceited as to think they are taking my advice, but I and betting that they’re running along the same thought-lines. Back then I wrote:

Hillary’s smartest move would be to “suspend” the campaign, which is not the same as ending it, allow herself some time to rest, save whatever money she can, and let her attack dogs render Obama as impotent and unelectable as possible…then “re-animate” her campaign before the convention, when the Dems are having Obama-remorse. It can’t hurt her. Might help her become the party “savior” she really wants to be.


Be on the lookout for Savior Hillary.
Once the focus on the ’08 campaign becomes purely Obama/McCain, it will be a little more difficult for the press to cover up his many weaknesses, save his live pressers for editing, etc. Many people suspect that the mythical “Michelle/Whitey” video is out there and being held by the Clinton campaign for strategic timing. IF that is true, Hillary needs to look like she’s reconciled for the good of the party (although I doubt she will go this far). She’ll make sure her fingerprints are nowhere near the video – IF it exists – blaming it on the GOP.

So, tonight. Obama declares victory and Hillary – hopefully wearing her yellow suit – will smile like the canary ready to swallow the cat.

Pajamas Media has the roundup.

UPDATED I: Commenting over at Just One Minute, Larwyn notes that the AP has been proclaiming Obama has having clinched the nomination, though he is still 30 delegates away. Larwyn wonders if the AP is pulling a Dan-Rather-calling-Florida-early in 2000, which discouraged thousands of Bush voters in the panhandle from going to the polls. Has the press, both by declaring this morning that Hillary was conceding, and by this afternoon – while people are still voting – continuously calling it for Obama, been trying to suppress Hillary voters? That’s pretty interesting. Hey, it worked for them in Florida….

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  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    The AP have cast their lot with Obama.

    They have to be perceived as having ‘called it right’- even if later revelations mean Obama gets thrown under the bus.

    If that happens, look for the ‘don’t blame us’ meme from the MSM.

  • http://www.savkobabe.blogspot.com Gayle J. Miller

    I’ve blogged on this as well. For Hillary to take the v.p. slot is a no win for her in my view. He’s going down and I very much suspect he’s going down bigtime serious! McCain has had and will continue to have so many opportunities to smackdown this unqualified, incompetent wannabe from now until November and he is already showing signs of being quite willing to do so. He’s also smart enough to do it in such a way that he will not be seen as being “mean” to Senator Obama but rather simply exasperated with his stupidity.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    If he’s smart, Obama will say, “Senator? You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.”

    and just to nail home the point, “Hillary, you’re nothing to me now. You’re not a sister, you’re not a friend. I don’t want to know you or what you do. I don’t want to see you at the Capitol, I don’t want you near my house. When you see other politicians, I want to know a day in advance, so I won’t be there. You understand?”

    If he wants to win hands down, he’ll go with good-ole-boy Sam Nunn.

  • http://www.eternityroad.info fporretto

    I can’t imagine a president, or a presidential candidate, who’d want Mrs. Clinton as his second-banana. Not one with a desire to live, anyway.

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  • KIA

    I’m not making any accusations but…

    If I were Obaama, NO WAY would Hil be on my ticket. Obamba may not have the best recall of history, but I hope at least he remembers that people close to the Clinton’s have been known to “disappear.” I have no idea what happened to Vince Foster, just saying, NOTHING would suprise me from the Clintons.

    As for Sarah Palin, I was driving yesterday and heard her on Glenn Beck. He asked her that quesiton, and she gave pretty much the same answser as Bobby Jindal; that they could do more good for the country as Gov’s of their own states; both a “maybe yes but not at this time answser.” Also, she just had her 5th baby, a Down’s syndrom baby of which she chose NOT to abort and can’t believe God has “entrusted HER to be the mother of such a precious child.”

    That women is remarkable; as is Jindal.

  • http://maxedoutmama.blogspot.com MaxedOutMama

    I’ve never heard anything crazier than the Hillary campaign wanting the Veep slot. Aside from the fact that she’d be hoping every minute of every day that he got shot, she’d also spend all of her time trying to push herself forward and undercut him if he won the Presidency. This has got to be one of the world’s most impressive acts of chutzpah.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    Well, it is still early in the process, much too early to even think about Hillary dropping out. I mean, we all remember when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June.

    Moreover, Hillary does have a huge fan and cheerleader in John McCain, who praised her tonight while trashing George W.

    When, oh when! will that prediction that McCain will not be the nominee come to pass???

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