Sunday, June 08, 2008

Hillary's concession speech

Much better than I expected and than was portrayed from the clips I saw on the news. Those clips, interestingly, had me convinced that her speech was overly Hillary-centric and ungenerous toward Barack, that she had nothing to say about the qualities of Barack Obama the candidate and that her exhortations to vote for him, where they existed at all, were perfunctory. That is not the case. Sure, there's a fair bit about herself and her campaign, but it doesn't come off as indulgent, and frankly it would be silly to begrudge her a victory lap after her accomplishments.

After all, it's fairly likely that she came much closer to defeating Barack Obama than John McCain ever will.

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