CHICAGO – Hillary Rodham Clinton will acknowledge Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign sources told the Associated Press.
After the report, her campaign promptly issued a statement saying, “Senator Clinton will not concede the nomination this evening.”
But the statement did not say Clinton wouldn’t acknowledge Obama’s delegate count, a move that would effectively end her bid to be the nation’s first female president.
The AP report, which cited two campaign sources, said the former first lady would stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City, but that for all intents and purposes the campaign was over.
Harold Ickes, a top campaign official, said that Clinton would not drop out of the race. Asked on MSNBC what she would say if, after primaries Tuesday in Montana and South Dakota, Obama had enough delegates to clinch the nomination, he replied: “She will say what she will say when she says it.”
“Here she is, boys!
Here she is, world!
Curtain up! Light the lights!
Play it, boys!
Ya either got it, or ya ain’t.
And, boys, I got it!
Ya like it?
Well, I got it!
Some people got it and make it pay. Some people can’t even give it away.
This people’s got it and this people’s spreadin’ it around!
You either have it
or you’ve had it!
Hello, everybody! My name is Hillary Rodham Clinton! What’s yours?
How do you like them eggrolls, Mr. Reid?
Hold your hats and hallelujah. Hil is gonna show it to you.
Ready or not, shhh, here comes Hillary.
Hil is talkin’ loud.
Hil is doin’ fine.
Hil is gettin’ hot.
Hil is gettin’ stong.
Hil is holdin’ on.
Hil is all alone.
Hil just doesn’t care.
Hil is lettin’ loose.
Hil has got the stuff.
Hil is lettin’ go.
Hil has got the stuff.
Hil has gotta move.
Hil has gotta go.
Hil has gotta let go.
Why did I do it?
What did it get me?
You Tube clips of me in the foreground.
Give ‘em love and what does it get ya?
What does it get ya?
One quick look as each of ‘em leaves you.
All your life and what does it get ya?
Thanks a lot and out with the garbage,
They take bows and you’re battin’ zero.
I had a dream.
I dreamed it for you, Bill.
It wasn’t for me, Chelsea.
And if it wasn’t for me then where would you be, Miss Lewinsky?
Well, someone tell me, when is it my turn?
Don’t I get a dream for myself?
Starting now it’s gonna be my turn.
Gangway, world, get off of my runway!
Starting now I bat a thousand!
This time, boys, I’m taking the bows and
Everything’s coming up Hil!
Everything’s coming up Hillary!
Everything’s coming up Hillary this time for me!
For me! For me! For me! For me! For me!