Tuesday, January 8, 2008

At 70% Obama Concedes

CNN has now projected that Hillary Clinton will win New Hampshire. This is a simply remarkable achievement for her campaign, given that virtually every poll coming into this day place her way behind Obama. The day was filled with stories of her imminent meltdown, her plans to fire her campaign manager, maybe even her plans to exit the race early. But now, unexpectedly, we find Obama being forced to concede this battle and plan for a long war:
We know the battle ahead will be long. But always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change. We have been told we cannot do this by a course of cynics. And they will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks and months to come. We've been asked to pause for a reality check; we've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

For when we have faced down impossible odds, when we've been told we're not ready, or that we shouldn't try, or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit up a people. Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can.
Win or lose, this guy is the best political orator in a generation.

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