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Clinton's Farewell Event Sat. at Noon

By Anne E. Kornblut
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's final farewell will take place at noon on Saturday, capping an historic seventeen-month contest in what is being billed as simply a "campaign event" with supporters, her aides said Friday. It will be held at the Building Museum on 4th and F Streets NW.

Clinton has not made a public appearance since her somewhat controversial speech on Tuesday night in which she did not acknowledge that Sen. Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination. Her speech on Saturday will do just that -- and will signify her complete shift toward supporting him and helping him win the Democratic nomination.

By Web Politics Editor  |  June 6, 2008; 12:22 PM ET
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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As a Canadian I am happy for America and Senator Obama, but in my heart I must say that I do feel sorry for Senator Clinton. No one can take the fact she is a scrapper, and dam good one. Hoping that Both Obama and Clinton and all you Democrats can pull together.
Just a wish from a Canadian, and I have a right to, for we are connected by the hip no matter what a small minority might say.
Good luck and may You all be Blessed.

Posted by: justadad55+ | June 7, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Clinton has not made a public appearance since her somewhat controversial speech


somewhat controversial? Even people who had supported her found it without grace and more importantly saw it as MRS Clinton putting herself before a truly historic moment: the first black to win the nomination of a major political party. No amount of apologies will change that fact, not that MRS Clinton ever apologies for anything.

Posted by: james | June 7, 2008 6:44 AM | Report abuse

Why is it such a small portion of American idiots have to make fun of your future President, Again, monitor the comments, listen to the media spin , but remember, the spin will change every day for they think our American neighbors are stupid? Bless you al folks, and laugh if you want, but I know most all Canadians are wishing you peace, at home and abroad. May your God Bless you ALL.

Posted by: dad55+ | June 7, 2008 2:49 AM | Report abuse

They showed Obama's grandmother on the news feeding chickens in some off country with long colored dress and turban on her head she did not speak English, someone was helping explain what she said. Obama said she was in Hawaii and sick..That he spoke to her, don't think there were any phones where she was. What gives. Who do you trust????????????????

Posted by: gb | June 6, 2008 11:03 PM

He has two grandmothers. Are you seriously that retarded not to realize that everyone has two sets of grandparents?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

They showed Obama's grandmother on the news feeding chickens in some off country with long colored dress and turban on her head she did not speak English, someone was helping explain what she said. Obama said she was in Hawaii and sick..That he spoke to her, don't think there were any phones where she was. What gives. Who do you trust????????????????

Posted by: gb | June 6, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

I've said this before: the American people are a lot smarter than party leaders and pundits. A CBS News poll released the day after the superdels handed the nomination to Obama indicate that 45% of those interviewed believe the media was harder on Hillary Clinton than the other candidates, and 67% believe it was due to her gender.

Posted by: ichief | June 6, 2008 2:15 PM

And I guess you're such a genius, that you are unaware that 45% is a MINORITY opinion.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

"Wait till the books come out."

I'll bet there are a gazillion stomach-churning anecdotes about the Clinton felons that will blossom like mildew in a Pascagoula shower stall.

The perceived Clinton power - to make life miserable for their enemies - has gone POOF.

More women who were preyed upon by BubbaZipper need no longer fear the Arkansas State Troopers, or a dragooned FBI.

And don't you think the not-to-be First Laddie is in the early stages of dementia? Maybe that heart operation did it.

Posted by: Chuckamok | June 6, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

"Why doesn't Sen. Clinton please go home!"

Yeah, to Arkansas.

At last - no more Clinton slime in the White House. Ever.

Free at last

Free at last

Thank the deity of your choosing

We're free at last.

Posted by: Chuckamok | June 6, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Your right, a lot of those voters would take them back.

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mam-o-man, the Clinton skirt clingers love to point to that 18 million voter misinformation. Thing is, polls have revealed that after HRC went negative, she lost the black vote. Basically, she loses 30% of that 18 million right there as they would not vote for her in the general, the figure is MUCH higher when you take into account all the people who learned after they voted what a craven politico she was. So, anyway, don't take that 18 m to the bank, they will laugh at you.

Posted by: pubichaironmycokecan | June 6, 2008 3:04 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Champagne at noon at my house tomorrow!!

Congratulations Mr. Obama!

Posted by: Susan | June 6, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't Sen. Clinton please go home!

Posted by: Don Shoemaker | June 6, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

mam-o-man, the Clinton skirt clingers love to point to that 18 million voter misinformation. Thing is, polls have revealed that after HRC went negative, she lost the black vote. Basically, she loses 30% of that 18 million right there as they would not vote for her in the general, the figure is MUCH higher when you take into account all the people who learned after they voted what a craven politico she was. So, anyway, don't take that 18 m to the bank, they will laugh at you.

Posted by: pubichaironmycokecan | June 6, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

At the building Museum! They use to store horses there during the civil war, the building is a brick sh!thouse, brick stairs with plenty of room for wide butts and cloven hooves.

Posted by: pubichaironmycokecan | June 6, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Hillary invited it, she even encouraged it. She was the
"If you can;t stand the heat stay out of the kitchen"
Bill with
"If you can't take being hit don't put on the pads".
They were in a bring it on" attitude but were bluffing the whole time. When they did take a hit they were the first ones to yell "Foul".
Give me a break. Her contrived tough persona was fake. She took a fraction of the hits Obama took and he never flinched.

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I've said this before: the American people are a lot smarter than party leaders and pundits. A CBS News poll released the day after the superdels handed the nomination to Obama indicate that 45% of those interviewed believe the media was harder on Hillary Clinton than the other candidates, and 67% believe it was due to her gender.

Posted by: ichief | June 6, 2008 2:15 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

I've said this before: the American people are a lot smarter than party leaders and pundits. A CBS News poll released the day after the superdels handed the nomination to Obama indicate that 45% of those interviewed believe the media was harder on Hillary Clinton than the other candidates, and 67% believe it was due to her gender.

Posted by: ichief | June 6, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

CLINTON DID NOT WIN THE POPULAR VOTE. HERE ARE THE POPULAR VOTE TOTALS LACKING ONLY SEVERAL CAUCUS STATES THAT OBAMA WON. DEAL WITH REALITY!

Obama
18,107,710 48.1%

Clinton
18,046,007 47.9%

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

The key for Obama to win in November lies with Sen. Clinton's supporters in the swing states; for Obama, that key is lost for 2008 but it opens the door to 2012 for Sen. Clinton, when she can reform a corrupt Democratic Party.

Posted by: crat3 | June 6, 2008 1:32 PM

Obama is already leading in the polls in OH and PA. Try another brain dead argument DUMBASS.

And as far as Obama having had the election rigged, you are even more insane than Hillary--something I didn't think possible.

Why don't you go live in the hermetically sealed bunker basement of Baruch College and live out your fantasies. I live several blocks from there, I'll be glad to toss you in.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Wait till the books come out. There are already Clinton insiders signing deals. I am sure they will be out before November. When people get a real picture of what happened during that campaign it will be eye opening I am sure. We already know a little about the drinking. By 2012 she may need the Betty Ford clinic I would suspect.

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Sen. Clinton should be the Democratic presidential nominee. Obama did not clinch the nomination fair and square. De facto Obama surrogate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rigged the nomination for Obama.

Sen. Clinton's supporters in the swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan should work for Obama's defeat and vote for McCain. Obama must win atleast three of these states in November. I will volunteer and vote for McCain in a swing state.

Sen. Clinton won the primaries for all four swing states. She was the best qualified and the strongest presidential candidate to win the general election in a landslide victory hands down. This was trumped by Pelosi's rigged nomination for Obama.

The key for Obama to win in November lies with Sen. Clinton's supporters in the swing states; for Obama, that key is lost for 2008 but it opens the door to 2012 for Sen. Clinton, when she can reform a corrupt Democratic Party.

Posted by: crat3 | June 6, 2008 1:32 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Clinton should be the Democratic presidential nominee. Obama did not clinch the nomination fair and square. De facto Obama surrogate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rigged the nomination for Obama.

Sen. Clinton's supporters in the swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan should work for Obama's defeat and vote for McCain. Obama must win atleast three of these states in November. I will volunteer and vote for McCain in a swing state.

Sen. Clinton won the primaries for all four swing states. She was the best qualified and the strongest presidential candidate to win the general election in a landslide victory hands down. This was trumped by Pelosi's rigged nomination for Obama.

The key for Obama to win in November lies with Sen. Clinton's supporters in the swing states; for Obama, that key is lost for 2008 but it opens the door to 2012 for Sen. Clinton, when she can reform a corrupt Democratic Party.

Posted by: crat3 | June 6, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

The final joke is, after all is said and done, we end up having to deal with a fragile woman and satisfying her emotional needs. After all the claims of sexism she falls back on weakness and is unable to even cope with having lost. She now needs to be treated with kid gloves just to get her to do the right thing. Her biggest problem was, she was coasting on name recognition and believing her own polls. She actually said back in October she would win, it was a certainty.

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The time for this announcement was on Tuesday night when it mattered. As usual she is out of step and can't get past her ego.

"What does Hillary want?" Who cares! She had a perfect opportunity to shine and unify on Tues night despite her loss and she chose to obfuscate instead.

Posted by: too late | June 6, 2008 1:05 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

"Hillary Clinton WILL be the President in 2012!"

You are so convinced you won't even associate your name with that idiotic remark.

Posted by: you're a coward | June 6, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

The time for this announcement was on Tuesday night when it mattered. As usual she is out of step and can't get past her ego.

"What does Hillary want?" Who cares! She had a perfect opportunity to shine and unify on Tues night despite her loss and she chose to obfuscate instead.

Posted by: too late | June 6, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton WILL be the President in 2012! She carried more VOTES from VOTERS than the "I am entitled because I am black", Obama. She is a better candidate. And a MUCH BETTER patriot and champion of this country and ALL her people.
Obama is an arrogant joke. Truly a joke!
The Democrats have ruined this party forever.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I hope Clinton is savy enough to remember it is not just the eyes of America will be watching her but also the rest of the world. This extraordinary nomination tussle, and final victory of Senator Obama, has become compulsive viewing in many other countries overseas.

Posted by: Geoffrey | June 6, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Anne E. Kornblut, Do you just write this stuff off the top of your head? As someone has already referenced she was at the AIPAC event and seen by millions as it was carried live. Where were you? How could you be so wrong? It puts most everything we read here in doubt when you can make a mistake like that.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Correction, Hillary did appear in public the next day at the AIPAC meeting in Washington, where she told the group Obama would be a good friend to them...

Posted by: JIm | June 6, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

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