|Sunday, June 08, 2008||ISSUE #503|
Senator Clinton ends historic run too soon for Will
#503 June 8, 2008
COLUMBUS: Well, it's over. Senator Clinton conceded on Saturday, ending the longest, most intense, most expensive campaign ever by a candidate who ran second.
I wanted to see it go on to the Convention in Denver. That's purely from a comedian's angle, and I'm first to admit it was a selfish request. See, I've got loads of fresh material stockpiled from the 16-day 1924 Democratic Donnybrook in New York. You've read a bit of it, but there's at least forty more pages, enough to last me through the summer heat.
She ends her race with 18 million more votes than she started with, but twenty million less dollars. She praised her 18 million voters, then gave a final plea for each of 'em to support Obama, but to mail her $1.10. That way she could break even and not have to write another book.
As it turned out Senator McCain pretty well wrapped up the Republican nomination in New Hampshire because Rudy's bid fizzled in Florida (just like Big Brown's in the Belmont), and from then on McCain got half the Republican vote while Romney and Huckabee split the other half.
So it's Obama vs. McCain and we got six months to sort it out. Secure you ear plugs and hold onto your wallet.
Historic quotes from Will Rogers:
"Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with nowadays." DT #1538, June 28, 1931
[After the grueling 16-day Democratic Convention of 1924, Will wrote a Weekly Article focusing on the outstanding women at the convention, mentioning fifteen by name. Here are excerpts.]
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