Clinton Calls It Quits, Endorses Obama

Published June 7, 2008

Posted June 7, 2008 – Hillary Clinton officially ended her run for the White House and told her supporters to join her in backing Barack Obama.

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In a 30-minute speech before a cheering crowd at the National Building Museum, not far from the White House, in which she fought to reside for the next four years, Clinton said, "I endorse him and throw my full support behind him. And I ask all of you to join me in working as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me.

"The way to continue our fight now to accomplish the goals for which we stand is to take our energy, our passion, our energy and do all we can to help elect Barack Obama, the next president of the United States."

Her endorsement of the Harvard-educated Obama, the first African American to lead a major-party ticket, was met with a few boos in the crowd and some thumbs downs.

Clinton said that she'd do whatever she could "to ensure that the Democrats take the White House back and defeat John McCain" in the November election. In fact, if you visit her Web site, you’ll see a message there thanking her supporters and telling them to "support Senator Obama today.  Sign up now and together we can write the next chapter in America's story."

Meanwhile, the Clinton camp has made it known that if Clinton is offered the VP spot on Obama's ticket, she would accept it. 

Written by BET-Staff

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