Although Jennifer thinks Hillary’s going in for the kill, I believe there’s some indication that the woman who can not, will not, and shall not give up is maybe going to consider thinking about getting ready to . . . give up. Moreover, she may be doing so with a little grace. Here’s the Washington Times reporting on Hillary’s appearance today at the Newspaper Association of America’s annual conference:
Clinton opened the forum with a joke, saying she had drawn “great strength and encouragement over the last months” over the famed newspaper headline “Dewey beats Truman.”
Hillary was cajoled into being self-effacing after Snipergate. For a Clinton, though, an unprovoked opening line like the one above is practically a concession speech. Furthermore, she didn’t even mention Barack Obama. Instead she sounded the rallying cry of Democratic unity, launching an attack on the criminality of the Bush administration complete with requisite hyperbole: “Mrs. Clinton derided Mr. Bush, saying that “rather than defending the Constitution, he has defied its principles and traditions.”
After her speech, she spoke in conciliatory terms about the Democratic primary:
During a question-and-answer session later, Mrs. Clinton drew loud applause for saying that no matter the results of the 2008 election, “Never, ever again will any child growing up in America think that an African-American or a woman cannot be the president of the United States.”
Is there any way to get that in writing?