Tuesday, January 29, 2008

McCain & Clinton Win Florida

The New York Times calls the Florida primary for John McCain and Hillary Clinton. McCain won 36 percent of the vote. Clinton promises to seat Florida delegates at the Democratic National convention.

In an energetic victory speech, Mrs. Clinton appealed to Florida voters who may have felt disenfranchised by the cloud cast over their primary. “I promise you I will do everything I can to make sure not only are Florida’s Democratic delegates seated, but that Florida is in the winning column for the Democrats in 2008,” she told supporters in Davie, Fla., where she flew on Tuesday for an appearance.

The entire Hillary victory speech is on her web site.

Rudy Giuliani's concession speech left clues about his intention to drop out of the race.

Speaking in the past tense about his bid, but not offering yet that he would exit, Giuliani said "winners dream of a better future and then they help to bring it into reality." But added, "the responsibility of leadership doesn't end in a single campaign, if you believe in a cause it goes on, and you continue to fight for it and we will."

Giuliani said he is proud that his campaign stayed "positive" and ran "a campaign of ideas."

"We ran a campaign that was uplifting," he said. "You don't always win, but you can always try to do it right and you did. That's what the American people deserve."

Reports are that Giuliani will endorse McCain.

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