It seems that the more Hillary Clinton wins, the further she gets from the nomination. That was especially true Tuesday when she scored a big win in South Dakota only to see her rival clinch the nomination. Clinton spoke of party unity Tuesday night, but stopped short of offering a concession.
In a speech at New York’s Baruch College, Clinton praised Obama and signaled her cooperation in the fall. Obama “has inspired so many Americans to care about politics and empowered so many more to get involved,” Clinton said. “And our party and our democracy is stronger and more vibrant as a result.”
“I am committed to uniting our party so we move forward stronger and more ready than ever to take back the White House in November,” she said
Clinton was careful not to formally end her campaign, however, leaving her the option to speak out on issues and exert influence on Obama on specific issues or to position herself as his potential vice presidential nominee—a possibility she did not rule out during a call Tuesday with the New York congressional delegation.
“I will be making no decisions tonight,” Clinton said, saying she would confer with party leaders and supporters to “to determine how to move forward with the best interests of our party and our country guiding my way.”