Thursday, January 03, 2008
Clinton: Case for change has been made
In her concession speech, which she is delivering as this is being written, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who appears to have finished third in the Iowa caucuses, congratulated winner Barack Obama and apparent second-place finisher John Edwards for their successes and thanked Senators Joe Biden and Chris Dodd, Gov. Bill Richardson, and Rep. Dennis Kuninich for their contributions.
"Together we have presented the case of change and made it clear," Sen. Clinton said. "Americans are ready for a new beginning."
Sen. Clinton was flanked by her husband and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as she spoke. She continued to talk about her experience. "I am so ready for the rest of this campaign and I am so ready to lead," she said.
"If you are concerned about whether or not we can have quality health care for every American, I am your candidate." She followed that statement with similar statements about energy, global warming and "end the unfunded mandate known as No Child Left Behind."
"This country deserves everything we can give to it."
A copy of the transcript for Sen. Clinton's speech can be found at this link.