Not only did Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, not concede tonight, she didn’t even congratulate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, for having secured the Democratic presidential nomination. Which he did at 9 pm ET, when five delegates from South Dakota pushed him over the top, giving him the 2,118 delegates the Democratic Party says is the magic number.
She said she wanted to "recognize" Obama and his supporters for all they have accomplished. She said Obama inspired Americans to care about politics, and empowered people to get involved — but nothing about his rather historic accomplishment.*
She said she didn’t want her supporters to be ignored or disrespected.
She continued to push her highly debatable "popular vote" claim and declare that she’s the strongest candidate.
The crowd chanted "Denver! Denver! Denver!"
"The question is where do we go from here?" she said. "This has been a long campaign and I will be making no decisions tonight."
I’ve never seen anything like this.
She invited supporters to go to her website and share their thoughts about what she should do next.
What would be your guidance?
* I tweaked some of the language here.