I wanted you to be one of the first to know: on
Saturday, I will hold an event in Washington D.C. to
thank everyone who has supported my campaign. Over
the course of the last 16 months, I have been
privileged and touched to witness the incredible
dedication and sacrifice of so many people working
for our campaign. Every minute you put into helping
us win, every dollar you gave to keep up the fight
meant more to me than I can ever possibly tell you.
On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to
Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This
has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I
have always said, my differences with Senator Obama
are small compared to the differences we have with
Senator McCain and the Republicans.
I have said throughout the campaign that I would
strongly support Senator Obama if he were the
Democratic Party's nominee, and I intend to deliver
on that promise.
When I decided to run for president, I knew exactly
why I was getting into this race: to work hard every
day for the millions of Americans who need a voice
in the White House.
I made you -- and everyone who supported me -- a
promise: to stand up for our shared values and to
never back down. I'm going to keep that promise
today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life.
I will be speaking on Saturday about how together we
can rally the party behind Senator Obama. The stakes
are too high and the task before us too important to
I know as I continue my lifelong work for a stronger
America and a better world, I will turn to you for
the support, the strength, and the commitment that
you have shown me in the past 16 months. And I will
always keep faith with the issues and causes that
are important to you.
In the past few days, you have shown that support
once again with hundreds of thousands of messages to
the campaign, and again, I am touched by your
thoughtfulness and kindness.
I can never possibly express my gratitude, so let me
say simply, thank you.
Hillary Rodham Clinton