Over the course of this campaign, I have seen the
promise of America in your courage and character,
your energy and ingenuity, and your compassion and
Your spirit has inspired me every day in this race.
While I traveled this country talking about how I
wanted to help you -- time and again, you reached
out to help me. To grab my hand or grip my arm, to
look me in my eyes and tell me, don’t quit, keep
fighting, stay in this race for us. There were days
when I had strength enough for the both of us -- and
on the days I didn't, I leaned on you.
This has always been your campaign, and tonight,
there's no one I want to hear from more than you.
I hope you're
as proud as I am of what we've done and that you'll
take a moment to share your thoughts with me now at
I want to congratulate Senator Obama and his
supporters on the extraordinary race that they have
run. Senator Obama has inspired so many Americans to
care about politics and empowered so many more to
get involved, and our party and our democracy are
stronger and more vibrant as a result.
Whatever path I travel next, I promise I will keep
faith with you and everyone I have met across this
good and great country. There is no possible way to
thank you enough for everything you have done
throughout this primary season, and you will always
be in my heart.
Hillary Rodham Clinton