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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Looks like tomorrow will be the end of the road for Hillary Clinton. After 16 months of campaigning to become the first major party woman candidate for president, she is expected to endorse Barack Obama at an event in Washington.
And it now looks like the Democrats are finally on their way to healing the bruises of an often nasty primary season. Last night, Clinton and Obama met face-to-face, all alone, at Senator Dianne Feinstein's Washington home.
Feinstein, who was a Clinton supporter, says the two candidates emerged laughing after the hour-long meeting in her living room. She called it a deeply personal time, saying Obama is trying to put things together for a major presidential campaign. Feinstein said there is a lot of decompression going on and many frayed nerve endings that need to come together.
As Clinton prepares to suspend her campaign – which actually means she'll keep her delegates – other pieces are falling into place for Obama. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, who had remained uncommitted through this entire process, endorsed Obama today, calling him a "once-in-a-generation leader." New York's 23-member Democratic delegation in the House has collectively endorsed Obama; some of them had been among Clinton's strongest supporters. Also, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, a longtime Clinton backer, came out for Obama.
The big question mark hanging over reconciling the Democratic Party is what kind of relationship will ultimately exist between Clinton and Obama following one of the longest, and at times nasty, primary battles ever.
Here’s my question to you: What's the single most important thing for Hillary Clinton to say tomorrow?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
D. from Maryland writes:
Clinton must tell her supporters that they need to re-channel their energy in support of Barack Obama or the Democrats will lose the presidential election. They are in a unique position to have their voices really heard because without the Clinton supporters, Democrats lose. The real legacy of the Clinton supporters will be judged in November by their actions. What is more important, a woman president or a Democratic Party victory?
Art from Detroit writes:
"I've decided to run as a third party candidate!" Just joking, or wishing, kind of. Many of us still think she's the best choice; that's why we voted for her. And all the vitriol from Obama supporters and especially you, Cafferty, hasn't changed our minds. It's really kind of made some of us anti-Obama. Remember, husband Bill won both times in a 3-man race.
Weezie from Ohio writes:
She'll get on stage and act like she's being forced to give a speech in support of Barack Obama so that she can get the media going again. This will get her supporters all hyped up and keep her drama going. The next thing you know, we'll be in Denver. That's when she'll drop the bombshell and say her campaign is no longer suspended. A leopard doesn't change her spots in four days! She's taking this to Denver, Jack. You just aren't supposed to know it!
Alyssa from Grayson, Georgia writes:
That she is completely ending her campaign and releasing her delegates. If she does not do this, then any espousal of supporting Obama and unity of the party is just shallow talk. She cannot be believed or trusted if she insists on staying in this "stand by with my delegates in case something happens" mode.
Doug from Arizona writes:
Hillary needs to strongly encourage all her supporters to vote for Obama in November. Right now, they would rather vote for insane McCain, which is a third term for Bush, or not vote at all just because their candidate didn’t win. To me, that is extremely selfish, petty, and childish!