A Distinct Lack of Enthusiasm
The most striking thing about Hillary Clinton’s “concession” speech was the reaction of the crowd. Most of the speech was actually about Hillary, not Obama — but every time she used her catchphrase “We must elect Barack Obama,” the crowd’s reaction was less and less enthusiastic, and a lot of people were booing.
The last time she said it, there was almost no applause. People sitting behind her podium gave it a perfunctory golf clap.
I suspect that more than a few of Hillary’s supporters will never vote for Obama; they won’t vote for McCain, either, of course. They’ll probably end up sitting it out.
It’s really comical to listen to CNN doing their best to downplay the booing; “the ceiling in this room really accentuates the low frequencies.”