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Online Campaign Grace Notes

By Tom Watson on June 9, 2008No Comment

As Hillary Clinton conceded the hard-fought Democratic primary to Barack Obama on Saturday, many observers noted their campaigns’ online grace notes. The Obama campaign thanked Clinton on its front page, and prepared a special video page to pay tribute to the pioneering New York Senator. Clinton’s campaign called for supporting Senator Obama, and even included a form to sign up for Obama ‘08 updates. I did note, however, that not everyone was exactly on message – in a note that showed the open nature of Causes on Facebook, I got a note from the “Hillary Clinton for President” cause that read like this:

On Saturday, Hillary, joined by thousands of her supporters in Washington D.C. and Millions watching at home, suspended her presidential campaign. She thanked her nearly 18 million voters (The most votes in primary history for ANY candidate of ANY party), and urged to form a united front to support Sen. Obama.

Although Hillary made history and paved the way for little girls everywhere, her historic voyage ended to soon. Lets help elect Hillary Clinton President, 2012!!

Something tells me that list bit especially was not, shall we say, an official campaign message.

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