WASHINGTON (CNN) – Less than a day after Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, CNN has confirmed that some of the staffers at Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters have been told that Friday is their last day of work.
The New York senator - who visited them at her Arlington, Virginia headquarters late Wednesday afternoon after learning of the news - invited them to gather at her home Friday, according to several of those present.
The meeting was described as emotional for some. "We are talking to people who have been at this 24-7,” one staffer told CNN. “We are not surprised - and we are stunned. What can I tell you?” The staffer said Clinton herself was "gracious," but offered no further description of her demeanor.
ABC, which first reported the development, also said those on staff have been informed they will continue to receive paychecks through June 15.
I don't think Hillary was going to suspend her campaign until after her mother's 89th b-day bash. It would just kind of seem in character for her. She did not hurl insults at Obama last night as many pundits and Obama supporters are at her today. If unity is your true aim be part of the solution. let graciousness begin with each of us.
I pray to the Lord that Senator Clinton dont drop out the race for the white house. Everyone talking so much about change well here you go. For the first time in US history you have a white man running for the republican party, you have a black man who has no clue to what he's doing running for the dumbcrets and you have the most experience women in the world Senator Clinton running for the Independent party. Now thats change because after what the dumbcrets did what they did saturday and gave Mr.Obama the nomination. I will never ever vote for a Democrate again. There rules and the way they nominate there party nominee is a joke and I rather vote for John McCain before I vote for Mr.Obama. Im a 29 year old black male here inthe US and all my life I have been feed democrate but today I will be Independent and if its left up to Mr.Obama or Mr.McCain. Well congradulations Mr.McCain you will get my vote. I rather vote for someone with much experience than to vote for someone because he is black and I think im going to get a free ride in the US by voting for a blac
My friends, please let it go now please. We have been gracious to Barack Obama for so long and now, everything comes to an end with Mrs. Clinton dropping out and please don't make her supporters angry again. Let it go everything will be fine and we will come together because we believe in the same cause and we are all Democrats. The primaries are over and we need to come together. Please give Mrs. Clinton a warm appllause for her outstanding hard campaign.
Time to pack it up and go home or you can always come and join us!
WE CAN DO THIS IT WOULD BE NICE FOR US TO BE UNITED AS ONE, BUT IF NOT THE SHOW MUST GO ON! I AM NOT EVEN A DEMOCRAT, BUT I BELIEVE IN OBAMA AND AMERICANS WHO WANT CHANGE OF THE WAY THE GOVT. IS RAN AGAINST THE PEOPLE, WE NEED ONE FOR THE PEOPLE. IT WILL BE HARD, BUT LIKE OBAMA HAS SAID IT WILL TAKE ALL OF US WORKING TOGETHER. THAT MEANS ALL THAT WILL, THOSE THAT DON'T STAY OUT OF THE WAY DO WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO, BUT DON'T BREAK THE SPIRITS OF THOSE THAT WILL.
YOU DID NOT GET WHAT YOU WANTED? THAT HAPPENS OFTEN IN LIFE, BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO TAKE AND MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE WITHOUT MAKING THINKS WORST FOR EVERYBODY ELSE.