Clinton to Sanders: I dropped out for Obama – it was 'the right thing to do'
Hillary Clinton made clear she expects her rival Bernie Sanders to withdraw from the race for the Democratic nomination for president in the aftermath of primaries in California and five other states on Tuesday.
In her most explicit indication to date that she is on the cusp of claiming the mantle as her party’s presidential nominee, and expects the Vermont senator to clear the way, Clinton drew a direct comparison with her decision to concede victory against Barack Obama in 2008.
“Tomorrow is eight years to the day after I withdrew and endorsed then-senator Obama,” she said. “I believed it was the right thing to do. No matter what differences we had in our long campaign, they paled in comparison to the differences we had with the Republicans.”