"The way to continue our fight now is to take our passion our energy our strength and to do all we can to elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States."
"Today as i suspend my campaign, I congratulate him on the victory he has won and the extraordinary race he has won I endorse him and throw my whole support behind him."
Here's Obama's response:
"Obviously, I am thrilled and honored to have Senator Clinton's support. But more than that, I honor her today for the valiant and historic campaign she has run. She shattered barriers on behalf of my daughters and women everywhere, who now know that there are no limits to their dreams. And she inspired millions with her strength, courage and unyielding commitment to the cause of working Americans. Our party and our country are stronger because of the work she has done throughout her life, and I'm a better candidate for having had the privilege of competing with her in this campaign. No one knows better than Senator Clinton how desperately America and the American people need change, and I know she will continue to be in the forefront of that battle this fall and for years to come," said U.S. Senator Barack Obama.
Marc Ambinder is a former contributing editor at The Atlantic.