Open thread: Montana and South Dakota; Update: Hillary doesn't really want VP spot? Update: CNN, NBC say Obama clinches; Update: Hillary seeking meeting with Obama? Update: No decisions tonight, says Hillary

Face it, you’re sad. I’m sad too.

I compared her before to King Kong near the end. No need to hold the tears back. ‘Twas Clenis killed the beast.

Update: Vote GOP, ladies!

Senator Clinton has earned great respect for her tenacity and courage. The media often overlooked how compassionately she spoke to the concerns and dreams of millions of Americans, and she deserves a lot more appreciation than she sometimes received. As the father of three daughters, I owe her a debt for inspiring millions of women to believe there is no opportunity in this great country beyond their reach. I am proud to call her my friend. Pundits and party elders have declared that Senator Obama will be my opponent. He will be a formidable o ne. But I’m ready for the challenge, and determined to run this race in a way that does credit to our campaign and to the proud, decent and patriotic people I ask to lead.

Update: Serious question re: the vice presidency. If she was interested in that, why didn’t she press for it last month? Her leverage now is near zero, with some fundraisers already ready to abandon ship and others doubtless soon to follow after he’s declared the presumptive nominee. All she can offer him at this point is the promise not to throw up roadblocks in his way to the convention after he’s already begun the general campaign, but she’s not going to do that anyway for fear of jeopardizing her goodwill in 2012 (or 2016). She’s got no cards left to play. What now?

Update: Needless to say, expect something in the way of a victory speech from Obama tonight.

Update: Dude, McCain/Clinton. It’s time. Especially if the alternative is McCain/Huckabee.

Update: A fait accompli: CNN and NBC finally join the AP in reporting that Barry O’s clinched enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination. Congrats to Democrats for nominating the first major-party black candidate in American history.

Update: Will the big tete-a-tete come tomorrow?

Update: She’s rocking on, at least until tomorrow. I wonder why.