SATURDAY ROUNDUP

Hillary Clinton's campaign valedictory is the only show in town Saturday. By backing Barack Obama wholeheartedly, she did what she had to do, according to liberal bloggers. But Clinton's endorsement seemed a little forced to conservative bloggers, who note her backers' boos for Obama. Though she's leaving one campaign, she's not finished with public life yet, bloggers on all sides agree.

Clinton's unequivocal endorsement was what Obama supporters were waiting for, according to The Stump's Michael Crowley. Obama now has the full support of Clinton's most vocal supporter online, Talkleft's Jeralyn, who thanks Clinton for her commitment and passion and calls a John McCain presidency "simply unacceptable." The applause from Clinton supporters for Obama drowned out the "few boos" cried at the mention his name, writes MyDD's Jonathan Singer, who sees a united Democratic Party going forward.

But the boos for Obama were certainly there, notes Allahpundit, who suggests that the feminist theme of Clinton's farewell might foreshadow "Clinton 2012: Woman Warrior." When she talked about her own campaign, she was the smiling "New Hillary," but when she talked Obama, she reverted back to the "mean" "Old Hillary," writes Townhall's Matt Lewis. Clinton's defeat validates conservative pundit Peggy Noonan's case against Clinton, built on the argument that she and her husband were "not quite stable," writes The Corner's Kathryn Jean Lopez.

Clinton now returns to the Senate, where she has four years left on her term. She made clear in her speech that she'll continue to fight for her causes and she'll try to to rehabilitate her husband's image, dinged during a rough-and-tumble primary campaign, writes The Fix's Chris Cillizza.

FROM THE BLOGS:
Barack Obama Has Our Full Support - Jeralyn, TalkLeft
Unity - Jonathan Singer, MyDD
Exit Hillary - Michael Crowley, The Stump
Hillary Clinton: A Personal View - DemFromCT, Daily Kos
The Old Hillary And New Hillary - Matt Lewis, Townhall.com
Noonan Should Be Declaring Victory - K.J. Lopez, The Corner
Boos And Cheers As Hillary Endorses Obama - Allahpundit, Hot Air
Clinton Badly Needs Help With Debt - Adam B, Daily Kos
Legacy And Future In Mind, Clinton Ends Run - C. Cillizza, The Fix
Chuck Schumer On Moving Forward - Jonathan Singer, MyDD
Democratic And Independent Swing Voters - P. Rosenberg, Open Left
David Broder: Embodiment Of Beltway Values - Glenn Greenwald

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Ending Her Bid, Clinton Backs Obama - New York Times
In Money Race, Obama Has The Advantage - Washington Post
Franken Wins Endorsement For Senate in Minn. - Associated Press

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