Clinton Sounds General Election Themes in Victory Speech
Slate – Hillary Clinton gave every indication that she is going to start to pivot to a general election message against Republican front-runner Donald Trump in her victory speech on Tuesday, as wins for the former Secretary of State in Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina clarified the Democratic primary contest further.
While she couldn’t claim presumptive nominee status at the end of the night, her already large lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders widened to the point where she clearly felt comfortable moving toward messages we’re more likely to hear during a potential fall campaign against Trump. The pivot comes even as the real estate magnate failed to secure the critical state of Ohio that would have all but sealed his own nomination and was left to continue to fight his own three-way race with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.