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CAMPAIGN 2000-

The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 10, 2000 - 5

McCain announces withdrawal

The Washington Post
SEDONA, Ariz. - Sen. John McCain ended
his campaign for the Republican presidential
nomination yesterday with an offer of his "best
wishes" but not hip endorsement of George W.
Bush and a warning to his party to heed his call
to reform the political system or risk slipping
into "the mists of history."
"I love my party, it is my home," McCain said
in reaffirming his commitment to the GOP and
his intention not to bolt to the Reform Party or
lead an independent political movement in the
fall general election.
McCain did not make his support for the
Texas governor contingent on Bush's willing-
ness to adopt campaign finance reform and
other McCain themes as his own. But he made
clear that he will continue to voice those
themes, which attracted support from large
numbers of independent and even Democratic
voters who could hold the balance of power in
November.
"Ours is the party of Lincoln, Roosevelt and
Reagan," McCain said. "That is good company
for any American to keep."
"But' he added, "I am also dedicated to the
necessary cause of reform and I will never walk
away from a fight for what I know is right and
just for our country. As I said throughout the
campaign, what is good for my country is good

for my party. Should our party ever abandon this
principle, the American people will rightly aban-
don us and we will surely slip into the mists of
history, deserving the allegiance of none."
With is wife, Cindy, by his side, McCain spoke
in a visually stunning setting, high on a bluff
overlooking the Verde Valley, with the region's
distinctive, snow-capped red rock mountain
peaks forming the backdrop. To the side, a small
cluster of his senior campaign aides stood togeth-
er. Some of them appeared near tears.
Technically, McCain said he was only "sus-
pending" his campaign as he awaits the next
move by Bush, whose presumptive claim to the
nomination was badly shaken by the Arizona
senator's surprising 19-point victory in the Feb. I
New Hampshire primary. But McCain aides
made clear that this was the end of the Arizona
senator's always long-shot and sometimes mad-
cap quest for the presidency.
"I think he was clear about his intentions,' said
Howard Opinsky, a McCain campaign
spokesman. "I think everybody understands that
this is the end of the campaign for him."
Shortly after McCain's speech, Bush issued a
statement congratulating his rival for "fighting a
good fight," but made only a general endorse-
ment of McCain's call for reform. "I know the
competition has made me a better candidate,"
Bush said. "I know the competition is going to
help us win the White House come November."

w AP PHOTO
Former senator Bill Bradley adjusts his car radio yesterday after driving home to
Montclair, N.J., for the last time under U.S. Secret Service protection.
Braidley endoeaes
£3ore but willnot
give up delegates

AP PHOTO
Arizona Sen. John McCain pauses while reading a statement
to the media announcing the suspension of his presidential
campaign in Sedona, Ariz., yesterday.

The Baltimore Sun
WEST ORANGE, N.J. - A jour-
ney that began optimistically Sept. 8 in
the bucolic small town of Crystal City,
@., ended dejectedly yesterday in the
suburbs of New York when Bill
Bradley withdrew from the race for the
Democratic presidential nomination
and threw his support to his former
foe, Vice President Al Gore.
Despite his pledge of support, the
former New Jersey senator still clearly
felt the wounds of his bruising nomi-
nation fight with Gore. He refused to
met he word "endorse," and he
called the "distortions and negativi-
ty" of Gore's attacks.
I hope he runs a better campaign,"
Bradley quipped.
But the issues Bradley championed
- universal access to health care, gun
control, an end to child poverty and
fundamental campaign-finance reform
- would be addressed far more effec-
tively by a Democrat in the White
House than by a Republican, he said.
*e vowed to keep those issues front
and center in the run-up to November, in
part by keeping delegates he won during
the primaries aligned with his campaign.

That way, Bradley believes, lie will
have some influence at the Democratic
convention in August. The former sen-
ator said he would not be a candidate
for vice president on Gore's ticket.
"We have been defeated," Bradley told
a hotel ballroom packed with staff and
well-wishers. "But the cause for which I
ran has not been - the cause of trying
to create a new politics for this country,
the cause of trying to fulfill our special
promise to the nation - that cannot be
defeated by one or a hundred defeats:
Bradley did not win a single prima-
ry or caucus, despite having soared in
the polls through the fall and despite
raising more money than the vice pres-
ident. Yet Bradley proclaimed that his
campaign had helped shape an agenda
for the White House.
He said he had forced Gore to
aggressively champion campaign-
finance reform by challenging the vice
president on the issue.
Gore's embrace of the issue has put
him in a position to secure the White
House in November by winning over
some of the orphaned, independent-
minded voters who flocked to Sen.
John McCain, said Bradley's commu-
nications director. Anita Dunn.

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Congratulations
The following students will be among those recognized during the Honors Convocation program on Sunday, March 19, 2000. These
individuals have demonstrated the highest level of undergraduate academic success by achieving seven or more consecutive terms of
all A's and earning the designation of Angell Scholar. The University of Michigan congratulates these students on their superior
scholastic achievement and wishes them continued success.

Seven Term Angell Scholars

Li Liu

Aaron Dominic Aguirre
Andrew James Aguirre

College of Engineering
College of Literature, Science,
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and the Arts

Mary Ahwal

Melike Bayram
Theodore Alexander Betley
Lindsay Rose Boynton
Oren Cahlon
Brian Christopher Callaghan
Meredith Sue Chan
Jennifer M. Childs
Danielle Marie Cross
Donald Brett Desander
Shannon Marie Farkas
Andrew Michael Floyd
Ronald Frazier

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Science
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Caroline Ruth Morgan
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Darren Neubauer
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Virginia Skiba
Sarah Lynn Snyder
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Brian Eric Beal
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