“We see that happen in our own country where, for whatever combination of reasons, one of the candidates decides not to go forward. I don’t think it has anything to do with the legitimacy of the election. It’s a personal choice which may or may not be made.”
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, disregarding Abdullah's claim that "a transparent runoff is not possible."
"My commitment is to a cause, not myself personally."
- Dr. Abdullah, during his press conference to formally announce a boycott