Saturday, Hillary Clinton did the right thing, and she did it with much grace and in a positive way. As she has said, it is now time for Democrats to come together and correct the course that this country has been on. For us to continue on the course that bush (and believers in his policies) has stubbornly followed, is insane.
Oh, and for those (alleged Hillary supporters) who say they will vote for McCain/bush rather than Barack Obama, the jig is up. Even if the news programs don’t get it, we all know you are really Republicans attempting to split the Democratic vote. It’s the only thing that makes sense.
Opponents Call Obama Remarks ‘Out of Touch’ – New York Times April 12, 2008
As Senator Barack Obama sought to broaden his appeal to voters in southern Indiana on Friday, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain separately criticized him as being out of touch with the middle class, seizing on a remark Mr. Obama made at a California fund-raiser about “bitter” Americans.
Meanwhile, back at the 7/11, Hillary has some difficulty using the coffee machine that everyday people use, well… every day.
A cheap shot?! Compared to what?
I was wandering around the blogisphere reading comments by people about the Pennsylvania primary election, when I came across one comment response in which the writer spewed on and on about his hatred of Barack Obama and how if Hillary Clinton didn’t get the nomination, he was definitely voting for McCain.
I know if Hillary is not given the presidential nomination, I will definitely vote for McCain. McCain is a “mild” conservative — a moderate and has very little in common with Bush. I will never vote for Obama
He then goes on to tell us that Barack Obama is a liar and can’t be trusted and so on and so forth (without any citations or references). Obviously this person is angry and for some reason feels that it is Obama’s fault. It seems to me, that many of the Hillary supporters (at least on the web) fall into this manic, screeching, hatred hurling category, and very few of their blogs relate to issues. More of them seem to fall into the name calling category instead. There are a few who seem thoughtful and sane, though.
Anyway, all of that is to let you know that MoveOn.org is asking for peoples’ feedback on their 30 second Barack Obama ads. You’re asked to rate the submissions on degree of positiveness, creativity, and overall message. I like Barack Obama because, yes, of the hope and “things can be different” attitude, but what it all boils down to, is that it’s not about him winning, it’s about them winning. They are what this election is about. This is one of my favorite ads.
Lots of people are pretty sure that Clinton has no chance of winning the nomination, let alone the presidency. The logic goes, that she won’t be able to get enough delegates or even the popular vote.
But she has proven again, and again, that she cares more about herself (and the idea of it being her turn to be president) than the country or the Democratic party. The warnings are already in her words:
…the American people don’t quit, and they deserve a president who doesn’t quit either.
I don’t want to scare you, but you read it here first. If Clinton doesn’t get the nomination (and it’s likely she won’t), I think there’s a distinct possibility that she’ll strike out on her own as an independent.
Of course, that would destroy the Democratic party, not to mention the country because McCain would have a cakewalk to the oval office, and the rest of us can just get on the bread gas-line.
Bill Clinton in 2004:
Thanks to Daring Fireball, for the link to Talking Points Memo.
Speaking of Bill Clinton, guess who he invited to the white house when he and Hilary were going through hard times. When you’re in trouble, call the Marines. 🙂
Pa. Debate Stresses Politics Over Policy – washingtonpost.com
“So the problem that we have in our politics, which is fairly typical, is that you take one persons statement, if its not properly phrased, and you just beat it to death,” Obama said. “And thats what Senator Clinton’s been doing over the last four days. And I understand that. Thats politics. And I expect to have to go through this process. But I do think its important to recognize that its not helping that person who’s sitting at the kitchen table who is trying to figure out how to pay the bills at the end of the month.”
Thank you Charles Gibson and George Stephanopolous. At such a dire time in this country’s history, we need more hard hitting questions like you asked during most of the debate. Now where’s my flag lapel pin? (Then editors wonder why journalists have lost respect).
I was wandering through some of the political postings and getting routinely disappointed with what I was seeing posted in the right wing blogs (and occasionally a pro-Clinton blog) when I came across Staycspits Weblog. She not only has the complete sermon by Reverend Jeremiah Wright via YouTube (as opposed to the snippets seen on Full Of eXcrement), she also has a link to Fredrick Douglass’ 1852 speech “What to the Slave is the 4th July?” Very interesting. She then ends the posting with this sentiment that I so strongly identify with:
I am disappointed that our political discourse on patriotism has boiled down to whether or not Obama wears a flag pin. The mere action of running for president aside from service in the Armed Forces is the most patriotic action one could participate in.
Can we speak on education, healthcare, home foreclosures, and the 4,000 dead American men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, please.
You can find the entire posting here.