Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Memo to Senator Clinton's Supporters

Remember how presumptuous and arrogant it seemed to many when Senator Obama said he was claiming the nomination before August?

Now Senator Clinton has answered a question in a very non-presumptuous way and it seems to be spooking some of her supporters. When asked if she were open to running as vice-president she said she was open to the possibility. That's all: open to the possibility.

That seems to me to be the measured voice of reason that exemplifies Senator Clinton at her best.

She's not saying, yes, I will be the vice-presidential candidate on the ticket. She's not saying, I absolutely refuse to consider that option. She's saying the very sort of thing that indicates why she ought to be selected as the Democratic Party's nominee for the presidency when the Party holds its convention August.

Instead of rushing to judgment or issuing arrogant proclamations, Senator Clinton simply said she was open to doing what it would take to defeat Senator McCain. She did not say that she thought her running as vice-president would best serve that purpose.

Personally, I see absolutely no reason now why Senator Clinton should not stick to the goal of becoming the Democratic nominee for POTUS in 2008. She is the best qualified candidate and the one most likely to win the presidency for the Democrats. After due deliberation, Senator Clinton will make up her own mind about her course of action. I would expect no less from the person who I would have us hire as the next President of the United States of America.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for saying that. I was so upset. The media made it look like she threw us under the bus. Her website was taken off the air too.

June 4, 2008 at 12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I just wanted to give a reason I think Senator Clinton should take her campaign to Denver: conceding before a convention vote is too much like Al Gore and the Electoral College. Mr. Gore hadn't lost until he gave up. I hope any Democrat who says we need to emphasize party unity can take comfort in how much less divisive the last 8 years have been than if Mr. Gore had fought longer.

June 4, 2008 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger nancysabet said...

I will NEVER VOTE FOR OBAMA after running a campaign that labeled a former Democratic vice-presidential candidate, a former Democratic President,two Democratic governors, an entire region of the country (Appalachia), and perhaps half of Democratic voters in the primary as "racists."
And, for me especially, letting a homophobic preacher take over a campaign event in South Carolina, after being warned, and then refusing to criticize the preacher's words, or apologize.

Really, South Carolina says it all: paint Bill Clinton as a racist, and throw gays under the bus, to solidify Obama's votes in the African American community.

June 4, 2008 at 12:12 PM  

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