Chuck Schumer to MyDD on Moving Forward
by Jonathan Singer, Sat Jun 07, 2008 at 11:38:14 AM EDT
Following Hillary Clinton's remarks from the National Building Museum earlier this afternoon, I had a moment to ask Senator Chuck Schumer, an early and ardent supporter of the Clinton campaign, for his message moving forward to the MyDD community and the netroots more broadly.
Jonathan Singer: Can you speak to the online supporters, the people online who are so strong for Hillary, who don't want to see her leave, as a strong Hillary supporter yourself?
Sen. Chuck Schumer: As a strong Hillary support I say, look, I was for Hillary all the way. I was sort of the first Senator to endorse her and I guess I'll be the last off the bandwagon, which I guess will be tomorrow. But, having said that, I would say to all of the people online, there's too much at stake to sit this out, to be angry, to be bitter. There is too much at stake. A Supreme Court with more Alitos and Roberts. A continuation of the war in Iraq. A failure to have a healthcare policy that helps people. A failure to have an energy policy that frees us from foreign oil. All these are such huge things that we have to do what Hillary said there, which is overcome, not look back, even though there are lot's of disappointments, but look forward.