Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion
by atdleft, Wed Mar 05, 2008 at 10:05:00 AM EST
This wasn't supposed to happen yesterday. We weren't supposed to be talking about this today. Weren't we supposed to be talking about Hillary Clinton dropping out and "Hillary leaving for the good of the party"?
Whoops... I guess the media once again declared Hillary dead before she came roaring back to life. (Follow me after the flip for more on last night's stunner...)
So what really happened yesterday? How did Hillary pull off a real miracle? Well, let's take a look behind the wins and see the real numbers.
Take a look at Rhode Island. See how the women stood with Hillary? Take a look at Ohio. See how blue-collar "lunch bunket Democrats" rallied to Hillary's side? Take a look at Texas. See how Latinos stuck with the one and only "Hilaria"?
Come on, everyone! We're looking at the very coalition we need to win this fall! Latinos. Women. Blue-collar workers. These are the people we need to vote for our Democratic nominee en masse if we want to take back the White House this fall. And who's been working hard this whole year to make sure these folks vote Democratic this year? Hillary is!
Who's been talking about the real issues that our voters care about? Hillary has. Who's always been fighting for quality, affordable health care for all Americans? Hillary has. Who's ready to implement an economic recovery plan to help working families get back on their feet? Hillary is. Who's proposed an energy plan that will actually do something to solve the climate crisis and make our nation energy independent? Hillary has. And who's ready to end the Bush-Cheney era of "cowboy diplomacy" by hitting Mccain on national security... And winning? Hillary is.
So there you have it. This is why Hillary made her remarkable comeback last night, and this is why Hillary may very well keep fighting all the way to the White House next year. The polls now show Hillary gaining momentum. The primary is still far from over. Hillary made her comeback, and all the pundits predicting her ultimate demise today are now being forced to eat crow.
So what can we all do to help Hillary stay competitive in the upcoming primary states? We can contribute to ensure that Hillary has all the necessary resources to stay in this fight for us. We can volunteer to ensure that Hillary has the manpower AND the womanpower to keep winning all these important states. We can get active and stay active so that Hillary knows we have her back. Today may be a great day for celebration, but let's also remember that we have a long road ahead of us to get to Denver this summer... And ultimately, to get to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. next January.
So come on, let's do it! I'm sure we made a special someone originally from Texas prod last night. Let's make this entire nation proud again by helping Hillary become our comeback champion.