Hillary's Work (And Ours!) Isn't Over Quite Yet

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

Hey, everyone! I just wanted to share with you all a special message I received today. I hope you appreciate it as much as I do.

OK, I'm pretty sure you've guessed by now that this message is from Hillary Clinton. She may no longer be running for President, but she still wants to work her hardest for us. She knows there's still work to be done to end the Iraq Occupation, restore our Constitutional form of government, solve the climate crisis, fix the economy, ensure everyone has quality, affordable health care, and do everything we need to do to put this nation back on the right {err, left ;-) } track. Oh yes, and she knows we'll all need to work our hardest this year to ensure Barack Obama is our next President so that all our dreams can become reality.

There's still so much work for us and for Hillary to do, but she can't join us if we won't help her. So if you can, please contribute what you can to help Hillary relieve her campaign debt. If you haven't done so yet, please thank Hillary for all her hard work and let her know you've got her back. And please, if you haven't done so yet sign up to be a part of Barack Obama's campaign so that we can make the vision shared by Hillary and Barack of a better, stronger America can truly become reality.

So please, take some time to check out Hillary's special message to us. And then, please go out and join Hillary in taking action. It's imperative for us to do so to save our country.

Now's our time. Today's our day. Seize it! :-)

Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Supporters, Party Unity, presidential election, progressive values, win the White House (all tags)

Comments

38 Comments

Tips? Flames? Suggestions?

You know what to do! :-)

by atdleft 2008-06-23 01:06PM | 0 recs
Re: Tips? Flames? Suggestions?

Thanks for the reminder!  Even though I wasn't a supporter, I'd written to her to say how proud she made me as a woman.

by xyz 2008-06-24 03:21AM | 0 recs
may-jah tips to you and HRC.

by canadian gal 2008-06-23 01:09PM | 0 recs
Thanks!

I appreciate it! :-)

by atdleft 2008-06-23 01:11PM | 0 recs
whatever

Maybe people should donate to an active campaign that can actually win office instead of ensuring the Clinton's have more than $100 million (any less would make them average).

by stevens7139 2008-06-23 02:51PM | 0 recs
2012? 2016?, 2020?

We have a chance of winning.. but I'm not optimistic.

Where I live (a blue state) I have not seen a single Obama lawn sign yet. (I have seen a few bumper stickers, though.)

Many people still have their Clinton lawn signs up. One house still has at least 20 of them festooned across their front yard.

I don't see that groundswell of support for Obama.

by architek 2008-06-23 05:18PM | 0 recs
Re: 2012? 2016?, 2020?

I live in a blue state and still see Kerry/Edwards bumperstickers!!

not a lot of Obama stuff out on the lawns.  Strange, considering the governor and our 2 senators both endorsed Obama before super tuesday.  Our state went for Hillary in double digits, btw.

by colebiancardi 2008-06-23 06:14PM | 0 recs
Here in PA

we see March 4th signs (the duct tape finally peeled off).

I hear that Obama had a brisk "recycle your lawn signs" thing going...

by RisingTide 2008-06-24 06:50AM | 0 recs
Here in Appalachia

the obama sign ate the hillary sign.

We gots tons of Obama signs (even a dukakis bumpersticker).

Trust me, people are pretty happy about him around here, in liberal Appalachia.

(did you guys donate all of your yard signs? PA was up almost last, so I think most people kept 'em)

by RisingTide 2008-06-24 06:49AM | 0 recs
Diary highly recommended....

by louisprandtl 2008-06-23 01:10PM | 0 recs
Re:

I'll do so soon.  If people have ideological objections to this, just realize that the funds are being used to pay ordinary Americans for their services during the primaries.

by rfahey22 2008-06-23 01:11PM | 0 recs
Thank You...

And ultimately, this is something we can all do to help Democrats win this fall. With the debt behind us, we can focus exclusively on winning this November. :-)

by atdleft 2008-06-23 01:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Thank You...

No need for thanks.  We're all team players.

by rfahey22 2008-06-23 01:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Work (And Ours!) Isn't Over Quite Ye
Gave my  $25...
Without the long Primary...our State Parties..and State Dems would not be recognized...
...
I hope everyone understands...how special it is..
A bi-racial man is our nominee by winning our Primary over a  strong woman..and other qualified candidates...
This...more than anything else...IS the difference between us and the GOP...
by nogo postal 2008-06-23 01:35PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Work (And Ours!)

I've given $25 in the past, and this post definitely inspires more than the last one.

But I can't justify giving another dollar unless Mark Penn waives his bill.  He could easily do it... will he?  If so, I'm down for another $250.

In the meantime, I think those donations are of more use to Obama and/or the DNC.

by ihaveseenenough 2008-06-23 01:47PM | 0 recs
I understand why...

You don't like Mark Penn. To be honest, I don't either. I really think he was one of the major hurdles that Hillary had to overcome. Perhaps we can all start a public campaign urging Mark Penn to waive his bill.

But nonetheless, I think it's important that we don't leave Hillary floundering. I think she can do so much more good for Obama, for downticket Democrats, and for the nation if she can no longer worry about the debt. That's why I'm making this request today.

While I certainly don't condemn any donations to other Dems (in fact, I gave Barack my first $20 last weekend), I also think it wouldn't hurt anyone if we help Hillary get over this debt so she can focus on more important things like taking our country back.

by atdleft 2008-06-23 01:54PM | 0 recs
Re: I understand why...

I agree with you, to a good degree.  I think both Hillary, Obama, and the whole Democratic Party would be better off without him.

While it's important for Hillary to do work, I think it's more important for the DNC to do their work.  And more important for Obama to have the money to do what he needs.  Last month McCain tied Obama in donations, and the RNC ran completely roughshod over the DNC.  I think it's more important for the country to have them functioning fully, as opposed to Hillary feeling better about debt.

In the end, while it would be a blow, the truth is that if nobody else donated a dime, the Clintons could pay off all $20 million of campaign debt themselves with about four months worth of speeches by Bill.  

While I don't hold this belief, a lot of Obama supporters thought Hillary stayed in the race, and spent money, past the point where it was clear she couldn't get the delegates to win.  So you'll understand the reluctance of some around here.

But even so, I like Hillary, she fought a good fight and had she won, I'd have had no problem backing her all the way.  So for now, if Penn waives his bill, no problem.  But I'm not giving that tool a dime.

by ihaveseenenough 2008-06-23 02:36PM | 0 recs
Well, thanks for being respectful...

In our disagreement, and thanks for the good words about Hillary. And btw, email me soon if you'd like to work on a joint petition to NEVER allow Mark Penn anywhere near a Democratic campaign ever again. ;-)

by atdleft 2008-06-23 03:09PM | 0 recs
I'm unemployed, I gave money to Hillary that I

shouldn't have. It was money I really shouldn't have spent. I was hoping to see a universal healthcare plan. Now I know the healthcare lobby has won.

SO I just cant see giving any more money to POLITICIANS.

They don't need our money, we do.

We will need it in the long years ahead.

Clinton could win. Obama I don't think will win.

by architek 2008-06-23 05:21PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm unemployed, I gave money to Hillary that I

sorry, HRC and Obama's health plans are both terrible.

Hillary's plan wasnt real universal health care either. it was the frightened politicians fake version of it.

Single payer is the real solution and i AM sad that we can't/don't have a nominee who will say that but Hillary wasn't that person either.

her plan was mildly better but both are insurance lobbyist approved, and at least his could have a chance of actually making it through congress.

by falseintellect 2008-06-23 08:32PM | 0 recs
Edwards was the pick for universal health care

... there ARE some things trial lawyers are better at, and one of them is the poison pill.

I'm no so sure Obama will have the smarts to do that properly.

by RisingTide 2008-06-24 06:52AM | 0 recs
Re: I'm unemployed, I gave money to Hillary that I

Well if you want to start down the universal healthcare road, you could stop complaining and start working- even lobbying for universal health care is a step in the right direction.

by ihaveseenenough 2008-06-23 08:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Well, thanks for being respectful...

Hey, just because we don't agree doesn't mean we can't talk about it logically.  That's the whole point, no?

by ihaveseenenough 2008-06-23 08:45PM | 0 recs
Kudos and rec'd!

Remember to ALSO Donate to the DNC (because they help candidates in ALL 50 States) and to Barack Obama!!!

Donate to Barack Obama

Donate to the DNC

Donate to Hillary Clinton

by kevin22262 2008-06-23 02:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Kudos and rec'd!

YUP YUP!

by ihaveseenenough 2008-06-23 02:37PM | 0 recs
Oh, definitely!

On the top of my blog (Clintonistas for Obama), I have donate links for Barack and Hillary. Maybe I'll add one for the DNC as well. ;-)

by atdleft 2008-06-23 03:15PM | 0 recs
Sounds like a threat

YOU SAY: "There's still so much work for us and for Hillary to do, but she can't join us if we won't help her."

She can't join us if we don't help her? WTF? I don't think that's an accurate description of the situation.

by Sieglinde 2008-06-23 02:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Sounds like a threat

It's a simplification of an unpleasant truth: For the forseeable future, HRC will be spending the bulk of her time fundraising to retire her campaign debt. The better that goes, the more time she will have to devote to other projects, like the General.

by 1arryb 2008-06-23 03:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Sounds like a threat

Agree.

It doesn't sound like a threat at all.

And I'm an Obama supporter.

by Bush Bites 2008-06-23 03:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Work

Why isn't the pink Web site posting this?

by Bush Bites 2008-06-23 03:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Work

And the Web site about Quarters only has a standard link to Hillary's donation page, not to the special video.

by Bush Bites 2008-06-23 03:53PM | 0 recs
Question for all

off the subject.

Where has StudentGuy been?

Here is what I thought was the link to his blog:
http://studentguysymposium.blogspot.com/

But it says it has been removed.

by kevin22262 2008-06-23 03:50PM | 0 recs
yeah...

sricki and i were talking abou this the other day.  worrisome.  gone from here for several days (no big deal)  but the blog also came down.... v. strange.

by canadian gal 2008-06-23 05:13PM | 0 recs
Re: yeah...

its tough to keep a blog going!

by gil44 2008-06-23 05:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Work (And Ours!) Isn't Over Quite Ye

Not going to reward her for staying in the race too long.  When your campaign can't pay its expenses it is a BIG HINT that you should suspend your campaign.  

by Blue Neponset 2008-06-23 04:25PM | 0 recs
HR abuse, Kevin.

by Shem 2008-06-23 05:48PM | 0 recs
Re: HR abuse, Kevin.

Yeah- that's not your style, was that a mistake?

by ihaveseenenough 2008-06-23 08:43PM | 0 recs
OT, but let's support (future) Congressman

Welsh who came here and took the time to talk to us.  His diary is right here:

http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/6/23/2344 30/090

Rec the guy!  Show your support!

-thanks

-chris

by chrisblask 2008-06-24 05:06AM | 0 recs

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