Chastising Jerome doesn't work. Nor does logic or an appeal to decency or fairness. He's heard a bunch of people here voice concerns over his recent hissy fits and he doesn't care. This is his blog and he'll do what he wants, ala Dick Cheney. And if you don't like it, leave or be banned.
"And Jerome - I have much respect for you, but as the leader of this site you set the tone and some of your posts have been so passive aggressive lately I feel it is only fueling the tensions on your site."
He's either just doing it at this point to drive up the post count of the web site or he's delusional. I'm not sure. But there is definitely tension here that's directly due to his animosity for Obama and his supporters.
No biggie, once Clinton steps down, he'll either come crawling back or he'll be the laughingstock of the entire Progressive Blogosphere.
I've been a jerk myself. It's been hard to read through the constant Obama-bashing that happens here and not respond in kind. 90% of the posts here have been pro-Clinton/anti-Obama for a very long time. Now, it's completely unacceptable given that the race is over. Those bashing Clinton at this point are pointing out why she lost. Those bashing Obama are sour grapes types of people and have no place here on a supposedly progressive web site.
So, again, if and when you decide the race is over, end this crap and back the winner. It's childish to do otherwise. If you're considering voting for McCain over Obama, you don't belong here. And if Jerome and the rest of the crew doesn't make that clear, this web site doesn't stand for what it says it does.
I want to go on record that I don't like this sort of thing. I didn't like it when Hillary was suggesting it and I still don't. I believe he was appointed by his district to vote for her and he should. I understand this isn't how the rules work and he's able to vote his conscience now. But when he was picked as her delegate, I'm sure he told them he was with them all the way. Seems shameful to Judas someone like this, even if it's Hillary Clinton and she was the one making the play for Obama's pledged delegates.
Does every thread here have to devolve into a bitter battle about Clinton v. Obama?
I have one recommendation to Jerome and the crew here, once this thing is clearly Obama's in your mind, whenever that may be (and most pundits are already there), make a pronouncement here that this site backs the winner and put a stop to all of this BS. You're playing into the hands of the Republicans if you let the Obama bashing go on, on this web site, after it's clearly his nomination.
Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, a Democratic convention delegate pledged to support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, said yesterday that he thinks Sen. Barack Obama has "in a real sense" won the Democratic nomination and that he now plans to support Obama at the August convention.
True. But if Hillary's team would've done the work Obama's did in the February contests, she'd be at least tied with him now and these remaining contests would be meaningful. The fact remains, Hillary's campaign strategy is to blame for this situation. She's got only her own arrogance to point a finger at.
These poor Hillary folks don't seem to ever take into account the fact that she's drawing Republican support in these recent primary elections because they want her to win. Or the fact that she's got the highest negatives of anyone who ever ran for President.
He's beating McCain by 7 and Hillary by 12. I don't care if it's national or state by state. And the campaign hasn't even started yet.
The point is, given time, people will see their interests don't align with another 4 years of George W. Bush policy. And McCain has tied himself to that legacy. It's over before it even started. And if Barr can take a few critical vovtes from McCain in key states... well damn, Obama may even win Florida.
Who would you like to see win the Democratic nomination for president this year? (5/11/08)
If the 2008 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (John McCain, the Republican) and (Barack Obama, the Democrat), for whom would you vote? (5/11/08)
So, the sky isn't falling. Chill out Chicken Littles and let the GE campaign get started before you write off our man. Seems the electorate isn't with you "Hillary or Bust" folks. Heck, Obama beats Hillary in this poll more soundly than he beats McCain and she's been running against him for a year, using all the same tactics McCain will use.
Both those polls show convincing wins but do you realize that anything less than a 70-30 now actually makes her winning the nomination MORE DIFFICULT? With few races remaining, she must take all of them by 70% to gain ground. And these are the most favorable matchups remaining and she's below the threshold she needs to pick up ground toward the nomination even there. Sorry but that's how the math works.
As Don Meredith used to sing on Monday Night Football... "Turn out the lights, the party's oooooooover."
It would be great if she did that. But she hasn't conceded once or even congratulated Obama on any of his wins since mid-February. I doubt she has the class to do as you say. Nor do most of her supporters.