Especially when the reaction to deep seeded statement of belief is meant to open rather than close wounds.
Chances are that Obama will win this primary- those are the odds. But no matter how much you want it to be the opposite, those are just odds. Hillary Clinton is still in this race and she is in it to win it, hell, its half the reasoning behind much of the support she has- at least its half the reason I support her.
Throughout this primary, there have been so many accusations against Hillary Clinton, so many that I have lost count and I stopped updating my list a while ago. Hillary Clinton has been called, among other things, a racist, unethical and petty (those are just the generalizations, if you are reading this, you know to what I refer). Now, if you were a Hillary supporter, how would you take this sort of criticism of your candidate? How would you react? What sort of strong opinions would you hold about the media or about the opposition?
Obama and the Obama campaign HAS had a free pass on many things, in the mind of the Clinton supporter (yep, most certainly in the mind of this Clinton supporter too). It seems the mission of many Obama supporters as of late is just to rub it in- denying the obvious, such as the insane amount of Hillary hate that has dominated this campaign, for instance.
At this point in time, as an Obama supporter, your goal should be to win over hearts and minds, not to rub in a very fresh and sore wound. If you are unable to bring yourself to do so, then your goal should be to be quite. If you truly believe that Obama has won this thing, then you have nothing to worry about and your silence will serve you far more than your voice at this point in time. If you must use your voice, go on the attack against McCain, this place and many blogs have been quite devoid of McCain and it's about time we get to it (this last bit is for everyone, myself included).
For me, as I have stated before, I will probably never forgive Obama for the race-baiting that his campaign engaged in- actually, I know that I will never personally forgive him for it. However, I have already politically forgiven him. I will most certainly vote for him in November if he is the nominee, I can think of no other alternative. I, like you, and 99.9% of all real Hillary supporters on this site, am a Democrat to the bone. You don't need to worry about convincing me to carry water for your guy if he wins the nomination, it was and should never have been about that.
So, when you are about ready to lambast the Hillary supporters around here with your knowledge and oh so gracious `winning' attitude, please refrain. In the end, no matter who wins the nomination, it will most certainly do more harm than good- if all it does is prolong the infighting.
Here is a list of things you will never change my mind on, so, your efforts are futile:
- Obama engaged in race-baiting during this campaign. Hillary Clinton did not.
- The media has been extremely biased in Obama's favor, it won't last if Obama gets the nomination (although I would love to be proven wrong on this one. No, NOT BY YOU, but by the media).
- Obama tossed queers under a bus and never apologized for it.
- Hillary Clinton is not racist, either is Obama for that matter.
- I don't buy into the `change and hope' thing, never will. Never needed hope or a desire to change- I have both in spades. THIS IS NOT AND NEVER WILL BE A REASON I VOTE FOR OBAMA. So, please, stop telling me to `get hope.'
- This race is not over until Hillary Clinton drops out. Neither candidate will meet the magic number with pledge delegates alone. Supers do not vote until the convention. End of story.
- Hillary Clinton would be a far better general election candidate than Obama.
- Hillary Clinton would be a far better POTUS than Obama.
- If Obama is the nominee, I will vote for him- no matter how hard Obama supporters try to change my mind.
Now do I have any faith or remote belief that any Obama supporter will heed this advice? None whatsoever, but like my candidate, I am not afraid to try.Update [2008-5-11 16:28:26 by linc]:
Just sos yous knows, this diary is in no way, shape or form a redaction of my support for Hillary. I have and will be making calls into WV and KY and OR. She is in it to win it and so am I- thems the facts.Give her some bread (made from dough) so she doesn't have to run home and bake it herself!Call her friends, we know she has a lot of them and girls sure do love to talk....Stand with her!
She IS going to be the next president of the United States!