Thank you, Hillary Clinton

Thank you, Hillary!

You did a great job today in telling everyone, that when it comes to McCain putting you in his ads, you do not approve the message - You are great!  

I'm looking forward to you saying more things like this,

   "Let there be no mistake about it, We are united. We are united for change.

   We are, after all, Democrats, so it might take awhile. We're not the fall in line party -- we're diverse, many voices. But make no mistake, we are united. We are united on behalf of the Democratic party, the values we hold dear, the reason we work so hard in politics to make the changes that we know will matter in the lives of hard working Americans and for the future of our children.

   And we are united behind Barack Obama and Joe Biden and we are gong to make sure that we win on November 4th."

   "We are gathered here in Denver for a very clear and simple purpose, and that is to come out of this convention energized, excited and ready to elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States."

And thank you for releasing your delegates. By saying that one's vote is a "personal decision," you've made it clear that those delegates are no longer pledged to vote for you. This especially affects delegates from the ten states that require delegates to stay with their original candidate until they are released by that candidate or until the second ballot.

I salute you, Hillary Clinton!

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56 Comments

Hear, Hear!

and anyone who claims to be her supporter, but doesn't support our candidate as Hillary implores us to do, is clearly not a real Hillary supporter!

by IowaMike 2008-08-25 12:39PM | 0 recs
Mars and Venus (in retrograde)

Are you referring to the essentialist pop psychology books that were a big hit a few years' back?

by mikeinsf 2008-08-25 01:24PM | 0 recs
Heh

Oh yeah, that will work :D

not

by soyousay 2008-08-25 04:08PM | 0 recs
Well, when it comes to 2nd grade behavior

no one knows better than you..

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 08:09AM | 0 recs
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I sure wish I could double triple rec this one.

Here's hoping it pushes some of the garbage off the Rec stack in a hurry....

Thank you PM.

Well done.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-25 12:45PM | 0 recs
This was good

Looks like she is doing the right thing, maybe she will have a talk with her husband and idolaters.

by Brandon 2008-08-25 12:47PM | 0 recs
Re: This was good

Brandon -
You really need to step away from the computer for a few days and let go of your anger. It does zip good, and only increases others anger. You have become gas on a fire.

When was the last time telling somebody to STFU or screaming at them that they must do as you say really worked?

by jsfox 2008-08-25 12:52PM | 0 recs
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Kosnomre is gone, it worked there.

by Brandon 2008-08-25 01:05PM | 0 recs
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Has kos changed his or her mind? Being gone does not mean they will vote for Obama in November, far from it. If we are going to win in November this isn't vote out there we do not need. So ranting and raving at the Hillary supporters isn't changing their minds. In fact it may well be doing just the opposite.

I say this to you as a Obama supporter from the get go.

by jsfox 2008-08-25 01:28PM | 0 recs
and health care, too!

Hillary Clinton this morning:

"I am looking forward to being at the White House when President Obama signs quality, affordable health care for every American."

by politicsmatters 2008-08-25 12:49PM | 0 recs
Re: and health care, too!

This is why we have to get a democrat into the White House. What will McCain do for us? Rec

by canadian 2008-08-25 02:22PM | 0 recs
Re: and health care, too!

McCain will do NOTHING about health care. As far as he's concerned, everything's just wonderful. We need A Democrat in the White House and that Democrat will be Barack Obama.

by zenful6219 2008-08-25 03:27PM | 0 recs
Re: and health care, too!

Do you really believe that Obama will deliver the kind of radical health care reform we need?  Or will he capitulate, once again, to the Republican minority and lead a post-partisan roundtable discussion and compromise?

So far, I don't see ANY PROOF that he can deliver on a promise.  Choosing Biden, the ultimate Washington insider who voted to authorize force in Iraq, is the latest example of just how timid Obama is.  How can he fight a good fight, when he doesn't even find the balls to stick to his own "how can we change Washington if we continue to elect the same Washington players" principles?

I can't be fooled.

by Sieglinde 2008-08-26 06:07AM | 0 recs
The lady has class

That is for sure. I'm now very sorry I doubted her for even a minute.

by conspiracy 2008-08-25 01:01PM | 0 recs
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Hopefully this is the beginning of an end to people fighting in her name.  

by selfevident 2008-08-25 01:27PM | 0 recs
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Doubtful... did you see the Debra ad?

by LordMike 2008-08-25 02:53PM | 0 recs
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How ridiculous was that?  Looked like it was produced by a Junior High drama club.

by fogiv 2008-08-25 03:09PM | 0 recs
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Also, my first thoguht when I saw it:

"I wonder if that's TexasDarlin'?"

by fogiv 2008-08-25 03:10PM | 0 recs
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i didn't until you mentioned it.  i meant the fighting in the party.  It is a bit ridiculous however.  How can a person really be a democrat and vote for mccain? How is that even possible.  that is  like saying for years ago that they WERE going to vote democratic but decided that bush was just easier.  it doesn't make any sense to me.

by selfevident 2008-08-25 08:31PM | 0 recs
Of COURSE she did the right thing!

Those folks who imagined she would behave differently had/have a warped and shallow view of who Hillary is and what she has stood for and fought for her entire adult life. PUMAs are the worst.

Yes. She has class!

by Swedie 2008-08-25 01:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Thank you, Hillary Clinton

Everything she has said and done reminds me of why I was so proud to support her in the primaries, and why I'm now a proud Obama supporter.

by fsm 2008-08-25 02:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Thank you, Hillary Clinton

If only Bill would stfu and behave and let us listen just to her for one blessed moment, see her and not just 'them,' that is to say, him. He's getting equal air time for refusing to talk on point on Wednesday and wanting publicly to talk about his accomplishments as President in the 1990's. A real drag on her unity efforts.

by Christy1947 2008-08-25 03:06PM | 0 recs
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We need to stop letting the media manipulate us so easily.
They're playing up this division because (just like on this blog), dissention creates ad revenue.
Like fsm above, I'm proud to support Barack Obama, and a former Hillary supporter.
There's millions more of us than there are of "disgruntled" Hillary supporters, but you'd never know it from the press.
Fight back!
(and thanks for the great diary, PM, re'cd as always!)
by skohayes 2008-08-25 03:14PM | 0 recs
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Polls show otherwise.  30% of Hillary supporters are, as of today, either voting for McCain or staying home.

It's valid for the media to cover these Hillary hold-outs.

You can't make them invisible (once again) by simply chanting "unity unity unity".

by Sieglinde 2008-08-26 06:10AM | 0 recs
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How about substance.

How exactly should Obama reach out?

What 3 policy issues is he significantly different  than Clinton on?

What detailed steps should he take to bridge the gap, examples please?

I see lots of pissing and moaning but no solutions.

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 08:14AM | 0 recs
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I'm guessing the Obama handlers are asking the same question as you.

And like you, they're clueless as to why, in this heavily Democratic crest, Gallup poll says that McCain is leading Obama by 2 points:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/109834/Gallup -Daily-Bounce-Obama-Post-Biden-Tracking. aspx

Weird, huh.

by Sieglinde 2008-08-26 12:35PM | 0 recs
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Again...no content.

No substance.

I thought that was the Obama problem.

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 04:21PM | 0 recs
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BTW

The inability to be specific, just gloat or piss and moan is the hallmarks of a troll

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 04:22PM | 0 recs
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And the ability to call someone a troll is ... what?

Specific with what?  You can't even be specific about what you'd like others to be specific about.

Seriously, troll hunting has reached a new low.

by Sieglinde 2008-08-26 05:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Thank you, Hillary Clinton

Chris Mathews just called the ladies who are PUMAs at Denver as Wackos.  Wow!  That's quite a way to win them over.  LOL!

by LesGovt 2008-08-25 03:24PM | 0 recs
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Politico went to a PUMA march and there were three dozen people in it.

A crowd of about three dozen women and one man are marching down 16th Street in support of Hillary Clinton, chanting "No we won't," "18 million votes" and "No secret ballot."

A group of local Denver residents stop to cheer them on. "Yeah, don't cave!" shouts a self-described Republican named George. "Go Hillary!" The marchers, who say they are affiliated with PUMA Pac, cheer in response.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0 808/PUMAs_on_the_march.html?showall

The vast majority of Democrats support our nominee and even more will by the end of the week.

by politicsmatters 2008-08-25 03:37PM | 0 recs
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I'm surprised that CNN doesn't keep referring to the huge pro-Hillary march as more evidence of the disunity in the party.

by fsm 2008-08-25 05:29PM | 0 recs
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Did he get a thrill up his leg when he said this?

by soyousay 2008-08-25 04:10PM | 0 recs
Nobody takes Mathews seriously

Give Chris a break...he's still got "that chill running up his leg!"

Seriously, when it comes to broadcast journalism--such as it is--Chris Mathews is about as much of a factor as Sean Hannity. Just forget about him.

by BJJ Fighter 2008-08-25 06:06PM | 0 recs
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WOW, didn't know he was part of the Democratic Party.

Oh that's right, he's just a talking head!

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 04:23PM | 0 recs
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Not part of the Democrat Party?  Is he a Republican?

by LesGovt 2008-08-26 07:53PM | 0 recs
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He is a news guy.

Nothing to do with the campaign.

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 07:57PM | 0 recs
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He is a person doing commentary who just happens to be a Democrat.

by LesGovt 2008-08-26 08:11PM | 0 recs
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He worked for a Democrat. I don't know, nor do I think you know, what his current registration is.

It doesn't matter.

his comments aren't from the campaign, who cares what he says.

We are comin together to win this thing!

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 08:13PM | 0 recs
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He worked for 4 Democrats and he has publicly said that he supports Obama.  He is a Democrat.  You are correct about it not mattering to you and it really doesn't matter to me, but he made an interesting comment about PUMAs and it may upset some Democrats.  It may please others.  Fun times, heh?

by LesGovt 2008-08-26 08:23PM | 0 recs
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it shouldn't matter to them, because he isn't part of the campaign.  

BTW, did you see the crazy ones he interviewed that started the he is a Muslum crap, and refused to share where they got their "government investigation info.? May be he was referring to them? The one was clearly a wack job.  If you see the you tube of it, trust me, you will agree.

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 08:30PM | 0 recs
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I did not see thse wackos, but I have seen some other ones outside the convention hall.  I think some are there just to make it on camera or to stir up a bit of trouble.  They should have stayed home.

by LesGovt 2008-08-27 03:29AM | 0 recs
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To clarify:

He is not part of the campaign, so he has nothing to do with our unity.

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 08:15PM | 0 recs
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Nothing has changed with Hillary Clinton's message.  She is delivering exactly as she promised.  The entire Clinton family have done nothing contrary to supporting the Democratic candidate; if anything they have been very vocal of their support.

by jrsygrl 2008-08-25 04:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Thank you, Hillary Clinton

She is delivering more than one might have expected and is to be commended for it. Bill, on the other hand, hasn't quite gotten on board: when you're asked whether the nominee of your party is ready to be President, the answer is "yes." At least he didn't say "no,", though that was the impression he gave me (YMMV).

I expect he'll be more positive on Wednesday, but the message from Hillary Clinton couldn't be clearer -- and bravo to her.

by fsm 2008-08-25 05:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Thank you, Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton was smeared during the primary & treated as a non-Democrat.  She is delivering as she said she would; in spite of these attacks.  Bill Clinton has been fine in his actions.

by jrsygrl 2008-08-26 03:19AM | 0 recs
let 'em build up a bit more hype

about how 'disgusted' bill is.

It'll make the counterpunch hurt that much more.

(and I'm sure bill and hill know that!)

by BlogSurrogate57 2008-08-26 05:27AM | 0 recs
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Hillary is a class act.
No question that Barack Obama would NOT be doing what she is doing if the roles were reversed.
by libertarian25 2008-08-25 07:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Thank you, Hillary Clinton

Credit where it is due.  I thought her kitchen sink strategy was harmful to the party and the cause, but I think she has undone most of that damage.   I think her convention speech has the potential to give Obama a huge boost.  Here's hoping for the best.

by cooptimo 2008-08-25 07:02PM | 0 recs
The damage isn't undone...

as demonstrated by the attitudes at this site.

She has to go gangbusters tonight, then may be she will finish the healing.

She is the one that has to lead people back, since she started the kitchen sink strategy.

by IowaMike 2008-08-26 08:18AM | 0 recs
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Not enough for me.  I want a pointed repudiation of all things PUMA.  I want her to openly and publicly say that they do not speak for her now, and that they probably never did.

by Renie 2008-08-25 07:38PM | 0 recs
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IIRC, she's done so, though perhaps not to the degree you wish.

by BobzCat 2008-08-25 08:12PM | 0 recs
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Great diary, and as a former Hillary supporter I am very proud of Hillary for her dedication to party unity and her dedication to electing Barack Obama President.

by pollbuster 2008-08-25 07:43PM | 0 recs
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That's great, you're free to have your own opinion as am I whether you agree with it or not.  I think her support has been ambiguous and I would appreciate it if she dealt with the PUMAs with more clarity.  She alone has the power to completely obliterate their voice in the traditional media.  So far her response has been tepid at best.

by Renie 2008-08-25 07:55PM | 0 recs
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Thank you so much for approving my right to my opinion. I just don't know what I would have done without it.

by pollbuster 2008-08-25 08:15PM | 0 recs
Ambiguous?

Renie, look at the quotes in this diary:

   "Let there be no mistake about it, We are united. We are united for change.

  We are, after all, Democrats, so it might take awhile. We're not the fall in line party -- we're diverse, many voices. But make no mistake, we are united. We are united on behalf of the Democratic party, the values we hold dear, the reason we work so hard in politics to make the changes that we know will matter in the lives of hard working Americans and for the future of our children.

  And we are united behind Barack Obama and Joe Biden and we are gong to make sure that we win on November 4th."

  "We are gathered here in Denver for a very clear and simple purpose, and that is to come out of this convention energized, excited and ready to elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States."

What part of that do you find ambiguous?

What other words would you have her say?

by NJ Liberal 2008-08-26 05:42AM | 0 recs

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