What would make you vote for Obama?
by ProgressiveDL, Fri May 30, 2008 at 10:14:06 AM EDT
This is the first diary I've ever written here, mostly because I don't usually have much to say beyond a few sentences. But since we are all supposedly Democrats and progressives here, we need to refocus.
I assume we all want Democrats elected to the White House and Congress. I assume we would prefer those Democrats be liberal and progressive. I assume most of us hate George W. Bush or what he has done to this country. I know it is dangerous to assume, and I know there are undoubtedly Republican trolls here that don't want any of the above things. But I also assume that almost all of us have already decided if we are voting for McCain or Obama.
I think there is still a very small chance that Hillary could somehow get the nomination, but let's pretend for the moment that Obama is the nominee.
For all the Hillary supporters who state their intention to vote for McCain or no one, what would it take to change your mind and get you to vote for Obama? Is there anything? Is it something Obama has to do, or does it require Obama supporters to be more magnanimous?
For any Hillary supporters who claim to be undecided about voting for Obama, what would push you to vote for him? What would push you to vote for McCain?
Be truthful. If there is nothing anyone in the world can do, at least say that. I honestly care because I have become more cynical and less magnanimous over the past few weeks precisely because I don't think there is anything I, or any other Obama supporter, can do to get you to vote for him if you aren't already considering it.