If Obama picks a Republican, I will not be able to vote for him.
Re Sebelius: she has no international experience and doesn't know the ropes in DC. I really feel that Obama needs to shore up his foreign policy credentials and she brings nothing to him. Plus, choosing her would be a gratuitous slap to 18 million Hillary Clinton voters since Sebelius has nowhere near the same experience as Clinton.
I could support Biden, Dodd and even Bayh, but I think Hillary would make the best VP of all.
I am not a PUMA, but some of my best friends are PUMAs.
I am voting for the Democratic nominee and opposing John McCain.
Nevertheless, I understand and share the sense of outrage that is behind the PUMA movement. It has nothing whatsoever to do with "narcissism."
It has to do with the fact that Hillary Clinton and her 18 million voters were treated like dirt by the DNC and were shafted by the Rules and Bylaws Committee. Just imagine the scene if Obama had won Florida and Michigan and his votes were NOT counted...and then superdelegates proceeded to give their votes to Hillary Clinton, allowing her to take the nomination. Just imagine if some of his Michigan delegates were taken away and put in Hillary's pocket! Add that to the despicable media sexism that was tolerated by party leaders and to the toxic environment of the netroots, and you will get an idea of why some Clinton supporters are furious. The continued piling on by bloggers does not help, especially when it is accompanied by race-baiting as illustrated in this diary's comments.
If Obama supporters really seek unity, then I would suggest that they get behind reform of the primary system and start speaking out against sexism. I think that would be a lot more helpful than continuing to insult Clinton voters.
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