Yes, it is wonderful to see so many people turn out. Every American, on any side of any race, should be proud to see this turn out. It means Democracy is alive and of interest by many of our citizens.
And Obama has brought in a lot of new hearts, souls, minds and boots on the ground (or fingers on the phone.) Young people getting engaged like never before.
But I'm not sure how many of them will remain engaged if Hillary manages some back-room deal to win the nomination. It will just take the wind out of their sails and leave them with the feeling that you just can't win in politics. No matter what you do, the insiders are going to come along and change the rules.
Hillary said it would be a "terrible mistake" for her supporters to vote for John McCain over Barack Obama.
"Anybody who has ever voted for me or voted for Barack has much more in common in terms of what we want to see happen in our country and in the world with the other than they do with John McCain," Clinton said on CNN's "The Situation Room."
"I'm going to work my heart out for whoever our nominee is. Obviously, I'm still hoping to be that nominee, but I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that anyone who supported me ... understands what a grave error it would be not to vote for Sen. Obama."
Similarities between Bush and Obama
They both wear jeans from time to time.
They have both been photographed wearing cowboy hats
They are both male
They both have 1/2 white blood (of course Bush's other half is also white... but that doesn't mean the first half isn't just a white as Obama's.)
They are both Christians (well, at least Obama is.)
They both live in the United States
They both are going to be ex-presidents someday.
See... lots of identical characteristics. I rest my case. :)
Absolutely. I found it offensive when Charlie Gibson tried to get both Obama and Clinton to "pledge" to take the other as a running mate.
This diary is much the same.
Obama has run his campaign in unexpected ways. And he has done quite well.
Now that he's won (or all but won), who are we to start demanding that he campaign OUR way? He's taking a different path and one that may not be clear to us at the outset, but one which might not only lead to a win, but might also lead to a better way of campaigning, leading and relating to the American people.
The problem with the idea of Indian being a turning point... or even the latest Wright junk being a turning point... IS that assuming there is a turn, there's not enough room left after the turn for Clinton to pick up enough delegates to clearly win this.
A turn will only shave a few points of Obama's delegate lead. It will not totally reverse all that has happened up to now.