She will endorse [UPDATE on caucus]
by SevenStrings, Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 01:54:43 PM EDT
Right now, we have rampant speculation as to whether Sen. Clinton will ever endorse and support Sen. Obama. Diaries, such as this one on the front page and others are demanding that she do so immediately, and unconditionally. Others are speculating that she is demanding help with her campaign debts, or a VP slot, or a prime speaking slot at the convention.
She has no obligation to endorse Sen. Obama unconditionally and immediately.
In fact, she has a moral obligation to negotiate an endorsement with Sen. Obama. And if you dont like that, you are welcome to carry on without her support (which you insist is dwindling anyways). Consider this:
(a) Many of her black supporters are being targeted by their consituents ~ she has an obligation to them, and I hope she will insist on their wellbeing in any negotiatiosn with Sen. Obama.
(b) Many of her "hard workin white voters" are being denigrated as racists. This situation is simply unacceptable to me. I hope she negotiates hard on behalf of their concerns, and the concerns of millions of those who rejected Sen. Obama ~ I would lose respect for her if she did not.
(c) And finally, I hope she negotiates for an agreement to reform the primary process starting in 2012 (yes, even if Pres. Obama were running for reelection in 2012). This reform should include the elimination of all caucuses, and for all other idiocies that marred the primaries in this cycle.
I am confident that she will, eventually, endorse Sen. Obama. I am confident that she will, eventually, campaign for him. And I am confident that those who are associating various nefarious reasons to her non-endorsement will end up looking really foolish !!