Wow, I'm flattered that you guys are stalking me all over the blogosphere. I guess that means I'm effective to some degree. Otherwise, I just can't imagine why you'd give my little bitty blog the time of day. And I know you've been lurking....I'm getting thousands of hits a day!
Anyway...democracy, free speech, dissent, rebellion -- all the wonderful things I will always cherish about America.
Oh and by the way, why DID Barack Obama lose South Dakota yesterday? And he didn't just LOSE it, he lost it by 12 points! Are the demographics that different from North Dakota? Or is that he's lost steam since then, and after all ND was a caucus and SD was a closed primary....hmmm.
I support Senator Clinton going to the convention, which is her right under the laws and rules of our country and our party.
I reject the talking point being pushed by the Obama campaign and others that it's against "unity" for Clinton to continue to pursue the nomination.
There are 3 main reasons she should go to the convention, in my opinion:
1. Given that Florida and Michigan have been recognized, she now has the popular vote lead, which will be even more compelling after tomorrow's vote in Puerto Rico.
2. Neither candidate will have enough pledged delegates before the convention.
3. She is more electable against John McCain, primarily because of her strength in a few key states, especially Florida.
You can call me whatever names you want -- I've heard it all. You've called me racist, repug, traitor, bitch, and other things I can't repeat here. Like my candidate, I am impervious by now.
This is a Democracy, and under democratic principles I urge Hillary Clinton to use the convention for its god-given purpose -- to select the best nominee for our party and best potential president for our country.
There is too much at stake to walk away. And I am sure, after today, that she will NOT be conceding any time soon.
Sorry, it's not what you want to hear.
But this is about something much larger than a manufactured sense of "party unity."
Senator Clinton: Please make your plans to take this nomination battle to Denver. The people are behind you.
See you there.
P.S. -- Please do not troll rate me for this comment -- which is a matter of free speech and falls within the myDD guidelines.
Please do not attack me personally, call out personal information about me, or direct nasty hateful "snarky" comments AT me rather than at the substance of the discussion. Abuses will be reported. It is not okay to act like a thug towards other users. And by the way, it only motivates me to be tougher.
In case you forgot, Democrats are permitted to dissent. That's one of our bedrock principles. I am NOT required to be a sheep to belong to this party. Debate civilly, or keep your mouth shut.
I look forward to meeting you all in Denver this summer.
ArgusLeader online also featured a story today entitled Rain Fails to Dampen Huron's Enthusiasm for Clinton (video) of Hillary on the campaign trail in Watertown. (The video could not be embedded here but is worth checking out at the link.)