Sen. Clinton can win this thing (New and Improved)
by tonedevil, Thu May 29, 2008 at 11:48:16 AM EDT
I am not actually saying I believe that is about to happen, I am a supporter of Sen. Obama and so I kind of need to believe that he will win the nomination. And, I believe he will win in the General Election as well. That is just the disclaimer, now on to the diary.
It is not even difficult to imagine the scenario where Sen. Clinton becomes the nominee. How hard is it to see the contest going all the way to the convention? If that happens, as has been pointed out numerous times, no one will have enough pledged delegates to win so "super delegates" will be the deciding factor. Super delegates can vote however the feel thus it will be as easily possible for Sen. Clinton to be the nominee as it will be for Sen. Obama.
My question in all this is, how are Sen. Clinton, her campaign, and her supporters going to unite the party? There has been a lot of viciousness and acrimony thrown about during this campaign, by both sides. The fact is to some extent everyone who has staked out any territory in this contest probably has resentments. Both sides have legitimate reason to feel angry and indignant. I won't talk for any one but myself, I won't soon forget being called part of a cult, nor being told how naïve I am. I'm over fifty so you can call me out of touch, but I am over a quarter of a century past naïve.
Frequently I have seen the question "what will Sen. Obama do to heal-the-rift with Sen., Clinton and her supporters" posed, but I wonder what Sen. Clinton and her supporters intend to do when their candidate takes the nomination? One huge specific question is of course how does Sen. Clinton get the African American vote back? It seems to me that not getting to vote for a "Black President" is going to seem just as disappointing as not getting to vote for a "Woman President".
PS Just so it is clear THIS IS NOT SNARK SERIOUSLY, so don't bother to post that question more than 20 times.