Fellow Clinton Supporters: Consider This!
by VAAlex, Sat May 31, 2008 at 04:45:33 PM EDT
I understand today has been a tough day. I really do. I support Clinton, but I've known for a while now that she will not win the nomination. Now that Florida and Michigan have been effectively settled, Hillary has gained a total of about 25 delegates, not including supers (I'm not sure how those will be hashed out).
Now, I've seen many comments from Clinton supporters vowing to take this to the convention, and supporting such a move. I understand things get said in the heat of the moment, but consider this:
Do you really want to prolong this nomination battle over an additional 25 delegates that will NOT win Clinton the nomination?
Because, when you think about it, that's what this is about. I really worry about the damage that will be done to Clinton should she indeed decide to take this to Denver. We simply can't afford to have this kind of schism in the party if we are to defeat Sen. McCain. I seriously think she'll end this next week, as she's already hinted at doing so.
So, I say to my fellow Clinton supporters, please, it's over. Even with MI/FL seated at full strength, we can't win.
Let's not start a war that we will lose even by winning.
I know Obama isn't perfect, but I encourage all of you to really look at what he's saying, and instead of seeing 'the other side' as the enemy as we've done during the primary season, it's now time to look at them as the tremendous asset that they are. They are Democrats, and so are we. Hillary realizes this, Barack realizes this, and so should all of we.
On to November!