Thank you for getting me back on here and for showing respect for people like Ann, and people like me. I used to be a frequent poster/commenter on here during the primaries, and I fondly remember your diaries and the discussions you had. Since June, I've not really interacted on this site mostly out of my own sense based on what you said -- that this is a site dedicated to electing Democrats. It's not that I'm not a lifelong Democrat, and it's not that I don't support Democrats.
What Ann is going through is what a lot of us are going through. We put a lot of ourselves into Hillary, and for someone to simply turn their noses up at us and say that we should just 'get over it', as if it's easy to flip and switch, and all will be forgotten and we will magically all feel for Barack Obama what we felt for Hillary Clinton. It's not an easy thing to do. Some of us may never get there. But like she said, Barack Obama has two months. It's up to him now. Is he up to it? I'm sure. But there's work to be done. I heard from Hillary why I should vote Democrat; I need to hear from Obama why I should vote for Obama.
I appreciate your diary greatly, and I thank you for writing it.
The media has five months to fill up airtime ... this is just the beginning. Historically, opponents take weeks to bring down their operations. Guys it took 2 years for this thing to play through -- it's not going to wind down in 2 days!
To put in simple terms, pure Clintonian. And I mean that in a good way. Now we can get on with the more quiet subtle dance of "No, I don't want it," but yes, I really want it! Obviously, this makes it easier for Obama to actually pick her -- if he wants to pick her, of course.
We need more of these diaries. And less of trashing of supporters of both sides. Guys, this is over on Friday. Let Sen. Clinton have her day, congratulate her and her supporters, and then we can turn our focus on McCain. Go Democrats!
I think it's a great idea. For one thing, it allows both candidates to lay out their views without 'gotcha' questions, no time limits, and really allow them to expand on their answers. I really hope this comes to pass -- the one thing this country needs is genuine debate on the issues, not a continuation of the petty gotcha-game and soundbites.
Unlike you, I know how to win -- and lose -- gratefully. It's a lesson you might be well advised to learn. You seem to be missing your own points, though. Have a great day -- as an Obama supporter you have earned it.