Denver's beautiful, but I like the White House better (UPDATED--NO FLAME WARS!)
by zcflint05, Sat May 31, 2008 at 03:43:49 PM EDT
Well, it appears that we are settled on the question of Florida and Michigan, in what seems to be, for the most part, a fair assessment for each person running in the race. It's now time to move on and deal with some of the more disturbing bits of today's news, like the talk of "going to Denver", which really worries me, and the behavior of some people at the meeting today.
I've been reading MSNBC and watching the live blog posting and just wanted everyone to know (in case you don't already), that the actions of today's Hillary supporters at the RBC meeting, from the Larry Sinclair jive to the chanting and booing, was unacceptable from my count and only helps to undermine our mission to win in November.
It's obvious this has been a hotly contested battle, but our final questions have been answered, and now's the time to accept the fact that after June 3rd, we are going to have a Democratic nominee for President. We reached a fair compromise to both sides today on the issues and the actions of Harold Ickes and his comments in regards to the seating of Michigan delegates was inappropriate and misguided.
"Going to Denver" is inappropriate and misguided as well; and this action needs to be swiftly denounced in the name of winning a Presidential election in November. Hillary Clinton is amazing; that's why I love her, but prolonging this nomination fight into August would inevitably harm her political standing and that's something I don't want to see, while, at the same time, a brutal floor fight at the convention while John McWar rides unopposed throughout the summer isn't something that's in our interest either. We got our final questions of the primary season answered today; and while I understand that they may not be favorable for the Hillary campaign; nobody wants us to lose in
November, and I don't need or want another 4 years of George W. Bush in office. So let's unify and rally behind Barack Obama.
"Going to Denver" isn't going to solve our nations problems, it's going to harm Democrats and the chance of getting a Democrat elected in November. And since the reason that I backed Hillary is because I want to solve our nation's problems, I certainly don't want to see our chances to do that thrown down the toilet because of silly party infighting. This is our time, our year, and we can and will win. Let's not do anything to hamper that, and I don't think Hillary would want to keep hurting our nation for the next 4 years by indirectly contributing to getting John McCain elected. It hurts her and us.
I know this is tough, but there's no reason to go to Denver because it hurts us as a party, her future, and our country by helping to elect a Republican through DNC infighting.
And besides, I'd rather spend January in Washington than August in Denver any day of the week.Update [2008-5-31 20:5:2 by zcflint05]:Hey all--let's try to avoid feeding the trolls, keep the discussions civil, and no FLAME wars. This is the closest we've been to day 1 of the General Election--so let's just chill out. Just avoid the flame wars.