I just can’t do it – not yet. I respect Hillary more than words can say and I know she did what she had to do today. I was there to hear her speak and found myself cheering wildly every time she paused to catch her breath, until she got to the part where she asked us to join her in her fight to help elect Obama as our next president.
Then I stood there silent, with my hands folded politely in front of me.
I’m not saying I won’t ever get there as far as voting for the guy goes. At this point BO might (might) get my vote in November if he ends up being our nominee. But he’s going to have to work damn hard to win my vote after the way he lied about Hillary, and remained silent as the media and even his own supporters and staff attacked her with some of the most bizarre and misogynistic load of garbage I’ve ever heard.
As for Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi et al, I don’t think the DNC realize just what a serious problem they’ve created after the way they’ve treated Hillary. We don’t support a party that throws our candidate under the bus in favor of another. And unless they work their ass off to undo the damage they’ve done, they’re going to be hard-pressed to get our votes.
The thing is (and I know more than a few folks out there need this reminder), Obama’s not our nominee yet. Ya see, there’s this little thing called a convention and they haven’t yet made it official and won’t until late August. Denver’s a long way off and a lot can happen between now and then, and the super delegates might just wise the hell up and back the one candidate who can beat John McCain come November.
So I’ll continue to write in support of Hillary, and hope the supers wake up before it’s too late.
In case you missed it, this will explain why we’re so pissed off. I’ll let the Dixie Chicks will do the talking for me…
I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down.
I’m mad as hell and I don’t have time
To go round and round and round.
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘cos I’m mad as hell and can’t bring myself
To do what it is you think I should.
I’ll let you know when I’m ready but don’t hold your breath.