I was really proud to support Hillary Clinton in the primaries and I loved her speech at the Democratic Convention last month. The line, “No Way, No How, No McCain” really struck a chord for me and a lot of other supporters as well.
Hillary was on the stump for Obama in Ohio on Sunday and she revised that great applause line to a crowd of 1200 supporters when she said, “No way, no how, no McCain and no Palin.”
Clinton campaigned heavily in the state in the weeks leading up to her March 4 Democratic primary win, and she returned to economically troubled northeast Ohio on Sunday to urge her supporters to work just as hard for Obama and Joe Biden, the Democratic nominees for president and vice president.
“This election is going to be a game-changer,” Clinton said at Lorain County Community College, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. “We have the opportunity to go beyond the failed policies of the last eight years.”
Now, when I hear that Hillary is on the stump for Obama with a strong message like she delivered on Sunday in Ohio, I’m really fired up, because I know she’s pulling out the stops to make sure we win in November. Hillary Clinton “didn’t waste any time motivating the estimated 1,200 in attendance — the maximum LCCC’s College Center could hold — to vote Obama, and his vice presidential running mate Joe Biden, into the White House come election time.”
“They are a great team for America, but they can’t help us unless we elect them,” she said. “That’s why I’m here — to encourage you to do all you can by Nov. 4 to make sure we have a Democratic team back in the White House.”
Clinton highlighted the need to create and save jobs — two big economic challenges, she said, that President Bush has failed to address.
She honed her attack on Republican candidate John McCain, and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying their ticket will just be “more of the same.”
“The right question is who is for you,” she said. “If that’s the question you ask, then there’s only one answer — Barack Obama and Joe Biden.”
I think it really boils down to this when it comes to Sarah Palin: She doesn’t represent progressive views or values. She’s not on the same side of the battle that Democrats are on and it goes beyond simply putting a woman in some capacity, whatever capacity, into the White House in January.
I didn’t work my tail off to help put 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling for some usurper to come along and steal the thunder. And quite frankly I don’t think Hillary Clinton did either.
[Originally published at TaylorMarsh.com]