Monday, May 12, 2008

Senator Clinton and her supporters.

Sunday, Frank Rich wrote a column called, Party Like it's 2008, that unequivocally says the Clinton race is toast.

Au contraire, the Clintonistas say. Rich, unlike the cowards Kristol and Brooks, allows comments on his column and here's one from Dan in Virginia Beach.

"Rich overlooked the growing resentment by "uneducated whites", or "low income whites",(read crackers), or people in general, at the lemming like hubris, viciousness and racist attacks by the Obama fanatics on Senator clinton and her supporters. Granted it isn't easy promoting a person with no resume, questionable ethics, shady unpatriotic associates, and a wife with an uncontrollable mouth."

I understand Hillary's supporters are angry. Just last year she was considered inevitable, just waiting for her coronation as our country's first female president. This was history, and many women thought it was about damn time.

Then this golden speaker from Illinois rose up and put the electoral kibosh to Hillary's ascension. Women (mostly) are angry. They feel cheated of their historic moment by an upstart, an inexperienced newcomer who hasn't waited his turn, who elbowed his way to the front of the line and is coasting to the nomination on little more than his charm and a shoeshine.

So we get this from observer, somewhere in the u.s., complete with ee cummings' disdain for capital letters:

"frank rich is another rush limbaugh any american serious about the country's future should have voted for hillary in the primaries she is smart, intelligent, pragmatic and the best bet for an america that is peaceful, prosperous and the true world leader"

In response, Hillary has tried everything, from her "as far as I know" moment on 60 Minutes, to kvetching long and hard about how unfair the media's been to her. No one, not her or her supporters have considered that maybe it was the way she ran her campaign that turned away voters, that maybe people are tired of the Rovian innuendo and slur she's tossed at Obama.

I don't know. I do think it's time for a woman to be president. Just not this woman. Hey, if Tina Fey were running, I'd vote for her in a skinny minute. But Hillary? Forgive me, but I just don't want another 4 to 8 years of the Clinton soap opera.

And we've already had 8 years of a president who felt entitled to the office. I want a change.

Now we have Hillary and her supporters warning Democrats that she should get the nomination because there are so many bigots who will never vote for a black man. Now, there's a forward-thinking, progressive argument for her vote.

I went to school in West Virginia and if any of my old friends are reading this today, I urge you to vote for Obama. Let's put an end to this, OK?

I'm tired.


Phoebe Fay said...

Well, this is one woman who is not angry at the current states of affairs! Obama will make a great president.

Hillary Clinton set healthcare reform back more than 15 years with her debacle in '93. I fear she would set feminism at least as far back. (Seriously, being a hawk and calling for the obliteration of countries is really not good feminism.)

I truly believe we will have a woman president in my lifetime, but not this woman.

Beneath the Carolina Moon said...

Now if we could just get someone to run for President who is not a politician...yeah oxymoronic..politics/moronic..what ever. Good riddance to the self aggrandizing bleetch. I've got descriptive names for the other candidates too, and they're not pretty either.

Karen Olson said...

Totally agree with all your points, David. I would love to see a woman in the Oval Office, but not this woman. I really don't want Bill hanging around the White House with nothing to do. I mean, look what he did when he DID have something to do.

We need to stop the Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton from becoming reality. We need to get rid of dysfunction in the White House. And then maybe we can start healing.

pattinase (abbott) said...

The biggest worry now is that someone will persuade him to make her VP, which I don't think would help the ticket. Maybe a Supreme Court justice though.