Monday, August 25, 2008

Annoying? Yes! Sad? Definitely!

There are a lot of news stories and articles talking about Hillary Clinton’s supporters that are bitter that Barack Obama didn’t choose her to be his running mate. This bothers me a bit. I have to say something loud and clear so the “Clintonestas” hear this. YOU LOST! You gave it a good run, you fought hard and tough and LOST. What part of lost do you not understand? The winner chooses the terms. Barack Obama won the primary battle (regardless of margin). Therefore he is entitled to choose the running mate that he wants. It was never going to be Hillary Clinton.

Let us dispense with the suspense. She wasn’t even considered! Why, you may ask, not? She was never seriously considered because it is simply not possible to muzzle her husband. Don’t get me wrong. I love President Clinton. He is going to give a fantastic speech at the Convention, but he is all about Bill and refuses to play second fiddle. He would not do it for Al Gore, he would not do it for John Kerry and, most appallingly, he would not do it for his own wife. Why would Barack Obama willingly invite the Clinton’s into his administration? Give me one good reason? So a bunch of feminists will vote for him isn’t good enough.

If Clinton's "kool-aid drinkers" are really that miffed, then I am sorry. I have compassion for that level of jaded resentment. But get over yourself. Gaul did not dictate terms to Rome! John McCain’s campaign is trying to stir up controversy with this ad and this ad. The second add is particularly atrocious. Anyone who claims to be a “Hillary Clinton Democrat” and can then find clear to vote for John McCain is a liar. No Democrat could look at John McCain’s platform and think… “he better represents Hillary Clinton’s goals and aspirations. Someone who was supporting Clinton and is now support McCain doesn’t care about issues at all and is voting blindly. That is a bit sad and a bit pathetic.

Go ahead, pull the lever for Angry McCrazy, but it won’t be a voting machine, it will be a slot machine. Do you really want to gamble on this?

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