Thursday, June 5, 2008

Jay McDonough brought up a great point

So many times you hear the voice of a few and must remind yourself that they do not necessarily represent everyone's point of view. Read his entire summary at this link.

via Examiner

The snippet that I found interesting:

It's probably important to keep in mind those folks are few and far between. The media loved to interview them because the were loud and controversial. And we sure saw alot of them in the final days of the primary campaign. But their wide exposure painted an unbalanced and, frankly, unfair portrait of the average Clinton supporter.

Hillary Rosen is a well known Democratic Party operative and a loyal Clinton supporter. She reflected today on her disappointment over Senator Clinton's address last night:

She had a chance to surprise her party and the nation after the day-long denials about expecting any concession and send Obama off on the campaign trail of the general election with the best possible platform. I wrote before how she had a chance for her "Al Gore moment." And if she had done so, the whole country ALL would be talking today about how great she is and give her her due.

Instead she left her supporters empty, Obama's angry, and party leaders trashing her. She said she was stepping back to think about her options. She is waiting to figure out how she would "use" her 18 million voters.

But not my vote. I will enthusiastically support Barack Obama's campaign. Because I am not a bargaining chip. I am a Democrat.
Loyal Clinton supporter, Rep. Charles Rangel said this today:
"I would agree that after the math was in before her speech, that she could have been far more generous in terms of being more specific and saying that she wants a Democratic victory," Rangel said in an interview on MSNBC.

"I don't see what they're talking about in prolonging this," Rangel added. "There's nothing to prolong if you're not going to take the fight to the convention floor…I don't know why she could not have been more open in terms of doing up front what she intends to do later."
Senator Clinton has a responsibility not to hold those 18 million Democratic supporters hostage, hoping to negotiate some special deal for herself, but to do the right thing and convince them to vote for the Democratic Party nominee in November.