Delegate Ann Price Mills sums it all up:
And she still managed to get the same dim witted questions from the press. “Are you still going to vote for Obama in the general election?”
We at the Den get these types of questions all day long from the media. It seems like they are on automatic. We throw a wrench into their mechanism whenever they ask whether Hillary is standing in Obama’s way. Here’s the answer: NO, *Obama* is standing in HILLARY’S way.
We have no idea why the Superdelegates and the DNC are promoting Obama over the most talented woman politician of our lifetime. Our country is suffering from 8 years of criminal Republican rule. The Bush administration never believed in government and it set out to dismantle it, discredit it, destroy it. When the new occupant of the White House arrives next January, we do not know what we will find. The task ahead is going to be formidable. So, why are we putting a novice in charge? Why is it that in a year when everyone is calling for Change! we are given a choice between another Republican or a completely inexperienced establishment candidate with middle aged white guy establishment VP? Why are we passing up the best person in the room to be our champion?
It is unfathomable to believe that this is all about gender and yet I can arrive at no other conclusion. Hillary Clinton *earned* the title of Democratic Nominee. Beginning last fall, we saw her become a political force of nature. She is brilliant, knowledgeable, energetic, courageous and committed. She has even earned the grudging respect of Republican voters around the country. With Hillary as the nominee and Obama as her VP, we could unite the two factions of the party and have an unbeatable ticket this fall.
The pledged delegate count between Obama and Clinton is so close that the Obama campaign and the DNC have felt it necessary to bully and intimidate delegates to make sure that Obama gets the number he needs. The DNC has awarded Obama unearned delegates from Michigan. It has give Obama delegates that the voters gave to Clinton in Michigan, Texas, Nevada and elsewhere. There was widespread intimidation of voters in caucus states by operatives of the Obama campaign. We have the testimonials of many, many people who witnessed it. The DNC and the Obama campaign have behaved disgracefully and all to deprive voters of their right to be heard. They have played with every rule and pulled out every stop in order to give Obama every advantage and he is still only barely getting enough pledged delegates to “win”. This is the truth that the DNC has been trying to obscure fot the past several months: Neither candidate has sufficient pledged delegates to win the nomination. The superdelegates will have to decide. At this point in time, the Democrats do not have a nominee, presumptive or otherwise. Obama was not entitled to call himself presumptive nominee. Media, do you hear us now? That’s why it is Obama stepping on Hillary’s toes, not the other way around.
And so, dear readers, the task is now appointed to you. You must find a way to reach out to the superdelegates who will decide this election to make the right decision. Call your senators and congressmen, your governors and state party chairmen, the DNC, Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi. Tell them you have had enough of Republican rule. Tell them you do not want 4 years of John McCain. Tell them you want a ticket you can be proud to support. Tell them to put Hillary Clinton at the top of that ticket.
What is not impossible is possible.
- Anglachel critiques Hillary’s now historical speech about what it means to be a Democrat in Duty, Unity and Transcendence. The bottom line is that Hillary just raised the bar for Obama and challenged him to be a Democrat. Obama falls short.
- Eric Boehlert at Media Matters for America writes about the media narrative and how their beautiful theories are destroyed by ugly facts in Hillary Clinton Speaks at Convention, The Press Concocts a Story.