Monday, June 09, 2008

Consider the Source

Remember the media who told us some time back that Rudy and Hillary would be the certain nominees for president in ’08? Okay, that same media is telling us today the supporters of Senator Clinton will split the Democratic party in November.

Senator Clinton’s supporters are not going to split the party. Sure, some are raising hell now and they may raise hell in November, but true Hillary supporters will honor her final request of them and now support Senator Obama. They know the mess our country is in today and they sure as hell won’t put their feelings ahead of doing the one thing they know will prevent the further destruction of our country. They won’t vote for McCain. I have more faith in my fellow Democrats than that.


Blogger Distributorcap said...

once the anger and emotions come back to earth - most (or virtually all) hillary supporters will realize that voting for mccain is a real vote for Bush III - the war, the economic mess, the supreme court.

some of the bitterness wont go away, but i hope (and believe) people will realize casting a vote out of anger is not in one's (forget the candidate's) best interest.

June 09, 2008 2:02 AM  
Blogger the walking man said...

Me Too. Always have.

June 09, 2008 2:07 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

What Dcap said... It will take time and I think Hillary will step up and make the difference. She is the one who can influence her people and she will.

June 09, 2008 3:05 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

if they truly support her, then they will honer her wishes.

if they think about the shape 8 years of bush & co. have left our country in they will vote democratic no matter.

June 09, 2008 4:58 AM  
Blogger diamondmc said...

Gas hit 4 dollars a gallon today in Minneapolis. McCains answer is a gas tax scam and more of the bush tax cuts for the rich. It shouldn't be hard for anyone to figure out that 4 more years of McSame will be the death of us all.

June 09, 2008 5:25 AM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

Besides all this, Hillary knows that if they do vote McCain into office, the backlash from the rest of the Democrats would end her political career. I think she'll keep talking Obama up through the summer.

June 09, 2008 5:32 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

There is a story in London's Daily Mail that anyone considering voting for McLame should read. I posted a link to it on my blog today. That the asshat left his crippled wife for a younger and richer Beauty Queen should be enough, but there is much more to the story.

June 09, 2008 6:25 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

The hurt feelings will pass as you say PoP and we will begin to set things right around here come January.

June 09, 2008 6:27 AM  
Anonymous via said...

My only fear is that some of them may feel so emotionally beaten up by this long slog that they tune out rather than refocus their energies on Obama. Jeebus, is there only going to be more of the all-pundit-all-the-time "news" until November 2? All we need now is a missing white woman or an ex-president's funeral to ensure the MSM does not need to cover a single news story until after the election.

June 09, 2008 6:42 AM  
Blogger roger said...

let's hope your faith is justified. i can understand deep disappointment, even bitterness (and didn't obama catch some flak over a bitterness comment), but blaming obama for winning is a bit much.

putting together her 18 mil and o's slightly larger 18 mil sounds very good. the damage mccain would do just to the supreme court should scare everyone.

June 09, 2008 7:47 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

the MSM loves nothing more than to hype the worst case scenarios. that's what keeps ratings high.

I don't fear McSame being elected fairly -- especially by disaffected dems.
we do, though, need to win by a large enough margin that SCOTUS can't slip him in the back door or the neothugs find some other method for getting their guy into the Oval Office.

June 09, 2008 7:51 AM  
Blogger LeftLeaningLady said...

As a Hillary supporter, I can't even imagine NOT supporting Obama for the Presidency now that he is the nominee. Even if she had not given him her complete support, the last 7 1/2 years have been a nightmare that needs to be OVER, not continued for another 4 and there is no way I would vote for McCain. Anyone voting for him because she did not get the nomination obviously is not concerned about the future of this country. Maybe they just won't vote.

I don't know how I found your blog, but I like what I have seen so far.

June 09, 2008 8:16 AM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

Some of the criticisms I've heard against Obama I shared when I suppored Kucinich/ Edwards. Especially that Obama was a lightweight.

Once the prism of the candidates I wanted came off I could see that Obama was anything but a lightweight.

June 09, 2008 8:50 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I hope beyond hope that they can get their stuff together, because 4 more years of anything that even remotely resembles Bush (McCain) would be most disastrous.

June 09, 2008 9:15 AM  
Blogger Joey Polanski said...

I sure agree that Obama aint no lightweight.

Guys black, aftr all.

June 09, 2008 10:42 AM  
Blogger Unconventional Conventionist said...

I think unity will happen faster than people think. Pre-Convention is my guess.

Plus, when you consider that it will only be about a week apart that Obama gives his acceptance speech in Denver from McCain's acceptance speech in St. Paul, the difference will be so utterly stark that even wild punditry won't be able to spin it.

Then, on with the debates!

People will know what they have seen with their own eyes.

June 09, 2008 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's my house rule that the word McCain is not allowed to be spoken. I tell people "sorry, but rules are rules. We've got standards here"...

June 09, 2008 2:36 PM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

I refuse to believe that dems will either sit this out or vote for McCain just because they're pissed Hillary didn't get the nomination. I think we're better than that, and more pissed off than that.

A kind of pissed off that a martini can't fix, I'm afraid. I've been trying.

June 09, 2008 3:34 PM  
Blogger annie said...

we've got a lot of work to do before november, to assure an actual future.

best not to act selfishly at a time like this. let's move it forward.

like dean wormer, i was initially a dennis supporter, though i have been inttrigued by barack obama since i heard about him via al franken/air america. once d.k. bowed out, i turned to obama and haven't regretted my decision, that's for damn sure!

June 09, 2008 5:31 PM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I hope you're right PoP.

June 09, 2008 5:47 PM  
Blogger phil_in_ny said...

I was a Hillary supporter that now supports Obama. You're right. A true dem will support the dem.

June 09, 2008 6:03 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

I agree. It would just be suicidal to vote for McCain. I don't think our country could survive another 4 years of this.

June 09, 2008 7:50 PM  
Blogger Swinebread said...

ummm Obama likes Spidey and Conan, how could you not vote for him

June 10, 2008 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you are right too, pop. This afternoon a neighbor stopped by, and these were Hillary supporters. I've avoided speaking to them for awhile because they were so utterly anti-Barack. Anyway, I asked him if he'd like, I had an extra Obama sticker he could have. He declined and just shook his head, and said, "What a shame." He went on to say that Barack Obama is a limp noodle.

It was very strange and uncomfortable, & I knew no way could I change his mind. Now, these folks are almost 25 years older than me, so that puts them in their seventies.

If this is indicative of a general feeling of malaise amongst this older generation, I don't know.

June 10, 2008 10:15 PM  
Blogger CDP said...

You are absolutely right. The Hillary supporters who have threatened to vote for McCain are a small minority. 95% of us are going to vote for Obama.

June 11, 2008 12:30 PM  

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