Saturday, June 07, 2008

Clinton Endorses Obama

As it appears, Hill Spawn has thrown in the towel. In the jam-packed National Building Museum in Washington, Clinton announced her campaign's suspension, vocalized her support for Sen. Obama, and pleaded with her followers to set aside their animosity to join her in helping Obama secure the White House.

A large part of me remains skeptical of Clinton and her die-hard supporters. For one, I think this "blaze of glory" concession was strategically done later in the week to draw national attention during a time where the buzz was on Obama's nomination. Also, I don't completely trust that the deep-seated tension realized during this campaign season can be resolved so soon. Hill Spawn and her surrogates have pulled some major fouls during this campaign that many of us won't soon forget. Likewise, her supporters feel that she got a raw deal. So to expect people to suddenly sing the campfire version of Kumbaya with an accoustic guitar is a bit of a stretch.

Still, I have to give Hill Spawn her due. I can imagine how difficult it must have been to end a long, closely contested race -- and to do it in front of many of her most dedicated followers. Admitting defeat is hard. Supporting the person who defeated you is even more difficult. Getting others to support the person who defeated you is challenging beyond words. Several times in her speech, she did attempt to shift her constituency to Obama's campaign. Even on her website Hill is calling on her supporters to jump on Obama's team. Some debate can be had on whether or not she is doing/will do enough to get Obama elected. Still, I'll concede to the more important point for me: that even somebody as vile as Hill Spawn can show a good side. Say what you want, but her speech was truly amazing and captivating. Maybe if she keeps it up, she might position herself for the White House next time around. Who knows: I may even ditch the Hill Spawn monicker some day.

- ACL

5 "Insiders" spoke their mind. Join in...:

Still believes in Hillary 4 prez said...

I came by as soon as I heard Hillary's concession speech. I was curious to see how you'd respond to me. I see that you didn't disappoint with your last parting shots. But at least your post was half-way respectable.

Andre said...

"I see that you didn't disappoint with your last parting shots. But at least your post was half-way respectable."

The feeling is mutual, sport.

The H.C. said...

Hey Dre,
And while Hill makes her half-hearted attempts at unifying the Democratic party her surrogates begin their campaign. http://hillary1000.wordpress.com/2008/05/20/abc-news-cynthia-ruccia-and-clinton-supporters-count-too/
Before I'll be impressed with her "support for Obama" I'd like to see her address these people. My bet is; she never will.

KC said...

I was siting on this thought until after Obama won the nomination. If I were Obama I would NOT select Hillary as his VP. Instead, I would go with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. If Hillary and her loony supporters (no offense Supporter who frequents this blog) are TRULY for the whole "women's progress" angle she's been taken during this election, she'll have NO problem with another woman on the ticket. That will be the ultimate test of Hillary's commitment to the women's movement.

Andre said...

@ KC: "If Hillary and...supporters...are TRULY for the whole "women's progress" angle she's been taken during this election, she'll have NO problem with another woman on the ticket. That will be the ultimate test of Hillary's commitment to the women's movement."

Hmmmm....good point. If Hillary is in favor of glass ceilings being broken in favor of women, should it matter WHICH woman does it? I wish somebody would've raised that question to our dear Senator. I'm curious to hear what she'd say.