Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hillary – please stop

A determination to not quit when the going gets tough is, in most situations, an admirable quality. A never-say-die attitude is a common trait among successful people. So it is understandable that Hillary Clinton and her advisors, being people who have accomplished much in their lives, would not just give up when the tide turned against them in their quest for the presidency.

But Hillary needs to stop, look in the mirror, and ask herself what she really believes. Does she really not believe in hope or in the power of words and ideas to inspire and unite? [Hillary claims that words don’t matter. Hillary campaign charges Barak with plagiarism.] Does she really want to still be the nominee if she is not the choice of most of the people who participated in the Democratic primaries and caucuses? [Hillary campaign talks about stealing Barak’s delegates.] Does she really not care whether or not the Democratic nominee wins in November if she is not that nominee? Does she have any principles left or is it now all just about winning?

7 comments:

THE ORACLE... said...

I imagine Mitt Romney is asking himself why he got out last week now that McCain is enduring the lobbyist "affair" and remider of his membership in the Keating Five.

Beth said...

Shout out to Sen. Mike Jacobs and Gov. Rod Blagojevich for opening of Thomson Prison. Look for 400 new uinmates by July 2008, and 1,200 new inmates by 2010.

lyrl said...

I think she feels that a large number of people want to vote for her and she owes it to them to stay in the race. She may feel she has no chance of winning, but that going through the motions of being a "serious campaign" is an obligation she has taken on for the rest of the primaries.

I know many people were disappointed when Kucinich dropped out: they had little hope of him winning, but with him gone, who were they going to vote for? Ron Paul is staying the course on the Republican side for much the same reason.

I believe Obama is the best and most likely candidate for the Democrats, but I have zero negative thoughts about Clinton continuing her campaign.

Dave Barrett said...

lyrl,
Did you even read what I wrote? I was not asking her to stop campaigning for the nomination. I was asking her think about what she was doing. I was asking her to stop claiming that words do not matter. I was asking her to stop talking about gaming the situation to become the nominee even if more people voted for Obama. I was asking her to start standing for something other than just winning.

lyrl said...

She responds to her opponent's actions by casting herself in a positive light and him in a negative light; she's trying to get as many delegates as she can just like Obama is (and Obama is not asking the superdelegates to go with the popular vote - he's asking them to vote for him just like Clinton is); I disagree that what she's doing indicates a lack of principle or "only standing for winning".

Obama's campaign is significantly less negative than the average political campaign, and that's one of the reasons I hope he gets the nomination (maybe it will start a trend). But to me Clinton's campaign is a normal campaign taking its job seriously, and I don't believe she needs to be taken to task.

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