Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Hillary Clinton 6/4/2008

I like Hillary. I respect her for her foresight and efforts to change healthcare in America during her husband's first term. I think her an accomplished politician and capable of moving this country forward.

But she lost. She is being a poor sport. She needs to endorse the winner, perhaps with hat in hand to ask for some cash to pay down her campaign debt, and work with The Democratic Party to win the next election.

What she is doing, intentionally it seems, is threatening the party with division if she doesn’t get what she wants – the VP post – and she seems willing to take it to the mat of having John McCain our next president.

This is childish behavior, not politics. This is me-ism over the party good and taken a step further, the good of the country. At this point minutes count, opinions are being formed and it is entirely Hillary that needs to get off her selfish soapbox and do the right thing, which is to bow out and await what is offered her.

This is one more reason for Barack to NOT give her the VP slot, even if she was on the list, which I doubt.

Which is what this is all about, I wager.


Blogger Liana said...

CD, i'm suprised at you! this isn't your normal fairmindness showing. It's well, target practice.

Okay, she lost. But this was a close and well fought race by two seriously intelleget qualified people. How many of us would so easily give up after all that work? That we have to does not make us any less human in our reactions. And even public figures are human.

People come to do the right thing in the end, God sees to that. But they sometimes need to do that in their own time. Hillary did, and I think in the end, she did it well.

7/17/2008 7:35 AM  
Blogger Christian Democrat said...

We may have to agree to disagree on this one, Bookworm. Your appreciated comment comes a good bit after the original posting which, at the time, was more poignant. At this moment I'm still a bit disappointed in Hillary's performance but yes, she's human after all and her personal disappointment must my quite high. So close, but no win.

I'll say it again - I like her and in the last weeks of the campaign when she started showing a more personal side and more emotion, I liked her all the more.

7/17/2008 8:59 AM  
Blogger Liana said...

yeah...i keep forgetting to check-in, and then I'm late.

Still and all, for both Senator and myself, better late than never. ;)

7/17/2008 9:21 AM  

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