Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Not a bargaining chip

Hilary Rosen, a prominent backer of Hillary Clinton's campaign, on last night's speech:
She had an opportunity to soar and unite. She had a chance to surprise her party and the nation after the day-long denials about expecting any concession and send Obama off on the campaign trail of the general election with the best possible platform. I wrote before how she had a chance for her "Al Gore moment." And if she had done so, the whole country ALL would be talking today about how great she is and give her her due.

Instead she left her supporters empty, Obama's angry, and party leaders trashing her. She said she was stepping back to think about her options. She is waiting to figure out how she would "use" her 18 million voters.

But not my vote. I will enthusiastically support Barack Obama's campaign. Because I am not a bargaining chip. I am a Democrat.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Seth:

Rather than post this sort of Clinton bashing, how about starting a meaningful debate -- among political scientists -- about how Obama, if elected, is going to "transcend" politics and the party system? If faced with a Democratic Congress, but not a filibuster-proof Senate, how will his "mystical" qualities transcend that? Will he somehow "transcend" Senate rules? Are you at all bothered by the cream-puff media's unwillingness to ask him specific questions on matters like this?