Thursday, August 28, 2008

Should Clinton Backers Back McCain?

By Mary MacElveen
August 28, 2008

In her clarion-call to the Democratic convention, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton reminded ALL of her supporters, “You haven't worked so hard over the last 18 months, or endured the last eight years, to suffer through more failed leadership."

She also said to her supporters, "No way. No how. No McCain." So, listen to her.

Read on.


observer said...

Ms. MacElveen -- I believe there are some long-time Democrats who believe they have legitimate reasons to not support Barack Obama. Obama ran in the primaries offering his message of hope, change, and a new way of doing things in Washington, DC.

As soon as he nabbed the nomination, he lurched to the right on important issues -- one of the most egregious was his lying flip-flop on his promise to support a filibuster on the FAA (Fisa Amendment Act).

Most people don't know the ramifications of that Obama lie, that abomination. In effect, however, Obama has telegraphed that he is more than willing to eviscerate the Fourth Amendment for political expediency. His craven capitulation on his previously stated position was stunning. Sickening.

Yet, he gets a pass because of the fawning media and his duped followers believing that "well, he'll fix it when he's elected."

Bill and Hillary Clinton went the extra mile to support Obama at the convention, but they are life-long politicians so they do what they have to do.

Ordinary Americans can be just plain sick and tired of the bait and switch tactics that Obama has displayed to the world, and decide, "Nope, not this time. I will not reward a man with my vote who has already shown he is willing to support a bill that potentially diminishes my rights but rewards lawbreakers and the Bush Administration with immunity for past, present -- and FUTURE lawbreaking.

Read the bill. That's what it does. Obama gave a great gift to the Bush Administration by casting his vote in their favor. He could have taken a principled stand, but he chose not to. Why?

He cannot be trusted.

fact checker said...

One thing for sure.

Obama and his campaign are biting chunks out of their chairs if Sarah Palin is McCain's running mate.

Time will tell.

yooper said...

As the son of a woman who was a woman's advocate since before I was born(1946), I don't understand how anyone even remotely concerned about woman's Rights could even consider voting for a person like McCain with his record of treating women. Unless you are dumber than the proverbial stump,you need to be more honest about why you would vote for McCain. If you ever were serious about backing Hillary, you couldn't in good conscience vote for the GOP ticket.