Wednesday, May 07, 2008

You're a figher

I know you want to keep fighting. I know you've said again and again how you won't quit.

There is something called grace and honor, Senator Clinton.

You have a career. You have a lot of leadership to offer. You have a lot of service to offer this country. You jeopardize all of that every second that you choose to remain in this race. You cannot continue to galvanize a working class white coalition against Senator Obama. It is time to unite. Exit with grace.

You have no path to victory. If you keep fighting, you will still lose.
You career is not over right now. You're putting it on the line by keeping up this charade.


I can't find a transcript but last night on MSNBC, Pat Buchanan of all people made an uncomfortably accurate point. It was kind of courageous actually.

He asked, and I guess I'm paraphrasing here:

"How long is Hillary Clinton and her coalition of white working class voters going to whip Barack Obama, the African American nominee, before he deserves to move on and face John McCain?"

He's right. It's getting that uncomfortable.

The argument of Clinton surrogates, on display here, that somehow Mr. Obama represents the abandonment of white working class people is an abommination.

You're a fighter. Help us fight John McCain.

UPDATE:

Now you're ignoring phone calls from your most loyal Senate backers.

Senator Feinstein would like to know how you expect to win from here.

It is clear that you have no path to victory and that you have no viable answer for the Senator.

There's no need to keep going. It's not the end of the world, it's not the end of your career.

You don't have to feel like a loser but first you're going to have to stop acting like one.

Help us elect Senator Obama. Concede the nomination and help us fight for the Presidency.

2 comments:

jeffrey said...

The argument of Clinton surrogates, on display here, that somehow Mr. Obama represents the abandonment of white working class people is an abommination.

Yes but only because Bill and Hillary Clinton actually represent the abandonment of working class people period. Obama is merely the inheritor of this legacy.

E said...

Obama is clearly not embracing the Clinton legacy in this election, Jeffrey.

Though I see the irony in the fact that the current Clinton constituency was largely left out of the prosperity of Bill's administration.

Working class people will be greatly served by universal health care, the end of the war in Iraq, the repeal of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, and a visionary clean energy policy.

Working class people won't get those things with John McCain and they won't get those things with Ralph Nader or Ron Paul or Mike Gravel either.

Barack Obama is trying to unite this country to face down some of these problems we blog about all the time. These labels about who will or won't get served or represented are increasingly ridiculous. We all get served by addressing the emergency problems created by decades of irrational government.