President Obama, Vice-President “Anyone but Sen. Clinton”

I guess I hoped, after all the posts I’ve written about Hillary Clinton and her campaign against the Democratic nominee, the future President, Barack Obama, that I was wrong about her.  I was prepared to come back here and say so.  But I cannot.  I was right.  Sen. Clinton’s speech last night was the single most disappointing event I’ve ever witnessed in American politics.  As I’ve stated here before, I’ve been to two Democratic National Conventions, have lived and breathed politics all my life, starting as a teenager.  When Clinton could not bring herself to congratulate Obama last night on his win, only his “run,” I was seething with disappointment and anger.  I’m in my early 50s, grew up in the south, and I remember “colored” and “white” drinking fountains.  What Sen. Obama achieved last night was historic and unreal.  I realize some feminists, I am one, are furious about Obama’s win, I am not.  They blame him for the sexist media coverage and it was sexist and inexcusable.  But he had nothing to do with that.  He has never taken any road but the high road with regard to Clinton.  Why is he being blamed?  Why is Clinton so different than any other candidate who has lost a primary election?  Does she expect special treatment because she is a woman?  I sure hope not.  And now her push and her surrogates’ manipulations to get her on Obama’s ticket as VP is embarrassing, for me, as a feminist.  I have written Sen. Obama and urged him not to choose Sen. Clinton as his VP.  I don’t trust her and I don’t think she will bring anything to the ticket but four years of sour grapes.  I hope I live to see a female President.  And I used to hope it would be Hillary Clinton.  But no longer.  She has cut all ties to any reason I can find to support her for anything.   

2 Responses to “President Obama, Vice-President “Anyone but Sen. Clinton””

  1. Luke Says:

    Here Here. I agree and would find her unacceptable for VP. Treat others the way you would want to be treated, she cannot even follow this simple rule.

  2. Jewell Says:

    right on, dear cousin!


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