In 1968, as a young Democrat getting back into politics less than five years after the MURDER of our beloved President, John F Kennedy, I was priviliged to shake the hand of Bobby Kennedy, the day before he won the California primary -- and was MURDERED. That, and the MURDER of Martin Luther King destroyed a movement, and the hopes and dreams of millions of young Americans who valued peace over war, and love and sharing over greed and corruption.
Now, forty years later, and after the most destructive administration in history, along comes the most inspirational and uplifting political candidate since Bobby, and he is subjected to smears, attacks, innuendo, slurs, you name it, from flag pins (funny, I never see any news anchor wearing one, nor have I seen one on Hillary or McCain) -- to his pastor (a decorated Marine), to people he knows, etc., while at the same time, Clinton and the media report that he is being given a free ride. Here is an example of the kind of "fair and balanced" reporting Obama and his supporters face. Warning! This is uncomfortable to watch.
I just watched Hillary demeaning Obama saying, "if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen" and saying she is tougher. She JUST DOESN'T GET IT! What Obama is saying is that the people are fed up with negative campaigning, and Hillary plays right into it by saying this is the way politics is done. The fact is she is saying just what the people of America DON'T WANT TO HEAR. Now, as a result of her embellishment of her Bosnia experience, which she described as a "misspeak", but my parents taught me was called LYING, especially when told at least three times on different days in exquisite detail, she has become a Toy Soldier.
An ABC/Washington Post poll shows that only 39% of the American people TRUST her. That means 61% do not. That's right, 61% of the American people do not find Hillary Clinton to be trustworthy. That means she is NOT ELECTABLE. Here is why:
And, finally, she has attacked the "activist base" of the Democratic Party during a private fundraiser for her campaign, according to the Huffington Post.
"We have been less successful in caucuses because it brings out the activist base of the Democratic Party," said Clinton, heard on an audio clip at Huffington. "MoveOn didn't even want us to go into Afghanistan. I mean, that's what we're dealing with. And you know they turn out in great numbers. They are very driven by their view of our positions, and it's primarily national security and foreign policy that drives them. I don't agree with them. They know I don't agree with them. So they flood into these caucuses and dominate them and really intimidate people who actually show up to support me."
Not only do 61% of the American people not trust her, she has just isolated an organization that was established and named to help her husband during his impeachment fiasco. MoveOn is made up of 3.2 million reliable voters and volunteers that she is apparently willing to discard who will be an important part of any winning Democratic coalition in the coming election. This makes her even more UNELECTABLE.
Howard! Super Delegates! Hello! It's time to put an end to this debacle, to put Hillary out to pasture, and to treat Sen. Obama with the respect and dignity deserving of our party's nominee and next President. Hillary Clinton has damaged the Democratic Party and our chances for victory in November. Her coziness with John McCentury is more than troubling. She has not been loyal to the Democratic Party -- only to herself.
I haven't waited 40 years to have a bunch of faceless big shots deny not only my dream, but the dreams of many baby boomers who have waited patiently for a man like Obama to come along. Millions of Americans are waiting with anticipation and hope for Change We Can Believe In, and Obama is the man who can deliver that change. Here is a man that Americans can relate to who can provide motivation, inspiration and leadership.
Now is the time to for the Super Delegates to step up and be counted, demonstrate leadership, and declare Barack Obama the nominee. Come down from your ivory towers, folks, and join us in a movement to take back America for the benefit of ALL of its people. DO IT NOW! This is the most important election of our lifetime.
HILLARY CAN'T WIN - DO THE MATH
Obama Spoke to 35,000 Adoring Supporters in Philadelphia on April 18, 2008