If you’ve been following the DNC, you know that Hillary gave a speech in support of Obama. You know that Bill gave a speech in support of Obama. You know that everyone has been giving speeches to try to convince the public that Obama is ready…to try to convince Hillary supporters to vote for him. And while I am mystified by the senator’s ability to campaign effectively, I am not convinced. If he is ready to run, why does he need highly qualified former opponents to rally in support of him. Perhaps a large portion is that I just feel jaded–as do millions of other Hillary supports. Last I checked, only about 60-some percent plan to vote for Obama. A slam-dunk Democrat election is now just another swing election. If Obama wanted to win, he should have chosen Hillary. The day he chose the old white guy is the day he made his campaign more comparable to the McCain. Now, Obama and Biden do make a formidable team, but I do think they have lost lots of votes by trying to appeal to a wider audience. Why not appeal to the 540 billion Hillary supporters?? Now not only do they have to be convinced, they are pissed she’s not VP!
The Obama camp has to now appeal to the masses while working extra hard to win those Hillary supporters. The thing is, I think they just think we’ll all come around and vote for the party because that’s what’s best and that’s what Hillary wants. Well, that’s what Hillary says now. Hillary is doing what’s best for the party, but she was against Obama just months ago, and I never supported him. I don’t think he can get done what he wants to get done, although some of his IDEAS are good. Hillary was my candidate and still is. I never wanted Obama, and he is not my candidate. I joke about launching the Abstain (from voting) for McCain Campaign, but it’s kind of how I truly feel. I am super pissed that Hillary isn’t going to the white house. I’m not going to vote for McCain, but I cannot bring myself to vote for Obama. I plan to vote for Hillary–still.
Will I be happy if McCain wins? Of course not. But can I live with my decision if Obama loses? Yes. As I said before, he is not my candidate. If the democrats loose, it’s not the fault of the angry Hillary supports–it’s Obama’s fault for not choosing her.
That’s my stance as of now. Hopefully the Ocamp has something in the works to combat this mentality because I’m sure there are millions of voters who feel exactly like me. It is my greatest hope that they will be able to win us over in time for the election.