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On Saturday, June 7, 2008, Hillary Clinton suspended her historic campaign for President. To her 18 million voters, it may have seemed like an end, but I pledge to make it a beginning… a beginning of a movement to achieve the democratic and just country that Hillary has envisioned for America.

I stand together with Hillary Clinton’s 18 million voters to demand that Senator Obama and the Democratic Party:

  • Bring us together by seating 100% of the Florida and Michigan delegations in Denver with 100% of their votes, allocated in accordance with the popular vote of each state.
  • Bring us together by adopting policies on the Platform Committee that Hillary Clinton has championed.
  • Bring us together through reform of the primary and caucus system to reflect the basic principle of one person/one vote.
  • Bring us together through outspoken denunciation of all gender bias, racism and other forms of discrimination.
  • Bring us together by fairly and respectfully including Hillary and her supporters at the Democratic National Convention in Denver by, among other things, placing her name in nomination for President, conducting a roll call vote, and providing her a prominent speaking role during prime time on August 26th, the 88th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

I own my vote. It does not belong to any party. It does not belong to any candidate. It does not belong to any mob that would impose its will on me. Only I can decide how to use my vote, and I can decide based on any criteria I choose. Therefore I pledge not to give my vote to anyone who does not earn it.

update Reuters makes a point to say “endosement was made by spokesperson

Clinton, who gave the Democratic presidential candidate’s energy policy faint praise over the weekend, has not yet said in public that he would support Obama.

“President Clinton is obviously committed to doing whatever he can and is asked to do to ensure Senator Obama is the next president of the United States,” Clinton’s spokesman Matt McKenna told Reuters in a one-sentence e-mail.

Still too much, if you ask me.

according to a comment at the Confluence

  1. The crazies over at HuffPo are going nuts! They are up in arms over Bill possibly campaigning for Obama. They think he helped sink her nomination and could do the same to him.

    On second thought: Bill, I’ve got lots of stops for you to make on his behalf. Go to it

  • And that’s the only good thing I have to say about
  • And maybe a word of caution: Oh, no, Mr Bill – Nooooooooooooo!
  • I don’t get it either but it’s what she said

    Clinton “got the benefit of being a woman because women are wildly enthusiastic about her candidacy,” Pelosi said at a breakfast Tuesday with reporters sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. Being a woman had “a positive upside in the campaign, probably offset by more sexism, I don’t know,” she said. “I am a victim of sexism myself all the time…My impression is, yes there is sexism. My knowledge is yes, there is sexism…but I find myself, I get a tremendous upside from being a woman.”

    Good on you, Nancy – of course it’s about you. Now I need to hear what Clarence Thomas thinks about racism.

    Also, found a better source for this story

    Not you and me, silly – that would mean they’d acknowledge that voters count – and they they wouldn’t be “clinchers” no more…

    No, the big wigs as they perceive them – luncheons and full 7 minutes speeches – MO is not afraid of hard work:

    WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama climbed into her charter jet Friday and flew here from Chicago for lunch and a speech — I clocked it at seven minutes — before an influential women’s group whose board includes key supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton.


    All in all, seven minutes well-spent.”

    read the whole brilliant writing of Lynn Sweet

    This time – for a change – it’s not a spiritual adviser listed at his campaign site that would have to be scrubbed off site.

    It’s extremely right wing Dobson who says:

    “I think he’s deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology,” Dobson said.

    “… He is dragging biblical understanding through the gutter.”

    pushing a “fruitcake interpretation” of the Constitution.”

    Of course, Dobson is the definition of extreme, but I wonder if the other fundies Bo secretly met with (to secure Roe vs Wade for us, no doubt ) will follow suit?

    We are given one delicious tidbit from his defending us there :

    “Even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools?” Obama said. “Would we go with James Dobson’s or Al Sharpton‘s?” referring to the civil rights leader.

    I feel so safe now! Who would they go with, I wonder?

    And will Al Sharpton be offended by the context?

    The question is: does Dobson know about that new upcoming chapter in the Bible?

    I quiver with anticipation to know what he’d do with it.

    Not Your Sweetie

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