Obama Clinches the Nomination!!!!!

June 3, 2008 § 5 Comments


According to the AP, anyway:

Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday after a grueling marathon, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House.

Well, first tan guy anyway. w00t!

Update 1: Hillary says she’s willing to be veep and some…other stuff.

On a conference call with other New York lawmakers, Clinton, a New York senator, said she was willing to become Obama’s vice presidential nominee if it would help Democrats win the White House, according to a participant who spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to speak for Clinton.

Clinton’s remarks came in response to a question from Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who said she believed the best way for Obama to win key voting blocs, including Hispanics, would be for him to choose Clinton as his running mate.

“I am open to it,” Clinton replied

I bet you are, I just bet you are. Sorry after that assassination crack we just can’t trust you. Too risky.  Besides, why don’t you go for, oh, I don’t know…Senate Majority Leader? Why do you think Dianne Feinstein is one of those pulling for you to go VP, eh? ‘Cause she wants you out of the way!

More Sen Clinton:

Clinton also told colleagues the delegate math was not there for her to overtake Obama, but that she wanted to take time to determine how to leave the race in a way that would best help Democrats.

“I deserve some time to get this right,” she said, even as the other lawmakers forcefully argued for her to press Obama to choose her as his running mate.

Wait. whazzat? You’ve had time my friend. What the heck have you been doing running this hopeless cause for the last three months!!!?????


§ 5 Responses to Obama Clinches the Nomination!!!!!

  • larue says:

    Hoss, thanks for some sanity today . . . . I’ve been horrified and frantic she’s taken it this far.

    She’s our death in the general if she’s on the ticket.

    Most folks know this, and yet we get the full supporters of her who refuse to acknowledge the proven negatives, refuse to acknowledge the Rush Plan to GET her elected, refuse to acknowledge that more than their gender bias FOR Hilary their racial bias AGAINST Obama is in play.

    I voted for Ferrraro long ago. This year, I realized my vote was wasted on her then.

    HRC, Senator Clinton, is more of the same in DC, and has a proven record of it, supporting the establishment in DC, and profiteering from it.

    A Proven Record.

    If a WOMAN is the criteria by which we MUST elect someone, they’d damn well better be a fuck of a lot of more progressive than Senator Clinton has shown herself to be in her time as First Lady and as Senator and as Candidate For President.

    I’ll take an unknown black man who SAYS he’s for change, and I’ll risk it, against a proven beltway insider with a proven record of behavior, actions and voting patterns.

    And yet, to many, I’m some kind of misogynist for my beliefs.

    Go figger.

    It’s over, it’s BEEN over, a long time.

    You want outrage, go back and look at what the party machine and the MSM and corporate America did to Kuch, and then to Edwards.

    I want this shot at BURYING the GOP for two generations, after what they’ve done to this country for 40 years or more now, I want it bad, and I’ll be GOD damned if I’ll waste it on a woman who has proven herself NOT to have my best interests at mind.

    If Obama don’t cut it, I’ll be all over HIS ass, too, and fast. As will most progressives.

    If HE don’t cut it, and doesn’t start to help BURY the GOP and the 1% CRAP who have screwed us all for so long, if he don’t prosecute and seek investigations into this entire present admin, then the rage is gonna be for impeachment. By progressives.

    He’s out pick, if he don’t cut it fast, he’s toast. But he gets the chance to prove he’s for the masses, and will perform with a progressive mindset in rebuilding all that is wrong with this country and our failed policy’s both domestic and foreign.

    There’s no whining in change, just blood, sweat and tears as you work yer ass off for it. I’m tired of whiners who think there’s some kind of entitlement for their position, and I’m tired of The Clintons and Senator Clinton and their supporters who are whining for some kind of aggrieved entitlement they’ve been denied.

    Give her a Cabinet spot, fine. Health and Human Welfare, and she can PROVE she’s really for the masses. IF she does, I’ll take that into account that she’s capable of change. But stop the whining, people, we have a world to change, a GOP to bury for two generations and YOU people are fucking this up for the MASSES!!!!!!



  • bikemonkey says:

    what larue? no reaching out? c’mon, let’s be magnanimous….Sen Maj Leader or something like that… Cabinet? mmmmm. too low profile maybe? Sec State perhaps?

  • Create a new cabinet spot just for her–health care czar. Then she gets to focus on getting it right, she’s got a terrific pulpit because of her success and visibility in the primaries, and maybe she could actually, like, find a way to get universal health care.

  • larue says:

    Only she’s NOT for universal health care.

    She’s constantly shown she’s pro insurance and for universal COVERAGE, at a price.

    Her plans are not what will give each and every human in our country care, they are only a means of making as many as possible have to PAY for coverage, and then, likely will STILL be denied care at the bottom rungs of the coverage plans which cost the least.

    Pure crap.

    CARE, not coverage. That will get MY attention.

    Nationalize it all. Works well for Canada. REAL well. I know many there, who have told me so, and explained that it works for rich folks, and also the destitute and poor.

    Harumph. 😉

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