Comments on: What’s the story? Clinton? Obama? Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jack Fri, 06 Jun 2008 14:05:16 +0000 Jack

Personally, I think that Mr. Obama is the big news. Mrs. Clinton will of necessity fade into the background…albeit kicking and screaming apparently.

This must be a “girl” thing.

I don’t know if this is also a “girl” thing or not. However, didn’t Mrs. Clinton ask her supporters (and by extension) the television viewing audience (and by extension of that) the 225,000,000 eligible voters in America (and by extension of that) the roughly half that number who vote…didn’t she ask the following question (in a tone of voice that indicated we are all assumed by her to be as interested in the answer as much as she is):

“…what does Hillary want?”

To me that was downright self-serving. Also, she was assuming an awful lot about me personally, as a member of the voting electorate.

Perhaps she was caught up in the moment. However, I think that she knows exactly what she is saying every time she opens her mouth.

Wouldn’t it have been less arrogant to ask, “…what do those who support me want?” Of course, that happened to be the later theme in her remarks…but too late for the initial arrogance.

I noticed that Mr. Obama wasn’t dancing around the stage with Mrs. Obama, like Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore once did during the early 1990’s…as if they were a bunch of teenagers celebrating a high school event of some sort…instead of the clinching by their husbands of the democrat nomination for president and vice president of the United States.

Mr. Obama wasn’t smiling when he “announced”. Unlike the Hillarys and Tippers of yore, Barack Obama takes his new role very, very seriously. I think he knows perfectly well what is at stake here.

Perhaps this is a “guy” thing.


By: AL Thu, 05 Jun 2008 03:03:59 +0000 Well said Danby, people need to grow up and start realizing that THEY ARE THE REASON that the party is split. Whether they like it or not you cannot ignore 18 million people WHO DID VOTE for Hillary neither can Obama.

If these so called followers continue with this rhetoric they are going to drive those millions right into the hands of McCain. And each and everyone deserves exactly what they get in the coming years.

Many of Obama’s groupies are too young and inexperienced in the political world and the way it works. By continuing this nonsense you are going to drive away more and more of the constitutents he needs to beat McCain in the fall.

Chill out, and let Obama and the party do their thing and you will see it will all come together. We need to work together from this point on and stop picking on one candidate or the other rise to make that CHANGE possible.

By: nomis123 Wed, 04 Jun 2008 23:31:07 +0000 god bless bush and his ideals. long live mcain. down with hillary and obama – what a disaster. we thought bush did a terrible job, can you imagine either one of these two?

By: ted in pdx Wed, 04 Jun 2008 22:29:57 +0000 Hilary Clinton represents our political tradition at it’s most malignant. Last night, Obama’s speech was based on the ‘audacity of hope’, while Senator Clinton’s was about the ‘tenaciousness of narcissism’. That he has quietly deflected her attempts to draw him in to that miasma, speaks volumes about the fundamental change he represents for our country and the world. I did not realize until this morning when I began to read accounts of the election from around the world, how many billions of people have been watching this contest and hoping for this outcome. Yes, our media must of necessity cover the ugly details of the campaign, but the weight of world opinion and empathy for this historic election bodes well for the future of our planet.

By: alma ludivina Wed, 04 Jun 2008 21:56:11 +0000 Mrs clinton has left the democratic party vunerable with her presence and with her abscense.

The damage has been done, Toss a coin.

By threatening and defying to go to the convention or to go independent does shows the way she will want to control the american goverment.

She already is controlling the media by not allowing the closed room conversation.

we are giving her to much power to anger us by allowing her to form her theather. People from “above” needs to sit her in the right corner, where she belongs, and do not give her too much credit to her “cuteness”.

The Lion that eats human meat pass that to the cubs.

By: Rico Wed, 04 Jun 2008 21:54:47 +0000 Hillary doesn’t need to be on Obama’s ticket. But he desperately needs her. Pelosi needs her. Reid needs her. No one needs Dean. Please leave her alone,you, Obama followers. If you don’t win the General Election,there will be a big revolution in the DNC. Victory is sweet when it is earned, otherwise it is just an illusion.

By: V. C. Maine Wed, 04 Jun 2008 21:38:56 +0000 Suppose for a moment that we suspend the notion that the “party” is an inviolate component of the process. Suppose former Republican Clinton took her 18 million fans over to John McCain and cut a compromise deal on the platform, and ran as his VP? Thats the kind of CHANGE that they have both been talking about. She gets a heavy hand on the agenda. He gets the first 4 years and she gets the next 8. What say?

By: A Danby Wed, 04 Jun 2008 21:36:36 +0000 How can some Obama supporters claim to believe in his vision of change when they spout the same hate filled words of former Bush supporters. How is this country going to change and be united when Obama supporters, on this blog and elsewhere, continue to be so hate filled about his opponent?

If Obama is to change the country, YOU must change. Every one of you who has entered “I hate Hillary” and a variation on that theme cannot pretend to embrace a change in this country. It will not come until YOU change.

Why should any Clinton supporter vote for your guy in November? And if you say ‘good riddance’, then Obama doesn’t win. Is that what you want? Some sort of ridiculous pyrrhic victory where you look down on 18 million voters, ridicule their sex and their age, and then claim to embrace a different kind of America? Because if so, you aren’t part of it. You are part of the problem. And change won’t come. And that will be a shame for all of us.

By: E.R. Juppin-Davies Wed, 04 Jun 2008 21:15:13 +0000 It’s a simple choice of his story or history.

By: S P King Wed, 04 Jun 2008 21:13:11 +0000 I won’t vote for Obama without Clinton. I’d rather have someone with experience than Obama.