Thursday, June 05, 2008

What's Next?


The Washington Post reports
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is likely to suspend her presidential campaign on Saturday and endorse Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, according to informed sources.
The New York Times reports
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama on Saturday, bringing a close to her 17-month campaign for the White House, aides said. Her decision came after Democrats urged her Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama.
An Associated Press report says
Clinton, in an e-mail to supporters, said she "will be speaking on Saturday about how together we can rally the party behind Senator Obama. The stakes are too high and the task before us too important to do otherwise."


The AP report also says that Mrs. Clinton is exploring ways to retain her delegates in order to promote her issues which include her call for universal health care. This is an issue dear to my own heart. I was pleased to hear Obama, in his speech Tuesday night, declare that Hillary Clinton would be at the forefront of solving the health care crisis in America.

Mrs. Clinton will endorse Obama on Saturday, which is essential as we go into the November election season. Okay, the conventions are still ahead. Running mates have yet to be selected. But really, at this point, the match-up is Obama vs. McCain, and we need to focus on the issues that matter. Issues, not personalities. Issues: health care; the disaster in the mortgage and housing arena (thank you Phil Gramm, McCain's chief economic advisor); getting us out of the Civil War we created in Iraq; social security; the environment.

The differences between the candidates are quite distinct, and I challenge all of us to focus on these issues on our blogs each week. The more we clarify the distinctions between Obama and McCain, the more likely we will reach people and motivate them to take action and vote.

Really, I have hope for the first time in 40 years.

cross-posted at The Sirens Chronicles

8 comments:

DivaJood said...

and before I forget, Happy Birthday to Pancho Villa.

Robert Rouse said...

So June 6th is D-Day. Damned Damsel's Defeat of Denial Day.

Frederick said...

What's next? Take it to McCain...and hope Hillary doesn't get in the way.

Liquid said...

I'll be tuned in......

an average patriot said...

I know Hillary is tying things up Saturday but leaving things open. She plans on trying to unite the party and getting Barack elected. That is all that matters now. Anyone responsible for helping McCain holds the same liability of those that voted for the current idiot!
My big concern I have written about before but in light of her “slip” and today being the 40th of RFK’s assassination keeping Obama alive is my focus!

Naj said...

Hi Diva,

Pedestrian's made a post on our conversation You may enjoy it.

Agi said...

I'm ready for the real battle to begin. Did you see McCain's speech the other day? Yikes. This is going to be fun.

y feliz cumpleaños, Senor Villa!

Blueberry said...

My silly calendar I have on the wall says that tomorrow is "National Shampoo Day", so maybe Hillary is going to wash that man right out of her hair - or vice versa.

It would be nice if she would address these people in her announcement: Hillary Clinton Supporters for John McCain

What time is she on?