Thursday, May 01, 2008

Say it Again!

FINALLY, someone shows some testicular fortitude and calls out for unity.

"A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote to continue this process, and a vote to continue this process is a vote that assists (Republican) John McCain.

"While I was hopeful that a long, contested primary season would invigorate our party, the polls show that the tone and temperature of the race is now hurting us. John McCain, without doing much of anything, is now competitive against both of our remaining candidates. We are doing his work for him and distracting Americans from the issues that really affect all of our lives.

"[Obama] has shown such mettle under fire. The Jeremiah Wright controversy just reconfirmed for me, just as the gas tax controversy confirmed for me, that he is the right candidate for our party."

Joe Andrew, DNC chairman under Bill Clinton

UPDATE: Joe Andrew's powerful and brave letter to the super delegates can be read in its entirety here.

3 comments:

oddman said...

From the little I've seen, I'd agree. Not only that, I just can't see how Hillary would be a better choice to go up against McCain. How? Is she just fighting for the sake of fighting? Big picture, people.

oddman said...

Lovely letter. A passionate plea.

But will Hillary see?

em said...

Joe Andrew, DNC chairman under Bill Clinton, decided to make the move now, and at first read you feel the tension in his tone, his sense of urgency,his balanced sensibility, and one has to wonder, how, why, what, happened really, to make him sit down at his parents dining room table and pen his letter to the super-delegates as if he dared not take a chance, that fate might interrupt his effort. Methinks it had to be a movable force of great power,perhaps grace?
On Tuesday night we posted a comment on your blog, under Emstv, after reading your response to the UTube on Obama condemning Wright. Maybe Andrew finally had his Obama moment after hearing (Obama) condemn Wrights divisive retoric.That would make what was obviously a painful event for Obama, a worth while exercise in restraint

A healing prayer, in part,sent to us by a neighbor in Augusta, we offer for Obama and for us all:

Thou seest, O my Lord, Thy suppliant waiting at the door of Thy bounty, and him who hath set his hopes on Thee clinging to the cord of Thy generosity. Deny him not, I beseech Thee, the things he seeketh from the ocean of Thy grace and the Day-Star of Thy loving-kindness...
~Baha'u'llah