Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Edwards Endorses Obama

Well, if that doesn't convince the rest of you that the time has come for Sen. Clinton to step aside, what will?

Edwards has endorsed Obama. Obama has more delegates, he leads in the national polls, he leads in the popular vote. Sen. Clinton, on behalf of the Democratic Party I belong to, on behalf of the Democratic Party I have served since the age of 11, I am asking, please, suspend your campaign and join us in the true fight, the fight to regain our country.

Men and women are serving and dying in an unjust war. Families are losing their homes in a housing crisis borne from ill-advised economic policies. Gas prices artificially inflated with the blood of U.S. soldiers are making people choose between food and housing and driving. Now is not the time to let the heat of the battle cloud your judgement as to what the the right thing is to do.

I worked for the Democratic National Committee. I worked at Clinton headquarters in Little Rock in 1992. I was a minor member of your husband's administration serving at the pleasure of the President. I was on the ground fighting so that our country could change direction after the first Bush presidency. And now Sen. Clinton, as a private citizen, no longer in the trenches of political intrigue, I am asking for you to return the favor of my service, service of which I am most proud. Step aside and let us unite in a common fight against the wrongs we have suffered for the past eight years.

You say you are ready to serve. Right now, we need you to prove your willingness by stepping aside so that we can, as a party, as a country, unite around a common goal, the election of Sen. Obama to the office of the President of the United States.

Today is not your time, unless you embrace the noble act of concession that will be regarded by history as an act for the greater good. The greater good, not personal glory, is what you are fighting for, is it not?

Step aside Sen. Clinton and allow the forces of tolerance and unification to heal the wounds of this our United States. Doing so would be not only an act of leadership, but an act of the ultimate courage. The courage to ignore personal glory and gain for the greater good.

I know you are capable, I only ask that you act so that others can see the strength that I know you possess. Step aside Sen. Clinton and let the world see the hero that you can be, let the world know that we in America are not what George Bush embodies. We are united, we are compassionate, and we are strong enough to put our differences aside for the common good of all.

8 comments:

Jim said...

You know I loves me some John Edwards. And now I am hoping for John Edwards as Attorney General.

Yeah, yeah, yeah... you've got my vote.

Phil said...

At least she has toned things down. Her speech the other night was far less bombastic and she did not rail against Sen. Obama. I think she intends to go ahead and "finish the race" by letting everyone cast their vote.

I wish she would not do that, but I get the sense from her speech and from an interview I saw yesterday that she knows it is over. I think she simply does not want to quit before she hits the tape. I don't know that I can blame her for that.

She is now clearly stating that she will support the nominee and that voting for Sen. McBush would be a mistake. She is out of money and out of time, but she just wants to get through June 3rd.

Once the last votes are cast I think that most of the remaining super delegates will come out of hiding and this will all be over. I just wish it was not still three weeks away!

Martini said...

Sorry for being off topic - pouring concrete isn't hard, especially if you have an electric mixer and set up your forms well. But making it perfectly smooth is almost an artform. There are machines that do that also. You might be able to rent one.

Carolyn said...

Wow. What does pouring concrete have to do with anything? What did I miss?

The T-Dude said...
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The T-Dude said...

Jim - Welcome to the team!

Phil - Frankly, I think she is just sitting around waiting for Obama to get caught with a hooker while she tries to pay herself back some of the 10 million-plus she lent her campaign.

Martini - Thanks. I'm afraid any concrete I tried to pour would end up looking like a Ruffles potato chip.

Carolyn - Martini responded to a comment I made on his blog. He just poured some concrete and I was wishing I was able to do it. But alas, as you know, I lack the skill.

TheHMC said...

Ouch..

"Men and women are serving and dying in an unjust war. Families are losing their homes in a housing crisis borne from ill-advised economic policies. Gas prices artificially inflated with the blood of U.S. soldiers are making people choose between food and housing and driving. Now is not the time to let the heat of the battle cloud your judgement as to what the the right thing is to do."

So much of that applies to me, I want to cry. Shh.. don't tell anyone though.

Everyone already knows that I'm an Obama whore. Have been from day one. Imagine my excitement when my grandmother expressed her happiness with Obama the other day. After hearing half of my friends go on about how they'd vote for Clinton(one of which-at the time-wasn't even paying attention and had no clue that McCain was already the Republican nominee-gaaaah! how a person can make a "decison" with NO knowledge of what's going on.. I don't get that)- you know- just because, I'd lost hope that average person would vote for Obama.

Granny's the clincher! I'm telling you!

Have you emailed this to Billary yet? You should.

The T-Dude said...

HMC - I'm sorry so much of that hits home. At the same time, I am so glad you're a member of the Obama tribe.