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Hillary the Happy Warrior

Hillary Clinton hit all her marks tonight, and all Barack Obama’s marks, too. She attacked McCain, affirmed Obama and burnished her own reputation with both her own supporters and Obama’s. It was a happy warrior speech; gone was the wistfulness that understandably characterized the speeches she gave as she closed down her campaign in June.

Meanwhile, one less noticed through-line in an increasing number of convention speeches -- certainly, this evening, in Clinton’s, keynoter Mark Warner’s and Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer’s -- is the Democrats’ commitment to a green jobs policy. Indeed, the policy of creating alternative energy technology, rebuilding our infrastructure
and retrofitting our buildings has become central to the party’s economic, environmental, and even national security perspectives. In a party that often has been cleft by clashes between its labor and environmental wings, the green-jobs solution has become the opposite of trade: the issue that unites, not divides. More than that, though, the green-jobs solution has emerged as the one way the party is addressing the huge and sobering fact that American finance and corporations are disinclined to invest in a major way within their own country, at least, not while they can get the same work done in China for a fraction of the price. “Green jobs” has become the Democrats’ internal
investment strategy, a kind of latter-day, public-private WPA. The Republicans, by contrast, do not have an internal investment strategy: They trust to the market – that is, to the banks and corporations that have offshored American industry. The Democrats have a pretty fair campaign issue here. We’ll see how they choose to play it.

By Harold Meyerson  | August 26, 2008; 11:52 PM ET
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WHAT A SPEECH ... GOD BLESS YOU, HILLARY ... !!! ... I am so sorry we failed you. We should had worked harder for you - we should had worked smarter for you. Now we must accept Obama (the modern JFK) as our Commander-In-Chief, tutored by Biden (his personal Dick Cheney) ... then again, perhaps not ...

Posted by: Louie | August 27, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Terrific speech. Senator Clinton did all right by the Dems and Obama. They didn't deserve but she is a great lady. I still think she should head the ticket but quelle surprise it's two guys. Some change!

Posted by: Mary A. Regier | August 27, 2008 12:54 AM | Report abuse

@louie, maybe SHE should have worked harder for US

if the Clintons had not been so self-interested over the years, then Hillary might have been invited to join Obama's campaign, or even have won the nomination.

Posted by: vaporland | August 27, 2008 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Hilary, what a superstar politican! Through all the opposition and hating that she endured during her campaign, she stood strong and tall. The passion and conviction that she illustrated in her speech was truly remarkable. Although, I am now an Obama candidate, she will always be my choice. Lets run again in 2012, Hilary!

Posted by: Debbie | August 27, 2008 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Gracias Hillary for the best speech you have ever given. OBAMA BIDEN in 2008! NO WAY NO HOW NO MC CAIN! the comment of the Twin Cities and how hard it is to tell George W. and John Mc Same apart was priceless. You are one tough cookie and will be super valuable on the campaign trail. I am an ardent Barack Obama supporter from the beginning but tonight I wrote a check to your debt because now we are in your debt for supporting our candidate that strongly. Tomorrow we get Bill and Joe and hopefully both of them will draw some distinctions from Mc Cain and put some zingers on his campaign like hillary did tonight! YES WE MUST! YES WE WILL! OBAMA BIDEN!

Posted by: RauL PEDRAZA | August 27, 2008 1:00 AM | Report abuse

Chelsea, Hillary is MY hero, too! As much as I LOVED Hillary's speech, I can't help but think, ah, what might have been...

Posted by: Cosmiccanine | August 27, 2008 1:03 AM | Report abuse

Sen. Clinton is a remarkable woman, millions and millions have listened to her tonight, with tears in their eyes, and a spirit in their soul, we have plenty of hard work yet to do in our Country, and I have only one vote, and that counts towards
her.

Posted by: electress | August 27, 2008 1:08 AM | Report abuse

It's a shame that at such a ripe time for a Democrat to take over the White House there has to be all this division among the Hillary supporters. Did you ever hear the expression "suck it up?" Well SUCK IT UP. The media AND McCain are having a field day on showcasing your disappointment. That's the difference between Republicans and Democrats -- if a similar situation had transpired in the Republican primary, there would be no talk of any of the losing candidate's supporters voting for the other side's candidate. But not the Democrats -- they have to take it to their grave. Sadly, McCain will win, the Supreme Court will turn ultra-conservative, will be in another war in no time, and the Hillary disenchanted can feel real good about that.

Posted by: Carlton | August 27, 2008 1:10 AM | Report abuse

It's just more Kabuki theatre. Their voting records were virtually indistinquishable from McCain's on continued funding of the Iraqi war. Remember ('06) when the Dems were going to get us out of Iraq if only we voted for them? We're still there, aren't we? Neither candidate, Hillary or Obama, has ever mentioned abandoning the right to build permanent bases in Iraq and the US continues to build them. Middle Easterners don't like that any more than you would enjoy having Russion build military bases in our country. You've all been tricked into thinking you're voting for something substantially different. But the choices, as usual, really boil down to corporate agenda (Dems) or corporate agenda lite (Reps). If you want to see substantial change, you have to address the root cause - corporate agenda. Until you do that, nothing will change. If you don't think that's true, read a little history of the last 60 years. Of course, the fact that you probably won't is the reason we're all in this situation. Go ahead - repeat that part about how voting for Nader is "wasting your vote". Yeah, that's how easy it is. The corporate media just keeps pounding that nail into your head and pretty soon you're parroting their little catch phrases just like you thought it up yourself.

Posted by: Sterling Locke | August 27, 2008 1:13 AM | Report abuse

oh PUHLEEZE - what might have been fairly identical. Hillary is as polarizing as they come - it would have been a bigger loss than the one that Obama is going to get. Is this all it takes for someone to achieve sainthood in your book? Get cheated on and stick with the bozo?


Chelsea, Hillary is MY hero, too! As much as I LOVED Hillary's speech, I can't help but think, ah, what might have been...

Posted by: Cosmiccanine | August 27, 2008 1:03 AM

Posted by: Louise | August 27, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

The lady who should be the next President of the United States gave a terrific speech tonight. It showed the country the class she has. BTW, i'd never vote for Obama, he has no class, he's a jerk !! Go McCain & I'm a life long Democratic.

Posted by: SadAmerican | August 27, 2008 1:25 AM | Report abuse

She'd do well to be introspective. Her campaign was caught napping at first, then could not come up with an image Hillary could stick with, and in the end she did not have enough time left to make up the difference created by the great start from Barack Obama. Hopefully she will learn from these mistakes, and channel her anger and frustrations, if any, to her inner circle. She did the right thing today, performed at her best, and has finally become a force to be reckoned with.

Posted by: Ed Perlicz | August 27, 2008 1:31 AM | Report abuse

As there are many sad Hillary supporters, there would have been as many sad Obama supporters. The Democrats cannot win because they love theater. In a time that is ripe for taking over the White House, we are too busy with trivia and private feelings. When do you think that Hillary will be able to champion her Health Care reform ? If we allow McCain to take the White House , the Democratic Party will implode and We will never take the White House back again.

Posted by: Ron | August 27, 2008 1:53 AM | Report abuse

The issue that hasn't been dealt with is Obama's decision on VP -- despite Clinton clearly being the best choice. This was misogyny, bad judgment or both. Despite the largely unjustified attacks on Clinton from Obama supporters throughout her campaign, she managed to "suck it up" do her bit. Why is nobody questioning why Obama didn't do his? This is not the actions of a man who wants unity. And it has likely cost him his chance at the presidency.

Posted by: VP choice | August 27, 2008 2:09 AM | Report abuse

I was skeptical about what Hillary would say. But she said it all. It is not about her, it is about the need to end the Bush nightmare Any Clinton supporter who cannot grasp what she said in her excellent speech and get behind Obama is against all that Hillary is fighting for.

Posted by: jefflz | August 27, 2008 2:31 AM | Report abuse

Sterling:

Cleaning up a mess is always more difficult than not creating one in the first place. Yes, there are craven corporate-shill Dems. Still: President Gore would not have invaded Iraq in the first place--period. Yet I clearly remember you folks back then parroting your "Gush-Bore" line...and 97,000 votes in Florida. Thanks a bunch, by the way--the past 8 years sure have done wonders for all things progressive.

If you want to build a progressive/green party into a credible national power base, why not prove viability by winning a few seats in Congress--or controlling a few statehouses--before pretending that a protest vote cast once every four years for Ralph Nader is anything BUT wasted? As things stand, you guys can't even win freakin' Marin County--why should the electorate take you seriously?

Posted by: Adam | August 27, 2008 2:37 AM | Report abuse

democrats under clinton did not raise fuel mileage for cars.

they didn't raise the minimum wage as inflation rose.

this "greenwashing" is hopping the bandwagon of the hippies, the ones who REALLy inhaled, and held onto their ideals.


the hills here in the columbia gorge are sprouting windmills. they've been in california, europe, for decades. green is a sheen, see thru it!


mccain and oregon governor kulongowski met with the Vestas power execs, shook glands for the paper. neat partnerships.

Posted by: BLOGGOD | August 27, 2008 2:39 AM | Report abuse

Wow Hill!
I wish I was buyin it but I just can't.
You are our heroINE!
What a waste on that loser.

Posted by: Wish I could | August 27, 2008 2:40 AM | Report abuse

why are our comments being....

censored? delayed?


i thought the post liked to POST our thoughts, good for democracy and all....

Posted by: forest bloodgood | August 27, 2008 2:42 AM | Report abuse

The more accurate headline that might cost you your job. "Manufactured Division"

Divide and conquer tactics at play again... GOP so desperate they cling to sarcasm and divisiveness. Did I miss something? HRC and Obama are both Democrats right? The GOP has devastated our country fiscally, millitarily, and morally... have they not? I think this should be called "Manufactured Division." Does anyone remember when the GOP funded the R. Nader campaign? I do. The Republicans are so devoid of moral backbone that they rely on Machiavellian (Rovian?) tactics. McCain is spending his money on creating a false gap between the diverse group of people whom all hate what the GOP/NEOCONs have done to our country. Can the authors and editors of our media please stop being GOP mouthpieces? Non-biased does not mean illogical.

Posted by: AC from FL | August 27, 2008 2:48 AM | Report abuse

What's Hillary Clinton talking about that McCain and Bush are hard to tell apart?! As www.notwrightforamerica.com points out, the two don't look a thing alike, and I have no trouble telling the two apart!

But here are two people who look very much alike to me: Barack Obama and Che Guevara. I guess Obama is waiting to get elected before he breaks out his Che-beret!

Posted by: Yellow Jackett | August 27, 2008 3:56 AM | Report abuse

she can be effective as a surrogate, especially if McSame continues to use her ads. throw in Kill Bill and (R)'s are running scared. after that, it's up to us. get going.

Posted by: preAmerikkkan | August 27, 2008 3:56 AM | Report abuse

Tonight I saw my champion. I saw the candidate that I believed in. This may have been one of her finest hours, and she will be remembered for not only her campaign, but for her years of service to the American people.
Obama-Biden, whatever, they pale by comparison, good luck with that uniting us thing.

Posted by: Peterjoshua | August 27, 2008 4:17 AM | Report abuse

Hilary’s speech was brilliant and delivered with meticulous emotions. It must have swayed dithering Democratic supporters back to Obama’s camp.

I believe that it will be so tragic, unfortunate and sad if the American electorate elect another republican in the White House, and it would be a bigger treachery if racists Democrats vote for John McCain.

It is an opportunity of the century for the Democrats, and they will never get another as good as this one, to kick out the warmongering Republicans from power and elect a Democrat president who cares for them. Republicans and G W Bush are happy wasting over two $200000000000 of American tax-payers on Iraq war but do not want to spend on free medic care for their poor and invest in employment and education for the poor of the society.

Because, Republicans is a party of the rich, for the rich and cater for the rich: oil giants, arm manufacturers, big businesses, building contractors and stock market speculators and their bulging profits.

Hilary Clinton made Democrats felt proud of her speech and it was really the right time for her to come out in 100% support for Barack Obama but she should not relent in her efforts in the next two months to have him elected in the White House for the good of America, her party and supporters. American need a Democrat sitting in the Oval Office and not a warmongering belligerent Republican again.

I saw Bill Clinton proud face hearing his wife’s excellent speech and feeling so excited about it. I recommend that he should buy half dozens condoms and lock their room for the next two days.

Posted by: Saqib Khan | August 27, 2008 6:27 AM | Report abuse

Hillary Just Knows More About Everything, and last nights fantastic speech just proves it.

She gets it, always had, always will.

I will continue to forever support her in upcoming campaigns.

She is electrifying, compassionate, and no bs. She'll make a super President going forward in 2013.

Posted by: HILLIN2012 | August 27, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

I guess "happy warrior" is going to be the overused cliche for this election cycle.

Posted by: Helena Montana | August 27, 2008 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Mary A. Regier sez: "Terrific speech. Senator Clinton did all right by the Dems and Obama. They didn't deserve but she is a great lady. I still think she should head the ticket but quelle surprise it's two guys. Some change!"

If she'd run a better campaign, she would be the candidate. I am so tired of this victimized attitude--it sets us back about 100 years.

Posted by: Helena Montana | August 27, 2008 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Great speech by Clinton. As Harold said she hit her marks and while I supported her and am sorry she didn't get the nod it's time to move on as she is saying. Most of the overheated rhetoric I see from her alleged supporter dissing Obama can dismissed for what it is. Either the product of Republican posing as democrats or the product of too much over emotion by some of her more immature supporters. Of course the media lap all this up and assign a value to it that it doesn't have. At the end of the day is any true democrat going to vote for another four years of Bush style backward looking inertia and incompetence or a move into the 21st century where we can really start trying to solve some of our structural problems.

Posted by: John | August 27, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

I can not for the life of me figure out how a vote for McCain is going to help Hillary Clinton. Obama is the nominee and he is closer on the issues that are dear to her and to all women than McCain. This "take my toys and go home because my woman didn't win" attitude is tearing apart this party.

Is it that you think that by letting McCain win the White House and actually voting for him that he will screw up things so bad that Hillary will definitely win in 2012. What if something happens? What if, God forbid, she became sick or incapacitated and could not run? What if she just decided that she didn't want to? Is the dream of a Hillary in the White House worth the price that women all over this land - your daughters and perhaps your granddaughters - might have to pay worth this dream? McCain has stated that he will appoint conservative judges. He has stated that he will try to overturn Roe vs wade. Hillary has only 1 vote and the Democrats have only 1 vote. If McCain follows George Bush's playbook - he will make recess appointments. He will ram his policies through. Are you really willing to have 4 more years of hell on earth because your person didn't win the nomination?

This is a vindictiveness that I did not see in Hillary Clinton. She is willing to work to make sure that Barak Obama wins - because she knows that if McCain wins, women's rights (which he has voted against every time he could) will be set back. The hope of insuring those uninsured people will fall by the wayside. The hope of peace will be set back. But not the Hilliary minions.
My momma used to have a saying that some people would cut off their noses to spite their faces - I am seeing it in action now.

Did you ever think that perhaps Barak might have a nice cabinet post for Hillary? Can you see her in the Cabinet? I can. Perhaps she will run in 2012 - perhaps she won't - But it is her decision not yours.

If you don't like Barak that is one thing - but you should not vote for MCCain nor should you resort to these vicious lies about his being Muslim or attending a Muslim school or that he is the anti-Christ. By doing this, by actively campaigning for McCain, you are working to elect a man who is the complete opposite of everything Hillary stands for.

I saw some of you on Huffington Posts Chris Matthews program. Just what does PUMA stand for anyway - Pretty ugly mommas association? How about Presidential umbarage making actresses? All I could see is that they held signs that said that they were Hillary supporters for McCain and they were angry and they were saying untrue information that made them look worse than Anne Coulter on a good day.

Posted by: GJKBEAR | August 27, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Adam,

Problem is D&Rs are frequently rigging the local elections to prevent others from even wining those. And when you run for small offices the arguments switch to you need a national movement first, a catch 22.

Nader's running mate won the SF mayors race until they found a bunch of absentee ballots for the Democrat.

That said there are several hundred local level politicians that are libertarians and greens. Someone told me the greens have between 500-1000 all together.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 27, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

An appreciation of Mrs Clinton that goes back to the time when the Health Insurance industry and the Amercan Medical Association opposed and attacked her plans for accessible healthcare, was enhanced last night. This was in lockstep with what I thought was an understanding of her spouse's experiences, skills and tendencies. His recent behavior as he dealt with unanticipated setbacks in his wife's primary campaign forced me to rethink my position. President Clinton's inability to be gracious in defeat may have its benefits. Those do not accrue to his spouse when she continues to appear to be a creature of President Bill. A little more distance between them may just be to her advantage. She is great...and very strong.

Posted by: Draesop | August 27, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

If Hillary had been able to give that kind of speech 12 months ago she and not BO would be taking the bows on Thursday night and we Democrats wouldn't be burdened today with trying to look enthusiastic about an unqualified presidential candidate.

Posted by: Luddite | August 27, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I was an Obama supporter from the start, but certainly could have supported Hillary had she won the nomination. They are both great candidates and their platforms were not all that different. I understand why her supporters are disappointed, but I hope they will keep on supporting her ideas by voting for Obama, and not betray them by voting for McCain. And I have to say this too: Hillary's speech on Tuesday was one of the greatest in American politics.

Posted by: Gary | August 27, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

An absolute Incredible speech!

Posted by: TruePatriot | August 27, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Folks, it wasn't misogyny that killed her campaign, it was Bill.

The day she gets rid of him is the day she truly has a shot at the Presidency. Remember the SC primaries? To make her the VP pick would mobilize the Republican party because they absolutely hate her.

If McCain wins, we will be in a war within 2 years and he will push for a draft. If you are between 18-30, you have no choice but to vote for Obama. Unless you like getting shot at for some buckets of oil.

Posted by: Clark Williams | August 27, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Ah, Chelsea, how elegant it would have been to refer to your mother as your heroine.

Posted by: Christine Hall | August 27, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

@ SadAmerican:

"The lady who should be the next President of the United States gave a terrific speech tonight. It showed the country the class she has. BTW, i'd never vote for Obama, he has no class, he's a jerk !! Go McCain & I'm a life long Democratic."

I guess you weren't listening to her "terrific" speech, then, in which she made it VERY VERY CLEAR that what she wants you to do is support the Democratic nominee and NOT VOTE FOR McCAIN.

Posted by: herzliebster | August 27, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton is the consumate politician and if she had won the primaries I would have voted for her. Nobody is tougher than Hillary. I loved Bill Clinton and while he was in office I lived well, people worked, the economy was strong, and while he bombed Lybia into submission we weren't at war. He is not the only man who ever cheated with a younger woman and that doesn't change how good he was for this country.

I believe Obama will be one of the greatest president's we will ever have and when his term is over I will support Hillary for election with all my heart. Hillary or Obama the Democrats had the choice of two fine people and great leaders.

Posted by: Eddie Wilson | August 27, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is a Real President! She is so natural in this role! Just looking at her during the speech and imagine that she is the President of the United States made me feel very proud for this country that it has such a leader! She is clearly the best! Forget about Obama and McCain! Neither of them even close to her! It is not too late yet to fix the mistatke. Hillary for president!!!

Posted by: Greg | August 27, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

After Hillary's speech last night if Obama loses it will clearly not be Clinton's fault. She proved herself to be a classy lady and a team player. She will probably work harder for his ticket than he will. All Obama has to do now is show the country he wants it and he is willing to fight for the job. The absolute need to change the course in this country is compelling. We need no excuses and no McCain.

Posted by: Reman | August 27, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

The secret will come out:
The Republicans all along have been quietly terrified about facing Hillary Clinton in a general election.
They had no chance of winning in 2008. Then came Obama. And the Republicans have been quietly cheering him on ever since.

Posted by: mediahack | August 27, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Clark Williams writes: " remember the SC Primaries?"

What is the big deal about that?
So what! Get over it!

Posted by: mediahack | August 27, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

GJKBear, you are right on the money.

Voting for McCain because you're angry about Hillary not beating Obama is like having two pairs of pants in your closet, one blue, one blue with a pinstripe, and walking around naked because the pinstripe ones have a hole in the knee.

Hillary said herself in the primaries that her and Obama agree on 98% of everything, and they have both attacked McCain as a polar opposite.

As for why Hillary didn't win - well, it's obvious, now, isn't it? This "PUMA" attitude, the shrill calls for ANY woman president in blatant sexism, this ridiculous inability to give up/move on despite even their leader telling them to, the insistence that men cowtow to their wishes... everyone has in their life a bitter old housefrau like these Hillary supporters, and to many people she is the ultimate embodiment of that stereotype.

Pouting and throwing tantrums and generally acting like every woman who's ever been displaced by a trophy wife leaves a bad taste in the mouth of anyone who might have voted for her and put her over the top.

Posted by: Dan | August 27, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

I listened to Hillary's speech last night and I cried...I felt so sad for what might have been. She ran an historic race and she would have been a great President. She is the better candidate, she was my candidate....it was our time. As a Democrat, I may vote for the other Democrat as she has asked, but my heart will not be in it.
Will the political pundits on TV stop complaining about her party loyalty and her inability to personalize her support for Obama. It is not up to her to personalize Obama...that's up to Obama to do. If he can't reach out and touch people then he doesn't deserve to be President.
Thank you Hillary for reaching high...you can call on me any time in the future

Posted by: Delraygirl | August 27, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

@Debbie: "...Lets run again in 2012, Hilary!".
Debbie, everything has its proper historic time. Hillary's time is now! She supposed to be a president of the United States in 2008! But the hypocritical media, corrupted Democratic Party, and crazy (literally) Obama's supporters have stolen this historical moment from this country! Hillary really represents the change and "fresh wind" on the American political horizon. With Obama/Biden or McCain the country will keep living in its "dark ages", which started 8 years ago...

Posted by: Greg | August 27, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Hilary was like a queen holding court last night, she was full of herself. I don't think she gave Obama the 100% support she should have. Her own numbers will rise, but not Obama's from that speech. She should have had less ego and had more praise for Obama. I think she put her ego ahead of the good of the party. If she really cared about her ideals, she would have said more in Obama's support. She is setting herself up for 2012, while trying to appear gracious.

Posted by: Cindy | August 27, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Everyone is praising Hilary this morning and doubting Obama. That's what her speech accomplished. Exactly what she planned it to accomplish. She was too selfish to truly support Obama.

Her supporters who refuse to vote for Obama are not worthy of respect. They obviously do not care about the good of the country or the ideals of the Democratic party, if they throw the election to the republicans because they didn't get their way.

Hilary would have made a fine president, but so will Obama. There is a reason why voters chose him over Hilary. He is a good man with a new vision for this country. Anyone who calls themselves a democrat should get on board and work for the good of the country and not their personal wishes.

Posted by: Cindy | August 27, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Hillary's message was clear - Obama is not ready to be a president of this country. I have even more respect for her because she didn't lie and was consistent with what she said previously. So, I give her a credit that she cares about this country even more than her own or her party interests! How would Obama's "gang" expected Hillary to "praise" Obama?! Such an arrogance! They [Clinton and Obama] not even in the same league!!!

Posted by: Greg | August 27, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Yes indeed the speech of Hillary is perfect! She is VERY PRESIDENTIABLE. In fact she should really be the next president! She has the solid foundation and ingredient to have been the democratic candidate. LONG LIVE HILLARY, LONG LIVE AMERICA. I ALSO GO FOR HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT.

Posted by: Rainbowstar Sixtytwo | August 27, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Clinton said, "I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him? Were you in it for that mom struggling with cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?"

For the lifelong Democrats and Clinton supports who are considering voting for McCain or not voting, I hope you will strongly consider Senator Clinton's questions. If, then, you find peace supporting McCain or electing not to vote, we can then conclude that "it was just for Hillary, not the issues".

OBAMABIDEN in 2008!!!!

Posted by: Keith | August 27, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Bill and Hillary Clinton - the best thing what the Democratic Party has today. And, by the way, this party doesn't even deserve them! The democrats are “dancing around” Clintons, because without them they have no chances to win in this election. But, this party put enough “dirt” on Hillary and Bill during last year. What a hypocrisy! I you are honest with yourself and you really care about this country, you should NOT vote for Obama and Democratic Party 2008!

Posted by: Greg | August 27, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

How dare anyone out there make fun of Hillary after all she has been through.!
Her husband turned out to be a user and a cheater. All you people care about is….. readers and making money off of her.
SHE’S A HUMAN! (ah! ooh!) What you don’t realize is that Hillary is making you all this money and all you do is write a bunch of c*** about her.
She hasn’t performed on stage in years. Her song is called “give me more” for a reason because all you people want is MORE! MORE-MORE, MORE: MORE!.
LEAVE HER ALONE! You are lucky she even performed for you!
LEAVE Hillary ALONE!…..Please.
You talked about professionalism and said if Hillary was a professional she would’ve pulled it off no matter what.
Speaking of professionalism, when is it professional to publicly bash someone who is going through a hard time.
Leave Hillary Alone Please…. !
Leave Hillary Clinton alone!…right now!….I mean it.!
Anyone that has a problem with her you deal with me, because she is not well right now.
LEAVE HER ALONE!

Posted by: sycryc | August 27, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

i think the BO supporters need to get over themselves. Hil gave a good speech, she did what she had to do. Please Stop freakin' bashing hil ....the primary is over as you say....let's move on

Posted by: Jay w | August 27, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Hillary's speech was all FAKE and PHONEY like her....There was no substance, it was all pretense. She has assassinated the man's character in every waym and used to praise McCain. She is laughing inside, because all the attack ads by the Republicans, are very true on what she said. Sp, she knows Obama will lose, and has not done much to help him....too late. Let's dit back and enjoy $ more years of Bush-McCain....See Hillary in 2012.............

Posted by: Ramawad Kissoon | August 27, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

By the way, what makes the Obama's supporters think that Hillary has an obligation to endorse and praise Obama? After what they have done with her, doesn't she has all moral rights just to be silent about Obama?

Posted by: Greg | August 27, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

I have never seen anyone be such a sore loser in my life. She wanted to run with the big boys, and be treated equally, but when she lost fair and square she wanted everyone to make a fuss about her. I never realised we glorified losers in this country. And how is party unity going to come about from digging up old wounds, insisting on putting her name in nomination and a floor vote? Wow... what are the shysters up to now?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks Hillary is the victim here, is an idiot. You guys lost, get over it. It's a democratic process. She lost- no sour grapes now, let's move on. She was relentless in her campaign, used 21 million dollars to sully Obama and use every dirty trick in the book to drag his name through the mud, and she's upset because he won't help her pay her campaign debt? She agreed to not have Michigan and Florida counts voted (figuring she didn't need them) then all of a sudden, she's for the people "let them be heard!" HA HA HA. Clintons are classic.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

"Republicans and G W Bush are happy wasting over two $200000000000 of American tax-payers but do not want to spend on free medic care"

Excuse me, but it was the Democrats in Congress, Barack included, who voted for the war, and voted each and every time for billions in war appropriations, and big cuts in medi care and education.

McCain is going to do to "anti-war" Obama what Bush did to "anti-war" Kerry.
Democrats never mention how they lost THAT election, when they should've landslided Bush that year.

Oh yeah, "pro-Green" Obama bashes Bush on energy, but he himself voted for Bush's energy plan. Now he says he's in favor of "some" off-shore drilling.


Nader/Gonzalez '08
"People Fighting Back"

Posted by: Nolan P. | August 27, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Correction, I meant to say that Barack has voted for every war appropriation put in front of him. He was not in Congress at the time, and he is lucky to have that cop-out to hang his hat on. Because we know he would've voted for war just like every other Democrat, save two.

You guys blew it when you froze out Dennis Kucinich. THAT GUY would've won you the presidency. (As would've Howard Dean...)

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"People Fighting Back"

Posted by: Nolan P. | August 27, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Actually, it is the Dem.Party who is the real loser. It is pain to watch how the Dems helplessly trying to withstand the Republican's pressure and do everything to protect their “kid”[Obama] (I guess, they[Reps] not even got started for real, just warming up). As to Republicans, they don't even hide their joy that they don't have to deal with H.Clinton.

Posted by: Greg | August 27, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Hillary's speech was dynamic. If I had heard her speak like that during the primaries, she would have gotten my vote.(however, there is only so much of Bill sitting and staring like a devoted hound dog that I can stomach)The problem is, no matter who makes it to the white house, the president is just a figure head. We all know that Congress really runs the show. Too bad they are on vacation most of the time and when they are in session, they are too busy voting themselves pay raises to worry about much else. Obama will have my vote in November because I am one of those invisible "middle clas" that can't afford four more republican years.

Posted by: 2little2late | August 27, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is awesome. We have the wrong presidential nominee. I worry for our country if he becomes president.

Posted by: charlieb | August 27, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

I want to add my voice of admiration for Hillary Clinton. When you look at her history - her advocacy for women and children - why did they hate her so much? Is mysogeny at the root? But women will prevail - we and the enlightened men will get a chance again in 2012.

Posted by: Anjan | August 28, 2008 3:30 AM | Report abuse

Hillary spoke great, as did her husband. It's so refreshing to hear intelligent people speak to the country on an intelligent level again. Everyone running is always a politician, but at the end of the day, I trust this team's leadership and judgement. Obama/ Biden 08.

Posted by: Tim | August 28, 2008 3:50 AM | Report abuse

Hillary and Obama are twin soulmates. Check out the proportions of the face and their profiles. They were born to do this. It was preordained.

Hillary and Obama were co-rulers in ancient Egypt. Don't you remember? There are ancient artifacts which bear their resemblance in Egypt - RIGHT NOW. I wish I had the money to go there and see it for myself.

Hillary needs to were a talisman if she wants to run and win next time. Good luck to her, she deserves it.

Posted by: S Dorsett | August 28, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Why can't you people get it , that so many of us totally dislike Obama and he gives us the creeps, perhaps we are the women who have their full intuition working on a grand scale!
Hillary is trying to sell me a lemon and I am not buying it!
Senator McCain is nothing like Bush, he will do well for this country!
Dem's for McCain

Posted by: Elia | August 28, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama is unelectable, Hillary was the one, and now they are going to pay the Price, they let her go, actually they kicked her on the way out, and that DNC freak show is impressing no one!
Good by Obama, it was not nice knowing you!
It is really scary that Americans can be fooled on such a grand scale!

Posted by: Sina | August 28, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

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