Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's over...

Ladies and gentlemen… while the traditional media does its best to pump up the silly drama about the sixty or so (yes, sixty… McCain probably has more keys for all his houses) PUMA’s that continue to defy logic and intelligence and hold out for Sen. Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee… despite the fact she isn’t asking them to do so… it’s time to recognize this simple fact.

It’s over. Clinton lost… Sen. Obama won. Let it go.

Why would I say such a thing? Simply put, Ms. Clinton knocked it out of the park last night with her speech at the convention.

During the ramp-up to her appearance, I began to worry that her delivery would be muted, which would have caused every media person’s head to explode in order to say obtuse things such as; ‘her reserve shows anger’ or ‘her lack of fire shows a lack of support.’

But she quickly dismissed that notion as she gave an enthusiastic speech that didn’t contain any bitterness or regrets… and she did what she HAD to do; she called her own supporters onto the carpet and told them, in no uncertain words, that this campaign was about more than her… it was about getting rid of the same ole, same ole… it was about electing a Democrat into the White House… it was about getting America back on track… it was about beating Sen. McCain (“No way. No how. No McCain”)…

It was about getting behind and electing Barack Obama.

She voiced her support for Obama as strong as anyone could have expected, perhaps more so.

She was fiery, smart, funny, passionate, and pulled no punches when it was time to take the fight to republicans in general and John McCain specifically, saying; “It makes sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities. Because these days they're awfully hard to tell apart.” She followed that up with a scathing; “We don’t need four more years of the last eight years.”

Ouch, that’s gotta hoit…

Naturally there have been a plethora of blogs and media analyzing her speech to death… and every word, every movement, every gesture will be examined.

Regardless of how she arrived to this point… she arrived. She put aside her personal hurt and gave her full, unequivocal support to Obama.

And I embrace that… but I still have a problem. And that problem is people whose heads are so far up their asses that they don’t see that this election is NOT ABOUT THEM… and it’s not about Hillary Clinton.

It’s about pushing the republicans out… and the Democrats in.

Ever gracious, Obama phoned Clinton after her speech… from AP; “After leaving the house party [in Billings, Montana], Senator Obama called and talked for several minutes with Senator Hillary Clinton saying how grateful he was for her support, that she gave a terrific speech and that all those he watched with in Billings, MT were moved by her video and introduction from Chelsea. Also said he loved her line "No way, no how, no McCain." […] Senator Obama also called and spoke with President Bill Clinton for several minutes saying Senator Clinton could not have been better and made the case for change. Obama said he knew how proud he must have been watching as he was last night watching Michelle speak and how grateful he was for their support.”

I know some Obama supporters will still complain that her speech wasn’t enough, it should have come earlier… yada, yada, yada…

The truth of the matter is it was enough…and it came at the perfect time when she had the undivided attention of the masses, thus eliminating the worry that only a few would see her message of unity.

It’s over… it’s done… if the woman who they were supposedly figting for is calling for the animonsity to end… then end it must.

To do otherwise would be foolish, inane, and destructive… to the Democratic Party, and our great nation.

Move on… let it go… get behind Obama.

Hillary has.

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