Thursday, June 12, 2008

Apologies due to Hillary plus

Via Taylor Marsh, at U.S. News & World Report, Bonnie Erbe wrote that Hillary and her supporters deserve an apology from Obama, the DNC, and party leaders for their sexism.

The Democratic National Committee either doesn't get it or refuses to admit it. Nothing short of a lengthy, detailed mea culpa by the DNC and by Obama himself, directed to Clinton supporters for the sexist name-calling and personal, nasty characterizations Clinton was alone forced to endure, will do. Even that may not persuade these voters to consider supporting the party this fall. The DNC, Democratic Party leaders in Congress, and Obama should have been at her side, calling her treatment by the media (and even by some Obama supporters) unacceptable.

According to most polls, something in the range of 20 to 25 percent of her 18 million supporters say they'll vote for Senator McCain in November. That's 4.5 million votes—too many to take for granted. Yet taking them for granted is just what the party and Obama are doing. When CNN's Candy Crowley asked Obama how he would appeal to disaffected Clinton voters, he missed the mark entirely, giving a standard set of policy proposals.

I appeared on one of the cable news networks over the weekend, paired with a political reporter from a major newspaper. We were asked whether her supporters would kiss and make up with the Obama camp and end up throwing their support to the Illinois senator in the general election. He said, dismissively, "yes." I responded that with all due respect I thought he was quite wrong. But his laissez-faire attitude typifies that of the bulk of the MSM, the Democratic Party, and the Obama campaign.

M'yeah. The "highest, hardest glass ceiling" appears to have constructed a brick wall in front of it. Just try talking to it.

Meanwhile, Sapphocrat reported on how the denizens of DU expect Hillary Clinton to “self-immolate on the steps of the Capitol.”

With anti-Hillary attitudes still in force, pardon-moi if I don't participate in the June 21 Unity Day. It's a joke, n'est-ce pas?

My answer: PUMA!