Subject: Here are my sources
Your poster asked for sources for my assertion
that Obama supporters would not support
Senator Clinton if she wins the nomination. What
better source could I have than the
candidate himself? Or as the Bible would have
it, "Thine own mouth condemneth thee,
and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against
thee." Job 15:6 (King James Version).
Herewith, the following:
1. A piece from The New Republic dated January
22, 2008, titled
"What happens to Obama supporters if he loses?"
the link: . The piece contains the link to the original interview
on the Christian
Broadcasting Network. Scroll down and read the
comments of the Obama supporters
while you're at it. I have seen this kind of
commentary all over the web.
2. And in case you thought this remark was a one-off,
Senator Obama again, on February 1, 2008: .
3. Finally, a piece from The Huffington Post about
Michelle Obama's February 4, 2008
appearance on Good
Morning America: . This piece also includes a link to the video
of that appearance (also available on YouTube).
Clearly this not-so-subtle threat is part
and parcel of the Obama campaign strategy, and
a not-so-subtle message to Obama
supporters about what they should do if their
man does not prevail in the primaries.
By the way, I know Obama supporters, and this
is, almost without exception, exactly their
attitude: it's Obama or nobody. But since Nader
has now officially thrown his moth-eaten hat
into the ring, they can always vote for him if
Hillary wins the nomination, as they did in Florida
in 2000. Forget hanging chads or butterfly ballots;
the Nader voters, 97,000 of them, gave
the 2000 election to Bush by making it close
enough for him to steal. Now they can do the
same and give us a McCain presidency.
Want more? A Google search I performed on the
phrase "Obama supporters not supporting
Clinton if she is the nominee" pulled up thousands
of hits (you can narrow it down by searching
on "Obama unsure Hillary can get his voters"
or similar phrases).
Bart, tell the person who sent that post to you
never, never, NEVER to throw out such a
challenge to a librarian. Remember, "Librarians
are the secret masters of the world.
They control information. Don't ever piss
one off." -- Spider Robinson, The Callahan Touch.
Oh and didn't Hillary kick ass Tuesday night?
I'm still in orbit! You go, girl!
Ann in Philly
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