Thursday, March 27, 2008
I haven't written much about the Democratic Party Nomination Battle. Lately, I have been more and more dismayed and appalled by Hillary and Bill.
I believe that if Hillary is the candidate, she will probably lose to McCain. I don't want that, but I already see how the Republicans are armed and ready to destroy her.
She has not helped herself lately and I think she is self destructing with her own miscalculated negativity and a sense that if she has to destroy Obama to win, she will.
What she hasn't calculated on is Barack Obama's resilincy and ability to grow in stature with every take down attempt.
There, I've said it! I support Barack Obama for President of the United States. So far, I like and admire him and I am not alone as a growing number of important endorsements are coming his way from the top and up from the bottom. I admire and respect the fact that while Hillary is scrambling for cash from the very rich donors, who are beginning to wonder if throwing more money into a black hole is worth it, Obama is getting allthe funding he needs from small donations from the people all over America who can believe in him!
There is just a little more than a hint of desparation when a group of her very wealthiest supporters try to blackmail Nancy Pelosi and threaten to stop donating to the Party if Hillary doesn't get the nomination. Interestingly, there is a list of the blackmailing donors available and you will be surprised at how many of them were guests in the Lincoln Bedroom in the Bill Clinton White House.
I won't even go into the Tusla "mis speak/sleep deprivation" debacle. Sheryl Crowe and the comedian Sinbad were on the same helicopter and have been telling their version for months, since Hillary mis spoke about this the first time last year... it's only now that any one is paying attention.
So, today, after a slight vacation and the polls showing that instead of destroying him, the Reverend Wright controversy only made it clear to a lot of folks in North Carolina that Barack Obama is a Christian, he is in New York to give an economic policy speech at The Cooper Union this evening.
This morning at a breakfast engagement hosted by Michael Bloomberg, Obama said of the mayor:
"I want to thank Mayor Bloomberg for his extraordinary leadership. At a time when Washington is divided in old ideological battles, he shows us what can be achieved when we bring people together to seek pragmatic solutions. Not only has he been a remarkable leader for New York –he has established himself as a major voice in our national debate on issues like renewing our economy, educating our children, and seeking energy independence. Mr. Mayor, I share your determination to bring this country together to finally make progress for the American people."
The buzz in New York City is that Michael Bloomberg is on the verge of endorsing Barack Obama. The feeling is that there is more than a possibility that they are talking about a trans party ticket. Michael Bloomberg could be the vice presidential nominee. I'm for that! Talk about challenging expectations! What a unifying team it could be! Bloomberg, the Jewish mayor, self made billionaire and Obama, mixed race political genius. Both have the solid credentials to put together programs that will solve so many of the problems America faces..
In the race, McCain will only misread teleprompters and have to change his Depends during debates. Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg have the goods to cut across race and political boundaries.
If this becomes reality they won't just win, they will conquer!