Wednesday, August 27, 2008
To the Hillary Supporters . . .
After Hillary's rousing speech last night, which I will comment on at length later today, I saw this reaction from a Clinton delegate that honestly made me more frustrated than anything I've faced this week -- including the missing textbooks! Yes, ma'am, that was a presidential CALIBER speech. I've seen a lot of them in my life given by a lot of people who did not become president. Hillary isn't the candidate not because of her gender but because of her last name. It's why this die-hard feminist didn't vote for her. My students have never lived in a country where the president's last name wasn't Clinton or Bush. That borders on a monarchy, and last time I checked, we decided not to have that almost 232 years ago. I don't have a problem with Clinton delegates casting their vote for Hillary tonight. That's what they were elected to do, and I believe in democracy. And if you can't get behind Obama for whatever reason, fine, don't vote.