people seem to be missing the point. it's not white racism that will cost Obama the election, its hispanic/asian racism. as an ethnic group hispanics have huge issues with african-americans. but don't believe me, just look at what happened to him in areas with large hispanic voting blocks. as a voting block asians are also insanely racist, particularly against black people. asians won't be as much of a factor however, that's simply a question of raw numbers. i think it is indicative of the climate in which we live that this issue, the pink elephant in the room so to speak, isn't discussed. the obsession is with white racism, which, grant you exists, but is waning, while these other forms of racism are in full swing (not to mention black racism, which is ridiculously entrenched and encouraged). discuss.
I didn't say he was, I said that he shouldn't. The attitude among many of the Obama supporters I know is disheartening, both in their needless, baseless pseudo-hatred of Clinton and in their belief that Obama's primary campaign revolutionized the entire game. That is, of course, a very small sample of Obama supporters, but the pervasive attitude of the media throughout the campaign has focused on the "revolutionary" aspects of Obama's campaign. Those aspects played well with the audience that gave him the nomination but won't play as well big-picture. A dose of tradition they seem to so despise is going to be necessary going into November, is all I was suggesting. Dean-esque buyers remorse is not something that can happen in October.
That's cool how you referenced a case.
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.
My problem with the anti-Clinton folks isn't that they chose to support another candidate, in an Oprah or Caroline Kennedy fashion. It's the gleeful delight with which so many of them enjoyed tearing Hillary apart. I found them rather hypocritical, especially when they resorted to using 15-year-old right-wing arguments against her, and frequently sexist. I heard many people say they didn't like Obama's health care plan, found him inexperienced or thought his Iraq war stance was disingenuous. I heard many more people say Hillary was bitchy, shrill or old.
I'm assuming by sacrifice, you mean rescue?I have no idea what "things she has done."
I also think there's some truth to the criticism of the Obamabots. The Wolcott quote on my Facebook profile details my issue with them pretty well (I wonder if he's cute, because we agree a lot, apparently). I don't think it's a huge stretch to say that there was a bit of cult-like fascination with Obama that wasn't connected to anything beyond personal affection or euphoria.
Because supporting a candidate we didn't feel was experienced enough for the nomination just to be good Democrats is the same as tearing apart another Democratic candidate because you developed a grade-school crush on someone more exciting?