Posted by Damozel | In North Carolina, Hillary Clinton pleaded with supporters, "Don't vote for McCain."
"Every time we have a vigorous contest like we're having this primary election, people get intense. (AP)has intense support. I have intense support. It's exciting because people want to be involved. But, the differences ... pale in comparison to the differences between us and ."
She said that she'd work for a unified party if Obama gets the nomination.
"I intend to do everything I can to make sure we have a unified Democratic Party," she said. "When this contest is over and we have a nominee, we're going to close ranks. We're going to be united ... The most important goal for us is to put a Democrat back in the White House." (AP)
Obama said much the same thing.
"There are going to be some bruised feelings, whoever the nominee is. We are going to have to come together and remind ourselves that there is a heck of a lot bigger difference between either (AP)or myself, and ...I think short term, there is going to be work to do for the nominee to bring the party back together again. People feel pretty passionate about their respective candidates. I appreciate that, and I understand it."
I hope everyone is listening. However angry we may feel, we need to remember that we will all lose if McCain is elected.
This business of threatening to vote for the other party if you don't get your way? Childish. Hillary's supporters ultimately will need Obama's supporters and vice versa.
That doesn't mean that I'm not angry at the way Hillary's been treated, and I'm fine with that anger---it energizes me to fight back---but when this is all over, I want to see the Republicans out. They don't deserve another turn just because we're having a fight over which one of ours gets to go next.
Memeorandum discussion here.