Math triumphs and Obama is the Democratic candidate

Last night Obama did the math and claimed the mantle as the presidential candidate for the Democrats.

It looks like Clinton will be expressing her support for Obama as the candidate.  It is key that she bring her supporters to support Obama also.  I have heard calls to Air America, read letters to the editor, etc… from people that say they will vote for McCain because of how Clinton has been treated, especially the sexism during the primary/caucus season.

My questions to these people:

1. Will McCain be better for women, after all if sexism is a problem, how is McCain on issues for women?

McCain is an antagonist of sensible family planning and effective sex education. In 2005, he voted “no” on a $100-million allocation for preventive health care services targeted at reducing unintended pregnancies, particularly teen pregnancies. In 2006, he voted against funding for comprehensive, medically accurate sex education for teens.

2. Have you looked at the Supreme Court?

The judiciary is different. On Jan. 20, 2009, six of the nine Supreme Court justices will be over 70. Most of them could be replaced by the next president, particularly if he or she is re-elected. Given the prospect of accelerating gains in modern medical technology, some of the new justices may serve for half a century. Even if a more perfect candidate were somehow elected in 2012, he would not be able to undo the damage, especially to the Supreme Court.

and who would McCain select?  Well think Roberts, Alito, Scalia, and Thomas.

3. Would you have been okay if African Americans had said that the nomination process was too racist and decided to vote for McCain rather than Clinton?  That would have been the same reaction for the other possible outcome, Clinton beating out Obama.  This is truly walking in someone else’s shoes.

4. Was Obama sexist to Clinton?  Or was it our media that was the source of the sexism?  And isn’t McCain beholden to the media lobbyists?

Of the 66 current or former lobbyists working for the Arizona senator or raising money for his presidential campaign, 23 have lobbied for telecommunications companies in the past decade, Senate lobbying disclosures show.

McCain has netted about $765,000 in political donations from those telecom lobbyists, their spouses, colleagues at their firms and their telecom clients during the past decade, a USA TODAY analysis of campaign-finance records shows.

So for those Clinton supports that are thinking of not voting for Obama, take some time to go through the stages of grief if you need, and then come out and support the Democratic nominee for president.  While Obama was not my first choice, John Edwards was, I was ready to vote for Obama or Clinton because America and Americans can not afford a McCain presidency!



1 Comment

  1. libhomo said,

    June 17, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Kucinich was my first choice, but two factors ended up pushing me towards Obama. Kucinich got about 2 percent of the vote in New Hampshire, and the Clinton campaign started making white supremacy their main campaign theme.

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