Hillary Clinton is a solid candidate, why pass this up?
One week from Tuesday more than 20 states will go to the polls and likely decide who will be the Democratic and Republican nominees for president.
As this happens, I am watching two things happen. Recently, a lot of people have told me that they are shifting their support from other candidates to Hillary Clinton. That is great news, and it is great to hear that people aren't afraid to align with the candidate who grows on them throughout the campaign. Even celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton, who was early to endorse Barack Obama, seems to be leaning towards "Team Clinton" now.
Don't be afraid to support the candidate that you think will make the best President. Electabilty and experience are definitely important. Their previous records are important and having the support of the core of the Democratic party is VERY important.
I have taken a lot for being vocal for Hillary and not being afraid to point out Obama's short comings. I don't care. I support Hillary, and I am not afraid to say it. I don't think Barack Obama is horrible, but I don't think he is ready to be our President. I hate to say I told ya so, but I did say eight years ago that George W. Bush wasn't ready to be president. And he wasn't. We can't make that same mistake again.
It is one thing to preach change, but you have to practice what you preach. If Obama represented change and a shift from the norm, why is he getting endorsed by traditional career politicans like Ted Kennedy and John Kerry so important? If Obama really was the icon of change, insiders like Kennedy and Kerry would not be buying into his campaign. I'm just not into Obama's type of change.
Hillary Clinton stands for positive change. Hillary stands behind her voting record in the Senate. I am also positive that she is electable. Obama shifts back and forth on the issues too much and replies with "that's not what I meant" rather than facing his faults. This is not someone who is ready to be our President, and the Republicans will rip him up over it if he makes it to the general election. Thank goodness that doesn't seem very likely right now.
On Super Duper Tuesday, we can put an end to this squabble in the Democratic party. At this point, Hillary leads in all those states that vote on February 5th except Georgia and Illionis - Obama's home state. Mrs. Clinton has huge (in some cases double-digit) polling leads in the states with the lots of delegates like California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Arizona, Missouri and Alabama.
The Clintons perform well in these situations where lots of delegates are up for grabs! Hillary has said all along that she is running a national campaign, and we will get to see what she means on Feb. 5th.
I'm not just asking you to go and vote for Hillary. Please spread the word. Remind your friends and family to vote, and ask them to vote for Senator Clinton. Send out a few e-mails, post a few MySpace bulletins, message your friends on Facebook. Get the word out! Hillary Clinton is right for our generation. She is right for America.
Hillary represents true change. Change that will move American in the right direction.
Graphic source: WSJ