Saturday, June 07, 2008

Congratulations Hillary

Hillary Clinton made it official today. Many of us wanted her to give in much sooner, but a tough competitor, she fought beyond the bitter end. I didn't agree with that action, but I do have to give respect to a woman who was facing what she faced. Throughout the campaign, I was sickened by the misogynist comments about her "nagging" voice and "cackling" laughter. I hope she did put a big dent in the glass ceiling for women and I hope that one day (soon!) we'll have a woman in the White House.

And think about this: How many of us have had to throw our support behind a competitor for a job we REALLY wanted? Imagine interviewing and wooing an employer and finding out not only that they didn't pick you, but you have to publically say how cool the guy who beat you is? That can't be easy to do.

So come on Dems, let's join together, get behind our candidate (Yay Obama!) and make this thing happen. We can't afford another 4 more years (or 100 more) of what we've had the last 8.

So what do y'all think, should Hillary be VP? I myself would never want to pick for my #2 a person so determined to be #1. However, candidates don't always get to choose.

6 comments:

iyan and egusi soup: said...

carleen, it's been a while...glad to see all you're doing!

obama will choose a running mate who embodies in some real ways, the values of the campaign he's run.

Carleen Brice said...

I hope so.

Lisa said...

Who knew there were so many book clubs!? What a great turn out. It sounds like it was delicious. :)

Shauna Roberts said...

Although I was a Clinton supporter, I'm not sure it's a good idea for Obama to choose her. Their personal styles seem out of synch, and she would want to play a big role in the administration. John Edwards might be a good choice. Two charming, attractive me, each with a strong desire to make America a fairer, better place, would make McCain look old and old-fashioned.

Carleen Brice said...

Edwards has said he doesn't want to be Veep. But I agree--I think he'd be great.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

I hope the Hillary Hate is officially over...she's lost...okay...let's now focus on getting Obama (with his flaws) into the White House because he is a much more promising alternative than an out-of-touch with mainstream America McCain...who (reportedly) is taking a mountain of medications just to function day-to-day...

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa