Thousands of people throughout the world are protesting against the inhumane bombing policy of Israel which has resulted in the deaths of innocent men, women, and children. But, for some strange reason, there are no demonstrations against the Muslim nation of Sudan which has killed–not 1,000– but over 200,000 innocent men, women and children as well as raping females and driving over 2.7 million Darfurians to seek refuge in other lands. Why is there silence in Muslim nations at what incoming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton terms a “terrible humanitarian crisis compounded by a corrupt and very cruel regime which she believes is engaged in genocidal policies.
The Obama administration is considering no-fly zones and even the possibility of blockading ports in order to end the murderous Muslim leadership which has unleashed the janjaweed to kill and rape without remorse. It appears the government of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir was praying for a McCain victory and now fear that liberal Democrats will actively support the people of Darfur. Bashir intensely dislikes Susan Rice, the new US Ambassador to the UN who has spoken of the need to end Sudan’s murderous policies in Darfur.
Hopefully, in the coming days, protestors in the Arab world, Europe, Latin America and Asia will be marching in the streets with signs saying, “we are all Darfurians.” If killing 1,000 is an example of “genocide,” then what is the killing of 200,000 to be termed?
Senator Hillary Clinton gave a masterful speech at the Tuesday evening session of the Democratic Convention. She directly confronted any of her supporters who are angry and ready to vote for McCain by challenging them as to whether the campaign for her nomination was about her or about the issues and ideas that she advocated. She emphasize to her supporters that John McCain stood for the opposite of everything they were fighting to achieve and a vote for him was a vote against women rights, against health care, and a vote for someone who is more likely to seek military solutions instead of diplomatic ones. She continually emphasized she was voting for Barack Obama and she urged them to return to the Democratic party and fight for its beliefs.
Hillary Clinton displayed passion, conviction, and a sincere commitment to support the Obama candidacy in the fight to end the Bush fiasco in America. She pointed out it was no surprise the Republican convention was being held in the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, since the twins of Bush and McCain could not be told apart when it came to their political and foreign policy beliefs. She specifically pointed out a major goal of her campaign was obtaining affordable health care for all in America, something opposed by McCain but supported by Obama.
There is no question Senator Clinton will be out campaigning for Obama and working to persuade women to follow suit. Her speech was undoubtedly the best she has ever given and it captured the admiration of everyone in the convention. She laid to rest any qualms that existed regarding her support for Senator Obama.
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Tagged Hillary Clinton, McCain, Obama
Senator Barack obama swept through two more states with overwhelming majorities to further demonstrate he has captured the imagination of voters in Democratic primaries. Senator Clinton continues speaking in words unheard or ignored by the majority of voters. Hillary has spoken about her more extensive experience, her hard work, and even boasted she makes up her own speeches instead of being like Obama who borrows them from others, but nothing she says resonates with the public. The ides of March are fast approaching with primaries in Ohio and Texas, they can mark a final dagger in the heart of New York’s senator.
Hillary Clinton has done an excellent job as a senator from New York and she can look forward to a long career in that body. Hillary hoped to become an historic figure by being the first woman elected to the presidency. But, she now has another historic opportunity, spporting the candidacy of the first African American to gain the honor of being president. The fat lady’s voice can be heard in the distance, it’s time for Hillary Clinton to quit the stage of presidential politics and return to the outstanding work she is doing in the U.S. Senate.
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After continually observing voters switch to the dynamic message of hope espoused by Barack Obama, Senator Clinton has decided to go on the attack with a vicious array of negative ads. The ensuing battle is impacting not merely her conflict with Barack Obama, but her own staff. This week, Mark Penn and Mandy Grunwald, two old Clinton aides, clashed over the wording and intent of ads. Mr. Penn, who created embarrassment when it was revealed his PR firm collects hundreds of thousands of dollars from a nuclear company that Clinton linked with Obama, attacked Mandy Grunwald. Ms. Grunwalkd replied, “Oh, it’s always the ad, never the message.”
Hillary Clinton has surrounded herself with a small coterie of admiring sycophants in the same manner as has George Bush. They believe in a top down media driven approach to politics in which ads and money supposedly win contests. She never bothered to create a solid base among young people or those who had visions of a better America, instead it was the same old crowd saying the same old things about nasty Bush. Senator Clinton never realized America wanted something more than talk about the evils of Bush, they wanted a vision for the future.
If Clinton’s negative ad approach gains her some victories, she will alienate large sectors of her Democratic base and they will not be enthusiastic about campaigning for her in the fall. Senator Clinton greatest weakness is failing to connect with Americans and their fears and hopes for a better nation.
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Tagged Barack Obama, campaign conflict, Hillary Clinton