I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want Hillary Clinton waiting around for me to die
May 13, 2008 6 Comments
As Hillary Clinton rolls to another victory among stupid white people (sorry West Virginia, but I call them like I see them: You are 95 percent white, only 15 percent of you went to college and you are a full 5 percent below national average on high school graduates) in a state that leans so red it isn’t even considered a swing state, a new Gallup poll says that a majority of Democrats want Hillary as Obama’s Veep:
“A new Gallup poll shows 55 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents surveyed think Obama should offer the New York senator a spot on his ticket.”
but the next sentence explains how that could possibly be true:
“That number is significantly influenced by Clinton’s supporters — close the 75 percent of her backers want the No. 2 spot to be offered, while only 43 percent of Obama supporters feel the same.”
It means like their candidate, Hillary supporters can’t let go. They are clinging tenaciously to the idea that she could still get back in the White House, that it’s not over, that she didn’t lose, couldn’t lose.
A majority of Obama supporters, meanwhile, seem to want a clean break and want to turn the page.
Given what people say about the Clintons and their power-hungry ways, I certainly wouldn’t want a Clinton sitting around waiting for me to die so she could take over things, especially given her recently re-discovered gun toting love, the recent vice-presidential history of shotgun mishaps and the fact that her base seems to be growing increasingly racist.
Victoria Switzer, a retired social studies teacher, was on phone-bank duty one night during the Pennsylvania primary campaign. One night was all she could take: “It wasn’t pretty.” She made 60 calls to prospective voters in Susquehanna County, her home county, which is 98 percent white. The responses were dispiriting.
One caller, Switzer remembers, said he couldn’t possibly vote for Obama and concluded: “Hang that darky from a tree!”
(Even SNL noticed, by the way, listing as one of the reasons for a Clinton candidacy that her supporters “are racist” and won’t vote for Obama in the fall. The other reasons, by the way, were “I am a sore loser” and “I have no ethical standards.”)
Now, I’m not saying all Hillary supporters are racists or that Obama would be in any danger.
But I’m just saying…