Just Say No to Sen. Clinton's Debt Relief [Updated]
As a former supporter of Sen. Clinton's, I have to say that the fact that she continued to campaign after running out of money, including the $11 Million Dollars she lent her campaign, to the tune of another $19 Million dollars disgusts me.
Like it or not, money makes politics go. If you can't raise enough money to keep going, or don't have a personal fortune to spend, then you should not be able to keep running.
She had the nerve to stay in this thing for months after it was statistically highly unlikely that she could win. How does she justify continue putting her campaign millions and millions of additional dollars in debt to keep running a campaign that all but her most die-hard supporters knew was essentially over?
I, for one, have no desire to give her campaign a PENNY for debt relief. Even if she stated that she would only pay herself back after every debt is paid, it is completely unacceptable that she continued running up her debts while arguing she was still viable.
Her inabilty to raise enough money to keep going without incurring an outrageous amount of debt should have been proof enough that she was not viable.
Further, our money should be going to Sen. Obama, the DNC, Moveon.org and anyone else helping to make sure Sen. Obama wins and Sen. McCain loses. Any diversion of a single dollar to Sen. Clinton's debt relief is money poorly spent.
Sen. Clinton should pay everything she owes out of her own pocket and not even suggest that Obama or any Democrats help her pay it off.
Update 5 minutes later:
Who are her creditors that kept giving her services without being paid, when her anemic fundraising and high debt was already known? I don't mean the local print shops and caterers, but the people producing commercials and airing them or providing other high-cost services. These are sophisticated business people who, what, just assumed someone would kick in the money to pay them down the road? I have to say that any creditor owed more than $10,000 who extended this campaign credit since her second announcement of a loan from herself to her campaign doesn't deserve to get paid, because they never should have provided an indebted campaign these services. This is starting to feel like the mortgage crisis. You feel bad for the little people who default on their loans, but there's no sympathy for the mortgage companies that never should have given them loans in the first place.
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