Barack Obama is Not the Choice of Democrats
Many of my friends who are supporting Barack Obama constantly talk about the “will of the people” and they say that’s where the super / unpledged delegates should vote, that they should follow the popular vote and give their votes to Obama. To that I say absolutely not.
First of all almost 28 million people have voted in one of the 41 primaries or caucuses held thus far and the difference in the popular vote between Obama and Clinton is less than one tenth of one percent (less than 35,000 out of 28,000,000 cast). So the people are clearly split between the two.
Second, unless I am mistaken this is a race to be the “Democratic” nominee for the Presidency of the United States. And in almost every contest where the primaries were open to just Democrats - Barack Obama has lost every one – New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, Florida, etc.(and each by over 5 points). The only places where he wins are those states where Independents and Republicans carry him to victory.
I do not doubt that we will need more than just Democrats to win in November but Independents and Republicans should not pick the Democratic Nominee - nor do I as A Democrat think I should choose the Republican nominee. Those are not my parties and I should not make that choice for them and neither should Republicans and Independents make that choice for me or you my fellow Democrats.
That is an insult to real Democrats who have stayed with this party year after year, and thru every up and down. Let the “will of the Democrats” prevail and the unpledged Democrats will and should choose Hillary Clinton by a mile because she leads amongst Democratic voters by a very large margin.
And lets be clear about two more things- one, Republicans are voting for Obama during the primaries with ulterior motives, they want to stop Hillary Clinton it is not because they are inspired. And two if the Republicans want Obama so bad perhaps it is because they believe he will be the candidate that they can beat in November. I cannot remember the last time something the Republicans wanted for the Democrats was actually good for the Democrats.
And if we let them do it we will get defeated in November. Go to Google and type in “republicans voting for Obama” and read some of the thousands of stories and websites where Republicans clearly lay out their case to vote for Obama in the primary to defeat Hillary and then say they will “go home” to McCain in November. I am not making this stuff up go and see it for yourself.
Who’s really picking our Democratic nominee? If it’s the Democratic youth or African American voters, I’m okay with that. That’s fair. If it’s Republicans or Independents, I’m not – I made a choice to be a Democrat and so did many of you and it meant something to me as I hope it did to you.
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