Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hillary Supporters

Last night as I watched the Democratic Convention, I was somewhat astonished at the commentators' concentration on Hillary supporters and their supposed defection to the McCain camp. I think this is mostly a "mountain from a molehill" sort of thing.

Of course there is the silly and, I think very risky, McCain ad, using Hillary to blast Obama. (McCain, by the way, best be careful. After all, his opponents in the primary had some very unkind things to say about him.) Then there is the McCain ad with the supposed Hillary supporter, throwing her support to McCain. But how real is this big move of Hillaryites to McCain?

I can't imagine any genuine Democrat actually moving their support to McCain. Maybe there are some independents who might do such a thing, but a real Democrat? I don't think so. McCain represents all that is bad about the Republican party. Sure, he was once a so-called maverick, who supported stem cell research and a woman's right to choose, for example. He was lukewarm in his support for the right wing of the party and the right wing fanatical ideas. But, no more. He is now solidly in favor of the Iraq debacle, against abortion rights and stem cell research and is in favor of extending Bush's tax cuts among many other issues. He has sold his soul for votes and is now a supporter of everything Bush.

Even if a Hillaryite is miffed because she lost and feels that Obama in some way cut her out of the nomination, I can't imagine one of them voting for McCain, even for spite. There is too much at stake in this election. The Bush Regime has done so much damage to this country, our constitutional rights, our environment, our world standing, that we cannot stand another four or eight years of a Bush-like Regime. We need to return to a Democratic "Administration," not another copy of a third world rogue regime.

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