Email to supporters from Hillary Clinton
On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans.
I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party’s nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise.
“I’m not a member of an organized party, I’m a Democrat,” Will Rogers once said.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ok, the street fight is over. Join hands everyone and sing “Cumbaya.” The Democratic Party will now unify as never before andÃ‚Â clobber the Republicans in November.
(BTW, I’m not a Democrat. Now that we’re back in California, I’ll register as Peace & Freedom, the only socialist party in California with ballot status. Obama may well raise expectations so high that he will open the door for the possibility of real change – whether he wants to or not.Ã‚Â Will he end the wars? Dunno. But I doubt he’ll support torture and the erosion of constitutional rights, and that’ll be major steps in the right direction. And he gets it about global warming.)
Let’s hope that the Democrats don’t clobber the Repubicans the way the New Labour clobbered the Conservatives in the UK in 1997 and then moved further to the right than the defeated conservatives would ever have dreamed of.
I also find Obama’s recent comments on the Israel/Palestine conflict somewhat disturbing.
I feel it will be a case of all change to stay the same with perhaps a few wee concessions thrown in here and there.