Friday, September 5, 2008
Don't waste your vote
This morning on the news, I listened to a disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporter say that she may vote for John McCain or not vote at all because she has been so hurt by the Democratic party's process. Look, I understand that she is upset that her candidate didn't get the nomination (this time), and I agree with her wholeheartedly that the DNC needs to overhaul its process so that we don't have such a long, drawn-out, divisive primary season in elections to come. But she -- and any other HRC supporters out there considering the same -- have to listen to Hillary herself. You have much more in common with Barack Obama than you have with John McCain and his ultra-conservative running mate Sarah Palin. Unless you have suddenly become pro-life, pro-gun, pro-drilling in protected lands, anti-sex education, believe that the war in Iraq is God's work and want a president who has voted with George W. Bush 90% of the time, you have to support Barack Obama, just like Hillary does. Don't you remember the last two elections and how close they were? Hillary Clinton has urged you to make sure we put a Democrat in the White House this November, and I beg you to do the same by showing up to vote for the person the DNC has put forth as its candidate. Get involved in the DNC. Write Howard Dean nasty letters about the process that upset you so. But for goodness' sake, don't waste your vote.