Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Clinton’s (18 Million) Supporters Count Too!

Photo credits: Reuters

In today’s Washington Post, Dana Milbank reports the warm welcome received by Hillary Clinton on her first day back at work in the U.S. Senate, where she’s been admired and respected for her leadership and hard work throughout her eight-year tenure in that body.

Milbank accurately assesses Clinton’s stature on her return to the Senate: “She left as a legislator but returned as the leader of an 18 million-strong movement of women and working-class voters -- a group whose support Clinton's Democratic colleagues fervently desire.”

Yep. The message has finally registered, at least with a few of the pundits. To borrow a phrase initially made famous by a couple of women in Columbus, Ohio who refused to sit down, shut up, and get with the program, “Clinton supporters count too!”

I’d say Clinton supporters count more than ever in 2008.

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