Saturday, June 28, 2008

How Obama Can Win Clinton Supporters

Sometimes a thoughtful reader’s comment offers more helpful suggestions than can be found elsewhere in online news coverage.

Following Michael Falcone’s post at the Caucus (NY Times) this morning, Saturday, June 28, "Canary in the Coalmine" offers concrete suggestions to Obama for winning over Clinton supporters.

So how hard could it be, Barack, to actually do something about the sexism that Hillary Clinton endured during the Democratic primary?

Here’s the Canary’s comment verbatim:

I would think that earning the support of Sen Clinton’s supporters would be first on Mr Obama’s agenda. Maybe doing something (an issues agenda, speaking about, admitting, recognizing?) about the prevalent sexism expressed by the candidate and exploited by his campaign might help.,8599,181838 6,00.html

has a new poll that shines light on reality….there wasn’t much of a bump after Sen Clinton’s suspending her campaign. With 46% undecided (Sen Clinton’s supporters and probably a good smathering of hard-line evangelicals disenchanted with McCain, unlikely Obama voters) and only roughly half of them are even open to changing their minds about any candidate, or presumedly voting at all.

Want my vote? Earn my vote.

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  1. Virginia. BHO has made it clear he needs to focus on other voters and we will "get over it". His campaign has said they will not court Clinton supporters. Everything coming out of the Dnc's mouth Pelosi "I didn't witness sexism" "I need concrete proof" is loud and clear they are ignoring us. If is far past the time any apology or attempt to make amends will make one bit of difference. If it is ever done it will be insincere pandering at the worst and I would consider it offensive.

    Hillary 08
    Mccain 08

  2. Dear Bloggers how would you act if someone called you a racist? Get a clue man. Clinton saved this country in the 1990's. Our country is in the pits and you want to belittle this guy? He still is the BEST president we ever had. Stop drinking the OBAMA cool-aid. The Obama campaign called this great and former president a racist. That is unbelievable!!!

    Hillary supporter, woman voting NO to Obama cult club.

  3. Thank you to those who have posted comments here. You each have made good points. Please stay in touch.

  4. Thank you to those who have posted comments here. You each have made good points. Please stay in touch.