I'm filing this one under the "Say, what?" category:
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a top Clinton fund-raiser, telecommunications entrepreneur and member of the Democratic National Convention's platform committee, said she had questions about Mr. Obama's trustworthiness. If he does not answer them, Ms. de Rothschild said she would at least consider voting for Mr. McCain or even working for him.
"I love my country more than I love my party," said Ms. de Rothschild, who said she had been receiving entreaties from both Mr. Obama's and Mr. McCain's backers. "I can't just fall in line."
Can this woman be serious? She'd cut off her nose to spite her face. What does McCain support that Clinton supports? Abortion? Fuhgedaboutdit. Gun control? Never. Women's Rights? Hah. Maintaining a moderate Supreme Court? Are you kiddin'? Restoring the rule of law and appreciation for civil liberties? Nah.
If she supports McCain she won't be loving her country, she'll be acting out of spite and bile for Hillary's loss. I've got news for her. I've been on the losing end of so many progressive political electoral battles going all the way back to 1968 I can't begin to count. You don't give up on your party because your idea of the perfect candidate failed.
People like this woman have lost all perspective and possibly their mind if they would do something as dumb as deserting their party for McCain. McCain has no major advisors who are women except the token Carly Fiorina. Obama, on the contrary, is a candidate who "gets" women's issues and will fill his presidency with appointments of capable, competent women to key policymaking positions. There is something seriously wrong with those of Hillary's supporters who don't "get" this.
And if they're taking umbrage because of Obama's treatment of Clinton during the campaign, they should remember that she gave as good as she got. The attacks against Obama, many coming from the Hillary camp, were also offensive. It was a nasty campaign on both sides. I just hope we can unite behind the Party's candidate and not cut ourselves to shreds as is the wont of the Democratic Party when on the verge of power.
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