Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Road Back For Hillary Clinton

Tonight, Hillary Clinton has a golden opportunity. And I am truly hoping she takes full advantage of her moment in history. According to officials, Clinton will concede the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama tonight. She will not officially end her campaign, but that's purely for political reasons, for her future negotiations with Obama. That will not trouble me one bit. Clinton received a lot of votes and has tremendous support, it may be too much bad blood now for the VP slot, but Obama better find something she wants. And I'm okay with that too.

She ran a great campaign, a tough campaign. Yes, she made mistakes and she did things that people didn't agree with. Like it or not, that's politics. She does not have to hang her head. She should strongly and happily celebrate what she has accomplished. Hillary Clinton has proved that a woman can run and possibly one day become President of the United States. She definitely needs to challenge the nation about its views about gender and leadership, but she needs to do it in a way that educates and empowers, not divides. I hope that is the message she choses to send to the world without any hint of conspiracy, double-dealings, or unfairness. No sour grapes, no gripes.

She needs to passionately and unquestioningly back Barack Obama's president campaign one hundred percent and she needs to strongly demand that her most staunchest supporters to do the same. She needs to remind everyone that the ulimate goal is to restore a Democrat to the White House.

And she may not be able to do it tonight, but she should most definitiely do it in the near future, she needs to call Michelle Obama. They have a lot more in common then people will admit, Clinton could help her avoid some of the mistakes she made in the 1990s. She could help prepare Michelle for a nation that demands a president have a spouse, as long as said spouse does not have any intelligence or ideas of her own.

8 comments:

Yobachi June 3, 2008 at 4:20 PM  

Terri McAuliffe said this afternoon that she won't even concede the delegate count tonight, and she said that the primaries end tonight; but that tomorrow starts "a new phase of the campaign".

Well see if they're just blustering to try to back off super delegates from coming out so Obama can go over the top, and will concede if he does; or if they're really not going to even acknowledge that fact tonight.

The Clinton camp thus far has not once let the facts get in their way, and they've incessantly moved the goal post.

wisdomteachesme June 3, 2008 at 5:41 PM  

if she is not going to be vp--she should ask for a supreme court seat. no correction--he should just make the offer.

lolol
that would start to level the ground for many!
hahaha that would set some pants on fire!! hahahahah

very nice writing towards her prof..very good.
it aint' like obama hasn't made his share of mistakes also.
i expect everyone to make them--it becomes an issue when people will not speak out and take responsibility for the ones they have made once revealed.
i am quite proud of hillary. i think she did a very good job in this journey. no matter what--she paved a WIDE path for the next woman to come along and run for president....next time....
4 yrs goes by pretty quickly...

Professor Tracey June 3, 2008 at 6:12 PM  

Yobachi -

If she does that I will give her an F and I will not forget it!

faith June 3, 2008 at 7:30 PM  

There's a LOT of bad blood. I still don't get all the admiration she had everything handed to her: ex-Pres husband, media tie-ins, millions, infrastructure, blah blah blah. She needs to admit her complicity in trashing Black women, she needs to apologize, she needs to tell all her rabid white supports to stand down. Obama better not offer her the VP spot. She doesn't need to be anywhere near his administration, but she would do a lot to heal the rift SHE CREATED by actually conceding her campaign. A concession mean she's totally out! A suspension means she's holding back for a future potential assault. It isn't about her..or Bill anymore. She was not going to win the election anyway. I was relieved when Obama decided to run and did well because I honestly wasn't looking forward to voting for her but I would've pulled the level for her over McCain. That's not the way I ever want to have to vote again!

faith June 3, 2008 at 7:34 PM  

No VP. No Cabinet position. Keep her and Bill as far away from the White House as possible. She has to admit her racist attacks and apologize to Black people. If she concedes it is over. If she suspends then she's still hedging her bets. I do not trust her at all. Keep her as far away from the White House as possible!!!

A Voice From the Battlefield June 3, 2008 at 7:35 PM  

I hope it goes as smoothly as you described prof. tracey. That would be ideal and could help BEGIN to heal some of the wounds that have been created and re-opened.

New Black Woman June 3, 2008 at 7:40 PM  

I wouldn't mind seeing her as attorney general.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com June 3, 2008 at 10:38 PM  

Hey there!

What about Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State?

Obama HAS to offer her something once he is in the White House....

The Obamas ran a good race...they kept it clean...Michelle has taken some nasty attacks...Begging-for-White-Approval Barry has won this race by showing "Massa" what a good black he is...and by managing to kiss a record number of behinds while still keeping a consistent message of unity for this nation...

Now I believe he's well positioned to beat the next nursing home admittee, Mish-Mash McCain.

Thanks, Professor Tracey, for your coverage of the final results of this race!

Lisa

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