Declan and I were out to dinner last night and found out about Barack Obama finally getting the nomination through the explosion on Twitter. Of course, if you remember, Declan already thinks Obama is our president, so it was fun trying to explain to him that he has one more big hurdle in November before we can call him that.
But finally, finally, THIS hurdle is over.
And before I move on to celebration, I would like to whine and gripe for a few minutes. Because that is what I do.
I am so disappointed in Hillary Clinton.
So so so SO disappointed. I was disappointed when she entered the race because I thought it was selfish. I was disappointed when she started mud-slinging because I thought it was beneath her. I was disappointed when she started acting desperate and grasping at straws. But, by far, I am incredibly disappointed that she didn’t know when to say when.
I know she promised her supporters she would stay in it till the end, but that end was clearly 3 months ago. Three months are an eternity in an election year. Those three months could have been spent uniting the Democratic Party against John McCain, who is the real concern, if we could remember that for a minute. Wil Wheaton said it best. Hillary Clinton turned herself in the Psycho Ex-Girlfriend of the Democratic Party.
I am through taking her calls.
And Obama better not be answering the phone either. Word is, not only is Clinton making mewling sounds about being the veep, but she also thinks maybe Obama should help her out with her campaign debt. Debt that would not have been encumbered had she been rational about her campaign? I THINK NOT.
Our election process is wasteful, bloated, flawed and I sure would hate to start off being disappointed in the first candidate that I adore in years. Please Obama, stand tall.
BECAUSE, OH HAPPY DAY!
YES WE CAN!
I am thrilled we have a candidate who is ready to fight, yet still ready to compromise. Smart. Has good plans. Understands people. And he’s well-spoken to boot!
And one good thing about this tough nomination process, he’s shown he can weather the storm with grace and dignity.
I am ready for a little dignity in the White House.
Now! It’s time to start thinking about Veeps and going after McCain. CNN has a list of potential running mates.
Who is your pick?