Wednesday, July 9, 2008

To quote Sophia from "The Color Purple"

"I knowed deys a God!" Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has said that he would "seriously consider" accepting the vice presidential nod if it's offered. I tell you, that statement did my heart some good when I saw it on CNN Politics. Since I'm fasting TV for the month of July, I had to read about it online and I'm sure I lost some of the effect. Either way, I felt like jumping for joy. In this posting on CNN's political ticker yesterday, he said he'd "seriously consider" whatever Sen. Obama asked him to do. Edwards proved himself to be a viable candidate in 2004 and early in this election season. To me, the man is poised and ready to be an agent of change and I think that he would certainly be an asset, not only to the Obama campaign, but to the rest of us as well. I hope they ask him because, well, I only trust Sen. Clinton about thismuch. Don't get me wrong, she's an awesome politician, they all are, but something about her still makes me just a wee bit uneasy. Plus, she spent the majority of her bit for the presidency on my good nerve and I'm technically still not over that. One thing that would make me trust her is if she would lean a little harder on her past donors to lay off Obama and support him. Some of those folks are unbelievable. I just watched a clip on CNN, and I'm not sure if that means I'm cheating, but anyway, Joe Johns interviewed a Clinton contributor who said she's not sure if she'll support Obama because she "just doesn't like him" and she thinks he's "elitist." Now, I'm not one to judge folks and call them names but that fool is being juvenile and petty. She's alleging sexism. OK, there was sexism. Guess what, Clinton did a lot of that to herself too. There was also racism, I don't see Obama crying foul every five minutes. Sadly, I think Clinton's supporters want her to be catered to and they even want Obama to settle her campaign debts. I want to know why he should foot the bill for her delusions of grandeur? Granted, in the beginning and about a month before the bitter end, and I do mean bitter, it was a heavily contest race. But, let's be honest here, it went on a lot longer than it should have and she racked up far more debt trying to "prove a point" than she would have if she would have just 'gone in peace.' All Clinton supporters are not doing this, but a lot of them are and it is going to be detrimental to the party and ultimately to the country. The whole point of this is to get a Democrat elected into office because, frankly, they can't do much worse than the current administration or the would-be McCain administration. Since campaign contributions are public record, a lot of Clinton's supporters' names have been surfacing on McCain's financial records as major donors. This can not be because they believe in his politics, it has to be because they want to 'stick it to Obama.' It is the mark of a childish individual who wants to derail a person because, 'you don't like him.' My first boss was a Grade-A, psycho who I didn't like for some time, but, he knew how to do his job. He got results and that is what we expect of Obama.


Kim Stagliano said...

I like that Edwards has "FU" money, I think that makes him less likely to kowtown. That he's a Southern white man may calm some of the yay-hoos who are skittish (that's a polite word for racist) about Obama. Part of me is shocked that many deep South states aren't turned to Obama yet, part of me isn't.

The Obama kids were cute on TV, weren't they?

I haven't heard the full story of what Jesse Jackson said about Obama "Off-mike" when the mike was on. Have you?

Kim Stagliano said...

Oops, kowtow.

Smarty Jones said...

You know, tradition runs deep here in the south and unfortunately, one of our traditions is racism in its worse form.
As far as Jesse Jackson, I said everything to and about him that I have to say in today's open letter. Stop by when you get a chance.
And yes, the Obama kids are super cute, but I wouldn't expect any less of the future First Family.

Anonymous said...

You know, I think it would be a great thing if Edwards was offered the VP slot and accepted. He appears to have the ability to bounce ideas back and forth well with Obama, and that's much needed. They have the right balance with each other and that is important as well. Thanks for sharing!