I don't want to use my blog as a billboard for talking politics, but after reading an article in today's Boston Globe about Hillary Clinton's speech and the reaction of certain Democrats, I can't help but use this post as a rally cry.
For Clinton supporters, the battle with Obama for the party nomination was a tough one. Whether Hillary should be the party's nominee no longer matters. Obama received the support of his toughest competitor last night, and that should be enough, right?
But apparently not. According to the article, "some Clinton delegates in Indiana and Florida said they probably would not vote for Obama, but would not consider casting a ballot for a Republican." In an already tight race, every vote this November will count, and for Democrats to harbor ill feelings about what happened to Clinton and not vote for their party is complete rubbish. Every vote left off for Barack makes it that much easier for John McCain to win the office.
So the party really does need to unite. If Clinton can show grace and humility despite the cards she was dealt, then every Clinton supporter needs to do the same. I hope they realize that before it's too late.