Jo Mannies, political blogger for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was on C-Span this morning. I just caught the last part, but wanted to paraphrase a caller from New York talking about Hillary Clinton.
A caller from New York called to refute the fact that Hillary is too "polarizing". That is just a myth perpetrated by Fox News and the we-hate-liberals talk radio hosts.
The caller said Hillary won her seat in the senate by winning over the Republicans in upstate New York. At first, mostly women came to her campaign events. She won them over, because she's smart, she knows the issues, she makes sense, and she is convincing. The women would go home and tell their husbands they had become Hillary supporters, and then the sh*t would hit the fan. A lot of the husbands wound up sleeping on the couch.
Then the husbands started talking to each other at the coffee shops, and a few of them started showing up to hear Hillary. She won them over, too.
Hillary won re-election to her seat by working hard and communicating with her constituents. She isn't perfect, but, well....who is?
Hillary has been smeared a thousand times, and 99.9 percent of it is pure right-wing B.S. They have not yet begun to smear Obama, but, trust me, they will do a major hatchet job on him and his lovely wife Michelle, too, if he is on the top of the ticket.
A Clinton-Obama ticket would unite the Democratic party, and have the best chance of winning and getting this country back on track. Let's make history and give the Democrats 16 years in the White House.