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Will Hillary Democrats Actually Vote McCain?

Vote "McBush"? Stay home? Many Hillary supporters can't see voting for Obama — at least not right now.

by
Taylor Marsh

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June 14, 2008 - 12:00 am
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Hillary Clinton made an historic speech last Saturday when she unequivocally endorsed Barack Obama, then asked her supporters to follow her lead to make sure he is elected. She was unflinching. She was unambiguous

I got the message. I will work unceasingly to keep John McCain from becoming president.

Many others did not.

In an interview I did with The New Republic, anti-Obama Clinton supporters were referred to as “dead-enders.” What an insult to these passionate people, who no one should believe are going away. The incoming emails I’m getting comes in screams:

Since I will never visit your site again, I shall speak frankly. You make me sick. (I would rather say this to you: @#@#&%*, but I’d rather not.) Nice headline Taylor. It’s been discounted by the campaign. And yet you have it up there saying she’ll take VP if offered. *#!@ you. – SN

I had Clinton’s back earlier than most. Stood up when others did not. Was vilified across the web for it. People are fickle. Frankly, I don’t care what people who once supported my efforts for Hillary say, do, write or believe. It’s their choice to turn a deaf ear to her, but I will have no part in it. They’re being tied to Senator Clinton and their unwillingness to accept what we cannot change at this point does little to help her, regardless of their righteousness, which is not in doubt.

…given your recent born-again attitude about obama and your inane reasoning for supporting hillary, every time i see your email – your name – in my inbox i about blow a gasket. for the sake of my health, please remove me immediately. i hope you come to your senses, but given the fact that you were a reagan democrat (which i just recently found out, otherwise i would never have signed up for your blog), it’s not likely. i guess it’s all about money first, then party, then country. too bad. i kind of liked what you had to say – when THAT was getting you traffic. karma’s a bitch, m’dear, hope you’re ready. – J.

Traitor!

….are you giving up on Senator Clinton? And if so why and you willing to through in the towel so easily? The media and the Democratic party need to answer for the way they have treated her. – anon.

you are a traitor and a slime sucking person, hope god saves a special place in hell for you. obama sucks like you. – A.L.

I’ve got hundreds of emails like these. They capture the heart of where many Hillary Democrats are today. Then there are others who say it’s likely only emails from Rush Limbaugh’s primary PR gambit, “Operation Chaos,” which as far as I’ve witnessed is just an attempt by El Rushbo to stay in the game after his own party’s nominee made him irrelevant.

One Hillary Clinton supporter who fought along side me during the primaries has a renewed mission: A Donation to Retire the Debt = A Slap in the Face to the D.N.C. The best way to put fury into positive action I’ve seen yet.

There’s another effort called the Million Woman March that has the possibility of making the biggest statement if they can pull it off. Their mission is clear, focused and positive, which is a real breath of fresh air in a anti-Obama atmosphere.

The Purpose of this blog is to organize Hillary Clinton supporters and anyone else who wishes to march at the Democratic Convention in August in support of Senator Clinton and Women’s Rights worldwide.

But will Hillary Democrats actually vote for John McCain?

They’re not playing nice so far, but it’s early. How many are there? Nobody knows, but an action they all have in common that is beginning to take hold should worry team Obama. These anti-Obama zealots are choosing to ignore McCain’s record in their fight against Barack. McCain’s votes, including on Iraq, his zero rating on women’s rights, the Supreme Court, all of it, are being ignored. What will women do when they read this story: The wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind?

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