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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 11:01 PM
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Hilary made an excellent speech, but it was the WRONG speech
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and it failed to rise to the occasion on an occasion when so much was possible. Yes Clinton spoke with power and conviction and passion, showing why she is so formidable. Truly Hillary Clinton is a force to be reckoned with, and certainly she is no friend of the Republican Party; on the issues. But on the issue of doing what is best for the Democratic Party, she continued playing "Deal, or No Deal". By doing so she turned a true historic moment for America, the closing of a pivotal phase of an amazing race for President that brought the first African American and the first woman candidate both to the virtual threshold of that office, into yet another complex move in a fascinating political Chess match. We witnessed a game being played at the highest level rather than living a transcendent moment.

Here is the point of her speech when I winced hardest; when Hillary Clinton, in words as eloquent as any I have ever heard from her, promised to keep faith with Americans she met on the campaign trail, forgotten Americans, invisible Americans who to her have never been invisible, and then defined those people as the nearly 18 million voters who voted for her. Tonight Hillary Clinton presented herself as a faction leader, of a faction critical to the Democratic Party, a leader with her own constituency who she pledged to look out for, who she sought to mobilize behind her. In a parliamentary system of government, where Prime Ministers can be removed from power through a vote of no confidence, that might not seem so jarring to me. But tonight I wanted more, much more, than mere parliamentary intrigue.
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  -Hilary made an excellent speech, but it was the WRONG speech Tom Rinaldo  Jun-03-08 11:01 PM   #0 
  - I believe she will try to cut her best deal whatever that may be  Tom Rinaldo   Jun-03-08 11:18 PM   #1 
  - She will have a KEY role in shepherding affordable healthcare for all Americans...  Spazito   Jun-03-08 11:28 PM   #5 
  - Agree  Raine   Jun-03-08 11:18 PM   #2 
  - Gergen said it was almost as if she was proposing to build a coalition government with Obama  BeyondGeography   Jun-03-08 11:20 PM   #3 
  - I missed hearing that comment, but yes.  Tom Rinaldo   Jun-03-08 11:23 PM   #4 
  - I heard that.. he's really sounding some major alarms.. most of the CNN crowd is.  K Gardner   Jun-03-08 11:29 PM   #6 
  - Right - Her surrogates earlier were acting like it was Obama who had  cliffordu   Jun-03-08 11:31 PM   #8 
  - Thoughtful words as usual tom.  4themind   Jun-03-08 11:29 PM   #7 
  - I think he sees that and will do that.  Tom Rinaldo   Jun-03-08 11:32 PM   #10 
  - If it was wrong it wasn't excellent  Armani Toomer   Jun-03-08 11:32 PM   #9 
  - Timing is everything sometimes, isn't it? n/t  Tom Rinaldo   Jun-03-08 11:33 PM   #12 
  - Clinton hard-liners... please read the eloquent words of one of your former comrades....  scheming daemons   Jun-03-08 11:33 PM   #11 
  - One thing that struck me about her speech.....  Tinksrival   Jun-03-08 11:42 PM   #13 
  - She acts as if those "18 million" votes has been banked.  cottonseed   Jun-03-08 11:46 PM   #14 
  - The problem with having so many older voters backing you is that  Skwmom   Jun-04-08 09:40 AM   #18 
  - well sometimes we just get intrigue  grantcart   Jun-04-08 12:32 AM   #15 
  - Or sometimes at least it obscures most everything else. n/t  Tom Rinaldo   Jun-04-08 09:05 AM   #16 
  - Her faction is dwindling. My Mom, a Hillary supporter watched the speech and FINALLY  Skwmom   Jun-04-08 09:38 AM   #17 
  - If you think my OP was pushing Clinton's talking point  Tom Rinaldo   Jun-04-08 09:45 AM   #19 
     - It was a "critique" but still pushed many Clinton memes  Skwmom   Jun-04-08 10:20 AM   #20 
        - You may not be interested in efforts to keep our Party from spinning apart  Tom Rinaldo   Jun-04-08 10:56 AM   #21 
  - That's from your perspective  Beacool   Jun-04-08 11:51 AM   #22 

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