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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:09 AM
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AN OPEN LETTER TO SENATORS CLINTON AND OBAMA
Dear Senators

Wow, this has been an exciting campaign, hasnt it? We have record turn out in the primaries to vote for the first African American or first woman to be our nominee for President of the United States. Now, the race is so close, that many experts are saying it could go to the Convention as if it werent exciting enough. Other Democratic candidates are concerned that an extended primary will hurt our eventual nominee and hand the presidency to John McCain.

History would certainly favor this viewpoint. The last few times the Democrats had a brokered convention, it did result in a Republican victory in the fall. I dont believe this has to happen this time, though. This election, after all, is different from any weve ever seen before. We have bucked the trend already. All the experts also say this should be a Democratic year. An extended primary, even one where we choose our nominee at the Convention can actually help our partys chances at the White House. That, however, is now directly dependent on the two of you. It all depends on how you run your campaigns from here to the Convention.

STOP ATTACKING EACH OTHER. No more red phone ads. No more accusations of race baiting. You should spend your time attacking John McCain. Now that Senator McCain has the nomination, he is going to spend the next eight months building his reputation as an independent or moderate so he can win the general election. You must tear down this false image he is trying to create.

By all means, discuss your policy and differences but please avoid snide remarks about the other. Dont compare each other to Republicans. Senator Obama, you know there is a world of difference between Ms. Clinton and the Republicans, don't you? Senator Clinton, you didnt really mean to imply that McCain was more qualified to serve than Obama, did you? If neither of you believe that your Democratic opponent is better than John McCain, please consider what kind of Supreme Court you would like this country to have. Better yet, if neither of you believe in your heart that the other is the second best candidate for President, you dont deserve to be a Democrat.
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mculator Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:10 AM
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1. Dream ticket works for me
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locker13 Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:13 AM
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2. for the record
The obama campaign has not engaged in any race baiting and has only attacked on the issues. Get Your facts straight. Don't try to put Obama in the same boat just because Hillary decided to do a Cloverfield
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Branjor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:15 AM
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3. Dream ticket
is the way to go. Whoever is in the first position.
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