The hope of G.O.P operatives, that Hillary & Bill would offer aÂ lukewarm embrace of Senator Obama were dashed whenÂ both Clinton’s rocked the convention with speeches that put to rest any doubt John McCain will face a unified partyÂ in the electionÂ battle royal.
While the folks at FOX are stillÂ attempting to spin the news cycleÂ withÂ idle rumors and rankÂ gossip,Â The McCain camp lost its single biggest advantage this evening when William Jefferson Clinton’sÂ knocked it out of the ball park withÂ his heart feltÂ endorsement.Â While John McCain’s swift boat armada may still attempt to pay a few former Clinton delegates toÂ muddy the water,Â The issue of party unity is moot question.
That a large percentage of average rank and fileÂ folks who supported Hillary in the primary andÂ did not attend the conventionÂ andÂ have yet to declare for ObamaÂ isÂ a task, its not really aÂ problem related to unity at the convention,Â TheseÂ folks, mostly white working class become the group that will decideÂ who becomes the next President and while they lean democrat,Â
It becomes Barack Obama’sÂ challenge to convince them, he not John McCainÂ is the candidateÂ who best represents their interests.Â Months ago when John McCain was considered an also ran, I was one of the very few bloggersÂ who speculated that he wouldÂ rise from the primary grave yardÂ with the same tenacity and courage that servedÂ him so wellÂ when he was a POW.Â
Joe Biden was sincere when he praisedÂ his fellow Senator and long time friend, John McCain is a great American, a patriot andÂ someoneÂ you disrespect at your own peril.Â Were it 1980, he would have my vote, butÂ its 2008 andÂ his approach to the problemsÂ created by George W Bush,Â when all is said and done, is simply a repackaging of theÂ same policyÂ that got us where we are today.Â Â Â
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