June 3rd, 2008

One Angry Logan

I should be thrilled about Obama, instead I'm furious with Hillary!!!

When I first heard it said that Obama clinched the nomination, making history, I had tears in my eyes, I was so happy. And then came Hillary's speech and I sat there watching it with a sickening feeling in my stomach just knowing that she wasn't going to concede. And she didn't. MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! I think she pretty much killed any opportunity for the VP or anywhere close to to the presidency EVER. What a ... my GOD!!!!!!!!!! The ego, the absolute horrificness of this just angers and frustrates me and makes me so incredibly furious, I have no words.

And to make it even worse, right before her speech, Axelrod (Obama's campaign manager) gave credit to Hillary, saying how wonderful she was, and show she had fought a magnificent race. The Obama campaign showing grace in victory. And then not so much Hillary. Not so much. Instead of this being about a historic moment in history, instead of focusing on Obama's moment -- the first African-American presidential nominee!!!!, she is making it all about her. MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!

GOD, I'M FURIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This poppycock that she's being forced out because she's a woman is ridiculous. ANY OTHER CANDIDATE WHO'D LOST THIRTEEN PRIMARIES IN A ROW would have been expected to drop out. She has been urged to drop out not because she's a woman, but because going by the math she had a snowball's hell in chance of clinching the nomination.

This really was her LAST chance to be gracious, to actually get all of the credit for uniting the party, blah, blah, blah and she just shat all over it. My God the gall of that woman!!!!!!!!!!

Deep breath. Whatever, I'll get over. He's got the nomination and because of this speech of hers, there's pretty much no way in hell she'll get the VP slot now. And I can firmly and finally say THANK GOD! because of THIS speech, because of how she chose to handle this.

Go Obama!!!
Obama 2008

Woohoo!! Obama clinched the nomination!!

As I tuned into CNN (I'm taping the channel all the way through to 3am -- hehe, 3am), I caught the breaking news that announced that Barack Obama is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. I knew it was coming, he only needed so many delegates left and there was pretty much no way he wasn't going to get those delegates from these final primaries what with all of the superdelgates calling for him today. Still, hearing it, seeing the words on my screen ... I teared up. I was so happy that I teared up. And then I called a good friend of mine (Hi, Laura) with who I've shared much of the election news with throughout the last months. Then I called my best friend to share the moment with her. Then my sister, and my lovely hiddeneloise (good luck in getting your stuff done! :). I wanted to share this moment, this beautiful historical moment with the people in my life with whom I've shared my hopes, my fears, my dreams for this upcoming election. I didn't spend more than a few minutes with each of them, but I wanted to touch base ... because this IS a historic moment. This IS a beautiful moment. And, my dear God, I am so very happy and proud to have been a small part of it.

I have followed politics, I have voted, but I have never extensively read everything I could on candidates. I have never donated to a campaign. I have never devoted countless thoughts, hours, discussions, etc. to a candidate. Because I've never had such hopeful faith in a candidate; I've never felt so strongly in the rightness of a candidate. It's always been the lesser of two evils to a degree for me. But this time ... this time it was about voting for the right person for the job. And that person was ... is Barack Obama.

I am proud to have watched his speech announcing his candidacy live. I am proud to have voted for him. Proud to have donated some of my meager earnings to his campaign. I am proud to be an American in an America where this man can be -- AND IS -- a nominee, an incredibly strong nominee, for the President of the United States of America.

I am a supporter of Barack Obama and I know that I share the joy and pride of this day with every other supporter of Barack Obama out there.

(Eek, I posted this on Daily Kos, my first diary there. Whoah!)