Hillary Clinton’s team sent this press release out earlier today:
Every one of us could stand up and recite all the reasons why we must elect Barack. The Supreme Court is at stake; our educational system needs the right kind of change. We’ve got to become energy independent; we have to create millions of new green collar jobs. We’ve got so much work to do around the world.
None of that will happen if John McCain is in the White House. I just want to make it absolutely clear we cannot afford four more years of George W. Bush’s failed policies in America and that’s what we would get with John McCain.
Now I understand that the McCain campaign is running ads trying to divide us and let me state what I think about their tactics and these ads: I am Hillary Clinton and I do not approve that message.
So let there be the no mistake about it, we are united. We are united for change.
A number of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s top advisers will not be staying in Denver long enough to hear Barack Obama accept the nomination for president, according to sources familiar with their schedules.
Clinton will deliver her speech Tuesday night. She will hold a private meeting with her top financial supporters Wednesday at noon, and will thank her delegates at an event that afternoon. Former president Bill Clinton will speak that night. Several of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are then planning to leave town. Among them, Terry McAuliffe, Clinton’s campaign chairman, and longtime supporters Steve Rattner and Maureen White. Another of Clinton’s top New York fundraisers, Alan Patricof, did not make the trip to Denver.
So united her senior advisors AND her fundraisers are skipping Obama’s acceptance speech. Now that is unity.
She talks about the need to have a Democrat in the White House but she has not uttered one praise of Obama in all her unitedspeak. Nothing was said about his leadership qualities. Not even a “he’s the right man for the job” kind of line. She said she didn’t approve of the McCain ad but didn’t tell us any reasons why it was wrong. Then you add in the numbers out today that say some 30% of Hillary supporters refuse to vote for the empty suit, and another 23% are undecided if they will or not, and you have the making of a backlash against the messiah. These united speeches appear to be falling on deaf ears.