Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Growing "Died-In-the-Wool-We-Want-Hillary-For-President" Sites

Gauging from the number of new "Hillary supporters for John McCain" websites cropping up almost daily on the Internet, it appears a major insurrection within the Democratic ranks is in full swing. In the 39 days since Senator Clinton officially suspended her formal campaign for the Democratic nomination, over 100 died-in-the-wool-we-want-Hillary-for-President sites have been launched.

Sites such as 'alwaysforhillary.blogspot', 'clintons4mccain', 'writehillaryin'... and the Bigmama of them all... PUMA08 appear to be methodically organized, interconnected one with the other, and well financed. The one distinguishing characteristic of those posting and executing these new websites is: they are very, very ANGRY.

This election year... assuming that Hillary would be the party's standard bearer... was touted as a sure-bet win for the Democrats. But... all bets seem off as of right now. Sources estimate that approximately 2 million of those eighteen million Hillary-voters have declared publicly, and on these new websites, a change in their voting preference to "Independent". Many have come out boldy and vowed that, should Hillary not get the Democratic nod or get asked to be the #2 on the 2008 Presidential ticket, they may stay home on election day, or vote for McCain. [Wow! 2 million votes in a close, down-to-the-wire race in November... Can anyone say repeat of the 'dimpled and hanging CHAD??]

The collective efforts by sites such as: noquarterusa.net definitely assure saturation in cyberspace of massive fundraising and anti-Obama messages... all day, everyday! These women and men have two main goals as their focus: giving the DNC the blues, and galvanizing their base–– keeping them engaged until what is sure to be a 'showdown in Denver'. According to a recent Charles Signorile post:

"... although Obama may appear to be the Democratic nominee in November, nothing is written in stone as of yet, and Hillary may very well pull off a political coup at the convention and gain her parties nomination".

The climate that makes this potential coup/movement so real is evidenced by these Clinton supporters willingness to table the longstanding Roe v Wade battle this year... a hot-button flagship platform that Democrats have used each election cycle to stir up women in hopes that they would line up behind their party's bandwagon. But, with the advent of these pro-Hillary websites... these voters aren't thinking about the abortion issue... "Not this time, not this year" (to use an Obama quote) as many of these site promoters feel he [Obama], the Democratic leadership and the biased misogynistic main line media stole the election from Senator Clinton, and have set their sites on fighting this bigger war: to stop Obama in '08.

And McCain, who no one has ever accused of being anything other than a quasi-Democrat in Republican clothes, is set to be the victor of this 2008 political mutiny. He stands to benefit most from this coup/movement as he sits in the cat-bird seat, chillin' on weekends at his house... and quietly, and diligently wooing this powerful base, and his Republican base as well, for a win in the Fall.

As for Hillary, well... she remains awfully quiet. What she, and her army of bitter, typical white person voters have up their sleeves is what the Obama camp should be worried about for the next 5-weeks leading up to the Convention... instead of photo-opping in Afghanistan, Germany, France, with the Palestinians, and in Iraq.

Someone may want to telegraph to Obama to not discount the prowess of Hillary. After all ... she IS a Clinton. And it behooves us all to never forget those taunting and prophetic words she uttered back during the primaries... words which mockingly still hang over this election: "It ain't over until the lady in the pantsuit says it's over!"

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