Party killed itself by backing Obama
May. 11, 2008 12:00 AM
Regarding "The bell tolls for Clinton" (Editorial, Thursday):
Actually, the bells toll for the Democratic Party.
The party leaders have done what the Republicans have been trying to do for the last 50 years. They have killed it.
This was not done by Hillary Clinton, but by the liberal leaders - John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and the rest. They wanted the most liberal candidate they could find. So who was the most liberal senator in office? Barack Obama. They supported him and did everything they could to stop Hillary.
Bill Clinton, as a president, was not the liberal they wanted. He did more for the country than had been done since Harry Truman.
So with a Black candidate, they knew that the Blacks would vote for him just because he was Black, not that he could do the country any good.
Now it looks like they have what they wanted, a very liberal candidate who has no program except change, and even these men should know that you don't get anything done in Washington unless you know how to play the game. Clinton did, and all of the good Democrats have done so, but now we want change.
Two years ago, everyone was talking about Hillary as the next president; that would have worked.
I guess we will have just the one party to vote for from now on, because the leaders of the Democratic Party don't know how to win. They have all lost many times before and will bring on another loser.
Obama should do better than Parker did in 1904, but he will still lose. - Jack McGaw,Sun City West