January 25, 2008

Pro-Choice Leader Switches from Clinton to Obama

It looks as if Hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected. But, there are consequences. Lorna Brett Howard is past president of the Chicago chapter of National Organization for Women. She is fed up with the slimy Clinton campaign tactics. Check out the reasons that she gives for switching her support from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama.





Do you think that she had good reason to switch?

20 comments:

iriegal said...

Wayne, I feel that once she reviewed the platform that Clinton had she could not support her viewpoint. I feel if many people look at the issues (not the fighting) and base their political choice on a simlar platform basis, that many would switch as well.

People are looking at tenure, (because we all know Hilary ran the White House in Bill's administration)
They will see the "time served" does not equate to quality of ideas

IMHO. So I do see many people switching, just not publicizing it.

Mes Deux Cents said...

Hi Villager,

I think Bubba is doing a great job of dragging Hillary down.

His tactics are much like that of the Republicans and their Southern Strategy.

Regina said...

Hey Villager,
I will be glad when people stop focusing on race, low tactics, etc. and focus on the real issues and platform.
I am not at all surprised that people are jumping ship, I am however a little surprised at Hillary's tactics and her entire campaign. At one time I would have pegged her as a very smart and calculating woman, but she is not running her campaign that way.

SheCodes said...

I agree with Regina.

The problem is twofold: the Clintons got eaten alive before by dirty Republican vendettas and spin -- and got attack dog strategists to protect themselves against it this time around.

The byproduct of that is that these same attack dogs are involved in the planning for getting the Democratic nomination. The Clintons have been infected with the poison from the snake bites that they got 8 years ago -- and are behaving accordingly.

I think that if Obama can not handle the Clintons he will have no chance against the open, blatant racism and spin doctoring of the Republicans. His best chance is to practice Political Jedi Aversionary tactics while going this round with the Clintons.

It's his only chance.

Villager said...

Iriegal - Out of curiousity ... what are the 2-3 issues that you consider important as you cast your vote for president in this primary season?

Villager said...

MDC - I agree that the Clintons appear to have calculated that anything goes when it comes to peeling white votes in the South away from Obama. I wonder if the beneficiary in South Carolina will be John Edwards? What if Edwards comes in 2nd place and beats Obama?

Villager said...

Regina - Care to share the 2-3 issues that will impact your vote in this year's primary season?

Villager said...

SheCodes - Can you give further explanation of the Political Jedi Aversionary tactics?

Liz said...

Wow, that's deep that she switched. Good for her.

I think many people have got to be offended by the gutter tactics being used. And I were white, I'd feel like the Clinton's were trying to play me, were assuming I'd think and vote according to race and gender instead of by issue.

Villager said...

Liz - I agree with you. Have you thought which 2-3 issues will impact your presidential vote this year?

msladydeborah said...

This clip particular clip is like a public slap across Billary's political face.
Once you break someone's trust-it is hard to recover it. Especially if you have been corrected and it becomes obvious that you do not give a damn about the truth.

Villager said...

Lady D - I hope that there is a growing backlash against the Clinton campaign for the dirty tactics over the coming days and weeks. They should pay a price from the public without Obama needing to defend or attack back...

MsMarvalus said...

I can appreciate someone who looks at the issues, rather than getting caught up in race, gender, and all that other top level crap that is taking away from the real issues...

My top three issues: health care, the war, education...

I can only hope that everyone gets to the facts and stops believing all of the hype...

Villager said...

Ms. Marvelous - Thank you for sharing your top three issues. I need to do some research on the health care and education positions on the candidates. I'm clear that Barack Obama has better judgement than Hillary Clinton on the Iraq War.

Anali said...

Thank you for putting this up here! Everyday I learn something new about the Clintons that makes me trust them even less. She cannot win this nomination!!

Villager said...

Anali - Clinton can very much win this nomination unless we take the time to register to vote and then take the time to vote ... and vote in large numbers this election cycle.

Anyhow, what are the top 1-2 issues for you as you consider your presidential preference this year?

Anali said...

Hi Villager! Interesting question. I'm not sure that I can say what my top two issues are in terms of presidential preference. There are a number of important factors: repairing the economy, providing universal health care, getting out of Iraq, being pro-choice, pro-affirmative action, and will appoint liberal and fair judges to the Supreme Court.

Also I want someone who has a positive vision and hope for our country and wants to repair the view of the US in the eyes of the world. We need someone who is open-minded, can negotiate and is willing to look at things differently than anyone ever has before, because what has been done before is not working.

Villager said...

Anali - Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the issues that are important to you as you consider your presidential vote this year. Have you visited the campaign websites for the candidates to see where they stand on these issues?

Anali said...

You're welcome Villager. For a brief moment I considered Clinton, but I was done with her before I even visited her website. I've been mostly on Obama's and Edwards' websites. I really do like both of them a lot and think they would be great ticket. In these past few weeks I've been deciding between the two. I think they are very similar on the issues, but I feel more inspired by Obama and I think that's what it's coming down to. I also think he has inspired everyone like nobody else. I think he has a better chance of winning than Edwards.

It will also be interesting to hear what my fellow Democrats have to say when I go to our local caucus this weekend. I only recently became more involved with local politics when I became a Delegate for Deval Patrick at our state convention.

Villager said...

Anali - Always good when we do our research before giving up our vote to any candidate. I guess you know that your governor supports Obama for the presidency? Anyhow, I look forward to reading your blog or elsewhere on your thoughts about the caucus in your state. I think that Teddy Kennedy is going to endorse Obama in the next few days...