Maybe the DNC should have actually cared about who was voting for Hillary Clinton, who was crossing over party lines to support her. But no, they were hellbent on destroying her (and Bill), so now we have Obama. Great.
It is for that reason, the partisan, closed door meetings, the attempts to shove legislation down our throats we don't want, and so many, many more, that Will Bower wrote the following, An Open Letter to Secretary Clinton: Save Us from Obama, for Huffington Post recently. I think many of us share Mr. Bower's sentiment. He writes:
Madame Secretary Clinton,
It's time for you to save your party -- and your country -- from Barack Obama.
You have been doing a remarkable job as Secretary of State, but now we need you as the new head of the Democratic Party ... and as our next President of the United States.
I know that it would be virtually unprecedented for a party nomination to be handed to a challenger over an incumbent, but it was unprecedented in 2008 when the party apparatus selected their then preferred candidate over the will and popular vote of the Democratic majority.
You were the rightful candidate then, you are the rightful head of the Democratic Party today, and you would be taking your rightful place as the nominee and president you were meant to become.
Every warning and critique you gave us in regard to Barack Obama has come to fruition. You were correct in every debate, in every political advertisement, and in every interview.
We are where we are today because too many refused to listen to you.
Only Smart Power can save us now, and you are the perfect person to bring us that much needed commodity. Just log into Facebook and you'll see the numerous "Hillary Clinton for 2012" groups springing to new life. A multitude of your supporters are ready to bring about the change that was falsely promised by your opponent in 2008. You got more votes than he did in 2008, and you can get more votes than him again in 2012.
One might warn you that this would only serve to divide the party, leaving the presidency open to takeover by the opposition. Because of your steadfastness during this past primary season, you were given that same warning then, but your party went on to victory all the same.
We tried it their way then. Now, it's time to try it your way.
In the upcoming midterm elections of 2010, your party will pay the price for its lack of vision. There is little to stop that now. Once that happens, more of a balance will be restored, and both your party and your country will be ready to move forward once again -- with you at the helm -- to a truly better future.
Thank you, Madame Secretary. We'll be standing by.
Indeed we will. And if, for some reason, anyone needs a reminder as to why we supported Hillary Clinton in the first place, this video sums it up beautifully:
Let's help Obama fulfill his dream of being a "really good one-term president" (when are you thinking about getting started on that "really good" part?) rather than a mediocre two-term president (though he may just qualify as a "mediocre one term president"). I think if we all work together, we CAN help him leave office in 2012, whether it is on a good note or not. Well, I'm thinking it will be the latter if Year One is any indicator. That is all the more reason to get someone in there who can LEAD, who cares about the country and the people in it, one who is truly a populist leader, not just one who is now trying to act like one. That would be Madame Secretary, no doubt about it. Yes, let's make this just one term for Barack Obama.
Don't you agree?