Hillary Says The Race Goes On

Hillary Clinton just sent out this e-mail to her supporters:

After tonight's tremendous victory here in West Virginia, it's clear that the pundits declaring this race over have it all wrong. The voters in West Virginia spoke loud and clear -- they want this contest to go on.

I'm listening to the voters -- and to you.

With your help, I'm going to carry the energy of tonight's victory into the next contests in Kentucky and Oregon. And just as always, I'll be depending on you to share every step of this journey with me. You have worked your heart out, put yourself on the line for what you believe in, and given generously. And I'm not about to turn my back on you.


We've proved conventional wisdom wrong time and again in this race. We did it again tonight in West Virginia. Let's keep going.

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    YOU GO GIRL....HILLARY "08 (5.00 / 5) (#1)
    by PssttCmere08 on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:25:35 PM EST
    Yes She Will!!!!

    I sent a little green love her way today. (5.00 / 3) (#7)
    by Maria Garcia on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:30:22 PM EST
    same (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by Salt on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:31:02 PM EST
    She's fighting for US! (5.00 / 4) (#2)
    by BoGardiner on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:25:56 PM EST
    I can't BELIEVE the STRENGTH of this woman!

    Okay everyone. Give her some more money! (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by derridog on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:28:06 PM EST
    Let's make a show so that she gets some momentum.

    Done! Where it says (5.00 / 3) (#11)
    by nycstray on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:31:28 PM EST
    "occupation" on the form I almost put "creative class" lol!~ But I decide not to go there and stuck with artist  ;)

    But to be fair, (none / 0) (#18)
    by Iphie on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:34:58 PM EST
    so many of the people in actual "creative" fields (like say, the arts) don't make enough money to be part of the "creative class." Ironic, though a sense of irony doesn't seem to be one of the requirements for this demographic.

    I really wish they would have (none / 0) (#35)
    by nycstray on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:45:14 PM EST
    used a different word. We 'creatives of old' are a demographic unique unto ourselves  ;)

    Right there with ya! (none / 0) (#38)
    by Iphie on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:50:23 PM EST
    When I first heard the term, I thought it was ironic -- but, like I said -- no sense of irony.

    OK, you talked me into it (none / 0) (#28)
    by ruffian on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:41:03 PM EST
    I thought I was done, but I can spare a bit more.

    This is the kind of president (none / 0) (#27)
    by Iris on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:40:39 PM EST
    that we all need.  I, too, can't believe Hillary's incredible strength and resilience in the face of this media onslaught.  I hope she goes all the way to the convention and beyond!

    The Race Goes On (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by creeper on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:26:05 PM EST
    As it should.

    I sent a letter (5.00 / 5) (#5)
    by Makarov on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:26:24 PM EST
    to Senator Clinton last week.  Here's what it said:

    Dear Senator Clinton,

    I was proud to cast my vote for you last month in Pennsylvania.  I just want you to know that I hope you stay in the race through the convention this summer in Denver.  The Democratic Party and our country deserve someone with your intelligence, experience, ideas, and principles in the office of the Presidency.

    I was concerned today to hear one of your campaign staff stating his belief we would have a nominee in June.  I know some in the Party like Donne Brazile don't want to count the votes in MI and FL.  You are to be commended for standing up for the rights of all the voters who participated in this primary season.

    Some are suggesting you should step aside.  Don't listen to them.  Don't give up.  Don't let us down.  Please, stay in for the convention.  The Party and the country are worth it.

    It shames me as a Democrat to say this, but in addition to fearing that Sen. Obama would likely lose this fall to John McCain, I fear for the quality of the job he would do should he prevail.  It's not his professed policies, or his rhetoric praising hope and condemning partisanship, but the views of some of the advisers that surround him.  To put it bluntly, they remind me of the views of Ronald Reagan more than FDR or LBJ.  

    I'm just 40 years old, but my parents grew up during the Great Depression.  I learned a lot from them about what life was like before there was any safety net for the American people.  I honestly fear for the direction of the Party and the country under the leadership of Barack Obama, who seems to me to be a delegator, uninvolved with details.  Ironically, those are the same personal qualities that I feel have contributed to the disaster of President Bush's administration.

    I will vote for Sen. Obama in November, should he become our nominee; primarily because John Paul Stevens recently turned 88.  If Obama is on the ballot, it will honestly be the first time I've had to hold my nose to vote for a Democrat in the Presidential race.  I say this as someone who's cast primary votes for Jesse Jackson, your husband Bill, Al Gore, and Howard Dean.  I know I stand to the left you on some issues, but if Pennsylvania had held it's primary in January, with the full slate of Democratic candidates, I would have voted for you without hesitation just the same.  

    I recognize your commitment to the ideals of the Democratic Party, and thank you for the sacrifice you've made so far by running.  I ask you now to look deeper within yourself for the resources to carry on to the convention. Democrats need you now more than ever.  

    I tried to write a letter like this (none / 0) (#19)
    by Iris on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:35:00 PM EST
    but I just kept coming up short and didn't feel like anything I could say would be adequate.  But this is great, I agree completely!

    ok Clyburn is saying good things about Clinton (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Salt on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:30:41 PM EST
    that earth quake nears.

    What state is he speaking from?! (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by nycstray on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:32:56 PM EST
    Hopefully I'm far enough away . . .

    I was half-listening (none / 0) (#41)
    by pie on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:53:17 PM EST
    while cooking dinner, but that was my take.

    I especially loved the look on his face when Husksterbee was bloviating.


    Good for her (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by stillife on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:32:42 PM EST
    She's an inspiration to me.  When and if the time comes, she will put party unity first (which IMO is more than could be said of Obama if the shoe were on the other foot).  Let all the votes be counted - including FL and MI.  

    I fully expect the Dem Party leadership to award the nomination to Obama, but I'm so grateful she's hanging in there.  I believe that she's not just doing it out of personal ambition, but because she actually cares about the Democratic Party and she sees what's coming up in November with Obama as the nominee.

    Hillary puts (5.00 / 3) (#17)
    by pie on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:33:49 PM EST
    her detractors to shame.

    OTOH, Obama is looking less like a winner.

    Pretty-sounding words aren't enough this time.

    My mother's day message to her (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by Iphie on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:36:25 PM EST
    basically said that as long as you keep fighting for us, we'll keep fighting for you.

    I loathe (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by pie on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:37:45 PM EST
    Tim Russert.

    ME TOO (none / 0) (#23)
    by Sunshine on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:39:18 PM EST
    ME THREE (none / 0) (#33)
    by ruffian on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:44:29 PM EST
    So, how does Hillary win Oregon? (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by dwmorris on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:39:40 PM EST
    That would really turn the Obama camp's self-proclaimed victory on its head.

    Where the hell has Hilary Rosen been, you (5.00 / 0) (#30)
    by bjorn on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:42:11 PM EST
    go girl!

    Thank you Rosen ! (5.00 / 1) (#31)
    by angie on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:43:09 PM EST
    she just told Jamal he was being patronizing when he said "now that she turned down the rhetoric it is ok for her to stay in the race."

    To be fair... (none / 0) (#4)
    by lyzurgyk on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:26:08 PM EST

    ... we all expected a blowout in WV and it doesn't "change the game" meaningfully.  

    It will be interesting to see how Hillary plays her cards from here on out.   Whether she is the candidate or not, she may control who wins in November.

    To be fairer... (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by BoGardiner on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:31:26 PM EST
    Hillary has and will continue to run a very mild campaign.  

    What's interesting is how Obama supporters will continue to fight the obvious unifying ticket, which TRULY controls who wins in November.


    To be fairer (5.00 / 1) (#29)
    by angie on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:41:03 PM EST
    if NC didn't have 1/3 AA demo, it would have looked a lot like WV.

    I disagree (5.00 / 1) (#43)
    by waldenpond on Tue May 13, 2008 at 08:05:37 PM EST
    First, no blow out was expected.  Obama himself projected a 12 pt loss.   To be real, Obama made an expected 12 point loss in to an embarrassement all on his own.  

    Whether she is the candidate or not, she may control who wins in November.

    Nope.  Obama is an adult.  He will win (propped up by over the top media slavering over him) or lose on his own.  He's gotten this far on Hillary-hate, without it, he wouldn't have gotten off the ground.  He'll have to come up with something new and see if he can get people to believe it.


    It'll be buried by the media... (none / 0) (#12)
    by Salo on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:31:39 PM EST
    ...and the obsequious servile superdels who put themselves before winning the whitehouse.

    Expectations (none / 0) (#34)
    by christinep on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:44:54 PM EST
    Think about it. Anyone paying attention would have concluded before last week that North Carolina would go rather heavily for Obama (the old demographics is destiny reality). So, we made a big magilla out of the North Carolina win for him, in any event.  What does her winning West Virginia by a much larger factor say? To be fair, it says something more than his winning NC.

    Especially since the msm (none / 0) (#37)
    by angie on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:49:09 PM EST
    has been calling it "over" and him the "presumptive nominee" since NC.

    She's truly amazing... (none / 0) (#14)
    by kempis on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:32:35 PM EST
    What a resilient, strong woman.

    The DNC and the Superdelegates may have their heads up their wazoodles, but at least half the voters in all the contests thus far appreciate and admire her intelligence and her strength and her determination.

    (Of course, the Obamites just want her to go away so they can start calling for McCain to drop out.)

    Puerto Rico anyone ? (none / 0) (#22)
    by bigbay on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:38:58 PM EST
    big turnout out there and she will win the popular vote, including FL

    Do the Supers have the guts? (none / 0) (#25)
    by Saul on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:39:53 PM EST
    I get that funny feeling that as things go Hilary's way and that her argument that she is more electable becomes more obvious and sound, will the Supers have the guts to start defecting from Obama to Hilary.  How afraid are they to do that even if it shows that switching to the most electable candidate that could win the GE was the true purpose of why they were created?  

    Money speaks (none / 0) (#44)
    by waldenpond on Tue May 13, 2008 at 08:09:36 PM EST
    They want the money.  There is no way they would walk away from the money.  Heck, they're politicians.

    You go girl! (none / 0) (#26)
    by NYCDem11 on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:39:55 PM EST
    It is amazing to watch this woman run. Even though it's late in the game -- probably too late -- she's just getting warmed up. The super delegates on the fast track to Obama should have heartburn.

    How can the talking heads (none / 0) (#36)
    by ruffian on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:46:27 PM EST
    even entertain the notion that she is going to give some kind of a withdrawal speech?  Pat Buchanan is the only only with a brain. It will be a rally speech, all systems go.

    Not much for turning the other cheek (none / 0) (#39)
    by Sunshine on Tue May 13, 2008 at 07:50:46 PM EST
    I've watched this primary with 92% of the AA's voting Obama,  then when Edwards dropped out, the men there went to the man and Obama was getting the male vote....   So I decided that turn about ought to do...  In that case, I would not vote for any AA's and very few men, only the ones that supported Hillary....