Tag: Elections '08

The Evolution of Hope

Back in the very early parts of 2007, and perhaps even the very end of 2006, I was trying to get a grasp on the varying names of the Democrats and Republicans who were going to run for President in 2008. As someone with a decidedly more leftist ideology, I paid attention to Democrats moreso than Republicans, although I tried to examine each of their issues and stances as they came out to decide who I liked the best, and to give everybody a fair shot at getting my vote.

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An Open Appeal to Obama and Clinton Supporters

First of all, this is my first diary here at TL, and I want to thank Jerlayn very much for allowing me diarist status here. I hope to bring everyone a lot of interesting information that I find in the worlds of elective politics and counter-terrorism, two of my cold, cruel lovers in life.

This entry itself leans more towards the former, and it's something that I've been wanting to write about for quite some time now, especially since just before the PA primary and the days thereafter. I feel as though an apology is necessary to Sen. Clinton and her supporters for the actions of many of Sen. Obama's supporters, including me, and perhaps even Sen. Obama himself. Equally necessary is an admonishment of Obama's supporters' actions both live and online--they are inexcusable, and must be addressed. Because of politics, Sen. Obama himself will probably never do it. I realize that my power is limited, but I feel as though I need to at least try and do something about it. This diary is aimed towards supporters of both Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama, with the purpose of making amends somehow, and re-instilling the notion that we are all still part of the Democratic Party, and that we should all support Democratic and progressive ideals.

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