...is in WHO McCain is talking to. He's not talking to democrats and he's not talking to independants, he's talking to highly conditioned republicans. He could say ANYTHING about Obama and it will only reinforce their opinion of him (whether they'd even had that opinion before).
That is why it won't work. Because McCain is not living the same world we are, he's living in radical fundy right wing nutcase land, and Independants don't like that.
Obama on the other hand is speaking to a far broader audience.
They have sacrificed their principals and their character to the altar of pride.
Make no mistake, this is no longer about Hilary Clinton, feminism, or seeing the "will of the people" done.
This is about the hurt pride of a few people who despise everything Obama is (regardless of whether they even KNOW what he is, besides a black man. Most everything else is ripped from their twisted imagination entirely.)
They have become everything we, and at some point THEY, were devoted to fighting.
God help them and bring them back from insanity. and the rest can go jump in a lake for all I care.
It's not that we don't NEED you, we don't want you. Not because you supported Clinton, but because you're selfish and don't care about the rest of the country.
Like it or not, this isn't about YOU, this is about US. Be with us or don't, it's your choice. but don't expect anyone to miss you if you leave. YOu haven't demonstrated yourself to be anything more than a spoil sport.
You talk about the "will of the people" like you have any idea what it means. The "will of the people" is behind Obama and (like it or not) they'll be behind Biden.
This attempt to inject Clinton is not about representing the "Will of the people", it's about subverting it.
It's not even ABOUT Clinton anymore, as she's has constantly advocated for Obama and has celebrated Biden's pick as VP. This (whatever this is) has taken on a life of its own and become a beast that can not be fed. It's about the wounded pride of a few people who mistakenly think THEY are the arbiters of the "will of the people".
It is my hope that the convention will FINALLY bring some measure of closure to the masses and show once and for all what the "will of the people" truly is. Because after Denver, all you PUMAs and like minded people will have a choice to make. Will you be able to put your country ahead of your PRIDE? Or will you vote out of spite?
One could argue that the ability of, say, one person to see more sexism than another is not an indication that there is more sexism to see, but that the witness can not see anything outside the context of gender.
I do not spend my life fretting over whether I am treated or viewed equally from men. In fact I don't spend my life fretting over what others think of me period. It is enough for me to know I am equal. It is enough for me to know I am. I don't care what anyone else thinks.
You'd be surprised how equal the world seems when you keep a good frame of mind. You should try it some time.