Thursday, May 22, 2008

Statesmanship verses Staymanship

Senator Clinton: She won’t quit

Rebuffing associates who have suggested that she end her candidacy, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has made it clear to her camp in recent days that she will stay in the race until June because she believes she can still be the nominee — and, barring that, so she can depart with some final goals accomplished.>Patrick Healy, NYTimes
In the Presidential election of 2000, if Vice President Al Gore would not have called Governor Bush back and taken back his concession and had Gore bowed out gracefully in 2000 maybe Democrats would have won the Whitehouse in 2004 and maybe our politics would not be the al Qaeda cut throat politics we presently have today.

Putting the country's interest before your own political ambitions is an act of a Statesman however no one ever accused Al Gore of being a Statesman.

It seems to me that Gore and Sen. Clinton have something in common and that is the lack of care for the greater good of the country, they seem only to focus on what is good for their own political careers.

Amazingly the split that is how showing in the Democrat party is a microcosm of the split that the entire country showed in 2000 after the Florida debacle and Chadgate both splits are symptomatic of a Democrat who doesn’t know when to quit.

It’s like when is an artist's painting finished, which one is the last stroke? Hillary Clinton’s Don Quixote tilt at the Democratic nomination is as real to her now as her made up stories of her experience and her courage and valor under fire (not metaphorically speaking here). Yet on the strength of her Kentucky win Sen. Clinton vows to remain in the race for the Democrat nomination.

Some times you just have to concede defeat and work to win another day. Somehow that lesson has been all but lost on Democrats who belly up to the bar way after the last call for alcohol. And as a good barkeep once said, “You don’t have to go home but you’ve got to get the hell out of here!” Apparently that doesn’t apply to Democrats who tend to stay way after closing.

Yet there is always some rational why a narcissistic Democrat candidate won’t quit. Mrs. Clinton latest rationalization is that she’s staying in because of women and little girls to show them how to fight sexism.
Rather, in private conversations and in interviews, Mrs. Clinton has begun asserting that she believes sexism, rather than racism, has cast a shadow over the primary fight, a point some of her supporters have made for months.

Advisers say that continuing her candidacy is partly a means to show her supporters — especially young women — that she is not a quitter and will not be pushed around.
--Patrick Healy
That is a preposterous claim for a woman who built her entire campaign on Sexism, on the fact that she is a woman and that she would be running against an old boys club of White man.

Senator Clinton is a reverse Sexist and a political opportunist who would have gained her Party’s nomination if not for the fact that her minority status claim to the nomination was cancelled out by another minority status claim… a Black man.

There is nothing laudable about Mrs. Clinton’s refusal to accept the inevitable. She has lost the Democratic nomination with an amateurish managed campaign that continually over spent because she hasn’t the power to raise taxes and ironically she has lost because she hasn't the experience that she talks about. She's never ran a competitive campaign for office, much more she hasn't the experience to run anything that resembles running a country! In fact she has less political experience, not more, than Sen. Obama!

Sleeping in the Whitehouse is not equal to gaining presidential experience if it where then any Whitehouse maid or cook could claim that they have the experience to be president, Sen. Clinton.

Alas there is nothing ennobling or classy about the way that Sen. Clinton has conducted her campaign on the contrary she has left a lasting impression of all that was wrong with Clinton White house and she has further made the name Clinton synonymous with sexism and racism.

Most of that could have been avoided had she not stayed so long and had she showed an inkling of Statesmanship a trait that apparently is lacking in Democrats these days.