Let's face it: it's time to get over it and move on
Last night, Hillary Clinton gave a pitch for the ages.
How good was it? A tribute to her is now far and away the highest-rated post on Democratic Underground, a site full of dedicated lefties who until yesterday were keenly aware that she was an entitled, Rovian, racist, assassin-witch who was bent on destroying her party. On msnbc, the speech sent tingles almost visibly up the Obama-lovin' / Hillary-hatin' legs of Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and Rachel Maddow.
Among her speech's many strengths was that it roused the Democratic base with sound arguments and winning one-liners that crystallize the need for a party to be very different from the one that has held the White House for the last eight years.
She made the best case imaginable that Barack Obama is prepared to steer this country away from its current, disastrous direction. Upon hearing it, I have to admit that it's time to get over it.
I don't like the term "dead-ender," but the fact is, it fits. After a certain point, clinging to a loser starts to smell like necrophilia.
When Obama takes the stage at Invesco Field, it's time for him to get over his every-which-way-but-progressive pipe dream.
As of tonight, when the Big Dog takes the stage, everything will have been tried, except for the soon-to-be nominee taking a chance on pride in the Democratic/liberal/progressive brand.
C'mon, Obama, it's starting to get embarrassing. Get with the program, get over it, and move on.
The country is ready for some real Democratic leadership, so why not invigorate and expand your base, make us the "party of ideas," and become one of those "transformative" presidents like you read about?
It just might be that you're the one you've been waiting for.