Dear Senator Clinton, PLEASE STEP DOWN
I definitely agreed that Hillary should step aside eventually...Not now...I also have my own concrete reasons for believing why she should...But at this time Obama needs all of the things that Hillary can throw at him because the Republicans are just waiting at the chance to smear Obama or the junior Senator from Illinois with all they got...
We all must remember that this election is definitely the Democrats to lose...With that said the Republicans have nothing to fear, they don't have to hold back punches...
I feel the letter, but at the same time people must realize that Hillary has been preparing for this moment for a long, long, long time...This election was hers to lose...Nobody saw this skinny kid with a funny name doing the things he has been able to do over the last year and a half...Who knew???
So people must understand that it is not easy for her to be able to walk away from a dream she is so close to realizing after all of these years...At 60 years of age this is probably her last legitimate shot at the U.S. Presidency...Barack is 46 years of age and many people reason that he will have several more tries at the coveted position...But who knows??? There are no such thing as guarantees in this life outside of taxes, wars, death and illness...
Barack is right to demand his time now..He is acting in the spirit of MLK who spoke and wrote of the fierce urgency of now...If not now then when???
When I first heard Barack speak at the DNC in 2004, that night I told my friend who was a veteran of the Peace Corps created by another idealistic and charismatic politician JFK, that Barack will be president by 2012...Even I could not have fathom that he would run as early as he did...
The best way to support a candidate is to be pro and not anti...I am not anti-Hillary, but I am Pro-Obama...We must be careful how we direct our energies...Instead of empowering we could actually be deflating the solution by unknowingly misdirecting energy and focus to the problem...
Here are some Pro-Obama articles I have written...Since this is Black History Month some of them look at Barack's candidacy from that perspective as well:
Tha Artivist Responds: My Thoughts On The Barack Candidacy...
My favorite Black politician of all time has been Adam Clayton Powell Jr…I have already compared Barack with Adam in this article:
Barack Obama is the Sam Cooke of American Politics: