Friday, May 30, 2008

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, “..a luxury I can’t afford."

cross-posted @ One Million Strong and digg it!!

Folks, the powers that be in the Democratic Party have shot across the bow of the Clintons.

First, Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC), third ranking leader of the house will hold a press conference on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 to announce his endorsement. This is happening the day OF the Montana and South Dakota primaries.

This move is significant because it has been Clyburn who have warned the Clintons continuously about their campaign tactics throughout this campaign, which did not sit well with him. So, now under Pelosi, he is endorsing on Tuesday. Also, this move is a signal to other fence sitters in congress and those who want to “switch hit” that now is the time to get on board, not later.

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Leader of the Senate, is on the move too. He specifically said, “…this is not going to the convention.” He has been on the phone and has told members to get ready to show your t-shirt. It will not be a fight at the convention.

But, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Speaker of the House was poignant and on target in her assessment.

"There is too much at stake in our country for us to be thinking that we can afford the luxury of intra-party battles eight weeks before the election," said Pelosi, in her strongest words yet on the battle over seating delegates from Florida and Michigan. "We've had many months to have a debate, to come to a conclusion. And one way or another ... we have to come together."

Next, she is enthusiastic and understands the Clinton supporters, but this is one fight that is ending and it will be swift and sweet.
Pelosi responded to Clinton supporters who have vowed to take the New York Senator's fight all the way to the floor of the convention - chaired by the Speaker.
"I admire the enthusiasm of those who want to take this to the limit," Pelosi said. "But it will harm our party's chances to win in November. Their enthusiasm is wonderful ... but it's a luxury I can't afford."

Lastly, the democratic process is based on PLEDGED DELEGATES, not the popular vote. I know that the Clinton Campaign has been running this, but in the end the rules of the Democratic Party are the rules.
Pelosi stressed she is "respectful of Sen. Clinton and the magnificent race she is making," but in the end, "whoever has the magic number of delegates will win the nomination."

I know many of us have been on pins and needles, but with the swift movement of the DNC to put Florida and Michigan to rest, this is over after Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

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