Friday, March 14, 2008

Senator Clinton Must Concede Defeat and Support the Democratic Presidential Ticket

The signatories to this statement agree and urge that Senator Hillary Clinton must concede defeat in her quest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination and must support the Democratic ticket, wherefore:

(1) The Democratic Party base has spoken. The delegate count shows that Senator Hillary Clinton cannot win the nomination on the strength of earned delegates, based on the will of the voters.

(2) Mrs. Clinton’s political attacks upon Senator Barack Obama have increasingly appealed to and sought to increase resentment against others based on the color of their skin.

(3) This divisiveness is regrettable because, via the presidential candidacy of Senator Obama, the vast majority of African-Americans stand united with millions of white Americans and Americans of all colors, genders, ethnicities and religious backgrounds, erasing divisions to implement a program of Democratic change.

(4) It appears that Mrs. Clinton is about to shatter this historic unity.

(5) We therefore call on Mrs. Clinton to face the reality of the earned delegates count, concede defeat, and thereby contribute to healing a wound which is opening and continues to widen.

(6) Mrs. Clinton must wholeheartedly support the winner of the nomination, who has earned the most delegates, and devote herself honestly and enthusiastically to defeating Republican electoral hopes in 2008, not attacking Democratic politicians and Democratic constituencies.

(7) Should the Democratic Party leadership nullify the people's votes by giving Mrs. Clinton the nomination, despite the popular will as represented by earned delegates, we would then call upon Obama supporters and Clinton supporters to withdraw their party affiliation, register as Independents, and express their objection to Hillary Clinton's politics at the polls.

We have survived eight years under President Bush and, if compelled to do so, we will survive four years under a President McCain. However, we cannot and will NOT survive the nullification of our most hard-won right - our votes.

The Afrosphere Committee to Unite the Democratic Party


Hugh O'Donnell said...

Agreed! Signed the petition.

Francis Holland said...

Thanks for signing, Hugh, and for visiting my blog!

Anonymous said...

This is a great petition. People can no longer be blinded by the Clinton lies. We can no longer be divided by thier dirty tactics. Unfortunately Clinton thinks she is owed and entitled to the white house. She is alienating her democratic collegues and dont care. She has been told she will not be welcomed by them when she returns. This could very well be the end of her political career. She is not wanted nor liked by the secret servcice who do not want her in the white house. We must not let her lies distract us from the best candidate for the job.

Francis Holland said...

Inez, we've just got to reject her like a bad virus, after what she's done.