Monday, March 10, 2008

Tomorrow night: Black bloggers on Hillary

Desmond Burton (a.k.a. Afronerd) will host a much-needed conversation tomorrow night on his Internet radiocast, Afronerd Radio. The subject: Hillary Clinton’s scorched-earth campaign tactics... and what bloggers ought to do in response.

Invisible Woman and I are expected to participate. Hopefully other bloggers too... as well as anybody else who wants to phone in: 646-915-9620.

The time: 9 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Pacific. That’s tomorrow, Tuesday.

Follow this link for more details from Afronerd himself.

UPDATE (03/11/08): In the meantime, check out Dragon Horse at The Postnational Monitor. He writes:

“Hillary can not win without significant black support. If you throw the race her way when Obama has the majority of delegates, the majority of popular votes, and has won the majority of states, black folks are not going to ‘go along to get along’.”

Also, Submariner at Soul Conviction:

“In their futile and desperate attempt at a pyrrhic victory, Hillary has amputated herself from a newly emergent force in the Democratic Party and Bill Clinton has resigned his legacy to the dustbin of history. ... The Clintons must exit gracefully of their own will or risk forceful ejection.”


Submariner said...

Hillary is losing all credibility. She is becoming a grotesque joke. If she wants to still be influential and remain a senator, then she must quit the race by the end of March. Any potential gain she achieves in Pennsylvania will evaporate the following month in Indiana and North Carolina.

The outcome has been mathematically decided. She's gotta go freely or face eviction. And with the new scandal involving Gov. Spitzer, the media no longer has a vested interest in perpetuating the illusion of a viable Hillary.

This race was effectively decided in February. It was a Gettysburg moment. Sure the campaign continued, but the end was foretold. None other than Bill Clinton said that Hillary needed overwhelming victories in Texas and Ohio on March 4 in order to have a chance. That didn't happen.

I'm sorry for Hillary's supporters. The mainstream media and the Clintons colluded in deception. They made folks think that she had a real shot at winning legitimately. But now the media is moving on to fresh meat and is no longer propping up the house of cards.

Make no mistake. The convention is a coronation. The Clintons have made their supporters believe that something could be finessed at the convention but that hasn't been true since the Sixties.

Essentially Bill and Hillary have been hoping for the Democratic Party elites to do to Barack what the Supreme Court did to Al Gore: ratify an outcome not supported by the numbers. This just can't happen without destroying the party apparatus.

If she cares about her supporters and public service, then Hillary needs to exercise the moral courage of a Robert E. Lee at Appomattox and concede the prize to Barack by the end of this month. They can put aside past differences and work together for the good of the nation and secure a Democrat victory.

But this relentless, win-at-all-costs thrust for the nomination is more becoming of a reckless gambling addict doubling their bets after losing than an honest sober leader.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ You can write.

I hope you're able to phone in to Afronerd's show tomorrow.

Submariner said...

Thanks, you're too kind. I'll be there. By the way, hate to burst everyone's fun but it's a wrap. With a story like this contrasted against Barack's ability to help Dems pick up a net gain from Dennis Hastert's district while not even yet POTUS, it's clear for all to see. Too late now for Hillary to step down gracefully and remain in Washington. She's overstayed her welcome and she's outta here after her term.

Mes Deux Cents said...


I'll be listening!

Undercover Black Man said...

With a story like this contrasted against Barack's ability to help Dems pick up a net gain from Dennis Hastert's district while not even yet POTUS, it's clear for all to see.

Hells yeah. The timing is incredible.

Allah is most beneficent!

Undercover Black Man said...

I'll be listening!

Should be quite a show, MDC.

Danielle said...

I'll be listening as well. I'm looking forward to it.