A Speech, A Choice And A Challenge
10 minutes ago
בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע
Dear Democratic Friends: 2008 is a Democratic year-at all levels in all the
states. The opportunity is ours. We just have to seize it.
We experienced an exciting, intense, sometimes difficult, campaign to nominate
our presidential candidate. Now it's over. Barack Obama won.
I supported Hillary Clinton and am proud and pleased that I did. But she lost.
Barack Obama won. It's over.
It is time for all Democrats, supporters of Senator Clinton and all other
contenders for the nomination, to stand with him to secure his election and the
election of Democrats at all levels of competition.
I must confess a bit of fatigue and irritation with people who continue to carp,
complain, and criticize the results of the primary and lay down conditions for
their support. The Los Angeles Lakers didn't establish conditions to recognize
the Boston Celtics as NBA Champions; Roger Federer did not demand concessions
before recognizing that Rafael Nadal defeated him at Wimbledon.
It is time to act in a mature and resourceful fashion. It's time to put the primaries behind us. It's time to support Barack
Obama without conditions or demands.
It's time to WIN for Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, America, and our
future. We have an unparalleled opportunity. I hope we will all do everything we
can to seize the moment.
See you at the Inauguration.
DNC Member At-Large, South Carolina
Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Secretary, Democratic National Committee