Thank You, Hillary.

I never thought I’d say this, but Hillary Clinton has become one of my personal heroes. Despite being counted out so many times, she came roaring back strong. Despite being trashed and thrashed herself, she’s proven her ability to brush it off to continue fighting for us working people. Despite my early doubts, I came to love and respect this amazing woman.

But now, I know her historic journey to become our next President is coming to an end. But even now, she’s still amazing me with her class and her dignity. All my doubts about Hillary’s commitment to the values we hold dear as Democrats had long passed, but I think now she’s proving to us all what she will do to ensure we have a Democratic President to start undoing the damage of the Bush-Cheney era.

So first off, I’d like to officially congratulate the Obama campaign and Obama supporters here for their win. Good job, and hopefully we’ll see a Democratic President on office in 2009 who will start healing the wounds of the last eight years. As I’ve said here before, I will support the Democratic ticket this fall. Now, it’s time for me to live up to that pledge.

But before I stop obsessing over Presidential stuff completely, I just need to thank Hillary and her campaign for the wonderful experience I’ve been a part of. The memories made will forever be cherished in my heart. There’s no doubt in me about that. And hopefully, this won’t be the last I see of them. Hopefully, I’ll see my fellow Hillary Clinton Democrats work with all of us to ensure we have a Democratic President and a Democratic Congress.

And hopefully, many of you Obama supporters will see that we’re not the caricatures the media elite tried to make of us. When we come around, please embrace us as Democrats who want what’s best for this nation. And please, don’t say this is just your party or my party or the Obama party or the Clinton party. This party belongs to all of us, and we all need to start working together now if we want to see progress in the future.

I guess now that the primary’s finally over, I can now get back to focusing more on my other passions, one of them being local issues. I’m glad to be a part of this blog so I can do that. And speaking of local issues, I’d better get back to work. 🙂

  12 comments for “Thank You, Hillary.

  1. June 5, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Welcome back, Andrew. We missed you.

  2. Heather Pritchard
    June 5, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Thank you Andrew.

  3. anon
    June 5, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Your passion, I’m certain, will be coveted and appreciated by the Obama campaign!

  4. June 5, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Kumbayah, my Lord, Kumbayah……

  5. June 5, 2008 at 11:48 am


    Thank you. Thank you so much. I was so afraid of what would happen when I post this, but I’m glad to see I have nothing to fear. These last 48 hours have been really hard for me, but I promise to pick up speed in the next few days and put up some great material. 🙂

  6. The Message
    June 5, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Good job Andrew. You are forgiven. Now your pennace will be endless precinct walking for Democratic candidates. 😉

  7. June 5, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Andrew, my friend, did I not tell you all along the Obama campaign would welcome you back with open arms? Oh, ye of little faith.

  8. June 5, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Mr. Bill-

    Good tone. You’re doing everything right to help me stop crying. Maybe I won’t have to get a beer tonight to cry into. Maybe I can enjoy a glass of wine tonight while feeling better about the Presidential race. 🙂

  9. rebecca
    June 5, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    As much crap as I’ve given Andrew, I certainly don’t think he has anything to do penance for, or that he needs to be welcomed back as though he were somehow a prodigal son. Hillary’s a good Democrat; he’s allowed to have supported her. She just ran a terrible, demeaning campaign that made me hate HER, but it sure didn’t make me hate Andrew. This welcoming back and penance ‘s a little like the confessions and self-scourgings some on here were demanding a few weeks ago. very, very, “eat our own.”

  10. June 5, 2008 at 7:56 pm


    Thank you. Even if we disagree on how Hillary ran her campaign, I still love you. And yes, thank you for reiterating what I said about welcoming Hillary Clinton Democrats into the fold. It’s time we stop tearing each other down and start working together to beat McCrazy & the GOP. 🙂

    And btw, I am so glad to see the return of “Commie Girl”. 😉

  11. Carl Weibel
    June 5, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks Andrew! The ones who should be crying right now are the Republicans and the right wing, because the Democratic Party is becoming unified again. The Obama and Clinton campaigns have some very passionate and dedicated people involved, while the Republicans don’t seem all that excited about McCain. I don’t know if Obama and Clinton will be running mates, but I do know they are now 100% on the same side. Definitely a good day for Democrats!

  12. June 5, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Wow. If anything, Andrew Davey has shown us that there’s a fine line between campaign volunteer and potential stalker.

    Pull yourself together, son. Pete Fundy has seen less drama at Shakespeare festivals.

    Warmly yours,
    Pete Fundy
    Senior Editorial Writer

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