Consider this an Announcement

I will be a candidate for delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. And I am pledging my support for Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton for President

Hillary News at Hillary Hub

Now…I have not turned in the required form yet…just as several candidates for president that we know are running have not turned in their forms to get their names on our ballot yet either. Heck, Hillary is just today turning in her papers to run in New Hampshire. But I will do that in the next week or so.

Some of you may have thought I would support another candidate, and I did consider several of the well qualified Democrats. But as time has gone on, I realize that Senator Clinton is the most rounded with the most experience in both domestic issues and international issues. Hillary will be able to (quickly) restore the respect that the U. S. has lost around the world during the Bush administration, and this is critical both for succesful security and economic growth.

During the debate the other night, as fellow democrats attacked her as if she were the Republican nominee, I confirmed that I could not support democrats who spoke in such a way about the likely candidate. As Bill Richardson said, those kinds of words can hurt the party and hurt the democrat’s chances of winning in 2008.

As president, Hillary Clinton will work to strenghen the middle class, take on issues like energy independence and global warming, work to provide affordible and accesible health care, and very important, she would begin to bring an end to the war in Iraq.

From her web site: Her three-step plan would bring our troops home, work to bring stability to the region, and replace military force with a new diplomatic initiative to engage countries around the world in securing Iraq’s future. Hillary has been fighting every day in the Senate to force the president to change course. And today she described how she would bring the war to an end. For details, see Hillary on Iraq.

Gee, I wonder if the endorsement of Bessemer Opinions will be added to the long list of endorsements she already has listed.

And don’t worry, this blog will not become a Hillary every day blog. I will still be monitoring the news (and newspapers) in Bessemer. Go Tigers (Jess Lanier…and Auburn!)

2 Responses to “Consider this an Announcement”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Heard about the campaign donations she got from the Chinese? Same as Bill, They gave him money and he sold them Ultra High Tech computers in return. Looks like Hilary has the same connection. There is an investigation ongoing!

  2. Joe Openshaw Says:

    Sounds like Chinese (or other) bundlers have problems.

    The Clinton campaign does criminal background checks on bundlers and other campaigns are following her lead, it seems.

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