Wednesday, August 6, 2008

OK Tammy, we're square again

"Wise men say 'forgiveness is divine,' but never pay full price for late pizza."

I wanted to take a moment to give props to Tammy Baldwin, who recently gave one heck of a good speech in support of Barack Obama (and roundly smacking down McCain). I'd earlier criticized her for her support of Hillary Clinton during the primaries, despite Baldwin's district going overwhelmingly for Obama. I'm still a little miffed that she did, but her promise to vote for Clinton come convention time appears to have been the usual rhetoric you get when the race is still being contested. Now that Clinton has (finally, finally) bowed out and thrown her weight behind Obama, it makes sense that her pledged delegates would, too.

So while Baldwin's move is by no means particularly bold, I'm still going to commend it. She does insist, for instance, that she's supporting Obama not simply because of party loyalty, but because she genuinely believes him to be the right choice come November. I'm hopeful that further support like this will also do much to convince some of the Clinton hold-outs who've been threatening to vote for McCain out of spite for their preferred candidate's loss.

Thanks, Tammy.


Dustin Christopher said...

She's back on my Christmas card list!

Anonymous said...

Me too.

But I get this feeling that she is becoming so cautious.

Sort of miss the old Tammy who seemed more passionate in promoting social justice.

Would rather see her emulating Dennis Kucinich than Nancy Pelosi.

Anonymous said...

Well, what did the beech say that was so good? Tamster the Hamster made the same statements about hiLIARy. It must be a "gal thing," eh.


Emily said...

Anon @ 7:36 - Apparently you failed to read my diatribe about name calling. I recommend you give it a look before commenting here again. Thanks.

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