A Guest Blogger at Lynette Long’s Blog by the name of Susan B. Castner relates her story of a meeting she and a bunch of Clinton fundraisers had with Obama.
They hoped for a sense of unity, inclusion, and an invitation on board… what they got instead was evasion, a pat on the head, and an open hand asking for money…
Here is my favorite part, but make sure to read the rest of the story over at Lynette Long…
The people I have been in the trenches with for the last 18 months all feel that Hillary’s achievements as the first woman to present a serious challenge must be recorded for history – especially since convention week includes the 88th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Imagine attending THE convention that celebrates the phenomenal achievements of generations of women in politics! What would be a better way to join splintered Democratic constituencies into a winning alliance? After all, if the sensible shoe were on the other foot, would anyone in his or her right mind even think of suggesting that Senator Obama’s name not be placed in nomination? Gary Hart, Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Joe Biden, Jerry Brown, Paul Tsongas (among others) have ALL had their names placed in nomination with far fewer than 1,896 delegates.
My friend who asked the question in DC explained that if we, on the finance committee, were expected to put our time, energy, effort, and rolodexes into getting Senator Obama elected, we wanted some assurance that we would be able to vote for Hillary in Denver.
We all thought it was a reasonably benign question with a relatively simple answer. I was absolutely stunned when Senator Obama replied that that there were many issues that needed to be “negotiated” and we would not have a “negotiating session” that night. He did attempt to placate us by saying that Hillary would be “front and center” at the convention. He also told the woman who asked the question that he DID want her rolodex. Answers to other questions about the blatant misogyny and reducing Hillary’s campaign debt were no more satisfying.
I cannot say that I am suprised at all. This is just an extension of the comment that Obama made to Rendell about not needing people, just their checks.
I am convinced that Obama could give less than a crap about the wants, need, desires or cares of the 18 million people that voted for Hillary. He is realizing that his funding machine is slowing down and that he is running out of donors, and while he doesn’t want to recognize or act on our desires or votes, he wants our money.
Sorry Barry, this ATM is closed. You are gonna have to find money elsewhere, cause you ain’t gonna find any here.
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