Admittedly, it was indeed a very close race and Senator Clinton deserves all of the respect and admiration of her supporters. I merely disagree that her misfortune should be blamed on Obama's supporters allegedly being misogynistic, nor do I think that the blame for her loss is because of the faults or failed perceptions of those that did not vote for her.
I honestly believe that the reason that Senator Clinton did not win the Democratic primary had less to do with her gender, her policies or her rhetoric and more to do with the way her campaign was run. And in light of the many errors she and her staff made during the primary, I am a little leery of any argument about her 'electability' in a general election in light of the track record of her campaign decisions made during the primary.
I understand Senator Clinton's supporters position, though. I, for one, know all about supporting a political figure against a tide of dissent from my peers and I have also long argued that we do indeed need a woman in the White House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Despite what people say, I still feel that Speaker Pelosi is doing a great a job. [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
As long as I am writing what is sure to be an unpopular post, let me also point out that although I agree with Representative Dennis Kucinich's call for President Bush's impeachment
in spirit, I don't agree with his tactics and believe that his motives are actually more about self-aggrandizing and less about doing what is plausible or realistic in the current political climate. I have discussed my opinion about Representative Kucinich clear in this post.
In my opinion, you can either win this election and get the Republicans out of congress and the White House - or tilt at windmills. I have made my opinion this matter previously, and still stand by my unpopular opinion on the matter. I have no doubt that it was a difficult decision for the Democrats in congress to make. Taking the high road is not always the way to win the war.