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Hillary: Caucus State and Black Voters Don't Matter

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I'm telling you, the more Clinton speaks the more I'm convinced that she is inauthentic and undeserving of the Presidency.

She says Obama's recent wins are are result of "a caucus system that favors 'activists,'" and that "[t]hese are caucus states by and large, or in the case of Louisiana, you know, a very strong and very proud African-American electorate, which I totally respect and understand."

Decode these words and here's what you get: "Black people will reject the white candidate every time," and "Caucus state voters do not represent average Americans."

So in two sentences, Hillary managed to insult millions of white and black voters because they exercised their right to vote for someone other than her. Black voters were relegated to their own "community" and white voters were relegated to mere "activists."

Wait a minute. These same voters supported former President Clinton in droves in 1992 and 1996, and stuck by him during impeachment. It is well known that so-called "black voters" supported the "white candidate" by overwhelming margins. What would she call the white voters who supported Obama over her in California? That state didn't have a caucus.

If these voters can support Bill, but not Hillary, something has to be going on. I think I know what it is.

Although Hillary presents herself as an accomplished leader who is ready to lead the country in a new direction, these voters know the real story. They know that Hillary authorized the war in Iraq, and voted for a resolution that could lead to war in Iran. They know that Hillary threw the first salvo of the 2008 race by calling Obama "irresponsible and naïve." Additionally, they know that in a campaign against John McCain, he will neutralize the Iraq war issue by noting that they voted the same way, and thus are equally responsible for its direction.

I can see the Republican attack ads already: 1) "Hillary and I voted the same way on the issue, now she has flip flopped." 2) "Hillary called Obama naïve and irresponsible on national security, but she failed to even READ the National Intelligence Estimate." 3) "Hillary is going to garnish your wages under Hillary-care 2.0"

Democrats need to win in 2008. Let's choose the most electable candidate who doesn't take any vote for granted.

So much for the candidate of inevitability. . .

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Nicholas Smith is a former Commissioner for the City of Berkeley, CA. He is currently a law student in New York City, and blogs about the day's headlines at
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