Post “Critical Tuesday”

Here’s the email sent out from the Obama Campaign this morning in the wake of yesterday’s primary results:

Friend —

We may not know the final outcome of today’s voting until morning, but the results so far make one thing clear.

When the dust settles from today’s contests, we will maintain our substantial lead in delegates. And thanks to millions of people standing for change, we will keep adding delegates and capture the Democratic nomination.

We knew from the day we began this journey that the road would be long. And we knew what we were up against.

We knew that the closer we got to the change we seek, the more we’d see of the politics we’re trying to end — the attacks and distortions that try to distract us from the issues that matter to people’s lives, the stunts and the tactics that ask us to fear instead of hope.

But this time — this year — it will not work. The challenges are too great. The stakes are too high.

Americans need real change.

In the coming weeks, we will begin a great debate about the future of this country with a man who has served it bravely and loves it dearly. And we will offer two very different visions of the America we see in the twenty-first century.

John McCain has already dismissed our call for change as eloquent but empty.

But he should know that it’s a call that did not begin with my words. It’s the resounding call from every corner of this country, from first-time voters and lifelong cynics, from Democrats and Republicans alike.

And together you and I are going to grow this movement to deliver that change in November.

Thank you,


I wanted to see something like this: "For those who voted for my opponent in agreement with her policies, in unity with her platform and ideals, I congratulate you for turning out and voting from the heart. For those who’ve been scared into voting the other way, for those succumbing to the rhetoric of fear and divisiveness – that’s just sad."


5 thoughts on “Post “Critical Tuesday”

  1. Paul J. says:

    Personally, I choose to keep hope alive. Because hope is a change I can believe in. I believe that I can hope for change. I hope.

  2. Rick says:

    I’m just hoping there will be enough to hold onto when November comes. So far, my optimism takes hits every day – I’m used to it, but still refuse to cast for the “lesser of evils” whomever that might be in the end.

  3. Caryn says:

    The thing with Hillary, though, is that her platform and ideals haven’t changed in the last month — only her angles of attack. Barack has been consistent with mostly positive talk and mild rebuttals (which, unfortunately, don’t usually win elections). All the political pundits are saying he needs to defend himself harder. I’m glad to see that the worst of his nagativity is condemnation of negativity itself. Maybe a paradox though!

  4. Rick says:

    I liked your typo, Caryn – “nagativity” is what I hear every time Hillary is soundbited. You need to trademark that one!

  5. Caryn says:

    HA! You see, when we English teachers typo, we subconsciously pun. That was funny.

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