Both Clinton and Obama are on the right track, but it’s a message that will need to be repeated over and over again:
“Every time we have a vigorous contest like we’re having this primary election, people get intense. Senator Obama has intense support. I have intense support. It’s exciting because people want to be involved. But, the differences … pale in comparison to the differences between us and Senator McCain.” — Hillary Clinton
“There are going to be some bruised feelings, whoever the nominee is. We are going to have to come together and remind ourselves that there is a heck of a lot bigger difference between either Senator Clinton or myself, and John McCain.” — Barack Obama
In other words, if you are a supporter of either of these candidates, don’t get so caught up in your loyalty that you decide to vote for John McCain out of some misguided protest vote. When asked what she would say to any Democratic voter considering doing this, Clinton said:
“Please think through this decision. It is not a wise decision.”
Let’s keep our eyes on the prize, my fellow JelloHeads. In the end it’s about getting a Democrat back in the White House, remember?