Holdout Hillraisers Are Acting Like Spoiled Rich

Do Hillary-backers support a progressive agenda, or do they want a GOP victory?
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2008 6:09 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama talks with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., on Obama's campaign charter jet on Wednesday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – To Hillary supporters continuing to nurse their wounds and vowing to vote for John McCain, Michael Kinsley has this to say in Time: "Now is the time to just get over it." Their complaints of sexism in the campaign are misdirected—"there is no easy way these folks can vent their anger at Chris Matthews. So they are taking their revenge on people without health care, women who need abortions, and others who they (if they supported Hillary) must think will be harmed by a Republican victory in the fall. That'll show 'em." 

And complaints about Obama moving to the center, he adds, are childish. "Affluent people who give to the Republican Party are advancing their own class interests, whereas those who give to the Democrats generally aren't. This suggests an admirable seriousness about their giving," he writes. But "if they go off in a snit when their candidate loses the nomination, that will suggest that they aren't really in this out of progressive passion—they just find politics an amusing hobby, like racehorses or yachts."