If you’ve been hanging out here for a while, you’ll know that I caught some shit with some fellow liberal bloggers when I respectfully encouraged them to get on board with Senator Obama’s campaign shortly after John Edwards dropped out.
The trend towards ambivalence among certain blogotubers earlier this year has evidently leaked over and affected the remaining superdelegates. And Arianna has forcefully called out superdelegates in an attempt to shake them out of their infuriating catatonia.
So it’s time for the uncommitted superdelegates to stop their dithering, come out of hiding, hop off the fence, endorse Obama and officially bring this nominating process to an end.
Throughout this campaign between Senators Obama and Clinton, there has been a noticeable reluctance to choose up sides — many, many of those who are “guilty” of not making a decision are bloggers, talkers and activists who are otherwise quick to take a stand regardless of the party dynamic of the fight. Smart, forceful liberals. Even during the worst Clinton campaign missteps, however — the Rove style fear mongering, the race-baiting, the 3AM ads, and all the rest — too many respectable liberals sat it out.
And now, as Arianna points out, the superdelegates ought to endorse once and for all. Let’s hope her words carry some weight with those who are inexplicably seized in the grips of a collectively muted stupor.
It’s times like these when the Democratic Party loses me. Enough with the soft-pedaling and kid-gloves — the choice is obvious and the choice is clear (it has been for many months, by the way). What the hell is everyone waiting for?
Meanwhile, Senator McCain is already sizing up the White House to see if it’ll fit his Craftmatic adjustable bed.