The Obama prime time commercial: what did you think?/Hillary supporters: please don't abstain
What did you think? I thought it was stunningly effective (you can watch it here). And when I watch Obama with his wife and children, I well up. Yes, the tax plan wavers a bit, but now is the time to mobilize and just get it done next Tuesday. For important ways you can help, please visit Myrna the Minx, with comprehensive information on protecting your vote (and tweeting it with the Twitter vote report).
One more thing: last night I spoke at Baruch College in New York about blogging and the election. I had my first real encounter with angry Hillary supporters. Law professor and pro-Hillary blogger Heidi Li Feldman was on the panel. She suggests that Hillary was robbed of the nomination and encourages women to "conscientiously object" and simply not vote for president next week. I am no law professor and I've never reviewed Party procedure. I know Hillary lost, Obama won, and in my mind, Hillary and her campaign deserved to lose. That's not important now. During the same blogging panel, a disgruntled Hillary supporter in the audience told me I was a "terrible person" because I had encouraged former Hillary supporters to vote for Obama and because I said Sarah Pailin is unqualified to be vice president (which doesn't make me unfeminist). These encounters really made me think twice and I wanted to bring it up at BlogHer to see if you have had similar encounters.
Absolutely I encourage American women to vote for Barack Obama. In fact, I beg of American women: if you're angry about Hillary Clinton, take it out on the DNC. Do not take it out on my children, your children, and everyone else's children. Do not abstain next Tuesday, and do not vote for McCain-Palin. That's not a feminist statement. For more on that, see notmygal.com.
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