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HRC's historic opportunity

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Hat's off to David Gergen, who until now I thought was just another empty suit talking head. Turns out he's got some guts.  Permalink to this paragraph

On CNN on Tuesday night he called on Hillary Clinton to reject racist votes. It would cost her nothing now that the racists have finished voting. She complains of sexism at the same time she's been openly encouraging people to vote for her because she's white.  Permalink to this paragraph

Gergen says, righteously, that Hillary could say: "If you want to vote against him because he's black, I don't want your vote." Amen brother! (And let's go Hillary.) Permalink to this paragraph

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Thanks to Culturekitchen for the clue. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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