After dropping out of the Democratic race as Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has clinched the Democratic nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton of New York has another task. This one is quite a difficult task for Clinton to pull off.
Imagine this was an episode of “Mission Impossible.” Anybody who is familiar with the series and the movies should know what is going to happen next. There would be the audio tape where the voice gives the mission objective.
But, this is how I think the message would be played:
“Good morning Senator Clinton. You have lost the Democratic primary to Senator Obama, who is now the presumptive Democratic nominee. Obama has a difficult road ahead of him as he must take on presumed GOP nominee Senator McCain. The Democratic Party is split up due to the drawn out contest between yourself and Obama. Some of your eighteen million voters are frustrated and are not easily willing to vote for Obama this November. Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to persuade your staunchest and most diehard supporters to back Obama. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Hillary!”
I’ll leave you guys to decide of the tape self-destructs or not.
But on a serious note, that is Clinton’s newest job. However, it is not going to be an easy one for Hillary Clinton to pull off. The Democratic Party has been hurting due to the long contest that had gone through every contest. There were even contests in Guam and Puerto Rico that had taken place.
At the end, it was Obama who ended up as the presumptive Democratic nominee. Now, it is Obama against presumed GOP nominee John McCain. It seemed to be an expected match-up between the two presumptive nominees.
On Clinton’s website, she urged supporters to support Obama. However, there are those that are not easily willing to back Obama. Many of Clinton’s voters have become angry and frustrated. There are many that might not vote in the election and there are many that may throw support behind McCain.
When Clinton announced she would endorse Obama, loud boos had followed. Recently, a CNN poll released show that 60 percent of Clinton’s supporters would vote for Obama. However, 39 percent would not. 17 percent said that they would support McCain. 22 said that they would not vote if Clinton was not the nominee.
Many have said that if Obama wants the support of the Clinton voters, he would have to choose her as the VP running mate. But, not everybody likes the idea of an Obama-Clinton ticket. 43 percent of Democrats oppose the idea of a joint-ticket between the two of them.
While Obama focuses on the general election race against McCain, Clinton is tasked with getting her supporters to vote for Obama. That feat will not be easily accomplished. Thus, this gives off the sense of a “Mission Impossible.”
So, this is Clinton’s next mission. Oh another thing, cue the music.