Vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton on November 6, 2012, as a Write-in Candidate for President of the United States

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    Oct 07, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    I've gotten several e-mails asking if I would sign this petition. I find it interesting and would have to say "Yes!" What about you?{Edit:Signed and e-mails sent to my representatives}

    From Petition2Congress.com

    "Mr. President, Madam Secretary of State, Madam Chair of the DNC, Distinguished DNC Members and Superdelegates:

    We, the undersigned Democrats, want a new Democratic nominee for President who can win in 2012. We are convinced that the only person with the national stature, experience, and high enough approval ratings who can win the general election in November of 2012 is Hillary Rodham Clinton. We demand that the Democratic National Committee convene an Emergency Session of Delegates in accordance with the DNC's Rules and By-Laws Committee to recast their votes for the only viable nominee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    Mr. President, we thank you for your service. However, we must ask you to do the right thing for your Party and your country and step aside, much like Lyndon Baines Johnson did in 1968 when he read the writing on the wall as to his own chances for victory. Renomination is not mandatory, nor is it a right. It is a privilege granted by us, "We the People." On faith, the Party and the nation gave you a chance as a newcomer with little experience to lead us out of the wilderness of recession. We must now ask for the keys back to the Party and to the White House.

    Likewise, Madam Secretary, we thank you for your exceptional service to our country as its top diplomat. Your leadership is what this country needs at this crucial time in our nation's history. We respectfully ask you to submit your resignation from the State Department in order to begin a general election campaign for President of the United States, effective immediately. In your heart, Madam Secretary, you know you are the only one with the experience and stature enough to lead this nation through its most difficult hour. We ask you to accept this challenge. We urge you to have the confidence that Senator Robert Kennedy showed in 1968 when he challenged an unpopular President for the Democratic nomination, causing President Lyndon Johnson to withdraw from the race. It is not lost on us that you once held Bobby Kennedy's United States Senate Seat, and like Senator Kennedy, serve in a President's Cabinet. As first lady, you have said you most related to Eleanor Roosevelt. Now we call up you to relate to her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and lead us out of our modern day "Great Depression" as our 45th President of the United States..

    And to the Democratic National Committee Chair, Vice Chairs, and Distinguished DNC Members as well as the Superdelegate Members, make no mistake: under NO circumstance will we cast a vote for your current predetermined choice for nominee, Barack Obama. We will not fall in line like last time in 2008 when we were asked to be "good little Democrats" for the sake of the Party. We all know how that worked out. We are fully prepared to take matters into our own hands and launch our own massive write-in campaign, much like Senator Murkowski's successful write-in campaign in Alaska."
    Read the entire article here:

    http://www.petition2congress.com/4606
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 07, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    This is wishful thinking because Hillary has expressed no interest in pursuing the white house in 2012.
  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 07, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    Laughable Republican ploy.
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    Oct 07, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is wishful thinking because Hillary has expressed no interest in pursuing the white house in 2012.


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    Oct 07, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidLaughable Republican ploy.


    Pardon me, but your ignorance is showing: "Steve Rosinski is the author, creator and administrator of the Petition. Steve worked as a member of the Clinton-Gore Advance Team and is a graduate of Holy Cross College with a degree in Political Science. He can be reached at SteveRosinski@gmail.com"
  • comfortablynu...

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    Oct 07, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    Many of the reasons listed for the petition boil down to "you're not liberal enough." That is funny, because Hillary Clinton had a more conservative voting record in the Senate than Obama did.

    It mentions that Obama did not support a single-payer option in the health care reform debate, but Clinton never has either, she's called it unrealistic. She supported the mandate that is in Obamacare during the 2008 primary season.

    It says Obama failed to support unions, Hillary sat at Wal-Mart stock holder meetings and never spoke up for labor.

    She is much more of a hawk than Obama, Airstrikes in Libya were her baby as Secretary of State.

    She's never endorsed same sex marriage, she opposes medical marijuana even in states where it is legal.

    In short, I think these people are confused at best.
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    Oct 07, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewingWithUs,

    Do you have any concerns that this might siphon off a few votes from President Obama..........thus allowing Romney to win?

    Or would that be okay with you?

    Would you also like to propose a conservative alternative to the Romney/Ryan ticket?
  • comfortablynu...

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    Oct 07, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    bostonsam said
    JockTheVote saidStudlyScrewingWithUs,

    Do you have any concerns that this might siphon off a few votes from President Obama..........thus allowing Romney to win?

    Or would that be okay with you?

    Would you also like to propose a conservative alternative to the Romney/Ryan ticket?


    And you too are a moron. Resorting to petty name calling and stating that by the creator of this topic posting it here, it will siphon off votes. Go stick you head back up your, uh, in the sand.


    Delicious irony...
  • comfortablynu...

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    Oct 07, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    If these people wanted another nominee, they are a bit late.

    They mentioned LBJ in the petition. People ran against him and that election was a complete and total clusterfuck. Eugene McCarthy nearly beat Johnson in New Hampshire. Then Bobby Kennedy jumped into the race, which caused Johnson to bow out. Humphrey stepped in as Johnson's heir apparent. McCarthy was winning primaries, Kennedy was winning primaries, Humphrey was running through surrogates and snatching up delegates. Racist dixiecrats couldn't get enough of George Wallace who ended up running 3rd party. Kennedy got killed, Humphrey got nominated, the Democratic party went to shit and Richard Nixon won the White House. LBJ did not wait until after the convention to bow out like this petition is insisting the president does.

    The next Democratic president was not until Jimmy Carter. Someone primaried him as an incumbent, too.

    We have primaries, we have caucuses, we have a convention. If people in the Democratic party wanted a different nominee, they should have found a pair of balls and ran someone or drafted someone rather than pissing and moaning in a petition a month before the election.
  • comfortablynu...

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    Oct 07, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    bostonsam said
    comfortablynumb said
    bostonsam said
    JockTheVote saidStudlyScrewingWithUs,

    Do you have any concerns that this might siphon off a few votes from President Obama..........thus allowing Romney to win?

    Or would that be okay with you?

    Would you also like to propose a conservative alternative to the Romney/Ryan ticket?


    And you too are a moron. Resorting to petty name calling and stating that by the creator of this topic posting it here, it will siphon off votes. Go stick you head back up your, uh, in the sand.


    Delicious irony...


    Yeah it is, because I see so much name-calling and attacks on other members by the radical extreme leftists on here and it appears that everybody is just A-OK with it. I think it's disgusting.


    Are you using "radical extreme leftist" in a nice way, or is that more name-calling?

    Your profile isn't verified, so you more than likely aren't real. Insulting you is like insulting a character on a television show. It doesn't matter, because it's not a real person. And, this is the internet. You should expect to be insulted when you log on to a forum really.

    BTW, "they did it first" is the defense of a child. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Or just shut up and stop complaining about name calling if you're going to do it yourself.

    I haven't been around here long enough to know who this southbeach or whoever people seem to think you are is, but in every thread I've seen you in you come off as a troll. Try harder.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 07, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    This is ridiculous.

    First of all, the Clintons support Obama 100%. Hillary wants a break to consider her 2016 options; there's no way she'd support this. She has very little desire to for the stress and strife of the Presidency at this moment. 2016, after a long, well-deserved break, she MIGHT consider a run. But this is a no-go.

    Two, even if she was interested (and she's not) Obama still has a huge base of support and is still favored to win. So on the technical merits, this is a fail.

    How do I know? Along with Will Bower, Darragh Murphy, Lady de Rothschild, the late Robin Carlson and others I helped co-found the PUMA movement at the end of the 2008 primaries. Those of us who came around to support Obama -- some never have -- were among the very last Clinton Democrats to do so. If there were any taste for a write-in campaign for Hillary, I'm pretty sure we would've heard about it. This is a waste of energy and a nonstarter.
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    Oct 07, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidLaughable Republican ploy.

    +1

    My thought exactly

    Now Hillary in 2016!!! ;-)
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    Oct 08, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidThis is ridiculous.

    First of all, the Clintons support Obama 100%. Hillary wants a break to consider her 2016 options; there's no way she'd support this. She has very little desire to for the stress and strife of the Presidency at this moment. 2016, after a long, well-deserved break, she MIGHT consider a run. But this is a no-go.

    Two, even if she was interested (and she's not) Obama still has a huge base of support and is still favored to win. So on the technical merits, this is a fail.

    How do I know? Along with Will Bower, Darragh Murphy, Lady de Rothschild, the late Robin Carlson and others I helped co-found the PUMA movement at the end of the 2008 primaries. Those of us who came around to support Obama -- some never have -- were among the very last Clinton Democrats to do so. If there were any taste for a write-in campaign for Hillary, I'm pretty sure we would've heard about it. This is a waste of energy and a nonstarter.


    You originally backed Hillary?
  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 08, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    NJDewd said

    You originally backed Hillary?


    You didn't???
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    Oct 08, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    NJDewd said

    You originally backed Hillary?


    You didn't???



    No! Backed Obama when he announced in Feb 2007. I think I had Clinton fatigue by that time. She has been a fantastic SOS for him though.
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    Oct 08, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    bostonsam said
    JockTheVote saidStudlyScrewingWithUs,

    Do you have any concerns that this might siphon off a few votes from President Obama..........thus allowing Romney to win?

    Or would that be okay with you?

    Would you also like to propose a conservative alternative to the Romney/Ryan ticket?


    And you too are a moron. Resorting to petty name calling and stating that by the creator of this topic posting it here, it will siphon off votes. Go stick you head back up your, uh, in the sand.


    SAM, CALM DOWN.

    We're basically on the same side, in a reverse sort of way.

    I'm a MODERATE REPUBLICAN who is sick of the extremists of MY party...

    and I'm disgusted with the LIES of Romney/Ryan.

    So on this election I'll be joining YOUR DEMOCRATS in voting for PRESIDENT OBAMA !!!

    Be at peace, my frustrated Brother.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 08, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    NJDewd said
    TroyAthlete said
    NJDewd saidYou originally backed Hillary?
    You didn't???
    No! Backed Obama when he announced in Feb 2007. I think I had Clinton fatigue by that time. She has been a fantastic SOS for him though.


    Ha. Was there ever any doubt?

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  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 08, 2012 3:33 AM GMT
    Either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama is going to be president.
    People are free to write in any name they want, but they are throwing away their vote.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 08, 2012 11:14 AM GMT
    Wow .... anyone who writes in their vote for Hilary is basically voting for Romney
    Sorry ... reality calling - it's how our political system works

    Remember Raph Nader in 2000?
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    Oct 08, 2012 12:46 PM GMT
    Funny, my boyfriend's mom said if we wrote in Ron Paul, it would be the same as voting for Obama.

    So which is it?

    GQjock saidWow .... anyone who writes in their vote for Hilary is basically voting for Romney
    Sorry ... reality calling - it's how our political system works

    Remember Raph Nader in 2000?
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    Oct 08, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    This is just ludicrous and potentially futile. Don't people have better things to do?
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    Oct 08, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    why not write in Jeb Bush too?
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    Oct 09, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    NJDewd said
    TroyAthlete said
    NJDewd saidYou originally backed Hillary?
    You didn't???
    No! Backed Obama when he announced in Feb 2007. I think I had Clinton fatigue by that time. She has been a fantastic SOS for him though.


    Ha. Was there ever any doubt?

    texts-from-hillary.jpg


    Not on my part - thought it was an excellent choice and has proven out. LOVE the LOLZ!
  • Webster666

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    Oct 09, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    If enough people wrote in Hillary Clinton's name (or any other name), it would guarantee a Romney win. Same for the morons who vote for candidates who are running under other party labels.

    Don't be an idiot.
    While I would absolutely LOVE to see Hillary as President, there's no way in hell she could become President, in 2012.


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    Romney lets another one rip !


  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 11, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidThis is just ludicrous and potentially futile. Don't people have better things to do?
    Unfortunately not. This is nothing but mindless speculation.