Clinton Tries to Make Amends

Speaking last night before the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents 200+ black community newspapers nationally, Hillary Clinton offered an apology for offense caused by Bill's statements re: South Carolina, and said of Ferraro's comments "I certainly do repudiate it and I regret deeply that it was said. Obviously she doesn't speak for the campaign, she doesn't speak for any of my positions."

But I believe this is the more important statement, which will probably get even less coverage:
"Once one of us has the nomination there will be a great effort to unify the Democratic party and we will do so, because, remember I have a lot of supporters who have voted for me in very large numbers and I would expect them to support Senator Obama if he were the nominee," she said.
I know it's popular to call Clinton a monster, and pretend she's as bad as a Republican, and talk about her like she's the only one who plays dirty or uses rightwing frames, and refer to her with hyperbole suggesting she will single-handedly destroy the Democratic Party, but, amidst this outrageously contentious primary, in which lots of supporters of both remaining candidates are swearing they'll never vote for the other, Hillary Clinton made it clear she expects her supporters to unite behind Obama if he's the nominee.

Maybe, just maybe, she isn't pure evil. Ya think?

[And before anyone goes off on how I'm in the bag for Hillary, don't bother. I'm still not supporting either candidate over the other; I get seriously pissed if I think either of them is being treated unfairly—and, to date, my most exasperated rant still remains on Obama's behalf. So I don't want to hear it.]

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