Everyone seems to be discussing the division among Democrats supporting the candidates, the anger, hostility, and hard feelings being engendered by a fractious and divisive primary. The process is extending well into spring as Democrats seem to be split between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. People cite polls showing how many supporters on the opposite side will refuse to support and vote for the nominee come November. The media is all over this as an indicator that John McCain might actually have life this fall. The man is barely alive now according to his repeated misstatements saying Iran is training Sunni Al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq.
As soon as someone explains to the Arizona Senator about the hatred between Shias and Sunnis you can then explain why Americans would vote for four more years of Republicans in the White House, four more years of Bush's failed policies, and four more years of GOP corruption. There's no way Americans will vote for John McCain this fall after witnessing the incompetence in Iraq, Katrina and Wall Street.
Democrats will come together in the fall. I feel confident that once we realize the foe isn't the other candidate, the other camp or those other Democrats, but those trying to impose a third Bush term on the country in the guise of John McCain. Yes, some of these people are going to be upset when their nominee fails. It will be critically important for that nominee, whichever one, to rally behind the nominee at the convention and reunite the Party.
Every primary season provides splits and every end of primary season requires Party leaders and candidates to reunite everyone behind our candidate. I'm confident Democrats will do so rather than suffer for four more years.
We can all mitigate this if we cease trashing the other side, those supporting the other candidate or those who remain undecided. I'm not targeting either side for this criticism because all are to blame. Let's treat everyone with respect, everyone has serious reasons for supporting their choice and shouldn't face condemnation by the other side's avid supporters. All Democrats are avid for either Senator and are advocating strongly for their choice. Let's show some respect and remember where our fire should be directed: at the failed Republican policies of the past eight years.