Healing Heartsick Hillary Holdouts

Healing Heartsick Hillary Holdouts

Why Biden? We really can’t say. Why now? That’s easy: to let diehard Hillary Clinton supporters know that a Clinton vice presidential bid is definitely not going to happen, and give them time to purge their bitterness, mourn, and get with the program before the Democratic Convention gets into high gear.

That is why Hillary Clinton is appearing at the Democratic Convention on Tuesday as the “Headline Speaker.” Senator Clinton needs to rally the disgruntled Hillary Holdouts who now say they will vote for McCain instead of the Democratic ticket. If the senator cannot control the actions of such loose cannons, she will be held responsible if the Democrats do not win the presidency this year.

Anyone throwing a Hillary hissy fit needs to consider the damage this will visit on Senator Clinton. If holdout Hillary supporters vote McCain into the White House, Democrats won’t view Hillary Clinton as a more likely winner in 2012. They will see her as The Spoiler of 2008.


Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com 

5 Responses to “Healing Heartsick Hillary Holdouts”

  1. CC Says:

    I like what you did, very clever use of comics.

  2. Cathy Says:

    What subversive drivel. Do you think your sophmoric rendition of psychology will work? You are deluded. Clinton is the only answer. The DNC lost this election through their own ignorant attempt to foist someone on the people of America, what happened to freedom of choice?

  3. Mike Licht Says:


    . . . what happened to freedom of choice?

    The people of the Democratic Party have chosen. Hasn’t the primary campaign been long enough? It seems interminable, but it is over.
    Clinton is the only answer — for a McCain presidency. Pouting about the outcome will guanrantee the Republicans the White House, and destroy any hope Senator Clinton may have for another presidential run, branding her as the Spoiler of 2008, Ms. Nader.

  4. Dawn Says:

    This “comic” is appropriately “dated” to look like the 1950’s……a VERY sexist decade for women. This comic strikes me as horribly bigoted and offensive to women, by insinuating in “Junior High back-biting style” that women who are leaders or who act differently than in traditional supportive roles are targets for ridicule. I supported Senator Clinton for President because she truly was the FIRST woman ever, to have all the credentials to run a serious race. She almost made it and; she almost broke the ultimate pink ceiling. Because of Senator Clinton’s example, more brilliant women will surely get the idea to run for President, and like her, will train to have all the skills required for the job. It is long past time time that a woman is elected President of the United States. Meanwhile, I will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that in Senator Hillary Clinton, all women in America will have a charismatic leader and a powerful voice for women.

  5. Mike Licht Says:


    The comic is indeed from the 1950s; the anachronism is what makes it funny. What makes it apt is the reported “If we can’t have Hillary, we’re voting for McCain” crowd. If that isn’t Junior High, what is?

    I have learned that Senator Clinton’s advisor Harold Ickes has echoed my
    concern that if holdout Hillary supporters let the Republicans keep the White House, the Democratic Party won’t view Hillary Clinton as a more likely winner in 2012 or even 2016. They will see her as The Spoiler of 2008.

    I am sad to hear you supported Senator Clinton merely because she is a woman. Ms. Clinton is a skilled and intelligent legislator. She took a severe drubbing over health care policy when she was First Lady but had the gumption to stay on top of that issue and many others.

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