Last Monday, Geoff Garin, Hillary Clinton's new chief strategist, put out a call to 'send your thoughts about our campaign' -- and Kos readers responded. Now, with the Clintons in fuller attack overdrive than ever, Garin is asking for a reprise. Respond here.
Nothing short of a resounding primary defeat in a major state in which she's strongly positioned is going to make Clinton drop out. But a few hundred thousand emails from committed Democrats letting the campaign know the extent to which her tactics are disaffecting large swaths of the party base and destroying her own standing might might inhibit the earth-scorching a bit. Recall that in the wake of South Carolina, Obama did manage to quiet the Clinton attack machine for several weeks, during which he basically won the nomination.
A sample response below the fold.
To: Geoff Garin
From: a former Hillary supporter:
Since late March, Hillary Clinton's role in advancing the Democratic agenda has been entirely negative. She has been relentlessly undermining the likely nominee, violating Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment and shredding her own credibility in the process. Her relentless flattery of McCain, her baseless claims to have crossed some mythical commander-in-chief threshold and her desperate willingness to seize on any minor gaffe of Obama's disqualify her to be the party's nominee. Ms. Clinton reached a new low in the ABC 'Debate,' in which "de bait" was the moderators' repeated invitations to keep harping on trivialities such as Obama's contacts with Bill Ayers and his "bitter" comment. She responded to the stimuli like one of Pavlov's dogs.
By working relentlessly to undermine Obama's core credibility as a candidate, Ms. Clinton is permanently destroying her own standing and leadership stature within the party. Time to call a halt.
So again: "tell them what you think" here.