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Clinton on "white Americans"

By LaShawnda

After the Indiana primary. Clinton stated in her speech that she is “running to be the president of all of America — north, south, east and west, and everywhere in between. That's why it is so important that we count the votes of Florida and Michigan.”

Yesterday, one day after proclaiming her desire to be a president for all Americans, Clinton suggested "white Americans" are increasingly turning away from Barack Obama’s candidacy. Clinton cited an Associated Press poll "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states (Indiana and North Carolina) who had not completed college were supporting me. These are the people you have to win, if you're a Democrat, in sufficient numbers to actually win the election. Everybody knows that."

(continued) The last two sentences rub me the wrong way. “These are the people you have to win” and “everybody knows it”. I didn’t know it. I thought we all mattered. And is she insinuating that only white Americans are working and hard-working? Has she forgotten so quickly about all the other Americans? Or were we never truly acknowledged? I judge Hillary based on the words coming out her mouth. These are her mistakes, misspeaks, thoughts, ideas, actions. No one else’s.

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