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Pollsters Patrick Caddell, an ex-Jimmy Carter operative, and Douglas E. Schoen, a one-time Clinton operative, argued earlier this month that Democrats should draft Hillary. In Politico, Caddell and Schoen said Obama was too divisive for the nation:
"It’s clear that Obama has been unable to build consensus and, with the polarizing campaign he is now running, will be unable to govern effectively even if reelected. Only Clinton can commit the Democratic Party — and, indeed, the nation — to a unification and healing process. This could allow Washington, in a bipartisan manner, to finally address the economic and governmental crises that now grip America.
We are facing a crisis of national leadership, so citizens should step up and take charge of their country the way demonstrators in the Middle East did earlier this year. And, stunningly, as the people of Russia are now doing."
Here's another website that has just popped up.Hillary Forever, that appears rather sophisticated. Meanwhile, the remnants of Hillary's 2008 campaign -- which went down to the wire with Obama -- is circulating a fundraiser that offers to sell leftover swag, including an "inspiring video" of her introduction to the Democratic National Convention that year. Interesting timing for an inspiring video to pop up? The letter tells Hillary supporters, "Together, we made history in the last presidential election" and that her loyal backers "made Hillary's campaign one that will never be forgotten." Again, there is nothing from Hillary that says she's going to challenge Obama in 2012. But there is a reference that seems to point to more than a RIP for the 2008 contest -- a reminder of Hillary's "determination to keep going, often in the face of enormous obstacles."
Together, we made history in the last presidential election.From Hillary's speech at the Democratic National Convention, to the work and support that each of us brought to the campaign, that story lives on -- in the history books, in our memories, and in the mementos that commemorate that time.Now, those mementos are disappearing as your fellow supporters claim the last of them.We only have a few official campaign posters, buttons and t-shirts left. We're running out of the DVDs with Hillary's historic speech at the 2008 Denver convention, the inspiring video that introduced her, and President Clinton's speech -- some of which are signed by President Clinton himself.Once these last items are gone, they're gone forever.Make a contribution today and we'll send you one of the last DVDs with Hillary's and President Clinton's convention speeches.In her speech in Denver, Hillary told us, "You allowed me to become part of your lives. And you became part of mine."As we all know, campaigns are tough, but having loyal supporters like you helped make Hillary's campaign one that will never be forgotten.By making a contribution today, you will have your own personal remembrance of the "determination to keep going, often in the face of enormous obstacles" -- one of the last such mementos there will ever be. And all contributions will go to paying the last of the expenses the campaign incurred while making our historic stand.Contribute today to receive one of the last commemorative campaign DVDs or another one of our last few items."You never gave in. You never gave up. And together, we made history."Those words are as true today as they were when Hillary first spoke them. I hope you'll reserve your piece of history today.Thank you again,Allison
Hillary Clinton for President