Monday, November 19, 2007

Vote for Hillary Online Spoke. McCain Listened.

You may remember our open letter to McCain yesterday that called for him to denounce the smear tactics and get back to the issues so we can all have an honest and mature debate. It looks like people are starting to take notice to our grassroots Hillary campaign and they realize they can't get away with the under-the-radar character assassinations any longer.

Not even a day later, Newsmax writes an article entitled "McCain: I'll respect Hillary":

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Saturday said he won't follow his rivals' lead in taking personal shots at Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, and that voters seeking a candidate who will do that should look elsewhere.

"I think people want a respectful debate and a respectful discussion. And if they don't, then obviously, I'm not the person to be their candidate," McCain told reporters in response to questions about criticism of Clinton by Republican rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.

"Legitimate policy differences, those should be debated and discussed," McCain said. "But I don't think you should take shots at people, like imitating her voice. I'm serious, I'm not sure what you gain by doing that."

This is victory, folks. We did this. Not just the staff here at Vote for Hillary Online, but all of you - the grassroots Hillary supporters. This is about as close to victory as we're going to get when it comes to combating the smear tactics. In a perfect world, the other candidates would follow McCain's lead, but they have been doing this for so long that they've forgotten how to run a campaign without running their opponent's good name through the mud.

We will remain watchful of McCain's actions to see if he keeps his word. And if he doesn't, believe me we'll be the first to bring it to you. But for now, I think it's safe to say: Mission Accomplished.

Speaking of getting back to policy differences, you can refer to this page at any time for a comprehensive list of Hillary's positions on the issues.