I'm not the only one, you know. There's a bunch of us out there, tapping quietly yet fervently away at our keyboards, scouring the internets looking for flattering pictures of the Girl Who Should Be President (as opposed to scary shots of the Monster Who Escaped from Hell to Torment Us With Visions of Universal Health Care). Don't believe me? Then run on over to Tom Watson to see his wonderful round-up of pro-Hillary bloggers. Go show some love to Tom and all the rest of the beleaguered band of laptop-lugging, linky-loving Clintonistas. Tom nicely captures the sense of what it feels like to be a part of this persecuted minority taking arms against a sea of hoped-up Obamaniacs:
To be a Clinton blogger in the progressive blogosphere is to be hated, shunned, passed without notice in the street. We sit home on Friday nights, cursing at Chris Matthews and being censored by Al Giordano for commenting too often in a field of swaying Obama supplication. We're not welcome at all the best dKos parties - if we show up, we're cursed with the universal epithet of those who challenge the Obama hegemony: "troll," they call us. Sometimes "f'ing troll." We're Rovian in our embrace of the monster, closet Bush backers and much worse - Lieberman types! Oh, the pain. The pure pain. I can't stand it. Makes me want to quit, embrace that messianic goodness, and stand down - for the sake of the party, of course - from any pursuit of a Clinton presidency.You bet, Tom. Me, too. Heh-heh.
There's also a blogroll of Bloggers Supporting Clinton at The Hillary 1000, a fundraising network that originated in Connecticut. We proudly note that Roxie's World is listed on the blogroll -- and we didn't even have to ask! Y'all might also want to check out a new blog pal, Historiann, who has made some pro-HRC comments here recently and holds forth smartly, wittily, and, um, historically, here.
A couple of non-bloggish links we don't want you to miss:
- Good analysis of anti-Clinton bias in the media by Bill Maxwell in the St. Petersburg Times.
- Ryan Lizza's gripping account of Clinton's latest comeback in the New Yorker. For all the indignation expressed ad nauseam elsewhere over Clinton's "negative" campaigning, Lizza ends by pointing out that Obama may wind up feeling grateful for the hard-fought primary battle if it makes him a tougher and better candidate, should he get the nomination.
- Jonathan V. Last's analysis in the Philadelphia Inquirer of which candidate (Clinton or Obama) is best positioned to go the distance, not just in getting the nomination but through November. Would we link to it if his answer weren't CLINTON? Hell, no!
Sleep on those questions tonight, gentle readers, and get back to us in the morning. 'Night-'night.