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Can Dems let go of Hillary?



DENVER - They're loyal Democrats, they care deeply about their party's priorities and they want to change the direction of the country. So how in the world can so many of them talk about skipping the presidential election because instead of Hillary Clinton, it's Barack Obama who broke a historical barrier Wednesday and became the Democratic presidential nominee?

"If I can't vote for him it will break my heart, because I have been supporting minorities my whole career and he represents the hope of so many people,'' said Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court Pat Frank, recounting that she was 2 when her mother died and that she was largely raised by an African-American woman. "But on the other hand, the intellectual part says, 'Can this person handle the responsibility?' I go through this every single day, and I read absolutely everything there is about Obama."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:10am]


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