I think it’s time for the online community to do so as well, including the Ohio blogosphere. Let’s show some leadership ourselves and form a tight circle around our nominee. Shall we?

Obama’s lead in Gallup is now commanding:

Sen. Barack Obama’s 16-point lead over Clinton in the latest Gallup daily tracking poll of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters comes from even higher support among groups that have been supporting him throughout the primary race, and from newfound support among several groups that have backed Clinton

Obama’s strengths have all been increased while pulling closer in demographics typical of Clinton strength. Obama leads or ties Clinton among women, Easterners, whites, adults with no college education, and Hispanics.

I hate to keep saying this, but it’s over. Been over. There is absolutely zero reason to continue to talk about anything other than unity. That Hillary is at this point continuing to say things like “this is nowhere near over” should be a clear signal that she has zero interest in healing any rifts and forming tight circles to compete in a general election. It’s as irresponsible as the idiotic group of women claiming they may vote for McCain in protest. Seriously delusional.

The argument that we Obama supporters need to coddle to such delusion is not compelling. No such coddling needs to be done. She lost. He won. Move on. Is it incumbent on the one being coalesced around to reach out and accept into the fold the supporters of the loser? Sure. The larger point that is being missed is that he can’t do that until the loser actually concedes losing and calls on her supporters to get behind him. To somehow argue that Obama needs to “do something about this” is insane at this point. Not in the midst of Hillary claiming it’s far from over and her supporters threatening widespread revolt against her opponent.

The only person who has any influence at all on those who would wreak havoc in their post-mortem tramatic stress syndrome is the candidate they are willing to do it for. Hint: It ain’t the guy currently in the lead. His job was to get more delegates and he did just that. Her job was to run an effective campaign that would anoint the inevitable candidate she was when this began. She failed to do that. In fact, she not only failed to do that, but she succeeded in a scorched earth kitchen sink policy that would make such supporter rapprochement much more difficult.

So as America begins to rally behind the eventual nominee, I’d call on those of us in the ‘sphere to do the same. My arms are wide open Hillary fans. My guy can’t change his sex, but he can lead and fight for what you want fought for. Let’s do this. Let’s all join hands and sing:

Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya
Oh lord, kumbaya

Let’s all raise our voices in mass unity to those on the right circling like vultures during the bloodbath below awaiting such time as they should swoop down and snatch victory from the chaos. Let’s not let that happen. Let’s come together. Let’s shout to the heavens so that all will hear our voices as one: “Obama Bomaye!”

Thank you baby Jesus.

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