On Monday we will publish the third installment of REZKO For Dummies. In that third installment we will discuss today’s Chicago Sun-Times report that “Obama is the unnamed ‘political candidate’ referred to in document which outlines case against Rezko“.
For more information read Rezko for Dummies and Rezko for Dummies, Part II and our April 30, 2007 seminal article Will Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald Destroy the Obama Campaign?
Freckles and others are helping us elect Hillary Clinton in Nevada. We wish them well. We’re optimistic and hope the “Snow wall” which is Nevada holds.
For once we hope audaciously that Nevada does not gamble and instead goes with a sure thing – a president ready on day 1 – Hillary Clinton.
OkieAtty, in O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A has been helping elect Hillary Clinton in Nevada too:
Wow. This has been a brilliant morning. Here’s the rundown on our activities in OK.
A group of us (Norman Girls) got together for an organized phone bank drive. We dialed in on the “Donkey” and all together made about 300 calls. Most of us had a good response. I’d say a 50% for Hillary with a 85% caucus rate. I called my family friends there and guess what- they were leaving for caucus and were all pro-Hillary. Hubby is a postal guy, wife a union musician/contractor. All their friends were pro-Hillary. I also spoke with a precinct captain who was leaving to pick folks up. She said her precinct had 150 folks, 40 firmly committed to Hillary. She thought they’d have more by caucus time but was worried about LV because of the recent ruckus. Most over 50 yo were firmly pro-Hillary. All but one woman was Hillary. Most were couples and in support together. One guy (AA) was from Hillary’s hometown and leaving for caucus. After about an hour we had to give up. Folks were leaving and we were holding them up, some had received multiple calls from us. One that I spoke to had rec’d 15 calls this AM and had switched to BO because he was pissed. I apologized and explained the computer system. After that letdown we contacted national and they told us to enter *1 to take folks off the list otherwise the computer will keep calling them. So word to the wise- *1. There were also concerns about traffic and getting in the sites because the GOP was in the same sites at 9AM. Weird, huh?
Anyhow brilliant news. Hillary will be in Tulsa on Tuesday night. It’ll be short and advance hasn’t said where yet, but it will be free. Bill will be in on the 30th and it’s also free. The Norman Girls will be doing crowd building for the next several days. We’re justing waiting on National to give us the info. So, YAY!
Re: Edward’s OKC visit last night . Venue was small but about 1200 were there. Most outside in nasty cold weather. 1000 of them were Teamsters. So there is now a question of what’s going on with the local Teamsters union. We thought they were with us…I think they are, but union members can break ranks and JRE has done a good job with garnering their support.
Just keep talking and keep on pushing. And for those who haven’t done so, visit Hillary’s site for a how-to on the GOTV phone efforts. It’s updated regularly and even making 5-10 calls a night helps.
Hillary is 44!
Independent observers from across the sea are optimistic for Hillary too:
I’ve just come back from the two final eve-of-caucus rallies for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton here in Nevada. And if the entirely unscientific evidence of head-count and mood is any guide, then things are looking good for the former First Lady.
Her exuberant supporters filled a school gymnasium in Henderson way past capacity. I’d estimate that there were 3,000-4,000 people combined in the gym and the overflow space in the nearby cafeteria where a giant screen kept them in touch with the action. After his puce-faced bulldog attack mode earlier in the week, Bill Clinton was back to his genial best as he worked the crowd in his warm-up speech and daughter Chelsea beamed radiantly while maintaining her trademark silence.
The former First Lady then delivered a rousing speech, curbing her tendency to drone on about policy in painstaking detail, before dispatching the room off to caucus in Nevada 12 hours later.
Mr Obama by contrast attracted maybe about 2,000-2,500 supporters to his gathering at the University of Nevada Las Vegas student union, although the chilly outdoor setting may have kept the numbers down (it can get pretty cold in the desert after dark in January). His speech was competent but muted by his usual standards and the barrage of constant campaigning had clearly taken its toll on his voice.
A couple of opinion polls in recent days have also given Mrs Clinton leads of between six and nine per cent – although after New Hampshire, nobody’s putting too much store by such surveys. And as I blogged here, most pollsters decided discretion was the better part of valour and have not tried to gauge the sentiment of caucus-goers in a state that has never held a meaningful nomination ballot before.
So the polls, the rallies and the buzz favour Mrs Clinton. With all those omens going for her, Mr Obama will doubtless triumph in this most unpredictable of contests. Roll on the real thing in a few hours time….
Luck be a lady tonight.