Obama’s Rezko NAFTA Ohio Big Media Coverups

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Obama’s good friend, financial “bagman”, and indicted slumlord Antoin “Tony” Rezko. Don’t expect Big Media to broadcast any important trial news to the American voter.

For months Big Media has repeated the catechism that neither Governor Blagojevich of Illinois nor Barack Obama are implicated in the Rezko trial. Now, as the trial begins Big Media is dumping Blagojevich. Writes the Sun Times, Tony Rezko’s upcoming trial could show how a governor who rode into Springfield pledging every ethical reform in the book was, at best, neglectful and, at worst, a fraud.

Obama too, pledged every ethical reform but has been “at best, neglectful and, at worst, a fraud.” It was Obama after all who froze out the African-Americans who helped elect him as State Senator in order to devote himself full time to the notorious fixer/bagman Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

The trial has not yet begun and already an FBI mole has contradicted Obama’s claim to rarely seeing Rezko while at the same time observing envelopes filled with cash switching hands at the Rezko office. The FBI mole noted that Obama and the “fraud” Governor logged frequent visits to Rezko. Big Media has not been stirred to broadcast any of this news to the voting public. Big Blogs have been equally silent.

Big Media has also failed to inform American voters about the Obama/Saddam Hussein connections, the tens of millions Obama helped funnel to Rezko, Michelle Obama’s hospital shenanigans, that suicide that washed up on the shore of Lake Michigan, well, all these boring Obama related “missteps” which by any other politician would spell red ink scandal. Big Media has its priorities.

Big Media is also too busy to focus a broadcast on Obama’s latest “missteps” on NAFTA. Saying one thing in a debate that appeals to Ohio voters while an emissary delivers a different “never mind” message to powerful interests is what Obama is good at. Obama, after saying a meeting never took place, well then maybe it did, well what was said was not what was said, well maybe nothing was said, well maybe it did happen but something else was said or maybe it wasn’t exactly the way it was supposed to be portrayed, well… here is the Associated Press:

The meeting was first reported last week by Canadian television network CTV, which cited unnamed sources as saying that Goolsbee assured the Canadians that Obama’s tough talk on the North American Free Trade Agreement is just campaign rhetoric not to be taken seriously. The Obama campaign and the Canadian embassy denied there was any inconsistency between what the candidate was saying publicly and what advisers were saying privately. [snip]

The memo obtained by the AP was widely distributed within the Canadian government. It is more than 1,300 words and covers many topics that DeMora said were discussed in the Feb. 8 “introductory meeting” between himself, Goolsbee and the consul general in Chicago, Georges Rioux.

Goolsbee “was frank in saying that the primary campaign has been necessarily domestically focused, particularly in the Midwest, and that much of the rhetoric that may be perceived to be protectionist is more reflective of political maneuvering than policy,” the memo’s introduction said. “On NAFTA, Goolsbee suggested that Obama is less about fundamentally changing the agreement and more in favour of strengthening/clarifying language on labour mobility and environment and trying to establish these as more `core’ principles of the agreement.” [snip]

“As Obama continues to court the economic populist vote, particularly in upcoming contests like Ohio, we are likely to see a continuation of some of the messaging that hasn’t played in Canada’s favour, but this should continue to be viewed in the context in which it is delivered,” DeMora wrote in the closing section.

Good thing CTV was on the job – American Big Media is busy with its own priorities – electing its Big Media tool.

Anyway, it’s Monday, let’s have some video fun.

We send this one to Ohio:

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1,054 thoughts on “Obama’s Rezko NAFTA Ohio Big Media Coverups

  1. Great minds think alike! I’m going to have some “video fun” over the next couple of days myself. You know, one thing I found while searching for videos about this con artist, is that the Obamazoids are doing their damndest to block out the damaging videos of him on YouTube, but I’m going to look under every nook and cranny. There are other services besides YouTube anyway.

  2. I am thrilled for today. Let’s do this guys. One day left, Rezko begins today, power to the Big Pink, I am off to Italian 2.

  3. Sugar,

    Really GOTTA go but spacegirl suggested you might have some ideas about this.

    Dear Taylor,

    Following is email correspondence between a Hillary Clinton supporter and Donna Brazile. I have access to the original emails. This proves that the Chair of the DNC is in the tank for Obama. I hope you will address this issue.
    H. Hawke
    —–Original Message—–
    From: Donna Brazile [mailto:donna@brazileassociates.com]
    Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 8:00 AM
    To:
    Subject: Re:

    The voters will decide and for the record, HRC backed the rules that allowed indies (the majority of voters) and others to participate in the various primaries and caucuses.

    I will back the nominee, so I reject any attempts to smear BO or HRC. It’s unwarranted and childish to attack when your candidate is not doing as well.

    I spent a lifetime in politics mainly backing white candidates . White men whom I disagreed with because the alternatives were so much worse. In this race for president, I am proud to call them both friends.

    Have a good day
    Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile. Please contact my office at (202) 628-8081

  4. Guys we need to send this NAFTA news out to the local news networks in Ohio and even Texas. You obviously know that CNN, Fox, MessNBC are not going to put this in their news.

  5. I say we bombard local television news stations in Ohio with the information. If we plan an email campaign to producers, assignment editors and reporters at a certain time (broadcast, not necessarily print…it will take too long at this point to get our point across with print, but broadcast could squeeze something in the rundown today), all at once, that might get their attention to at least mention it. Let me know if you guys would like their email addresses. I feel badly about passing out the phone numbers all broad because I’m sure Obamazoids are reading this site, so if anyone wants a particular number, email me and I’ll see if I can find it and if I can, I’ll email it to you. sugarthegirl@hotmail.com

  6. mj: Hillary is in Beaumont, Texas this afternoon and then in Austin for the rest of the evening following her Texas-sized town hall which begins at 6:30 CST.

  7. Admin, that is hilarious! I hadn’t heard that song in forever and I was giggling like an idiot. Thanks!!! A great boost on this Monday morning. 🙂

  8. Well, for it’s worth, MSNBC is running a short spot periodically on Rezko, and is interviewing Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. The piece is pretty short, but Lynn is at least getting in the land deal, how it went down, and questions it raises about Obama’s judgment.

    It’s a start – and I was stunned to see this on MSNBC.

  9. Some fricken OH paper endorsed Obama because he has a more realistic economic plan which they attribute to her lacking a strong economic advisor???

  10. Yeah – I love that “True” ad. Let’s see if the Obama campaign will try to whip something out in response to that. 😉

  11. I want to repost this from the previous thread:
    An exclusive WKYC-TV/SurveyUSA poll shows Senator Hillary Clinton extending her advantage to a full 10 percentage points over Senator Barack Obama.
    Last week, Clinton’s lead had dwindled to six points, but today it increased to its largest margin in at least 3 weeks. The current margin is 54-44 percent.

    SurveyUSA concludes that the 16 minutes Clinton used during the Cleveland debate to talk about health care mhave paid off. More voters now name health care as their number one issue, and of those, Clinton has a 24
    percentage point advantage, up from 7 percent last week.

    She has also picked up support in Greater Cincinnati, where she now leads Obama by 19 points after having trailed the last two weeks.

    2,000 Ohio adults were surveyed and of them, 1,805 were registred to vote. 873 had already voted or were likely to vote on Tuesday.

  12. Oh how I WISH superdelegates and party officials could look past their own “old man revitalized by youthful enthusiasm for BOBO to recognize that while Obama may have (waning) mojo, the signs of cracking in Obama’s “electability” are coming. In the general election:

    1) Obama won’t take Florida. He and the DNC told us all to go to hell, and we will return the favor.
    2) Signs show McCain leads Obama in NEW JERSEY and NEW MEXICO! When was the last time New Jersey went red?
    3) A full 20% of white male democrats (myself included) have said they would support McCain over Obama if Hillary is not the nominee.
    4) Obama won’t take Ohio, as McCain will be able to stick it to him on NAFTA, and his flip-flop, flat out LYING about approaching Canada to tell them to ignore his statements on NAFTA as “campaign rhetoric.”

    Obama supporters and the DNC need to remember that the general election is NOT a drunken college caucus party. I am once again let down and disappointed by the Democratic party. I thought WE were supposed to be smarter than Republicans?

    If Hill doesn’t get it, I’m disassociating myself from these clowns.

  13. Gene Sperling is Hillary’s economic adviser, and he had a fine track record in Bill’s administration. What the heck are they talking about?

  14. in SC, bambi “she will do anything to win”

    Out of all the things they have said about Hillary Clinton, that is the most misogynistic line I have heard.

  15. fyi….Rezko was mentioned on WBUR (local NPR affiliate in Boston) this a.m. Had a guest on saying that while there hasn’t been any direct evidence of quid pro quo, this can’t be good in a heated presidential contest.

  16. TriMT7, I hear you. I don’t believe it will come to that as I sincerely believe Hillary will win the nomination, but I hear you. Oh, and my fortune last night after a hot plate of General Tsao’s chicken and steamed rice said, “A wonderful surprise is in your immediate future.” Don’t doubt the fortune cookie.

  17. jithendra, can you imagine what it would be like to have to hear him testify on the witness stand? LMAO First of all, as much as he “uhhhs” and “ahhhhs” in general, I don’t know how he could ever be a trial lawyer. That must not have ever been in his plan and for good reason. lol

  18. mj don’t worry about SUSA.. some one from SUSA must be connected to bambi’ camp just like zogby’ brother was connected to bambi’ campaign.. ohh my god.. i never thought politics in USA would be this dirty… hmmmm.. INDIA is lot better i think at least in elections 🙂

  19. Dodd, Dorgan, Johnson (tim), Kerry, Nelson (ben) and Rockefeller voted YES on the Authorization to Use Force in Iraq

    Dodd, Dorgan, Johnson (tim), Kerry, Nelson (ben) and Rockefeller have endorsed Barack Obama.

    If we cannot trust, according to Senator Obama, Senator Clinton’s judgment on voting YES to Authorize the Use of Force, how can we trust Dodd, Dorgan, Johnson, Kerry, Nelson and Rockefeller’s judgment to Endorse Obama?

    And why has he not asked THEM to renounce their votes before accepting these Endorsements?

  20. No, SUSA is the most accurate in the cycle. They were the only ones to show her winning CA with a large margin.

  21. No, SUSA is the most accurate in the cycle. They were the only ones to show her winning CA with a large margin.

  22. SUSA has hillary ahead 54-44. Now if this NAFTA story can shift these numbers to 56-41, I will be satisfied.

  23. Link to conference call with Howard Wolfson, press and 18 out of 30 flag officers endorsing HRC. On HRC web site..this should be sent around to all local press in OH and TX

    static.hillaryclinton.com/files/audio/20080302_call.mp3

  24. I would like to see the Clinton campagine talk about how untruthful BO is and how he lied to OH voters regarding NAFTA. They should raise the question if BO has lied to the voters of TX? and just because he says something, does not mean he is telling the truth. That I think would help the campign lead in TX!

  25. I read the Novakula article on Rezko. Boy howdy. Is he f-ing retarded????? I am being completely serious.

    He couldn’t have fucked up that many facts on purpose. And by fucking it up horribly, he gives 👿 ‘s folks the ability to dismiss it entirely like O’Reilly’s lynching comment gave MO a free pass on her shame comments.

    Hey, Bob. I know you’re lurking here. E-mail me at okieatty@gmail.com. I’ll explain it all to you in detail since you are too stupid or lazy to get your column right. Also, I will be happy to explain why trimming ear and nose hair is a must and why the “comb over” is not likely to get anyone to play with your shriveled pecker.

    Dumbass.

  26. OK Guys…I’m confused…LOL

    WHICH NAFTA-GATE Story are we sending out?

    i sent this link last night to AP, Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, ABC News and the HC Campaign.

    http://www.tribune-chronicle.com/page/content.detail/id/502344.html?nav=5021

    I have to run some errands but got a work reprieve today and will help with what I can when I get back. Also will be calling Texas again.

    Sugar, email me the info at spacegirlart@gmailcom

    thanks

    I’ll be back

  27. Is that Bob Novak the same guy who outed Valerie Plame? If so, how the hell is he 1. still employed 2. still taken seriously? The US media is wacked.

  28. the gender gap is ohio is staggering

    men, 44% of voters 43% clintion, 55% obama
    women, 56% of voters 62% clinton, 35% obama

  29. 56% of those who already voted in ohio supported clinton, while only 43% supported obama. those who are yet to cast their vote support clinton 54-44. because they economy is the most important issue to ohio voters, i imagine today’s coverage of nafta will erode some of obama’s support. 46% of those surveyed claimed the economy is their top priority, and they support clinton by a 54-43 margin.

  30. Although…I did have one nice older gentleman tell me that he was going to vote “for a young lady” this time. Wonderful

  31. 86% of those surveyed who claim they have already determined how thy will cast their vote support hillary 56-43. although i know i should diminish expectations, i believe we see a MA scenario developing in Ohio.

  32. I wonder how 👿 will feel when we shove the whole state of Ohio up his ass?

    Probably not as full as he gets of himself…. 😆

  33. I’m still waiting on Novakula to e-mail me.

    SpaceGirl, yes, it is the same Novak of the bad hair and breath.

  34. OkieAtty,

    I await the Ohio results, and I look forward to RI. Now I desire to see the Survey USA Texas poll.

  35. # mj Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Some fricken OH paper endorsed Obama because he has a more realistic economic plan which they attribute to her lacking a strong economic advisor???
    ——————

    we should email that news paper the youtube video with Cramer on Ellen and let them know her advisor is none other than Robert Rubin.

  36. Pulch, this is the only poll fresh out today I care about: 🙁

    “Americans are not getting enough action.

    The United States is one of the world’s most undersexed countries, according to a new study released Monday. Just 53% of Americans having regular, weekly sex according to results from the Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey of 26,000 people in 26 countries, tying the USA with Nigeria for the second worst spot on the list.

    Only Japan – the Land of the Rising Sun – where little else rises, apparently – fared worse, with 34% of those surveyed getting regular action.

    Greeks apparently have the hottest standard of living, topping the survey with 87% of respondants getting regular sex at least once a week.

    It’s carnivale all year round in Brazil, which finished second with 82% of responders getting lucky. Russians apparently found something to do when it’s cold outside, finishing third in the survey with 80%. No surprise how China became the most populous country on Earth: It finished fourth with 78%.

    No matter how much whoopie they’re making, the survey showed that only 44% of people are fully satisfied with their sex lives. Surprisingly only 60% of us say that “sex is fun, enjoyable, and a vital part of life,” according to the survey.”

  37. Pretty good post from Paul Krugman in NYTimes today. For your morning enjoyment 🙂

    Deliverance or Diversion?
    By PAUL KRUGMAN
    After their victory in the 2006 Congressional elections, it seemed a given that Democrats would try to make this year’s presidential campaign another referendum on Republican policies. After all, the public appears fed up not just with President Bush, but with his party. For example, a recent poll by the Pew Research Center shows Democrats are preferred on every issue except terrorism. They even have a 10-point advantage on “morality.”

    Add to this the fact that perceptions about the economy are worsening week by week, and one might have expected the central theme of the Democratic campaign to be “throw the bums out.”

    But a funny thing happened on the way to the 2008 election.

    Unless Hillary Clinton wins big on Tuesday, Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee. And he’s not at all the kind of candidate one might have expected to emerge out of the backlash against Republican governance.

    Now, nobody would mistake Mr. Obama for a Republican — although contrary to claims by both supporters and opponents, his voting record places him, with Senator Clinton, more or less in the center of the Democratic Party, rather than in its progressive wing.

    But Mr. Obama, instead of emphasizing the harm done by the other party’s rule, likes to blame both sides for our sorry political state. And in his speeches he promises not a rejection of Republicanism but an era of postpartisan unity.

    That — along with his adoption of conservative talking points on the crucial issue of health care — is why Mr. Obama’s rise has caused such division among progressive activists, the very people one might have expected to be unified and energized by the prospect of finally ending the long era of Republican political dominance.

    Some progressives are appalled by the direction their party seems to have taken: they wanted another F.D.R., yet feel that they’re getting an oratorically upgraded version of Michael Bloomberg instead.

    Others, however, insist that Mr. Obama’s message of hope and his personal charisma will yield an overwhelming electoral victory, and that he will implement a dramatically progressive agenda.

    The trouble is that faith in Mr. Obama’s transformational ability rests on surprisingly little evidence.

    Mr. Obama’s ability to attract wildly enthusiastic crowds to rallies is a good omen for the general election; so is his ability to raise large sums. But neither necessarily points to a landslide victory.

    Polling numbers aren’t much help: for now, at least, you can find polls telling you anything you want to hear, from the CBS News/New York Times poll giving Mr. Obama a 12-point national advantage over John McCain to the Mason-Dixon poll showing Mr. McCain winning Florida by 10 points.

    What we do know is that Mr. Obama has never faced a serious Republican opponent — and that he has not yet faced the hostile media treatment doled out to every Democratic presidential candidate since 1988.

    Yes, I know that both the Obama campaign and many reporters deny that he has received more favorable treatment than Hillary Clinton. But they’re kidding, right? Dana Milbank, the Washington Post national political reporter, told the truth back in December: “The press will savage her no matter what … they really have the knives out for her, there’s no question about it … Obama gets significantly better coverage.”

    If Mr. Obama secures the nomination, the honeymoon will be over as he faces an opponent whom much of the press loves as much as it hates Mrs. Clinton. If Mrs. Clinton can do nothing right, Mr. McCain can do nothing wrong — even when he panders outrageously, he’s forgiven because he looks uncomfortable doing it. Honest.

    Bob Somerby of the media-criticism site dailyhowler.com predicts that Mr. Obama will be “Dukakised”: “treated as an alien, unsettling presence.” That sounds all too plausible.

    If Mr. Obama does make it to the White House, will he actually deliver the transformational politics he promises? Like the faith that he can win an overwhelming electoral victory, the faith that he can overcome bitter conservative opposition to progressive legislation rests on very little evidence — one productive year in the Illinois State Senate, after the Democrats swept the state, and not much else.

    And some Illinois legislators apparently feel that even there Mr. Obama got a bit more glory than he deserved. “No one wants to carry the ball 99 yards all the way to the one-yard line, and then give it to the halfback who gets all the credit,” one state senator complained to a local journalist.

    All in all, the Democrats are in a place few expected a year ago. The 2008 campaign, it seems, will be waged on the basis of personality, not political philosophy. If the magic works, all will be forgiven. But if it doesn’t, the recriminations could tear the party apart.

  38. Meiyingsu and reed, they’ll just say she’s pandering to the beer drinkers and NASCAR watchers ala George Bush. Watch. It’ll be treated that way in the media by day’s end. By tomorrow they’ll blame her directly for the hops situation. Then by Wednesday, they’ll say she is the one that made Obama beer in Kenya so nasty by giving it the evil eye and that she owes someone a goat.

  39. Beaumont makes sense because it’s part of the outlying areas of Houston. It means there is potential delegate pick-up for the caucus areas in a heavily populated district (all of Houston area gets sorta lumped together). Plus, the AA population isn’t as concentrated there.

    Where is she speaking San Jac?

  40. See, that worries me. Shouldn’t she spend sometime in the cities? Ah, well, too late now. I wonder if it would be kosher to play the Jim Kramer clip at the Texas townhall.

  41. Look who is really desperate!

    Obama says Clinton getting ‘desperate’

    (CNN) � On the heels of Hillary Clinton’s new campaign ad suggesting Barack Obama is ill-equipped to handle an early-morning foreign policy crisis, the Illinois senator said he thinks his rival for the Democratic presidential no
    mination is becoming a “little desperate.”
    “I think she has got a little desperate toward the end of this campaign,” Obama told ABC in an interview set to air Monday night. “[She] has been a lot more aggressive in her negative attacks.”
    Obama’s comments come only days after the Clinton campaign released a hard-hitting television spot in Texas that portrays children asleep in their bed while a phone rings in the background. The ad’s narrator raises the prospect of a foreign policy crisis and asks, “It抯 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?�

    Obama’s campaign denounced the ad, and the Illinois senator himself quickly hit back, saying Clinton’s “red phone moment” came when she voted to authorize the war in Iraq. His campaign also released a rebuttal ad saying the person who answers the phone should be the one who had the “judgment and courage to oppose the Iraq war from the start.”

    “As I’ve pointed out, we’ve actually had a pretty significant moment in the last several years, that called people’s judgment into question,” Obama said in the ABC interview. “And that was the war in Iraq.”

    Speaking with reporters Sunday night, Clinton described the ad � and her tougher rhetoric on the trail � as an effort to draw distinctions between herself and Obama.

    “I think it’s a contrast that needed to be sharpened, because this is a big decision for people,” she said. “And I want people to have as much information as possible as they make these decisions. So I think we are helping to ge
    t out the differences and raise some issues that are important.”

  42. Obama may be called as a witness in the Rezko trial–pass this on

    abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4377680&page=1

  43. Statement from Governor Ted Strickland

    At a rally this morning in Toledo, OH, Governor Ted Strickland made the following remarks regarding a memo that has surfaced confirming communication between Sen. Obama’s top economic advisor, Austan Goolsbee and the Canadian embassy about NAFTA.

    It’s important that the people of Ohio understand that it has recently come to light that Senator Clinton’s opponent has a chief economic advisor that is reported to have talked with the leadership, the governmental leadership in Canada indicating to him that her opponent’s not terribly serious about what he’s saying in Ohio about NAFTA but this is just political rhetoric. Well, we people in Ohio believe that you ought to say what you mean and you ought to mean what you say.

  44. I am a bit curious as to why the phrase ‘Senator Clinton’s opponent’ is used instead of ‘Obama’

  45. Statement from Hillary Clinton

    In a press availability this morning, Hillary Clinton made the following remarks regarding a memo that has surfaced confirming communication between Sen. Obama’s top economic advisor, Austan Goolsbee and the Canadian embassy about NAFTA.

    I think that after days of denial, the Obama campaign was confronted with a memo of a meeting – it was my understanding – in which there was a discussion of NAFTA. And it raises questions about Senator Obama coming to Ohio and giving speeches about NAFTA and having his chief economic advisor tell the Canadian government that it was just political rhetoric.

    I don’t think people should come to Ohio and tell the people of Ohio one thing and then have your campaign tell a foreign government something else behind closed doors. That’s the kind of difference between talk and action and that I’ve been pointing out in this campaign. I think the questions should be directed at Senator Obama.

    I don’t think people should come to Ohio and you both give speeches that are very critical of NAFTA and you send out misleading and false information about my positions regarding NAFTA and then we find out that your chief economic advisor has gone to a foreign government and basically done the old wink-wink, don’t pay any attention this is just political rhetoric.

  46. Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, NC, has Clinton winning Texas 50-44.

    Texas Poll Results
    Hillary Clinton 50
    Barack Obama 44

    The Hispanic vote saved Hillary Clinton in California, and now it looks like it might do the same in Texas. She is getting almost as much of the Hispanic vote as Obama is of the black vote and that’s propelled her to the lead in the state.

    Obama has worked hard to court Hispanic voters in the state, but Clinton still leads 67-30 among them. Clinton has also taken a strong (58-37) lead among white voters after our poll last week showed Obama with the edge there.

    Obama particularly has a white male problem. PPP’s poll last week showed Obama leading 58-37 with that group. Clinton has flipped that around to a 54-41 advantage.

    Like in Ohio, Obama is not seeing the same success with young voters in Texas that he has had in a lot of early primary states. He leads just 50-47 with voters aged 18-29 and 49-43 with folks 30-45.

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Texas_Release_030308.pdf

    they also claim clinton is trouncing obama 51-42 in ohio.

    Ohio Poll Results
    Hillary Clinton 51
    Barack Obama 42

    Clinton has expanded her lead in the state since last week, when she held a four point lead over Obama.

    Her major gains came with white voters and with Republicans intending to vote in the Democratic primary. Last week Obama led 80-13 with self identified GOP voters intending to cross over. Now Clinton has a small 46-45 edge with that group. While Clinton’s African American support has actually declined in the last week, her lead among white voters has expanded from 18 points to 25.

    A major problem for Obama in Ohio is that he is not dominating the votes of young people the way he has in a lot of states where he’s had success. He leads just 49-46 among voters 18-29 and Clinton actually leads 48-44 among those voters aged 30-45.

    The Clintons have always had success with their backs against the wall. It looks like the same trend may be holding in Ohio.

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Ohio_Release_030308.pdf

  47. @pulchritude

    thanks for new polls…. i think she will win TEXAS by 10 points… and ohio by 15 points.. bambi should drop out of the race… 🙂

  48. In the last thread, Imagine said Donna Brazille said this:

    “if obama had lost 11 consecutive races and loan himself 5 mil, we would have pronounced him dead. i get your point of view, just respect my opinions as well.”

    –If Clinton would have lost every big state and won only small states with caucuses primarily, the results of which showed the wins were often driven by voters from ANOTHER PARTY, you would have pronounced her dead. Instead, Obama does this and he’s lauded and she should quit? No matter what Clinton does, Obama supporters people like you would pronounce her dead. You’re BIASED AGAINST HER. All you and your Democratic establishment buddies protestations to the contrary mean nothing to me. I look at what people’s behaviors SHOW, not at what they CLAIM.

    More from Donna:

    “read the LA Times today. read all the other papers. you gotta wake up.
    more from LATimes shocker about clinton campaign infighting “hillary maybe one of the most disciplined figures in national politics, but she has presided over a campaign operation riven by feuding, rival fiefdoms and second-guessing of top staff members…(quotes the rest of the article)”

    –?!?! LOL!?! So is she implying that she gets her news about a campaign from her own party…from the NEWS? If so, is this a sign of competence from a party-bigwig? I think not. And she believes the news and expects the VOTERS to automatically believe it too? LOL!!!! And did she really use the propagandist word “shocker” to describe a negative article about Clinton’s campaign? Did she never read the news “shockers” about Obama? See Rezko, NAFTA and Canada.

    She said to Ann:

    “It’s unwarranted and childish to attack when your candidate is not doing as well.”

    –Who said she’s not doing as well—you, an Obama supporter? I think she’s been doing much better than he has, and so has her campaign; his campaign’s been about lots of bullying brawn and not much brains. And it’s easy to win when you’re getting support from practically everyone, from nearly all the media, nearly all the blog world, nearly all the bigwigs in your own party—your wins look kinda small then, kinda expected. In contrast, when you’re getting support from practically NO ONE, when nearly all the media and nearly all the blog world and nearly all your own party won’t support you and are anti-you and many have unleashed repeated misogyny against you and you’re a female, and you have won and continue to win the big states, when hundreds of thousands of people in Florida come out and vote for you even while some probably knew their votes might not count, when you’re able to get out your message to the American people through your own volition and the volition of your many supporters, and the people hear it and many respond positively to you, especially voters from your own party, a party which is doing practically everything for the other candidate—under those very biased anti-you circumstances, any wins you gain are AMAZING.

    Brazille’s clearly in the tank for Obama, in my opinion. She spins things against Clinton and toward him.

  49. Some days I think to myself: can this be happening? Is the Democratic party insane, masochistic, clueless? In times of terrorism* and muslim paranoia instigated by the Bush crowd’s playing the fear card for years after September 11th, the democrats are fawn-running someone with the middle name Hussein a last name that rhymes with Osama, with personal and money-changing-hand ties to people both inside Iraq and out, possible ties to Hussein himself (!?!?—if so, then of course Obama would be against the Iraq invasion—it might not have been humanitarian enlightened reasons then, but reasons of personal profit, reasons for OBAMA, which would be consistent with his other self-oriented behavior), questionable people, some crooks…that the Dem party is so obviously backing Obama while all this and more is attached to him, it would be hilariously ironic if it weren’t real life with possible terrible consequences.

    If the Dem party’s not clueless, not insane, not masochistic, then I’d have to say it’s likely corrupt. The Democratic establishment is supporting Obama because they WANT him to lose the general, they WANT an easily beaten candidate. Like maybe part of the democrats are allied with the republicans.

    (*Not that terrorism isn’t a threat; it is in a volatile world and America often seems to be a target, from citizens of other countries and from citizens of its own, and the Bush crowd’s aggressive ignorant actions have probably increased the threat. But I think that threat has been overblown.)

  50. dedfg, Strickland is dissing him by not using his name and giving him free publicity. It’s an old trick of pols.

    MJ, Beaumont is a good move. You’re wrong on this and shouldn’t second guess that move. As a matter of fact, stop second guessing period. You do that a lot.

    The reason it is a good move is because those areas are really concentrated and delegate rich. Also, those folks are more likely to hit a caucus. Please understand that Houston, Beaumont, Katy, Bellaire, Sharpstown, Pasadena, Clear Lake, Texas City, El Lago, Galveston, etc. are really part of one big metro. They literally run into one another. That means the congressional districts overlap and it’s those district based on population that give us the delegate apportionment ratios. Hitting an area where she has great access to large numbers of folks in those delegate areas is a good way to stop potential losses in Houston due to AA voters or a geared up caucus machine. It’s what 👿 did in SF that gave him a decent delegate take from CA.

    You may not like it or see the usefulness of such measures, but it is a good allocation of resources and you get the most bang for your buck by using them.

  51. Okie Atty; sometimes when i blog about Hillary, I always make it about her, not him. this way, I am dissing him, and not giving him any attention. Good to see Strickland doing the same.

    Curiosity said last night, Beaumont was on her list of places, where Hillary should go, and Voila, she is going.

  52. Fran and others who have emailed Brazile- send that shit to CNN’s news producers. Send it also directly to Lou Dodd and Wolf Blitzer. And don’t forget Howie at Reliable Sources and Anderson Cooper at 360.

    Then turn around and copy to MediaMatters.org and Fox.

    Kill ’em.

  53. OkieAtty,

    You’re so right.

    Houston is a massive, unorganized conglomeration of cities and towns (they are only now getting into the whole idea of ‘urban planning’).

    She has to pick the best spot that will actually make a difference.

  54. IMO today’s story should be NAFTA-gate and Rezco, however tempting (and outrageous) Donna Brazile’s e mails may be.

  55. Hi Okie, I haven’t emailed her–I just posted my opinion here. People behaving like she has disgust me. I don’t want any personal contact with them because I have nothing nice to say to them.

  56. What’s PPIs track record? How much do they have as latino percent of vote? Thanks for the delegate background in TX. You would hardly know that from the press.

  57. Thanks, Bird for agreeing with me. Sometimes I feel like this board can be an uphill battle with some.

    Pulch, the change in white men might have a great deal to do with the recent military endorsements and the 3am ad. Texas was a huge Reagan Democrat place. Those folks still think very much about those issues. Plus, much of the oil industry is aware of terrorism and deals with it on a daily basis. Then bring in how many bases are there and how much of the defense industry (and NASA) are located out of TX and the push on that front = a very good move.

    Texans really have a very independent and tough guy self-image. Kids are indoctrinated with it in schools. Hell, we had the only cannibalistic tribe in NA there and they ate the early settlers. Hopium and changiness are a bit too soft for most Texans.

  58. Senate District 23 (Dallas) – 6 delegates. Home to Texas’ other African-American State Senator, Senator Royce West, this district contains inner-Dallas and has over 280,000 African-Americans and over 270,000 Hispanics, just in this single district.

  59. Senate District 25 (San Antonio) – 6 delegates. This contains southwest Austin, north San Antonio, and the rural country in-between (Guadalupe, Hays, Comal and Kendall). The only district with more than 6 delegates that has a Republican Senator.

  60. I don’t think Brazile is worth writing 🙂 She is a defintie Obama partisan.

    Exposing her would be excellent, though. Dean too.

    Brazile tries to make it seem as if she is non partisan, and the reality is she is so in bed with Obama.

    Like a few others her betrayal of the Clinton’s is ugly and almost fanatical. As if getting a black pol as president would mean ipso facto something good.

    Brazile has become a dirty word in my book. In this sense, “Oh, you mean she is going to Brazile him. Definition: appear to be non-biased when you are a vicious
    partisan.

    She and thant thinking is nutz!!

  61. Fran, regardless, my message is the same. Hang Brazile with her own e-mails. Take her out as an “unbiased” DNC rep. If she’s still on TV it will be as an outed Obama surrogate and not a member and mouthpiece of the DNC.

    It does make a difference as she won’t be able to ascribe the might of the party to her bias.

  62. I agree with plural…. we need to stay focused on NAFTA-gate and Rezko. These stories have more impact on our voters than what Donna Brazille says. We need to think about what the voters in TX and OH care about and at this point, it’s not what Donna Brazille says. If we kick butt in TX and OH, then we’ll really have a case against her later. It’s all about timing.

    FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS

    NAFTA-GATE and REZKO!!!

  63. this SD looks good for clinton

    Senate District 17 – 5 Delegates
    This Senate District is represented by Republican Senator Kyle Janek. This takes the remainder of West Houston (approximately 234,000) and loops around to pick up a little more than 1/2 of Galveston, TX (a proud Democratic area) and Port Arthur, which rests along the LA border. Approximately 1/2 of the 700,000+ residents of this district are minority, including one of Texas’ largest Asian populations. A large portion of the Hispanic community that lives here — which was approximately 159,000 large at the 2000 census — is immigrant.

  64. from hrc website

    NAFTA-Gate: False Denials from the Obama Campaign
    Over the last few days, the Obama campaign has made a number of false claims about its communication with the Canadian government regarding Sen. Obama’s position on NAFTA.

    We now find that there is a memo from the Canadian government that makes clear that the Obama campaign did in fact communicate with the government, making assurances to the Canadian government that are different from what he has told voters.

    The following is a compilation of the false denials:

    2/27/08 – “Earlier Thursday, the Obama campaign insisted that no conversations have taken place with any of its senior ranks and representatives of the Canadian government on the NAFTA issue.” [CTV, 2/29/08]

    2/28/08 – Burton: “Again, this story is not true. There was no one at any level of our campaign, at any point, anywhere, who said or otherwise implied Obama was backing away from his consistent position on trade.” [ABC, 2/29/08]

    2/28/08 – Rice: “The Canadian ambassador issued a statement that was absolutely false. There had been no contact. There had been no discussions on NAFTA. So we take the Canadians at their word…period.” [MSNBC, 2/28/08]

    2/29/08: Anchor: “So, completely inaccurate, did not happen, end of discussion.” Sen. Obama: “It did not happen.” [WKYC TV, 2/29/08]

    2/29/08 – Goolsbee: “It is a totally inaccurate story…I did not call these people and I direct you to the press office.” [New York Observer, 2/29/08]

    2/29/08 – Burton: “There was no one at any level of our campaign, at any point, anywhere, who said or otherwise implied Obama was backing away from his consistent position on trade.” [Politico, 2/29/08]

  65. Can someone help me turn this into a How To Caucus for Hillary in Texas Handout?

    I don’t have all the info to plug in to make it accurate for Hill.

    It is right now a handout for Obama. If someone can plug in the right information for Hillary I will make sure it gets distributed. You can send the transformed handout to linfar2003@yahoo.com Thanks. These are the nuts and bolts we need.

    How To Caucus In Texas
    by kath25
    Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:04:49 AM PST
    There has been understandable concern about the Texas caucus. Between the expected turn-out and reported shenanigans that one campaign might be planning, it’s natural that people want to arm themselves with information.

    So. If you’re wondering about how to caucus in Texas, this diary is for you.

    Prepare Yourself

    Obama Election Hotline: If you see something strange, call the hotline. Polls not open at 7 a.m.? Caucus doors close before 7:15 p.m.? Call the hotline. Put the number in your phones now. 877-48-OBAMA or 877-486-2262

    Download a Caucus Fact Sheet in English OR Spanish from the Resource Center.

    Also read up on the Texas Caucus Bill of Rights
    kath25’s diary :: ::
    First, a note on my intended audience. This diary is from the perspective of a precinct captain (that’s me!) writing to someone just interested in understanding how to participate in the caucus system. This diary is not for people looking to assume a leadership role in their caucus. If you would like to assume a leadership role, call your local Obama office RIGHT NOW and get yourself trained and involved. We can still find room for you. I promise. There is still time for you to Barack the Vote in your own way.

    Now, on to the caucus procedure.

    I. VOTE

    Before you caucus, you must VOTE. Early voting ended Friday, February 29. You can vote at your polling place on Tuesday, March 4th, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bring your current voter registration card (valid for this calendar year), and/or a Texas State ID or a piece of mail like a utility bill. When you check in to vote, get your Voter Reg card stamped. This will admit you into the caucus. You can also ask for a receipt. While we will have voter rolls at the caucus, it’s best to ensure your own safeguard.

    Look up your polling place here from the campaign or here from the State of Texas

    You must vote in the Democratic primary to caucus with the Democrats. However, you can switch candidates in the caucus. Voted for Edwards? Kucinich? Clinton? You can still come caucus for Obama, and we’d love to have you join us.

    II. Go To Your Caucus Location BY 7:00 p.m.

    Worried? Get to your caucus location EARLY. How early? If you’re there by 6:45, then you have plenty of time to call the hotline (877-48-OBAMA) in case anything seems amiss. The caucus cannot start before 7:15 p.m. If it starts before 7:15 p.m., call that Hotline!

    Remember: no campaign materials inside 100 feet of the polling location while people are still voting. It can get the Democratic Party and the campaign in trouble, and we don’t want that. Turn that slammin’ Obama tee inside-out or wear a sweater. Break out the gear once the caucus starts so you can show everyone who you support.

    III. Starting the Caucus

    What happens at the caucus? For those of you who just want to participate, it’s pretty simple. First, the caucus cannot start until the last person in line to vote who also wants to caucus has voted. Once this last person has voted, the temporary caucus chair calls the caucus to order.

    The temporary caucus chair is the person who took possession of the caucus packet at 7:00 p.m. A temporary caucus secretary will also be nominated and seconded. After the caucus is called to order, the sign-in period begins. You will write your name, address, email, voter ID number (provided for you, and on your Voter Reg card), and the candidate you support. This is your caucus vote. Writing in the name of the person you support is the reason why you’re there. Make sure your writing is clear. Once every person in line to caucus has signed in, AND it is after 7:15 p.m., the caucus is closed.

    IV. Administering the Caucus

    Once everyone has signed in, those in attendance will elect the permanent caucus chair and secretary, who will oversee the rest of the caucus. They will determine the threshhold for viability, and count up the supporters for each candidate. This is the first ballot. If any candidates do not reach viability, their supporters will be able to change their vote. These people should go to the sign in table and make their intentions clearly known to the sign-in folks. The total number of vote changes can also be recorded in the caucus minutes by the secretary. Next, the precinct will take care of some precinct-level business, some resolutions, and hopefully some further party organizing for November.

    Finally, the final delegate counts will be announced. Next, the folks present will nominate a slate of people to be the actual delegates and alternates for each candidate, and the supporters present will vote those people in. If you would like to run to be a delegate in Texas, you MUST be available for your County Convention on Saturday, March 29th. Once these positions are all filled, and there is no other business, the caucus will be called to a close. Retire to your local watering hole and/or couch and watch the returns come in!

    10 Ways to Avoid Texas Caucus Malfeasance

    1. Know the Hotline Numbers. See something? Say something. Obama Campaign: 877-48-OBAMA. Texas Democratic Party Hotline: 1-800-336-3254.

    2. Know the Texas Democratic Party Rules. Print out that website. Dem’s the rules. If anyone isn’t following those rules, they are in violation of the Texas Democratic Party. Call the hotlines above.

    3. Review Robert’s Rules of Order. The caucus is conducted with these Parliamentary procedures. Review them. Print out the PDF on that website. Know the lingo.

    4. Watch the Sign-In Table. Regardless of who is running the sign-in table, just make sure to observe everything very carefully. Make sure no one is being pressured. Make sure those who want to caucus for someone other than Clinton or Obama, or want to caucus as Undecided, are still permitted to do so.

    5. Make Sure the Sign-In Table is CLEAR of Signage. It should say Registration and that is IT. No candidate names. Just “Registration.”

    6. Be Ready With Extra Sign-in Sheets. If there aren’t enough sign-in sheets, any blank sheet of paper is good enough for a sign-in sheet provided all information is listed as it is on the regular sheets. Again, watch these sheets carefully.

    7. Make Sure Enough People Stay. Before you leave, check with your candidate’s precinct captain and make sure there are enough people present to serve as delegates. However, remember that it is your sign-in that counts as your vote. If your caucus has 400 people in attendance and is only going to elect 20 delegates, you can probably go home. Again, it is most important that you show up and sign in for your candidate.

    8. Do the Math on a Poster Board. So there is no confusion, once the tallies of voters present, viability threshholds, and counts for each candidate are announced, write the numbers in big dark marker on a big sheet of poster board so everyone knows what the numbers are.

    9. Call the Results Loudly So All Hear Them. Once the Delegate Math is done, make sure the final results are called out loudly so everyone at the caucus is a witness to the final results.

    10. Take a Photo of the Results. It is legal to take a photograph of the results, especially if they are calculated publicly on a gigantic piece of poster board. You may not take photos while anyone is still voting. But during the caucus, you can take pictures. (Take some for posterity too! But take a photo of the results.)

    Frequently Asked Questions About the Texas Primary-Caucus System

    Q: Who can vote in this primary?

    A: Any registered voter, regardless of how you have voted before. Democrats, Independents and Republicans can all vote in the Democratic primary for Barack Obama.

    Q: Can I still register to vote?

    A: No, the deadline was February 4, but register now to vote in November.

    Q: Do I need to vote in order to caucus?

    A: YES. You must vote in the Democratic Primary in order to caucus for the Democrats. You can vote but not caucus, but if you want to caucus you must vote in the same party’s primary.

    Q: Where do I caucus?

    A: At the polling location where you are physically registered to vote, at the precinct on your most recent voter registration card. Look yourself up here through the State of Texas

    Q: How does the caucus work? Do we stand around and argue? Does it take long?

    A: After all voters in line at 7:00 p.m. have cast their primary ballot, your location will begin its caucus. You will sign in on a list of voters and indicate your choice. You may then leave. Some folks will stay to make sure that there are enough delegates to represent your candidate’s support. Make sure there are sufficient Obama supporters before heading to your favorite watering hole to watch the results come in.

    Q: What if it is too crowded?

    A: If it’s too crowded, after the caucus is closed and everyone is signed in, someone can make a motion to move the caucus to another location — the soccer field in back? The parking lot? Leave a sign that states where you went, but since the caucus is closed, you can all move. Take the Registration tables with you, too.

    Q: When do they lock the doors? What if I’m late?

    A: Be there by 7:00 p.m. They CANNOT start until 7:15. If someone tries to start before 7:15, call the Hotline. The caucus will be closed once everyone who is there by 7:15 has signed in.

    Q: How do I become a delegate for Obama at the caucus?

    A: At your local caucus, support for Obama will be measured not only in terms of voters who sign in for Obama, but also in terms of delegates, which are people who stay at each caucus location to physically represent his support. If there are not enough people to represent this support, it goes to another candidate. Make sure there are enough Obama supporters at your location before you leave. Ask for your Obama precinct captain, precinct team, or precinct chair. If you would like to become a delegate, find your precinct captain, team, or chair, and let them know.

    Q: What do delegates do?

    A: Delegates for Obama from your precinct will move on to your county-level Democratic convention at the end of March. At each phase we need enough Obama delegates to preserve our local caucus results. If you become a delegate at your caucus, your commitment will only require you to show up one more time to your county convention, where the proportion of Obama delegates from your local caucus will begin to determine how the state-wide caucus delegates will be apportioned.

    Some eager Obama-supporting delegates will continue on past the county-level convention to the state-level convention, where again the ratio of Obama delegates to delegates for other candidates will determine how the 67 caucus delegates are finally split.

    Fun Things To Do at the Caucus

    Make home-made signs and bring them to decorate the convention room. List reasons why you support Barack Obama.

    Bring snacks! Bring some to share! Just in case there are delays in starting due to our anticipated record turn-out, make sure to maintain that energy level so you stay Fired Up! and Ready to Go!

    Meet your neighbors, and start to get organized for this fall! Let’s continue our momentum and help Democrats up and down the ballot in November.

    Last But Not Least!

    Not here in Texas, or here but not involved through the Obama campaign office? Get involved! Kossacks have been calling Texas voters on the national phonebanking tool all weekend long. Just please don’t say “y’all” unless it’s part of your own native vernacular!

    Prepare Yourself

    Obama Election Hotline: If you see something strange, call the hotline. If something’s fishy, call the hotline. Polls not open at 7 a.m.? Call the hotline. Caucus doors close before 7:15 p.m? Call the hotline. Texans, put the number in your cell phones now. 877-48-OBAMA or 877-486-2262

    Download a Caucus Fact Sheet in English OR Spanish from the Resource Center and send it to people you know in Texas.

    Also read up on the Texas Caucus Bill of Rights
    Now, if there’s anything you need answered, leave a question, but again, the focus is just to explain to people how to participate.

  66. # jithendra Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Senate District 23 (Dallas) – 6 delegates. Home to Texas’ other African-American State Senator, Senator Royce West, this district contains inner-Dallas and has over 280,000 African-Americans and over 270,000 Hispanics, just in this single district.

    That’s Southside Dallas according to my memory. Very poor, very big gang problem.

  67. I think the message for the day should be… Trust. All BO has, is his words and they can not be trusted. I beleive that will get traction in TX and OH.

  68. must see! and spread far and wide (and from two high school students wise beyond their years)

    Hi, we are two high school students and we felt so strongly about this election because the choices voters make will affect our future. We hope you enjoy this video and pass it on to your friends, family, and the general public. Please post this as often as you can anywhere and pass the message on through e-mails to all of your colleagues. Copy this message and place it anywhere if you want. We hope our video was effective and compelling. Today, my parents drove to Ohio and hand-delivered the DVD with this video to Senator Clinton. In order to have the impact we want, we need YOU to help us. Together, we can make a difference. Thanks so much for helping America.

    Veoh : http://www.veoh.com/videos/v63071152kYyn52r
    Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4koiv_americas-choice_news
    Youtube Part 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ptUiUXf6TFM
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    Myspace: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2095927907
    Digg: http://digg.com/politics/America_s_Choice_Hillary_vs_Barack

    Thanks!

    Verus Populus | 03.03.2008 – 12:28 pm | #

  69. A new poll by the University of Cincinnati’s Institute for Policy Research predicts that Hillary will win the primary tomorrow in Ohio.

    ——————————————–
    Business Courier of Cincinnati
    Monday, March 3, 2008 – 11:41 AM EST

    Ohio Poll: Clinton, McCain projected to win primary

    The latest Ohio Poll shows Hillary Clinton and John McCain with comfortable leads over Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee going into the Tuesday primary election.

    Clinton holds a 51.3 percent to 42.3 percent lead over Obama, and McCain leads Huckabee by 54.3 percent to 23.7 percent, according to the poll. Several other polls have indicated much narrower margins between the two Democratic candidates.

    John Edwards and Mitt Romney, both of whom have suspended their campaigns, would win 6 percent and 8.8 percent, respectively, and Ron Paul would win 6.9 percent.

    The Ohio Poll, conducted by the University of Cincinnati’s Institute for Policy Research, interviewed 624 likely Democratic voters and 330 likely Republican voters between Feb. 28 and March 2.
    Contact the Editor Need Assistance? More Latest News

  70. JAS, we’re not about the abstract. That’s 👿 ‘s smoke and mirror territory. We’re about action and commitment. Not doublespeak and back room dealing on key issues like NAFTA.

  71. where is fat boy bill richardson… hahahaha :).. fat boy now get on CNN and give your opinion about NAFTA-SHAFTA and REZKO… you sore loser..

  72. Fran
    Democratic party is disorganized -this is probably the best way to describe it. Also the amount of political correctness that we are dealing with is just beyond any normal way of having an election. I mean – according to Obama we are not supposed to know about his connections with radical Islam. We don’t suppose to use his middle name. we are not supposed to ask questions about patriotism of his wife. we are not supposed to ask why black super delegates pressured to switch sides. We are not entitled to anything. And on top of all that media is extremely hostile to Hillary and to anything she represents. So it is no wonder to me

  73. About the NAFTA thing, I say: BUSTED!

    In the article linked above Goolsbee said–

    “This thing about `it’s more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans,’ that’s this guy’s language,” Goolsbee said of DeMora. “He’s not quoting me.

    “I certainly did not use that phrase in any way,” Goolsbee said.”

    –in response to this from the memo–

    “Goolsbee disputed a section that read: “Noting anxiety among many U.S. domestic audiences about the U.S. economic outlook, Goolsbee candidly acknowledged the protectionist sentiment that has emerged, particularly in the Midwest, during the primary campaign. He cautioned that this messaging should not be taken out of context and should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans.”

    –Why on earth would the Canadian official write down such a damaging-to-Obama specific picture of the meeting if he didn’t feel it was true? If he didn’t feel the context was such that “He cautioned that this messaging should not be taken out of context and should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans”? What motive would that person have for making such a damaging statement in an official memo? How could something like that be written down mistakenly?

    The article also says: “It is more than 1,300 words and covers many topics that DeMora said were discussed in the Feb. 8 “introductory meeting” between himself, Goolsbee and the consul general in Chicago, Georges Rioux….Goolsbee “was frank in saying that the primary campaign has been necessarily domestically focused, particularly in the Midwest, and that much of the rhetoric that may be perceived to be protectionist is more reflective of political maneuvering than policy,” the memo’s introduction said.

    –Again, why would the Canadian official be so specific even using the word “frank” to describe Goolsbee’s comments about the campaign?

    “”On NAFTA, Goolsbee suggested that Obama is less about fundamentally changing the agreement and more in favour of strengthening/clarifying language on labour mobility and environment and trying to establish these as more `core’ principles of the agreement. Goolsbee said that sentence is true and consistent with Obama’s position. But he said other portions of the memo were inaccurate.”

    –Right, the portion that clearly shows your campaign has been scamming americans—that portion is “inaccurate.” The one sentence you declare as true—the one you want to use to disprove other portions of over 1200 words filling the rest of the memo.

    But, by the way, that one sentence which Goolsbee says is true indicates “Obama is less about fundamentally changing the agreement and more in favour of strengthening/clarifying language on labour mobility and environment and trying to establish these as more `core’ principles of the agreement” which shows that Obama WANTS TO KEEP THE AGREEMENT, HE’S MORE IN FAVOR OF STRENGTHENING IT, HE EVEN WANTS TO ESTABLISH CORE PRINCIPLES, HE DOESN’T SOUND CONCERNED WITH FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING THE AGREEMENT, WITH ENDING THE AGREEMENT, HE’S MORE CONCERNED WITH CONTINUING IT. THIS SUPPORTS THE MEMO WRITER’S DEPCITION, SHOWS THAT OBAMA’S THREATS AND TOUGH TALK AGAINST NAFTA ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL ARE FAKE.

    Right there, Goolsbee disproved his own claim, in my opinion.

    Notice how the beginning of the article says: “Barack Obama’s senior economic policy adviser said Sunday that Canadian government officials wrote an inaccurate portrayal of his private discussion on the campaign’s trade policy in a memo obtained by The Associated Press.”

    –His campaign is now accusing Canada of wrong-doing. He’s only running for president and ALREADY WE’VE GOT AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT ON OUR HANDS because of his and his crowd’s disgusting behavior, stupidity, corrupt behavior—whatever is responsible this time.

    GO BACK TO CHICAGO ALREADY. YOU’RE IN OVER YOUR HEAD.

  74. Hey guys, two more exchanges with Donna…

    Here is one to the long post I had earlier:
    Not piling on and since I get no credit for two straight years of being pro Clinton in the media, I believe you’re the one with bias, anger and worse disrespectful.

    Stay tuned, read my previous postings and if you’re friends with any Obama folks ask them to share my emails. Trust me, I don’t play dumb. I play to win and will help the nominee.
    Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile. Please contact my office at (202) 628-8081

  75. Reading the PPP poll study, the numbers don’t lie that identity politics (i.e. racism) are playing a part in this race. Not against 👿 but against Hillary. Her lack of pigmentation has caused votes to go the other way. And with that, count on the GOP to exploit racism and affirmative action and to seek to dismantle the latter.

  76. My NEXT mail to her to keep the dialog:
    Donna,

    Despite our differences in all of this, I do want to thank you for the on-going dialogue. I am not here to bash you in the least. I want to have the BEST President we can have, and I am grateful to you to finally be able to speak with someone who matters in all of this.

    It is very rare that a person like me actually gets to be this involved.

    And for that, I thank you.

    If you’re ever here, let’s go for a drink or a coffee and be just citizens. It would be fascinating!

    Respectfully,

  77. and her reply….

    With pleasure, respect and admiration for your time and commitment to equality for us all.
    Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile. Please contact my office at (202) 628-8081.

  78. Ok, the new SUSA is up. They have it deadlocked. BO 49, HC 48. They have him winning on terrorism 60 to 30. How the heck can that be?

  79. Fran, the major question here is: why were they even talking to Canada at all???? The only possible reason was the smoke and mirrors on NAFTA. No other plausible reason exists. NONE.

    Also, that’s a 2nd International incident. You forgot about 👿 being burned in effigy in Pakistan after saying he’d bomb them. That has led to everything you see now including hundreds dead, and thousands imprisoned.

    SpaceGirl, the part about sharing with Obama folks- she’s either reading this site or just being a bitch. Send that stuff on like I advised Fran in my earlier post.

    And for folks who say, “No, just push NAFTA, etc..” You’re full of it. Surrogates with DNC titles like Brazile can change the focus of a story or even an entire broadcast. If you take away their ability to get an audience, they can’t control the message. And trust me, a Brazile has a lot more pull than 10K of our e-mails bc she actually gets on TV.

  80. Then how do you know that? If it’s TV cite the source (i.e. “I just heard Wolf Blitzer say…”)

  81. SUSA on OH:……A 10 pt lead 54-44

    SurveyUSA Breaking News – 31 minutes ago
    Clinton Ohio Defense Appears To Hold at Goal Line; Turns Back Obama Charge: 36 hours till votes are counted in the Ohio Democratic Primary, Hillary Clinton appears to stop the momentum of Barack Obama by converting voters focused on health care, voters in Greater Cincinnati, and voters in greater Dayton to her cause. At the wire, it’s Clinton 54%, Obama 44%, in SurveyUSA research conducted for WCMH-TV Columbus, WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WHIO-TV Dayton, and WKYC-TV Cleveland. Three weeks ago, Clinton led by 17. Two weeks ago, Clinton led by 9. One week ago, Clinton led by 6. Today: Clinton stops sliding. Obama has not polled more than 44% in any SurveyUSA tracking poll. Clinton has not polled less than 50% in any SurveyUSA tracking poll. Other telephone polls show the contest closer. One poll conducted by U.S. Mail shows the contest more lopsided. In SurveyUSA’s data: the 16 minutes that Clinton spent arguing with Obama about health care at this week’s NBC News debate appears to have paid off. Slightly more voters now name health care as the most important issue, and among those who do, Clinton today leads by 24 points, up from a 7-point lead last week. In greater Cincinnati, Clinton had trailed in two previous SurveyUSA tracking polls, but today leads by 19 points. In greater Dayton, the swing is smaller, but also to Clinton. In Southeast Ohio, Clinton has always led, but now leads overwhelmingly. If you combine these 3 regions and draw them on a map, they form a horseshoe, and trace the Ohio boundary that touches red-state Indiana on the West, red-state Kentucky on the South and red state West Virginia on the East. At this hour, that horseshoe is functioning as Clinton’s firewall.

    Interactive Tracking Graphs: SurveyUSA’s exclusive interactive tracking graphs show this: Among white voters, Clinton gains, up from +18 last week to +26 today. Among registered Democrats, Clinton gains, up from +8 last week to +16 today. Among Moderates, Clinton gains, up from +4 last week to +13 today. Among those who attend church regularly, Clinton gains, up from +3 last week to +9 today. Among voters age 50+, Clinton gains, up from +18 last week to +28 today. Among voters under age 50, Clinton holds. She had been down 7. Is now down 6. Click on the “Triangle T” to access the Interactive Tracking Graphs.

    Filtering / Caveats: 2,000 state of Ohio adults were interviewed 03/01/08 and 03/02/08. Of them, 1,805 were registered to vote. Of them, 873 told SurveyUSA they had already voted, or were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote on Election Day. Of those who have already voted, Clinton leads by 13 points. For Obama to win Ohio, he would need to carry Primary Day precinct voters 52% to 48%. Reminder: Democratic Convention delegates are awarded proportionally, not winner-take-all — so the difference between winning the state by 1 point and losing the state by 1 point is more symbolic than profound. However, should Clinton carry Ohio by the margins indicated here, the symbolism would be greater than if she won by 1 point.

  82. “Fran, the major question here is: why were they even talking to Canada at all????”

    –Yes, Okie–that was one of the first things I said in my first posts on this several threads ago. So why DID they talk to Canada? If people could prove they did talk to Canada, then the WHY and WHAT ABOUT become very important to determine. Now his campaign admits they did talk to Canada. So if not about NAFTA, then what about?

    But they’re full of shit there too because they first implied they didn’t talk about NAFTA at ALL, but the context of quotes from the memo clearly implies they did, it even referenced the Midwest, which is where the stronges NAFTA opposition is, no?

  83. those who already voted in texas supported clinton 52-48 over obama. if those who vote tomorrow vote similarly, clinton will win.

    i hope her advertisement on obama’s lack of engagement with nato will affect male voters.

  84. I don’t know if the ads are working, or what the heck is going on. They give BO a 60-30 advantage on terrorism? So weird.

  85. clinton and obama are within the margin of error of the poll, and her ad today may yield a victory tomorrow. only six tenths of a percentage point separate the candidates, and clinton leads by 2 in early voting.

  86. Pulch, I think the mo is Hillary’s. So let’s get back out that list we started last night about why 👿 should drop out of the race and dust it off. I think we’ll be using it soon.

    Maybe we should send it on to Fat Donna. She can read it on her Blackberry between cheeseburgers and fried chicken. 😆

  87. Ok, pulch, but did you read what SUSA said about the first ad? Still, the momentum is in her direction, but it is not apparent that it is because of thead.

  88. yes, i believe hillary’s last ad on national security will lend her the edge tomorrow night. i also believe white men will cast their votes for her when they finally enter their respective polling locations.

  89. Good news GUYS! Ohio Polls looking good for hill, look at DKOS FP, they even ‘forgot’ to mention new SUSA, with even bigger lead.

    AND, New PPP (linked upthread) with Hillary up 6%. Imagine a win in TX of 5% and one in Ohio of 10% and in R.I by double digits, WE are golden!!! Hillary has more than enough of a mandate to continue, and the mo’ and media will shift to her! THis can happen, but lets all work hard to make sure it does!!! Make calls!!! This is our last stand and we will come out victorious.

    At that point I believe FL/MI solution will resolve this and give HRC nomination… And winning swing states like OHIO and FL will give her G.E

  90. Pulch, don’t be so sure. Texan men are notoriously sexist. LBJ had his rep for a reason, mind you.

    My mom has been hearing a lot of Dem for a Day stuff with her Republican white make friends. They are ABC. The question is how much will that affect her in Houston….

  91. this may be the case, okieatty, but obama was ahead 4 points last week. i believe we should sustain the momentum hillary has amassed since the last survey usa poll.

  92. I have a very good feeling about tomorrow. How are we doing in terms of precinct captains in TX? Rules are strange if a precinct has no captain the first person there can declare themselves as captain.

  93. i also wonder if obama will have what Public Policy Polling characterizes as a “white male problem” tomorrow.

  94. Good afternoon Hillfans. Just dropping by.

    Two issues stand out: judgement and trust.

    Could you / would you trust Obama to use good judgement? NOT!!

    Show why. Short and sweet. It’s that simple. That’s what the whole Rezko thing boils down to … can’t be trusted to exercise good judgement.

  95. You guys do realize, all delegate totals currently used do not include an allocation of FL’s 210 delegates or MI’s 156 . Right???

    No way she’s pulling out anytime soon. Screw Brazile, et al. for even arguing that when they know just as Carville has said the FL and MI delegations will be seated.

  96. my reply to Brazile regarding her feeling I was sounding disrespectful:

    Hey

    I think you do get credit for your support of both of the Clinton’s. I am
    sorry that you don’t think you do. Perhaps it IS because of your past
    support many now find it unusual that you seem to be trying to stop Senator
    Clinton from continuing on in this election process. Barack Obama has not
    closed the deal with almost half of the DEMOCRATIC voters.

    I am also sorry that you seem to feel I have been disrespectful, although I
    am not sure of whom. That certainly was not my intent in the least. Yes, I
    have been vocal, but it was from a place of passion, and not from a place of
    anger. There has been no anger at all. I felt that Governor Wilders remarks
    were much more angry, threatening violence, than any I have expressed here.
    So, let us just agree to disagree.

    My contacting you was to express my concern about Senator Kerry’s indication
    that he wanted to change the rules in the middle of the game and that we as
    Florida Voters felt pretty well left out in this process.In your email to me
    last night, you said this: “The rules stipulate we are independent and not
    have to go a certain way.”

    I am glad to see that this is now your opinion rather than your
    widely-circulated remarks: “If 795 of my colleagues decide this election, I
    will quit the Democratic Party. I feel very strongly about this.”

    At this point, as a disenfranchised Florida voter, I believe the Democratic
    Party quit me, so I feel no such loyalty.

    I do support your right to support the candidate of your choice, but have
    found it difficult to watch you on TV seemingly claiming to be unbiased,
    when it seems clear to many viewers whose side you prefer. I think there
    would be a lot more appreciation for your talking points if you would simply
    endorse him and be done with it.

    That being said, I am glad to know that as a Super Delegate-at-Large, you
    will throw your full support behind the democratic nominee and will not work
    to undermine the viability of any candidate either publicly or behind the
    scenes, and I hope that message will be more articulated in your stints on
    media programs.

    With great respect

  97. Good news here:
    Monday, March 03, 2008

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Hillary Clinton inching ahead of Barack Obama nationally for the first time in three weeks. In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination nationally, Clinton now holds a statistically insignificant one-point lead over Obama, 45% to 44%. It’s the first lead of any kind enjoyed by Clinton since Obama won blowout victories in the Potomac Primaries on February 12 (see recent daily results). Ever since that time, expectations that Obama would win the nomination have grown dramatically. Despite this, Obama has yet to reach the 50% level of support nationwide at any time in the daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

    Clinton’s modest rebound nationally corresponds to a similar pushback against Obamamania in both Ohio and Texas. She now holds a modest lead in the Buckeye State while the winner in Texas will be determined by turnout and late deciders. It remains to be seen whether this is a temporary slowing of Obama’s momentum or something more substantial. Rasmussen Markets data shows that Obama is favored to win Texas while Clinton is favored in Ohio. Rasmussen Markets data is updated continuously and will be the first to measure the impact of Tuesday’s results on prospects for Clinton and Obama.

  98. Bill is spending all his time in South Texas today. A good strategic move on their part . . . Bill is extremely popular with Hispanic voters and can sure up their votes for Hillary before Tuesday. He is flying in and out of airports along the Texas-Mexico border, while she is focusing on Beaumont and Austin. Her visit to Beaumont will get her great press coverage that leads into Houston and her Austin town hall and rally will get her great coverage in Austin and San Antonio, which themselves filter in to smaller, rural communities.

  99. LOL, the obamabots are in full panic mode. attacking every poll showing hillary closing in on obama in texas. funny as hell.

  100. Hillary has TAKEN THE LEAD now, as of today, in Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll! She’s climbed up 10 points in the last 5 days, and her message is resonating with Democrats. Good work!!!! Keep it up, Hillfans!

  101. Crap. Gotta sign off for a while. I have trial at 3. Blech. Maybe the DA will see our side and reduce the charge….

    Nah. Who am I kidding. That would be like an Obamabot using logic and reason. Or Novakula having more head on his head than in his ears or nose.

    Might be on tonight. Well, if the roads are not too icy to get loaded.

  102. 5-9-13-18-35 Winning Fantasy Five numbers in Florida – top prize, about $250K

    5-9-13-19-36 My numbers – Prize, $9.50

  103. B Merry….it is interesting to see the Cluster Map increase on Rezkowatch from Europe and the Middle East

    You are gaining some ground.

    Well done!

  104. Jury Selection in Rezko Trial is Underway:

    —-
    Ill. Fundraising Trial Begins in Chicago

    By MIKE ROBINSON, Associated Press Writer
    Monday, March 3, 2008

    (03-03) 08:41 PST Chicago (AP) —
    Jury selection began Monday in the federal fraud trial of businessman Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a former fundraiser for Sen. Barack Obama who is charged with buying power and influence by bombarding Illinois political leaders with campaign money.

    The case is the biggest political corruption trial in Illinois since former Gov. George Ryan was convicted of racketeering in 2006 and sent to prison.

    Politicians around the country are watching the trial because Rezko, a 52-year-old Chicago real estate developer, poured cash into Obama’s campaigns when Obama was getting his political start.

    Obama has sent some $85,000 in Rezko-related contributions to charity.

    But Rezko pumped even more money into the campaigns of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and prosecutors say that’s what touched off corruption. “Rezko parlayed his success in raising significant sums of money for Gov. Blagojevich into power,” they said in court papers.

    While Blagojevich has been accused of no wrongdoing, the case has put him in an embarrassing spotlight.

    Two members of his inner circle are under indictment, and last week Judge Amy J. St. Eve disclosed that Blagojevich is the anonymous “Public Official A” who has repeatedly been tied to corruption in the government’s court papers.

    The 24-count indictment charges that Rezko plotted with millionaire attorney Stuart Levine to muscle payoffs out of firms seeking state permission to expand hospitals and hoping to invest money for the fund that pays the pensions of downstate and suburban school teachers.

    One firm seeking to invest money for the pension fund allegedly was told to hire a consultant it had never heard of for $50,000 and fax the signed contract to a sun-splashed Caribbean tax haven that day, or else.

    Levine has pleaded guilty and now shapes up as the star witness.

    Jury selection in Rezko’s case may take three days or more and the trial is estimated to last three months.

  105. SpaceGirl, had the exact same thing happen two years ago. Three days before the drawing, I won a big screen HDTV. I knew, just knew I’d win the lottery that week. I did- only it was $35. and off by 1 number on two and the powerball.

    I’m winning it Wednesday.

  106. Hey…I have a question. If I set up a shop making tshirts for Clinton, and I am not affiliated with the campaign, would I be allowed to advertise that I will donate a portion of the proceeds to her campaign, and would it be legal to do so?

  107. Spacegirl, I have no idea. You might want to contact the campaign directly for the answer to that question if no one her knows. Why not just make them and just donate what you want when you’re done?

  108. No corporate contributions if set up as a LLC, Corp, etc.. You can donate a portion of your proceeds under your name up to the max. But keep records of each transaction, and no bulk orders. You cannot shill money or appear like you are.

    My gut though says bad idea, potential liability sucks…..

    Unless you don’t advertise your donating profits and just do so of your own accord without notice to potential buyers.

  109. It was a hypothetical Sugar. I have seen a lot of sites for BO who are doing just that. Tshirts, sunglasses (yuk) and more. It seems that they would only be able to donate up to the 2300/4600 limit, no matter how many they sold, unless they were donating to a PAC and not the campaign itself.

    Anyway, I was sure that a campaign had to bee able to determine the source of funding. If this were the case, 10 million Chinese could buy shirts and the campaign coffers would be over the top.

  110. Yeah, I’m having a hard time keep those adds off of my blog. It seems that the more I block them, the more crazy, abstract thing pop up…like the sunglasses. By the time we get to Pennsylvania, I don’t want any ads for him on my site.

  111. Donna’s latest reply:

    The DNC did not quit you, ignore you. But you have to read my column. We
    need the locals to come up with a process and it’s up to all 48 states who
    abided by the rules to determine if they delegates chosen will get a seat at
    the table. Sorry, the time for the DNC to act has expired. Now, it’s up to
    voters in the other states who abided by the rules.

  112. via http://www.politico.com
    Ben Smith:

    ALP lives

    The pro-Clinton 527, American Leadership Project, written off as dead last week, now plans to air about $500,000 worth of advertising in Texas.

    The group is “buying ads in Texas today,” emails spokesman Roger Salazar, who said that the “lion’s share of the funding is from AFSCME,” the government workers union that supports Hillary.

  113. Just got back.

    new TPM poll posted at 11.57!

    The new Public Policy Polling (D) survey from Texas shows Hillary Clinton taking a lead here, a possible sign of recovery after polls had put Barack Obama in the lead for the past week. Here are the numbers compared to last week’s poll:

    Clinton 50% (+2)
    Obama 44% (-4)

  114. I’m listening to Rush so you don’t have to:

    *****************************************
    Rush hitting at BO and his inexperience. Highlighting the Nafta-gate.
    Rush is saying that this stuff with BO is worse than all of the Clinton stuff. He said that BO is just downright incompetent.
    He’s reading Nedra Pickler from the AP and I believe the American Spectator.
    tiburones | 03.03.2008 – 12:25 pm | #

    Rush is saying that Goolsbee/BO saying that their comments were misinterpreted is not enough. Imagine if we were dealing with the Russians! He is saying that this stuff doesn’t matter to his faithfuls.

    He also said that you have to keep chipping away with all of this stuff i.e Nafta/REzco for it to finally add up and matter.

    For those who don’t know, many if not all the right wingnuts radio talkheads get their talking points from Rush. I suspect that Hannity, Medved, etc will be all over this this evening.
    tiburones | 03.03.2008 – 12:28 pm | #
    He said that the strategy is to keep Clinton in and continue the chaos. He said that they need clinton in as the RNC/party won’t be the wons to do it and she is the only one who can bloody him up as people don’t like her already.

    He said that BO is screwing up diplomacy and finding out that it ain’t so easy. A female called him and said I know that you are pushing for a unity ticket but we will get 2 of the most immoral people in the office and be screwed. He said, we (Repubs) are already screwed.

    I don’t care what his strategy is but if it helps to keep Hill in the race, I’m all for it as she bar none is the most qualified person.
    tiburones | 03.03.2008 – 12:31 pm | #

  115. bambi is done in OHIO, RI.. and with 500K worth of ads from 527 for clinton in TEXAS.. he is getting taste of his own medicine…

  116. Rush Cont’d
    ***************************************
    Rush just plained Gov. Fl Charlie Crist soundbite saying that he would be willing to consider funding a re-do of FL primary. He then played H Dean’s response.

    Hm….Rush hinted that Charlie is picking up on his comments. He is also saying that these votes shuld count. He using JR/Barnes and Dallas as a metaphor. Go figure!
    He said that rules can be broken.

    Rush is commenting on an American Spectator article saying that there will be a brokered convention. He is saying that this guy is saying that neither Hillary or BO will have the 2,025 delegates when the primary election occurs.

    I hate to say this but it is a shame when we go to the enemy’s camp to hear what the MSM won’t say.
    tiburones | 03.03.2008 – 12:37 pm |

  117. The email from Penn is disturbing and I, for one think that come Wednesday, he should resign and get out off the way. I have felt for weeks that someone in her camp has been feeding info to another party. Today it seems Penn comes out defensive .. i.e. being left out now…and I say for a reason.

    Fire Penn, Hire Carville.

    She’s got momentum and she’s getting it by taking her case STRAIGHT to the people.

    We ain’t hiring a saviour, we are hiring the President!

    I’ll take Jesus to heal my blackened soul thank you very much.

    I emailed Donna as well and it seems the EVERYONE is disrespectul to HER LOL. I guess if you disagree with her you are disrespectful.

    She ain’t worth my time. Just wanted her to know that she doesn’t speak for this Democrat.

  118. I hope the ads from American Leadership Project are more pro-Hill. The negative ads in WI didnt help her. Those were from her campaign.

  119. The money we contributed is paying off folks. We need to find more $ in our banks, couchs, piggy banks, whatever.

    I’m going to donate again right how $44.44

    Also,

    Donate Hate … Donate

    Don’t Ping with the enemy … Ring the phones for more votes.

    This place has become the flight deck of the aircraft carrier “BigPink”.

    I’m so impressed with how everyone is working together. We are making a difference.

    Go Hillary.

  120. SpacegirlArt I love reading about your communication with Brazile

    She is so self important and stubborn. I am disgusted with her BO love. It is shameful how she kicked Hillary to the curb

    The truth is that her candidates don’t win. Do you remember how awful she was during the Gore campaign? She did him no favors and

    hopefully she has the same effect on BO.

  121. BTW- SpaceGirl, et al., the Democrat Superstore in Davenport, IA is famous. They’ve been printing shirts about all candidates (including HRC if you look) for a long time. They’re in the press coverage of the IA caucus every year.

  122. http://www.livenewscameras.com/

    jithendra thanks for this yesterday…
    bambi one event is over for the day 38 min there keep track here on places for …look on the right tune in to the moderaor i think he likes hill
    hes talking and about hillary..and jack Nick

  123. My comments arent posting!! aggravating, I’m not saying anything that hasnt been said already about POlitico story. Whats the deal?

  124. I agree DC, ben smith needs a life, I dont know why the identity of admin matters at all, this is just a place for Hillary supporters to get together and share info, really. Ben Smith just likes to think of himself as some great journalis.t

  125. tiburones that is great news about the 527 ads running

    She needs a boost. Are the planets aligning for us?

    It feels that way today

  126. I missed the Penn e-mail too.

    I thought ol’ Penn had been sidelined. At least I haven’t heard about him in awhile.

  127. MJ, do me a favor. If you talk about something, link to it or cite the source. You waste folks’ time with non sequitar comments. We want to know what you’re talking about. If we knew we could conjecture and discuss stuff with you.

    Off to trial. Bye, y’all.

  128. Politico is the source, and for god’s sake stop telling me what to do. I referenced two things today, SUSA and Politico. Those are the fricken sources. LOL.

  129. Donna Brazile is a hack — she ran the Gore/Lierberman campaign straight into the ground, and now she’s trying to resurrect her career by working as a mouthpiece for the Obama crew. Whatever!

  130. sorry, not email…the article in paper.

    My bad..I had Brills email to me on my mind. Donna has the same tone as Michelle Obama..either kiss my ass or I’ll kick you to the curb..my way or the highway. I loathe her.

  131. Boy…they are sure squashing the press conference on ALL Networks and trying to make the story Clinton Campaign disfunction

  132. “Obama answers questions honestly and forthrightly and those are the qualities American’s want to see in their President”

    Texas Congressman Chet Edwards

  133. They WERE MJ, but Fox cut it off. It was not on CNN or MSNBC at all when I looked, and can’t find it streaming anywhere. Guess they have to censor it according to Axelrod and Auchi

  134. Hey All – keep calling! since I’m working in Houston – Please tell people in TX about the “Precinct Convention aka caucus” – March 4, get back to your polling place at 6:30pm and look for the Precinct Captain at the caucus or other Hillary supporters. Stay together as a group.

    Our internals are good. ’nuff said for now.

  135. He lied about NAFTA…what else has he lied about. That is what the voter will take away from this.

    He is a liar.

  136. Nora O’ Nothing never mentioned CATV or the memo in her report about NAFTA. She was interviewing Obambi shill Durbin.

  137. Did I mention how proud I am to know you folks.

    PISS OFF THE MEDIA .. VOTE HILLARY

    Now I’m off to call and try to round up some more family/friends who can contribute.

  138. OMG…watching beaumont speech and she just refered to BO as Dr. feelgood. That will make the news.

  139. TPM has gone with the Rezko story now, and I must admit it’s a pretty decent story.

    What’s funny is the reaction of the Obamanoids on the site. As I’ve suspected, these poor kids get ALL of their news from that site. They’re slamming TPM for “digging up” this story on the day before primaries. I just had to respond and let them know: guess what, the trial starts today and the story is national. It’s everywhere. I also reminded them it’s, uh, about JUDGMENT.

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/03/obama_rezko_purchase.php

  140. From CNN
    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

    Obama camp downplays conversation with Canada

    Barack Obama’s campaign manager downplayed reports Monday an economic advisor discussed the Illinois senator’s position on NAFTA with a Canadian official, characterizing the meeting as an “informal” discussion not under the direction of the campaign.

    So first there wasn’t any meeting. Now there was a meeting but it was “no big deal.”

  141. he has attempted to bamboozle the voters of ohio
    lets just hope it is covered that way on the local news in ohio

  142. [b]Shaky Support
    Obama’s fans are more likely to jump ship than Clinton’s in Texas.[/b]

    By Mark Blumenthal and Charles Franklin
    Updated Monday, March 3, 2008, at 11:49 AM ET

    Barack Obama has made up tremendous ground in both Ohio and Texas, but Hillary Clinton continues to prevent him from pulling away with a steady lead. Both races are deadlocked, according to the polls, and new data from Mason-Dixon have some troubling news for Obama’s campaign.

    Obama’s supporters aren’t as solid in their support as Clinton’s are in Texas. Eleven percent of voters statewide say they may still change their mind, and Obama’s supporters make up the majority of those respondents. In Ohio, both candidates have similar levels of resolute support.

    More bad news when we turn our attention to favorability ratings. Obama’s unfavorables are significantly higher than Clinton’s in both states. When voters were asked whether they had a favorable, unfavorable, or neutral opinion of Obama and Clinton, Obama “leads” Clinton on unfavorability ratings by seven points. In Texas, one-quarter of respondents have an unfavorable view of Obama. Seventeen percent say the same about Clinton. This may suggest Clinton supporters are more disillusioned with Obama than Obama supporters are of Clinton.”

  143. any body have Karl Rove email? I want to send him the email that Donna B’razil sent me.

    I’ll say this, she is consistent. If you don’t agree with her you are a disrespectful dork who knows nothing.

    She is militant IMO. Perhaps she is Michelle Obamabots hero or role model. Their abrasive language match.

  144. The campaign should say something to the effect of “Barack Obama himself said that words matter. Why shouldn’t they matter when he flip flopped.

  145. >>Karl Rove email

    Karl Rove is icon in smearing politics… hahaha i want to make a move about Karl Rove 🙂

  146. we need that crowly damning story on obama i keep seeingon tv. also-ohio is having bad weather tommorrow. this worries me much. i hope her folks can vote. anyone in ohio?

  147. all over for bambi… bambi is toast… hahahaha browse through CNN’ political section.. all bad news for bambi… bloggers are blasting him over NAFTA-SHAFTA… bambi is toast… 🙂

  148. “Obama’s unfavorables are significantly higher than Clinton’s in both states.”

    Oh do tell 🙂

    After all that about Hillary being too unpopular to run.

  149. >>ohio is having bad weather tommorrow.

    it is only freezing rains.. so ppl still can go out and vote.. i hear wether forecast is bad where bambi has his base… everything is turning on bambi… 🙂

  150. I am sick of the weather…it was 50 degrees yesterday and raining and thunder, and last night it snowed and there is ice everywhere, this is like the 5th time this has happened. If people say climate change isn’t real they should live in Iowa for a year or two, we usually have cold winters and snow, but this is the longest period of both, and it is so incontinent and random, that I have ever heard of, and older people tell me that too.

  151. March 3, 2008 — A new InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Research poll of Texas runs contrary to most surveys of the state’s Democratic presidential contest. We show Sen. Hillary Clinton with the lead. Only PPP, a Democratic polling firm based in North Carolina, also shows Clinton leading. All other polls over the race’s final days have Obama leading.

    Our survey of 609 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted March 2. It has been weighted for age, race, gender and political affiliation. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.8%. The results were:

    Clinton: 49%
    Obama: 44%
    Undecided: 7%

    Everyone must call Texas tonight, and that includes you, hawk.

  152. Rigso, Big Media is finally beginning to do its due diligence on BHO. Obama has been running the equivalent of a high-school-election campaign, loaded with nothing but platitudes and empty rhetoric, and catchy pop music and hand-made signs.

    Now that people are waking up, and realizing that we’re actually picking a President here, the real journalism is beginning.

  153. The Obama campaign was hyping the fact that the Arcade Fire, a popular Canadian rock band from Montreal, was doing benefit shows for Obama in Ohio this past weekend.

    The Arcade Fire is a great band, and I’ve seen them play live and had a blast, but they aren’t exactly the kind of band you want playing campaign events. Here’s a lyric off their latest CD: “I don’t want to live in America no more.”

    There’s a NAFTA joke in here, somewhere…

  154. I saw the Dr. Feelgood line above and it got the song in my head. Guess what? It works. So behold (emphasis added):

    Dr. Feelgood- Motley Crue

    Yeah yeah
    Rat-tailed Jimmy is a second hand hood
    Deals out in Hollywood
    Got a ’65 Chevy, primered flames
    Traded for some powdered goods
    Jigsaw Jimmy he’s runnin’ a gang
    But I hear he’s doin’ o.k.
    Got a cozy little job selling the Mexican mob
    Packages the candycaine

    He’s the one they call Dr. Feel good
    He’s the one that makes ya feel all right
    He’s the one they call Dr. Feel good

    Cops on the corner always ignore
    Somebody’s getting paid
    Jimmy’s got it wired, law’s for hire
    Got it made in the shade
    Got a little hideaway, does business all day
    But at night he’ll always be found
    Sellin’ sugar to the sweet
    People on the street
    Call this Jimmy’s town

    He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
    He’s the one that makes ya feel all right
    He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
    He’s gonna be your Frankenstein
    I’ve got one thing you’ll understand
    (Dr. Feelgood)
    he’s not what you’d call a glamorous man
    (Dr. Feelgood)
    Got one thing that’s easily understood
    (Dr. Fee lgood)
    He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
    Oh yeah

    He’ll tell you he’s the king
    Of these barrio streets
    Moving up the shangri-la
    Came by his wealth as a matter of luck
    Says he never broke no law
    Two time loser running out of juice
    Time to move out quick
    Heard a rumour going round
    Jimmy’s going down
    This time it’s gonna stick

    He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
    He’s the one that makes ya feel all right
    He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
    He’s gonna be your Frankenstein

    Let him soothe your soul, just take his hand
    (Dr. Feelgood)
    Some people call him an evil man
    (Dr. Feelgood)
    Let him introduce himself real good
    (Dr. Feelgood)
    He’s the only one they call Feelgood
    *solo*
    Guitar!

    (SPOKEN) Listen to Jimmy,
    Come play with Dr.Feelgood….

    I’ve got one thing you’ll understand
    (Dr. Feelgood)
    he’s not what you’d call a glamorous man
    (Dr. Feelgood)
    Got one thing that’s easily understood
    (Dr. Feelgood)
    He’s the one they call Dr. Feel good
    oh yeah
    Dr. Feelgood (Dr. Feelgood)
    Dr. Feelgood (Dr. Feelgood)
    Dr. Feelgood (Dr. Feelgood)

  155. Obama’s Xerox Room in overdrive right now. They can’t find enough speeches to dig him out LOL

  156. Berkley, I am a huge fan of Green Day. Does that mean I think Americans are idiots?

    No…..just the Obamabots. 😆

    Hey! Where’s Idunn?!?

    I just got done at Court (last minute sentence reduction staved off a trial) and want someone to play with. 🙁

  157. Some guy posted for everyone on Hillarysvoice website, the address of this website. He has also posted some vicious stuff about Obama’s religion. He keeps refering to his wife. Seems strange Goes by handle of csammana.

  158. dot48, good line. i will hire you as my speech writer when I am president.

    That way I won’t plagiarize you accidentally .

  159. Hey, bridgal. Yes. She Did!! Woohoo.

    It ain’t gonna make headlines, but that visit gets enough press it will impress working people bigtime. Enough to get them to vote for her 🙂

  160. NYT is desperate… hahahha… as per them.. obama has edge in texas and clinton has very small lead in OHIO… hahaha go and fk youselves NYT people.. 🙂

  161. Where are they getting this? All the polls I’ve seen in OH give Hill a 8-16 point lead. It’s a deadheat or her ahead in TX. Where do they come up with this stuff?

  162. jithendra
    they may just be running that so they can use the Headlines they already have ready for Wednesday.

    Hillary Stuns Obama sweeps Ohio & Texas. Nomination Up In The Air!!

  163. i think hillary will sweep the OHIO by 20 points… rhode island by 15 points… don’t know about TEXAS…

  164. dr.feelgood i laughed,she knows her music.and the words in it.. what surprise’s me all the time she never forgets nothing her memory is incredible
    that is why she will be President,and a Leader who cares about us…

  165. To me, Texas seems to be going just like California did, poll-wise. In both states, Hillary had a big lead, Obama chipped away and closed the gap, and then Hillary pulled away on election day for the win. Ace Smith, keep doing your magic!

    If we win Texas tomorrow — by ANY margin — the day will be a massive success. If we win Texas, Ohio AND Rhode Island — we will have ALL the momentum.

    With the Rezko trial now underway and expected to last for 3 months, and Obama’s latest campaign-trail gaffes re: NAFTA, meeting with dictators with no preconditions, etc., his negative ratings should continue to clumb even higher (and they are already climbing rapidly). It won’t be hard to persuade the SD’s that Hillary ois the most electable and the most qualified.

    Keep it up! 😀

  166. Pulchitrude,

    Can’t make calls coz I have no voice because of strong meds but did send 2 dozen letters and contributed another $50.44.

  167. berkeley, the only variable is the number of Republicans who vote for either candidate. That will make the biggest difference. Let’s hope every REpublican listens to Rush Limbaugh and push her to a huge double digit lead.

  168. dot48 and Ben, I hear you loud and clear.

    Also, someone has posted on hillary’svoice that Obama people are going to wear Obama t-shirts inside out or under jackets for the Texas caucus. You are not allowed by Texas law to advertise for a candidate at the polls. I sure hope someone got that caucus info Obama people put out, and we are putting out our own caucus info. Most texas voters I have talked to want to know about it and they will go too. I think it is going to be a brawl in some places.

  169. pulchritude, I have done an hr of calls. Not sure how many got through. Will do another hr. pretty soon

  170. Again i want some of those tv pundits to eat dirt tomorrow.

    especially that Gloria Borger thing. On TT she said after Hillary won California that if HRC wins Ohio and Texas after California that she has the right to claim the nomination on the basis that Obama has not won a large major democratic state.

  171. linfar, I’m telling everyone to go STAND UP for Hillary, don’t be intimidated and if necessary take a ballbat.

    j/k about the bat …

  172. What’s up with Bill? He looks very somber, like he just got some bad news or something. (not necessariyl compaign related, he just looks….odd)

  173. Even with his exhausting schedule he looks and sounds great

    I think he is doing 10 appearances today.

  174. hahaha funny look how obama scratching his head here

    elections.foxnews.com/2008/03/03/do-not-pub-obama-forced-onto-defense-day-before-super-tuesday-2/

    obama was forced onto defence day 🙂

  175. Its funny the obamabots over at DU are in a major flap that Hillary is going to swee tomorrow, they are sick to their stomachs. I’m laughing. They are also major pissed off that the press has dared to challenge him on NAFTA, rezko, kenya and anything else.

  176. great, linfair. i hope everyone else here places over twenty telephone calls for hillary tonight. show hillary you are truly committed to her campaign.

  177. Heard about this on Cnn and may have seen it posted here but not sure.
    A petition out to pressure black super delegates and delegates to vote for BO.

    CNN started with the Rezkogate, then had tub-Jones and the former Dallas mayor on to debate pressure on AA’s, now is talking about Florida delegates and the lawsuit to seat them and upcoming is a segment on NAFTA-gate and the Jack Nicholson video.

    Hoping this isn’t too little too late!

  178. I actually think Hill is going to perform way better than those polls have her. I just can’t see your normal average white texan voting for an African American like Obama by a large margin, that state is way too Red for that.

    Ohio just seems like Clinton territory through and through and Rhode Island will go for HRC easily.

  179. that air is dry and maybe dry wind..ive been there and if your not use to it omg.. i was wondering what caveman thinks of the weather or texanforhil..

  180. dot48 Says:

    March 3rd, 2008 at 5:35 pm
    linfar, I’m telling everyone to go STAND UP for Hillary, don’t be intimidated and if necessary take a ballbat.

    j/k about the bat …
    *****************************************************
    Dot48 you’re so old school…hehehehehe, take a ballbat.

    Go girl!!!

  181. CNN its about time ,they realize they made this guy up and nothing but jumble mumble from him…
    and i dont have to mute my tv..or turn it off.

  182. basil, her email to me is quite nasty. I’ll sum it up for you. She may as well say Fcuk you to Florida voters and to anybody that don’t agree with her, well you are disrespectful and venomous.

    I am pondering what to do with the whole email, she sent me the email back with my original attached to it so I think I might have my attorney look at it tomorrow.

    I think she is having a break down.

  183. How many Republicans in TExas and/or Ohio listen to Cunningham or Rush? Is Rush physically in Texas? that would help loads…especially if he holds some quick “Republicans for Hillary!” Rallies 😀

  184. WHEN hillary wins the nomination and sews up the presidency I want Bill (not Hillary) to personally see to it that Barack Obama, Donna Brazille, Dennis Kucinich, Kathleen Sebelius, Claire McCaskill, Gov Napolitano of ARizona, David Axelrod, Chris Matthews, and Tim Russert all lose their jobs for what they have done and said about Hillary. Big Dawg needs to campaign for their opposition as soon as he becomes First Laddee.

  185. CJ,
    They haven’t realized anything! The pressure from the public, SNl skits and backlash against anchors are having an effect.
    Cafferty is just as pissy as always. His question of the day, while not as overtly biased as usual, still cast HRC in a bad light asking how many thought she should drop out of the race if she doesn’t win texas and Ohio INSTEAD of asking how many think she SHOULD stay in the race.
    But for once, the reader response he cited contained almost equal pro and anti HRC answers.
    I am STOKED about the surge and I think she’s gonna rock all the way to the White House!

  186. mjs: don’t forget about Kerry, Kennedy, Schuster, Durbin, Dodd. They have all lied.

    First Laddee has a good ring to it.

  187. Clinton to Press Ahead After Primaries
    By MIKE GLOVER – 1 hour ago

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Monday she’ll press on with the campaign after Tuesday’s crucial primaries, arguing that momentum is on her side despite 11 straight losses to rival Sen. Barack Obama.
    ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g-qGLDs-gAnZiUXD2NU51ry3j3dwD8V66T3O0
    *****************************************************
    I’m very disappointed in Donna Brazil and the rest of those snake in the Howard Dean faction of the Democratic party, which by the way are a minority of the Democratic Party.

    For fellow dems to use the race card on the Clintons and play this low down dirty corrupt Chicago style politics…is just disgraceful. Then have the democratic leaders pulled that Party Unity crap on Hillary but is silent when Obama was behind…just says alot about how fair and balance the DNC is, with Donna Brazil going on TV shilling for Obama every chance she gets and threatening to quit the DNC…so this “sister” say go…I’m tired of the DNC supporting these LOSERS and listening them blame the Clintons when they go their own way.

    Obama has the help of this anybody but Clinton primary, DNC, Democratic elites, Leaders, Obamacans (repugs), Green party and the other 3rd parties and still he can’t knock out Hillary even with the Do nothing US media is in the tank for him 24/7.

    Maybe SNL putting the media on blast woke them up to how hilarious the media is when they talk about credibility and they don’t see they’ve lost theirs a long time ago and is now considered PROPAGANDISTS.

  188. SNL really helped HRC. It helped, to bring attention to the terrible media bias against Hillary.

  189. new Johnny Cash song :

    Bambi fell in to a burning ring of fire
    He went down,down,down
    and the flames went higher.
    And it burns,burns,burns
    the ring of fire
    the ring of fire.

    Everybody sing!

  190. that Bill cunnigham I like him that man will pull out the can of whoop a**…he has some strong energy with words..he is good.steph jones is too.

  191. and if they are going to held another primary in FL as told by Governor.. am telling you this time hillary will win by 20 points… floridans have seen what bambiii is alla bout when it comes to counting their delegates…

    don’t worry.. everything will be fine.. 🙂

  192. to when they showed that bo on cnn with the flag drop his thoughts are all mingled up if you watched him.he was lost really for words.

  193. speaking of bambi, where is he today?

    Maybe Hufferty’s question for the day should have been:

    “where is Obama and who is he meeting with today .. Canada or Rezco?”

  194. UPDATE: Speaking with reporters Monday, Obama said he was unaware Goolsbee had met with a Canadian official.

    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

  195. Yuck! Obamabots are nuts! What’s wrong with these people. This was sent by some Obamabot:

    Obama is The Man, if he can’t do it, no one can

    Obama can help us through our grief,
    A hand to hold America up high,
    Never speaks no alibi,

    A tree almighty, thick with leaves.
    Warming through good natured words,
    No violence threatens virtue true,
    Stopping now and then in turn,
    To learn

    The Man who’ll give the poor a meal,
    Whether deserving, not his to choose,
    Without him, there‘ll be more to steal, a
    Lack.

    The Man who’ll hold his honor tight,
    Who’ll bring us peace and justice with every might,
    The ballots tallied, join the fight! War against war.
    Support !

  196. dot48 Says:

    March 3rd, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    speaking of bambi, where is he today?
    “where is Obama and who is he meeting with today .. Canada or Rezco?”
    you noticed to i think he is mia and done for the day…that is kinda of weird huh..good i dont have to look at him..

  197. where is REZKO trial news…. hahaha where are first day hearings… probably tomorrow we can see.. 🙂

  198. jub, this is more accurate:

    FlimFlam Man

    Hands off the man, the flim flam man.
    His mind is up his sleeve and his talk is make believe.
    Oh lord, the man’s a fraud, he’s flim flam man. He’s so cagey, he’s a flim flam man.

    Hands off the man, flim flam man.
    He’s the one in the Trojan horse making out like he’s Santa Claus.
    Oh lord, the man’s a fraud, he’s a flim flam man. He’s a fox, he’s a flim flam man.

    Everybody wants him, the people and the police and all the pretty ladies disarm.
    Oh yeah, the beautiful gent, you know he has hardly a cent.
    He pays his monthly rent with daily charm.

    Hands off the man, the flim flam man.
    His mind is up his sleeve and his talk is make believe.
    Oh lord, the man’s a fraud, he’s flim flam man. He’s so cagey, he’s an artist.
    He’s a fox, he’s a flim flam man.
    Don’t believe him, he’s a flim flam. Ole road runner, he’s a flim flam.

  199. IDUNN!!!!!!! And everyone,
    I was nosing around the delegate site to get a clearer idea of how many delegates were at stake in the previous 11 primaries and how many are up for grabs tomorrow just to prove that BO”s wins were notso overwhelming.
    This is what I found.
    The 11 previous states totaled 596 delegates
    BUT
    tomorrow’s equal . . . . drumroll . . . . .
    444!!!!!!!! Sorry to all you rationalists but that sure seems premonitory to me. 😆

  200. Cnn ran old story on Rezco from what I could tell. Not even a mention of the trial actually starting today. Unless I missed it .. this is their “journalistic’ duty for the day??

  201. God knows how CNN justifies putting that windbag Donna Brazile on the air and calling her an impartial “analyst” — what a joke.

    I agree, birdgal: the SNL skit this weekend that once AGAIN lampooned the ridiculous one-sided press coverage against Hillary (SNL ran a similar skit last week, too) appears to be helping a bit.

  202. Early Voting Shows Huge Texas Turnout
    By KELLEY SHANNON – 10 minutes ago

    AUSTIN (AP) — The election in Texas is more than half over before primary day.

    An estimated 60 percent, or 2 million of the 3.3 million total voters, cast their ballots early, Texas Secretary of State Phil Wilson said Monday. The estimate is based on the slightly more than 1.2 million who voted in the 15 most populous counties during a 10-day period that ended Feb. 29.

    “Texas is well on its way to a new record for turnout in a primary election,” Wilson said.

    Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama urged supporters to stop in at shopping centers, libraries or county courthouses to cast their ballots early and beat the anticipated primary day rush on Tuesday. Republican presidential contenders John McCain and Mike Huckabee also campaigned in Texas, though voter interest centered on the closer Democratic race.

    The Secretary of State’s Office tally for the 15 most populous counties showed that 890,188, or 11.39 percent of registered voters in those counties, voted early in the Democratic primary — more than the Texas Democratic Party has seen in the past two presidential primaries statewide for early and Election Day voting.

    Harris, Dallas and Bexar counties had the largest numbers of early Democratic voters, with 403,197 ballots cast in person and by mail in those three counties covering Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.

    The biggest percentage turnout among Democrats was Hidalgo County, in the predominantly Hispanic Rio Grande Valley, where 18 percent of registered voters cast ballots.

    On the Republican side, 303,338, or 3.88 percent, of registered voters in the 15 biggest counties cast early ballots. The largest number was in Harris County, with 64,631 early GOP voters; the largest percentage of registered voters was 7.66 percent in Montgomery County north of Houston.

    There are 12.75 million registered voters in the state.

    Texans can opt to cast ballots in the Democratic or Republican primary and attend a caucus held by that party after the polls close Tuesday night.

    Texas Democrats award their pledged presidential delegates based on a combination of primary voting and caucusing. Republicans award their pledged delegates solely on the outcome of the party’s primary vote.

    ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i9EB1bZOa3bSVHoLh75KNClKet6AD8V68GR00

  203. EDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Barack Obama’s senior economic policy adviser privately told Canadian officials to view the debate in Ohio over trade as “political positioning,” according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press that was rejected by the adviser and held up Monday as evidence of doublespeak by rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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    The memo is the first documentation to emerge publicly out of the meeting between the adviser, Austan Goolsbee, and officials with the Canadian consulate in Chicago, but Goolsbee said it misinterprets what he told them. The memo was written by Joseph DeMora, who works for the consulate and attended the meeting.

    “Noting anxiety among many U.S. domestic audiences about the U.S. economic outlook, Goolsbee candidly acknowledged the protectionist sentiment that has emerged, particularly in the Midwest, during the primary campaign,” the memo said. “He cautioned that this messaging should not be taken out of context and should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans.”

    Goolsbee disputed the characterization from the conservative government official.

    “This thing about ‘it’s more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans,’ that’s this guy’s language,” Goolsbee said of DeMora. “He’s not quoting me.

    “I certainly did not use that phrase in any way,” he said.

    The meeting was first reported last week by Canadian television network CTV, which cited unnamed sources as saying that Goolsbee assured the Canadians that Obama’s tough talk on the North American Free Trade Agreement is just campaign rhetoric not to be taken seriously. The Obama campaign and the Canadian embassy denied there was any inconsistency between what the candidate was saying publicly and what advisers were saying privately.

    NAFTA is widely opposed in economically depressed Ohio, which holds its presidential primary Tuesday and is a key battleground between Obama and Clinton. Both candidates said in a debate in Cleveland last week that they would renegotiate the trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico, which is the largest trading partnership in the world, and threaten to pull out if it doesn’t include more protections for workers and the environment.

    Clinton said Monday that Obama’s campaign gave the Canadians “the old wink-wink.”

    “I think that’s the kind of difference between talk and action that I’ve been talking about,” Clinton told reporters while campaigning in Ohio. “It raises questions about Senator Obama coming to Ohio and giving speeches against NAFTA.”

    The memo obtained by the AP was widely distributed within the Canadian government. It is more than 1,300 words and covers many topics that DeMora said were discussed in the Feb. 8 “introductory meeting” between himself, Goolsbee and the consul general in Chicago, Georges Rioux.

    Goolsbee “was frank in saying that the primary campaign has been necessarily domestically focused, particularly in the Midwest, and that much of the rhetoric that may be perceived to be protectionist is more reflective of political maneuvering than policy,” the memo’s introduction said. “On NAFTA, Goolsbee suggested that Obama is less about fundamentally changing the agreement and more in favour of strengthening/clarifying language on labour mobility and environment and trying to establish these as more `core’ principles of the agreement.”

    Goolsbee said that sentence is true and consistent with Obama’s position. But he said other portions of the memo were inaccurate.

    “I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labor and environmental standards that are enforced,” Obama said in the debate last week.

    In a statement, the Canadian Embassy expressed regret on how the discussions have been interpreted.

    “In the recent report produced by the Consulate General in Chicago, there was no intention to convey, in any way, that Senator Obama and his campaign team were taking a different position in public from views expressed in private, including about NAFTA,” the statement said.

    The embassy also said, “Canada will not interfere in this electoral process.”

    Goolsbee said he has been surprised that such a banal and trivial meeting with a low-level consulate official has created so much controversy and resulted in such an inaccurate depiction. He said he was invited to the consulate to meet the officials and get a tour.

    He said the visit lasted about 40 minutes, and perhaps two to three minutes were spent discussing NAFTA. He said the Canadians asked about Obama’s position, and he replied about his interest in improving labor and environmental standards, and they raised some concerns that Obama sounds like a protectionist.

    He said he responded that Obama is not a protectionist, but that the Illinois senator tries to strike a balance between the economic struggles of working Americans and recognizing that free trade is good for the economy.

    “That’s a pretty ham-handed description of what I answered,” Goolsbee said of memo’s description of “political positioning.” “A: In no possible way was that a reference to NAFTA. And B: In no possible way was I inferring that he was going to introduce any policies that you should ignore and he had no intention of enacting. Those are both completely crazy.”

    Tristan Landry, a spokesman for the Canadian embassy in Washington, said DeMora was not available for an interview Sunday. His only comment on the memo was to say that although consulate officials reach out to U.S. campaign officials to seek their views, “Canada does not in any way seek to interfere in U.S. electoral politics.”

    Canada supports NAFTA and does not want to see it interrupted.

    The Canadian memo said that when Rioux “asked whether we could expect to hear more of this as the elections progressed, Goolsbee thought not. In fact, he mentioned that going forward the Obama camp was going to be careful to send the appropriate message without coming off too protectionist.

    “As Obama continues to court the economic populist vote, particularly in upcoming contests like Ohio, we are likely to see a continuation of some of the messaging that hasn’t played in Canada’s favour, but this should continue to be viewed in the context in which it is delivered,” DeMora wrote in the closing section.

    Obama spokesman Bill Burton said Goolsbee’s visit was not as an emissary from the campaign, but as a professor from the University of Chicago. He was not authorized to share any messages from the campaign, Burton said.

    Burton, who was on the call while Goolsbee described his visit to the AP, said, “It all boils down to a clumsy, inaccurate portrayal of the conversation.”

    Asked if he agreed with Burton’s summary, Goolsbee said he did.

    ___

  204. Finally, it looks as if this story is getting picked up in OH. I got both this story and the one above from Yahoo.
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    Clinton questions Obama’s experience, his stand on NAFTA
    Canadian trade memo in dispute
    Monday, March 3, 2008 1:14 PM
    By Mark Niquette
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Hillary Clinton greets workers as they arrive for work at a Jeep plant in Toledo this morning. Gov. Ted Strickland is in the backround.
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    Hillary Clinton greets workers as they arrive for work at a Jeep plant in Toledo this morning. Gov. Ted Strickland is in the backround.
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    TOLEDO — Sen. Hillary Clinton used her final day campaigning in Ohio before Tuesday’s crucial primary to question Sen. Barack Obama’s experience and raise what she said are “serious questions” about his position on the North American Free Trade Agreement, a major issue among blue-collar voters.

    Clinton pointed to a report suggesting that despite Obama’s public position that he would renegotiate NAFTA, his senior economic policy adviser privately told Canadian officials to view the debate in Ohio over trade as “political positioning,” according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. The adviser says he was mischaracterized.

    Clinton also made a final pitch with her argument that she has the most experience in the race, especially on foreign affairs. She said Obama can only point to a speech he gave in 2002 opposing the Iraq war — and that even presumptive Republican nominee John McCain is more qualified.

    “I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I would bring to the White House,” Clinton said during a press conference this morning at a Toledo hotel. “I know Sen. McCain has a lifetime of experience that he would bring to the White House, and Sen. Obama has a speech he gave in 2002.”

    Obama has rejected such rhetoric, noting that Clinton voted to authorize the war in 2002 and arguing that his position on the war shows he has the judgment required to be commander in chief.

    Clinton has campaigned tirelessly in recent days in Ohio, and analysts say she probably needs to win to keep her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination viable.

    The New York senator predicted at the press conference with Gov. Ted Strickland that she will do well in Tuesday’s key primaries in Ohio and Texas and expects to continue campaigning for Pennsylvania’s April 22 primary and beyond.

    “I think I know what’s happening, and I believe that we’ll do well tomorrow, and I believe that that’s going to be a very significant message to the country,” Clinton said. “And then we move on to Pennsylvania and the states still ahead. I’m just getting warmed up.”

    Added Strickland, who has campaigned all over Ohio with Clinton: “We’re looking forward to a great victory tomorrow.”

    “I think I know Ohio very well, and I know what’s important to Ohio and Ohioans, and the things that the senator has been talking about are the things that are important to the families of Ohio,” the governor said.

    The memo, meanwhile, is the first documentation to emerge publicly out of the Feb. 8 meeting between the Obama adviser, Austan Goolsbee, and officials with the Canadian consulate in Chicago. Clinton argued that the memo debunks previous denials from Obama’s camp that there never was such a discussion about NAFTA.

    “I don’t think people should come to Ohio and tell the people of Ohio one thing, and then have your campaign tell a foreign government something else behind closed doors,” Clinton said. “So that’s the kind of difference between talk and action that I’ve been pointing out throughout this campaign.”

    Strickland also addressed the issue at a rally for Clinton at the University of Toledo this morning, saying, “We people in Ohio believe that you ought to say what you mean and you ought to mean what you say.”

    But Goolsbee disputed the characterization from the conservative government official.

    “This thing about ‘it’s more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans’ (from the memo) that’s this guy’s language,” Goolsbee said of the memo’s author, Joseph DeMora, who works for the consulate and attended the meeting, the wire service said. “He’s not quoting me. I certainly did not use that phrase in any way.”

    Goolsbee said he has been surprised that such a banal and trivial meeting with a low-level consulate official has created so much controversy and resulted in such an inaccurate depiction. He said he was invited to the consulate to meet the officials and get a tour.

    The Obama campaign also released a statement saying that Clinton “knows full well that she’s not telling the truth on this story, and that her blatant distortion is just part of her campaign’s stated strategy to throw the kitchen sink at Senator Obama in the closing days of this campaign.”

    “The truth is, Senator Clinton called NAFTA a victory and has switched positions for raw political reasons. Her false attack won’t protect American workers, but as president, Senator Obama will,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.

    Even so, Clinton suggested during her press conference that if the story was raising questions about one of her adviser in the same situation, the media would be pursuing the story more aggressively — a criticism her campaign has been making in recent weeks.

    “I would ask you to look at this story, substitute my name for Sen. Obama’s name and see what you would do with this story,” Clinton said.

    Obama has said he always has been opposed to NAFTA and has hammered Clinton in Ohio for saying positive things about NAFTA in the past.

    After sending out a mailer on NAFTA that Clinton angrily denounced, Obama followed up with another mailer last week reiterating his opposition to NAFTA with a big picture of Clinton and the caption, “Time and time again, Hillary Clinton has praised NAFTA.”

    Clinton has said she always had reservations about NAFTA and would tell both Canada and Mexico that she would opt out of the agreement if the trade deal were not renegotiated with tougher labor and environmental standards. Obama has taken the same position.

    The issue is critical because many blue-collar workers – a constituency both candidates need in a Democratic primary – blame NAFTA on part for the loss of more than 257,000 manufacturing jobs in Ohio since the beginning of 2000.

    Clinton started the day early to greet workers at the Jeep plant in Toledo in the pre-dawn dark before the 6 a.m. shift change.

    Both Clinton and Strickland shook hands with workers at the 2,500-employee Chrysler Toledo North Assembly Plant, which makes the Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro, as they arrived. Clinton told the workers, “I need your help tomorrow,” “Honored to have your vote tomorrow” and “Go make some Jeeps.”

    “Spread the word for Hillary in the plant, will you?” Strickland said to one worker.

    John Thomas, a 32-year inspector at the plant from nearby Delta, was surprised to see the New York senator when he arrived for work this morning and said he’s supporting her over Sen. Barack Obama.

    “I like what she stands for, and I think she’ll change things for the working person,” said Thomas, 52.

    Deborah Young, 51, of Toledo, got her picture taken with Clinton and said she’s impressed that Clinton has “tackled a lot in life, personally and professionally.”

    “She’s compassionate like a woman but strong like a man,” said worker Gwen Wright, 53, of Toledo.

    Clinton was traveling this afternoon back to Texas, the other major prize in tomorrow’s primary. She plans to return to Ohio and spend election night in Columbus, awaiting returns. Obama is expected to remain in Texas throughout the primary.

    The Associated Press contributed to this story.

    mniquette@dispatch.com

  205. debbie
    lots of white men support hillary if there is a concerted attempt to capture more of the straight white male vote such statements are grossly counterproductive. and as we have seen by the latest oh polls hiil is up with men. and i believe that has more to do with the local media scrutinizing obama prety much for the first time. a blue collar guy working all the overtime he can get does not have the time to explore the news and may come home after a long day and hear bambi has been pronounced as the dem nominee then he will react to bambi favorably with regards to the info given to him. As ohios primary has approached the local media has shown a different bambi and i believe the electorate will respond. Don’t diss men en masse a lot of us work very hard for President Clinton!!!!

  206. MAN THIS IS FUNNY OBAMA IS TAKING QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIANCE ON CNN! WOW HE IS GETTING DESPERATE AND HE SOUNDS LIKE CRAP! YOU MUST WATCH THIS!

  207. McCain Still Considering Tanker Deal
    By MATTHEW DALY – 21 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain said Monday that he hasn’t made up his mind on a $35 billion Air Force contract awarded to the parent company of French plane maker Airbus.

    McCain, the likely Republican nominee for president, helped scuttle a previous deal that gave the contract for the next generation of Air Force refueling tankers to Chicago-based Boeing Co.

    The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. and its U.S. partner, Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman, won a new competition with Boeing Friday to build the refueling planes in one of the biggest Pentagon contracts in decades.

    “Having investigated the tanker lease scandal a few years ago, I have always insisted that the Air Force buy major weapons through fair and open competition,” McCain told The Associated Press. “I will be interested to learn how the Air Force came to its contract award decision here and whether it fairly applied its own rules in arriving at that decision.”

    McCain’s two Democratic rivals have criticized the Air Force decision, which came as a surprise to analysts and lawmakers and was widely seen as a major blow to Boeing. The company has supplied refueling tankers to the Air Force for nearly 50 years.

    Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois expressed disappointment Sunday that his home-state company lost out on the tanker contract. Obama said it was hard for him to believe “that having an American company that has been a traditional source of aeronautic excellence would not have done this job.”

    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., said she was “deeply concerned about the Bush administration’s decision to outsource the production of refueling tankers for the American military.”

    While details of the decision are not fully clear, “it is troubling that the Bush administration would award the second-largest Pentagon contract in our nation’s history to a team that includes a European firm that our government is simultaneously suing at the (World Trade Organization) for receiving illegal subsidies,” Clinton said.

    Boeing had been heavily favored to win the tanker contract, and the Air Force decision helps EADS break into the world’s largest military market and opens the door to possible follow-up contracts. The contract calls for the Air Force to buy 179 tanker aircraft over the next 15 years as it replaces its Boeing-built KC-135 tankers, which are, on average, 47 years old.

    The contract award could still be challenged by Boeing or members of Congress.
    ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h9f3y8aqA9NV2pgE70FkM1_VGDhAD8V68CF80
    ****************************************************
    GWB is such a tool for the rich…I’ll say this again the GWB and the repugs are anti-american all they care about is the mighty euro. This bunch we have in the White House do not believe in American Values…i don’t know of any Administration as the GWB giveaway that has hurt this reputations of the United States of America like this president and the do nothing Repugs in lock step.

    I hope the American taxpayers and voters see how GWB has sold us down the river with the no-bid contracts and free trader kool-aid and the only candidate that has attempted to address the egregious greed and corruption is our girl Sen. Hillary Clinton.

  208. I can’t respond to any emails today. Something has

    crashed on my computer & my mouse is missing . . .

  209. http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/03/03/last_polls.html?adsec=politics&sid=101
    Clinton stresses experience at several Ohio stops
    Monday, March 3, 2008 3:03 AM
    By Mark Niquette
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Hillary Clinton

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    WESTERVILLE — Rose Advent was supporting Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary even before attending the New York senator’s rally yesterday at Westerville North High School.

    But after hearing Clinton speak — and going to her campaign Web site after the speech to get more details about certain education proposals that Clinton mentioned — the 47-year-old Westerville resident is even more settled on her choice.

    “She’s just brilliant,” said Advent, a ninth-grade social studies teacher at Thomas Worthington High School. “If more people could see her in person, that would really help her.”

    While Sen. Barack Obama held only two events in Ohio yesterday to court primarily independent voters — including a rally in Westerville about 2 miles from where Clinton spoke — Clinton spent an exhausting day hammering home her message to Democrats in Westerville and throughout delegate-rich northeastern Ohio.

    Clinton held rallies near Youngstown, in Akron and in Cleveland and also spoke at the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party’s annual dinner in Mayfield Heights. She plans stops this morning in Toledo before heading for Texas. She said last night that she plans to spend election night in Columbus. Obama will be in Texas on election night.

    At each appearance yesterday, Clinton had a similar message for the party faithful: She’s the most experienced Democrat to hire for the toughest job in the world, and although Obama talks about change in his speeches, she has a record of making it happen to help people.

    “Our job is to make a difference,” Clinton said to a crowd at the Westerville North gymnasium that spilled into the cafeteria. “Change is going to happen whether we do anything or not; change is part of life. The question is: Are we going to make progress together?”

    Clinton did vary the emphasis in her message, depending on where in Ohio she was speaking yesterday. In Westerville, for example, the focus was experience and leadership.

    Echoing the theme of a campaign ad with the phone ringing at the White House at 3 a.m., Clinton depicted herself as the most prepared candidate to handle both security and economic crises.

    In blue-collar northeastern Ohio, the focus was the economy and jobs.

    At Austintown Fitch High School in suburban Youngstown, Clinton spoke to a small but enthusiastic crowd seated on one side of the gymnasium. The crowd roared its approval when hometown hero Kelly Pavlik, the undefeated middleweight boxing champion, took the stage to endorse Clinton.

    “The best fighters out there are the ones that have experience,” Pavlik said.

    Clinton promised to work for new “green-collar” manufacturing and other jobs in the Mahoning Valley, devastated by the loss of thousands of good-paying jobs since the 1970s.

    “I don’t want anybody in Youngstown taking a leap of faith on me,” Clinton said. “You’ve had too many broken promises, too many disappointments, too many people running for office who have come here and told you what they thought you wanted to hear, too many beautiful speeches that when the lights were turned off and the cameras were off didn’t produce any change for you.”

    Unlike in Westerville, Clinton mentioned the North American Free Trade Agreement during her northeastern Ohio stops. It’s a critical issue in the campaign, especially among those blue-collar Democrats who blame the trade pact for costing the state jobs.

    Obama has been hammering at Clinton on NAFTA in Ohio, pointing to favorable comments she has made in the past about it. But Clinton insisted that she has been critical of NAFTA and will renegotiate it to include tougher labor and environmental standards.

    Harry Meshel, the former Ohio Democratic Party chairman from Youngstown who is backing Clinton, argued that NAFTA should not be used against Clinton because she was not in a position to vote on it and neither was Obama.

    “If they want to blame her for everything Bill (Clinton) did, fine,” Meshel said. “But then give her credit for all of the good things that were accomplished, too.”

    Ruth Seggerson, a 51-year-old government and politics teacher at St. Francis DeSales High School, attended the rally in Westerville and said the race has caught the imagination of her students — many of whom are supporting Obama.

    But 21-year-old Laura Schlosser of Westerville, a junior studying microbiology at Bowling Green State University, borrowed a line from Obama to emphasize a key point of Clinton’s.

    “I’m ready for change,” she said.

    mniquette@dispatch.com

    “Change is part of life. The question is: Are we going to make progress together?”
    Hillary Clinton
    speaking in Westerville

  210. MJS,
    And be sure to add Jackoff Cafferty. that man is slime personified. On Blitzer downplaying the BO scandals today calling the house thing a ‘funny little land deal8 and the rezko-gate totally unsubstantiated. the otther dickhead says about Rezko, “The trials are gonna take 3 months or more and guess what, the voting takes place tomorrow.”

    winhillary,
    CNN doesn’t have that . it’s a Bobble heads round table.

  211. From MSNBC First Read:

    Obama tangles with the press

    From NBC/NJ’s Aswini Anburajan
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Led by the Chicago press corps that has covered Obama for years, the candidate today faced a barrage of questions in what turned out to be a contentious news conference.

    Questions centered on why his campaign had denied that a meeting occurred between his chief economic advisor and Canadian officials as well as questions on his relationship with Tony Rezko, a Chicago land developer and fast food magnate, now on trial for corruption charges.

    Obama claimed that when he had first denied the meeting between Austan Goolsbee and any members of the Canadian administration he provided “the information that [he] had at the time.”

    He added, “Nobody reached out to the Canadians to try to reassure them. They reached out, unbeknownst to the rest of us; They reached out to Mr. Goolsbee, who provided them with a tangible conversation and repeated what we’ve said on the campaign trail.”

    When did the meeting take place? Why did the Canadian officials reach out? Did Goolsbee not come forward right away and admit the meeting to Campaign Manager David Plouffe and Obama when both denied it last week? These are questions that went unanswered as the press conference was cut short.

    Much of the back and forth, though, between reporters and Obama was about his relationship with Tony Rezko, with reporters demanding to know why new details were emerging from the case though Obama and his staff had claimed they had been forthright with all the details.

    Obama and local Chicago media personality, Carol Morin, tangled over how up front Obama had been about Rezko. Obama cut off her line of questioning, saying that Morin’s questions were personally motivated.

    “Carol, can I just say I have to really dispute this,” Obama said. “It is true that you wanted an individual sit down, but I don’t think that’s fair to speak for the entire Chicago press corps because on this — Let me finish,” he interjected as she tried to interrupt.

    “Before you were reporting on these issues I had an avail,” Obama said, pointing to members of the Chicago press corps who were present, “where I literally stood there and took every question people could think of.”

    Lynn Sweet from the Chicago Sun-Times then jumped in and told Obama that he may have answered questions for the Chicago press, but many other reporters hadn’t had a chance to hear him on the issue.

    “I just want to make that point an issue,” Obama said. “You may still have questions, which I’m happy to answer, but I don’t think it’s fair to suggest somehow that we’ve been trying to hide the ball on this. There have been more attacks. There have been several hundred stories written on this issue. The fact of the matter remains unchallenged.”

    Obama went on to detail his relationship with Rezko, repeating that the land deal had been a “bone-headed” move.

    “On the other hand, there have been no allegations that I betrayed the public trust,” he argued. “There have been no allegations that I did him any favors.”

    A third reporter followed, asking Obama why information about fundraisers or other details had not been answered by the campaign. He raised the issue of how details were emerging in the case, like the fact that Obama and Rezko had toured the property that resulted in the questionable land deal between the two men.

    Obama continued to say that reporters’ interest was due to the fact this was “a hot story.”

    He claimed that his campaign would be happy to provide the details, but when asked why the campaign hadn’t been forthcoming, he said, “What happens is these requests I think can go on forever, and, at some point, we’ve tried to respond to what’s pertinent to the question that’s been raised.”

    He added, “There’s no question that he raised money for us, and there’s no dispute that we’ve tried to get rid of that money.”

    Toward the end of the press conference, the question of Goolsbee’s meeting was raised again. Obama answered curtly and then walked out after a staffer called last question. The press erupted with shouts, but Obama continued to walk out.

    He paused only to say, “Come on guys; I answered like eight questions. We’re running late.”

    On the flight from San Antonio to Dallas, Obama, unsurprisingly, did not wander back to make small talk with the traveling press corps.

    MAIN PAGE press

  212. Clinton supports bill to ban use of State Department private security contractorsBy Robert Brodsky rbrodsky@govexec.com March 3, 2008 Sen. Hillary Clinton has signed on as the first co-sponsor of a bill that would ban the use of all State Department private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill could create a wedge issue with her chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., who does not support the measure.
    Last week, Clinton, D-N.Y., offered her support to the Stop Outsourcing Security Act, which was introduced last November by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. An identical House version of the bill, sponsored by Rep. Janice Schakowsky, D-Ill., was introduced in 2007 and has 23 co-sponsors.
    The bill requires that within six months of passage, “the secretary of State shall ensure that all personnel at any United States diplomatic or consular mission in Iraq are provided security services only by federal government personnel.”
    http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=39437&dcn=todaysnews
    *****************************************************
    Didn’t Obama say that he would support this bill or better yet he implied in the debates that he agreed with Hillary.

    And yet again, Obama rhetoric does not support his action…of removing private security contractors in war zone…or like I say, MERCENARIES!!!

  213. A year from now, we’ll look back on this week, and say, THIS was the week when Hillary became President 😀

  214. berkeley vox
    amen
    and perhaps 3/04 should become a date dedicated to taking down the misinformation of msm

  215. This is too funny!

    One of the commentators on Britt Hume says about BO, “Well, at some point the koolaid is going to wear off.”

    ROTF!

    Think he’s been reading here? BTW – who DID start that koolaid analogy?

  216. HAHA. It’s only the first DAY of the trial and Obama is alreayd in hot water! 🙂 How long do you give Obama until he goes senile from definite upcoming new revelations in the Obama-Rezko case? Would there be an outcry if Obama was called to be a witness? 😀

  217. From the front-page of the LA Times:

    —————
    NAFTA Flap Comes at a Bad Time for Barack Obama

    This is NOT the way Barack Obama’s campaign wanted the final hours before Tuesday’s big votes to play out, at least in Ohio.

    A “he-said, he-said” dispute that had been somewhat under the radar became a dominant news story after the Associated Press obtained a memo in which an official at Canada’s consulate in Chicago asserts that an Obama advisor, during a recent meeting, basically told the Canadians that the candidate has been blowing smoke in trashing NAFTA.

    The Obama counselor, University of Chicago economics professor Austan Goolsbee, hotly denies the summary of his meeting that was penned by Joseph DeMora, saying of the memo’s key passage: “That’s this guy’s language. He’s not quoting me.”

    Regardless, it’s hard to see how this flap gives Obama much chance to reverse what the most recent polling indicates is a discernible shift in Hillary Clinton’s direction in Ohio (see here and here).

    Here’s what DeMora wrote that is causing the furor:

    “Noting anxiety among many U.S. domestic audiences about the U.S. economic outlook, Goolsbee candidly acknowledged the protectionist sentiment that has emerged, particularly in the Midwest, during the primary campaign. He cautioned that this messaging should not be taken out of context and should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans.”

    Goolsbee insists DeMora put words in his mouth, telling the AP: “This thing about ‘it’s more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans,’ I certainly did not use that phrase in any way.”

  218. Been watching CNN. I think Wolf’s coverage of these issues is good, but this McCafferty guy is really a jerk. He talks about Rezko and NAFTA-gate, saying people are sick of this; this is why they’ve been voting for Obama. AS IF, these stories were totally initiated by the Clinton campaign.

    I mean, seriously. Sure the Clinton campaign has been pushing for these stories to be covered, and well they should. Does the American public not have a right to know anything about this man who desires to float above the fray all the way to the white house?

  219. Remember the Jim Jones cult who drank the cyanide laced Koolaid .. or should I say Kookaid LOL

    When people get caught up in a cult, they have started drinking the Koolaid.

    I still like this: Piss off the Media, Vote for Hillary.

    NaftaGate and the golden Gooselgate. Lurve it.

    He’s made so many stories out of it now….bet lots of union bigwigs are wanting a doover LOOL

  220. PLEASE EVERYONE WATCH OBAMA ON CNN LIVE HE SOUNDS LIKE A IDIOT! HE IS TAKING QUESTIONS AND MAN HE IS VERY BAD! HE IS TRYING TO SOUND LIKE SOME COCKY WILL SMITH AND IT IS NOT WORKING! HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT AND HE HAS TO THINK FOR SECONDS BEFORE HE ANSWERS OR EXPLAINS I AM SO SCARED EVERYONE IF HE GETS ELECTED! PLEASE WATCH THIS GUY! IS IT JUST ME?

  221. If You Watch One Thing Today: At 7:30 p.m. EST/6:30 p.m. CST, Hillary answers Texans’ questions in an unprecedented program, “The Stories of Texas: A Texas-Sized Town Hall.” The event will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Southwest and HillaryClinton.com.

    Be sure to remind your Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont friends, family members, and co-workers to watch this! This may help sway the independents or undeciders or potentially convince others.

  222. hAAHAHAHAH. I’m reading the Barack Obambi website and you should see all the people claiming they’re about to have a stroke and them constantly calming each other down! lol.

    This is too good! 😀 This is only, what, 10 hrs so far? Wait till Rezko explodes (and it will)…I think by then, we can have a counter for how many Obama fans just suddenly implode 🙂 And also a countdown clock for the Obambi campaign. Even if Obama manages to tie Hillary before the convention, do you all think that all those undecided Superdelegates will give the nomination to an untested newbie with basically 0 experience and upcoming CHicago mud roping him down? 😀

    This is soooo GOOD 🙂 I can’t wait to see the Obama campaign burn burn burn. Maybe the prosecution will publicly call for Obama to be a witness in the trial? That would be PRICELESS and basically, the endgame for Obama’s campaign 😀

  223. Ben, CNN is the official all-Obama network, all the time. Donna Brazile, David Gergen, and Carl Bernstein are always piling on Hillary and putting BHO atop a pedestal.

    The next question is, will Obama be subpoena’d in the Rezko trial?

  224. donna to me:

    (re: us deserting hill because of media, etc)

    nope. but if you don’t tell the media about your business, the press is forced to write something else. that reporter e-mailed me and guess what: I passed.
    it’s called discipline. and you need it in politics.

    in 2000, i adapted one frame after months of negative media. (talk about bias). it was notable but unquotable. i suggest her campaign focus on winning and not tearing each other up.

  225. The press corps has been “PLAYED” by Obama, their friend the “Rock Star” gave them the short end of the stick and tried to beat them over the head with it by blaming them for being curlish and unresponsive.

    So I just want to see if the Media love fest is going to continue now that the Resko trial has started and Obama more news about Obama will surely come…if you follow the more. Also Obama’s paypal receipts for his Presidential Campaign should be accounted in detail with all this money coming in…Obama’s record keeping is suspect.

    Remember, Obama has been lying from Day one and if his campaign has that much insolence to to give a “heads up” to foreign governments that his campaign rhetorics is only that and to NOT believe what he says to the American voters because it’s only to generate votes but not change policy….is very telling on his character and leadership abilities.

    In other words…Obama is a SNAKE, a PONZI SCHEME, a LIAR, a BACKSTABBER, also doesn’t have the American people’s welfare to heart. It’s all about OBAMA.

  226. Berkeley, I’m aware of that. It’s just shattering that they don’t want this man to have any scrutiny whatsoever.

  227. HEY HEY HEY, the NEXT FEW HOURS (GET THIS???) IS CRITICAL, be sure to

    HELP VOLUNTEER TO MAKE CALLS!

    If You Watch One Thing Today: At 7:30 p.m. EST/6:30 p.m. CST, Hillary answers Texans’ questions in an unprecedented program, “The Stories of Texas: A Texas-Sized Town Hall.” The event will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Southwest and HillaryClinton.com.
    REMIND PEOPLE OF THE TEXAS-SIZE DEBATE!

    Also there’s an automated system where you can email your friends, family members, and co-workers to VOTE FOR HILLARY http://www.hillaryclinton.com!

  228. how many of you placed telephone calls to texas today? how many of you are truly committed to hillary?

  229. Winhillary, i watched the CNN stream, and it isn’t just you. Obama is out of his league in town-hall settings. To date, his entire campaign has been that of someone running for high school president: empty rhetoric, sweeping promises, and no substance whatsoever.

    He simply isn’t adept at handing complex questions. This is what happens when you never show up for your job at the Senate, and take “passes” during your time in the IL state legislature: you don’t come to know the issues.

  230. Hillary said on Dobbs, I have a lifetime of experience, McCain has a lifetime of experience, Barack has a speech hahahaha

  231. @Tareli
    @ Berkeley Vox

    Great articles!!

    He lies so much he cant remember what he said last,

    I wonder what Obamas going to use for a mouth when the gorilla wants it’s arse back!!

    MJS Says:
    hAAHAHAHAH. I’m reading the Barack Obambi website and you should see all the people claiming they’re about to have a stroke and them constantly calming each other down! lol.
    Obama must be Sweating like pregnant nun ROTFLMAO

    GO HILLARY GO!!!!

    IRISH 4 HILLARY

  232. I donated 44.44 and I’ve called today.

    Can somebody tell me if any calls are actually going into Rhode Island? I have had all Texas calls.

  233. HEY CALL PEOPLE FROM TEXAS, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, and OHIO TOIf You Watch One Thing Today: At 7:30 p.m. EST/6:30 p.m. CST, Hillary answers Texans’ questions in an unprecedented program, “The Stories of Texas: A Texas-Sized Town Hall.” The event will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Southwest and HillaryClinton.com.

  234. me to donna:
    barack’s campaign has focused on maligning hillary while on the podium he is this holier than thou persona. we know it is politics as usual but – democrats for a day, NAFTA/Canada, Rezko – how can the democratic party turn a blind eye to that? and disenfranchise Florida? we should all have learned from Gore2000. you say she should give up after 11 losses? think again. despite the media and party leaders stacking up against her, core democratic voters support her. and yes, i am awake. been wide awake since they both declared. no johnnie-come-lately here.

  235. Lou Dobbs implies that the Obama has lied. He also implies that Obama is adhering to politics as usual.

  236. barack made a speech in 2002, yes I heard too Debbie what she said. I thought it was great line! LOL

  237. LOU DOBBS HITTING HARD.

    CANDY ASS CRAWLEY HAVING TO EAT TURDS AND ADMIT “‘IT IS A PROBLEM FOR OBAMA”

  238. You can see Hillary’s Texas Town Hall here (7:30 PM/ET)

    *They’re currently playing the “Hillary I Know” interviews.

    h t t p : / / townhall.hillaryclinton.com

  239. SO WHAT ABOUT CNN!!!! CALL!!! MAKE CALLS FOR HILLARY!!! SHE NEEDS US AT THIS CRITICAL TIME!!!

    REMIND PEOPLE OF THE TEXAS SIZED TOWN HALL THAT WILL BE ONLINE WITH EVA LONGERIA PARKER AND MELAINE GRIFFIN AT 730 EST 630 CST or on FOX SPORTS NETWORK SOUTHWEST

  240. Like I’ve said before, Lou’s no Hillary fan, but he never drank the Kool-Aid either……

  241. haha, the media has turned on its golden boy, Obama is going to be destroyed before the week is out. Now we know why Obama was desperate to elbow HRC out of the way.

  242. David Plouffe Obama’s campaign manger starting to sound like he is panicing. Saying the race is over…the race is over and Hillary should drop out. He has looked at the remaining states and knows it is all downhill for bambi now and trying to convince the press it is over.

  243. I knew that running on a “i’m a clean politician” platform was gonna be rammed up his ass sooner or later. HRC just needs to hang on as long as she needs to for the media to take him down.

  244. Plouffe is in absolute panic mode, agreed. The Obama campaign is F*CKED if they lose Texas and Ohio tomorrow, and they know it.

  245. In these emails people keep getting back from Donna, she keeps repeating the mainstream media’s anti-Clinton narrative:

    “i suggest her campaign focus on winning and not tearing each other up.”

    –Her being in the tank for Obama is so obvious. Not only has Obama himself attacked Clinton and derided her by both implication and directly (especially with sexist ageist statements about tea parties and claws coming out and periodically feeling down and repeated references to the world “old”), but so has his campaign, so have his mailers, and his supporters have freely unleashed misogyny. How dare she make it like Clinton’s the one doing the “tearing up.” He’s torn up not only the party but the various races are really hating on each other now. Maybe DB should stop reading the mainstream biased news and quoting propagandist rumor “shockers” about Clinton’s campaign. Her emails sound like The National Enquirer of the Dem party.

    For what my opinion’s worth, I really think people are likely wasting their time talking to DB; she’s unreachable on this issue because her bias is too strong. She’s got nothing nice to say about Clinton’s campaign—this is the exact narrative the anti-Clinton media has been using since Day One. And I think it’s a bogus narrative. Don’t repeat that narrative, and don’t give DB an opportunity to repeat it, especially when people keep posting the content of her emails. This is helping spread the anti-Clinton propaganda around, in my opinion.

    I think tomorrow will likely be a good day—go Clinton! Keep at it! Don’t stop!

  246. winnhillary,
    where are you and what channel are you watching? that is not playing in the catskills. Wish it was.
    Dot – I wish you would make up some of those “Piss off the media. Vote for Hillary!” bumper stickers. i’d buy a dozen! 😀

    I know of course about the jim jones cyanide-laced koolaid thing but what tickles me is WHO first thought of that as an anaolgy to the obamalamadingdongs. it’s hysterical! And it’s especially funny to hear some straight-laced uptight media guy say, “At some point the koolaid is going to wear off,” on National TV. hehehehe.

  247. CALL! CALL! Im sure many people aren’t sure about the twonhall or not aware of! PLEASE SEND OUT MASS EMAILS OR CALL PEOPLE AND REMIND THEM WE CAN VENT OUT LATER!

  248. I called Rhode Island and asked about calls to Rhode Island. The lady told me that there are phone bankers working Rhode Island. She said they are very confident. She said she could send me a list of names for Rhode Island, I told her my center still had me doing Texas.

    Who is calling Rhode Island from here?

  249. rjk1957 Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    David Plouffe Obama’s campaign manger starting to sound like he is panicing. Saying the race is over…the race is over and Hillary should drop out. He has looked at the remaining states and knows it is all downhill for bambi now and trying to convince the press it is over.

    Heh. Does that sound like a fighting/winning campaign to you? Clearly they don’t want any more. Too bad!

  250. pulchitrude,
    ‘how many of you placed telephone calls to texas today? how many of you are truly committed to hillary?’
    I truly respect and admire your dedication but, come on. I posted upthread in response to the first time you posted that that I can’t speak much coz of meds but I’d sent a couple of dozen emails about various issues to different media sources and I’d contributed another $50.44. I suspect most of the other posters here have been contributing in their own way, too, whether it’s phone calls, donations, letters and emails, reading and reporting back here, etc. Give us a break. 😀

  251. I don’t get that freaking channel…got channels out the wazoo here with Dish and can’t get this. crap.

    My internet doesn’t stream well either. Will someone post commentary please.

  252. Oh HELL.

    I’ve been gettin’ phone calls all day. The campaign has the new TV ads up for Ohio about Bambi/Goolsbee/NAFTA/Canada, and everybody is saying that the Obamarized are all freaking out.

    FREAKING OUT !

    The ad is devastating.

  253. Thanks to everyone who posts what is happening on US television.

    We only get FOX or CNN europe here in Ireland!!!

    CNN covers the elections when there are primaries so tomorrow we will be up all night. Listen adn you will hear us yelling across the ocean

    GO HILLARY GO

  254. both Eva Longeria Parker from Desperate Housewives and Meliane Griffin will be on this townhall too

  255. haha tha obamabots are freaking out over the NAFTA shitfest, Hurricane Hillary is about to descend.

  256. Hehe, experience, I’ve got a bit of Irish in my ancestry too: my great-grandmother was an Irish orphan living in an english orphanage. That’s all I know about her though….

  257. Goolsbee is nothing compared to some future ads I see coming our way on Rezko 😉 I LOV IT. The candidate of “clean” politics is about to have all his hidden crap doused in his face

  258. She looks great. Wearing that brown suit with a red bold necklace. She looks and sounds fantastic! Thank you for this Texas-sized welcome. Talking about beginning her journey here in Texas.

  259. Dot!

    Turd-eating candy A$$ crawley! She lloked like she was gonna vomit!

    🙂
    Pulch,

    You’re making me feel guilty about the calls. When i finish treatment, April 25, I’ll be ready to do more physical and verbal communication stuff. in the meantime, i donate as much as I can, read and post here and send letters to SD’s, party officials, media, etc.

  260. Hey experience-matters-vote-hillary

    Hope all is well. My Grammy was from Cork and Kerry

    I hope I get to visit in the future and get up close and personal

    with some Guinness

  261. Someone quoted an email from Brazile: “The rules stipulate we are independent and not
    have to go a certain way.”

    Well, fine. And Axelrod was quoted on HILlary’s site as saying the Supers should be independent.

    So much for Obama’s petitions about rubberstamping the popular vote? Maybe someone counted up how many Supers Hillary would get if everyone did that, starting with Kennedy … Pelosi … Gore…. But more likely they’re just playing disconnect, expecting to get a pass on the contradiction.

  262. @fran, boats are good!!

    @laney

    Ha, cork, my family comes from there and I was just there 2 days ago!! I live in Derry, it’s in the North:) C’mon over for a pint of the black stuff!!

    HILLARY LOOKS GREAT
    SHE IS ALREADY MY PRESIDENT!!!

  263. Having spicy Eva Longoria join Hillary on a townhall broadcast in Texas on a largely male-viewership channel…lol. They are prettty smart 😉 😀

  264. Why Obama should drop out: his supporters are telling Supers to follow the popular vote, which means Kennedy, Pelosi, and Gore would have to support HIllary!

  265. Yep, Chris Matthew is sick about it and Joe Scarborrough is laughing all the way to the bank…the Repugs is now saying Hillary should stay in and let the voters decide.

  266. Ok experience-matters-vote-hillary it’s a date

    My grandpa was Sullivan and my grammy was I think Callahan

    She’s been gone a long time and I am suddenly not sure of her maiden name. Maybe we’re related . HI cousin…lol

  267. OMG, I just started watching the townhall and it looks great! I didn’t know Eva was going to be the host. She ROCKS! 🙂

  268. My parents just saw Bill Clinton in Eagle Pass, Texas (a small South Texas community of about 30,000) and they reported that there was close to 700 people there to hear him speak. This is a great turnout number especially considering that there are high wind conditions all along South Texas today. Bill landed on an air strip, spoke on the back of the bed of a truck, and was warmly received. South Texas is Clinton Country!

  269. That little old black lady is going to be on replay over and over on the news tonight, guaranteed.

  270. ABC News showing Bambi running away from reporters and refusing to answer questions about Goolsbee and Rezko.

  271. this makes me think again about Hillary’s incredible strength.

    This woman is worthy, SHE is my HERO!

  272. She’s so intelligent, measured and detailed in her responses–I think that she’s taken time out of this crazy grueling fly-across-the-country-every-two-seconds season to speak to voters directly shows what kind of president she’ll be.

  273. the lil old ladies just lit up hillary and she is so sincere tonight…the most Strongest woman in America at age 60

  274. I agree with you CJ I hope that this clip esp with the older lady is shown ALL OVER the media

  275. reed061, I mean the hosting is better, the venue is better, the audience seems more charged,and HRC seems more relaxed and confident.

  276. my stream stopped right when Ted Danson spoke….the audio portion. I saw all the clapping, what was that about?

  277. That answer about the children was excellent, “don’t let the light go out in the child’s eyes”

  278. Lol, “we don’t need to hold hands with the Saudi’s” I saw that picture with Bush, strange bedfellows.

  279. two veterans, one’s leg was amputeed (sp??) and the other one lost his eye they were veterans (thats the one with Ted Danson)

  280. Hillary is hitting everything out of the park tonight.

    If Texans are watching this, she’ll win easily tomorrow.

  281. experience-matters-vote-hillary Says:

    March 3rd, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    Gee I just realised I look just like Eva……………NOT

    LOLOL…..lmao..who wants to look at bami when ya got hillary and eva…
    and to that bo has never done this its for him only him only.. not people of America..he could care less about us.

  282. are you showing anything from other parts of Texas? Why does she have the blue tv screen if not doing questions from other parts of Texas?

  283. Good she explained that you must go back and vote at the caucus. Eva should have done it in spanish too.

  284. Yes dot48, she can adapt and change, perfect storm for her, all coming together, no need to drop out now, BO’s hope wheels are falling off one by one.

  285. SpacegirlArt Ted introduced 2 vets who suffered eye and limb loss

    That’s what all the cheering was about

  286. I’ve just donated another $100.00 to Hillary while I was listening to her Town Hall meeting. I have a seriously ill grandson in the hospital whose medical care is being covered under the SCHIP program. Without that program he would not be receiving the the best medical treatment available even though he has hardworking parents – with no health coverage.

    I am happy that finally something appears to be sticking to Obama. And if he was actually forced to take questions, actually forced to speak to the press, he would not be able to withstand the scrutiny for very long.

    I will continue to give to Hillary as long as she is in this race. I will never be able to repay her for giving my grandson the gift of life. Thank you Hillary.

  287. Boy that 3am ad is just absolute genius, the free airplay is just awesome. Played over and over again all day today. And BO’s response is so childish and amateurish, no comparison, just like HRC and BO.

  288. I just don’t get why Americans buy the obama bullshit, HRC is so much more the real deal.

  289. SpacegirlArt,

    He would have to lose his teleprompter and actually talk about the issues and policies, which he cannot do.

  290. I’d love to see Obama try and do a townhall, it would be like watching a house being dropped on a witch.

  291. Spacegirl,

    BoBo on CNN ‘I’ve won big states too’ waaaaaaa

    Saw that.

    I yelled at the TV – NAME ONE.

  292. She said the first things she’d do as president would be to implement withdrawing the troops in a responsible way, reverse the executive powers Bush has (illegally) taken that are bad for america, and she’d take the constitution out of cold storage! This is what I think is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and I keep trying to hammer that point home. Any unknown entities in there could abuse those illegal powers into even worse illegalities and terrible things than Bush has done.

    Right now someone’s asking her more about that, about which things she’d reverse. She said she’d reestablish constitutional government, checks and balances. She clearly hates what has happened here, says Bush pushed the envelope and Cheney thinks he’s in some fourth branch of government that doesn’t exist.

  293. Grandmother, that was such a nice thing to read, and a wonderful thing for you to have done.

  294. The whole townhall will be available on Hillary’s website for everyone to view again.

    Wasn’t she just AWESOME??!!

  295. justmein…,

    She did field questions from various regions. Each person who asked a question was from a different region of Texas.

  296. wow, wow, wow. just fabulous. This is how a President sounds. No uhhh, ahhh, ohhhing and what not.

    I hope she uses the little african american woman on her website and in future ads.

  297. Grandmother: awesome post.

    copy and paste the posting, in a message of support for Senator Clinton.

  298. Hey Psymac

    thanks for the howdy earlier

    I am working on backing up my computer and my new BFF emails with D. Brazile. I had a few COMPLETE crashes today and I am worried that Auchi has invaded my computer or something. I mean, no blue screen, like a driver. It just CUT OFF and went flat dead. So I went out and bought a back up HD. Next computer will again be a mac, most likely. This one is now 4 years old and I have already lost a motherboard before. Can’t do that again….

  299. I hope she uses the little african american woman on her website and in future ads.

    dot48: Hillary should take her on the road with her.

  300. Hey guys, I found this memo that was put out by the Obama campaign. I copied it here, because some of the language sounds exactly like what Donna Brazille has been spouting in her e-mail correspondence with some of the posters here. Should we take this to mean she is actually part of the Obama campaign now?

    TO: Interested Parties

    From: David Plouffe, Campaign Manager, Obama for America

    RE: The Real Meaning of March 4th

    By their own clear definition of where they expected and believed they needed to be after Ohio and Texas, the Clinton campaign will fall terribly short on March 4th. The Obama pledged delegate lead stands at 162. The question for the Clinton campaign if they do not significantly erode that lead on Tuesday is what plausible path they have to even up the pledged delegates in the remaining contests.

    There are 611 pledged delegates left after March 4th’s contests. They would need to win at least 62% of all remaining pledged delegates to get back to even. And while they have often talked about Pennsylvania – where public polls show their lead deteriorating rapidly – the Wyoming caucuses on March 8th and Mississippi primary or March 11th could potentially result in more pledged delegates netted to the winner than on March 4th.

    So it is clear that narrow popular vote wins in Texas and Ohio will do very little to improve their nearly impossible path to the nomination. If they do not win Texas and Ohio by healthy double digit margins – and they led by healthy double digit margins as recently as two weeks ago – they will be facing almost impossible odds to reverse the delegate math.

    While the Clintons gamely continue to try to move the goal posts, at some point there has to be a reckoning. It is a very simple question – what is their path to secure the nomination? No amount of spin can change the math. We look forward to their tortured answers on Wednesday morning.

    The Clinton campaign has insisted that this is a race about delegates. And we agree. The tale of March 4th is not who wins what states but where the delegate battle stands after all the delegate yield for all four of these contests have been allocated.

    One can only hope voters in the primary states get a chance to read this masterpiece of pride before they go to the polls tomorrow.

  301. BFF with Brazile, lol. But you are brave to tangle with her, good for you. And, yes, get a mac, love all five of mine!!

  302. EMVH…wow on gas prices.

    It’s gonna get worse here fast. GW needs to make sure the root celler in Crawford is filled with greenbacks before he leaves office.

  303. could you see him doing these uhh uhh ummm oh well i guess you would uhh uhhh have to ask hillary lol…

  304. Remember Mike Huckabee’s floating cross? That’s the idea of banners and what nots behind the candidates. It’s the visual.

    Okay. now back to letting my fingers do the talking for a while.

    What time will Texas polls close using Eastern Standard Time.

  305. Psymac, I LEARNED computers on macs…after I learned DOS, way back when. But new ones were outta reach.

    As for D.B. and BFF. It’s funny. II have managed to have an all day dialogue with her. She can be testy and short, but she is still talking too me.

  306. SpacegirlArt, just make sure DB isn’t getting more out of you than you are from her.

    She backs Obama 100% and she will be a die hard

  307. Good news Joe….

    I thought that would happen. We get through tomorrow and we have it wrapped up.

    BTW….O’Really just said he is doing a BO/Farrakhan story next. Caption was “Hidden MEaning?”

    LOL

    should be good

  308. SG, did you tell Brazile about BO’s “dems for a day”, voluntarily taking his name off of MI, actively encouraging voters in MI to vote uncommitted, and have a cable ad in Fl? That these and other reasons are why we need to seat MI and FL, as well as have SD’s vote who they think would be best, that the caucuses were not representative?

  309. MI/FL will be seated, and the funny thing about caucuses, they dont necessarily mean final delegate count. The caucuses are stepped up to further series of events. She’s already gained in WA’s last series.

  310. linfar, she is getting nothing from me, but we are being civil. We have started talking about the dangers in the world and my love of Emergency response and disaster services. She, like I said, can be challenging, but Lord knows I never thought i would be exchanging emails, albeit short ones, with Donna Brazile for an entire day.

    The dialogue continues. She knows my position, and I know hers – for now.

  311. Psymac, I hit her with ALL of those things last night. That is when it all started. It’s been an interesting exchange to be sure. She claims the DNC’s hands are tied at this point (ahem)…and that it is up to the other 48 to decide the seating of the delegation.

  312. Oh, the townhall was unbelievable! She is so eloquent, so quick, alert, tuned it, empathetic and she looked fab! I think she’s lost a few pounds and she’s looking very trim and relaxed.

    I couldn’t switch between the stream and forum but I was boohoohooing at the 101year old and her buddy of 99. They were just adorable and HRC was so touched by them. And then when the guy with cerebral palsy had his assistant speak for him and he had just graduated from college, and the sad gray haired man with the son suffering from cancer. it was all so poignant, so real. My fav line; “I’m ready to take the constitution out of cold storage and warm it up.” 😀

  313. Psymac…in the meantime, here is a portion of BFF’s reply. Let’s stop using her name here re: MY conversations with her, as I do not want the trolls to get something out of it that it is not. I want to keep the dialogue open

    Thanks…

    BFF Says: We
    need the locals to come up with a process and it’s up to all 48 states who
    abided by the rules to determine if they delegates chosen will get a seat at
    the table. Sorry, the time for the DNC to act has expired. Now, it’s up to
    voters in the other states who abided by the rules.

  314. haha, Canada trying to backtrack on Obama, trying to defend him, which makes it look even worse like theyare trying to protect Nafta for themselves, it just gets better they are trying to say they are not interfering in US election.

    Too late, Obama you are caught out to be a lying sack of shit, the memo is clear as day and you got caught lying!

  315. i think Michelle Obambi was right about Obama using his head. He best keep his thoughts to himself and use his “feelings” lol. I’m watching parts of his town halls and his “answers” are worse than the usual porky pig impressiosn he leaves me with during debates. 🙂

  316. Tom Joyner sounds like he is saying this is a race war on larry King. My god, if a white person said that all hell would break loose.

  317. Guys, tomorrow looks good but let’s try to contain ourselves and we shouldn’t be dancing on other’s grave because we don’t like when it is done to Hill.

    We still have lots of work to do, call, donate, write letters and blog. I tried to call OH today but got voicemail and 2 hangups. Will try again tomorrow.

  318. Dan Abrams said that he will talk about Rush who is telling REpubs to cross over and vote for Hillary…not because they support her but because they want to prolong the race.

  319. # rjk1957 Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Tom Joyner sounds like he is saying this is a race war on larry King. My god, if a white person said that all hell would break loose.
    *****************************
    I heard that. I was so disgusted, i turned the channel. I thought that his statements had some real bad undertones to it. The only thing that I agreed with him on was when he said that the Caucus will be a mess tomorrow.

    I pray that no violence breaks out.

  320. “Guys, tomorrow looks good but let’s try to contain ourselves and we shouldn’t be dancing on other’s grave because we don’t like when it is done to Hill.”

    Yes, remember we are better than and above the obama supporters tactics and hateful speech

  321. tiburones, I promise not to dance on the opponents grave…but as far as containing myself…heck I’m gonna yell on top of the mountain when Hillary pulls this off.!!!

  322. That is why it is important we continue to phone bank. We are in th most important time of her election career and we can help her.

  323. “I heard that. I was so disgusted, i turned the channel. I thought that his statements had some real bad undertones to it.”

    Man, they have been doing that for the last month. I heard Bay Buchanan be more blunt about it. I wrote into CNN that I was appalled that their pundits were almost inciting violence.

  324. Thanks SG, will do. The DNC made this mess, they need to clean it up without disenfranchising almost 2 million voters, if they don’t want another mess in Nov.

  325. if the fl delegates are not seated without a do-over i think we should insist on a country wide do over in which only regiastered members of the democratic party could vote

  326. I am worried abbout violence too, and I brought that up to my new BFF. Doug Wilder’s threat that there will be violence if Bambi isn’t given the nod.

    She neglected to answer that part of the exchange.

  327. Fine, if the DNC’s hands are tied then we have no hope of winning this election. NH broke “the rules” and there were no consequences. It isn’t up to “the other 48” who is to be disenfranchised. Hey, I really doubt California is okay with alloting Alaska heOur argument should be “hey, FL isn’t a real state, people live there. Barak can’t win those, so none of them should count.” Let’s count Alaska and North Dakota and let the each vote 25 times.

  328. The point of keeping this exchange open is to bring up the “we are aware of these things” dialogue. We know about Wilder, Rezko, et al, Nafta, threats, John Lewis’s pain. I mentioned all these things. They know we know.

  329. all bambi has to do is step down now and admit hillary is the best choice then nothing will happen

  330. No details were needed in the later exchanges. Blackberry communications don’t do well for tomes. But the points have been made.

    We know.

    Also about the Dean/Durban netroots gift to Dear Leader.

  331. Sorry, that was supposed to say I doubt California is okay with alloting Alaska delegates commesurate to 10% of its total primary voters, while CA gets delegates commesurate with like .00000001 of its total primary voters. Big states are already punished without being completely disenfranchised.

  332. From today’s Lehrer News Hour:

    JUDY WOODRUFF: A poll released yesterday by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer showed that 43 percent of likely voters felt that experience was the most important quality for a candidate. And of those, 85 percent thought Clinton had the most experience.

    Meanwhile, the Obama camp acknowledges that a voter registration deadline in this state of one month ago has undercut the ability he demonstrated in other primaries to get new voters to the polls.

    (More like undercut the ability he demonstrated in other primaries to have Republicans cross over)

  333. I think Ann Coulter secretly does want a woman president but doesn’t want to look like she’s turning into a democrat….lol especially since she’s talked all this shit about us. 😀

  334. MJS…to our point. I believe there are MANY women in this country not voting for hillary who DO want a woman president. Some just don’t want her. Some don’t want Bill, and others I believe are just not out of that 1950’s thing. Many more reasons to be sure, but I believe there are a lot of closet women voters too who will vote for her and not tell their friends or husbands.

  335. I think we will win Texas. I know we will win Ohio. I believe we will win RI. Vermont is a bust. We will win the White House, because Pennsylvania is next, and Barack is starting to be exposed as the Chicago politician he is.

  336. I can’t imagine that the Dems for a day will bother to go caucus. It’s dinner time. But they have already done their mischief.

  337. Well, if today is any indication, the Obama campaign does not handle media scrutiny very well. Perhaps they will learn along the way. All this time everyone (and by everyone, I mean mostly the press) is all doom and gloom about how Hillary’s team is so bad with the press, but they are actually quite good, the press just puts her campaign through hell on a daily basis. On the other hand, this is the Obama campaign’s first real day of press scrutiny and he is getting agitated with reporters, refusing to answer questions, his campaign cannot keep all of their lies straight. Go Wolfson!!!

  338. You guys didn’t tel me Eva Longoria was going to be “moderating” the Town Hall. Soooo much better than Carol Simpson at that last one. The winds have changed. We will have a big day tomorrow. I know it.

  339. with the registration over a month ago I am sure many obama fans will be turned away and this will help and all these early votes will help and people seeing the REAL Hillary and the REAL Obama can only help Hillary. My biggest worry is the cacus for Hillary but with Eva speaking in Spanish reminding people of the caucus I think will help Hillary and those speaking latinos

  340. I feel optimistically confident, how about you guys???? But everyone, keep making calls! Dont get complacent, and oh ya, GO HILLARY!

  341. this 23 year old kid on fox said he was voting for BHO cuz it might be the only time in his life he could vote against Hillary….grrrrrrrrrr what a complete asson

  342. I think the outlook looks pretty good, certainly better than it did with Wisconsin (I base this mosty on the calls I have made), but let us not get overconfident. If people don’t have to work tomorrow, please, please make calls, push back against the media, the doom and gloom all around us.

    The registration deadline in Texas also hurts Hillary’s campaign because I am willing to bet that many potential Latino voters were not registered. I could be wrong abut this, but just a guess. Most Republicans will already be registered to vote and since they can cross over without extra effort, I would not rule out the possibility of serious mischief…

    With the caucus, I am really worried about how they will make sure that caucus goers already voted in the primary? If they are going to count the votes without bothering to double check the list of people who already voted in the primary, Obama will try to pack the caucuses. Also, can only Democrats attend the caucuses, or can anyone attend the convention?

  343. justmeinmountdorafl I think with the Feb 4th deadline, there will

    be a lot of Bambi babies crying in their milk. heh

  344. mangomist3, remember there was a poll with the REGISTERED HISPANIC DEMOCRATS and it was like 70-30 that was in TEXAS

  345. mangomist3

    “the Obama campaign does not handle media scrutiny very well”

    and I say to him..WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME BABY!

  346. found a magnum of veuve cliquot rose today must be twenty years old never thought i would relish the opening of a bottle of pink champagne but i will savor efery sip.

  347. In Texas, we won the early vote right? 50-48?? Does anybody know which areas?? I read in some article that there were 12.7 million registered voters in Texas. But only 3.3 million were expected to cast ballots and already 2 million have.

  348. “this 23 year old kid on fox said he was voting for BHO cuz it might be the only time in his life he could vote against Hillary….grrrrrrrrrr what a complete asson”

    …and if you asked him why he wanted to vote against her, he wouldn’t be able to tell you.

  349. Haha! Hillary told Eva, “You are so good at this, you should have a talk show!” Seed planted. lol

  350. pittsburgh it was a gift along time ago visiting my parents and it was under the sink!! i was just looking for aq mixer. from what i have gleaned online its not worth much but i will have pink campagtne tomorrow

  351. Wow, how bizarre is that… a bottle of pink champagne found at the last minute…and its from Pennsylvania!!! Gow, let that be a sign!

  352. Actually they call it yellow label even though the label is orange i know not why. but this stuff is pink-rose-

  353. Time to turn Rep Kathy Castor (D) FL into a one term congresswomen since she is endorising Bambi who is in favor of disenfranchising 1.7 million Florida voters.

    Washington Office
    317 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202)225-3376
    Fax: (202)225-5652

    Tampa Office
    4144 N Armenia Ave
    Suite 300
    Tampa, FL 33607
    Phone: (813)871-2817
    Fax: (813)871-2864

  354. I’m doing well Spacegirlart! How about you? I got in late, so I’m rewatching the Town Hall from the beginning right now. Hoping to see the black woman on before the Daily Show.

  355. Spacegirlart, let’s hope their families haven’t kidnapped them and tried to beat BHO into them. lol They may just be taking a break.

  356. Fine Sugar. Had a lot of stuff to do today as well as battle for Hillary. Been a long one. And I have a FULL day tomorrow painting. Gonna kick my ass but I’ll be here for the results tomorrow night!

  357. I was wondering that too Spacegirl! I miss them.

    Sugar – those two older women on the townhall are awesome. I hope I’m kicking like that at their ages! : )

  358. spacegirlArt, I was wondering that too. Hey, has anybody thought about how the weather might affect Ohio? A major ice storm is supposed to cover the northern part of the state tomorrow. It could be rough for some of Hillary’s older voters.

  359. dedfg…I have seen them do that re: picture. It has become very clear to me how badly the media lies even when they know the facts. I mean, i never thought they were god’s gift to free speech, but wow…they really are manipulative and abuse their power badly. MSM that is.

  360. I’m debating on whether or not to start drinking now and just go through tomorrow in a tequlia induced haze or wait or go sober. I have oral surgery on Wednesday, I’m thinking I should have scheduled it for Tuesday so I could be hopped up on painkillers to guide me through the night.

  361. Just watched Hillary in the townhall– what an amazingly, impressive person.

    Also, it was great to log in today to see that MY youtube video “Obama Talks Too Much. He’s All Hat, No Cattle. Just Words.” was on the front page! It just made all the time and effort I spent learning Adobe Premiere Elements to make the video worthwhile. The public talks about how Obama is inspiring people. I think what gets overlooked is how Hillary is also inspiring people. I never in a hundred million years thought I would ever make a youtube video– it’s just not who I am. But she inspired me to be creative. Thanks for helping me spread my expression of support for Hillary AND for sharing my support of Hillary.

  362. Ben, i saw that to oabout the weather. With luck, we have enough to keep us over the top even if weather is an issue. Is there any ground game there for transport?

  363. Tiny Dancer Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I’m debating on whether or not to start drinking now and just go through tomorrow in a tequlia induced haze or wait or go sober.

    ROFL!

    and good luck Wednesday. Drink enough and it wont matter. They can do without painkillers!

  364. The 91-year old “spring chicken” was so moving when talking about how Hillary handled the dark periods in her life. Did you see how moved Chelsea was? Priceless. Just priceless. She was beaming with pride for her Mom, Hillary.

  365. Sorry, I missed the beginning of the townhall and the old ladies came up and I had to watch it. Very moving. Hillary is ready, willing and able to bring America up and polished like gold! I like that.

  366. Loved the segment on Hannity & Colmes where Dem strategist (sitting next to Coulter) talked about how men and Dem base abandoning Obama like crazy in past few days. Hannity mentioned Ayers, upcoming trial, etc. This guy was upset over Obama numbers shifting. Awwww, it’s about time. Even Dick Morris has reversed his stand and acknowledged numbers are moving up for Hillary based on Obama revelations over new (really old) issues coming to light. Wonderful to see Dick Morris eating crow, but he seemed sincere in take on Obama’s looming problems. Let’s all pray the tide will continue to turn for Hillary.

  367. Cya Sugar, Have fun!

    Geek, was the Adobe program difficult to learn? I need to get my hands on that stuff and learn it. My head is exploding with ideas!

  368. The program was tedious, but worth it. I spent an entire weekend with very little sleep to put my first one together. The obama bit was easier since I learned the program but it still took me a day. Well worth it though when you can get people to look at the video and appreciate the product
    I am trying to find the daily show now.

  369. The interesting thing is that I have not received a lot of HATE comments on the Obama video — I guess it made them shut up… 🙂

  370. Turning in. Wearing yellow tomorrow, then caucusing @ 1830. Be sure to sign sheet with BOTH Hillary and Obama names – not separate sheets, as sheets have been known to mysteriously “disappear” at times in these type elections. Just say, “No, I want to sign the sheet where both names appear”, and don’t take no for an answer. If not enough room to accomodate parking, convening, complain loud and record on your cell phone so you can email to headquarters. Good luck all, and onward to victory! Hillary ’08!

  371. Haha, he is funny even when he makes fun of Hillary, i gotta admit it! plus, I really didnt like that 3am ad, the kid thing was just silly, but if it works i like it!

  372. GeekLove08 Says:

    March 3rd, 2008 at 11:06 pm
    she is going to be on the Daily show right?
    SHE IS SUPPOSE TO BE what channell is that on..but she is in austin hitting on the ecnomy hard and big crowd..she has the same clothes on the from the town hall

  373. SpacegirlArt — I am going to watch hill right now, but want to “talk” to you about Adobe afterwards– ok?

  374. She looks exhausted. Heard she only had 2 hours sleep last night, and was at GM in Ohio at 5:30 am

  375. I love The Daily Show (and Colbert!). I haven’t watched it in forever though, I’m not used to TV being back. Stupid strike.

  376. she has been up i dont know how she does it but they have signs some is holding up saying hook em Hillary .signs with si su puedo..she is strong on this speech…very firm

  377. im liking it, but Jon Stewart gotta get a little funnier here, cmon, give hillary opportunity to be funny! I think that will be important to young people tomorrow. Damn Hillary is smart for doing this show… lay out the attacks, then come off all likeable and funny the night before, haha, I love her!

  378. Geek, she is reaching a HUGE audience. Hipe she goes back to funny after commercial. This is young folks audience. She has to ROCK the vote

  379. well– I think funnies are hard when you are conducting interviews with satellite delay
    But on the substance, Hillary did well.

  380. Did yall hear Matthews today say that anyone who had ever met and knew Hillary behind the scenes would find her to be like the person shhe was on SNL.

    He bashes her all day then says that. And he emphasized he meant it.

  381. yes im back . as yall know ive been working here very hard for hillary-organizing for her for a yr. building team hillary grps across town-which have come in more than handy. they are our troops. for tommorrow watch these-
    watch returns from the valley. pray for astronmical returns to offset the cities . most polls poll latino vote at 30pct in tx-but i am sure it will be 40 of the vote total. if we can achieve such latino turnout she may win it.
    2-watch college town-travis co, unt, college station (am). how big is college studen turnout? can hillary split their vote-if she does he is done.
    3-watch city margins. i think obama will win dallas big. he will win houston-but we are hoping to keep it close here due to large latino and asian amer pops.
    el paso and san antonio hopefully will go big for hilary.
    3-watch e texas. the campaign did not do as well of a job in e tx i think. she leads there-but not by huge margins. e tx worries me.
    5-she does well in tx-except in the big cities it seems according to polls. please work those gotv calls tommorrow.

  382. Spacegirl– about Adobe Premiere Elements– you can download a free copy for use for 30 days. If you decide to buy it is about $100. If you don’t buy and post the video to youtube, it will just have a stamp on the corner of the video that says Adobe or something like that. The free trial is a good deal to try out the program

  383. texan, thanks so much for all your work and the report.

    Do you think E Tex influenced by Katrina Evacs?

  384. Geek! That is great! Thanks for letting me know. Will get throug this week and give it a whirl

  385. Texan4hillary, thanks so much for all of your work organizing for Hill on the ground!!! Your report sounds realistic, but not really like the glow we have all been hoping for tonight. How is the campaign feeling, optimistic? realistic? If she can get Latino turnout to be 40 percent and her 25-30 point lead among Latinos holds, I think she will be golden, but I have a hard time believing Latino turnout will be that high, especially in the caucuses….I also don’t think she stands a good shot of basically splitting the youth vote 50-50…then again, there may have been a lot of youth who forgot to register to vote since the deadline was feb. 4th…

  386. New Poll

    American Research Group
    Ohio Democratic Primary
    600 likely Democratic Primary voters, +/- 4%
    2-3 MARCH 2008

    Clinton 56%
    Obama 42%

    americanresearchgroup.com/pres08/ohdem8-704.html

  387. New Poll
    American Research Group
    Texas Democratic Primary
    600 likely Democratic Primary voters, +/- 4%
    2-3 MARCH 2008

    Clinton 50% (47)
    Obama 47% (47)

    americanresearchgroup.com/pres08/txdem8-706.html

  388. Geek, I believe it was as Taylor has a short clip of it up and he is asked about testifying for Rezko and he says it is up to the lawyers, he doesn’t know what his obligations are.

  389. a shout out
    the last thing i want to do tomorrow is take a 45 min bus ride into pittsburgh to make phone calls to people who will most of the time hang up on me
    but i am inspired by spacegirlart, idunn, okie attie, dot 48, hawk and others to get off my ass and do a little more.

  390. New Poll

    American Research Group
    Ohio Democratic Primary
    600 likely Democratic Primary voters, +/- 4%
    2-3 MARCH 2008

    Clinton 56% (51)
    Obama 42% (44)

    americanresearchgroup.com/pres08/ohdem8-704.html

  391. I am SO F****** sick and tired of framing national security and competence as “the fear card”

  392. I hope GOTV is great in Ohio because if we could win there by margins as large as this latest poll is showing, that would be realllllyyy sweet, and really good for the delegate count.

  393. It’s the 3 a.m. ad– It’s not the “fear card”!!!

    His campaign is based on judgment–
    What about his bone-headed decision to have rezko subsidize his mansion??? Failure in judgment?

  394. That new OHio poll seems to indicate the undecideds are breaking heavily for her…I don’t trust ARG, but, for what it is worth, that seems to be the indication since he has lost less than she has gained.

  395. ARG predicted Wisconsin, Virginia, Tennessee and California with a lot more accuracy than other polling outfits.

  396. and notice the ARG poll included interviews that occurred today in the wake of rezko and naftagate.

  397. “when it came time to make that decision, She made the wrong one. I made the right one” to paraphrase…..

    INSINUATING AGAIN he voted

    He did that yesterday in a speech

    We have to STOP THIS

    “Obama thinks he has the judgment to be President. Well…he is dellusional…he thinks he voteds against the war”

    Nafta was a mistake too?

  398. curiosityhasme,

    Loved the segment on Hannity & Colmes where Dem strategist (sitting next to Coulter) talked about how men and Dem base abandoning Obama like crazy in past few days.

    Both Charlie Gibson on the ABC World News and Jeff Greenfield on the CBS Evening News mentioned that men were moving to Clinton because of Penn’s 3AM phone call in the White House ad.

    Well, whadda ya know.

    Poor Steph. He was flummoxed when Gibson said that the ad was having such an impact. Just yesterday, Steph and the roundtable were making fun of and diminishing the ad.

  399. “standard real estate transaction”
    paying $300k less for the mansion?

    I want a standard real estate transaction– any offers?

  400. SPACEGIRLART
    i think it was because of you that i read the asian times article and if so pat yourself on the back i persuaded 4 ohions and 5 pa’s hills way after they read that.

  401. hey Tim– Chelsea was at JRs today. Obama is trying to get the gay vote by ads in the Advocate– you think that will work?

  402. Yeah right it was standard. That transaction was fishy, fishy, fishy. I wish sugar daddy’s would help me buy houses!

  403. GREAT TIM!!! WTG!!

    and they will tell five friends, and they will tell five friends….

    I wasnt the original poster of that
    but I was just as stunned when I read it

  404. HUH?

    On Nightline, Bambi claimed that the Bushies “responded properly” in Afghanistan.

    Really ?

    They had Osam bin Laden, Mullah Omar, and thousands of al-Qaeda Special Forces SURROUNDED at Tora Bora, and they LET THEM ESCAPE !

    Bambi thinks they responded properly ???

    What an idiot.

  405. SpacegirlArt Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 11:44 pm
    ————–
    Yep, I’ve been noticing it too. He lies so easily and not just on this topic. In the last few days, he and his surrogates including Durbin seem to imply a vote but he was NOT in the US senate then. Shame on them!

  406. Texan, are you still around? I’m worried about East Texas now. Rasmaussen said East Texas will be very important. he said BO needs to win the youth vote 60-40. He said Austin is Clinton country.

  407. h*t*t*p* only

    atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/JB26Aa01.html

    for geek and anyone else

    the REAL Obama girls

  408. hey spacegirl
    its because of you and your dedication that i will take a 45 minute bus ride tomorrow and do what i can
    thankyou!!!!

  409. MJ, Rasmussen said BO only needs to win youth by 60-40? I would have assumed he needed more like 70-30, which might be hard…but he could pull off 60-40, that scares me. But remember lnila (I think) who is also on the ground posted and said that they are optimistic but to keep doing what we can from here to GOTV. Honestly, I think it is all about GOTV now…it is just too close to call, it is about who has the better ground game…I put my faith in Ace Smith…

  410. Tim– that’s too bad. I was in DC when Ellen dropped by and the crowd went wild–
    I saw a many young gay men in the crowd and was surprised to read that he was winning the young ones over.

  411. pm…it’s not “Shame on them”

    we need to put this stuff together and get it out

    Obama’s EXPLICIT implication, as Durbin’s, was that he VOTED

    and that Rockefeller votes AGAINST the war

    neither are true

  412. geek love
    i may be wrong and i hope i am
    but to be gay and twentysomething is not what it once was.

  413. She has very strong gay youth support. Go over to that new site sometime. I think about a third of the videos are gay youth. 🙂

  414. 5 of us made calls into TX tonight – very good response, most were to the Rio Grande valley area – some Dallas suburbs. Apparently the local media has been educating the people about the night caucus. I told one man who was reluctant “it’ll be fun, get the whole family and go.” Anything to get them there.

    If you look at the trajectory for HRC support on Realclearpolitics.com, there is a last-minute spike – the undecideds are breaking for Hill.

  415. Oh brother.

    Here we go with the “she needs to win 75% of the delegates” nonsense.

    FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN Steph.

  416. Something on the Florida situation needs to be done, like now. If Florida were to be counted, what would the delegate count be?? What about Florida and Michigan?? She should definitely stay in regardless of the outcome tomorrow. We have Penn, North Carolina, Kentucky, Puerto Rico, Wyoming, Oregon, W. Virginia. Hell NO!!

  417. p.s. the people of TX are just the nicest bunch I have spoken with yet – courteous even when they disagree. Who would have thought?

  418. SpacegirlArt Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 11:59 pm
    —————
    the stuff is already out there — the timeline , his 2002 speech, 2004 interview, 2006 interview and if they choose to lie again and again. Did Moran challenge him? I did not watch the show. I guess we have to keep repeating he got elected to senate only in 2004 and therefore, could not have voted in 2002 on the resolution.

  419. I am kind of thinking the best situation for FL and MI, to avoid a do-over, is for FL delegatges to be seated as people voted, and for MI to be split 50-50. Now I don’t like this at all, and isn’t fair to Hill because he took his name off the ballot, but I think it will be less damaging in the long run than a revote, etc, and she still gets a bunch more delegates, no?

  420. Back from the Hillary event at Burger. Oh God, emotionally drained .. highlights.

    Huge line .. got there, got in line. Cold, dreary. Got to the front of the line, they said “oh you have a blue ticket, go this way.” It was like having the flippin’ Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka, went right to the front. I had received the ticket earlier in the week from the Women’s Event with Gloria Steinem.

    Several people got on stage and explained the caucus. A little girl got on stage and threw shirts into the audience. I made jokes about it, as so many people were begging this little girl to throw THEM a shirt, “That little girl is being emotionally manipulated, she’ll be in therapy talking about this in fourteen years.”

  421. Hey everyone— got to go to bed. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for tomorrow. Nite. MJ if you can post the site you were talking about, that would be great. I will look for your response tomorrow.

  422. Finally Hillary gets on stage and the places goes apeshit .. she looks so much better in person, really glows and looks young and radiant. She’s quite attractive in person, full of this amazing confidence it just surrounds her, real star quality.

    She gave a great new speech and talked about idealism which was really moving, I cried a bit .. She said “I’m still that idealistic person, just as much as ever ..” Amazing .. she talked about a young girl who recently died in Texas because the Hospital wouldn’t admit her because she didn’t have insurance or the 100. intake fee. The crowd went crazy for her big time.

    I walked up to her after she came down and I got her autograph and said “I came from Boston to be here for you” and she said “Thank you so much” with so much depth in her eyes .. and then I said

  423. Is there anything that Hillary does not know? I was just watching a video clip of Ted and Mary on her plane and at the end a reporter asked Ted what he thought of his friend Larry David endorsing Obama and Hillary chimed in let’s all Curb our enthusiasm.

  424. sophisticateddaveman, what is your sense on the ground? How is the energy? How did you sense the campaign is feeling? Thanks!

  425. And don’t think for a second that Texans are offended by anyone poking fun at our caucus system . . . most of us have never done it and frankly think it’s a little much, so don’t let the press let people believe we’re highly sensitive over it. I know Iowans cherish their system, but I can tell you that us Texans like things done simply (i.e., primary voting).

  426. Well, halle-FRIGGIN-luiah.

    An ABC/Wash Post poll of Democrats says if Hillary only wins one state, Ohio OR Texas, SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT say she should STAY in the race.

    So, Hillary can point to that poll and say the Democrats what her to go ON !

  427. Everyone at Hillary is 44 is rooting for you tomorrow and she cocked her head in a way that said much, what I took from it was that she was touched and that she wished we had more time but with this crazy contest the way it is, that head cock was a gesture between soldiers going into a major battle, where anything could happen. But it was full of warmth and much much appreciation .. I don’t actually think I’ve ever seen anyone with more appreciation in their eyes, ever, about anything.

    I will post my photos of her along with the autograph tomorrow and then post a link ..

    Troy.

  428. GeekLove -where did you hear that Chelsea was at JRs today? did you actually witness this or was it rumor. I’m the one that organized the LGBT outreach in Houston – JR’s owner would only open up the place if it was Hillary…unless Chelsea only dropped by casually today – I did not hear about this at all. I did the Gavin Newsom and Robert Gant events yesteday.

  429. lnila, any more insight from the ground? I am desperate for more information to soothe my fears as prepare for sleep! =)

  430. It was live at the end of Nightline. It will likely be on the Wash Post site, maybe ABC site tomorrow.

  431. alright – I see, it was in Dallas. Makes sense. Most of the gay-friendly surrogates in Dallas today.

  432. mangomist – our internals are very good – very good. we are “kicking ass” in every demographic is what I overhead. Let’s hope that that’s true – but we are optimistic in TX.