Step Aside Woman!

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PLEASE NOTE: Desperate Obama supporters have doctored a YouTube video to create the impression that Indiana voters were insulted in 1992 by the 1992 Clinton campaign. Again, the YouTube is altered and a Chicago thug hit job made out of desperation. Dishonest Obama thugs are circulating the video in a desperate attempt to hurt the heroic Hillary in next week’s elections. An expletive is entirely fabricated, with new audio dubbed onto the original movie.

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The get Hillary out of the race attempts by Big Media and the Obama campaign have been going on for months now.

Debra Starks has heard the calls for Hillary Rodham Clinton to quit the presidential race, and she’s not happy about it.

The 53-year old Wal-Mart clerk, so bedecked with Clinton campaign buttons most days that friends call her “Button Lady,” thinks sexism is playing a role in efforts to push the New York senator from the race. Starks wants Clinton to push back.

“The way I look at it, she’s a strong woman and she needs to stay in there. She needs to fight,” Starks said at a Clinton campaign rally. “If you want to be president, you have to fight for what you want. If she stays in there and does what she’s supposed to do, I think she’ll be on her way.”

Misogyny is triumphant these days in the Obama campaign and with Big Media. There will be consequences for the woman hating.

Amid mounting calls from top Democrats for Clinton to step aside and clear the path for rival Barack Obama, strategists are warning of damage to the party’s chances in November if women — who make up the majority of Democratic voters nationwide, but especially the older, white working-class women who’ve long formed the former first lady’s base — sense a mostly male party establishment is unfairly muscling Clinton out of the race.

Free labor from women will end now that the misogyny is exposed and fanned by Obama.

“My e-mail is bursting with women who are furious, and it’s grown in the last week,” said Ann Lewis, Clinton’s director of women’s outreach and a longtime Democratic activist.

“These women are the volunteer infrastructure of the Democratic Party who’ve been proud to support Democratic officials for what they believe and stand for,” Lewis said. “They are very angry that people they’ve worked for so hard would be so dismissive of Hillary and, by extension, of them and what they value.” [snip]

Campaigning across the state Saturday, Clinton was greeted by large, heavily female crowds that shouted “You go, sister!” and “We’ve got your back!” in support of her pioneering candidacy. Indiana votes May 6.

Step aside woman!

“Women have always been asked to step aside if it was somehow for the greater good. In this case, Clinton, and a lot of her female supporters, clearly feel that she would make the better president and that it would not be for the greater good for her to step aside,” Wilson said.

Eric Bohlert has written a good short history which clearly lays out the case that the campaign against Hillary is unprecedented and the high tide of misogyny. Read the whole article. We have some excerpts here:

Here’s another first: the press’s unique push to get a competitive White House hopeful to drop out of the race. It’s unprecedented.

Looking back through modern U.S. campaigns, there’s simply no media model for so many members of the press to try to drive a competitive candidate from the field while the primary season is still unfolding.

Until this election cycle, journalists simply did not consider it to be their job to tell a contender when he or she should stop campaigning. That was always dictated by how much money the campaign still had in the bank, how many votes the candidate was still getting, and what very senior members of the candidate’s own party were advising.

In this case, Howard Dean, the head of the Democratic National Committee, said he was “dumbfounded” by public demands for Clinton to drop out last month. (He now wants one of the candidates to quit after the final June 3 primary.) Yet lots of pundits have suggested that in a neck-and-neck campaign in which neither candidate will likely secure the nomination based on pledged delegates, Sen. Hillary Clinton must drop out before all the states have had a chance to vote.

The Hate Hillary Big Media misogyny campaign is unprecedented and unparalleled.

And the fact is, the media’s get-out-now push is unparalleled. Strong second-place candidates such as Ronald Reagan (1976), Ted Kennedy, Gary Hart, Jesse Jackson, and Jerry Brown, all of whom campaigned through the entire primary season, and most of whom took their fights all the way to their party’s nominating conventions, were never tagged by the press and told to go home.

“Clinton is being held to a different standard than virtually any other candidate in history,” wrote Steven Stark in the Boston Phoenix. “When Clinton is simply doing what everyone else has always done, she’s constantly attacked as an obsessed and crazed egomaniac, bent on self-aggrandizement at the expense of her party.”

Big Media is working to force feed their tool, Barack Obama, down the American voters’ throats. American voters are fighting back and next week Big Media will suffer another defeat.

Indeed, even after Clinton won the Pennsylvania primary convincingly last week, she awoke the next morning to read an angry New York Times editorial, “beseeching her to get the hell out of the race,” as Howard Kurtz put it at washingtonpost.com. On the Times opinion page that day same, Maureen Dowd actually turned to Dr. Seuss rhymes to make her point: “The time is now. Just go. … I don’t care how.”

And across town at the New York Daily News, a bitter Mike Lupica was steamed over the fact that Clinton “won’t quit” the race.

Weeks earlier, New York magazine fretted about which senior Democrats would be able to “step in” and “usher Clinton from the race.” Or if Clinton, obsessed with her own “long-range self-aggrandizement,” would finally figure it out herself.

Meanwhile, Slate.com’s snarky Hillary Deathwatch was created to document, day-by-day, the demise of her campaign, complete with a damsel-in-distress cartoon drawing of Clinton atop a sinking ship.

That represented just a fraction of the often offensive get-out-now proclamations that have become a staple of this campaign.

Eric does not want to spell it completely out however. We did. Big Media is not composed of journalists or interested in reporting the news. Big Media is a political party in everything but name. (Read our article The Big Media Party).

No longer content to be observers of the campaign, journalists now see themselves as active players in the unfolding drama, and they show no hesitation trying to dictate the basics of the contest, like who should run and who should quit. It’s as if journalists are auditioning for the role of the old party bosses.

It’s a new brand of political commentary that leaves some veteran journalists perplexed. “The idea that it’s your job to tell candidates when to get out, and really trying to control the whole process — putting it in the hands of the journalists or the reporters or the columnists — I find that to be new and different,” Haynes Johnson told me last week. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Johnson has covered more than a dozen presidential campaigns and is currently working on a book about the unfolding 2008 contest.

Johnson says he was astonished to read some early calls in March from the media for Clinton to get out of the race. He was stunned by “the pomposity and the arrogance of it.”

Naming names. The Big Media Party bosses:

More often than not, the analysis ends up resembling poorly argued temper tantrums. For instance, The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait has written three essays about why Clinton must abandon her race for the White House, each increasingly petulant in tone. (We learned the “rationalizations” for Clinton’s “kamikaze campaign” are “wretched.”) Last month Chait wrote that Clinton’s chance of winning the Democratic nomination this year were closer to Ralph Nader’s than they were Barack Obama’s or John McCain’s. It’s a reasonable comparison, if you ignore the nearly 1,600 delegates Clinton has amassed, compared with Nader’s zero.

Chait also compared Clinton to former presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Biden, suggesting that if Biden could figure out when it was time to quit the race, why can’t she?

Searching for candidates who did the right thing and went “gentle into that good night,” Chait compared Clinton, whose campaign has secured nearly 14 million votes, to Biden, whose campaign ended abruptly in January after he received roughly 2,000 votes in the Iowa caucuses. That’s who Clinton is supposed to emulate when ending her campaign run.

Misogyny, pure and ugly from Big Media.

In the past there was always an assumption among journalists that candidates had earned the right to decide when they should quit. Journalists also respected the fact that candidates represented a sizable portion of the primary voting public and that the candidates owed it to their supporters to fight on, that there was a symbolic significance for the candidates — and their supporters — to persevere.

With Clinton, though, the press seems to have almost complete disregard for the 14 million voters who have backed her candidacy, as well as the idea that she is their representative in this race. Instead, they treat her entire campaign as some sort of vanity exercise in which voters do not exist.

And if pundits do acknowledge the Clinton voters, it’s often with baffling ignorance, the way Time’s Mark Halperin claimed many of Clinton’s supporters would be “relieved” and “even delighted” if she dropped out. Really? Delighted? Halperin offered no proof to back up the peculiar notion.

These calls to “step aside” are unprecedented because Hillary is the first woman to get this close to becoming president. This is all brand new and stinky.

Looking back at history, it’s hard to find evidence of the same media response to Ronald Reagan’s failed 1976 presidential campaign. Taking on President Gerald Ford, Reagan lost more primaries than he won, and Ford won a plurality of the popular vote, but neither man had enough delegates to secure the nomination. So the campaign went to the GOP convention, where Ford prevailed. The bitter battle did nothing to damage Reagan’s reputation (in fact, it did quite the opposite), in part because the media did not collectively suggest the candidate was acting selfishly or irrationally. Instead, Reagan walked away with a reputation as a resilient fighter who stood up for his conservative values.

And what about Sen. Ted Kennedy’s doomed run in 1980? He trailed President Jimmy Carter by more than 750 delegates at the end of the primary season and insisted on fighting all the way to the convention, where he tried to get committed Carter delegates to switch their allegiance. The press did not spend months during the primary season ridiculing Kennedy, in a deeply personal tone, for remaining in the race.

And what about Gary Hart in 1984? He and Walter Mondale split the season’s primaries and caucuses evenly, and neither had the 2,023 delegates needed to secure the nomination. Superdelegates eventually determined the winner. (Sound familiar?) Mondale had many of them locked up even before the campaign season began, so after the final primary between Mondale and Hart was complete, it was obvious that Mondale was going to be the nominee because Hart could not persuade enough superdelegates to change their mind and support him.

When Hart took his crusade all the way to the convention, the media did not form a posse and decide it was their job to get Hart to quit for the good of the party. (And the press certainly didn’t form a posse in March to start pushing Hart out of the race.) Nor did the press collectively suggest that Hart had an oversized ego that had turned him into a political monster.

That new media standard has been created exclusively for Hillary Clinton.

Jesse and Jerry too

And where were the catcalls in 1988 for Jesse Jackson to ditch his quixotic run before all the primary votes had been tallied? He finished with 1,200 delegates, nearly 1,400 behind Michael Dukakis, yet soldiered on all the way to the convention without having a prayer of winning the nomination. There were few if any media drum sections trying to pound him out of the race.

Or Jerry Brown in 1992? He continued his campaign against Bill Clinton through June despite the fact he tallied fewer than 600 delegates. (By contrast, Hillary Clinton has won approximately 1,600 delegates so far.) Brown’s attacks at the time were far more personal and bruising than anything we’ve seen this cycle. As The New York Times reported on June 2, 1992, Brown “put his party on notice that he intends to carry his politics-is-corrupt, Clinton-is-unelectable message to the Democratic National Convention in New York in July, and beyond.” Brown also told the Times that voting for Clinton was like buying a ticket on the Titanic.

Hillary Clinton will not step aside.

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491 thoughts on “Step Aside Woman!

  1. Regarding NC: In addition to Hillary raising the stakes with her comments today, keep in mind she’s also campaigning nonstop there till Tuesday. There’s gotta be a reason for that.

  2. paula,
    Agree. Doubt Easely would have endorsed if he didn’t think she could win or get very, very close. It is an open primary don’t forget.

  3. Hillary’s surrogates must remind the public of all those mentioned above and just HOW MANY delegates they were behind and that no one told them to go home. Her surrogates must point out that it is because she is a woman and because this is history. Her surrogates must put the blame squarely on those who deserve it and they must start laying the groundwork now. Hillary must go to Denver if necessary. Let them rant and rave and scream and holler. There is a long time between June and August and there are many skeletons rattling in bambi’s closet…just jumping to get out.,

  4. clinton must think and has internals to prove she can maybe pull it off in nc. IN is goign to her now-so why not push harder in NC. 3 more days

  5. Posted this on the other thread
    Hi everybody, i am here in South Bend Ind. Getting mixed responses on the phones. The great news is i have talked to some AA men on the phone they are for Hillary Will canvas tomorrow

  6. South Bend is about 40% African American so I expect a mix response, but if you are getting some AA men saying yes thats great!

  7. AA community has to realize that bho will lose and ruin their chances of AA for long time. They know Clintons were good stewards of party and their needs. – say HRC needs to let the world know that NC is the deal breaker. Believe the voters in NC will vote for Rocky. They admire her spunk and never give up fighting spirit. They want to go down in history as the state that saved the USA

  8. excellent article admin: Boehlert really said it as it truly is. But I do think that it is the bo supporters more than liberal bloggers that are trying to tell hillary what she should do.

  9. PLEASE everyone go back a page and read Universal’s post…

    This is it. Now is the time .. the final countdown.

    It tells what is gonna be hitting over the next few days .. we got to be prepared and prepare supporters for attack on all fronts.

    Let’s do it for Hillary.

  10. I tried to find that Post, and I cannot figure it out. I went to the last article, and searched the article and posts, and nothing there. So where should we go.

  11. Piss off the media. Support Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary Clinton is going to be our next President

  12. this deserves to be repeated (thanks Paul!):

    Universal Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    The next 5 days are THE most important days left in this campaign (at least for now). Anybody who cares about Hillary and her chances to win, this is the time to act. Donations and calls to SuperD’s are great, but it’s really time to work the heck out of North Carolina and Indiana newspaper sites, blogs, media outlets and phone banks. This is it; this is our last best chance to make sure that this contest gets to Denver (or else Barack is forced to quit the contest after being humiliated in the Black Belt state of North Carolina).

    If you lurk on this site and you have been waiting for an opportunity to contribute here or in some other way to Hillary’s efforts, now is your time. There is no time to waste, and no way of overstating the criticalness of the next five days to the outcome of this Democratic nomination race.

    The DNC and Obama’s campaign knows this as well. That is why they had Ofraudma and Michelle go on the in-the-tank NBC Networks’ Today show and why BaCrock will be appearing on Meet the Punk with “Lil Rus” Tim Stoop Russert.

    This is also why Pelosi, Dean and the DNC is trying like hell to push SD’s to come out and back BaCrock now. You can be assured that more of this will continue in the next few days as they try to influence the voters in NC and IN to vote for their Golden Calf Candidate. Similarly, it is why Mr. “I kicked Alice Palmer off the ballot in 1996, that’s right, the same Alice Palmer who once had groomed me to be her successor and is now campaigning for Hillary Clinton”) Ofraudma (AKA the guy who brags he is “an election lawyer”) is trying to take down the 527 who is opposing him in NC and IN.

    In summary: This is now an all-out sprint to the finish for the 2 Tuesday elections. Anything anyone who is for Hillary and/or against Barack can do now, this is the time to fire your volley, so to speak. There is no more time for holding back or else it will be too late.

    We have ALL the momentum; every SINGLE poll (even the BS NBC “let’s try to influence and not record public opinion” poll shows the straight-up flight away from BaCrock) reflects this [Chuck Todd, you are a farce]. Travis Childers, Dem Congressional candidate in MS, is running ads SPECIFICALLY to distance himself from the toxic Ofraudma. The NC, MS and LA state GOP parties are either running or preparing to run ads against Obama as we speak (and these efforts are drawing tons of media coverage as well as HUGE $$$ from GOP donors in support of the ads).

    Sites which have totally sold-out to Obama like Obama, to paraphrase Al Sharpton, sold-out to ‘The Man’ over Sean Bell are freaking the *blank* out: Daily Kos is in panic; Josh “LIEberman” Marshall and his TPM is flustered; Jonathan Singer of MyDD is trying to hide behind Chaz Todd’s stilted poll. Honestly, I would not be surprised if NBC and Todd released a new poll bi-daily each diem between now and Tuesday. They are freaking out.

    This is where we stand, overall:

    The elites of the Dem. Party (Kerry, Kennedy, Dean, Pelosi) and the elites of the mainstream media and blogosphere (Matthews, Russert, Cooper, C. Brown, Larry King, Markos, Marshall, …) are going to throw every last kitchen sink, compact automobile, boxcar and small building at the Clintons in the next 5 days that they can. Anyone who is suspected of not being on-board with Obama will be directly or indirectly referred to as a racist or racist-to-be. Prepare for this, because it has already started and will be heightening by the moment through the close of Tuesday’s polls closing in the two key states.

    This is the MSM and DNC elites vs us, the average Americans who stand for taking back our country from the Bush Administration and who don’t want to give it to a pliable, and suspect, political neophyte like BaCrock, who the Axelrods and Exelons think they can play like the proverbial marionette on the strings if and when they are able to snow the public and get Ofraudma into the Oval Office. America does not want this, particularly after 8 years of Shrub.

    Now is the time to wreck the elites’ plans. But we can only accomplish this with all hands on deck. We have 120+ hours to go, and if we execute properly we will have taken a Godzilla-sized bite out of the to-do list necessary to get Hillary Clinton into the White House.

    The Obama internet astroturfers are weakening. Their attrition is evident to anyone working the ‘net the last few days. Now is the time to land the decisive blow and drive them back into their troll dens like the Russian Army did to the Axis at Stalingrad. As a historian, the first thought that springs to my mind is that it is time to funnel Obama and his media and DNC elites into their own version of the Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket.

    Now is OUR time. If you ever wanted to write one post, pen one letter to the editor or let MSNBC know how furious you are with David Shuster calling Chelsea a whore (in effect) or Chris Matthews telling a female anchorperson to come closer to the camera, this is your call to action. It has to happen now.

    My brother and I have our own plans to actualize this weekend in order to help defeat the Obamaian/DNC/MSM Axis. Most will be taking place on our site but we will be working other sources and channels as well. You all know I am in 100%.

    So let’s do this!

    If we are able to take North Carolina and win Indiana by double digits, the Axis’ metaphorical walls of Jericho will come crashing down faster than you can say “Pennsylvania.”

    The Axis is hoping you will be complacent, counting on your letting them carry-out their clandestine plot to subvert the good of this country so that they can oligarchically choose ‘our’ nominee. They think you are going to sit back and let them trample all over you whether you like it or not.

    Prove them wrong.

    For you, for her, for us.

    For America.

    Paul F. Villarreal
    http://www.villarrealsports.com

  13. Umm, isn’t Indiana being portrayed as the battleground here? I don’t see Hillary winning NC.

  14. Great talking points for those who are phone banking in this letter to SDs from former DNC chairs:

    Dear Fellow Democratic Party Member:

    Democratic National Committee members work tirelessly to elect Democrats locally, and they serve as strong advocates for finding solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems. As former DNC Chairs, we are proud to be leaders in a Party that seeks to alleviate the burden of limited access to health care, fix broken systems of public education, improve working conditions for middle-class men and women, and ensure America ’s safety and security, at home and abroad.

    Those of us who support Hillary Clinton for president do so with the knowledge that she, just like us, has dedicated her life to improving the standard of living for others, and she has worked to make our Party the strong force that it is today. Her values are our Party’s values. Her record of fiscal prudence is matched by her commitment to social responsibility. Her accomplishments in the area of strengthening America ’s security are a matter of public record.

    Hillary has run one of the most formidable campaigns in the history of our Party. Her wins this primary season are significant – Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas. Her base of support includes women, Hispanics, seniors, Catholics, middle and low income Americans, and rural, suburban and urban voters. That’s a formidable coalition tailor-made for victory in a November general election.

    In fact, if the election were held today, Hillary would beat Senator McCain, but Senator Obama would lose to the presumptive GOP nominee. According to the most recent polls available, Hillary would beat McCain by a margin of 279 to 259 Electoral Votes. But McCain would beat Obama by a margin of 291 to 247 Electoral Votes.

    In a hypothetical general election matchup with McCain, Clinton is winning handily (50%-41%) while Obama is statistically tied with McCain (46%-44%), according to the AP-Ipsos poll released Monday. In the days following the Pennsylvania primary, Gallup Poll Daily tracking showed Hillary pulling even with Senator Obama. As of Thursday, Hillary was ahead 49%-45%.

    Hillary can win our Party’s nomination. She is neck and neck with her opponent in Indiana and North Carolina . Both states have sizeable voting blocs that resemble constituencies who supported Hillary by large margins in Pennsylvania , Ohio and other contests.

    Years of job loss and the recent economic slowdown mean that most Indiana and North Carolina voters are more concerned about the economy than anything else. Hillary has consistently garnered the majority of support from voters who say the economy is the most important issue facing our country.

    Hillary’s campaign is currently operating at full capacity in Guam , Indiana , North Carolina , West Virginia , Kentucky , Oregon , Puerto Rico , Montana and South Dakota .

    As in states that have already voted, election official are expecting record turnouts. Pennsylvania registered more than 215,000 new voters ahead of its April 22 primary. More than 200,000 new voters have registered in Indiana since the start of the year. And in counties across North Carolina , registration numbers are double – or triple – what they were in 2004.

    More than 30 million Americans have already cast a ballot in our Party’s nomination contest and millions more will go to the polls between now and June 3. The record numbers of Americans who are registering and coming out to vote reflect the excitement about our candidates and the strength that our nominee will have behind him or her in the fall. The primary process will make our nominee stronger and better prepared to take on John McCain. Our Party only gains from having more voters – including more new voters – all across our country.

    We encourage you to continue to fully consider Hillary Clinton and the fact that she is qualified and accomplished. Too much is at stake for us not to consider deeply the choice we must make for our Party and our country.

    Sincerely,

    Kenneth Curtis
    Former DNC Chairman (1977-1978)

    Charles Manatt
    Former DNC Chairman (1981-1985)

    The Family of the late Ron Brown
    Former DNC Chairman (1989-1993)
    Mrs. Alma Brown, Michael Arrington Brown & Tracey Brown James

    Debra DeLee
    Former DNC Chair (1994-1995)

    Don Fowler
    Former DNC National Chairman (1995-1997)

    Steve Grossman
    Former DNC National Chairman (1997-1999)

    Governor Edward Rendell
    Former DNC General Chairman (1999-2001)

    Terence McAuliffe
    Former DNC Chairman (2001-2005)

    TOGETHER, WE WILL WIN!

  15. can we really win nc? i keep looking at the numbers and dont see how to pull it off. it rests ith aas-and if they are 9 in 10 bo then i just dont see it. someone prove me wrong. i make calls there and seems good-but

  16. Universal is right about the dirty trix! Anyone else hear about the doctored War Room video all over Drudge and cable today?

    It’s been proven to be false but the rumors are still flying from the bots. Video is a doctored tape showing HRC supporters saying Indianians are shItty.

    Check TM for a full run-down.

    taylormarsh.com

  17. the thing with NC .. it was supposed to be a blowout for him. He has had a big, big lead and we are spending lots less $ .. if we can cut that lead we can tout that YES, SHE IS the stronger candidate. Remember how the media treated Hill in PA .. we need to treat ObamaFraud the same way in NC .. anything less than a massive win is a LOSS for him

  18. Joe Andrews – MO connection, from TM.

    Her employer is University of Chicago Hospitals.

    University Hospitals is a client of Joe Andrews’ law firm, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

    Proof:

    //www.sonnenschein.com/firm_facts/clients/index.aspx

  19. I signed up on http://www.hillaryclinton.com last night and made about 25 calls in 1.5 hours. It is actually fun. I think I converted some leaners to Hillary supports. Just read the script and talk to them if they want. Some are die hard Hillary supports and want you to make it quick so you can call someone else. Talked to a life long Repub (Vietnam vet, the whole shooting match). He will not vote Repub this year and I think I got him to go Hillary. You can do it, it is fun. I am calling tonight again, and Sunday and Monday. Call NC. Hill will carry Indiana, but if we can pull off NC, BO is OVER!

  20. Keep in mind that all year Hillary has consitently won undecideds in the last few days before voting by over 60%. Most undecideds tend to be white and with the NC GOP hammering home Wright this week, Hillary can walk away with over 90% of the current undecideds on Tuesday. Not saying she will, but she can, so make those phone calls……

  21. basi9, the page is not found and it says its been removed. Several articles posted her and on TM come up the same, unable to find. I wonder if the bots are working overtime for axelbutt!

  22. I just remember there was a big push in SC, and nothing happened except the media setting traps for Bill Clinton, who gets flustered easily. Wouldn’t it be better to win IN? I just think there’s more return for the effort there.

  23. NC is winnable — remember, Ace Smith is there! My hunch is that Hillary will cut into BHO’s hold on AA votes. Just a hunch.

  24. We are going to win IN and were never expected to be this close in NC. Just a few weeks ago Obama was up by over 20 points, a Hillary win or a close loss will badly shake up Obama and his supporters. More importantly it will give the SD’s something to really think about. Yes, concentrating on NC will be worth it “Yes, We Can!!!”

  25. Haha, wow, the Obama-bots have to resort to doctoring videotape to try and win?!? How pathetic. Bush/Quayle tried that sleazy tactic against Bill Clinton in ’92, using doctored audio tape of Gennifer Flowers. And we all know Bill went on to win that election handily… 😀

  26. Hell, 2 can play their game. How would they like it if we doctored an Obama clip with him calling Hillary a bitch, or Michelle saying it?

  27. confloyd,

    WTH????

    You’re right! the links don’t work unless you log on to TM as I posted above and check the top article, A New Low and then click the links there.

  28. berkeley, rjk,

    Check the comments on TM under “A New Low” article. Evidently the bots have been in major meltdown all day.

    Ogreman was supposed to lead with the War Room Story but now that it’s been proven to be a hoax he’ll probably still report it and then at the very end say it’s authenticity is in question.

    Yup. this is pathetic.

  29. If there’s one thing the nutcases over at DailyKooks know how to do well, it’s be angry. And boyyyy have they been angry at everything lately, now that the Obama campaign is in slo-mo meltdown mode, lol.

  30. hillary just got a new superd-
    Clinton and Obama are tied, once again, in Texas superdelegates.

    Clinton just added Jaime Gonzalez Jr., a previously uncommitted superdelegate. He’s a trial lawyer, and a DNC member since 2000.

    “I am supporting Hillary Clinton because I am convinced that she is the best choice for President,” said Gonzalez. “She has shown the leadership qualities that we need to win the presidency in the general election and give Democrats a victory in November.”

  31. OMG! trying to verify the sonnerschein link and added h t m l and looky what I found?????
    A LIST of sonnenschein clients!!! * Clients
    * ABN AMRO / LaSalle Bank
    * The Allstate Corporation
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    * Pliant Corporation
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    * Red Bull North America, Inc.
    * Robotic Vision Systems, Inc.
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    * Rush University Medical Center
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    * Sara Lee Corporation
    * Sears Holdings Corporation
    * Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians’
    * Sigma-Aldrich
    * Six Continents Hotels
    * Sony Corporation
    * Sprint Nextel Corporation
    * St. Paul Travelers
    * Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
    * State Compensation Insurance Fund
    * Sun Chemical Corporation
    * Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    * Symantec Corporation
    * THF Realty, Inc.
    * Tribune Company
    * The University of Chicago Hospitals
    * Vans, Inc.
    * Vector Group Ltd
    * Vivendi Universal
    * Vonage
    * Wachovia Corporation
    * Wallgreens Co.
    * WellPoint, Inc.
    * William Blair & Company
    * Young Broadcasting Inc.
    * Yahoo! Inc.
    * Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.

    * ABN AMRO / LaSalle Bank
    * The Allstate Corporation
    * American International Group, Inc.
    * Bank of America Corporation
    * BASF Corporation
    * The Boeing Company
    * Christopher Reeve Foundation
    * Citigroup, Inc.
    * City of Chicago
    * Corporate Services Group, PLC
    * Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust Company
    * Draper & Kramer, Incorporated
    * DST Systems, Inc.
    * Epilepsy Foundation of America
    * Factory Card & Party Outlet Corp.
    * Farmers’ Insurance Group
    * Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
    * Fresenius Medical Care North America
    * General Electric Company
    * Genworth Financial, Inc.
    * Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
    * Icor Brokerage, Inc.
    * Insight Communications Company L.P.
    * ITOCHU International Inc.
    * JPMorgan Chase / Bank One
    * The John Buck Company
    * S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    * Jordan Industries, Inc.
    * Juno Lighting, Inc.
    * Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc.
    * KeyBank
    * Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation
    * Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen Girozentrale
    * Leo Burnett Co., Inc.
    * Logitech International SA
    * Lowe Enterprises, Inc
    * Lumenis Ltd.
    * McDonald’s Corporation
    * Mediacom Communications Corporation
    * Molex Incorporated
    * Monsanto Company
    * Morgan Stanley
    * NBC Universal
    * New York Life Insurance Company
    * Nicor, Inc.
    * The Northern Trust Company
    * Odyssey HealthCare, Inc.
    * Pliant Corporation
    * PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    * Principal Financial Group
    * Prudential Financial, Inc.
    * Red Bull North America, Inc.
    * Robotic Vision Systems, Inc.
    * Royal & SunAlliance
    * Rush University Medical Center
    * Salton Industries
    * SAP AG
    * Sara Lee Corporation
    * Sears Holdings Corporation
    * Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians’
    * Sigma-Aldrich
    * Six Continents Hotels
    * Sony Corporation
    * Sprint Nextel Corporation
    * St. Paul Travelers
    * Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
    * State Compensation Insurance Fund
    * Sun Chemical Corporation
    * Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    * Symantec Corporation
    * THF Realty, Inc.
    * Tribune Company
    * The University of Chicago Hospitals
    * Vans, Inc.
    * Vector Group Ltd
    * Vivendi Universal
    * Vonage
    * Wachovia Corporation
    * Wallgreens Co.
    * WellPoint, Inc.
    * William Blair & Company
    * Young Broadcasting Inc.
    * Yahoo! Inc.
    * Zarlink Semiconductor Inc

  32. the funniest thing about bots doctoring utube videos is that no one watches them except…bots!

    the beauty of BO is that we don’t have to doctor his videos. BO, MO and pastor wright says it all!

  33. Send an orange and make your voice heard!

    floridademandsrepresentation.org/PROJECTORANGECRUSH.html

  34. Maybe I’m getting carried away here but I wanna get this info to B. Merry.

    Check the sonnenschein description!
    Sonnenschein has achieved a distinctive reputation among America’s leading law firms. By helping its clients seize profitable marketplace opportunities and by vigorously overcoming challenges to their success, the firm is recognized the world over for helping those it serves to prosper and grow.

    With 700 lawyers and other professionals in thirteen U.S. cities and Brussels, and a global reach throughout the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, the firm serves the legal and public interest needs of many of the world’s best known and most admired businesses, nonprofits and individuals. It does so through seamless inter-office cooperation and teamwork among highly expert practice groups, combining to provide efficient, effective and timely legal services and business counseling.

  35. here’s the link to the Sonnenschein firm client list:

    sonnenschein.com/firm_facts/clients/index.aspx

    From TM:
    Joe Andrew’s connection to Michelle Obama:

    Her employer is University of Chicago Hospitals.

    University Hospitals is a client of Joe Andrews’ law firm, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

  36. ronald,
    sorry – i’m especially scattered today. here’s the post mentioning the Joe Andrews-MO – Sonnenshein connection. So I searched Sonnenschein and this is the client list!!!!!!!!!
    Joe Andrews – MO connection, from TM.
    Her employer is University of Chicago Hospitals.
    University Hospitals is a client of Joe Andrews’ law firm, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.
    //www.sonnenschein.com/firm_facts/clients/index.aspx
    Insert h t t p colon in front of link
    And here’s the company description!
    By helping its clients seize profitable marketplace opportunities and by vigorously overcoming challenges to their success, the firm is recognized the world over for helping those it serves to prosper and grow.

    With 700 lawyers and other professionals in thirteen U.S. cities and Brussels, and a global reach throughout the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, the firm serves the legal and public interest needs of many of the world’s best known and most admired businesses, nonprofits and individuals. It does so through seamless inter-office cooperation and teamwork among highly expert practice groups, combining to provide efficient, effective and timely legal services and business counseling.

  37. Ronald,

    And here’s the company description!
    By helping its clients seize profitable marketplace opportunities and by vigorously overcoming challenges to their success, the firm is recognized the world over for helping those it serves to prosper and grow.

    With 700 lawyers and other professionals in thirteen U.S. cities and Brussels, and a global reach throughout the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, the firm serves the legal and public interest needs of many of the world’s best known and most admired businesses, nonprofits and individuals. It does so through seamless inter-office cooperation and teamwork among highly expert practice groups, combining to provide efficient, effective and timely legal services and business counseling.

  38. basil9, say this. Right now circumstantial. Need info connecting Andrew with MO or BO earlier.

  39. off subject. just a friday night music dedication to my favorite candidate, hillary clinton.

  40. B Merry,

    D@MN!

    But isn’t the fact that MO works for Universal hospital which is a client of Andrews law frim, Sonnenschien, imply a connection?????

    She’s been working there for several years.

    Wish i knew how to to IJ.

  41. Good afternoon fellow Hillary supporters.

    Light a Candle for Hillary
    When
    Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Where
    Anywhere
    In your heart
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
    General Area: At the corner of your spirit and your intentions

    Description
    Let’s light a candle for Hillary – meditate or pray and ask the Universe for all the positive energy she can muster to help our Hillary win in both Indian and North Carolina on Tuesday. This event starts at 6:00 pm PST.

  42. basil9, looks circumstantial. Need at least one verifiable link. MO and Andrew on a board, a committee, she arranged a meeting/panel he was on; she was a point of contact. A member of the firm is an O bundler, just not Andrew.

  43. Sorry everyone for multiple posts – i’m distracted by this.

    B Merry: check this factoid!

    the firm is a leader in the use of innovative service-enhancing technologies. Our leadership in the expansion of the Internet, accomplished use of fully secure extranet capabilities, and our pioneering contributions to e-business are among reasons why our clients say the firm consistently and uniquely meets and exceeds their expectations.

  44. B merry,

    So how do we research that?

    PS – you can contact me via Hillbill’s and then i can send you my email. Don’t wanna post it here anymore.

    TCB,

    I’m in for the candle lighting.

  45. basil9, one angle is that O has made promises to the IT community that have been deemed laughable but they see him as some kind of savior for their long-range plans.

  46. Make History with Hillary!

    Our time – and HER time is NOW

    You’re invited to an “I’m Ready for Hillary” Party

    Women’s rights activists know how important victory in Indiana is to Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the Presidency and to our lives and future. Kim Gandy, President of National NOW PAC, Olga Vives, NOWExecutive Vice President, and other national and state NOW leaders are coming to Indiana to meet with NOW members and feminist voters to tell personal and moving stories about working with Hillary Clinton on women’s rights issues and underscore our first-hand knowledge of her commitment to women and families and a better – more equal – world.

    The National NOW PAC has endorsed Hillary Clinton because she can deliver on DAY ONE and she is the strongest candidate to: win in November; fix our shattered economy; resolve the housing and mortgage crisis; develop a health care program that covers ALL Americans; stand firm as a strong civil rights and women’s rights leader; promote policies that help us juggle work and family; and work to bring our troops home from Iraq from day one.

    Join us for the discussion & the party- Invite friends who love Hillary AND who are undecided!

    Friday, May 2
    Muncie
    6:30 – 8:30 pm
    3200 Brook Drive, Muncie 47304
    Hosted by State Senator Sue Errington
    errington@comcast.net or 765-282-3581

    Saturday, May 3
    Indianapolis
    2:00 – 4:00 pm
    6335 Bramshaw Rd., Indpls. 46220
    Hosted by Rebecca Crum
    For more information – Marion Wagner mrnwagner@yahoo.com; 317 435-5388

    Sunday, May 4
    Schererville
    2:00 – 4:00 PM
    2203 Lori Lane, Schererville 46375
    Hosted by Melissa Fadeley, Indiana NOW President era4all@comcast.net

    NOW PAC Women for Hillary in Indiana

    Kim Gandy, President, National NOW
    Olga Vives, Executive Vice President, National NOW, DC
    Marion Wagner, NOW Great Lakes Regional Director, National Board and National PAC Member

    Stephanie Ortoleva, President, 51st State NOW, National Board Member, former Indiana NOW President

    Melissa Fadeley, Indiana NOW President

    Bonnie Grabenhofer, Illinois NOW President

    Gay Bruhn, former Illinois NOW President

    Paid for by National NOW PAC

  47. Can someone who posts at TM please link this there. If you go to “guestbook archive” you can see how many women have signed it….it is gaining traction.

    http://www.geocities.com/emilymadoff/

    AN OPEN LETTER TO WOMEN SUPER DELEGATES FROM AN INDEPENDENT GROUP OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN

  48. Elizabeth Taylor urges primary voters to back Clinton
    Posted: 06:24 PM ET

    The actress and activist officially endorsed Clinton Friday.
    (CNN) — Actress Elizabeth Taylor urged voters in next week’s Democratic primaries to back Hillary Clinton’s White House run, saying in a statement released Friday that the New York senator was “not a flibbertijibbet.”

    “It would be magnificent for our country if Senator Clinton won the votes, hearts and minds of the people in Indiana and North Carolina on Tuesday. She’s a brilliant teacher and powerful leader. We all know what she’s about. We know what she isn’t. Senator Clinton is not a flibbertijibbet [sic]. She’s strong,” said Taylor.

    “It’s also important for great leaders to have a sense of humor about themselves. The future of our great country rests in the hands of the next president. Who sits in the Oval Office will be determined greatly by the citizens of Indiana and North Carolina. In my heart, I know they will choose wisely and they will choose well.”

    The actress and activist is a longtime Clinton supporter who has donated the legal maximum of $4,600 to the senator’s campaign.

    In January 2007, Taylor also pointed to Clinton’s toughness as the reason she was contributing to her presidential bid. “I have contributed to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign because she has a mind of her own and a very strong one at that,” Taylor she said in a statement then. “I like the way she thinks. She is very savvy and a smart leader with years of experience in government, diplomacy and politics.”

    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/05/02/elizabeth-taylor-urges-primary-voters-to-back-clinton/

  49. Just as in ” Secrets”
    Envision HRC on inauguration day taking the oath. Positive energy focused on making it so. For every action. ( Channeling our positive energy toward an exact outcome). Is a reaction. ( Will it to be and it shall). Now let’s get out there and work our butts off for Hillary and our country. BELIEVE AND IT SHALL BE

  50. WV Legislators endorse Hillary Clinton
    May 02, 2008 @ 05:55 PM
    Herald-Dispatch.com

    CHARLESTON— The Clinton campaign announced the support of 11 West Virginia lawmakers from across the Mountain State on Friday. The state Senators and Delegates endorsing Clinton represent diverse districts and are committed to working in their communities to make Hillary successful in the upcoming primary.

    “I support Hillary because she is ready to lead America. Her experience speaks for itself. Clinton will jumpstart the economy and help hardworking Americans get ahead – without putting our country further into debt. She has the strength and experience to get us back on track,” said House Delegate Richard Browning in a prepared statement.

    “Sen. Clinton understands the importance of agriculture and rural development to West Virginia and the United States. We need a president who will lead this country back to prosperity. We can’t afford to wait. Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to lead on day one in the White House,” said House Delegate Bob Tabb in a prepared statement.

    “I am proud to support Hillary Clinton because she is the only candidate with a health care plan that covers everyone. West Virginia families deserve a president who will keep fighting for the uninsured until every man, woman, and child has quality,

    affordable health care,” said House Delegate Barbara “Bobbie” Hatfield, Vice-Chair of the West Virginia House of Delegates’ Health and Human Resources Committee in a prepared statement.
    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/homepage/x1657955506/index.html?printview=true

  51. sonnenschein is in the top 4 obama contributors
    Top Contributors
    1 University of Chicago $156,054
    2 Kirkland & Ellis $143,138
    3 Henry Crown & Co $79,500
    4 Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal $74,950
    5 Northwestern University $72,930
    6 Exelon Corp $71,850
    7 Sidley, Austin et al $71,432
    8 Mayer Brown $69,960
    9 Jenner & Block $62,710
    10 Soros Fund Management $61,605
    11 Goldman Sachs
    $61,500
    12 Clifford Law Offices $59,550
    13 Simmons Cooper LLC $58,500
    14 Tejas Securities $57,250
    15 JP Morgan Chase & Co $56,600
    16 Ariel Capital Management $55,650
    17 Skadden, Arps et al $54,071
    18 Winston & Strawn $52,450
    19 Piper Rudnick LLP $45,600
    20 Holland Capital Management $43,350

  52. Saw this on FactHub — hilarious:

    —–
    OLD NEWS: Paul Kirk endorsed Senator Obama months ago

    In their zeal to divert attention from their recent troubles, the Obama campaign “announced” this morning that automatic delegate Paul Kirk is endorsing Sen. Obama. This is NOT a new endorsement – Mr. Kirk has been publicly backing Senator Obama since at least February:

    2/24/08 Cape Cod Times identifies Mr. Kirk as an Obama supporter.

    2/12/08 Boston Globe identifies Mr. Kirk as an Obama supporter.

    4/28/08 CQ identifies Mr. Kirk as an Obama supporter.

  53. pundits questioning whether bo has any leadership abilities on lou dobbs or campbell brown tonight 🙂

  54. There is a video up from a local Indiana news station where Hill’s new ad is posted on youtube that says “IN voters not impressed with gas tax holiday”. I hope Hill knows what she is doing.

  55. admin,

    yes. I couldn’t agree more.

    but you do an excellent job of bringing it all together.

    And boehlert’s article on Media Matters is excellent too.

  56. Don’t know if this has already been posted or not, but there are 2 articles on Yahoo’s front page that caught my eye: one has got a postive Hillary headline, and one with a somewhat negative waffles headline. WOW… I can’t believe my eyes!

    Positive Hillary headline:
    news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080502/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_rdp

    Negative waffles headline:
    news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080502/ap_on_el_pr/obama_special_elections

  57. Ome positive reinforcement from a TM blogger;
    the idea that there’s something out there ready to hit Barack over the head – knockout blow.

    It may be wishful thinking, but it all keeps coming back to Terry McAuliffe for me. Being Howard Dean’s predecessor at the DNC means he no doubt knows all the players pretty well – all the ins and outs. And Terry Mac says it’ll all be over by June 15 – period – no explanations – just that. Hmmmm…..
    Add to that Joe Scar’s hinting around that he heard “from a highly placed Clinton source” that “something” big is coming down the pike the beginning of June – obviously something bad for Obama if Joe’s to be believed.
    And then there’s the piece de resistance – the astrology, which has Barack dropping out by June and Hillary becoming the next President of the United States. Joseph Andrew became a partner of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal in 2004. $74,000+ to Obama from Andrew’s lobbying/law firm? And the media is silent on this..

    I have a feeling this is a dead thread and I’m horribly behind, as usual… LOL!

    jenmarie | 05.02.2008 – 5:46 pm Wow.. $74,000+ to Obama from Andrew’s lobbying/law firm? And the media is silent on this.. because??? If WE can find these things out, why can’t they?

  58. admin, i remember the 1984 nomination at age 14. hart was not giving up for nothing. i watched the convention in my room even though my father told me to go to sleep. i had the volume and brightness so low so my old man did not see the light beneath my doors. mondale won out but he did not thug hart out of the race.

  59. I thought the legal limit for donations was 2300 dollars, but a post above said Elizabeth Taylor gave 4600 dollars. Is that 2300 for the primary, and 2300 for the General?

  60. ROFLMAO

    “Smear #3: Hillary killed three Hoosiers in the Clinton Library with the Wrench! Then ate them!

    This is a headline over at corrente.

    I have just finished a long article for SavagePolitics.com. Will appear Monday. It’s titled:

    AN UNHOLY TRINITY OF HATE BY BLACK PREACHERS

    It took a ton of work, but I hope worth it. Digs Obama good. But also I hope will open up dialogue about race a little more where people can talk about the reality of race relations today. I am just fed up with all the race baiting from the Obama side. And they have been getting away with it because of much of what is addressed in the article.

    I am rambling. Tired.

    Saw Hillary on Fox both nights. Jeeeze. She is Incfedible. I mean she brought OREilly to a standstill.

  61. Basil,

    Have any of your astrology predictions come true in the past?

    Trying to guage your track record here 🙂

  62. Wow, Terron, you remind me of my Dad. He had that early fascination with elections too. That’s neat.

  63. birdgal… I’m pretty sure that’s the case: $2300 for the primaries and $2300 for the general. From what I understand Hillary has more $$ than waffles stashed away for the general.

    By the way, does anyone know how to tell how much $$ you have contributed? I can probably dig through my email and find all the confirmations, or check my bank statements, but is there an easier way? I’m not at the limit yet, but I think I’m over 1/2 way there and don’t want to get in trouble for donating too much. Or will they catch that for me when I try and go over? I use 2 different cards to donate with, so I’m not sure they can track my grand total.

  64. basil does astrology? How exactly does that work? Is that some kind of divination like tarot cards?

  65. Thanks mj and Levon.

    To check you balance

    logon to hillaryclinton.com

    look under “take action”

    select raise money/hillraiser

    it will show, how much money you have contributed.

  66. did you guys hear about Elizabeth Taylor’s endorsement of Hillary? Pretty neat! We’re now 4 days to Indiana and North Carolina.

  67. Hannity today hinted strongly (“wait till this comes out”) that there’s more to Ayers. Of course there is!

    Networks are playing Hill saying NC is ‘a gamechanger’, wonder if she’s just trying to step up their intensity or something else….

  68. The RW is going to have a field day with Ayers and Wright in the fall if Obama is the nominee. At least the Clinton scandals are old and boring now.

  69. watching the jackson dinner on cspan in north carolina. only watching hillary when she comes on.

  70. birdgal…

    Thanks! That’s so cool. I didn’t know I had that info at my fingertips. Wow, it says I’ve contributed $1402.00!! I can’t believe it. I’ve never contributed one red cent to a political campaign before this one. I’ve done all that damage since 02/05/08.

    It shows that I’ve got a ‘raiser code’ too. Cool beans 🙂 I usually just go to Hillary’s website to donate money, then I’m gone. I get most of my news from here.

    Thanks again.

  71. Here is my Good Luck contribution to Hillary, I wish I could send more:
    Contribution Details
    Date: May 02, 2008 8:18 PM EDT
    Contact: connie
    Amount: $25.44

  72. From Politico….

    O, No: Winfrey a no-show

    By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN & JEFFREY RESSNER | 5/2/08 6:38 PM
    TV host, a prominent Barack Obama supporter, has been absent from the candidate’s side since Super Tuesday.

  73. mj, i barely remember 1980, but 1984 was when i started understanding and watching politics hardcore. by 1988 and 92 i was highly educated on it. my first vote was for dukakis in the 1988 primary over jackson. the first loser i supported. not that he just lost but a HORRIFIC candidate if we ever saw. but at least he won the nomination.

  74. yes, both dem candidates for governor are supporting obama. they deserve the gop ad hitpeace on them too.

  75. terrondt: as i’m listening to her, i am about ready to barf. i figured, as much. she is incorporating both hillary and waffles, but more waffles. back to fox.

  76. yeah birdgal, i am recording it on my dvr. i will fast foward it to hillary when she gets on..

  77. I so so so want to see an Obama supporter (superdelegate) switch to Hillary!

    watch http://www.c-span.org as Hillary will come on to speak soon at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Event (although you may be disappointed because there’s so many signs – “changes we can believe in”)

    it should be called “Lies We Can Believe In” since so many are fooled into wanting Obama!

  78. Obama conceded Friday that Wright had changed the equation for some voters.

    “This is something that they will have to factor into the mix — how this thing plays itself out, I can’t tell,” he told reporters at a news conference Friday in Indianapolis.

    While maintaining that he’s struck by how “sensible” voters are, Obama also said that he now realizes that despite 15 months of nationwide campaigning, many people still don’t know his record and life story well enough to decide if they can trust him or separate him from Wright.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/254/story/35681.html

    Bracing his cult for the ultimate air out of the balloon????

  79. im glad i will be off on tuesday again to blog with you all on the primary returns. i am taking the last week of may for a vacation. june thru august is going to be wierd. nothing but pre convention politics going on then.

  80. this might be a damn repeat performance of the IOWA jackson dinner. the hall was jam packed bused in obamabots.

  81. Thank you for the information on finding out how much you have contributed. I did not know this either.

    I appreciate the education.

  82. Wow, more on Ayers? I think he’s actually MUCH more toxic than Wright. The dude BOMBED THE PENTAGON, for heaven’s sake!

  83. Hillary, no she won’t. She wont risk carrying someone who has too much of a baggage and too unknown.

  84. “offer him the veep” .. screams for her are more than the boo’s from his crowd.

    She is offering an olive branch and she is telling people that they have the right to be for someone else and she respects that…have you ever heard Bambi or wifey say anything even close?

  85. well hillfans, it is a repeat performance of the iowa dinner. there are a lot of boos from obamabots. A DAMN SHAM!

  86. I have to say, there’s something very dark about the lines Hill’s worked in to many of her speeches, about Bush & Cheney leaving the WH and turning over the keys.
    If you read that big story on a very small site a while back, you can figure out what I mean.

    Hillary! Hillary! Luving it.

  87. looks like they bussed in a bunch of women for bambi.

    Yes the crowd is chanting Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary .. she is hitting on middle class being so important.

    Wow, I am so impressed with her.

    Will bambi be there anyone know?

  88. yes .. we need a president who HAS WHAT IT TAKES. yes, that is what she is offering. Real and immediate solutions .. she means taking action, creating good jobs, all kinds of good jobs…yes, yes. She is on FIRE…Immediate actions…..Yes, make oil companies pay the gas tax this summer. Make the OIL COMPANIES pay…she is convinced that if the doj investigated they’d find that energy traders are manipulating the markets .. hmm…oil companies, who invested so financially in bambi. Maybe she knows something

  89. she’s stronger
    he’s tired
    she’s excited
    he’s bored
    she’s ready
    he’s doubting
    she’s the one
    he’s not the one

  90. I am so glad that she is talking business rather than lofty speechs or promises of simple change …

    She it telling people what she WILL Do .. not a bunch of empty rhetoric

  91. She’s ferocious tonight. It’s like there’s a new depth in her voice, and it’s coming out at a fevered pitch.

    She is in a zone.

  92. you think that Edwards is getting ready to endorse her? Yes, she is so strong…she has a new jig to her voice tonight…

    Yes thanking Elizabeth Edwards .. for her support. Says she is a TRUE champion for UHC.

  93. Thanks John Edwards (“a great American”) and Elizabeith, then bitch slaps McCain all in one paragraph.

  94. yes, she is talkiing about counting the real votes .. of course Bambi crowd has to boo that

    something is up in NC folks .. she has a difference in her whole being.

  95. touting Hugh Shelton and only one other time in history has any JOINT CHIEFS endorsed .. yes she has TWO.

    Yes, yes, yes.

  96. Yeah, talking about fort bragg. that video was posted on TM over the weekend. she took the ball, and ran with it.

  97. why would anyone want someone like Obama who offers nothing but an empty suit .. when you can pick someone like this. This is what I can’t understand. If not for the dirty DNC and the elites she would be running away with this thing …

    Toughest job in the world.. especially hard after Bush. Must elect a president who is ready to take charge. Talking about the repubs just perhaps handing over the keys .. no way, she says. I respect Senator McCain .. give me a bigger shovel LOL

  98. Anyone from Illinois? Informed? Alcina?

    I’m getting this ready to go out. Would anyone like to vet it for me? Or feel free to edit and run with it.

    ———————————–

    Black Activist Alice Palmer Trusted Barack Obama

    In 1995, Alice Palmer was a longtime Black activist, a “beloved elder stateswoman” in the Illinois state senate. She had a record of ??? and had earned a ‘safe seat’ — ie, no one even tried to run agaisnt her. She was doing excellent work for the Black activist community, and holding that seat securely for them, so they could spend their resources elsewhere.

    Barack Obama had never run for office. He was a /how-old/ wannabee hanging around the /activist /group/, hoping for someone to give him a boost.

    Palmer had a chance to run in a special election for a higher office. She wanted someone to keep her ‘safe seat’ warm, stepping aside for her to have her seat back if necessary, but getting to inherit her seat if she won the higher office.

    Obama was young, with an inspiring manner and an innocent grin. Palmer trusted him.

    She introduced him to party elders and donors* as her probable successor, and helped him gather signatures to get on the ballot. She didn’t get her agreement with him in writing. She trusted him.

    Then Palmer’s higher race went badly. To get on the ballot for her old seat, she also gathered signatures, all under the 1995 list of registered voters — hastily, collecting only the minimum number of signatures needed. When she and party elders asked Obama to keep his word and withdraw, offering him help in getting an additional post elsewhere, Obama refused. So Palmer prepared to let the voters decide between them.

    But instead of letting the voters decide, Obama got Palmer (as well as the rest of his opponents) knocked off the ballot for her own seat. As soon as a 1996 list of registered voters went into effect, he challenged all their signatures against the new list. Since some voters had moved or died, not enough matches could be found. (Obama’s own signatures were never put to the same test.)

    So Obama charged Palmer with ‘fraud’, had her disgraced and knocked out of politics — rather than run a fair contest against her.

    Running as the only name on the ballot, Obama took Palmer’s safe seat. Soon he abandoned it for an unsuccessful higher office run himself. So instead of Palmer in her safe seat and Obama in another seat, their party had lost them both.

    Palmer made some mistakes, but she is not running for President of the US on a claim of judgement and unity and courtesy, as Obama claims to be. Palmer’s mistakes were from innocent optomism — such as trusting Barack Obama.

    (Sorry if there are duplcate posts, dunno what’s wrong.)

  99. haha… the pressures of a campaign are NOTHING compared to the white house.

    yes, she’s still standing and bambi is STILL whining.

    One thing you know about Hillary, I am no shrinking violet and I will fight for you and I will NEVER GIVE UP.

    THIS IS WHAT WILL WIN HER NORTH CAROLINA.

    She believes that America is worth fighting for. Is bambi really believing that America is worth fighting for

    Oh no .. what happened to the microphone????

  100. the good thing about Hillary speaking first is people tend to remember what happened first and then they get tired and bored after speeches so when Obama comes out it’ll be like zzz’land

  101. basil9 —

    You should do a tarot card reading for the upcoming primary and put it in this blog! That would be a lot of fun!

    Hillary always does so well in these events. It’s really amazing how much more polished she has gotten as the campaign has moved on. She’s always had an exceptional command of the issues, but now she’s really getting the “talk” down (she’s always had the “walk” 🙂 ).

  102. is cnn carrying this? msnbc? just wondering since bambi is coming up and of course they will have to give him props .. but of course they have cut her off before.

    Wow, I love her closing .. this sounds like an convention acceptance closing….

    I just wish the Governor had endorsed her a week earlier….

    This is what a REAL President sounds like.

  103. I’ll be the first to admit that Obama in general is a better speaker than Hillary. She’s really been improving in this area though. This grueling campaign forces candidates to learn skills like this. The difference is, though, that Hillary can pick up and develop speaking skills. You can’t just pick up 35 years of experience on the fly.

  104. I saw more Hillary signs that “change we can believe in” signs 😀

    in fact in one shot just a sec ago…..it was all hillary signs and ONE “change” sign

    kinda symbolic if you think about it …….Hillary=change we can believe in 😀

  105. i think hillary is the better speaker, she doesn’t NEED a teleprompter and a “pre written speech” written by someone else !!

  106. yeah .. hard to just “pick up” 35 years of experience.

    Do you think Hill was giving JE and EE a shout out cause of NC or do you think an endorsement might be coming???

  107. I can’t stand the way Obama speaks. He sounds like Kerry to me. I’ve never thought he was much of a speaker.

  108. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0508/10047.html

    Indeed, since Super Tuesday on Feb. 5, Oprah has been absent from Obama’s side. Her people say other projects have kept her too busy to hit the hustings for the candidate. His people say they’d love to have her but don’t need her help in attracting crowds anymore. Either way, people expecting to see her on the stump anytime soon may have to hold their breath longer than David Blaine did this week on her namesake talk show.

    Yet it would seem like the perfect time for Obama to call in his super surrogate, considering the next two states up for grabs: North Carolina has a significant African-American population, and Indiana shares a border and a media market with Illinois, where Winfrey resides and tapes her talk show.

    ———-
    Yet it’s also true that Oprah’s rare foray into politics proved controversial among certain segments of her largely female fan base, leading to speculation that her absence from the trail reflects a conscious decision to dial back her involvement for reasons other than business projects. After all, the scale of her media empire suggests Winfrey is rarely without pressing business commitments.
    ——

  109. yes, the message .. won’t back down. This is a message to every voter and every superdelegate. Hear it Howie and Nancy ..

  110. tabbylady ,
    The difference is the substance….I saw HRC speak before a very small group of high dollar supporters in Boston in Feb and she sat there and chatted with us taking question after question (something BO would never dare do)….

    And a woman asked her an incredibly arcane question about social security benefits for state employees. Not only did she understand the question, but she knew it was an issue in 11 states and had thought through potential solutions. Her command of the substance is nothing short of stunning.

  111. I don’t think it’s in the cards. If they were going to endorse, they would have done it already.

  112. admin – will there be any superdelegates that will switch from Obama to Hillary? More superdelegates to endorse Hillary?

    Any updates on the fundraising effort (the matching)

  113. I’m not trying to knock her at all. I’m just saying that I think Obama has a great deal of talent in that area. Just because I’m for one candidate doesn’t mean I can’t give credit where credit is due. Both Bill Clinton and Obama are natural political speakers. Hillary is very detail oriented and wonky, and she can give good speeches, but political and motivational speeches are an art, and there is a lot of style involved (and not just substance). Obama is very good at the style and flair. Hillary has been getting better at it.

  114. If anyone gets Glen Beck on Headline News .. he is playing more of the Jeremiah Wright sermons tonight.

    Of course Dan Abrams and Messiah News are going back to his “race speech” ….anything to prop him up.

    Dayum … his internals must be absolutely rock bottom

  115. LOL I go to Glen Beck and he’s got Ben Stein on…the most boring man besides Obama Kerry ever

  116. oh man

    she was great

    she was fantastic

    she took care of that shitt ass within her unity speech from words to solutions

    she was very good and even waved to stupid obamabots

    i really hope she wins,,,,,

  117. Tabby, I just happen to disagree with you. I never found him compelling. He always had a professory, John Kerry sound to me.

  118. Sonia .. yes she shredded the “well lets just all get along and kiss up” into “here are the problems and here are the solutions that I provide”

    Ben Stein says gasoline will be over $10 a gallon .. OMG

  119. I would like to send Obama one of my audibles on yahoo. It’s the one that says “put a sock in it”!

  120. At least she has been getting better at speaking. However his debate skills don’t seem to improve. Too bad, as you need that in the next round. Sound like an important skill for running for President.

  121. Am I the only one who noticed that her secret service guys looked more on guard than usual? There were more of them than I’ve seen before, too.

  122. Newt .. thinks a new vote in Michigan and Fl or they will have to count the votes.

    Hannity .. practically endorseing HILLARY .. says REAL SOLUTIONS are what we need right now. OMG…says he rarely agrees with her but he does now.

    She has won over the republicans and I think they wish they had her for a candidate…

  123. yes, the secret service was right on top of her everywhere tonight. bots probably threatening her.

  124. There has been some trouble in NC. Last weekend, one of her offices in Durham had the plexiglass window shattered by some type of projectile. Also, some weird online stuff on the Waffles site.

  125. Yahoo had a headline: “Early Indiana voting heavy in strong obama counties.” I didn’t read the article.

  126. Honestly though, Hill could most likely take care of herself as long as it wasn’t a gun or a knife.

    Can you tell I admire this woman like none other.

    She has been such a role model for me, and should be for women everywhere.

    Why every woman is not standing strong behind her just bumfuzzles me…we’ll never have a female candidate or ANY candidate in MY generation who even comes close. Her qualifications and her leadership ability will never be repeated … that is why she should be 44. None come close.

  127. The next time someone tries to say that Wright must be a patriot b/c he was a marine….just remind them that Tim McVeigh (the OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBER) also served as a Marine.

  128. “… the secret service was right on top of her everywhere tonight. bots probably threatening her.”

    Yes, it’s the new politics based on hope and change. 🙄

  129. of course yahoo won’t tell you that Hillary’s early voting is strong as well.. yahoo sucks.

  130. 1950democrat Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    Anyone from Illinois? Informed? Alcina?
    I’m getting this ready to go out. Would anyone like to vet it for me? Or feel free to edit and run with it.

    I just posted a draft copy as a ‘diary’ at
    h t t p : / / hillarysbloggers.soapblox.net/showDiary.do?diaryId=151 
    if anyone would like to make comments or add information.

  131. I am so glad that Hannnity is still covering Wright. There is still photos, vidoes or something out there. Hannity is still going there and he wouldn’t if he didn’t know.

    also, bambi’s statement today .. perhaps people can’t separate me from Wright, leads me to believe that he knows it’s just a matter of time before he is outed.

  132. birdgal .. and wouldn’t you rather have someone like that in the hardest job in the country vs a wimp noodle who has to take 24 to 48 hours to “figure” out what he should be doing.

    Hillary was heavy promoting Democrat unity tonight behind the nominee…she said she’s work for the bot if he is the nominee and she asked other dems to do the same .. I just can’t do that. It’s not about the party .. it’s about the man.

  133. Dot said………I just can’t do that. It’s not about the party .. it’s about the man.

    EXACTLY!!!

  134. Unfortunately for me it is about the Party also. They did not stop the sexist attacks, she stopped them. I don’t respect the Democratic party anymore.

  135. Dot: I totally agree. She is so strong and sure of herself. She could go toe to toe with any head of state out there. She is well-loved and respected in Europe, which I have read on a couple of different sites. She would also be able to repair the tarnished reputation of the U.S. She doesn’t need 24-48 hours to “figure out” what to do. This is where her many years of experience become so invaluable.

    I know, she was promoting unity, but dang it, I cannot vote for waffles. He is not the right person for the toughest job in the world.

  136. guys, with everyone’s hard work and contributions, I think Bambi will be gone by June to worry about some other personal problems he has back here in Chi-town.

  137. you guys don’t know how desperately I want him out of the Senate seat here in Illinois. I don’t want this quack representing me, just as I don’t want that corrupt tool Rod Blagojevich lording over IL as governor.

  138. Just: that townhall meeting is great. Cary is located between Raleigh and Durham, in the heart of the research triangle area.

  139. dot48, i seriously and honestly to God pray that Rezko will end Obama’s future in politics forever. This guy doesn’t have the merits, morals, or character it takes to represent real Americans.

  140. dont forget Sunday on ABC this week with George S will be another townhall taking questions in Indiana and NC so that’s cool

    also look at the events Bill Clinton is doing for Hillary, he truly believes her!

    05/03: Join President Clinton for a “Solutions for America” Town Hall Meeting in Angola
    05/03: Join President Clinton for a “Solutions for America” Town Hall Meeting in Kendallville
    05/03: Join President Clinton for a “Solutions for America” Town Hall Meeting in Columbia City
    05/03: Join President Clinton for a “Solutions for America” Town Hall Meeting in Warsaw
    05/03: Join President Clinton for a “Solutions for America” Town Hall Meeting in Plymouth
    05/03: Join President Clinton for a “Solutions for America” Town Hall Meeting in La Porte

  141. yes and Bill is receiving huge crowds and people love him. Yahoo had all of a minute headline today before it got yanked for an obama friendly one LOL .. something to the effect “adoring crowds flock to Bill Clinton rallyes’

  142. dot48, and Hillary is doing a lot of GOTV tomorrow, look at this:

    05/02: Hillary Clinton Attends a GOTV Event in Raleigh!
    05/03: Town Hall with Hillary Clinton Hosted By MomLogic.com
    05/03: Hillary Attends a Get Out the Vote Event in Wake Forest!
    05/03: Hillary Clinton Attends a GOTV Event in Gastonia!
    05/03: Hillary Clinton Attends a GOTV Event in Mooresville!

    This may be the reason why Hillary said NC is a gamechanger

  143. love seeing this ticker running across the bottom of tv

    Obama sees NC double digit lead SHRINK to single digits .. haha.

  144. I think the serious people in the audience (not counting the obmabots) will see how flawed Obama is and how imperative it is to reconsider their thoughts on Obama and go for Hillary

  145. justme, the only people I saw in the audience for Bambi were SERIOUSLY slap-worthy. Booing Hillary? Looking affixated at BamBam as he spewed his usual meaningless garbage?

    I’m sorry, but its these types of people that deserve to live under the regime of George W. Bush.

  146. he always has the “i love you” set up .. is he too stupid to realize we know its set up

    The only thing I want to know is if he is a gracious to hillary as she was to him. Anything about party unity or is it just about HIM

  147. Ugh. He is trying to look tough. He also appears upset and unhappy. He’s shouting. He’s sweating. Where’s the old Hopium?

    justmeinmountdorafl, thanks for the article we will use it.

  148. I’m sorry, but Bambi looking tough is like getting Newt Gingrich to look like a radical liberal. It just doesn’t work. This guy has wimp written all over his forehead.

  149. Uuuggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    why did i turn on c-span??

    anyone know how to make a “puke’ emotioncon??

  150. he’s sweating cause he knows what his internals are telling him. he’s never had to work this hard. he’s only had to stand and get without the work .. he’s been pampered by the media and he hasn’t had to work hard.

    Boy he has stolen her stump speech BIG TIME.

  151. Not the Iraq vote he wasn’t in the Senate for again? How did the crowd there react to her speech? To the booers?

  152. hehe . how can we get his forehead tatooed with “wimp”

    now, he’s pandering and lying about his poor upbringing

  153. dot48, I kinda like it when he steals Hillary’s speech for a few reasons:

    1) he automatically comes off as fake and a CHEAP carbon-copy to most normal Americans.
    2) he can never deliver the policy speeches well. He comes off sounding like a haggard old fool in a suit.
    3) he is knocked off of delivering his usual messages of “hope” and “change” aka, less hopium to mesmerize the crowd.
    4) he is indirectly conceding Hillary’s superiority 😀

  154. mj: he said he was against it, at the beginning, and each subsequent year.

    he ended it the same way as Hillary, “God Bless You, and God BLess America.”

  155. mj, many people are lazy and will believe things that politicians or other public figures tell them without doing the research.

  156. tell me if i am wrong , but, sounds like one little corner section was cheering for him with signs and that was about it LOL

  157. All you have to do is watch the way he holds a fork. Gives his wealthy upbringing away, IMO.

    So who had a better crowd reaction? What did the crowd think of the booers?

  158. MJS

    it is looking pretty empty LOL

    we came we saw…….we cheered HIllary and now we’re OUTA here! 😀

  159. I think the remaining Obama demographics that he has left in NC are:

    African Americans
    College Kids.

    I’m serious, but this is probably all he is running on from the fumes of his trainwreck of a campaign. Of course, he is going to get some of the old, working, anti-hillary votes, etc, but overall, these are the only solidly his groups left.

    AAs and College Kids. wow.

  160. He also trashes the Democratic Party CONSTANTLY.

    He’s always talking about them being “just as much to blame” for the country’s problems. That PISSES ME OFF, especially to do it at a DEMOCRATIC PARTY dinner!!!!

  161. srsly HillaryforTexas. Considering Obama has done all of ZILCH for the country, it’s really funny to see him criticizing a party that has done in one year than he could ever do in his lifetime of Rezko relationships.

  162. “Don’t wear a flag pin, ex-preacher”. What a class act………………..need an Ayers Auchi. Alsamarrae Rezko bomb to drop. Speeches don’t erase ” typical”. “Bitter” white Americans with a racist anti-American as mentor for 2O yrs. NC has to see through his total phony crap. “Change” can be found on pg 261 in Audacity of Hope where he indicates he will stand with Muslims when political winds blow in the wrong direction. Check it out. Greta has Ayers victims family now.

  163. mjs

    ayers and the weather underground, tried to kill a family back in the 70’s.. greta is interviewing the man that was a child then

  164. there is nothing whatsoever wrong with Islam, or millions of Muslims who practice Islam.

    There is, however, something wrong with people who want to kill others and hurt the United States. Radical Islamists i don’t tolerate. I, however, am friends with many people of the Islamic faith who are some of the nicest people I could have ever met.

    Please do not frame someone as bad simply because he/she is a Muslim. It is a terrible stereotype that began after 9/11

  165. he just said obama was on several boards, some with ayers father and brother!!!

    been involved with ayers for years!

  166. “I Don’t wear a flag pin, ex-preacher”. What a class act………………..need an Ayers Auchi. Alsamarrae Rezko bomb to drop. Speeches don’t erase ” typical”. “Bitter” white Americans with a racist anti-American as mentor for 2O yrs. NC has to see through his total phony crap. “Change” can be found on pg 261 in Audacity of Hope where he indicates he will stand with Muslims when political winds blow in the wrong direction. Check it out. Greta has Ayers victims family now.

  167. I thought cnn stated that NC was 50 bo, 40 clinton with 10% undecided. That’s why I believe they feel she can win NC as she usually gets most undecideds. Also, I think in general she is gaining, so by Tuesday her 40 might be even higher!

  168. mj, u of Chicago prides itself on giving “unique education” and finding the most creative and basically “weird” students out there.

    They have college essay topics like “what would you do if you had 500 gallons of mustard?”

    but personally, I kinda like this quirkiness 😀

  169. the more these relationships with BamBam pop up, the more I think he wants to harm our country if he becomes president.

  170. Hill will change a lot of minds this weekend in NC .. She closes well, he overpolls and we are within a win here folks. Gut tells me that he just doesn’t pack the punch he did and that people are just not into him any longer. I bet it hurts … Tuesday will tell the tale.

  171. I like quirky too. But I really hate how academia glorifies people like this Ayers guy.

    Actually the Chicago Boys of U of Chicago are responsible for reaganomics and a bunch of failed far right economics.

  172. The Chicago boys are BO’s economic advisors, and they are Reaganomics all the way.

  173. HillaryforTexas Says:

    May 2nd, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    The Chicago boys are BO’s economic advisors, and they are Reaganomics all the way.

    Scary!

  174. I guess if cnn is stating a win might be possible (and they will normally talk worst case for Hillary) she must be doing even better than we are seeing.

  175. she’s booked at good events there this weekend so I think she’ll sway some people and then close.

    reckon she plans to go back to Indiana at all?

  176. i think Bill is going to help Hill close in Indiana

    And Hill is going to NC to close.

    Is Chelsea just going to travel to the colleges between the two states?

  177. did anyone see the caption they just had on anderson cooper? I thought I was listening to olberman since they had said something violent towards hillary. I am a bit shocked.

  178. Mj
    I do have problem with any candidate who has more concern with Arabs and Pakistanis over typical white bitter Americans. Me and millions of others. Not the first time you’ve criticized me; that you feel compelled to take issue with something that I find offensive (again) leads me to ask that you not address any blog of mine again. I have more to do than play victim to your ” blog police.”

  179. I am not blog policing. Keep writing whatever you want about muslims. But I have muslim friends and I will keep responding.

    ded, what caption?

  180. Ded, CNN isn’t as blatant as MSNBC with their “tingles down my leg” Matthews and foaming at the mouth Olgermann.

  181. well, I just find on most stations and blogs there is a violent undertone and I find it quite disturbing…especially cnn.

  182. ded, joe klein said something terrible on CNN the other day about not even an IED could take Hill out. Campbell Brown laughed in agreement. Disgusting.

  183. I find it so irresponsible (considering the society we live in) and really you have to wonder….I can’t even bring myself to even think in those terms of someone.

    Also, can you imagine saying something like that in reference to bo?

    I don’t know….I think I have been having this same conversation every other day with you guys now for the past few weeks…lol….I guess I am still shocked at how the media has been acting.

  184. Obama’s the wimpiest major Democratic candidate to come along in a longgggggg time. Right up there with Michael Dukakis. Long-winded, rambling, no backbone, does whatever his advisors tell him to do, can’t close, can’t finish, etc. Presidential elections are marathons, and you better have enough endurance to get you through the tough stretches. It’s kind of cringe-inducing to witness, but we’re seeing Obama crack this week.

  185. I am with you MJ..I also think that BO’s not the better speaker. I find him to look totally phony, and really arrogant when he speaks. Also he’s boring. I think Hillary is much better, interesting, witty, and very knowledgeable. He always sounds like he memorized it, Hillary doesn’t. Like the articles are saying lately, he doesn’t even remember where he is half the time, he’s not connected to the audience at all. It’s all about him and it shows.

  186. Yeah, kit. I think the press has just told everyone he’s a good speaker. He’s vapid, boring and needs a teleprompter.

  187. birdgal Says:

    May 2nd, 2008 at 11:24 pm
    and fall like a souffle.

    For your keyboard to God’s ear.

  188. Big Money buys Indiana SD’s?

    Maybe…

    (h t t p only )

    blog.unheardamericanvoices.com/2008/04/11/is-barack-obama-buying-indiana-super-delegates.aspx

  189. Thanks Admin. for this piece. i don’t think alot of people really get the level of the sexism in this race. Even pro-Hillary bloggers …your blog is light years ahead on the stories out there and the positions. And you’re not timid about going after it. Some of the other pro Hill sites just recycle the same old safe stories on Mydd …and it’s just too little too late. They just aren’t really getting some of this or they don’t “want to go there”. Afraid to offend anyone, and frankly it’s just lame.

  190. dedfg Says:

    May 2nd, 2008 at 11:27 pm
    you know what they said about humpty dumpty…he had a great fall too.

    “and humpty dumpty could not be put back together again.”

  191. Unfortunately some SDs aren’t really concerned with who’s the best but how many goodies they get for a vote. 🙁

  192. Norma has a close up in the morning and has yet to catch up on lost (but well worth it) sleep from our Nation’s Capitol.

    I am off to bed.

    Fight the good fight. Help Florida Count! We need more volunteers from all over the country. We have over 1000 from everywhere in the database now, and it grows by the minute!

  193. There is no way in hell Clinton should quit no matter what. It’s a long way from now until November, it’s life time in politics. Obama is already cracking. Here is the worst case scenario.If he garners ‘enough’ delegates in June/July, nobody can predict whether his campaign is going to explode any second coming into Nov. Actually, it’s highly possible he will based on his dreadful performances over the past few months when people started to pay attention. Clinton is ready to rescue the democratic party any time.

    On a side note, I have a strong feeling Michelle Obama is a ticking time bomb in general election if Obama gets the nominee. She is worse than Teresa Ketchup Kerry, annoying as hell, a stupid narcassist. Dreadful and bitter woman. I cant imagine American people have to sit through her insane scolding on a daily basis.

    Some of her interviews, speeches are simply crazy…

    “Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”

  194. found this on huffpuke …..say it’s true!!!! please!!!!!!! 😀

    The Democrats have decided to drop by Fox News this week, with Barack Obama on Fox News Sunday and Hillary Clinton went on Bill O’Reilly. But more might be coming, according to Chris Wallace, who reported this morning that Obama was “thinking seriously” about appearing on the Factor:

  195. Good night everyone. I am off to count votes jumping into the ballot box and go to sleep. It’s my new substitute for sheep…

  196. Anyway, MO is laughing stock … It’s fun to watch her crazy speeches and interviews if you feel a bit down…

    Here’s some latest crazy stuff from MO…

    In a pickle with your spouse over laundry you neglected to do or trash you forgot to take out?

    Looking for an easy way to wriggle out of a tough spot with your boss?

    Never fear. Michelle Obama is here with her new patented subject-changer:

    “You know, this conversation doesn’t help my kids.”

    Worked like a charm yesterday during her softball interview with NBC’s Meredith Viera:

    MEREDITH VIEIRA: Michelle, do you feel that the Reverend Wright betrayed your husband?

    MICHELLE OBAMA: I think Barack has spoken so clearly and eloquently about this.

    MEREDITH VIEIRA: But do you personally feel that the Reverend Wright…

    MICHELLE OBAMA: You know what I think Meredith? I think we gotta move forward. You know, this conversation doesn’t help my kids. You know, it doesn’t help kids out there who are looking for us to make decisions and choices about how we’re going to better fund education.
    I can see it now:

    – Homeowners under water in heated discussions with their banks:

    “You know, this conversation doesn’t help my kids.”

    – Speeders arguing with traffic cops:

    “You know, this conversation doesn’t help my kids.”

    You know when Michelle really should have used that line? When she was sitting in church with her kids sometime over the last 20 years listening to Jeremiah Wright “conversing” about his standard litany of grievances against America.

    ***

    Ed Morrissey has more on the Obamas’ Today Show appearance.

    Tom Maguire gladly changes the subject…to Bill Ayers.

    Har.

    Snort.

    Whoa! These poll results from Indiana are not helping the Obamas’ kids.

  197. WASHINGTON — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton improved on her win in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary Friday, picking up two more delegates 10 days after voters went to the polls.

    The new delegates increased her margin of victory to 12 delegates, giving Clinton a total of 85 delegates in the primary, according to an analysis of election results by The Associated Press. Sen. Barack Obama won 73 delegates.

    The final two delegates could not be awarded before Friday because there were incomplete results in two congressional districts. The Pennsylvania Department of State released results for all congressional districts Friday, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. The results, however, are still unofficial.

    They showed Clinton winning the primary with 54.6 percent of the vote, to 45.4 percent for Obama.

    Clinton’s campaign also announced a superdelegate endorsement Friday, by Jaime Gonzalez Jr., a member of the Democratic National Committee from Texas.

  198. Mj

    I know he is, everyone will know it too when/if he does! 😀

    but i can’t wait for Bill 0 to eat him alive!!!! LOL

    but, i am sure he won’t, it only said he was “seriously thinking about it”

    he’s the Bawack remember!!!

  199. Sunday talk show tip sheet

    Just two days before crucial primaries in Indiana and North Carolina, the Democratic presidential contenders square off Sunday on dueling talk shows.

    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) sits down for the full hour on NBC’s “Meet the Press” as he seeks to put the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy behind him and close the sale with voters.

    Will Tuesday be the knockout that Obama has been looking for?

    Not to be outdone, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) sits down for an interview on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, her husband Bill’s former communications director.

    Clinton will be in Indiana for a special ABC Sunday morning “Town Hall,” where she hopes she can convince voters she’s ready to field those 3 a.m. calls in the White House.

    On “Fox News Sunday,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean continues the parade of high-level Democrats onto the network.

    Dean has made no secret of his desire to see the presidential nomination fight wrapped up by July.

    But will he get his wish?

    Host Chris Wallace also moderates what is sure to be a contentious chat between two former Democratic national chairmen, Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe and Joe Andrew, a former Clinton supporter who switched his allegiance to Obama.

    Will McAuliffe have any contentious words for Andrew? Or has he learned his lesson from James Carville?

    On CBS, “Face the Nation” features Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), who’s backing Clinton, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).

    Clyburn made waves in an interview with The New York Times when he suggested that former President Bill Clinton was damaging the party with some of his remarks about Obama.

    Will he have anything more to add on Sunday?

    Richmond Mayor Doug Wilder, the former Virginia governor who supports Obama, rounds out the CBS lineup.

    CNN’s “Late Edition” also leads with a surrogate fight, as North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, who recently endorsed Clinton, faces off against New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former Democratic presidential contender who now backs Obama.

    A pair of campaign economic advisers also tout their candidate’s economic platforms. Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who now backs Obama, takes on Gene Sperling, who’s advising the Clinton campaign.

    And Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) stops by to tout his friend, Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

    Finally, Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Democratic political consultant Donna Brazile discuss religion in America and the recent uproar over Wright’s comments.

    On Bloomberg’s “Political Capital,” host Al Hunt discusses pending housing legislation with House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.).

  200. I think the obvious strategy is to send out a clear and loud signal that any SD who’s ready to back Obama should be prepared for a massive backlash and retaliation from Clinton supporters…

    These SDs are sheep and opportunists. For these spineless politicians, the best threat is to boot them out at ballot boxes. Even they do not dare to support Hillary, tell them to delay endorsing OB indefinitely otherwise they will face consequences in the future.

    I’m thinking this MS-1 special election. I heard in this district Hillary garners 70% votes in primary election. Just imagine if we can get out these Hillary supporters, even it’s just some diehard women voters to vote for the Republican candidate on May 13th.

    Just imagine if somehow this democratic candidate gets defeated on May 13th, it will send a shock wave across the democratic establishment. They will be very very fearful about the negative coatail of Obama connection, and also very very fearful about the backlash from Hillary supporters.

    I think this is the ONLY way to stop these spineless SD to endorse Obama. Remember, the longer we can drag this on, the more voters will have a chance to get familiar the true face of this Messiah, the better chance Clinton will prevail in the end.

    So we should try everything to delay Obama-leaning SD’s endorsement. As I said, the best way is to demonstrate our power unequivacally they will face massive backlash if they go with Obama.

  201. Easley will eat Richardson for lunch. I think BO may be sinking like the titantic. Pray he sinks by Tuesday.

  202. anyway to get out Hillary voters in MS-1 to help defeat the democratic candidate??? This is the best way to demonstrate to DC establishment that BO will be a disaster for downtickets in conservative/moderate districts.

  203. Kostner

    YES! I totally agree!! hillary supporters need to counter punch with the two can play that game of backlash!!

  204. also it’s very very important for Hillary supporters to unequivocally tell the DC establishment, if Clinton is NOT the nominee, we’re ready to go with McCain. Many of her supporters are moderate/conservative democrats, and many of our ideologically leaning is much closer to McCain than to the communist BO.

    If MS-1 D candidate gets booted on May 13th, it will send out a shock wave, I tell you. Republican party will immediately make more ads to tie D candidates in conservative districts with Obama/Wright if they smell the blood. And that alone will definitely deter many D candidates in swing/conservative districts from getting too close to Obama, let alone endorse him.

    So I’m definitely rooting for the R candidate to win in MS-1 on May 13th.

  205. It doesn’t matter so much what the DIRECT connection is between Ayers and Obama, if there are MULTIPLE connections. Like, Ayers and Daley, and Ayers and Jones, etc etc. If Obama came from and is still connected to, a whole network of Chicago big wigs who are comfortable with Ayers and his ilk, that shows the atmosphere Obama belongs in.

  206. Remember that D candidate in MS-1 was only 200 votes short of getting elected(50%) in last round. Just imagine the devastation of DNC and screaming Dean if he gets beat by that R candidate on May 13th.

    Remember these special elections sometimes only need a few hundred votes to swing the result. I’m pondering whether there’s any way to get in touch with those diehard Hillary voters in this district to urge them to vote for R on May 13th, and directly tell them why it’s so important to do this!!

  207. kostner

    we could post on blogs something like this..

    ” IF the republicans win in MS-1 On may 13th DNC Howard Dean will go bat shit and will get a good message of what’s to come in the GE IF Obama is the Nominee…..it would probably only take a few hundred swing voters to throw it in favor of the Repugs
    it would mean electing a GOP candidate…….but the pay off if that did happen would be so worthwhile”

  208. Can somebody tell the MS-1 D list, maybe we can urge all supporters on this site, mydd, taylormarsh,… Any diehard Clinton supporter to do some targeted phonebanking for Greg Davis, the R candidate.

    1) find those who voted for Hillary in MS primary
    2)ask whether they’re strongly supporting Hillary, whether they’re upset about DC establishment’s strong arm tactics to push out Hillary?
    3) if the answer is YES, ask them to vote for Greg Davis, tell them it’s VERY IMPORTANT to SEND OUT a signal to DNC and Dean WE DO NOT WANT OBAMA. Obama will be a disaster for us.

    Greg Davis wins on May 13th, …GOP smells blood and starts to make multiple ads connecting D with Obama/Wright in swing/conservative districts, …. Those spineless D candidates start to distance themselves madly from Obama… Media narrative:Obama can not be elected and will hurt them in GE,.. DC establishment, Pelosi/Dean/Kennedy wing in shock and be isolated…. Mission accomplished for Hillary!!!

  209. Here’s Greg Davis’s website, maybe some of you can write an email to his campaign and tell him we’d love to cooperate with them to defeat childers?

    http://gregdavisforcongress.com/

    Here’s Childers(D)’s website, maybe some of you can email his campaign to get a phonebanking list of all D voters in his district? Then we can use this list to identify diehard Hillary voters who’re mad as hell to vote for Greg Davis on May 13th. Just tell them the truth why we’re determined to do so because we’re mad as hell about Dean and DNC, a vote for Greg Davis is a protest vote against Dean/Pelosi/Kennedy!

    http://www.childersforcongress.com/

    Admin,
    Let’s do it!!!

  210. Has anyone notice the new post at the dailykooks, its about evan bayh. They think they will have a bomb to drop in the a m papers! Pls explain!

  211. confloyd, what are they saying? Evan has no scandals that I know of, except an old complaint from 2007 that his wife sat on some boards that he passed Senate legislation in favor of her company.

    But that went before a judge, and was thrown out – no evidence of favor-trading at ALL.

  212. Okay, I looked – it’s about the plant closing. They are saying that Evan sent out a memo in the 90’s blaming Bill for it.

    *yawn* Hillary is not Bill. Different person entirely. I’ll bet the memo is nothing much either.

  213. hft, He apparantly is quoted as saying that Clinton is the reason the plant closed in Indiana He apparently has said it recently if I have read it right!
    Has anyone heard anything about guam?

  214. hft, I think they must be grasping at straws? Any newspapers that have it in there are BO’s personal media outlets!

  215. Why is Obama always late? He was late for some other speech and Clinton had to go first, although I don’t remember where or for what it was?

  216. Their isn’t a politician alive that at one time or another agreed 100% with every colleague on every issue. They are really getting desperate now.

  217. “Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) sits down for the full hour on NBC’s “Meet the Press” as he seeks to put the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy behind him and close the sale with voters.”

    Thank you NBC. Obama will not close the sale on Tuesday so this is a nice set-up. And every time the Wright scandal is mentioned, it only serves to again remind voters of his problems. You thought you were throwing your guy a life vest; instead it will be an anvil.

  218. I heard somewhere that Russert and Obama were going to do a little dance routine together with top hats and tails. I guess the intention is put to rest once and for all that Obama can’t connect with average voter types.

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    Wow what a surpirse to see you here! Yes, I will never ever vote for BHO. If Hillary doesn’t clinch the nomination – I will go for the Repugs. No way on earth will I ever vote for BHO!

  220. You’d think BO would again breathtakingly announce his $$$ in April to distract big media from reporting his misery. But NO… I’m sure he’s still raising big $$$, but his bubble is definitely starting to deflate, if not burst.

  221. Secret,

    LOL. Don’t get despair… Have some faith. OB will explode eventually. If Hillary can’t clinch the nominee in Aug, we have to make sure BHO will not win in November. An BHO defeat will hopefully push the current party back to the centre. The current party is dominated by fringe lunatics such as Dean/Pelosi/Kenney/dailykooks, it’s a disaster.

  222. Maybe this has been posted already but take another look. Several others here talked about caucus shenanigans by Obama, here is one such from TX. If you have your own eyewitness accounts, please pitch in at the diary.
    ————————-
    ALERT:
    Extremely important diary by Pacific John called Texas Caucus Fraud at myDD.

    This information needs to be circulated.

    http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/5/2/22818/72392

    TexasDarlin | Homepage | 05.02.2008 – 11:07 pm | #

  223. Gosh,

    I start to feel Al Gore and the left extremists’ ‘food-for-gas'(ethanol) stuff is a sham and disaster. People are starving world wide due to rising food prices, while Pelosi’s party is encouraging American farmers to burn corns with huge subsidiaries… Geez…

    McCain does have some backbones, he’s willing to give up Iowa on this issue.

    Some things never change: Republican John McCain dislikes farm subsidies. “I have to give you a little straight talk about the farm bill that is wending its way through Congress,” McCain said Thursday at the Polk County Convention Center.

    “I do not support it. I would veto it,” he said. “I would do that because I believe that the subsidies are unnecessary.”

    McCain was in the heart of farm country, a place where subsidies for corn and ethanol fuel are wildly popular.

    His long-held position against subsidies has cost him in Iowa, the state that traditionally begins the presidential nominating process and is a potential swing state in the fall. Yet the Arizona senator didn’t hesitate to bring up the issue.

    “I just thought I’d start out with that non-controversial statement,” he said as he began the town hall-style meeting.

    Congress, struggling to finish a farm bill that can survive a threatened veto, passed another extension and sent it to President Bush, who, like McCain, says it is bloated with subsidies for wealthy farmers. The nearly $300 billion bill would pay for farm and nutrition programs for the next five years.

    Negotiators on the bill agreed to cut an ethanol tax credit previously considered off-limits because of its popularity in Iowa. And they cut $1 billion in support for blending ethanol, bringing the per-gallon credit from 51 cents to 45 cents.

  224. easley booed tonight. wonder if this beomes a big story in nc-
    blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/05/clinton-says-sh.html#comments

  225. Barack Obama has been blasting the temporary lifting of gas taxes as political gamesmanship and bad economic sense. He didn’t always. While in the Illinois Senate, he woted for it.

    Available on Lexis.com: Chicago Defender July 1, 2000,

    While Gov. George H. Ryan signed legislation suspending Illinois’ five percent sales tax on gasoline for six months and issued an executive order creating state monitoring teams, Mayor Richard M. Daley Thursday vowed to keep an eagle eye on gas prices in Chicago.

    Some people opposed it. Among their arguments:

    Dr. Quentin Young, chairman of the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, who said those funds are earmarked for health, education, and human services.

    He called the passage of the state’s six-month gas tax reduction nothing more than a “pre-November election states-manship” saying this will only force the legislature to compensate in other ways while “compromising the health of Illinois residents with future raids of the tobacco settlement funds and other state-funded programs.”

    Where was Obama on the issue?

    Senators Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4th) and Barack Obama (D-13th) said the bill gives customers needed temporary relief from high gas prices. “Gas retailers must post on each pump a statement that indicates that the state tax has been suspended and that this temporary elimination of the tax should be reflected in the price per gallon of gas,” said Obama

  226. A first hand account of the fraud by Obama supporters in El Paso.

    Quote:
    I need to point out that I am not on the Hillary for President campaign staff, and that the campaign has gone to significant lengths to keep this dirty laundry out of the press. However, it is my strong feeling that we should not withhold evidence of crime, particularly since it is inconsistent with the public Obama image of being above “anything it takes to win,” and it sheds significant light onto the otherwise puzzling difference between the popular vote and caucus results.

    Quote:
    Although affidavits have not been made public, I have copies and records of the voter complaints for which I did interviews. Although the Hillary campaign has not gone public with evidence of fraud, the national legal team has approximately 200 such affidavits and 2000 voter complaints. The campaign intends to win the popular vote without airing these charges in public

    Quote:
    I would be happy to share records in my position with appropriate authorities.

    It is true that elements of the Obama campaign appeal to our better angels, but, in the moment of truth when the Obama campaign echoed Republican Tom Bordonaro’s, I made the personal decision that Sen. Obama cannot be our nominee.

    I am positive that any Democrat who witnessed what I did would stand against Sen. Obama now, and I have faith that some endorsements like Rep. Capps’s are temporary. This is wrenching for a Democratic activist like me who has served on county and Assembly District committees, but I cannot support a candidate with a criminal campaign.

    http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/5/2/22818/72392

    ____________________________________________

  227. All of the following marxists, racists are from Chicago:

    Jesse Jackson Jr. =Co-Chairman for Obama’s campaign
    Barak Obama -southside Chicago
    Michelle Obama -southside Chicago
    Bill Ayers And Bernadine Dohrn =(Weathermen)
    Rashid Khalidi =co-founder Arab American Action Network
    Oprah -Chicago
    Rev. Wright -southside Chicago
    Rev. James Meeks -southside Chicago
    Rev. Moss -southside Chicago
    Farrakahn -southside Chicago
    Quannel X -southside Chicago

  228. here it is from abc-
    Clinton Says She Is ‘No Shrinking Violet’ Amid Cheers for Obama
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    Share May 02, 2008 9:59 PM

    ABC News’ Eloise Harper and Sunlen Miller reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., had to endure cheers for Sen. Barack Obama and boos for the North Carolina governor, who has backed her, at the North Carolina Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Raleigh, N.C., Friday evening — where both she and Obama spoke.

    Toward the end of her speech, Clinton pointed out to the crowd that she thinks she is tough, saying to the crowd, “I am no shrinking violet.”

    Clinton, attempting to show that there will be party unity, said, “If Sen. Obama is the nominee, you better believe I’ll work my heart out for him.”

    The crowd erupted into a chant for Obama, leaving Clinton speechless for a few seconds while she waited for them to finish. During her speech, Clinton also mentioned Gov. Mike Easley, who has endorsed her candidacy, and she was momentarily rendered speechless while the crowd booed him.

  229. texan: That is why, I will never, ever vote for BO. He promotes this type of obnoxious behavior by his supporters. This is disgusting.

  230. i would never ever vote ob..never..greta had a guy on for ayers thats terriblke michelle obama worked with terroist too..omg

    oh Kostner..thought ya got lost for so long..in mountains somewhere lol…mollyr was here yesterday..glad your back..
    obama doesnt know nothing about gas prices or gasoline..he is jealous he cant think of his own crap..

  231. Clinton, attempting to show that there will be party unity, said, “If Sen. Obama is the nominee, you better believe I’ll work my heart out for him.”

    I don’t think that she should be saying this. It gives comfort to the Obamabots. I haven’t heard a similar pledge from Obama.

  232. On Hardball today, Chris interviewed the National Journal’s Ron Brownstein, who went down a checklist, debunking the excuses that Obama has used for losing PA so badly.

    1. He has won the blue collar vote in a bunch of other states.
    Brownstein said no, that in 26 of 29 states Hillary has won the blue collar vote and didn’t compete in 2 of those states she did not win.

    2. He did better with the blue collar vote in Ohio
    Brownstein said that he only did 2% points better, but still was swamped by the Hillary vote.

    3. He has the younger vote.
    Brownstein said that’s misleading because he only has a consistent majority of the “under 30” vote, with Hillary more consistently getting the majority of those over 30.

    4. He has the black vote in N. Carolina.
    Brownstein and other panel members said that in order for Obama to carry N. Carolina, he has to have two things, a very large voter turnout and a very high percentage of those blacks who turn out to vote. Brownstein commented that Obama has not campaigned to the extent he should have to guarantee these two necessary components.

    5. Brownstein also commented that in the race for the blue collar vote, the only Democrat in recent history that secured the blue collar vote was Bill Clinton and he did it twice.

  233. anduril919, I think it made her stand out as unifier and him as a divider to the Democrats there!

  234. There is “work my heart out for him” and then there is “WORK MY HEART OUT FOR HIM”

    Not that is will come to that, but if it does screw him. Hillary could campaign for him 24/7 and when he loses she will be blamed for not doing enough anyway. Avoid the hassle and do as little as possible for him Hillary. Take a vacation come back refreshed and do a few rallys for him and let him sink to the bottom of the ocean…then get organized for 2012 and take the freaking caucuses seriously this time, take nothing for granted!!!!

  235. Zogby covering his ass again, Obama’s lead in NC cut in half in one day bringing zogby in line with other pollsters.

    Still out in left field with his IN poll though.

    Released: May 03, 2008
    Zogby Poll: Obama Lead in NC Shrinks; He and Clinton Remain Deadlocked in Indiana

    UTICA, New York – Democrat Hillary Clinton made gains in North Carolina yesterday, drawing within single digits of rival Barack Obama, while the two remain deadlocked in Indiana with just days before Tuesday’s primary elections in those states, a pair of new Zogby daily tracking telephone polls show.

    Obama leads in North Carolina by a 46% to 37% margin, with 17% either unsure or favoring someone else. In Indiana, Obama won 43% support, compared to 42% for Clinton, with the balance either favoring someone else or undecided.

    The telephone surveys, conducted May 1-2, 2008, are the latest of Zogby’s two-day daily tracking surveys that will continue until Tuesday. In North Carolina, 627 likely Democratic primary election voters were polled. The survey carries a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percentage points. In Indiana, 629 likely voting Democratic primary voters were surveyed. That poll also carries a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percentage points.

    The telephone surveys were conducted using live operators working out of Zogby’s call center in Upstate New York.

    In North Carolina, Obama leads in all age groups with one exception – those age 70 and older, where the two are essentially tied. But Clinton closed the gap in some age groups, compared to yesterday’s two-day tracking report.

    Democrats – North Carolina
    5-1/2
    4-30/5-1

    Clinton
    37%
    34%

    Obama
    46%
    50%

    Someone else
    8%
    8%

    Not sure
    9%
    8%

    Clinton expanded her lead among white voters in North Carolina, and narrowed the gap among African American voters, where Obama leads by a 73% to 10% margin. Among men, Obama leads 50% to 35% – an improvement for Clinton – and he continues to lead among women voters as well – winning 43% support to Clinton’s 39% backing, largely on the strength of support for Obama from African American women.

    In Indiana, the two Democrats were statistically deadlocked, with Obama at 43% and Clinton at 42%, with 15% either favoring someone else or yet undecided.

    Democrats – Indiana
    5-1/2 4-30/5-1

    Clinton
    42%
    42%

    Obama
    43%
    42%

    Someone else
    7%
    7%

    Not sure
    8%
    9%

    Clinton holds an edge among Catholic and Protestant voters, and among older voters, as she has in other states that have voted earlier this year. Obama leads among younger voters and among a key middle-age demographic – those age 35 to 54. This was a group that went for Clinton in the recent Pennsylvania primary, helping to propel her to the 10-point win she enjoyed there.

    Obama continues to lead in northern Indiana, a large section of which is influenced by Obama’s hometown Chicago media market, and in Indianapolis. In the southern half of the state, which features a population much like that of Ohio next door, Clinton enjoys a double-digit lead. Obama enjoys an 11-point lead among Indiana men, while Clinton leads by seven points among women. Clinton easily won Ohio in the Democratic Party presidential primary on March 4.

    Reverend Jeremiah Wright Impacts the Race

    The statements of Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, have had some impact on the race in both states, as 11% of Obama supporters in Indiana and 13% of his supporters in North Carolina said they were less likely to support him because of the Reverend’s comments. Wright made a much-ballyhooed appearance at the National Press Club in Washington last Monday.

    In North Carolina, 19% who said they were less likely to support Obama because of Wright’s comments said they have changed their votes in the last two weeks. In Indiana, 24% who said they were less likely to support Obama because of Wright’s comments have changed their minds in the last two weeks.

    Democrats Face Possible Defections in the Fall Election

    In both North Carolina and Indiana, 19% of Democratic voters would defect to Republican John McCain in a general election match-up pitting McCain versus Obama. In a prospective race between McCain and Clinton, 17% of Democrats said they would defect to McCain.

    zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1496

  236. We got a lot of feedback on this, and we have finally capitulated to the will of our readership over at my site.

    First ever “Worst Blogger on the Planet” award has been doled out over at VillarrealSports.com. See for yourself:

    http://www.villarrealsports.com

    The hardest part of the whole enterprise was having to go back to the nether regions of sites I can’t stomach any more. Oh well, you do what you have to do.

    Paul F. Villarreal

    🙂 *thumbs up*

  237. KOSTNER,

    WHERE YOU BEEN? ARE YOU AN IMPOSTER?…suprised you kept your name, everyone else is ‘undercover’.

    tried to get people a month or two ago to get people to do a petition online to send to the dnc, to tell them we wont vote obama FOR ANY REASON. no one liked the idea.
    but you know the ozombies, are doing one now online, just read about it a couple of days ago…

  238. actually, you know i lied, what i read is that they are doing a petition that is going to be sent to the super d’s, they are collecting massive signatures, i’ll try and find the info…

  239. Watched on FOX about speculation on when Wright will drop his last bomb on Obama before his book comes out (I hope) or on his book tour. The bomb they were discusing was Wright saying “Barack and I did have conversations over the years about my views and he was sitting in the pew nodding his head in agreement during those sermons”

  240. i heard a good one today, someone called him BARACK O.J. OBAMA,
    CAUSE HE’S GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER…

  241. Good news is that they have come out with the delegate counts from PA and Hillary won 2 more than everyone said. Final tally Hilly 85 Obama 73.

  242. rjk,

    Even after Hillary began taking the caucuses seriously, her supporters usually couldn’t come out to them. Her issues are about childcare, seniors, health care, helping low income people, etc. People who need help with those issues can’t easily attend caucuses.

    Exceptions were in Las Vegas and in South Texas, both largely Hispanic, and where voters could come as a group.

  243. Dot, monkeybusiness — Many thanks. 🙂

    I’ve just all over the place trying to get things done to help our girl. Really appreciate your kindness and help.

    Admin – Another great post.

    Paul F. Villarreal.

  244. Texas caucus update:

    Thare are still about 215 Texas SD’s that have not announced which way they intend to vote at the state convention and with challenges likely to change delegate distribution in senate districts 26 (Bexar) and 29 (El Paso) we need just about all of those superdelegates to hold current delegates and have any chance of picking up 1 or 2 more national delegates.

  245. 1:42 p.m. — Residents turn out to vote in Democratic caucus

    1:42 p.m. — Residents began lining up in large numbers this morning at 10 a.m. to cast their vote for the Guam Democratic Party’s chairman and vice chairman — who will act as superdelegates with a full vote in the ongoing Democratic presidential nomination.

    Cynthia Estrada of Dedeo, though still making up her mind while waiting in line to cast her vote, said she was leaning toward Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

    “She’s had the experience,” she said. “She’s got her husband to help her.”

    Yona resident Tommy Shimizu said he was voting for Obama. He had been at the Yona Mayor’s office all day, passing out information about the presidential hopeful.

    “It’s the fact that he grew up in Hawaii, and I think he can make change,” he said. “I think it’s time for that.”

    Shimizu added that today’s opportunity to have a voice in the party nomination for presidential candidate was “a big step for Guam.”

    Polls in Guam close at 6:00 am Saturady morning.

  246. Morning all.
    ADMIN!!!!! I just read through the entire intro and it is fabulous! Jeez! you don’t miss a thing!
    Linfar, Tabby,
    I did a bad cut and paste job from a TM poster but I thought it was worth mentioning. I don’t have those skills. 🙁

    Thanks all fro the running commentary last night about the HRC speech at the Dem dinner. I’m an early bird so i miss a lot of the evening stuff.
    Another great day for Hill! 😀

  247. Good morning all. It’s storming something bad here but I thought I’d give a shout out to all.

    Hope Hillary has a good campaigning day today, as well as Bill. It seems that getting Bill into slmall town America with his rally and GOTV is some good stuff.

  248. Whehn they report she and the governor were booed, do they mean by the entire audience or just the bots? They should specify.

  249. All hands on deck!

    Everyone, please MAKE CALLS today!!

    this was just posted a couple hours ago at TM:

    This is really Important. Message from clinton campaign volunteer in NC. We can really pull it out in NC.

    We need Hillary supporters to get on the phones to NC as much as you can. Seriously, we are understaffed and have little literature, signs, or other resources to work with here. I arrived here late last night from Mnahattan and was immediately placed in a campaign office in a district with 100,000 voters, there is only one paid staffer. I was immediately given keys to the office and the position of volunteer recruiter/coordinator, and I staffed the office alone much of the day so the paid staff could go out to do some voter outreach. We still fiund people here who ask, “Is there an election on Tuesday?”

    There are tons of votes out here that are ours for the asking, please, please, help us reach these voters.

    Obama has ads running all over the radio, TV, newspapers, getting his voters to the early voting here. We are outspend here by 3 to 1 by him. Please help us make up for it with your phone calls, or visit to help us if you can.

  250. What a classy smart and honest person looks like,sounds like,feels like,acts like and will be the only one that will be the best President in our country’s history.Hillary you have it all.I have three remarkeabley similar and beautiful daughters that are mothers and have careers as well,I have adopted you,Hillary as my fourth.We all love you and support you in admiration and thankful for your strenght and devotion to what is best for all the people of our country.

    ” IT WILL TAKE THIS WOMAN TO FIX OUR VILLAGE ”

    By ABM90 Our Future will be in good hands Madam President

  251. I’m very surprised that there are not volunteers in that office in NC .. unless it is simply not a strong area for Hillary.

  252. All these panic emails making it sound that Hillary isn’t running any ads in NC is very misleading and annoying at the most. Right now, I am in Greensboro, NC and from what I have seen, after every Obama ad on TV, there is a Hillary ad that comes up next.

  253. Ooops;

    Barack Obama has been blasting the temporary lifting of gas taxes as political gamesmanship and bad economic sense. He didn’t always. While in the Illinois Senate, he woted for it.

    While Gov. George H. Ryan signed legislation suspending Illinois’ five percent sales tax on gasoline for six months and issued an executive order creating state monitoring teams, Mayor Richard M. Daley Thursday vowed to keep an eagle eye on gas prices in Chicago.

    Some people opposed it. Among their arguments:

    Dr. Quentin Young, chairman of the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, who said those funds are earmarked for health, education, and human services.

    He called the passage of the state’s six-month gas tax reduction nothing more than a “pre-November election states-manship” saying this will only force the legislature to compensate in other ways while “compromising the health of Illinois residents with future raids of the tobacco settlement funds and other state-funded programs.”

    Where was Obama on the issue?

    Senators Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4th) and Barack Obama (D-13th) said the bill gives customers needed temporary relief from high gas prices. “Gas retailers must post on each pump a statement that indicates that the state tax has been suspended and that this temporary elimination of the tax should be reflected in the price per gallon of gas,” said Obama.

  254. Good morning Hillfans.

    Is Oprah suffering from buyer’s remorse?

    rezkowatch.blogspot.com/2008/05/rezkowatch-factchecker-is-oprah.html

    Pundita: Attention American journalists! Do you suffer from Obama Brain Necrosis? Medical science may soon offer help!

    rezkowatch.blogspot.com/2008/05/rezkowatch-presents-pundita-attention.html

  255. Gotta go out for the day but will be back later.

    Here’s a link of Tapper’s article yesterday debunking the indiana dirty trix video and posting the original transcript proving Kantor was referring to the WH.

    Ironically, all the videos have disappeared.
    //blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/05/official-transc.

    Have a great Hill day. 😀

  256. Gotta go out for the day but will be back later.

    Here’s a link of Tapper’s article yesterday debunking the indiana dirty trix video and posting the original transcript proving Kantor was referring to the WH.

    Ironically, all the videos have disappeared.
    blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/05/official-transc.

    Have a great Hill day. 😀

  257. well…..lol…..the obvious is that it is not true, as we have seen BO does lie about things. But more than that, it’s the over embellished yet lame statement itself that I find funny too.

  258. as I often hear barbara jean say on the reba commercial “you can stick that in batter and sell it at the state fair” 🙂

  259. Good morning, Hillfriends: I was out yesterday on business and will be away the rest of the day today – IN INDIANA! GO, HILLARY! The sun is shining here in the midwest.

    I wanted to share a thought with you, though: pundits and bots are hand-wringing over the “young people who are new to politics” if Obama doesn’t get the nom. We should rebut with:

    Just try to get a Democrat elected without WOMEN! I’m just fuming this morning about how the Dem party takes women for granted: the moderate, pragmatic, hard working middle-class women. Let’s blog-blog-blog about how the data show that Reagan Democrats and Women will go elsewhere this year – and perhaps permanently – unless HILLARY IS THE NOMINEE.

    If the letters that Oprah has received about her traiterous endorsement were similar to mine, it’s no wonder she went underground.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    1950democrat Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    Anyone from Illinois? Informed? Alcina?

    1950: Sorry, just saw your request – there was a very good article that I believe filled in many of the blanks, but others here may be able to post a link – otherwise I’ll look when I get home tonight.

    HAVE A GREAT DAY, EVERYONE!

  260. Good Morning!!

    This might have already been posted, if so, sorry

    Zogby Poll

    NC. Obama 46 Clinton 37
    IN Obama 43 Clinton 42

    What a bunch a Shit,

  261. 1950democrat Says:

    May 2nd, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    Anyone from Illinois? Informed? Alcina?

    rats..wish i could help you out, 1950dem, but i’m from NH. don’t know much about BO’s chicago history. sorry. 🙁

  262. Let’s go Guam, where are the results?
    I read there are a grand total of 5 people counting ballots.

    From Taylor Marsh, kinda sounds like a dirty trick, no?

    “Frank Eaton, a blogger in North Carolina, has a sample ballot that is being distributed at early polling places in the vicinity of Winston-Salem by a group called the “Winston-Salem Black Political Action Committee.” It’s very handy, that ballot, because it’s already filled out (for Obama) and it looks so much like a real one that, apparently, some people have been attempting to turn it in. Nowhere on that “sample ballot’ does the words “sample” show up. In fact, the word “official” does.

  263. Things might not be looking so hot in Guam.

    Found this;

    11:50 p.m. — Sen. Barack Obama is leading after three Democratic caucus districts have been counted.

    Obama got 37 votes in Ordot, 19 in Maina and 151 in Inarajan for a total of 207 votes.

    Sen. Hillary Clinton took 18 votes in Ordot, 22 in Maina and 81 in Inarajan for a total of 121 votes.

  264. We love the people in Guarm, but there are very few delegates down there.

    We need to focus on the areas where we can get the most delegates. She does not have the money he does.

    I would be nice to know how much they both got in April for money. I assume he took in a whole lot. They seem to be waiting for the other to release first.

  265. dont worry about Guam, turn your energy to Indiana and NC where Hillary has a STRONG chance to do well in both states. Both states NEEDS help so please volunteer in either state or help make calls! This will make the difference.

  266. I BEEN trying to post a link since 30 min

    its a link to DAILYKOS,S ARTICLE

    they were on evil agenda to release something about hillary in INDIANA NEWSPAPER WRITTEN BY BAHY ,,,ON MONDAY

  267. Morning gang-

    Its our weekend! Lets give Hillary Clinton the kind of comeback she wants to give America!

    Get to the phones and tell the good people of NC, IN and OR all about SUPERGIRL!

  268. Sonia-

    you have to leave off the h t t p : / /
    it gets caught in the spam filter. you can add a www to the beginning and the link will work.

    😛

  269. THEY WERE VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT

    THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT PROVING THAT HILLARY CAN NOT BE TRUSTED AND THAT THAT SOME FACTORY CLOSED BECAUSE OF HILLARY

    AND THAT SUPERDELEGATE BAHY OR BAYEH ,,,,,,A HILL SUPPORTER WROTE A MEMO BASHING HILLARY ,,,

    AND THEY GOT HOLD OF IT AND THEY WERE GOING TO PUBLISH IT IN INDIANA NEWSPAPERS ON MONDAY ,,

    and they were gonna do that to divert attention from obama,s pastor to hillary

    man

    they are eveil like obama

    obama has been attacking hillary for long time

    why media does not cover it

  270. Ronald Says:

    May 3rd, 2008 at 11:51 am
    Sonia-

    you have to leave off the h t t p : / /
    it gets caught in the spam filter. you can add a www to the beginning and the link will work.

    ok i will try again …thx

  271. enjoy this in mean time …i coped it from hillaryclintonforum,,,

    PLEASE LISTEN ! UNELECTABLE: This Is Fantastic!!!

    ——————————————————————————–

    A song for BO
    From Liberal Rapture.

    UNELECTABLE

    Unelectable, that’s what you are
    A song for Senator Obama to be sung to the tune of Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable”

    Unelectable, that’s what you are
    Unelectable, your past is just too bizarre
    That whiff of smug that clings to you
    Your mentor has become the big issue
    Never before have you been more,
    Unelectable, in every way
    And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay
    That’s why, Barry, it’s incredible
    That you’ve become so unelectable.
    Super delegates want a winner,
    Not you.

    Unelectable, that’s what you are…

  272. It’s a memo bashing Bill not Hill. It’s from the 90’s. Bayh is the current two term Senator, former two term governor, hill supporter from Indiana.

  273. hey they took it off

    i can,t believe it ,,

    it was there at 7 am this morning ,,,

    and now its gone

    oh yeah ,,

    just like that fabricated video

    they were talking about that too ,,and proven wrong and they took it off

  274. mj Says:

    May 3rd, 2008 at 11:54 am
    It’s a memo bashing Bill not Hill. It’s from the 90’s. Bayh is the current two term Senator, former two term governor, hill supporter from Indiana.

    oh ,,,,

    u know about it ,,,,
    still we can stop it from releasing or not ,,,it does not matter

  275. Great news from NC! Check out the post below on TM:

    Shtuey | 05.03.2008 – 10:36 am | #
    Nothin’ could be finer than be in Carolina!

    We are talking about it being close. We are feeling like we will win.

    I’m heading out shortly to begin the sprint to Tuesday. Everyone is pumped.

    These are the facts: Tracking the numbers, the calls, etc, Obama has been bleeding a point a day for about a week. There is blood in the water. At the Jeff/Jack last night we outnumbered Obama supporters nearly 2 to1. We were loud and proud in the rafters of Dorton Arena.

    We are hitting the streets and the phones. On Thursday night we heard that 135,000 calls were placed to NC for Hillary that day. We are going to triple that today! It’s all Hillary all the time!

    We have huge percentages of undecided voters…HUGE like 10-14% depending on who you ask. This is indicated in polling and canvassing. Those voters have been breaking for Hillary on election day. I have said it before and I will say it again….NC IS IN PLAY FOR HRC!!!

    Keep calling, emailing…whatever it is you do for HRC everyday do it to the 10th power for the next 3 days.

    “If you will it, it is no dream.”

    everyone, please CALL, CALL, CALL!!!

  276. Hillary Clinton:
    “We are hiring the architect of our future.”

    Barack Obama:
    “We are building a religion.”

    hmmmmm….. who would you follow?

  277. William AYERS = Barack Obama’s EMPLOYER!!! for 8 YEARS!!

    Bernadette Dorne = Michell Obama’s law firm CO WORKER!!

    For the full story including video of Gretawire last nights show with Mr. Murtagh a Victim of Ayers and Dohrn Appears on National Television, Describes His Entire Family’s Near Murder

    noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/05/03/victim-of-ayers-and-dohrn-on-national-television/#more-2374

  278. mj

    because they dont want Hillary to take credit and the educated Americans to take credit for electing this woman to be our President.

    they want stupidity.

  279. Informed in Illinois Says:
    May 3rd, 2008 at 9:51 am
    I wanted to share a thought with you, though: pundits and bots are hand-wringing over the “young people who are new to politics” if Obama doesn’t get the nom.

    And if Obama is nominated and is creamed by the GOP? Or if more dirt comes out about him and even the bots can’t excuse him?

    The young bots are doomed to disappointment whether he gets the nomination or not. The only thing that could save their feelings (and save him) is if he graciously withdraws for unity, then gets some good consolation prize, then maybe continues his rise in future.

    Really, there’s NOTHING WRONG with him dropping out and getting a governorship instead. Then all the bots can move to his state and ride ponies. 🙂

    Maybe we could give him McCaskill’s state. Her Lt Gov resigns, Obama is appointed Lt Gov, then McCaskill resigns. Bingo, Waffles is gov, another promotion without having to win any pesky election.

  280. Awesome read!

    ——————————————————————————–

    I love it! You said:

    “Although Hillary Clinton has literally had to rely on many different demographic categories to boost her recent campaign success, Hillary has not had to sell out her values even when appearing on conservative channel Fox Television opposite Bill O’Reilly! Never before has a democratic candidate been so mercilessly attacked by democratic “progressives” such as Huffington Post, Move On, Kos, Oprah Winfrey, Air America, the Kennedys, Emil Jones, James E. Clyburn, Jeffrey Katenzenberg, MIchael Moore, Bill Richardson, Larry David, Bill Mahrer, David Letterman, MSNBC television “pundits” including Keith Olberman, Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell, plus various articles in several magazines that either lampooned Hillary Clinton and her “sinking ship campaign” OR vilified Hillary Clinton by accusing her of staying in the race for selfish reasons, even though Hillary Clinton STILL retained almost 50% of the popular vote.”

    “For the first time ever in the democratic primary, a democratic candidate has received more public hostility from internal democratic and progressive pundet forces than from the opposing Republican party! If Hillary Clinton defeats John McCain this fall, Republicans may still feel an awkward kinship towards Hillary Clinton because they personally witnessed her barbaric treatment at the hands of the lunatic angry fringe part of her own democratic party that refused to be civil or respectful towards Hillary Clinton.”

  281. heres a little thing i observed today that someone really should pass onto BO.

    A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate.Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

    Morals of the story:

    (1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.

    (2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.

    (3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!

  282. There was some voting last Saturday in at least one precint in Guam giving BO a decisive early lead. Just to let you know.

  283. Obama Electoral Map Trouble!!!

    ——————————————————————————–

    Just found this on electoral-vote.com/

    Hillary beats Mccain 291 to 236 with 11 ties
    Obama beats Mccain 264 to 263 with 11 ties

  284. 1950democrat Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    Anyone from Illinois? Informed? Alcina?
    1950: Sorry, just saw your request – there was a very good article that I believe filled in many of the blanks, but others here may be able to post a link – otherwise I’ll look when I get home tonight.

    I saw something about Palmer saying they had a verbal agreement, but I can’t find that agin.

    I’ve got the Chicago Tribune “bare knuckles” (later re-titled “knows his way around a ballot” and the TNR Lizza “unlikely political education” (about Alinsky). I’ll add more references at my diary at
    h t t p : / / hillarysbloggers.soapblox.net/
    showDiary.do?diaryId=151

  285. Obama’s Shell Game

    ——————————————————————————–

    “MUNSTER, Ind. – Hillary Rodham Clinton called for a vote Friday in the Democratic-controlled Congress on a summertime suspension of the federal gasoline tax, a plan that Barack Obama dismissed as a political stunt that would cost thousands of construction jobs.

    ADVERTISEMENT

    “It’s a Shell game. Literally,” Obama said to laughter from his campaign audience, adding it would mean little for hard-pressed consumers.”

    and who would know better THAN ANYONE HOW TO PLAY the “SHELL GAME THAN OBAMA”

    i wonder when sec.of the treasury paulson sold out the employees of bear sterns and gave them $2. for their stock when a year earlier it was a $197. i wonder if SHELL GAME OBAMA HAD ANY CONCERN FOR THEIR JOBS, 14,000 WERE LOST, yet the ceo, cfo, coo, all walked away with millions of dollars for running the company into the toilet, GOD BLESS THE FEDERAL RESERVE FOR BAILING OUT THE MILLIONAIRES

    the SHELL GAME, giving back to the public is not a SHELL GAME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT MAY BE, IF SO, OBAMA, TAKE OUT YOUR WALLET AND HAND OUT $28. TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL WHO DRIVES, AFTER ALL ITS SO SMALL, AND WHATS A SMALL AMOUNT LIKE $28. GOING TO DO TO SUCH A GENEROUS MAN LIKE YOURSELF, AFTER ALL DID YOU NOT GIVE $26k to your friend and close confident pastor wright

    OBAMA = WELFARE

    HILLARY = JOBS, HEALTHCARE, TAXES, EDUCATION, IRAQ, IRAN

  286. Admin,

    I hope the following information brings to your attention about Howard Dean and His DNC’s utter incompetence. Per WSJ blog:

    DNC Is Low on Cash
    The Democratic National Committee raised only $4.7 million in April and ended last month with a perilously low $3.7 million in the bank, a Democratic insider tells Washington Wire.

    Four years ago during the last presidential election cycle, the story was much different. The DNC raised $19 million in April 2004 and ended that month with $42 million cash on hand, Federal Election Commission reports show.

    What explains the cash crunch at the DNC? Some critics say it’s proof that Chairman Howard Dean just hasn’t been very effective at cultivating donors or managing resources. Dean’s defenders argue the dramatic Obama-Clinton fight is sucking up most of the Democratic money this year.

    DNC spokeswoman Stacie Paxton didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday

    These are embarrassing numbers considering Clinton & Obama are raising money like there is no tomorrow. Instead of meddling in Clinton & BO’s fight, maybe screaming Dean should dig deeper in his house to find more coins? Maybe he should spend some time in trying to seat MI and FL delegates? That will greatly help his fundraising numbers.

  287. Screaming Dean,

    We WANT MONEY NOW!! NoW!!

    Not only he can’t raise money, but also he’s spending it like crazy. I mean, spending tons of money in Alaska, only to turn out a few hundred Obamabots in their caucuses. This is malpractice and criminal.

  288. MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

    Forced predictions:

    Indiana

    Buchanan: Hillary BIG

    Eleanor Clift: Clinton

    Monica Crowley: Hillary by four

    Clarence Page: Hillary

    Mclaughlin: Obama narrowly

    North Carolina

    Buchanan: Hillary upset

    Eleanor Clift: Obama

    Monica Crowley: Obama by a slimmer margin

    Clarence Page: Obama by a slimmer margin

    Mclaughlin: Obama

  289. Well, I am worried. Zogby got PA right. Now Mcglaughlin is predicting a BO win, and remember that memo BO sent out. He predicted he would win IN.

  290. mj, When did he predict he’d win IN? He also predicted PA would be closer than people expected, too.

  291. Back a couple of months ago. It was a spread sheet. I think Hill is supposed to be leading in early voting in Indiana.

  292. OK, let me put it this way: Pollster.com averages have been very close to the actual margins in competitive states recently (Ohio, Texas and PA). They have HRC up 7.5 percent. Remember, too, how she always gets the majority of the undecideds.

    I don’t think her margin will be as large as in PA but I’m expecting it to be 5 points or more.

  293. mj, OK, I remember that memo now. Regarding PA, he made those statements the weekend before the primary. I’m not sure why; maybe the internal polling numbers were moving a bit in his direction at that point?

  294. I also think she gets undecideds because if they aren’t sold on frontrunner Obama by now, Hillary naturally looks more appealing.

  295. mj

    MacLaughlin is being contrarian. If everyone on the show agrees, there is no reason to watch.

  296. mono,,,,,thx

    not so bad

    before she always lost cacuses by 60 to 30 or so

    thats a good sign ,,,meaning even some young people are going to vote ,,,,,

    because women with kids and older people never or hardly go to cacuses ,,

  297. Hagåtña CLINTON (29 to 28)
    Maina – CLINTON (22 to 19)
    Piti – CLINTON (51 to 49)
    Tamuning – CLINTON (193 to 192)
    Barrigada – CLINTON (166 to 158)
    Chalan Pago – CLINTON (87 to 55)

    Asan – OBAMA (46 to 33)
    Mongmong/Toto/Maite OBAMA (102 to 81)
    Sinajana – OBAMA (131 to 89)
    Agana Heights – OBAMA (108 – 106)
    Santa Rita – OBAMA (87 to 73)
    Ordot – OBAMA (37 to 18)
    Merizo – OBAMA (36 to 33)
    Inarajan – OBAMA (151 to 87)
    Mangilao – OBAMA (194-154)

    Agat – n/a
    Umatac – n/a
    Yigo – n/a
    Yona – n/a
    Dededo – n/a
    Talofofo – n/a

    Total # Votes
    Clinton – 1222 votes 47%
    Obama – 1393 votes 53%

  298. Friends of the Earth Action, a national environmental group based in Washington, D.C endorsed OBAMA! WTF! Can we call these guys and ask for a real reason on why they think this man is green! I never hear any details on what he will do for this planet but shit on it!

  299. considering this is a caucus and Obama’s lot have been swarming this island, she’s holding up very very well so far.

  300. winhillary, they see Obama as a left wing liberal activist thats why. Its the political equivalent of Greenpeace endorsing Al gore.

  301. very nice and touchy article of hillary on cnn ,,,,about our hillary giving some parental advice,,,,,,,,pls blog ,,blog at least 10 times

    pls blog and blog a lot

  302. Umatac – OBAMA (27 to 24)

    This seems to splitting, Guam, Hopefull Hillary lands the big one, Dededo

    but its still 53 to 47

  303. Guam:

    Clinton – 1246 votes
    Obama – 1420 votes

    That’s what about 6%? Not bad but there is still that big precinct out there.

  304. Why the f as zogby been polling for two days straight, everytime we get close to an election obamas pollsters come out everyday to bring down the average! They polled yesterday and today! Sorry, Im a little touchy about some articles today, I want to kick carl bernsteins ass!

  305. everyone .. Indiana needs people phone banking as well. Lots of people are out canvassing but they are asking for more volunteers in the offices and they also want people to phone bank into North Carolina.

    Peeps .. this is it. I know we’ve said that before but I think Tuesday is most likely more important than any other primary.

    Let’s take Obama down….

  306. winhillary Says:

    May 3rd, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    SONIA4HILLARY,

    Im scared to look is it bad about are girl or just an opinion.

    you think i would ever post anything bad

    its beautiful article,,,she talks about parenting and how chelsea wore a short skirt and she chose to not to fight ,,,,,,

    its really beautiful

  307. Ballots from Agat, Yona, Dededo could change outcome of caucus

    18 villages down, 3 to go. And the remaining villages that are uncounted could possibly sway the results of the Guam Democrat Caucus in Hillary Clinton’s favor. With the votes from only Agat, Yona and Dededo left to be tabulated by volunteers down in Hagatna at the Guam Legislature, the race for the presidential candidate hopeful is really starting to take an interesting twist. Barack Obama has led pretty much all the way, with Clinton gaining favor late in the tallying, slowly chipping away at a lead that got as large as 8%.

    Currently Clinton trails Obama by 211 votes, garnering 46.7% of the vote (1,509) to Obama’s 53.3% (1,720).

    The Democrat Party of Guam, admittedly pleased at the unexpected surge in voter turnout during Saturday’s caucus for the delegates/superdelegates (Guam citizens cannot directly cast votes for president, despite being full United States citizens), found themselves spending the last 10 hours overwhelmed at the volume of work required to count all the ballots. Initial party representatives hoped to have full results completed within a few hours after the polls closed at 8pm Saturday; they’re now projecting a final tally – with the remaining municipalities being among Guam’s largest – being completed sometime late this morning or even sometime Sunday afternoon.

    So while the local community awakens to learn of an all-too-familiar conundrum of incomplete next-day election results (with the global audience paying astute attention to the political events unfolding half a world away), the next few hours will be critical for Guam, for Democrats, and for each candidate.

    Stay tuned.

  308. Yigo – Obama (224 to 211)
    Talofofo – Obama (76 to 52)

    Total # Votes
    Clinton – 1509 votes
    Obama – 1720 votes

  309. sonia, Again, I can’t find the article on CNN you’re referring to. Could you please provide a link?

  310. Willie Brown, the former Mayor of San Francisco and previous Super Delegate for 20 years, on the PBS show NOW:

    Super Delegates … whose responsibility it is to look out for the Democratic party. These people are the keepers of the Holy Grail, so to speak. They are the individuals who under all circumstances can withstand the popular wins if necessary, to protect the integrity of the Democratic party. Obama’s issue in the last week and a half, has had more to do with addressing their concerns. Believe me, they know that [the Republican slime machine] have not unloaded on Obama, and believe me, they are looking at Obama’s ability to repair himself in this short time span. If he cannot, I would predict that it will be a lot more difficult for him to persuade that collection of unpledged delegates. Their interest is in defeating the Republican nominee.

    (Michigan and Florida ?)

    You can’t envision winning this thing without those two states. That’s why your gonna see, sooner than later, compromises being floated out by responsible people on how you settle Michigan and how you settle Florida.

    (Doesn’t any deal to seat some of the Florida or Michigan delegates favor Hillary Clinton ?)

    You can’t view a solution as favoring or not favoring. Always somebody is gonna be advantaged. I can assure you, however, that if you’re going to win the presidency, you have got to put Florida and Michigan in the selection process.

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