Action Item 2: Hopefully everyone has acted on Action Item 1. The same contacts who received your emails today should get them regularly – maybe once a week. Remind them all regularly – I am not voting for Obama in NOvember.
Our second action item for today and for the next few days, is to as quickly as possible, preserve as much documentation and videos as possible. The official Hillary for President website might be shut down soon. Videos will begin to disappear. Documentation will soon begin to disappear. Everyone should try to salvage as much of that information as possible – as quickly as possible. Don’t forget to rescue the affiliated sites. The Factcheck website has already disappeared. Act quickly.
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Democratic Latinos, White Working Class voters, and women, will not come home in NOvember. Women will NOt vote for race-baiting, gay-bashing, women-hating Barack Obama in NOvember:
Barack Obama at last has won the endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the woman who came closer to the Democratic presidential nomination than any other. Now he has to win over her millions of female supporters.
Women have been sent to “the back of the bus” again, says Mary Jane Coughlin, 46, a Long Island copywriter who says she will write in Clinton’s name in November rather than vote for Obama. “We work twice as hard to get half as far.”
Four years ago, women made up more than half the electorate. Democrat John Kerry edged out President Bush among women, 51%-48%, according to surveys of voters as they left polling places.
We Democrats are not coming home in NOvember. Some Democrats will vote for another candidate. Some Democrats will write-in Hillary. Some Democrats will take a cue from Obama and vote “Present” – in other words no vote in the presidential race.
These voters “could be the margin of victory in this race,” Keenan says. “They will move once they understand the record of Barack Obama on pro-choice issues.”
Clinton consistently won the votes of women during the primaries. Women 65 and older were strongest in their support: She won them by an average of 24 percentage points in contests where voters were surveyed as they left polling places.
In her farewell remarks Saturday, Clinton urged her supporters to back Obama, but acknowledged that their desire to elect a woman will have to wait. “We have to work together for what still can be. And that is why I will work my heart out to make sure that Sen. Obama is our next president,” Clinton said.
Obama could face a challenge to win over some women who, in Clinton’s loss, feel they’ve been disrespected by the Democratic Party and are stinging over what they believe was sexism in cable news coverage of her campaign.
We Democrats Are Not Coming Home in NOvember. Flowery words will not work.
“If Hillary’s not respected, none of us are respected,” says Sky Underwood, 57, a New York designer who volunteered for Clinton. [snip]
On Sunday, Feinstein summed Clinton’s hold on female voters. “Women were really invested in this candidacy,” she said on ABC. “And they believe she got treated poorly.” [snip]
Ellen Malcolm, president of EMILY’s List, which supports Democratic women who favor abortion rights, also predicts Clinton supporters will jump to Obama — in time. “The vast majority of Democratic women will go through their own process and conclude that they want Barack Obama in the White House,” she says.
Some Clinton supporters, however, still wonder when a woman will be able to break the glass ceiling that Clinton did not. Record numbers of women serve in the Senate and in governorships, but “the pipeline doesn’t have a ton of women in it,” Lake says.
It’s also not clear to some Clinton supporters when the next woman will catch fire and propel a candidacy into contention.
“If not her, who?” asked Underwood, the Clinton volunteer. “If not now, when?”
Democrats Are Not Coming Home In NOvember.
Only The Chickens Are Coming Home… To Roost.