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Clinton Looks Toward Florida

By Anne E. Kornblut
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Sen. Hillary Clinton arrived here shortly before 8 p.m. CST on Saturday night, but her campaign already has its eyes on forbidden territory: Florida.

Disregarding Democratic party sanctions on Florida for moving up its primary date, Clinton is aiming for a win there, and will be attending a fundraiser in the state on Sunday. That is not technically "campaigning" in Florida -- but, given that Clinton will bring along the a substantial press contingent, it is not exactly shunning the state, as DNC officials urged the candidates to do. Her advisers are now counting Florida as part of the campaign's strategy, they say, intending to count whatever delegates she wins there as legitimate, even though the DNC says it will not seat them.

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 26, 2008; 9:11 PM ET
 
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GO HILLARY!

I'M A MINORITY AND CAN'T FIND OUT WHY NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT RACISM THAT SHOWS IN THE FACT THAT 80% OF BLACKS VOTED FOR OBAMA IN NEVADA AND S. CAROLINA. THIS IS INSANE. AND MR. OBAMA HAS SAID NOTHING. HE IS CERTAINLY A DIVIDER AND NOT A UNITER. SHAME.

HILLARY CLINTON IS THE ONLY LOGICAL CHOICE. SHE IS THE TRUE CHANGE AGENT AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN. THANK GOD FOR HER. MR. OBAMA SHOULD ADDRESS THE RACISM IN HIS VOTE. THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

Posted by: bhatttt | January 29, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

The ENTIRE controversy over race was engineered and manufactured by the Obama campaign in order to fuel a win in South Carolina. Obama had seen the writing on the wall, namely that if he didn't win in South Carolina, a state whose Democratic Primary voters were composed of nearly 50% African Americans, he would be seen as nothing more than a boutique candidate on the order of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. He understandably realized that Hillary was garnering the majority of black support, despite the fact he himself was black, and felt if he was going to have ANY chance at being nominated, he had to win South Carolina. His staff then decided they were going to play the race card, and did so. They sent their surrogates out immediately following the New Hampshire primary, including Professor Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown (a major advocate of the Obama campaign who speaks on Obama's behalf on every major political show on TV), who began questioning whether the win by Hillary in New Hampshire was NOT because she had swayed voters in that state based on their belief that she was a more experienced, more qualified, and more genuine candidate, but rather that they, the voters, had simply voted for her and not Obama because he was black. That same evening, Jesse Jackson, Jr. (a Senior Advisor to Obama's Campaign) went on MSNBC and made the following comment (and I'm paraphrasing here, but it's pretty accurate and you're welcome to google for the YouTube video that shows it) that Hillary's "tears" needed to be examined in light of the "Fact" (and fact is a complete falsehood on his part as he hasn't got a clue as to whether this is factual) that Hillary never cried about Katrina. He made this remark three times, and its clear intent was to say HILLARY CLINTON DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE.

This charge of RACISM, leveled at the New Hampshire voters who supported Hillary was a veiled attempt at painting ALL of Hillary Clinton's supporters (at least the white ones), in fact ALL Democrats who DIDN'T support Obama, as RACISTS. They then manufactured a controversy over Hillary's statement about MLK, which was ONLY made in response to OBAMA'S likening HIMSELF to MLK and JFK, claiming she had "DISSED" the man. Nothing could be further from the truth, but the media, nearly all of whom hate Hillary to the core, picked up on this in a heartbeat, and were defacto Obama surrogates in their effort to paint Hillary Clinton as, AT BEST, someone who wasn't sympathetic to blacks concerns or sensibilities.

The Obama campaign then went on to use Bill Clinton's words, where he OBVIOUSLY criticized Obama for his claim that he had been ADAMANTLY opposed to the Iraq War CONSISTENTLY TO THE SAME DEGREE, since before it started, and tried to paint those remarks as racist as well by misquoting Bill, twisting his words, and taking them completely out of context to suggest Bill Clinton had suggested Obama's ENTIRE campaign (and thereby the entire notion that a Black man could ever be president) was a "Fairy Tale". The TRUTH, though, is that Bill had said, CLEARLY AND CONCISELY, that Obama's claim that he had been consistent on his views about the war was a "Fairly Tale". Now, some could argue this is an unfair criticism of Obama, and that would have been a valid, if incorrect opinion in my view. However, they didn't do this. Instead, they clipped the speech by Bill to include NONE of the context of what he had said, and simply used the words "Give me a break, this whole thing is a Fairy Tale" as their quote from Bill, and then claimed he had said this in the context of saying Obama's entire campaign, his entire dream of becoming president, was a "Fairy Tale". This was done in order to anger blacks, to incite them to believe Bill Clinton was a closet racist. And it worked beautifully. Obama's lame claim that he had nothing to do with it was EASILY refuted by the MEMO that had been released by HIS CAMPAIGN which noted Bill's remarks, and did EXACTLY what I stated above in trying to claim Bill had made the claim Obama's campaign was a "Fairy Tale." Not to mention the remarks by Michelle Obama to that same effect at a mostly black event where she is quoted as having said, "That win in Iowa ain't no Fairy Tale" Another surrogate of Obama's, a representative of South Carolina named Bakari Sellers, went on to make the same claim the very MORNING of the Primary, although he was chastised about it by David Shuster.

The simple fact is, the Obama campaign started it all, and continued it non-stop. Every chance they got they tried to point the finger at the Clintons and say, "Hey, my opponents are race-baiting, people, isn't that despicable considering I'm a Black Man?" Anyone who watched the coverage over the past two weeks who didn't come away seeing that is simply blind. Blinded by either their own racial hatred, their ridiculous fantasies of a Utopia Obama would create, or their Repuglikkkunt-inspired and COMPLETELY baseless hatred of the Clintons.

Now, if you want to dismiss all this, you're welcome to. But it is completely and utterly factual. If you'd like links to all of the stuff, including the comments by Dyson, Jackson, and Michelle Obama, they're on YouTube. The Memo is at HuffingtonPost.com. Again, you can dismiss it, but you're simply lying to yourself. Obama, and his campaign, in a desperate bid to stay alive in this contest, PLAYED THE RACE CARD. And while it's garnered him a great deal more support among blacks, he's also realized he's lost a great deal of support among women, whites and Hispanics because of it.

It was bad enough that he pulled such a lowlife move. The fact he's lied about it continuously, and is now having his campaign, his surrogates, and his supporters spread these vicious, EVIL, and completely phony stories about voter intimidation on the part of Clinton supporters shows me there is NO depth to which he won't go. People claim Hillary acts as if she's owed this nomination. I say they're blind. Hillary has NEVER acted like that. The Media has painted that narrative for a year and she's thoroughly rejected it. OBAMA IS THE JERK WHO ACTS LIKE HE'S OWED THE PRESIDENCY. He acts, and his campaign acts, like any attack on him is an attack on blacks.

Now, I know that many blacks who are racist (and trust me, there are just as many racist blacks as there are whites proportionally), and many other blacks who aren't, but are no more interested in delving into the details of the campaigns as the majority of Americans, will be swayed by all of this nonsense that has been fueled by the Obama campaign and their defacto surrogates (the entire Hillary-Hating media). But they better remember one thing. WHITES MAKE UP THE MAJORITY OF THIS NATION, AND EVEN THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Obama may find he's won the battle (South Carolina), and lost the war.

I think it's too late for Obama, his surrogates, or advocates to close the Pandora's box they opened with their despicable lies and BS. There might be a chance, but I don't think there is. And frankly, I don't want there to be a chance anymore. For while I have been calling for a Hillary Clinton / Barack Obama ticket for the past two years, if Hillary were to put this man on the ticket I not only wouldn't be able to vote for her, but would in fact be forced out of principle to actively work against her campaign. To me, Barack Obama is a lying, lowlife, RACIST TRAITOR to everything this nation holds dear. The fact he's been able to convince so many morons otherwise doesn't surprise me though. Bush did the same for a while, and I was NEVER fooled by his lies and BS either. To me, Barack Obama is nothing more than a lowlife RACIST NIGG*R, not fit to shine my shoes, let alone be my president.

Posted by: hotnuke2007 | January 27, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Anyone but Hillary in 2008.

Posted by: xonroad | January 27, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

rayacop,

i'd kind of like you to explain hillary staying on the ballot in michigan when the others withdrew their names. or perhaps explain why hillary is the only candidate to specifically make public appearances in florida and you're complaining about a commercial on cable tv.

Except that since you think that all black people smoke crack and that sc must not matter because clearly more black people live there than other states where obama must get crushed [your 10:35 comment], its clearly not worth knowing or caring about anything that you have to say.

Posted by: perryair | January 26, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

MEMO: WE'RE ABOUT TO TAKE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BACK ...

South Carolina shows that truth, simple truth, can still win the field.

That good Democrats believe that a party of change should not also be a party to corruption.

And that government accountability starts with personal responsibiity--something the Clintons famously avoid at all times, in all circumstances.

We must continue to speak truth to power.

However red faced the Clinton machine is after the rout in South Carolina, it still stares eyeball to eyeball with an America that does not want to re-live the 1990s, the scandals, the shame, the spectacle of our White House transformed into a bordello.

There is no way they will just slink back to Wal-Mart; to their sleezy law-breaking overseas Chinese contributors, and their dictionaries used for parsing words like "is," without trying to dragging us down with them.

(Bill Clinton is looking more and more like King Kong--the 1933 version--in which he holds aloft a terrified Fay Wray--here the Democratic Party--while raging: "Love me! Love me!")

The fact that neither Hillary or Bill had a modicum of graciousness and made a concession speech tonight shows that the concept of sportsmanship is foreign to them.

We must be on the alert. We need to continue to march--to victory.

We can ensure that in the end we do take back the Democratic party ... by drawing on the direct action lessons community activists taught us in the 1960s and 1970s during the heyday of the civil rights movement.

The next step: a zerox machine, a tape recorder, or a DVD player.

And a willingness to stand up and be counted.

Go to your next Democratic Party meeting.

Bring with you copies of the article in the liberation Nation magazine by Katha Pollitt on Bill Clinton's alleged involvement in the Juanita Broaddrick sexual assault scandal (http://www.thenation.com/doc/19990322/pollitt). Politely distribute it as a leaflet.

Take too, one of the original Washington Post stories on the same subject (www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/broaddrick022599.htm).

Use this one as a leaflet as well; please be polite.

Also, bring a tape recording or DVD of the Juanita Broaddrick interview in which she talks of her personal experiences with the Clintons. ...

And make sure you can play it loudly. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KZ8ICvutc0)

Just for giggles, also take with you a paperback version of the book "No One Left To Lie to"--about the Clinton White House--by British-American writer and human rights activist Christopher Hitchens.

Make a lot of copies of his chapter on "Is There a Rapist in the Oval Office?"

Distribute them when someone challenges you to produce more facts.

Recently Hitchens reminded (http://www.slate.com/id/2182065) that the essay "has never been challenged by anybody in the fabled Clinton 'rapid response' team.

"Yet one constantly reads that both Clintons, including the female who helped intensify the slanders against her mistreated sisters, are excellent on women's 'issues.'"

Share these journalistic artifacts, as well as your thoughts, with your fellow Democrats at party meetings before your state holds a caucus or primary.

Ask them to listen to their consciences.

Ask them if they want the divisiveness, examples of disrepect for women, and union busting friendships (Wal-Mart, Marc Rich, you know the drill), that would surely come with another Clinton presidency.

Ask them if the country can afford such a spectacle as the economy tanks and young men and women are fighting and dying for our freedom many miles from our shores.

Once a lone voice from the back of the U.S. Senate chamber, that of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, called out to remind a body that was about to rubber stamp Clarence Thomas' elevation to the Supreme Court about their responsibilities.

Anita Hill came forward and the rest was history.

Unfortunately, that time it was too late to make a difference.

It was Moynihan who once said that everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.

Take ... the ... party ... back!!!

---

Martin Edwin Andersen is the 2001 winner of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's "Public Servant Award" for uncovering what the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General later called "egregious misconduct" and "willful disregard for national security" by senior Janet Reno aides in a major national security and corruption scandal.

Jimmy Carter's pollster, Patrick Cadell, speaking before Alberto Gonzalez was attorney general, said that Reno was either the most incompetent AG in the country's history, or the most corrupt.

Hillary Clinton promoted the idea of making Reno AG in the first place.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | January 26, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for the typos

Posted by: rayacop | January 26, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

It is almost commical how the ignorant blacks in this country fall for the media falsehoods and end up costing the candidate in the long run. Watch super tuesday's result and perhaps if you people strain youir pee brains you will understand what I mean. Do you fools really think the media is out for your best interest? The Media has been trying to bury the Clintons for years. Most of the Media are republicans and rich fat cats that are only interested in pushing Republican policies to the detriment of the working class. Face it, what could you possibly have in common interest with a news person on T.V. making millions per year? Are you really gullabe enough to believe that the are defending your interest over their own?

Posted by: rayacop | January 26, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Please Obaka supporters, try to get your facts straight before posting so I do not have to show you to be the fools we all know you to be!!!

Posted by: rayacop | January 26, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

filmex, I didn't say Obama represented them, only that he was a willing participant in their lies. Their lies designed to bring the Clintons down. Now, you can buy into your own hate-mongering. It's obvious you already have, but please spare me. The haters are the scum like you. The lying, lowlife scum like you who hate their own country so much they'll lie through their teeth at every turn, no matter if it destroys their country. To me, you and everyone like you should be arrested, tried, convicted, and shot in the fukking head for TREASON. All of you are just damn lucky you're able to spout your lies and hatred over the Internet and be anonymous, or else there would be some people in a morgue tonight.

Posted by: hotnuke2007 | January 26, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

claffiteau

Please take mmacdon's seat as head moron and most ignorant liar. He are the facts relating to Jackson's Presidential primary run instead of you Obama like distortions of reality. feel free to hit the crack pipe to ease you inadequacies in life, just like your hero Barak Sadam Hussein Obama!!!

In 1984, Jackson became the second African American (after Shirley Chisholm) to mount a nationwide campaign for President of the United States, running as a Democrat.

In the primaries, Jackson, who had been written off by pundits as a fringe candidate with little chance at winning the nomination, surprised many when he took third place behind Senator Gary Hart and former Vice President Walter Mondale, who eventually won the nomination. Jackson garnered 3.5 million votes and won five primaries and caucuses, including Louisiana, the District of Columbia, South Carolina, Virginia and one of two separate contests in Mississippi,[11]

Posted by: rayacop | January 26, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

hotnuke, you poor thing, you are obviously off your meds.

*L* You must be to pretend that Obama represents the "corporate fascist state" when it is Shillary who has long been the protector of the oligarchy, which is why she is supported in her campaign by The Carlyle Group (arms profiteers involved with Papa Bush), Citibank, Merck big pharma, and has more endorsements from lobbyists than all other candidates combined.

You should check out Caroline Kennedy's endorsement of Obama in the NYT today, or is she "racist scum" as well (you Clintonistas are so clever and witty!).

The two headed Clinton beast will, and always has, divided America. If you love the hatred and bitter partisanship of Bush I, Clinton I, Bush II, then you'll LOVE Clinton II.

Talk about national suicide.

Posted by: filmex | January 26, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

mmacdon

Welcome moron, Olease take your seat at the head of the class of idiots. Since I live in the state of Florida let me enlighten you to the truth. First of all, all the candidates names, including Obama's are still on the florida ballot! Secondly, despite joining the other candidates in signing a pledge not to campaign in Florida, Obama is the only one running daily campaign commercials in the state. His excuse, a lie, is that he could not buy national cable advertizing without the ads playing in florida. Not only is this belied (which means it is false) by the fact that both Edwards and Clinton have purchased national campaign ads without them being televised in Florida, I have also independantly verified that you can buy national cable advertizing and restrict it being shown in the state of Florida. It appears that Obama is the one that will say or do anything to be elected. What a lying piece of refuse snake oil salesman he is!!!

Posted by: rayacop | January 26, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Note to SeedOfChange, chefjo2001 and rayacop!

Jesse Jackson didn't win Iowa by a 9 percentage point margin or finish second in New Hampshire by just under 3 percentage points and Nevad by just over 5 percentage points. Jesse also didn't win any states in the south or elsewhere by double the percentage points of the second place candidate.

As for Billary Clintons 90 delegate lead that is due to pledges from Super Delegates (i.e. Democratic establishment politicians) who pledged their support to Billary Clinton when he/she was leading the national polls right up to December of of 2007 by almost 30 percentage points. She looked like the odds on favorite to them so its not exactly a surprise they jumped on board her campaign's bandwagon. Pledges of your support as a Super delegate are just like campaign promises by political candidates, subject to change based on whichever way these politicians think the wind is blowing. Watch how quickly those Super Delegates change their pledges if it looks like Obama will win more delegates than Billary Clinton on Super Tuesday. If only half of them decide to change their minds then Billary's 90 delegate margin exists no more.

You are all making your cases for Billary Clinton's superiority based on a partial rather than a full reading of the facts. You need to look down and make sure you are not standing in quicksand the next time you attempt to tout the two-headed Billary creature.

Posted by: claffiteau | January 26, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

mmacdon, you're a PRIME example of the kind of hate-mongering, ignorant, lying, lowlife TREASONOUS scum I'm talking about when I discuss Obama supporters.

Hillary Clinton is pushing for these delegates to be counted AFTER the nominee is ascertained, so that the state's voters won't be alienated from the election come NOVEMBER. But does that FACT matter to a lowlife scumbag like you, OR to any of the scum in the media who have played upon your hate? No, you're not concerned with the truth at all. You're a lowlife scumbag bent on only one thing; supporting that LYING, LOWLIFE RACIST PIECE OF SH*T OBAMA.

Posted by: hotnuke2007 | January 26, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing to me how gullable some people who believe the media hype and Obama lies are!

Posted by: rayacop | January 26, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

The Clinton campaign pulled a similar stunt in here in Michigan. The state party establishment, dominated by Clinton supporters, persuaded her to remain on the ballot after Obama and Edwards had agreed to withdraw their names, complying with the national party's rules. The result was her win by default. Her "victory" was followed by the revelation that the promise that votes for "uncommitted" (40%) would somehow count were flat-out lies. Nevertheless, her campaign spokes persons express complete confidence that the delegates chosen by this bogus procedure will be seated at the national convention.

She is trying to do the same thing in Florida. Were she to be nominated over Obama on the basis of such Machiavellian tactics, thousands upon thousands of voters in this state and elsewhere would be enraged and alienated. I used to think the charge that the Clintons will do and say anything to win was a hostile exaggeration. What the campaign has done here, said in South Carolina and is about to do in Florida demonstrates that it is sadly true.

Posted by: mmacdon | January 26, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

America lost something today. It has been losing it slowly for decades, but today marked its COMPLETE and UTTER disappearance. What is it that America lost? Its ability to recognize the truth.

America has finally been overrun by the lies of the Right-Wing controlled media. They've finally bought into the lies, hate, fear and divisiveness these scum have been selling.

At least it appears that way. Perhaps it's only an anomoly of South Carolina. Here's hoping it is. Here's hoping that the EVIL, VICIOUS, DESPICABLE LIES told by the Obama campaign about the Clintons, and repeated ad nauseum by their defacto surrogates in the Right-Wing media like Joe Scarborough, constantly saying over and over every day that the Clintons had injected race into this election, when they knew it was Obama who had, will not hold sway over the rest of America.

We will find out February 5th. And if the LYING, LOWLIFE, RACIST PIECE OF SH*T NAMED BARACK OBAMA is successful that day, then America is doomed. For it will mean none of our votes really matter. It will mean we've truly become a corporate fascist state, controlled completely by a bunch of Right-Wing, Neo-Fascist scum in the media and their corporate controllers, bent on twisting reality to fit their needs at the cost of all Americans. And truthfully, it'll be a day I really will begin planning on leaving this country.

As far as I'm concerned, Obama supporters are nothing more than lying, lowlife, racist TREASONOUS scum themselves, and are a willing part in this attempted destruction of America. They're no better than TREASONOUS REPUGLIKKKUNTS. In fact, they're worse.

Posted by: hotnuke2007 | January 26, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

First of all it was the Obakarama campaign that played the race card initially in respects to Hillary's comment respecting the fact that it was President Johnson who pushed for and signed the Civil rights Act. Secondly, Obama and his camp are so politically naive that they and their media sponsors do not realize how white America will interpret his call to blacks to vote for him based on race alone. Blacks comprise 13% of the population, Hispanics that favor Hillary 3 to 1 make up 19%, and whites almost 56%. So you do the math. While Obamarama took 78% of the entire black vote he only recieved 22% of the white vote. Naturally when over 57% of the electorate in a state is black he should win. So do the math and his prospects are not that good in the future primaries. Also Hillary still holds roughly a 90 delegate lead! Lets not forget that she won Michigan and will win Florida by large margins. She also leads by double digits in polling in all the super Tuesday states. So feel free to celebrate you little victory tonight Obama and supporters and smoke some crack. However, your high will be short lived!

Posted by: rayacop | January 26, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

You have to at least question this tactic. It just doesn't look good. There are legitimate concerns about the Florida folks being disenfranchised, but they chose to act that way, and got burned.

For Clinton to try and reinstate those delegates after the fact is pretty weak.

Any disinterested third party would have to think that if both Florida and Michigan were fully counted from the beginning, it is likely that Clinton and Obama would have split the delegates. I'd give Clinton the Florida win, but I bet Obama's supporters from Illinois would have given him the advantage in Michigan.

I,for one, hope either she or Obama get enough delegates to get the nomination without having to count these "do over" delegates.

Posted by: steveboyington | January 26, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Clinton keeps talking about experience and fixing the problems our country face. I would like to see what she did during those 35 years. Also, all her husband did during his 8 years as President was to divide this country even further apart. He was not able to bring both parties together and fix health or education. He did manage to lose the democrats both houses of Congress which is exactly what Hillary will do if she is elected. So the old democratic faithful better wake-up if they want to keep Congress.

Posted by: Skinsfan1978 | January 26, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Before we all get carried away lets remember that Jesse jackson won 11 states in 1988 including 64% of the vote in South Carolina.

Posted by: chefjo2001 | January 26, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Is Clinton trying to win on a controversial technicality, a la Bush in 2000?? Doesn't sound like change at all to me. That sounds like the same old thing we expect from expert politicians. I'm voting for Obama because he's a not only exceptionally qualified for the job. He's a class act. Plain and simple.

Posted by: maq1 | January 26, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

While Hillary says she's taking her campaign to American Samoa, Obama-mania is sweeping Indian reservations around the United States ...

Indian Country Could Back Obama on Super Tuesday

New America Media
Ketaki Gokhale
Jan 24, 2008

Editor's Note: Barack Obama is doing well with Native American voters, but - perhaps more significantly - the exciting race is having an empowering effect on Native communities across the country.

Barack Obama is big in Indian Country ...

He has ... somehow, managed to capture the imagination of Indian Country, say Native American commentators and community activists.

Whether that wave of goodwill is enough to carry him to "Super Tuesday" primary victories in the states of Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Arizona, remains to be seen.

"Obama represents a break from the old"something fresh and new," says Paul DeMain, managing editor of the Northern Wisconsin-based newspaper News from Indian Country. "Native people are looking at him as someone who can empathize with other people of color." ...

Over in Nebraska, Kevin Abourezk, a reporter with the Lincoln Journal Star and a prominent Native affairs blogger, agrees. "Obama is appealing to younger voters across the ethnic spectrum. He"s just exciting, and he harkens back to people like John F. Kennedy." ...

A recent column in Indian Country Today, however, argued that Obama is reaching out to Native Americans, and that he is the only candidate to have a page on his website dedicated to his Native American supporters. The site, First Americans for Obama, includes a post on a bill Obama cosponsored last year that aims to improve the Indian Health Service, a federal program that operates medical clinics and hospitals on Indian reservations.

The close race between Clinton and Obama ... had an empowering effect on Native communities across the country.

In states like Alaska, where 16 percent of the population is Native Alaskan, New Mexico, where 10.2 percent of the population is Native, and Oklahoma, where is 8.1 percent of the population is Native, the way Indian Country votes, if it votes as a bloc, could influence the Democratic Party pick for a presidential nominee.

Compounding the political strength of Indian Country is the strong Democratic streak that runs through it. ...

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | January 26, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Bill/Hill can try to change the rules if they want. They will not see the Oval Office again! I guarantee it! (or your money back).

Posted by: meldupree | January 26, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

well, she disregarded sanctions on Michigan, why should we be surprised she's doing it with FLA?? Billary will do whatever (s)he sees fit to get back into the Oval Office. i think (s)he may be in for a surprise...

Posted by: SkinsFanInMaine | January 26, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama's race card paid off.

But it will pay back in all hispanic countries.

Jesse Jack son won 14 states, it is still a long way to go for Obama and his muslim brotherhood.

Off to Florid!

Posted by: SeedofChange | January 26, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

This is Justice!
I have been sickened by the lies of the "evil twins"and their sadistic glee as they have tortured Obama with their Roveian tactics. They tried to show "the boy" that he had not earned his place at the plantation dining table.
Hurrah for America!
Maybe there is a God!

Posted by: skycontrol | January 26, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

GO OBAMA

Posted by: matthp22 | January 26, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

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