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Hillary's Millions

By Matthew Mosk
Hillary Clinton raised more than $35 million in February, crucial funds that will enable her to compete in Ohio and Texas, her campaign finance team reported this afternoon.

Most of that haul -- about $30 million -- came by way of online contributors, said Jonathan Mantz, Clinton's finance director.

The finance report, offered during a conference call with key donors and supporters, was coupled with cheerleading from top campaign officials, all of whom expressed confidence bordering on certainty that Clinton would win both major March 4 contests and soldier on towards the nomination.

"We are in this thing for the long haul. We are going to win this nomination," said Terry McAuliffe, Clinton's campaign chairman.

"A lot of people have talked about...bad morale in the campaign, and people not having a winning spirit," said campaign manager Maggie Williams. "I want you to know when one of these stories appeared...our staff from across the country started pouring into their e-mails what they believe about this candidate and what they believe about this campaign and the power of this campaign...it really helped affirm that we have a winning spirit."

The Obama campaign has not yet released figures for its February fundraising. Obama campaign officials said yesterday only that the campaign has raised "considerably more" than $35 million this month.

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 28, 2008; 3:56 PM ET
 
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Posted by: bamtw rlnjhug | April 16, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

PS. AT LEAST OBAMA DOESN'T COMPLAIN ABOUT HILARY ALL THE TIME.. HE IS STAYING FOCUSED ON HIS GOAL - PRESIDENCY.. UNLIKE HILARY.. IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HER TO GO EVEN 2 HOURS WITHOUT MENTIONING HIM... SHE NEEDS TO STAY ON TASK AND FORGET ABOUT OBAMA...MAYBE SHE WOULD DO BETTER IN THE RACE THEN...

Posted by: lesliedesign2k | March 1, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I LOVE OBAMA AND MANY OTHER PEOPLE DO AS WELL..
WHY DO CLINTON SUPPORTERS CALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN OBAMA A CULT??? WE ONLY WANT OUR CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT TO WIN...
IF YOU LOVE HILARY GO TO HER RALLY AND SUPPORT HER AND STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT OBAMA....

OBAMA IN 2008..

PS. SUCK IT UP HILARY LOVERS

Posted by: lesliedesign2k | March 1, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

What is amazing is that the Clinton Campaign attempted to be fair and reasonable, but given that in the blog world we have been dealing with teenagers it has been really difficult. So the people who are older and wiser have had to resort to the only thing we can resort to is a mantra of repeating the problrems with Obama over and over again.

Obams is the guy who stands around in the kitchen looking like he is just going in to get a cup of coffee. He manages to be in there all day and talks to everyone in the office. He doesn't actually do any work, but he is a really good cheerleader. That's why when he goes to those really big rally's like you go to in the convention centers you guys really like to hear him.

Obama is the one who is the warm up guy! He's the one who gets your engines warmed up, but he can't actually do anything. That's not to say he isn't Mr. Congeniality, but in the Miss America contest, he doesn't become Miss America. Do you get the drift? He has no real talent! The guy is just a nice smile and no content! He's inspiring ok that's nice but you have to have cookies in the cookie jar so the belly is satisfied!

It's all well and good, to go and get all excited, but he is nice on complaining but short on resolving. He has been given a lot of really cool positions, but he doesn't actually do anything. He stood around in the kitchen making nice talk while everyone else is busy trying to hold down the fort! The fort of course is Iraq and Afghanistan! He should be helping the troops by working with the NATO forces to get our troops some relief.

Of course when you're the guy in the kitchen making small talk and he doesn't really know what he's doing well, then it makes sense that he'd make ONE MORE EXCUSE AS TO WHY HE CAN'T GET IN THE BUS AND DRIVE IT.

That makes him unfit for office.

You see when it comes to bus analogies, Obama has talked about the bus and he knows that if you bring it up he's throw down another race card! But here is the bus analogy...

Obama wants to drive the bus, but he has been given the key called a chairmanship and he's been asked to help the troops in Afghanistan where he says the Taliban and Al Queda are (he denies they will be a problem in Iraq) or that if we get out of Iraq it will be a problem apparenty? It's hard to know because he keeps living in the past and 2002. I guess he forgot its now 2008! That was then, this is now!

So he is not even willing to get on the bus and drive because he is too busy in the kitchen talking about the theory of driving a bus. You don't theorize and then drive. You do need to take a little drivers education.

Just a thought...

Posted by: UWBizKid | March 1, 2008 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Does the press and Hillary really think Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners, government people who have been around since she was in Junior High supporting Barry Goldwater are a "cult"?

Does Dame Clinton know that some of the people who support Obama are not Democrats and they do not support her due to her vote for Iraq? That some do not want a Bush/Clinton monopoly in the White House? Some also do not think impeached ex pres makes good First Man material.

Hillary and company can attack and bash Obama thinking they can beat Republicans. She votes like the guys so it does not matter to her that she is helping McCain win by winning by any low means necessary.

Posted by: alyceclover | February 29, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Money, money, money. Does anyone want to talk about Hillary's yes vote to the Iran Resolution and Barack's counter resolution to slow down the rush into Iran? Is anyone but me aware that we are low on troops and the gov has been whispering about a return of the draft?

No one care to discuss Hillary's NH and WI mailers and how she speaks to her peer as if he were a boy to be scolded when it is her who has been doing since, um, day one what she accuses him of doing?

How about how she forgot to file in PA and her endorser, the governor gave her a filing extension citing snow? Gee, if a little snow prevents her from being ready, whatever will she do in a real emergency?

Her supporters are exactly like her; accuse, attack, accuse, attack and god forbid if anyone dares reply...more of the same.

The whining over the press is false. "Obama in a bathing suit!" Gee, where is "Hillary in a bathing suit" and where is: Ms. Clinton have you ever smoked pot? And Ms. Clinton will you denounce Sandra Day O'Connor for using her position to aid and abet terrorists on our soil?

Ms. Clinton: Will you denounce those UAE Sheik's Bill is cozy with to the tune of earning money, money, money with, because of their Hebrew hatred and slurs?

Posted by: alyceclover | February 29, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

FOR YOU OBAMA SUPPORTERS, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND DO ALL YOU CAN TO BEAT HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, BUT BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY THAT HE WILL LOOSE THE GENERAL ELECTION AGAINST MCCAIN. I AM A GOOD PREDICTOR AND I SENSE THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
OBAMA WILL LOOSE AGAINST MCCAIN.

Posted by: chrisa083 | February 29, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

ebubuk2004 -
Do you even speak English? I can't tell by your posts, your spelling or the word combinations used. In whatever language you really speak, please stop the nasty insults and speak to the issues.

Posted by: cab50151 | February 29, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

amaikovich wrote:
svreader is simply a proven liar. And we all know it. Go to http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/02/democratic_debate_preview_is_t.html, and see svreader's post at 09:43 PM and my post at 11:12 PM.

He is also a spammer. He posted the same post eight times, including twice in the same article.

One minute he says he'll vote McCain if Hillary loses, the next he's saying "Clinton/Obama ticket would be unstoppable, and lead to 16 years of Democratic control of the whitehouse" -- which implicitly is an endorsement of Obama for President.

And one minute he posts _eleven_ straight posts about Obama and cocaine, the next he's crying about the issues not being discussed. What a hypocrite. He shifts his position (and his story) so much, I wonder if he's bipolar.
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I've noticed the same thing. I've always suspected him of actually being a Republican Activist. I wouldn't put it past them.

Posted by: cab50151 | February 29, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

YOU MIGHT BE AN IDIOT:-)

If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary's than they had ever been before or since.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..

Best regards

jacksmith...

Posted by: JackSmith1 | February 29, 2008 6:03 AM | Report abuse

Of course Terry McCauliff, Maggie Williams, Howard Wolfson, Harold Ickles and Mark Penn want to stay in this campaign until August.

Where else can they get the gullible public to fund their inflated million dollar salaries? Maggie Williams is a glorified office manager - and grandmas and starving students are paying her millions of dollars in fees. Mark Penn is a glorified paper clip counter, and donors are paying his million dollar fees. I have no idea what Terry McCauliff can really do for an honest living if he weren't hanging onto the Clintons. And Harold Ickes is a 67 year old ankle biter.

Clinton donors - don't you wonder why she's behind Obama 1 to 4 in terms of ads spending? It's because your hard earned money is going to pay for these high priced consultants!

Hey if you have all that money to burn, go for it.

Obama will win the nomination. Look at the delegate math.

Obama for America!

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 07:47 PM

Posted by: Iowatreasures |

No there there. Just working on being a minority in the white elite world of 1985.

Posted by: mul | February 28, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

sxmcpherson,

Our generation not self-centered and egocentric? Where have you been living (or what have you been smoking?)...This is the generation of mass consumption, with a 3-second attention span-there is no difference between the baby boomers and the busters. Obama as JFK- well JFK had been in the congress/Senate longer and still came in as a neophyte and had 2 awful years in terms of foriegn and domestic policy before "righting the ship". Had he not been martyred, he probably would have gone down as an insprirational if not very effective president. Most of his legacy has to do with things done/completed by Johnson.
Aside from which, all of the scandals you sight for the Clintons were much worse in the Kennedy White house (affairs, nepotism, dealing with the mob and shady people).
So vote for the person you like better, the person you want to have a beer with. That strategy worked well for America in 2000, didn't it?

Posted by: nycLeon | February 28, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

I want someone from MY generation to be President. Even if Obama loses in November, McCain isn't a Baby Boomer. He's a war veteran who has served his country for years and sacrificed plenty so Baby Boomers could have their spotlight for far too long.

Obama is *my* JFK: I want to see the torch passed to a new generation of Americans who aren't so self-centered and egocentric. That's what Clinton (both of them, in fact) represent to me: they're all about themselves.
Posted by: sxmcpherson | February 28, 2008 11:16 PM

Good point on the Boomers. But you are no good on the Maths - Obama is 46 born in 61 or 62.

Baby boom 1946-1965 buy most measures. He is a child of the 70s and we don't need that for sure. I suspect you might be a boomer as well. If you are please die before the age of 65 so I don't have to support you in your old age.

We gen X ers should unite with the silent generation. The silent generation got passed over but did good work for this country. We are both cute, small, nice generations with low crime rates and a lack of cult members (JFK, Reagen, Obambi).

Posted by: mul | February 28, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

OK Mr. DC Council,

First of all you kinda' prove the point about meanspirited- probably also mysogynistic or is that "whining" (why don't you throw out some other words that are coded for bad female stereotypes).

Anyhow,

WHAT IS THE CHANGE YOUR CANDIDATE IS OFFERING?
It's not policies- his are copied or to the right (more conservative)of HRCs
It's not influence peddling- since he takes bundled money
It's not bipartisenship- since her record of "crossing the aisle" is better than his
It's not running a "nice campaign" since he frequently uses words that are used to identify female stereotypes and it was his advocates started a whole racism flak- remember Donna Brasille (the one who flushed- I mean managed Al Gore's campaign in 2000) is the one who said that Clinton's give me a break speech was about race- huh? read the transcript

Look, Barak is overall ok. If he takes the nomintation, I'll have to vote for him- but the more his ignorant (and I mean historically and politically) support base acts like a bunch of rabid near-cultists, the more hard it is for me to do it...as it is I will not vote for him for a second term as I will have found a party more fitting my liberal ideals by that point.

Leon

Posted by: nycLeon | February 28, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/seatourdelegates/index.html

Sign the petition to seat Florida and Michigan delegates.

Posted by: jsindc | February 28, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama smoked crack cocaine and engaged in gay sex in 1999 !

http://youtube.com/watch?v=sVeFVtcdSYY

Posted by: ashafer_usa | February 28, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Please contribute to Obama 2008 ! He desparately needs your money to pay for cocaine habit as well as for his financial support of al Qaeda.

Bless our nation's filthy rich.

Posted by: ashafer_usa | February 28, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

It's funny how all these posters claim sexism against Clinton, yet don't acknowledge the lack of racism against Obama -- even when displaying it themselves.

As a white male, I just want someone I like to be President. Why don't I like Clinton? She's a Baby Boomer, and after 16 years of Baby Boomers ruining this country, I want someone from MY generation to be President. Even if Obama loses in November, McCain isn't a Baby Boomer. He's a war veteran who has served his country for years and sacrificed plenty so Baby Boomers could have their spotlight for far too long.

Obama is *my* JFK: I want to see the torch passed to a new generation of Americans who aren't so self-centered and egocentric. That's what Clinton (both of them, in fact) represent to me: they're all about themselves. It has nothing to do with Clinton being a woman. As a California resident, I've voted for Dianne Feinstein for years: I wish she'd run for President instead of Clinton.

But I digress ... the Clintons are not good people. After Whitewater, Lewinsky and every other scandal the two of them have been a part of, it's time for something new in this country. Maybe Clinton could have won my vote if she was more honest and a different person. Her credentials to be President are fine; she, as an individual, is the problem, and that has nothing to do with gender.

Posted by: sxmcpherson | February 28, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Have you noticed the change in the press...so many more HC stories...evidentilly whining works ...she has been successfully playing the poor me wa wa wa...she is either crying, outraged, or causing division...well at least she 'can' pay her debts now and invest in another 5000.00 + in donuts contributing to Americas obesity....donuts for despair could be her new slogan!!

Posted by: julie6 | February 28, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

I have been reading these comments and laughing like crazy. Why are you Obama Cult members so nasty after all the Media says you are winning you should be gracious. I guess you forgot IF Obama got the nomination you will need ALL the Clinton supporters to win in Nov. Or did you think they would just join your side no questions asked? Dont bite the hand you might need to be feed from.

What are you looking for in her tax records? You wanna know if she loaned herself money this year? That wont be on a 2007 tax return...you have been suckered by the media to do their dirty work The media wants to snoop in Bill Clintons overseas business dealings. If you want to know if she had the resources to loan herself money you could find this out TODAY by looking at their combined overall net worth, which by the isnt on a tax return.

Posted by: BlaqVelvet1 | February 28, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

As the primary goes on, I see a deep hatred for Sen Clinton, not because she is a Clinton, but because she is a woman running for President. You know how that works,a woman wanting to be President, how dare her.One day we might grow up a little.The male ego trip.

Posted by: shipfreakbo214 | February 28, 2008 10:21 PM

You are correct. Some of the worst offenders are young women. Most recent comment "she is OK but I can't stand to look at her ugly face for 4 years." Again not all women are like this but far too many to make up for "men" such as myself.

Obama has very little chance in November. The last debate was a total disaster for the general election "Hillary even helped him out twice."

Posted by: mul | February 28, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Baraktards,

You do realize that raising more money, for both of the candidates, means more bundled money. Yes they raise small amounts from lots of people. The majority of Obamas donations, in shear numbers are from small donors- meaning that there are more small donors than large donors. However, that does not mean that most of these ridiculous sums don't come from bundled money, which they both accept- which is far more dangerous than PAC or lobbiest money b/c those are capped. Bundled money means that the CEO says to his whole board "we are supporting Obama", then they all give $3500 checks meaning that the corporation just gave Obama $70,000. This is how influence is bought post-McCain-Fiengold. In other words- raising money is not a positive criteria, given the campaign your candidate has run- especially if he turns down federal matching funds. I'm not saying I love that HRC does it either, but atleast she's honest about it...Oh and I know, here come all the honesty comments about HRC- before you post them, grow up- I'm not actually insulting your candidate, just making a valid point- but since you all have been mean spirited the whole time toward her, I don't expect too much of you.

Leon

Posted by: nycLeon | February 28, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama is created by the media, Hillary is created by herself through hard work and experience, take your pick! If Obama gets nominated I will vote for McCain, because I would rather see the country to go to the not too far right than the extreme left, and I have not voted for a Republican in all my life.

Posted by: johnycheng1 | February 28, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Who's in charge of removing all the sharp instruments from within svreader's grasp next Tuesday?

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | February 28, 2008 10:28 PM
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Leave SVReader alone. He is my friend and he can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | February 28, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Okay Hillary.

But don't "Show me the money."

Show me the tax return.

Another Concerned Democrat

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | February 28, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama - Books - Random House
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Did you notice Obama "calls for a different brand of politics - a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated . . ."

That is unbelievable. This country has never been so divided, racially, politically, economically, religiously, or gender-wise.

The Democratic party is completely fractured - "fixing" the election and forcing Hillary to get out before all of the voters and all the news cycles have played out clear up to the Democratic convention is not going to help heal the party.

Hillary voters will not get behind Obama, even if Hillary is forced out early, however, I feel like she has the moxy to stay in there and fight for her beliefs all the way to the convention. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | February 28, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Who's in charge of removing all the sharp instruments from within svreader's grasp next Tuesday?

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | February 28, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Both Clintons are selfish self-centered people. Hillary is accepting contributions for a campaign she knows they have lost. I mean they have lost because it took Bill's help to lose. Their supporters don't realize so they give.

The only reason that money has been an issue was because of mismanagement by the Clinton campaign manager. It had not been the inflow of money but the outflow that was the problem. Personal loyalty rather than managerial talent was the deciding factor in choosing her manager.

I really think that the deciding factor in the Democratic election has been whether the electorate wants a fighter or negotiator to be the nominee. Because Bush was a fighter and his presidency was such a failure, people wanted the alternative.

Obama recognized this and decided to enter the race. He staked out his position on that matter and has been very consistent. Hillary is a fighter and very combative, unfortunately it also makes her unattractive to many. Her mendacity was not a bonus.

I think this election will be different than the past half dozen because both Republican and Democratic voters will have McCain and Obama to vote for. There will be much less voting against the opponent. This election will be somewhat less partisan and more about issues. The issues, this cycle, will be material to voters' everyday lives.

I think the general election will be the most important in over a generation and the difference in electoral votes between winner and loser will be more than 100, possibly much more. You can decide who you think will be the winner, I know who I think.


Posted by: Gator-ron | February 28, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

A Shout Out To All Who Care About Protecting Our Election Process-

URGENT-TO BE ACTED UPON BEFORE TUESDAY MARCH 4 (NEXT WEEK)

The US media has failed us. Our election process is being turned into a 3 ring circus.
This is a perfect example of why many citizens are strongly against media consolidation. The media pretends to be 'objective' but when important decisions need to be made by American citizens, we will not be provided with the appropriate information to make those decisions. The information that is provided (if it is provided) will be skewed. Look at what has been happening during the last few days. Use common sense. Believe your eyes and ears.
It is up to independent journalists, educators, and others who care about our election process to inform & educate each other- NO MATTER WHICH CANDIDATE YOU SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT

How to do this

· Inform friends, family, neighbors about campaign issues & discuss who you will be supporting and why. TALK ABOUT IT...

· If you see interesting information on the internet -including blogs- send email to people you know so they can be informed. Copy & paste info. Opinions are great but nothing beats collecting facts from RELIABLE sources and passing them on to people so they can make up their own minds. Include links to websites that you find informative. Keep looking on the blogosphere as we will be sending each other links to important sources of information so that we can decide .

· ESPECIALLY pass on information to people you know who live in Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont. Their primaries and caucuses are next Tuesday March 4. (Rep & Dem)

· Ask people you know-(people who may have difficulty getting to the polls) if they know the address of their polling location & how to get there. Ask if they need a ride. If so, offer to drive them

· Keep posting information you collect, and opinion pieces on the blogosphere. Links to sources of information are especially valuable

· Write and send letters to your media outlets (newspapers, television,radio) and let them know who you support and why

· Respect each other on the blogosphere. Do not get distracted. Do not waste your time and energy engaging in useless discussions.

· Most importantly, keep an open mind when gathering information and don't be shy about respectfully challenging information someone is presenting to you.

JOURNALISTS-WE NEED YOUR HELP. STEP UP AND ASSUME YOUR ROLE AS A MEMBER OF THE FOURTH ESTATE. HELP INFORM OUR CITIZENS.

Posted by: teddy21 | February 28, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

As the primary goes on, I see a deep hatred for Sen Clinton, not because she is a Clinton, but because she is a woman running for President. You know how that works,a woman wanting to be President, how dare her.One day we might grow up a little.The male ego trip.

Posted by: shipfreakbo214 | February 28, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, on www.politico.com She is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 07:47 PM

Posted by: Iowatreasures | February 28, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

SVReader wrote: "I come from a culture that admires and respects intelligent, powerful women."

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What culture would that be, SVReader? gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | February 28, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Thinker, you are right. Haven't you noticed lately how Obama takes on the same verbiage as Hillary - after she talked in California and in Iowa, about alternate energy sources creating millions of jobs, Obama now says that, pandering for the Ohio voters who need jobs, etc.

Obama is very astute - he picks up on all kinds of words and plans that have been popular and embraces them as if they are his own idea.

We all know he didn't have anything substantive to say until recently, and, as you said, he nearly breaks his neck to see what Hillary is going to say, then takes it as his own, or says, "I agree with Hillary, but also . ."

You have to admit he listens intently. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | February 28, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

SVReader:

Get a life. Find a friend and go out for a beer. Really.

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | February 28, 2008 05:24 PM
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Great idea, SVReader. From here to there, Cheers ! gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | February 28, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I have a comment to make about some woman voters who are very angry about Hillary's failure to get the nomination because Sen. Clinton and these supporters thought that she was entitled to it. That attitude will not go over well with many men and even a fair number of women. No person or group is entitled to anything. Barack Obama has steered clear of that position in his campaign and has been accepted by a broad swath of the American public.

I agree that the time has come for there to be a woman president just as it was time for a Speaker of the House. If you want success in your quest you are going to have to find a candidate who will not be perceived as angry. Hillary made gender the issue in selection of Attorney General in husband's administration. At least one of her choices was inappropriate and after two were turned down, the choice of the third woman made it seem that gender was a litmus test. This is not to criticize Reno but the appearance that Hillary was ramming something down the public's throat. She exhibited the same behavior with the health care bill.

The person who will be successful as the first woman president will embrace all of America. She will be sympathetic to the fact that the changes necessary for woman to achieve full equality will be difficult for some men to accept and that it is done firmly but not bitterly. Clinton lost because of her attitude not her gender.

This is a very complex issue that I am just skimming over but the woman's movement will not achieve their objective unless they consider the sensibilities of all Americans.

You can discredit me with the label, misogynous, and have you aspirations languish or you can embrace it as constructive if not correct criticism.

Posted by: Gator-ron | February 28, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

larmoecurl, I think you would find more interesting information about campaign contributions if you investigated Obama's campaign contributions.

Don't you wonder about Obama's ability to get such astronomical campaign contributions any time he needs to make the media swoon?

The newest information out is that an Iraqi Billionaire (with a B), and Antoin Rezko and Obama have a three-way deal going with money flowing to Obama's campaign when he went for Illinois Senator, and again for U.S. Senator, and now the presidency.

Just what we need - Obama in the White House, with good will offerings from that Billionaire, who also funds terrorists in Iraq.

All we need to do is complicate things further. Obama is charismatic, as are all used car salesmen. "What do you want to pay for this car?"

What do you want to give up for this high powered salesman? gw. |

Posted by: Iowatreasures | February 28, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

7.8 Million people, the largest number in history turned out to watch the THIRD Clinton/Obama debate.

I guess Obama's judgement was NOT very good when he said the American people are tired of debates.

More Debates, More Debates, More Debates!!

Give the voters what they have proven they want to see.

Posted by: cjones210 | February 28, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

For someone that all the media pundits and Obamaites are relentlessly pushing to quit, there are many who believe in Hillary and the money donated to her campaign is testament to that fact. I made my first ever political contribution ($450) because I believe in her.

Obama incites such nastiness and hatred in his followers you wonder what kind of leader he will make.

Be informed about your candidate - read these articles (seems like WP will not let me post the links)

"Race Man" by Sean Wilentz, The New Republic. Feb. 27, 2008

"Insults, apologies fuel Obama's rise" Politico. Feb. 27, 2008

"Bamboozling the American electorate again" TheCityEdition.com Feb. 24, 2008

"Does Obama's Record back his rhetoric?" CBS News Feb. 26, 2008

"Nuclear leaks and response tested Obama in Senate" NYT, Mike McIntre, Feb. 3, 2008

"It's all about him" NYT, William Kristol, Feb. 25, 2008

"Don't give up on Clinton", CBS News, Feb. 26, 2008.

Posted by: alee21 | February 28, 2008 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the resources. They sound interesting. Hope I can find them all. You could forward the links to me at Hotmail. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | February 28, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse


It was deceitful when she hid the true state of her campaign's finances until after Super Tuesday. Now she has good news and she is eager to share it. How nice and manipulative.
Posted by: brooksofsheffield | February 28, 2008 04:53 PM
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If I remember correctly, Hillary Clinton was considering donating an additional $15M of her own money not long ago. Could she have contributed to her own campaign "online" this time.

Posted by: miraclestudies | February 28, 2008 04:54 PM-
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Hillary got her $35 Mil from people like me, I contributed four times this week, everytime they need money - they've got it from strong supporters like me - I'm not giving up. gw.


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Posted by: Iowatreasures | February 28, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

dogsbestfriend wrote:

"Where did Hillary's millions come from?

As Clinton faces 'must-wins,'
Jewish backers press forward"

Jewish backers gave 35 million? Interesting.

Posted by: larmoecurl | February 28, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse


Jaxmax wrote:

"Assume Hillary "lends"
her campaign $10 million today.

She files her return today.

The 10 million is reported as "raised"."

If she files tomorrow it will be for 2007, not 2008. You an American, pal?

Posted by: larmoecurl | February 28, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama's supporters act and talk like they have been on drugs. get somber would you. I know my vote and my money will never go a candidate with these kinds of supporters. I am extremely proud that I have donated to Hillary's campaign. Go Hillary....

Posted by: sa_l0629 | February 28, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm average person and donate money to Hillary once this month. My colleage and his wife did three times each this month.

Posted by: y_ellen | February 28, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm a lifelong Democrat (the past 10 presidential elections) that cannot just vote for whichever Democratic candidate is put forth. I will vote for Clinton first, and if not her, then McCain. The Obama political machine led by Axelrod has completely turned me off. I can't vote for someone such as Obama that is so disingenuous, misleading and manipulative.

Posted by: mo897 | February 28, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse


HE WHIPPED THAT HEAD AROUND AND ALMOST BROKE HIS NECK DEFERRING THE QUESTION TO HER - PRAYING SHE WOULD ANSWER IT.

HE IS A TOTAL PHONY AND KNOW NOTHING.

HE IS ABSOLUTELY UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS JOB. AND HE KNOWS IT. HE SAID IT IN A PRESS INTERVIEW.

HE WAS RIGHT.

NO PROPER RESUME. JUST AUDACITY.

Posted by: Thinker | February 28, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse


Freshman Senator Obama almost broke his neck
LOOKING TO HILLARY FOR THE ANSWERS AGAIN

That was the GREATEST MOMENT OF THE DEBATE

HILLARY NEEDS TO USE IT IN HER ADS!!!!!

QUICK - DO IT!!!!

IT WAS A REALLY TELLING MOMENT.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE DID IT IN OTHER DEBATES, TOO.

He can't wait to know what she's going to say - because it gives him the answers he doesn't have in his head.

Kind of pathetic. But really would make a great ad.

Posted by: Thinker | February 28, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama and the bus in the ditch . I believe Obama has been in the Senate 3 years. Until 8 or 10 months ago I had not even heard of him. He surely knew the bus was in the ditch when he got to the senate. What has he done to get the bus out of the ditch since being elected. I have heard of Finegold, Biden,(Dividing Iraq, my favorite) Clinton, Murtha,(Deployment, another favorite) Kusinish, Paul, and only a few more. But I have not heard Obama's name with any news worthy idea or stand on getting the bus out of the ditch. Where's the beef?

Posted by: bnw173 | February 28, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse


Michelle Obama is being hidden under a rock since she made her stupid statement about not being proud of America her entire life.

Oh, but she was pretty proud and sassy and hitting all the talk shows until that memorable event. Talk about Bill Clinton. I wouldn't. He's never said he isn't proud of his country.

Michelle was really getting into the talk show circuit. Larry King, this that the other. All kinds of excited about it. Good thing - because he husband doesn't take questions fro the media or the American people. Suddenly she has nothing to say.

Oh, shucks, I was wondering what the next grand declaration would be. Maybe that she is really from some other planet. She needs to take channeling lessons from Freshman Senator Obama. He does MLK, JFK, Jefferson. Duval Patrick (poor choice, the man is six months in and everyone in MA is wanting to fire him for total incompetence). Famous dead people he thinks he's equal to. He's an impostor. A pretender. Ha!!

THE AUDACITY OF SHOWING UP TO THIS JOB INTERVIEW WITHOUT A PROPER RESUME

SORRY, WE FOUND A MORE QUALIFIED CANDIDATE WITH MORE EXPERIENCE THAN YOU.

OR, AS THE EIGHT BALL WOULD SAY: TRY AGAIN LATER
WHEN YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

Posted by: Thinker | February 28, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey ebubuk2004, I guess you didn't read rule number one about commenting here which, among other things, prohibits you from posting content that degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification. And while that same rule also states that you alone are resposible for the content of your post, you hide behind the anonymity of the Internet.

What a coward. I hope some day some one discovers who you truly are and gives you what any a-hole racist deserves.

And shame on you Washington Post for not monitoring (and deleting) such hate-filled posts. Remember, this is a private forum. The First Amendment does not apply here.

You agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you post.

Posted by: dc_counsel | February 28, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Good point, ethermike. Last time we had the most useless candidate the world has ever seen in John Kerry. He had the charisma and appeal of a pea. This time, we have two good candidates. Either one will give McCain a good run for his money. We need to get behind whichever candidate wins the nomination. Clinton or Obama, both will work for me.

Posted by: dhayjones | February 28, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

As I watched Sen. Clinton self-destruct during the Feb. 26th Ohio debate, I felt genuine sympathy for Mrs. Clinton's supporters.

I was a strong supporter of Howard Dean in 2004, and watched him self-destruct after he (like Sen. Clinton also did in 2008) placed third in the Iowa Caucuses.

Sen. Clinton's "if looks could kill..." perma-scowl during the debate reminded me a lot of the Dean Scream -- the mark of the end of her campaign. I thought laser beams might come shooting out of Sen. Clinton's eyes at any moment! Stick a fork in her, she's done.

I understand what it's like when you've invested a lot of your own resources in a campaign, and the candidate doesn't catch on.

Supporters of Hillary Clinton, please realize that Sen. Obama has consistently shown good sportsmanship in this race, and deserves your support in the General Election.

I urge you to take a few months to chill out, then support Senator Obama in November... just like I eventually helped get out the vote for John Kerry in Nov. 2004.

Posted by: ethermike | February 28, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse



HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

THE OVER QUALIFED CANDIDATE

That's why Freshman Senator Obama almost broke his neck turning to her to have her answer the Time Russert question about the Russian President. He didn't have a CLUE.

If he had to answer that question - he'd be DONE.

He was a deer in the headlights. Because he is Obama Bambi.

Freshman Senator Obama - with the Audacity to come to this job interview without a proper resume.

Go Hillary !!!

Posted by: Thinker | February 28, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

I am a hillary voter

I would never call anyone who is voting for barak a cultist

but - a republican would, it's called a rovian tactic (from Karl Rove, a marketing expert who knows how to play on the unconscious minds of people who don't realize how manipulated they can be)

rove knows that any negative attack from the back on a candidate will automatically be perceived by the people following that candidate as having come from the other candidates - and that is just not true

both are great candidates, professional and noble - both of them (spewing hate does not make an untruth a truth)

strat looking at the rove factor and alot more will make sense

right wing conspiracy - you bet your a..
they want this war (and all the defense contracts that go with it), they want the oil, and they want the money

either candidate will end this madness

both sides of supporters can count on this

Posted by: lndlouis | February 28, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

News from nytimes.com: Dems raised $80M in February. Well, if Hillary's campaigned gushed over their $35M (which is impressive, no doubt), and there are no other Dem candidates in the race, then how much did Obama's campaign raise? (BIG SMILE) Well Hillary, once again the bridesmaid and placed in the race.

Posted by: meldupree | February 28, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

It is highly possible that Clinton supporters did not realize that she needed their financial help. I know I did not. I would have donated much sooner had I known because I honestly believe she will pull our country out of the mess Bush is leaving behind.

What I "hope" is that if she does not get the nomination any money left over from her campaign does NOT go to the Obama campaign. I would want it to go to help Dem candidates for the House and Senate.

Posted by: cjones210 | February 28, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

The truth is there are thousands of good plans in Washington. I don't look for my Leader to come up with all the plans. I look for a leader who will bring people together whether dem, rep, independent and together come up with the best plan. If you can't inspire people and change how business is done in Washington its just the same old, same old.

Posted by: gal7764 | February 28, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Where did Hillary's millions come from?

As Clinton faces 'must-wins,'
Jewish backers press forward


"In Boston, Clinton held two fund-raisers on Sunday that collectively drew about 1,500 people, according to a top Clinton supporter, Steve Grossman, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and ex-president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

"We could not have fit another person in either venue," Grossman told JTA. "The room was packed to the gills."

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/2008022620080226clintonohio.html

Posted by: dogsbestfriend | February 28, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Those of us who have been around long enough for more than one or two presidential campaigns can smile at the religious fervor of the Obama supporters. I don't mind if he is elected president, I'll probably vote for him, but I am not naive enough to believe that he is going to change America significantly. His brand of feelgood politics is great for campaigns, but will soon come unstuck in the ugly world of Washington. If he achieves even 2 percent of what he promises, he'll be doing well.

Posted by: dhayjones | February 28, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama - I knew uniters. I worked with uniters. Uniters were friends of mine. You are no uniter!

Posted by: niksiz | February 28, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

All of the Obama supporters that want to criticize Clinton for raising over $35M in February are probably the same people that praised Obama for his fund raising achievement in January (was it $30M?). Which is why I will never vote for Obama --his supporters that comment on these venues are very negative and two-faced, and a candidate's supporters are indicative of the candidate.

Posted by: mo897 | February 28, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

The one point that is being missed here is simple.
Both of the candidates have extremely passionate supporters. It is amazing that Senator Obama has been able to raise the amount of money he has from his online community. It is equally amazing that when Senator Clinton needed the online donations the most, she got them.
The bottom line is this. Only one of them will get the nomination and whoever that is will need the votes from the other candidates supporters.
Those votes will be unattainable if voters feel alienated or disrespected by each other.
This nastiness and name calling will only hurt your candidates cause in the long run and we all need to think about that.

Posted by: xfiler | February 28, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Red Flag alert. Somebody please check her finances. It is impossible for her to raise that kind of money. The only way she could claim that her campaign raised $35 million i if they had cooked the books to make her feel good. These are the people who rented out the white house Lincoln bedroom to people who gave Bill's campaign money. I wonder how many 'I owe you's Hillary wrote to how many crooks in exchange for campaign money. The first one looking forward to sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom is Norman Hsu who is currently in some prison counting the bars on his cell. What a transition would be for him to get a pardon and go and sleep in the Lincoln bedroom 'on day one'. He will be ready for it on day one.

Posted by: ChunkyMonkey1 | February 28, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

ashah, your people know "GRACE"?

OJ Simpson Jury is endorsing Obama.

Voting Obama is Voting for OJ Simpson.


Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Nominee Obama = President McCain.

Congratulations to all of you hypnotized Obamaniac dreamers ... enjoy the journey with your Pied Piper. He would be the second President in a row with NO EXPERIENCE.

I am a Democrat and I'll vote for McCain over Obama.

Posted by: invincible | February 28, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

I suspect that this "charge" towards Barack is in large part due to "give us the direct opposite of Bush". Bush is to blame for a dysfunctional and arrogant federal government.

However, let all Democratics, Independents, and Republicans thoughtfully think about a Bush replacement.

I watched the debates, and call me naive, but Hillary is in command of most, if not all, the current issues of the day. If Barack becomes the nominee, I hope he is as quick a study.

I am with Hillary. I wish her the best. Now let the voters decide.

Posted by Quinn/February 28, 2008

Posted by: peikei2 | February 28, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Oh my god ebubuk2004, please stop...how old are you, 12? You're seriously disgraceful.

Posted by: readyforchange | February 28, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Michelle is "The typical Angry Black girl", she is so angry, she will get pregnant. How the "brotha" going to pay for child support? hmmmm

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, on www.politico.com She is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE.

READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, on www.politico.com She is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE


READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, on www.politico.com She is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE

READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, on www.politico.com She is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

diksagev: In response to your post at 6:32 pm - I applaud you - VERY WELL STATED - and as a woman I absolutely agree with everything you said. One could flip the script and also argue that if Clinton faced sexism in her candidacy - which of course she has, but this is NOT the reason that she is losing - then Obama has faced just as much racism. Racism from small-minded people who think that his middle name makes him a Muslim - who think that Islam in its entirety is a hateful religion and that Obama would serve both Muslims and the "African American Union" (as some retards who have posted in the past have said) before he would serve America. It's pitiful how ignorant, uneducated and small minded people are. And you don't see Obama "whining" over it the way Clinton has been whining over everything that hasn't gone her way. Yes, diksagev, just as you said, Obama has handled all these ignorant criticisms and smear campaigns from the Clinton team with grace and dignity and has graciously taken her at her word that she had nothing to do with them. His ability to not get caught up in the dirty politics is just another reason that he would make a fantastic president.

OBAMA '08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: readyforchange | February 28, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse


READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, she is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE.

READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, she is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE.

READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, she is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

cmfalter, you're on the mark. I'm beginning to think most of the posters here are Republicans, seeking to detroy any possibility of unity between Obama supporters and Clinton supporters. This bashing the "other" candidate is really getting out of hand, considering they agree on about 95 percent of the issues.

Either that, or they're children using the computer without parental discretion. I have noticed it seems like the same people posting nonsensical vitriol over and over again (you know who you are!).

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

I am so fed up with this hag's sympathy ploys. Crying, broke, crying, ego-maniacal, crying, broke.......no matter if she wins or loses, she wake up the following morning and still be a prickly pain in the ass.

Posted by: fikkenbrian | February 28, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

I just spent 3 days filling out my taxes and filing a federal FAFSA form to determine financial aid eligibility for college students in my household. An accountant helped me. The whole time I was wondering, "Why haven't the Clintons been forthright about releasing their taxes to the Democratic voting public?" Please don't tell me they are not yet finished working on their taxes since in their tax bracket, they need to file at least quarterly estimated taxes.

Don't get me wrong. I want to give the benefit of the doubt to the Clintons as being honest taxpayers. But how can anyone vote for Senator Clinton without knowing whether her joint tax return with the husband might create an issue that could hurt Democratic chances in the general election? She is saying, "trust me, my tax returns will not create talking points for the Republicans."

This poor judgment on Senator Clinton's part is one of many reasons I am supporting Senator Obama's candidacy. He has released his taxes. That is a smart move for his own candidacy as well as for the Democratic Party's stance in the November election.

Posted by: Felipe_M | February 28, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

White House Blames Clintons for Document Delay
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ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: The White House on Wednesday blamed the Clintons for a month-long delay in the release of some 11,000 pages of records relating to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's years as first lady, despite Sen. Clinton's contention at Tuesday night's debate that she has "urged that the process [of releasing documents] be as quick as possible."
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said that Clinton representatives have known since Jan. 31 that the documents -- Hillary Clinton's daily public schedule during her husband's presidency -- have been deemed ready for public release by the National Archives.
But under a November 2001 exectuive order, the White House can't make them available to the public until approval is given by a designated representative of former President Bill Clinton.
"Presently, we have not received notice that the Clinton representative has reached a decision on the release or withholding of any of Mrs. Clinton's schedules," Perino said, adding that the White House has not objected to approval of any of the more than 550,000 pages of documents released so far from the Clinton years.
"It is our intent and has been the practice to act on any requests as quickly as possible," Perino said.
On Tuesday, Clinton was asked about the backlog by debate moderator Tim Russert. She said she had urged both her husband's representatives and the Bush administration to move as quickly as possible in releasing the records.
"I've urged that the process be as quick as possible," said Clinton, D-N.Y. "And I have urged that our end of it move as expeditiously as we can. Now, also, President Bush claims the right to look at anything that is released, and I would urge the Bush White House to move as quickly as possible."
Pressed by Russert whether, after a month, the documents could be sent to the White House for final review "immediately," Clinton responded: "As soon as we can, Tim. I've urged that, and I hope it will happen."
Perino said Wednesday that the backlog exists entirely on the Clintons' end.

Posted by: MsRita | February 28, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

White House Blames Clintons for Document Delay
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February 27, 2008 1:02 PM
ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: The White House on Wednesday blamed the Clintons for a month-long delay in the release of some 11,000 pages of records relating to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's years as first lady, despite Sen. Clinton's contention at Tuesday night's debate that she has "urged that the process [of releasing documents] be as quick as possible."
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said that Clinton representatives have known since Jan. 31 that the documents -- Hillary Clinton's daily public schedule during her husband's presidency -- have been deemed ready for public release by the National Archives.
But under a November 2001 exectuive order, the White House can't make them available to the public until approval is given by a designated representative of former President Bill Clinton.
"Presently, we have not received notice that the Clinton representative has reached a decision on the release or withholding of any of Mrs. Clinton's schedules," Perino said, adding that the White House has not objected to approval of any of the more than 550,000 pages of documents released so far from the Clinton years.
"It is our intent and has been the practice to act on any requests as quickly as possible," Perino said.
On Tuesday, Clinton was asked about the backlog by debate moderator Tim Russert. She said she had urged both her husband's representatives and the Bush administration to move as quickly as possible in releasing the records.
"I've urged that the process be as quick as possible," said Clinton, D-N.Y. "And I have urged that our end of it move as expeditiously as we can. Now, also, President Bush claims the right to look at anything that is released, and I would urge the Bush White House to move as quickly as possible."
Pressed by Russert whether, after a month, the documents could be sent to the White House for final review "immediately," Clinton responded: "As soon as we can, Tim. I've urged that, and I hope it will happen."
Perino said Wednesday that the backlog exists entirely on the Clintons' end.

Posted by: MsRita | February 28, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

go to hillaryspeaksforme.com

and create a video to show your support for Hillary Rodham Clinton...

Let's go People!

let everyone know about this link...

Posted by: fourthsign | February 28, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

What a colossal amount of money to waste on a losing candidate. I hope she donates it (fat chance!).

Posted by: dunnhaupt | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's time to call a couple of spades a couple of spades.
MorOn.org & the Daily Klutz have boasted of their "ownership" of the Democratic Party ... yet where have they been lying low all this time? Behind Waddlin' Wanda? Behind BO? Can you imagine Rev. Farrakhan yukking it up with Eli ("Funny, You Don't Look French...") Pariser and Holocaust survivor George Soros? If you can, maybe you're on to something ... or not.

Posted by: sawargos | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Hey ladies and gents,

Hillary has yet to file her report with the Federal Elections Commission. Here are the numbers though end of January 2008P00003392 CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM President
Presidential Candidate PRES Democratic Party Challenger

Total Receipts: $138,048,904
Transfers From Authorized Committees: $10,000,000
Individual Contributions: $119,899,359
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Committees: $1,079,817
Contributions from Party Committees $1,000
Candidate Contribution: $0
Candidate Loans: $5,000,000
Other Loans: $0

Total Disbursements: $108,862,563
Transfers to Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Refunds: $2,585,574
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Refunds: $34,400
Candidate Loan Repayments: $0
Other Loan Repayments: $0

Beginning Cash: $0
Latest Cash On Hand: $29,186,341
Debts Owed By: $7,576,700

Committees Included:
HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT
C00431569
Through: 01/31/2008


Posted by: meldupree | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's time to call a couple of spades a couple of spades.
MorOn.com & the Daily Klutz have boasted of their "ownership" of the Democratic Party ... yet where have they been lying low all this time? Behind Waddlin' Wanda? Behind BO? Can you imagine Rev. Farrakhan yukking it up with Eli ("Funny, You Don't Look French...") Pariser and Holocaust survivor George Soros? If you can, maybe you're on to something ... or not.

Posted by: sawargos | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's time to call a couple of spades a couple of spades.
MorOn.org & the Daily Klutz have boasted of their "ownership" of the Democratic Party ... yet where have they been lying low all this time? Behind Waddlin' Wanda? Behind BO? Can you imagine Rev. Farrakhan yukking it up with Eli ("Funny, You Don't Look French...") Pariser and Holocaust survivor George Soros? If you can, maybe you're on to something ... or not.

Posted by: sawargos | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Both Obama supporters and Clinton supporters need to take a moment to relax. Breathe. Breathe again.

I regularly read the posts here and elsewhere from supporters of both candidates. The truth is that neither side has a monopoly on inappropriate and inaccurate descriptions of the others supporters. Though an Obama supporter myself, I've been disappointed with the way some of my fellow supporters act. I've observed some Clinton supporters reacting with equal malice.

The truth is that either candidate is a huge improvement over G.W. Bush and would be better than McCain. Obama and Clinton (like most democrats) agree on far more than they disagree.

Clinton does not have so much more experience than Obama as people claim. Obama does not have so much greater an ability to inspire that others claim. Both would use their many talents and passion to work towards changing America for the better.

Much like the partisan divide that has crippled Congress both groups of supporters are getting too hung up on assigning blame on the other - "They" started it. "They" are hateful. "They" are delusional. I caution both groups not to let an anonymous troll or overzealous supporter shade your understanding of the candidates.

In a short time, one of these fine Senators will be the Democratic nominee. Whoever it is, he or she will need your support. The stakes are too high for division. Obama supporters, Clinton supporters please stop the bickering.

Posted by: cmfalter | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters are RACIST
they got as boy name Barak

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters are RACIST
they got as boy name Barak

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, she is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE.

READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, she is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE.

READ ABOUT Michelle OBAMA, she is the MOST RACIST person since DAVID DUKE.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Yes she can raise lots of cash, and here is how she does it. Everyone should watch this before they cast their votes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idon1YPlCdA

Posted by: dogsbestfriend | February 28, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Both Obama supporters and Clinton supporters need to take a moment to relax. Breathe. Breathe again.

I regularly read the posts here and elsewhere from supporters of both candidates. The truth is that neither side has a monopoly on inappropriate and inaccurate descriptions of the others supporters. Though an Obama supporter myself, I've been disappointed with the way some of my fellow supporters act. I've observed some Clinton supporters reacting with equal malice.

The truth is that either candidate is a huge improvement over G.W. Bush and would be better than McCain. Obama and Clinton (like most democrats) agree on far more than they disagree.

Clinton does not have so much more experience than Obama as people claim. Obama does not have so much greater an ability to inspire that others claim. Both would use their many talents and passion to work towards changing America for the better.

Much like the partisan divide that has crippled Congress both groups of supporters are getting too hung up on assigning blame on the other - "They" started it. "They" are hateful. "They" are delusional. I caution both groups not to let an anonymous troll or overzealous supporter shade your understanding of the candidates.

In a short time, one of these fine Senators will be the Democratic nominee. Whoever it is, he or she will need your support. The stakes are too high for division. Obama supporters, Clinton supporters please stop the bickering.

Posted by: cmfalter | February 28, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters are RACIST
they got as boy name Barak

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters are RACIST

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters are RACIST
they got as boy name Barak

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

I am a Democrat, but I will never VOTE for SULTAN HUSSIEN Obama !!!

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Ichism,

You are wasting your time. Obama's minions have been brainwashed and cannot be rationalized with. They can only relate if you post something saying Hillary, Bill or Chelsea are the lowest form of feces to ever exist. Then they will all be drawn to your comment like parroting flies. It's how they roll!

Posted by: brigittepj | February 28, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

$35 million in Feb.? LIAR, LIAR, PANTSUIT ON FIRE!
If there's a BO-"Tear BAG" ticket & it gets in, beware, BO, of a Vince Foster moment!
How'd Ankleless Annie get the alleged dough? Ask Mr. Hsu:
"I'M MR. HSU"...
ME MISTAH HSU.
SHE SAY DUN YOU.
OBAMA SHOO.
HIM LOOK LIKE ZOO.

Posted by: sawargos | February 28, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: goosedude | February 28, 2008 06:49 PM

A look at the comments posted here by Obama supporters and I can see that Barack Obama is the most divisive politician of my lifetime.

It is as though he has unleashed all the hate inside of many people.

Posted by: lchrism | February 28, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

I love how all the HRC supporters say that Obama supporters are mean-spirited and then go on to say that his supporters are part of a cult and imply that Obama is a closet Islamic fundamentalist. In the words of your hero Bill Clinton, "give me a break." The reason Obama is slaughtering HRC in the primaries is because people are pining for REAL change. No more Bush. No more Clinton. Plus, when one considers HRC's high negative ratings (whether justified or not), many believe that she's sinmply not electable. Not to mention the fact that HRC has run a terrible campaign. The nomination was, after all, her's to lose and her sense entitlement led her to foolishly not draw up a contingency plan should she have not wrapped up the nomination by Super Tuesday.

I know it's hard for many of you to accept, but this race is not close and barring some miracle, HRC is not going to win. She's behind by 150 pledged delegates and she's been bleeding superdelegates since February 5th. If Obama wins the remaining states he's projected to win, Clinton will have to get 65% of the vote in Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania. Is it possible, yes, but not likely.

I was more than happy to vote for HRC in the general election when it looked like she was going to win to the nomination (and still probably would if she got it). For HRC supporters to say they won't vote for Obama if he gets the nomination is just them being spiteful. And they call Obama supporters the mean-spirited ones? At least Obama has been attracting the support of millions of Independents and Republicans, so if HRC supporters remain true to their threat hopefully we we won't need them anyways.

Posted by: dc_counsel | February 28, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

NO CLINTONS AGAIN! EVER!

Posted by: meldupree | February 28, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Mrs Obama is fixing her hair....heee

Obama for SULTA!!!

HRC 08

or

Ndar 08

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

HERE'S A VIDEO NO ONE SHOULD MISS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9z-Aatd0wA&NR=1

Posted by: Thinker | February 28, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

To those of you questioning her income and finances - go to the senate website. All Senators must post income lists. She earned her millions from her book as does your candidate. She wrote 3 books - one where royalties go to her "Living History", and the other two go all monies go to charities - one (letters from sox or something like that) to the White House Historic Association and one (It takes a village) to a Children's Fund. It's available online. Just to balance the picture a bit for those that look so hard for dirt..she and Bill have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for charities and hold the title still for having raised the most of money for the Democratic Party. Oh, and Bill has a foundation that does some good stuff too. http://www.clintonfoundation.org/index.htm

Posted by: lchrism | February 28, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

what happened to HUSSIEN Obama's wife....heee. Unattractive, typical ANGRY Black woman.
She is so Angry, she will get pregnant.

HRC 08 !!!
OR
Nadar 08

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

what happened to HUSSIEN Obama's wife....heee. Unattractive, typical ANGRY Black woman.
She is so Angry, she will get pregnant.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

You-Hillary supporters, if any, sit on the electronic communication of Obama supporters, like I am, and do not allow us to post comments. There are NO REAL Hillary's supporters. It is all fraud, as usually about her!

Posted by: aepelbaum | February 28, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama is not going to pick Hillary as his running mate. This "dream ticket" business is non-sense. The party is rejecting Hillary, not looking to compromise. Goes to show that being the minority on the Hill from 1994 to 2006 was not in vain!

Posted by: gmundenat | February 28, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama for SULTAN!!!!

Obama for SULTAN!!!!


Obama's "RACIST WIFE" and "RACIST FRIENDS" help HRC


Did I say Michelle is unatractive, well, she is homley and Racist

Vote HRC!!
or
Vote Nadar

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama for SULTAN!!!!

Obama for SULTAN!!!!


Obama's "RACIST WIFE" and "friends" help to get $35 Mil

Did I say Michelle is unatractive, well, she is homley and Racist

Vote HRC!!
or
Vote Nadar

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | February 28, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

I've read all the posts here and the hatred and cynisism from Obama supporters is disturbing. Is it so hard for you to believe that not every Democrat wants to belong to your cult?

We Hillary supporters are just as passionate about out candidate as you. The big difference between us is we don't feel we have to tear down Barack or his family to make up for Hillary's inadequacies. She doesn't have so many to make us that desperate and pathetic.

Posted by: brigittepj | February 28, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

why would someone bet money on a loser.why would someone throw good money after a bad investment.no wonder CEO'S swindle their investors.a sucker is born every minute.

Posted by: ronaldtennillegeorgia1 | February 28, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Clinton (I as well as most of you do not know her well enough to call her "Hillary") has been the only person to realistically rebuff the insane idea that building a wall between the US and Mexico would be a rational solution to the immigration problem.
Doing so would destroy the Big Bend National park, starve thousands more living in remote border towns now inacessable due remoteness from ports of entry, and bankrupt countless businesses on the American side from totally restricted border traffic. Imagine putting a wall around your county and your neighboring county. Yea, a really stupid idea. She also sees that this "terrorist threat" is a
scare tactic that has worn thin. We have been lied to for too long by Cheney-Bush.
They fooled us once, but never again. That is one of the many reasons I support Ms. Clinton. We really need to limit the presidential campaign to a few days, providing a subsidized media debate followed by call in or email vote and it is over. No massive benifits for polling companies and all of the electorial machinery in this country. This is the only way to remove all of the insane amount of money needed to "buy" a chance at elected office. Dr JP

Posted by: jpsdo | February 28, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Why do Hillary supporters consider supporting of Obama to be anti-feminist or anti-women???

Sorry to tell you but if you are basing your vote for the presidency on gender....then you are missing the whole point of this race anyway. This isn't about race....this isn't about gender. This is about who is best suited to lead this divided country into the future.

Hillary is not a uniter....in fact she would be even more divisive than her husband ever was. I respect her as a politician and as a woman but she is not an example of what this country needs at this time.

Obama speaks of change and believes in the possibility of hope and stays calm in the face of criticism. Clinton seems disgusted that she wasn't automatically coronated queen and that someone actually has the gall to compete with her. What happened to the years and years and years where she was treated well by the media and as the front runner?? All of sudden she's behind and she turns on the same media that built her up. Sounds a bit whiney to me.

Lately clinton's campaign has adopted a fear mongering and trying to convince voters that its experience rather than inspiration and unification that makes a good leader. While experience is important......its not what makes people follow you.

I can say I'm a republican and am proud to say that I would vote for Obama. That shows you what he is capable of.

Clinton does NOT have that kind of pull. Rather she has the complete opposite in that the Republicans would not even need to advertise for their party base to motivate just to vote against her.

Posted by: goosedude | February 28, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

I feel the real heart pains, reading about all these useless donations to Clinton's campaign. She is set to lose to Obama anyhow. And my husband would finish his ptototype of the new type of car much leighter than current ones, utilizing ALL kinds of fuels and energies, and producing NO POLLUTIONS, on the 1/33 part of this money. Why, to the hell, are people so narrowminded, ah? Even if this fat, always lying cow -
Hillary Clinton was able to win, what could she bring to the country, which can even slightly compare with such working concept, as my husband-Wayne D. Pickette is offering now, ah? No, people are accustomed to give their hard earned money to swindling liars, like Clintons, and my husband concept is "too revolutionary" to risk the same amount of money. So outrages, and so terribly painful!!

Posted by: aepelbaum | February 28, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

"If Obama and his supporters acted the way they talk we'd be all set.

Unfortunately they "don't play well with others"

To find out what Obama will do, try to opposite of what he says.

He's split the Democratic Party, he's done his absolute best to destroy the positive legacy of Bill Clinton, and he's setting up Democrats for a defeat in the fall.

Clinton/Obama is the way to win.

Al Gore was the most powerful VP until Cheney.

Why are Obama supporters so willing to destroy the party and its chances in November rather than joining together in a "unity" ticket?

This is Obama's first real test of being "a uniter, not a divider" and he and his supporters are failing it!!!"
Posted by: svreader | February 28, 2008 05:17 PM

Let's see svreader, you said "Obama is Kenyan for McCain," "Say no to cocaine! Say no to Obama!" "Obama is a confessed felon," etc., etc., etc. (to quote the late Yul Brennar). You don't this kind of man on Hillary's team, so Obama is not joining Hillary's team and Hillary is not invited to Obama's team. What is there not to understand? Not. Happening. Ever!

Posted by: meldupree | February 28, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Just go back a minute and explain how a simple Senator/First Lady/Woman deceived/ EARNED $5M. I mean EARN. Let she display and divulge her tax records. NOW. Or just step out, like Bill.

Posted by: wmusto | February 28, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

svreader,
your comment about your passion for hillary is well-taken. I am an obama supporter, and as such, I believe very much in his message on unity. Hillary supporters that I know personally are, for the most part, not delusional or mean-spirited. I do trust that these fellow democrats honestly believe she would make the better president. That said, we must not have a double-standard. If Hillary supporters continue to refer to the "cult" of Obama and his maniacal supporters, I have to wonder: do they have the best interest of the party at heart? Do they believe in the message of democracy? Do they believe in grassroots organizing? I have spent months educating myself about both candidates, especially with regard to their policies on education (I am a public school teacher)and after all of this research, and a look at my own personal values, I chose Obama. I didn't just listen to a t.v. soundbite and sign up. So please, if you ask for respect from Obama supporters, expect it from yourself as well.

Posted by: Jstice4all | February 28, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

I was among the first time donors to the Clinton campaign this past month. I actually think nearly anyone would be an improvment over Bush, but I have really been turned off by the arrogance of some of Obama's supporters.

They often render harsh words against Clinton, but how many of you even knew who Obama was 4 months ago?

It reminds me of a new couple getting married after just a few dates--it sounds romantic, but more often than not it ends in disaster. I don't have anything negative to say about Obama. I'm just not comfortable with the herd mentality I see at work here.

We often see what we want to see in someone we don't know that well, only to be disappointed when they "change" later.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton of New York raised 35 million U.S. dollars in February, her campaign said Thursday.

In a conference call, Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe also said that the former first lady also added 200,000 new donors to the campaign's rolls.

go to hillaryspeaksforme.com

let's get out there and post all the positive links; get people to donate; let's make sure the media knows that Hillary speaks for us and we are her foot soldiers fighting for justice!!!


Posted by: fourthsign | February 28, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Why would Hillary have to lend her campaign $5M if they are taking in $35M/Month? And OH by the way, where did she EARN $5M? As a first lady? As a take home Senator? As a first lady that overlooked the Bill step outs? Not just from the whitehouse, but from the bucktooth house down south. She is losing, has no foundation, has no significant support and is married to a LIAR! (and cheat)

Posted by: wmusto | February 28, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Enough of the slings and arrows. Eventually either Clinton's supporters will need to back Obama or Obama's supporters will need to back Clinton. Otherwise we get McCain. This is the easiest chance we have to put a Democrat in the White House. Let's do that. The mocking and divisive comments--coming from both camps, not just one--are not doing Dems any favors.

Posted by: bgraham1 | February 28, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

How much of Obama's money came from farrakan and his supporters, now that they are openly supporting him?? I

Posted by: Sa1950 | February 28, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

For someone that all the media pundits and Obamaites are relentlessly pushing to quit, there are many who believe in Hillary and the money donated to her campaign is testament to that fact. I made my first ever political contribution ($450) because I believe in her.

Obama incites such nastiness and hatred in his followers you wonder what kind of leader he will make.

Be informed about your candidate - read these articles (seems like WP will not let me post the links)

"Race Man" by Sean Wilentz, The New Republic. Feb. 27, 2008

"Insults, apologies fuel Obama's rise" Politico. Feb. 27, 2008

"Bamboozling the American electorate again" TheCityEdition.com Feb. 24, 2008

"Does Obama's Record back his rhetoric?" CBS News Feb. 26, 2008

"Nuclear leaks and response tested Obama in Senate" NYT, Mike McIntre, Feb. 3, 2008

"It's all about him" NYT, William Kristol, Feb. 25, 2008

"Don't give up on Clinton", CBS News, Feb. 26, 2008.

Posted by: alee21 | February 28, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

"It is simply disgusting that women are still treated like second class citizens in society today. We still earn less than men, we are either too soft or too much of a bit**. Instead men and society would prefer us women stay at home and be sexual objects than have a brain. I thought we lived in the United States of America and not Saudi Arabia. The way HRC has been treated by the media is simply a shame and shows our daughters how much we have not come along in the past 100 years."

neecee - that's a bunch of crap, but I think you probably already know that. You are buying into the Clinton ways of finding an "excuse" and someone else to blame for the failure of Hillary just as the Clintons have always done. Your comments are at least as sexist, if not moreso, than anything that has hampered Hillary's campaign, because of your assumption that Hillary's problems are related to her gender.

Bill Clinton would face many of the problems that Hillary has faced in this campaign, even though his REAL experience might help him avoid, or at least exercise damage control better than his wife has been doing. Likewise, there are other female candidates who would hsve never had the difficult time that Hillary has experienced during this campaign. When are you all going to quite "whining" and accept the fact that Hillary's wounds have been almost entirely self-inflicted. This IS HER campaign and she bears the responsibility for the blunders and mismanagement of that campaign, including financial mismanagement and other problems whether her supporters like to accept that or not. She can blame no one but herself for the tactics that have backfired on her, which is a huge reason behind the loss of the momentum she had. That momentum, and the huge early lead she enjoyed should be proof enough that Hillary's problems run far deeper than the gender bias you so unfairly charge. If the voters in this country were actualy as strongly gender biased as you would like people to believe, Hillary would have suffered from problems with the polls from the first day of her campaign. That huge lead she had early in this election was built largely on a gender bias in her favor, but could not have been achieved without a great eal of support from other demographic groups as well. If there was ever a gender bias in favor of a candidate during the Democratic Primaries/Caucuses, it pretty much disappeared when John Edwards exited the campaign. The fact that Hillary has enjoyed double digit leads in virtually every state until the campaigning begins in earnest in those states demonstrates that her political problems are a lot more tangible than a bias against her because she is a woman.

Her strong negatives that have always plagued her, are of her own doing and the steep drops she experiences in polls every time she begins to campaign in any state is a combination of most voters simply not liking what they see in her and really liking what they see in Senator Obama a lot more once they get the opportunity to observe both candidates more closely. Surely you would not have us believe that the voters who have been changing their minds in droves didn't realize that Hillary was a woman until she showed up to campaign in their state?

Ignoring the terrible problems Hillary's campaign has experienced in the Primary Elections would be a very dangerous mistake for the Democratic Party to make going into the General Election. Senator Obama has at times been fairly aggressive in contrasting his view on the issues with Hillary's but the cold, hard truth is that he has done nothing in the way of launching negative attacks of a personal nature against Hillary. He has been very gracious in not bringing the Clinton's past scandals into play and his been unbelievably magnanimous in "taking Senator Clinton at her word" on a number of occasions when he had an opportunity to hammer her on some of her more pathetic and unethical tactics during the campaign.

Attempts by Hillary Clinton to paint herself as some kind of victim and adopting the attititude that she has somehow suffered some kinf of gender based discrimination (by her or her supporters) not only damages the Democratic Party; it hurts the chances of qualified women who may be considering a run for the nomination in the next decade or two. Be Fair! Women everywhere deserve better than what Hillary's legacy may leave them with petty excuses that have no basis in fact!

Posted by: diksagev | February 28, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Here's some food for thought for all:
When I have time, I have been calling voters for Hillary since South Carolina. Many have told me they cannot participate to the extent they want to because they are older, have less income, experience infirmities, are caregivers, cannot leave their homes because of bad weather, etc. The Texas voters I have talked with often do not know about attending the caucuses in addition to casting their ballots; when I inform them they can vote twice for Hillary, they sadly report they cannot go to caucuses for a host of very good reasons. It is really sad to know that support is available for the good candidate that Hillary is, but it lacks institutional support for expression. Texas, and other caucus states, do not provide for absentee ballots for caucuses. I believe the caucus systems are examples of institutionalized vote suppression and should be abolished. In California, where all who wish to vote by mail can do so, Hillary won handily. When I called voters here, they often expressed their joy at being able to vote by mail for her, despite many constraints on their time or physical condition.

Hillary's lack of online donors is a result of many of her supporters not having internet access. Many of her supporters are women, who really care for her, but lack funds to make contributions because they don't earn as much as men do!!! Again, institutional limitations do not favor Hillary's base.

So, everyone, please exercise some thought and help change society in a direction that respects people of all stations in life who have hopes and dreams beyond those some would allow them to have.

GO HILLARY!

.

Posted by: bjbprice | February 28, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse


I'm wondering.... how does Mr. Obama profess, square and explain being a "different" kind of candidate who will bring change to anything - when out of the other side of his mouth he is bragging about raising "considerably more" money?? He's a liar - that's how. He ISN'T a different kind of candidate. He's totally owned and beholden. And totally unqualified.

Posted by: Thinker | February 28, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

You Obama cult followers ... wake up will you! Experience matters! As Jon Steward said, "Obama might be better off running for the president of a small country first."

Go Hillary!

Posted by: david.hurley | February 28, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

I like both Hillary and Barack.
If Hillary loses I think that she would be great as Majority Leader in the Senate. If Barack loses I would like to see him as Attorney General and then on the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Kevin2000Weber | February 28, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

it is soooo funny how the obamaBOTS are out there being so divisive... I donated $300 dollars this month alone and will continue donating even though I am tight on cash but Hillary needs us now and this country needs her!

Posted by: fourthsign | February 28, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

This is amazing. All of Senator Obama Supporters on this blog are so mean-spirited and hateful. If you are supporting Senator Obama because you have been touched and convinced by his message of "Hope and Change" and his call to not engage in "divisive" politics of the past, then I guess what I see here from his supporters is a betrayal of that ideal. Are these the kind of people working and promoting Senator Obama?

Ok. I am not even sure any of them will be able to comprehend what I am writing here. Mocking another candidate is definitely not the way to unite the country. Because of this, I prefer to support Senator Hillary Clinton.

Senator Hillary Clinton and her supporters are the only people that have a head that can engage in an intelligent discussion about the things that affect my life today. All the smearing and calling someone "silly" would not create the kind of environment I would like to like in with my family.

Go Hillary 2008!!!!

P.E.J.

Posted by: paixetjoie | February 28, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

For all you obama lovers, we have had a great time fund raising for Hillary. We have all become one big family. We do not spend alot of time putting down other people, we are working, working, working.
Because we have faith in our candidate. What has obama done??? NOTHING. Just remember what comes around, goes around. SEE YA WOULD NOT WANT TO BE YA. YES WE WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: melodymg | February 28, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama will not win this election. McCain will be President, if Obama is the Democratic nominee. End of story. Doesn't matter what polls say. Obama is inexperienced, and talks good; it has gone far, but won't open those White House doors. I have always voted Democratic, but will vote McCain this time, unless, and hopefully Hillary turns this around! Go Hillary!

Posted by: jubran1 | February 28, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

"Cult Obama"??? I think it's the the Clinton campaign that has a veracity gap and have drunk too much purple kool aid. Far from being "rational," HRC and her campaign are irrational. The truth gap undermines any assertion, whether legitimate or not, that they try to make about any of Obama's alleged misstatements. Therefore, I'm not sure how the $35 million raised article plays because even HRC's own supporters, of which I was one just 2 months ago, probably don't believe most of what the campaign issues.

BillfromLA

Posted by: BillfromLA | February 28, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse


Go Hillary!!!

Does anyone realize how cocky Mr. Obama is thinking he's President of the United States TODAY? He's not! Someone tell him quick!

Hillary has the support of 50% of the Democratic voters for this nomination. And she has gotten that support based on her over qualifications - not rock star floats with channeling of dead people and stealing their words. She is the real deal. And she's done it without the White Haired old boys club Trolls. They look ridiculous running along side Obamas float. It's like a circus - replete with the White Haired Liberal Trolls merrily bouncing alongside. They should be more responsible and worry about the states and people they represent. Hillary won MA in enormous fashion. And they do the boys club thing. Plus - throwing their best candidate, most qualified candidate - under their own bus. Good bye to the good old boys.

She is brilliant, she is informed, she is articulate and she is over qualified. Everything the Democrats need right now. Obama stated himself that his resume wasn't proper for this job. Then he said the "colleagues" urged him to run. Sure they did. They don't want to work for an over qualified, strong woman. Obama was right when he said he wasn't ready for this job - that he doesn't have the resume.

Go Hillary! Go Hillary! Go Hillary! Go HIllary!

We're gonna do take back this country from theTrolls and the Republicans!!

Posted by: Thinker | February 28, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

JUST SOME OF THE SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY DONATED:
Goldman Sachs $421,763
Ubs Ag $296,670
Lehman Brothers $250,630
National Amusements Inc $245,843
JP Morgan Chase & Co $243,848
Sidley Austin LLP $226,491
Citigroup Inc $221,578
Exelon Corp $221,517
Skadden, Arps Et Al $196,420
Jones Day $181,996
Harvard University $172,324
Citadel Investment Group $171,798
Time Warner $155,383
Morgan Stanley $155,196
Google Inc $152,802
University of California $143,029
Jenner & Block $136,565
Kirkland & Ellis $134,738
Wilmerhale Llp $119,245
Credit Suisse Group $118,250


THIS MONEY ALL WENT TO THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN. EXELON IS THE ONE HE WILL REALLY NEED TO EXPLAIN IF HE GET THE NOMINATION. I REALLY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE DONATIONS AS THEY ALL RECEIVE THIS KIND OF MONEY BUT THOSE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES........

Posted by: xfiler | February 28, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

indlous --

I agree with you and feel sick to my stomach when I see some of the vicious anti-woman comments posted here.

It makes you wonder how these guys treat their wives or girlfriends, or even if they'd every be able to have one.

I come from a culture that admires and respects intelligent, powerful women.

May you be like Ruth and like Ester.
May you be deserving of praise.

Posted by: svreader | February 28, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I just want to say why I contribute to Senator Clinton's presidential campaign. Of course I support her for her qualifications. Also, the "Oprah's pick" phenomenon for president of the United States, which initiated the Obama fever, is frightening.

I am worried that people close their eyes to what Obama has done. The problem is that Obama is hypocritical in many fronts, he does not practices what he preaches, many examples -

1. Obama's Exelon Nuclear Plan related legislature, the freshman senator Obama, started to legislate to protect neighbors of Exelon plants from the harm of Exelon nuclear leaks in Illinois, end up with a rewritten bill, sought by Excelon and nuclear industry lobbyists, resulted that the state and local authorities would have no regulatory oversight of nuclear power plants.
Obama, since then, had received large amount of donations from the chairman of the Excelon. In addition, Obama gets campaign donations from a lobbying group for the Nuclear Energy Institute.

In Iowa, Obama mislead the voters his legislative accomplishments on the campaign trail. Obama told Iowa voters that he had "passed" a nuclear notification bill but the fact is and Obama has to know that, in fact this bill was not passed in the end.

2. Obama personally seek Razko's help purchasing his house, at the time Rezko is under federal investigations. From Rezko's wife purchased the house and an adjacent lot at the market prices and resold the house to the Obamas at dramatically reduced prices. Later on, the Obamas sold the combined property for a profit. Pure? Innocent mistake? Either Obama is too stupid or he is too dishonest.

3. Obama took back and ate his pledge - "Yes," he wrote. "If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election." But now he publicly deny there is a pledge when MaCain challenged him. He is methodical, manipulative and opportunist to pave his road to white house. He has not principles. He pick what works for him instead of sticking to principles - or are there any?

4. Obama would refuse to debate in states he is ahead afraid to loose the edge (he has only agree to debate in the states that he falls behind on the polls) while Senator Clinton would agree to debates at all primary states to properly serve voters side to side comparison. He is trying to play games with voters.

5. Obama said those words (of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick) were his words. And new revelations of his wide range of cut and past from John Edwards' past campaign speeches told us he is not an original, but acts as if.

6. Obama's popularity is based on stadium-sized road shows. Independent thinkers want dialogues and exchange of ideas. Stadium road shows do not provide and Obama does not intend to interact intellectually with the voters. It is good enough for him to yell loud all the time and no need to check the substances and facts.

Yes, this makes me wonder, are voters looking beyond the veils?


Posted by: sangliu | February 28, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

svreader wrote about Obama supporters 'Like all cults they preach love and practice hate.'

Oh, get off your high horse. In another post you wrote that Hillary was your Obama. The only thing typical hear is that you characterize your opponents' support as being less moral or less serious than your own. It isn't.

We all want our person to win. I do and you obviously do.

Posted by: rschmieder | February 28, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

To lchrism (above) who calmly indicates that Hilary's largest demographic is the over 40... its actually the "over 60" if you look since super Tuesday... In a national campaign, McCain would cut deeply into Hillary's over 60 crowd, so give me the 'younger', i.e., under 60 demographic with Obama in this race.

On the story line... how many first time donors gave in this month, how many total donors giving since she started, and now much of this $35M can only be used in a national campaign? Let me know once Hillary is over 1M donors, eh?

Posted by: arthurWfromVA | February 28, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

the quote below is not mine, i whatevered it to here

now, here is something that can cause mr barak some problems

it will be stuff like this that he is going to have to answer to, can't be shrugged off or displaced to another issue, so get your mudslinging replies ready for more attacks like these

you guys haven't seen anything yet

"Mr. Obama has also criticized the war in Iraq because , he opined, it took the focus off Afghanistan. Now we know that for about a year, Senator Obama is the Chair of a Senate Committee with oversight of the situation in Afghanistan , but the Committee has never met. Mr. Obama was too busy promoting his book that was a forerunner activity to his actual campaign for the Presidency. Yet, Mr. Obama is saying that he took leave from the campaign to attend a special function at his Church. He is too busy to call a meeting of the Senate oversight committee, which he uses as part of his foreign policy resume, but he could take time off to attend a Church function! Does this reflect good "judgment"? Was Mr. Obama "right" this time?"

Posted by: lndlouis | February 28, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

neecee

your post was right on

i think there is alot of collective woman bashing by men who are displacing anger they have at the women they know or the women who won't give them the time of day so, they bash hillary

can't speak for the women, might as well be shooting themselves in the foot

salaries will still be glass ceiling

that expression by the way comes from the days when libraries had glass ceilings

all the books that educated people were upstairs and since women wore dresses, they couldn't go upstairs because you could see up their dresses (and they weren't allowed up there in some places)

there is a glass ceiling in the library at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY if you actually want to see one

neecee - thank you for your gentle statement, I feel the same way but I am one of these outspoken don't care how it sounds b...... and, well you said it well

Posted by: lndlouis | February 28, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Cinram here has more foreign workers than Disney World
Posted by Challen Stephens February 27, 2008 8:43 PM
Categories: Business

Huntsville houses the nation's largest single group of foreign workers under H-2B visas, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

And because of low unemployment here, Cinram, a Canadian DVD manufacturer, could make hundreds of unskilled, seasonal laborers a recurring element of the local work force.

The company has already received federal approval to extend the visas of 275 foreign workers through the summer, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

And, according to the employment agency that signs the paychecks, Cinram has applied for federal approval to bring 600 foreign workers back to Huntsville next fall.

"I think we've already got all the paperwork," said Doug Wilson, president of the Ambassador temporary employment agency.

Lyne Fisher, spokeswoman at Cinram's headquarters in Toronto, said today the Huntsville plant has not yet committed to using a specific number of foreign workers this fall.

"We don't want to confirm any numbers at this point," she said. "Our focus is going to be on recruiting locally."

Ambassador hired 1,142 foreign workers on behalf of Cinram over the last five months. That's twice the number of H-2B workers employed by Walt Disney World last year. In fact, 8.3 percent of all seasonal foreign workers in the United States last year ended up in Alabama.

Using the H-2B visa for unskilled and seasonal help, 5,501 workers were employed in the state last year.

Among them were 498 foreign tree planters in Cullman, 683 forest workers in Selma, 147 shellfish shuckers in Bayou La Batre and 29 landscape laborers in Huntsville.

But the Labor Department's approval of Cinram's application to use 1,350 workers under H-2B visas was the single largest allocation in the country in 2007. Other large blocks went to Southern states such as Maryland, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia and Florida.

Some politicians here have objected since the local practice became public in November.

"Common sense suggested it was always intended to be a permanent program," Madison County Commissioner Mo Brooks said today, "and it's unfortunate that Cinram has chosen to undermine local blue-collar wages by bringing in low-wage foreign workers."

But Pete Hassler, Cinram's human resources director at the Huntsville plant, said the temporary foreign workers protect 2,600 permanent jobs at Cinram. He said the company chose Huntsville carefully based on technological resources, interstate highways and labor.

But the labor market has changed, he said. The average unemployment rate in Madison County in 2007 was 2.7 percent, according to the state's Department of Industrial Relations.
"To keep this plant and keep all these Americans working, we need these people," Hassler said.

Posted by: bioenergyman | February 28, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

When I see Hillary Throw her head back and let out that dismissive laugh ... I think of one think......that of an old mare throw her head back and letting out a big HORSE laugh

Posted by: bioenergyman | February 28, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

storyofthefifthpeach --

I think you've got a great user name, and appreciate the tone of your comment.

How's that?

Posted by: svreader | February 28, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I am an Australian living in New York (and hence I can't vote). Back home in Australia, we have just had a momentous election, with the conservatives thrown out after 12 long years. Many of the same issues played a leading role in our election - climate change, free trade agreements, petty partisanship. Change was also an important (and winning) imperative.

It is so exciting to be in the USA for this election, and I hope that Americans feel the same sense of relief and joyful anticipation on election night when the call for "change" was answered!

But the day after the election, Australia found itself with a new Government that was both substantive and inspirational. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate, in my opinion, that can be both.

Vote for change, America, but for change that matters!


Posted by: mathewnb | February 28, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

the quote below is not mine, i whatevered it to here

now, here is something that can cause mr barak some problems

it will be stuff like this that he is going to have to answer to, can't be shrugged off or displaced to another issue, so get your mudslinging replies ready for more attacks like these

you guys haven't seen anything yet

"Mr. Obama has also criticized the war in Iraq because , he opined, it took the focus off Afghanistan. Now we know that for about a year, Senator Obama is the Chair of a Senate Committee with oversight of the situation in Afghanistan , but the Committee has never met. Mr. Obama was too busy promoting his book that was a forerunner activity to his actual campaign for the Presidency. Yet, Mr. Obama is saying that he took leave from the campaign to attend a special function at his Church. He is too busy to call a meeting of the Senate oversight committee, which he uses as part of his foreign policy resume, but he could take time off to attend a Church function! Does this reflect good "judgment"? Was Mr. Obama "right" this time?"

Posted by: lndlouis | February 28, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

gbooksdc --

You're living proof. Every one of your posts to me seethes with hatred.

Posted by: svreader | February 28, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

The hatred in almost every Obama supporters post shows their true nature.

Like all cults they preach love and practice hate.

Posted by: svreader | February 28, 2008 05:53 PM
_________________________________________

Hey Baghdad Bob,

Instead of offering an assertion unsupported by facts that accomplishes nothing, why don't you cite some of the "hateful" Obama posts? Oh, and do you deny calling all Obama supporters "nuts"? Sounds pretty hateful to me . . .

Posted by: gbooksdc | February 28, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

lchrism,
I am an Obama supporter and hardcore volunteer, and I found your post quite interesting. I think you may be onto something with respect to the Clinton campaign's lack of focus on internet fund raising. For what it's worth, I wouldn't be surprised to see Hillary edge over the "expectations" bar by a whisker on Tuesday. The problem at this point for her is that she wont be able to catch him in delegates, and her only path to the nomination looks ugly and likely to divide the party. I'm working to avoid this outcome, but it could happen.
Best of luck.
JMS

Posted by: jonathanmstevens | February 28, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

crat3 - did you cut and past this paragraph and just substitute Hillary's name for Senator Obama or did you type this all out when you plagiarized the description of Barrack Obama's candidacy? Not that it really matters. What is interesting, is the question of why a Clinton supporter would bother to steal all of these things that Hillary and her supporters have been pooh-poohing about their opposition for months. Did you think it would somehow magically sound more substantive with Hillary's name in front of it? Maybe you thought the sky would suddenly open and the celestial choir would begin to sing?

Posted by: diksagev | February 28, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Svreader:

We love you. We really do. We'd love you a lot more though if you said something nice to us sometimes.

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | February 28, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

lchrism: Actually, I often visit hillaryclinton.com. Her supporters are passionate. Their need to denigrate Obama disturbs me -- it is as if they resent him merely for opposing her. How anyone could view a candidate put forth by the DLC as populist frankly baffles me. And they see things though a Hillary-colored prism, like this whole "the press hates us" -- I thought that went out with Nixon. (If the press was that biased, you wouldn't see the spate of self-examining articles that we've seen recently.) But I certainly respect their commitment and enthusiasm.

However flawed, she is the vehicle for two generations of women who want to see an end to gender bias. I've often said that blacks imagine racism more than it actually exists, and blacks aren't unique: women see sexism where it doesn't exist, and we're seeing that in this campaign.

Hillary is a multimillionaire who graduated Wellesley and Yale Law, has been earning a six-figure income for at least 30 years, and has had at least the ear of powerful patrons since she was 20. She's hardly a victim. In her own words, she'll be alright if she loses. If you think her to be the vehicle of change in favor of the disenfranchised and the picked-on, people who _still_ need help after her 16 years in the White House and in the Senate, feel free. Just forgive me my skepticism.

Someone else said it best -- some of these comments are better suited for Craigslist.

Posted by: gbooksdc | February 28, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Lead paragraph:

In a desperate, last ditch attempt to derail the Obama election momentum, the Hillary Clinton campaign has been caught manufacturing inflated donation numbers.

The Wash Po has been able to confirm the $35 million reported is vastly overstated.

Posted by: JaxMax | February 28, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

That's quite a nice turnaround from January. Apparently Hillary's shameful self promotion during the debates (asking people to go to her web site and contribute to the campaign) has paid off; and I have no doubt that Bill's arm twisting with the big donors who still owe him favors hasn't hurt either. I would love to see an honest report from the Clinton Campaign announcing what the average contribution to the Clinton Campaign has been, to comapre with the $109 average donation to the Obama Campaign. A list of corporations and special interests would be nice too, but I suspect we will see that at about the same time we see Hillary's tax records and the records of her time spent as First Lady, which the Clinton Presidential Library has conveniently been sitting on.

Since the article pointed out the extra money being spent on behalf of Senator Obama by a couple of the unions that have endorsed him; I wonder why it failed to mention the new "527" group that was set up by some of Bill's old cronies from his Presidential staff which is spending money to hype Hillary in Ohio and Texas.

Posted by: diksagev | February 28, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Hillary I am afraid you are about to be swamped again. Obama hasn't released his figures yet. Remember he was the first to crow last month.

Posted by: AverageJane | February 28, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

The hatred in almost every Obama supporters post shows their true nature.

Like all cults they preach love and practice hate.

Posted by: svreader | February 28, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

After I finish this post, I'll be heading to the Obama site to make another donation!

Obama '08

Whoo Hoo

Posted by: hklumiat | February 28, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Maybe now she can pay her vendors?

Posted by: gmundenat | February 28, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Investigate, then rewrite the article

"Hillary's imaginary millions"

Posted by: JaxMax | February 28, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

The BEST article would be to report how Hillary has made up this $35 million number and thought she could get away with it.

Were talking a Pulitzer with Mr. Mosk's name on it...

Posted by: JaxMax | February 28, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Superdelegtes peeling off to Obama left and right. Polls worsen by the day, she is now down 4% in Texas.

Perhaps she can buy some good news?

Posted by: gmundenat | February 28, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Not to mention, he posted the same post twice _here_ in just two minutes.

Repeating a lie over and over doesn't make it true.

Posted by: gbooksdc | February 28, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

As a Hillary Clinton supporter, let me answer a few questions raised in the comments.

The campaign was not really using the Internet for fundraising - perhaps the age of the managers - I dunno. As an IT professional, I was surprised too. I thought after Dean had proven the worth, all campaigns would. So, when word of the loan came out - we rallied. We honestly did not know she needed the money. They saw our efforts and started promoting donations online. Over 300, 000 donors had contributed last I checked. It was an opportunity missed for sure - they should have been doing this all along.

Many of us - myself included - did not get actively involved (tel calls etc..) until this month as well. If you see your candidate in trouble - you jump in to do more.

One last thing - her largest demographics as you know are people over 40 and people earning $50,000 or less, and hispanics. Barack has more youth. So, again, you won't see us online as much - many in her demographics are too busy working, raising kids, or are older and are not online blogging. But we are still as supportive as we can be for our candidate. Maybe we aren't as visible, but we are here.

Lastly, I know many in the press keep reporting that we are disgruntled, but that is not my experience. We are enthusiastic and working really hard for every vote. The press keeps making it look like it is all over, but it is still close - about 100 delegates apart - so understand that we aren't even considering folding up until we see how we do in TX/VT/RI/OH ok?

I hope this helps!

Posted by: lchrism | February 28, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

An objective test would be to simply ask the Hillary campaign for a list of media buys in Tx and Ohio.

Then call and verify.

Easily verified and the veracity of the $35 million can be extroplated from the last report.

Or just ASK Hillary to publish the donors-it will be public record later.

Add these caveats to the Printed version opf the Wash Po tomorrow and you will be smarter than Clinton Inc.

Posted by: JaxMax | February 28, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

If Obama and his supporters acted the way they talk we'd be all set.

Unfortunately they "don't play well with others"

To find out what Obama will do, try to opposite of what he says.

He's split the Democratic Party, he's done his absolute best to destroy the positive legacy of Bill Clinton, and he's setting up Democrats for a defeat in the fall.

Clinton/Obama is the way to win.

Al Gore was the most powerful VP until Cheney.

Why are Obama supporters so willing to destroy the party and its chances in November rather than joining together in a "unity" ticket?

This is Obama's first real test of being "a uniter, not a divider" and he and his supporters are failing it!!!
**********************************************

You really need to get back on your meds.
Bill Clinton and all his criminal behavior is what ruined his legacy.
Hillary is even more divisive than Bill was. And the party isn't split. There are very few Democrats that support Hillary. Look at the numbers. 2/3 of the party is behind Obama. More Independents will support Obama than will support McCain. And with only 30% of the population behind McCain's eternal war and neo-fascist policies he doesn't have a chance of winning against any Democrat with the exception of Hillary Clinton. Enough people hate Hillary to give the election to McCain is Clinton by some miracle gets the nomination.
Now go take your meds.

Posted by: eco-pharm | February 28, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

svreader is simply a proven liar. And we all know it. Go to http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/02/democratic_debate_preview_is_t.html, and see svreader's post at 09:43 PM and my post at 11:12 PM.

He is also a spammer. He posted the same post eight times, including twice in the same article.

One minute he says he'll vote McCain if Hillary loses, the next he's saying "Clinton/Obama ticket would be unstoppable, and lead to 16 years of Democratic control of the whitehouse" -- which implicitly is an endorsement of Obama for President.

And one minute he posts _eleven_ straight posts about Obama and cocaine, the next he's crying about the issues not being discussed. What a hypocrite. He shifts his position (and his story) so much, I wonder if he's bipolar.

Posted by: gbooksdc | February 28, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

To quote Ben Franklin -

We must all hang together, or we will all hang seperately.

Obama supporters may not believe this, but we love and believe in Hillary just as much as you do Obama.

Imagine how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot.

If Hillary's not on the ticket, our spirit is gone.

We csn go through the motions, but the passion you and we both feel will be gone for us and all we will be left with is a bitter taste in our mouths.

Hillay Clinton is a remarkable woman.

We love her!!!

She's our "Obama"

Now do you understand?


Posted by: svreader | February 28, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Do Wash Po reporters still ask for verification?

Like, can I see the report FILED with the FEC?

Or, let me see the list of donors?

Or, were their any "loans" to the campaign?

Or, what are the campaigns DEBTS?

Or do we just accept without challenge-EVERY Clinton assertion.

Posted by: JaxMax | February 28, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

To quote Ben Franklin -

We must all hang together, or we will all hang seperately.

Obama supporters may not believe this, but we love and believe in Hillary just as much as you do Obama.

Imagine how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot.

If Hillary's not on the ticket, our spirit is gone.

We csn go through the motions, but the passion you and we both feel will be gone for us and all we will be left with is a bitter taste in our mouths.

Hillay Clinton is a remarkable woman.

She's our "Obama"

Now do you understand?

Posted by: svreader | February 28, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Has she filed the official report?

Or is this just "announced" by her finance staff?

Notice this announcement is BEFORE the end of the month-- but she has NEVER released her tax returns.

Hillary is less than truthful, even under oath.

$35 million is small potatoes for media buys in Texas and Ohio.

Posted by: JaxMax | February 28, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Only explanation possible explanation: the neocons have arranged a sectret drive to have Republican donors send money to Hillary, just to keep the two possible Dem nominees slicing and dicing each other instead of tearing into (what they've settled for as)their own man.
The Republican party needs a little more time to unite themselves, and they're literally buying it.

Posted by: gooses_dad | February 28, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

svreader wrote: Why are Obama supporters so willing to destroy the party and its chances in November rather than joining together in a "unity" ticket?

Frankly, I think it's because most of Obama's supporters actually see an opportunity to really do something for America this election. That millions of voters who have been turned off by both parties in the past eight years (and damn near quit following politics altogether after Bush was reelected last time) finally have someone to rally around.

I know you're going to again write that he's all sound bites, rhetoric, etc., and only time will tell. But there's a whole lot of people who are more worried about America than the fortunes of the Democratic Party. And a lot of us think the party will be just fine with Obama on top.

Posted by: amaikovich | February 28, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I am continually amazed atthe influence that Simon Cowell has had on the obamanites that poston this board.

Barak wouldn't have lucnh with some of you you are so not is message.

While he is trying to unite, you are all playing American Idol with the position of
President of the United States.

do you think there is a magic wand that is going to make all his promises come true

it takes hard work, knowledge, experience and cooperation with people who do not agree with you

If I were to judge Obama by your remarks, I would run screaming

Instead, I have carefully researched their records and have concluded that Obama, while a great man, needs more time to get the reality of the position of president

He simply is not ready and this will be a disaster for us if he wins, or worse - the republicsn chew him up and spit him out

just mocking someone who disagrees with him doesn't mean he wins the "war"

i know he would not approve of your rantings and ravings here which are better suited to Craigs List

Posted by: lndlouis | February 28, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

My contribution of $50 was among those, and, no, I am not maxed out for the primary. The $50 represents 5% of my monthly income. Obama is not the only one that has small dollar donors.

Posted by: dotellen | February 28, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

So how much of it came from illegal foreign nationals? The Clinton's seem to have a close connection with Chinese criminals.

Posted by: eco-pharm | February 28, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alarico -
Wow, if she can be so quick to release her fundraising figures (even before the end of the month), how come she doesn't have time to release her taxes? Eh???????

--------------
Amazing how quickly Hillary responds when she fears and must play down the perception that her campaign is going down the tubes. Since there is no way to check her February figures until well after the March 4 primaries have passed, my sense is that her campaign put out very inflated figures to keep her supporters energized.

Posted by: Anadromous2 | February 28, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Assume Hillary "lends"
her campaign $10 million today.

She files her return today.

The 10 million is reported as "raised".

She repays her $10 million to herself tomorrow. After all financing her campaign with money is for the "little people".

Posted by: JaxMax | February 28, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

I gave money to Hillary and im proud of it...Husein Obama's cult of personality would be good if he was a rock star...but she's by far the better person on the issues.

Posted by: latinles1 | February 28, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

pretty remarkable ppl are still giving... i think part of it is trying to protect an investment. people gave and voted for her and had probably bought into the whole inevitability argument that she made way back when, and can't stand to see her come crashing down... but if i were a supporter, i'd wait until after tuesday. she probably won't need the money by then.

Posted by: C.Prachniak | February 28, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

neecee:

I get tired of hearing supporters parroting their candidates. Hillary has been the BENEFICIARY of lots of press. Some candidates would love to have the attention she's had. --If she's suffered, it's because she and her husband have been controvertial for decades, and that makes for good stories. If she wants to complain, she might look back on early days when she often strong-armed the press, keeping it at a distance while she cruised along in the lead on name-recognition alone.

You gotta court the media. Fact of life. One would think a candidate touting exerience in politics would know that.

Posted by: max | February 28, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

SVReader:

Get a life. Find a friend and go out for a beer. Really.

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | February 28, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

February isn't over yet! Obama supporters get on board for a $25 donation.

We should try to raise 10 million more before March 1st!!

Posted by: yvonne | February 28, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Taxes pweeeze!

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | February 28, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

If Obama and his supporters acted the way they talk we'd be all set.

Unfortunately they "don't play well with others"

To find out what Obama will do, try to opposite of what he says.

He's split the Democratic Party, he's done his absolute best to destroy the positive legacy of Bill Clinton, and he's setting up Democrats for a defeat in the fall.

Clinton/Obama is the way to win.

Al Gore was the most powerful VP until Cheney.

Why are Obama supporters so willing to destroy the party and its chances in November rather than joining together in a "unity" ticket?

This is Obama's first real test of being "a uniter, not a divider" and he and his supporters are failing it!!!

Posted by: svreader | February 28, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

It is simply disgusting that women are still treated like second class citizens in society today. We still earn less than men, we are either too soft or too much of a bit**. Instead men and society would prefer us women stay at home and be sexual objects than have a brain. I thought we lived in the United States of America and not Saudi Arabia. The way HRC has been treated by the media is simply a shame and shows our daughters how much we have not come along in the past 100 years.

Posted by: neecee | February 28, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

ericp331, you have something there. Not cynical, but realistic.

Stonecreek, I didn't know that was possible, but yes it's plausible.

Take it any way you want. The only one delusional seems to me crat3.

Posted by: old_europe | February 28, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Wow, if she can be so quick to release her fundraising figures (even before the end of the month), how come she doesn't have time to release her taxes? Eh???????

Posted by: alarico | February 28, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else find it odd that Maggie Williams is talking about the Clinton campaign's "winning spirit?"

Maybe it's just the skeptic in me... maybe it's me learning how to read between the lines during the 2000, 2004, and now the 2008 presidential campaigns...

Only 5 more days till the OH, TX, RI, and VT primaries...

Posted by: ericp331 | February 28, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

She is lying.

Posted by: philgreene | February 28, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

But how much is in "primary" eligible funds?

The reason that the Clinton camp leaked the fundraising figure of $35MM is to blunt the impact of analysis of the actual report which will show that the bulk of it is is from recycled donors who were max-ed out at the $2,300 limit for the primary and have given another $2,300 for the General. I'll lay you odds that most of her February haul can't be used in the primary -- why else would she be letting Obama outspend her 4-to-1 on TV and mail?

Besides, it's not that hard to raise money for the General if your donors don't think you'll make the General . . . BECAUSE IT HAS TO BE RETURNED. In other words, Terry McAuliffe calls you up and begs you to send him $4,600 for you and your spouse and promises you that you'll get you're money back if Hillary's not the nominee. It's a cheap investment for those on Hillary's donor list to make.

Posted by: Stonecreek | February 28, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Cult Obama campaign is boasting they got buckets and buckets of cash from their cult money machine. They say they have more buckets of cash than Hillary Clinton's campaign.

So the challenge is for Hillary's rational supporters to go to her website now and support her to match the support of the Obama cult.

Hillary Clinton is about the future of America; she is the qualified, experienced, visionary leader America needs to make change real and restore America to properous times and our good standing in the world.

Posted by: crat3 | February 28, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

If I remember correctly, Hillary Clinton was considering donating an additional $15M of her own money not long ago. Could she have contributed to her own campaign "online" this time?

I just don't trust ANYTHING that comes from the Clintons' (especially concerning money).

When are we going to see her tax returns? THAT would be of more interest to me!

Posted by: miraclestudies | February 28, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

It was deceitful when she hid the true state of her campaign's finances until after Super Tuesday. Now she has good news and she is eager to share it. How nice and manipulative.

Posted by: brooksofsheffield | February 28, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Murdoch gave money to Hillary Clinton's campaign, too, if I remember correctly and now look what his "Times" in London is doing to her:

http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/2008/02/28/murdochs-finest-slam-barack-obama-ridicule-hillary-clinton/

They don't take her serious anymore. Barack Obama gets smeared nice and proper as is due to a respectable democratic candidate in the "Times's" view, but Senator Clinton gets ridiculed. A sorry sight.

Posted by: old_europe | February 28, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Hilary would be way better than McCain. We do know that she's good in the Senate where partisanship is a good tool. Right now we need a President that doesn't instantly divide everyone according to their Impeachment stand.

End the Drama, Vote Obama!

Posted by: thebobbob | February 28, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I find it strange that she leaked this on February 28th instead of February 29th or March 1st.

Maybe she wanted to put this good news out there before it gets buried by Obama's massive fundraising numbers for the month. Most estimates have him at least at 50 million, if not more.

Posted by: Tetris | February 28, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Wow! After stories of severe campaign mismanagement, after a few firings within the campaign, after loaning her campaing $5 million, and after losing 11 straight voting contests in a row, there are still die-hard Hillary-supporters out there willing to give her money. I have got to get the names of those people on Hillary's donations list because I have some swamp land...errrhhh, I mean prime land I can sell them.

Obama in 08!


Posted by: ajtiger92 | February 28, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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