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Clinton Woos Voters in Obama Territory

By Krissah Williams
CANTON, Mississippi - It was evident from the time Sen. Hillary Clinton's motorcade pulled up to the multipurpose center here that she was stepping into Obama territory. His supporters at the door loudly chanted O-B-A-M-A, held up giant signs and outnumbered Clinton fans three to one. Her backers held up signs too, but they seemed to think winning Mississippi may require divine intervention for their candidate. One woman's sign read: "Hillary '08, Please God."

Clinton was the special guest at the state's annual Jefferson-Jackson-Hamer Dinner, but Obama's presence was felt around the cavernous, half-empty room. His face was plastered on the program with hers, his supporters taped Obama signs on railings throughout the facility.

Clinton warmed the crowd of a few hundred Mississippi Democrats by pulling on her Arkansas roots, telling them that she won the neighboring state with 70 percent of the vote, "including all three counties in the Delta."

Polls show Obama leads her here by a wide margin, but Clinton said she intended to compete in Tuesday's primary anyway.

"I'm well aware that Sen. Obama has an enormous amount of support here, as well he should," Clinton said, as supporters held up their Obama placards. "Well you know, people are saying that Mississippi is most likely a state that will go for Sen. Obama. I said 'well that's fine, but I wanted to come to Mississippi to say that I'm in favor of Mississippi.' I'm in favor of you!"

She continued pressing her case gently, stating her policy positions and hoping to woo voters still on the fence.

"So this election on Tuesday, it's a doozie isn't it?" Clinton asked. "I can imagine the conversations at the café and the dinner table. This is a tough choice, and I respect the decisions that everyone is searching and trying to make. I want to just underscore that I believe that I am prepared and ready to lead on day one."

There was light applause.

By Washington Post Editor  |  March 7, 2008; 6:41 AM ET
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Posted by: scuko | April 12, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

We are definitely watching history unfold with this Presidential election. At first, I was extremely interested in Hillary as a candidate. However, during a few of the debates, I was incredulous over how arrogant, smug, and rude she appeared while Obama was addressing a question, while Obama patiently and attentively listens to Hillary. Hillary has resolved to use smear tactics, and that is something the Obama campaign has not employed. Imagine Hillary visiting with a leader of another nation stumbling across a topic or an idea she doesn't agree with displaying that same overt indignation. Anyway, just food for thought.

Posted by: terr669 | March 10, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Hillary courageously and enthusiastically attended the annual Jefferson-Jackson-Hamer Dinner. Her speech was lucid and spot on, as usual, and she clearly demonstrated she understood the challenges facing Mississippi, and made a solid committment to stand by their side every day to make sure rebuilding and repair could finally and fully occur.

But Obama couldn't even be bothered to show up.

Obama also felt himself too important to show up for the Black State of the Union address in New Orleans.

As a new Senator, Obama refused to stand with the Congressional Black Caucus and California Senator Barbara Boxer in opposition to Ohio's nullification of hundreds of thousands of black votes.

Obama voted to bring low-cost foreign labor into New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. This was a slap in the face against the African-Americans who were displaced in that city.

African Americans are an eighth of the nation's population and half its prisons, but no one has been able to get Senator Obama to question the nation's policy of racially selective mass incarceration in public.

Obama was legislative overseer of a Rezko slum housing project in South Chicago whose population was largely black. He did nothing to improve the deplorable conditions or hold Rezko responsible, despite the suffering of the tenants.

I could go on and on, case after case in which Obama promises one thing publically, and does another thing when it comes time to take action.

Sadly, most Obama supporters, I've found, haven't really studied Obama. Much less Hillary.

Hillary's choices and votes, plans, promises and ongoing battles are consistent with who she has been and what she has fought for all of her life. She's made mistakes, and she owns up to them - unlike Obama who blames everyone else when things go wrong.

Hillary in '08!

Posted by: Torch2008 | March 10, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse


Yeah, you with your head firmly planted inside Hillary's clout:


Posted by: sicnarfe | March 8, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama has nothing.

His Iraq speech - he wont do what he promised, according to Samantha Powers who was fired after exposing the truth.

NAFTA - he tells one thing to you, another to the Canadians.

His Healthcare policy - leaves 15 Million out, because he played it safe. And he is lying if he says he is not.

His speeches - recycled speeches from DeVal Patrick.

His economic policy - copied from Clinton

"Yes we can" - stolen from Dolores Huerta (after they dragged her in the mud in NV)

Stop the Drama, Stop Obama!

Posted by: fjstratford | March 8, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I was at this Canton dinner. While there were many Obama supporters there, I would not call the applause "light applause." That's a pretty slanted description. We Hillary supporters were about 50%, and even some Obama supporters were on their feet applauding her. She has many friends here in Mississippi, and even those who are supporting Obama said there is no doubt they would support Hillary if she is the nominee.

Posted by: emily2 | March 8, 2008 12:27 AM | Report abuse


Shame on you!! You sound uneducated and uniformed.

Posted by: ShirleyHall | March 7, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Theplanner, yes I notice the same. The vitrol is more than what you would expect from Republicans.

I think there is something else going on here. I think it is an intra-Democratic Party fight between the Clintons and the Democratic Leadership Conference and Howard Dean and the folks.

Dean never did like the fact that he had to be in the "Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party". That little phrase was a slap at the centrist DLC of which Clinton was a principle founder.

I see a struggle between the Dean factions and the Clinton Factions with the Obama Campaign as the designated vehicle to effect that change, namely, to deconstruct the Clinton apparatus within the Party so that Dean can construct a more leftward leaning Party.

Dean's brother is on the Obama Campaign team helping to organize his caucus efforts. Axelrod too is more interested in deconstructing Clinton than in anything else. He broke with Clinton last year and said publically that he would be using the vehicle of the Obama effort to undo the Clinton influence in the Party.

So I see a real power play from within the Democratic Party against Clinton and it has been a brilliant play. Obama was the perfect candidate to strip off the African-American element from the Clinton base. Taking this away meant that with proportional awarding of delegates, it would be impossible for Clinton to wrap up the nomination by the date her campaign had figured, February 5.

Clinton had geared her campaign, in terms of money, States and so forth to be done by February 5.

Obama knew that without the African American vote, that would not happen. So this worked first in South Carolina and then across the South where Clinton had broad leads based on having wrapped up the southern Democratic state party organizations and the Black political organization leaders.

Obama was to have built momentum in February with the caucus strategy that Dean's brother and was pushing so that when Ohio and Texas came on March 4, Obama would deliver the knock out punch.

The only problem was that Clinton was able to work through the crisis, retool her campaign organization, find necessary resources, get a message and then Obama gave her a gift with the NAFTA/Canadian consul flap, and Clinton pulled out two very improbable wins in Ohip and Texas.

Obama outspent Clinton 3-1 and 2-1 in Ohio and Texas respectively in this knock-out punch effort. It was Obama that was running the "kitchen sink" strategy, throwing everything at her to knock her out.

Didn't work.

Now we are in uncharted water for Obama. He did not think that there would still be a competitive race at this point and instead he has a revitalized and funded Clinton on his hands.

I think it was brilliant on Clinton's part to change and evolve her effort in midstream under tremendous pressure and pull out those wins. Political historians will look at this race and be amazed at the adaptability of her campaign to make such a massive change of course on the fly and win.

So far, she has shown more of what I want to see in a President than either Obama or McCain.

I am waiting to see what Obama does now that he is the one hanging off the cliff by his fingernails. I want to see if he can pull himself out of it like Hillary did. She played the game as she knows how to play it and won.

Obama has this new way to work politics and if he believes in it then he will go to it to recover himself. Its his only chance. If he moves to Hillary's game, she kills him and he hands the nomination to her. As of now, that is just what Obama is doing.

Poor guy.

Posted by: pkmc83a | March 7, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

pkmc83a, your comment is great. Clinton's supporters are logical like Hillary. I am not surprised by Obama's supporters, they are low, naive and blind, they just follow Obama's copied speech. Obama has no own experienced political view, his words are adopted from others and his advisor's. Obama's fresh is fake, change has no exact goal and too many mistakes already, he is not trustworthy at all. That's why Hillary won every single debate by her own words and brain. cwhite, I knew how media gave Obama the free pass and Obama bias. You are the only one who is honest in Obama side, rest of them are blind followers and below the level just like Obama.

Posted by: kreisch | March 7, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe that W. Post reporter Krissah Williams was at the same event last night in Canton, Mississippi, that I attended. The facts about the dinner at which Hillary Clinton spoke include: attendance of not a few hundred, but 2,000 plus Mississippi Democrats, MOST of whom carried Hillary signs and many of whom wore Hillary shirts, buttons, etc. NOT just light applause for Hillary, but loud cheers, sign-waving and excitement, plus some standing ovations. The building was probably three-quarters full, and the speculation was that many people didn't try to attend because they thought the dinner was sold-out ahead of time, as the availability of tickets was not publicized within the one day's notice that Clinton would actually be in attendance. As to both pictures being printed on the cover of the program, both candidates had been invited to attend with the understanding that neither would commit until after the Tuesday, March 4, primaries, so having both photos was a reasonable way to cover the bases when printing the program ahead of time. And, yes, Obama supporters were gathered outside when Hillary arrived, as the opposite camp always does, and in this case probably because they did not want to pay for a ticket to go inside to hear her, and the Hillary supporters were already inside for the dinner and program. So perhaps outside the building Hillary supporters were outnumbered three to 1 by Obama's, but inside the building the opposite was true. And just so you know that I am not writing this from a defensive posture about Hillary, I am still on the fence about my vote next Tuesday in Mississippi, but I lean toward Obama. I do, however, question this reporter's neutrality and believe that it is important to counter this kind of hazy, misleading reporting with the facts as they existed last night.

Posted by: cwhite | March 7, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Thank you pkmc83a. It is heartbreaking to see what has happened to the Democratic Party. I remember thinking when the Republican right-wing nuts were throwing everything they could at the Clintons, our party would be different -- our party would be more civil -- our party would debate the facts rather than engage in character assassination. Although I have seen some Hillary supporters make stupid arguments, unfairly rationalize some of her actions in and out of government, and engage in personal attacks, it appears to me that the vast majority of the venom I've seen in this nomination process is, ironically, coming from Obama supporters. I say "ironically" because he professes to represent a new and better kind of politics, but many of his supporters are acting just like the worst of the radical right partisans. On some of these blogs, the vitriol is so bad and so instant, that I have a strong suspicion that either the Obama campaign, or some other third parties, have a cadre of people who surf the blogs for any criticisms of Obama, and then immediately pounce on anyone who dares challenge their "prophet." Either that, or he has more unpleasantly spiteful and illogical fans than I ever imagined.

Posted by: theplanner | March 7, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Great post. You make excellent points. As this thing goes on and if one inside the inner circle with Obama is considering Hillary as some "monster", I don't know how you bring such people together should she get the nomination, and she very well could.

This Obama thing has gotten to be more of a cult thing and as with all cults, first you have to leave your mind, logic and reason behind in order to get caught up in it all. This advisor apparently is so caught up in her cause, she has lost sence of her reasoning ability.

They will all have to detox in order to continue on into the Fall.

But great post!!

Posted by: pkmc83a | March 7, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton endorsing Barack Obama

Posted by: Iwantmyvoicetobeheard | March 7, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you pkmc83a. The nastiness among Democrats in this election is sadly reminiscent of that coming from the right-wing nuts during the Clinton administration. It is one thing to disagree on the issues or the candidates; it is quite another to hurl personal attacks. On another note, I am among those who would not vote for Obama in the general election. I have researched his background, and he definitely does not represent the "new" kind of politics which he implies is one of his strong points. Just a few examples: The way he obtained his first elective office by forcing his mentor and friend, Alice Palmer, off the ballot; his connections to Rezko and his unwillingness to provide full disclosure; and, his deception regarding the recent contacts between his chief economic advisor and the Canadian embassy. I also feel that he has been deceptive in the debates and in his characterization of himself and Hillary Clinton. He has also misled the country regarding his alleged "continual opposition" to the Iraq war as a method of countering Hillary's greater level of experience, and when Bill Clinton pointed this out, the Obama campaign played the race card and falsely accused him of calling Obama (or his candidacy) a "fairy tale." I am also concerned about his unbridled ambition which led to his failure to have even one hearing in 14 months regarding Afghanistan or Pakistan on the committee which he chairs, because he was too busy campaigning. At such a critical juncture, I believe we need someone with the experience to tackle the many problems which this country is now facing. To me, his lack of experience coupled with the vagueness with which he sets forth his positions, makes him an unknown quantity with respect to his suitability for the Presidency. In addition, until just recently, he has receive a free pass from the press, and has not had to field the kinds of attacks that the Democratic nominee will most certainly face in the general election. Regarding Hillary's ability to govern, as opposed to Obama, who has only held national elective office for approximately 3 years (much of which has been consumed by his quest for the presidency), Hillary has been in the Senate since 2001. Senators on both sides of the aisle have grown to respect her ability to reach across the aisle to get things done. In the debates, I believe she showed a much more mature and intelligent command of all of the issues presented to her. And, I do believe that it is counterintuitive to think that someone as intelligent as Hillary who was a witness to history every day for 8 years in the White House, would not have learned valuable lessons from both the successes and failures of the Clinton administration, which will help her integrate into the job of President much more quickly.

Posted by: theplanner | March 7, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Keep up those postings like that veeve and that 25% could become very real, along with quite a few others. We are all supposed to be Democrats. Sliming people is not supposed to be your candidate's thing.

Play nice.

Posted by: pkmc83a | March 7, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe that Pew Report for a second. That 25% is comprised mainly of women supporters of Hillary Lieberman. They need only be reminded in October that the next president will appoint 3 justices to SCOTUS. Good luck with that!!!!


Posted by: veeve | March 7, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Poor, poor Clintonistas. Apparently, you think that superdelegates are morons that can't figure out that a Democratic earthworm would win CA and NY. Also, apparently, regardless of whether a state is big or small, it's ONLY the number of delegates that count. And that AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN. Your candidate is way too far behind. She's also a very pompous and disagreeable person.

What is it about her that you guys LOVE sooo much? Her husband ran on a progressive platform in '92 and I voted for him. We didn't get any progressive reform. I understood. The country was broke. Then I voted for him again in '96. Again, no progressive reform; just Monica and Marc Rich.

Well, I'm not stupid. I CAN'T vote for her. It WAS her that brought in Dick Morris and Mark Penn. It is her that brings slimeballs like that back into her campaign fold. She has no value to a progressive other than being a dirty fighter. If your candidate is not ahead in delegates and she manages to turn enough supers, the first thing I'll do is donate $2300 to Senator McPain.

Posted by: veeve | March 7, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Still waiting on those Cliton Library Hillary. Tax returns too. Got em back from H & R Block yet Honey? Johnny Chung, you remember him, the cash bundler; Mark Rich, made big contributions to your Lieberry.
Where are the records for your 35 years of "service"?
No Way Hillary ROVE Clinton!

Posted by: sperrico | March 7, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse


yeah, well have a look at this candidate.
Ralph Nader eat your heart out.

Listen to this guy, he's brilliant!

Posted by: pkmc83a | March 7, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious discussion between Hillary and obama. Must watch.

Posted by: smitadetroit | March 7, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

pkmc83a, Thanks for getting my back on that. Nice to know there are Democratic's out there that believe in this party and understand how important this election is to our country. I think your right about unifying by Nov. if we don't then we maybe in trouble.

Posted by: sdonna | March 7, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm with you voting for the Democratic ticket, top to bottom, regardless of whose name appears at the top.
I have seen this Pew Report and posted up the hyper link here on this blog site, but let us remember, it is only early March and we are still in the middle of a long hotly contested primary campaign.

By summer time these problems will be worked out and by the Fall we will be one unified party.

Bush's embrace of McCain this week at the White House has already sealed that deal. I won't be voting for anyone that Bush has embraced.

Posted by: pkmc83a | March 7, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Pew research report reveals that nearly 25 percent of democratic voters will vote for Sen. McCain if Sen. Obama is the nominee.

I have also hear people say they will vote for McCain if Clinton gets the nomination

Somebody please tell me what happened to the Democratic party. It was just over a year ago when everyone in the party was on the same page. Taking back the White house in order to get the government back on track was out goal. Now I hear its Obama or nothing or it Clinton or nothing. I still honestly believe we have two GREAT candidates that are battling hard for the honor ( I respect them both ) Right now I support Clinton but make no mistake I will be voting for Obama if he gets the Democratic nomination next Nov.

Posted by: sdonna | March 7, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse


Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway

'White girl goes off and gives it up' in Aruba, preacher pal says

Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway

'White girl goes off and gives it up' in Aruba, preacher pal says

Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway

'White girl goes off and gives it up' in Aruba, preacher pal says

Posted: January 27, 2008
6:49 pm Eastern

Natalee Holloway

Sen. Barack Obama's longtime friend and spiritual adviser trashed the memory of a missing and presumed dead American teenage girl, according to church publications reviewed by WND.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial minister of Obama's church in Chicago, cited the case of Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba in complaining about what he sees as the media's bias in covering white victims of crime over black victims.

"Black women are being raped daily in Darfur, Sudan, in the Congo and in Sub-Saharan Africa. That doesn't make news," Wright said in the August 2005 edition of Trumpet Magazine, a publication of his Trinity United Church of Christ.

But, "One 18-year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and 'gives it up' while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months!" he added. "Maybe I am missing something!"

The circumstances involving the coed's disappearance remain unclear, and the case remains unsolved. Holloway left Mountain Brook, Ala., on a May 2005 senior class trip to Aruba.

Barack Obama

Attempts to reach her family for comment were unsuccessful. But her mother, Beth Holloway, has written a book, "Loving Natalee," in which she reveals her daughter named Jesus Christ as one of the most influential people in her life in a trove of writings she found in her bedroom.

In the same 2005 church publication, Wright suggested "white America" had the 9/11 attacks coming, while calling for business "divestment from Israel," which he refers to as a "racist" state along with America.

"In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01," he wrote on page 7. "White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared,' as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns."

Obama says he is "proud" of Wright and values their 20-year friendship.

Though Wright has nurtured Obama's political career as a close adviser and mentor, the Democrat presidential hopeful says they don't agree on everything. Wright married Obama and baptized his daughters.

Louis Farrakhan

In the November/December 2007 issue of Trumpet, Wright sang the praises of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has described whites as "blue-eyed devils" and Jews as "bloodsuckers."

"He brings a perspective that is helpful and honest," Wright said. "Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African-American religious experience."

Wright then held Farrakhan up as a pillar of "integrity."

"His integrity and honesty have secured him a place in history as one of the nation's most powerful critics," he continued. "His love for Africa and African-American people has made him an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose."

Farrakhan's photo is splashed across the cover of the church magazine, which gushes "the Minister truly epitomized greatness."

On Nov. 2, 2007, Wright presented Farrakhan with a "lifetime achievement" award during a Trumpet gala held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The tribute included a three-and-a-half minute video lionizing "the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan."

"For his commitment to truth, education and leadership, we honor Minister Louis Farrakhan with the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award," the video announces.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

About that Pew Research Report, the number is 25% of Democrats would vote for McCain if the Democratic Nominee were Obama.

The report can be viewed at:

And the relevant passage states the following:

"Clinton Draws More Support Among Democrats.
The vast majority of Democratic voters say they would support either Obama or Clinton over McCain. But in an Obama-McCain matchup, 14% of Democratic voters say they would support McCain, compared with 8% who would do so if Clinton is the nominee.

"One-in-five white Democrats (20%) say that they will vote for McCain over Obama, double the percentage who say they would switch sides in a Clinton-McCain matchup (10%). Roughly the same number of Democrats age 65 and older say they will vote for McCain if Obama is the party's choice (22%). Obama also suffers more defections among lower income and less educated Democratic voters than does Clinton.

In addition, female Democrats look at the race differently depending on the matchup. While 93% of women in the party say they would vote for Clinton over McCain, just 79% say they would support Obama over McCain.

A quarter of Democrats (25%) who back Clinton for the nomination say they would favor McCain in a general election test against Obama. The "defection" rate among Obama's supporters if Clinton wins the nomination is far lower; just 10% say they would vote for McCain in November, while 86% say they would back Clinton."
The Pew Research Center.

Posted by: pkmc83a | March 7, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I'm so sorry for individuals like dyck21005. I'm afraid that there are more individuals like dyck21005, and in 2008 that is a very scary thing. I do not fear a lot, but I do fear hatred and ignorance. Anyone who can spew that kind of rantings is, in my opinion only, a self-hating individual who needs that kind of rhetoric to make themselves feel better. My, what a terrible place for someone to be in. It reminds be of those misinformed, self-hating individuals during WWII who fell under Hitler's spell.

I also hope that no one the Obama campaign would call Hillary Clinton a monster... intentionally. In a highly contested race such as this, tempers and wrong word choices are sure to arise. I believe there are people, even on the holier than thou Clinton campaign that haven't always referred to Obama in loving terms.

Hillary is definitely not someone I would like to see as President of the United States, but she's no monster, even though some of her rhetoric makes her sound like one.

Posted by: alesterp | March 7, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Well Dan_ennin, I looked at the CBC clip:

If anything, it was McCain misrepresenting the facts that Obama's advisor called the Canadian. The fact is that it was the other way around.

Clinton said she didn't think it kosher to be telling the people of Ohio one thing in public and telling some Canadian official something different behind closed doors. Clinton made no representation one way or the other of who called whom.

And as for the idea that Clinton conspired with the Canadian government to trip up Obama, there is nothing in that clip about that.

Posted by: pkmc83a | March 7, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Inspiration can be described as a man who possesses the voice to move the masses, but it can also be discribed as a brilliant, politically strategic woman that loves her country above all else. Sen. Hillary Clinton has devoted a lifetime to the reformation of this country. While those that oppose her will always find something to complain about, the truth of the matter is that her desire and drive to pull this nation into a better place cannot be denied. She has been fighting our causes for decades. Critized for her role in the reform of healthcare during her role as first lady rather than receive praise for her efforts, she moves forward. Her plan failed, but rather than give up she continues to fight for the right of all Americans. Obama receives praise for the tone of his voice and the movement it projects. This is fine. We all need to be moved, but be careful of what you wish for. I question a nation that pins their individual hopes and dreams on the words of one man. Each individual should be getting up every morning and working toward the realization of their hopes and dreams. Each individual should be fighting for their own individual success. When determining who is best qualified to fill the position of Commander in Chief, that person should be the one who has fought along side you, has shared your dreams and hopes, and has actually worked to achieve them. I stand behind Sen. Hillary Clinton because she is that person. When I listen or watch Hillary I feel so proud of her. Of her accomplishments, of her valor, of her strength. Talk about the american dream. Does she not personify that? Can we not be proud of her accomplishments? Can we not be proud that as a woman she is soft and matronly, but also tough and driven? I think so. Hillary may be many things to many people, but the truth is that her role in our government, her exposure in Washington and her passion to reform our nation cannot be denied. She has earned the opportunity, the role as Commander in Chief. Give Obama your hearts if you must, but give Hillary your vote.

Sen. Hillary Clinton for president!

Posted by: y.caraballo | March 7, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Looks like Hillary was responsible for the Canadian/Nafa debaucle after all. Where's the Press on this? Click on the word "round-up"

Posted by: dan_ennin | March 7, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I haven't seen this PEW Center research poll that states about 25% of Hillary supporters would back McCain vs Obama. Quite frankly, I don't believe it. I don't believe rank-and-file Democrats who support the Clintons are going to back John McCain, the guy who has been endorsed by GW Bush. McCain has chosen to lose his independent appeal to try to reconcile with the conservative Republican base. There maybe 1 to 5% conservative Democrats that support Hillary that may vote for McCain in a general election against Obama. Once those Hillary-McCain Democrats hear McCain's positions on many important national issues, such as national security, the economy, abortion, and etc., they will quickly lose affection for McCain.

Obama in 08!

Posted by: ajtiger92 | March 7, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse






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Posted by: utworcurious | March 7, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I want to see Bill and Hillary's income tax returns for 2000-2007.EVEN IF THEY ARE XEROX COPIES. I want to see Hillary's White House papers. EVEN IF THEY ARE XEROX COPIES. The Clintons will fall to income tax evasion.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Obama thinks he can fool people all the time. Rezko's wife donated Obama $19,000 although her tax forms reveal that her annual income is $35,000, and bought the adjacent lot to his house on the same day he bought his house for $600,000. Who in our right mind would do this? Where is Obama's judgement when he coddles shady and corrupt characters like Rezko who donated over $200,000, despite his indictment? Is this transparency and honesty? We young supporters were duped by Obama but his deception is revealed.

Posted by: utworcurious | March 7, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Pew research report reveals that nearly 25 percent of democratic voters will vote for Sen. McCain if Sen. Obama is the nominee. Do we want to lose this election? Super delegates should clear read and research this report before they support any candidate. Why is Sen. Obama want support from the black community but is hiding Jesse Jackson, and other black leaders on television?

Posted by: utworcurious | March 7, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Carolp23: Bill Clinton had three terms of executive experience as a governor. Citing the exception to the rule (Lincoln) does not prove the exception. As I read recently in an article on this election, if you were going to fly from LA to New York, would you want the pilot to have had years of flying experience, or would you want the pilot to be relatively inexperienced, but very good at conveying his "hope" that your plane arrive safely?

Posted by: theplanner | March 7, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

for those college kids which he app-roved & put his name to on a bill in the senate. Remember " The higher a monkey climbs, the more of his backside shows".

Posted by: LOONYBIN2000 | March 7, 2008 08:01 AM

I am one of you see above post. I was making fun of Ms. Powers and her comments.

Also 'monkey' has some negative meanings which I am sure you did not mean. Not to be overly PC.

Posted by: mul | March 7, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

The Obama myth is shattered and exposed. He runs on rhetoric but they are lifted. He runs on judgement but embraces shady and corrupt characters like slumlord, Rezko; votes to ensure that porn shops or strip clubs can be any distance they want from schools and churches and early release of sex offenders. He overlooks the corruption in Illonois but wants to clean Washington. He says he is against NAFTA and then sends his senior economic adviser to the Canadian embassy to say that his opposition is just election posturing. As a chairman of senate committee he fails to hold any hearingsto safeguard our troops in Afghanistan. He says that he pressed wrong buttons on crucial legislative votes. He cannot say what he has done for the black or hispanic or women's cause. His wife is Ashamed of America. Can we trust this slick Obama?

Posted by: utworcurious | March 7, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Another A-HOLE who thinks hitting tiny balls into holes in the ground is the most important thing in society. Only Idiots watch or play this stupid game. Hang this Fat Moron.,28136,1720036,00.html

Stan Badz/PGA TOUR/

Golfer apologizes for shot that killed protected hawk

Published: March 06, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Pro golfer Tripp Isenhour apologized for killing a hawk that was making noise while he tried to film a TV show. Now the Humane Society wants the PGA Tour to take action.

"Because of the high profile nature of this case, the PGA needs to take steps to address its interest and to make it clear that they don't condone animal cruelty," said Dale Bartlett, the deputy manager for animal cruelty issues for the Humane Society of the United States.

Bartlett said the organization would contact the PGA Tour on Friday to discuss the issue.

Isenhour, who plays on the developmental Nationwide Tour, was charged Wednesday with cruelty to animals and killing a migratory bird, misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of 14 months in jail and $1,500 in fines.

Isenhour quickly apologized Thursday.

"As soon as this happened, I was mortified and extremely upset and continue to be upset," Isenhour said in a statement issued through his management company, SFX Golf. "I want to let everyone know there was neither any malice nor deliberate intent whatsoever to hit or harm the hawk. I was trying to simply scare it into flying away."

The 39-year-old player, whose real name is John Henry Isenhour III, became angry while filming "Shoot Like A Pro" on Dec. 12 at the Grand Cypress Golf Club when a squawking red-shouldered hawk roughly 300 yards away forced another take.

He drove closer to the bird in his golf cart and starting hitting balls at it. The bird didn't move and Isenhour gave up and drove away.

Isenhour started again when the hawk moved within about 75 yards, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer Brian Baine indicated in a report.

Isenhour allegedly said, "I'll get him now," and aimed for the hawk.

"About the sixth ball came very near the bird's head, and (Isenhour) was very excited that it was so close," Baine wrote.

A few shots later, witnesses said he hit the hawk. The bird, protected as a migratory species, fell to the ground bleeding from both nostrils.

Bartlett said Isenhour's case, like the Michael Vick dog fighting case, is disappointing for society.

"We look up to professional athletes and we want them to reflect the best of us as a society and I think we're appalled when it turns out they instead reflect some of the very worst attributes," he said in a phone interview Thursday night.

Isenhour said he is an animal lover and his family has adopted three cats from a local shelter.

"We ask that everyone accept my sincerest apology, and please be respectful of my family's privacy," he said.

Isenhour has won four times on the Nationwide Tour, including twice in 2006. The former Georgia Tech star has played three events this year on the tour the last a 36th-place tie two weeks ago in the Moonah Classic in Australia.

Jethro Senger, a sound engineer at the shoot, said hitting the bird was "basically like a joke to (Isenhour)."

"He just kept saying how he didn't think he could have hit it, which I think is a stupid thing for a PGA Tour golfer to say," Senger said. "He can put a ball in a hole from hundreds of yards away, and here he is hitting line drives at something that's, I don't know, a couple hundred feet away?"

Senger said no one in the roughly 15-person crew intervened, and many later regretted it.

"It was one of those cases where there's some trepidation on whether or not they should speak up and do something," Senger said.

Senger said the killing was not captured on video. The bird was buried at the golf course and later dug up by Florida investigators.

"Americans have no tolerance for cruelty to animals. Such a petty, mean-spirited act against a wild bird is inexcusable and prosecutors are right to hold Isenhour accountable to the law," Humane Society executive vice president Michael Markarian said in a statement released Thursday.

Posted by: mawt | March 7, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

I'm so sick of this inexperienced crap about Obama. Lincoln was a Senator for only 2 years and he was a good president. Both JFK and Clinton were also young and not very experienced and they were also good Presidents. Meanwhile Bush (the first one), and Regan had TONS of experience and they were the two worst Presidents this country has ever seen. Btw, hey dyck21005 you seriously need to take your meds. You are downright SCARY!

Posted by: Carolp23 | March 7, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

If Obama wins, what does it say to the Democratic party? That the party prefers the least qualified to run the country? No wonder Dems lose elections.

Posted by: CPCook | March 7, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Hillary and Bill totally trashed the Democratic Party in their White House years with their continual lapse of what is legal, moral, and ethical.This was a major factor in the loss of majorities in both houses of Congress and in the losses of the presidency in 2000 and 2004. Now they want back in there, just as the party is starting to recover from the disastrous PR of their 8 year shameful stay in the White House. The Democratic Party needs to cleanse itself of theses sleazy characters and send them back to Arkansas with Mike Huckabee, where apparently this kind of behavior is a way of life. The heartland of America does not like their methodology.They really showed how little regard they have for the law with the vast pardon auction that took place as they were packing their bags in January 2001.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

theplanner: Obama covered nothing up re:NAFTA and you would know that if you bothered to watch the CBC report that everyone has been linking to. CBC says that even the "memo", which was much milder than the original story that Clinton was pushing, does not accurately characterize Goolsbee's meeting or remarks.

Posted by: illinois2 | March 7, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Of course Canada might take that position.

If they like NAFTA and feel the rug is about to be swepted from under their feet, then it's probably to their advantage to play on semantics.

Posted by: Iwantmyvoicetobeheard | March 7, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I want to see Hillary and Bill's income tax returns for the years 2000-2007, even if they are Xerox copies. I want to see Hillary's White House papers, even if they are Xerox copies.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

When Hillary answers the phone at 3AM it will be Monica saying" Is Bill there?"

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Looks like Hillary was responsible for the Canadian/Nafa debaucle after all. Where's the Press on this? Click on the word "round-up"

Posted by: tjfrmla | March 7, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Before any Obama fans try to pin the NAFTA debacle on Hillary, also, this is from today's New York Times:
The Canadian Press said that this year Mr. Brodie did more than talk up the budget. According to the news agency, he also told a group of CTV employees that the campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York had contacted the Canadian government and told it "not to worry" about her promise to reopen the trade agreement. Canada's economy is heavily dependent on trade and most of its exports go to the United States, making Nafta a delicate issue. The news agency suggests that CTV picked up on Mr. Brodie's remarks and began reporting the story. It apparently found, however, that in fact it was the Obama campaign that had offered the reassurances to Canadian diplomats.
Clinton's campaign has flatly denied contacting the embassy, and has asked the Canadian embassy to release the name of any Clinton campaign official who allegedly contacted them. The difference: Obama initially denies the contact and is only forced to admit it once the memo comes out; Clinton denies the contact and gives permission to, and challenges the embassy to provide the name of any Clinton campaign official who allegedly contacted them. One side -- a cover up -- the other side -- full disclosure.

Posted by: theplanner | March 7, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

The press' noses couldn't be any further up Hillary Clinton's a$$ right's disgusting

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 7, 2008 9:38 AM | Report abuse

It is a shame that someone on Obama's campaign said something lieke "She is a monster."

It goes to show how upstanding that Obama and his campaign, including his supporters have decried this type of commenting, and have rejected it.

Oh and she has rejected any state or person that has not voted for her. So I take her comment that she is "for Mississippi" with a grain of salt. She will be for Mississippi until they vote against her, and then she will find them meaningless along with half the states in the union that have voted against her.

Posted by: nytecoldawn | March 7, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse


Shut up please. Don't forget who has more delegates and MORE VOTES (aka more citizens of this country have voted for Barack). Yeah.. you did well in Ohio as was expected. You won the Texas primary by 3% and Obama won the Texas caucus. Bravo. 3 out of the last 16! Wow! Get a grip and get a life.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 7, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

I tend to agree with columnist Brooks in the NYT today, that if Obama starts going tit for tat with Clinton, playing small ball instead of swinging for the fences, he loses the basic premise of his candidacy and his movement. He loses his base of support among young people new to the process. This only leaves him with the African-American bloc, which will not stay with him long if they look around and see that there is no one else on the bandwagon.

While it is true that national politics need transformation, I do not know that a freshman Senator in his 3rd year in office is the right change agent.

It was Newt Gingrich that brought us to this stage of politics in 1994 that politics is war waged by other means. The objective of politics is not to negotiate with the other side but to destroy the other side. This is Gingrich politics and we have lived under it for the past almost 15 years.

It is imbedded in the system. And it will take more than Obama to get it out.

So now, Obama is in this spot where he dare not abandon his basic premise in order to survive to fight another day because there will not be another day.

Clinton has found not just her voice but her stride. Calling the Obama people the equivalent of Ken Starr for their pestering questions about her tax returns was a belly shot. All Democrats cannot stand Ken Starr.

Clinton going into Mississippi is also brilliant. Making Obama defend in his own back yard, that is presidential politics at its best.

If the best the Obama people can come up with is calling Hillary a "Monster", it is kind to characterize that as the race getting "tough". Hell, that is sophomoric, it is childish bush league stuff. That is not a substantive attack on Hillary, its high school.

But then, maybe that's all Obama is or ever was in the first place.

We shall see in the coming weeks.

Posted by: pkmc83a | March 7, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Clinton will never close the gap on pledged delegates. It will be even more difficult after Wyoming and Mississippi. And superdelegates are breaking his way. Even if Florida and Michigan have a redo, he'll win Michigan and she'll win Florida. That will bring him even closer to 2025 without the superdelegates. The argument that winning the big states makes her more electable is bogus, since a counter-argument is that these big states will vote democratic in November anyway, so it's more important to have small state appeal to bring those in. Face it it's over.

Posted by: constantine999 | March 7, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

I think the word that best describes Hillary Clinton is vapid. What does her quote "I'm in favor of Mississippi" mean? Can some one be for or against a state, does she mean the existence of it, or is it just one of her standard bits of flapdoodle that has no meaning other than a vague positive glow.

As far as liking and not liking someone goes, (an ongoing discussion as to whether men are allowed to dislike Hillary C.), I find her insincere gushing repugnant, and have never really thought much about the person behind it.

Posted by: chrisbrown1 | March 7, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

dyck21005 above says:
"Im frankly concerned about his corrupt backers, friends and Islamic connections"
Wasnt this Bush's forte?

Posted by: xira | March 7, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse


Hillary Clinton has proven that she can win the big states that are the must wins for the Dems in November.

Dems won't win Mississippi in November, it's doesn't really matter to Hillary.

Obama has failed to close the deal. In Ohio, despite outspending Hillary 3 to 1, Obama only won 5 out of 88 counties, FIVE! Those five are where the black votes are which went 86% for Obama, the ONLY voting block he won. If you can't win Ohio, (which does matter in November) you cannot win the Presidency.

Obama is unelectable. It's time for him to exit the race and for Dems to rally behind Hillary.

Posted by: TAH1 | March 7, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama:

Dear Madam, and Sir,

A Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama ticket is what we want. And that is what we need to take back the Whitehouse. We want a smart, tough, idealistic, seasoned veteran of many battles fighting for the American people (Hillary Clinton). With a young, passionate, smart, open-minded, hard-working idealist fighting for the American people (Barrack Obama). The DREAM TEAM!

You are both fabulous candidates. And we, the American people are very fortunate to have each of you. Taking back the Whitehouse is critical for the American people, and the world at this time. And I think the American people have been saying loudly, and clearly that a Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ticket is the best way to do this.

I think the American people have made it very clear that they feel Hillary Clinton is the one best able to lead the ticket against John McCain at this critical, and desperate time in America, and around the world. These dramatic comebacks are testament to Hillary Clinton's skill, and experience as a fighter for the American people. They are also a testament to the strong desire of the American people to have both of you fighting for the American people at this time of midnight in America.

Typical of the Clinton's is an uncanny ability to see and understand what the American people want. And then to try and get it for them. Even if they have to go through three political near death experiences to try and get it for the American people. This is classic Clinton's. They are the best I have ever seen.

We are desperate out here. Millions of us are suffering greatly. And tens of thousands of us are dying needlessly every year. Men, women, children, and babies. We need help! As Hillary Clinton said "It's not a game". We need the two of you together on our side fighting for us, and for the American dream for all. Not fighting against each other anymore.

It's time for you Senator Obama to join forces with Hillary Clinton as her running mate so that we can all focus our energies, and resources on taking back America for the American people.



Posted by: JackSmith1 | March 7, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

dyck 012005: You have said it all. We will, if we are not Islamic followers like Farrahkan and Hussein be in ver, very bad trouble in this country.


Posted by: LOONYBIN2000 | March 7, 2008 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton is trashing the future of the democratic party.... if dems fall for it, i'm getting out of the party. I have no desire to go back to the Bush-Clinton era of DC politics, nor do i have any desire to relive the scandals whitewater, vince foster, jones & lewinsky and so on:

Posted by: maq1 | March 7, 2008 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Wow dyck21005: your proof of prejudice at work. Some people just about believe anything that comes down the pike, like when Clinton wanted to paste Obama's experience in foreign policy to his childhood experience in Indonesia. His actual foreign policy experience comes from working with people like Senator Lugar, who he worked with to corale the loose nukes in Russia before tghe terrorists can get their hands on them. Obama a Muslim!? That's what many of the voters probably thought in southern Ohio. That clip on 60 Minutes was telling, but the Joe Sixpacks that were in the room drinking beers were misinformed, and really concetrate more on their jobs and families than do research. Dyck21005, you've done some research, warped as it is, and based on prejudice, aligning Obama with the group of people most Americans love to hate. Have you seen Rev. Jeremiah Wright on the campaign trail? But their was a Cincinnati Radio Personality at the McCain campaign rally hollering at the top of his lungs Barack Hussein Obama.

Stop grasping at straws! People like you have a problem doing that anyway, seeing that your head is buried in the sand, or worse.

Posted by: jrev7620042000 | March 7, 2008 8:07 AM | Report abuse

To: the great thinker of the world: MUL



I JUST HOPE YOU HAVE NO CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN WHO WILL, WITH THE HELP OF ob WIND UP dead or maimed for life in iraq,since this clown has contributed $$$$ to B's Iraq War Games, and hold on to your money so you can pay increased tuition fees for those college kids which he app-roved & put his name to on a bill in the senate. Remember " The higher a monkey climbs, the more of his backside shows".

Posted by: LOONYBIN2000 | March 7, 2008 8:01 AM | Report abuse

David Brooks of the NY Times continues to dismantle Barack's campaign notes: "In short, a candidate should never betray the core theory of his campaign, or head down a road that leads to that betrayal. Barack Obama doesn't have an impressive record of experience or a unique policy profile. New politics is all he's got. He loses that, and he loses everything. Every day that he looks conventional is a bad day for him."

Barack's campaign staffer, Samantha Power demonstrates a lack of discipline with her comments in the European paper, The Scotsman that, "She (Hillary) is a monster, too -- that is off the record -- she is stooping to anything". Ms. Power goes on to say, "You just look at her and think, 'Ergh'. But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective. The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive." I suspect Ms. Power, while Hillary was stooping, was looking up at Hillary when she made that observation.

Barack's campaign has the look of "conventional" fatigue about it. The losses in OH, RI and TX have given his staffers a new perspective. Barack's management inexperience is becoming increasingly evident. If he wins the Party nod, he will bring this inexperience to the White House. I suspect the McCain campaign will stop him first. You see, the Republicans have a different perspective on Barack than his following. Barack will long for Hillary's sweet kisses of criticism before it's over.

Posted by: PhilTR | March 7, 2008 7:58 AM | Report abuse

AMERICANS VOTERS MUST REALLY GIVE SERIOUS SECOND THOUGHT TO AN OBAMA PRESIDENCY! WE KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT HIM AND SHOULD NOT RISK THE SECURITY OF OUR COUNTRY! Especially... in time of WAR!... Im frankly concerned about his corrupt backers, friends and Islamic connections coming out of the wood work! which the media has extremely failed voters. Im very concerned that as Presidnt he would have the countrys security information to go against Americans, Especially when we just learned he is dishonest lieing about meeting with Canada,telling voters one thing them another... REALLY THINK ABOUT IT! Who else has he met with? Who's side is he really on? HIS CONNECTIONS TO ISLAM CONCERNS US A GREAT DEAL, I AM VERY CONCERN WITH AN EX-MUSLIM WITH A RACIST WIFE WHO ISNT PROUD OF AMERICA AS A PRESIDENT.

*Obama may claim to be a Christian now. Truth is born a Muslim, father was Muslim and step father was Muslim. According to Muslim religion, the father's religion determines the religion of the offspring. Therefore, Obama was truly once a Muslim although he denies it. ( more lies)he doesn't have the backbone or honesty to recognize his heritage. To hear him say that he's never been a Muslim his entire life is truly a lie since he spent his first 10 years in Indonesia, a Muslim country, living with a Muslim step father and don't forget the law in Islam called TAGIYEH which means you can lie about your religion in order to do good for Allah! My question to you is what good does obama plan to do for Allah! Since he has the public backing of Louis Farrakhan. Nation of Islam Minister,

**Interesting that Obama's religious affiliation have surfaced with little impact so far, dening charges about his Muslim upbringing are gradually giving way to more concrete allegations. latest round involves his political intervention in Kenya, home of his late father, where violence between ethnic and partisan factions has erupted in the wake of a disputed presidential election. Leading conservative blogs and publications charge Obama with recklessly aligning himself with opposition leader Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement. Followers of Odinga, member of the minority Luo tribe, have perpetrated horrific atrocities against members of the Kikuyu tribe because incumbent president Mwai Kibaki and the nation's ruling elite are Kikuyu. One of the worst incidents occurred in village Eldoret, where dozens of Kikuyu Christians burned to death when they sought shelter in a church that was then set afire by their rampaging pursuers. An alleged Muslim plot to overthrow the Kibaki government, which is friendly to the United States and the West, and replace the secular constitution of Kenya with sharia law, creating a haven for al-Qaida -- which blew up the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi a decade ago and still operates there. During the Kenyan election, the Christian evangelical movement in Kenya circulated a "memorandum of understanding" allegedly signed by Odinga and a group of Muslim clerics that would commit his government to instituting Muslim strictures against pork and alcohol, setting up sharia courts and ending cooperation against terrorism with Western governments. The point is to raise question about Obama and his connections with Odinga -- who claims his cousin -Its true Obama, whose family is Luo, lent support to the opposition leader during a visit to Kenya two years ago and have maintained contact ever since. While that gaffe infuriated the Kibaki regime, it proved only that Obama lacked diplomatic expertise. During the current crisis in his homeland, he has tried to play a constructive role by taping radio announcements for the State Department that urge both sides to stop fighting and resolve their differences without violence. Kenya tale portrays Obama a callow politician with dubious associations, who cannot be trusted with power. He will be subjected to the same ruthless treatment as the last Democratic nominee.

***Obama agrees and highly respects the opinions of his spiritual advisor Rev. Wright who has recently awarded notorious Louis Farrakhan. Nation of Islam Minister with their churches highest award, Farrakhan epitomizes racism, in the form of anti-Semitism, record of offensive statements, even denigrating the Holocaust falsely attributing it to Jewish cooperation with Hitler "They helped him get the Third Reich on the road. Any praise of Farrakhan heightens the prestige of the leader of the Nation of Islam. His anti-Semitism and false insistence that Jews have played an inordinate role in victimizing African Americans. Farrakhan has vilified whites and singled out Jews to blame for crimes. He talks of Jewish conspiracies and reviled Jews in a manner that brings Hitler to mind. And yet Obama who HAS NOT distanced himself from Farraklhan as he wants the media to believe and Rev Wright heaped praise of Farrakhan. Applauding his "depth of analysis when it comes to the racial ills of this nation. They praised "his integrity and honesty and called him an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose.

****Mr Auchi, leading supplier of arms to Saddam's regime and convicted for corruption in France, the British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions and millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fund just weeks before an imprudent land deal investigation. In addition money transfer from Nadhmi Auchi, Obama used to buy his Georgian mansion in Chicago. Mr. Auchi says the loan, through the Panamanian company Fintrade Services SA, was for $3.5 million!!!. Mr. Auchi's money was made doing business with the regime of Saddam Hussein, Mr. Auchi was a leading supplier of arms to Saddam's regime. A former Belgian ambassador to Luxembourg charged that a bank in Luxembourg owned principally by Mr. Auchi laundered funds -- including oil for food money -- for Saddam and other Islamic dictators.

Posted by: dyck21005 | March 7, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Hillary just needs to get the popular vote and get the bigger states. That should do it.

She does have to keep winning.

Posted by: mul | March 7, 2008 7:32 AM | Report abuse

New Obama slogan.

Shes' a monster!

Yes We Can - No - S.A.M.

Good job my fellow elite upscale fools.

Look at Mac - I mean like he is sooo old - just look at him - he can't left his arms and he has scars. He is a Monster too. In fact Obama is not a Monster - so you like have to toooootally support him - or you are like waaaay stupid. Couse like voting for a Monster could be like bad you know.

Posted by: mul | March 7, 2008 7:30 AM | Report abuse

This is the reality though for Clinton, whom may be coming on stronger. It just may not be strong enough:

Hillary's New Math Problem:

She needs 20 point+ wins in all remaining primaries.

Posted by: davidmwe | March 7, 2008 7:27 AM | Report abuse

On Monday, the Canadian Embassy in Washington issued a statement on the controversy that "there was no intention to convey, in any way, that Senator Obama and his campaign team were taking a different position in public from views expressed in private, including about NAFTA."

-CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

Posted by: friendlyfire | March 7, 2008 06:59 AM

Thanks for reminding everyone Obama lies.

Good BS statement from Canada "not our intention".

We did not mean to tell the truth - it just came out.

Obama peeps just let it die don't remind every one your Man lied and lied and lied for days on end on a 'real' issue.

Clinton advisers are not fools they don't directly contradict their Women.

Posted by: mul | March 7, 2008 7:19 AM | Report abuse

"She is a monster!"

"You just look at her and think Errg"

Obama camp- From Samantha Powers (human rights worker)

She does not seem to like women, or politics (OMG she is like sooo not as cool as Obama). His staff makes lots of boo boos. No longer covered up by the Media (save the for the WP).


Posted by: mul | March 7, 2008 7:08 AM | Report abuse

The more I looked at these internet stats, the more I was able to look above the fact that Obama has more Google hits and supporters on Facebook and dig into their site visitors and the Demographics of those visitors. Hillary may be actually stronger than many think, for she is pulling in a greater variety of people (see link), although perhaps not in Mississippi;

Hillary vs. Barack
The Google Factor:

Posted by: davidmwe | March 7, 2008 7:02 AM | Report abuse

NAFTA comment implicated Clinton's campaign, not Obama's

Posted 02:20 PM ET 5/6/2008

Clinton campaign denies Canadian report on NAFTA comments

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is denying a Canadian report Thursday that suggests her campaign called representatives of that nation's government to re-assure them that despite campaign rhetoric, they would not seek changes to NAFTA - an allegation they used against Barack Obama's campaign in the days leading up to Tuesday's critical primary votes.

"Unlike the Obama campaign, we can and do flatly deny this report and urge the Canadian government to reveal the name of anyone they think they heard from," Clinton spokesman Phil Singer said in a statement.

Shortly before the Ohio primary, the Canadian network CTV broadcast a report that Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee had told officials with the Canadian consulate in Chicago that the campaign would not look to alter the trade agreement, even though the Illinois senator had pledged to do so.

That report became a lightning rod on the campaign trail in Ohio, where NAFTA is deeply unpopular.

The Canadian government has said it is investigating the source of the leak. The Canadian Press reported Thursday that the comment that sparked the original story may have come from Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper's chief of staff, Ian Brodie - and that hisremark had implicated Clinton's campaign, not Obama's. The Thursday story also said CTV's Washington bureau had initially decided to report on Clinton. The New York senator was mentioned in the final report, but it focused on Obama's aide.

The Canadian Press said government officials did not deny the conversation took place, but that Brodie denied discussing either candidate.

Earlier this week, the Obama campaign admitted Goolsbee and consulate officials had spoken, but not under the direction of the campaign, and said that a leaked Canadian government memo implying otherwise had mischaracterized the substance of the discussion.

On Monday, the Canadian Embassy in Washington issued a statement on the controversy that "there was no intention to convey, in any way, that Senator Obama and his campaign team were taking a different position in public from views expressed in private, including about NAFTA."

-CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

Posted by: friendlyfire | March 7, 2008 6:59 AM | Report abuse

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