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By Howard Kurtz
After repeatedly trying to book Barack Obama, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace last month started running an "Obama Watch" clock on his show. Last Sunday the clock read 765 days, 13 hours and 54 minutes -- the time elapsed since Obama, at a Gridiron dinner, promised Wallace an interview.

The clock will stop with the Illinois senator's appearance this Sunday.

"The 'Obama Watch' probably had some effect," Wallace says. "We made it clear he was ducking us." He says Obama's strategists "realized they need to reach working-class moderate and even conservative Democrats." An Obama spokesman said the clock was not a factor and that the senator welcomes the opportunity to appear on Sunday talk shows.

A year ago, most Democrats candidates were avoiding Fox News as a channel unfair to their party. But now relations seem downright friendly. During Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary coverage, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, Terry McAuliffe, told the network: "You were the first ones to call it for Hillary Clinton. Fair and balanced Fox. You beat them all." Clinton's biggest Pennsylvania supporter, Gov. Ed Rendell, told "Fox & Friends" that during the primaries, "Fox has done the fairest job, has remained the most objective of all the cable networks."

Media analysis or plain old pandering? "You ignore or boycott Fox News at your peril," Wallace declares.

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Posted by: odpgyxwj zamw | May 10, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Ha! Ha!

I just love reading all these hate filled ranting comments from a bunch of lefties. It makes me all warm and tingly all over (not just my leg like Mathews).

I love that smell. It smells like Victory!

A proud member of Operation Chaos from Pittsburgh PA.

Posted by: Yinzer | April 27, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

DEBATE! DEBATE!! DEBATE!!!

It's time for everyone to face the truth. Barack Obama has no real chance of winning the national election in November at this time. His crushing defeat in Pennsylvania makes that fact crystal clear. His best, and only real chance of winning in November is on a ticket with Hillary Clinton as her VP.

Hillary Clinton seemed almost somber at her victory speech. As if part of her was hoping Obama could have defeated her. And proved he had some chance of winning against the republican attack machine, and their unlimited money, and resources. In all honesty. I felt some of that too.

But it is absolutely essential that the democrats take back the Whitehouse in November. America, and the American people are in a very desperate condition now. And the whole World has been doing all that they can to help keep us propped up.

Hillary Clinton say's that the heat, and decisions in the Whitehouse are much tougher than the ones on the campaign trail. But I think Mr. Obama faces a test of whether he has what it takes to be a commander and chief by facing the difficult facts, and the truth before him. And by doing what is best for the American people by dropping out of the race, and offering his whole hearted assistance to Hillary Clinton to help her take back the Whitehouse for the American people, and the World.

Mr. Obama is a great speaker. And I am confident he can explain to the American people the need, and wisdom of such a personal sacrifice for them. It should be clear to everyone by now that Hillary Clinton is fighting her heart out for the American people. She has known for a long time that Mr. Obama can not win this November. You have to remember that the Clinton's have won the Whitehouse twice before. They know what it takes.

If Mr. Obama fails his test of commander and chief we can only hope that Hillary Clinton can continue her heroic fight for the American people. And that she prevails. She will need all the continual support and help we can give her. She may fight like a superhuman. But she is only human.

Sen. Hillary Clinton: "You know, more people have now voted for me than have voted for my opponent. In fact, I now have more votes than anybody has ever had in a primary contest for a nomination. And it's also clear that we've got nine more important contests to go."

Sincerely

Jacksmith... Working Class :-)

Posted by: jacksmith | April 26, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

MY FELLOW "BITTER", STUPID, WORKING CLASS PEOPLE :-)

If you think like Barack Obama, that WORKING CLASS PEOPLE are just a bunch of "BITTER"!, STUPID, PEASANTS, Cash COWS!, and CANNON FODDER. :-(

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..

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think all those Republicans voting for Obama in the Democratic primaries, and caucuses are doing so because they think he is a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton. :-)

Best regards

jacksmith... Working Class :-)

p.s. You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you don't know that the huge amounts of money funding the Obama campaign to try and defeat Hillary Clinton is coming in from the insurance, and medical industry, that has been ripping you off, and killing you and your children. And denying you, and your loved ones the life saving medical care you needed. All just so they can make more huge immoral profits for them-selves off of your suffering...

You see, back in 1993 Hillary Clinton had the audacity, and nerve to try and get quality, affordable universal health care for everyone to prevent the suffering and needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of you each year. :-)

Approx. 100,000 of you die each year from medical accidents from a rush to profit by the insurance, and medical industry. Another 120,000 of you die each year from treatable illness that people in other developed countries don't die from. And I could go on, and on...

OBAMA AIDE: "WORKING-CLASS VOTERS NOT KEY FOR DEMOCRATS" :o

DEBATE! DEBATE!! DEBATE!!!...

Posted by: jacksmith | April 26, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY
298 OBAMA
438 CLINTON
300 SUPERS 406 ELECTED

GO OBAMA

Posted by: DELGATE MATH | April 26, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

TOP TEN REASONS HILLARY SHOULD BE PRESIDENT:

10. SO SHE CAN SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER OUTLAWING MOVEON.ORG

9. RUSH LIMBO SEC. OF EDUCATION

8. SHE WILL RAISE McCAIN A NUKE ATTACK TO HIS BOMB BOMB BOMB BOMB BOMB IRAN SONG

7. SO BILL CAN FIND THOSE EARINGS HIS FRIEND LOST ON AIRFORCE ONE

6. HILLARY CLINTON CURED DISCO FEVER

5. THE CLOSETS IN THE WHITE HOUSE ARE LIKE TOTALY CLUTTERED

4. SHE BELIEVES IN CHANGE - OF THE NOMINATION RULES AND HAS CREATED NEW MATH

3. ONE WORD, PANTSUITS

2. SHE WILL END THE WAR BY FALLOUT FROM NUKING IRAN

THE NUMBER ONE REASON HILLARY SHOULD BE PRESIDENT;

1. TO PISS OFF DICK MORRIS

Posted by: TOP TEN LIST | April 26, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

YOU NOTICE THAT THE JAPANESE ARE VERY HONORABLE PEOPLE, WHEN THEY REALIZE THEY HAVE DONE GREAT HARM TO SOCIETY THEY JUST COMMIT SUICIDE. BUT HERE IN AMERICA PEOPLE WHO MADE BIG MISTAKES OR SIMPLE THEIR INEPTITUDE CAUSED US NOT ONLY ECONOMICAL LOSES BUT MOST IMPORTANT LOST OF PRECIOUS LIVES ARE GETTING MEDALS, BEING HIRE BY MEDIA OUTLETS , TEACHING AT ELITE UNIVERSITIES AND SO FORT.

Posted by: talo | April 26, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama is right to go on Chris Wallace's show. Wallace stuck up for Obama when he was getting hammered over one sentence he uttered about a "typical white person" and Wallace said that his own news network should find something else to talk about. Fox does have a few fair and balanced anchors-this is one of the few.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Obama going on FOX is simply another attempt for him to illustrate that its the UNITED STATES of America. Conservatives are Amercians too. Now i realize FOX is a shill bullhorn for the GOP but it does take some gutts to agree to go on. Bill Clintons appearence was excellent. He butchered them and thats what they deserve. Fair and balanced is a joke of epic proportions. I dont expect anything fair OR balanced but i hope what we get is Obama with some teeth. This is the perfect story that the comments from proggressive Dems should be UNITED about. If Hillary was going on i would wish her well too. Please try to remember my passionette fellow dems. We have a white house to win in Novermber.

Posted by: feastorafamine | April 25, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Chris Wallace? Fawk Snooze?? What a waste of time. Their viewers won't ever vote for an "African American gentleman". Especially one who owns Five Suits!! Who owns five suits except elitist, think you're better than old Joe, beer drinking bowler, Harvard types? Thanks for coming out Osama.....I mean Obama!! And thank you all for watching Fawk Snooze!

Posted by: thebob.bob | April 25, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Obama should give FOX the time of day. Hopefully he won't show up and they will have to use a fill in-Kristol or Rove or one of the other neocons they have in there stable.

Posted by: bfraser55 | April 25, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

What are all you Obama supporters afraid of? I say all the candidates should do as many interviews as possilbe so that "We the People" can make the most informed decision possible in electing the President of the United States. A candidate with true convictions will have no problem in supporting those convictions.

Posted by: Michael Wooten | April 25, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Blue111, do you have a link backing that up? It doesn't seems to be accurate according to this: Fox News Channel Leads in 2007 Cable News Ratings
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6517290.html

Wishful thinking is not data...

Posted by: Bugz | April 25, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

fox is not worth appearing on because their ratings continue to decline as does their talents i.q.

Posted by: blue111 | April 25, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama promises to negotiate with Kim Jung-Il, or Achmadinijad, but he should be afraid to appear on the Fox News Channel?

Heh, sounds like Obama's supporters don't have a whole lot of confidence in their candidate...

Posted by: Bugz | April 25, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Oh, lovely Fox News people, why don't you ask our lovely gal Hillay, just exactly how she proposes to start this operation OBLITERATION ? I CAN'T WAIT!

Posted by: onewholoveswarsforHillary | April 25, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Why bother with the Fox? You lose either way anyway. The Fox News watchers are not the type Obama wishes to waste his time and energy on. I rather waste my time trying to educate pigs and will be more rewarded in return.

Posted by: thisworld | April 25, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Native Texan:

What if we are, in fact, only one Supreme Court Justice away from over-turning Roe v. Wade?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Hillary, Karl Rove is furious because you stole his idea without paying for it.

Obliterating Iran(that certainly is a good start isn't it?) and thereby starting the 3rd World War has always been his not so secret fantasy, old girl.

From another girl who just hates the darkies, just like our heroin Hillary.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Of course Hillary voted for the war and now she wishes to start the World War III, by first obliterating Iran.

Hurray for Hillary the Rambo, who is itching to take on the world on a scale never seen before. And Bush and McCain thought they were being tough. This awesome woman is gonna start a world war, losers, ha.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Also visit RomanCatholicsforObama.com

Posted by: Native Texan | April 25, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

To dear Mr Obama,

I just wanted to tell you that I think you will gain very little by appearing on Fox News with potentially a lot to lose instead. It will almost be like the PA debate but cruder and more vulgar.

On the other hand, I guess you can take the occassion as a mock debate with the Republican machine that you will have to face in November.

Whatever you do, please remember that the Fox people are very good at digging up other people's dirt and they are shameless in exploiting it. That probably is the only thing they are good at but then again, it's Fox News so that is what is expected of them.

The sad thing is whatever you say and do on the show will not change the minds of the Fox News viewers but will be used by them to attack you with. Well, we've had a plenty of experience of that sort recently from Hillary.

Your concerned supporter

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, maybe so, but it does seem that Republicans are much more democratic than Democrats when it comes to picking our 'elites'.

I think it was Yogi Berra who said, "Sometimes irony is so ironic..."

Doesn't matter. The saying certainly seems to be appropriate.

Posted by: Bugz | April 25, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Democrats tax & spend and Republicans SPEND & SPEND.

Native Texan / Proud American 4th generation - Latina / Catholic and a Republican for Obama

Posted by: Native Texan | April 25, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

To Jake D,

I am pro-life, however, Roe vs Wade will never be overturned, be realistic because when we had the full support of the Republicans they did nothing to modify or overturn Roe vs. Wade, the Republicans duped us all; right.

And I am bitter because I did vote out of fear on faith, religion & gun rights and for what the Republicans accomplished nothing!

Borrowing from a Republican's friend's great comments:

Democrats tax & spend and Republicans SPEND & SPEND.

Native Texan / Proud American 4th generation - Latina / Catholic and a Republican for Obama


Posted by: Native Texan | April 25, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse


To Jake D,

I am pro-life, however, Roe vs Wade will never be overturned, be realistic because when we had the full support of the Republicans they did nothing to modify or overturn Roe vs. Wade, the Republicans duped us all; right.

And I am bitter because I did vote out of fear on faith, religion & gun rights and for what the Republicans accomplished nothing!

Borrowing from a Republican's friend's great comments:

Democrats tax & spend and Republicans SPEND & SPEND.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse


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We would never consider hrc and McCain is just not an option either.

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Posted by: Native Texan | April 25, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Native Texan:

I take it you are a pro-choice Latina / Catholic, Republican?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse


Very successful Hispanic & Proud 4th generation American - Republican, commenting here. RepublicansforObama.org
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It is amazing just how racist America still is, actually frightening to a minority; appears this is US of white rich men and stop any minority that dares to be President and represent the Mosiac of America! (Believe Al Sharpton was the 1st to say Mosiac), love it.

And to think I was once a narrow minded Republican for 15 years that believed all FOX news had to say and finally have seen the light and have also converted many other White Republicans that also can't help but acknowledge the racism with the Rt. wing media, truly disappointing.
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I no longer have the loyalty to Fox news but do respect Chris Wallace for pointing out the truth and finally someone that dared to defend Obama (somewhat) now that took courage...

Sean Hannity is evil, who would have thought * proud racist American.

Native Texan / Proud American 4th generation - Latina / Catholic and a Republican for Obama

Posted by: Native Texan | April 25, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

These rants against Fox News always make me laugh. Yes, there is a conservative slant to Fox News programs. Big freaking deal.

Is anyone really trying to suggest that MSNBC is not the exact opposite, with Chris "Tingle Up My Leg" Matthews and Keith "Raving Lunatic" Olbermann? (Don't even get me started on Mika the airhead.) When Pat Buchanan is your idea of having a "conservative" counterpoint to overwhelming liberal commentary, you have truly lost all perspective. At least on Fox, though all of the hosts are conservative (except Colmes) they bring on many, many liberals to debate with. When't the last time Olbermann had on a single guest who didn't agree with everything he said, let alone was a real Republican or conservative? That guy is a total joke and has no chops whatsoever.

Hell, they're simulcasting MSNBC programming on Air America now, so anyone with the gall to suggest that network isn't careening to the left is just blind.

It's about time Obama stopped ducking anyone who isn't slurping him. If Barack cannot handle a Fox News interview, he has no right asking a single American to vote for him for President.

Posted by: ep | April 25, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Our own "Founding Fathers" were ELITES of their day.

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Bugz:

There are "elites" on both sides of the aisles ; )

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Unless Hillary concedes the race, the Florida and Michigan issue will have to be decided by majority vote at the Convention. Chairing the 2008 Democratic National Convention Credentials Committee are Alexis Herman, James Roosevelt, Jr. and Eliseo Roques-Arroyo. The following super delegates will vote on those issues (and, therefore, will probably not announce a preference for either candidate before hand):

serve on the Credentials Committee:

Dean Aguillen
Don Beyer
Allyn Brooks-LaSure
Jose Ceballos
Ralph Dawson
Sheila Dixon, Mayor
Christopher Edley, Jr.
Hartina Flournoy
Maryscott "Scotty" Greenwood
Janice Griffin
Adelita Grijalva
Laura Harris
Kathy Hoyt
Carol Juneau
Scott Maddox
Iman Malik Mujahid
Maria Neira
Kate O'Connor
Carol Pensky
Bob Rogan
Leila Sahar
Marc Stanley
Michael Steed
Jane Stetson
William Straus

http://www.demconvention.com/assets/mainassets/standingcommittees.pdf

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

JakeD

Great Hoogely Moogely - And Democrats put up with this? Good God, how can they even think of all this 'selected, not elected' nonsense that has been spouted for the last eight years when they put up with allowing their Democratic-Elite-Overlords to select candidates that regular Demoratic voters must be too stupid to be able to pick.

I think I like the Republican approach much better. We vote for our candidates...

Posted by: Bugz | April 25, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Bugz:

I believe the idea was that stakeholders / party insiders would have a vested interest in making sure someone is nominated who is electable (especially for themselves, down ticket).

After the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party made changes in its delegate selection process, based on the work of the McGovern-Fraser Commission. The purpose of the changes was to make the composition of the convention less subject to control by party leaders and more responsive to the votes cast during the campaign for the nomination.

There were, of course, some Democrats who believed that these changes had unduly diminished the role of party leaders and elected officials, weakening the eventual Democratic tickets of George McGovern and Jimmy Carter. In 1982, therefore, a commission chaired by former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt created superdelegates. Under the original Hunt plan, superdelegates were 30% of all delegates, but when it was finally implemented in 1984, they were only 14%. The number has steadily increased, and today they are approximately 20%.

In 1984 only state party chair and vice chairs were guaranteed superdelegate status. The remaining spots were divided two ways. The Democrats in Congress were allowed to select up to 60% of their members to fill some of these spots. The remaining positions were left to the state parties to fill with priority given to governors and big-city mayors.

In 1988 this process was simplified. Democrats in Congress were now allowed to select up to 80% of their members. All DNC members and all Democratic governors were automatically given superdelegate status. This year also saw the addition of the distinguished party leader category (although former DNC chairs were not added to this category until 1996, and former House and Senate minority leaders were not added until 2000). 1992 saw the addition of a category of unpledged "add-ons", a fixed number of spots allocated to the states, intended for other party leaders and elected officials not already covered by the previous categories. Finally beginning in 1996 all Democratic members of Congress were given automatic superdelegate status.

In the 1984 election, the major contenders for the Presidential nomination were Gary Hart and Walter Mondale. Each won some primaries and caucuses. Mondale was only slightly ahead of Hart in the total number of votes cast, but won the support of almost all superdelegates and became the nominee. It's far to say that even Gary Hart could not have beat Ronald Reagan that year.

The superdelegates have not always prevailed, however. In the Democratic primary phase of the 2004 election, Howard Dean acquired an early lead in delegate counts by obtaining the support of a number of superdelegates before even the first primaries were held. Nevertheless, John Kerry defeated Dean in a succession of primaries and caucuses and won the nomination.

In 1988, a study found that superdelegates and delegates selected through the primary and caucus process are not substantively different in terms of viewpoints on issues from each other. But it also found that superdelegates are more likely to prefer candidates with Washington experience than outsider candidates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superdelegate#History

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

The most recent polls I've seen had Hillary in the lead in Montana (25 delegates), Kentucky (60 delegates), West Virginia (39 delegates), and I assume she will take Guam and Puerto Rico as well.

A new primary poll in Indiana shows it to be a statistical tie. Indiana is part of ye-olde-rust-belt, so it should vote like Ohio and Pennsylvania, but with a couple of footnotes. First, northwestern Indiana is really suburban Chicago and gets Chicago TV, so Obama is well known in that part of Indiana. Second, the state has a lot of typical Midwestern farm towns. Third, unlike Pennsylvania which is basically a blue state and Ohio which is a swing state, Indiana is a red state. Obama has done relatively well in other red states, but he certainly can't count on that here and both candidates will be fighting tooth and nail for this state. Hoosiers are not accustomed to being the center of attention, but this looks like their 15 minutes of fame.

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

The think I have a hard time understanding is the whole 'Super-Delegates' concept. It seems that Democrats have a fundamental problem with the idea of democratically selected candidates. Can anyone explain to me how this system can possibly be a good thing?

Posted by: Bugz | April 25, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

I hope Obama talks about real issues that affect everyone, like how the Pentagon embedded pro-war "independent" analysts with major media like FOX News to promote the drumbeat for an illegal war. Obama can also talk about his concerns that a citizen of communist China (Rupert Murdoch) uses his media properties as a vehicle to promote anti-American values, such as the launching of illegal wars, the subversion of justice processes, the torturing of detainees, the draining of the Treasury, and so on. These are major concerns for most patriotic Americans.

Posted by: Dave | April 25, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

rdkling:

Using your logic, Obama (and the rest of the Democratic candidates) were in "fear" of Fox News for 770 days though.

Lee GIABENELLI:

Did you see "The Colbert Report" last night?

JustBuzz and WallyWutMD:

The DNC Rules, in fact, have a set procedure in place to determine which delegates, if any, will be seated from ALL the States -- I will be very content to have the Michigan and Florida issues decided at the convention -- until then, here are the following contests still left:

Montana 06/03
South Dakota 06/03
Puerto Rico 06/01
Kentucky 05/20
Oregon 05/20
West Virginia 05/13
Indiana 05/06
North Carolina 05/06
Guam 05/03

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Way to go, Fox, grill him so the Republican can eat him!
What a great news!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad Obama is going to do this interview. By appearing and answering questions from a critic, he can show he has no fear of a hostile press, can answer directly for himself and persuade Fox's viewers that he is committed to being the President for all Americans. Fox has a large audience that Democrats can appeal to with persuasive arguments on policy. Obama is smart, articulate and charismatic. He may disarm his critics and win support from an audience who might not have heard him
without the filter of a right wing interpretation.

Posted by: rdkling | April 25, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Don't worry folks. After Hillary gets smoked in NC, there will be no way for her to spin the vote count to her advantage. Hillary and JakeD can add MI, FL and the little green men from the moon, and still won't have more popular votes than Obama. And guess what? There's no more Hillary states left in the primaries. NC will be the Hill-killer. Origon will pat the final shovels of dirt on her grave.

Posted by: WallyWutMD | April 25, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

There is a change coming and it is not going to be what everyone thinks. Those of us who know, the heat goes up when a life changing event is going to happen our old enemy comes out in full force but the door has been open and it shall not be closed by no man's hand. That which is, is.

Posted by: Cheryl L | April 25, 2008 1:41 AM | Report abuse

"Hopefully, Chris Wallace points out that Hillary has received MORE TOTAL VOTES than he has (15,116,304 at the last count) and asks why he thinks the super delegates should overturn the will of the majority ..."

Are you counting votes in Florida where Obama didn't campaign. Obviously every time he gets a chance to campaign he cuts her lead or beats her. Or are you counting Michigan where he wasn't on the ballot?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

It is about time Obama faced a real newsman. Let us all be real the MSM has been in the tank for Obama from the start. I hope he tears him apart. I can see a repeat of the debate. Obama stumbling for ever answer. Way to go Fox. Keep up the good work, and by the way I am a democrat and I WILL vote McCain if Obama is nominated.

Posted by: Kim | April 25, 2008 12:54 AM | Report abuse

I have been in aw all day today. All of you guys who are for Hillary voted for Bush 2 time.

Posted by: myjibril | April 25, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

IT'S TIME AMERICA:

It's time for everyone to face the truth. Barack Obama has no real chance of winning the national election in November at this time. His crushing defeat in Pennsylvania makes that fact crystal clear. His best, and only real chance of winning in November is on a ticket with Hillary Clinton as her VP.

Hillary Clinton seemed almost somber at her victory speech. As if part of her was hoping Obama could have defeated her. And proved he had some chance of winning against the republican attack machine, and their unlimited money, and resources. In all honesty. I felt some of that too.

But it is absolutely essential that the democrats take back the Whitehouse in November. America, and the American people are in a very desperate condition now. And the whole World has been doing all that they can to help keep us propped up.

Hillary Clinton say's that the heat, and decisions in the Whitehouse are much tougher than the ones on the campaign trail. But I think Mr. Obama faces a test of whether he has what it takes to be a commander and chief by facing the difficult facts, and the truth before him. And by doing what is best for the American people by dropping out of the race, and offering his whole hearted assistance to Hillary Clinton to help her take back the Whitehouse for the American people, and the World.

Mr. Obama is a great speaker. And I am confident he can explain to the American people the need, and wisdom of such a personal sacrifice for them. It should be clear to everyone by now that Hillary Clinton is fighting her heart out for the American people. She has known for a long time that Mr. Obama can not win this November. You have to remember that the Clinton's have won the Whitehouse twice before. They know what it takes.

If Mr. Obama fails his test of commander and chief we can only hope that Hillary Clinton can continue her heroic fight for the American people. And that she prevails. She will need all the continual support and help we can give her. She may fight like a superhuman. But she is only human.

Sen. Hillary Clinton: "You know, more people have now voted for me than have voted for my opponent. In fact, I now have more votes than anybody has ever had in a primary contest for a nomination. And it's also clear that we've got nine more important contests to go."

Sincerely

Jacksmith... Working Class :-)

Posted by: jacksmith | April 24, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: ========================================= | April 24, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

More people should watch this instead of Fox News...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8464923602139974671

Posted by: Steve | April 24, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Lee GIABENELLI | April 24, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

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HILLARY VOTED FOR THE WAR

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Posted by: ================================================================== | April 24, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I should have called it "Hillary Logic" instead of Hillary Math"

Posted by: JustBuzz | April 24, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, Since the DNC doesn't count FL or MI and since those votes still don't count in the primary. They can post any numbers they want, and Hillary can use any numbers she wants. The bottomline is "this is a DNC primary and according to DNC rules Obama is still ahead! So what's your point? LOL

Posted by: JustBuzz | April 24, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

My "point" is that Real Clear Politics included an estimate for those Caucus States, and she is STILL in the lead on total popular votes actually cast.

Posted by: JakeD | April 24, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

This Obamanaught woke up this morning and smelt some good Obama Coffeelatte'.....hum....It also appears to me that Hillary has graduated and upgraded from wimping, whinning to LYING BECAUSE SHE HAS IT ALL BACKWARDS DO THE MATH!!!! HA HA HA

Posted by: Barbara | April 24, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

JakeD...those numbers are all fine and dandy, but there are a couple caucus states that don't publish their numbers such as Washington and Iowa, to name 2 of them, that voted for Obama. If those states published their numbers Obama is still ahead. So what's your point?

Posted by: JustBuzz | April 24, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

JustBuzz:

It's not "Hillary math". I got the numbers right here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/democratic_vote_count.html

They only count votes actually cast for a person, not an adjective.

Posted by: JakeD | April 24, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

gee, another person with the same math skills as Hillary. Guess I'll use Hillary math here. If you add the "uncommitted" votes from Michigan to Obama, he's still ahead in the vote! After all, since his name wasn't on the ballot his campaign asked his supporters to vote as "uncommitted"

Looks like Hillary math does work...LOL

Posted by: JustBuzz | April 24, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

What happened to Obama's "I'll sit down with anyone that opposes me and we can talk about it"?

Now he's trying to dodge debates and avoid the tough questions and snip entire states out of their votes?

This is where the rubber meets the road.

Time to cut Obama loose.

Posted by: GetAClue | April 24, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

No Wimps for president.


All of us voters that aren't intoxicated by Obama's "charm", "messiah-hood" and "loftily eloquent" delivery of BS deserve answers to the tough questions that will be infinitely surpassed by the amount pressure a real President gets on an hourly basis.

Obama has all the characteristics of a master Bull-Pizzler, now it's time for him to show what he's really made of.

All states should have voted on a Primary ballot instead of the Obama-favoring caucuses, Hillary would have already won and we'd be done with this nonsensical process that Obama has caused.

Wake up and smell the coffee Obamanaughts.

Posted by: NoWimps | April 24, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

While Fox leans right, Obama ain't going to be elected to anything if he's too wimpy to go on Fox. How'd he deal with terrorists if he can't handle Fox?

He also can't win just by having MSNBC shilling for him. What do they have? 54,000 viewers? And they'd all vote for him regardless.

Obama probably realizes that having people like Olbermann pushing for you is a negative, not a plus. As the liberal, Pulitzer Prize winning Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post said recently, Olbermann is a "sputtering lunatic." Having a lunatic's endorsement is a hindrance, not a help.

Posted by: doug | April 24, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, Chris Wallace points out that Hillary has received MORE TOTAL VOTES than he has (15,116,304 at the last count) and asks why he thinks the super delegates should overturn the will of the majority ...

Posted by: JakeD | April 24, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama should appear on FOX News with Chris Wallace. Although I think FOX is a Republican channel, not conservative. Obama may do very well for himself, especially if the other FOX guys like Hannity, O'Reilly, and Hume get jealous of Chris because he got the interview.

Posted by: AJ | April 24, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: MAD AVE AD | April 24, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Hillasry likes girls

Posted by: The Flea | April 24, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN!!!!!!! PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE ON WHOM THEY CHOOSE.......YOU HAVE ALL OTHER CHANNELS BUT MSNBC DO THE OBAMA BASHING!! IF I WERE OBAMA, I WOULD NEVER GIVE FOX THE TIME NOR DAY SO THEIR RATINGS CAN SORE....I AM STARTING TO BELIVE MYSELF THAT THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF WHITE (RICH MAN) AMERICAN AND NOT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN (MELTING POT)...IT'S AMAZING HOW PEOPLE CAN TELL BLACK AMERICAN'S TO GET OVER THE PAST BUT THERE ARE JUST AS MANY WHITE AMERICAN'S THAT ARE NOT RACIST BUT PREJUDICE AND YOU WANT TO CALL THIS PRIMARY FAIR!!!THIS IS JUST AMAZING....AFTER 39 YEARS, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER WATCHED A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND I CAN SAY THAT I HAVE A WHOLE NEW LOOK ON THIS COUNTRY AND IT'S NOT GOOD. I THOUGHT THINGS HAD CHANGED BUT I GUESS NOT. IT'S DEPRESSING.....AND I AM NOT SPEAKING ON ALL WHITE AMERICANS BECAUSE THERE ARE WHITE AMERICANS OUT THERE THAT ARE FEELING THE SAME WAY I DO AND THEY ARE NOT AFRICAN AMERICANS!! GO OBAMA, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND KEEP ON PUSHING...THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE BEHIND YOU. LOVE YOU OBAMA 08!!

Posted by: Barbara | April 24, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: . | April 24, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

what took the Obama people too long to respond to chris? does he fear that he can not read from his notes or a teleprompter. Be extemporaneously eloquent Obama. respond with your head, not with your hand and no gestures please. I did not study sign language.

Posted by: mnell | April 24, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Faux No News, great post! I couldn't have said it better! Hannity,(Fox news fair and balanced?) has been bashing Obama for weeks! Scarborough, has been really un-fair to Obama and totally pandering to Hillary! It's so sickening! You can't believe a word Hillary says, she pandered to the people of Pennsylvania so badly, I can't believe they couldn't see through her! If she loved Pennsylvania so much, why hadn't she been back there for so long? I actually admired the way Chris Wallace defended Obama, when "Fox and Friends" were bashing him! Also, I think Keith Oberman is probably the most "Fair and Balanced"

Posted by: Briskwood | April 24, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Faulx no news-you seem to be all Obama and criticize Chris wallace. how about telling Chris Mathews, Russert and Oberman to air out some of the negative Obama garbage. Those guys have filled the air with nothing about Obama, be fair. Thanks.

Posted by: Lady M | April 24, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: . | April 24, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I hope Wallace shows some journalistic integrity and does a decent interview. I used to watch Fox; but, I haven't for quite a while now. Wallace was the best of an otherwise sorry lot.

Posted by: Sueb2 | April 24, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I too won't give Fox an interview; fair and balanced my foot. Chris Wallace, although I see him as less offensive, still works for and with a pack of wolves.

Posted by: Cynthia L.A | April 24, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

If I were obama, I wouldn't give those darn Fox News the time of the day! I would still boycott them...Obama should not allow the media or anybody know him off his game....He's here to serve the Ameican people to the best of his ability, not Fox News or the Billary's camp. Billary's camp kissed Fox News and everyone eles butt because she is broke and wont use her 100 million dollars and wanted free airtime to get her garbage mouth trash talking points out against Obama...What better news station could she find to help get her trash out..Fox News...I'll stick with Chris Matthews, Matt Laurers, Tim Russet and Brian Williams and my main man, Keith Olbermann....they should fire Joe Scarborgouh or better yet send his silly seasoned rhetoric butt over to Fox...He'd fit in just fine!!!

Posted by: Faux No News! | April 24, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

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