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Obama Plans May General Election Organizing Launch


Young Obama student volunteers Mike Stratta, left, and Christo Logan, right, assist University of Pennsylvania worker Dave Munson, 45, fills up a voter registration form on University of Pennsylvania campus, in Philadelphia, March 20, 2008. (Associated Press)

By Shailagh Murray
Pivoting to general election mode, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign announced a 50-state voter registration drive that will kick off four days after the May 6 primaries in North Carolina and Indiana.

"Vote for Change" will summon the volunteer army that Obama has amassed in the 47 states and territories that have already held primaries or caucuses this year, along with the nine yet to come. Deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand described the effort as a "sustained 6-month campaign" aimed at driving up turnout for all Democratic candidates in November.

Obama's campaign has waged aggressive turnout drives in individual states, including Pennsylvania, where nearly 230,000 Democrats registered before the April 22 primary, most of them Obama supporters. New registrations have hit 165,000 in North Carolina and topped 150,000 in Indiana -- and unlike in Pennsylvania, both of those May 6 states open the primaries to unaffiliated voters (and Republicans too in Indiana), meaning they don't have to register as Democrats to participate.

The program's other aim is to signal to Democratic leaders, and in particular uncommitted superdelegates, that Obama is the stronger general-election candidate. His 50-state strategy may have cost him votes in big states like California, Hildebrand and others have long argued, but the result of having campaigned everywhere is a nationwide grassroots organization, unlike any ever created by a presidential candidate.

Hildebrand cited Wyoming as an example. The March 8 caucus state got little attention from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and it's a long shot as a Democratic pick up in the presidential election. But Obama, who beat Clinton in Wyoming easily, built a volunteer team there that can now be dispatched to aid Gary Trauner, who lost a 2006 race for the state's at-large House seat by 1,000 votes. Trauner has a better shot this year: the GOP incumbent who beat him, Rep. Barbara Cubin, is retiring. "We're looking for opportunities beyond the presidential campaign," Hildebrand said.

He confirmed that the campaign also is close to cutting a deal with the Democratic National Committee to conduct joint fundraising, an effort initiated by the DNC, which is seeking a similar deal with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign. "It is something that we're moving forward with," Hildebrand said.

By Web Politics Editor  |  April 25, 2008; 3:17 PM ET
 
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Posted by: kdlh jvgbthc | May 7, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Hey, when is Obama closing the deal?

Oh, I forgot: Is he closing the deal? Or rather, CAN he close the deal?

Let's worry about Nov, if (and ONLY IF) he can get pass Jun or Aug.

He would certainly appeal to the dreamy type (20 something college kids), cuz he's still dreaming on. THAT is quite something, for a "change".

Posted by: max armstrong | May 3, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

To Michelle63: Have you been sleeping in the past month? Obama is "honest"? He's the "uniter"? Man, you're so far out there.

For those who've been following what his so-called great judgment, would fully know now that except for the ONLY ONE judgment on Iraq vote that he had touted again and again, every single thing (his 20-year-long association with Wright; his failure to take action on Wright swiftly; his association with Renko; etc) proves to me otherwise.

If I want someone to know the bread-and-butter issues (health care, economy) intimately, and have well thought out plans to fix issues for me, that would be Clinton, and certainly NOT Obama.

For all that I've heard of the things against Clinton, it's always been that we've-had-enough-of-clinton. But I would say, if you give me another 8 years of economy like Bill Clinton had delivered, I would be cheering now.

Obama's facade is falling apart now, because the more we look at him, the more he's under scrutiny, the less substance he's showing by the day. He said he won't go negative, but of course he would. He said he would bring change and a different kinds of politics, but of course it's the same old thing. (With his naivety, he won't be able to get another meaningful passed the Congress.)

Obama should perhaps follow the footsteps of the Wright and become a pastor. Afterall, most of his flock would respond well to his slogans chanting (remember the "yes we can" line?) in sermons, and won't talk back or ask him questions. He would fare much better in those, like his big crowd rallies. But now, as he staged the small group town hall meetings, we know that he's unable to connect, particularly to the Dem core, except blacks who will vote for him just by his claiming to be black. Oh yes, I'm being harsh on Obama. But then, he's really an OREO to me, like "I'm black, but I'm not really black", or "don't tell me I'm black". He's so fake.

Posted by: shane | May 3, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

It is unfortunate that this campaign brings out the prejudice, jealous, haters.

Barack Obama is the only Presidential Candidate, poised, honest, a Uniter and will bring Change in Washington.

The other candidates, Hillary who?

Bush/McCain who?


BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT!

Posted by: Michelle63 | April 30, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

What is the matter with everyone. My mortgage payment dont know what color I am or if I can spell. My gas tank dont know what color I am or if I paid my car payment. When my children are sick, the ER dont ask why you are here, until you tell them you have insurance (or not). Wake up people. Democrats...we must find a way to come together. Obama or Clinton can not win on their own.

I am a Black Female Floridian who voted for Clinton (most of us did), but who would gladly vote for Obama, if he is nominated. And for those of you who are wondering why I did vote for her..here are the two reasons....she will stop the war immediately and her health plan covers all americans, instead of phasing all american in bits and pieces. Knowing the government as we do, that could take years. Covering the children is OK, but if the parents are still dying while they are waiting to be phased in by the government, who is left caring for the orphaned children?? The State??

And truth be told, If Obama gets in the White House, he would be a fool not to implement some of the policies that Clinton has spoken about. For one, releasing the oil to immediately, if not permanetly, lower gas prices. This is something I personally have not heard him speak about, maybe he has, I just have not heard him.

What I'm saying is this...every politician lies..or they would not be a politician. I would not vote for one who told the truth, because I would know that person is not a politician, and dont need to be there because he/she would be eaten alive by the parannas. Learn how to separate the junk from the issues and vote according to how you feel and whats important to you. My issues are the war and health insurance. My main issue is McCain has been in the senate making decisions on our economy over 20 years...and actually admitted he does not know anything about the economy...what has he been doing for the past 20 years. Now we know why the economy is the way it is....the ones voting for it dont know jack about it?? Whats up with that??

Decide whats your issue, if you know, and choose......its as simple as that. And dont fault anyone because their issue is different from yours.

Also, having just gone thru a period of having the word CHANGE thrown around our company, and have had numerous employees lose their jobs because of that word, I for one am not willing to run towards the word CHANGE so quickly. Actually, we're sorry our old boss left. I'm sure a lot of the unemployed today heard that word CHANGE, and is not running towards it either. Maybe that's why Obama has not been able to close the so-call "deal". Dont get me wrong, change is a good thing sometimes, but not all the time.

Just a thought....

Posted by: Togetherness | April 28, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

I and -MILLIONS- like me will vigorously campaign against Hillary Clinton should she STEAL the Democratic nomination. Carve this in stone - she will NOT be elected after this display of Egomania at the expense of the American public. Carve it DEEP in stone !

-and I voted her into her senate seat. Fool me once... NEVER again. Never.

Posted by: PulSamsara | April 27, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

I think Obama will quit before June.

I sense that perhaps he is beginning to fall apart because he is talking about feeling bitter that he did not get the nomination locked up sooner, encouraging an Indiana crowd to feel bitter with him by chanting "Yes, we're pissed," and appears afraid to debate Hillary one-on-one. To be honest, I've never heard a candidate have such a chant. It's bizarre.

This no longer sounds like the candidate of hope for America to me. He needs hope for himself.

And not someone ready to either continue the fight for the nomination or the presidency - let alone be ready to take action on day 1 as president.

I hope he makes it emotionally, given the pressure he is under to succeed in front of the black constituency he has so arduously courted.

Perhaps it's been too much, too soon for him - like rock stars who get successful too fast and just don't know how to handle it. Perhaps he is just too politically immature to continue the run.

Hillary has gotten beaten up and beaten down so often, she knows just how to recover. And she does. She's just one tough person.


Posted by: Lesley | April 26, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton, as with the Bosnia sniper fire delusion, suffers from a fantasy that she is the front-runner, and with her forever shifting goalposts, her new fuzzy math and kitchensink-sewer, failed and bankrupt campaign, wants Obama to give her FREE AIR TIME to debate her for the TWENTY-SECOND time. I am an Asian American feminist older than Mrs. Clinton and as an American patriot, I need to do the right thing and tell Mrs. Clinton, shut up already! The Clinton dynasty has been spoiling not just Obama's race in November but also the entire Democratic Party and its representatives'--congressmen, governors, district officers, mayors, etc, etc--abiliity to win in future elections. Bill is fighting Obama to return to the WH for a third term, and Obama has been fighting not just two Clintons (both playing every dirty card in politics) but also the GOP and the mainstream media who want to see the contest continue and their high ratings maintained. Senator Obama MUST denounce and reject Hillary's shameless agenda, to gain free public airtime off his back. He MUST stop treating Hillary as an older white woman like his mother and therefore to be respected and see her for the corrupt (25 million dollars gained from influence peddling last year alone), lying (Bosnia sniper fire), bullying (Judas name-calling), ruthless (just look at her ads), unelectable (highest negatives ever in a presidential candidate, and negatives increasing every day) small human that she is. He MUST begin to draw the contrasts in campaign tone, character, and track record on community work and protection of our constitution that show Hillary as the base candidate that she is.

Posted by: shirl | April 26, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey JakeD,

you stupid racist idiot. Rush told his braindead dittoheads to vote for Hillary, because SHE is the weakest candidate.

Posted by: Doesn't matter | April 26, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Don't the College Republicans have anything better to do than impersonate Hillary/Barack "supporters"?

They must be paid by the word.

It's getting a little tired on all the blogs.

Posted by: peBird | April 26, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse


Senator Barack Obama has built a formidable grassroots campaign, which scares both establishment Democratics and right-wing Republicans like Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh alike. Senator Obama offers an alternative both to Senator Clinton and Senator McCain who talks about "respect" but practises hate (e.g. his scurrilous effort to link Senator Obama to some obscure comments made by a north American Hamas spokesperson whose name nobody can recall. There is zero connection and Senator McCain is disgraceful for trying to make one -- and for folks like Wolf Blitzer on CNN for repeating this as if it had any merit rather than being innuendo and a stretch.)

1. Lets talk about the media and the Repubs. The mainstream media clearly is positioning itself to be a cheerleader for Senator John McCain. Arianna Huffington is right to take this up on the HuffPost, including to take Howard Kurtz to task for failing to reflect upon this media bias. Fact of the matter is, Newsweek hired Rove; CNN hired Charlie Snow; and of course the NYT has given the unabashed Bush-McCain supporter Bill Kristol a platform to spew vitriol against Senator Obama and protect himself with "freedom of the press".

Karl Rove now gets to chart strategy from Newsweek, although he has a conflict of interest -- he is a Sen McCain advisor. Mr Limbaugh has launched a campaign, "Operation Chaos" to encourage troublemaking republicans to vote for Senator Clinton to extend the blood-letting within the party. We might call these the new Democratic voters the Senator Clinton-Rush Limbaugh democrats, a rather unsavory alliance.

2. About the Democrats: One of the dangers that some Democrats are missing is that the Clinton dynasty (which aims to match the George H Bush and George W Bush one) holds the party hostage. President Clinton was the last Democrat to hold the highest office. Lots of folks are indebted to him. In fact President Clinton now thinks those who worked for his presidency OWE his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. This alone can account for James Carville's despicable attack on Governor Richardson for his wise decision to endorse Senator Obama.

One can only imagine what the Clinton-attack machine will do to former Hillraiser (Clinton fundraiser) who switched to Senator Obama after the Pennsylvania primary citing his concerns with the negativity of that campaign and the damage it is doing to the Democratic Party. According to CNN's Political Ticker story: "Gabriel Guerra-Mondragon - who served as ambassador to Chile during the Clinton administration - had raised close to half a million dollars for Clinton's campaign, reports Chuck Todd, who broke the story." The Ambassador goes on to say: "We're just bleeding each other out," Guerra-Mondragon told the Washington Post. "Looking at it as coldly as I can, I just don't see how Senator Clinton can overcome Senator Obama with delegates and popular votes. I want this fight to be over, the quicker the better"."

The third most senior Democrat in the Congress, and House Majority Whip Clyburn called President Clinton's conduct "bizarre" and willfully causing irreparable harm in the African American community. However, it is clear since South Carolina that the Clintons have cut loose African Americans. I appreciate Senator Obama's support for reconciliation and redemption but it will be a hard slough to reconcile with the likes of Carville and the increasingly bizarre Bill Clinton.

What Senator Obama has done is created a complex coalition, that includes a massive grassroots alternative to the Clintons (those Senator Clinton dismisses as "activists") and it is no surprise that the entire family is on the campaign trail talking about "WE". (And the mainstream media gives each of them a lot of time, especially on CNN -- so much for objectivity and fair coverage. FoxNews is, of course, Senator McCain TV.)

Question for Democrats: What kind of party do you want? What does it say about you and if, in fact, you vote for Senator Clinton are you essentially saying, what is good for the goose is good for the gander (because the question it raises is then why for Senator Clinton who is so much like Senator McCain?)

3. So what Senator Obama faces its a 2-front attack machine, from Senator Clinton and Senator McCain, which uses the mainstream media as its propaganda machinery to regurgitate untruths and innuendos. The mere fact that Senator Obama has withstood these attack machines speak to his resilience and strength, as well as his personal dignity, integrity and statesmanship.

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

I am a middle aged woman that is tired of the old style politics. I want someone young, inspirational and fresh, that is why I support Barack Hussein Obama. He has at times found himself at odds, like every other contender, but he handles his negatives with grace, diplomacy and a level of calm that is not seen in the other nominees. He made the correct choice first time around, like many of the other world leaders at the time, he was against the war with Iraq. He has made tremendous strides against the Clinton machine when you consider his odds to start with. What you see is what you get, he does not doublespeak or forget his statements. GO OBAMA!

Posted by: Mama for Obama | April 26, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Some friends and I traveled from NY & NJ to help get out the vote in PA last Tuesday. I witnessed first hand the marvel of the Obama grassroots organization. Our job was to knock on doors of confirmed supporters to assure that they had made it to the polls. We went back to some neighborhoods 4 times winnowing down the list until we has talked to everyone.

The whole process was extremely positive, energetic and fun. For the most part the three of us were the only white faces walking those blocks of Philadelphia. I made my own "Grandma's for Obama" teeshirt for the day, complete with kid photos and it had the desired effect of smiles from other Grandmas on our route and occasional shout outs from the stoop of "Hey Grandma" "Thanks for coming out". We were warmly welcomed wherever we went.

The campaign folks were all volunteer but one. They were to a person - focused, cordial, organized and very upbeat.

Whatever the result of the Democratic Primary this new voter thrust will be trans formative for the country - enlisting more and more people to participate and VOTE.

Posted by: jlindsley | April 26, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

A coupe of observations. First, for those of you who are clearly so disturbed by Rev. Wright, is there a different standard you are using for his association with the Clintons? Wright was one of a parade of pastors called to the White House to help the couple heal, post-Monica Lewinsky. Which apparently worked, as they are both still together.

The second more puzzling issue: Why is the question being framed as "Why can't Barack Obama close the deal?"

Sen. Obama built his organization from nothing in 15 months. Sen. Obama's campaign is flush with money that they raised well and managed well. His core position is that we are in this together to save our country so HE is registering unprecedented 100s of 1000s of voters.

Sen. Clinton has been insisting that she has the political base, built over decades, and the experience and the connections. Her campaign has been so badly managed financially that she had to loan herself $5 million and she's STILL in debt?

Shouldn't we be asking, why can't SHE close the deal? How many new voters is SHE responsible for registering? With the economy tanking and at the top of voter concerns, shouldn't we be worried that, if she can't manage her campaign finances, how can she manage the nation's?

Posted by: knitnut | April 26, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

While Obama works to help Democratic candidates across the country and build the Party, Hillary works to help herself and destroy the Party's eventual nominee.

Posted by: Mark F | April 26, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Hey Obamamama:

I noticed your post ending with "reparations now!" How come we haven't filed a law suit against the Dutch and Portugese Governments? The shipping and trade records still exist (I've looked into it). Then, we need to track down the middlemen (by now the family tree should be quite large) and the purchasers (their families that is) and bring them into the action. Then we need to bring in everyone (again, family relation) who was white and lived south of the Mason-Dixon line pre-civil war and cite them in as additional parties. But, h-m-m-m, I think we may have a problem with suing the state governments, minor issue of sovereign immunity and then there is the retroactivity issue in applying the Civil Rights Act of 1964 100 + years retroactively. But, of course we can enlarge the defendant class to pay reparations to include every white person who lived in the United States prior to 1865/66 and sue their families. Man, whatta class action! I'm getting excited just thinking about it. Of course, the defendant pool can be enlarged, but there may be a problem with our suing those people who came over here post civil war, like the Irish, Italians, Jews, Chinese, Russians, Albanians,etc. But wait! Hey, they are either white or close enough to white...oh, who cares. They go down for the count too. I think its time we woke up and stopped complaining and helped ourselves. It's is to complain about injustice, either past or present, it's something different to do something POSITIVE about it. Reparations? pure nonsense.

Posted by: Alex S. | April 26, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

I have read the postings which followed my posting on yesterday evening. What a sorry bunch of people. It appears what everone wants is a feel good president. OK man, let's see what he can deliver. In the meantime, stick to your lattes,IPods and the word "Pink" written across your arse (Oh, it's so-o-o cool!). Change for the sake of change is not good. Be careful of what you ask for. Incidently, one person did respond directly to my post. Specifically commenting that Colin Powell sold the war. Well, I think you should do a little reading on the subject as to what was really going on relative to Powell's support for or thougts about going into the war. That is why he ultimately left the administration.
As to invading Iraq, he made the prophetic
cautionary statement to Bush and company: "If you break it, you own it".

Posted by: Alex S. | April 26, 2008 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Good! It is about time Obama begins to plan for November because the nomination race is over. Hillary may want to cook the results or suggest that the women of the entire planet should have voted for her ... or whatever. She may even want to hold her breath or roll on the floor at the Convention but Obama is the nominee. And there is an election in November that needs to be won.

Posted by: OrionC | April 26, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

McCain stated this week that women do NOT desrve equal pay.

The polls have long shown Hillary cannot beat McCain, so she is tearing down Obama to give McCain the White House as part of her re-focus towards 2012.

Bottom lines for you ladies:

Your woman candidate is a liar and a traitor.

A vote for Hillary is
a vote for McCain is
a vote against yourselves.

Wake up, ladies, before you destroy your own feminist movement.

Posted by: DrToketee | April 26, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Enough. This thing has to end one way or the other. And soon. Whether Clinton or Obama are selected, we Democrats must bury the hatchet, hold our respective noses, and all vote for the nominee . The reason is 2 words. "Supreme Court".

Posted by: mick719 | April 26, 2008 7:32 AM | Report abuse

Obama elections strategy:

Deny you are in the pocket of the Oil Companies, but take their money and vote for Cheney's Energy Bill.

Blame Big Pharma for the high cost of medical care and deny their support, then take more money from the Pharmaceutical industry than any candidate running for president.

(Source: www.crp.com -- Center for Responsive Politics)

Posted by: NCVoter | April 26, 2008 7:31 AM | Report abuse

#########

When will Hil close the deal?

Why is there no media attention
to her plan to wipe Iran off the map?
Why is there no media attention on
her push-polling in NC?
Why is there no attention to the
Clinton's 'Southern Strategy?'

The media has bought the
Clinton's hook-line-and-
stinker.

#######

Posted by: closethedeal | April 26, 2008 7:16 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA has challenged one of the most powerful democrats in office and it appears he has wrapped up his nomination as the Democratic candidate for the presidency. And he did it without changing any rules, without stooping to any dirty campaign tactics, and without pandering to large corprate donaters.

Some people like to ask why hasn't he closed the deal, well, lets not forget the person he's running up against. She's a impressive candidate with lots backing and history in the public eye, it's not like Obama's gonna step in and push her aside without somekind of resistance. It's perfectly normal for people to side with what's familiar to them, and Obama just doesn't have the popularity that Clinton has (and I don't mean in votes).
And lets not forget that Hillary has Bill on her side, he's arguably the MOST powerful democrat serving the public. So, for Obama to have challenged Hillary and do as well as he has is a testament to what a strong candidate he really is.

Posted by: Bill | April 26, 2008 7:15 AM | Report abuse

Jacksmith:

Are you kidding? Hillary is delusional. She was the only one the ballot in Michigan, hardly a win I would say. There are a lot of people in both Florida and Michigan who are for Obama but did not vote because they believed the election would not be counted. I believe that, if there were a re-election in Michigan, Obama would come out the winner. There are also countless numbers of people who no longer support Hillary but may have voted for her in primaries before she turned ugly. I supported Hillary until she decided to side with McCain against Obama. I am one of many.

Posted by: rzan | April 26, 2008 5:53 AM | Report abuse

The race was over after Clinton lost 11 in a row. She is just so insanely narcissistic to notice. She does not have the integrity, vision, principles, trustworthiness or ability to lead. She cannot win on running a campaign on her own merits so she has gone negative ever since Super Tuesday. It will not work of course because Obama will win the nomination and this year no matter who runs Americans won't vote for McCain (Bush III).

Posted by: KQuark | April 26, 2008 4:57 AM | Report abuse

obama is my choice for 08
obama 08

Posted by: gaston | April 26, 2008 3:45 AM | Report abuse

Brilliant. Senator Obama is just walking past Clinton as if she was no longer in the race (which truly is the case).

It's over, Hillary. Pack it up. qr[

Posted by: Mark F | April 26, 2008 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Its feels good to say I'm going to vote for Obama. Obama in 08 sounds so good. Everyone is voting for Obama! It feels so good to finally come clean. I have telling everyone I support Obama because it's just so cool but actually deep down I support John McCain. Dont tell anyone because I want to remain cool. I wouldnt want anyone to know I'm voting for a 71 year old republican. In every general election poll Obama is getting almost half of the general election vote. That old man that you all hate is running neck and neck with your Obama. How is McCain running almost even with Obama without any support? Ever heard of the Bradley effect? Post away how Obama is your savior! McCain get ready because your old ass is about to be our next President. Shhh You didnt hear that from me. McCain I mean Obama in 08!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mike S | April 26, 2008 2:49 AM | Report abuse

Awesome! How many unregistered voters do you think are out there? Millions...

Posted by: Beka | April 26, 2008 2:38 AM | Report abuse

Why hasn't Hillary wrapped this thing up by now? She has only been in the public eye for 16 years. And why have so many members of her staff and members of the Clinton Whitehouse and friends either left off supporting her or been gotten rid of? I don't understand. Can somebody explain? I am concerned. Also, why hasn't she paid those people she owes money to? Why don't her employees have health care? And who gave Bill money for his library? I could go on and on.

Posted by: rzan | April 26, 2008 1:57 AM | Report abuse

If you dont like Obama, it apparently really proves your point to put his middle name in all CAPS like Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Posted by: ps | April 26, 2008 1:40 AM | Report abuse

My goodness Jacksmith, I see that you believe in fairy tales. You believe Bush when he lied about the WMD. Well, fret no more about the fear mongering, Barack will make it better.

Which polls are you reviewing? Obama is doing quite well against McCain. He is ahead of Clinton in the National polls as well. Yea, like I said, you believe in fairy tales.

Posted by: luckie | April 26, 2008 1:08 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 26, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

McCain will be President regardless.

However, now that Obama's character is better known, Clinton has a level playing field. Obama will get sacked from here on out.

Posted by: Billw | April 25, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

HEY, HEY

Last Tuesdays voting was after the Wright and San Francisco fiascos. Clinton won big time. Obama is toast.

Posted by: Billw | April 25, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama is named Obama Jr to his father - Barrack H. Obama Sr. He had no control whatsoever over the name that he was given. But blame him anyway, you idiot. Obama has been responsible while the Clintons have kissed up to every republican and gotten their support. Obama has the support of the senators who know him and also know Hillary. So what does that say? Another Clinton presidency would be a dreadful republican repetition of hate and evil. Obama is smart, has wonderful negotiation skills and will work fairly and hopefully will get the congress out of gridlock. The Clintons have shown they will stoop to anything and will use republican tactics greefully. No, I don't want another Clinton in the whitehouse. I stood with Bill for the entire time, but I won't stand with him anymore. Obama is the one to bring hope to the country after the horror of Bush, Cheney and republican fools.

Posted by: Vicki | April 25, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama can not win, we need Hillary to take on McCain. I myself will never vote Obama.

Posted by: boyboy | April 25, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Go Obama. Go Obama.

Posted by: Change | April 25, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

The nice thing about this is it helps whoever the democratic nominee is. What a relief for all of us to focus on something that will bring our party together and help all Dems, even HRC should she win the nomination.

Posted by: Pete | April 25, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Most of these snarky pro-Clinton posts are not from Clinton supporters. They are McCain supporters looking to stir up trouble. HRC has lost. I have too much respect for the Clinton supporters to believe that they don't realize this. The McCain supporters, however, are deeply freaked that they have a doddering, pandering, flip-flopper running against a 47 year old powerhouse. Their only hope is democratic infighting.

They will continue to stir the pot by posing as Clinton or Obama supporters. Just ignore it and focus on victory in November.

Posted by: LA2008 | April 25, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Considering Clinton's debt and minuscule fund raising, it'll be over soon, and Sen Obama will be the Democratic nominee. McCain will be lucky to carry his home state, and maybe FL.
When he gets sworn in, it'll truly be morning in America.
Obama '08

Posted by: Frank S | April 25, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Obama, if you are a leader, then LEAD !!!

I'm MAD AS HELL! AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANY MORE !!!

That's how REAL people REALLY feel! Trust me, trust the people, trust your own inner voice, Mr. Obama!

I'm mad at the Clintons for being duplicitous, and playing us the common folks like a $2 fiddle. ... In Indiana, she says the issue is "jobs, jobs, jobs, ... and JOBS!" -- Great genius! ... In Pennsylvania, she downs a few whiskey shots and brags about hunting, ... and on and on and on.

For the love of God, how is that any different from Chris Matthews declaring George W. Bush to be a good presidential candidate because "he's comfy to be around and have a beer with". J*SUS CHR*ST!

We the people don't need a genteel inspirational orator and constitutional lecturer! Neither do we need a snake oil salesperson, nor a nuclear Annie, nor a bring-it-on cowboy sequel! We've had it, up to HERE!

For God's sake, for humanity's sake, for posterity's sake, will a REAL leader with a soul on fire come forward? -- because our house is on fire!

Will a REAL leader with intellect sharp as a knife come forward? -- to cut through all this CRAP that pass for news, and debates, and solutions!

Will a REAL leader come forward to DEMAND that we use our God-given human brain, instead of our 10-million year old lizard brain? ... and start talking plain horse-sense to offer some intelligent, tough, honest solutions to get us out of our sh*t-house predicament?

Will a REAL leader with a soul come forward? -- because my soul is sick, and dying a painful death!

Yes, Howard Beale (the mad "Network" anchor) is exactly right, since the 1970's! We are ALL MAD AS HELL, AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANY MORE !!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dib2-HBsF08

Mr. Obama, if you are the right leader, then TAKE CHARGE, and LEAD!

AUDACITY, remember?

Don't jive in front of a sympathetic mass audience like a standup comic, and whine about letting a bunch of yahoo TV anchors waste 45 minutes of 10 million Americans, and letting them highjack YOUR DEBATE and YOUR MISSION !!!

GODAMMIT! I'M M_A_D! WE'RE M_A_D! Our lives have value! ... and if you are our true leader, YOU SHOULD BE MAD AS HELL TOO !!!

Posted by: Chopin | April 25, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is not qualified to be prez....the credibility gap is too wide. Her and Bill are Liars, INC. Hillary is viewed by most
Americans as untrustworthy. Hillary says she has Solutions for the economy but she is broke; Hillary says she will be ready to run the USA on day one, but she can't even run a campaign. Only stupid people vote for Hillary.

Posted by: Cali Bud | April 25, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

ok so I'm not able to vote yet and I'm trying to follow the presidental canidents, because I live in USA and whom is elected will effect me, and it's hard to figure anything out! All I'm hearing is the trash about them! Hello can I please hear what they are standing for?!(Even though all they do is lie) All I hear is Hillary is an idiot, well why? Oboma didn't belive in God, does he now and what is he running for? Everyone is sooo caught up on the first lady or first african american, well I don't care! It makes no differents! I would love a story (That's a bit easer to read) that gives me a look at what America's future is!

Posted by: ? | April 25, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

When I think of the thousands of people in Iraq who have died and suffered in the last four years, whose homes have been violated, whose families have been destroyed, whose towns and cities have been demolished, whose children have been maimed and blinded, I am speechless with horror.

And then, when I read the never-ending spew of hate, prejudice, stupidity and ignorance of these posts, and consider the imbecility, selfishness, shortsightedness and witlessness of their authors, I am deeply ashamed of the country that spawns such monsters.

There is a lot of work that must be done to right the wrongs that have been committed against our brothers and sisters half a world away. It is up to all of us together to begin that work today.

This is not a game. It's past time to grow up.

I believe Obama can lead us in a new and better direction. That is why he has my full support.

Posted by: Your brother | April 25, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

HaHa -- what a surprise, some of the Hillary supporters on here have been mislead about the truth, once again. http://www.pollster.com/ shows that Hillary gained no post-PA bounce in ANY polls and in fact he has gained in both NC and Indiana.
PS -- please, all Democrats, vote for the Democratic nominee in the fall -- we need you!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

thehun: The Clintons do not have a relationship with Rev. Wright. They met him once in the 1990's. Your argument is like saying the Josef Goebbels and a guy who met Hitler once share the same responsibility for the rise of Nazism. A little far fetched, don't you think?
Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 4:56 PM

It's always interesting and depressing to watch how long it takes someone to compare someone to the Nazis.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

I hope that USA people are smart and educated and I hope that this time smart people will decide who will be next president.

Mr. Obama is for long time on first place, after all attacks including big media like SNN, Fox, news papers, and Clinton's Coalition with Mc Cain....HE SURVIVES... and still in lead.....

American ... don't allowed media to influence you .... you are enough smart to think with your own brain.

Posted by: Lili | April 25, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

I stand ready to help in Pennsylvania. I am so excited about Senator Obama becoming President Obama. It just makes my heart feel good.

I wish Hillary Clinton and John McCain, all the best.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

> a previous assault on our Values, and People

You mean Bush treating the US Constitution like a "G-- damned piece of paper" right? I mean, look at what they've done to both the 1st and 2nd amendment, not to mention the 4th and several others. And with McCain unable to control the party at all, not even over something stupid like a campaign ad, who in good conscience would allow the Republicans to remain in power?

> If it's "illegal" for Ruch Limbaugh to ask people to register to vote, how can Barack HUSSEIN Obama get away with it?!

It's not illegal to ask. It's illegal to lie about your true party affiliation to vote in a closed primary. Not that that law is enforceable to begin with, so it's not like it matters.

Besides, this will all be over soon after June 3rd. They plan to let everyone have their say, then the "Pelosi group" of undeclared delegates will pledge to the delegate leader, talk about how the people have spoken, and we can all move on. Unless lightning strikes (and it would have to be in the literal sense, at this point), that means Obama. The last state was the biggest prize, and it shifted things by what? 8 delegates? You can't make up a shortfall of well over 100 delegates like that.

P.S. Thanks to both JakeD and the rat for reminding me why I can't vote for McCain, even though I respect him as a person.

I mean, how could I vote for someone with a middle name of SIDNEY??? :-)

But if you want to prove that God is on your side, by all means, let's see if lightning strikes. I can already guess the answer to that, though.

Posted by: Joe | April 25, 2008 10:50 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" :-(

Posted by: jacksmith | April 25, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

What bunch of morons posting here. I doubt most of you have the IQ to vote.

Posted by: Abraham | April 25, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

People ... the nature of the comments in this thread are indicative of just how destructive it can be when a candidate cares more for their personal ambitions then the needs of the country.

HRC has lost ... it's over. And even if she steals this nomination, she will lose by a huge margin as Obama supporters of ALL colors and stations sit out the General election.

TO the Obama supporters; don't be dismayed by the McClintonites some are misguided, some hearken back to a darker time in this nations history, but both are yesterday's news and this is a last hurrah ... move on to fight the battles in North Carolina and Indiana.

Posted by: George Fox | April 25, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

FAT KARL: YOU AND REV. WRIGHT ARE RIGHT. THIS IS THE US OFKKK. NOW IS THE TIME FOR BARAK TO TAKE OVER THIS COUNTRY. THE WHITE MANS RULE IS OVER.

Obama 08

Posted by: Obamamama | April 25, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

A lot of red necks on this site SEE YA
Don't you people have a KKK meeting to go to?

Posted by: fat karl | April 25, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Jake D and the Repubs are attacking Obama because they know that his campaign is going to smash the thugs and their party back to the stone age....Jake enjoy the last weeks of the worst president in history because you ain't getting another for a long, long time.

Democrats are Pro America

Repugs hate everything America stands for!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

NO HILLARY CAN DO WHAT BARAK CAN. REV. WRIGHT WAS RIGHT THAT AMERICA IS RACIST AND ONLY BARAK CAN SAVE US. HILLARY CANT SAVE US, SHE DOESNT KNOW NOTHIN ABOUT WHAT WEVE BEEN THROUGH. BARAK IS GONNA MAKE SURE WE GET OURS.

OBAMA 08

Posted by: Obamamama | April 25, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

I feel the American Citizenry has had enough of the Clinton's and their slime tactics !!
For God Sakes Hillary Knows she cant't win what will it take for her to drop out.
I am seeing a pattern here that seems to be to bloody Obama as bad as she can and help Mccain defeat Obama in the General election.
For the record will somebody shut this show down !!!

Posted by: Ken Collins | April 25, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Hey JakeD, know any other words than Hussein? Tell me your middle name and I will be sure to note it every time I respond to one of your uninformed diatribes.

Posted by: Enough Name Games | April 25, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

What will Bill Clinton do during Obama's presidential campaign? Go on Fox and declare his support for McCain?

I still think Hillary's angling for the VP slot on McCain's ticket, so that she can be the Republican nominee in 2012 after McCain makes the decision he'll serve only one term.

Fox already loves Hillary, as does Rush, and Sean, and Scaife. All the old "right-wing conspiracy" enemies of the Clintons adore them now.

So, it does seem that Former President Clinton and Senator Clinton's strategy is for her to find a useful future for her attack dog VP behavior, which would be...being McCain's VP.

Posted by: CT Voter | April 25, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

two quotas satisfied!

Posted by: chtobe | April 25, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

WITH THE NOMINATION OF AMANDA JEFFERSON, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SENATOR FROM DELEWARE, HOWARD DEAN DECLARES THAT HE WILL HAVE IS CAKE, AND EAT IT TOO!

Posted by: independent girl | April 25, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

just look at all these posts. most seem like bits of dried vomit, what they have spewed before is caked and still on the front of the t-shirt (which was made off shore) with the name of thier favorite candidate.
how about asking did democrats cross-vote so that the most senile and incompetent republican would be nominated?
how about wondering if the race baiting is merely a psychotic reaction to the incessant fear mongering that our post 911 media and politicians have promulgated?
and does anyone think that ranting on a blog will change one other person's mind as to whom they support?
can anyone identify a single politician who has NOT stretched the truth?
does anyone believe in dialogue and the exchange of ideas?
if someone is suggesting that registering voters is a bad thing, i guess they do not believe in democracy.
of course one has to wonder if some of the post are not deliberately provocative for the sole purpose of entertaining the author who has not better to do with his or her time.

in the old days, one had to go to a public park to listen to the crazies. now we can do it from the comfort of our homes with the internet.

Posted by: voting | April 25, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget the part when Mr. Dean choked on the cake, while hurling an insult at a Clinton campaign manager

Posted by: GinaFabulous | April 25, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

This is what happens when you have dirt on the Clintons :
1 - James McDougal - Clinton's convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack,
while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation.
2 - Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee
Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual
harassment in the White House.
3 - Vince Foster - Former white House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock's
Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact
in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of
Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated,
and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors.
5 - C. Victor Raiser II and Montgomery Raiser, Major players in the Clinton fund raising organization
died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
6 - Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in
Little Rock, September 1992... Described by Clinton as a "Dear friend and trusted advisor."
7- Ed Willey - Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot
wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed
Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several
Clinton fund raising events.
8 - Jerry Parks - Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his
car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park's son said his father was building a dossier on
Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously
removed from his house.
9 - James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a "Black Book" of people
which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.
10 - James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported
to have ties to Whitewater.
11- Kathy Ferguson, ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in
her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several
packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with
Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula
Jones.
12 - Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling
of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave
site of his fiancee.
13 - Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a
tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
14 - Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena
Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney
General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time
of her death.
16 - Paula Grober - Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9,
1992. She died in a one car accident.
17 - Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development
Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 "
October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had
delivered a report to Janet Reno three weeks before his death
19 - Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death
from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan
Guarantee scandal.
20 - Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang.
Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her
office at the Department of Commerce.
21- Charles Meissner - Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security
clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22 - Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee,
died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on
Clinton's advisory council personally treated Clinton's mother, stepfather and brother.
23 - Barry Seal - Drug running pilot out of Mena, Arkansas, death was no accident.
24 - Johnny Lawhorn Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left
at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
25 - Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guarantee. His death was a purported suicide and his
report was never released.
26- Hershell Friday - Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.
27 - Kevin Ives and Don Henry - Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the boys may
have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report
of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the two boys had been slain
before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come

before a Grand Jury.
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:
28 - Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, July 1988.
29 - Keith McMaskle - Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
30 - Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
31 - Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
33 - James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to "natural
causes."
34 - Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
35 - Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.
THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD: 36 - Major William S. Barkley Jr. 37
- Captain Scott J. Reynolds 38 - Sgt. Brian Hanley 39 - Sgt. Tim Sabel 40 - Major General William
Robertson 41 - Col. William Densberger 42 - Col. Robert Kelly 43 - Spec. Gary Rhodes 44 - Steve
Willis 45 - Robert Williams 46 - Conway LeBleu 47 - Todd McKeehan
Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the public become aware of what happens to anyone who
might damage the Clinton machine

Posted by: juice007 | April 25, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Im a student, my professor told me to vote for obama, so i did)

Posted by: zombie | April 25, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

the greedy ones, why on earth did they set this up as an african-american male, against a caucasian female? someone didn't have their head screwed on straight, when they plotted that out!
next time, do it right, and don't be the little greedy ones!!!

Posted by: gary m | April 25, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

If Obama loses the nomination. He'll concentrate on 50 -state voter registration for the Democratic Party. I don't see any way he's going to campaign for Senator Clinton. Voter registration is a noble cause and he'll work to register Democrats for November.

There's nothing presumptuous or arrogant about what he's doing. Hillary has the freedom (maybe not the money) to do the same thing. He is wooing the superdelegates by doing this and superdelegates love the fact that he's investing in bolstering Democrat numbers. Hillary is wooing superdelegates by tearing him down. She was approached to set up a joint fund-raising effort with DNC but she hasn't agreed to it yet.

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

NEWS FLASH,

DEMOCRATS NOMINATE AMANDA JEFFERSON, AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SENATOR FROM DELEWARE, TO REPRESENT THE PARTY IN THIS FALL'S GENERAL ELECTION!

IN A DIMLY LIT BACK ROOM, HOWARD DEAN COMMENTS THAT TWO QUOTAS HAVE BEEN SATISFIED WITH ONE CANDIDATE, HE SHALL HAVE HIS CAKE, AND EAT IT TOO!

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

here, this will set you Hillary lovers back There is a Civil law suite paulvClintons. in Civil court in sacramento calif. started 4 - 25- howa bout that, maybe this will shut her up!

Posted by: martha myers | April 25, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

BARAK HAS ALREADY WON. BARAK IS GONNA DO RIGHT BY US AND GIVE US WHATS COMMIN. THE MEDIA IS ON OUR SIDE AND THERES NOTHIN YOU CAN DO ABUOT IT. TOO BAD

OBAMA 08

Posted by: Obamama | April 25, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

How premature of Obama to be planning anything GE. He and his campaign slugs are assuming way too soon that he's going to be on the ticket. That arrogance is going to be his political end.

The DNC needs to tap into his funds, but the DNC first needs to find out who is really giving money to his campaign before they tap into that source. The reason the DNC can't get donations is because of how badly they have handled this entire primary. Hillary shouldn't give them a dime with how hard they have worked to try to get her out of this race.

Posted by: JavaCityGal | April 25, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

YOUR RIGHT GOBAMA. BARAK WINS EVERYWHERE HE WANTS. WHO CARES ABOUT FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN. THEY BROKE THE RULES AND THERE VOTES SHOULDNT COUNT ANYWAY. WHATEVER IT TAKE TO GET BARAK IN OFFICE IS OK. HE HAS BEEN SEND BY GOD.

OBAMA 08

REPARATIONS NOW!

Posted by: Obamamama | April 25, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Indiana = Hoosier State = Basketball Crazy

Obama is going to clobber Hillary on the basketball vote.
Game over. Clinton is only a spoiler at this point.

Posted by: Basketball Vote | April 25, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama can win anywhere Clinton can win and more. Obama can cut into some states like Colorado that would go Republican otherwise - when hell freezes over would Colorado go for Hillary. The 50 State strategy is gonna show how we're going to win in November and that Obama has the plan... the Clinton campaign is floundering, in debt and full of PR flunkies spinning out of control.

Posted by: gobama | April 25, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

We don't need an inspiring leader? We need an effective manager?

It looks to me like Obama has been an effective manager. He has a large grassroots organization that is already active. That looks like he already is getting business done! And, yes, he's inspirational too!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Change is the one hope we have left to remain a super power beyond this century.

You guys better hope Obama can live up to his promise or you better learn Chinese. Change is that thing depended on hope and needed for the future of our government. And it is Obama who is better alligned to bring that change more then any other candidate in the field.

I get behind him cause of all the options his vision is the only one that leads to a brighter future for the US. The two other candidates promise to keep us on this track where our national debt is aproaching 10 trillion dollars. They are the candidates that brag about being able to play the political game best.

And thru Democratic and Republican administrations we have seen the results of that. Things have gotten worse not better. We do not have as much time as you think, I plan to take the only one that is offering to slow down and redirect this train before it crashes.

Posted by: Tjustsaying | April 25, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

It's funny how Obama people want the superdelegates to follow the will of the people but don't say anything about how Kerry and Kennedy are superdelegates and going AGAINST the will of their people! Clinton won their states but they are going for Obama!

So much for superdelegates following the will of the people.

Posted by: SteveS | April 25, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Opa:

Dennis DEXTER Haysbert also "looks, talks and acts Presidential. And yes, the white women think he's sexy". How about we vote for him instead?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

King Hussein of Jordan was a great ally to us in the Mideast for decades! What's wrong with that name? Sticks and stones you morons.

Posted by: ChangeUpsideYourHead | April 25, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Alex S.:

Perhaps you've forgotten that Colin Powell sold the Iraq war at the United Nations?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Republicons had 7 seven years of secret service logs --- not to metion Bill's years of service in the WhiteHouse...Why didn't Bill go after the Republicans when he took over? Payback? Gratitude? See where it got us? Will Hiliary ignore the sins of Bush Jr. too?
Reagan
Bush
Clinton
Bush
Clinton -- NO!!!!

Put Obama in the White House to clean house and see the documents the Executive Order has hidden all these years!!!
He's an honest man for a tough job!!!

At the least he hasn't been under the "eyes" of Bush's Secret Service for 7 years for the Republicons to twist and turn to enable McCain to win...BushLite...No!!!!

enjoy your weekend, night

Posted by: IamNotU | April 25, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

THE WHITE MAN HAS HAD HIS TIME. BARAK WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE GET OURS. BARAK IS BETTER THAN SOME OLD WHITE WOMAN. HES THE SAVIOR OF THE COUNTRY AND WHITE PEOPEL JUST BETTER GET USED TO IT.

Posted by: Obamamama | April 25, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Go Obama 2008. He looks, talks and acts Presidential. And yes, the white women think he's sexy, that's why there is so much backlash by white men. Get over it.

Posted by: Opa | April 25, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Peter:

Too bad the New England Patriots couldn't simply "declare VICTORY !!" after halftime this year ; )

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

I support neither Democrat nor Republican. I support the person who can best lead this nation. I have nothing against Obama, but what does change mean? Think of the institutions which comprise the workings of our government. Compared to their continued institutional exsistence or perhaps self-perpetuation, the President is nothing more than an intrusion, to be changed every few years. Look at Congress..what's the average age of those who are the leaders? Are they prone to promote stability rather than change? I daresay, the answer is yes to stability vs. change. You know, "Change" is a catchy campaign slogan, such as it may be. What does "Change" entail? and can you deliver true beneficial "Change"? Furthermore, what is the change that you will be delivering? I was born in an inner city (yep, you got it) with blue collar factory working class parents. I have worked hard for all that I have. Nothing was given to me. I worked my way through blue collar jobs, through college,marriage at an early age and through law school (paid as I went courtesy of working three jobs at once). I am not intrested in "change" for the sake of change. I am interested in the person who has a plan to to bring about "change" and has the realistic potential to deliver some progressive change to benefit the country as a whole. When Obama speaks (perhaps lecture is more appropriate)he sounds an awful like the hip hop street rap nonsense which I am accustomed to hearing. Neither I nor this nation need to have style and no substance in the executive office. Neither I nor this nation is in need of a smart talking, street jiving person who will smooth talk you to no end, but in the end come up to nothing. I'm not saying Hillary or John are the right people for this time in our history, but I fear that with Obama the worst is yet to come. As is said by some, "a smooth taliking lightweght who won't be able to deliver". Bottom line at election time: Obama v. McCain = McCain wins. Hillary v. McCain = Hillary wins. The DNC needs to cut loose Howard Dean. I rarely says this about anyone, but he is a nut job. It is through his machinations that this election will be a repeat of the '68 election. Yes, I am old enough to "have been there and done that" and to view what is happening now in the context of history. For those of you who believe we should have a black president (and why not?), let's run Colin Powell. A person of integrity, intelligence, experience and respect who if run, regardless of the party would simply CRUSH any opponent. Democrats, wake up and get with the program. Republicans, if the Dems don't wake up and get with the program, you had better rally around McCain and tell Rush to shut his mouth (a bombastic imbecile, to be charitable).I have never seen such idiocy on both sides of the aisle.

Posted by: Alex S. | April 25, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Hillary's campaign has brought out the worst in Clintonian politicking. In the effort to draw the distinction between her and Obama, she has begun to appeal to the fears and baser, knee-jerk responses of the electorate. More guns? Okay! Bomb- first, talk-later foreign policy? Yes, we can!

Wake up, people!

Posted by: Tina | April 25, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

SteveS

Thanks for saying we cannot do it. Everytime we in the Obama campaign hear that we go about to prove it wrong. No one can change politics? Steve it is all ready happening. Look at the youth and you can see. BTW I think most people in this blog figured out Hillary wants to destroy Obama so she can run in 2012. That really is not news.

Posted by: Tjustsaying | April 25, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I've been politically active since I first shook JFKs hand (I was 6 yrs old!) and there is one thing I know, Obama is the real deal. He's building an all new coalition of Democrats that will follow him when he needs their help in Wash.DC.

jtb - but you can call me Hussein

Posted by: Strider | April 25, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

To those of you who say BO is running a "race baiter" campaign. Please note that Hillary has been playing off of the "woman" thing, working with womens groups to help her get in office, playing up how historic it would be. Lets imagine if Barack said ONE thing about how historic it would be for a black man to be prezbo, or if he spoke about how he was going to help all people of color in America. He would be working at Wendys by now! America will have none of that! The media would hang him!

Posted by: NY"r in SF | April 25, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

On May 20 (in Oregon) it will be official, OBAMA will pass the 50% mark for committed and projected delegates and should declare VICTORY !! The Super delegates cannot afford to take it away from him after the electorate has decided. He has followed all the rules of the contest.

Posted by: Peter | April 25, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

If I lost 11 contest in a row I would call it a loss but you are right Henriette, in Hillary's world that really means win. In our world all voters are important in Hillary's only the voters that vote for her are.

Posted by: Tjustsaying | April 25, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

I am a Hillary supporter but almost hope that Obama gets the nomination. He will definitely lose against McCain and then his political career is over. Nobody who loses the General Election ever really can run again. Then McCain would be a one term Pres. and Hillary can try again in 2012.

I am so tired of 'change'. Changing the way politics are done (cannot be done by one person, but that's beside the point), changing the way politics are done is not the number one issue for me. The economy is, the price of gas, healthcare, national security, getting someone with the EXPERTISE to get these things done. That's what I'll be voting on. The liberal elite who don't have to worry about feeding their family can make their number one issue 'political change', but this is why Obama isn't winning the working class.

We don't need an inspiring leader, we need an effective manager. This country is like a business and someone needs to get in there and do business. A President should not be the same as your minister. You want inspiration go to church.

Posted by: SteveS | April 25, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Tjustsaying:

How do you know that?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Henriette Wayne:

Having the Credentials Committee pick one of the options I just listed is not "bizarro world". That's how the RULES state the question gets settled at the Convention.

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

They have registered a few yes. But no where on the magnitude Obama has. Not even close. They cannot even get their own people out to the polls this year. They can say without question thank you Bush.

Posted by: Tjustsaying | April 25, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Listen, Hillary is the winner. Whatever winning means, she is beating Obama. If the way the party rules are set up means she's not winning, the rules can be re-interpreted to mean Hillary is ahead. If she is behind, then the meaning of "behind" can be changed to mean "ahead." Also, the word "grapefruit" can be changed to mean "clam." Up can be changed to down, left changed to right, and it all depends on what the meaning of "vote" is. It's the Clintons' bizarro world, get used to it!

Posted by: Henriette Wayne | April 25, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Fred L.:

I use caps for Hillary DIANE Clinton's name, too. Not that much extra effort, really. I am pro-life, so it really would not matter to me what his name was.

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Seems the only candidate that is getting results is the new man on the block. Solutions, you mean like registering new votors and getting youth involved in the democratic process?

The kind of solutions McSame and Hillary laughed at Obama for being to naive for trying. Now they are breaking their necks to copy his success mobilizing the youth vote.

I remember the conversations, Obama is a nice guy but he sure is waisting his time reaching out to the youth vote, look where it got Dean. They are traditionally unreliable. That guy is out of his mind. But hey it is his money to burn.lol lol
Look who is laughing now!!

Posted by: Tjustsaying | April 25, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

By the way .... People are not honest and open.....


We must admit that all three are a skilled candidates.

I like all of them. I would vote whoever I want... I don't know what.. I know and seem Obama has more talent than the others.

Maybe I am not going to vote .. depending upon my mood

Chill out... Don't worry much

Posted by: KEN | April 25, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Tjustsaying:

Lots of Republicans have registered Democrat in order to vote for Hillary Clinton ; )

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

JAKd.....................Go...................................Mom

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

JakeD,
YOU have made a point of using CAPS when including Sen. Obama's middle name in your curious posts,
What IS the point of that little bit of extra effort?

Perhaps if he had legally changed his middle name to "Henry", and had stuck with "Barry", added or subtracted a few letters to/from his last name, (say "Olbram", for example) you'd find him acceptable?

Posted by: Fred L. | April 25, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Here are at least FIVE options I see the Credentials Committee has:

1) All 157 delegates from Michigan, the Automobile Capital of the World, the Wolverine State, are seated for the nominee, and next President of the United States, Hillary DIANE Clinton (race riots break out across Detroit and the rest of the U.S.);

2) "Spliting" the Michigan vote 50/50;

3) Giving Hillary her percentage of the vote and Obama the "uncommitted" percentage of the vote;

4) Flip a coin; or

5) Not counting Michigan at all (assuming the DNC is willing to write of those Electoral Votes as well).

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

What has McCain done for this country except voted to get us in a dumb war and a lost of over three thousand lives?

Posted by: Quicksight | April 25, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

To Hillary Supporters, Obama is building a base of voters we can use beyond the Presidential race. I do not see old Hillary even bothering to register new voters for the Presidential race. Obama has brought 100,000's of new voters into the Democratic Party. What oh prey has Hillary done for the party besides look out for self? Bill was president for 8 years why until Obama came on the scene we were loosing Democrats? Things that make you go hummm. And you Hillary supporters say Obama is not ready for prime time... Speaking of results those are some results you can take to the bank. Okay which Hillary supporter wants a spanking next?

Posted by: Tjustsaying | April 25, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

vince:

Who's screwing who?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Smorris:

Discuss other options the Credentials Committee has (assuming it does get that far) besides not counting Michigan at all or "spliting" the Michigan vote 50/50. Anyone else?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

man how do you people get so much of energy to screw each other all day long .... 24X7.....?

Posted by: vince | April 25, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Bradley.

Let's not get into terrorist ties cause the other two candidates have ties that will make any of Obama's friends look like Jesus Christ. Second you making quick judgements off a 30 seconds worth of tape. I will give you that but would you bet your freedom or your life that you are right about wright? Would you bet the freedom of your child's life that you are correct? Put your money where you mouth is how sure are you that you that those snipets are telling you the whole story? What are you willing to wager that you are correct? I hear the crickets chirping, yeah all you people talking smack about stuff you do not know unless you will put something on the line do not tarnish someone's personality so quick. I could see if you are judging Hanity someone you might day after day but me personally even Hanity I would not judge off of 2 minutes max of tape.

Posted by: Tjustsaying | April 25, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Vote McCain to keep me rich.
Very, very rich.
I pay lobbyists to do the dirty work.
I'm clean.
I pay BlkWater to do the dirty work.
I'm clean.
I have 11 houses.
Ten maids and 23 cars.
I lobby to keep you poor, very poor.
You get paid minimum wage...
Worry about your health,
your education...
I'm rich, educated and very healthy

You worry about TV idols
Nightclub idols
Sex and violence
you got to the movies
Please keep watching horror movies
they keep you scared

what color is the alert?
oh when was the alerty system used last?
oh, it's an election year --
I'll need to use that again,
I haven't used it lately

orange
red
ok -- red it is
I rule the colors of the world with my
GREEN green MONEY

or is that GOLD and OIL
I rule -- I keep you sick with my altered food, fast food and poor education system
Republicans don't want the government to work for the poor -- wake up
I rule -- I am corporate American
I am corporations Panworld
I am the World
Bank
I pass laws to protect me...
I pay to lobby the rule makers and I get my way with them ---
Too bad the voting machines have no paper to see what I am doing to them...
I rule the machines and I rule the world
Dubai is my playground
Switerland is my bank
I win!!!!

Posted by: Corporations Rule!!! IamUnot | April 25, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

McCAIN-MCVEIGH

HUMMM

ARE THEY BROTHERS

Posted by: shano | April 25, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Stop the (Clinton) drama. Vote Obama!

Posted by: New Dems | April 25, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse


A couple of things:

I believe Barack has morally and legally already won the nomination.

If Hillary insists on continuing on in the race she must be held to the same standard of winning in North Carolina (a state tailor made for Barack) as Barack was held to in Penn. (a state tailor made for Hillary). By all accounts from the press and the Clinton camp (state of her roots, state democratic machine behind her), Hillary should have blown him away. Instead, Barack AGAIN achieved his goal and kept Hillary to a one digit (9.2) lead. Can she win North Carolina or keep Barack's win to one digit? Let's see.

No Democrat ... no older white woman, no blue collar worker, no senior citizen is going to abandon this country's volunteer National Guard in Iraq to continue fighting Bush's illegal and immoral war for another 100 years just to score some cheap political point when Hillary concedes the nomination to Barack. No poor or blue collar democrat is going to allow McCain to keep Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy while they struggle to put food on the table.

Next to Hillary and McCain with all their excess baggage, Obama looks like a choir boy.


Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Senator Obama is already the moral presumptive nominee. I think its strategicaly smart to dismiss senator clinton and look foward to McCain in the general election. The lord will deal with hillary and bill when the time comes.

Posted by: Davie | April 25, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

I forget, Did Obama vote the end the war in Iraq ? With all the blather and finger poses I would expect some authenticity.

Posted by: hhkeller | April 25, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Um, back to the subject of this post rather than this silly squabbling ... great news for Democrats everywhere. If getting Hillary elected is more important to you than getting Democrats elected across the country, I guess you'll think this is a bad thing.

Me? I think Obama is finally letting US take back the progressive party from Terry McAuliffe et al. Kudos!

Posted by: snarkyspice | April 25, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA IS OUR SAVIOR.

BARAK AND REVEREND WRIGHT ARE RIGHT, GOD D*** AMERICA FOR SLAVERY AND JIM CROW.

NOW IS THE TIME TO RALLY AROUND BARAK AND MICHELLE AND MAKE THEM PROUD!

HE WILL UNITE THE PEOPLE OF COLOR AROUND THE WORLD TO FIGHT THE WHITE OPPRESSOR. THE WHITE MAN HAS HAD HIS DAY. BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HELD DOWN TO LONG.

NO MORE SO CALLED ELECTIONS WHERE TYPICAL WHITE PEOPLE VOTE IN RACIST PEOPLE WHO DONT WORK FOR US.

AND NEWS FLASH MERICAN, BARAK IS RIGHT, YOUR TYPICAL WHITE PERSON IS A RACIST.

BARAK WILL APOLOGIZE TO OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS FOR ARRAGANT AMERICAN POLICIES OF HATE AND SLAVERY.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY REV. WRIGHT IS RIGHT, ONLY BARAK CAN FORGIVE AN EVIL NATION FOUNDED ON SLAVERY.

REPARATIONS NOW!

Posted by: Obamamama | April 25, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else who wants to discuss other possible "options" available to the Credentials Committee re: Michigan -- for instance, awarding Hillary all 157 delegates -- let me know.

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 7:39 PM

Discuss what? That isn't going to happen.

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

*******Johnny Depp For President*******

OK i g2g eat dinner I'll be back later whether u like it or not so bye!!

*******Johnny Depp For President*******

Posted by: Emma Depp | April 25, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

JakeD (supra) is referring to Operation Chaos. He thinks Rush's attempts to prolong the Democratic primary season has something to do with the unmistakable increase in voter participation this year. The only thing Op. Chaos has done is increase HRC's voter base and give these yahoos a sense of self-importance that they obviously lack without following Rush's "orders." Very democratic, genius.

Transcripts:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_042108/content/01125107.guest.html
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_042108/content/01125107.guest.html

Posted by: DJJD10 | April 25, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA OWNS YOUR FACE

Posted by: treyanastasio | April 25, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by Cheryl, April 25, 7 P.M. I was so happy to see your comment! You are so right, her quote was taken completely out of context! That's exactly what she meant, she was always proud, now she's "really" proud! It would be nice if everyone, especially the media, would quote it right and quit perpetuating the mis-quote!

Posted by: Briskwood | April 25, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah well then wat about Johnny Depp!?!?

*******Johnny Depp For Presidant*******

Posted by: Emma Depp | April 25, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

With 99.51% of the vote counted in Pennsylvania Hillary Clinton received 1,238,232 (54.6%) votes and Barack Obama received 1,030,703 (45.4%), a "winning margin" for Clinton of 207,529 (9.2%) votes. But how many of Clinton's votes were actually phantom votes cast by John McCain supporters who will vote for McCain in November? How many McCain supporters decided to newly register as Democrats in Pennsylvania or purposely changed their existing Republican registration to Democrat specifically to vote for Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary and artificially boost her standing in hopes of causing trouble for the Democrats in accordance with Republican talk show host Rush Limbaugh's strategy of falsely promoting Hillary Clinton which he calls "Operation Chaos"?
This Republican strategy of trying to make Hillary Clinton's vote totals appear significantly larger than they really are and to possibly deny or at least delay the nomination of Barack Obama was operative previously in Texas, Ohio, and Mississippi, with one estimate of 40,000 phantom votes having been cast for Clinton in Mississippi by McCain supporters.
How many phantom votes were cast by McCain supporters in Pennsylvania?
According to the Philadelphia Enquirer, Pennsylvania Democrats have gained 326,756 voters since a year ago, and Pennsylvania Republicans have lost 73,009. A total of 3,060,835 million votes were cast in the Pennsylvania presidential primary April 22, 2008. If 100,000 of Clinton's votes were actually phantom votes cast by McCain supporters her purported winning margin of 9.2% would be nearly cut in half. If the number of phantom votes for Clinton turned out to be 207,529, the democratic primary election in Pennsylvania between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton would have actually been a tie.
Minus the phantom votes from McCain supporters, how many real votes did Hillary Clinton actually receive in Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania?
Conservative Republicans must be significantly concerned about the likely outcome of a November election between the two "nice guys", Senator John McCain who will then be 72 years old and Senator Barack Obama who will be age 47. Why else would they be seeking to promote their arch enemy Hillary Clinton by casting phantom votes for her?

Posted by: William | April 25, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Afater all these horrible years of Bush I can't understand why people want another Republican. McCain served his country well and talks about the war. Yet he refuses to sign onto a bipartisan bill to give our vets more services and education. This man talks like a maverick, and panders to the extreme right wing base. Why do you want more of this? He was against torture but refused to sign a bill againt waterboarding, even though he spoke out against it. He's as much as a maverick as I'm the Queen on England.

Posted by: Linda | April 25, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

If we keep put the same people in office we keep getting the same result. I can think of no better way to shake up the system than to put Obama in office.

Posted by: Erv | April 25, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Have a great weekend, Mary.

Anyone else who wants to discuss other possible "options" available to the Credentials Committee re: Michigan -- for instance, awarding Hillary all 157 delegates -- let me know.

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Night all. Time for the weekend.

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

*******Johnny Depp For Presidant*******

OK why does it really matter the only person right for presidant is Johnny Depp!! JK JK JK JK JK Even though its important why fight about it you can vote for who you want and most likly what u say wont matter to the other voters!! Vote for who you want and at least then you'll know you tried! No matter what you people say Johnny Depp Rocks!!

*******Johnny Depp For Presidant*******

Posted by: Emma Depp | April 25, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: raskolnikov | April 25, 2008 7:30 PM

That is obvious!

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Emma Depp, keep up w/ how the system works. JakeD was responding to MS's post. :)

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

why do you think McCain and Clinton and the Republicans are running ads/against Obama? He is the defacto candidate. The Republicans have already started running against him. Why don't you think you see attack ads against Clinton? Because they are scared witless of Barack's General Election campaign.

Posted by: raskolnikov | April 25, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

"Why should the Credentials Committee "split" the Michigan vote?!"

The only alternative is not to count it at all, which is what everyone agreed to from the get, including Hillary. This would be a fair compromise.

If the situation were reversed, you wouldn't hear Hillary arguing votes for Barack should be counted as-is despite her not being on the ballot ... never mind that all parties agreed with the DNC mandate that the race would not count in the nomination process.

Michigan is different from Florida, by the way, aside from lacking Obama's name on the ballot. The Florida democratic party would have been essentially powerless/held hostage by the majority in the Florida legislature that changed the primary date (though in reality the democrats didn't really fight the measure).

MI was not between a rock and a hard place and knew what the penalty would be. Since MI normally is a non-entity in the primary process, I guess the state party didn't care at the time that their votes wouldn't be counted ... and neither did Hillary, who thought she'd have this wrapped up by Feb. Now everyone's crying in their beer.

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Are u calling me an idiot??

*******Johnny Depp For Presidant*******

Posted by: Emma Depp | April 25, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

"Your [sic] an ethnocentric idiot."

See, Obama Mama, I told you ...

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

*******Johnny Depp For Presidant*******

Johnny Depp would make the perfect presidant he is really sweet and takes time to talk to people Johnny Depp rocks!

*******Johnny Depp For Presidant*******

Posted by: Emma Depp | April 25, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

SMorris,
WHEN HAVE THE COUNTRIES YOU LISTED BELOW EVER AMOUNTED TO ANYTHING. NEVER AND THEY NEVER WILL.
Posted by: | April 25, 2008 6:17 PM

Seeing that the US gets a significant portion of their oil from those countries.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2255297.stm
I figure they have amounted to something in terms of our economy. Unless you don't mind paying $20 a gallon for gas.

But this is a clear example of our failing school systems. We need a new form of moderation technology that detects stupidity along with profanity.

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Jake D.,

Your an ethnocentric idiot. "Hussein" has been a respectable name for hundreds of years. Maybe you are watching too much Fox news...Try and see beyond the filth in your head.

Posted by: MS | April 25, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't it the republicans voting for obama early on? The people shouldn't have to speak out against their own legislators breaking the DNC rules (michigan florida) these people were put into office to make sure what want gets done. we want to be heard. obviously levin thought trying to make michigan famous was more important than allowing his constituents to have a say in this election. Boo democrats. Boo obama.

Posted by: hahah | April 25, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Fred is at it AGAIN with a post devoid of any and all logic. It runs on and on and ends up saying only that:

Karl Rove strategy involves G.O.P. crossover voting to take out Clinton, marketing newcomer Obama, stripping battleground delegates, inciting a convention riot and (if necessary) declaring martial law.

Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 5:36 PM

So even if everything Fred said was true, how do you explain Operation Chaos, repubs voting for Hillary marketed every weekday for the past two months by the most-listened-to neo-con with a microphone and confirmed by exit polling in Texas, Ohio and PA. If Rove had an Obama strategy to start with, Rushbo's dittohead strategy would seem to have effectively canceled it out.

Posted by: flarrfan | April 25, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton's legacy.....impeached....lied under oath. Used the Oval Office and his position as President in a lurid way. And Hillary keeps company with him. By the way, some of our wayward Republican friends became Democtates for a day and voted for Hillary so they could vote for Mc Cain in the fall. They abhor her, but... In Cuyahoga County Ohio they were thinking of filing against the 100,000+ who changed for that very reason. Look it up in The Plain Dealer.

Posted by: Nancy | April 25, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton's legacy.....impeached....lied under oath. Used the Oval Office and his position as President in a lurid way. And Hillary keeps company with him. By the way, some of our wayward Republican friends became Democtates for a day and voted for Hillary so they could vote for Mc Cain in the fall. They abhor her, but... In Cuyahoga County Ohio they were thinking of filing against the 100,000+ who changed for that very reason. Look it up in The Plain Dealer.

Posted by: Nancy | April 25, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

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the 44th president of the United States

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

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Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

*******Johnny Depp For Presidant*******
Is anyone else with us i mean Johnny Depp rocks!! Why not have him things would be so fun!!

Posted by: Emma Depp | April 25, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Good idea, Emma -- please "write in" Mr. Depp's name in November.

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse


*******Johnny Depp For Presidant*******

Johnny Depp Rocks and u all know it he would make the perfect presidant! Johnny Depp is sweet, takes time to talk to fans, hes really nice and only cares alot about his family, fans, and many others trust me i would know i meet him!!

*******Johnny Depp For Presidant*******

Posted by: Emma Depp | April 25, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Why must everyone MIS QUOTE Michelle Obama?

For the first time in her adult life she is REALLY proud...because of the enthusiastic number of people finally taking part in their futures. She's always been proud, now she's Reeeaaaaalllly proud, get it? I hate people who hide their raciscim behind lies and misquotes. Hey, if Hillary can mis speak aka lie then why not anyone else. Only a bold lie, preconceived, is the worst.

Posted by: Cheryl | April 25, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Mary:

Think of it this way -- since it takes the current partisan heat off the question -- if MITT Romney had refused to concede the race to McCain, what would have prevented him from showing up at the GOP convention with his couple hundred delegates and praying for a miracle on that first ballot?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama has systematically attempted to destroy the legacy of Bill Clinton and his administration.
Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 5:29 PM

I think Slick Willie had a little bit more to do with destroying his legacy than anyone else (except maybe Monica L.).

Obama's need to stay on positive message has kept a lot of other Slick WIllie and Hillbilly stuff from coming out anywhere beyond the blogosphere. You should be grateful for his refusal to go negative, or there would be no Clinton legacy at all remaining.

Posted by: flarrfan | April 25, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Nancy:

McCain (and Limbaugh, I guess) could instead honestly think that she would be the better President for ALL of America.

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Mary:

Why should the Credentials Committee "split" the Michigan vote?!

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

It's obvious that mc Cain wants to go against Hillary....for good reason. He also believes it will be easier to beat her. That's why the nasty ad is running in North Carolina. That's why Rush L said to vote for Hillary. If she wants to use those 8 years in the White House as experience, then lets use all of it. Scandals and all....her personal ones. Once again. please google Clinton Fraud Trial. They use and abuse. Maybe that old email saying fits their outlook pretty well....look at life like a dog...if you can't eat it or hump it...piss on it and walk away.

Posted by: Nancy | April 25, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Thirty two years ago a Democrat politician with very little experience "transcended" politics as usual and was lifted on waves of good will to the White House. It seems to be happening again. Jimmy Carter is unknown to most young Americans. Most Americans do not remember how Carter magically seemed to appear on the American political scene. Perhaps a history lesson is in order.


"I'll never lie to you," Carter famously told American voters in 1976. His smile was all embracing. Carter seldom got angry. He talked about his evangelical Christian faith often. Carter promised change and hope. He told us that the mean and cynical government that we had come to expect from Washington was a thing of the past.


Millions of Americans, many of them who had remained uninvolved in American politics, listened. They trusted Carter to be "different." His carefully crafted words led people to believe that Jimmy Carter was something very different from the typical sort of Democrat. Carter would try something new. He was an idealist who was not wedded to failed ideals of the past.


Then Carter won. It became painfully apparent that four years as Governor of Georgia was poor experience for the leader of the Free World. Carter supported on "human rights" grounds the overthrow of the Shah of Iran (our friend) and its replacement by the Islamic theocracy which still rules Iran to this day (our enemy.) He pursed domestic policies which called for privation instead of growth. Carter lied about the firing of U.S. Attorney David Marston, who had been investigating corrupt Pennsylvania Democrat congressmen.


When America faced a genuine crisis, the illegal capture of our embassy staff by the Iranian Islamic militants, Carter was utterly at a loss. He tried to talk to negotiate their release, but the regime with whom Carter tried to work with had no interest beyond utterly humiliating America.


Carter, after the Soviets assassinated our ambassador in Afghanistan and then invaded that nation, was "surprised" that Communism was aggressive and malignant. His response was to try to exert diplomatic pressure on the Soviets as well as trade sanctions. Jimmy Carter, well into the middle of his presidency, seriously seems to have considered that Marxist-Leninist regimes were somehow like another form of socialist democracy, that Moscow was no threat to America, and that the proliferation of virulently anti-American dictators around the globe was in our long term best interest.


All of this sounds very much like Barack Obama. Carter was "magic" because he was the first nominee from the Deep South, the first nominee who talked a great deal about his religion. Obama is "magic" because he is the first black candidate and because he speaks very well. Carter was all smiles and civility, just like Obama is all niceness and calm. Pointedly, neither man speaks about political philosophy much at all.


Yet Carter was obviously a stark Leftist. What was not shown in his brief presidency has been shown in his long ex-presidency. When has Carter ever had anything to say good about America? More pointedly, what American ex-president has been so viciously partisan in his comments? His contempt for every Republican president since him certainly belies the toothy smile and meek words of 1976. Jimmy Carter is a bitter, angry man - a man who hates his country and blames America for the problems of mankind.


Barack Obama seems cut of identical cloth. Carefully scripted, Obama quickly corrects statements which show how he truly feels. He rejects anti-Semitic, anti-American supporters only when nudged to do so. His wife "misstates" when she says that she has never been proud of America until now, but Michelle corrects the error only belatedly and without apparent concern for misinterpretation.


It certainly seems as if Obama feels that the problems of America have been her moral shortcomings, which is very much what Jimmy Carter thought. It seems as if Obama feels himself morally superior to those in politics today, much like Carter did thirty years ago. Obama, like Carter, invites Americans to trust him with the most beguiling claims of spiritual elevation. Obama, like Carter was an utter and complete Democrat partisan, although he promised to be just the opposite.


Jimmy Carter never tried to "govern from the center" or "seek bipartisanship." He could easily have passed tax cuts or defense spending increases. He did not want to. Barack Obama has never sought bipartisanship. He embraces Leftism completely. They are the same: Barack Obama is our next Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Same goes for you Obamamama, to a lesser degree (and the ponce who re-posted the entire thing making fun of the spelling mistakes).

WTF

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Okay, no name poster, I think *four* times on the stupid Carter thing in the last hour is sufficient. We got it, we got it.

Eesh. :)

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA IS OUR SAVIOR.

BARAK AND REVEREND WRIGHT ARE RIGHT, GOD D*** AMERICA FOR SLAVERY AND JIM CROW.

NOW IS THE TIME TO RALLY AROUND BARAK AND MICHELLE AND MAKE THEM PROUD!

HE WILL UNITE THE PEOPLE OF COLOR AROUND THE WORLD TO FIGHT THE WHITE OPPRESSOR. THE WHITE MAN HAS HAD HIS DAY. BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HELD DOWN TO LONG.

NO MORE SO CALLED ELECTIONS WHERE TYPICAL WHITE PEOPLE VOTE IN RACIST PEOPLE WHO DONT WORK FOR US.

AND NEWS FLASH MERICAN, BARAK IS RIGHT, YOUR TYPICAL WHITE PERSON IS A RACIST.

BARAK WILL APOLOGIZE TO OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS FOR ARRAGANT AMERICAN POLICIES OF HATE AND SLAVERY.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY REV. WRIGHT IS RIGHT, ONLY BARAK CAN FORGIVE AN EVIL NATION FOUNDED ON SLAVERY.

REPARATIONS NOW!

Posted by: Obamamama | April 25, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Thirty two years ago a Democrat politician with very little experience "transcended" politics as usual and was lifted on waves of good will to the White House. It seems to be happening again. Jimmy Carter is unknown to most young Americans. Most Americans do not remember how Carter magically seemed to appear on the American political scene. Perhaps a history lesson is in order.


"I'll never lie to you," Carter famously told American voters in 1976. His smile was all embracing. Carter seldom got angry. He talked about his evangelical Christian faith often. Carter promised change and hope. He told us that the mean and cynical government that we had come to expect from Washington was a thing of the past.


Millions of Americans, many of them who had remained uninvolved in American politics, listened. They trusted Carter to be "different." His carefully crafted words led people to believe that Jimmy Carter was something very different from the typical sort of Democrat. Carter would try something new. He was an idealist who was not wedded to failed ideals of the past.


Then Carter won. It became painfully apparent that four years as Governor of Georgia was poor experience for the leader of the Free World. Carter supported on "human rights" grounds the overthrow of the Shah of Iran (our friend) and its replacement by the Islamic theocracy which still rules Iran to this day (our enemy.) He pursed domestic policies which called for privation instead of growth. Carter lied about the firing of U.S. Attorney David Marston, who had been investigating corrupt Pennsylvania Democrat congressmen.


When America faced a genuine crisis, the illegal capture of our embassy staff by the Iranian Islamic militants, Carter was utterly at a loss. He tried to talk to negotiate their release, but the regime with whom Carter tried to work with had no interest beyond utterly humiliating America.


Carter, after the Soviets assassinated our ambassador in Afghanistan and then invaded that nation, was "surprised" that Communism was aggressive and malignant. His response was to try to exert diplomatic pressure on the Soviets as well as trade sanctions. Jimmy Carter, well into the middle of his presidency, seriously seems to have considered that Marxist-Leninist regimes were somehow like another form of socialist democracy, that Moscow was no threat to America, and that the proliferation of virulently anti-American dictators around the globe was in our long term best interest.


All of this sounds very much like Barack Obama. Carter was "magic" because he was the first nominee from the Deep South, the first nominee who talked a great deal about his religion. Obama is "magic" because he is the first black candidate and because he speaks very well. Carter was all smiles and civility, just like Obama is all niceness and calm. Pointedly, neither man speaks about political philosophy much at all.


Yet Carter was obviously a stark Leftist. What was not shown in his brief presidency has been shown in his long ex-presidency. When has Carter ever had anything to say good about America? More pointedly, what American ex-president has been so viciously partisan in his comments? His contempt for every Republican president since him certainly belies the toothy smile and meek words of 1976. Jimmy Carter is a bitter, angry man - a man who hates his country and blames America for the problems of mankind.


Barack Obama seems cut of identical cloth. Carefully scripted, Obama quickly corrects statements which show how he truly feels. He rejects anti-Semitic, anti-American supporters only when nudged to do so. His wife "misstates" when she says that she has never been proud of America until now, but Michelle corrects the error only belatedly and without apparent concern for misinterpretation.


It certainly seems as if Obama feels that the problems of America have been her moral shortcomings, which is very much what Jimmy Carter thought. It seems as if Obama feels himself morally superior to those in politics today, much like Carter did thirty years ago. Obama, like Carter, invites Americans to trust him with the most beguiling claims of spiritual elevation. Obama, like Carter was an utter and complete Democrat partisan, although he promised to be just the opposite.


Jimmy Carter never tried to "govern from the center" or "seek bipartisanship." He could easily have passed tax cuts or defense spending increases. He did not want to. Barack Obama has never sought bipartisanship. He embraces Leftism completely. They are the same: Barack Obama is our next Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

"GO OBAMA!", was it really necessary to post a 38-screen-inch post? Could you have posted a link to it elsewhere instead??

I hope you don't actually expect folks to wade through all of that in this kind of forum, given the topic.

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is the future.......
He feels deep.........
''Yes We Can''

Posted by: Hope | April 25, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

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HILLLARY VOTED FOR THE WAR


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Posted by: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ | April 25, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Los Angeles Superior Court

Case Summary


PETER F PAUL VS WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON

Filing Date: 10/14/2003
Case Type: Fraud (no contract) (General Jurisdiction)
Status: Pending

Future Hearings

04/25/2008 at 08:31 am in department 47 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Hillary and Bill have exhibited their true colors " vindictive SOB's" who will lie and cheat and say anything to win. I think it is time for Hillary to go home and become a housewife. Ummmmmmm I wonder who killed Vince Foster? When do we get that answer?

These people could not care less what happens to Americans. Is it not amazing that Billy boy received a big book deal, I wonder who really purchased those books, could it be the people he did political favors for. I am sick of their tactics. I Obama loses, I will vote for McCain.

Posted by: John Foust | April 25, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

If the media is afraid to report on the Clinton fraud trial, we are not.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Why the heck are people posting the same posts over and over again (e.g., the "Factcheck.org article"? Waste of space. Maybe they're peeved when no one responds?

The folks who prefer Hillary are seemingly not doing the math:

http://www.slate.com/id/2185278/

Even if she won *every single* remaining contest by 65-35 (and you must agree this is unlikely), she cannot pass him in pledged delegates. Even if one includes Florida 55-45 *and* you split Michigan, she could not pass him. SuperDs will not be voting against their peeps en masse.

I'm all for sticking with her as long as she wants to stay in, but please, you have to face reality sooner or later.

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

All of these folks are indeed dead and it might all just be a tragic coincidence--- But I wouldn't want to be on their list of associates (just to be on the safe side)!!!!!!!!!!!

SO NOW YOU MIGHT VOTE FOR HILLARY? THINK ABOUT IT FIRST......

This is what happens when you have dirt on the Clintons :

1 - James McDougal - Clinton's convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation.

2 - Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

3 - Vince Foster - Former white House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock's Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors.

5 - C. Victor Raiser II and Montgomery Raiser, Major players in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

6 - Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992... Described by Clinton as a "Dear friend and trusted advisor."

7- Ed Willey - Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

8 - Jerry Parks - Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

9 - James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a "Black Book" of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.

10 - James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.

11- Kathy Ferguson, ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

12 - Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.

13 - Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

14 - Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.

15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

16 - Paula Grober - Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.

17 - Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno three weeks before his death

19 - Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guarantee scandal.

20 - Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

21- Charles Meissner - Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

22 - Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee, died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton's advisory council personally treated Clinton's mother, stepfather and brother.

23 - Barry Seal - Drug running pilot out of Mena, Arkansas, death was no accident.

24 - Johnny Lawhorn Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

25 - Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guarantee. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

26- Hershell Friday - Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.

27 - Kevin Ives and Don Henry - Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the two boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:

28 - Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, July 1988.

29 - Keith McMaskle - Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

30 - Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

31 - Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

33 - James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to "natural causes."

34 - Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

35 - Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD: 36 - Major William S. Barkley Jr. 37 - Captain Scott J. Reynolds 38 - Sgt. Brian Hanley 39 - Sgt. Tim Sabel 40 - Major General William Robertson 41 - Col. William Densberger 42 - Col. Robert Kelly 43 - Spec. Gary Rhodes 44 - Steve Willis 45 - Robert Williams 46 - Conway LeBleu 47 - Todd McKeehan

Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the public become aware of what happens to anyone who might damage the Clinton machine

Posted by: GO OBAMA! | April 25, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Los Angeles Superior Court

Case Summary


PETER F PAUL VS WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON

Filing Date: 10/14/2003
Case Type: Fraud (no contract) (General Jurisdiction)
Status: Pending

Future Hearings

04/25/2008 at 08:31 am in department 47 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Posted by: G LEE | April 25, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Thirty two years ago a Democrat politician with very little experience "transcended" politics as usual and was lifted on waves of good will to the White House. It seems to be happening again. Jimmy Carter is unknown to most young Americans. Most Americans do not remember how Carter magically seemed to appear on the American political scene. Perhaps a history lesson is in order.


"I'll never lie to you," Carter famously told American voters in 1976. His smile was all embracing. Carter seldom got angry. He talked about his evangelical Christian faith often. Carter promised change and hope. He told us that the mean and cynical government that we had come to expect from Washington was a thing of the past.


Millions of Americans, many of them who had remained uninvolved in American politics, listened. They trusted Carter to be "different." His carefully crafted words led people to believe that Jimmy Carter was something very different from the typical sort of Democrat. Carter would try something new. He was an idealist who was not wedded to failed ideals of the past.


Then Carter won. It became painfully apparent that four years as Governor of Georgia was poor experience for the leader of the Free World. Carter supported on "human rights" grounds the overthrow of the Shah of Iran (our friend) and its replacement by the Islamic theocracy which still rules Iran to this day (our enemy.) He pursed domestic policies which called for privation instead of growth. Carter lied about the firing of U.S. Attorney David Marston, who had been investigating corrupt Pennsylvania Democrat congressmen.


When America faced a genuine crisis, the illegal capture of our embassy staff by the Iranian Islamic militants, Carter was utterly at a loss. He tried to talk to negotiate their release, but the regime with whom Carter tried to work with had no interest beyond utterly humiliating America.


Carter, after the Soviets assassinated our ambassador in Afghanistan and then invaded that nation, was "surprised" that Communism was aggressive and malignant. His response was to try to exert diplomatic pressure on the Soviets as well as trade sanctions. Jimmy Carter, well into the middle of his presidency, seriously seems to have considered that Marxist-Leninist regimes were somehow like another form of socialist democracy, that Moscow was no threat to America, and that the proliferation of virulently anti-American dictators around the globe was in our long term best interest.


All of this sounds very much like Barack Obama. Carter was "magic" because he was the first nominee from the Deep South, the first nominee who talked a great deal about his religion. Obama is "magic" because he is the first black candidate and because he speaks very well. Carter was all smiles and civility, just like Obama is all niceness and calm. Pointedly, neither man speaks about political philosophy much at all.


Yet Carter was obviously a stark Leftist. What was not shown in his brief presidency has been shown in his long ex-presidency. When has Carter ever had anything to say good about America? More pointedly, what American ex-president has been so viciously partisan in his comments? His contempt for every Republican president since him certainly belies the toothy smile and meek words of 1976. Jimmy Carter is a bitter, angry man - a man who hates his country and blames America for the problems of mankind.


Barack Obama seems cut of identical cloth. Carefully scripted, Obama quickly corrects statements which show how he truly feels. He rejects anti-Semitic, anti-American supporters only when nudged to do so. His wife "misstates" when she says that she has never been proud of America until now, but Michelle corrects the error only belatedly and without apparent concern for misinterpretation.


It certainly seems as if Obama feels that the problems of America have been her moral shortcomings, which is very much what Jimmy Carter thought. It seems as if Obama feels himself morally superior to those in politics today, much like Carter did thirty years ago. Obama, like Carter, invites Americans to trust him with the most beguiling claims of spiritual elevation. Obama, like Carter was an utter and complete Democrat partisan, although he promised to be just the opposite.


Jimmy Carter never tried to "govern from the center" or "seek bipartisanship." He could easily have passed tax cuts or defense spending increases. He did not want to. Barack Obama has never sought bipartisanship. He embraces Leftism completely. They are the same: Barack Obama is our next Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

A VERY GOOD ARTICLE FROM FACTCHECK.ORG ABOUT THE RACIST THEOLOGY OF OBAMA''S CHURCH:
The "theology" that Wright teaches at his church is nothing like Christianity as most people understand it. The brand of theology which Wright has been teaching Obama and the others at his church is called "black liberation theology." Wright admits this and it is stated on the church's website. Black theology is based upon the premise of the white oppressor against the black oppressed. This is why, for example, that Wright refers to Jesus as black, and his killers as white. This is the only way the story of Jesus fits within this brand of "theology." Rev. Wright cites James Cone, another proponent of black liberation theology, as his theological inspiration. Here are just a couple of James Cone's quotes: (1) "To be Christian is to be one of those whom God has chosen. God has chosen black people." (2) "While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism." (3) "All white men are responsible for white oppression." (4) "Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man "the devil." (5) "If there is any contemporary meaning of the Antichrist, the white church seems to be a manifestation of it." (6) "Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love." *** These statements, and this "theology," are fundamentally racist and divisive. The fact that Obama has chosen to belong to this racist church for 20 years speaks volumes about his character and judgment, and flies in the face of his pronouncements about his ability and intent to "unite" this country.

Posted by: Uncle Tom | April 25, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

ptyfl:

When did I ever say that "Barack Huessein Obama cannot be trusted due to his middle name"?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

This is a great move for the party and for Obama's chances in November. He's putting it all together. Go Obama!!

Posted by: Chuck | April 25, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Thirty two years ago a Democrat politician with very little experience "transcended" politics as usual and was lifted on waves of good will to the White House. It seems to be happening again. Jimmy Carter is unknown to most young Americans. Most Americans do not remember how Carter magically seemed to appear on the American political scene. Perhaps a history lesson is in order.


"I'll never lie to you," Carter famously told American voters in 1976. His smile was all embracing. Carter seldom got angry. He talked about his evangelical Christian faith often. Carter promised change and hope. He told us that the mean and cynical government that we had come to expect from Washington was a thing of the past.


Millions of Americans, many of them who had remained uninvolved in American politics, listened. They trusted Carter to be "different." His carefully crafted words led people to believe that Jimmy Carter was something very different from the typical sort of Democrat. Carter would try something new. He was an idealist who was not wedded to failed ideals of the past.


Then Carter won. It became painfully apparent that four years as Governor of Georgia was poor experience for the leader of the Free World. Carter supported on "human rights" grounds the overthrow of the Shah of Iran (our friend) and its replacement by the Islamic theocracy which still rules Iran to this day (our enemy.) He pursed domestic policies which called for privation instead of growth. Carter lied about the firing of U.S. Attorney David Marston, who had been investigating corrupt Pennsylvania Democrat congressmen.


When America faced a genuine crisis, the illegal capture of our embassy staff by the Iranian Islamic militants, Carter was utterly at a loss. He tried to talk to negotiate their release, but the regime with whom Carter tried to work with had no interest beyond utterly humiliating America.


Carter, after the Soviets assassinated our ambassador in Afghanistan and then invaded that nation, was "surprised" that Communism was aggressive and malignant. His response was to try to exert diplomatic pressure on the Soviets as well as trade sanctions. Jimmy Carter, well into the middle of his presidency, seriously seems to have considered that Marxist-Leninist regimes were somehow like another form of socialist democracy, that Moscow was no threat to America, and that the proliferation of virulently anti-American dictators around the globe was in our long term best interest.


All of this sounds very much like Barack Obama. Carter was "magic" because he was the first nominee from the Deep South, the first nominee who talked a great deal about his religion. Obama is "magic" because he is the first black candidate and because he speaks very well. Carter was all smiles and civility, just like Obama is all niceness and calm. Pointedly, neither man speaks about political philosophy much at all.


Yet Carter was obviously a stark Leftist. What was not shown in his brief presidency has been shown in his long ex-presidency. When has Carter ever had anything to say good about America? More pointedly, what American ex-president has been so viciously partisan in his comments? His contempt for every Republican president since him certainly belies the toothy smile and meek words of 1976. Jimmy Carter is a bitter, angry man - a man who hates his country and blames America for the problems of mankind.


Barack Obama seems cut of identical cloth. Carefully scripted, Obama quickly corrects statements which show how he truly feels. He rejects anti-Semitic, anti-American supporters only when nudged to do so. His wife "misstates" when she says that she has never been proud of America until now, but Michelle corrects the error only belatedly and without apparent concern for misinterpretation.


It certainly seems as if Obama feels that the problems of America have been her moral shortcomings, which is very much what Jimmy Carter thought. It seems as if Obama feels himself morally superior to those in politics today, much like Carter did thirty years ago. Obama, like Carter, invites Americans to trust him with the most beguiling claims of spiritual elevation. Obama, like Carter was an utter and complete Democrat partisan, although he promised to be just the opposite.


Jimmy Carter never tried to "govern from the center" or "seek bipartisanship." He could easily have passed tax cuts or defense spending increases. He did not want to. Barack Obama has never sought bipartisanship. He embraces Leftism completely. They are the same: Barack Obama is our next Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: Democrats for Hillary | April 25, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

The Clinton snypitsteers are so evident. Too bad they don't recognize decency. You gotta be one to recognize one so understandably the Clinton spitststeers lack a vision for the betterment of this country without insults to the very values and core beliefs this country was founded on. All of that was educated out of them by the Marxist insult, invalidate machine. Congratulations on passing the lifeboat test where your mother was never admitted and she drowned dead.

Posted by: MissClarity | April 25, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

SMorris,
WHEN HAVE THE COUNTRIES YOU LISTED BELOW EVER AMOUNTED TO ANYTHING. NEVER AND THEY NEVER WILL.

Nigeria
Angola
parts of Sudan
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
parts of Republic of Congo
and some other places.

WHEN THE COLONIAL POWERS MOVE OUT THEY ALWAYS FALL. LOOK AT SOUTH AFRICA.

BLACK AMERICANS SHOULD BE HAPPY THEIR HERE NOT CRYING THEIR GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GRAND PARENTS WERE NOT TREATED RIGHT.
IF YOUR NOT HAPPY HERE GO BACK TO AFRICA NIGG*R

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

This 57-year old white female says, "GO OBAMA! My husband and I both support you 100%!

Here's a deal for the Hillary and McCain supporters. We Obama supporters will try not to hate you, and maybe you can try not to hate us.

OK?

Posted by: Alice | April 25, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

AND AGAIN BLA BLA BLA!


Not clear on why you re-posted my entire message there ... (I'd use your posting name, but you don't provide one).

I'm sorry if you're unfamiliar with netiquette rule that typing in all caps is difficult to read and considered as SHOUTING.

... or for being concerned that folks who want others to read about their viewpoint actually find their posts read.

I'm such a terrible person; I should be shot. Meanwhile, you're ignoring racist rants, but finding me worthy of criticism. That's not scary, not at all. :)

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 6:11 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

When you go to a christen church for 20 years, you're Christian
When you go to a Jewish Temples for 20 years, you're Jewish
When you go to a KKK meeting for 20 years, you're a Racist
AND
When you go to a church that preaches hatred of whites for 20 years, you're a Racist

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Not clear on why you re-posted my entire message there ... (I'd use your posting name, but you don't provide one).

I'm sorry if you're unfamiliar with netiquette rule that typing in all caps is difficult to read and considered as SHOUTING.

... or for being concerned that folks who want others to read about their viewpoint actually find their posts read.

I'm such a terrible person; I should be shot. Meanwhile, you're ignoring racist rants, but finding me worthy of criticism. That's not scary, not at all. :)

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

It is hilarious how people use ALL CAPS as a way of getting attention. Kind of like that kid in the grocery store kicking and screaming in the checkout line.

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

There is no question Obama has added to the rolls and that his new voters DO turn out. This is great for the party. There is no question that his ground organization has been the key to his victories in most of the states he's won. Again, that is great for the party. He also shows much higher strength in attracting people who are independent and republican voters. In this election in particular, against McCain, that will matter almost as much as the bigger voting base on the democrat side.

What is not being said as forthrightly is that Clinton will energize the Republican base. I have a lot of republican friends. Saying "clinton" to them is like saying "bush" to a democrat voter. Obama doesn't grate on the republicans as much. She is a weak candidate for her own party, despite her comic book claims of super strength. Her baggage is NOT known to all the young voters...it's been a generation since she and bill put a toll gate entrance to the lincoln bedroom. She is a polarizing force--just look at this election. She's got Democrats at the point of civil war.

That is the effect she has on any group--divides it into fighting camps.

Is that REALLY what this country needs for any amount of time???

Posted by: Irene | April 25, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Its impossible of either of them to win without the superdelegates...
OBAM LOST AND CLINT LOST.
or don't you know that yet


Everyone should go look at the delegates and see that it is impossible for clinton to win, there should be no argument.
Posted by: | April 25, 2008 6:05 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Thirty two years ago a Democrat politician with very little experience "transcended" politics as usual and was lifted on waves of good will to the White House. It seems to be happening again. Jimmy Carter is unknown to most young Americans. Most Americans do not remember how Carter magically seemed to appear on the American political scene. Perhaps a history lesson is in order.


"I'll never lie to you," Carter famously told American voters in 1976. His smile was all embracing. Carter seldom got angry. He talked about his evangelical Christian faith often. Carter promised change and hope. He told us that the mean and cynical government that we had come to expect from Washington was a thing of the past.


Millions of Americans, many of them who had remained uninvolved in American politics, listened. They trusted Carter to be "different." His carefully crafted words led people to believe that Jimmy Carter was something very different from the typical sort of Democrat. Carter would try something new. He was an idealist who was not wedded to failed ideals of the past.


Then Carter won. It became painfully apparent that four years as Governor of Georgia was poor experience for the leader of the Free World. Carter supported on "human rights" grounds the overthrow of the Shah of Iran (our friend) and its replacement by the Islamic theocracy which still rules Iran to this day (our enemy.) He pursed domestic policies which called for privation instead of growth. Carter lied about the firing of U.S. Attorney David Marston, who had been investigating corrupt Pennsylvania Democrat congressmen.


When America faced a genuine crisis, the illegal capture of our embassy staff by the Iranian Islamic militants, Carter was utterly at a loss. He tried to talk to negotiate their release, but the regime with whom Carter tried to work with had no interest beyond utterly humiliating America.


Carter, after the Soviets assassinated our ambassador in Afghanistan and then invaded that nation, was "surprised" that Communism was aggressive and malignant. His response was to try to exert diplomatic pressure on the Soviets as well as trade sanctions. Jimmy Carter, well into the middle of his presidency, seriously seems to have considered that Marxist-Leninist regimes were somehow like another form of socialist democracy, that Moscow was no threat to America, and that the proliferation of virulently anti-American dictators around the globe was in our long term best interest.


All of this sounds very much like Barack Obama. Carter was "magic" because he was the first nominee from the Deep South, the first nominee who talked a great deal about his religion. Obama is "magic" because he is the first black candidate and because he speaks very well. Carter was all smiles and civility, just like Obama is all niceness and calm. Pointedly, neither man speaks about political philosophy much at all.


Yet Carter was obviously a stark Leftist. What was not shown in his brief presidency has been shown in his long ex-presidency. When has Carter ever had anything to say good about America? More pointedly, what American ex-president has been so viciously partisan in his comments? His contempt for every Republican president since him certainly belies the toothy smile and meek words of 1976. Jimmy Carter is a bitter, angry man - a man who hates his country and blames America for the problems of mankind.


Barack Obama seems cut of identical cloth. Carefully scripted, Obama quickly corrects statements which show how he truly feels. He rejects anti-Semitic, anti-American supporters only when nudged to do so. His wife "misstates" when she says that she has never been proud of America until now, but Michelle corrects the error only belatedly and without apparent concern for misinterpretation.


It certainly seems as if Obama feels that the problems of America have been her moral shortcomings, which is very much what Jimmy Carter thought. It seems as if Obama feels himself morally superior to those in politics today, much like Carter did thirty years ago. Obama, like Carter, invites Americans to trust him with the most beguiling claims of spiritual elevation. Obama, like Carter was an utter and complete Democrat partisan, although he promised to be just the opposite.


Jimmy Carter never tried to "govern from the center" or "seek bipartisanship." He could easily have passed tax cuts or defense spending increases. He did not want to. Barack Obama has never sought bipartisanship. He embraces Leftism completely. They are the same: Barack Obama is our next Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

HILARY IS OLD NEWS. SHE'S GOING TO GET HER ASS WHIPPED IN BOTH NORTH CAROLINA & INDIANA. WITH ANY LUCK HER BLOWHARD, LYING, WILL DORK ANYTHING IN A DRESS HUSBAND, BILL CLINTON, WILL ALSO FADE AWAY. THE BOTH HAD THEIR 15 MINUTES OF FAME...IT'S TIME THEY JUST GO AWAY.

Posted by: BOO-HOO | April 25, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Well JakeD if Barack Huessein Obama cannot be trusted due to his middle name, he is still better than John Sydney McCain who is disloyal (I hear he is an Australian mole plotting to deliver our country's secrets to that place with the funky building).

Posted by: ptyfl | April 25, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Gee, we have a smart ass on our hands trying to correct proper writing formats!

So proper............LOL!

And did I mention that all caps is not the preferred writing format? (Didn't think someone would have to mention it, but ....)

"He is done. Period. End of report."

BZ, that's an interesting viewpoint. I suspect you'll find yourself squarely in the "disappointed" category come mid-May or mid-June. I'm afraid what you envision is highly unlikely to happen.

In a forgiving world, the rules committee would say "Oh, never mind FL; it wasn't really your fault since the Republicans controlled the outcome." I say when the time comes, count the Florida vote as-is, with her getting 49.8% of the pledged delegates (92) and him 32.9% (60) -- letting the remainder of FL delegates choose as they like.

... and give her 55% of Michigan PDs (70) and him the uncommitteds (58). She'll still be behind in the delegate count. The SDs will not ignore the pledged delegate counts by voting for her, sorry; just won't happen.

I'm afraid the powers that be won't likely do more than split MI and FL 50-50 though, if that.

To those who favor Hillary, ask yourselves this: What would you be saying if Hillary were in the lead and the Obama folks were declaring that her lead should be ignored? Think about it and then justify your position.

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 6:03 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

ANYTHING. NEVER AND THEY NEVER WILL.

Nigeria
Angola
parts of Sudan
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
parts of Republic of Congo
and some other places.

WHEN THE COLONIAL POWERS MOVE OUT THEY ALWAYS FALL. LOOK AT SOUTH AFRICA.

BLACK AMERICANS SHOULD BE HAPPY THEIR HERE NOT CRYING THEIR GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GRAND PARENTS WERE NOT TREATED RIGHT.
IF YOUR NOT HAPPY HERE GO BACK TO AFRICA.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Everyone should go look at the delegates and see that it is impossible for clinton to win, there should be no argument.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

How presumptuous for Obama to look to Nov when he's not even the nominee yet. Man, this guy ticks me the wrong way more and more.

There is a reason why McCain would not want anti-Obama ad to run. Afterall, Obama is a MUCH easier target to beat, and McCain knows it. With Clinton, what other old news can bring rehash?

Posted by: tiddle | April 25, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm lovin' it. Go get 'em Obama. Forgot about Hillary. She can only have a negative campaign to try to have a chance to defeat you.

General election mode, YES SIRRRRR!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

ELECTION 2008
Clintons to face fraud trial
Judge setting date, testimony to include ex-president, senator.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama Mamma:

I like his middle name too ; )

I am curious where you got the information he was Catholic?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 6:00 PM

Man I hope not! Instead of head from Monica Lewinsky it would be from John Lewinsky!

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

And did I mention that all caps is not the preferred writing format? (Didn't think someone would have to mention it, but ....)

"He is done. Period. End of report."

BZ, that's an interesting viewpoint. I suspect you'll find yourself squarely in the "disappointed" category come mid-May or mid-June. I'm afraid what you envision is highly unlikely to happen.

In a forgiving world, the rules committee would say "Oh, never mind FL; it wasn't really your fault since the Republicans controlled the outcome." I say when the time comes, count the Florida vote as-is, with her getting 49.8% of the pledged delegates (92) and him 32.9% (60) -- letting the remainder of FL delegates choose as they like.

... and give her 55% of Michigan PDs (70) and him the uncommitteds (58). She'll still be behind in the delegate count. The SDs will not ignore the pledged delegate counts by voting for her, sorry; just won't happen.

I'm afraid the powers that be won't likely do more than split MI and FL 50-50 though, if that.

To those who favor Hillary, ask yourselves this: What would you be saying if Hillary were in the lead and the Obama folks were declaring that her lead should be ignored? Think about it and then justify your position.

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

No more room on the boat! Sorry someone had to be left off!

That is mostly true! Unless you are from:
Nigeria
Angola
parts of Sudan
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
parts of Republic of Congo
and some other places.

Nicely put!

Obamamama | April 25, 2008 5:38 PM
Is the perfect reason obama will not and can not win.

Just look at any African county. Black Americans should be happy their family were moved to the US, or they would be in Africa starving.

Moreover, Blacks ere not the first slaves and will not be the last. Its call Humanity.


Posted by: John | April 25, 2008 5:49 PM

Posted by: PT | April 25, 2008 5:52 PM


Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:58 PM

Posted by: PT | April 25, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

The upcoming Clinton fraud trial:

Quote: "A status conference hearing is scheduled for April 25, 2008, and a trial date is expected to be announced soon.

Discovery in the case is expected to begin in May, 2008 as it proceeds to trial.

The discovery will expose an ongoing cover-up of the campaign finance crimes and the obstructions of justice directed by Hillary Clinton with the help of Bill Clinton and former DNC Chair Ed Rendell. The cover-up rivals Watergate in its corruption of each branch of government and the media."

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama Mamma:

I like his middle name too ; )

I am curious where you got the information he was Catholic?

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

AGAIN!AGAIN!AGAIN!

Obama AGAIN refutes pastor's comments, emphasizes roots!

WHATEVER!

Posted by: PT | April 25, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

That is mostly true! Unless you are from:
Nigeria
Angola
parts of Sudan
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
parts of Republic of Congo
and some other places.

Nicely put!

Obamamama | April 25, 2008 5:38 PM
Is the perfect reason obama will not and can not win.

Just look at any African county. Black Americans should be happy their family were moved to the US, or they would be in Africa starving.

Moreover, Blacks ere not the first slaves and will not be the last. Its call Humanity.


Posted by: John | April 25, 2008 5:49 PM

Posted by: PT | April 25, 2008 5:52 PM

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

TYPO FIXED

Obamamama | April 25, 2008 5:38 PM
Is the perfect reason obama will not and can not win.

Just look at any African county. Black Americans should be happy their family were moved to the US, or they would be in Africa starving.

Moreover, Blacks were not the first slaves and will not be the last. Its call Humanity.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

"Florida and Michigan counted themselves out. There was no campaigning done in either state by the candidates."

This statement is incorrect. Obama held a press conference in Tampa in September 2007 after a fundraiser at the home of Tom and Linda Scarritt. He also ran cable ads in SC that aired in Florida. None of the other candidates did these things.

Posted by: Jon | April 25, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: | April 25, 2008 5:46 PM

That was pretty good! I guess my time wasn't wasted. The person who typed "lier" was an McCain fan? Good luck with that name thing, is that spelled the right way?

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Nicely put!

Obamamama | April 25, 2008 5:38 PM
Is the perfect reason obama will not and can not win.

Just look at any African county. Black Americans should be happy their family were moved to the US, or they would be in Africa starving.

Moreover, Blacks ere not the first slaves and will not be the last. Its call Humanity.


Posted by: John | April 25, 2008 5:49 PM

Posted by: PT | April 25, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Hey all you 'idiot' heads

stop listening to anything that this jack@ss has to say

turn off the tv. turn off the radio. and go out and think for yourselves.

If you need a retard to tell you what to think and how to vote, then there really is no hope for you.

Posted by: Rush Lumbaughs an idiot | April 25, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Obamamama | April 25, 2008 5:38 PM
Is the perfect reason obama will not and can not win.

Just look at any African county. Black Americans should be happy their family were moved to the US, or they would be in Africa starving.

Moreover, Blacks ere not the first slaves and will not be the last. Its call Humanity.

Posted by: John | April 25, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

DID POPULAR VOTE COUNT AND DID BILL CLINTON HELP AL GORE?

Posted by: Deep thought | April 25, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Didn't the black man sell the slaves to the white man? LOL!


>The fact that Obama has chosen to belong
>to this racist church for 20 years speaks
>volumes about his character and judgment,
>and flies in the face of his
>pronouncements about his ability and
>intent to "unite" this
>country.

you hypocrites

you accuse obama of racism when you've been hating the arabs, muslims, iraqis, afganis, for 10 years

listen to any christian evangelical and the most hateful anti muslim garbage will spew from their mouths.

BTW, from the tape...The reverand said G*d damn America...not G*d damn AMERICANS.

big differnce

America is a racist country, but many americans are not racist. It's just that the ones in power, the ones in control are the racists.

Posted by: | April 25, 2008 5:43 PM

Posted by: PT | April 25, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

>Careful, Obama Mama, or you will get called
>an "ignorant bigot" for using his middle >name.

I don't care about his middle name of Hussien!

I love it!

it sound better than George 'the Idiot' Bush

This november, i'm voting for

BARACK HUSSIEN OBAMA

that's right media....i don't care about his middle name, or about his color, or about his religon (roman catholic)....so stop trying to manipulate us!!

Go Obama!!!!!

Posted by: Obama Mamma | April 25, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey Obama fans,

It's L-I-A-R not L-I-E-R. Also, it's S-P-E-E-C-H, not S-P-E-A-C-H. You lose cred when you mix profanity with misspellings.

For the uninitiated, JakeD is just yanking your chain. It's a bit of sport for those who don't support Obama but has become way too easy to get the desired result these days! LOL

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

LOL! Damn these are some funny comments.
Learn to spell......LOL!

OBAMA IS OUR SAVIOR.

BARAK AND REVEREND WRIGHT ARE RIGHT, GOD D*** AMERICA FOR SLAVERY AND JIM CROW.

NOW IS THE TIME TO RALLY AROUND BARAK AND MICHELLE AND MAKE THEM PROUD!

HE WILL UNITE THE PEOPLE OF COLOR AROUND THE WORLD TO FIGHT THE WHITE OPPRESSOR. THE WHITE MAN HAS HAD HIS DAY. BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HELD DOWN TO LONG.

NO MORE SO CALLED ELECTIONS WHERE TYPICAL WHITE PEOPLE VOTE IN RACIST PEOPLE WHO DONT WORK FOR US.

AND NEWS FLASH MERICAN, BARAK IS RIGHT, YOUR TYPICAL WHITE PERSON IS A RACIST.
BARAK WILL APOLOGIZE TO OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS FOR ARRAGANT AMERICAN POLICIES OF HATE AND SLAVERY.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY REV. WRIGHT IS RIGHT, ONLY BARAK CAN FORGIVE AN EVIL NATION FOUNDED ON SLAVERY.

REPARATIONS NOW!


Posted by: Obamamama | April 25, 2008 5:38 PM

Posted by: PT | April 25, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

'Fred' above is using the same fraudulent tactics as Hillary's campaign - accuse your rival of everything that you are most guilty of. Replace 'Obama' with 'Hillary' in Fred's posts and you are closer to the truth.

Florida and Michigan counted themselves out. There was no campaigning done in either state by the candidates. The non-vote held by these states is meaningless. Hillary (and Fred) is shamelessly trying to make the ridiculous argument that somehow the non-vote was not meaningless. It is pathetic.

The Democratic Party, and all the candidates agreed with the rules regarding Florida and Michigan well in advance of the campaign. It is time to show some integrity Hillary - it is time for you to support Obama.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

>The fact that Obama has chosen to belong
>to this racist church for 20 years speaks
>volumes about his character and judgment,
>and flies in the face of his
>pronouncements about his ability and
>intent to "unite" this
>country.

you hypocrites

you accuse obama of racism when you've been hating the arabs, muslims, iraqis, afganis, for 10 years

listen to any christian evangelical and the most hateful anti muslim garbage will spew from their mouths.

BTW, from the tape...The reverand said G*d damn America...not G*d damn AMERICANS.

big differnce

America is a racist country, but many americans are not racist. It's just that the ones in power, the ones in control are the racists.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Add to leftwing nutjobs Obamamama above.

Posted by: Thinkthenvote | April 25, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: james | April 25, 2008 5:16 PM

Sorry I couldn't get back to you in time there were other fools in front of you on the list. I see you took my criticism well! If you have anything else you get only five more minutes of my time to waste. I am reading so make it intelligent...

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

once again BO is showing leadership. this is a great tactical move in terms of getting the GE going while wrapping up the nominee. great move. smart move. this guy will make a great president.

Posted by: Mike | April 25, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, this party has gone on too long anyway. Is there a designated driver anywhere?

Posted by: tired | April 25, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

She has all but conceded the delegate count and now is after the popular vote count, I think that the Obama Campaign is doing the right thing. Never mind the naysayers, you must have dissention and pessimists, but this is what he needed to do all along, focus on Mc Cain and the general election.
Face it folks she lost in February, she was not prepared, plain and simple.
Best wishes to the Obama Campaign.

Posted by: debragw | April 25, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

GO HILLARY!!!

Change does not mean solutions.

Posted by: Alex | April 25, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm an independent, probably the last few left in this country. I like both McCain and Obama. I think they try, as much as you can in politics, to be straight shooters. They are not perfect people, but you get a sense that they are genuine, if slightly naive.

I'm sorry Hillary, but you're not likable enough. Your campaign is arguably more negative (See NYT editorial after PA win) and that's why I'm happy that Obama and McCain will get the nominations. I look forward to REAL policy debates, not posts from rightwing nut jobs like JakeD and rants from leftwing nutjobs like Al Sharpton.

Posted by: Thinkthenvote | April 25, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

CNN has been promulgating Obama as the new president for some time now. When ever I watch CNN, I am disenchanted with the entire system we have. Bush's presidency has proven the peoples vote does not matter. Everything we were taught in school was a lie. When the electoral collage was established the people's vote was only to make people think we have a say in our future and in how are tax dollars are spent. WAKE UP... The news networks are at it again... PER OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM THE PEOPLES VOTES MEANS NOTHING AND NEITHER DOES OBAMA REGISTERING IDIOTS
THE SYSTEM WILL PLACE THE NEXT PRESIDENT.

Posted by: john | April 25, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

LOL!

Blame and support the government all you want. The power is the people, and as long as you allow yourselves to get led around by the nose you'll never see the real problems facing the world. Get over yourselves and pick up some trash or recycle something. Or better yet, end your own life and save some food for the rest of us.

Posted by: npunish | April 25, 2008 5:30 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA IS OUR SAVIOR.

BARAK AND REVEREND WRIGHT ARE RIGHT, GOD D*** AMERICA FOR SLAVERY AND JIM CROW.

NOW IS THE TIME TO RALLY AROUND BARAK AND MICHELLE AND MAKE THEM PROUD!

HE WILL UNITE THE PEOPLE OF COLOR AROUND THE WORLD TO FIGHT THE WHITE OPPRESSOR. THE WHITE MAN HAS HAD HIS DAY. BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HELD DOWN TO LONG.

NO MORE SO CALLED ELECTIONS WHERE TYPICAL WHITE PEOPLE VOTE IN RACIST PEOPLE WHO DONT WORK FOR US.

AND NEWS FLASH MERICAN, BARAK IS RIGHT, YOUR TYPICAL WHITE PERSON IS A RACIST.
BARAK WILL APOLOGIZE TO OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS FOR ARRAGANT AMERICAN POLICIES OF HATE AND SLAVERY.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY REV. WRIGHT IS RIGHT, ONLY BARAK CAN FORGIVE AN EVIL NATION FOUNDED ON SLAVERY.

REPARATIONS NOW!

Posted by: Obamamama | April 25, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

This whole thing has gotten almost derailed. Obama needs to get it on track by focusing on message and stop theorising about this or that. "Politics is the art of the possible", said Churchill. Obama couldn't possibly solve all the societal ills. That is humanly impossible, but he can move the country to rediscover its great path in human history of bringing peoples of the world together to solve big problems together. That is what is uniquely "magical" about America. He should especially stay away from the race baiting, like he was doing at beginning of the campaign; it is a distraction and a total waste of time and energy. And if only some of his "crazy" friends could just shut up or go away; especially the Reverand. Sometimes I wonder if they are REALLY his friends; that mean well to him.
As late as last december the rev. was still rant and now this PBS interview. The rev needs to shut up; or talk his theology.
They say in the marines they break you down so that they can build you up. But maybe sometimes some people get over-broken down. Some of the stuff the Reverand says is devoid of any valid basis. You can hear that stuff from any paranoid drunks and druggies around a street corner in any town in the usa. So what ? It is baseless ranting of the frustrated, and solves nothing. It just gets aggravated idiots riled up.

Posted by: Time2moveOn | April 25, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

For those who post, if you're writing a multi-screen-inch diatribe, please hit "enter" twice every so often to create paragraphs.

Otherwise, you're ensuring your post will not be reviewed.

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Before you condemn Wright and his church I encourage you to visit your neighborhood Black Church. I have been to the Catholic, Latter Day Saints, Church of Christ, Church of God, Black, Indian, and Jehovah Witness churches. I make it a point to try to understand where people are coming from. Every one is unique in their method of preaching the word of God; however, they all worship a God. I am ashamed of how much racism is still alive in America. If Obama was named Smith and was White he would have won this thing a long time ago! It is hard enough to find a decent candidate to elect without all the bigots trying to grind him down. I am a 50 year old white woman and I am campaigning hard in Oklahoma to gain his vote. Hillary won our primary but our Governor as well as David Boren wisely chose to go with the stronger candidate. We had not heard all the lies and shameful doings of the Clinton campaign when we voted. I hope that this election will be the year we finally break through and elect a Democrat! I sincerely believe Obama can do it.

Posted by: Workman3344 | April 25, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Careful, Obama Mama, or you will get called an "ignorant bigot" for using his middle name.

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

BAMBOOZING THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE AGAIN:

Karl Rove strategy involves G.O.P. crossover voting to take out Clinton, marketing newcomer Obama, stripping battleground delegates, inciting a convention riot and (if necessary) declaring martial law. Meanwhile, revelations about the Illinois senator's ties to Chicago political fixer Tony Rezko are downplayed by the press, which is accused of exercising a double standard. Rove's name has also come up in the Rezko trial, as Democratic Party leaders push to settle the nomination soon.

Evidence of a covert campaign to undermine the presidential primaries is rife, so it's curious that the Democratic Party and even some within the G.O.P. have ignored the actual elephant in the room this year. That would be Karl Rove. Long accused of rigging the two previous presidential elections, this master of deceit would have us believe that he's gone off to sit in a corner and write op-eds.

Not so. According to an article in Time magazine last November, Republicans have been organized in several states to throw their weight behind Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic rival of Hillary Clinton. While Rove's name isn't mentioned in the story, several former fundraisers and strategists for President Bush are identified. Together, these gentlemen flushed Obama's coffers with cash early on in the race, something the deep pockets had not done for any candidate in their own party. With receipts topping $100 million in 2007, the first-term Illinois senator achieved a remarkable feat, given that most Americans only first heard of him in 2005.

The Time article went on to explain that rank and file G.O.P. voters were switching parties this spring to cast ballots for Obama in the Democratic primaries. To expedite the strategy, a website and discussion forum called Republicans for Obama formed in 2006, while the Obama camp launched its own "Be a Democrat For a Day" campaign in 2007. A video distributed by its satellite offices explained the procedure to voters in Florida, Nevada, Vermont and elsewhere. In addition, many states nowadays hold open primaries, allowing citizens to vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. In Nebraska, for example, the mayor of Omaha publicly rallied Republicans to caucus for Obama on February 9th. In Pennsylvania, Time reported on March 19th that Obama was running radio ads in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia asking Republicans to register as Democrats and then vote for him in the state's April 22nd primary.

The tactic, called crossover voting, appears to be part of a Rove-supported effort to deprive Clinton of the nomination. Republicans for Obama, for one, was not bashful in an email appeal linked to its home page before the March 4th contests. "Since Texas has an open primary," the appeal read, "Republicans and Independents should sign in at their polling place and request a Democratic ballot. They should then vote for Barack Obama... Just think, no more Clintons in the White House!"

The circumstantial evidence seems to suggest that Rove did his homework for 2008. Even with the full monte of election-scamming tools available to him - phone bank sabotage, fake polling data, swiftboating, waitlisting, electronic voting equipment, Norman Hsu, etc. - the neoconservative base he represents would be hard pressed to eclipse Clinton in November, no matter what ticket the party faithful had put forward. The former First Lady and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee has promised an immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq, along with a massive New Deal type jobs program to address the country's economic woes. Thus, all the vote-rigging ingenuity known to man probably won't make a difference if the contest isn't close. Several influential Republicans admitted as much in a February 11th story for Politico.

If, on the other hand, Obama wins the nomination (or even the VP spot), Rove's prospects brighten considerably. Largely unvetted by the press, the senator carries considerable baggage from his stint as a state legislator, particularly his 17-year relationship with Chicago slumlord Tony Rezko, currently on trial for fraud. Until the controversy over his pastor broke in March, most journalists had paid lip service to the particulars of Obama's past. And major media outlets continue to portray him as a fresh new face in American politics, a candidate whose speeches call to mind MLK and JFK, even Abraham Lincoln. For her part, the author of the November Time article, Jay Newton-Small, offered the following explanation to account for the bizarre love affair G.O.P. voters say they're having with an African American senator on the other side of the aisle. "It seems a lot of Republicans took to heart Obama's statement in his rousing speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that 'there is not a liberal America and a conservative America -- there is the United States of America.'"

For the whole article, see:
http://tinyurl.com/2anrtw

Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Unless all of us citizens learn to recongnize the emotional buttons politicians play on us, ours is a civilization, which is likely to wither away, since we picked up bad leaders. Same thing happened in history all the times, be it greek or romans. Let us hope we are not at the peak of civilization, and nowwhere to go, but down.

Coming back to specifics, learn when someoen uses capital words Hussein for Obama. See what they are doing ? Pushing an emotional button, same as someone yelling snake or spider. Even if Obama is a Muslim, how should it matter, as long as he cares for the country and its people. Similarly, it pains me to hear that al of them, Obama included, have to affirm their faith in organized religions. Why should it matter that our president is a regular churchgoer. If church-going was a useful trait, why dont we elect from priests, rabbis, and Mullahs. I think if we, as a civilization, wants to survive long-term, we should seriously look at merits of the person, not his personal affiliation or color or religion. What we need is Meritocracy, and for that to succeed, masses need to develop more intelligence, so that we can distinguish between people like Obama, and rest of the bunch, such as Hillary, McCain, Bush. People lieke Obama are inherently different, and if we are smart, we should beg him to lead the nation, rather than he asking us.

Posted by: Mani | April 25, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Is he nuts?
While Hillary beats the snot out of him, he wants to register voters.
He should be making his case on why he is a better president, not a voter registrant.
Is this what he thinks will save him with super delegates?

He is done. Period. End of report.

Posted by: BZ | April 25, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussien 08ama!
Barack Hussien 08ama!
Barack Hussien 08ama!
Barack Hussien 08ama!

All you neo con trolls that have brought this country down the past 10 years can put your hoods back on and go crawling back to your caves.

Think of it people! No more Bushes in the white house....no more Clintons. A change for a change!!!!!

Posted by: Obama Mama | April 25, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

When you go to a christen church for 20 years, you're Christian
When you go to a Jewish Temples for 20 years, you're Jewish
When you go to a KKK meeting for 20 years, you're a Racist
AND
When you go to a church that preaches hatred of whites for 20 years, you're a Racist

Posted by: James | April 25, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Hillary's campaign embodies everything that is wrong in America. She'll say anything according to the special interest of the moment, irrespective of common sense. She uses negative attacks and distortions, then denies everything, all the while accusing the object of the attack of doing the same. Her campaign expends every effort to make the whole process a popularity contest, and avoid bringing to the fore what is right for America. She's a flip-flopper and she can't be trusted. The American people need leadership that exercises common-sense, not trashy pandering to special interests. The American people need leadership that does not operate according to the lowest common denominator. The American people deserve leadership that staunchly relies on talent, insight, foresight, and an understanding of the common good of all Americans when making decisions.

Posted by: Aaron | April 25, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

ITS IS IMMORAL TO CUT TAXES ON THE RICH AT A TIME OF WAR
j mCcAIN

BOMB BOMB BOMB BOMB IRAN

Posted by: NUKE IRAN | April 25, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Blame and support the government all you want. The power is the people, and as long as you allow yourselves to get led around by the nose you'll never see the real problems facing the world. Get over yourselves and pick up some trash or recycle something. Or better yet, end your own life and save some food for the rest of us.

Posted by: npunish | April 25, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Your anti christ blather is just another reason why the American education system is tops in the world(by the way I was being sarcastic)(that means funnin' ya') Why would you disrespect the good man's name by holding onto those weird pagan prophecies that obviously have zip to do with the
King Of Peace. The "devil" is in your ear my friend. Peaceful movement is the only source of real change in the world. Why? Because so LIVED the Jesus. He sure did like parables..so much that he turned his life into one. Anti christ talk falls from a forked lounge

Posted by: cm grigg | April 25, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

STILL LESS THAN 300 DELEGATE TO 'VICTORY'

LOOKING GOOD
FEELING GOOD

GO OBAMA

Posted by: DELGATE MATH | April 25, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Wolf: Hillary isn't destroying the party; the party is doing that job just fine all by itself. The blatant bias on the part of the leadership towards Obama has offended about one-half of the party membership. The DNC's cooperation with Obama in carrying out their Bush/Rove disenfranchisement of millions of voters in Florida and Michigan, and Obama's attempt to split the party for his own ruthless purposes, do not help, either. For example, prior to Obama's candidacy, most Democrats were of the opinion that Bill Clinton was one of the best, perhaps the best, president since FDR. But, that idea got in Obama's way. He couldn't have the reputation of his opponent's husband thwart his ambitions, therefore, with carefully orchestrated race cards and lies of all sorts, he has systematically attempted to destroy the legacy of Bill Clinton and his administration. This is Obama's modus operandi; he destroys all that stands in his way. Before he is finished, he will have destroyed the unity of the Democratic Party; he will have set race relations back 50 years; and he will have destroyed the Democratic Party's chance to win the general election and with it, America's chance to recover from the terrible reign of George Bush. But, I guess to him, all these concerns are secondary to his insatiable and ruthless ambition. To see how he stabbed his friend and political mentor in the back to obtain his first elective office, go to this link:
http://tinyurl.com/2zwwte

Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

"People, take off your blinders. The Emperor has no clothes and he will lose to McCain in Nov."

This is consistently the pro-Hillary argument that cracks me up the most. It blatantly flies in the face of every reliable indicator that can be measured. Not that this will persuade anyone silly enough to make such a comment, but regardless: Republicans want Hillary to win. They mounted a large campaign to get their minions to vote for Hillary here in Texas and in other states.

With that simple, factual reality in mind, does anyone think for one second that Republicans want Hillary to win because they think she's stronger against McCain than Obama?

It's so ludicrous that it's funny. And a bit sad. And very Republicanish.

Posted by: Tim B | April 25, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

HOW MANY NEVER GO BACK TO THE GOP?

A BUNCH WILL FORGET AND SOME JUST LIKE WHAT THEY SEE.

OPERATION CHAOS ON CHAOS

Posted by: RUSH DUMBO | April 25, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

John | April 25, 2008 5:23 PM

Keyboard Warrior, is it Nigg*r or Nigg*r lover. I didn't know you could see through a computer screen!!

Once again we need testing done to prevent wasted screen real estate!!

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

A VERY GOOD ARTICLE FROM FACTCHECK.ORG ABOUT THE RACIST THEOLOGY OF OBAMA''S CHURCH:
The "theology" that Wright teaches at his church is nothing like Christianity as most people understand it. The brand of theology which Wright has been teaching Obama and the others at his church is called "black liberation theology." Wright admits this and it is stated on the church's website. Black theology is based upon the premise of the white oppressor against the black oppressed. This is why, for example, that Wright refers to Jesus as black, and his killers as white. This is the only way the story of Jesus fits within this brand of "theology." Rev. Wright cites James Cone, another proponent of black liberation theology, as his theological inspiration. Here are just a couple of James Cone's quotes: (1) "To be Christian is to be one of those whom God has chosen. God has chosen black people." (2) "While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism." (3) "All white men are responsible for white oppression." (4) "Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man "the devil." (5) "If there is any contemporary meaning of the Antichrist, the white church seems to be a manifestation of it." (6) "Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love." *** These statements, and this "theology," are fundamentally racist and divisive. The fact that Obama has chosen to belong to this racist church for 20 years speaks volumes about his character and judgment, and flies in the face of his pronouncements about his ability and intent to "unite" this country.

Posted by: Uncle tom | April 25, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

obama doesn't care that the democratic party is silencing millions of voters simply because it's officials thought it would be historic to move two states up in the primaries. My thoughts on the democrats as of right now? They are no more fascist than that of the Republican neo-cons. They are punishing the voters for our "supposed" leaders. The democrats have turned themselves into a hypocritical farce.

Posted by: lollers | April 25, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

For all who are interested, and think OBAMA can get things done. Wake up and smell the coffee! Go to the following link and read this.


http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/03/the_new_jimmy_carter.html

Posted by: PT | April 25, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, unlike you, the rest of the world knows a little about politics.

It is not illegal for a candidate to get people to come out and vote. The illegality with Rush was that he was trying to get people to vote against their conscience or to disrupt another groups political activities. In some states (like Ohio) not voting your conscience (believe it or not) is a crime. So is inciting someone else to do that.

Posted by: wolf | April 25, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

296 TO VICTORY OBAMA
446 CLINTON
702 LEFT

Posted by: DELEGATE MATH | April 25, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Fred | April 25, 2008 5:19 PM

Do you think anyone will waste their time reading that? KISS have you heard of that?

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

SMorris: April 25, 2008 5:12 PM
IQ test would be a "distraction" form the truth and per your other post you dont like the truth when it distracts from your ideology... Go home Nigg*r

Posted by: John | April 25, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

AS A REAL RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC
I AM OFFENED BY BEING COMPARED TO
GEORGE BUSH

Posted by: ALCOHOLIC | April 25, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a Democrat, but I will support Obama in the general election.

To me, it's just so sad watching Hillary try to destroy her own party for her own selfish ends.

Posted by: wolf | April 25, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Bush ran businesses into the ground so speculators could make money, he was a recovering cokehead and alcoholic, he was in tight with the Saudis (see 911) and he was the son of a former president who got him out of military duty.And we give a crap about "arrogance', a preacher, a middle name, and a couple weak gotcha pieces. Whether its fear of youth or fear of the black man or fear of responsibility the talking points lead to some form of good ole dumb Americans that always hold the majority of us back(see civil war/slavey,McCarthy,Indian genocide, Asians after the railroads were built, Reagan starting his campaign in Philadelphia MS, Modern celebrity worship, and completely missing Jesus' point etc.)

Posted by: cm grigg | April 25, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, typo -- strike the "do" in "... to do ignore...."

Apologies.

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

HILLARY AND McCAIN
WOW I COMING

Posted by: NEOCRAT NEOCON NATION | April 25, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

JakeD....America's biggest bigoted racist. This guy is always waiting around for any positive Obama news so that he can pour water on it. Jacka$$. Obama will sail through regardless of what you say. I will tell you frankly that no democrat is going to vote for John McCain simply because they are upset that Hillary did not win. That will not be a democrat in the first place so shut your pie hole.

Posted by: Tony | April 25, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

FOR LACK OF SPACE, JUST A FEW OF OBAMA'S LIES: 1. his continual reference to his "Christian" faith, which is actually "black liberation theology"; 2. his lies and omissions about his connection to his racist and anti-American "mentor and spiritual adviser"; 3. his lie that the Kennedy family provided the funding for a September 1959 airlift of 81 Kenyan students to the United States that included Obama's father; 4. his current false ad in Pennsylvania in which he lies about taking contributions from the oil companies; 5. his alleged continual opposition to the Iraq war; 6. his denial regarding playing the race card (for which he was busted by Tim Russert); 7. his denial that any meeting took place between his chief economic adviser and the Canadian official about NAFTA; 8. his changing testimony about his relationship with and monetary support from Rezko; 9. his lie about a pharmaceutical lobbyist's involvement in his campaign; 10. his statement that his parents met at the Selma march (when he was actually born 4 year before that); 11. his claim in his book that he received his racial awakening at age nine reading a Life/Ebony Magazine story about a black man who was scarred trying to dye his skin white, when both Life and Ebony say there was no such article. AND JUST A FEW OF OBAMA'S FLIP-FLOPS: 1. Special interests In January, the Obama campaign described union contributions to the campaigns of Clinton and John Edwards as "special interest" money. Obama changed his tune as he began gathering his own union endorsements. He now refers respectfully to unions as the representatives of "working people" and says he is "thrilled" by their support. 2. Public financing Obama replied "yes" in September 2007 when asked if he would agree to public financing of the presidential election if his GOP opponent did the same. Obama has now attached several conditions to such an agreement, including regulating spending by outside groups. His spokesman says the candidate never committed himself on the matter. 3. The Cuba embargo In January 2004, Obama said it was time "to end the embargo with Cuba" because it had "utterly failed in the effort to overthrow Castro." Speaking to a Cuban American audience in Miami in August 2007, he said he would not "take off the embargo" as president because it is "an important inducement for change." 4. Illegal immigration In a March 2004 questionnaire, Obama was asked if the government should "crack down on businesses that hire illegal immigrants." He replied "Oppose." In a Jan. 31, 2008, televised debate, he said that "we do have to crack down on those employers that are taking advantage of the situation." 5. Decriminalization of marijuana While running for the U.S. Senate in January 2004, Obama told Illinois college students that he supported eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana use. In the Oct. 30, 2007, presidential debate, he joined other Democratic candidates in opposing the decriminalization of marijuana.

Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Ya'll, if you would ignore Jake D, he'd eventually go away. Since I'm not holding my breath on folks being sufficiently disciplined to do ignore him, mind you, do as Jesus would -- be nice to the mental defectives. :)

"If Obama is so wonderful, why isn't this thing wrapped up already?"

Funny how those who prefer Hillary have neither asked nor expected the same of her. There are (at least) two ways of looking at everything. Apply some critical thinking.

Posted by: Mary | April 25, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

This really is starting to look as if Senator Clinton is really campaigning to be Senator McCain's running mate. If McCain were to win and if he were to decide to be a one-term President, Senator Clinton would already be VP and, therefore, the Republican nominee in 2012.

Looks like Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee have some serious competition in Hillary for the Republican VP slot.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Yep, the silly anti-Obama comments on this page earned him another $25 just now. We can do this! We need to do this!

Posted by: Gene | April 25, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

CLINTON SCANDAL

GOP TAKES OVER CONGRESS

CAN WE CHANCE BILL AGAIN?

Posted by: JACK IN THE BOX | April 25, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Ski said: "Obama is the anti-christ. Able to persuade the masses no matter what he does wrong. He will win the election. It is written!! The warning has been given. Now pray!!!!"

Just a tangent, but, according to the Mayan calender, the world is suppose to end Dec. 21, 2012.

Right around the next election cycle. Not saying Obama is the anti-Christ ... but maybe someone is?

Posted by: wtf | April 25, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

We're all skrewed, regardless who wins. Waiting for '12 for real hope...

Posted by: Chorrito83 | April 25, 2008 5:13 PM

Look at the children our school systems are producing. Sweety it is "screwed"

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Want Democrats to win the White House in this election? Read this:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,352651,00.html
Call out for Mrs. Clinton to drop out. Only then will she stop attacking Obama.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Hypocrisy 101. You make me laugh. Pre-conceived notions and no facts?!
His church essentially SUBLET a space in their newsletter which was bought by a 3rd party and used to educate people on the palestinian situation and used HAMAS as an example. Nobody affiliated with his church ever said "go hamas". Are those the facts that you speak of (and apparently never actually read for yourself)?

Double standards? Like the fact that anyone can say whatever they want about Obama, use his middle name (the second most common name on the planet) as a curse word, pandering to the worst in people, say that he's never done anything worth a damn in his career... But dear god DON'T MENTION MONICA LEWINSKY and the fact that the Clintons are liars, purgery-comming, FAFSA form idea stealing Washington Fat Cats that WE DON'T WANT ANYMORE OF. But whatever, whine about "the race card" throw Rev. Wrights name out whenever the polls need a boost.... But don't for one second try and complain about double standards.

sorry, I think you were saying something about hypocracy....

Posted by: duh | April 25, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Hillary has lowered herself to such an amazing degree. It saddens me to think of the audacity of her "Fuzzy math", her overt lies to the American people, and the "Big state argument".
Saying anything and doing anything to gain political power is OFFENSIVE to all races, ages, and orientations across America.

The time for positive change is now!

Obama 2008!

Posted by: Josh in Seattle | April 25, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Listen up .... the west is ignorant of world history and religion. The name HUSSEIN pre-dates Islam. HUSSEIN was a name before Islam, meaning it was not an Islamic name, rather a common name long before Islam was created. Printing Obama middle-name shows how ignorant Americans can be. By the way, middle-east rules the world. If in doubt, check your car - gas price. If the Republicans care about this country more, the $12 billion a month for Bush's and Cheney's cronies in Iraq should be spent here.

Posted by: John Adams | April 25, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

SMorris
all you obama supports think when obama lies and we call him on it, its distractions. The truth always hurts obama and his fans.

I have some swamp land to sell you, before obama fishes with you and throws you a way like he did his "typical white grandmother" as you say I "PITY YOU, FOOL"

Posted by: james | April 25, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

gomonkeygo: Yeah, Obama is trying to broaden the electorate, except for Florida and Michigan, that is.

Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

POPULAR VOTE DONT
COUNT FOR JACK

AND BILL HELPS NOT

ASK

AL GORE

298 DELEGATES TO VICTORY
GO OBAMA

Posted by: JACK SHOT | April 25, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Are people really freaking out about him registering people to vote? Oh no, we may have a higher turnout than normal, that's terrible! Obama is allowed to campaign to any legal voters, and if his message gets them to the voting booth for the first time then more power to him. And how is that comparable to Rush? Rush is asking his idiot minions to vote in a primary not their own in order to put up a straw candidate that McCain can beat. That's called subverting democracy. What Obama is doing is supporting democracy.

Oh but rant on about his middle name, you look really smart with that argument.

Posted by: KC | April 25, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I see it as a chance to shake things up, the Cons had the helm for 20 of the last 28 years, tha last 8 nothing to write home about, W promised Unity only divided us more, Clinton part Deux will only be same ol crap, political bickering and in fighting and nothing getting done. I want change, and I want it now, it is going to be hard until we get this ship righted again, it is taking on water and the poli's are playing games, Bag it Hillary lets get behind a new direction!

Posted by: Doug | April 25, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't Hillary win the states Obama has won? There were states that Obama won which had fewer that 3% blacks. Why couldn't Hillary win them? Obama was able to go to so many states that were ignored by Hillary. For Hillary to say that Florida and Michigan votes should be counted because their voices should be heard, never bothered to listen to the voices of the people in states she ignored to campaign saying that they are too small or don't have enough delegates. If Hillary gets the nod as the candidate she is oing to ignore a majority of the states and only concentrate on a few big states. That is absurd. She is a double talker.

Posted by: Jamie | April 25, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Rush Limbaugh definitely does not represent America and he doesn't even represent all Republicans - not even close. He mixes 1% fact with 99% propaganda and he's intelligent enough to make it sound entertaining, but he panders to people who like drama, shock and controversy.

I think it's great that the Democrats are increasing voter participation. If the Republicans feel this is some sort of assualt on America then they are free to do the work and increase voter participation, too. By all means go donate to your party and volunteer. The only way we can really find out what all Americans want is if every eligable voter participates. Voting is a privelege and a responsibility, and it's everyone's right to vote as they see fit.

I seriously doubt that any particularly large percentage of people would choose to dishonor our democratic process by voting as Limbaugh encouraged. I am sure there were some who thought it was funny, but they are irresponsible, and some who thought it was a good idea to help their party, but they are misguided. Behaving in that manner will not represent the Republican party in a way that will encourage positive growth in your party, it will only appeal to the lowest common denomenator and give the impression your values are hollow and false.

If I were a Republican I would campaign against such twisted and anti-American tactics, just as I oppose negative tactics by the Democrats.

Quit using forums like this to spread other people's venom as if it was your own opinion. Take a deep breath and decide to quit being angry and do something constructive. Go read all the candidates books and listen to their presentations in their entirety. Stop letting pundits and media with their own agenda feed you the soundbytes that spin things their way. Then make your own decision with your God-given intelligence for heaven's sake and participate in the process. This, whatever this is, is not participating.

*vows once again to quit reading at the bottom of the article and ignore the comments section*

Posted by: Foolishly Read the Comments Again | April 25, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Hillary loose this year, so she wants Obama to lose in nOvember against McCain that's why she continued her campaign after Mississippi.
she will say "ok i loose so Good Luck Barack !" .. in August. Neverthless in August it will be too late.
So we will have McCain and the Bushonians for 4 more years
And in 2012, Hillary will campaign again for the nomination and she, once again , will destroy our viable candidates.

I lived in Europe for 4 years, here it's a "classic". But in the States, these strategy, a lot of people won't believe in it .. until august and of course 2012

Posted by: James | April 25, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Quoting from the other comment: "Hillary wins one state and brags about it for the rest of her life. It would have been a big upset if Hillary didn't win Pennsylvania. She has roots in Pennsylvania. Her father was from Pennsylvania."

So we are assured that Obama is going to win Kenya?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Who's afraid of a big bad name?

Jake "Scaredy-cat" D, evidently. He can't resist putting HUSSEIN in caps.

I'm not afraid of Barack Obama's middle name. None of us are defined by our names, thank goodness!

Posted by: John | April 25, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

What is he going to change...anyone? Please enlighten me. His policy is the spitting image of Ms. Clintons, which is the same old rhetoric.

We're all skrewed, regardless who wins. Waiting for '12 for real hope...

Posted by: Chorrito83 | April 25, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

There needs to be an IQ test conducted before people can post comments. sean | April 25, 2008 5:08 PM is a perfect example of why this is crucial!

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

OK people we all know Johnny Depp is way cooler than both Hilary and Obama so we should just all vote for Johnny Depp oh wait that's right hes not running but he should!!! It would he hilarious!! Go Johnny Depp U Rock!!

Depp for Presidant!!! :)

Posted by: Ms.Depp | April 25, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

RALLY THE PARTY OBAMA!! WOOHOO!!! THAT'S what I'm talking about!!

'08!

Posted by: Obama2008 | April 25, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

"JakeD is Bill Clinton's id."

Which, as we know, is below the belt.


Actually, I must thank JakeD. He always fires up the Obama supporters and demonstrates how much change is needed.

If only WaPo would put the poster's name FIRST, then I could just skip over his idiocy instead of reading the first couple of words and THEN realizing it's ol' JakeD back at it.


P.S. I like Obama's new strategy of ignoring Clinton and moving on to McCain and the general election. She continues on simply because people pay attention to her. There is nothing else remaining.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 25, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

VICTORY COUNTDOWN
298 OBAMA 448 CLINTON
706 LEFT
SPLIT THE ELECTED 203 EACH
NEEDS 96 OF 300 SUPERS

LOOKING GOOD
FEELING GOOD

GO OBAMA

Posted by: DELEGATE MATH | April 25, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I've seen some vicious anti-Obama stuff on lots of other sites, but there are some real winners - I mean, losers! - here.

For the first time in several generations a Presidential candidate is trying to broaden the electorate, to get as many Americans to participate as possible - something that goes completely against traditional political wisdom, where you want to keep the electorate small, stupid and manageable - and people are complaining?

Wow. I think I'm going to give Obama some money. We need to see idiots like this roundly beaten in the election.

Thanks, idiots! You just earned Obama a donation!

Posted by: gomonkeygo | April 25, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

HOW OBAMA HAS USED GEORGE BUSH/KARL ROVE TACTICS TO OBTAIN OVER $62,000,000 FOR HIS CAMPAIGN, SO FAR!:
The Washington Post -- April 11,2008 -- Obama gets plenty of money from big donors too: "Sen. Barack Obama credits his presidential campaign with creating a 'parallel public financing system' built on a wave of modest donations from homemakers and high school teachers. ... But those with wealth and power also have played a critical role in creating Obama's record-breaking fundraising machine, and their generosity has earned them a prominent voice in shaping his campaign. Seventy-nine 'bundlers,' five of them billionaires, have tapped their personal networks to raise at least $200,000 each. ... Donors who have given more than $200 account for about half of Obama's total haul, which stands at nearly $240 million. ... The bundler list also sheds light on those who might seek to influence an Obama White House. They have helped the campaign recruit more than 27,000 donors to write checks for $2,300, the maximum allowed. Donors who have given more than $200 account for about half of Obama's total haul, which stands at nearly $240 million. The use of bundlers was perfected by George W. Bush, who in 2000 and 2004 set some fundraising records that Obama has shattered.
http://tinyurl.com/6dtgq6

Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

What breathtaking arrogance! Obama wants us to believe his nomination is a done deal. So my vote in the NC primary will be meaningless, and he can't be bothered to engage in any more debates. (Well, we know the real reason for that -- Obama knows that Clinton comes across as far more presidential than he does in debates!) But guess what -- the race is not over until the last superdelegate sings. In the latest Gallup Poll, Clinton does better against McCain than Obama (though the media are spinning this unwelcome news as a "statistical tie"). I just pray that people of the remaining primary states and still-uncommitted superdelegates wake up from Obama madness, see through the tactics of the pro-Obama media, and make the best decision for the Democratic party and for the nation: nominate Clinton.

Posted by: Aerin | April 25, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Fred, good one! Let's be real, if Hillary wasn't a Clinton we would have demanded she step down as a campaigner and a Senator. Her guilt by associations make your head spin. How can you seriously gloss over her husband and campaign manager collecting money to further free trade? After all the money the Clintons have made from dirty deals and dirty pardons how can you even speak of hypocrisy with Obama! Obama met Wright and Avery while working toward the good of the community. They all have done so much for the poor and oppressed. Until you have gone to a traditional Black Church for awhile you will never realize they are spiritual and emotional. As Catholics and Jews, as well Latter Day Saints, the Black Church is unique. Hate is not preached but it is not ignored for how else can you stamp it out if not to address it. I am a white middle aged Southern Baptist; however, I make it a point to visit and try to understand the differences in other religions. Try listening to Obama's talk on why Church and Sate should remain separate; however, God must always be in our government. If you chose which religion to make our great nation follow which one would be fair?

Posted by: Workman3344 | April 25, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

do the math, it's over.

Posted by: just me | April 25, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Lier Hillary has a nerve to talk about Reverand Wright. When her husband was sleeping with Lewinsky, who did lier Hillary and her husband called for religious support - yup, you guessed it..Reverend Wright. I wish Obama would say it, but on the other hand, Obama is too much of a gentleman to stoop to that level. Just another example of lier Hillary doing what she does best - deceit people with her lies.

Posted by: ob08 | April 25, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Actually, I am starting to see it clearly now... Obama should drop out. He has no chance of winning because he has not done so already. He does not have a name that everyone is comfortable with, and he associates with people who think for themselves and try to get others to do the same. Shame on him. He should drop out and let the Clintons lead us to the apocalypse in 2012. Actually, having Bill in the White House again will be entertaining. Real life soap opera distracting the media while the world goes to hell.

Posted by: Joshua | April 25, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama says he is trying to "change type of stereotyping and false division" [racism], but uses "typical white women" to describe his grandmother. Obama, is a Liar, a racist, and a FAKE.

Posted by: sean | April 25, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain wins in a landslide. The Democrats are so hatefully divided, there is no way either one can win.

Posted by: david | April 25, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Explain the sniper fire, Fred... Explain the sniper fire.

You are way more responsible for the words that come out of your mouth worse than the words that come out your buddy's mouth. No way around that.

Posted by: Gene | April 25, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Just so everyone is clear... all the candidates fabricate the details (aka lie). It is called politics.

Posted by: medigrl | April 25, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Name one powerful politician, athlete, CEO, or anybody successful without a chip on their shoulder. That= the so called arrogance. Americans have adopted such a passive aggressive mentality that the politicians are developing a "connect with the losers" strategy. Anyone complaining about arrogant politicians needs to settle down cause I can hear their kids test scores plummeting and the repo man is at the door. Be embarrassed people. We are a nation of broken dreams and a quart low on ideas.

Posted by: cm grigg | April 25, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey JakeD,
John Sidney McCain is a hot-headed, misogynistic old man who admits he knows nothing about economics. If that's the best candidate the republicans can find to run for president, then it's no wonder the republican party is going the way of its mastodon mascot. Looking forward to a democratic landslide in '08.

Posted by: warrior1 | April 25, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

james you think we are going to waste time with your distractions. PITY THE FOOL!!

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama always talks about change, but still take money from oil company. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-money24apr24,1,2328541.story

Obama talks about himself being fresh, I don't see anything fresh from the skilled negative campaign he ran against Hilary.

Ironically, when being asked about his experiences, he stopped talking how fresh he is, instead he started to bragging how his experiences.

Posted by: chuck | April 25, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Hillary wins one state and brags about it for the rest of her life. It would have been a big upset if Hillary didn't win Pennsylvania. She has roots in Pennsylvania. Her father was from Pennsylvania. Now to claim that she has a newfound momentum and therefore all the superdelegates should hold on to her tail is just plain BS. She is not even president and she is swimming in debt. If she has nobody to manage the money for her campaign, how do we expect her and her cohorts to manage our tax money. Whereas Obama has shown that he can campaign in more states and win twice as many states and manage the money for the campaign leaving him with a net $40 mil in the bank.

The other day Bill was saying 'If the democratic party had followed the republican party's rules for the primaries Hillary would be ahead now.' For how long has Bill and Hillary been in the democratic party? Are the rules of the party new news for them? Why didn't Bill complain about his dislikes for the democratic party rules before Hillary submitted her nomination to run? Well what we have is a family that thinks they own the party, and it should be a dynasty rule. Hillary is the worst news of America since Bin Laden.

Posted by: Malcom Mahoney | April 25, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Joan, per your post obama campaign sink out of sight.

READ ONE OF OBAMAS LIES:
The Camelot connection has become part of the mythology surrounding Obama's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. After Caroline Kennedy endorsed his candidacy in January, Newsweek commentator Jonathan Alter reported that she had been struck by the extraordinary way in which "history replays itself" and by how "two generations of two families -- separated by distance, culture and wealth -- can intersect in strange and wonderful ways."
It is a touching story -- but the key details are either untrue or grossly oversimplified.
Contrary to Obama's claims in speeches in January at American University and in Selma last year, the Kennedy family did not provide the funding for a September 1959 airlift of 81 Kenyan students to the United States that included Obama's father. According to historical records and interviews with participants, the Kennedys were first approached for support for the program nearly a year later, in July 1960. The family responded with a $100,000 donation, most of which went to pay for a second airlift in September 1960.
Obama spokesman Bill Burton acknowledged yesterday that the senator from Illinois had to told the truth about the Kennedy family with a role in his father's arrival in the United States. He said the Kennedy involvement in the Kenya student program apparently "started 48 years ago, not 49 years ago as Obama has mistakenly suggested in the past."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/29/AR2008032902031.html

Posted by: james | April 25, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

JAKED is a complete moron! JAKED is the problem with these elections and why we've had a two term a-hole in office today.

Can Hilary last 1 speach or debate without lying? or is everything out of her mouth a complete fabrication? How is anyone, even her supporters, going to trust her to tell us the truth if she makes it into office?

Me being a new yorker, i remember when she took office in the senate. she put on this brand new Yankees cap her first day and proclaimed that she had always been a Yankee fan. what an effing joke she is.

Posted by: miked | April 25, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Who cares if his name is HUSSEIN or if he was Muslim or Christian. Most people claim Christian and don't even know what the inside of a church looks like. Never prayed for anything other than someone else's downfall!!

JakeD works for Obama!! LOL!!

Posted by: SMorris | April 25, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

It's about time the Democratics figure out that it's not enough to register voters. You also have to tell people who to vote for - because let's face it - most voters don't have a clue about foreign policy, how to rescue our economy, or what the political system is really all about (ok - so money, maybe they get that one). Although I have to admit, encourging hordes of uninformed voters to decide who should run our country is also a little subject to debate. Anyway- a get out the vote campaign needs to be followed up with a 'vote for' campaign. That said - I hope everyone votes for the candidate they feel can best lead our country and not the candidate who is bi-racial or female or old. My vote - democrat. My ideal candidate --- Mrs. Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Mediagrl | April 25, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

"Is is also "Hypocrisy" that the Clintons actually have a relationship with Rev Wright as well?"

FALSE STATEMENT

Posted by: david | April 25, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the anti-christ. Able to persuade the masses no matter what he does wrong. He will win the election. It is written!! The warning has been given. Now pray!!!!

Posted by: Ski | April 25, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute!!! If it's "illegal" for Ruch Limbaugh to ask people to register to vote, how can Barack HUSSEIN Obama get away with it?!

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 3:37 PM

What was the point in accenting his middle name, a**hole?

Posted by: solrac2002 | April 25, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I enjoy seeing how people are asking why Obama can't get it wrapped up when Clinton can't even catch up.

Posted by: Joshua | April 25, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Wake Up America.we need change ''Obama

Posted by: david clayton | April 25, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

It's not wrapped up because it is the all but incumbent Clintons running. Without Bill she disappears two months ago. I would love a female president who was void of nepotism and lacking the "I'm gonna out bigot the men' attitude. She ain't it. Your kid may float with the water wings on, but do you call it swimming? When and if Obama wins history will probably view it as one of the biggest upsets in modern history. You could run a deaf pig with 3 legs and 1 lung in most states and win if you call it Willard Clinton. (some pig) I thought blogs and comment pages were supposed to streach the discussion. Not just create a new bathroom wall to increase the din of the news channels.

Posted by: cm grigg | April 25, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

So Obama could not get the nomination from the the current voters, and so he needs to find new voters to support him? I thought he needed to explain to existing voters precisely and exactly what is his track record of bringing change and what he can do for them (appart from changing Washington in a direction not yet defined).

Posted by: LT | April 25, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

JakeD - I hope you realize that intelligent people see through your transparent fearmongering when using Barack's middle name in your posts. Most of us, including Barack, have no control over our names.

Posted by: EiVE | April 25, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone here say that Hillary is not a lier ???? Can anyone agree with me that US president can be a great lier to his or her own people ???? Can anyone support that Presidential corruption is okey ?? Can anyone here support that moral value is nothing for a President ?? Than Go FOR HILLARY...>

Posted by: Shame on you | April 25, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I guess Obama is doing what he did near the end of his PA campaign. Round up more unregistered voters, register them, then have them vote for him. But, he still did not win PA. Obama supporters say "look at the numbers, its in the math", I say look at how much support he can rally up and still cant beat Hillary in the big populous states. I guess its in the numbers?

Posted by: in the math | April 25, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Just watched Obama's meeting with the editorial board of the Indianapolis paper. This guy is the real deal. He talked about how he wants to run a clean campaign but he has to tread carefully because he doesn't want to be a punching bag either.

And for the poster who said he had run a race-based campaign, that's the most laughable thing I've heard in a long time. Perhaps you're just feeling threatened that he might win ?

Obama 08

Posted by: vbalfour | April 25, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

thehun: The Clintons do not have a relationship with Rev. Wright. They met him once in the 1990's. Your argument is like saying the Josef Goebbels and a guy who met Hitler once share the same responsibility for the rise of Nazism. A little far fetched, don't you think?

Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

JakeD is an Isaeli spys working in the US. No wonder he hates anything that reminds him of Muslims. Go back home, Jake. We don't believe in that kind of hate here, and don't want your kind of hatemongers here.

Posted by: Iknowbetter | April 25, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

What a shrew she is. See ya Hilary, The Obama machiene is running again and you are still behind. Care to make up some new math formulas or would you rather make up some more sniper lies? Snipers don't miss. If there was sniper fire people would be dead you dumb B$@%%

Go Obama!!

Posted by: LOL At Clinton | April 25, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Is is also "Hypocrisy" that the Clintons actually have a relationship with Rev Wright as well?

Posted by: thehun | April 25, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised though I shouldn't be - to see so many persons bent on division. It their minds Obama can do no right. It seems no matter what someone does, no matter how positive, there are some who will only see negativity. Maybe thats what they thrive on, that could explain why 8 years of Bush may have been comforting.

Posted by: KH | April 25, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I THINK THE MEDIA TRYING TO MAKE THIS MORE DRAMATIC, I'M WHITE MIDDLE-AGED GRANDMOTHER THAT WILL BE VOTING FOR OBAMA WITH ANY LUCK, AND EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY WILL BE JOINING ME

Posted by: J.J. FROM FL | April 25, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

LAUNCH AWAY! This is so "typical arrogant" Obama. Hey Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia, New Mexico, Kentucky, Puerto Rico and all the rest...He is not interested in you! Or your vote! Only winning. What an arrogant, inexperienced candidate he really is.
Maybe Wright will donate to your cause. Maybe he will return the $26,000 dollars you gave him last year. Super Delegates, Where are you? Where is your vote for winning in November?

Posted by: Never for Obama | April 25, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Dear Barack Hussein Obama:
Thank you for a campaign that strived to steer from sleaze and slime.

Thanks for giving decency a chance.

Now go win that election.

Posted by: Shiv | April 25, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Who wrote this headline - Yoda?

Rush Limbaugh was asking registered REPUBLICANS to vote in DEMOCRATIC primaries, stupid. That's a completely different thing than just encouraging people to register to vote.

Posted by: Wow | April 25, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I forget what did Bush II do for America before he was elected....and what did Clinton I do for America before he was elected. and what did any president in America do if they had not yet served on a national level...this rhetoric is sent down from above to insure there is no transfusions into the infected national government...New means taking a calculated risk...not being scared and staying with the broke down old clunkers that plumb just ain't workin'

Posted by: cm grigg | April 25, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

JakeD is Bill Clinton's id.

Posted by: Isolvedthepuzzle | April 25, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

HYPOCRISY 101: One thing that I've noticed on all of the major blogs, is that no one really changes anyone else's mind on anything. Most of those who comment have their own preconceived notions, and no facts, no matter how persuasive, will change their point of view. However, another thing is equally as obvious, and that is the hypocrisy of Obama supporters who condone or make excuses for Rev. Wright and his relationship with Obama. All of us know, whether some wish to admit it or not, that if Hillary Clinton had a 20 year personal relationship with a pastor like Rev. Wright in reverse, who made derogatory comments about blacks, whose church had given a notorious white racist a lifetime achievement award last November, and whose church supported the terrorist group, Hamas -- Obama supporters and others would be calling for her immediate withdrawal from the campaign, and her career would be finished. I would have much more respect for any Obama supporter who would at least admit to the possibility of a double standard regarding this issue. YES, HYPOCRISY 101, INDEED.

Posted by: Fred | April 25, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Saddam HUSSEIN was George Bush Sr's Friend back from the CIA Days, "[W]e know he has weapons of mass destruction because we still have the receipts!!" BARACK hussein OBAMA is AWESOME and calling on Americans to wake up and smell the history!! Change, Bring it On!!!

Posted by: Bradley Kauwe | April 25, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

All Mrs. Clinton and her supporters are doing is dividing the Democratic party and handing the Presidency over to John McCain. Please, Mrs. Clinton, withdraw for the good of the party! It is only selfish to fight from here on.

Posted by: PJudice | April 25, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

If Obama is so wonderful, why isn't this thing wrapped up already?

People, take off your blinders. The Emperor has no clothes and he will lose to McCain in Nov.

We can't have another Rep white house. This was fun, but let's get real.

Posted by: AJP | April 25, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I believe Jake, Rush Limbaugh's operation chaos purpose was to get Republicans to vote for Hilary in the Primaries so they could win in the GE. And I can speak for a whole lot of 50+ whites in my area that do not shake in fear when Obama's middle name is invoked. Race is not an issue with anyone but Republicans and the Clinton fans.

Posted by: Workman3344 | April 25, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

What's up with Jake FU D?

I'm assuming that I have his middle name correct.

Posted by: Bruce, Colorado Springs | April 25, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I have a dream ,to get rid of the old furniture,let the sun shine on this great nation ,let Mr, Obama lead us

Posted by: Ramon Amon | April 25, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, people. As a person of color in this country, I never thought I'd see the day anon-white person would have a realistic shot at the job of President. With that said, I am absolutely HORRIFIED at the level of racist, and hate-mongering, things which are being written and spoken about a man who had NO CHOICE in the matter of what race or etnic background he was born into. THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO CHANGE!

Posted by: Honestly | April 25, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Hillary's toast, has been for quite some time now. Get over it.

Posted by: bud | April 25, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

POPULAR VOTE DON'T COUNT FOR JACK

AND BILL IS NO HELP EITHER

ASK AL GORE

298 DELEGATES TO VICTORY OBAMA

Posted by: JACK SHOT | April 25, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey Jake D, I'm not sure what you argument is? Somehow a persons name makes them a bad presidential candidate?

I guess its easier for you to roll in the republican gutter of poor arguments and falsehoods rather than actually coming up with a tangible reason why he's a bad candidate.

I suppose you assume that Obama is a Muslim as well; intent on becoming a suicide bomber as soon as he becomes president. People like you are the reason people say that they are from Canada when traveling abroad.

Thanks for helping to elect Bush, it has given many Americans a great reason never to vote Republican again...

Posted by: ObamaBaby | April 25, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Ok chicks-it's 4th quarter. What are you made of?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDU9xKNo-zo

Posted by: greenfun | April 25, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY
298 OBAMA
436 CLINTON
706 LEFT 300 SUPERS

LOOKING GOGD
FEELING GOOD
GO OBAMA

Posted by: DELGATE MATH | April 25, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

...of the naysayers, Obama has won the most states, won the most delegates, won the most votes, has appealed acrossed all strata of the polulation, has won over the independents, the republicans, the young, the old, white, black, hispanic, asian and in between....and has stood in spite of unfair attacks against him by the Clinton jaggernaut.
I see the next president in Barrack.

GO OBAMA 08!

Posted by: Against the din... | April 25, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

what is the d- thing?

also, we know his middle name. It doesn't freak us out.

k.

Posted by: goo | April 25, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

President Obama in the making.

Posted by: Ricardo | April 25, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

hhkeller - Have you not been following the race? Obama wants to do anything but run a race based campaign. He has been trying to avoid it at all costs....Let's start talking about issues again...he has the most focused and detailed health care plan focusing on prevention and cutting costs and he was right about Pakistan and Iraq....Know the facts bud.

Posted by: Lee Pearson | April 25, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Barack HUSSEIN Obama has indeed delivered tens of thousands of new D- voters in states that listen to Rush Limbaugh ... come November, however, every one of those votes will go to John SIDNEY McCain ; )

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Stay focused, Obama. We're behind you 100%. You have been the most vetted candidate in my 50yrs! I am totally comfortable and THRILLED that you will be our next president. OBAMA08!

Posted by: SMS | April 25, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

If Obama can deliver tens of thousands of new D- voters in states that have been ignored by the 50% +1 crowd, it will be hard for Democratic apparatus to not support him because it will lead to the holy grail, 60 Senate votes for the Democrats...Now that'll get their attention!

Posted by: thebob.bob | April 25, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama mustn't stoop to Hillary's tactics and the ugly attacks. He has to stay on message, and remain positive. He has a challenge to be sure. Not only are there a helluva lot of racists out there, there are many who are annoyed that he can't drink with the big boys. Sheesh! And that he has an education. And he's also blamed for things other people say, because he happens to know them. Guilt by assciation.Consider that long line of shady characters in Hillary's background.

Just ask yourselves this question, Obama bashers: If Barack Obama said he had to run across the tarmac to escape sniper fire, and it was proven a blatant lie, as in Hillary's case, how quickly would his campaign sink out of sight?

I wish you God's speed, Mr. Obama!

Posted by: Joan | April 25, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I forget.
What exactly has Obama done for the country beside run a race based campaign.

Posted by: hhkeller | April 25, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Dan,

stopping the bleeding definitely better news for Hillary , but you seem to be ignoring the second paragraph of the roundup you linked to :

Clinton benefited from a similar boost of support in the days immediately following the ABC debate but the race quickly fell back to its pre-debate form. Also, Rasmussen's tracking finds no tightening of the race -- though it is on a four-day average rather than a three-day one like Gallup, so momentum swings take a longer time to register. In the general, Rasmussen finds a similar improvement for Democrats; while McCain is typically strong in Rasmussen, he is today tied with Obama and leads Clinton by 2, 47% to 45%.

the article goes on to say, "For now, the trendline seems to be negative for her in Indiana, though she is certainly in a position to win as a new poll indicates."

thoughts?

Posted by: rajjjj | April 25, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! my HAIR'S ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!

Registering voters is an "assault on our Values, and People!"

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | April 25, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

GO HILLARY!!!

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

There is some polling evidence today that Clinton is enjoying a post-PA boost, and she is leading in an Indiana survey released this morning. Also, she polls much better than Obama in the latest general election poll from PA. Full roundup here: http://www.campaigndiaries.com/2008/04/friday-polls-will-clinton-get-post-pa.html

Posted by: Dan | April 25, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute!!! If it's "illegal" for Ruch Limbaugh to ask people to register to vote, how can Barack HUSSEIN Obama get away with it?!

Posted by: JakeD | April 25, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

LOL!

Well, all I can do is quote another American who faced a previous assault on our Values, and People;

"Bring it ON!" ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | April 25, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

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