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Joe Andrew Jumps from Clinton to Obama

Former state and national Democratic Party chairman Joe Andrew announces at a news conference in Indianapolis on May 1, 2008, that he has switched his allegiance from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama. (Associated Press)

Updated 12:40 p.m.
By Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman
Former Democratic Party leader Joe Andrew announced he is switching sides in the primary battle, from longtime ally Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to Sen. Barack Obama.

Andrew's announcement came without warning to either candidate. The Indiana superdelegate released a long letter this morning explaining his decision, while anticipating Clinton "attack dogs" would seek their revenge.

"You can be for someone without being against someone else," Andrew stressed in the letter, using italics for emphasis. "You can unite behind a candidate and a vision for America without rejecting another candidate and their vision, because in real life, opposed to party politics, we Democrats are on the same side."

But as the contest drags on, he added, "it is clear that a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote to continue" a Democratic battle that threatens to strengthen the presumptive GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain. He said he would use his influence within the party to press uncommitted superdelegates to sign on with Obama as soon as possible. Speaking to reporters by conference call, Andrew said, "We need to try to stop this process now."

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), a Clinton supporter who has admitted he is under pressure to deliver his state, shrugged off the Andrews endorsement. "I don't think it'll matter one bit in the state of Indiana," he said. "I don't think he's lived in our state for eight or nine years. I don't think he can even vote in Indiana."

At the heart of Andrew's sales pitch will be this message: "Don't settle for the tried and true and the simplistic slogans, but listen to your heart and dare to be inspired. Only a cynic would be critical of Barack Obama inspiring millions. Only the uninformed could forget that the candidate that wins in November is always the candidate that inspires millions."

Andrew explained that he endorsed Clinton early in the process, before he got to know Obama. But as he's observed the Illinois senator, Andrew said he has grown increasingly impressed with Obama's "thoughtful," "calm," and "temperate" responses to everything from the gas tax holiday that both Clinton and McCain are advocating to the flaps over Michigan and Florida, which moved up their primary dates in violation of DNC rules.

Clinton, who won both states' primaries, wants to overturn a DNC ruling to allow the results to be counted, but Obama -- whose name wasn't on the ballot in Michigan -- has resisted making allowances for either rogue state, beyond a neutral seating of delegates at the August convention.

Andrew said he anticipated an ugly backlash from the Clinton camp. "My endorsement of Senator Obama will not be welcome news to my friends and family at the Clinton campaign," he wrote. "If the campaign's surrogates called Governor Bill Richardson, a respected former member of President Clinton's cabinet, a 'Judas' for endorsing Senator Obama, we can all imagine how they will treat somebody like me. They are the best practitioners of the old politics, so they will no doubt call me a traitor, an opportunist and a hypocrite. I will be branded as disloyal, power-hungry, but most importantly, they will use the exact words that Republicans used to attack me when I was defending President Clinton."

Of course, Andrew added, "I am an expert on this because these were the exact tools that I mastered as a campaign volunteer, a campaign manager, a state party chair and the national chair of our party."

Posted at 11:52 AM ET on May 1, 2008
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Wow, cool man, big thanks!

Posted by: xvcxgqqrmg | May 14, 2008 5:45 PM

It appears Joe Andrews, was not going to get any special treatment with Hillary so he jumped .. ship..

What he may not realize that Hillary is going to be the next President of this country.

I wonder what he will do then?

Posted by: Dan | May 4, 2008 3:18 PM

Traitor Joe, Et tu Brute? Another Judas!!! Get real Joe. Obama saves a few of you traitors until he really needs you. Let's see the Rev. Wright-gate? Senator Obama has no plan for even changing the gas situation immediately and Senator Clinton does. Incidently, he voted for a gas tax suspension in IL 3 times. What a shock!!! What does this tell you North Carolinians and Hoosiers? Obama is truly showing himself for the empty suit that he is and the Wright thing seals the deal. He doesn't care a thing about promoting anybody but himself and his ability to be elected in November is seriously questionable. If he really cares about our party he would resign. He has far too many questionable relationships and we really don't know the half of it yet. We need Hillary Clinton because we know her for all of her flaws and perfections. We can still save the nominating process and the Democratic Party, if we do the right thing in the primaries left to come. IN and NC please don't let the rest of America down. Decisive wins for Hillary in all remaining primaries will put Obama back in his rightful place- a rookie senator lacking the experience to run our country in these most troubling times. We can still do this and I know the rest of "US" are counting on you. Bring Hillary on to the rest of "US"!!! Thank you, Mary from KY.

Posted by: Mary O'Bryan | May 4, 2008 10:24 AM

Clinton loyalists think she can get 70%+ of all reaming contests?

North Carolina

Posted by: eljefejesus | May 4, 2008 4:00 AM

There was a discussion on FOX News tonight and one of the commentators was saying that No matter what happens, the Super Delegates will have no choice but to give the nomination to Obama even if Hillary wins most of the remaining contests and Barack appears a weak candidate in the end because the Black Community will not show up at the polls if he doesn't get the nomination.

It's like saying that whether Obama deserves it or not, they owe to give it to him because he is BLACK. And because he is black, he is entitled to it.

What an idiotic comment!!!

As far as Joe Andrew goes, the guy cannot be trusted and is just as ARROGANT as his newly found master Barack. If he has any decency at all, he'll at least wait for the Tuesday's results before making a move. I don't see any objectivity in what he does except to position himself to what he thinks is inevitable. He's just another opportunist and nothing more.

Posted by: The Wiser Voter | May 3, 2008 11:29 PM

Obviously, Obama needs all the help he can get because it won't be easy to drag him over the finish line to win the election.

If Dems like tugs of war, they've chosen the right avenue. Gathering around Obama might given them enough strength to slip through the blockade that Republicans and disenchanted Democrats will put up. No doubt Joe Andrew is aware of this. He's pretty mild mannered anyway, and wears his pressure well, not exactly a rigid advocate of anyone, is he?

Posted by: Pat | May 3, 2008 11:27 PM


Posted by: MUGAMBO | May 3, 2008 11:04 PM

I like Obama most, McCain second, Hillary third.

Barrack Obama will win. He'll be the first black president of the Untied States because:

1) The Iraq war was wrong, costly, and now unpopular. Voters will throw the hawks out.

2) The economy and consumer confidence are hurting. Voters will throw the bumbs out.

3) We have enough post-60's voters now where many more voters can see right through race-baiting commercials.

By the time of the nomination voters will see through the attacks against Obama calling him a Muslim AND a Christian extremist. They know the Reverand Wright attacks are pointless because Reverand Wright is not running for President. They know Obama is not nearly as easy to paint as out-of-touch as a multi-millaionaire or an old, lifelong Washington politician. However, Obama has not gone so negative in his commericals.

4) Huckabee... I mean, Hillary did not pick up the delegates she needed in Texas or Ohio or Pennsylvania (states that favored her) and even lost delegates in Texas. She lost a long time ago when her advisers led her to disaster on 10 contests in a row following Super Tuesday.

5) Obama continues to inspire new voters and those of us who are tired of 16 years of Bushes and Clintons. Let's give a candidate who has earned their way up a chance for a change.

Obama over McCain in November 2008

Posted by: eljefejesus | May 3, 2008 5:09 PM

Go Guam for OBAMA

plus he has the two new GUAM supers up 15% with 5% of vote Remaining

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 4:57 PM

It's highly ironic that just as the momentum is swinging back to Clinton, Andrews changes camps, thereby enhancing the growing grassroots quality of Clinton's campaign and the elitist connotation that has stuck like glue to Obama.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 4:15 PM

Andrew is another Judas-style traitor.

This is the reason the Democratic Party is in gridlock because of traitor flip-floppers like Andrews.

Vote Hillary Clinton '08

Posted by: Scott D | May 3, 2008 7:50 AM

It doesn't matter how you slice it up, carve it, dice it, scattered, smothered, stirred, whipped, played back for 4 years or more, whatever, having Pastor Wright as your mentor and hero says you have a severe character flaw.

Barack Obama basically proved this himself after he threw Pastor Wright under the bus, backed-up, then ran him over thrice more the other day. And for what? Oh yeah, something about "same old politics" comes to mind. What a joke.

Why are we wasting our precious time with this inadequate candidate? Let's talk about having a Universal Healthcare program instead. Let's erase the health insurance industry(and make sure the working class insurance people get a different job of course). Let's erase the "pre-existing condition" limitation, and the cut-throat, profit-from-the-dying tactics of our broken Healthcare system.

Barack's promises may appeal to the ear, but where are the documented details of this great shaboozle of a firing-squad method he intends to use to erase our American government? Scary.

No thanks Obama

Posted by: Caught On Tape | May 3, 2008 2:07 AM



...............The 44th President of the United States

......................President Barack Obama



Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 12:57 AM

Is there any value that Hillary supporters hold higher than Hillary winning? Because the longer this goes on, the less it seems so.

Posted by: Jon | May 3, 2008 12:40 AM

Poor Joe Andrew. He always did have a problem knowing what team he was playing on!

Posted by: Mary | May 3, 2008 12:06 AM


Posted by: KIM | May 2, 2008 11:00 PM

I just wish someone could tell me just exactly what Obama has to offer anyway. I mean realistically, what experience qualifys him to be the president? And if he has already pledged non-negoitable allegiance to africa, how can he pledge allegiance to America? What if Africa became our enemy, what if it was being overtaken and run by a terrorist government? Where would obamas loyalty lie? He wont even wear an american lapel flag pin! And he comes up with some non-sense reason why,He is clearly anti-American, and any American who supports him does not have their Country,s best interest at heart. And people keep saying hillary is a liar, but look at all the really important issues that Obama has lied about. I dont care what anyone says, he is not right for our President. And the super delegates and the people who support Hillary are not just supporting a color, they are supporting a strong candidate!

Posted by: Myrtle | May 2, 2008 9:33 PM

Obama rocks, you are kidding right? when you say Clinton camp is pigment challenged. what about the fact That 90% of blacks are voting for obama? You dont honestly believe that 90% of any population would agree on one candidate, do you? They are not voting for the man, they are voting for a color! and the numbers prove it. if you really listen to some of these Black Obama followers, you will see that it is they who are obsessed with having a Black president, Not Whites obsessed with not having one! A White man could put on a Black face and if he could pull it off, no matter what his policy was, they would vote for him. And some of them want to call hillary supporters retarded!!! It seems to me the whole thing has been rigged in Obamas favor from the get go, and if Blacks get mad if hes not the nominee, then hillarys supporters will get just as mad if she is not. wonder what would happen to us if we were to riot in the streets if we dont get our way!!!!

Posted by: Myrtle | May 2, 2008 9:21 PM

If Joe can change with the wind like Obama can, then they deserve each other. And for him to say he expects the attack dogs to come after him is just another way to try and degrade Hillary! But when he try,s to bully the other superdelegates to jump on his bandwagon, well that shows who the real attack dog is. and his name is Joe! It makes me so mad when she is clearly the more viable candidate, for them to scream for her to quit. why dont they tell Obama to quit? he is the one who has nothing to offer except division and separatism!

Posted by: Myrtle | May 2, 2008 9:05 PM

I'm curious as to why people object to the superdelegates deciding this thing after the elections but nobody worries about them trying to decide this thing before the elections... why can't the superdelegates just sit back and let this play out and make their decisions at the end of the process? The DNC is running the party ads against McCain and I'm sure as soon as they stop holding the votes in Florida and Michigan hostage, they will begin to see support in the way of donations. In the meantime, the superdelegates need to STOP trying to decide this before the people with the votes.

Posted by: Kimberly | May 2, 2008 8:56 PM

So why does this guy think his opinion warrants a full "announcement" when others with significantly more clout have found it sufficient to simply announce their support?
Talk about someone grasping for a fresh 15 minutes of fame ... and where is that Clinton "pack of dogs" attacking him?
Could it be that he is just another number and nobody really cares what he has to say on the topic? I'm betting Obama has already forgotten this guys name and that Clinton had to ask "Who?" when told.

Posted by: MsToeRings | May 2, 2008 8:37 PM

I feel so sorry for the people in Indiana and North Carolina. They aren't even given a voice in choosing a nominee. The Obama Democrats have already decided they won. They don't care that Obama stayed in that church for 20 YEARS. Obama doesn't care that he called people in North Carolina and Indiana ignorant, small-town, bitter people who use religion and guns to cry into their beers because they're so poor and don't work for a living. Obama doesn't care that he eats arugula and our kids go to sleep hungry or overweight because we can't afford the $99 per pound ham that his kids eat.

Posted by: mary | May 2, 2008 6:03 PM

Victory 290 delegates

408 elected delegates remain
273 Supers uncommitted 213 current 60 to be selected
681 Total Delegates to remain

286 OR 1739 OF 2025 Obama vs.
420 of 2025 Clinton

183 at stake Tuesday

Posted by: Anonymous | May 2, 2008 4:00 PM

286 to 2025 to Victory 1739 Delegates

Thank you Joe

Please more like you soon!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 2, 2008 3:57 PM

Clinton Adviser calls Indiana voters "Worthless White N*ggers"

Posted by: kn | May 2, 2008 10:46 AM

On his show, with Hillary as guest, "O'Reilly interjected. 'I'm not middle class, I'm a rich guy.' Clinton responded (in an awkward moment), 'Rich people, God bless us. We deserve all the opportunities to make sure our country and our blessings continue until the next generation.'"

Seems like her sense of entitlement has changed little over the years since Carl Bernstein wrote (in A WOMAN IN CHARGE) that "because of the rightness or even righteousness of what the Clintons were trying to do" with their co-presidency "Bill and Hillary could ignore some of the natural laws of politics....

"Sometimes it appeared inseparable from an attitude of elitism sensed by her co-workers. A high official who worked closely for years with both...said, 'It's as if she thinks that there are some unpleasant compromises one makes when given the responsibility -- perhaps by God -- of leading the lesser lights to the Promised Land.... She thinks she should be telling the 'little people' how to live....'"

But of those poor whites who didn't support Bill, she later said "Screw 'em."

Posted by: FirstMouse | May 2, 2008 9:13 AM

wonder what job joe andrews was promised by obama

Posted by: jnn | May 2, 2008 9:10 AM

I agree about the gay comment

Posted by: hp | May 1, 2008 11:56 PM

jake d I think it would be wise for you to get a life.

God bless you!

Posted by: Jake d | May 1, 2008 10:17 PM

I wonder if it is of any interest to Indy voters that Hillary was on the board of Wal-Mart for six years?
Posted by: feastorafamine | May 1, 2008 2:29 PM


Michelle Obama was on a board of the company that provides all the food to Wal-Mart until Obama tried to bash Hillary over being the first woman on the Wal-mart Board while Sam Walton was still alive and they were selling Made In America products.

Obama attacked Hillary's position on Wal-Mart Board as the first woman ever on their board 25 years ago while ignoring his own wife's recent Board position on a company that supplies Wal-mart with its food in which she never fought for unions either - she, Michelle Obama, even voted to close down some factories that supplied Wal-Mart with food devastating a couple of towns in Colorado and putting 100's of people out of work. He has attacked her for not fighting for unions when the truth is that since not only was she the only woman on the board they were adamantly against unions and just would have voted her off the board so she fought for women's rights within Wal-Mart. Maybe all you "Girls Gone Wild" youth and university students that think you know it all should do some actual research before you stick your feet in your mouth. This camapign is not about the next new i-pod or cell phone which we all know you will be moving on to soon as you always do when a candidate gets you all worked up, and believe me it happens every four years.

Posted by: Danielle | May 1, 2008 9:52 PM

Obama is a muslim? WOW thats a shocking revelation.
Bill Clinton in 2004:
"Now one of Clinton's Laws of Politics is
this: If one candidate's trying to scare
you and the other one's trying to get you
to think; if one candidate's appealing to
your fears and the other one's appealing
to your hopes, you better vote for the
person who wants you to think and hope.
That's the best."

Posted by: feastorafamine | May 1, 2008 9:24 PM


In a December 18 column headlined "Barack Hussein Obama: Once a Muslim, Always A Muslim" and posted on her website, right-wing pundit Debbie Schlussel argued that because Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) middle name is Hussein, his late, estranged father was of Muslim descent, and he has shown interest in his father's Kenyan heritage, Obama's "loyalties" must be called into question as he emerges as a possible Democratic presidential candidate. In the column, Schlussel asked: "So, even if he identifies strongly as a Christian ... is a man who Muslims think is a Muslim, who feels some sort of psychological need to prove himself to his absent Muslim father, and who is now moving in the direction of his father's heritage, a man we want as President when we are fighting the war of our lives against Islam? Where will his loyalties be?" She ended her column by asking if Obama becoming vice president instead would be acceptable. Answering her own question, she wrote: "NO WAY, JOSE ... Or, is that, HUSSEIN?"

In questioning Obama's "loyalties," Schlussel immediately noted his middle name and then pointed to several "items in his background." First, she wrote that Obama's father was "apparently a Muslim." She went on to note that his mother's second husband was an Indonesian man, whom Schlussel described as "likely a Muslim." She also brought up a March 3, 2004, article by Scott Turow which noted that Obama attended a Muslim school while living in Indonesia. But in citing these "items" as evidence of Obama's Muslim leanings, Schlussel ignored several pertinent facts. First, she left out that Turow made clear in his 2004 article that, during his time in Indonesia, Obama transferred to a Catholic school:

[T]he new family moved to Djakarta, where Obama's sister Maya was born. (Obama describes her looks as those "of a Latin queen.")

After two years in a Muslim school, then two more in a Catholic school, Obama was sent by his mother back to her parents' home so that he could attend Hawaii's esteemed Punahou Academy.

Schlussel also left out Obama's assertions in the past that both his father and stepfather were "non-practicing" Muslims. From an April 5, 2004, Chicago Sun-Times article:

Obama describes his father, after whom he is named, as "agnostic." His paternal grandfather was a Muslim. His mother, he says, was a Christian.


When he was 6 years old, after his parents divorced, Obama moved with his mother and her new husband -- a non-practicing Muslim -- to Indonesia, where he lived until he was 10 and attended a Roman Catholic school.

"I went to a Catholic school in a Muslim country, so I was studying the Bible and catechisms by day, and, at night, you'd hear the [Muslim] prayer call," Obama recalls. "My mother was a deeply spiritual person and would spend a lot of time talking about values and give me books about the world's religions and talk to me about them.

Schlussel's column fits into a larger pattern in the recent media coverage and commentary regarding Obama. Indeed, like Schlussel -- who has repeatedly appeared on MSNBC in the past -- numerous media figures have gone out of their way to highlight Obama's middle name in recent weeks:

During MSNBC's special election coverage on November 7, co-anchor Chris Matthews remarked that Obama's "middle name is Hussein" and suggested that it would "be interesting down the road."
On November 27, MSNBC host Tucker Carlson referred to radio host Bill Press as "a true member of the Barack Hussein Obama fan club."
During the November 28 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, Republican strategist Ed Rogers referred to "Barack Hussein Obama."
On the December 5 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Brit Hume, senior political correspondent Carl Cameron told viewers: "Though he's written two books about himself already, most people know very little about Barack Hussein Obama Junior's uncommonly privileged life."
On the December 11 edition of CNN's Situation Room, correspondent Jeanne Moos noted that "[o]nly one little consonant differentiates" Obama and Osama. She then added, "[A]s if that similarity weren't enough. How about sharing the name of a former dictator? You know his middle name, Hussein."
On the December 11 edition of The Situation Room, CNN senior political analyst Jeff Greenfield compared the similarity of Obama's "business casual" clothing to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's "jacket-and-no-tie look." Greenfield concluded the segment by saying: "Now, it is one thing to have a last name that sounds like Osama and a middle name, Hussein, that is probably less than helpful. But an outfit that reminds people of a charter member of the axis of evil, why, this could leave his presidential hopes hanging by a thread." He later explained on the CNN website that he was making "a joke."
On December 13, Matthews teased another interview with Rogers by describing the strategist as "the one who just loves Barack Obama's middle name Hussein."
On the December 14 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Rush Limbaugh gave Obama a "nickname" -- "Barack Hussein Odumbo" (in reference to Obama's "big ears").
On the December 14 edition of Hardball, NBC's Mike Viqueira announced "a man named Barack Obama, whose middle name, incidentally, is Hussein, running for president."
According to Schlussel's online bio, she claims "unique expertise on radical Islam/Islamic terrorism and a host of other issues" and that her "online fan club is the Internet's second largest for a political personality -- behind only Ann Coulter."

From Schlussel's December 18 column:

Many months ago, readers began asking me whether Barack Obama is Muslim. Since he identifies as a Christian, I said, "no," and responded that he was not raised by his Kenyan father.

But, then, I decided to look further into Obama's background. His full name -- as by now you have probably heard -- is Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Hussein is a Muslim name, which comes from the name of Ali's son -- Hussein Ibn Ali. And Obama is named after his late Kenyan father, the late Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., apparently a Muslim.

And while Obama may not identify as a Muslim, that's not how the Arab and Muslim Streets see it. In Arab culture and under Islamic law, if your father is a Muslim, so are you. And once a Muslim, always a Muslim. You cannot go back. In Islamic eyes, Obama is certainly a Muslim. He may think he's a Christian, but they do not.

Then, there are the other items in his background. As best-selling author Scott Turow wrote in Salon, Obama went to a Muslim school for two years in Indonesia. His mother, Anna, married an Indonesian man (likely another Muslim, as Indonesia is Muslim-dominated and has the largest Islamic population in the world).

And Obama has a "born-again" affinity for the nation of his Muslim father, Kenya, and his Kenyan sister. (Although Kenya is largely Christian, it has a fast-growing Muslim population that has engaged in a good deal of religious violence and riots against Christians. And Kenyan courts will apply Sharia law, when the participants are Muslim.) Wrote Turow:

Obama's father died in a traffic accident in Nairobi in 1982, but while Obama was working in Chicago, he met his Kenyan sister, Auma, a linguist educated in Germany who was visiting the United States. When she returned to Kenya in 1986 to teach for a year at the University of Nairobi, Obama finally made the trip to his father's homeland he had long promised himself. There, he managed to fully embrace a heritage and a family he'd never fully known and come to terms with his father, whom he'd long regarded as an august foreign prince, but now realized was a human being burdened by his own illusions and vulnerabilities.

So, even if he identifies strongly as a Christian, and even if he despised the behavior of his father (as Obama said on Oprah); is a man who Muslims think is a Muslim, who feels some sort of psychological need to prove himself to his absent Muslim father, and who is now moving in the direction of his father's heritage, a man we want as President when we are fighting the war of our lives against Islam? Where will his loyalties be?

Is that even the man we'd want to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency, if Hillary Clinton offers him the Vice Presidential candidacy on her ticket (which he certainly wouldn't turn down)?

NO WAY, JOE ... Or, is that, HUSSEIN?

Posted by: adam | May 1, 2008 9:08 PM

That's our plan we want hurt Obama's chance of being the nominee and president,because he's too inexperienced for this job, and had not piad his dues yet in the Senate, and if he becomes the Nominee I call for all Strong Hillary supporters not to vote for Obama, stay home, vote for Hillary by write-in, vote for McCain, or Nader, but not Obama, he would have this country more messed up thanit is, that's right this is our protest for throwing Hillary under the Bus for an inexperienced Senator, I hope we do destroy his chances of being the Noinee or President, Obama is not to be trusted, and Hillary should and must stay in this race to show the Obama supporters thew DNC that she is not going to let the media or anyone push her around just because she's a woman, I'm a Black American who believe that Obama should be the one to step down even though he's leading in delegates, becasue he's surley going to lose in the general election, and he is the Nominee, I would love for him to lose for the party,because he did not deserve this post anyway, now how do you like those apples?

Go Hillary never give-up never quit for nothing or nobody, you have too many supporters backing you no matter what the DNC, the media, or the Obama Campaign and is suppoters want, make them work hard for this nomination just don't hand it to them. Obama is whuzz, whinner, complainer,whuzz, and weakling Obama, he will not be able to handle or overcome the Republican Swiftboat Machine that's waiting for him if he becomes the nominee, they will eat him alive,thisman is even scared to debate a woman again, if he was so strong and confident in himself, he should and would be willing and able to debate Hillary anytime anywhere as many times as she wants, but no he knows he cannot beat Hillary in a debate, so he chicken's and whuzzs out on Hillary now, I don't want this chicken being my President, I'm afraid Obama would whuzz out under pressure in National and International Affairs. We better go for hIllary, because she's oure best and only hope of winning the election for our party.

I hope all strong Hillary supporters will not unite around Obama or the DNC, but instead if Hillary losesthe nomination vote for her by Write-in in the general election, and think about leaving the party as well due to Hillary's unfair treatment during this campaign, this is not sour grapes, but if Hillary had lost fair and square and treated fairly and balanced thoughout this campaign, I would not have suggested meause this to all Hillary Supporters, but since the gender-biased media and the Obama campaign, and his suppoters slickly and deceptively race and gender-baited Hillary's campaign, I think my suggestion dsereves great consideration and merit to be carried out by her supporters to try and block Obama's Presidency against his suppoters and the DNC.

Posted by: Darrell | May 1, 2008 9:00 PM


I think I love you! Well said!

Posted by: Barb | May 1, 2008 8:50 PM

You might not care about Mr.Andrews endorsement BUT rest assure that it is VERY MUCH important because it is a symbolic endorsement...moving from Clinton to Obama is a signal to other superdelegates to move to the Obama is symbolic because again, Mr. Andrew was a close friend of the Clintons (just like Richardson) and he chose not to stand by her...what does that say???? Well, he has witnessed inside the Clinton machine and knows exactly how it operates on its divisiveness to win votes....if after 15 months u still don't know Obama you the voters are at his books and research on his senate experiences...keep in mind that the infamous Clinton baggage has not been publicized on cable TV becus Obama choses NOT to exploit the Clintons the way that they were back in the 1990's by the republicans....that alone should tell u Obama's level of integrity...but be sure that the republicans WILL use their baggage against them...currently the Clinton's have a case against them sitting in Supreme Court for u didn't know about that one...hey?! I am probably wasting my breath...most of u probably have made up ur mind about Obama because of his pastor which is riduculous...I just ask u to do ur research like I have...don't base ur information soley on the 30 secs of news....or something as trivial as Rev.Wright....Obama is special....go on the candidates websites...inform urselves...God bless u all!

Posted by: WAKEUP | May 1, 2008 8:44 PM

Can the volunteer bloggers from the Hillary Camp stop it already!!!!!! YOu're killing it!!!!Indiana or no Indiana Sen.Obama will be the nominee...the math is on his side...he is in the lead with the pledged delegate...popular vote(becus Michigan & Florida will not count)...more states won and he is only down 19 superdelegates and is fast catching up....WAKE UP people....she wont be the nominee...she is only hurting Obama's chance of winning the general election...I know u guyz are not that stupid!!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 8:28 PM

Does Mr. Andrew honestly think we care who he endorses. Who is this guy -- he held some office 10 years ago. His endorsement of Obama is irresponsible and self-serving and takes the vote out the hands of the people. I am so tired of this election being directed by superdelegates and the media. What about the American people and what we want. This has to go to the convention and be settled there. If it doesn't then you are going to have more crossover votes to the GOP. I have been a Dem for a long time but I will crossover to the GOP if Obama gets the nomination. The only reason he is ahead of Clinton is because early primary voters did not know then what we all know now. Mr. Obama denounces publicly a relationship that he's had 25 years. Would you say that's something we should consider when nominating a president. You had an opportunity to change horses in the middle of the stream Mr. Andrew so why don't you accord the same right to the populous voters! I say we let it get worked out at the convention. Are we a democracy or is our next President going to be selected by these superdelegates who are only interested in the success of the Democratic party and not the nomination of the best candidate for the job!!motivated

Posted by: ifyouaskme2 | May 1, 2008 8:22 PM

Clinton lays down with scallywag Republicanesque dogs, read on:

Former journalist Sidney Blumenthal has been widely credited with coining the term "vast right-wing conspiracy" used by Hillary Clinton in 1998 to describe the alliance of conservative media, think tanks, and political operatives that sought to destroy the Clinton White House where he worked as a high-level aide. A decade later, and now acting as a senior campaign advisor to Senator Clinton, Blumenthal is exploiting that same right-wing network to attack and discredit Barack Obama. And he's not hesitating to use the same sort of guilt-by-association tactics that have been the hallmark of the political right dating back to the McCarthy era.

Almost every day over the past six months, I (Huffington) have been the recipient of an email that attacks Obama's character, political views, electability, and real or manufactured associations. The original source of many of these hit pieces are virulent and sometimes extreme right-wing websites, bloggers, and publications. But they aren't being emailed out from some fringe right-wing group that somehow managed to get my email address.

Instead, it is Sidney Blumenthal who, on a regular basis, methodically dispatches these email mudballs to an influential list of opinion shapers -- including journalists, former Clinton administration officials, academics, policy entrepreneurs, and think tankers -- in what is an obvious attempt to create an echo chamber that reverberates among talk shows, columnists, and Democratic Party funders and activists. One of the recipients of the Blumenthal email blast, himself a Clinton supporter, forwards the material to me and perhaps to others.

These attacks sent out by Blumenthal, long known for his fierce and combative loyalty to the Clintons, draw on a wide variety of sources to spread his Obama-bashing. Some of the pieces are culled from the mainstream media and include some reasoned swipes at Obama's policy and political positions.

But, rather remarkably for such a self-professed liberal operative like Blumenthal, a staggering number of the anti-Obama attacks he circulates derive from highly-ideological and militant right-wing sources such as the misnamed Accuracy in Media (AIM), The Weekly Standard, City Journal, The American Conservative, and The National Review.


Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 8:16 PM

Would someone please inform me (because I really do not get it) why people "trust" that Hillary will do what she states - when she has lied feverishly throughout this campaign?

And, please inform me why the media is afraid to print the current Clinton legal problem: Paul vs Clinton?

Why do the Clintons get a pass on all of their atrocities? Please, just inform me.

Posted by: Elizabeth | May 1, 2008 7:46 PM

The tide is turning; away from HRC. How many superdelegates have been going to the Obama camp in the last 2 months? The superdelegates agree that Barrack is the one to be!

Posted by: FrankM | May 1, 2008 7:45 PM

Hillary playing the race card and now working. The media they control keep saying blacks for Obama and whites for her. The funny thing is majority of Obama supporters are whites, including Joe Andrew.

The Hillary camp is pigment challenged.

Posted by: Obama_Rocks | May 1, 2008 7:36 PM

Hillary is counting on Americans being dumbPosted by: AJ

How correct you are, and not just as it pertains to the economy. When Hiliary went on one of those late night talk shows to make fun of herself about the flagrant lie of ducking sniper fire in Bosnia, some time later she was asked about that. Her reply "I may be a lot of things but I am not dumb." I inferred from this that she thought the American voter(s) was dumb enough to fall for it.

Posted by: tydicea | May 1, 2008 7:29 PM


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 Pennsylvania victory speech. As if part of her was hoping Obama could have proved he had some chance of winning against the republican attack machine, and their unlimited money, and resources.

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."


Jacksmith... Working Class :-)

Posted by: jacksmith | May 1, 2008 7:08 PM

Ughhhh. Traitor. Joe Andrew cannot possibly call himself a democrat when he wants to shut down the race and prevent millions of voters from having chance to voice their opinion.

It's obvious that he is doing this for some sort of political gain. I hope the 30 pieces of silver is worth it.

Posted by: cw | May 1, 2008 7:00 PM


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...



Posted by: jacksmith | May 1, 2008 6:56 PM

So many of these responses are proof-positive that the USA is full of flaming idiots! It is no wonder that we have a moron like Bush as president. Our media is a joke and caters to the lowest common denominator that loves trash talk because they are not capable of understanding anything beyond Fox sound bites. Where can a person go for an intelligent discussion of the candidates and issues?

Posted by: Susan | May 1, 2008 6:48 PM

I think it's classic how the DNC keeps insisting this party will come together. They live in such a bubble. There are now fundamental differences between these two candidates and how people feel about them. It's so obvious that Obama knew more about Wright than he claimed. He makes the same denials over Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn. Bring on Jodie Evans and PINK CODE. There are some skeevy people who hang around this guy. Not to mention that with men and women in uniform in two wars in foreign lands, Michelle gives an interview and says "America is a mean country." If I had a son or a daughter in the service, Michelle Obama would never ever get into the White House. There is an astounding inability of these two people to work among common people. They live in a world of academia where 'whatever floats your boat.'

Posted by: Crazy DNC! | May 1, 2008 6:32 PM

Earlier blogger,
You forgot to mention Obama's comment about nuking Pakistan!
And that Obama's two books are FULL of the same Anti-white rhetoric that he denounced his 20 YEAR "mentor" for. And he through his own "mother's race" under the bus in the books. And that he named one book after a Wright sermon! But as as he said "Wright did not share his views" and respect "ME".
This is the MOST DIVISIVE CANDIDATE IN MEMORY! PERIOD! Please quit blogging long enough to mail him a Webster's dictionary! He really has no idea what "unity" means!

Posted by: CORE DEMOCRAT | May 1, 2008 6:32 PM

A Fair question to ask the Hillary Campaign is would they use the Pardon Executive Order to Get out of this Mess of Campaign Finance fraud with Peter F Paul , thats got Bill and Chelsea involved as well , I Mean the question is fair just how far one is willing to push to get Elected with the stakes so high wouldn't this be a question of Qualification for the Office of Presidency above all the other Conflicts of interest ??????????????

Hillary needs the Presidency at all costs to pardon her self and everyone involved in the trial in Clinton fraud case , and given the relationship the Clintons have had with the Rev Wright in the past , it is possible Rev Wright made deal with them to bury Obama , to get the Nomination , if this happens , then what does Peter F Paul have

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Litigation Release No. 18828 / August 11, 2004
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Peter F. Paul, Stephen M. Gordon, and Jeffrey L. Pittsburg, Case No. CV 04-6613 SVW (SSx) (C.D. Cal.)

Subject: Hillary needs the Presidency at all costs to pardon her self and everyone involved in the trial in Clinton fraud case , and I bet Rev Wright made deal with them to bury Obama , to get the Nomination , if this happens , then what does Peter F Paul have ?

Hillary needs the Presidency at all costs to pardon her self and everyone involved in the trial in Clinton fraud case , and I bet Rev Wright made deal with them to bury Obama , to get the Nomination , if this happens , then what does Peter F Paul have ?

While Hillary Clinton battles Barack Obama on the campaign trail, a judge in Los Angeles is quietly preparing to set a trial date in a $17 million fraud suit that aims to expose an alleged culture of widespread corruption by the Clintons and the Democratic Party.

At the conclusion of a hearing tomorrow morning before California Superior Court Judge Aurelio N. Munoz, lawyers for Hollywood mogul Peter F. Paul will begin seeking sworn testimony from all three Clintons - Bill, Hillary and Chelsea - along with top Democratic Party leaders and A-list celebrities, including Barbra Streisand, John Travolta, Brad Pitt and Cher.

Paul's team hopes for a trial in October. The Clintons' longtime lawyer David Kendall, who will attend the hearing, has declined comment on the suit.

The Clintons have tried to dismiss the case, but the California Supreme Court, in 2004, upheld a lower-court decision to deny the motion.

The recent coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright has often cast him as a marginal, almost fringe figure, but Trinity Church is a major Chicago institution, and Wright has long been a prominent pastor on the American scene.

And an anonymous blog set up to defend his church offers some compelling photographic evidence of this: A photograph of Wright and President Clinton, which it says was taken on Sept. 11, 1998 -- the date of a White House gathering for religious leaders.

[UPDATE: The blog seems to have taken that item down; here's the full image that was posted.]

Hillary Clinton, according to her recently released schedule for the day, was present at the gathering. Al Gore also appears in the picture.

Subject: Are the Clintons and Rev Wright still close enough to work together to wipe out Barack Obama ??????

Judge delays setting trial in Clinton fraud case
But accuser begins seeking sworn testimony from high-profile witnesses

CLICK The Video Link below ; The pandering Clintons first were pushing the Iraq Regime Change in the 1990s , and now they pander for the Voters that are against the war .

Posted by: Rick | May 1, 2008 6:19 PM

I can't believe that you have the balls to support Obama since the revelations of the Rev. Wright. Only a fool would ignore the facts.

1. Obama was in his (Rev Wright) church for 20 years.
2. Obama has described him (Rev Wright) as a major influence in his life.
3. Rev Wright is now very vocal about his beliefs.

If the above are true then Rev Wright and Obama have similar beliefs. If that's true Obama is as Racist as Rev Wright.

Posted by: Mike | May 1, 2008 6:11 PM

Neo Nazi/White Supremacist Hal Turner Confirms Friendship And Kinship With Sean Hannity
Reported by Ellen - March 23, 2008 - 343 comments

Earlier in the week, Sean Hannity denied, albeit in contradictory terms, ever having a relationship with neo Nazi/white supremacist Hal Turner. As I posted the night Hannity was confronted about Turner, the evidence conflicts with Hanniy's claims. Now Turner has confirmed their friendship and their sympatico views in a blog post called, "About Sean Hannity and Me. . . . . Yes, we were friends and yes, Sean agreed with some of my views." H/T Davefromqueens.
UPDATED: Comments received from someone claiming to be Hannity's Program Director

In his post (Warning: not for the faint of heart) that reveals just what kind of guy he is, Turner writes:

In my opinion, based on my first hand experience, I believe Sean Hannity is, in fact, a Hal Turner sort of guy. It seems to me that a big difference between Sean and me is that I am willing to say publicly what I think about savage Black criminals, diseased, uneducated illegal aliens and the grotesque cultural destruction wrought by satanic jews while Sean and many others keep quiet to protect their paychecks.

We have cited many times an article in The Nation as evidence that Turner and Hannity were palsy. In his post, Turner calls the author, Max Blumenthal, a "douche bag sodomite," but Blumenthal's account is essentially confirmed by Turner's:

I was quite disappointed when Sean Hannity at first tried to say he didn't know me and then went on to say that I ran some senate campaign in New Jersey. In fact, Sean Hannity does know me and we were quite friendly a number of years ago.

...When Hannity took over Bob Grant's spot on 77 WABC in New York City, I was a well-known, regular and welcome caller to his show. Through those calls, Sean and I got to know each other a bit and at some point, I can't remember exactly when, Sean gave me the secret "Guest call-in number" at WABC so that my calls could always get on the air.

When I utlized that call-in number, Sean would very often come onto that line during commercial breaks so we could chat before I went on the air. Our off-the-air chats grew to an exchange of other phone numbers, me giving Sean my home and cellular number and Sean giving me his direct dial-in number at Fox News channel.

In 1993, My wife got pregnant and around a month later, Sean reported that he and his wife were expecting their first child. We got to talking about things expectant dads talk about and the relationship grew.

...Over the course of the next three or four years, Sean and I spoke regularly off the air about our kids, politics and news of the day. My on-air calls to his show remained regular and welcome

Turner concludes his blog post by threatening to use "force and violence" against his enemies. "Those using me as a prop to attack Sean Hannity would do well to remember this fact. Rest assured I will remember them when the opportunity presents itself."

Last Wednesday (3/19/08), Hannity & Colmes guest Malik Shabazz asked Hannity, in response to his continual attacks on Barack Obama regarding his pastor, "Are you to be judged by your promotion and association with Hal Turner?"

Hannity at first denied knowing Turner, then asserted that Turner was someone running a campaign in New Jersey whom Hannity had banned from his radio show. Then in what sounded like a tacit admission to me, Hannity told Shabazz, "I'm not running for president."

Two nights later (3/21/08) on Hannity & Colmes, Hannity professed to be saddened by the racial divisiveness engendered by the controversy about Obama and his pastor. But Hannity seems to have directly participated in far more divisiveness than Obama. Please write Hannity and FOX News and demand that Hannity come clean about his own associations before he continues accusing Barack Obama about his.

Posted by: Sean Hannity the Moron and Liar | May 1, 2008 6:04 PM

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By Frederick Clarkson Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 01:11:09 PM EST printable version print story
Some media have been struggling with the explosion of controversies over statements by prominent religious supporters of Clinton, McCain and Obama. Of these, Obama's progressive pastor has received the lion's share of attention. The extreme views of Religious Right leaders Doug Coe, John Hagee and Rod Parsley much less so. Talk to Action covered these guys long before most of the media and for that matter, the blogosphere, caught up. For example, my first post picking up on Jeff Sharlet and Kathryn Joyce's Mother Jones story about Hillary Clinton and The Family, was last December. Our reporting on Hagee and Parley is better measured in years.

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Joshua Green at The Atlantic says that Doug Coe, the secretive leader of The Family, has "never made any controversial public utterance that I am aware of." But if he had read Bruce Wilson's post here at Talk to Action last week, he would have learned of this Doug Coe quote from Jeff Sharlet's forthcoming book on The Family:

"Jesus says, 'You have to put me before other people, and you have to put me before yourself.' Hitler, that was the demand of the Nazi Party. You have to put the Nazi Party and its objectives in front of your own life and ahead of other people!"

"I've seen pictures of young men in the Red Guard of China, a table laid out like a butcher table, they would bring in this young man's mother and father, lay her on the table with a basket on the end, he would take an axe and cut her head off."

"They have to put the purposes of the Red Guard ahead of the mother-father-brother-sister---their own life !"

"That was a covenant. A pledge. That was what Jesus said."

I have a review copy of the book, and I can fairly say that there is much more to come. While Senator Clinton cannot necessarily be held responsible for Coe's views -- she has been a member of this very, very small elite fundamentalist group since the early 90s: Almost as long as Obama has been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. But she refuses to talk about it at all, let alone explain her relationship to Coe and his shocking views. and the media seem to be neglecting to look into it.

Meanwhile, Media Matters for America has been tracking the issue of disparity of coverage between Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright as against coverage of John McCain's relationship to Hagee and Parsely, with whom he has sought close political relationships. He has also described Parsley as a "spritual guide."

Media continue to ignore McCain endorsers' controversial comments

Summary: Media Matters has extensively documented the disparity in media coverage devoted to controversial comments made by supporters of Sen. Barack Obama and to those made by supporters of Sen. John McCain. Several major publications have reported only on the controversy over remarks by McCain supporter John Hagee targeting Catholics, but not his controversial statements about Hurricane Katrina, Islam, women, and homosexuality. Most of those same publications have yet to report on pastor Rod Parsley and his controversial remarks in the context of McCain's campaign.

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Media Matters zeros in on one TV talking head, Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz:

On CNN's Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz has devoted a total of approximately 18 minutes to the controversy surrounding remarks made by Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. In contrast, Kurtz has led only brief discussions on two religious figures who have endorsed Sen. John McCain and who have made controversial comments -- a single two-minute discussion on Rev. John Hagee and only seven seconds on Rev. Rod Parsley.

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Posted by: Truth | May 1, 2008 6:02 PM

ALL THE WAY TO THE CONVENTION Hillary - I want to see a brawl - a mud wreslte - a snarling fight ... I don;t know what I really want... Can it really get any nastier - and have Hillary win the nomination? She is doing great with us conservatives - and Limbaugh. McCain can beat either with one hand tied behind his back.

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 5:57 PM

Obama's "body man": his dual citizenship and security clearance issues

Posted by: Robert Lewis | May 1, 2008 5:53 PM

I think joe andrew wants to see McCain win and I will help if a man who hates this country is put up for President

Posted by: frank philbrick | May 1, 2008 5:44 PM

his real name was jeff

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 5:35 PM

My little black freind in high school was named Jake.


Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 5:32 PM

You're a real fountain of knowledge. So we are to believe that the purpose of using Obama's middle name is that you are trying to teach us Arabic? What do you take us for?

Jumping up and down about something a candidate's pastor said combined with your inference that Obama is a muslim demonstrates that you are a bigot who doesn't like bigots.

Posted by: Sick of Jake D | May 1, 2008 5:31 PM

What up with "Joe" and Democrats?

Remember Joe LeiberMcCain?

Was McCarthy a Democrat?

The only good Joe is BIDEN

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 5:25 PM

Thank you Joe


Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 5:23 PM

This guy is funny, really. Does he think that just because he has been in "politics for a very long time" that we somehow are clueless as to Obama's record (or lack thereof) and alliances and should just take HIS advice? Andrew said, "We need to try to stop this process now." Nicely put, you idiot, I thought only the Republicans believed they were above the "little people" of America. How's that for letting the will of the people known? I thought the democratic way was to let all votes count. Phu-lease! And as to the points he makes above, Obama is the most far-left liberal out there (note - see Senate record) and his alliances are just starting to get reviews, unlike most politicians (he is one, sorry to burst the Obamanation bubble) who get vetted as soon as they announce their candidacy. The centrist Democrat in all this is Senator Clinton, duh, and although she has her own history, she doesn't stand on a pedestal and pretend she is "new politics". She knows what Washington is about and has reached across party lines many times to get things done and she will continue to work her butt off for us as President. Obama and his doublespeak scares me, seriously. He had YEARS to distance himself from his "controversial" pastor whom he obviously knew was too polarizing to invite to his convocation. Now he really gets mad when the Pastor "disrespects" him. Give me a break Obama! How about having that same strong feeling when Wright is disrespecting America, not just you! Obama says or does one thing, then denies and eventually explains away those issues once everyone sees the proof. That's "new politics"? Ugh. This guy is a joke, only I am not laughing.

Posted by: sunny florida | May 1, 2008 5:22 PM

What's this "one love" bit? - There we go again!!

One Hillary for President of the United States of America

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 5:20 PM


Joe Andrew ex. DNC Head appointed by Bill Clinton supports OBAMA, THANK YOU JOE

AP Delegate Count

Victory 290 delegates

408 elected delegates remain
280 Supers uncommitted 230 current 60 to be selected
688 Total Delegates free

288.5 OR 1735.5 OF 2025 Obama vs.
424.5 2025 Clinton

191 at stake Tuesday

Thank You Joe Edward


Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 5:19 PM

Looks like Joe Andrew just bought a discount ticket for a short trip on the Titanic.

Posted by: Larry | May 1, 2008 5:13 PM

You see ... I am with JakeD ... I don;t want a bro in the White House ... our whole english lexicon will change ... it would be "what's up dawg" and all that nonsence ...

You go girl ... Hilliary

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 5:08 PM

hey JAKED, you seem like an intelligent person and fellow human. i will never allow our differences in opinion to escalate into a fight that does not promote peace between us.

i do see a difference in how you use baracks given name.

4give me and correct me if i'm wrong but, it does come across as if you want to point out that his name sounds like the name of the cruel dictator from iraq. as if there was some political or idealolgical connection between them.

i would hope that you would not be trying to imply or suggest that people should question barack's loyalty to god and country because of your use of his name in capital letters.

say it aint so bro...and yes, i do consider you to be my brother......

one race..

one god...

one love..

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 5:02 PM

To All Strong Hillary Supporters:

I'm a Black American who is making a sure and true statement that I will standby until after the election, If Obama gets the Nomination please do not unite behind Obama or the Democratic Party, I will be leaving this party if he's nominated, because Hillary was not treated fairly throughout this process by the gender-biased media, Obama and his campaign staffers, Obama is the wrong candidate at this time to be our Commander and Chief, he's to inexperienced to handle and fix this mess Bush will leave behind, we must send a message to the DNC and the gender-biased media that they do not have the right to pick our President for us, why should we unite behind a party that's still full of gender-biased males and a few females as well, and don't know how to pick a Presidential candidate.

If Hillary is not the nominee, vote for her as a write-in, stay home, vote for McCain, or Nader, but definately not Obama, people would rather have an inexperienced male over an experienced female to be President, Obama is just not ready for this position, too weak-kneed, a whuzz, complainer and whinner when things don't go his way, Obama is really a whimp with an eloquent voice, we need strength and know-how, and experience from a President during these troubled times, Hillary is better prepared to meet that challenge and do the job of the Presidency effectively over Obama who needs lot's of "On The Job Training before he could even start to be an effective President, he's too green and need more time in the Senate to lean more about the workings of the government before he tries to step into such a high position.

Hillary has been thrown under the Bus for a candidate who just came on the national scene 2 or 3 years ago preaching false hope and change, Obama is no different than any other politican, please don't allow him to sucker or bamboozle you into voting for him, because he really don't know what the heck he's doing, if Hillary was involved in a racist church for all these many years, my race of people meaning Black would be marching in the streets singing "We Shall Come Someday" etc etc, my fellow Black Americans, such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be on the News Channels everyday demanding that Hillary drop out of the race, but Obama seems to get away with any scandal he's involved in, so if Obama becomes the nominee, No Hillary Supporter should stand by him or this Democratic Party, because he's not the right Black Man to run our country, in fact, I'm very leary of Obama, I think he has more drama in him that has been yet to be revealed,may not found it out until it's too late to do anything about it, Wright has more to say about Obama too, just stay tuned, this mess is not over yet, no matter how Obama tries to move on and cover this thing up even further. I just don't trust this man, and I beleive it would be a grave mistake to make this man our Democratic Nominee or President.

Also, if Obama becdomes the nominee, show your support for Hillary by voting for her as a write-in over Obama, we must try to block this man's Presidency before he messes this country up even more, In my opinion, he does not know what the heck he's doing, being a eloquent speaker of Hope, Change, and a different kind of politics in office Slogans does not equate to him being a competent effective President, especially when a lacks the experience to carry out hs duties. Don't vote for Obama based on his speeches, race or gender, but on has experience and qualificans to do his job, which Hillary already meets that criteria, and people who are jumping ship to Obama is very disloyal to the former President who thought enough of them to appoint them to a cabinet position, what traitors and Judas's they are, Hillary does not need these type of people anyway, because they are back-stabbers and not dependable to be there when they need them the most Hillary and Bill should chalk it up to a great leaerning experience, meaning there are no true loyalty amongest politicians.

Posted by: Darrell | May 1, 2008 4:59 PM

Turn out the lights the party's over Hilldog. The gas tax (now universally agreed to be a potential disaster) was the final nail in the coffin. Just no integrity. We have had that for 8 years. Now let's get out of this war, re-establish our good name as strong and caring people that don't let their own citizens die to protect profits, and go after the Al Qaeda training camps at Pakistan -Afghanistan border.

It would be such a positive start, that alone would held expedite.

Posted by: Timothy Crocker | May 1, 2008 4:58 PM

jake d; you are coming apart at the seams.

Posted by: borage | May 1, 2008 4:57 PM

Health Care - Hilliary
Strong Military - GI Jane - Hilliary
Economy - Double - Bill & Hilliary
Scandal - Bill
Lincoln Bedroom - Back up for sleep overs
Oil Lobby - deal with Iran - Gulf#3

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 4:53 PM

Wow! He was so sure when he endorsed Senator Clinton. Oh yea she was the front runner than. Its pretty obvious this guy has no opinion but how to ride the gravy train. Really, no smart Democrat actually believes Senator Obama is a good candidate.

Posted by: jim | May 1, 2008 4:52 PM

The Rev Wright still has time to shoot Obama still.

Posted by: Not So Fast Charles | May 1, 2008 4:49 PM

Obama will be the clear winner of the Democratic primary, and will make a great president.

This is the end of the Clinton campaign, thankfully.

Time to talk about some real issues.

Posted by: Charles Ludwig | May 1, 2008 4:45 PM

okay andrew there's your fifteen minutes of's all downhill from here.

Posted by: cb | May 1, 2008 4:40 PM

Saying thanks to my feather dusting puff daddy liberal Willie ... who likes to hunt.

O'Bama is not really a threat to this country and neither is Hiliary or Joh Sidney McCain.

I have heard so many negative things about Hilliary ... cold ... frosty ... but when I heard she had "testicular" fortitude - I said OK THEN she is a better man than Bill ... and he wasn't all that bad for the country in the 90s when "floopy" meant a storage device.

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 4:38 PM

Jake d
What exactly are you highlighting about his middle name?
I guess there is a point to it other than to insinuate he is a closet Muslim? A point other than fear mongoring? Are you simply enlightening us as to his lovely arabic translation of Hussein? Wow thanks for the origin of the name lesson. Thats right at the top of my list of important items to learn about, absorb, and discuss. Did you know that the Hampster is originally from Syria? Thats equally as important.

Posted by: feastorafamine | May 1, 2008 4:38 PM

May 1st, 2008

Governor Dean,

As a voter for Universal Healthcare, which is supported by Hillary Clinton and Ralph Neider, I think it's time to give 2+ MILLION voters of Florida and Michigan their FAIR SHAKE and include their INTENDED(not split - that does nothing) votes for the Presidential Primary.

Obama is being FORCED to the top, first by the nonsensical caucus process and secondly by the press being in his pocket.

Obama's dirty connections to very questionable characters are coming out of the woodwork and have made him UNELECTABLE in the fall.

In a recent poll, more Obama supporters were shown to be willing to switch to Hillary than vice-versa. This means so much for the Democratic party, and it's because people like me will vote for Mr. McCain if Obama is forced as the candidate.

If Primaries as opposed to caucuses were held originally, we would already have our candidate, and it would be Hillary.

So please, it is mandatory that FLA and MI are given their fair amount of delegates to make this contest fair.


Working Class Voter

Go Hillary!!

Posted by: Jim Dugan | May 1, 2008 4:37 PM

LOKI no see, head too far up butt.

Posted by: LOKI | May 1, 2008 4:33 PM


Unlike people using "McBush" or those other silly name-calling examples, I only highlight his actual, given name. See the difference?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 4:29 PM

Who is Joe Andrew these days? It turns out Insurance lobbying forms are behind his switch over in order to defeat Universal Health Insurance Coverage for the people.

Joe Andrew works for Washington lobbying firm (Sonnenschein Dot com) whose office is run mainly from fees paid by Insurance Companies. Everyone one knows these Insurance Companies are dead against Universal Health Insurance Coverage for all the people.

These insurance companies are in full speed in support of Obama now. It is becoming clearer and clearer now, Obama candidacy is also in the pocket of Insurance Companies. They want to kill Universal Health Insurance for all the people.

If you believe Universal Health Coverage is your right, you need to investigate fast.

Posted by: Universal Health Coverage For All | May 1, 2008 4:25 PM

Why doesn't the media cover Clinton's upcoming trials? One for fraud and the other is of their contributor, Hsu?

Probably because no one takes her seriously anymore.

The whole guilt by association thing is stupid beyond reason. The only ones pushing it are the Clinton people and the McBush people.

Or has Mr. Andrews puts it:

"they will use the exact words that Republicans used to attack me when I was defending President Clinton."

Because it's all they know.

Posted by: Alex | May 1, 2008 4:20 PM

Must kill democracy. Must not let hope and change fix things. This Obama is the chosen one. We must not let him survive and kill the Matrix. Must kill all humans, especially the white blue eyed devils.

Posted by: DEATH TO HUMANS | May 1, 2008 4:14 PM

since we're being childish, let's get all the name calling out of our goes....

obama HUSSEIN bin ladin.

jowls mcnugget...



mcsame as bush...




here's one of my favorites, Sinister Hillary Clinton...






hitlery clinton...

louis obamakhan...




snake oil obama...


g.i. jane..the hero that never happened

the duck hunter...




far left and right nuts...

our freedom of speech and expression is priceless. its nice to see how seriously we take it when expressing serious issues...grow up...i love u guys...all of u.

since we have focused on, and made our differences sooo important that we are willing to hate and disrespect eachother because of them, why then don't we focus on the one thing that we all are...HUMAN and what we need as HUMANS to peacefully co-exist.


i double "d" dare you to be as passionate about the positive progress of humanity as you are about defending partisan, cultural, racial, religious or whatever bull s--t differences that you think should be more important than common respect for the quality of human life.

we were and are HUMAN long before and far above all else.

if you decide to take that challenge, start with yourself.

Posted by: LOKI | May 1, 2008 4:06 PM

Sick of Jake D:

Sorry you are feeling ill. Since I am not a bigot, my purpose in bringing up Obama's middle name is to get little-known facts out into the public -- for instance, did you know that HUSSEIN means "handsome" in Arabic? Even if you did, there are still American voters out there who don't (yet). Are you ashamed of his middle name?

Anonymous at 3:47 PM:

First of all, I don't hide behind anonymous postings. Second, I am not a "hypocrite" (I donate to World Vision in Africa), but whether a candidate for President donates only to white charities or only to black charities is at least as relevant as belonging to all-white country clubs, etc. Lastly, I am not "one of hilary's high school drop outs" (nor am I Catholic). I graduated at the top of my Stanford Law School class -- how about you?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 4:05 PM

RON...i say AMen to that.
WHen hilary get's and endorsement confetti comes down and clapping...and sarcism are in the endorsements....when obama get's endorsed..the person is traitor, have no loyalty. If one of obama's supporters had jump ship to clinton's side, her mindless drones wouldnt complain. Superdelegates can change their minds from Obama or clinton anyday....and for those who feel that clinton can win in 2012, think again..she is damage goods...some fresh face, senator edwards will kick her least he didnt divide the party...OR I GUESS THE REPUBLICANS WILL ALWAYS BE IN POWER, CAUSE OBAMA'S SUPPORTERS WILL ALWAYS VOTE FOR THE OTHER SIDE OVER HER....SO YOU ALL GO RIGHT AHEAD SO-CALLED DEMS...THERE WIILL BE A SHOW DOWN IN 2012...THE GOAL IS TO KEEP CLINTON OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 3:54 PM

Here we go again it is ok when whites give to white charities, but when blacks give to black charities..they are racist...let me guess, you are one of hilary's high school drop outs?
The priest in the white catholic churches molest little boys daily, and you people still go to their churches.....hmmmm
"OMG...we didnt know"

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 3:47 PM

Really, you need to get a life. What is your purpose of constantly bringing up Obama's middle name? Other than, of course, to demonstrate you are a bigot and therefore an uninformed voice.

Posted by: Sick of Jake D | May 1, 2008 3:43 PM

This campaign has brought about a lot of private eyes ... major sleuths.. a bunch of ignorant morons....Why is it that every time a superdelegate supports Clinton, he is applauded and when one supports Obama, he is somehow a traitor, a Judas, doesn't mean anything. Is there anyone in the Democratic Party who doesn't owe the Clintons something and fears for their life ?

Posted by: Ron | May 1, 2008 3:40 PM

Will wrote:

"It's good to see the superdelegates waking up and realizing that America has already decided - and we want Sen Obama."

I think what really happened is that America woke up and decided that it DIDN'T want Obama, causing the superdelegates to have to rush in to try to shore up his status as the "anointed" one.

Which, incidentally, is pretty analogous to what the Republican Party did in pushing John McCain out of the race in order to advance their leadership's hand-picked candidate . . . George W. Bush.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 3:36 PM

Dear Jack,

How would you have ever guess. You're really smart. As a matter of fact you're right. I'm a liberal on economic issues. I am pro-life, I'm a gun totting Mid-western guy, and I love my God, and my gay neighbor, but not like Michael Jackson loves children. I work with Wildlife for a living. So, yes I have worked with feathers every now and then. You're welcome to come hunting with me, I'm a better shot than Cheney. Don't worry is all good my friend, I know how to take down irrate bears and elephants too.

Posted by: Willie in Kansas | May 1, 2008 3:33 PM

Thanks Mr. Joe Andrew. You have made a historic potential.

Cheer Obama 08

Posted by: Christopher Xaphakdy | May 1, 2008 3:32 PM

Saw this posted elsewhere - make of it what you will:


The University of Chicago Hospital (which upped Michelle Obama's salary to approximately $300,000 a year after her husband's was elected to the U.S. Senate) is a client of Joe Andrew's law firm.

Apparently patronage of this type isn't one of the things on the "change" agenda of Obama & Friends.

Posted by: GM | May 1, 2008 3:27 PM

obamamania-Are you for REAL?

First, "Barry's" Dad(The Black Half), is FROM KENYA. Never was a Slave, and Never was any part of any injustice in the US whatsoever!

Then, remember the 40 Acres and those mules?

What next? Re-Negotiate with the Revolutionaries who Overthrew Mexico for the Settlement we PAID the Older Mexican Government, and Maybe Re-Negotiate the Cost of Manhattan?

If you are typical of where "Barry's" Base is located on the IQ Curve, it explains a LOT! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 3:25 PM


As I noted the last thread you brought up Reparations -- and I will continue to do so everytime you bring it up again -- I have no problem with the U.S. government re-paying any LIVING slave it owned.

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 3:19 PM

This good ole boy is a has been and would have been an absolute nobody without the help of Bill Clinton. Who he supports is not only not relevant, his judgment is as bad as Obama's. He can't seem to make up his mind either.

This is an important role these "super" delegates are playing. They should consider their options carefully before making a decision. Obviously this person jumps back and forth depending on who he sees as ahead in the polls. Well, apparently he made his commitment to switch last week because prudent delegates are holding off until they can judge the situation better.

This person has no one voting for him but I do pity the people who make an effort to switch from one candidate to the other and then that "other" loses. I'm sure the voters will be questioning not only the integrity of the delegate but the judgment.

Apparently, Nancy Pelosi is doing some arm twisting again and this Andrew is another weak-kneed Obama supporter. I know that I personally will not support Sen Casey again. He should have waited to see how our state voted. They gave a big win to Senator Clinton and he was on the losing side. That does not bode well for him.

Posted by: hazwalnut | May 1, 2008 3:15 PM

To Hilleritas and McCainites, please let us rally around Barak now, no more hate. He must do that which every politician must do. But with our support, he will be elected President. Perhaps then a serious discussion on reparations for our past sins of slavery and Jim Crow laws can begin. Once America has paid for it past mistakes by voting for Obama, and the Reparations checks are sent out, then the healing and acceptance of the majority can be considered by the minority. This is the "Change we can believe in!" We paid the Japanese who were interred in concentration camps during WW2, $20,000 each, for 400 plus years of slavery and racism, much more will be required.

Posted by: Obamamania | May 1, 2008 3:15 PM

Although the discussion on this thread has certainly deteriorated into much drivel, I am so glad to note that yet another super delegate has had the courage to stand up to the Clinton machine and switch his support to Obama.

Joe Andrew is a respected party insider. It doesn't matter if WE don't know who he is because the other super delegates certainly do. What he has said today about the damage this prolonged primary squabble is having will resonate with his colleagues.

Also important is that Andrew, like Richardson, Reich and others, has benefitted from long and close-up association with the Clintons. He knows who they are, their values, and how they operate. If he says it is time for a change, he knows whereof he speaks. He is not in this for personal gain, he is speaking for the good of the party and of the nation.

Bravo to him and may many more join him in supporting Sen. Obama.

Posted by: dee | May 1, 2008 3:12 PM

Democratic National Committee member John Patrick, a 31-year member of the United Steelworkers union and vice president of the Texas AFL-CIO, officially announced his support for Barack Obama Thursday. The nod is Obama's second superdelegate endorsement of the day (CNN).

Sun Times reports that 3 IL super delegates will endorse Obama either tomorrow or early next week......

Drip, drip, drip

Posted by: Data Checker | May 1, 2008 3:04 PM

It's good to see the superdelegates waking up and realizing that America has already decided - and we want Sen Obama.

Sen Clinton will make a great US Supreme Court Justice.

Posted by: Will in Seattle | May 1, 2008 3:02 PM

If Barack HUSSEIN Obama wins the nomination, I am going to vote for John SIDNEY McCain too.

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 3:00 PM

Another Good Old Boy of the Democratic Party tows the party line. I am a liberal and used to count myself as a Democrat but this primary has shown that they deceitfully panedered to women voters only to promote their own personal agendas. If Obama wins - I am going to vote for McCain. There is no way I could vote for the modern day symbol of discimination against and degradation of women in America.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 2:56 PM

He love this country, the way we all do.
And he would appreciate your voting, and belief in him too.

Posted by: Elsie | May 1, 2008 2:49 PM
Kill whitey!!

Posted by: Rev Wright | May 1, 2008 2:55 PM

Hilliary Gridlock ... Do nothing Congress ... all the Democrats fault. But I love her - because we want McCain to win ... and he will.

Oh mama - O'Bama is a bit risky for us

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 2:54 PM

Clinton talks about benefits of being rich. Will this make the news?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 2:52 PM

Obama is not to be held responsible for what someone else did or said.

If so, then all Catholics are to be held guilty of the rapes of young boys by a few Catholic Priests.

If not, then give up flogging the Wright issue.

Posted by: Shiv | May 1, 2008 2:51 PM

Observing Bill Clinton's almost daily petulant temper tantrums when an audience member expresses support for the Obama candidacy suggests that Slick is very close to loosing it. The "serial groper" is unable to accept the fact that he's trying to peddle a defective product; i.e. the Serial Enabler, Hillary. This is a woman who hasn't managed so much as a corner vegetable stand, or for that matter her own marriage; but, of course you could count Whitewater, and her tenure as "Madam" for Bill's White House Brothel. So what possibly is there that qualifies Bill's official "Bimbo Containment Chief" for the Presidency? Further, Hillary's increasingly frequent crying jags raises a legitimate concern about her mental stability. But, having meticulously planned their coveted return to the White House for several years now, the Clintons will certainly not exit the scene with grace or dignity. This is the political duo that honed "The Politics Of Personal Destruction" into an artform; and, most certainly will not tolerate, who is in their mind, the "upstart Obama" to derail Hillary's pre-choreographed coronation. Greg Neubeck

Posted by: Greg Neubeck | May 1, 2008 2:50 PM

Tell your Papa, mama, and your neighbor too.
To vote for Obama it's the right thing to do.
A G. Bush clone will drive us to tears.
Who needs the same old stuff for four more years.
Barack Obama is both black and white.
Having it both ways, now that's out of sight.
Get over his color, it is really secondary my friend.
Give him a chance to put America back on top again.
He love this country, the way we all do.
And he would appreciate your voting, and belief in him too.

Posted by: Elsie | May 1, 2008 2:49 PM

More and more Democrats are disappointed by the vicious Clinton campaign. What the US needs is a calm, intelligent President who can stay cool in difficult situations. What the US does NOT need is a well-meaning but disorganized person who flies into temper tantrums and always blames other people for her many mistakes.

Posted by: Bodo | May 1, 2008 2:48 PM

The supers who are changing sides must know about dirt on Billary that the public does not know yet. If Billary has bigger dirt on them then the Wright thing on Obama, then the Democrats will be crucified in November. I hear a lot about the Peter Paul fraud case against the Clintons. Probably the start of a lot more scandals to come. No wonder the Republicans are aiding and abetting Clinton to become the nominee. She is their ticket to the White House and they are licking their chops. The Republicans are afraid of Obama because they know that they will lose against him.

Democrats, we should all keep a cool head and let us not be fooled by the Republicans' tactics. God help us all!

Posted by: democrat | May 1, 2008 2:48 PM

One again another true American showed the courage to stand up and raised his voice in this historic time. Thank you Joe Andrew, u are the real American once again, loudly says, we don't want to our future to in peril.
All this lobbyist, big corporate in Washington are use their money power, and media support to distract average people from the real issues we are facing
They want Obama to be out from race coz, they always want to their greedy interest to make money and power by imposing hard ships in 99.9% Americans here
look around the real facts , we are losing jobs every day, we borrowing Chinese money and spending for oil and war , our kids are dropping from school , majority Americans suffering without health care even people with insurance , how much money these drug companies are staling and this corporate medical lobbies
am a doctor , I can see a lot , lot people , with so much illness , not taking any medication or abusing with over the counter , non prescription meds , who is responsible for this , we suffering in the world's richest , mighty nation and less than 1% populated politicians' and lobbyist enjoying all the benefits in our country
They want Obama to be not president they want either Hillary or McCain to be next president, coz both are part of their stakes.
Both just faking the truth and facts, and just want to president and want more rich
How many people know how much their income , John maccians wife is has share in profits of Budweiser bear company , Clintons made 109 $ mill9ons last 6 yrs BY " PREACIHING" around the world
These are the issues we have to open our eyes to see , how our future will be, if we are in dept, our kids don't go school and college, our industries dying, paying millions for oil , other countries like India and china are growing in every field . Not a Psycho Jermaya right , or wearing a pin , is our issue,
I don't say Obama is perfect, he never be, no one in our country too, but I strongly believe, lot of open heart people love our country , love our grandparents, parents and our kids , and uphold our values , will stood up and start this movement and says enough is enough , we need a leader ship once again , lead our country as the leader of the world to solve all our problems, and rest of the worlds survival.
Yesterday, how many watch Michele moor, talking in CNN, he is he is a true American, shows courage to talk loudly the truth . plz watch that interview if u have chance,
I pray every day plz God, keep him (OBAMA) safe and give courage to fight against all these distractions haunting him from all sides, I was Hillary supporter, coz I like Bills time, but now they are really revealed How ridiculous politicians they are to d the same old damage to our country
Did any media discussing my republican and maccain attacking Obama only , not Clinton, they want her to be the nominee , and not Obama, coz they know all people will rally behind him when he get nomination, so now they pending all their , ways to defeat him and look for an easy win against Hillary
Any way propagate the message of real fact among all fellow Americans not fall in this cheating taps , look around and see the real fact and vote , for Obama, Indiana and North Carolina we are looking forward to your courage to raise ur voice and end this drama and distraction and march forward to our bright future

Posted by: mats | May 1, 2008 2:46 PM

Some are saying Obama is "Unelectable" for what his pastor - not himself, his pastor - said.

By extension, would they deem all Catholics "Unelectable"? After all, none of them left the Catholic Church even after it was found that their priests have been raping young boys for decades.

Posted by: Shiv | May 1, 2008 2:46 PM

I was reading the Bible the other day and while looking at a drawing of Noah leaving the Ark, I noticed John McCain standing behind Noah. That McCain has sure been around a long time.

Posted by: rvloser | May 1, 2008 2:45 PM

If no one is "listening" why all the responses, above, in addition to a new doppleganger with old jokes?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 2:43 PM

I agree with my buddie Judas. I would never vote for Obama, be real.

Posted by: Jesus Christ | May 1, 2008 2:42 PM

I see old JakeD is still working the blogs for McCain. I wonder why no one is listening to him?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 2:41 PM

Clinton - O'Rielly sounds like after hour drinks at an Irish Pub!!

Still love that Clinton ... she has got testicular fortitude - from what I heard yesterday as she was announced

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 2:40 PM

I agree with Julie, you guys are retarded troublemakers and obviously far-right repubs. Shouldn't you guys be on the McCain sites.

Posted by: Robin | May 1, 2008 2:39 PM

Bravo! A Real Profile In Courage!

Is Senator McCain's spiritual advisor Rev. John Hagee channelling former Rev. Jim Jones?

Is Senator Clinton really flirting with Bill O'Reilly as he claims?

Open your hearts & breath the freedom of hope. Live our dreams!

Posted by: Ricky Galileo | May 1, 2008 2:38 PM

Willie sounds loke a feather dusting liberal ... what's up with all that fluff

Vote Hiliary

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 2:37 PM

Change certainly will never come if we don't even bother to try.

Posted by: Joebewildered | May 1, 2008 2:26 PM

Posted by: 4 SURE | May 1, 2008 2:36 PM

Obama Rocks!!!!Obama has proven that of all the candidates his is the most Christian and true conservative. While we are seen a lot of candidates who have been the Judases to the American people, only Obama decided to live up to 1 Corithians 13. He has forgiven many for their views, transgressions, with the hope of helping the poor, the disenfranchised and the desperate. In a world were the business bottom line is king. Obama has shown the power of humility, endurance and tru commitment. The people of Wright's era I guess won't change, they'll die with their anger and prejudice. The wise and the new generations are ready to move on and make America the land of milk and honey. The path is going to be difficult, but as Americans we know how to grab ourselves by out boot straps and get the job done. There will be those fanatics that will condemn Obama no matter what he does. Consider the source and the agenda. Don't let the fluff of traditional politics and pride, rob us of our strength in humility and forgiveness. So we can live up to God's rule, Treat others like you like to be treated yourself, be forgiving and love the truth. The Pope said it best the truth is a person, and he has a name Jesus Christ. It is up to us to follow Christ's example and not let bits and pieces of information decieve us. Obama's strength is not his race, nor his political machine, nor the Democratic Party. His strength is living his life and following Christ example, of love, forgiveness, and humility. He has shown patience and prudence, as he has shown when it is time to draw the line. A vote for Obama is a vote for ourselves.

Posted by: Willie in Kansas | May 1, 2008 2:34 PM

Hiliary might be on Wal-Mart Board but she doesn't wear Wal-Mart

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 2:33 PM

Clinton talks about benefits of being rich. Will this make the news?

Posted by: whatwilludo | May 1, 2008 2:32 PM

You guys are giving me a bad name - Vote Hilliary

Posted by: Judas - not Iscariot | May 1, 2008 2:31 PM

Dan, your 1:52 pm post just blew me away. I'm a 65 year-old white Southerner, veteran and Obama supporter. I hope Greg knows what a great friend he had in you.

Posted by: BillMar | May 1, 2008 2:30 PM

I wonder if it is of any interest to Indy voters that Hillary was on the board of Wal-Mart for six years? Wal-Mart is the largest union-busting behemoth in the world. She sat through years of speeches with quotes like "Unions are the biggest blood sucking leeches in the world." Hillary is for working class folks? Ya right. Look it up. Also hypocritical is her admonishment of the Chinese. Wal-Mart is the largest importer of Chinese goods in the world. I find it odd that Hillary could on the one hand, serve on the board of Wal-Mart for six years, importing Chinese products, keeping unions out, then turn around and garner support from Unions, working class folk and then give speeches on the evils of China. THAT is the height of hypocrisy. Hillary being praised for her "legal" work, in other words, representing Wal-Mart against unions by Sam Walten. Wal-Mart training video conveying dislike for unions.

Posted by: feastorafamine | May 1, 2008 2:29 PM

John McCain is so old, his memory is in black and white.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 1, 2008 2:29 PM

Hillary is counting on Americans being dumb enough not to know how economics work, and sadly, she may be right.

Posted by: AJ | May 1, 2008 2:16 PM
Of course she is, look who has been in the White House the last 7+ years.

Posted by: Patrick NYC | May 1, 2008 2:29 PM

Anyone that doesn't support Hillary is clearly a "Judas"! In fact, they are so "Judasy", that they give Judas a bad name!

Us against the Judases forever!

Posted by: Dummies4Billary | May 1, 2008 2:28 PM

Gas Tax Holiday ... from our hand holding Arabs ... Great!!

That really does help us all.

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 2:27 PM

Hey Cindy McCain. Why don't you just go ahead and BUY the food network. Then you don't have to steal recipes anymore.
By the way... John McCain, does he really eat dinner at 4:30 pm. He sure is an "early bird"

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 1, 2008 2:26 PM

Change certainly will never come if we don't even bother to try.

Posted by: Joebewildered | May 1, 2008 2:26 PM

J's Shadow; Now that you mention it, he is also old enough to have gotten to your Mama befo yo Dada! ;~)

Ever do a DNA Test? :-(

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 2:24 PM

John McCain is so old, the story of Conan was based on his biography.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 1, 2008 2:22 PM

John McCain is so old, he planted the first tree at Central Park.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 1, 2008 2:21 PM

J's Shadow-Didn't the Governator KILL that Slick-Talking, Snake Cult Leader Obama in "Conan"?

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 2:21 PM

Echo2 you are wrong!!

Obama is going to not only heal the world, he is going to cure AIDS, after all according to the Rev Wright we started it. Then Obama is going to clean your house, wash your car, walk your dog, do your kids homework, roll you a joint, nail your wife, daughter and grandmother. Mow your lawn, feed your cat, paint your house, file your taxes, read your newspaper, cut your hair, end hunger, end all wars, go to Mars, wash your windows, kill Paris Hilton, make your bed, do your laundry, iron your shirts, vacum your rug, cook your dinner, send you an email, post on your blog, make your porn, elect YOU president, join your cabinet, take a nap, then wake up from this bad dream/nightmare.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 2:20 PM

John McCain is so old when Moses split the red sea, he was on the other side fishing.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 1, 2008 2:20 PM

John McCain is so old the key on Ben Franklin's kite was to his apartment.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 1, 2008 2:18 PM

All ABROAD!!! :-D

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 2:18 PM

John McCain is so old, he has an autographed bible.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 1, 2008 2:16 PM

Welcome Abroad Andrew!

Enough is enough! Watching Hillary side with McCain over a "Gas Tax Holiday" not only shows she acts more like a Republican throughout this campaign, but also she is "truly" dumb about the economy like McCain.

Hillary is counting on Americans being dumb enough not to know how economics work, and sadly, she may be right.

Posted by: AJ | May 1, 2008 2:16 PM

J's Shadow- My God! I read a News clip!

"John McCain, is not expected to survive a week..." Vietnam, 1968

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 2:16 PM

No, I won't call Joe Andrews a traitor, an opportunist and a hypocrite, disloyal, and power-hungry.

If "You can be for someone without being against someone else", as he says, why did he launch this pre-emptive supposed attack on himself, from the "friends and family at the Clinton campaign"?

I notice he refers to Obama's "thoughtful," "calm," and "temperate" responses. That expalins it!

For twenty years, Obama sat in the Church listening to the sermons, and crafting a "thoughtful," "calm," and "temperate" response. Finally he delivered it three days ago. That it happened days after his campaign was perceived as faltering, is just a coincidence.

Barack, he has the Wright Stuff!

Posted by: Krishna | May 1, 2008 2:15 PM

And the logical conclusion is that America is STILL hung up on "race" not "the race for nomination"

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 2:14 PM

Only John McCain knows if Evolution is true or if the Creationists are correct. He was THERE when it all happened!

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 1, 2008 2:14 PM

This country needs change. I feel sorry for people who want to focus on a few comments from a third-party pastor. Yes, it's nonsense. Do you want to be judged on snippets from your pastor, boss, parents, neighbors, children, etc? How ridiculous.

If that's what you want, you deserve to live in a rigid country of conformists and not the United States of America.

Posted by: Susan B | May 1, 2008 2:14 PM

Why is John McCain making decisions about the future when he is not going to be here?

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 1, 2008 2:13 PM

It is just plain silly to switch now. If Obama wins in Indiana, sure, go ahead and switch if you want. But why, when so many questions are emerging about Obama and his so-called judgment, would we want to align behind someone who probably cannot win the presidency in November? The polls are showing people want the race to come to its logical conclusion by following the process. We could do with a little less of the media going into hysteria every time someone breathes, but the process is serving its purpose. This is just plain ridiculous for Joe Andrew to come out now.

Posted by: Lana | May 1, 2008 2:11 PM

Vote McCain ... the nice old man that does not have a temper.

Hilliary plans her own 2 term preidency by blowing Iran into the stone age.

The Big Bear is watching ... Russia

Posted by: Jack | May 1, 2008 2:11 PM

Men really do not want a Woman as President. This is why they are stonewalling her. Especially the inert Howard Dean.

Posted by: Jesus | May 1, 2008 2:10 PM

Joe J Andrews today in changing his endorsement to Senator Barack Obama with his thoughts and words has fully endorsed the feelings of so many Democrats and American Voters.

The time is now for the Party to Unite, it would be ideal for such as John Edwards and Al Gore to come out before Tuesday and fully endorse Barack Obama as The Democratic Nomination. The lead is now down to 18 and in a matter of days it will be single digits.

What would be even better is for Hillary R Clinton to put Our Great Country and Her Party first and offer her unconditional support and full backing without any delay to Barack Obama, then she will be respected by The Party.

Then we can start to prepare to defeat McCain and we The Democrats Will take back The White House in November, we must deliver the Change the Country and Voters want.

Posted by: John B Sheffield | May 1, 2008 2:09 PM


Ouch -- I don't tell anyone to "ignore" you, do I?


Is there one particular comment you would like me to clarify? If they are all equally "nonsense", let me explain the one to julie above: she said: "You all need to ignore JakeD ..." and then attributed nefarious motives to my postings. Therefore, I asked whether I have ever have told anyone to "ignore" her -- regardless of her motives.

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 2:07 PM

Change? LOL!

If "Barry" Changes any more, "She" will have to change her Name! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 2:07 PM

Do your homework on Biblical History... there was only on Judas....

Posted by: Ron | May 1, 2008 2:05 PM

Joe J Andrews today in changing his endorsement to Senator Barack Obama with his thoughts and words has fully endorsed the feelings of so many Democrats and American Voters.

The time is now for the Party to Unite, it would be ideal for such as John Edwards and Al Gore to come out before Tuesday and fully endorse Barack Obama as The Democratic Nomination. The lead is now down to 18 and in a matter of days it will be single digits.

What would be even better is for Hillary R Clinton to put Our Great Country and Her Party first and offer her unconditional support and full backing without any delay to Barack Obama, then she will be respected by The Party.

Then we can start to prepare to defeat McCain and we The Democrats Will take back The White House in November, we must deliver the Change the Country and Voters want.

Posted by: John B Sheffield | May 1, 2008 2:04 PM

No, Joe, I'm afraid we Democrats are not in real life all on the same side.
Please spare us all the nobility crap. I hope it's ok to use that word, but it's just that no other is fitting.
And since you're bringing up the practice of old politics I can't help but to connect the dots between this move, Obama's campaign funds and fundrasing abililties, and the Blue Fund that you helped to found. OLD POLITICS INDEED!

Posted by: Gloria | May 1, 2008 2:04 PM

To "Echo3" and Debbie" : Of course I understand the consequences of the past 8 years and I of course understand people wanting to "heal" the wounds from the past 8 years.
What I do not understand and what is entirely creepy is the messianic language that is used to describe an Obama presidency. It speaks of unrealistic expectations, a deep naivete, and a total misunderstanding of the role of the presidency. By all means, vote Obama, support Obama, send him money - I'm all for democracy and he has many appealing qualities. But do not justify your vote for a GOVERNMENT position by saying he will heal the world, and heal my soul, and make me better than I've ever been or whatever other blather I hear from the Obama surrogates. I have resented the religious right for the past 8 years - I sure as heck don't want he "religious left" in the white house for the next 8.
And the president - including a President Obama - will need to negotiate, compromise, make deals, and even sometimes settle. That's a fact.

Posted by: Echo2 | May 1, 2008 2:03 PM


Posted by: utwo | May 1, 2008 2:03 PM

julie-I am sooooo terribly sorry the TRUTH HURTS!

But, as far as ME insulting others, nope-again, sorry!

I might Retort out of an inner desire to edify and enlighten, BUT, I am a Firm believer in:

"Animosity being the Cry of the wounded Loser!"

Hence, I will allow others to cut their own throats with comments such as YOURS! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 2:01 PM

Jake D, your comments do not make any sense. Your views reflect the sound bites of the republican right, which has shown to be deficient in competenet leadership and morality in recent times. Your views will only ignite democratic voters to support obama. You should stop while you are ahead.

Posted by: Niecy | May 1, 2008 2:00 PM

"Only the uninformed could forget that the candidate that wins in November is always the candidate that inspires millions."

Only the naive would believe that.

Did Dubya inspire millions? No, people felt more comfortable with Bubba Dubya than they did stiff "Lockbox" Gore or patrician Kerry. But inspired? No. I doubt Bush Sr inspired that many, either. Lots of people vote for the lesser of two evils, or for the devil they know vs devil they don't know, or vote for someone expressly to be voting against the opponent.

Andrew is free to support whomever, of course. But his rationale is that a continued Democratic nominee battle strengthens McCain... so he advocates unifying around the weaker, untested candidate?

Posted by: Arby | May 1, 2008 1:59 PM

Who were the Clinton Apostles who recieved
all those millions of Dollars from the
Tobacco settlement? Are they part of the
Super Delegates?

Posted by: cyril Masse | May 1, 2008 1:57 PM

I can see that the republicans are jumping up and down,clapping thier hands, And just having a fine time , because it is idiots like this joe andrew who is making republicans than their party could in a hundred years. Why do these people at the top want to see the democrats lose so badly that they would endorse obama, is it that they think that if he loses in a landslide for Mcain that they will be rid of him forever, you figure it out.

Posted by: james smith | May 1, 2008 1:56 PM

You all need to ignore JakeD and Rat-the.

They are only interested in antagonizing and insulting others.

Posted by: julie | May 1, 2008 1:53 PM

Nicky1228 wrote:

Women...let's be honest. If we took a poll right now about 98% of you would say you rather have a man as your boss then a woman. Why is that? Can someone please answer that question? Think about it if you PERSONALLY have a problem with reporting to a woman at your daily job...why would you then want to vote for a woman as president simply because you are a woman? The logic makes no sense. You are not getting the upper hand by voting female vs. male. You are actually hurting yourselves and once again confirming that women are illogical creatures by basing your vote on an emotion and rather than using logic like a man. You are actually feeding into the very stereotypical ideology that Clinton supposedly is against - pathetic.


You know, this dated nonsense is so obviously put out there by a Clinton volunteer hoping to stir a fake backlash. Nobody thinks Obama or his supporters are "against" having a woman president. Of course a woman can lead a country or be a good boos. Instead, they are "for" their candidate, who is indeed a black man.

Glad to see nobody rose to this stupid bait but I wanted to call it out as more Clinton mind games in case somebody takes it seriously.

Obama 08

Posted by: Fairfax Voter | May 1, 2008 1:53 PM

This is really very simple:

Old politics- Hillary saying "obliterate" Iran (which really means threaten to kill LOTS of innocents, but its worth it because it will get me votes)


New politics- Obama opposes a gas tax holiday (even though it will cost him votes in two crucial primaries) because it is clearly the correct thing to do.

Joe Andrew chose the new politics and he should be commended for it.

Why doesn't the Washington Post or New York Times write an article about this kind of difference??

Go Obama Go

Posted by: Doug M | May 1, 2008 1:53 PM

I am now a believer... here's why... read my entire letter to my best friend before you pass judgement.

Dear Greg,

You have been and always will be my true closest friend that I could ever have hoped for. I am finally writing to you now, two years after you left us on April 11, 2006 (what I refer to as 4-11), because I miss our times... watching a game, home improvements, poker nights, BBQ's, drinking, or just killing quiet time on the porch with a cigar.

At 44 years old, you had a few years on me, but were certainly too young to leave this world. I sometimes wish you never got on your bike that day, but you loved to ride. I know you are patrolling the streets of Heaven, while still looking down on us from time to time.

I never told you how the stories of your 24 years in the Marine Corps, from serving in Korea to the first Gulf War, made me feel. It was these stories and your dedication to service there, and back home when you retired (at 42 you lucky dog) that gave me true understanding of patriotism and renewed my sense of respect and love for my country. You were a true American hero, as are your younger brothers and nephew who are serving right now, whom you have also inspired. You have inspired so many by your service and kind deeds in the community, collecting toys for needy children and raising money for the poor. You met the greatest callings all your life, charity and service.

A few months after 4-11, towards the end of 2006, I heard your voice. My soul was lifted for a brief moment... then reality brought me back. Then I heard your voice again, coming from the television. I turned and saw your welcoming smile, your truthful and sincere eyes met mine, and I had another brief moment before coming back.

It wasn't you, it was a man named Barack Obama. Greg, this guy could be your twin, a little on the skinny side. I am not just talking about looks, although he is a mutt like you, half black and half white, with a dozen or so nationalities mixed in. He's even the same age. I am referring to the comforting tone of his voice and the selfless look in his eyes, and a whole entourage of qualities he exuberates that remind me of the best parts of your character. It was truly amazing.

Now the bad news... I found out he's a liberal democrat! I hope I didn't offend you, Greg. But the resemblance was so remarkable. I remember you and I would watch O'Reilly and listen to Rush all the time... such good memories. As long-standing, conservative republicans, we would take no ills from the likes of the left. So, I turned of the television. Sorry, Greg. Bye-bye Barack.

A whole year went by, and then I heard the voice again, right before the 2008 New Year. Your evil twin was on television again, this time running for president. I guess he had been running for a while; but you know how I am, Greg. I never liked politics too much. Whoever the republican candidate is gets our vote.

Well, this time I listened. And I listened to the whole thing. You're going to tell me I wasted my time, but I Googled him and checked out his website... I even listened to this convention speech he made during the last election. Remember last election? You and I were going crazy for Bush. It's always fun here in Pam Beach County. Man we had a great time! Remember our celebration party when he beat Gore? Great times!

So, this Obama guy had my interest a little. Don't shoot me, Greg, but I was actually cheering for him when he beat out Hillary Clinton at the Iowa vote. It was because we hated the Clintons... remember? I was rooting for Huckabee, too... and he won. You would like Huckabee.

But Greg, I have to be honest. Not because of the voice, or the smile, and not because he reminds me of you... but I began to really listen and like this new guy. Trust me, MOST of his positions are out of touch with what I believe... his ideals are far too liberal. But, I can disagree without being disagreeable (he said that).

What is true are the goals we share, the prosperity we desire, the dreams we strive to achieve, the success we wish for our children, the health we bestow on our planet, the peace we crave with our world neighborhood, the health and well being every human deserves, the freedom to express and be heard, and the hope that ignites our souls.

These truths are paramount. I hope, in your now improved vision, that you can see what now I see and feel what this man can do. Just like you made me appreciate America and its values, he enriches these feelings and unites a hard-core republican like me with a greater universal need. United we stand and united we heal.

This is a world now where the United States doesn't exist outside of our borders... to the world we are America, which is sour on the tongues of many. We need to become the United States again, and Obama is the one to do it. He has your wisdom, Greg, and your integrity. He has your character and your sincerity. He is devoted to his family, and devoted to this country. What is liberal about that?

Greg, my wife and kids all miss you too. Your wife comes over for drinks sometimes, and your daughter is doing well at Florida State... love them 'Noles. We talk about this often, and I think I have almost convinced your wife. Please tell her in her dreams, that we need this guy. I know it hurts to cross that aisle; but think about what I said and what I feel. You have always listened before.

I know you can see me, Greg. And I know you can hear me. You are probably shaking your head at the "Republicans for Obama" sticker on my truck, or the flag flying from the window. But what I truly hope you are doing is smiling and saying to me, "Yes we can."

Love you and miss you bro, Semper Fi

Posted by: Dan | May 1, 2008 1:52 PM

Yeah. Proably would have been better. Richardson who?

Posted by: Zev | May 1, 2008 1:51 PM

Another delusional super delegate. He is switching to Obama because he doesnt want the primary race to continue. He'd rather vote for this man of questionable character and dismal voting record then give Clinton a chance to campaign. What a stupid reason !!! You are alienating alot of middle calss workers and voters who will NEVER vote for Obama with all the drama that swirls around him. Theres alot more to come out and this candidate of yours will lose in November. If the Democrats are concerned about losing the black vote, then you'd better start worrying about losing women and middle class blue collar workers like the ones in Pa who saw right through Obama. They wont vote for him period. He cannot win without them and we are all sick of all the uncertainty around Obama. The only thing that is certain is that he has good speechwriters, the media has treated him like the prom king for too many months and he has horrible connections to more villains than Disney can supply. We WON't vote for him. NO HE CAN'T !!!

Posted by: jimbo | May 1, 2008 1:50 PM

P.S. Ron -- I am strongly pro-life -- DON'T PULL THE PLUG!!!

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 1:49 PM

Perhaps I should have just posted "Joe who?" since that didn't seem to cause any problems ; )

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 1:48 PM

Oh. Just curious were you? No other objective? Just some straight up interest in how many folks knew that Joe Andrew was the former National Chair of the Democratic National Committee during the waning years of the Clinton presidency? That's all you wanted to know?

Well my apoligies. Yes Jake, I knew.

So that's 1- who knew who Joe was so far and 1 (you) who didn't. Let's keep track together.

Posted by: Zev | May 1, 2008 1:48 PM

To all those people who pretend to let all the votes be counted..... WAKE UP.....
The votes from now on don't count for anything.... the superdelegates will make the final decision.... so why not make it now....
It's time to pull the life support that is keeping Hillary alive.

Posted by: Ron | May 1, 2008 1:45 PM

Patrick NYC:

Nope, according to the Obamaniac "logic" that would be INAPPROPRIATE.

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 1:44 PM

Because, Zev, I knew about Joe Andrew -- does this mean you WON'T be answering my questions -- I was honestly wondering how many Obama supporters knew who he was, so that's why I asked the question.

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 1:43 PM

Or, McBomb?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 1:36 PM
How about McCombover.

Posted by: Patrick NYC | May 1, 2008 1:43 PM

JakeD-Wasn't Joe the Roommate of the Brother of the second Cousin of the second Wife(Common-Law), of the Father of the illegitimate Son, of the Guy who's Sister Married "Howling Dean" and passed the DNC Chair over in an act of Nepotism?

If Not?-Nah, Never heard of him! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 1:42 PM

Jake D-
Then why the stupid Poll question regarding Joe Andrew you posted?

He is a superdelegate. He was committed to Hillary. He just switched to Obama.

No big deal though because YOU haven't heard of him before.

Some of YOU people. Sheesh.

Posted by: Zev | May 1, 2008 1:40 PM

Very interesting, but I don't see either Clinton or Obama as the problem. The problem is the Republican-controlled "mainstream" media which, as several posters have pointed out, whips up artificial "Swift Boat" type hysteria over some stupid pastor, while deliberately ignoring the fact that McCain wants to continue all of the failed Bush policies, economically, politically, and militarily. If this election is fought on the issues, McCain will lose in a landslide, so look for the media to keep sniping at Obama (and Clinton, as necessary) about meaningless garbage, while doing everything in its power to keep the focus off of the issues and McCain's disastrously stupid and irresponsible policies. For Pete's sake, the man just announced that he plans to deprive between 50-75 million Americans with chronic health problems of their current employer-provided health insurance, knowing full well that they will be unable to get insurance in the individual market. Then they can either go broke, die, or both. Maybe we could see a few stories about that, if the media weren't working full-time as McCain's PR team.

Posted by: lydgate | May 1, 2008 1:39 PM

Echo2: This country, unfortunately, needs somebody to save it's *ss. We are in big trouble, in case that has somehow flown over your head. Bush managed to destroy it in 8 years -- now *that's* creepy.

Posted by: Debbie | May 1, 2008 1:37 PM

Or, McBomb?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 1:36 PM

As far as the Wright issue is concerned. People need to get over it! If you guys think the Republicans will not tear into Hillary lies about Bosnia, Ireland, Healthcare, Colombia trade deal, NAFTA, voting YES to go to war, and Bill Clinton's racist remarks about black people voting only for blacks...the list goes on. The republicans will have to manufacture stuff about Obama - but for Hillary politically and personally they are salivating at ripping her and Bill apart.

Barack Obama has displayed a remarkable temperament and restraint over the last 3-4 weeks. He has never lost his cool and he has been under massive scrutiny by main stream media and voters. Barack has never once displayed theatrics like screaming like a banshee for camera calling people names or saying stuff like how he would obliterate another country. He is poised, dignified, graceful and always careful of the words that he says. I don't know about you guys but I want a President who I can respect and who is SMARTER THAN ME. I don't want another joke like Bush in office. I don't want McCain taking away my privileges as a woman. I don't want Clinton screaming 'obliterate Iran!' when the phone rings at 3am in the morning!
Women...let's be honest. If we took a poll right now about 98% of you would say you rather have a man as your boss then a woman. Why is that? Can someone please answer that question? Think about it if you PERSONALLY have a problem with reporting to a woman at your daily job...why would you then want to vote for a woman as president simply because you are a woman? The logic makes no sense. You are not getting the upper hand by voting female vs. male. You are actually hurting yourselves and once again confirming that women are illogical creatures by basing your vote on an emotion and rather than using logic like a man. You are actually feeding into the very stereotypical ideology that Clinton supposedly is against - pathetic.

Posted by: nicky1228 | May 1, 2008 1:35 PM


No. Did you?

Go Tell It:

Why is it "inappropriate" to use Obama's full name? Is it also "inappropriate" to call the GOP candidate "McBush"?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 1:35 PM

Me thinks Joe Andrew is nervous about the coming result in Indiana & North Carolina.

Posted by: HuckFinn | May 1, 2008 1:34 PM

(smiley face and all, but seriously!)

Is it also absurd to ask Hillary how on earth she continues to live with Bill Clinton, a philanderer and adulterer. Why did she not denounce and disown him?

Posted by: kweku | May 1, 2008 12:48 PM

Posted by: 14peace | May 1, 2008 1:17 PM
You two sound like typical flower child Obamacultist. Just one more reason middle America will spit Omama and you both out.

Posted by: Earth to Obamaheads | May 1, 2008 1:34 PM

To Echo2:

This "utter CRAP", as you so eloquently phrased it, is a direct result of George W. Bush's reckless presidency in regards to Iraq, Katrina, the Economy, Al-Queda (which is stronger than it was pre-9/11), and how we are viewed in the eyes of the rest of the world. You can thank Bush for such "CREEPY" wordage.

Posted by: Echo3 | May 1, 2008 1:33 PM

Anyone who perceives the downward spiral of the country over the past 7 yrs, who is aware of the suffering, we the people here at home and in Iraq, with our fallen men and women there. There is only the voice of one candidate, crying in the wilderness for change, amidst the noise of divide and conquer politics, racism, and maintenance of the status quo. That is Obama.

Posted by: tydicea | May 1, 2008 1:33 PM

Quick Poll - Did anyone even know who Hillary RODHAM Clinton was before Bill Clinton?

Posted by: Zev | May 1, 2008 1:31 PM

anyone think this Joe whatever looks like gay?

Posted by: ML | May 1, 2008 1:31 PM

I really hate to see a grown man display his complete absence of integrity. With friends like this guy, Barak Obama need not worry about enemies. Watch your back, Senator....

Posted by: June | May 1, 2008 1:30 PM

You people are such idiots!! For the person who keeps using HUSSEIN, it is inappropriate. Further, if Obama wants to spend his money supporting black charities - so what! Who says anything when white politicians only support white charities! You have to come with something better than that. Finally, the Rev. Wright incident is getting so much play by the media and people like you who are actually trying to keep it alive is because white america is looking for a way justify their lack of support for a "black" candidate even when the candidate is the only one who is sincerely looking out for the country! Oh how everyone conveniently forgot about Hillary's recent lies about being shot at, not to mention her husband's racist remarks. The fact that John McCain opposed Martin Luther King holiday was merely a blurb in anyone's paper. You racist, hypocritical people who write on these blogs. You oughta be ashamed of yourselves! You don't like Obama first and foremost because he is black, brilliant man, you're afraid that he will make changes in America that all of the white presidents combined have not been able to do. That is bring people together under one common goal of making America what it was before - a strong nation. Get a life people, go to church and pray or do something because honestly, you are contributing nothing but HATRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Go Tell it! | May 1, 2008 1:30 PM

As Hillary favors McCain's gas tax "holiday," praises McCain's national security credentials, is basing her campaign on Reagan supporters, and favors "massive retalation" (an Eisenhower policy), maybe she should just join with McCain and run as a Republican.

Then we could have the McCain/Clinton ticket of two aging Washington insiders against Obama, and let the voter's decide.

Posted by: Matthew | May 1, 2008 1:26 PM

Another unwise decision, that's why democrats can't win the White House, they make irrational decisions amongst with Howard Dean and Nancy Pellosi.

Posted by: Maufit | May 1, 2008 1:23 PM

I am very impressed with this endorsement. At least one Democratic Superdelegate had the guts to take to task the other Superdelegates for creating this bloodfest, and giving Clinton an opening to destroy Obama and create the impression that he is unelectable.

Posted by: janet | May 1, 2008 1:22 PM

Whatever. Did you enjoy your lunch?

Posted by: Karl | May 1, 2008 1:20 PM


Posted by: 14peace | May 1, 2008 1:14 PM

THIS is the utter CRAP that I cannot stand about the Obama campaign/supporters. The position he is running for is the PRESIDENCY . . . NOT Savior of the World and Healer of All Souls. GET OVER IT! ITS CREEPY! The opposite of inspiring!

Posted by: Echo2 | May 1, 2008 1:19 PM


You have a very good point about the ABA (I finally quit in protest over their embrace of Clinton's perjury ; )


As I said, above, I have no problem with Joe Andrew -- I read his entire letter -- it was kinda nasty though.

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 1:19 PM

(smiley face and all, but seriously!)

Is it also absurd to ask Hillary how on earth she continues to live with Bill Clinton, a philanderer and adulterer. Why did she not denounce and disown him?

Posted by: kweku | May 1, 2008 12:48 PM

Posted by: 14peace | May 1, 2008 1:17 PM

Anyone who's taking this ONE as a light show of support, should first, before ignorantly playing the Repub game, read Mr. Andrew's honest, long, well articulated OPEN LETTER. I highly doubt that any of these pro-McBomb supporters have read it or will read it.



Posted by: 14peace | May 1, 2008 1:14 PM

Little man. Big voice.

Sorry Clinton fans, but when she loses this guy, she's in trouble. If it wasn't clear before, this is a pretty strong indicator of who the party, in their freaky union-hall style way, is behind. I say this as an independent voter--having long given up believing in the two-party system. I still think it comes too late for the Democrats, though--they let the Clintons run amok with their divide and conquer crap for too long.

All the rural, Nash McCabe/flag pin/not like me/white vote-spin, and doctored AA polls, and push polls, and faux grassroots protests (complete with Kucinich shirts and Biden pins), and "Chicken in every pot" gas tax holidays can't turn this latest defection. The writing's been on the wall for a long time now. Joe Andrew just colored it in with neon spray paint.

Posted by: derek | May 1, 2008 1:13 PM

JakeD-And the other 3 or 4 Honest and decent practicing Lawyers out there, I do apologize for the generalization of you ALL being part of the collective Problem I view the American Bar Association of Being.

However, as Members of the Bar, YOU also share the guilt for the Bar's attempts to Control every aspect of our lives, and determine our Laws according to YOUR Mold!

My Biggest "Pelosi" is the LACK of Choice we the People actually get, in a Country where WE are supposed to be the Deciderers(Bushism)!

Bad News-As I was growing up-to this DAY, way too many Americans are alienated and turned against this Country over incredibly STUPID and Horrendously Screwed up Laws over "Moral" Crimes.

My Attitude was created by Your Own. Sorry again you have to suffer because YOU cannot correct YOUR OWN!

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 1:13 PM

I wonder how Hillary will back pedal over her Gas tax issue, now that economists have declared it would be disastrous after summer?
I love how she tried to rip Obama about it,but in the end, her plan is fatally flawed, another example of Hillary saying anything to get elected.

I wonder when she is in North Carolina if she will wear her fake southern accent. Another example of Hillary saying/doing anything to win this.

Doesnt this scare anybody else? Someone so desperate to get into the White House they will say and do anything, Snipers anyone?

Posted by: svreaderjr | May 1, 2008 1:13 PM

Yes, all those party insiders who really know the Clintons, need to make the right choice and save us from the debacle that Hillary's nomination would bring to the Party in November. Hillary will get slammed by the GOP for a zillion things like working for communists, freeing a rapist, to name a few. And she has so disgusted many loyal Democrats that they could never vote for her. The young people are losing interest. They won't show for her. The activists have been spurned by her, and may not lift a finger. She has so many negatives, she will be a loser in the fall campaign. She has no core of values left to bring this party together, because she moves right and left and down into the mud. She would be a disaster for the party and this man knows it. I hope others have the courage to come out for Obama as well.

Posted by: Goldie | May 1, 2008 1:11 PM

"You can actually be for someone without being against someone else." ... double-talk ... you can only vote once! This guy is so weak ... and people like him are what is wrong with the Democratic Party. If he thinks that moderate & conservative Democrats will vote for Obama ... he is kidding himself. He may as well endorse McCain!!

Posted by: Jesus Francisco Cardenas | May 1, 2008 1:10 PM

No, RAT-The, I have not been keeping track of your posts.

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 1:01 PM

Can you smell what Barack is cooking???? A win in IN & NC and the wicked, wicked, witch is dead.

Obama/Richardson 08

Posted by: Quinn Lacy, Dallas TX | May 1, 2008 12:59 PM

This guy sounds like a back stabbing d*ck. It's ironic, the only practitioner of trashy "old-style" politics in the story is the Obama endorser. What else is new?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 12:57 PM

Irpi3000-In two Years over $40K to Wright's Church!

NOW, Wright is building a $Ten Million Mansion-Yeah, Soooooo Needed! :-(

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 12:57 PM

Joe who?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 12:54 PM

I just laugh at those who call Barack out of his name and blame him for things not spoken from his mouth! I guess all of those people who ask "is it absurd to etc....really believe that you can judge a person by what his friends say will just pass out when the nomination of Barrack Obama is announced. See I look at it like this. For some reason, hillary fans don't like barrack, not because he is a repukelican, no they dislike him because from what I can see, HE IS BLACK and boy do I see those little white hoods being taken out of the closets! I don't know about the rest of you, you can keep on fighting back and forth...Hell I can't afford another repukelican for 4 more but you hillary fans, THATS exactly what you're going to do, Obama wins the nomination, you in your hate for him will vote for McCain. you will then wake up and find yourselves broke again and scratchin your head as if confused....No you're not confused, your retarded.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 12:54 PM

Aurelio Munoz ruled on Friday, April 25 that Hillary Clinton would not be required to testify in a sworn deposition as a material witness in the case until AFTER the November election!

Posted by: Dennis | May 1, 2008 12:53 PM

JakeD-If you have kept track of my many Statements over the Months, you would remember that I am Catholic.
Catholics TRY to help people that have gone astray. It is one of the reasons they appear to "Support" some Priests that many others say should be "Run Over". How can a Catholic Preach forgiveness and then NOT try to be "Christ-Like"?

What it comes down to is Atonement. The Sinner must realize the Sin, and be willing to TRY to repent.

Yes, St. Mitt, the Patron Saint of the Distressed Business Operator, Got a LAW DEGREE!

But he Repented! He went on to Practice Business and be an Executive! To SAVE the Olympics in Salt Lake and many other "Good" Deeds! ;~)

Now, what kind of Catholic would I be if I held his Sinful Past against him?

As I said, his knowledge of the Devil's Cult will only aid him when he has to confront the Evil Forces of "Congress"! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 12:53 PM


I will accept whatever apportionment the Credentials Committee vote on at the Convention.


Did anyone here know who "Joe Andrew" was before this announcement?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 12:52 PM

Is it also absurd to ask Hillary how on earth she continues to live with Bill Clinton, a philanderer and adulterer. Why did she not denounce and disown him?

Posted by: kweku | May 1, 2008 12:48 PM

Haven't seen much in the news about Paul V. Clinton in the news lately---

"The case represents much more than the frauds that Hillary and Bill directed to win and keep a Senate seat to launch a Presidential campaign from- it has the ability to expose the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party- which is dedicated to assuring the attaining of unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the Rule of Law and respect for the Constitutional processes of government."

We'll just have to wait and see what the truth is--somehow this case has been put on ice til after the elections.

Posted by: Dennis | May 1, 2008 12:48 PM

We need Obama and change especially if superdelegates and politicians are being bound be old political ties or fear vengeful retribution. Out with the old, in with Obama.

P.S. JakeD get a life. Nobody wants you're spin on every comment posted. You're wasted space.

Posted by: Chris336 | May 1, 2008 12:47 PM

What a nasty letter. This is a sampling of the mature and wise superdelegates? Very depressing. Well, at least he isn't saying he switched votes because his teenage children told him to, as is the case with several of the other mature and wise superdelegates. So glad the decision is in their hands . . . NOT.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 12:45 PM

If as someone above says, Obama charities went to blacks nothing fairer: Help should go where it is more needed.

Posted by: irpi3000 | May 1, 2008 12:43 PM

Hey Jake, I see your point but I don't think I'm different than others, I just decided to stay home--Nevertheless, would you apportion delegates to Obama on a percentage basis? Giving him the percentage that "didn't vote for Clinton" or at the very least, split it up clinton votes vs uncommited votes??

HEY NEW NEWS Superdelegate Patrick from Texas just endorsed Obama------the dam is breaking!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Dennis | May 1, 2008 12:40 PM

Bravo for Mr. Andrew.

Posted by: irpi3000 | May 1, 2008 12:40 PM

Speaking to reporters by conference call, Andrew said, "We need to try to stop this process now."

Of course, Andrew added, "I am an expert on this because these were the exact tools that I mastered as a campaign volunteer, a campaign manager, a state party chair and the national chair of our party."
We need to stop this process? Talk about old school politics. Why not let it play out and let every vote be counted?

I like how he ends his comments with the fact he was a sleeze master himself. Tool.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 12:40 PM

I hope more SD's go against the Clinton mob family and do what's right for the party.

Gas prices, the economy, foreclosures, jobs, and the Iraq War matter in this election. The Wright matter is a distration created by the main stream corporate media and to distract the common man from his problems and maintain the status quo.

Posted by: Ann Clark | May 1, 2008 12:38 PM


You analogy fails to stick because the Obama campaign urged their voters to cast their ballots for "Uncomitted" -- Hillary won any way you look at it -- what you are really trying to do is declare a full 9 inning game "invalid" because of the designated hitter rule.


But, on the other thread, your threw ALL lawyers including Hillary under the bus. Sorry, but you can't have it both ways ...

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 12:34 PM

JakeD-Top of his Class too! ;~)

However, he is a Venture Capitalist by Profession! :-)

I view his Legal Background as a blessing actually. He is "Slightly" Flawed.

Otherwise, anyone as PERFECT for the Job of President McCain's Veep, would probably just get Crucified! ;~)

Besides, it WILL help him deal with the 50 Children he will have to Babysit in the Senate!

We have already seen how badly just two of them can "Act-Up"! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 12:27 PM

Is it "absurd" to question why Obama declared that Rev. Wright accepted that his views were inappropriate and mischaracterized? That Wright admitted he had offended many people?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 12:24 PM

To say that Clinton won Michigan would be like saying a baseball team had batting practice and now wants to say they won the world series.

The superdelegates have been frozen in place--why?---they have been afraid that by some strange twist of fate Hillary might steal the election AND if they had backed OBAMA wellllll---here comes the IRS, FBI, CIA, NSA etc etc.

Posted by: Dennis | May 1, 2008 12:24 PM

Is it "absurd" to question why the Obama's Charitable Donations for the past two years have been ONLY to Black Charities?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 12:23 PM


Is it "absurd" to even question whether or not Barack HUSSEIN Obama shares his pastor of 20 years views?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 12:21 PM

Thanks Joe!!!

And Jake D of course THAT comment isn't nonsense- the fact that the pundits tried to attribute it to Obama or question whether or not Obama shared Wright's views is where absurdity lies.

Posted by: Sara | May 1, 2008 12:18 PM

Facts are a stubborn thing. Obama cannot close his 20 year old relationship with Wright because there is so much video evidence against it. On the TV program THE VIEW, Obama declared that Reverend Wright accepted that his view were inappropriate and mischaracterized. That it had offended many people. Then weeks later Wright goes on a national Hate America Press Tour? This was a blatant lie. Or worse, Obama was fooled by Wright which is kind of scary. That a possible next president can be played by a character such as Wright. Check the video evidence yourselves.

Posted by: Leanza Cornett | May 1, 2008 12:18 PM


MITT Romney is a LAWYER!!!

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 12:17 PM

President McCain should announce Mitt Romney as the Veep, and just get on with saving this Country already!

As has been demonstrated by BOTH Billary and Obasama;

They are only fit to act like Children Filibustering all night long on the Senate Floor, like all the other Obstructionist Loser Congressional Dimocrat Clowns!

MAYBE, one day, the fools that keep Kennedy, Lurch, Reid, Pelosi, Murtha, Byrd, and sooooo many other idiots in their Positions, will Finally actually want to MOVE-ON! ;~)


Posted by: RAT-The | May 1, 2008 12:15 PM

"God D*mn America!" is "nonsense"? Then why did Obama finally have to denounce it?

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 12:02 PM

Wow, this is really exciting news. It takes humility to change your mind and courage to go against the Clintons.

It's great to see that there are really a rather large number of brave and committed people in American politics. I am really quite impressed with the Democratic party for sticking to Obama at this moment, instead of running for cover from all this Wright nonsense.

Posted by: rBuschFL | May 1, 2008 12:01 PM

This does say something- even after this Wright situation.

Watch Obama dodge another one.

Indiana & North Carolina: Hillary vs Barack -
The Google Effect:

Posted by: Dave | May 1, 2008 11:59 AM

I have no problem with Joe Andrew -- neither Obama nor Clinton will get enough total delegate votes to lock up the nomination -- in fact, Joe is free to "jump" back tomorrow, or the day after, or every other day right up to his vote on the Convention floor ; )

Posted by: JakeD | May 1, 2008 11:57 AM

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