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The Green Zone

Hillraisers Still 'In It to Win'

By Matthew Mosk
About 50 top fundraisers for Sen. Hillary Clinton packed into the living room of the candidate's Washington home this afternoon to express their continued belief in the candidate and her mission, several of those who attended said today.

This was not an intervention aimed at persuading her to make a graceful exit, said fundraising co-chair Hassan Nemazee. "The message was, we're in it to the end, we're in it to win, and we still believe we can win."

Nemazee, a New York investment banker, said Clinton came across as surprisingly energetic and "quite determined" and, he said, she told the group she was "not willing to stop fighting."

Those in the room were "not delusional," said another of Clinton's "Hillraisers," who have each raised at least $100,000 for her bid. "We all recognize this is an uphill battle."

Nemazee agreed, saying the Clinton faithful understand that there remains only "a narrow path" to the nomination, "but there is a path." He said the group committed to redouble efforts to persuade superdelegates to wait for the remaining contests to unfold before picking their candidate.

Nemazee did not rule out the possibility that Clinton would loan more of her own money to the campaign, though he said the subject did not come up this afternoon.

Posted at 7:41 PM ET on May 14, 2008  | Category:  The Green Zone
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I've read much of this venom directed at the wrong person on this blog coming from BITTER Hillary supporters, and it's juvenile at best, very sad at worst. From the sound of these Obama attacks, these people are akin to that Republican loudmouth that Chris Mathews put in his place earlier this week.THEY JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT..SO FULL OF HATE, SO FULL OF VENOM, SO FULL OF RESENTMENT. its quite upsetting to see adult americans behave in such a low life manner because their candidate din't run as good a campaign as the opponent did.. And THATs what this is all about.. he's just BEAT her campaigning..FAIR and SQUARE..get over it...geeze

Posted by: pulsar38 | May 17, 2008 3:04 PM

Every HRC supporter I know plans to support Obama if he is the nominee. Evry BO supporter I know will support HRC if she is the nominee. No serious Democrat is going to vote for McCain - certainly a healing process will ahve to happen, but it will.

For those who think differently - remember HRC (assuming Obama is the nominee) WILL work her heart out - just as she says she will. Because she is there for the issues - and if you are serious about your politics, you will be too. Politics ain't beanbag; sometimes you win sometimes you lose.

The fact is, any possible hope for a future success for HRC is predicated on Obama's success. IF he loses, she will be blamed (fairly or unfairly - but that is exactly what will happen) and she will never again play a role in predisential politics.

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Posted by: sag6s3pbam | May 17, 2008 6:52 AM

My mother used to have a saying for what you women are determined to do. You are cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Posted by: majorteddy | May 17, 2008 3:31 AM

Geez, for being such a "weak" candidate, he sure knows how to go about campaigning right. He outraised the princess in waiting and showed her a thing or two about the details. I think if she's that careless running a campaign, maybe her people couldn't run a dog show. If he's weak , what does that make Hillary. She had the big boys on her side at every turn. For three weeks, the press and the public just pounded Obama constantly every day , as did Hillary over the Reverend wright thing and other stuff, relentlessly, and he spanked her in North Carolina. How can she be that strong when she can't even win a fight in her own party?

Posted by: majorteddy | May 17, 2008 3:29 AM

We are not imagining things and we are not crazy, we think she should be president, not Obama, if he wins the nomination we will make sure he doesn't become president in 2008,many are going to write Hillary in on ballots, each state has its own rules, some will not vote,but that is a mistake because no voters and people voting may not help, the best is to register independent and vote for McCain, it can't be much worse than what it already is, just hold our noses and vote McCain in Nov.

Posted by: gazzed | May 16, 2008 8:08 PM

Millions of woman, must being feeling the way I do right now! Clinton has to win, she just has too. Most men feel that woman were put here to clean up after them, well if thats true, Bush sure needs cleaning up afterwards and what a messy job that will be. So Men of america put the woman back in the house and let her clean up the mess.
p.s. by the way this woman, even knows where the vaccumm is! Please, every woman of every color, wake up and vote for Hilary Now!

Posted by: stephanie | May 16, 2008 6:34 PM

The superdelegates are going for Obama because he has the money to buy them people - don't you know how it works - it has nothing to do with them thinking he is the better candidate - it is all about the money. Get real.

Posted by: Lynn | May 16, 2008 5:10 PM

He is not being "offered" the job, it is next to impossible for Hillary to win, that is why the supers are going to his side, oh, and because they feel he is the right person for the job and so does the majority of Americans, that is how an election works.

You sound like a bunch of petulant hysterical infants.

Posted by: JR | May 16, 2008 4:42 PM

The media has sabotaged the Clinton campaign. The Democratic Party has not stood up to all the Democrats that keep telling Senator Clinton to get out of the race because Obama is getting bloodied and bruised. If he is such a wimp he should'nt be running for Pres. Hillary should run as an independant if he gets the nomination, most of us will not vote for him because he is INEXPERINCED and UNAMERICAN and a WIMP. So, by the way, is Howard Dean (a wimp).

Posted by: Irma | May 16, 2008 4:28 PM

Renee; You can't blame the media on this. The number of delegates speak for themselves! The median is clearly just reporting.

I agree that Hillary is a fighter and not a quitter! This whole notion to fight on is all about Hillary having to prove to her constituents (you)and herself, that she gave it her all (fought to the end). Now, let's put this in perspective.

I am quite sure that these qualities might get the US in a heap of trouble. These are not, in my opinion, qualities I necessarily want at the top of the list for my president.

The math on June 20th will give the lions share of delegates to Obama. So what we have is a fighter that ignores the reality of a situation. Moreover, if we buy that everyone should be heard, then why would someone want superdelegates to overturn the voters. The logic is illogical! Finally, if the rules are that superdelegates have the right to choose whichever candidate they want, and in this situation, they can overturn the voters choice, then why is it important to have everyone heard (including Michigan and Florida)?

OK, I get it; it's politics. I just happen to not like those types of politics.
I find it quite hypocritcal and self serving. I'm sorry, Renee, she is not the right woman for the job.

Posted by: gayle in California | May 16, 2008 4:12 PM

Hillary Clinton is an extraordinary liar and not to be trusted under any circumstances. Right before primaries: Listen up, bloggers! She is going to cry, plead, cajole and exaggerate her positions for the vote. And, finally let's not forget that treasure of all treasures: The Race Card!

Posted by: challenge | May 16, 2008 3:54 PM

Renee; As a retired women in the work force for more than 38 years, there is this misconception that if you have been in a position for longer than the other person, then you are more qualified. That is just one factor. Coming out of the personnel business, it has more to do with how one is envisioned fitting into the position. I have seen young women hired over experienced men. There will always be sexism, racism, homophobics, etc. You can't have a chip on your shoulder, or else you will never have peace within.

Posted by: gayle in California | May 16, 2008 3:28 PM

Women in this country have lived thier whole life waiting to see someone of thier own gender attain eqaulity and fairness for women who do the same job as men. It looks like Hillary who is equally and even more qualified than Obama, is being looked at by the media (Today Show for example) as not the best "man" for the job. He's been offered the nomination even though states are still voting according to the powers that be.
I could see endorsing Obama if he was close to Hillary's qualifications, but he isn't. So, millions of women in America are still waiting for equality in the selection of the job of the Pres.
Hillary is as close in my lifetime that we have seen and we may not get the chance again for a long time with the way this is turning out.

Posted by: Rene' Marriott | May 16, 2008 12:41 PM

Not only is Obama unqualified, so racist he is insane,...and unelectible:

Obama can not win in a country that is 83% white (he can't get the "average American" vote):

(sorry if that bothers you but all of you observed blacks vote for their own skin color, .....whites will do the same)

this has been so eye opening. we have all just learned that some Democrats will jump off a cliff even if you have no qualifications and the media portrays you as a rock star, and you offer the "change" with absolutely no proof to back that claim. Yep, we are seeing that there are some very naive gullible folks in the Democratic Party. Even as more and more dirt comes out on Obama, they refuse to open their eyes. It's a cult at this point and they are about to drink that spiked cherry Cool-Aid to go down with their leader when the comet comes around.

I'm looking forward to Hillary winning the nomination despite all of this stupidity...."hopes" and "dreams" that an insane racist that hates America, with ties to Hamas, could win the US Presidency.

Posted by: wakeup | May 16, 2008 9:03 AM

How about this one. Hillary goes Independant and so do we. First time female,first time independant President of the United States. She will surely beat McCain. God bless us all

Posted by: Old Dem | May 15, 2008 11:43 PM

'"Hillraisers," who have each raised at least $100,000'

Sounds like she will need 200 new Hillraisens to remove her $20mil debt.

Go Team!

Posted by: Sally | May 15, 2008 11:30 PM



but of course he didn't know that meant to give something to your enemy like giving Irag to Iran

Posted by: Anonymous | May 15, 2008 10:23 PM


GOP now Attacking canidates Wife in ADDs

they have no SHAME

Posted by: Anonymous | May 15, 2008 10:20 PM


13,500,000 new registered voters since 2004
53% DEM
32% GOP

Don't miss the biggest party ever

Posted by: Anonymous | May 15, 2008 10:19 PM


Posted by: pam | May 15, 2008 10:04 PM

These "Hillraisers" have clearly invested in a money pit.

Posted by: Wendy R. | May 15, 2008 8:35 PM

I find it interesting that people state that experience is a prime factor in predicting the effectiveness of a future President. History has shown that there is no correlation between the two.

Lincoln, a congressman and failed senatorial campaign; Teddy Roosevelt, Navy dept before a very short governership of NY followed by an even shorter VP under McKinley. Both proved to be very effective Presidents.

In the already has experience column I'll just name two: George W. Bush and Richard Nixon, enough said I think.

Posted by: Tim | May 15, 2008 8:33 PM

"What proof has he ever given you that he can deliver "change". What does that mean anyway? "

Well let's start with an issue that our congress or senate has not been able to solve. It is one of the most important issues to our democracy and it is called campaign finance reform.

Obama isn't even the nominee and he solved it, one man, simply by showing GOOD JUDGMENT and COMMON SENSE and NOT accepting lobbyist money. He proved that even a relatively unknown candidate facing a deeply entrenched political family can break fundraising records AND win a nomination without taking a dime from lobbyists, but instead accepting donations from everyday citizens in small amounts.

If he wins this election it will truly be "a government for the people, by the people" not the lobbyists, remember "a more perfect union"? that is what Barack Obama has proven he is working towards.

I'd say that is change you can believe in.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 15, 2008 7:35 PM

I keep hearing Clinton supporters making these wild accusations and how the media was slanted against her but to me the evidence points 180 degrees.

Obama has been pounded relentlessly by the media (remember reverend wright?)

Hillary has not been dignified, do a 180 and get the answer.

Obama just happened to get more votes, win more states and delegates despite HUGE advantages to Clinton.

If you want to see why Hillary crushed Obama in WV then watch the brief interviews with WV voters on Comedy Central
about 1:50 in.

Posted by: jr | May 15, 2008 7:25 PM

Isn't "Hassan" an arabic name? Must be a "muslim terrorist." As far as I know, he is not. wink, wink.

Oh, I forgot, that's the other person's campaign. Hillary would have left that church.

I'm sure they are all good and well meaning people- just backing the wrong horse.

Not this time.

Posted by: Isadora | May 15, 2008 7:19 PM

You Hillary supporters amaze me, she tells her supporters that it would be a "grave error" to vote for McCain over Obama.

I think the ones saying they will vote for McCain are in love with the "Idea" of Hillary rather than following her lead and doing what's best for the country.

Oh, by the way, check out Abe Lincoln's resume before he was elected, pretty thin, one of the greatest presidents ever.

Posted by: JR | May 15, 2008 7:12 PM

OK, all you outraged "in it to win it" Clinton supporters put your money where your mouth is and help her pay off her 20 mill debt or shut up.

Posted by: jr | May 15, 2008 7:08 PM


If you are a Republican, go to

The Obama campaign supports ALL the people, even Republicans and Independents.

Posted by: zelduh | May 15, 2008 6:18 PM

If Hillary doesn't make it, I'll vote for the WINNER and straight talk candidate.

At least we know the GUY and what to expect from him!!!

Yes, McCain is my family's next best CHOICE in '08'

Posted by: No Old Car Salesman in 08 | May 15, 2008 3:41 PM

Please people...this is so over. I am focusing on McSame and the 3 supreme court justices at stake in this election. I think the best hope for MI/Fl seating is a 50% reduction in delegates. They did break the rules, there has to be the "appearance" of some sort of wrist slapping. If anyone has an issue with that they just aren't being logical. It is stupid of the Democratic party to even be in this position to begin with as both states should have scheduled their primaries as they were supposed to and Hillary might actually have a chance at this point. As it stands now this race is over despite the WV vote, despite any results in upcoming primaries. I know I will probably get flamed for this but I am speaking in reality terms. And anyone who would vote for john mccain is not a dem to begin with. It will be the same fools who continue to vote against their best interests because they "would like to have a beer with that guy" That got us W and all his corporate pals raping the US public for all they can. And now we watch these leeches suck the last sips out of the straw in the milkshake of public funds before the criminals in the white house walk away to their multi million dollar homes and fat swiss bank accounts.

Posted by: thea2b | May 15, 2008 2:40 PM

I couldn't care less if Barack was one delegate vote away.... He is the wrong person for the job.. His inexperience will prove fatal for our country.. Experience counts in this country especially in politics! I will have to exercise my vote no matter what the turn out will be! ( good bad or otherwise) A wise person once said, " the best MAN for the job is a WOMAN"! Go HILLARY GO !!!!

Posted by: Tricia L. | May 15, 2008 2:00 PM

Obama is a weak, inexperienced candidate. That's why, I think, the DNC is so freaked out and trying to force this rallying around him. It's as if they feel the need to prop him up and project an image of strength.

I'm sure Hillary will support him when the time comes but I hope against hope she stays in the race as long as there is any chance she could win. She is the far superior candidate and a much better choice to go up against McCain.

Posted by: MagB | May 15, 2008 1:10 PM

I've been and have been a Hillraiser. I will continue to be. Obama is probably going to get the nomination but he can win in November without my vote. The pressure and abuse I have seen to support Obama is unbelievable. It only strengthens my resolve. I understand know why a third party is needed in this country and that we need to change the way the country votes. It can't be winner take all without many people being hurt in the process.

Posted by: Lynn E | May 15, 2008 12:09 PM

Hillary has put herself in this position because she has insulted far to many people with her "say anything" approach to win. Doesn't she realize how many people simply do not trust her and how she is using us only to accomplish her personal objective. She may still not get it even after the last vote is counted...

Posted by: V | May 15, 2008 11:20 AM

Hillary and the Samson Option---

Hillary is not delusional, Hillary is just exercising the Samson Option.

In the Bible, Samson was strong but incredibly stupid. He was enslaved by the evil Philistines. He prayed that he would have enough strength to push down the building pillars and kill the Philistines with him.

Samson took the Philistines down with him, and Hillary intends to take the Dems down with her.

Posted by: JaxMax | May 15, 2008 11:07 AM

A Hillraiser saying that he or she is "not delusional" has about as much credibility as Nixon when he said he was "not a crook."
Methinks thou protesteth too much.

Posted by: Chuck | May 15, 2008 10:53 AM


heres some more Hillary for you:

"Anybody who has ever voted for me or voted for Barack has much more in common in terms of what we want to see happen in our country and in the world with the other than they do with John McCain,"

-H.R. Clinton

By the way - you can see these quotes and more in todays WAPO.

Posted by: h | May 15, 2008 9:49 AM


You do realize that John McCain stands against almost ALL of your dearly held views don't you? You also realize that if more than 50% of Democrats were for Hillary you would have a majority delagates and votes, correct? Drawing the line in the sand that you propose, saying that you won't be forced to vote for Obama - this is saying that you prefer to be unheard. You prefer to let everyone else determine your fate. I do hope you realize that in taking no action, or futile actions makes your vote obsolete - unnnessisary. I agree with you that the system is flawed. I agree that I shouldn't have to pick the lesser fo two evils, and I agree that viable candidates should be able to run to November. Unfortunately that isn't the case. And until it is changed you need to play by the rules that everyone else plays by.

I recall Hillary turning the phrase:

"if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

You, G, obviously have some trouble standing the heat. Take some advice from your candidate. Actually, take some more advice from her:

"Obviously, I'm still hoping to be that nominee, but I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that anyone who supported me . . . understands what a GRAVE ERROR it would be not to vote for Senator Obama."

-H.R. Clinton

Posted by: h | May 15, 2008 9:22 AM

"Throwing good money after bad!" Oh well, the Shrillary fat money cats have reached a delusional stage re the Clintons, and they will only wake-up to to the reality that the campaign is over when, "The lady in the pants suit sings." I suggest she start taking voice lessons, like soon!

Posted by: Forrest Gerard | May 15, 2008 9:18 AM

Anyone wanna flush more bucks down the toilet.

It's like waging a war in Iraq, using money you borrowed, for 30 years, from the Chinese to pay your buddies at Halliburton and Blackwater.

Posted by: jeffp | May 15, 2008 9:13 AM

Is it me, or do they sound like they're trying to convince themselves that they aren't delusional at this stage. I understand their position, though. If I sunk $100,000 into a losing bet, I'd want to see it through, too, even though I knew I'd lost. Vegas makes millions that way.

Posted by: alterego1 | May 15, 2008 9:00 AM

Obama will be the nominee. He has been helped immensely by Hillary's strength, that has allowed him to raise large amounts of money and organize and find volunteers in states that otherwise would have been ignored. Obama also knows better his strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, as long as Hillary understands when to leave (early June), she's done Obama a favor, and rational Democrats will unite behind him in the fall. Hillary has been an excellent candidate and an asset to both the party and Obama. She should be thanked. And she should be allowed to exit gracefully, on her own terms, after the final primaries in early June.

Posted by: Scott Erb | May 15, 2008 8:54 AM

Hey P.T. Barnum' I've got a group of "suckers" for you. Boy, for a bunch of rich guys are you stupid or what? Who knowingly plows money down a "rat hole". Sure, Clinton's gonna have to have some fund raisers to pay off her debt in toto before the August convention or the FEC treats it as contributions. That will open up another whole can of legal worms, but, hey, this crowd's used to litigation, process servers, impeachement etc., so what are a few campaign laws?

Hillary, if you care one whit about what remains of Bill's and your reputation and legacy, you'll stop the charade and throw in the towel. Taking money from folks under false pretenses is dispicable.

Posted by: So Long Suckers | May 15, 2008 8:15 AM

OMG! Still a path to the nomination?! What kind of cocktails was Clinton serving at that HILLRAISER meeting? Obama is less than 130 delegates away from becoming our nominee and once the haze and fog lifts from your brains, you will see how important it is for a Democrat to be elected to the next White House. Hello, wake up, you have more than paid back the Clintons for those cushy appointed jobs you all got in the 90s! Do yourself and all of us a favor - the next time Hillary Clinton invites you to Georgetown to drink Kool-Aid, tell her you have a scheduling conflict.

Posted by: Anthony, Baltimore, MD | May 15, 2008 7:44 AM

For the clinton supporters, if you are TRUE DEMOCRATS (and from your statements I must question your party alliance), you will vote for the DEM NOMINEE - REGARDLESS OF WHO THAT IS - or you are NOT DEMS, so please register as the Pugs you must be. Unless you want this country to remain in its current turmoil from every conceivable angle, then you will NOT VOTE McSAME and you will NOT WRITE IN HRC so the Dems will lose this election. If you can't overcome your own selfishness, ignorance, stupidity, then perhaps you really should become a PUG because McSame will WIN IN NOV IF THE DEMS ARE NOT UNITED. It is your choice and I pray you will make the RIGHT CHOICE! If not, you will get exactly what you voted for - NOTHING!

Posted by: ObamasLady | May 15, 2008 7:01 AM

Corruption? buying votes? buying super delegates? anonymous -- what the heck are ya' talking about???? These flights of fancy are part of the reasons Obama supporters have such a hard time understanding the antipathy against Sen. Obama --he had the temerity to run against AND BEAT your candidate. I can understand you'd be mad at that and disappointed. But to claim he stole 30+ states? To claim he bought Super Delegates when Mrs. Clinton is the one that had a 100+ lead in the Supers at the outset of this race? And, sorry, but continuing to say at this point "Yep, Mrs. Clinton's gonna be President" when Obama is (after Edwards' 18 delegates are counted) only 20 delegates away from CLINCHING THE NOMINATION. (Oh, sorry, I just saw the follow up post by "g" explaining that his/her rationale for the flat statement that Mrs. Clinton is going to be the President are predictions of astrologers ("Astrologers who predicted the last 3 Presidential elections accurately predict Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic nomination ..."-- like Jean Houston that conducted seances between Mrs. Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt during the Clinton Impeachment? Sorry, I didn't realize it came from such an, hmmm, unimpeachable source.)

Posted by: omyobama | May 15, 2008 4:45 AM

The overcoming process against overwhelming odds only serves to make you stronger, Hillary... you are right to believe you are the strongest candidate to be President, President Hillary Clinton!

Posted by: Huang Yeo | May 15, 2008 2:46 AM

How on earth can Clinton supporters overlook so many of her flaws? I think there are an equal amount of people drinking the Clinton kool-aid. I could offer a long list of flaws but I think the number one issue has to be the fact that she is dishonest and disingenuous. Have we forgotten about the Bosnia fairy tale among others? And what about resetting the "goal posts" in this battle every few weeks or so? If you thought Kerry was a flip-flopper give a close look to Clinton.

Posted by: twinkle | May 15, 2008 2:14 AM

Hillary is a menopausal maniac, totally detached from reality. Anyone who supports her is just as wacky. She doesn't care about her party or Americans; she selfishly only cares about winning at any
cost. Obama will close the deal shortly and end this pathetic woman's unraveling on the world's stage. AMEN!

Posted by: Over 60 Female | May 15, 2008 2:12 AM

West Virginia is the POOREST State in Our Union, They vote shows that Ignorance is Bliss.

Posted by: aamdc | May 15, 2008 2:02 AM

notice that not even the Obama supporters deny that Clinton has been screwed over by the media?

Hillary Clinton has my utmost admiration for standing strong in the face of such adversity and unfairness.

Yes she can still win this. But she must remain in this race and not let these hacks force her out before all the votes are counted.


Posted by: hillary4pres | May 15, 2008 1:27 AM

next time field a candidate that has a voice that doesn't make you kringe, and hire a strategist that knows how to count delagates.
She's a republican's dream dem candidate.

Posted by: tjut | May 15, 2008 1:25 AM

Clinton supporters are 50% or more of the electorate, as caucuses disenfranchised many Hillary voters as well as Florida and Michigan, and effected her votes and delegate count! Andit is high time that Obama supporters accepted that fact! He STOLE this election and he PAID OFF Super Delegates! Regardless, We are NOT voting for him. Not because of her! Because he is a self proclaimed racist. Read his books. He seems very proud of not wanting anything to do with white Americans "his mother's race." NO UNITY OR EXPERIENCE in this candidate. An empty suit trying to "CHANGE" his own racist words, his wife's hateful words and his ministers hate filled rants against white Americans and America that he followed and was "INSPIRED" by for 20 YEARS! Hillary will be the next president. If not, McCain. We will not TRUST our country to this man.

****and they thought we wouldn't notice this corruption? It's us to us to stop this corruption dead in it's tracks by NEVER voting for Obama, the guy they attempted to shove down our throats as though we are just stupid puppets who will stand for this. Dream on!

I think it's very important that we write in Hill come election time if she does not win the nomination to make sure they know that Dem's will not stand for this corruption in their party.

I have witnessed a lot of Democratic races for the nomination but I have never EVER seen anything biased and unjust like this take place.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 15, 2008 1:15 AM

Go ahead, vote for whoever, we don't need ya! Freaking crybabies, it's over.


Posted by: tjut | May 15, 2008 1:13 AM

To those who claim shock and indignation that people booed Clinton at the rally:

Hillary has flat out made fun of Obama, has attacked and belittled his supporters, and has in general thrown everything including the kitchen sink at him and everyone who even thinks about voting for him.

****are you smoking crack? This has never happened. Hillary has been dignified and YET still the media slams her and praises Obama. You Obamabots still have the audacity to boo her after the injustice she has endured. POOR TASTE, CLASSLESS, AND IT WILL COST YOU DEARLY.

Posted by: g | May 15, 2008 1:06 AM

Clinton supporters are 50% or more of the electorate, as caucuses disenfranchised many Hillary voters as well as Florida and Michigan, and effected her votes and delegate count! Andit is high time that Obama supporters accepted that fact! He STOLE this election and he PAID OFF Super Delegates! Regardless, We are NOT voting for him. Not because of her! Because he is a self proclaimed racist. Read his books. He seems very proud of not wanting anything to do with white Americans "his mother's race." NO UNITY OR EXPERIENCE in this candidate. An empty suit trying to "CHANGE" his own racist words, his wife's hateful words and his ministers hate filled rants against white Americans and America that he followed and was "INSPIRED" by for 20 YEARS! Hillary will be the next president. If not, McCain. We will not TRUST our country to this man.

Posted by: DEM | May 15, 2008 1:03 AM

It's got nothing to do with sexism, she is just not sellable. She's damaged goods.

but a racist inexperienced black man who hates America is "sellable". Obamabots are terrible strategists. Obama is one big pipe dream that is sure to lose.

Posted by: g | May 15, 2008 1:02 AM

To those who claim shock and indignation that people booed Clinton at the rally:

Hillary has flat out made fun of Obama, has attacked and belittled his supporters, and has in general thrown everything including the kitchen sink at him and everyone who even thinks about voting for him.

Hypocritical, isn't it, to support a candidate such as that?

Posted by: Eddy | May 15, 2008 12:51 AM

It's got nothing to do with sexism, she is just not sellable. She's damaged goods.

Posted by: tjut | May 15, 2008 12:24 AM


I would much rather you boo Obama and still vote democrat than to participate in the purely silly and nonsensical stunt of writing in Clinton on election day. By performing such an irrational action you're willingly subjecting the American people to at least another four years of republican stupidity and ignorance.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 15, 2008 12:15 AM

Why is the Democratic Party is in such a rush to make history? The biased pro-Obama media interfered in and undermined the Democratic nomination process. Sen. Clinton's campaign was intentionally sabotaged by misogynism...........
I am amazed at how the Democratic party has blindly ran full speed into this disaster. Wrong Man at the wrong time, Nobody cares who he really is, what he has really done, and to quote Newsweek "unless he is seen vacationing with Louis Farrakan in Hawaii he has the nomination" The conduct of the superdelegates is in defiance and repudiatiion of the Democratic nomination process.

Posted by: 07001 | May 15, 2008 12:09 AM

to g: GREAT IDEA!! a write in campaign! If Obama is the nominee, we definitely should start a website for the WRITE IN for Hillary Clinton. If we could get the women in the country, the men will split the votes between Obama and McCain and she could win!!

Posted by: ragindemo | May 14, 2008 11:18 PM

Did any one see those Obamabots at the Edwards endorsement boo Hillary Clinton on CNN? and they wonder why we won't vote for cult leader Obama? I have never seen such poor unbecoming public behavior for a political figure whom has done nothing but create laws to help the exact same people who are booing her. Talk about tacky.

P.S. Don't forget to write Hillary Clinton in as your President elect if she is not the nominee. You do not have to vote for McCain. The DNC will not get away with forcing us to vote for Obama, let them know come election time.

We know what these kids do not...that Obama is simply not qualified for the job. It's easy to sell kids on "hope and change" and black voters on race...too bad they are so naive as to expect nothing more from a U.S. President other than charismatic speeches. They are also too naive to know that Obama can't win in a general election. Thus far he has only won in states that vote Republican...duh!

No matter what I would never be classless enough to boo Obama. You people are low-class and frankly scary. No wonder Hillary Dems are so turned off by this Obama cult leader.

Posted by: g | May 14, 2008 11:05 PM

How will the rude Obama voters handle the news that Obama will not be the Democratic nominee? After so much arrogance and ugliness...I would think they will be embarrassed and ashamed of their behavior towards Hillary Clinton, a lady that has worked so hard to pass laws that help YOU, the folks who are now dissing her because they have been duped by Obama's empty message. What proof has he ever given you that he can deliver "change". What does that mean anyway? What does it matter though, Obama is predicted to lose.

Posted by: g | May 14, 2008 11:01 PM

to: NOT!!! I am not cutting off my limbs. I am cutting off yours. I will be fine no matter what. I happen to be a college educated, elite that makes over $100,000 a year that hasn't drank the kool-aid.

Posted by: ragindemo | May 14, 2008 10:57 PM

Well, she needs money to settle her US$20m debt, and that's why she's eager for these Hillraisers to find more money for her.

If you're desperate, then of course, you would have to portray yourself as being able to find paths to win it. Still, her recent win has not stopped the strong trickle of superdelegates flowing in the direction of Sen. Obama for more than a week now.

Her strategy of trying to stem the flow of these superdelegates is already a damage-limitation exercise.

That says it all.

Posted by: Tim | May 14, 2008 10:53 PM

JakeD, you're slipping. You weren't first.

I hope it's because you were taking in some of the good weather while it is here. Honestly, with the weather getting nice, aren't there better things to do than sniping at each other here?

Posted by: gbooksdc | May 14, 2008 10:39 PM

Down the primrose path to destruction, the Hillraisers go. As my grandma used to tell me as a child, "Go on, help yourself" as I got myself mired into deeper trouble. Lemmings!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:46 PM

Talk about having stars in your eyes, what a lot of BS.

Posted by: Aussie Henry | May 14, 2008 9:31 PM

Astrologers who predicted the last 3 Presidential elections accurately predict Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic nomination and the US Presidency after a legal battle over seating FL and MI delegates. The Democratic Party is divided and will remain so after this heated race but this will not stop Clinton from winning the US Presidency. Trouble looms ahead for Obama campaign. Let them bask now, things are about to go downhill for them.

oh and, damned right they had better seat FL and MI delegates. Any thing otherwise would be Democratic Party suicide.

Hillary Clinton will be U.S. President 2008

Posted by: g | May 14, 2008 9:28 PM

"NOT!!! The unbelievable bias for Obama and sexist attitude by the media, talk radio is motivating people to stay out of this election or vote for McCain."

Now that makes a lot of sense. Vote for McCain because of the sexist media bias for Obama. That's like cutting off every limb of your body to spite your face.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:10 PM

Hillary Clinton said today that it would be a "terrible mistake" for her supporters to vote for John McCain over Barack Obama.

Posted by: NoMoreRepublicanTerrorists! | May 14, 2008 9:09 PM

The support for Hillary Clinton? Not very much!

Posted by: Aussie Henry | May 14, 2008 9:08 PM

I say "Why quit when you're just spending other people's money?"

I'm gonna do this as long as uneducated, white blue collar workers will put up with me.

Hillary for Hillary!

Posted by: Senator Clinton | May 14, 2008 9:07 PM

How the hell can she run the country when she cannot run a presidential campaign? In war not giving up is a good thing, but this AIN'T War!

Posted by: VinceL | May 14, 2008 8:53 PM

Those in the room are not delusional? How about clueless?

Posted by: Sueb2 | May 14, 2008 8:33 PM

People underestimate the support for Hillary. I am sick of hearing the pundits say "Oh people will get on board and vote for Obama". ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! The unbelievable bias for Obama and sexist attitude by the media, talk radio is motivating people to stay out of this election or vote for McCain. It will be a protest non-vote in November.

Posted by: ragindemo | May 14, 2008 8:31 PM

Posted by: Pubichaironmycokecan | May 14, 2008 8:21 PM

Better the money go to paying off her debt than used against McCain ; )

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 8:05 PM

Wow! Throwing good mo0ney after bad.

Posted by: goallthewayHills | May 14, 2008 8:04 PM


Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 7:59 PM

I'm sure the Hellraisers will continue down the low road with Hillary.

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 7:52 PM

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