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AP: Iowa Democratic Chair to Endorse Obama

The Associated Press is reporting that tomorrow Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan will announce that he is endorsing Barack Obama. The move signals Obama's further consolidation of the support of his party as he heads toward the Midwestern swing state whose caucuses gave his presidential bid early momentum, and where he will hold a celebratory event tomorrow night.

By Web Politics Editor  |  May 19, 2008; 11:12 PM ET
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obama for president !!! my, my, GOD saves America... how can he love america when he was molded by hate for the past 20 years...

Posted by: allan | May 21, 2008 2:33 AM | Report abuse

bashers beware,

You must be the the less than 20% of Americans, who, despite the overwhelming contradicting evidence, think Bush 43 is doing a good job.

Despite the tax cuts, the US is going through a financial crisis. To avoid a potential panic, the Fed had to step in to bail out a Bears, a major finance house.

One measure of the strength of the economy is the strength of the US dollar. In the past 7 years the USD has dropped by ~50% against the Euro. The oil exporting countries are considering pricing oil in Euro's instead of USD.

How do you asses that we are "winning" in Iraq, when General Petrateus himself says there is "no light at the end of the tunnel" and Crocker says that any political progress is "tenuous". How are we effectively fighting terrorists, when experts have indicated that the Taliban/Al Qaeda are based in Afghan/Pakistan, respectively and we have 90% of our troops in the region, are pinned down in Iraq? Neocons and those of your ilk seem to be selective on your facts of the situation.

Posted by: hektor | May 20, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I am now old enough to at least have a good say in our very complicated politics. At this point I still cannot understand why people would ever root for Barack when all his credentials all pale in comparison to that of Hillary. This damn woman Hillary has all the makings of a president we can be proud of to tell the whole world. She has the brains, the beauty and the body. I mean, brain-wise, there is no question about that, that indeed she is really brilliant. Beauty-wise, she is not really the super-model type, but I mean the inward beauty which are seen by the eyes, such as love, sympathy, compassion, etc. Body - wise, she got the whole set of bodies of international community of nations to back her up, from the very least to the greatest. Shje has the experience, the electability, and the energy to keep this nation moving ever onwards. Dear fellow Americans, let us all rally behind Hillary for president, she is our sure hope for this nation to heal once again. (James Edwards, Philadelphia, PA)

Posted by: JAMES EDWARDS, (PHILADELPHIA, PA) | May 20, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse


I'm no Democrat, but unless something drastic changes, I would expect the vast majority of Hillary supporters will vote for Obama rather than McCain.

Posted by: JakeD | May 20, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Bashers Beware:

Good post.

Posted by: JakeD | May 20, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

It takes little courage -- or brains -- to join the mob vilifying President Bush. But the Democrats (and Republicans, too) depicting him as villain will one day regret it.

In the eyes of members of both parties, George W. Bush seems to be the cause of everything from the recent GOP special election losses to a flagging economy to bad weather.

How about a dose of reality?

On the economy, there are indications the sun is coming out after a fairly mild economic storm. More data are showing a recession will be avoided, and it looks like a new bull market in stocks began in March after a short and shallow bear.

For the resilience of this economy, we can thank the president. He pushed substantial tax cuts on income and investment through Congress, which were followed by four years of growth, generating over 8 million jobs.

As for national security, Obama keeps saying the war in Iraq and the rest of the administration's foreign and defense policy have, as he put it last week in South Dakota, "prevented us from making this country safe." But the country is safer than anyone expected after 9/11.

There has not been a single terrorist attack on the homeland, and we have instead foiled multiple terrorist plots to kill innocent Americans.

As we have prevented the terrorists from taking their jihad to the U.S., we have taken the global war on terror to the terrorists' home soil. We have given Muslims in the Middle East the opportunity for freedom in Iraq, proving that we are willing to spill our blood and expend our own resources to defend our interests as we promote their liberty.

When faced with the entire Washington establishment demanding an end to the war -- including his own father's secretary of state, James Baker -- President Bush stuck to his guns, placed a new general in charge and employed a surge strategy that is now winning the war in Iraq in resounding fashion.

This is the supposed albatross Republicans are so intent on distancing themselves from and which Democrats believe to be the key to victory in November. The facts of the last seven years tell a different story.

Posted by: Bashers Beware | May 20, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Yes!, we were the GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHEN THE CLINTONS WERE IN THE WHITE HOUSE! It is already in the history books. You can check the facts.....I'm not talking Rupert Murdochs media, right wing media, etc, I am talking about what the historians say. We had the largest economic expansion in the history of this country. We were highly regarded around the world. Every one in this country had a fair shake. We were part of the world COMMUNITY. Al Gore was part of that!.....why do you think he won the popular vote?! , only to be put down because the first time in the history of this country, THE SUPREME COURT CHOSE THE PRESIDENT, and 8 years later, voila, a big ------ mess!.
Again, someone else has chosen a nobody like George W. Bush, and actually have people believing that someone with absolutely NO EXPERIENCE can CHANGE EVERYTHING. I have heard John Kennedy speak, Bobby Kennedy speak, Martin Luther King speak, Jimmy Carter (nobel prize winner.....not t hat that means anything to some of you) (in person!). I have seen the civil rights movement under Johnson, the marchers,, I have heard Richard Nixon. I can tell you with no question that Obama is no Kennedy and if anything with the lies he is closer aligned to someone like Nixon.

Posted by: librairie | May 20, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Today a national poll shows that Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton by 50% to 35% as the Democratic preference for President of the United States. The Gallup poll shows Obama ahead by 50% to 40%.

Republicans would rather run against Hillary than Barack Obama and it is obvious that they are involved in trying to cause consternation between Democrats to get her into office. There are some irrational statements made by some of Hillary's supporters, which serve to do nothing but add to the consternation.

It is mathematically impossible for Hillary Clinton to win the nomination, so Democrats must unite and take on the Republicans.

Hillary Clinton is ruining her opportunities to become a viable candidate the next time around by providing her potential competitors, both Democrats and Republicans, some really valid issues to bring up against her.

For example:
Flip flopping on the rules in the Michigan and Florida primary processes, the offer of 1 million dollars to the Young Democrats,
the gender card, the phony experience card, ,the sniper lie, the race card, Geraldine Ferraro's behavior on Clinton's behalf, and finally the notion of Clinton entitlement.

These issues are going to haunt Hillary Clinton because they are well documented and she will be held accountable, if she runs again nationally. Its a sad day as she could have so much to offer, she has been shameless and dishonest in her failed pursuit of the Democratic nomination.

Posted by: Luther Hert | May 20, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: irmadf9 | May 20, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

The more I read these postings, is the more I realize how far behind our country really is. How can we want Democracy for the world and we can't get it right here in the US? This is 2008 and we still live in a racist country. I really thought we were beyond judging people by their gender or race but I see that no matter how much education and money we have, we are still ignorant. The people have voted for who they want but because it's not WHO they want, they are willing to vote for another 4 years of Bush. Do you know how foolish that sounds? You sound like a 3 yr old tell their mother "I don't love you no more" because that child didn't get their way.

Don't you realize that the world watches our news and read our papers online? Don't you realize how stupid and ignorant we look bring up issues that will not solve the crisis that the Bush Administrate has created?

No one is perfect. The Clintons have skeletons in the closest but Obama, McCain and everyone in this world has them too. Who are we to judge? If we started to investigate you, God only knows what we will find. Instead of worry about non important things, our focus should be on how to unite the country (Democrats and Republicans) as a whole and figure out how we are going to clean up mess that will be left behind.

I am just a fed up hard working American who wants change from old politics. I want a government that has the American people at heart not their personal bank account. I want a President that is going to help the ALL people -red, yellow, black and white with this mortgage crisis, create jobs, provide every kids with a great education, provide healthcare not bailing out Bear Sterns. I want a President that will figure out a way to get our Troops home and provide them with the help they are going to need mentally, physically and financially to get their life in order.

The world used to view America as this wonderful utopia,the home of the Brave and the land of the free, now thanks to Bush; we are the laughing stock of the world. LET SHOW THE WORLD THAT AMERICA IS STILL THAT BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.

Vote for who will make this country better, VOTE DEMOCRAT!!!!

Posted by: Hard Working American | May 20, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

The polls are RIGHT NOW showing that the Clinton supporters WILL NOT endorse matter what!
So I guess the Democrats need to be doing more than "keeping the faith"......THATZ what people have been DOING for eight LONG years! Maybe that is the problem. Instead of keeping the faith, people should have been using their brains rather than listening to the media, Christian organizations, neo-cons, etc, etc.
You JUST HAVE TO BE KIDDING ABOUT KEEPING THE FAITH........that is part of what got us into this mess........people around the world have been made well aware of what type of FAITH we keep........and we h ave made it very clear (right down to BOMBING a soverign nation) that our FAITH is the one and only right one.

Posted by: librairie | May 20, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Denial, Denial, Denial.......most of Hillary's angry and hateful...bitter supporters are in denial...Not all of them, but a large majority of them...and a large majority of them said that they will support Mr. I don't allow myself and I would also advise Obama's many, many, supporters to not allow themselfves to get caught up in the hype and the nastiness of her supporters...Most of them will support Barak...because they understand the whole concept and is not caught up in the scheme (and I do mean scheme) of things...So democrats, Keep your heads up because the majority of the people and the states have all spoken and they have chosen Barak Obama, overwhelmingly. The DNC will take care of Florida and Michigan in a FAIR way because all the candidates, including Hillary agreed to the rules prior to the primary race. It's not going to change things and Hillary can't claim the popular vote because Michigan and Flordia wasn't fairly competining states and both knew the rules. The DNC can't disenfranchise those millions of voters who were told not to vote and they didn't show up to vote. Mrs. Clinton and her campaign is trying to disenfranchise those voters.

Posted by: Democrats keep the faith!! | May 20, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

do you know which president was the first to be born in The United States?

click below and leave your answer in the comments section...

Posted by: tom abrahams | May 20, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

There is a big difference between smoking a joint and doing a drug such as coccaine. George W. Bush did coccaine also. I guess the past 8 years hasn't told anybody anything. Does anybody really want a president that has done drugs (by the way, I smoked my share of joints in the 60s). Now not only will we AGAIN have a president that has done heavy drugs, but one that ALSO HAS NO EXPERIENCE, just like the previous President. Oh, did I forget, he also seems to think it is okay to refer to female professionals as "
Sweetie". Sounds just like George W. Bush to me. Is this the kind o f person we want for President? Someone who refers to a grown woman as "Sweetie". You are all once again being totally fooled.
All Clinton people, do not cast a single vote for Obama. This is a scarry man. I said the same thing about Bush 8 years ago.....I can't believe it is happening again. Just what the neo-cons want. They have played you ALL well. You guys are all stupid enough to really believe that all the millions upon millions Obama has for the run has ALL came from little guys or the sale of his book. A perfect inexperienced nobody all of a sudden pops up after giving one speech at the convention, and suddenly has more millions than the Clintons and McCaine put together. How naive you are. This is a totally racist country.......when all of the Katrina people are back to their homes we will know that maybe some of the racism is gone. One out of four adults in this country are in jail, and 85 percent of those are black men. Sure, these are new times and this whole racist country is going to vote for a black man for president. You have all been played, and played well by the Republicans. They want Obama to be the nominee because they know a black man at this time will NEVER beat out a white man. Someone said something about these being new times.....Jim Crow days gone, etc.......You need to look around.....are you living under a rock or what?New times?.....are you blind or just stupid?! Do you think the pictures of DEAD black bodies on the street after Katrina weren't real pictures? Did y ou see ANYONE in this country RUSHING IN TO HELP?!!!! Oh, that happened a while back so THAT doesn't count anymore. Do you think t hat blacks aren't tageted ALL OF THE TIMe with racial profiling in this country? And now, because of the misogyny that has shown it's ugly face, woman will also NOT vote for him.
KEEP GOING HILLARY. And you Christians need to take pause. I have NEVER seen so much meaness and nastiness in this country since god has become part of the government, media and everything else in the last 8 years......It seems we can't get away from these mean-spirited people who wear t heir religion on their shoulder like it is some type of badge. You need to wear it on the INSIDE and not the outside.......THATS a REAL CHRISTION!Frankly, I would be scarred of ANYONE belonging to an Evangical church for 2 months, let alone 20 years. Snake-oil salesmen come to mind......I guess you people haven't cared to read t he history of the church or any history book for that matter.

Posted by: librairie | May 20, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I would urge all the Obama supporters to begin to hold the hate an venom if they really believe that Obama is the nominee and want him to win in November.

Obama can't win without Hillary Clinton and her supporters coming out to vote for him. His coalition of limosine liberals and African American voters aren't enough to win the swing states. They will win big votes in the "Blue" states but as Al Gore can tell Obama- it doesn't make a difference-of you have the most votes if they are not in the right states.

I for one am a Clinton voter who will support Barack Obama if he is the nominee. I will work whole heartly for him. But there are many out there who are tired of the attacks and venom of the Obama people and could either sit home or vote for McCain.

Both those strategies would be sad for the American people and the country. But mark my words if the Obama people don't stop their attacks it could happen so you don't do your candidate an good by continuing.

Posted by: peter DC | May 20, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Would love to see Hillary gracefully bow out but that is not going to happen. Wonder what other dirty tricks she has up her sleeve??
Lying speech after speech about voter count, when she supported Democrat decision to penalize FL and MI, until she found out she was losing, playing with such a lack of integrity during her campaign, switching masks when previous one wasn't working --- Is this who we want to run our country?? Absolutely not!!
Go Barack!!

Posted by: katiec | May 20, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse


"Gallup Poll Daily tracking has documented a surge in Democratic voters' support for Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in recent days, swelling from a four percentage-point lead for Obama during the first part of May to a record 16-point lead for him in polling from May 16-18."


and all God's people say:


Posted by: Maria | May 20, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BREAKING NEWS! | May 20, 2008 11:51 AM

More like BROKEN News....

Posted by: Franky | May 20, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

It's been a great race for the party, one that has allowed for unprecedented party organization all across the country, not to mention registration of millions of new voters.

Time for us to come together around Obama, and turn our collective sights towards November and the Republicans.

Posted by: Time to come together | May 20, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Harry in LA--Hillary is not stopping for anything or anyone. Delegate count? Superdelegate count? They may all change their minds, according to her greatness. Narcissists with a limitless sense of entitlement possess no grace whatsoever. She is going to turn Denver into a knife fight.

Posted by: gmundenat | May 20, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

You are absolutely right in your reporting that months ago, the media and Obama told Clinton that this race was over and yet today the American people are backing her as future President by the millions! What is wrong with this picture? Let me tell you, so there can be no mistake as you read these words. The media and the Obama campaign have been wrong from the very beginning and have underestimated the American public. We, the American people want the very BEST candidate for the job of President of these United States. We, the American people do not care how much money one candidate over the other has for their campaign. We, the American people do not care what skin color they have. What we do care about is how that candidate is going to put our nation back on track. The economy, bringing our sons and daughters home from a war that should have not happened in the first place. Health care, national security, terrorism, jobs so we can make a decent living for our families. These are just some of the issues weighing heavy on the minds of Americans. We need someone with the experience, dedication, perseverance, and the ability to fight for America, not only on a national arena but in a global arena. Bottom line, that someone is future Madam President, Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: IOWA VOTERS SPEAK OUT! | May 20, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

We are just waiting to get the Hillary Concession Speech in YouTube ..... Apparently any moment from now, It will be secretly Issued in the middle of night , just like that of Bin Laden .

Posted by: Bill Clinton Jnr. | May 20, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: BREAKING NEWS! | May 20, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

No wonder the Republicans can dominate national politics with the way the Democratic party slams one another. We only give the Republicans the bullets that destroy any decent candidate Democrats find.

Posted by: sek1026 | May 20, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse


That was a well said comment. Thanks and diddo....

It is a sad day when the world can look around and see so much racism and hate that some of the American people have...It is pitiful that most of Hillary suporters are so nasty and bitter! Wow, although Barak Obama misspoke about bitterness....he certainly hit the nail on the head.....the clinging to bitterness is well documented when you hear the hate and pathetic rhetoric from Hillary's most unhappy and angry white supporters....It's just so wonderful to see how Oregon came out in droves to support Barak. 80,000 strong....and they were all white with a majority of women....that was a great picture to show other countries....that not all of America are racists and hateful only in pockets, like Kentucky, W.V. and a few other rural ignorant poor states...

Posted by: Bonnie | May 20, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse


That was a well said comment. Thanks and diddo....

It is a sad day when the world can look around and see so much racism and hate that some of the American people have...It is pitiful that most of Hillary suporters are so nasty and bitter! Wow, although Barak Obama misspoke about bitterness....he certainly hit the nail on the head.....the clinging to bitterness is well documented when you hear the hate and pathetic rhetoric from Hillary's most unhappy and angry white supporters....It's just so wonderful to see how Oregon came out in droves to support Barak. 80,000 strong....and they were all white with a majority of women....that was a great picture to show other countries....that not all of America are racists and hateful only in pockets, like Kentucky, W.V. and a few other rural ignorant poor states...

Posted by: Bonnie | May 20, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: jabber | May 20, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

is scott brenan related to the man that breach the passport files? read this:
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
RezkoWatch FactChecker: Pundita: The William Ayers plan to turn America's schoolchildren into Maoists and how Barack Obama helped him

Posted by: Jabber | May 20, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Yes Jepp, you are absolutely correct most of his supporters are white, what is the problem with people. I mean really America is finally changing from the old Jim Crow Laws, so people get over it and move with the change or get left behind.

Posted by: Dawn | May 20, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Oh, its over and the only ones who don't know it are Hillary Clinton and her die hard supporters, sad but true many people just can't stand the thought of a person of color winning the democratic nomination. Vison for what one believes is possible if by far a superior asset for a leader to have than just the experience slogan that Hillary purports to have. For those who chastise Obama's remarks regarding global warming, think about the next generation and not just of yourselves. For those who demean his intent to talk to advisaries I'll say keep your freinds close but your enemies closer. The more you understand your advisaries the better your chances of out manuvering them. No ntellect will take you nowhere and a lot of intellect will take you everywhere. A logical and balanced thought process will help solve many problems that have not been adressed in an era of closed minds and feel good fear mongering politics.

Posted by: Tom McMahon | May 20, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Sally, like Scott Brennan, does not speak for all people in the USA. America does NOT endorse Obama--Sally does, but she is ashamed of her endorsement and does not use her full name to hide her identity in shame. She speaks only for herself. Hillary speaks more for the USA than Obama ever has or ever will as he is incapable of ever representing the USA at home or abroad.

Posted by: Dr Arthur Frederick Ide | May 20, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Scott Brennan is a disgrace to Iowa and to the process of democracy in the USA. As former Hardin Iowa County Chair, I am not only embarrassed but offended by Scott Brennan and his odious opportunism. Obama represents only special interests and not everyone. As one Democrat (at least for this moment, although I have been a registered Democrat for more than 40 years and have always voted Democrat) I now understand what Ronald Reagan meant when he said he did not leave the Democratic Party but the Democratic Party left him; I will definitely vote against Obama if he is the nominee, and will spend my money and time to make sure such unqualified people as Scott Brennan and Iowa Gov Chet Culver are defeated in their reelection bids. I would rather sell of all I have spend it to rid Iowa of these men than to have thinking people believe they represent anyone but themselves. If Obama would be "elected" president it would be far more tragic than what happened to the WTC on 9/11, for Obama is the least of all people ever to run for president and the greatest threat to the prinicples of Jefferson and Jackson and democracy.

Posted by: Dr Arthur Frederick Ide | May 20, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone stopped to consider that the majority of Obama's supporters are white?

That simple fact kind of takes the wind out of the race argument.

The race card has been played and discarded, whether the media wants to accept it or not. They'll continue to dig through the deck for another race card, but the public as a whole is playing a better game.

No doubt the Republicans will consider ti their own personal wild-card before it is all over, but they , too, must deal with that one simple fact...

The VAST majority of Obama's supporters are WHITE!

Live with it.

Posted by: JEP | May 20, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

All of you Democratic haters stop hating and vote for McCain. None of the candidates are perfect and personally I'll take the least of the 3 evils. McCain will send you and your children to war. He's a warmonger. He loves war. He will cause you to lose your homes, jobs, education and health care. He knows nothing nor care about the American people. Just like Bush. Nothing will change with him. Hillary changes with the wind. She's unstable, she lies, panders, cheats. You don't know what she'll do in the WH. Obama is consistent. He's held the same view, same message since the beginning of his campaign. He can manage his campaign and his home. I'll take my chances with him. Rev Wright won't be going into the office with him nor making policy decisions. BUt Hillary owes some favors to the many lobbyist who gave her over $800,000. Then there's Bill with his foreign deals.

Posted by: Debbie | May 20, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Tomorrow morning, Obama will be just 60 delegates shy of victory with fewer than 100 still to be elected.

Many superdelegates may be waiting for June 4. By that day, Obama will be within ten delegates of victory if he hasn't already won.

Thus, a small group of superdelegates can hold a meeting on June 4 and make him the presumptive nominee and end this nonsense of Hillary pretending to be "ahead."

Will she still insist on "fighting" on?

Posted by: Harry, Los Angeles, CA | May 20, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

GOD bless BARACK OBAMA;Aman who,s plans that points to Americen poor ,Aman that has revealed change to Americen poeple and this is not for Americe anly but for the hall world. THANKS

Posted by: mutsinzi ceaser | May 20, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Barack Obama would like us to believe that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright who ranted anti-American profanities at the National Press Club was not the man he saw from the pews of his church for two decades.

He'd also have us believe that Weatherman terrorist bomber William Ayers, who played host to his first fundraiser and with whom he would later serve on a board, is just a "guy in the neighborhood."

Similarly, Obama would have us believe he doesn't accept the recent endorsement of his candidacy by Ahmed Yousef of the terrorist organization Hamas. John McCain, he said, had "lost his bearings" for asserting, "If Sen. Obama is favored by Hamas, I think people can make judgments accordingly."

Obama told CNN that McCain's remarks were "offensive" and that it was "disappointing" his Republican rival would engage "in that kind of smear . . . particularly since my policy toward Hamas has been no different than his."

Oh, really? If McCain's remarks were a "smear," senator, why did you tell the Atlantic magazine:

"It's conceivable that there are some in the Arab world who say to themselves, 'This is a guy who spent some time in the Muslim world, has a middle name of Hussein and appears more worldly and has called for talks with people, and so he's not going to be engaging in the same sort of cowboy diplomacy as George Bush." Except these people launch rockets at Israel and oppose its existence.

By the way, isn't it funny how Obama can mention his middle name in a national forum when convenient, but if a Republican uses it, it's racist and offensive? Imagine the reaction if McCain had mentioned his legal name was Barack Hussein Obama or had made the above comments about Obama. When a warm-up speaker at a McCain event said "Barack Hussein Obama" repeatedly, media hell broke loose.

So Obama's endorsement by Hamas is not all that surprising. The man who wants to be president has a consistent and disturbing pattern of associations with influence peddlers, racist preachers, terrorist professors and people who wouldn't mind if Israel just went away.

As John McCain says, the American people should make their judgments accordingly.

Posted by: Richard | May 20, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Everybody the last minute, Clinton will try to CHEAT her way to the Demicratic nomination.

Posted by: Kenjiro Shoda | May 20, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

After his blowout win in North Carolina, Barack Obama crowed that it's time "to perfect this nation." What does that mean? He won't say -- perhaps for good reason.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Hey nancy sabet,

Have not the last 2 presidents admitted to doing drugs? The current one had a fairly well documented cocaine problem once. And Hillary's husband...Oh wait, he said he did not inhale (a likely story). Even if you believe him, does that make what he did legal?

These types of arguments are nothing short of divisive, and can only benefit the Republicans. Remember them? Iraq War, economic crisis, "pro-life" (except in the case of war or punishment), Supreme Court packing, anti universal health care...

The differences are stark. Democrats (read Clinon supporters)who say they would rather vote for McCaine than Obama are not Democrats at all. They are delusional. Wake up!

Posted by: PDXMike | May 20, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Barack Obama plans to lower our standard of living to fight climate change and make the world love us. The last time you may be able to drive your SUV may be to an Obama rally. What Obama wants to do is reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. That assumes that such emission cuts are even necessary considering that the Earth has not warmed since 1998 and is likely to stay that way at least for another decade as the solar cycle wanes. Steven Hayward of the American Enterprise Institute has actually sat down and crunched the numbers and found that Obama's 80% reduction from 1990 levels means that in 2050 we cannot emit more than one billion tons of CO2. The last time U.S. emissions were that low, Hayward estimates from historical energy data, was in 1910. What Obama sets as a goal for America is at the level of a Belize or a Somalia.

Posted by: Steven | May 20, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Oh well. . .nobody's perfect, and certainly the Clinton campaign was mis-handled from the beginning. .no plan after Super Tuesday ??? What kind of plan is that ??? NO-to coronation !!! Hillary came off looking like she and Bill had everything wrapped-up. . .last year. . .with over $100 million and name recognition. . SURPRISE !!! The American people aren't buying it, and btw, when we start to get a real good look at the McCain campaign. . .all the lobbyists and inside the beltway dealings. . .we may see the Real McCain !!! Nothing is inevitable, and the people in DC better understand that. Attention GOP. . Gay bashing and bible verses won't get it this year !!! We need leadership NOT another mega church.

Posted by: BJ | May 20, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Obama shouldn't be telling people they can't eat as much as they want. There are people in this country who already don't eat as much as they want because they can't afford more. Obama's comments assume Americans are all fat pigs (as do you apparently), but that is untrue. Obama is speaking from the ivory tower with this line of garbage. He sounds like an out-of-touch elitist.

And on the subject of elitists, affluent liberals are never going to give up their SUV's or their comfortable home temperatures because Obama says so. They certainly aren't going to stop eating as much as they want per Obama's wishes. That is a left-wing authoritarian fantasy.

Sure they will clap and cheer for him at his rallies when he says we're all fat pigs who need to go on a diet, then they'll jump in their SUV's, gorge themselves at a nice restaurant, go home and crank up the heat (or AC), and talk about what a wonderful speech Obama gave.

Posted by: nancysabet | May 20, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Do you not understand the awesome power and responsibility of the Presidency of the USA? The fact that Obama admitted to using drugs should automatically disqualify him for the office for a probably a million reasons. I'll list:
A. Bad judgment
B. Possible brain damage
C. Weakness of character
D. Addictive personality
E. Bad role model
F. Drugs are illegal/ President is chief law enforcement official in land
G. Possibility of relapse
H. Possibility of physiological damage to heart, other organs or organ systems
I. Unable to gauge consequences of actions aka A.
J. Blackmail possibilities ie national security risk
K. Heightened increase of scandalous activities
L. Has a different set values than most of us (non normative value system)
M. Anyone who does drugs is an idiot
N. No remorse or treatment for actions means sociopathic and narcissistic behavior
O. Did I mention that drugs were illegal in all 50 states? People go to prison for what Obama has admitted to doing.

Posted by: nancy sabet | May 20, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

What part of majority voting rule and democracy does Hillary not understand?

If hillary were in Barack Obama's position today, she would have musterd whole world to demand Obama to get out of the race two months ago. Her greed for the power is explained by pouring her own money to go to White House. People invest for personal gains. If this logic is not true she could have invested that money on a worthy cause many years ago when Bill was in White House. Alas! God is only as good as one would believe him/her to be.

Hillary tried gender card, experience card, mid-night phone card, sniper card, the race card, Jeramiah Wrights card, Rozko card, Michigan-Florida card, super deligate card, pledged deligates-can-change-their-mind card and what is left to play is I am entitled to this WH card.

It is now up to Americans to accept her entitlement card and prove that America is also a family rule enterprise (Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton) like Saudi Arabia.

Posted by: Tom | May 20, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Clinton has gone insane. She is so obsessed with this, it has finally fried her brain. She needs to say to Mr. Obama, this was a great race and you won fairly. I tried in many ways to cheat you and told lies, and paid REV, Wright to do what he did, but it is now over. Then she needs to commit herself to a mental institution for treatment.

Posted by: Eddie D | May 20, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

America does not endorse Obama!

Posted by: Cecilia | May 20, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

PCM 01, 3:31am today, Is this the report to which you're referring?

"HuffPost's QuickRead
Superdelegates Turned Down $1 Million Offer From Clinton Donor »

May 19, 2008 at 02:50 PM

One of Sen. Hillary Clinton's top financial supporters offered $1 million to the Young Democrats of America during a phone conversation in which he also pressed for the organization's two uncommitted superdelegates to endorse the New York Democrat, a high-ranking official with YDA told The Huffington Post.

Haim Saban, the billionaire entertainment magnate and longtime Clinton supporter, denied the allegation. But four independent sources said that just before the North Carolina and Indiana primaries, Saban called YDA President David Hardt and..."

Smells like a bribe.

Posted by: FirstMouse | May 20, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

The Devil is in the details. 48 states only, pledged delegates only, if only...Pb is that we are 50 states, true but when someone goes rogue, does not obey the rules he is wrong. Clinton seems to have forgotten the meanings of the words laws, rules. By denying 48 states which abide to the rules, she renders her own plea void. You know, it is funny, we have here in the same day a bad cop/good cop, bad girl/good boy thing. Clinton is the bad one not following the brules, wanting the team to play by the other teams rules: IF WE WERE REPUBLICANS, i WOULD HAVE WON, forgetting that if Robert E Lee had won, our flag would have been different, one can always rewrite history and ""what if2. pb we are dems and those are our rules not the republicans rules and if Clinton feels happier with republican rules, well m it might be wise to change ...for her. Obame meanwhile is the good kid, he follows the rules, he plays by the book and we have mister goodie 2 shoes today who proudly shows a great staright A report to Miss DNC.

Posted by: saintixe | May 20, 2008 7:50 AM | Report abuse

Dems are united whatever the outcome. Those who are threatening not to vote for either Obama or Hillary when one of the two becomes the nominee are Repblicans in the Dems skin. We are not worried about them. Let them go to GOP. We will continue to register more voters and we will beat MacShame, MaCpaid, MaCbush, MaClobbyist. Dems 2008.

Posted by: DaveUK | May 20, 2008 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Clinton takes Indiana by a 'razor' and Obama wins North Carolina by a huge margin. Nevertheless, Kentucky, Montana and West Virginia are still to come.

The Democratic race for nomination is still very much alive - and most likely to be decided by superdelegates

If you're tired of waiting around for those super delegates to make a decision already, go to and push them to support Clinton or Obama

If you haven't done so yet, please write a message to each of your state's superdelegates at

Obama Supporters:

Sending a note to current Obama supporters lets them know it's appreciated, sending a note to current Clinton supporters can hopefully sway them to change their vote to Obama, and sending a note to the uncommitted folks will hopefully sway them to vote for Obama. It's that easy...

Clinton Supporters too .... !

It takes a moment, but what's a few minutes now worth to get Clinton in office?! Those are really worth !

Sending a note to current Clinton supporters lets them know it's appreciated, sending a note to current Obama supporters can hopefully sway them to change their vote to Clinton, and sending a note to the uncommitted folks will hopefully sway them to vote for Clinton. It's that easy...

Posted by: feeba | May 20, 2008 6:51 AM | Report abuse

Gawd! Would someone give Obama a silver cross or maybe a bag of garlic to wear around his neck. This woman is beyond pathetic.

How insane is it to declare that she won FLA/MI when both states told its people not to waste their votes because they would not be counted. Sorry, Hillary lovers, but she is reminding me more of the insane old coot we Dems will be running AGAINST in the general election,

Posted by: JH | May 20, 2008 5:24 AM | Report abuse

After the article published by Nico Pitney and Sam Stein published in the Huftington Post on May 19, 2008. titled 'Superdelegates Turned Down $ 1 Million Offer From Clinton Donor' many more superdelegates shall join the Obama's camp.
It is too bad that the media did not inform our neighbours from Kentucky about this intersting development in the world of political curruption.

Posted by: PCM 01 | May 20, 2008 3:31 AM | Report abuse

So what?

Posted by: jenn | May 20, 2008 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Hiallary ran a tough campaign, and so did Obama.

Now we still have to fight the real battle.


Posted by: Thevail | May 20, 2008 2:46 AM | Report abuse

Would someone please tell Hillary that no matter how many times she says she "won Michigan" and for that matter Florida, no fair, sane person would consider that anything but a feeble and pathetic lie? And maybe the fact that she can do it with a straight face, just like Bush, is really why she is so passionately disliked, not sexism as she claims. What a piece of work!

Posted by: ArtSF | May 20, 2008 1:54 AM | Report abuse

Obama, 08!

I think Hillary's OK if she can come out and endorse Barack after this tough campaign.

Posted by: Alice | May 20, 2008 1:05 AM | Report abuse


Respectfully, God loves Hillary, just like he does Barack, John McCain or, George Bush for that matter. Our leaders need to be on his side and look to him for guidance.

Posted by: ChristianDem08 | May 20, 2008 12:52 AM | Report abuse

God is on his side!

Posted by: Cheryl L | May 20, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

America Endorses Obama!

Posted by: Sally | May 19, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

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