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Union, 3 Superdelegates Endorse Obama

Updated 1:56 p.m.
By Debbi Wilgoren
Sen. Barack Obama picked up an endorsement Friday morning from the union representing federal employees -- and the personal support of its president, a superdelegate to this summer's Democratic convention.

Two Democratic lawmakers also announced they would cast their votes as superdelegates for Obama, further solidifying his lead over New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the battle to become the Democratic presidential nominee.

"Senator Obama has proven he is able to energize young Americans, independents and even moderate Republicans to support his candidacy," Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said in a statement. "I believe he represents our best hope of winning in November."

New Jersey Rep. Donald M. Payne announced today that he was switching his support from Clinton to Obama. Calling the former first lady "a good friend," Payne said in a statement that Obama "embodies the American ideals of hope, optimism, and the ability to take on tough challenges in order to solve difficult problems. In addition, I believe that he will work to restore America's image around the globe."

Superdelegates are proving crucial to deciding who will win the hard-fought contest to oppose Republican John McCain in the race for the White House this fall.

Although Clinton enjoyed a substantial lead in superdelegate support earlier in the primary season, Obama has gained steadily as he has won a larger share of the popular vote and more primary contests than his rival. With the new endorsements, the Associated Press superdelegate count is Clinton, 271.5 and Obama, 267.

John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said that both Clinton and Obama are "dear friends of ours," but that union leaders were ultimately more impressed by what they saw as Obama's energy and enthusiasm.

"We always knew that the Democrats had good candidates," Gage said. "We didn't realize how good -- that it would be very difficult to choose between them."

One prominent Democrat who continues to play his cards close to his vest is former presidential hopeful John Edwards.

Edwards appeared on NBC's "Today Show" this morning and said it "looks like" Obama will be the Democratic Party's nominee. But he continued to praise both Obama and Clinton and refused to endorse either of them or say who he voted for during the North Carolina primary this week.

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America,

It is time to change. Change is painful but necessary. If we had not let the horse and buggy go we would have a hard time getting around this huge country. Hillary and Bill are the horse and buggy. McCain is just the horse. O'bama will be for all the people. The only people who are against him are the ones who have hate in their hearts and think everyone else feels that way. It is amazing we can have all these white presidents but the first time it is possible for something different Ameirca runs away. This country is not great because of its leaders, it is great because of the followers. All race made this country what it is. We are created equal, so give this man a chance. Hillary has proven she is not the one. A good leader knows when to step aside. A good leader does not put themselves before the cause. A good leader does not tear down but builds up. A good leader is an unifier not a divider. A good leader would pick up the red phone at 3:00 a. m. and make a call to the Spineless Superdelegates to support O'Bama. I hope all intentions of supporting Hillary, but she has disappointed me as a woman. Women we must stop pouting when we don't get our way. Hillary letting go is not a sign of weakness but a sign of courage.

Middle class working white people who keep supporting Clinton, you will be still broke and oppressed in the morning. Bush is white and what has he done for you lately!!! Voting against O'Bama is not hurting Black America it is hurting all America. You can't compare Pres Clinton time in the White house to now. It is a different type of war going on which was not going on during his time. Wake up America and let the race thing go. Vote for the person who genuinely cares about people not power. Go O'Bama

Posted by: Ree | May 10, 2008 2:16 AM | Report abuse

My idea of the perfect Dream Team:

For President: Barack H. Obama
For Vice President: General Wesley Clark

Unbeatable!

Posted by: avasnana | May 9, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

When Senator Clinton was not coronated after the Super Tuesday Primaries in February, the Clintons embarked on a multi level campaign to reposition Obama from being a "strong and popular male candidate who happens to be black" to being a "closet Muslim black man who can't be trusted". Bill Clinton started the campaign with his Jesse Jackson comments after South Carolina. Clinton staffers and surrogates carried out the dirty tricks and consistent snide innuendos. This strategy was aimed to play to the fears and base instincts of older, lower income white women who grew up in a segregated America and whose current view of African American males is still perversely shaped by negative black stereotypes. With Senator Clinton's latest "white people" comment, it is clear that what was once veiled racism is now being supplanted by overt racist appeals. The spirits of those tens of thousands of Americans buried at Gettysburg who "gave that last full measure of devotion" so that this nation would trascend race must surely have a tear in their eye when they hear Senator Clinton appeal to the basest of instincts.

Posted by: DonWaz | May 9, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I hate to say it, but if Obama doesn't get the nomination, I'm voting for McCain.

To Hilary supporters: Aren't you all terrified by the way she's been campaigning? If her presidency was run like her campaign, it would be poorly financed and she'd constantly be back-peddling out of lies (sniper fire?). ALSO, she'd lose sight of her vision for the US in the name of talking trash about her opponents. That would be a catastrophe if you put it in a global-diplomacy context.

At least Obama hasn't sunk to her level. Aside from addressing any muck she's dug up on him, he's been consistent and committed to his message.

I simply hate the way she's doing business.

Posted by: mezzomama | May 9, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse


WV
BEWARE

of Slick NEW YORKER Millionares with big promises

Posted by: Can Bill BUY THE ELECTION? | May 9, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

It always amazes me that people easily get fooled by this Mr.-nobody-knows-what-he-really-wants-to-do.
The working class voters vote for Hillary so dominantly, yet these rich "union leaders" who are supposed to represent the goods of working class people consistently flock to Obama. Isn't it ironic?
You call this Chicago style politics "new" or "clean"? No, in clean politics, the leaders don't go the exact opposition direction of their people.

Posted by: carl | May 9, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Hillary - great job, keep it up. Sincerely, The Republicans

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Mrs. Clinton will not quit until she has destroyed Obama's chances this November. Watch as she now stirs the racist pot, in W. Virginia and elsewhere, repeating that it is impossible for a black man to win white Americans' votes. Instead of appealing to the country's better angels and working for the historical importance for us as a nation to turn the page toward a more perfect union, Hillary is demonizing the entire nation and smearing all of us, especially white Americans, by saying that white Americans will not vote for a black candidate. This is a blatent lie, as proven in Obama's victories in Iowa, Wisconsin, and all across the nation. It is way beyond time for the Democratic Party elders to STOP this madness before she destroys the party, the republic and all our best hopes for the future. No deluded, vicious, power-crazed politician should be given a free pass, even if her name is Clinton and she believes she is entitled to dynastic keys to the White House.

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

Glad Hillary has stayed in this long.

The longer that she stays, the longer she shows what she really is.

She is bringing down the democratic party along with her. In one statement, she alienated the very people who have backed the democratic party in the past.

Go Hillary.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

PRESIDNET BARACK OBAMA I love the sound of that!!! ANd he THE 1st Black Presidnent!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

That's it - I was voting for Clinton, but now I'm voting for McCain!

Go Hillary!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

The woman is a history and yet only herself does not know the truth like a cheated wife who always finds out the last.

Posted by: thisworld | May 9, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Clinton, if you still have any intelligence left, then stop making a show of yourself. You truly are like that Emperor with the new clothes.

Posted by: thisworld | May 9, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"That's it! I am cancelling my union membership-- I do not in ANY WAY endorse OBAMA and my union has no business endorsing him in my name."

Well, finally someone sees the light. The unions do not care about your name, only your dues.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Clinton has shown the world her true traits unwittingly. She may have thought that she was showing the world what a smart and tough woman she really is but ironically the end result is of an old, sad woman who is stupidily fighting an embarrassing game even after the last whistle blow. Oh along the way, she has also managed to reveal for the whole world to see what a thick bunch of losers she had working for her till now.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I hope it is Barack Obama. ... Him running against either the mannequin or Grandpa Munster. Hillary Clinton is great. I just think it's time America heard the words, 'And now for something completely different.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

The woman is a history and yet only herself does not know the truth like a cheated wife who always finds out the last.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Jr. Senator Obama has answered doubts about his inexperience by saying he has gained tremendous insight from his work as a community organizer, civil rights attorney, constitutional law professor, key club president, 4H treasurer, lunch room monitor, two years of jazz, and four years of tap.

Posted by: Allison | May 9, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

LET'S DO THE MATH
ACCORDING TO
http://www.electoral-vote.com/

OBAMA WOULD HAVE 253 TO MCCAINS 274
270 NEEDED TO WIN---MCCAIN WINS

CLINTON WOULD HAVE 280 TO MCCAINS 258
CLINTON WINS

So why rally around Obama

Posted by: LES | May 9, 2008 2:37 PM

Because you are looking at a National Poll for an election that is SIX Months away. Sorry to burst you bubble but most people in this country are not even paying attention to the election yet. Only half the country votes to start with. 60% of those vote democratic. The blogs seem to give people an idea that their OPINION is important. Face facts. It is not.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Grace, your post was not true.

"Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday appealed directly to rival Sen. Barack Obama to let her disqualified Michigan and Florida primary victories stand, saying in a letter to the Illinois senator that to do otherwise would violate the "foremost principles of our party"

The correspondence came the same day that the Clinton campaign REJECTED a Michigan compromise that would give her a 10-DELEGATE EDGE in the state over Mr. Obama."

Sorry, Hillary, the democrats banned a winner take all primary in 1972. With Hillary, it seems to be all or none now, and this is the primary that she signed on as not counting in the first place.
Obama was not even on the Michigan ballot and yet she won't take a 10 delegate lead.

Unbelievable.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

O'bama Springteen

Bruce will watch the phone

ALL NIGHT

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Henny, I disagree with your choice of aObama/Harpo ticket. Obviously you don't know much about the Marx Brothers! For one thing, Harpo doesn't say anything. How stupid would that be? And plus, who's gonna vote for a guy with curly hair? Not Rural American Blue collar folks. My vote would be for a Obama/Groucho ticket! Now there's real change America can believe in! Obama/Groucho '08!!!!!!!

Posted by: Don Rickles, Vegas | May 9, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Everyone is so concerned now where all of the candidates are born. McCain was born on a military base in Panama. Hillary was born outside Chicago, and if you believe the media, Barack Obama was born in a manger.

Over the weekend, Senator Barack Obama visited New Hampshire and thousands of people showed up to hear him speak. The New Hampshire crowds were excited, because apparently, this is the first time they've ever seen an African-American. When informed of this, President Bush excitedly asked, 'Did we catch 'em?'

Posted by: Easy Mick | May 9, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Doublewides for OBAMA

don't follow the low class single wides for Clinton

show you status

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

DOUBLEWIDES FOR OBAMA

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA/MARX '08... that's funny, man. I get it! Democratics are COMMIES! PINKO COMMIES! Oh ho ho! Oh man, are you funny! That's hilarious, Brother! Oh wait, or did you mean the Marx Brothers? Hmmmm... Wow, if you did, that's deep, man, deep. I wonder if you had Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Gummo, or Zeppo in mind. My vote would be for an Obama/Harpo ticket. Thanks for the insightful comment! You really got me thinking about this now!

Posted by: Henny Youngman, Vaudville | May 9, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

McSame Stalin
Strong nation defense

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

The dominos are falling. Bye bye Hillary Clinton. Save yourself while you can. Here's a toast to all supporters and donors for Obama. You inspire me!

Obama '08

Posted by: Matt | May 9, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Hillary practically says:

My base is now the white trash.
Please vote for me.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA/MARX '08 - Real Change

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Rom Today's News:

Short of Cash, Clinton Is Forced to Cut Spending

By PATRICK HEALY and MICHAEL LUO
Published: May 9, 2008

The once-formidable fund-raising machine of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton has begun to sputter at the worst possible moment for Mrs. Clinton's presidential campaign, Clinton advisers and donors said Thursday, with spending curtailed on political events and advertising as Mrs. Clinton seeks to compete in the last six nominating contests.

Mrs. Clinton's diminished political momentum, following Tuesday's loss in the North Carolina primary and her narrow victory in Indiana, appears to have had a dampening effect on her fund-raising, aides said, increasing the likelihood that Mrs. Clinton will lend her campaign more of her own money beyond the $11 million she has already provided."

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

The tables are getting turned against the rich white people, finally, praise God. The guns are getting pointed in the other direction, and our cause is just. With Barack in the White House, we will free the slaves from the international plantation. OBAMA 2008

Posted by: Cameron | May 9, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Let's start the process to draft HC as an independent candidate?????????

Why are you so delusional? Please stop this. You are doing a great disservice to the Democratic Party.

I would encourage everyone to Please send an email to

hillaryforindependentpresident@gmail.com

to tell this person to PLEASE STOP THIS MADNESS!!! NOW!

Posted by: a Democrat's Democrat | May 9, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Tax Returns

we want to see BILL's Lobby Income who, what, where,

it the only reason to keep watching this played out drama

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I just wonder what kind of "kickback" the media is getting to endorse Obama as if he's God...

Here I thought all you liberals were atheists.

Posted by: Thozmaniac | May 9, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Grace, the proof for you post please.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Keep going Hillary. We are still with you. Run the table.

Posted by: John | May 9, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Hey Les, look at the calendar. Its May 9th, not Novemeber. Obama will make up any electoral ground to McCain between now and then.

Posted by: Bbebe | May 9, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

badonenessa wrote:

Honestly, I am so sick of the complaining (particullarly the Clinton Campaign) about the votes in FL and MI, superdelegates so and so forth. Everyone running for the Democratic nomination were well aware of what the rules were and HRC was fine with it along as she was ascending on high to her assumed thrown. Now that she's been knocked off the thrown so to speak, the rules need to change cause they aren't fair anymore.

In the beginning I was a supporter of Mrs. Clinton but I've got to say I am highly disappointed in the way she (or should I say her advisers) have run her campaign.

Now is not the time to change the rules in the middle of the game.

Posted by: badonenessa | May 9, 2008 2:34 PM

------

YES and YES and YES. I used to be sympathetic to Hillary until I saw through her shenanigans. She's ridiculously desperate and she's willing to destroy the Democratic Party in order to fulfill her blind ambition.

Posted by: Ha Ha Hellary | May 9, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

MCSame claims bearing OILED, but Lieberman had to translate again

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama's energy? Hillary can outwork him to a frazzle and never break a sweat. He should try and follow her around and we could see how long it would be before he drops.

Posted by: John | May 9, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

In reponse to Chris: "Any Democrat voting McCain is a foolish coward, bitter and pathetic. Just save everyone the trouble and change your affiliation."

Typical Liberal - YOUR way or the highway. You liberals know better than anybody else how the average Joe should live, say, do, think, and even how to have bowel movements!!! In all liberal opinions, the average Joe is too simple and too simple to think for himself, so the Liberals will do it for them ..................IS THAT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT AMERICA?????

Posted by: Chris33 | May 9, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Jesus, for the first black President. Oh Happy Day! Vote for a Free Africa now. Obama 2008

Posted by: J'Quavius | May 9, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Blood for Oil his $125.88 hope you have OIL STOCKS

RECORD

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA/PELOSI '08!!!!! Hoooray!!!! Together we can unite the spiritual and the progressive!!!!

Posted by: Gay4Life | May 9, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

It's time for WORLD PEACE forever. It's time for OBAMA in the White House.

Posted by: Elvin | May 9, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

12,000,000 new dems say

YES WE CAN

since 2004

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

LET'S DO THE MATH
ACCORDING TO
http://www.electoral-vote.com/

OBAMA WOULD HAVE 253 TO MCCAINS 274
270 NEEDED TO WIN---MCCAIN WINS

CLINTON WOULD HAVE 280 TO MCCAINS 258
CLINTON WINS

So why rally around Obama

Posted by: LES | May 9, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Illegal funds being used for primary
danger danger william clinton

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA/PELOSI '08 - It's time for REAL hope and REAL change.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

It's time for Hillary Clinton to bow out. Why can't she see that. She continues to try to pull every trick in the book to get her the nomination. The people have chosen Senator Obama. Please Hillary..time to gracefully acknowledge that.

Posted by: Kay | May 9, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

STOP BILL from BUYING THE ELECTON
INPEACH HIS TAX RETURNS

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, I am so sick of the complaining (particullarly the Clinton Campaign) about the votes in FL and MI, superdelegates so and so forth. Everyone running for the Democratic nomination were well aware of what the rules were and HRC was fine with it along as she was ascending on high to her assumed thrown. Now that she's been knocked off the thrown so to speak, the rules need to change cause they aren't fair anymore.

In the beginning I was a supporter of Mrs. Clinton but I've got to say I am highly disappointed in the way she (or should I say her advisers) have run her campaign.

Now is not the time to change the rules in the middle of the game.

Posted by: badonenessa | May 9, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Save women and workers rights
DITCH CLINTON

Posted by: oosing slimey emails and state of denial superdelegates | May 9, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Puerto Rico determines who should be the Democratic Nominee ... GO HILLARY

Posted by: 51st State | May 9, 2008 12:38 PM

Puerto Rico...LOL

Posted by: vmunikoti | May 9, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

END THE HORROR
DITCH CLINTON

Posted by: The horror and slime seeping thru the walls | May 9, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

Posted by: ron | May 9, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama's victory in the North Carolina primary was actually the second important election result for his campaign this month.
The first, which has not received enough notice, was the triumph of Louisiana Democrat Don Cazayoux in the race for an open U.S. House seat despite an aggressive Republican campaign to link the moderate Cajun to Obama, liberalism and high taxes. Democratic superdelegates from Republican-leaning districts can live with Obama at the top of their party's ticket. And the failure of old GOP tactics of liberalism-by-association and taxophobia was "a sharp wake-up call for Republicans," in the view of no less an authority than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "Without change we could face a catastrophic election this fall," Gingrich declared of the Republicans' chances.
At least when it comes to assessing this year's political terrain, Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama are on the same page. OBAMA '08

Posted by: demonfire | May 9, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Let's start the process to draft HC as an independent candidate. Please send an email to

hillaryforindependentpresident@gmail.com

Let's push for her to make history as the first female President and first independent President. Please ask your family and friends who will support this to send an email, too. Thank you!

Posted by: esvida | May 9, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

And yet another superdelegate for Obama, California DNC member Vernon Watkins, his fifth new superdelegate today. According to AP, Watkins said, "The election is over, everyone know that. Obama has won."

C'mon, superdelegates! The Obama unity train is leaving the station. All aboard!

Posted by: Brad K | May 9, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I started voting in 1969 and have voted in every local, city, county, state and federal election since then. Democratic nominees and issues have always received my support. A democrat will get my vote in Nov. unfortunately it won't be the dem on the ballot.

Posted by: demforlife | May 9, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Lester,

America is a big, bountiful, proud country -- we even have some room for white trash.

There's room too for folks like McCain '08 who think $15 trillion worth of debt and trillion dollar obligations to pay for a tax cuts for billionaires is sound economic policy.

In truth, if you boys really loved America you would leave it.

Posted by: JP2 | May 9, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

The Clinton campaign is $10 million in debt and they have "loaned" themselves another $11.5 million more. They are not going away until someone gives them this much money or more. So, my fellow Americans, where do I send my donation to get them go away?

Posted by: x32792 | May 9, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

And why can Hillary talk about "Whites, Hard Working, Pristine, Patriotic, God Loving, Whites, true Americans" and nobody bats an eye?

Posted by: Stacy LeSalle | May 9, 2008 2:07 PM

Maybe because they are hoping she is digging herself into such a great big hole that she will never be seen or heard again

Posted by: nclwtk | May 9, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

And why can Hillary talk about "Whites, Hard Working, Pristine, Patriotic, God Loving, Whites, true Americans" and nobody bats an eye?

Posted by: Stacy LeSalle | May 9, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey, if "Nigra" is good enough for Strom Thurmond to say on the Floor, how can it be banned here?

Posted by: Lester Hottle, Ft Wayne, IN | May 9, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, but Al Qaeda endorsed McCain.

Apparently they are banking on him doing nothing to find Bin Laden like the current administration has done.

Here we are 7 years later. Bin Laden is still making videos.

Shameful. I thought the Republicants were supposed to be tough. All Bark, No Bite.

Posted by: UpYours | May 9, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Please remove the post that refers to Senator Obama as an "uppity Nigra." Racist stereotypes do not belong in these comments or anywhere. Thank you. A Concerned Reader

Posted by: a concerned reader | May 9, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Wondering at 1.35: "Can anyone explain to me why the Republican Party is NOT ALLOWED SUPERDELEGATES but the democrat party is?"

Here's your explanation:
How a party picks a candidate is in principle, 100% up to the party. The only reason the Republicans don't have "superdelegates" is the RNC chose not to. Nobody else can "allow" them to have or not have them.

Two small notes:
1) It's democratIC party. that's their name, like it or not.
2) I note that there are "unpledged RNC delegates", in effect 'superdelegates' (not picked by voters, not bound by voters' choices. See: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates/delegates/r/

Posted by: John | May 9, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

ziggy1, do you typically base your opinions on what Hamas thinks? Fox News not whacko enough?

Posted by: Chris | May 9, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Any Democrat voting McCain is a foolish coward, bitter and pathetic. Just save everyone the trouble and change your affiliation.

Posted by: Chris | May 9, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Edwards is a political wimp, a fair-weather friend who will do whatever he thinks will help him more. The reason he hasn't endorsed isn't the same as Pelosi and Gore- it's because he doesn't want to end up on the losing side. I wish he would grow a set, but since he hasn't, I hope he gets nothing when he finally endorses.

Posted by: ep thorn | May 9, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama will continue to gain endorsement after endorsement. He will continue to pick up strength. He will recover and be the better candidate for such a harsh campaign.

The one thing that can be said is that after Hillary's republicanesque attacks they don't have too much left in their playbook.

The democrats have to put the past to rest and focus on the issues. Stay on message and drive home the sense that our very nation is in peril. McCain would make it even more so.

Unity and honorable campaigning will win this election and hard tough response to Rove's attacks will keep us from losing it.

Posted by: Mike in Sac | May 9, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

It appears if GRACE is just as delusional as Hillary.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Exxon Mobil's first-quarter earnings of $10.9 billion, up 17% from a year earlier, are stirring outrage in Washington. Some are calling such profits "obscene." What a sad lack of understanding of economics.

Oil prices aren't high because profits are up; they're high because we don't have enough oil. By clamping down on drilling, refusing to move forward on nuclear energy and hitting producers with punitive taxes, Congress is doing all it can to ensure we don't have enough in the future.

Posted by: The Prophet | May 9, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

You forgot to mention Hamas endorsed Obama.
The implications of this are that they believe he will be a softy on terrorism. It deserves mentioning instead of McCains land baloney. You guys are something else.

Posted by: ziggy1 | May 9, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama ROCKS!

Posted by: k007 | May 9, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama is acting as if he is a healer of divisions and his destiny is the White House. In the real world, a sense of grievance or entitlement, as a result of the mistreatment of your ancestors, is not likely to get you very far with people who are too busy dealing with current economic realities to spend much time thinking about their own ancestors, much less other people's ancestors. We don't need people like either Jeremiah Wright or Barack Obama to take us backward.

The time is long overdue to stop gullibly accepting the left's vision of itself as idealistic, rather than self-aggrandizing.

Posted by: McCain '08 | May 9, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Add a fourth superdelegate for Obama today, California DNC member Ed Espinoza. Possibly as early as today, almost certainly over the weekend Obama will overtake Clinton for the first time in superdelegates. The unity bandwagon is starting to build. Hard to see how Hillary can stay in much past West Virginia as it's clear which way the superdelegates are moving, removing any last vestige of plausibility to her claim that she can still win the nomination.

Posted by: Brad K | May 9, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Reality Check:

Barack "Empty Suit" O'Bomba, IS the Dimocrat Socialist Nominee.


Now,


Pardon ME,


While I;


LMFAO! :-D


More of "Barry's" Baggage arriving! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 9, 2008 10:59 AM
*************************
maybe you can get a job carrying his baggage, chuckles. You might need a security clearance for the white house though....

Posted by: Ratheunemployed parent's beg:LEAVE OUR HOUSE! | May 9, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

HILLARY

CLINTON

JUST

WON

MICHIGAN

VOTES

AND DELEGATES

TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY WERE DISTRIBUTED FAIRLY AND EQUITABLY.


(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

Posted by: GRACE | May 9, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone explain to me why the Republican Party is NOT ALLOWED SUPERDELEGATES but the democrat party is?

Posted by: Wondering | May 9, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Don't expect me to vote for any superdelegate Virginia politician who switches from one candidate to the other for the sake of political expediency.

Either they have no principles or not very secured ones.

Posted by: LES | May 9, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

congress killed McSames Gas Holiday blame the DEM congress that would rather poke needles in eye than go along with McSame

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Whatever will poor Bill do now? Chase MILFS across the country without a good rcover story like this campaign? Woe to those without a purpose to score, unless it's scoring for scoring's sake.

Which isn't a bad idea. Go Bill!!!!

Posted by: Jaba my Butt | May 9, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

end womens and workers rights
vote McSame

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I votid fer Hilray in Indiana cuz she swore shed give us Free Gas. That uppity Nigra costed me a lota cash. Thanksalot Hussane! Obaama!!!!!

Posted by: Lester Hottle, Ft Wayne, IN | May 9, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

God vs. Rabid Hillary Supporters

Scene:
GOD standing at the Pearly Gates waiting for Hillary supporters who voted against Barack Obama:

GOD: Before you can pass, tell me why you didn't stop the Iraq War simply by voting for Barack Obama? Don't you remember the Fifth Commandment - THOU SHALL NOT KILL.

Hillary Supporter: Barack Obama? Goodness me, he's an elitist, a Muslim and doesn't like white people; and get this God - he won't wear a flag pin!

GOD: Did he support this war - this bloody abomination against mankind? Is this why you didn't trust him?

Hillary Supporter: Well no. Actually he was against the war from the beginning. But he can't be trusted - he is unknown and inexperienced.

GOD: He is not an elder?

Hillary Supporter: Oh Lord no! Only 12 years in elected public office.

GOD: This is not good enough to lead your people?

Hillary Supporter: Well, maybe his people but not mine.

GOD: What people does thy speakith?

Hillary Supporter: Well you know, middle class/blue collar white people.

GOD: BLASPHEMY! All are equal in the eyes of the LORD!

Hillary Supporter: Wait, hear me out God. We had a great leader, Hillary Clinton...

GOD: Oh her

...she could have been the greatest president ever! She had way more experience: she's been a US Senator for 7 years, supported NAFTA, brought peace to Ireland and even risked her life under sniper fire. And her dear loving devoted husband, Bill Clinton, was the President of the United States for two terms. She should have won the election. Not this Barack HUSSEIN Obama!

GOD: And Senator Clinton voted against the Iraq War?

Hillary Supporter: Ah no. Ah....she kind of voted for it.

GOD: Kind of?

Hillary Supporter: OK, she voted for the war. But she was tricked because she didn't read the Security Briefing.

GOD: I see. And so you voted for this McCain to continue this evil war, this pestilence against my children to express your disappointment that Hillary lost.

Hillary Supporter: Sure did Lord. Why do you ask?

GOD: PRIDE IS A CARDINAL SIN! REPENT!

Hillary Supporter: Repent? For supporting Hillary Clinton? Never!

GOD: SO BE IT! I cast you down to burn in the pits of Hell for all eternity! Your pride has cost the blood of men, women and children and you will dwell with Lucifer and suffer his will forevermore. BEGONE SINNER!

The clouds part and Hillary Supporter starts to plummet towards the earth with eyes looking pleadingly through the hole in the clouds: WAIT - WAIT! IT WASN'T MY FAULT THEY DIDN'T COUNT FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN!


Woody

Posted by: Woody | May 9, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Hillary was mining Uranim in the Montana when O'bama was learning Irish folklore

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Bush / Cheney....

FOUR MORE YEARS !!

FOUR MORE YEARS !!

Posted by: JakeD | May 9, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Vote for the Coalminers Daughter free shot and beers

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Clinton is UNELECTABLE in the general election.

Anyone who thinks the hardcore NEO-CON FINDAMENTALIST wingnuts would NOT be energized by hillary is DILUSIONAL.

Anyone who thinks McCain can win New York or California is DILUSIONAL.

Obama for President!

Posted by: JBE | May 9, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Hillary who?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Man o man are there a lot of Hillary-loving cry-babies on the boards today. Stop acting like someone peed in your cheerios and support the man, he's your candidate now.

Obama won. Hillary lost.

Get over it.

Posted by: Jaba the Butt | May 9, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

voting today

State of DENIAL 259 Super Delegates

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

All this argument about "The Math to win the General Election" is pointless.

That's why we have primaries. Otherwise, we would have taken a poll in January, and placed the crown on Her head.

Do you people suggest we just go by a poll for the General Election as well?

Or actually vote?
Stop with the Nonsense.

Posted by: LeftWithNoChoice | May 9, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Is Clinton's math advicer uneducated and poor?

160 something to Nomination OBAMA

Posted by: delegate math | May 9, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

And further, Penn was Bill's guy. The campaign was always torn between Bill's people and hers (just as "her" Presidency would have been).

In many ways Bill was not only the reason she becamke a presidential candidate, but also the reason she lost. He has managed to humiliate his wife one more time.
I'll bet she leaves him within a year.

Posted by: Brad K | May 9, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I think it would surprise a lot of people to know that the Europeans were expecting to manage our demise when they felt the American economy would fall apart in 1998. That was in 1992 when George Sr. was running the show. Now they are waiting in the wings to watch us sell off the furniture again - hoping that the American people will make three bad decisions in a row and vote in McCain or Obama and then they get to buy up America for pennies.
Not only are Clinton haters childish and stupid but they seemed burdened with horrible memories - so sad and too bad. Remember boys and girls if it ain't paid for it will be somebody else's in a few months.

Posted by: Jack | May 9, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

No, No, Hillary is not a Quitter, that's for certain. She's got that whole Clinton (Sadam Hussein, too) survival mechanism. She tried everything. It just didn't happen. Life goes on.

A guy like Obama comes around once in a lifetime, maybe less. He just didn't know she had already booked the hotel rooms in Denver for the celebration. It's not his fault, and good news is, she's not being banished to Siberia. If she wants to help the country, she can, just not as President.

Her voting for the war was pure political positioning, and she paid for it. She can now focus on really righting the ship. She doesn't need votes to do this. She can dedicate herself to fixing the many problems we face, starting with telling her insurance company and pharmaceutical company lobbies that they can go stick it.

Posted by: LeftWithNoChoice | May 9, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama has the "Math" to win the Primary.

Clinton has the "Math" to win the General Election.


So why endorse Obama?

Posted by: Democrat that wants to win | May 9, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton's heart seems to be hardened as Pharaoh's in the Bible. Will she quit the race when the 10th plague comes on her? She better quit now before it becomes too shameful.

Posted by: Kingsley Ememanka | May 9, 2008 12:06 PM

____________________________________________

Not to worry, Moses (BO) will save the day and lead us through the river of success.

Pharaoh (HRC) will stare in shock as she watches Israel (the public) march forward to a new era of success and peace with the world.

Posted by: elitist | May 9, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

He's up by 150 delegates and down by only 14 superdelegates. Watch that lead dwindle as more and more of them realize that the handwriting is on the wall.

Note that a reasonable split of remaining elected delegates would put him about 15 short of nomination. So, if he pull ahead in superdelegates, the nomination should be sewed up.

It's about time!

Posted by: Harry, Los Angeles, CA | May 9, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Give Hillary her props. She proved to be a tough, resilient campaigner and an effective advocate on issues of importance to Democrats and all Americans (well, except for that clinker on the gas tax "holiday"). Unfortunately she was badly served by her campaign advisers who misread the political landscape and badly underestimated Barack Obama from Day 1 until he struck the winning blows in North Carolina and Indiana.

Unbelievably (according to Time magazine), the overpaid buffoon Mark Penn plotted a campaign strategy based on the mistaken impression that the Democratic primaries were winner-take-all, so all Clinton needed to do, he thought, was to win a handful of "big states." Other campaign staffers pointed out the enormity of Penn's error, but the Clinton campaign stuck with his misguided "big state" strategy. And guess what: Clinton did indeed win most (but not all) of the "big states," but she lost the delegate war because Obama matched her almost delegate-for-delegate in the "big states" and cleaned up in the medium-to-small ones. Now Clinton's surrogates are reduced to whining that small states shouldn't count, and that if only the primaries HAD been winner-take-all, she'd have won, and therefore superdelegates should recognize that she's the rightful nominee. Sorry, it just doesn't work that way. The rules are the rules, they applied equally to everyone. The Obama campaign had a strategy that was grounded in political reality, and executed it brilliantly. You blunder, you pay the price.

But I truly believe with a better-designed and better-executed campaign, Hillary Clinton could have been the Democratic nominee. Her supporters should turn some of the anger they're now directing at Barack Obama and redirect it toward Mark Penn and the gang of clowns running the Clinton campaign. It wasn't the candidate so much as the campaign that failed, and the responsibility for that lies squarely within Hillary's own campaign HQ.

Posted by: Brad K | May 9, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Habemus nominatum!

Viva Obamus! Viva nominatum!

Posted by: martin edwin andersen | May 9, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Americans abroad ... the points difference in their vote O'Bama over Hillary is 34%.

The world has changed .. the world is changing

Posted by: JakeA | May 9, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

American abroard ... the points difference in their vote O'Bama over Hillary is 34%.

The world has changed .. the world is changing

Posted by: JakeA | May 9, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

ooops I erred earlier whern I said McCain has nothing.

I forgot that he still has the Bush national security alert crisis up his sleeve. Just when it looks like we'll see RatThe disappear (as have svreader, ichief, iowatreasures and the rest of the Clintons' flaks who went republican with the Clintons), Bush will hand McCain a security crisis or two so can look tough.

McCain will look like he is prepared to defend us, while Obama will be kept out of the loop. He'll appear reactive and unprepared.

Just as I declared Obama would declare war on Wright two weeks before he did it, I guarantee you Bush McCain will do this. It is the only scare tactic the Clintons did not already deploy, but only because they couldn't.


Posted by: shrink2 | May 9, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

M. Stratas: I agree with you that Obama represents new thinking and a fresh approach, but he is a baby boomer too, just at the other end of the age cohort from the Clintons. We boomers span 1946 - 1964. Obama was born in 1961. He's one of us.

Posted by: greyparrot | May 9, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Its time for the jokes to stop. We can't afford to allow our beloved country to slide farther down the republican road of destruction. We must come together now,as one, to ensure that we put a Democrat into the White House. Mr. Obama, you must lead. Mrs. Clinton, you must pledge to follow along with the rest of us. You are a very smart, gifted leader whom we need to help us help Mr. Obama to restore America to its rightful place as leader of the free world.

Posted by: Les Wilson | May 9, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Puerto Rico determines who should be the Democratic Nominee ... GO HILLARY

Posted by: 51st State | May 9, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Hillary lost in 2008 and can FORGET about 2012 unless she runs as a republiKKKn.

Posted by: roxlaw | May 9, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

In the party we call John Edwards the 12% man ... that has always been his ceiling in all the primaries. John Kerry picked him for "rock star status" - but when it came to going out and owkring for the ticket he was ineffective as Joe Lieberman

Posted by: JakeA | May 9, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

John Edwards was on MSNBC this morning and even at this stage of the game he refused to endorse or even to indicate which way he voted. He is a phony and plastic typical politician who is now nothing if not irrelevant. Thanks for nothing John, now slither back into oblivion.

Posted by: Rogus | May 9, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

HILLARY IS BACK ... Yes folks she is not going away until she is sure that O'Bama chances of winning in November is GONE!! If the walls of the Senate had ears ... she wants John McCain to win in 2008 ... She will propose helping the ticket when she throws in the towel (as they did with Gore and Kerry) - all words. Then in 2012 when still just 65 ( a full 6 to 7 years younger than McCain now) SHE IS BACK. The GOOD OLD DAYS - OF POLITICS AS IT IS NOW!! We can hardly wait.

I am not saying she should not continue to June 03 ... but between now and then LOOK FOR INCOMING

Posted by: JakeA | May 9, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Hillary's right. If Obama can't win in November, let's give Hillary the nod. She's proven in this primary season that she has an expansive base that has given her a, smirk, minority, unsmirk, of everything from popular votes to states to delegates and now, to superdelegates.

OBAMA '08

Posted by: Meepo | May 9, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I am currently 42 years old and have voted in every presidential election since I was eligible at age 18. I have yet to vote in a presidential election that didn't have either a Bush or a Clinton on the ticket. Reagan/Bush - 1984, Bush/Quayle - 1988, Clinton/Gore and Bush/Quayle - 1992, Clinton/Gore - 1996, Bush/Cheney - 2000, Bush/Cheney - 2004. And now people want to put another Clinton on the ballot. What are we thinking. It's time for the next generation to take the reigns of this runaway horse. The Greatest Generation had their shot. The Baby boomer's had their shot. How can we go back to another Clinton or the Greatest Generation with McCain. We need fresh blood. Fresh ideas. Someone who speaks for the people of this country. We are a laughing stock to the rest of the world. Please people, this is about setting the direction of this country for the next 50 years. We can't keep looking at quick-fix politics. It's time for a change whether we like it on not. The course we are on is not sustainable. Good luck to everyone and God bless America.

Posted by: jbrevik | May 9, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Someone will make a movie about this crazy shheeet someday.

Posted by: Chief Two Dogs | May 9, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

There is way too much focusing on the particular candidates in this primary. What we should all be focusing on in the future of this country. Whoever wins the Democratic Party nomination, the other is not "shut out" of anything. As they are both U.S. Senators, whoever does "not" win and does not become president, can still play a major role in the Senate by advancing the agenda of the one who is succesful, and (hopefully)is elected President. When we allow ourselves to be diverted, either by personalities, race, gender, etc., that merely provides an opportunity for the Republican Party to prey upon those divisions. The old strategy of "divide and conquer" is as old as man, and the Republicans have for decades been succesfully employing that strategy. Is it not about time that we all stop being willing victims to it.

Posted by: Robert I. Laitres | May 9, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton's heart seems to be hardened as Pharaoh's in the Bible. Will she quit the race when the 10th plague comes on her? She better quit now before it becomes too shameful.

Posted by: Kingsley Ememanka | May 9, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

If it weren't for the Clinton name, Obama could be declared the winner now. But I appreciate that the uncommitted SDs don't want to offend the Clintons, a dynasty of the 20th Century. There are only three more weeks after all, so there's not too much longer to wait.

I'm so glad that I'm alive to see this moment in American history.

Posted by: Ethel Mae | May 9, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Should read "The plan her campaign _rejected_ awards her exactly four fewer delegates."

Posted by: gbooksdc | May 9, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Martin,

Your grand bargain is dead. The Clinton campaign yesterday refused to agree to any Michigan resolution in which Clinton is awarded fewer delegates. See http://www.wnem.com/news/16201719/detail.html. The plan her campaign awards her exactly four fewer delegates.

She's running in bad faith. How much more evidence do you need to see she's simply running to help McCain win in 2008, so she can run in 2012? It's not about the party or the country or health care, it's all about HER.

Posted by: gbooksdc | May 9, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

"Even though Obama is the likely Democratic candidate, the party is more divided that ever before. Middle-class white voters, women, and Hispanics remain unconvinced and unimpressed by the likely nominee. This long-time Democrat will not vote for Obama." --Posted by: Mike

Bye, Mike. If Clinton or McCain win the White House, get ready for $4.50 gasoline, a prolonged engagement in Iraq, an even shakier economy, more inflation and more unemployment. Oh, and more conservatives on the Supreme Court ready to hand Big Business and the feds even more power.

Thank goodness there's been a HUGE influx of new, younger, more optimistic and smarter voters to replace and outnumber voters like you. You might as well switch parties. Or stay home.

Posted by: wpreader2007 | May 9, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Let us congratulate Clinton on a well-fought campaign, and show them that we can be magnanimous both in victory and defeat. We've had our share of heartbreakers, but we need to look to the general election now and past all of the remarks, from both sides, that have tended to divide the Democratic Party ranks. I would hope that Clinton can do this, as well, but I implore all Obama supporters like myself, let's acknowledge the good Clinton has done the party and her hard-fought campaign, and welcome Clintonites into the battle against McCain and the out-of-touch GOP.

Posted by: alterego1 | May 9, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

A "GRAND BARGAIN" ... FOR DEMOCRATIC VICTORY!

It is clear, with even Hillary's campaign is coming to the rational conclusion that she cannot win, that uniting the Democratic Party around Barack Obama is imperative.

Here is a solution that allows everyone to take something from the table, which is what it is going to take for the Party to begin the healing process.

A deal should be struck whereby Hillary agrees to withdraw from the race, and Obama agrees to let most of the Florida and Michigan delegations be seated at the convention.

Hillary could then claim a victory of sorts, as making this the "price" of a dignified exit would allow her to say she is putting the Party's prospects in November above her own personal ambitions.

It would also help the Democrats win those two states in the general election.

It requires noblesse oblige from both sides.

Obama clearly has it.

And if Hillary takes the deal, it would do a lot for her to begin restoring a family legacy that especially Bill Clinton has so tarnished.

Posted by: MARTIN EDWIN ANDERSEN | May 9, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Hillary has been tough/demonstrated a fighter but to a point it has become a defect, machoism is not attractive anymore. You know Obama went through a rough patch for almost a month and he kept his grace, integrity, and focus on issues. I think it baffles Obama why things have to be so negative-Unity is important in this country today and allowing the American voice to come through is a great plus. I believe if Obama wins we are going to see people like you and me with an opportunity to have a part of our government again-Boy that is appealing to me! GO OBAMA

Posted by: Sophia Beck | May 9, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

"That's it! I am cancelling my union membership"
Ha Ha!!!!!!!!


"This long-time Democrat will"
Ha Ha!!!!!!!

Republicans will try anything to bamboozle people. Ha Ha!!!!!!!

Posted by: Morris | May 9, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

She isn't the class she liked to portray herself as. She will be just a sad foot note in history. Her legacy will be that of a political joke. I doubt she will be reelected to the senate. The only reason she was elected in the first place was Rudy got cancer and dropped out of the race. I don't really get it with her, she really is a political nothing when you come right down to it. Without Bill, she is nothing.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

It's about time for Hillary to pack it in. Her chances of winning become more mathematically improbable, more and more voters are turned off by her style, and her continuance can only damage the Democratic party.

That being said, I think it's great that the circumstances of this campaign have made more voters matter. When has the Guam primary *ever* been news? When has the Puerto Rico, or for the matter, the West Virginia primary ever been news? Perhaps we *should* have brokered conventions, the way they were meant to work...

This year's process has been beneficial in not making the entire election about Iowa alone. After John Kerry (a terrible candidate) won Iowa, it was done. Were it not for 600 Iowans and a condenser microphone, President Dean would have most of our troops out of Iraq by now.

Posted by: Deaniac | May 9, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Mike and your like: The Supreme Court is currently 5-4 leaning conservative and the next president is likely to appoint at least 2 replacements. If you believe in spite, vote Republican in November at your own peril.

Posted by: KT11 | May 9, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

The uncommitted super delegates cannot make any endorsements until Hillary drops out.

Otherwise, the Clinton mob will put hits out on them and Harvey Weinstein will cut off their funding.

The Clinton dirty tricks and revenge squads will be changing our government for years to come whether she is in the office or out.

Posted by: TruthBTold | May 9, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Obama has won a hard-fought campaign. He is exactly what America needs in the 21st century not McCain nor Hillary. The boomers have had their opportunity for the last 50 years; the rest of the world has changed dramatically and America must change too, not rest on its laurels. The young Americans will know what to do to lead the country. Obama and his supporters must act with magnanimity and not be triumphalist like Bush and Cheney.

Posted by: M. Stratas | May 9, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Please does anyone really want to go back to the days of Clinton scandals? I don't think so. When this started I said if Hillary was the nominee I would hold my nose and vote for her. After all this I would rather split my ticket and vote McBush for pres and dem all other. Hillary is a fighter but only for herself and history proves. Ask her where are the jobs that she promised NY if she were senator? Obama is a once in a lifetime or even a hundred years event. The best thing that could happen is to have the media tell WV and Kentucky they are free to vote who they want but voting for Hillary only prolongs the agony and jeapordizes their best interests.

Posted by: MJJP | May 9, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Was it me or seeing Mitt Romney on CNN last night with his lips all over John McCain's buttocks trying to take elementary school swipes at Obama bring you a sense of just how far out of touch the Republicans are with the voters of America? I mean to look at this creep he was gleeful (and untruthful and now a bobble head doll flip flopper like McCain) and giddy as if somehow the elections coming up is some kind of joke. I think the Republicans truly believe their same brand and style of name calling and fear mongering politics will get them elected. I'm sorry to tell you this, but when America has had enough, they've had enough and Mitt, John, and George W., you'll see how fed up America is in November when you'll have on your office movers T-shirts helping George Bush move outta there. The arrogance of these Republicans is mind boggling.

Posted by: 2pacolypse | May 9, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Obama supporters everywhere, but particularly in these blogposts, need to stop critiquing the opposition in the Dem Party and come together to beat John McCain in November. I know it is difficult to do as we have been focused way too long on a Dem opponent rather than the true opponent, John McCain, but it is still possible to unite around this extraordinary candidate. So, stop insulting Clinton supporters and being the process of wooing their support. We need to convince them that Obama is not the antichrist, but a good democrat who will turn this country around.

Posted by: Katie of St. Paul | May 9, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Crazy Hillary just a few minutes ago started calling for more debates. She must be losing her mind, I can't think of any other explanation.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

...Hilary, please stop pulling the party apart, just for your selfish interest. The people have spoken. The Democratic nominee is NOT your birth right. At least, be a gallant loser for God's sake

Posted by: Ike | May 9, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Even though Obama is the likely Democratic candidate, the party is more divided that ever before. Middle-class white voters, women, and Hispanics remain unconvinced and unimpressed by the likely nominee. This long-time Democrat will not vote for Obama.

Posted by: Mike | May 9, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Even though Obama is the likely Democratic candidate, the party is more divided that ever before. Middle-class white voters, women, and Hispanics remain unconvinced and unimpressed by the likely nominee. This long-time Democrat will not vote for Obama.

Posted by: Mike | May 9, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Even though Obama is the likely Democratic candidate, the party is more divided that ever before. Middle-class white voters, women, and Hispanics remain unconvinced and unimpressed by the likely nominee. This long-time Democrat will not vote for Obama.

Posted by: Mike | May 9, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Obama visited WV in March. While Hillary may win WV, Obama does enjoy some support in that State. Hillary, give it UP! Stop being stubborn like George Bush. Everyone cannot be a winner.

Posted by: WV sister | May 9, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, like the other posters here I'm also glad that my donations did their small part in supporting his candidacy. 42% of his campaign was funded by individuals like me making donations of less than $200.

Call me crazy, but that's the sign of a popular candidate, and a watershed moment for American politics.

My guess is that an Obama presidency will do more for America and its reputation than we can likely foresee.

Posted by: Emlyn | May 9, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Hey, stop bashing the elderly and respect your elders! They actually can be counted on to reliably vote. They are retired, don't usually work, and can make it to the polls at a leisurely pace. Please don't p*** them off with ageist jokes.....

Posted by: changing faces | May 9, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

McCain poops in his adult diaper every 15 seconds. You don't want him answering the 3am phone call. He'll poop some more in his diaper and forget what the phone call was about.

Posted by: playa | May 9, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Wow, looks like Hillary is now focusing her campaign on the voters located in the Great State of Denial......

Posted by: changing faces | May 9, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Dear Hillary: Please go home. The country has had enough of you and Bill.

Posted by: truth1 | May 9, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Obama is liked all over the world. We have been watching the US implode in the last 7-8 years under Bush.

You may not realise it, because you media doesn't really report whats going on around the world - but record numbers of people AROUND THE GLOBE have been cheering GO OBAMA!

The MINUTE he is elected president - I predict celebrations for the US everywhere. And your reputation will begin to be restored.

Posted by: CB in Canada | May 9, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

You must all see through Clintons-They have been in the white House for two terms. Do we want to see Hillary and Bill again? For Gd's sake. We need fresh air!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

President Obama 2012

For four more years!

Posted by: Maddogg | May 9, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Hillary and McCain wear the same brand adult diapers. Oh yes, they do!!!

Posted by: playa | May 9, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Gosh, it's been a long campaign. So much pride, hard work, and worry for each candidate. I am very glad Obama is pulling ahead and this phase is wrapping up. I am one of the 1.5 million donors and I feel proud my small donations over time are making a difference.

Of course I am upset by racially tinged comments or by comments that offer ugly gender bashing against Hillary Clinton. Knock it off. But also stop the idiotic "age-ist" criticism of McCain. People who will not vote for someone because of his age don't need you to tell them he is old. Other voters (many many voters) may themselves be seniors and may vote for him out of anger at childish, bigoted jokes about adult diapers, etc.

There is so much to solve for our country. Whoever wins actually will need old and young, all races, both genders, to pull together, or we are really up the creek. This time, that really IS NOT empty rhetoric. So stop, stop, stop the inane old-person-bashing. There's so much McCain gets wrong on policy, literally life and death matters, not to mention economic pain unaddressed -- attack that. Knock off the other stuff.

Posted by: Fairfax Voter | May 9, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Obama won! Obama won! Obama won! Obama won!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

First, I want to say that Hillary has done a great job holding tough throughout this entire process, and she has earned her fair share of respect. That's without bias. The race isn't over yet, so I still wish Hillary well.

Great job Hillary, seriously.

Now, as for my #1 candidate, Obama has done a WONDERFUL job as well. Thank you Obama for going state to state, and there's more states to go. Moreover, I extend thanks to the supporters because without the masses of them, Obama would not be in the position that he is in. Thank you supporters for your strong will and support. I think we definitely get the nod. See what we can do when we join forces? Let's continue on that path, together. With that said, I look forward to seeing you there --> '08!!

Great job candidates

WOOHOO!!! Soldiers, I look forward to you packing up your equipment!

Posted by: Obama2008 | May 9, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Wow, the Hillary-loving Obama haters arre spewing more bile than usual this morning. Let me get this straight: some of you will cancel your union membership because the union endorsed Obama? What a joke. Get real. The man is your candidate. Grow up and stop crying like someone peed in your cheerios.

Obama won. Hillary lost.

Get over it.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

The super delegates need to back Obama NOW, and end this thing, as all Clinton has left to do is try to drag Obama down so McCain will win the general. Then she will have a shot in 2012!

Posted by: lizard3 | May 9, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

"I don't think Edwards is a superdelegate.

Posted by: Paul Falduto | May 9, 2008 10:36 AM"

He is no longer a superdelegate (since he left the Seante) however his endorsement is still valuable... and I still get the feeling he is running for VP!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Superbowl
OBAMA LEADS in SUPERS ABC

FEW CONSTESTs REMAIN
173or 168? and dropping like IRON WEIGHT to NOMINATION
Remaining contes

State of Denial 260 Delegates (supers)

WV coalminers like Hillary and Bill
Kentucky which smokes like Hillary
OR -where Hillary used to chop trees
Puerto Rico - Bill has some good memories here
MN- Hillary mined urainum here
SD- Hillary camped in the black hills

Posted by: delegate math | May 9, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Sitting here in sydney Australia, we follow the race closely as a contest for leader of the free world, so v. important for us too. Consensus here is that Obama is the best hope for the planet. Go Obama

Posted by: Andrew, Sydney | May 9, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Though he should have been our presidential nominee- John Edwards is not a super delegate.

Posted by: sjp | May 9, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

That's it! I am cancelling my union membership-- I do not in ANY WAY endorse OBAMA and my union has no business endorsing him in my name.

Posted by: kim | May 9, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

I can understands there are legitimate reasons why a superdelegate will not commit. But in view of the need for precious time to heal the party, these uncommitted superdelegates, Edwards included, come through as nothing but just political animals who put their own political welfare ahead of that of the party. They are apparently afraid of offending either the Clintons (aka their powerful political backers) or some of their constituents. Maybe this is political reality or maybe this is why Obama is winning because the majority Americans are tired of our government being dragged by its nose by these fatcats.

Posted by: kt11 | May 9, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

What brand of adult diaper does McCain wear? He know he wears one everywhere.

Posted by: Playa | May 9, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Reality Check:

Barack "Empty Suit" O'Bomba, IS the Dimocrat Socialist Nominee.


Now,


Pardon ME,

While I;

LMFAO! :-D


More of "Barry's" Baggage arriving! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 9, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Finally, we reach the end of the shouting too. The general election will be a walk-over. McCain has nothing.

Now I only worry about my candidate getting killed. Don't laugh. There is a lot of money at stake here and Barak does not owe any special interests anything.

We are more than 1.5 million small donors, the largest in political history; we "bought" this election and Barak will pay us back by being the leader he promised he would be.

Posted by: shrink2 | May 9, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Everything said and done, I hope that Obama will make a couple appearances in WV and KY. He does not need to alienate any potential voters.
On another note, that superdelegate that wants 20M for his vote, he should be striped of his super delegate status ASAP. Howard Dean pay attention.....
Getting paid to cast a vote, is very very undemocratic.......

Posted by: jc | May 9, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

I don't think Edwards is a superdelegate.

Posted by: Paul Falduto | May 9, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

I think the superdelegates should put an end to this narcissistic action of the Clintons. If they can't have control of the Democratic Party for their own corrupt crowd, they want to destroy it. If the Clintons lose , it ends all this big money bribe scheme of Bill's.

Posted by: LetthemdrinkCrownRoyal | May 9, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

All I can say is way to go!!
I am a proud supporter & donor.

Obama '08

Posted by: jencm | May 9, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

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