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Clinton Plans Florida Trip Weds.

By Perry Bacon Jr.
The campaign is not giving out many details yet, but Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign in South Florida on Wednesday, her aides announced.

It will be her first trip to the Sunshine State in months and give her a chance to press her case for seating delegates based on the results of the contest in January.

With Obama also headed that way, the trip gives her a chance to stay in news and draw attention to the continuing primary contest, one of her chief aims. She will head farther south later in the week, campaigning in Puerto Rico.

By Web Politics Editor  |  May 19, 2008; 5:34 PM ET
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Hang in there Hillary! Ask for money from your White Cave Trash!

Posted by: tanaS | May 24, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Hillary REAL men stand with you. We are sure of ourselves and do NOT have to hide behind a Black person who may be perceived by some of his fellow men to be a man's man. These men hate you because they are not sure of whether they are male or female in the presence of this Black man. Many of them will submit to his manlines. We, however, support you all the way. We elect a president to lead us economically, socially and diplomatically. We know we are not electing somebody who could lead us in a sex club.

Posted by: Realman | May 20, 2008 1:36 AM | Report abuse

Folks, it won't matter whether Hillary Clinton campaigns in Florida or not.

Clinton will pick up some delegates tomorrow with a strong win in Kentucky and lose a few with Barack Obama's win in Oregon. He will be around 70 delegates away from the first finish line (2026) and she will be around 185 delegates behind him.

Then both sides will spend two weeks negotiating the admission of the Michigan and Florida delegations, while Obama creeps closer to victory, picking up another 40, or so, superdelegates (to her 10), getting almost to the 2000 delegate mark. The Michigan/Florida decision will be completed on May 31, when Clinton finally has to agree to give Obama credit for the 40% of "no preference" voters in Michigan who selected that designation because his name wasn't on the ballot.

Clinton will gain around 50 delegates on Obama, leaving him 165 ahead. Obama will then need about 85 delegates to win. Puerto Rico (which Clinton should win), Montana and South Dakota (which Obama should win) - plus a dollop of superdelegates - will put Obama over the top by June 3 or shortly thereafter.

Not that I'm paying attention to the delegate count or anything, you understand...

My hope is that when he achieves the newly negotiated number that Senator Clinton will then accept that she has run close but lost to Senator Obama and do all she can to help us get the Republican rogues out of the White House.

I believe Hillary Rodham Clinton will be gracious, ultimately, in defeat and that and we will win this fall. Praise the Lord and God Bless America!

Posted by: Chuck | May 19, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | May 19, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Zillionairs by selling influences and taking bribes disguised as payment for speeches and consulting. I have to wonder what kind of promises they may have made, they were so sure she would win? People are still so stupid they vote for her when anyone who doesn't live with their head up their ass's can see what they have been doing the last few years.

hillary, it's either you or no VOTE at all. i just don't see this poor black guy being used by the old boys club for their entertainment. i laugh at the changes being chanted by his followers-the only change is will be his color. the democrat party will loose BIG TIME if this guy becomes the nominee.what has ted, keeery, nancy and a host of those who will be responsible for this mass have done for this country, compare to what the clintons have done? yep they became zillionairs

Posted by: pipi | May 19, 2008 7:05 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 19, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if she will hold a rally to 75,000 people in Miami Beach.

Posted by: Ida | May 19, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

We're Starting a Good, Old-Fashioned American Rebelliion. Join Us...........

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We've seen better, and we demand better.
We believe that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified and visionary candidate for our country at this crucial and uncommon juncture in its brief but unprecedented history.............

We will not vote for Barack Obama for a host of reasons, the most important of many being his indefensibly unimpressive legislative record.......... It also seems clear to us, through his ongoing affiliations with radical groups and individuals, that this candidate holds disconcerting racial beliefs that we find unacceptable in any elected official in this country, black or white,red or brown.
We will not vote for John McCain for very different reasons having nothing to do with his qualifications, which are strong and evident. We simply don't want a pro-war President who is indifferent about the ailing American economy. A vote for McCain is likely to be a vote for an extension of W's tragically detrimental policies.

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Posted by: eleana | May 19, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Why is she following Obama around? Still in denial? With Florida and Michigan, you still don't get ahead.

Posted by: Rainy | May 19, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Poor Hillary! Someone really needs to talk to her. Trying to go to Florida on Wednesday to beg for votes to count in Florida when we all know the DNC will allow some future arrangement for Florida and Michigan to participate in the convention is simply last minute ineffective pandering.

And Hillary campaigning in Puerto Rico?!?! Puerto Rico doesn't even vote in the general election so claiming a popular vote victory which includes results coming out of Puerto Rico is simply dumb.

If Hillary was serious about her campaigning she would be hitting Montana and South Dakota hard.

Tommorrow is the deadline for April 2008 campaign finance reports. How much debt did the Hillary camp accrue in April?!?!

Posted by: AJ | May 19, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Following again, hey Hillary?

Posted by: Debra | May 19, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Obama's leadership is already having an effect. McCain's campaign is coming in line by letting go of insider lobbyists and special interests. McCain will try to end the war by 2012 instead of occupation of 50+ years or more.

We'll work on his tax breaks for the rich.

Sen. Clinton's campaign is now less pander, slander and lies, and is focusing on issues and the democratic party.

Stand tall, Barack, stand tall.

Posted by: ToySoldier | May 19, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Keep going Hillary!! Ignore what the mean Obama supporters write on these articles. Hang in there Hillary!! Florida loves you!! After all, you did win here in a landslide!! :)

Posted by: Paul | May 19, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

But she INSISTS on Disenfranchising voter from 4 ENTIRE STATES by eliminating them from her popular vote count....when she says she is ahead in popular vote she not only counting FL and MI (where he wasn't on the ballott) but she is ELIMINATING (Disenfranchising) 4 entire states. Those states could turn blue with Sen Obama.....It is OVER

Posted by: tr | May 19, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Keep Hanging in their Hillary. You can still win. Ignore the Obama Nutcases.

Posted by: Steve | May 19, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Hillary needs to go south to reconnect with her contacts from Columbia to get money to retire her $20 million plus debt.

Posted by: svbreeder | May 19, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

I am very impressed with your views Mr Christopher London, now maybe you can try and educate the rest of those disenfranchised individuals.

You seem to be a good American

God Bless you

Posted by: Amclain | May 19, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

"The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them."

--Abraham Lincoln

Posted by: AL | May 19, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Reporter: "You lost the nomination, now what are you going to do!?"

Clinton: "I'm going to Disney World!"

Posted by: SuperBlow | May 19, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

To pipi,

I'm not sure why the Clinton becoming "Zillionaires" while the rest of the party worked at helping this nation is a reason to vote for the Clintons!

This is the very reason a Clinton should not be in office! They care more about themselves, instead of America - Just like the Republicans!

Posted by: Franky | May 19, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

hillary, it's either you or no VOTE at all. i just don't see this poor black guy being used by the old boys club for their entertainment. i laugh at the changes being chanted by his followers-the only change is will be his color. the democrat party will loose BIG TIME if this guy becomes the nominee.what has ted, keeery, nancy and a host of those who will be responsible for this mass have done for this country, compare to what the clintons have done? yep they became zillionairs

Posted by: pipi | May 19, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton is a shape shifting political fraud who is trying to "run out the clock" ball in hand while the other team is 10 points ahead and claim a victory. Her moral victory in the end will be that she made it close but what she is doing now is deluding working class voters into donating to her campaign and paying down her debt. Those voters would be far better off saving the money for a tank of gas. America will need a colonic after this primary process to cleanse the stench of Clinton's Old Politics so that we can detoxify ourselves of the Clinton fecal matter that remains in the bowels of our Democracy. The essential Clinton Fraud is that she has taken a disengenuous message, offering false promises in an effort to deceive, defraud and manipulate working class voters instead of giving them painful truths. Hillary Clinton is not a working class hero, HILLARY IS A WORKING CLASS PREDATOR who preys on the disenfranchised, the left side of the bell curve, those who are too busy trying to survive with little time to verify the extent, depth and breadth of Hillary's LIES.

Posted by: Christopher London | May 19, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: JACKIES | May 19, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Must be vacationing after she's roundly defeated tomorrow.

Posted by: jer | May 19, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: JakeD | May 19, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

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