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Clinton: "This Race Isn't Over Yet"


Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and her campaign manager Terry McAulliffe during her West Virginia Primary night rally May 13, 2008, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Associated Press)

By Eli Saslow
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginians may have voted for Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday, but they needed significant help throwing a victory party. About 300 supporters gathered inside the Charleston Civic Center, and they only cheered when cameramen announced upcoming live shots. Campaign aides distributed faux hand-made signs, because few people brought their own. Clinton entered the room a few minutes after 9 p.m. and found it only about three-quarters full.

It felt, in many ways, like a half-hearted celebration. But Clinton persevered she often has this week: with big smiles and optimism, regardless of the predicament staring back at her.
"I am so grateful for this overwhelming vote of confidence," she told the crowd. "I am more determined than ever to carry on with this campaign until everyone has had a chance to make their voices heard...This race isn't over yet. Neither of us has the total delegates it takes to win."

To reinforce her intent, Clinton immediately asked supporters to donate money on her Web site. Then she turned her victory speech into a job pitch, rattling off a long list of reasons that make her the strongest candidate: She wins in swing states. She won in Florida and Michigan, and those delegates deserve seats at the Democratic Convention. She remains the favorite of "the trucker, the coal miner."

But Clinton also subtly acknowledged criticism that she might burt the Democratic party by staying in this race, saying she admired Obama and they "always stood together on what is important."

"We are committed to putting a Democrat back in the White House, and our nominee will be stronger for having campaigned long and hard, building enthusiasm and excitement," Clinton said. "I will work my heart out for the nominee of the Democratic Party."

Campaigning in Missouri, Obama essentially ignored the West Virginia results. But Clinton Campaign Director Terry McAuliffe issued one final warning to those who suggest Obama has become the presumptive nominee.

"This nomination fight has a long way to go," he said. "Tomorrow we leave for Kentucky and Oregon and Puerto Rico and South Dakota and Montana. Hillary Clinton is in this to the end.
"People say, well Terry why doesn't she get out. You know why? Because she keeps winning."

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Hillary may have several options.
1) She can run an a third party ticket and maybe win.
2) Did it ever occur to any of you that McCain might ask her to be VP. They would win hands down. McCain and Hillary are very good friends. Hillary goes to the conservative breaksfasts and has co-sponsored bills with Reps.

Posted by: Bev | May 18, 2008 3:07 AM | Report abuse

Hillary may have several options.
1) She can run an a third party ticket and maybe win.
2) Did it ever occur to any of you that McCain might ask her to be VP. They would win hands down. McCain and Hillary are very good friends. Hillary goes to the conservative breaksfasts and has co-sponsored bills with Reps.

Posted by: Bev | May 18, 2008 3:07 AM | Report abuse

Hillary may have several options.
1) She can run an a third party ticket and maybe win.
2) Did it ever occur to any of you that McCain might ask her to be VP. They would win hands down. McCain and Hillary are very good friends. Hillary goes to the conservative breaksfasts and has co-sponsored bills with Reps.

Posted by: Bev | May 18, 2008 3:02 AM | Report abuse

Hillary may have several options.
1) She can run an a third party ticket and maybe win.
2) Did it ever occur to any of you that McCain might ask her to be VP. They would win hands down. McCain and Hillary are very good friends. Hillary goes to the conservative breaksfasts and has co-sponsored bills with Reps.

Posted by: Bev | May 18, 2008 3:02 AM | Report abuse

Hillary may have several options.
1) She can run an a third party ticket and maybe win.
2) Did it ever occur to any of you that McCain might ask her to be VP. They would win hands down. McCain and Hillary are very good friends. Hillary goes to the conservative breaksfasts and has co-sponsored bills with Reps.

Posted by: Bev | May 18, 2008 3:02 AM | Report abuse

Hillary may have several options.
1) She can run an a third party ticket and maybe win.
2) Did it ever occur to any of you that McCain might ask her to be VP. They would win hands down. McCain and Hillary are very good friends. Hillary goes to the conservative breaksfasts and has co-sponsored bills with Reps.

Posted by: Bev | May 18, 2008 3:02 AM | Report abuse

Hillary may have several options.
1) She can run an a third party ticket and maybe win.
2) Did it ever occur to any of you that McCain might ask her to be VP. They would win hands down. McCain and Hillary are very good friends. Hillary goes to the conservative breaksfasts and has co-sponsored bills with Reps.

Posted by: Bev | May 18, 2008 3:02 AM | Report abuse

Man are you people bitter and ignorant. Make a joke, I mean hopefully the ugly and black part was a joke. Perhaps you are white trailer trash, packing a side arm, drinking getting ready to mate with one of your pets. Stay on your couch and let your Country move on. Perhaps you had a stroke. Get help QUICK.
God Bless

Posted by: justadad55+ | May 15, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Michelle Obama is to ugly and to Black to be a first Lady

Posted by: | May 14, 2008 4:05 PM

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LOL - Little man scared of the black lady?

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

They voted like 99%-1% in Gary, Indiana for Obambi....

economically similar to many poor rural areas in West Virginia....

But nobody is calling Gary, Indiana the most racist city in the country...

Why do people attack whites who have been supporting Obambi to the tune of 44% of the white vote

Posted by: | May 14, 2008 4:07 PM
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Another Republican coward using made up data to support their case.

Republicans are again showing their true color --- yellow!

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

They voted like 99%-1% in Gary, Indiana for Obambi....

economically similar to many poor rural areas in West Virginia....


But nobody is calling Gary, Indiana the most racist city in the country...


Why do people attack whites who have been supporting Obambi to the tune of 44% of the white vote?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Another Angry Black woman...hmmmmm

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Michelle Obama is to ugly and to Black to be a first Lady

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

They voted like 99%-1% in Gary, Indiana for Obambi....

economically similar to many poor rural areas in West Virginia....

But nobody is calling Gary, Indiana the most racist city in the country...


Why do people attack whites who have been supporting Obambi to the tune of 44% of the white vote?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

If Hillary gets close in the popular vote, is this setting the stage for a third party candidacy, should the delegate counts go to Obama? The fact that James Carville himself was willing to admit Obama is the "presumtive nominee" seemed to some an admission of impending defeat for Hillary -- but it may be just the start of her third party bid. I think Hillary just likes all the balloons and ticker tape when she wins.

Posted by: Orbiter Dictum | May 14, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I remember when Americans thought it was wrong for Saddaam Hussein to brag about winning the Iraqi elections when he was the only name on the ballot. It looks like Hillary wants to emulate him in Michigan. How truly sad. What's even sadder is she has no intentions of winning the presidency. Only her followers are fooled enough to believe that. She is going to consolidate as much of her core around her to oppose Obama. She's either trying to get the VP slot or ruin his chances of winning in the general so she can get a shot in 2012. If all else fails, she still gets some more money to pay back her loans to herself.

Posted by: MikeMcNally | May 14, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

With a majority of WVs being uneducated past high school..(if that) it explains why Hillary won. Usually racism, prejudism and ignorance go hand in hand.

The larger city and country areas of these recent states vote for Obama because they are generally more educated, worldly and experienced living in a city life. It tends to educate oneself pretty quickly on being able to see through BS..and therefore can see through the lying BS such as Hillary's desperation, which she will do anything to get back into the White House. People who can't see their own prejudice can't see anything else.

But this is why Obama is clearly winning in "educated" cities and states. He is not playing the "name-calling" negative game the republicans and corporate owned media have been playing for 10-15 years. People..republican, liberal, democrat and everyone else in between are sick of the politics. Obama offers a fresh start! AND think about..he will be the first non-full-white person in the presidency. His campaign is paid by YOU!!! HE HAS TO PERFORM. The whole world is watching! His supporters that got him there are demanding he work for US!.

Then think about this since 1980!!!:

REAGAN (VP BUSH) BUSH BUSH CLINTON CLINTON BUSH BUSH

DO you REALLY WANT another CLINTON????

I would like to break this chain VERY MUCH.

Don't you?

Posted by: blewvelvet | May 14, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Correction...that should read 12:42 not 1:43

Posted by: Planet Earth | May 14, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Florida and Michigan don't exist in "the real world"?

Posted by: | May 14, 2008 1:12 PM
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You really don't understand this yet?

FL & MI held primary's against the DNC rules, and thus were not counted. They have an option to do their primaries acording the the rules, but so far have not done so. If they did, those results would count towards the primary. If not, some deal could be reached. Currently those FL & MI are not counted toward the democratic primary.

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 1:43 PM

Franky

Thankyou for agreeing with me. The Anon poster at 1:12 and 1:43 seems to be part of the "Alternate Clinton Universe". The one where "if", "but" and "possibly" matter. These are the same people that have a problem with the word "is". Maybe a another fact will clear it up for them. If you include Fla and MI the total number of delegates to win the nomination will increase from 2025 to 2209. Sen Clinton will still be losing when the delegates are split according to the proportional allocation system the DNC is using. She will not be awarded all of them under any circumstances.

Posted by: Planet Earth | May 14, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Quote "way out there": LOL, POSTED BY KEEPS FORGETING THAT TEXAS IS OVERWHELMINGLY WHITE AND HISPANIC, AND MOST OF THESE VOTERS ARE REPUBLICANS.

THIS GUY OUGHT TO BE ON SAT.NIGHT LIVE!

For "way out there" who thinks most Hispanics vote Republican. See you on SNL:

From the Pew Report: "Sen. Hillary Clinton would not have won primaries in the nation's two largest states--Texas and California--if Latinos had not turned out in such large numbers and if they had not voted so heavily in her favor, according to an analysis of exit polling data. She also would not have carried a third state--New Mexico--without Latino support."

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Florida and Michigan don't exist in "the real world"?

Posted by: | May 14, 2008 1:12 PM
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You really don't understand this yet?

FL & MI held primary's against the DNC rules, and thus were not counted. They have an option to do their primaries acording the the rules, but so far have not done so. If they did, those results would count towards the primary. If not, some deal could be reached. Currently those FL & MI are not counted toward the democratic primary.

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Quote: "LOL, POSTED BY KEEPS FORGETING THAT TEXAS IS OVERWHELMINGLY WHITE AND HISPANIC, AND MOST OF THESE VOTERS ARE REPUBLICANS."

The day that a Hispanic votes Republican, will be a cold day in "you know where" or Texas. Read up and get real.

Get off the caps and learn to spell. By the way, a spell checker is free, if you could afford that.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Florida and Michigan don't exist in "the real world"?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

...I'm just pining for the fiords.

Posted by: Hillary | May 14, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

The $20mil countdown has started.

Clinton supporters donate quickly so she can exit with her money intact.

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she's still running because West Virginia put her in the lead again (+29,471) with the total popular vote.

Posted by: | May 14, 2008 12:42 PM

Obviously math is not your strong suit. He had a 700,000 plus lead in the popular vote before WV. He lost by 145,000. He now has 550,000 plus lead!!! Those are the facts in the real world as of 5-14-2008.

Posted by: Planet Earth | May 14, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she's still running because West Virginia put her in the lead again (+29,471) with the total popular vote.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Fact,

Polls survey people who have time on their hand. Since most Republicans spend hours in the bathroom stall every day, they don't want to waste time with that kind of poll.

Posted by: GB | May 14, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

capitalist pig,

that's a big economic hurray for a clinton candidacy, and bit economic boo for an obama candidacy.

Posted by: Shwninky | May 14, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Fact,

Polls survey people who have time on their hand. Since most Republicans work hard every day, don't want to waste time with a poll, and are socially apolitical, it stands to reason that polls general cover Democrats, or the disoriented who will vote Liberal. Polls don't represent with equity, the Republican mainstream.

Posted by: JenniferUSA | May 14, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

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POSTED BY

LOL, POSTED BY KEEPS FORGETING THAT TEXAS IS OVERWHELMINGLY WHITE AND HISPANIC, AND MOST OF THESE VOTERS ARE REPUBLICANS.

THIS GUY OUGHT TO BE ON SAT.NIGHT LIVE!

Posted by: way out there | May 14, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Now that this Clinton drama is over, It's good to seem Obama focus on McCain.

Already, the little gain McCain had over Obama in the GE has been erased (as of 5/6/8).

Currently Obama leads over McCain in the GE - 47% to 44%.

Posted by: Sally | May 14, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

""Funny thing about the polls, how often have they been correct? Get reallllll""

Well, the last time I remember that they were not correct was in 1948. Get reallllll.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Anyone been watching the markets over the last several months;

Every day Clinton wins a primary, the markets respond well the next day.

Every day Obama wins a primary, the markets respond poorly the next day.

Time to write our editors about this, it's really true, and very interesting.

Posted by: Capitalist Pig | May 14, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

""AND THE MIDDLE-AGE, SENIOR PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION IS EVEN GREATER NOW, THAN IT WAS IN '72.""

Get off the caps. Shouting doesn't make your point.
I'm retired, college-educated, and white and I voted for Obama, and so did everyone that I know. Something is wrong with your picture, given that he won in Texas with only 12 black population, 26 percent Latino. That means a lot of white, older people voted for him.

Read today's polls. Obama over McCain in the GE by a larger margin than Clinton. Explain that.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Terry McAuliffe and his buddy Rush Limpbaugh are political slimeballs.

I'm so glad that Clinton and her gang of polical snipers are getting stomped in to the mud they crawled out of.

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Funny thing about the polls, how often have they been correct? Get reallllll

Posted by: sbcort | May 14, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

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ANYONE WHO BELIEVES A LIBERAL, ANTI-AMERICAN ACTIVIST, WITH THE FRIENDSHIPS HE HAS, WILL WIN THE WHITE HOUSE IN NOVEMBER WILL NEED ONLY REVIEW THE MCGOVERN CANDIDACY IN '72, TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OBAMA IN NOVEMBER.

AND THE MIDDLE-AGE, SENIOR PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION IS EVEN GREATER NOW, THAN IT WAS IN '72.

HOPE FOR THE BEST SWEETHEARTS, BUT DON'T EXPECT MUCH!

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Posted by: way out there | May 14, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

""especially considering his support of amnesty for current migrants residing within american borders.""

That's is one reason he is behind in the GE polls. A good reason too.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by,

Did you forget about the enormous white and hispanic republican voter base in Texas? Don't forget to count them too now, come November)))

Posted by: James | May 14, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

A new national poll offers good news for Democrats, and mixed returns for Hillary Clinton, fighting against the odds for the nomination.

In the Quinnipiac University survey released this morning, both Clinton and Barack Obama lead presumptive Republican nominee John McCain nationally. Clinton leads 46 percent to 41 percent, with strong support from women and blacks. Obama leads 48 percent to 37 percent with strong backing from independents and blacks.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Read it and weep. Obama beats Hillary in the GE too.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Quote: "I am kind of dissappointed with Hilary's supporters.
The math that matters.....If 5 million of you each gave $25 to her campaign, she would be out of the hole and able to fight. Stop talking and start giving, unless your pocket knows differently........"

How can they, according to Hillary and the polls they are mostly white, working class (poor) and under-educated. They ain't a-given.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

hispanic voters are, in general, religious and conservative, and will not support the left-wing, liberal, anti-church ideology of barak obama and howard dean in the fall general election. states with significant hispanic voter base, will tilt toward mccain in november, especially considering his support of amnesty for current migrants residing within american borders.

Posted by: independent raza girl | May 14, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

"WILL NOT EFFECT THE FALL ELECTION, BUT IT DOES SAY SOMETHING ABOUT HISPANIC VOTERS..WATCH OUT NV,AZ,CA,CO,NM,TX,FL,...etc.,etc..."

Hmm. Let's look then, Obama won the most delegates in Texas with 12 percent black population, 26 percent Latino who mostly vote for Clinton.


Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

News Flash!

Democrats announce Amanda Jefferson, a senator from Deleware, to represent the party for President in the General Election.

In a dimly lit back room, Howard Dean is seen having his cake, and nearly choking on it too!


JD

Posted by: Johnny Democracy | May 14, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

he will be the nominee because howard dean says he wants him to be the nominee...go figure?

Posted by: mary | May 14, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

And this guy is supposed to be the nominee?
Talk about limping and backtracking your way into the nomination...where's the respect for that going to lay?

Posted by: JLT | May 14, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

PYSCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE,

PUERTO RICO....2.5 MILLION VOTERS TO CAST BALLOTS FIRST WEEK OF JUNE, THE FINAL PRIMARY

POLLS SHOW 70% FAVORING CLINTON, WHICH WOULD TRANSLATE INTO 1.75 VOTES FOR CLINTON AND .75 MILLION VOTES FOR OBAMA.

LET'S DO THE MATH, THAT'S A DIFFERENCE OF 1 MILLION VOTES. WELL, THERE GOES THE POPULAR VOTE LEAD FOR OBAMA...IN A BIG WAY!

WILL NOT EFFECT THE FALL ELECTION, BUT IT DOES SAY SOMETHING ABOUT HISPANIC VOTERS..WATCH OUT NV,AZ,CA,CO,NM,TX,FL,...etc.,etc...


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Posted by: way out there | May 14, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

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NOT SURE IF HE APOLOGIZED TO THE HOMOSEXUALS OF NEW ORLEANS, WHICH HE SHOULD DO,.

HOWEVER, FROM A POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE, 99.9 OF ALL HOMOSEXUALS ARE ALREADY IN OBAMA'S BACK POCKET, SO IT'S A MUTE POINT CONCERNING THE BALLOTS.


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Posted by: way out there | May 14, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

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ALSO,

HAGEE APOLOGIZED FOR HIS "ONE TIME" COMMENT AGAINST CATHOLICS.

WRIGHT HAS NEVER APOLOGIZED FOR HIS DOCTRINE OVER THE DECADES.

GET IT....IT'S THE DAILY ROUTINE FOR HIM...
AND NOBODY COULD SIT IN THAT CHURCH FOR 20 YEARS AND NOT BE A PART OF IT...IT'S ONGOING, GET IT!

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Posted by: way out there | May 14, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I am kind of dissappointed with Hilary's supporters.
The math that matters.....If 5 million of you each gave $25 to her campaign, she would be out of the hole and able to fight. Stop talking and start giving, unless your pocket knows differently........

Posted by: MarrisS | May 14, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

As Al Sharpton, a Hillary supporter, said:

"As you know, I've been in the ministry of civil rights all my life, but had dealings with entertainers because of James Brown. The worst thing in the world is when an entertainer doesn't know when the show is over. The audience is gone, the lights are down, you're getting ready to cut the mics off and you are still on the stage singing. It's over, it's all right, it's over. Come sing another day, but this show is over Senator Clinton."

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Anon-11:26

You are absolutely RIGHT!

And that is EXACTLY Why, the GOP needs to DITCH McSAME/AMNESTY for true Conservatives who will ENERGIZE the Faithful!

Juan McAmnesty brings all the Excitement of Bingo Night at the Convalescent Home! ZZZZZZ

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

LW:

The fat lady's been tuning up ever since she failed to seal the deal on Super Duper Tuesday. See you all this afternoon.

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Jake...What's your take?

"We are committed to putting a Democrat back in the White House, and our nominee will be stronger for having campaigned long and hard, building enthusiasm and excitement," Clinton said. "I will work my heart out for the nominee of the Democratic Party."

Not quite a concession statement, but the fat lady's tuning up.

Posted by: LW | May 14, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

A new national poll offers good news for Democrats, and mixed returns for Hillary Clinton, fighting against the odds for the nomination.

In the Quinnipiac University survey released this morning, both Clinton and Barack Obama lead presumptive Republican nominee John McCain nationally. Clinton leads 46 percent to 41 percent, with strong support from women and blacks. Obama leads 48 percent to 37 percent with strong backing from independents and blacks.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Nena- LOL! :-D

Forgot one- President Romney's Veep, Mike Huckabee is addressing the Senate-

Juan, Barry, Hildebeast-Back to your Day Job! ;~)

Practice, Practice, Practice! One of these days, you folks might learn to actually do your Senator Jobs right!

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

HAGEE COMMENTS: AN INSULT AGAINST CATHOLICISM
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WRIGHT COMMENTS: RACIST, HATE AMERICA SPEECH

AS YOU SEE, THERE'S QUITE A DIFFERENCE HERE, ESPECIALLY WHEN CONSIDERING THE HAGEE COMMENT WAS A ONE TIME SHOT, WHERE AS THE WRIGHT DOCTRINE HAS BEEN GOING ON INSIDE TRINITY FOR MANY DECADES....IT'S ON GOING, GET IT!

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Posted by: way out there | May 14, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Please don't listen to the trolls. You can tell who they are they bait and divide.

Also, regardless of who you support, please don't vote based on what a candidate's supporters may say. I've that hillary's supporters are mean so we are not going to vote for Obama, Obama supporters are mean so we are not going to vote for Clinton.

How much sense does that make?

Posted by: hmmm | May 14, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Lart:

Keep in mind, also, that President McCain may not run for re-election in 2012.

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Might as well say it now: Hillary in 2012. Clinton needs to run a credible campaign to the last possible moment to establish a base for her campaign against an incumbent McCain in 2012, after Obama leads the Democrats to defeat in November.

Obama has painted himself into a corner and can't find a way to appeal to the moderate mainstream. The anti-war vote won't be enough to win. Clinton is the only candidate with anything meaningful to say about jobs and the economy, and that's what voters are going to care about, now and four years from now.

Posted by: Lart from Above | May 14, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Technically, Cuba and Russia are "Republics" as well -- but I would think the DEMOCRATS at least would want to count the votes and make every vote count -- how far they have fallen since Florida 2000 ...

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

How many ways can you say it is over?

1. Elvis is dead, no really, I know you spotted him in McDonald's in WV, but he really is dead.

2. If you keep campaigning like this you will give Bill another heart attack, but I know you love him and this is not your plan, right? I said, right?

3. You can't win while losing.

4. Winning is not in the eye of the beholder, you really are losing.

5. The remaining states have set up road blocks to keep your motorcade out.

6. Macy's is having a sale on pantsuits and scarf's in every possible color and variety, and if you hurry you can still make it.

7. Chelsea is too old to bring out the young voters on college campuses, they like Obama instead, yep...no...it is true...yep...so stop sending her there.

8. Just because you have checks in your checkbook does not mean you have spending money...put the Dunkin Donuts back, Bill. You too, Hillary, nope...you are broke, I said no more donuts...don't make me chase you!

9. Can't you just go home?

10. You don't get everything that you want out of life, no matter how you change the rules in the 4th inning.

11. If you drop out now, I promise to run interference when the bill collectors call.

12. Look, up at the sky, PIGS are flying! Sike! Made you look!

13. Don't attempt to adjust the TV...that really is Barack being sworn in.

14. It's over....It's over....It's over....no we don't want to look at any more fuzzy math...you can stop telling the SD to consider adding Mexico as the 51 state...it's so over.

15. Ok, you can come for visits at the White House, and Barack will let you sit in the BIG chair for a spell, won't that be fun? You can even twirl yourself around...and you can use the phone to make crank calls to Bill's new girlfriend.

16. We promise to elect you President of Fl and MI!

Posted by: Nena | May 14, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

"If Clinton was ahead by a few delegates, we Clinton supporters would expect a fair race to the end by Obama remaining in the race since that is what we do in a Democracy"

Got some news for you. The USA is not a democracy, it is a republic. The founding fathers set up a republic, where the voters elect a representative who then votes as he wishes, because they didn't trust the common voter, as has been proven in West Virginia.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Hillary as an independent??
Now just where would the money come from in an independent race? She can't manage the millions that came from her democratic race and is asking for more. The money she has personally donated wouldn't buy a few ads in an independent race.
She is working against Obama in every way, but I'll bet she accepts his money. They are already talking about him bailing her out financially.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

LOL! :-D

Hmmmm, Time's up, what song?

"Closing Time,..."

"Turn out the Lights, the Party's over..."

"Happy Trails, to you, until we meet..."

Folks, you don't have to go Home,

But you can't stay here! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

can we write in Hillary in the general election? Let's really test this democratic process!!!

Posted by: charlieb | May 14, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Hillary as an Independent:

Problem is, of course, that all those Republicans who were going to hold their noses and vote for McCain will NEVER vote for a McCain-Clinton ticket ...

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Maybe the best analogy yet, "Baghdad Bob"

))))))))))
Hillary is looking and sounding more like "Baghdad Bob" heading for the same end.
So Hillary won with ALL the Racist voters she has been wooing for the last two months - -

What - a - SURPRISE !!!!!!!
DID IT EVER OCCUR TO HRC and HER SUPPORTERS THAT WE INDEPENDANTS and SOME FORMER REPUBLICANS I KNOW OF, WILL NEVBER VOTE FOR THAT PHONY Hillary IF SHE SOMEHOW MANAGES TO STEAL THE NOMINATION FROM OBAMA ??!!
The shameless, bigoted MSM are GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY to only focus on the (racist) group of the electorate who WILL NEVER VOTE FOR AN AFR-AM MAN EVER!
GREAT JOB MSM !!
Posted by: Hussien for America | May 14, 2008 10:28 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Quote: 'Nebraska had a caucas, where obama won 2 -1 but they had a primary today and it was basically a tie. So what does that tell you about a caucas."

If you call 49 to 46 percent for Obama a virtual tie, it tells you that people don't want to be seen voting for Hillary Clinton.

And please learn how to spell caucus.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Maybe this is what the Country needs, an Independent Woman. We support the idea and will campaign hard for her if she decides to do it.

Another possibility perhaps is for Hillary to join the McCain ticket and ask for equal or meaningful assignments as his VP. This DNC primary process is so screwed up and UNDEMOCRATIC by all measures.

If people of this country want change this will be BIG TIME CHANGE!!!

This country's political landscape will be changed forever.

We don't want a nominee like Barack Obama that's practically chosen mostly by the RED STATES.

Congratulations on the BIG WIN in WEST VIRGINIA!!!

Posted by: Hillary as an Independent | May 14, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Remember that only NC has carried Senator Obama since the wright and ayers issues were reported. This candidate sailed through before, but it will not be easy to sail through now. NOTICE THE FLAG PIN ON HIS LAPEL? GUESS IT WAS IMPORTANT AFTERALL!!! ISN'T THAT PANDERING TO THE VOTERS???????

Posted by: kt | May 14, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Making fun of WV voters calling them backwards, uneducated and rednecks???

WOW,Obama supporters are really
showing some class!!!

The WV vote just shows that with a 12% black population of the US you cannot win voters by calling them racist.
That does not win voters but turns them against you.

As bad as it seems that we have people deciding to vote based skin color that remains a fact with many people.

You cannot shame people to vote for a black canidate. If you rely on that tactic you will lose.

What you are doing is pushing the WV voters toward the GOP in November. You might think that WV doesnt matter but they hold 5 electorial ballots. When it comes down to it Obama is going to need every one.
You think the campaign against Hillary is going to be tough wait till the GOP starts pulling out every dirty thing that Saint Obama has even done.

JUST A SUGGESTION
Instead of calling people names call them on the phone and ask them for support in November.

Again you are doing much harm to Obama!

Posted by: willie ray | May 14, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is looking and sounding more like "Baghdad Bob" heading for the same end.
So Hillary won with ALL the Racist voters she has been wooing for the last two months - -
What - a - SURPRISE !!!!!!!
DID IT EVER OCCUR TO HRC and HER SUPPORTERS THAT WE INDEPENDANTS and SOME FORMER REPUBLICANS I KNOW OF, WILL NEVBER VOTE FOR THAT PHONY Hillary IF SHE SOMEHOW MANAGES TO STEAL THE NOMINATION FROM OBAMA ??!!
The shameless, bigoted MSM are GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY to only focus on the (racist) group of the electorate who WILL NEVER VOTE FOR AN AFR-AM MAN EVER!
GREAT JOB MSM !!

Posted by: Hussien for America | May 14, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

You know what's disgusting?
The lack of class of the Obama supporters. I think it's because they are all mostly 18 year old kids or something.

If Clinton was ahead by a few delegates, we Clinton supporters would expect a fair race to the end by Obama remaining in the race since that is what we do in a Democracy. Clinton supporters would not insult, bully, or disparage Obama supporters and huge parts of the Democratic Party, working class whites. Some of you are even insulting entire states filled with important democratic votes. It is clear that this whole Obama pipe dream has been an injection of poison into the Democratic Party.

Show some class kids. You have done so much damage for Obama, you have no idea. From what I gather...you have permanently lost for him more than half of the Democratic Party with your insults and child like comments. When you combine that with the HUGE media bias, and his racism, his lack of experience, and his very questionable associations...you LOSE HALF OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

Oh...and college educated FL Dems like myself choose Hillary.

It's looks to me like uneducated high school kids choose Obama.

Posted by: Sidi | May 14, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

truckers and coal miners would vote for Bush 3 after being screwed
over for 8 years just like Jews would vote for Nazis after the Holicaust. .....Collectively these people are not very smart but how bad does it have to be before they "get it"?

Posted by: billy 7 | May 14, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

If you look at the exit polls, about 25% of the people who voted for Hillary in W. Va. are anti-Democrats. If you look at the CNN exit polls, they show that 29% of those that voted in the Democratic primary said they planned to vote for McCain in the fall. Of those, ~70% voted for Hillary. Of the people that said that neither Democratic candidate share their values, 80% voted for Hillary. Of those that said that they did not want either Democratic to be president, 40% voted for Hillary, only 15% for Obama. In addition, 22% said that race was a major factor in their decision. Of those 80% voted for Hillary. Hillary's "win" was made up largely of pro-McCain voters and racists, not much of a win IMO.

Posted by: Jeff | May 14, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, the race isn't over BUT the outcome has already been decided Hillary!
A meaningless win in a meaningless backward close-minded state!

Posted by: Dee-Tx | May 14, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Excuse me, that was a typo, $109 million. not an intentional distortion.

Posted by: majorteddy | May 14, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Lea====If Hollery is such a strong candidate, why does she have to kick in over $20 million to keep going? Furthermore, why haven't the Clintons finished their income taxes that they asked for an extension on? Furthermore where has all this $209 million, plus $20 million for this year came from? exactly WHO is giving the Clintons all this money? I think the Clintons conveniently file this income tax extension to push back the date that they have to expose where these huge amounts of money are coming from. And if these amounts are being used by the Clintons for the election, don't they amount to "laundered" campaign finds?Furthermore, we Yanks don't stick our noses into your elections, I don't appreciate you sticking your nose into ours unles you want to become the fifty-first state.

Posted by: majorteddy | May 14, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

I count 4 statements in that article that require Ms Saslow read people's minds to make. How does she do that? In the newspaper, no less?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

West Virginia is a beautiful state, but it is very isolated. Two possible reasons: NO meaningful interstate system (just try to drive through it); and "dead" cell access areas throughout much of the state. Isolation equals fear of the new?

Posted by: Ella | May 14, 2008 9:26 AM | Report abuse

"the race isn't over yet" so I can make up the $20mil. Did I mention my website?

Nothing wrong with Hillary supporters helping her campaign out on this - but just realize where the money is going at this point.

Meanwhile, regarding the comment, "a vote for Obama is a vote for McCain!" now that this whole thing is coming to an end - even with everyone knowing he would lose the WV demographic - Obama shows a 7 point lead nationally over McCain (larger than and pulling away from HRC).

We look forward to Hillary helping us through her campaig support this Fall in getting the "coal miner" and "trucker" vote.

Posted by: tr | May 14, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Thank you to everyone - especially to people across America who voted for Senator Obama. We will see Senator McCain in November. May God Bless everyone.

Posted by: kim | May 14, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Well it looks like the people in West Virginia can tell a Phoney when they see one. Or is it smell?

Posted by: 1ahead | May 14, 2008 8:23 AM | Report abuse

If only the states Hillary won matters, why in the world are the candidates campaigning in all 50? Why in the world are votes being cast in all 50 states? By Hillary's so-called logic, less than 20 states really matter to the Democrats, so why did the DNC spend all this money and time to compete in places that don't matter?

Yeah, right.

I resent the fact that WV (and KY) are being given any credence. Some of those voters were interviewed, and they said they'd never vote for a black man (and worse). Their views should not be factored into the Democratic Party, and I resent the fact that Hillary is giving credence to them. I hope their views will not sway the SDs a bit.

Posted by: Seneca | May 14, 2008 7:39 AM | Report abuse

SuperBowl
284 of 795 Obama tool LEAD May 12
272 of 795 Clinton
230 Super Remain 189 Elected

Nomination Countdown
143 to 2025 Obama
322 to 2025 Clinton

KY 51 OR 53

Go OBAMA

Posted by: delgate math | May 14, 2008 7:12 AM | Report abuse

Deck chairs, Titanic.

Posted by: ManUnitdFan | May 14, 2008 6:39 AM | Report abuse

Why does WV have no Hispanics or Blacks

Gated State?

or they chase em out with gun racked pick up trucks?

Posted by: harmony | May 14, 2008 6:14 AM | Report abuse

Countdown to Victory
143 to 2025 Obama
311 to 2025 Clinton
433 Delegates Remain
239 Supers
194 Elected

Posted by: Delegate Math | May 14, 2008 6:09 AM | Report abuse


http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/BODIES.html

IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE IN AMERICA!

* It is the Educated Vs the Uneducated
* The Rich Vs the Poor
* The Experienced Vs the Unexperienced
* The Wolf Vs the Lamb
* David Vs Goliath
* The Liar Vs the Truth Teller
* Politics as usual Vs a new Definition of Politics.

West Virginia as proven once more to the world that IGNORANCE goes hand in hand with RACISM.

THANK YOU WEST VIRGINIA! BE PROUD! IGNORANCE RULES !!!!

Posted by: Justice John | May 14, 2008 3:55 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad Hillary will get to go out on a high note (even if it's based on blatant racism).

Posted by: Carmen Cameron | May 14, 2008 3:33 AM | Report abuse

I could never understand anyone who simply mouths the spin of politics. Obama hasn't done anything significant? He's a black man who came from near nothing to quite probably the next president of the United States. And he did it against the Clintons; one of the most powerful and experienced political families in our country. What more do you need to see he's an exceptional human being?
Yes, maybe Clinton wins the vote of the "under-educated" and blue-collar class but frankly those are the voting block that, despite all evidence on how incompetent Bush was, elected him twice; simply because they could relate to his "folksy" personality and complete belief of Karl Rove and the Republican attack machine. If Obama can reengage the educated, the more affluent, of this country - as he has done in overwhelming numbers - perhaps now we can make an intelligent choice in a president. This is not to take away from anything Clinton has accomplished in her life but there are times when it is time to move-over and that time for her is now. American's, if nothing else, vote with their wallet. He is cash flush while she is in debt. What does that say about her appeal?
The arrogance of thinking she'd have the primary locked by February, the negativity of her campaign, the obvious pandering with things like a "gas tax holiday" all worked against her in this primary. It was hers to lose and she did. Want more evidence of her misjudgement? It all signals (dare I hope) that Americans have grown more politically savvy from the travesty of Bush's eight year term. Perhaps, with Obama in the White House, we can restore ourselves as a nation and as a people.

Posted by: Claude | May 14, 2008 3:30 AM | Report abuse

she got the sympathy vote again because bill begged on her behalf. Polled voters admitted as much. That's a sad commentary that she is not being voted for her own merit, but because she is riding the coattails of her hasbeen husband. What is even sadder is the fact that they "staged" the celebration all the way down to faux hand made signs.

When are they going to wake up and realize the dance is over, the music has stopped playing and the help wants to go home?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 3:25 AM | Report abuse

Wow, Hillary Clinton as President? You think the world laughs at America now with that Bush character, wait till you see how we in the rest of the world laugh with Hillary as President! What, do you folks think your British? A Clinton Monarchy, with Princess Chelsea? What's next, Hillary's face on a plate for all those seniors down there? Ever wonder why they're such strong supporters for Hillary? Free Health Care, (everyone knows you get sick more often and spend more time in hospitals when you get in your senior years). Just one more bill for your youth to pay, while these boomer's who have made a mess of the world get another free ride!). Yep, little old race baiting, Botox injecting, fake colored contact lenses Hillary. Delusional, megalomaniac, self-interested, give me your money please Hillary. And yet, her supporters light candles for her like she's the Virgin Mary, or Eva Perez (hint, she's not, so grow up, or go back to taking your meds), while calling those Obama supporters cult worshipers. Actually, if you want to see the sad spectacle of delusional, cult like worshiping, pay a visit to her web site's blog. We've been reading entries there since your last primary last Tuesday, and let me tell you, you want comedy, you'll get it there. Keep it real Hillary, well as much as you can in that little world of yours we call Planet Clinton!

Posted by: Monty | May 14, 2008 3:11 AM | Report abuse

Despite the challenges ahead, Senator Clinton continues her campaign for President. It is ever more proof of the courage, strength and perseverance she will bring to the White House when she becomes our new President. It is these attributes we need in order to face the daunting tasks ahead of us.

Earlier today I was thinking of how we spend time in our schools teaching our children about diversity and tolerance of those different from us, Yet when a strong, articulate and highly capable woman runs for President of the U.S. there is very little said to counter the misogyny that is blatant in the media coverage of the campaign. It feels as though this ceiling remains glass for women, and that our country is more ready to elect the first black President, as long as it is a man. It is depressing to recognize how prevalent this attitude is, even though most will deny it.

Now more than ever, our country needs a very engaged leader who will take the time to not only lead but also facilitate our path towards taking our country back. So many people have recognized what we need is more than rhetoric to solve the challenges ahead, relative to our economy, the war in Iraq, jobs for middle America and the climate crisis.

I don't feel partisan at this particular time in history, and recognize the importance of regaining the leadership of our country, However, I believe that the efforts of the Republicans to participate in the Democratic primaries to make sure Senator Clinton is not the nominee only reinforces the theory that they believe that Senator McCain can beat Obama. Thousands of Clinton supporters have clearly stated that they will not vote for Obama should he be the nominee, A third Bush term is not what this country needs, but I believe that is exactly what will happen in November if Clinton doesn't lead the ticket. I also believe that a Clinton/Obama ticket would be invincible, and would give Senator Obama the experience that he so gravely requires before becoming President.

With some luck and common sense, the Democratic Party will reinstate at the very least the delegates from Florida, where Senator Clinton won so handily. That would make this a true contest!

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So true thanks:

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 2:41 AM | Report abuse

I have been both an observer and a participant in Democratic Party Politics. Like it or not, over the years, the Democratic Party has brokered some elections with local, regional, and national, political bosses that stink to high heaven. That is the perception that savvy Democratic insiders now have of the Obama campaign, and it has cast Clinton in the role of a fighting populist voice of the working man and woman. Really, this Democratic primary season has been the most contrived and brokered series of mini-elections I have ever seen. From super delegates making bad choices to local politicos jumping ship; I guess someone forgot to tell the voters that it's over. As for you loyal Obama supporters, will you be lobbying for Barack's only significant legislative introduction when it comes to vote in the United States Senate this month? I speak of Senate Bill 2433, the Global Poverty Act. It relieves the American taxpayers of $845 billion in new taxes to fight poverty in third world nations. Obama is a co-sponsor. Ha ha! Boys and girls, it costs money to be a Democrat! I have been one for forty years and you will be as financially wasted as I when Barack gets done with you!

Posted by: Rattlesnake Bob | May 14, 2008 2:02 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is a true American spirit that needs to be lightened up again.
The American spirit has been put out for a long time, thnaks to the media. What the American media have done were nothing but destroying true value of American spirit.
People accuses her unjustly for her husband's misconducts during his tenure. He has been enduring so much stress! But she stood tall, changing Bill as her admiring and loving husband.
Wake up America,
Don't you see yoursef in Hillary now?
She is our future.

Posted by: Stanley | May 14, 2008 1:42 AM | Report abuse

Poor Terry McAwful being asked that question so repeatedly that it has to be kind of miserable. WV gave him an answer. From what you quoted here, it almost sounds like when Obama has the delegate total he needs, she will stop? That doesn't account for her stance on Florida and Michigan though. After Oregon counts up, Obama might have what he needs. Then if she's not done she has to start up with the Florida Michigan talk again. She "admires" Obama? I'd sure hate to see how she treats someone she doesn't "admire."

Posted by: Gaias Child | May 14, 2008 1:39 AM | Report abuse

Oh yes, the race is over. You lost, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Get used to it. You can inflict more damage on the Democratic nominee. It is your right. But it is not wise and it is not in the best interest of the country which is suffering from eight years of Republican mis-rule. Please show some class and endorse our nominee. You came close, but you lost.

Posted by: Chuck | May 14, 2008 1:23 AM | Report abuse

I am so proud of the people of W. Va. for reminding the rest of America that you don't have to go with the flow. This Obama-mania is just a fad...the man has no substance..no experience. He has the ability to make speeches and get the crowds pumped up like a rock star does to a coliseum of wild fans but none of that translates to leadership in the time of crisis. Obama needs to learn more then seek the Presidency.

Posted by: Ebonyflash | May 14, 2008 1:01 AM | Report abuse

I am so proud of the people of W. Va. for reminding the rest of America that you don't have to go with the flow. This Obama-mania is just a fad...the man has no substance..no experience. He has the ability to make speeches and get the crowds pumped up like a rock star does to a coliseum of wild fans but none of that translates to leadership in the time of crisis. Obama needs to learn more then seek the Presidency.

Posted by: Ebonyflash | May 14, 2008 1:01 AM | Report abuse

This is an email I just sent to Larry King Live:

You keep talking about Clinton wanting to change the rules, but you only seem to acknowledge the rules that benefit Obama. Here's a rule for ya - the DNC has NO say over VOTES. The votes in MI and FL were certified by the secretaries of states and they DO count. The agreement that the candidates signed with the DNC said that they would not campaign in MI and FL, NOT that those votes would not count. READ THE AGREEMENT PLEASE.

Yes, Obama was not on the ballot, but HE voluntarily removed his name from the ballot, unlike Clinton and Obama supporter, Dodd. To use your guest's analogy, in a high school election, when a candidate voluntarily removes his name - he loses.

Here's another rule for the "rules is rules" argument - neither of them can win the nomination without super delegates, and they CAN decide based upon the popular vote, and there's a VERY good chance she can still win that. They can also decide on who they think is the best person to run on behalf of the party - that's why super delegates were created. THOSE TOO ARE EXAMPLES OF RULES.

I really wish y'all would stop trying to influence this election based upon your biased spin and skewed, incomplete facts - it underminds democracy. It seems that journalists have become mere pundits, and it's very disappointing. Luckily, the public isn't totally buying it or she wouldn't be getting so very many votes.

This is the closest presidential primary in modern history. She deserves respect, as do her supporters and voters - NOT to be constantly dismissed so that CNN can pimp their favorite candidate.

. . .

Oh, and the reason so many Clinton supporters have reservations about voting for Obama is that they have been treated with ZERO respect by the Obama supporters, including the DNC and the media. Why would we vote for someone who does not appear to value our votes?

The nastier Obama supporters and surrogates and the media are to the candidate WE BELIEVE IN, the more turned off to Obama we become - it's only simple cause and effect for Pete's sake. You can't spit all over someone and expect them to respect and support you.

. . .

Oh! Now I hear you saying people who don't suport Obama are racist! Great! That's really helping Obama's cause! Maybe we just think a guy who had a part time job as a state senator for 8 yrs and 1 yr. in the senate before he started campaigning for president isn't the most qualified to run a country in crisis on a number of fronts. Good grief! I keep asking myself how low can you possibly sink, and there seems to be no bottom!

Posted by: Teri B. | May 14, 2008 1:00 AM | Report abuse

Who cares? It is too bad that West Virginia will not be a good state for Obama to contest in the general election. It is a casualty of the contested primary that Hillary Clinton has succeeded in capturing the white working class Appalachian vote. It will make Obama's path in the general election harder, because these voters have now been given the green light by Hillary Clinton not to like him and to resist efforts to win their support - even if his policies are in their own best interests. This has been the genius of the Republicans - to convince working class whites that they have more in common with white millionaires than they do with poor and middle class black people. This really isn't anything new. Fortunately, there is a new breeze blowing in other parts of our electorate. More educated voters can differentiate between the lines being fed them by the Republicans and reality. Obama will win in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, and Ohio. He will win the election in November.

Posted by: Chuck | May 14, 2008 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Michelle Obama, the gangly, shrill, unattractive wife of The Thirteenth Apostle, badly needs a dentist to fix her startling overbite. They have enough money for that, don't they? If not, I am sure "Reverend" Wright can dip into his cache of millions and lend them a few grand.

Bleh.

Posted by: Dennis Trillum | May 14, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

BO's cult followers will never understand this but:

A PRIMARY VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN.

Sheesh.

Posted by: GM | May 14, 2008 12:27 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

The body count of the hidden Clinton administration was in the 30's Barack better watch his back.

Posted by: john | May 14, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

To the comments directed toward Hillary winning the "key" states: quit trying to lure people down that rabbit trail. Hillary and Barack are running against each other, not McCain. Eking out wins versus a fellow Democrat (exception West Virginia) won't matter when it becomes Red vs. Blue. Democrats on the WHOLE far outnumber Republicans in terms of turnout.

The only way Barack loses the primary is if the election is taken from him. He leads in every category with June only a few weeks away. One must tread very carefully when considering the only case for victory comes from a few people deciding what is best for the country, and overturning the voice of the masses. That sounds very similar to the past 8 years, and a seed from which tyranny is planted.

Posted by: JB | May 14, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

"Understandable. Obama for 20+ years did not object or speak up against his racist preacher. That's wrong. I can't trust a person that stays silent in the face of such divisiveness. WV people are smart. They can see Obama's main weakness. A far left Democrat who stays silent when he should have spoken up."

How many times have you spoken with your preacher about things you simply can't believe that he tells you? Have you ever said, "Hey preacher, I simply don't buy this 'God hates fags' business when God is supposed to love everyone"?

Posted by: Question | May 14, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

LOL-I can hear a "Fat-Thighed" Lady Singing!

Pink Floyd's "Money"! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Does almost nothing to help Hillary with the popular vote that she was counting on.

(((((((((
216,202 for Hillary- 67%
84,061 Obama-26%..... 90% in

Posted by: | May 13, 2008 11:58 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Look at the political prediction markets (i.e., Intrade and Iowa Electronic Markets). Hillary's win in W.V. made zero difference, because everyone knew she was going to sweep the state for obvious demographic reasons. Right now Obama's nomination contract is at about 90 cents, and Hillary's is at about 9 cents. That means the odds-makers see her chances of winning the nomination at less than 1 in 10, and Obama's chances of winning are about 9 in 10. Pretty overwhelming odds. Anyone donating to Clinton's campaign at this point is making a sucker bet.

Posted by: Apolitical Bookie | May 13, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

216,202 for Hillary- 67%
84,061 Obama-26%..... 90% in

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

You do all realize that she has no hope of catching up to Obama's lead, right? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but she only picked up 16 delegates, 10 more than Obama.

Posted by: WakeUpAmerica | May 13, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Nebraska had a caucas, where obama won 2 -1 but they had a primary today and it was basically a tie. So what does that tell you about a caucas.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

By the way, did anyone notice how low the turn out was in WV?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

The democratic primary is different from the general election. So if candidate number 1 wins in a democratic party by a few percent say like California it DOES NOT MEAN the will loose it in the general election against a republican candidate. And if democratic Candidate number 2 wins against candidate number 1 it DOES NOT MEAN they will win the state against a republican. What I ask is who is the person that is getting people involved in the process, who had to accept the most PAC and lobby money from either party to run, and then when that ran out had to loan them selves millions of dollars to keep running. Who has won more contests and has more money from the people than any other nominee and won more states, contests, delegates? Lets understand what is really going on here. Also Hillary has won so called "swing" states only against Obama, not McCain. The Democrat turn out has been breaking records in A LOT of primaries and contest, if those proportions carry over that will be a good thing for the democratic nominee. In other words if 1,000,000 show up for the PA primary and 200,000 show up for the republican primary in PA, but Clinton beats obama 600,000 to 400,000 what does that tell you? The loser still had double the amount of people come out to support him vs. the republican primary. Think about it.....

Posted by: Brian Prescott | May 13, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Here is a woman who is overcoming many odds, losing, won't satisfy her. Mr Obama is doing right, with his pitch to the All American community, who by the way is the reason he is ahead.

This is a woman who's husband brought sexuality and the holiness of the family unit to your country during his terms as president and who is even putting up money of her own to keep his marriage going. He is suck holing big time. That is the spirit of a true American, not willing to give up and quit, but picks another war. She, gets a complete medical, brushes her cloths and just keeps going on. Just like a little rubber ball,oops, might be the wrong word?, the harder you throw her to the ground, the higher she bounces up until she blows up the bloody world. This person must be admired and respected. I think that is what the blogger meant?? No, Israel is not a thorn, but a cancer in your butt. Your politicians supplied them with everything to obliterate the dogs next door, much like they supplied Sad-dam with his weapons years ago. Let the world complete its circle of life. Birth then death for all. Vote Clinton.

Posted by: justadad55+ | May 13, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

You forget, Hillary will be in court herself in November and maybe on her way to jail after that. It is a joke she is even running for president.


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Of course the media will spin it as negative despite a Clinton win. But don't celebrate Obama's nomination too early. There is more to Obama's involvement in the Rezko case than meets the eye:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/genera_evelyn_p_080513_curtain_time_for_bar.htm

You can bet we will be hearing more about this.

It's going to turn out like Obama's denying he knew what Wright was preaching despite sitting in his church for 20+ years.

Except in the Rezko's case, it is criminal activity not simply poor judgment and political expediency.
Posted by: alee21 | May 13, 2008 11:36 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Of course the media will spin it as negative despite a Clinton win. But don't celebrate Obama's nomination too early. There is more to Obama's involvement in the Rezko case than meets the eye:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/genera_evelyn_p_080513_curtain_time_for_bar.htm

You can bet we will be hearing more about this.

It's going to turn out like Obama's denying he knew what Wright was preaching despite sitting in his church for 20+ years.

Except in the Rezko's case, it is criminal activity not simply poor judgment and political expediency.

Posted by: alee21 | May 13, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

I am a female young doctoral student in Political Science. I support Senator Hillary Clinton. Obama supporters are a disgrace. Making fun of working class or less educated voters is terrible. Perhaps, Obama supporters need to remember Albert Einstein's famous quote: "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Thank you West Virginia! Thanks for imagine a better future! Thanks for your vote. This race is not over.Vote smart. Vote for Senator Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: mmarii | May 13, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Yay! Let's make Hillary president of redneck West Virginia!!!

Posted by: White in Colorado | May 13, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

What about NY? I have to suppose that all the NE states Clinton took back in February would likely vote much differently than did if the elections were held again. I'd say she lived off her name and the "inevitability" of her nomination at least through the first super tuesday.
Her claims of having won the big states ring pretty hollow since she's completely abandonned the principals they thought they voted for in her last ditch effort to get elected by people with immensely different interests.
She's a fighter alright... but are the rabid Clinton supporters all completely nuts? Probably 10% of votes she got in each state are completely based on name recognition. At least. For Obama to still come out on top with that handicap puts the result beyond doubt.
I don't know what we can expect to come Novmeber, to be honest, but people touting Hillary being able to win against McCain have memory problems. These hypothetical polls don't take into account what happens when the republican attack machine gets into gear. Tthe ammunition they have with Clinton is far beyond anything they will have with Obama. I come from republi-country and nothing but nothing gets their blood boiling like the C-word.

Posted by: chip | May 13, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Eli - your focus on spinning the negatives puts you and other Obama swooners in a very bad light - sore losers. No matter how many people showed up Hillary's rally, she won big - by 39 points with 76% of the votes in.

Washington Post seemed to have gone from objective reporting to downright tabloid spinning since the primary started. I have never seen anything so prejudiced as the media reporting this cycle.

Luckily for the public, we are able to judge for ourselves as we listen to the candidates make their cases and the internet provides a wealth of information.

So goodbye WaPo, you are a relic of the past.

Posted by: alee21 | May 13, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

We've got to stop electing these "inexperienced" politicians from Illinois with only a good speech to go on. The last time we went against this wisdom we elected Abraham Lincoln (only 2 year congressman!) and look what a terrible job he did!

Go Seward '60! The experienced choice.

Posted by: tr | May 13, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

We concede. We are arrogant. We are selfish. We are liars. Nobody likes us. We are in debt. We couldn't fool you this time. We are BUSTED. We are crying. No wait. That is a lie. We will probably hang ourselves together in the closet. Sorry, another lie.

WE JUST PLAIN SUCK. And I have to live with her now. Sorry Monica.

Whatever you do, do NOT vote for OSAMA.

VOTE FOR JOHN S. MCCAIN!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Bill and Hillary Clinton | May 13, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

AH-HA!!

Posted by: Nelson | May 13, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

More than 95% of Black Democrats votes for Obama
Less than 40% of White Democrats votes for Obama

What have Obama done to deserve more 95% of the Black votes? He did nothing except being himself, a Black candidate.


Posted by: LiberalSoutherner | May 13, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Hillary We need your experience. Keep fighting for us. We are fighting with you all the way.

Posted by: NEVER GIVE UP HILLARY | May 13, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

It is quite obvious to me, that you Mr. Eli Saslow, are not an objective reporter with your lopsided words. Your way of viewing the courage of Mrs Clinton, is but all irresponsible and blind.

Here is a woman who is overcoming many odds, who is not running a racist campaign, like Mr Obama is doing, with his camouflage pitch to the African America community, who by the way is the reason his ahead, not because of any personal merit of his own in the Senate.

This is a woman who's husband brought prosperity to the country during his terms as president and who is even putting up money of her own to keep going. That is the spirit of a true American, not willing to give up and quiting, but who picks herself up brushes her cloths and just keeps going on. just like a little rubber ball, the harder you throw her to the ground, the higher she bounces up. This person must be admired and respected.

Posted by: Emilio | May 13, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Senator Clinton seems mighty presidential to me -- so much grit. Why is the DNC and MSM dismissing her? She is simply the best.

Posted by: M.A.R. | May 13, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, I have two tenants from WV, total bigots and retards.


)))))))))))))
Anybody can say whatever they want... If Hillary wanted to be the nominee, she should have won it sooner.... too late now......
The only way she can become the nominee is to steal it.....I got a chance to listen to some residents of West Virginia.........I really feel sorry for them...... Now I know why Obama moved on and didn't even campaign there.

Posted by: Ron | May 13, 2008 11:10 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Understandable. Obama for 20+ years did not object or speak up against his racist preacher. That's wrong. I can't trust a person that stays silent in the face of such divisiveness. WV people are smart. They can see Obama's main weakness. A far left Democrat who stays silent when he should have spoken up.

Posted by: wishdr | May 13, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Priests molesting your children in the white population for so many years, yet I bet most still go to the same church, The media will not print that, but they will a slur from an old and slightly over zealous black minister that has done his part for America. Man, are you people bitter. What a country. I thought we were made in the image of god, not the priests. May your God Bless You All.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

How did Obama explained away his racism
Obama explained that he meant to say she his grandmother was a typical 'white person,' all of whom have an inbred fear of others. His later remarks about bitter, unemployed white folk clinging to their guns and religion and nervously eyeing strangers and free trade deals simply exacerbated his earlier remarks.
So it is not just what Wright has said, it is also what Obama has said and not said. To be "Catholic," Obama's own sins of commission and omission explain why many do not trust him.
You do not have to be older or white or less educated or less affluent to find such remarks disturbing -- unless you also believe that "down-scale" white folk are even more of a problem in this country than "rich white" folk.
In reality, the history of racism and discrimination in this country is much more complex than Obama's self-serving speeches suggests; not only have Asians and Latinos experienced it, so have many whites - unless, of course, you believe that the social and economic segmentation of this country occurred "naturally."

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

West verginia is not a garbage place. I live in New York City. I believe Midwest and Southern states are the "arm pit of America."

People live in West Virginia are Americans.Democratic party do not care for West Virginia, it is their problem. No wounder they lost election to Bush twice.

Posted by: Lisa Brown | May 13, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Anybody can say whatever they want... If Hillary wanted to be the nominee, she should have won it sooner.... too late now......
The only way she can become the nominee is to steal it.....I got a chance to listen to some residents of West Virginia.........I really feel sorry for them...... Now I know why Obama moved on and didn't even campaign there.

Posted by: Ron | May 13, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

WV, how about a McCain/Clinton ticket? Could be a real winner!!! Well, it's no worse than nominating HC!

Posted by: mobydick | May 13, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Michele Obama is a bitter about America and Hillary.........

Earlier this year she is "For the first time proud to be an American."

Then today, Michele stats that "If Hillary can't keep her own house in order, how can be keep the White House in order?"

Obama stated that the poor and middle class are bitter and cling to religon and guns.

The only bitterness in this election is coming out the Obamas.

Michele Obama is not First Lady material.

VOTE FOR HILLARY!!!!!

Posted by: LRosquist in W'bridge, VA | May 13, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama is just like the Clintons in an important way...He doesn't know a single NORMAL person --just criminals, commies, bomb throwers, racists, Islamists, and shysters --all just sorry scum...

MOm said "A man is judged by the company he keeps..." and I have judged him accordingly...

Gosh... why in the world wouldn't I want to vote for trash like that...?

( Ah, there's my Bible...with the place where I left off reading marked by the front sight blade of my .45 Colt Automatic...) :-})

Posted by: Fred | May 13, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

You darn educated folk! You think you are so smarty, but we uneducated know bestest!

I dun herd from Rush about Obama's Operation Kaos! He's bad.

If u vote for Obama, ur 1 of thos Badists!

Posted by: SmartyPants | May 13, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

"why are wv voters called white racists and silence for 92 percent of blacks voting for obama , i dont get it. yes maybe i do get it."

Hmmm, let's see . . . partly because many of these white voters will not vote for obama, and will cross party lines to vote republican in the general election in order to avoid a black president. on the flip side, exit polls show that obama's supporters will still vote for hillary over a republican. but that's not new is it? african americans have been voting for whites for quite some time now. i don't think there is a big problem in that community when it comes for voting for whites. i think this sufficiently answers your question.

Posted by: average_person | May 13, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

White Hillary supporters are not necessarily racists, but judging by the posts on this blog are definitely stupid.

Posted by: Brad | May 13, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Face it guys. WV is whiter, poorer, and much less educated than anywhere in the country. Only 16% of WV's have a college degree. NPR even reported that WV is the most unrepresentative state of the US. And people there aren't afraid to admit that WV is a racist state. So, why can't people here face that? It doesn't matter what Obama could say or do: all these people know is he's black, and that settles it. Hillary knew that, and exploited it when she said she could win "hard-working whites" and he can't. So is it any surprise she won WV?

Posted by: Sal | May 13, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Hillary will be the nominee.

Posted by: Joe | May 13, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is flying high on hot air and will break like the wind!

Go Hillary! You go girl! And don't come back!

Posted by: Anuther gasbag voter | May 13, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Almost a 40 percentage point win over Obama in West Virginia. Amazing. Has it ever happened in the History of American Democracy has lost in a Major Swing State primary by almost 40 percentage points so late? I do not think so. The DNC insiders and Super Delegates will have a lot of Egg on their FACES when they Nominate/Choose Obama as the DNC and Washington Insiders's candidate, while the American People's (Michigan, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, New Hampshire, New York ... and now West Virginia) Choice is Hillary R. Clinton.

Hillary R. Clinton is clearly the American People's Choice as Clearly shown today in West Virginia, John Denver's State, many of ours.
Take Me Home Country Roads!! and take Hillary
to the White House.

Posted by: Aussie2020 | May 13, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Eli does his best to please his handlers at the Post but avoids the obvious.
Hillary won a landslide election in a State where Obama (again) outspent her 2 to 1, or more and where the Democrats need to win in November.
Obama's problem is showing and it's not racism - it's electability.
BTW - for my progressive friends: If the Post and the MSM give Obama every break they can and go after Hillary with a vengeace maybe you should be wary!
Remember this is the same bunch that helped the bush/Cheney/neocon's to abuse 9/11 in order to invade Iraq and bring about this nightmare we are living in.

Posted by: Tony A. | May 13, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

I can hear "Howling" Dean, all the way from California!

"NOOoooooOOOOOooOoooOoOOoOooooOOOO!!!!!" :-o

Posted by: RAT-The | May 13, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

why are wv voters called white racists and silence for 92 percent of blacks voting for obama , i dont get it. yes maybe i do get it.

Posted by: jadditur | May 13, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Sally May: Well listen, if Pastor Disaster
wasn't covered up early on in the Primaries, Obama would not have pulled off his marketing movement!

Posted by: Fannie Mae | May 13, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Most my family lives in WV. They are all religious, scared of their own shadow, racists. So r their neighbors. Most of WV is like this.

Posted by: Sher | May 13, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Despite the challenges ahead, Senator Clinton continues her campaign for President. It is ever more proof of the courage, strength and perseverance she will bring to the White House when she becomes our new President. It is these attributes we need in order to face the daunting tasks ahead of us.

Earlier today I was thinking of how we spend time in our schools teaching our children about diversity and tolerance of those different from us, Yet when a strong, articulate and highly capable woman runs for President of the U.S. there is very little said to counter the misogyny that is blatant in the media coverage of the campaign. It feels as though this ceiling remains glass for women, and that our country is more ready to elect the first black President, as long as it is a man. It is depressing to recognize how prevalent this attitude is, even though most will deny it.

Now more than ever, our country needs a very engaged leader who will take the time to not only lead but also facilitate our path towards taking our country back. So many people have recognized what we need is more than rhetoric to solve the challenges ahead, relative to our economy, the war in Iraq, jobs for middle America and the climate crisis.

I don't feel partisan at this particular time in history, and recognize the importance of regaining the leadership of our country, However, I believe that the efforts of the Republicans to participate in the Democratic primaries to make sure Senator Clinton is not the nominee only reinforces the theory that they believe that Senator McCain can beat Obama. Thousands of Clinton supporters have clearly stated that they will not vote for Obama should he be the nominee, A third Bush term is not what this country needs, but I believe that is exactly what will happen in November if Clinton doesn't lead the ticket. I also believe that a Clinton/Obama ticket would be invincible, and would give Senator Obama the experience that he so gravely requires before becoming President.

With some luck and common sense, the Democratic Party will reinstate at the very least the delegates from Florida, where Senator Clinton won so handily. That would make this a true contest!

Posted by: Clinton** Obama 08 | May 13, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Now that Hillary's campaign has gone all white on us, regardless of her First Black President Husband, I can't help but wonder how this is playing in New York.

It seems to me that not only now has she lost her bid for the nomination, but she is putting her entire political future in jeopardy.

That's fine with me, but they just don't seem to realize people actually do remember what candidates say, and if they don't, there's always video to help.

The Clintons do not represent my values at all. Under no circumstances should she be offered the VP slot.

Posted by: Susan in PA | May 13, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Yawn...Hillary Who?

Posted by: arthur | May 13, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

This fat-headed lady is singing....for $20mil in tips!

Posted by: Franky | May 13, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama loses WV by 36%? LOL! No democrat has been elected since 1916 without winning WV. JFK's pappy stole it for him in 1960 thanks to the Mafia. Obama will never carry WV or FL or a lot of other states. Liberals have nominated an unelectable liberal with a Mulsim middle name.
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Times change. Also, who cares what his middle name is? and you spelled "Muslim" wrong. Plus, there is no such thing as a "Muslim middle name" as much as a Jewish or Buddhist middle name.
See? This is why people think Clinton voters are dumb. Now stop acting like a dirt-flinging monkey that can't even speak proper English and embarrassing your candidate.

Moreover by your terrible logic...
Isn't Obama an elitist? Just like JFK? And JFK WON?

And what's wrong with you people? What do you all have against JFK who was possibly one of our greatest presidents?

Posted by: The Elitist Wright Winged Obama Supporter | May 13, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

We are so proud of Hillary.Our gal Hillary win aging. She is like us. A mother,wife, and a working woman without thank. All the educated men are deciding on her future again. O! Men are God of women.

Posted by: Lopa & her friends-Philly | May 13, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Got $20mil to spare?

Posted by: Billary | May 13, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Sen. Clinton lost some ground this week. Even if she did take West VA. Its this migration of super delegates thats just about killed her off.

Of course she might reverse the flow. Change direction of the stream. And win Oregon so big folks will have to think again.

But chances are she is a dead parrot. And any way Obama has just as good a plan. Except he doesn't promise us a gas tax vacation and for oil companies to pay this tax. Obama says it wouldn't happen any way, Bush wouldn't let it.

Posted by: jobless old white guy | May 13, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Hilary is fighting, but not dying. And yes your young men and women aredying, "for nothing", or could it be color??.

Posted by: justadad55+ | May 13, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Sally - thank you for posting/reposting CA update. Very interesting - I am sure it would be an even greater margin v. McCain. NY same thing now that things are wrapping up.

We look forward to Hillary helping out in the campaign with the trucker and coal miner vote.

Posted by: tr | May 13, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is beginning not to seem sane enough to be running for president.
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The DNC(Dean) and the media is splitting the party in their Blind support of a person with no real experince !

It's Dean, Ted Kennedy, mad with power vicariously running through Obama. Because Ted Kennedy will Control Obama to get his extreme agenda pushed forward before he dies!
An agenda that Ted Kennedy himself won't follow,(he voted no on wind power in Hyannis port!)
Ted Kennedy is letting Hillary and the country Drown like "Chappaquiddick" !
So no matter what
Hillary never wins, even when she does win PA, OH, CA, NY, NJ, MA, AZ,, NM ,TX ,NV,OK, AK, TN, RI, NH, IN, FL, MI, hug win in W.va, With more to come! Obama never loses, even when he does! Even though he has lost every debate, and every major state with mass population and Ivy League colleges.
The DNC, in trying to shove Obama down the parties throat using the media and therein splitting the party! But Hillary won't let the good old boys shut her out~! We want Hillary for are president! Look out boys!! Hillarys fighting back *************************


Posted by: | May 13, 2008 10:39 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

The DNC(Dean) and the media is splitting the party in their Blind support of a person with no real experince !

It's Dean, Ted Kennedy, mad with power vicariously running through Obama. Because Ted Kennedy will Control Obama to get his extreme agenda pushed forward before he dies!
An agenda that Ted Kennedy himself won't follow,(he voted no on wind power in Hyannis port!)
Ted Kennedy is letting Hillary and the country Drown like "Chappaquiddick" !
So no matter what
Hillary never wins, even when she does win PA, OH, CA, NY, NJ, MA, AZ,, NM ,TX ,NV,OK, AK, TN, RI, NH, IN, FL, MI, hug win in W.va, With more to come! Obama never loses, even when he does! Even though he has lost every debate, and every major state with mass population and Ivy League colleges.
The DNC, in trying to shove Obama down the parties throat using the media and therein splitting the party! But Hillary won't let the good old boys shut her out~! We want Hillary for are president! Look out boys!! Hillarys fighting back *************************


Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Vote Mcain already, let your country crumble, be scorned and let the rich get richer. Go without medicare for your families. To the people voting for Senator Obama, I am truly sorry for your struggle to have a great man put in a position he deserves. A whitey from Canada. Shame on your Super Delegates for not ending this nonsense.

Posted by: justadad55+ | May 13, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Hillary still has no shot.

What no one wants to say is this: the undecided SDs are NOT open-minded. The SD drift towards Obama has been 90-10, and it's been strong in bad times, stronger in good. The Clintons appear to be as unpopular among the SDs as they are among the population as a whole.

Point being, "an argument" isn't going to win SDs over. They don't need an EXCUSE to support Clinton, they need a compelling reason NOT to vote Obama -- and "electability", like "experience", is not it. (Money might help, but Clinton's got none.) And neither, obviously, is who his pastor is, who's on the community board with him, or who donates to his campaign, because all that's been tried and found wanting. Just like blogging for Hillary. I expect blogging for McCain will be the next strategem to fail.

Posted by: gbooksdc | May 13, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

I have just watched my next-to-last Hillary speech. I simply cannot stand the lies anymore. The absurdity of it all is infuriating.

June 3rd seems so far from now. I will watch her concession speech with glee. But no more between now and then.

Posted by: Susan | May 13, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

The Obama supporters are hilarious. They keep posting messages about how white Clinton voters are rednecks or racists or they attempt to bolster their candidate. Tonight was just another example why Obama is unelectable because he and Wright are racists not white voters.

Posted by: ObamaZombies | May 13, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

No Female Democrat has won POTUS!
No Black Democrat has won POTUS!

Thankfully, times change! =)

Posted by: Franky | May 13, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

"California voters would change their February primary vote for Hillary Clinton to a vote for Barack Obama if the vote were held again.

While voters in the California Democratic Presidential Primary backed Clinton by a 10-point margin, a new SurveyUSA poll shows that if given the chance to vote again, Californians would choose Barack Obama by a 6-point margin, 49%-43%.

The poll was conducted on May 7 and 8 and has a margin of error of 4%."

http://cbs5.com/politics/poll.clinton.obama.2.720136.html

Posted by: Sally | May 13, 2008 10:25 PM
(sorry, for reposting, but seemed to be needed)

Posted by: Sally | May 13, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Can the "no democrat has won without WV" garbage. WV hasn't mattered in the primary in a long time, because the nomination is usually all sealed up well before WV votes. The fact that WV has voted with the primary winner so often is an effect, not a cause. Its like saying Bush's endorsement of McCain was crucial to his winning the GOP nod.

Another load of garbage is this bit about states that one or the other democrat lost in the primary automatically going to the GOP in november. The two competitions are different, folks. There are different votes being competed for. The vast majority of the people voting in the primaries are registered to their respective parties and will vote for the party they primaried (not a real word) or caucused for. The democrats pick their nominee, everybody picks the final winner. The question isn't, "can Obama win states in the general election that Clinton won in the primary?" (yes) The question is, "Nearly twice (feel free to correct my numbers here) as many people voted in the democratic nomination as in the republican, will those proportions carry over into the general election?" (maybe, if the nominee is charismatic enough)

Posted by: CraigB | May 13, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Wake Up America...my man/woman...If you really want to get into the statistics revolving the CA vote, why don't you take into account that CA has 2x as many latinos ( a group that Hillary is admittedly strong with) as the rest of America. You think that might give someone a 10% edge??? Also..."retarded"??? you use "uneducated" in quotations and "retarded" in the same sentence...let's go ahead and clean it up

Posted by: It's Over | May 13, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

I would say there is very good chance the Clintons are hanging in there hoping he will be assassinated. I have black friends who are certain the Clintons want him killed and it is in the works. A candidate is easy to get to. They are already vandalizing his headquarters and threatening his workers. This fairy tail may have an unhappy ending.

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The only way for Clinton to win is for Obama to implode, which probably won't happen because he's a well put together, 46 year old, experienced (despite the caricature) statesman.

She's only still in this because she has nothing on the table left to lose (except more of her person wealth, which can easily be regenerated). She's totally forgotten she's not actually the republican in the race, so she'll hang on until Obama officially has enough delegates to be the nominee.

Unfourtunately for her, she's also forgotten that Huckabee had a good reason to stay in 'till then; the 2nd place finisher in the GOP Primary is usually the nominee next time around. Not so for the democrats. They jettison their weak because they fear the stench of loss. That's why minor state party officials are superdelegates but former nominees are not.

Posted by: CraigB | May 13, 2008 10:16 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

CHILDERS (D) HAS TAKEN MISSISSIPPI'S 1ST Congressional District >>> Projected by Clarion-Ledger MS
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2008/by_county/MS_Page_0513.html?SITE=MSJADELN&SECTION=POLITICS

Posted by: Don in Arlington | May 13, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

John McCain supports an open-ended military commitment to Iraq, overturning Roe v. Wade, and disastrous and unfair tax cuts. He opposes any rational health care policy.

Hillary would have been a fine nominee. I would have happily voted for her. But that didn't happen. It's time to focus on beating McCain.

Posted by: mattcliff | May 13, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

"California voters would change their February primary vote for Hillary Clinton to a vote for Barack Obama if the vote were held again.

While voters in the California Democratic Presidential Primary backed Clinton by a 10-point margin, a new SurveyUSA poll shows that if given the chance to vote again, Californians would choose Barack Obama by a 6-point margin, 49%-43%.

The poll was conducted on May 7 and 8 and has a margin of error of 4%."

http://cbs5.com/politics/poll.clinton.obama.2.720136.html

Posted by: Sally | May 13, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Honestly...how can anybody honestly claim that this race can still go on. Obama has won: 1. more votes, 2. more states, 3. more pledged delegates, 4. more superdelgates. What has Hillary won? Please sit here and argue that Obama can't win states because...why? Because he is Muslim? (he's not) Because he lost to a DEMOCRATIC rival? You do understand that the reasons the Clinton campaign gives for why white, rural voters should give her their vote are the EXACT reasons that they should give their vote to Obama over John W. McCain. If they can't vote for Obama for the EXACT same reasons they voted for Hillary (economic help, health care, Iraq, etc.) then why not? Is America too racist to vote a black man to president? I sure hope not.


Hillary is done...McCain is next...Obama '08

Posted by: It's over | May 13, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

...It's not over til I get my $20mil!!!!

Posted by: Hillary | May 13, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

To all of those Obama supporters dunces that keep saying that Hillary Coalition is made up of uneducated people ONLY, please lookup a map and locate California. A state with a population of 37M or so according to 06 census data that voted for Hillary at a 52-42 (a margin of almost 10 points) http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06000.html

The percentages of peole with Bachelor's degree's and high school diplomas is higher than the national average or close. Whites make up only 43% as opposed to the national avarage of 66% or so. So either I am not reading the data properly or all of you idiots who keep claiming that Hillary wins ONLY because of the "uneducated" vote must be retarded. The fact that MSM does not want to address is that her voter base is far from "racist" and is in fact the mainstream democratic party. On the flip side if you look at BO's voter base it comprises of people who vote along the their race (90-10% results from NC) and elitist left liberals who think that they are smarter than the rest since they cannot see the world outside their self spun cocoons of idealism. Most of them argue on a platform of self righteousness and self glorified moral values - as if the world of foreign policy has anything to do with Morals. If it did every past president should have been impeached and flogged publicly. Every issue from illegal arm supplies to nuclear non proliferation should begin at home before we impose the same on others. Such is not the case in a real world. It only works in the world of idealism. To maintain our position of advantage we have to fight oil crusades to proxy wars. We are and have always been a hegemony. So come to terms with it. The sooner the better. Idealism has no place in politics of the world. If it did we would share the resources on this planet and the planet itself equally with everyone. We cannot pollute ou way through industrial revolutions and then wisen up and impose regulations on the rest of the world and deny them the same progress. We cannot exempt ourselves of the Geneva Convention conveniently and hold people of other countries while we demand our soldiers be treated properly. All of this ONLY makes sense if the fundamental principle is "American and Americans First". The rules are made for the rest. You cannot have it both ways.

Posted by: Wake up America | May 13, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Wow. The margin for this win is bigger than anyone really imagined. Blows me away. Does it make a difference to the super's? That's the only chance for Hillary to win the race.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | May 13, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

The only way for Clinton to win is for Obama to implode, which probably won't happen because he's a well put together, 46 year old, experienced (despite the caricature) statesman.

She's only still in this because she has nothing on the table left to lose (except more of her person wealth, which can easily be regenerated). She's totally forgotten she's not actually the republican in the race, so she'll hang on until Obama officially has enough delegates to be the nominee.

Unfourtunately for her, she's also forgotten that Huckabee had a good reason to stay in 'till then; the 2nd place finisher in the GOP Primary is usually the nominee next time around. Not so for the democrats. They jettison their weak because they fear the stench of loss. That's why minor state party officials are superdelegates but former nominees are not.

Posted by: CraigB | May 13, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

This race isn't over by far. Hillary Clinton has won all the states we need to win in November. Obama has won a slew of red states. He seems to think he can magically change them to blue. Boloney!Obama has insulted blue collar workers by mocking their faith. This will destroy his theory that he can win in the South. He will lose all the swing states and McCain will be president.

Posted by: NoBO | May 13, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama loses WV by 36%? LOL! No democrat has been elected since 1916 without winning WV. JFK's pappy stole it for him in 1960 thanks to the Mafia. Obama will never carry WV or FL or a lot of other states. Liberals have nominated an unelectable liberal with a Mulsim middle name.

Posted by: Jerry | May 13, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

I think i can, I think i can, I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN, YES SHE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HILLARY 08 *********************

Posted by: HILLARY ***08 | May 13, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Ask yourself who is going to win the November election? Is it Barack Obama with his primary victories in the Republicans strongholds like Wyoming, Idaho, and Oklahoma, or is it Hillary Clinton who has carried the key swing states of Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey?

Ask yourself who is going to move the Democratic agenda forward? Is it Barack Obama and his blank canvas, compromise and vote "present" strategy or is it Hilary Clinton who will not take no for an answer?

Ask yourself who might have skeletons in the closet yet to emerge? Is it Barack Obama with the US Attorney who has already convicted a number of Chicago pols and is actively investigating Obama associates Tony Rezko and Nadhmi Auchi? Or is it Hilary Clinton who has learned to live and thrive with critics unsuccessfully scrutinizing her for decades.

The track record of Democrats who win Iowa and loose New Hampshire is abysmal. Think McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis and Dean. Iowa has an uncanny ability to pick big time losers who drag the rest of the party down with them. Bill Clinton lost Iowa but went on to win New Hampshire and led our country to 8 years of peace and prosperity.

Posted by: im4america | May 13, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Unless you are wealthy, have top-flight medical insurance and a pre-paid space at Harvard, sending $100 to Hillary makes good sense to a Canadian like myself.

Posted by: Lea | May 13, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

There is more to hope than a chant. Hillary Clinton is more than inspired--she is able to stand up in the world and fight for America.

Posted by: patrxart | May 13, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

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