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College Dem Superdelegates Back Obama

Lauren Wolfe and Awais Khaleel, president and vice president of the College Democrats of America, had asked college students via YouTube who they should back before casting their support Obamaward. Jose Antonio Vargas has the whole story.

By Web Politics Editor  |  May 14, 2008; 11:43 AM ET
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....just using Obama's own words here to descibe a Michigan female reporter. "Sweetie", he said it so I thought it was politically correct.

Posted by: Ed | May 14, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Republicans can register Independant...as you well know.

It doesn't make them less of a coward.

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

And poor little RAT is STILL Waiting for even ONE Qualification of "Barry's"...

"Sigh!" And all this time I imagined there was Soooooooooo much to him....

Maybe his Masters; Teddy, or Lurch, or maybe San Fran Nan, perhaps Tommy Daschle, HairBrain Reid, Georgi Soros, or even Murtha Fuka have a Qualification?

Howling Dean?


JakeD-I'd have been Surfing! Even a bad day at Wind & Sea, or possibly the Shores, beats the Best Surf in San Antonio! :-(

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Franky:

Did you not read my post? I am registered INDEPENDENT, not GOP.

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

To JakeD:

Your Republican fear shows through on most of your posts.

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Franky:

No, I am not afraid of a name -- I am also registered Independent, so don't you have some convenient slur against that group instead -- did you know that HUSSEIN means "handsome" in Arabic?

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I guess Barack HUSSEIN Obama just got another 18 delegates ; )

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 5:25 PM

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You afraid the man's middle name!? LOL - If a name scares you, you might want to grow a spine. Republicans are such cowards!

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Never mind. CNN Breaking News ... so I guess Barack HUSSEIN Obama just got another 18 delegates ; )

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

"Endorses" implies it is happening (maybe tonight, but until I see a credible source, forgive me for not believing yet ; )

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

For anyone (other than my "shadow") wondering about McCain's view on Catholics, please see the following thread:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/05/13/mccains_pastor_apologizes.html

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

to all my peeps.... keep it fresh, and not old and stale like John McCain,


The shadow is out.


Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Edwards Endorses OBama

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous:

Yes, I just read the "rumor" on Huffington Post that Edwards will endorse Obama tonight -- on the Today Show (Monday?) he also discounted any weight his endorsement would have on the race -- I'll believe it when I see it.

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Hagee "just say no to Catholicism"

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

P.S. to REY-cism, Franky, SMS & Sally -- only Obama and God Himself "know" whether the candidate's really a Christian.

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Edwards Endorses OBama

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Groundhog John McCain: 100 more years of war!

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Wow! I leave for a couple hours and the place goes all to h*11 ...

P.S. to RAT-The:

I was (or is it "we were"?) indeed golfing at La Jolla today. At least my "shadow" was a busy little beaver on this thread. Does that mean six more weeks of winter now?

Posted by: JakeD | May 14, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

It's nice to hear all the little sweeties that back Obama but they really shouldn't trouble their pretty little heads about such things.

Posted by: Ed | May 14, 2008 5:00 PM
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well, bless your simple heart...would you be a darling and soak your sweet little head? Thank you, angel - have a blessed day, honey...

Posted by: Ed: members only called - they recalled your jacket two years ago... | May 14, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Cindy McCain has two lovers... they are named Percocet and Vicodin.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

To all you who think Obamas overwhelming black support is racist......well I beg to differ....the reason is because 70 percentof these voters have voted for a white elected official at some time in there life.....know these people have a candidate that they feel that repressents them and there views and they want change....I think they have wanted it for over two hundred years.......the problem in WV is that none of these white people have ever considered a black person for an election because it is in their genetic code........that they feel they are better than blacks......another thing is that blacks do not harrass whites or blacks for stumping for a white candidate........white have harrassed other whites and blacks for s6tumping for a black candidate.............lastly the reason Obama & Hillary are doing so well is that the only options people have ever had have been a older white gentleman for this position.......all the blacks did not get behing Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson like they did Obama.......the reason is because most blacks feel that he represents their part of the American dream too........example.....I am African American ....I have mixed children in my family that are cousins nieces nephews etc....these are mixed children but the society treats them as if the are full black.......that is somewhat true all over the US.......so next time you wanna call all the black support for Obama racist or even compare it to WV......understand that most blacks have voted their whole lives for white candidates that they feel will help their cause and now the lone half black half white candidate comes along and gives them hope they are all racist because 92 % voted for him..and what is funny he is only half black but we like him.....and we don't like how they tried to railroad him with the Rev Wright drama.the Muslim BS....with everyone knowing thats not him and giving those who were on the fence ammo on 30 secs of soundbites.....well see how many people in WV have actually given a candidate other than a white person a vote and then consider all the people who made race an issue and voted for the white lady....they could have said race wasn't an issue and still voted for her...but they didnt.....also in closing Geary IN said that if Obama didn't win they would still support Clinton........please evaluate these things then pass judgement

Posted by: REY-cism | May 14, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

It's nice to hear all the little sweeties that back Obama but they really shouldn't trouble their pretty little heads about such things.

Posted by: Ed | May 14, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Lets talk about "ugly Michelle" She is Bad looking.

She married Obambi, because the PIMPS in hood could not find any customer for her....

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Check out the new "John and John show" a talk show that denigrates Catholics and calls for 100 year wars starring
John McCain and his cleric John Hagee
Only on FOX

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Please do not try to drag me down to Barry and his Cleric's level.

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 4:36 PM
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I don't think anyone could drag you down any further. You and JakeD are purely comic relief at this point! Keep up your Operation Chaos or grandma might kick you out of the basement again...

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Cries during CNN interview


This woman will pull out any trick in the bag. It worked last time, lets cry again and see if we can muster up some more votes.

If any President cried during an interview they would be seen as weak. This is exactly how every one should view this. I can see it now, Hillary as president speaking with other Head of State, then starts crying. Good gravy, how many sympathy votes is she trying to get now.

Shameless. Not presidential. If Obama cried could you imagine the posts here today, hold her to the same standard. Shameless.

Posted by: Stop the insanity | May 14, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

"Hi, Mom. It's Rat...don't hang up! I need to borrow some more money...look the Blockbuster job wasn't my scene...well, 10:00 report time was too early...I'm thinking of becoming a blogger...blogger, not logger! I will impart my wit and wisdom about the political process...Mom? Mom?...oh, hi Dad...I didn't mean to make Mom cry"

Posted by: A day in the life of Rat-the...I know, I fell asleep too | May 14, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

College Republicans supporting John McCain... "We want more war, less taxes on the rich, and legalized in-breeding and John McCain is the person that'll get this job done".

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

"Hi Mom & Dad! Thanks for sacrificing all those Years to spend $50 K for my Tuition and Board! I decided to Volunteer for an absolutely Un-Qualified Contender for the Executive Seat! It might destroy your Business, but, I'm feeling too Cool to care!"

"BTW-Teddy, Lurch, San Fran Nan, "Howling", and the others wanted me to say Thanks from them too!
Need more $$$$$$!

Love-Your idiot Offspring! :-/"

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Any right thinking American should be embarrassed of Hillary Clinton for her antics. She has become a shameless person during her blind quest for power.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I am a Democrats, but will never Vote for Muslim


Posted by: EK | May 14, 2008 4:34 PM

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Well, thank God that is not an issue, 'tard - I mean - EK.

Posted by: EK graduated at the top of his class in West Virginia! | May 14, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

OK now Hillary won West Virginia's KKK votes by 41% margin, we move on.

Hillary can now finally retire from the campaign with a feel good bang and cut a bit of a back room deal with Obama to pay off the debt, and Obama can now move on to the real work for November.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

John McCain.... "a hundred more years of war! I want to reach my 200th birthday, and then the soldiers can come home."


Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

John McCain was For Amnesty, Before he was Against trying to send them Home! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I am a Democrats, but will never Vote for Muslim
Posted by: EK | May 14, 2008 4:34 PM

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We don't need your kind. Go back to your extremists cave with your terrorist friends!

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is so old he can't remember if he voted for George Bush or not. That 'hanging chad' confused him. He got scared and left the voting booth.


Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Please do not try to drag me down to Barry and his Cleric's level.

I for one consider everyone equal enough, to NOT GIVE ANYONE ANY SPECIAL TREATMENT!

I'm an Equal opportunity BITER! :-)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I am a Democrats, but will never Vote for Muslim


Posted by: EK | May 14, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

So John if you are really an Obama supporter, do him a favor and keep quiet and keep your opinions to yourself. That is the only way you can really help him.

Posted by: dc | May 14, 2008 3:38 PM
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I bet you were the best hall monitor in your middle school.

Posted by: dc...the SHTFUP board called...you are on their list | May 14, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

2008 Presidential Election Weekly Poll
http://www.votenic.com
You Won't Believe These Results!

Posted by: votenic | May 14, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

John McCain proud grand *OLD* party leader.... he oozes Bengay.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Who is ignorant? Black people!

99% - 1% Obama. Gary, IN

These people are Racist.

Uneducated, Blue color, Black Rapist

Posted by: | May 14, 2008 4:31 PM

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Wow - I didn't know John McCain posted here! Cool - Howdy John!

Posted by: Marshall | May 14, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Michelle is another angry Black woman

Homley just like those Black girls

Posted by: | May 14, 2008 4:27 PM

Posted by: Scared racist would like to meet Rat-the for a drink some time... | May 14, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Who is ignorant? Black people!

99% - 1% Obama. Gary, IN


These people are Racist.

Uneducated, Blue color, Black Rapist

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Q: Who is Racist?

A: EK | May 14, 2008 4:29 PM

Posted by: Truth | May 14, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

John McCain... new spokesman for Depend Diapers.
He's a politician who depends on Depends.


Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Michelle is another angry Black woman
Homley just like those Black girls
Posted by: | May 14, 2008 4:27 PM
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LOL - poor scared man afraid of the black woman!

Looks like another Republican coward showing their true colors --- yellow!

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Look up Gary IN Vote. Those Stupid Blacks Vote

this is the FACTS


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

99% to 1%

Who is Racist?

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: EK | May 14, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

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

99% to 1%

Who is Racist?

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 4:28 PM | Report abuse

To Posted by: | May 14, 2008 4:25 PM

Based on your made up "facts", I'd guess that the racist is you.

Any more guessing games for us?

Posted by: Sally | May 14, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Michelle is another angry Black woman

Homley just like those Black girls

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

...And Waiting...... :-D

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Black People the most Racist people in America.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

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

99% to 1%

Who is Racist?

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 4:25 PM | Report abuse

They voted like 99%-1% in Gary, Indiana for Obambi....
Posted by: | May 14, 2008 4:11 PM
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"99% to 1%" is pretty far from %56 (Obama) to %44 (Clinton)!

Want to make up any new facts to support your case?

Posted by: GetReal | May 14, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

This thread seems more like a bar room brawl. Don't you Clintonites- Im assuming you are because you are griping about the college superdelegates. I'm surprised that you are so interested in including all the vote in Michigan and Florida and then leaving out another part of our population - ie. college students who will one day help run this country.

Posted by: StevefromBurque | May 14, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

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

99% to 1%

Who is Racist?

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 4:11 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 4:09 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 4:02 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 3:59 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/13/AR2008051302862.html?wpisrc=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter

"2:57 p.m., Yeager Airport, Charleston, W.Va.: A steep descent brings Clinton's plane to Charleston's hilltop airport. After an appropriate wait, she steps from the plane and pretends to wave to a crowd of supporters; in fact, she is waving to 10 photographers underneath the airplane's wing. She pretends to spot an old friend in the crowd, points and gives another wave; in fact, she is waving at an aide she had been talking with on the plane minutes earlier."

What more need be said??

Posted by: jencm | May 14, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

The question for Democrats and others concerned with the Democratic Party primary is then this -- do you really want to let the worst-educated, least-knowledgeable and most bigotry-prone components of the voting pool (including those who stubbornly insist that Obama is a Muslim) control the direction of the party to the point of overriding the outcome in pledged delegates? Do you really want to give Hillary Clinton a pass in regards to her ignorantly racist supporters that you would never give to Obama in regards to Rev. Wright? And do you really want to say, as Hillary media proxy Paul Begala did, that a coalition that includes well-educated "eggheads" is somehow a bad thing?

Democrats used to promote education as a virtue to the point even of wanting to ridiculously overspend government dollars on it at every opportunity. But now a large part of the party obstinately insists that the educated are those that should be sneered at and ignored. In short, they have embraced the anti-intellectualism long present on the far right. And none of Hillary's supporters seem to mind.

Posted by: SMS | May 14, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

john who posted at 1:42- I assume you are an Obama supporter- one of two possibilities- either you are not very bright- or you are elitist and consider working class people uneducated and ignorant.

Barack Obama is having a problem connecting with these folks because he tends to either preach at them or talk down to them. That is an elitist trait.

But if Obama is the candidate and if he is i will support him, it will be important for him to have people with your views keep your mouth shut and second that he learns that he can't win without them.

There are not enough African Americans of every economic status or white limosine liberals to win the Presidency. Barack Obama can learn from Al Gore that it makes no difference how many votes you get if they aren't in the right states.

He will need Clinton's voters to win the swing states like WV, AR,OH, PA and Missouri. He can't win without winning some of the swing states and these, as you call them ignorant undeducated voters determine how those states will go.

So John if you are really an Obama supporter, do him a favor and keep quiet and keep your opinions to yourself. That is the only way you can really help him.

Posted by: dc | May 14, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

The kids know! Go Obama! And please call home once and a while.

Posted by: johng1 | May 14, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Terrorists For Obama

# Date Action
1 2008-05-14 11:34am PT This post was found by JBlog Central and given an initial rating of 5 stars.

Hamas, the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant organization (i.e. terrorist group) and political party has come out in support of their favorite U.S. Presidential candidate....Barack Obama. Hamas' top political adviser in the Gaza Strip, Ahmed Yousef, said in an interview with World Net Daily and ABC radio that Hamas "hopes" Obama will win the presidential elections and "change" America's foreign policy.

Posted by: Steve Mc | May 14, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Awais Khaleel, a muslim name backing Obama. A big surprise !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: AB | May 14, 2008 1:50 PM
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...only a Republican would say such a cowardly statement. Fear is all that the Republicans know.

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

Change the "Children under the age of 21" to "Children under the age of 121", then John McCain could apply. He is after all a dependent on his wife and her 100 bazillion dollars. Mommy McCain flies 'young' Johnny around in her private jet. Who is living in the real world? Not Johnny....!!!

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Children in College under 21, being claimed by their Parents as dependents, should be LEARNING, not affecting the Real World, they are no Part of!

STFU, and get back in class! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 12:09 PM

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what's the matter, Rat-Duh, jealous? Your father and I wish you would go back to school. Fat, dumb, and drunk is no way to go through life, son.

Posted by: RatDuh's Mom | May 14, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Yah... if the SD's decide to overrule the pledged delegates and give the nomination to Hillary KKK Clinton, good luck winning Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan etc., etc., etc., without the black vote. Put a fork in her, she's done!

Posted by: AB68 | May 14, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

SUPER DELEGATES, Please quit buying the sales Pitch from Obama and his campaign that there is " a NEW General Election Map". There is NOT! And Colorodo DOES NOT make up for Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He LOSES and in a big way. You are not college kids that are new to politics. You are seasoned professionals. You must do your job and endorse the candidate that will WIN in November. This is not Obama. He would have been OUT of this election if Wright had come out in the beginning. We need to WIN the White House in November.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 14, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

John McCain attended the first ever University... back in Ancient Greece... Boy those were the good OLD days.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | May 14, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

And Waiting....


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Awais Khaleel, a muslim name backing Obama. A big surprise !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: AB | May 14, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Awais Khaleel, a muslim name backing Obama. A big surprise !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: AB | May 14, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Hillary would be long gone if it was not for gender, race, and uneducated people. She has no new lies to tell but she knows these ignorant working class people that she looks at in contempt will vote for her no matter what lies she tells them.

Posted by: john | May 14, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

"Children in College under 21, being claimed by their Parents as dependents, should be LEARNING, not affecting the Real World, they are no Part of!"

The author of this is the one who will get the learning experience. The experience is he backed a loser, because he is a loser.

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

ecopundit-First, realize I want the RINO McSame GONE!-Reasons coming later.

However, Military Commissioned Officers ARE by definition, Executives. The President is also a "Commissioned" Executive.

Juan McAmnesty comes from a Line with TWO Admirals! He is a graduate of Annapolis-which BTW, is right around the bend from DC! He, like JFK, was a Serving Officer who became a Hero.

That, combined with his Senior Status on the Senate Armed Services Committee Qualifies Him.

That is about ALL I can say GOOD for Juan!

Mitt Romney on the other hand, is not only a Top of his Class Law Graduate, but the same for his MBA! His Governor Background combined with his International Relations involved in the Olympics, VERY Qualifying!

His Father was also a Politician. His Profession, a Venture Capitalist, Screams "Hire this Man!". HE is not only OUTSIDE the Beltway, he will work for Free(Give Salary to Charities(For all Races)).

Mike Huckabee, is ALSO a Governor, who is Also outside the Beltway!

Want CHANGE? Start by NOT picking rotten Apples from the SAME Rotting Barrel!

Juan McAmnesty stole the Nomination with LIES! Since gaining the apparent Nod, he has shown his True Colors, and they are NOT Shared by Most of the GOP!

We have an excellent opportunity to hire TWO very qualified candidates for the Executive Seat. They are NEW Faces. They will bring REAL Change-Or at least as much as our 11% Approved of CONGRESS will ALLOW!

Barry-Change? He is simply a Stooge for Teddy Kennedy, Tom Daschle, Lurch, Ninny Peloser, Harry Reid, and so many other pieces of rotting Dead-weight, NOBODY would EVER want as President!

Hint-It is why they recruited "Empty Suit"!

I'm still waiting to be corrected about "Barry's" Qualifications though! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey, RAT!

Obama's a legislator all right ... and so are the two remaining candidates for the job of President that are acknowledged by their parties ... none has other experience that is relevant -- and don't give me the military experience BS since working in communities in the US is far more usable experience in understanding one's fellow Americans than sitting an in POW cell.

Posted by: ecopundit | May 14, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

This is far from surprising but I want someone to do the story on these college students six months after Obama is elected, if he is, and see what they say.

I have spoken to so many college students who are voting for Obama because he represents "change". When asked what they mean they tell me that he will do things differently, he is a great speaker, he will get us out of Iraq among other things.

When i suggest he has left himself a wide open opportunity to change on Iraq and have a different timetalbe than he said and that "change" is easy to say but hard to do they say i just look at things the old way. They could be right.

My fear for the next generation is that they will follow Obama blindly to the polls and I actually hope they do come to the polls in November, but will be so sorely dissappointed in him as to be turned off on elections for many years to come.

I got into politics with JFK and he inspired me as did my meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963 and Robert Kennedy in 1964. But all except Robert Kennedy who was assisinated before we ever knew if he could live up to his promise, had accomplished something before they were 40. Much more than Obama has ever accomplished. Obama has the speech down just not the work. In fact if we are honest Cindy Sheehan has done more to stop the war then Barack Obama.

JFK was a war hero, wrote two books and they weren't self serving autobiographies, and he had spent fourteen years in Congress. Martin Luther King, Jr. was changing the world and was putting his life on the line.

What was Obama doing during his 30s. He was teaching, listening to Jeramiah Wright, voting "present" in the Il. State Legislature and preparing for higher office and trying to stay as neutral on issues as he could. He has practically no record.

So to the youth who are supporting him. I hope you get involved and stay involved in politics and government and don't let the potential of Obama's failures lead you to drop out. Stay involved and work hard to make a difference.

Posted by: peter DC | May 14, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Elizabeth-NOBODY has an "Obligation" to Vote. It is a right.

WHO do you think you are kidding anyway? This RAT lived in Hyde Park near the little College called the University of Texas. The Leftist have NUMEROUS "Groups" out arranging PARTIES to swing gullible Kiddies to their "Party".

The "Green" was the Hippest, but has merged with the Dimocrats, and are the Base for "Barry".

The Bash Bush Bashes were the scene. Shame he is leaving Huh?! ;~)

Fact-The Austin Politicians are ONLY able to exist, because of the vast number of deluded children who interfere with LOCAL Austin Politics. Because of it, ALL the areas around Austin Prosper, while Austin is a Sickly Blue spot, on a Red State!

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

This is good that Collage Students are get involved. Only students can bring drastic change to any country. It is not the trend in US for a long time, though time and time again we always feed other countries young population to take strong stance against their establishment (in recent past Ukraine, China - Tinanam Square). Older and less educated people tend to have racial biasness and would take the new generation to overcome that.

Posted by: Joy | May 14, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Elizabeth & Franky- Bad News! :-(

JakeD lives in San Diego, and even though I know Tourmaline Canyon, La Jolla, and Pacific Beach, both Offshore and on-Shore like the Back of my Hand, I currently live in San Antonio. TEXAS!

We are NOT the Same Person!

Now you learned experts of Politics, here is you chance to prove it!

You think "Barry" should be the Commander in Chief, and Executive?

What, has he ever done, that Qualifies him to Head an Army, Discuss Foreign Relations, or Head the Economy?

He is a LEGISLATOR. Correct MY ignorance PLEASE! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Countdown to Victory
142 to 2025 Obama
311 to 2025 Clinton
432 left

GO BIG TENT
GO DEMS +12,000,000 voters Record

Posted by: Delegate Math | May 14, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

THE RACE ISSUE

The race issue has existed all along, but it was more evident in West Virginia . Obama is where he is due to racism (polls show 92% of blacks for Obama), and media bias where the networks don't want to risk the race card accusation. In other words racism has been highly in Obama's favor, otherwise he would be history. There will always be friction between races. It's just taking a different turn, and at a higher level now.

Posted by: Billw | May 14, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I'm all into being led by children that are being led by the pied piper that is being led by the Democratic party establisnment that are all spouting "change". Because I'm a stupid lemming. NOT!

Posted by: brigittepj | May 14, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

This is great! It's heartwarming to have college students making important decisions like this, based in part on Youtube comments, my friends. Children are the future, my friends.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | May 14, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

@ elizabeth:

"RAT-The" and one of his other names "JakeD" is one of those Rush Limpaw stooges.

He trolls on the message boards trying to get people upset at each other, so they don't vote in Nov.

If you ignore, and don't feed the trolls, they tend to start thinking about the real world again, and how to escape their Mom's basement. ;)

Posted by: Franky | May 14, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Isn't there some 3rd grade dropout Superdelegates that would back Clinton to help balance this out!? Not really fair that only literate people should be involved in this process.

Posted by: leetist | May 14, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

What do you believe Superdelegates fear the most?

http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=2398


.

Posted by: Frank, Austin TX | May 14, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

RAT-
Regardless of being a dependent or not, an 18 year old has the right and arguably an obligation to vote....you are kiddin right?,

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

You shoudl watch what you say. These are the same children who will be caring for you when you get older. These are also the same children who have already spoken and guess who the presumptive nominee is? Barack Obama.

Posted by: Justin | May 14, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

THANKS TO OBAMA et.al. for voting to increase GAS prices, etc!

Will youth have much of a future? They need to start using their brains.....here is what OBAMA voted to support in 2005. Does it sound familiar?????

See how OBAMA and 73 other supporters were warned before they voted to PASS the bill(Clinton and 25 other Senators voted AGAINST the bill). It was signed into law by Bush on Aug 8, 2005.

KEY IMPACTS OF THE ENERGY BILL -- H.R. 6

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM -- MINORITY STAFF
SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION
JULY 2005

READ FULL REPORT AT: http://oversight.house.gov/documents/20050726164801-76366.pdf


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

H.R. 6, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, takes the United States in the wrong
direction on key energy issues. It has four fundamental flaws:

• H.R. 6 undermines national security because it does not address U.S.
dependence on foreign oil and makes nuclear materials less secure.

• H.R. 6 harms the environment because it opens new loopholes in
environmental and public health laws that threaten water supplies, public
lands, and public input. It also fails to address global warming and authorizes
pre-drilling activities in coastal areas.

• H.R. 6 wastes tax dollars because it provides huge new subsidies for the oil,
gas, coal, and nuclear industries.

• H.R. 6 fails to protect consumers because it increases gasoline prices and does
not prevent energy market abuses.

III. THE IMPLICATIONS OF H.R. 6 FOR TAXPAYERS

H.R. 6 provides billions of dollars in tax breaks and direct spending to the oil and
gas, coal, and nuclear industries, and it authorizes tens of billions more.17 Some
of the subsidies include the following:

• Subsidies to the Oil Industry. The bill provides over $3 billion over ten
years in tax breaks and direct spending to the oil and gas industry, and
authorizes at least an additional $1 billion of subsidies. The oil and gas
industry is experiencing record profits.

• Subsidies to the Coal Industry. The bill provides roughly $3 billion over ten
years in tax breaks and direct spending to the coal industry, and authorizes
billions more.

• Subsidies to the Nuclear Industry. The bill provides an insurance policy to
the nuclear power industry for development of new plants that could cost taxpayers
roughly $2 billion. It also provides nuclear power over $1 billion in
tax breaks and at least another $1 billion of authorized subsidies.

IV. THE IMPLICATIONS OF H.R. 6 FOR CONSUMERS
fails to include important provisions to shield consumers from
soaring energy prices.
>> • No Provisions to Reduce Gasoline Prices. Gasoline prices have reached
record highs this year, with prices per gallon regularly exceeding $2.00. H.R.
6 does not contain provisions that would provide consumers with relief from
these rising fuel prices.

• An Expensive Ethanol Mandate..

Posted by: Steve Mc | May 14, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Children in College under 21, being claimed by their Parents as dependents, should be LEARNING, not affecting the Real World, they are no Part of!

STFU, and get back in class! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 14, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

In the political world, these college superdelegates are "children".

And so the bible (Isiah, Luke, and Mark) says, "And a child shall lead them"!

Posted by: AJ | May 14, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

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