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Obama Passes Clinton in Superdelegate Count

By Alec MacGillis
BEND, Ore. -- Barack Obama was "east of the mountains" in central Oregon and far from Washington today when he at long last passed Hillary Clinton in the count of party insiders, or superdelegates, who support him. He picked up three more today, including one who switched from having backed her. Obama reacted to the marker with little fanfare, again stressing that the count that matters most to him is the pledged delegate tally in which he has led for months.

"It's an encouraging sign that the campaign is making progress and the superdelegates are moving in our direction," he said at an outdoor press conference at an industrial park here, with snow-topped mountains behind him in the distance.

For all his understatement about passing Clinton in the superdelegate count, he shifted further into general election mode today, using his visit to a solar energy inverter manufacturer here as an occasion to bash Republican presumptive nominee John McCain's energy policies. He blasted McCain's opposition to renewable energy standards and tougher fuel efficiency standards, while ridiculing McCain's support for a summer suspension of the 18-cent gas tax.

McCain's campaign fired back by noting that Obama voted for the 2005 energy bill supported by Vice President Dick Cheney, which environmentalists and many Democrats have criticized for its large subsidies to the oil and gas industry. Obama said again yesterday that the bill, while flawed, was worth voting for because of its inclusion of limited subsidies for renewable energy.

Obama told reporters that he would be willing to take up McCain's suggestion of Lincoln-Douglas style encounters with McCain during the summer, before the fall's conventional debates.

He was also asked what he made of an introductory speech by his supporter Rep. Peter DeFazio in Albany, Ore., the day before, in which DeFazio harshly criticized McCain's past involvement in the Keating Five scandal -- two of whose participants have endorsed Obama. Asked if he thought that Keating Five scandal was fair game as a campaign topic, Obama said that he thought that it was fair for others to raise but suggested that he would not be raising it unless asked about it.

The fact was, he said, he himself was facing questions about topics of less validity, like the recent expression of support he got from a Hamas leader.

DeFazio "obviously delivered a speech that wasn't my speech," Obama said, adding that he didn't object to the speech. "I don't think there is any doubt that John McCain's public record for an issue that he has apologized for and written about is not germane to the presidency. I was just asked previously about a whole host if issues and association that were a lot more flimsy than John McCain's relationship to the Keating Five. So I can't quarrel with the American people wanting to know more about that and me having to answer questions about it."

McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds seized on the answer as a sign that Obama was willing to compromise his call for a politics that rises above petty political attacks.

"Apparently Obama's lively calls for 'new politics' ended today and politics-as-usual emerged, because his campaign spokesman said just yesterday that this is an issue they didn't intend to discuss," he said. "If Barack Obama doesn't have the strength to stand up to his own standards, how is he going to stand up for hardworking Americans who need a strengthened economy? "

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None of the remaining presidential contenders has linked Lebanon to Iraq as part of Iran and Syria's grand designs for the Middle East. The focus is on Iraq. Hillary made noises about nuking Iran if it attacked Israel, but not about forestalling the attack in the first place. McCain wants to win in Iraq. Obama wants to channel Neville Chamberlain and talk to mad Mahmoud.

Our success in Iraq cannot be viewed in a vacuum. It's part of a global chess game in which only our enemies seem to be thinking more than one move ahead. Iran's support of insurgents in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon begins in the same training camps that former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton suggests we take out. This is why we can't withdraw from Iraq or from the Middle East. The problems the West faces will not be solved in Baghdad or Beirut, but rather in Damascus and Tehran, and not by personal diplomacy by Barack Obama or anyone else.
We should stop treating the symptoms and remove the cancer. McCain '08

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

LOL @ Sean. Actually, you are right. As President, John McCain would be the best friend the democrats have had in a long, long time.

Posted by: Richard | May 13, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

McCain democrats unite!!!!!

Posted by: Sean | May 13, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Why do all these self-proclaimed highly educated Obama supporters feel it is necessary to make extremely long and mundane double, triple, and quadruple posts?

As one of millions of Clinton democrats who will definitely vote for McCain over Obama, I want to know whether I can ask why Obama told donors in San Francisco the economy has driven small-town voters to cling to guns and religion?

Posted by: Jude | May 13, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Just an example of why I - a white 42 year old catholic women- who would love to vote for a women - but NEVER vote for Hillary!
check this article:
http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080512/NATION/27690189/1001

Posted by: Rhonda Davis | May 13, 2008 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Anyone want to make any guesses why Clinton is still running?

I say it's either to save face, given her claims that she's "in it til there's a nominee" or...

Clinton Deadline Looms for Recouping $11 Million Personal Loan
http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20080512/pl_bloomberg/as5a58ks7ky8

Posted by: jencm | May 12, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to vote for whoever is going to appoint judges that uphold Roe v. Wade. I don't care about the personality. There is no way that I will sell out my moral values.

Posted by: Jim B | May 12, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

TO: Posted by: Vance McDaniel | May 10, 2008 11:44 PM
Your comment should be reverberated by the Dem. Party!!!!


Comment:

What is really sad is that the Democratic party may implode due to uneducated and emotional voters.

Is it about the party or is it only about your candidate of choice?

Interesting.

You better believe the majority of Republicans will be voting for McCain, even if they don't like him.

that's called party loyalty.

That is where the Dem's are vulnerable.


Posted by: Vance McDaniel | May 10, 2008 11:44 PM


Reply:
Dem's. are too emotional for me. What ever happened to party loyalty???

Hillary is not my choice, but if she is the nominee I will vote for her. It's not about the person, it's about the party. Grow-up please!


Posted by: Henry | May 12, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

The accumulation of superdelegates continues steadily for Obama as this part of the campaign winds down. Now the more cool-headed assessment of McCain and his dangerously misguided policies will begin Clearly, Democrats will unite behind Obama as their nominee for the fall fight.

Bushie's days are numbered. I am excited, confident, energized and ready to inaugurate President Obama come January 2009!

Posted by: dee | May 12, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

The accumulation of superdelegates continues steadily for Obama as this part of the campaign winds down. Now the more cool-headed assessment of McCain and his dangerously misguided policies will begin Clearly, Democrats will unite behind Obama as their nominee for the fall fight.

Bushie's days are numbered. I am excited, confident, energized and ready to inaugurate President Obama come January 2009!

Posted by: dee | May 12, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

The accumulation of superdelegates continues steadily for Obama as this part of the campaign winds down. Now the more cool-headed assessment of McCain and his dangerously misguided policies will begin Clearly, Democrats will unite behind Obama as their nominee for the fall fight.

Bushie's days are numbered. I am excited, confident, energized and ready to inaugurate President Obama come January 2009!

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Posted by: Bar Ark O'Bama | May 11, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for McCain!

Posted by: rgs tnr | May 11, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Washington Post need to do a story on how the bad behavior of Obama cultists drove rational voters to the opponents of Obama.

Posted by: Cat-the | May 11, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

I am hopefull that Senator Obama will be the Democratic Party choice. I am white, 60 years old and a registered republican. I'm retired from the military as well and am college educated. I recently donated to the Obama campaign, and will also donate to any federal candidate that is not an incumbent in my voting district. I hope that people will begin to think. Let's throw out all of those Democrat or Republican office holders that have not been willing to come togeather to address the challenges America faces. We need new blood in Washington; it's time to send a message the politicians and pundits can understand. We need real change; we can't afford to continue as we are.

Posted by: George N Arizona | May 11, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Dear Jack Smith,

Back in 1993 the first year of the Clinton presidency was an embarrassing mess. They couldn't get their team together, they couldn't decide on any appointments, they couldn't pass universal health care, Hillary wasted her considerable talent on dumb stuff like Travel-gate, and to top it all off, they looked like such total boneheads that the Democrats lost control of the Congress in 1994. I voted for Bill Clinton twice. He will not be remembered as a great president though he was a good one. Stop hallucinating. The Clinton years were not the unalloyed bliss and total success you seem to recall. This time last year I was a Clinton supporter. Then her campaign degenerated into the same old paranoid Clinton chaos and I took the time to listen to Barack Obama. I made the switch. I will always respect Senator Clinton but I see the same bad habits that made Bill's first two years such a disaster. I'm sure President Obama will make his share of mistakes too, but he doesn't attack like a rabid pit bull the way the Clintons do when challenged and he is an intelligent, thoughtful man who loves this country. That's enough for me. Get over this crybaby junior high mentality and start thinking about what will happen to America if all this irrational screeching leads to electing McCain. At this point Clinton is not running to help you or me, she's running to please herself. She should give it up gracefully and be the first Clinton to really help the Democratic Party. She's got to stop humiliating herself and destroying Bill's legacy like this.

Posted by: greyparrot | May 11, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the presumptive nomminee and a sure fire victor in November. For those posting here who believe/wish otherwise vote McBush; it is your choice/priviledge.

Posted by: yamamah | May 11, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

OMG! I sure got educated about my misconceptions about "Barry"!

I never realized he had ALL that going for him!

I'll NEVER Challenge his qualifications again!

Man! Do I feel STUPID! All those Qualifications people mentioned, and I Don't Support Him!

Folks, sorry, but that is all the SARCASM I am allowed for just one day! ;~)

"Barry" Insane O'Bomba-Nation! He MIGHT Learn! LMFAO! :-D

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for McCain!

Mark Warner for Senate!

Posted by: rgs | May 11, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

It sure shows the level of intelligence of "McCain's Democrats" when the best they can do is accuse Kennedy of being "Fat"
and Kerry of being "slimy". Same ol', same ol' stuff from the backers of the Republican party. Nothing intelligent to say, so say the stupid things and hope that others will agree.

Posted by: Thoughtful Don | May 11, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama maniacs wake up. These are Democrats venting their frustrations. I am a democrat from Massachusetts and this year we HATE Fat Ted Kennedy and Slimy John Kerry who is going to loose his seat. Massachusetts will be McCain country soon. WATCH OUT

Also, networks like NBC/MSNBC and GE will keeping loosing their shares as we BOYCOTT them. Lapdogs Chris Matthews, Tim Russert and Chris "Dobberman" need to stop sucking upto Obama.

--- A McCain Democrat from Massachusetts

Posted by: vs | May 11, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama maniacs wake up. These are Democrats venting their frustrations. I am a democrat from Massachusetts and this year we HATE Fat Ted Kennedy and Slimy John Kerry who is going to loose his seat. Massachusetts will be McCain country soon. WATCH OUT

Also, networks like NBC/MSNBC and GE will keeping loosing their shares as we BOYCOTT them. Fag*ot lapdogs Chris Matthews, Tim Russert and Chris "Dobberman" need to stop sucking upto Obama.

--- A McCain Democrat from Massachusetts

Posted by: vs | May 11, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama maniacs wake up. These are Democrats venting their frustrations. I am a democrat from Massachusetts and this year we HATE Ted Kennedy and John Kerry who is going to loose his seat. Massachusetts will be McCain country soon. WATCH OUT

Also, networks like NBC/MSNBC and GE will keeping loosing their shares as we BOYCOTT them. Fag*got laptop Chris Matthews, Mad Dog Tim Russert and Chris "Dobberman" need to stop sucking upto Obama.

--- A McCain Democrat from Massachusetts

Posted by: vs | May 11, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

It is sad to read these very 'sore loser' posts here, and the even more scared ones who know that Obama will whip their GOP candidate in Nov.
HRC has only herself to blame for turning a 35 point lead one year ago to a loss. She cannot blame Obama for being a better candidate, for being a better leader, hence running a better organised, first rate campaign.
And she certainly cannot blame the phenomenal number of Americans of every creed and race who choose to support Obama's candidacy.
And certainly Obama cannot be blamed for her mishandling of the millions she started with so that today she's 'over the hill' in debt.
But I'll be there for Obama in November - and on this my entire family is united ...
Obama '08

Posted by: Maria | May 11, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

You people kill me. I only laugh at some of the posts that I read. Do you actually believe the stuff you post? It's more likely the case that you have heard something and didn't check your facts. In either case, if you are gong to vote for McCain...honestly, go ahead. It's your choice anyway. I would have done the same if Clinton won. So I know exactly how you feel. In fact if Obama were to select Hillary as a running mate, I would vote for McCain. I don't see change as having a VP who represents much of the same. I want change. Besides, after all the negative campaigning, she only got what she deserved. Pandering doesn't pay and people are smarter than that. My God, go to youtube and search for (Hillary staff Indiana) and see what you get. Search (Hillary parse) and you get some funny stuff. Search (Hillary Peter Paul) and then you get some interesting stuff. Search (Hillary WalMart) and you begin to wonder why Labor even supported her.

Last but not least, she'll be called as a witness to testify in an upcoming court case. Not being President means you can't invoke Executive Privilege. I wonder what will be discovered during discovery.

So onward towards November.....

Posted by: Janus | May 11, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

MY FELLOW "BITTER", STUPID, WORKING CLASS PEOPLE :-)

If you think like Barack Obama, that WORKING CLASS PEOPLE are just a bunch of "BITTER"!, STUPID, PEASANTS, Cash COWS!, and CANNON FODDER. :-(

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary's than they had ever been before or since.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..

You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you think all those Republicans voting for Obama in the Democratic primaries, and caucuses are doing so because they think he is a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton. :-)

Best regards

jacksmith... Working Class :-)

p.s. You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you don't know that the huge amounts of money funding the Obama campaign to try and defeat Hillary Clinton is coming in from the insurance, and medical industry, that has been ripping you off, and killing you and your children. And denying you, and your loved ones the life saving medical care you needed. All just so they can make more huge immoral profits for them-selves off of your suffering...

You see, back in 1993 Hillary Clinton had the audacity, and nerve to try and get quality, affordable universal health care for everyone to prevent the suffering and needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of you each year. :-)

Approx. 100,000 of you die each year from medical accidents from a rush to profit by the insurance, and medical industry. Another 120,000 of you die each year from treatable illness that people in other developed countries don't die from. And I could go on, and on...

OBAMA AIDE: "WORKING-CLASS VOTERS NOT KEY FOR DEMOCRATS" :o

p.s. I have been under heavy attacks for some time now. But it wont stop me. :-)

Posted by: jacksmith | May 11, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm personally sick of these constant petty associations and "endorsement" scandals. They are unnecessary distractions. Talley, Keating Five, Jeremiah Wright. And notice that most of the time, it's a candidate spokesperson who is throwing out accusations, not the candidates themselves (although they have been guilty of spewing venom in other areas).

The back-and-forth that McCain and Obama had about renewable energy is the kind of campaigning we need to see more of. Calling each other out on their actual voting record and issues.

Posted by: GregB | May 11, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Dianna-LOL! Trying to step on the RAT! :-D

Way to NOT answer my question!

Attention? NO.

An Answer is what I'd like! ;~)

WHAT has "Empty Suit" got, that qualifies him for the EXECUTIVE Seat?

I mean C'mon, maybe he was at least a "Boy Scout" or Something?!

LOL! :-D

DIMocrats trying to force Square Headed Pegs, into Round Holes! :-D

"Barry" the Empty Suit, Is a LEGISLATOR!

And "That's ALL Folks!" ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Patriotism?

People who vote for McCain are not patriots, they are either simply blind.

America has been a "clown" in eyes of the rest of the World for the past 6 years, and McCain says we are making great progress?

Economy is down, dollar at all time low, food banks are nearly empty, jobs are being shipped overseas - this is progress?

There is a reason why people with post-secondary education vote for Senator B. Obama.

Iraq was invaded for wrong reasons and U.S., even though recognizes this fact, is too proud to admit its mistake and get out.

Clinton supporters, who switch from Democrats from Republicans because their candidate didn't win are simply bandwagoners and Democratic party doesn't need people like that.

Go ahead, vote for McCain, its your future generations that will pay for your mistakes, but who cares, right?

Best Regards,

Posted by: Maksym | May 11, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

what's scary is that Hillary's supporters don't understand the election process any more than HRC's campaign has. To be a *successful* write-in candidate, the candidate has to apply to be a write-in candidate in each state (see Nader) - something she has no intention of doing. Write her in all you want - officially, that ballot is counted only as "damaged."

The reality is that Hillary Clinton's campaign is now in "Stay the Course" mode. What's most frightening of all is that so many of her supporters now see "stay the course" as a good thing after watching 6 years of that strategy failing in spectacular fashion.

Posted by: Kate L | May 11, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Since when does being a good Democrat mean that I am *obligated* to vote for whomever is left as the democratic nominee? I will vote for the candidate that I feel is best for the job; and if that candidate is no longer an option...then so be it! If I'm going on a trip and my choices of transportation are a reliable car, an unreliable car, or hitch-hiking-I'll choose the reliable car...If the reliable car is no longer an option, then I'll just stay home! The President is responsible for millions of lives and I can't, in good conscience, help put someone in that position if I feel they are not up to the task. This is one situation where making the wrong choice can have serious consequences. If my choices are McCain or Obama...no thanks, I'll sit this one out!

Posted by: PhoebeC | May 11, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Since when does being a good Democrat mean that I am *obligated* to vote for whomever is left as the democratic nominee? I will vote for the candidate that I feel is best for the job; and if that candidate is no longer an option...then so be it! If I'm going on a trip and my choices of transportation are a reliable car, an unreliable car, or hitch-hiking-I'll choose the reliable car...If the reliable car is no longer an option, then I'll just stay home! The President is responsible for millions of lives and I can't, in good conscience, help put someone in that position if I feel they are not up to the task. This is one situation where making the wrong choice can have serious consequences. If my choices are McCain or Obama...no thanks, I'll sit this one out!

Posted by: PhoebeC | May 11, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

The DNC with its Shoe-In tactics of selecting Barack Hussein Obama as the candidate from day one has alienated myself and millions like me.

It started with the support of the DNC, its great leader Howard Dean, and Mr. Obama joining hands and IGNORING TWO ENTIRE STATES and 2+ MILLION voters by disqualifying those states from voting democrat. If this isn't see-through politics, I don't know what is!! Mr. Obama should be ashamed that he runs his "holier-than-thou" campaign under the phrase "Not the same old politics". The Obama campaign is the slickest set of same old politics that has hit the landscape in many years. What a farce.

Next, the DNC and some wack-job democrats decide, oh, well we have a number of states select by caucus. This was a sinister plan indeed, since the caucus completely favors the demographics and pre-organization of Barack Hussein Obama's campaign. I myself wasted my time and stood in line to caucus, instead of watching my Son's baseball game, only to find out that the caucus process is so very disorganized and an utter and complete waste of time!! Oh and get this, in my state, the election board sent out Primary ballots, but if you vote for democrat, YOUR PRIMARY VOTE DOESN'T COUNT!! Instead, and this was like a trick, if you're democrat, you HAVE TO CAUCUS to even be able to vote for your candidate. This makes me disgusted of the Democratic Party, I mean really, how much harder can you make it for an American to VOTE? I guess I should be thankful that Howard Dean didn't just strip my state of its entire vote like the DNC did FLA and MI, right? NOT!

Next, Obama does not offer a Universal Healthcare Program. This is one of those issues that is SO IMPORTANT, and yet the DNC, and Obama have still NOT labeled it as being a CORE DEMOCRATIC VALUE. The USA is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that DOES NOT provide a Universal Healthcare Program for its people. This is wrong!!! Congrats to Obama and his health-insurance buddies, they're going to make a lot of profit off of kicking people out of the hospital if he gets elected. This sucks.

And finally, the DNC, the pillow-padding for Obama press, and some distinct, so-called "democratic" members who have high visibility, are trying to FORCE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AS THE CANDIDATE, DESPITE NEARLY HALF OF THE VOTING POPULUS(not including FLA and MI) WANTING HILLARY CLINTON AS THE CANDIDATE.

Tell you what, I'M DONE BEING A DEMOCRAT.

When BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA becomes the democratic candidate, I will vote for either McCain or Nader.
Feel free to join me.

Posted by: Fed Up | May 11, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Those who vote for a Republican candidate because the Democratic candidate of their choice lost the primary would be demonstrating the attributes that we as a Nation are trying to divorce. People get the Government they deserve, so if a significant enough number of so called Democrats are spiteful enough to vote for McCain they will certainly get who and what they deserve.

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

Interesting Article you may want to check out:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120277819085260827.html

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

Let me tell you something folks....those of us Clinton supporters who WILL NOT vote for Obama are not being poor losers, or babies, or whatever else you want to call us. For some of us, its not about our candidate losing...its about the safety and security of our country...and its about patriotism. WE can look past our own selfish little existence and our own Democratic Party and see that a Barack Obama presidency would be a disaster for America. He is too inexperienced....he is naive...he is passive...and he is arrogant. THOSE CHARACTERISTICS SPELL DISASTER! He wants to meet with our foreign enemies (has it ever occured to Barack that there may be a good reason that over 200 yrs worth of American Presidents have NOT met with our enemies...duh...we can't trust them). Obama is a liability, and right now the United States of America CANNOT "roll the dice" on Obama and "hope" he does well. There is too much cr*p going on in our Nation and throughout the world to gamble on someone as naive and inexperienced as Obama. THAT is the reason we will vote for McCain or stay home on election day...not because Obama beat our candidate, not because he's black, and not for these other reasons you may suggest. We need someone that is READY....Obama is NOT! I'd rather stay in Iraq for 4 more yrs with McCain, than vote for Obama and be afraid every day of my life that we will be attacked on U.S. soil. It happens...we're not invincible...remember 2001?? How soon we forget! 9/11 only caused thousands of deaths....next time it could be millions. And NO, this isn't "fear mongering" folks....its a very real possibility. Those of us who take our country seriously and who fully understand the threats against us, know that terrorists will throw a party the day Obama gets elected President. He is weak...he is a wimp...he is naive. Mitt Romney said it best- "The presidency is not an internship". Vote w/ your head folks, not your heart.

Posted by: Attorney in FL | May 11, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Let me tell you something folks....those of us Clinton supporters who WILL NOT vote for Obama are not being poor losers, or babies, or whatever else you want to call us. For some of us, its not about our candidate losing...its about the safety and security of our country...and its about patriotism. WE can look past our own selfish little existence and our own Democratic Party and see that a Barack Obama presidency would be a disaster for America. He is too inexperienced....he is naive...he is passive...and he is arrogant. THOSE CHARACTERISTICS SPELL DISASTER! He wants to meet with our foreign enemies (has it ever occured to Barack that there may be a good reason that over 200 yrs worth of American Presidents have NOT met with our enemies...duh...we can't trust them). Obama is a liability, and right now the United States of America CANNOT "roll the dice" on Obama and "hope" he does well. There is too much cr*p going on in our Nation and throughout the world to gamble on someone as naive and inexperienced as Obama. THAT is the reason we will vote for McCain or stay home on election day...not because Obama beat our candidate, not because he's black, and not for these other reasons you may suggest. We need someone that is READY....Obama is NOT! I'd rather stay in Iraq for 4 more yrs with McCain, than vote for Obama and be afraid every day of my life that we will be attacked on U.S. soil. It happens...we're not invincible...remember 2001?? How soon we forget! 9/11 only caused thousands of deaths....next time it could be millions. And NO, this isn't "fear mongering" folks....its a very real possibility. Those of us who take our country seriously and who fully understand the threats against us, know that terrorists will throw a party the day Obama gets elected President. He is weak...he is a wimp...he is naive. Mitt Romney said it best- "The presidency is not an internship". Vote w/ your head folks, not your heart.

Posted by: Attorney in FL | May 11, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Interesting Article you may want to check out:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120277819085260827.html

Posted by: Terry | May 11, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

If people believe Hillary's message (which is a great one) and plan to vote for McCain, then they are hypocrites on the substantive issues. McCain has "the experience" leading the country in the opposite direction from Clinton's principles. Likewise, if they believe McCain's principles they were hypocrites for supporting Clinton in the first place.


And I don't want to hear any drivel about miniscandals (Resko=Chung=Keating). Those are issues to distract you from real problems.

Posted by: dood | May 11, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Do you really think that so many people will want to see all the current financial and foreign relations disaters go on another 4 years while we plunge the nation way further into debt.?

Posted by: majorteddy | May 11, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

If people believe Hillary's message (which is a great one) and plan to vote for McCain, then they are hypocrites on the substantive issues. McCain has "the experience" leading the country in the opposite direction from Clinton's principles. Likewise, if they believe McCain's principles they were hypocrites for supporting Clinton in the first place.


And I don't want to hear any drivel about miniscandals (Resko=Chung=Keating). Those are issues to distract you from real problems.

Posted by: dood | May 11, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Wow, the bile and nastiness from Clinton's supporters really is amazing. To Clinton's supporters -- you would need us as much as Obama might need you. The rudeness can screw up this party coming from both sides.

It took alot, but in 2000 I accepted that my guy had lost a primary election. I thought my guy couldn't lose and Gore couldn't win. I thought the same in 2004. I got mad then too, but I still voted for John Kerry. Every Presidential election in my life that I've been able to participate in, the democratic nominee has been my second (or third) choice. I never even thought to say "I'll just not vote" or "I'll vote for the Republican." If you really feel that way, please don't call yourself Democrats. You're independents at best (and sound like members of the non-existent "Hillarycrat" party).

Posted by: James Hare | May 11, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Press Release
5/9/2008

Swing State Democrats Say Hillary Best For Top Of Ticket

Over a dozen members of Congress wrote to other Democrats touting their support for Hillary, saying she is the strongest candidate to have at the top of the ticket in the fall.

The text of the letter is below.

Dear Fellow Democrat,
We are writing to you because of our shared belief in our Party's principles and our commitment to ensuring that we have the strongest possible nominee to lead our ticket against John McCain and the Republicans in November.

The decision about who to support to be our Party's nominee is not one that any of us should take lightly. We haven't. But, after giving this important decision a great deal of thought, we are convinced that Hillary Clinton has the vision, skills and commitment to make the changes our country needs. As Democrats who have run and won in competitive Congressional districts and battleground states, we believe that Hillary is best positioned to successfully lead the Democratic ticket in districts and states like ours around the country.

As you know, Hillary has racked up victories in bellwether states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and now Indiana that are absolutely vital to winning the White House and maintaining our Congressional majority in the fall. Hillary has won the big battleground states by connecting with voters whose support we must have to win the general election. Her victories in Pennsylvania and Indiana were all the more impressive after being outspent by as much as two or three to one.

Pennsylvania was not just a victory for Hillary Clinton. It was also a wake- up call for superdelegates, forcing us to ask ourselves two essential questions:

1) Which candidate can carry the magic 270 electoral votes to win in the fall? 2) Which candidate is most likely to help our fellow Democrats in down-ballot races? We believe the answer to both of these questions is Hillary Clinton.

On the first question, Hillary has shown she can win the all-important battleground states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida even while being outspent. This speaks to her ability to connect with voters we must deliver in the fall, including blue collar Democrats who can sway this election as they have in the past.

On the second question, Hillary has won rural and suburban districts which we as Democrats must carry to maintain our edge in Congress. Of the fifteen districts rated "toss up" by the Cook Political Report, Hillary has now won ten. Of the 20 districts we picked up in 2006 that had gone for President Bush just two years before, Hillary has now won 16. She is strong in the places we must win to hold and expand our majority.

This is a historically close race. The candidates are separated by a mere percentage point or two and the path to victory for each candidate is the same: win in the upcoming states and secure enough pledged and automatic delegates to get to the number required to win the nomination.

The race now turns to the remaining six contests where the focus will be squarely on the economy. Voters in our states and across the country are voting on issues that affect them, their communities and their children's future. We believe that they will decide that Hillary is the candidate who best understands those issues and has the best solutions to address them.

We Democrats are justifiably proud of both of our candidates, and if Senator Obama is our Party's nominee, we will enthusiastically support him. But our responsibility is not to choose simply to support the eventual nominee; it is to help select the nominee who is best for our party and best for our country. Our choice is clear: Hillary Clinton is that candidate. We believe she should be your choice as well.

Thank you for consideration.

Sincerely,

Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY-24)

Rep. Shelley Berkley (NV-01)

Rep. Marion Berry (AR-1)

Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-20)

Rep. Gene Green (TX -29)

Rep. John Hall (NY-19)

Rep. Darlene Hooley (OR-5)

Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski (PA-11)

Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (FL-17)

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11)

Rep. Silvestre Reyes (TX-16)

Rep. Mike Ross (AR-4)

Rep. Joe Sestak (PA-7)

Rep. Ike Skelton (MO-4)

Rep. John Tanner (TN-8)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20)

Posted by: Sean McM | May 11, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Shame on the Washington Post for allowing imbeciles to post their venomous and putrid invective that shows to the world how stupid we Americans are. The Post is the greatest bulletin board for the KKK, Stalin's "useful" idiots, Nazi sympathizers and extreme left and right wingers.

Posted by: Good American | May 11, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Sadly white working class America is disqualifying a good black candidate for having a crazy racist Reverend and buying 15 feet of property from an unvetted campaign contributor slumlord. Obama showed bad political judgement when his election committee told him Wright was a liability. He must be a racist with his recent comment on the New York Bell case. We are a country of laws and the court has spoken. Very racist indeed. The usual race baiters are there and possibly have a good case about illegal search (unidentified law enforcement). McCain has supported a president that has lost Shinseki, Powell, and Fallon. His views on Iraq are in direct contract to the aforementioned three. In times of war, a good idea is to listen to military command. Too bad for our country, we have had 16 years of presidency that did not.

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

Is anybody out there? Is anybody listening?Poor Rat, craving so much attention - I feel sorry him- he thinks this is personal blog.


Diana

Posted by: Anonymous | May 11, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

To: RATthe and all the rest-

Is it really so surprising to see all these Republican "Hillary supporters" on the WaPo site? The sheer number of you belie your fears.

There's your "Obamanite" answer.

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

Social gospel to me means what the Vatican said about wealth accumulated by creating more poor and suffering is sinful. The increase in poverty in the U.S. is reflective of the preaching of social gospel, not some right wing neocon that has yet to disavow his own Rev. Peterson's statements about New Orleans.

Posted by: Jimbo | May 11, 2008 9:01 AM | Report abuse

I don't know why the Post even includes these comments anymore. They've completely become a place for the most polarized supporters of either candidate (but increasingly of one in particular) to spew hate and parrot talking points from blast faxes. Just read some of them... it's really sad.

Posted by: John | May 11, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

So,only the dimwit dumbarse Democrats can be stupid enough to nominate a total empty
suit loser lying phony scrambled brain
cocaine addict Barack Hussein Obama to run
for President and blow all hope of taking
back the White House along with it...So
when,if ever will the Democrats realize and
learn that the American people donot care
about the candidate's gender,or race,or skin color,but they do damn well care about
if the candidate is a bloody out of touch
with reality leftist elitist liberal screwball like this Barack Hussein Obama is
and they care about not getting a racist
hate spewing First Lady like Michelle Obama
now then. Face it you Obamabots that your
Messiah is Totally Un-Electable Period.

Posted by: Sherry Kay | May 11, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

URGENT

Just hold on Obama!!!

Last night at 9:00 on Fox News, Hannity and Colmes, Hannity talked about Obama's new pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ. I do not have the transcript in front of me, but it is something to investigate as soon as possible.

They discussed many issues relating to Senator Obama's Church, Reverend Moss and Black Liberation Theology. According to one of Hannity's guest, Obama used the word "social gospel" in one of his speeches. Hannity's guest suggested that that term was a cue to his believers: A type of nod to his beliefs and to the believers of Black Liberation Theology. The guest compared "black liberation theology" and the "social gospel" to Marxism.

Hannity also talked about Obama's new pastor, Otis Moss that Senator Obama is presently supporting. Reverend Moss, the "hip hop" pastor had spoken much like Reverend Wright but many of his statements were worse: " F***. America" plus other inflammatory statements. Hannity asked his guest if the media should be aware of Otis Moss. The guest was vague, but did mention that Reverend Moss had great credentials.

Lastly, Hannity also discussed Michelle Obama and her angry speeches. They addressed Michelle Obama's remarks and addressed her as "America's Unhappiest Millionaire." They sited different comments that were very unbecoming and negative about our country.

Please investigate this as soon as possible. No doubt this will eventually hit the main stream media. I would think that this is an appropriate time as I believe that Obama plans on announcing his presidency sometime within the next few weeks.

The youth of America need to "SEE" videos. Talking about these issues is not registering to the youth whatsoever. Special news segments to demonstrate Marxism, Black Power, Reverend Otis, Louis Farrakhan and Black Liberation Theology.

Show tapes of the new Reverend speaking at his sermons. He is very similar to Reverend Wright, if not worse.

These issues should be brought to the attention through all avenues of the media for the sake of all Americans, especially the youth. All candidates need be thoroughly investigated. Denouncing and rejecting is not enough. If Obama does not like this: too bad for Obama. He is running for the President of the United States.

Millions of people do not want him to enter this race regardless of what the mass media is ignoring. He's embarrassing to millions and is surely unelectable. If Americans knew then what they knew now and Florida and Michigan were in this race, Obama would not even be in the race.

Senator Clinton has spoken the truth about Obama for months. For the media to spin everything she speaks about as a tactic to attack Obama is crazy.

All of her statements about the following issues are true:
1.) Senator Clinton states that she is the only candidate offering Universal Health Care
Obama says a lie: My plan of Universal Health Care is like Senator Clinton

2.) Senator Clinton states that she is getting the voters that are the base of the Democratic Party: White, Hispanics, Catholics, Older Americans and Women. Obama is getting Black Americans and some elitist.
Obama states that he is winning these people over.

3.) Senator Clinton states that Senator Obama is "out of touch". Obama doesn't even understand that he is "out of touch'. That's worse.

4.) Senator Clinton States: We should have a gas holiday as a seed to start the process of investigating the big oil companies and to give Americans immediate relief.
Obama says "no" to a gas tax holiday, but has no other options for the "here and now" to help the poor.

The media uses the results of NC as a true showing that Obama can win over everyone after he has had challenges with Reverend Wright. However, according to Bill Schneider from CNN's exit polls, there were masses of preregistered and absentee voters (possible 80 percent) that voted 16 days before the Reverend Wright press conference occurred.

Senator Obama is very deceiving. He is vague with answers about policies, his faith and his family. For the sake of our country and most importantly for the sake of Democrats these issues should be addressed as soon as possible.

Most importantly, this message is not to smear any candidate. This is a Presidential election and all candidates need to be transparent. It would be so wrong if the media did not bring these matters to the forefront. It is the media's obligation to report the news and not show bias supporting one candidate over the other.

CNN and its quote "The Best Political Team" on television should be asked that they eliminate their segment "The Carfferty Files". This segment of the Situation Room on CNN is a daily relentless bashing of all of the Clinton family. This man deliberately comments and reads a vicious question relating to any one of the Clinton Family. He then adds his cherry picked messages from blogs to further demonstrate his hatred for the Clinton family. It is of poor taste and very destructive to Senator Clinton's campaign.

Please investigate and address theses issues as soon as possible.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 11, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

URGENT

Just hold on Obama!!!

Last night at 9:00 on Fox News, Hannity and Colmes, Hannity talked about Obama's new pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ. I do not have the transcript in front of me, but it is something to investigate as soon as possible.

They discussed many issues relating to Senator Obama's Church, Reverend Moss and Black Liberation Theology. According to one of Hannity's guest, Obama used the word "social gospel" in one of his speeches. Hannity's guest suggested that that term was a cue to his believers: A type of nod to his beliefs and to the believers of Black Liberation Theology. The guest compared "black liberation theology" and the "social gospel" to Marxism.

Hannity also talked about Obama's new pastor, Otis Moss that Senator Obama is presently supporting. Reverend Moss, the "hip hop" pastor had spoken much like Reverend Wright but many of his statements were worse: " F***. America" plus other inflammatory statements. Hannity asked his guest if the media should be aware of Otis Moss. The guest was vague, but did mention that Reverend Moss had great credentials.

Lastly, Hannity also discussed Michelle Obama and her angry speeches. They addressed Michelle Obama's remarks and addressed her as "America's Unhappiest Millionaire." They sited different comments that were very unbecoming and negative about our country.

Please investigate this as soon as possible. No doubt this will eventually hit the main stream media. I would think that this is an appropriate time as I believe that Obama plans on announcing his presidency sometime within the next few weeks.

The youth of America need to "SEE" videos. Talking about these issues is not registering to the youth whatsoever. Special news segments to demonstrate Marxism, Black Power, Reverend Otis, Louis Farrakhan and Black Liberation Theology.

Show tapes of the new Reverend speaking at his sermons. He is very similar to Reverend Wright, if not worse.

These issues should be brought to the attention through all avenues of the media for the sake of all Americans, especially the youth. All candidates need be thoroughly investigated. Denouncing and rejecting is not enough. If Obama does not like this: too bad for Obama. He is running for the President of the United States.

Millions of people do not want him to enter this race regardless of what the mass media is ignoring. He's embarrassing to millions and is surely unelectable. If Americans knew then what they knew now and Florida and Michigan were in this race, Obama would not even be in the race.

Senator Clinton has spoken the truth about Obama for months. For the media to spin everything she speaks about as a tactic to attack Obama is crazy.

All of her statements about the following issues are true:
1.) Senator Clinton states that she is the only candidate offering Universal Health Care
Obama says a lie: My plan of Universal Health Care is like Senator Clinton

2.) Senator Clinton states that she is getting the voters that are the base of the Democratic Party: White, Hispanics, Catholics, Older Americans and Women. Obama is getting Black Americans and some elitist.
Obama states that he is winning these people over.

3.) Senator Clinton states that Senator Obama is "out of touch". Obama doesn't even understand that he is "out of touch'. That's worse.

4.) Senator Clinton States: We should have a gas holiday as a seed to start the process of investigating the big oil companies and to give Americans immediate relief.
Obama says "no" to a gas tax holiday, but has no other options for the "here and now" to help the poor.

The media uses the results of NC as a true showing that Obama can win over everyone after he has had challenges with Reverend Wright. However, according to Bill Schneider from CNN's exit polls, there were masses of preregistered and absentee voters (possible 80 percent) that voted 16 days before the Reverend Wright press conference occurred.

Senator Obama is very deceiving. He is vague with answers about policies, his faith and his family. For the sake of our country and most importantly for the sake of Democrats these issues should be addressed as soon as possible.

Most importantly, this message is not to smear any candidate. This is a Presidential election and all candidates need to be transparent. It would be so wrong if the media did not bring these matters to the forefront. It is the media's obligation to report the news and not show bias supporting one candidate over the other.

CNN and its quote "The Best Political Team" on television should be asked that they eliminate their segment "The Carfferty Files". This segment of the Situation Room on CNN is a daily relentless bashing of all of the Clinton family. This man deliberately comments and reads a vicious question relating to any one of the Clinton Family. He then adds his cherry picked messages from blogs to further demonstrate his hatred for the Clinton family. It is of poor taste and very destructive to Senator Clinton's campaign.

Please investigate and address theses issues as soon as possible.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 11, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

URGENT

Just hold on Obama!!!

Last night at 9:00 on Fox News, Hannity and Colmes, Hannity talked about Obama's new pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ. I do not have the transcript in front of me, but it is something to investigate as soon as possible.

They discussed many issues relating to Senator Obama's Church, Reverend Moss and Black Liberation Theology. According to one of Hannity's guest, Obama used the word "social gospel" in one of his speeches. Hannity's guest suggested that that term was a cue to his believers: A type of nod to his beliefs and to the believers of Black Liberation Theology. The guest compared "black liberation theology" and the "social gospel" to Marxism.

Hannity also talked about Obama's new pastor, Otis Moss that Senator Obama is presently supporting. Reverend Moss, the "hip hop" pastor had spoken much like Reverend Wright but many of his statements were worse: " F***. America" plus other inflammatory statements. Hannity asked his guest if the media should be aware of Otis Moss. The guest was vague, but did mention that Reverend Moss had great credentials.

Lastly, Hannity also discussed Michelle Obama and her angry speeches. They addressed Michelle Obama's remarks and addressed her as "America's Unhappiest Millionaire." They sited different comments that were very unbecoming and negative about our country.

Please investigate this as soon as possible. No doubt this will eventually hit the main stream media. I would think that this is an appropriate time as I believe that Obama plans on announcing his presidency sometime within the next few weeks.

The youth of America need to "SEE" videos. Talking about these issues is not registering to the youth whatsoever. Special news segments to demonstrate Marxism, Black Power, Reverend Otis, Louis Farrakhan and Black Liberation Theology.

Show tapes of the new Reverend speaking at his sermons. He is very similar to Reverend Wright, if not worse.

These issues should be brought to the attention through all avenues of the media for the sake of all Americans, especially the youth. All candidates need be thoroughly investigated. Denouncing and rejecting is not enough. If Obama does not like this: too bad for Obama. He is running for the President of the United States.

Millions of people do not want him to enter this race regardless of what the mass media is ignoring. He's embarrassing to millions and is surely unelectable. If Americans knew then what they knew now and Florida and Michigan were in this race, Obama would not even be in the race.

Senator Clinton has spoken the truth about Obama for months. For the media to spin everything she speaks about as a tactic to attack Obama is crazy.

All of her statements about the following issues are true:
1.) Senator Clinton states that she is the only candidate offering Universal Health Care
Obama says a lie: My plan of Universal Health Care is like Senator Clinton

2.) Senator Clinton states that she is getting the voters that are the base of the Democratic Party: White, Hispanics, Catholics, Older Americans and Women. Obama is getting Black Americans and some elitist.
Obama states that he is winning these people over.

3.) Senator Clinton states that Senator Obama is "out of touch". Obama doesn't even understand that he is "out of touch'. That's worse.

4.) Senator Clinton States: We should have a gas holiday as a seed to start the process of investigating the big oil companies and to give Americans immediate relief.
Obama says "no" to a gas tax holiday, but has no other options for the "here and now" to help the poor.

The media uses the results of NC as a true showing that Obama can win over everyone after he has had challenges with Reverend Wright. However, according to Bill Schneider from CNN's exit polls, there were masses of preregistered and absentee voters (possible 80 percent) that voted 16 days before the Reverend Wright press conference occurred.

Senator Obama is very deceiving. He is vague with answers about policies, his faith and his family. For the sake of our country and most importantly for the sake of Democrats these issues should be addressed as soon as possible.

Most importantly, this message is not to smear any candidate. This is a Presidential election and all candidates need to be transparent. It would be so wrong if the media did not bring these matters to the forefront. It is the media's obligation to report the news and not show bias supporting one candidate over the other.

CNN and its quote "The Best Political Team" on television should be asked that they eliminate their segment "The Carfferty Files". This segment of the Situation Room on CNN is a daily relentless bashing of all of the Clinton family. This man deliberately comments and reads a vicious question relating to any one of the Clinton Family. He then adds his cherry picked messages from blogs to further demonstrate his hatred for the Clinton family. It is of poor taste and very destructive to Senator Clinton's campaign.

Please investigate and address theses issues as soon as possible.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 11, 2008 8:31 AM | Report abuse

I am proud to be a McCAIN DEMOCRAT. Bye/Bye OBAMA, then OSAMA or ORAMA or OKAMA

Posted by: vs | May 11, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

I am proud to be a McCAIN DEMOCRAT

Posted by: vs | May 11, 2008 8:14 AM | Report abuse

I am proud to be a McCAIN DEMOCRAT

Posted by: vs | May 11, 2008 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Bye-Bye bush, hello OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: pj451 | May 11, 2008 7:39 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA LAUNDRY LIST OF LIES ( 65 lies as of March 31 2008)
1.) Selma Got Me Born - LIAR, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965.
2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - LIAR, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.
3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - LIAR, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had
4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - LIAR, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades.
5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - LIAR, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.
6.) My Name is African Swahili - LIAR, your name is Arabic and 'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.
7.) I Never Practiced Islam - LIAR, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years,until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.
8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian - LIAR, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).
9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - LIAR, not one teacher says you could speak the language.
10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience - LIAR, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn't even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.
11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - LIAR, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.
12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - LIAR, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine.
13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - LIAR, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.
14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life - LIAR, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.
15.) I Won't Run On A National Ticket In '08 - LIAR, here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.
16.) Present Votes Are Common In Illinois - LIAR, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.
17.) Oops, I Misvoted - LIAR, only when caught by church groups and democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.
18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - LIAR, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - LIAR, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - LIAR, you didn't write it,introduce it, change it, or create it.
21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - LIAR, it took just 14 days from start to finish.
22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - LIAR, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear Donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.
23.) I Have Released My State Records - LIAR, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.
24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - LIAR, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.
25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - LIAR, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.
26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - LIAR, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.
27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - LIAR, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.
28.) No One Contacted Canada About NAFTA - LIAR, the Candian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.
29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism - LIAR, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel.
30.) I Am Not Acting As President Yet - LIAR, after the NAFTA Memo, a dead terrorist in the FARC, in Colombia, was found with a letter stating how you and he were working together on getting FARC recognized officially.
31.) I Didn't Run Ads In Florida - LIAR, you allowed national ads to run 8-12 times per day for two weeks - and you still lost.
32.) I Won Michigan - LIAR, no you didn't.
33.) I won Nevada - LIAR, no you did not.
34.) I Want All Votes To Count - LIAR, you said let the delegates decide.
35.) I Want Americans To Decide - LIAR, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.
36.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - LIAR, you passed 26, most of which you didn't write yourself.
37.) My Campaign Was Extorted By A Friend - LIAR, that friend is threatening to sue if you do not stop saying this. Obama has stopped saying this.
38.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - LIAR, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.
39.) I Don't Take PAC Money - LIAR, you take loads of it.
40.) I don't Have Lobbysists - LIAR, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.
41.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - LIAR, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.
42.) My Campaign Never Took Over MySpace - LIAR, Tom, who started MySpace issued a warning about this advertising to MySpace clients.
43.) I Inspire People With My Words - LIAR, you inspire people with other people's words.
44.) I Have Passed Bills In The U.S. Senate - LIAR, you have passed A BILL in the U.S. Senate - for Africa, which shows YOUR priorities.
45.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - LIAR, you weren't in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time, unlike Kucinich, who seems to be out gutting you Obama. You also seem to be stepping back from your departure date - AGAIN.
46.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - LIAR, your plan leaves us all to pay the 15,000,000 who don't have to buy it.
47.) I Only Found Out About My Investment Conflicts Via Mail - LIAR, both companies you site as having sent you letters about this conflict have no record of any such letter ever being created or sent.
48.) I Am As Patriotic As Anyone - LIAR, you won't wear a flag pin and you don't put your hand over your heart during the Anthem.
49.) My Wife Didn't Mean What She Said About Pride In Country - LIAR, your wife's words follow lock-step in the vein of Wright and Farrahkan, in relation to their contempt and hatred of America.
50.) Wal-Mart Is A Company I Wouldn't Support - LIAR, your wife has received nearly a quater of a million dollars through Treehouse, which is connected to Wal-Mart.
51.) Treehouse Is A Small Company - LIAR, the CEO of Treehouse last year, made more than the CEO of Wal-Mart, according to public records.
52.) University Of Chicago Hospital Pay Is Fair - LIAR, your wife's pay raise was nearly 150% her already bloated rate and the hospital is a Non-Profit Hospital, which made $100,000,000 in the last 3 years. They overcharge blacks VS whites for services, and overcharge everyone in general by 538%!
53.)I Barely Know Rezko - Only 5 Billed Hours - LIAR, you have known him for 17 years, and decided to do a real estate deal with him during a time when he was proven to be under investigation. Despite this, you divided your property and had them take off $300K before the mortgage problems started. Then Rezko's wife buys the lot beside it that you can't afford, saving you $625,000.
54.) My Donations Have Been Checked Thoroughly - LIAR, you only gave back Hsu ($72K) and Rezko (first $66K, then when caught lying $86K, then when caught lying again $150K and now caught lying YET AGAIN OBAMA, it's $250k) their money when publically called on their involvement in your campaigns.
55.) My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church - LIAR, your church is so extreme, the pastor who married you, Rev. Wright, just got done blaming the US for 9/11 and named Louis Farrahkan their person of the year.
56.) I Disagree With My Church All The Time - LIAR, you still have yet to repudiate Wright, who married you and your wife, and you still donate large sums of money to assist the church in furthering its message - hatred and revenge. You donated in 2006 alone, $22,500 to the church that you so terribly disagree with. That is nearly $500 PER WEEK - that sure is disagreement, Senator Obama.
57.) I Have Clean Connections Despite Rezko - LIAR, you are not only connected to Exelon and Rezko, you are also connected to Hillary PAC supporter Mr. Hsu, AND an Iraqi Billionaire of ill repute, Nadhmi Auchi, who ripped off people in the Food For Oil, Iraqi deal. Seems Mr. Auchi may have helped Obama buy his million dollar property long before Obama had millions of dollars. Wonder what favors Mr. Auchi expects, when Obama leaves Iraq free to be taken over by special interests such as him.
58.) I never heard sermons like Rev. Wright's, that have been in videos all day, You Tube - LIAR! 3 days later during your Mea Culpa BS speech you said "Did I hear controversial statements while I sat in that church? Yes I did."
59.) The Passport Invasion is a conspiracy to find dirt on me! - LIAR. Your own Campaign Foreign Policy Advisor is the CEO of the company that looked into your records. PS - You had them look into yours to hide the fact you looked into Clinton's and McCain's more than a year before!
60.) Rev. Meeks has nothing to do with my campaigning - LIAR. Rev. Meeks appeared in ads for your Senate Campaign, donated to you, and helped raise money, then AND NOW. PS - He also seems to despise America.
61.) My wife didn't mean America is ignorant, she was just using a phrase - LIAR. Again, MicHELLe's comments perfectly sync with Wright's, Meeks', and Farrakhans, both in language, anger, and direction.
62.) I am very Anti-Terror - LIAR. [03/30/2008] One of your good pals is long time radical and terrorist William Ayers, with whom you have been seen in the last 12 months and who has helped the now jailed khalidi, Professor at Columbia who invited Ahmadinejad to the University, to raise money for Palestinian terrorism attacks against Israel. PS - Your church published a pro Hamas Manifesto - guess you weren't there on THAT Sunday either? How lucky for you.
63.) I have the best plan to cure the Mortgage Crisis - LIAR. [03/30/2008] You and your campaign buddy Penny SubPrime Bank Collapse Prizker have had your little fingers full of subprime cash - Obama has taken $1,180,103 from the top issuers of subprime loans: Obama received $266,907 from Lehman, $5395 from GMAC, $150,850 from Credit Suisse First Boston, $11,250 from Countrywide, $9052 from Washington Mutual, $161,850 from Citigroup, $4600 from CBASS, $170,050 from Morgan Stanley, $1150 from Centex, and last but certainly NOT LEAST - Obama received $351,900 from Goldman Sachs. I am sure that cash all came from folks who knew the subprime loan they had was a dream, eh?
64) I played greater role in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion - LIAR - [03/31/2008] It was found that Obama -- the day after sitting for the interview -- filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama's own handwritten notes added to one answer. Read Obama had greater role on liberal survey
65) I did NOT play the race card: - LIAR - [03/31/2008] Obama was the first to play the race card. According to Phialdelphia Inquirer, Quietly, the storm over the hateful views expressed by Sen. Barack Obama's pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, has blown away the most insidious myth of the Democratic primary campaign. Obama and his surrogates have charged that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has deliberately and cleverly played the race card in order to label Obama the "black" candidate. Read more here
66) I did not take money from oil companies: - LIAR - [03/31/2008]
THE FACTS: True enough, Obama does not take money from oil companies. No candidate does. It is illegal for corporations to give money to politicians. Corporations, however, do have political action committees that collect voluntary donations from employees and then donate them to candidates. Obama doesn't take money from PACs. He also doesn't take money from lobbyists.
But he does accept money from executives and other employees of oil companies and two of his fundraisers are oil company executives. As of Feb. 29, Obama's presidential campaign had received nearly $214,000 from oil and gas industry employees and their families, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Clinton had received nearly $307,000 from industry workers and their families and Republican Sen. John McCain, the likely GOP presidential nominee, received nearly $394,000, according to the center's totals.
Two of Obama's fundraisers are Robert Cavnar, the chairman and chief executive of Houston-based Mission Resources Corp., and George Kaiser, the president and CEO of Tulsa-based Kaiser-Francis Oil Co. Source: Associated press via Yahoo News
This is the LAUNDRY LIST OF LIES. Updated to reflect new dishonesties.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 11, 2008 7:23 AM | Report abuse

It is obvious on the face that the Replublicans will say and do anything to try to twist every possible word that Obama says. It is time for the American public to stand up and say that enough of this spin, spin, spin is enough. For example, in responding to the Hamas "endorsement" the other day, it was perfectly clear about Obama's comment. However, the Republicans seized on the age issue. Where, oh where, do these people come from?

Posted by: Earl C., Virginia Beach | May 11, 2008 6:42 AM | Report abuse

I am an 80 year old white lady but I can tell you that age is not all experience. McCain and Hillary could be as old as me but not as experience as they think or believe. Being in the marine for ages is not a sign that McCain could be a better Commander in Chief just as one being a swimmer does not make him/her a fish! Sound and good judgement is what matters and McCain and Hillary lost it long ago. Age is telling on me just as it is telling on McCain and Hillary. There is time for everyone and this time is for a young vibrant man with fresh brains and memory to rule America. Therefore, I personally discredit anything that McCain's and Hillary's camps are up against Obama. McCain and Hillary might be experience but BOTH lack sound judgement which is a disaster. McCain and Hillary are far behind change they are talking about, perhaps their change is as old as themsleves or myself. McCain, HIillary with all due respect, I see you as murderers and fakes with all those fake and silly smiles. Besides McCain is not a man of his words, he too like the Clinton is a confirmed liar. WHITES AND THE ELDERLY ARE FOR OBAMA 08 FOR CHANGE! ENOUGH OF WARS!!! REPUBLICANS! IT IS TIME TO PACK OUT OFF THE WHITE HOUSE. Hillary AND BILL NEVER AGAIN WILL THERE BE SEX SCANDALS IN THE WHITE HOUSE! IT IS TIME FOR OBAMA 08!!

Posted by: Jane | May 11, 2008 6:25 AM | Report abuse

To the author: Would it take so much additional space to explain to readers exactly what Lincoln-Douglas style encounters were? Talk about elitist. First you assume people know who both Lincoln and Douglas are (the former most probably, the latter less likely) and what one of their "encounters" were. Hello??? Do you think everyone keeps all specific details of history a heartbeat away? No wonder the WP lags the WSJ and NYT in terms of quality of coverage.

Posted by: Ytolz Zloty | May 11, 2008 6:15 AM | Report abuse

It is amazing to me the extent that men will go to appear to 'out run' or 'run out' their superior female opponents. Oh, excuse me is that a sexist remark or maybe a racist comment. Whatever men can use as an excuse to keep women out of public positions of authority will work for them . . .
This entire Democratic nomination campaign was founded on fraudulent grounds stealing votes from Hillary Clinton in Florida and Michigan at the start. From then on she was falsely dubbed behind in the race with ongoing demands by the Press for her to just give it up and save us the trouble of voting her out of the . . . Election?
It reminds me of the administrative law judge that insisted she could cross-examine Enron officials for me in an energy agency proceeding --she didn't want to bother me with having to travel to the hearings. . . Democracy?
Why doesn't the press give up for once and let the Presidential campaign evolve on an honest footing instead of stoking the fires of contempt with their corrupt agendas. Just report the news. We might be best served to outlaw editorial comments from the press during the elections. Public opinion comments, only.
The way CNN acts the only real president in America is their CEO and Chair. They need to get a clear perspective on what the SITUATION really is and how they are perpetuating problems. If we really want to vote for President, perhaps the American public would be better served to find out who the candidates are for CNN executives. We may have to form a news crew to publicize CNN's election for the American public! Certainly, I have not read a word about CNN's executive choices and that situation in the Wall Street Journal or NY Times.
Uh, oh! I do not agree with them and so I am racist, a feminist, or worse yet a plant by Bill Clinton to assure Hillary wins the race or maybe I am just a bad woman . . . worse yet I am non-partisan!
Hillary Clinton is to be respectfully applauded for her vigilant persistence graciously and courageously leading the race all of the way despite the most garish news coverage I have ever seen or heard against any candidate in any US Presidential election. Where is the civility of debate and statesmanship in the media? Going, going, gone . . . we thought she would never leave!!! Right!
Where were the historic commentaries about Hillary being the first American woman to even be allowed to run in a Presidential nomination campaign? When Bill Clinton was president all you heard was how he would never have gotten the position without Hllary's influence. Now, the Press insists Hillary would not have even been allowed in the race if her husband hadn't been President. But, of course someone had to come up with a race race where a woman was running for the position of the US Presidency. This has been going on for well over a century.
If the votes in Michigan and Florida would have favored Obama or McCain's nomination the ACLU would be on the case in a minute making sure they got every vote counted. Don't pamper the women candidates with favors . . . You can bet that Andrew Romano and numerous other reporters would be screaming foul play against Hillary Clinton supporters.
I hate to see the youth of this nation mislead in a scam election using race to further sexist jabs against the best candidate for the job of President of the United States, today. When the election began I was concerned about the potential lack of viable candidates. I did not know if Hillary Clinton would stand the test to make it to the nomination. But, I should have known better with all she has been through with the American public.
Hillary Clinton has more than surpassed my expectations by running an admirable campaign in the face of EXTREMELY PREJUDICIAL and harassing press.
I did not ever say she was perfect, but certainly, I have never seen one male politician that is perfect either. Leaders are human beings --and as far as I am concerned, Hillary is a saint for women in the way she has continued to take false jabs and blow after blow from the press while being denied her true place as leader in this race to the Democratic nomination. All we have heard from the press since the race began is:
"Hillary's behind." "How long is she going to put us through this?" "Etc!"
The false headlines day after day add up to extreme damages and a hoax for all Americans. It is a national sham.
The Democratic nomination race has been a sham led by the Press. What is the press going to do about it? Maybe it is time they are charged for damages to encourage more honest reporting while letting the public think for themselves for a change.
The wonder of Hillary Clinton is that she is human and yet so professional and dedicated. She is someone that will demand a balanced playing field despite financial imbalances and ongoing demands to leave the race. As soon as the waters get rough Barack Obama will run for the cover of stolen votes furthering a fraudulent election lead for months like he hid behind a break on a $million home. Hey, whatever he can get, right! Is this the change we are heading for in America?
It is not a racial issue, oil cartels are playing the ethnic cleansing card all over the world to destroy cultures and takeover oil rich lands. It appears the Press is entertaining their jest for a racial war in this years Presidential election.
I hope Obama comes back and really wins in 2012 if he is the person for the job. One cannot imagine what prejudice is until they have been a middle class women in America the past twenty years promoting building-integrated photovoltaic [BI-PV] solar electricity. Solar is just not affordable ---give it up --will ya? While children lives are permanently altered by coal-fired power plants with more over one hundred more proposed or being built despite the imact of global warming.
This nation needs a new agenda of accountable leadership not mud-slinging partisan recreation ongoing in the press between elections. Opinionated commentary is good, but let's make it a debate with at least some hint of honesty about it.
Every reporter whose article has fraudulently positioned Barack Hussein Obama ahead in the Presidential nomination race in 2008 should be forced to recount their story where not one of the stories is a true depiction of the election until the voters in Florida and Michigan are counted. It was just oversight . . . where US Presidential elections are no big deal?
Especially where the rights of a woman candidate is involved???
Yes, those votes will make a real difference and everyone knows that. In fact, they have already been used to falsely boost Obama when Hillary Clinton actually started ahead in this race and has remained there despite the press and their ongoing fraudulent claims that she is just hanging on and needs to stop. Why don't they STOP filling the public minds with their fraudulent misrepresentations?
Enough of the badgering false reports by press. Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination and would have won it with far more votes had the press once honestly represented the status of the candidates in this race. How many of us would guess that the bad press severely effected thousands of votes across the nation. Press coyly responds . . . oh gee I didn't know anyone reads the newspaper or watches the news . . . in the USA.
We need to get serious here --woman, too!
The 30,000 SF BI-PV Solar Roof at Georgetown University in Washington, DC is called Pretty Polly in the energy industry. It is a beautiful polycrystalline silicon semiconductor.
Like many women in the world, it does its job generating $60,000 of demand-site fuel-free non-polluting solar electricity in the nation's capital since 1984 with no recognition, appreciation and little complaint. I am one of the few who have taken significant efforts to get this building before the American public and decision-makers.
Children are my number one concern. There is no need to continue to risk the health and safety of our nation's children. Coal mercury toxins cause fetal damage, mental retardation, ADD, and autism. Coal is a male thing . . . well guys, coal toxins affect the brain and nervous system of boys and girls!
To document my ceaseless efforts, I wrote a book called "ElectriCity BEYOND THE CURVE OF DEREGULATION". www.geocities.com/EthosOfCommerce It did not sell 200,000 books the day it was released like Hillary Clinton's book did, but it is making a quiet albeit slow impact. My second book is scheduled for release this summer "A CONVENIENT TRUTH BI-PV Solar Architecture to Protect Earth's 21 MILES OF PARADISE".
We need a compassionate and responsible woman in the US Presidency, today. Hillary Clinton is not going to get out of the job that easily.
You lost the nomination, Obama ---get out of the race! NOW!
Give it up until next election. Now how does that feel, not once did the Press ask the public when Obama was going to give up because he had a fraudulent lead all the way. Don't you think you are making a fool of yourself Mr. Obama as well as the US? Just didn't know how to respond --what would all of your supporters say?

We want to see an article about what it is like to be a woman in the USA!

THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION RACE IS NOT OVER YET ---THE PRESS HAS BEEN PUSHING HILLARY CLINTON OUT OF THE RACE SINCE IT BEGAN MISREPRESENTING THE ENTIRE STATUS OF THE ELECTION! WHY DON'T THEY TAKE A WALK AND RETHINK THEIR STRATEGY AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND THE WORLD, TODAY!

Posted by: Eileen M. Smith, M.Arch. | May 11, 2008 5:47 AM | Report abuse

If only Barack Obama (BO)was born nine months after the death of JFK, my commentary would have been to make belief that BO is JFK reincarnate. I can't delve into the bear comparison because I want to cut my point short . Unlike the fact that McCain is a Bush continuum, BO is enemy free from the north pole to the south pole and from the far east to the deep west. His concept of CHANGE is all that is needed for America to convert her enemies into friends, forming allies from evil and uniting all fronts that makes this nation the greatest in our information age. BO is the symbol of a clean slate for the USA. The world has gone through CHANGES from the atomic bomb age to the nuclear age and now we are in the age of information superhighway. BO has emerged as the messiah of CHANGE be descended from two great worlds of Africa and Asia to unify the world on the stage platform of the USA. His message of CHANGE stems from the fact that America is far ahead of the rest of the world in terms of information technology. BOs CHANGE for a better USA is based on the foundation of trust for his diplomacy, security for his sincerity, prosperity for his fairness and world peace for his beliefs. America will regain his world dominance based on her respect for human right, her confidence in her sincerity, her dignity for diplomacy, her prosperity for her initiative and love of peace spreading all our planet earth. Nothing in the world is certain except CHANGE and America is due for a CHANGE so BO is not asking for much but YES WE CAN.

Posted by: Abubakarr Sesay | May 11, 2008 5:21 AM | Report abuse

If only Barack Obama (BO)was born nine months after the death of JFK, my commentary would have been to make belief that BO is JFK reincarnate. I can't delve into the bear comparison because I want to cut my point short . Unlike the fact that McCain is a Bush continuum, BO is enemy free from the north pole to the south pole and from the far east to the deep west. His concept of CHANGE is all that is needed for America to convert her enemies into friends, forming allies from evil and uniting all fronts that makes this nation the greatest in our information age. BO is the symbol of a clean slate for the USA. The world has gone through CHANGES from the atomic bomb age to the nuclear age and now we are in the age of information superhighway. BO has emerged as the messiah of CHANGE be descended from two great worlds of Africa and Asia to unify the world on the stage platform of the USA. His message of CHANGE stems from the fact that America is far ahead of the rest of the world in terms of information technology. BOs CHANGE for a better USA is based on the foundation of trust for his diplomacy, security for his sincerity, prosperity for his fairness and world peace for his beliefs. America will regain his world dominance based on her respect for human right, her confidence in her sincerity, her dignity for diplomacy, her prosperity for her initiative and love of peace spreading all our planet earth. Nothing in the world is certain except CHANGE and America is due for a CHANGE so BO is not asking for much but YES WE CAN.

Posted by: Abubakarr Sesay | May 11, 2008 5:12 AM | Report abuse

WaPo-Please, TELL US;

Who's SERVERS you got Burned with?

Spare the rest of us from making the same mistake!

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 3:55 AM | Report abuse

crat3-LOL! :-D

You, have it easy!

It is WHAT Billary DID in the Executive Seat, that will keep them out of it! ;~)

Then, Don't blame the Fact I mentioned Barack Hussein's middle name as an excuse for supporting someone, BUT, not being able to list a single accomplishment, or Pertinent Qualification for the Job in Question.

That, is WEAK! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 3:49 AM | Report abuse

crat3-LOL! :-D

You, have it easy!

It is WHAT Billary DID in the Executive Seat, that will keep them out of it! ;~)

Then, Don't blame the Fact I mentioned Barack Hussein's middle name as an excuse for supporting someone, BUT, not being able to list a single accomplishment, or Pertinent Qualification for the Job in Question.

That, is WEAK! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 3:42 AM | Report abuse

We need a respectable president. Obama is the only respectable choice left. Easy one. Unless you really love war and hate your grandkids, in which case you'll want to vote for McCain and the 100 years war, part deux.

To Hilary supporters that would vote for McCain over Obama...get ahold of yourselves! Your values mean so little to you that you'd so easily throw them out the window? Or is this just an emotional popularity contest to you, and you'd vote against someone (and your own interests) just because they beat your candidate? It can't be because of experience. Why would you want a guy who's philosophy of government is totally different than your own, just because you think he's more experienced. So he can even more effectively move the country away from your own politics? Is it because Obama's black? Is it because his name isn't David Smith and you're afraid he's on somebody else's side?

Posted by: superDGG | May 11, 2008 3:41 AM | Report abuse

crat3-LOL! :-D

You, have it easy!

It is WHAT Billary DID in the Executive Seat, that will keep them out of it! ;~)

Then, Don't blame the Fact I mentioned Barack Hussein's middle name as an excuse for supporting someone, BUT, not being able to list a single accomplishment, or Pertinent Qualification for the Job in Question.

That, is WEAK! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 3:41 AM | Report abuse

Nothing really super-duper about Obama passing Sen. Clinton in superdelegate count. In subverting and repudiating the Democratic nomination process, they are taking the Democratic Party down the path of a train wreck in November, when Obama will crash and burn if he swipes the nomination from Sen. Clinton. Hillary Clinton supporters will angrily vote McCain, and it will be four more years of Bush under McCain.

The Democratic presidential nomination process is still in progress. Obama does not have the requisite number of delegates for the nomination; he has no presumptive lock on the nomination. All remaining states must vote and the superdelegates must select the best qualified presidential candidate using their indepedent judgment. "Delegate math" has no relevance to the function of the superdelegates. Sen. Clinton is the best qualified presidential candidate and she must continue her campaign for the future of America.

Qualifications must be the unyielding principle, similar to the rule of law, for the presidential nomination. Obama's skin color and fear of alienating the black vote or Sharpton's blackmail threat of "massive demonstrations" cannot trump the unyielding principle of qualifications.

All rational Democrats should support Sen. Clinton by contributing frequently at HillaryClinton.com.

"OBAMA BACKERS MAKE THEIR THREAT" - Executive Intelligence Review - "Those who are attempting to shut down the Clinton campaign and control this Presidential election have no allegiance to (the) Democratic Party, or to the United States."

http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2008/3520threat_to_clinton.html

Posted by: crat3 | May 11, 2008 3:21 AM | Report abuse

Nothing really super-duper about Obama passing Sen. Clinton in superdelegate count. In subverting and repudiating the Democratic nomination process, they are taking the Democratic Party down the path of a train wreck in November, when Obama will crash and burn if he swipes the nomination from Sen. Clinton. Hillary Clinton supporters will angrily vote McCain, and it will be four more years of Bush under McCain.

The Democratic presidential nomination process is still in progress. Obama does not have the requisite number of delegates for the nomination; he has no presumptive lock on the nomination. All remaining states must vote and the superdelegates must select the best qualified presidential candidate using their indepedent judgment. "Delegate math" has no relevance to the function of the superdelegates. Sen. Clinton is the best qualified presidential candidate and she must continue her campaign for the future of America.

Qualifications must be the unyielding principle, similar to the rule of law, for the presidential nomination. Obama's skin color and fear of alienating the black vote or Sharpton's blackmail threat of "massive demonstrations" cannot trump the unyielding principle of qualifications.

All rational Democrats should support Sen. Clinton by contributing frequently at HillaryClinton.com.

"OBAMA BACKERS MAKE THEIR THREAT" - Executive Intelligence Review - "Those who are attempting to shut down the Clinton campaign and control this Presidential election have no allegiance to (the) Democratic Party, or to the United States."

http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2008/3520threat_to_clinton.html

Posted by: crat3 | May 11, 2008 3:21 AM | Report abuse

RAT-The:

Your use of Obama's middle name shows what your real issue is, and makes discussing with you any of the issues you mentioned a total waste of time. Go hate something.

Posted by: arollsqr | May 11, 2008 3:21 AM | Report abuse

Nothing really super-duper about Obama passing Sen. Clinton in superdelegate count. In subverting and repudiating the Democratic nomination process, they are taking the Democratic Party down the path of a train wreck in November, when Obama will crash and burn if he swipes the nomination from Sen. Clinton. Hillary Clinton supporters will angrily vote McCain, and it will be four more years of Bush under McCain.

The Democratic presidential nomination process is still in progress. Obama does not have the requisite number of delegates for the nomination; he has no presumptive lock on the nomination. All remaining states must vote and the superdelegates must select the best qualified presidential candidate using their indepedent judgment. "Delegate math" has no relevance to the function of the superdelegates. Sen. Clinton is the best qualified presidential candidate and she must continue her campaign for the future of America.

Qualifications must be the unyielding principle, similar to the rule of law, for the presidential nomination. Obama's skin color and fear of alienating the black vote or Sharpton's blackmail threat of "massive demonstrations" cannot trump the unyielding principle of qualifications.

All rational Democrats should support Sen. Clinton by contributing frequently at HillaryClinton.com.

"OBAMA BACKERS MAKE THEIR THREAT" - Executive Intelligence Review - "Those who are attempting to shut down the Clinton campaign and control this Presidential election have no allegiance to (the) Democratic Party, or to the United States."

http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2008/3520threat_to_clinton.html

Posted by: crat3 | May 11, 2008 3:21 AM | Report abuse

?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 11, 2008 3:00 AM | Report abuse

eSPO- I Despise Juan McAmnesty, BUT, I can easily qualify HIM for the Executive Job.

The EXECUTIVE POSITION. Commander in Chief, Business, Economics, Foreign Trade/Relations...

Mitt Romney Slams Him into the ground with HIS Qualifications.

WHAT? Has Barack Hussein Obama DONE, that Qualifies him for ANYTHING other than a LEGISLATIVE, or Judicial Role?

DONE, not Mouthed off "Empty Rhetoric about"!

Open question to ALL Obasamabots!

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 2:38 AM | Report abuse

The party is over Hillary! Please turn out the lights!

Posted by: john | May 11, 2008 2:29 AM | Report abuse

Here's a question for all of the Hillary supporters:

Have you ever stopped to ask yourselves why the Republicans are spending so much time and energy attacking Obama, and little or no time or energy on Hillary? Do you think that just possibly it's because they know that if Barack wins the nomination they won't have a chance in Tartarus of beating him?

Clinton has so much baggage--arrogance, lack of imagination, padded resume, lies, poor judgement, nasty campaign tactics--that she'll get her tail completely whipped come November. So keep her safe and convince her that she's a scrapper and a fighter and unbeatable. Then the day after the election she'll be curled up in a corner somewhere wondering what happened to all those folks she just "knew" were going to turn out to support her.

I support Obama because of his integrity, his character, his dignity. I support him because he's trying to put "United" back in the "United States of America". Clinton? Sorry folks but I don't want four years of someone whose character shows her to be little more than a Bush clone.

Posted by: rleroygordon | May 11, 2008 2:25 AM | Report abuse

Okay. Obama finished law school and went to work for a community improvement nonprofit on the south side of Chicago. I have yet to hear him or his campaign talk about anything he accomplished while he was working there. What I have heard is that he met the rev. wackadoodle there and began attending his church.

Okay, he then ran for the state senate in IL. He was able to get every opponent's name removed from the ballot due to some technical error he found for each of their candidate registration papers, and he was able to run unchallenged so he became a state senator.

While in the IL senate, he accomplished nothing. When it came to voting, 80% of the time he voted "present" to avoid the issue. The rest of the time, he often voted "yes" when he meant to vote "no" because he didn't understand the legislation that was being voted on. There are no accomplishments for him or his campaign to brag about from his time in the IL senate.

He then gets to Washington D.C. He gets assigned to a committee and never calls a single meeting. Again, there are no accomplishments for him or his campaign to brag about. He simply begins planning for his presidential campaign.

He starts campaigning and gives some inspirational speeches, but then we learn that his speeches are plagiarized. For a long time he doesn't take questions at his rallies because he lacks sufficient knowledge of the issues. All he can do is talk endlessly of all the things that are wrong with our country. He is not good at debating, and when he has to speak impromptu he doesn't do well.

Now I just don't see what qualifies him to be president of our great nation. I question his patriotism when he sits in wackadoodle's church for 20 years listening to hate speech against America and white Americans and our government. I question his judgment when he picks associates like Rezko to advance his own purposes. I am offended by his wife's comments and do not want her as the first lady of our nation.

From where I sit, all I see is a man who has shown a singular interest in advancing his own wealth and power, and nothing to qualify him for the office of president of the U.S.

When Hillary finished law school, she worked her heart out to get educational benefits for special needs kids, and she was successful.

When Bill Clinton became president, she immediately tried to get universal health coverage for all Americans. Yes, she failed, but she learned a lot and would be able to use what she learned and be successful in the future.

After 9-11, she got the federal government to give one million dollars to each and every family of each and every victim who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks.

When Dubya's EPA people said there would be no long term effects from the air in the World Trade Center area, Hillary fought for and was successful in getting federal money set aside for future needs and long-term care for the firefighters and police and medical rescue teams who went into ground zero for months, removing debris and bringing out the remains.

Hillary has a deep love for and loyalty to America. She has laid out strategies and carefully thought out plans to get America back on the right track. She cares about all Americans.

If she is not the nominee in November, I will write her name in on my ballot. If I am not allowed to do that, I will vote for McCain, and wait for Hillary to run in 2012.

Posted by: jojo | May 11, 2008 2:20 AM | Report abuse

"Barack Obama was "east of the mountains" in central Oregon and far from Washington today..."

Actually, he was quite close to the much larger Washington. Closer than he has been to in quite a while

Posted by: Mark Reynold | May 11, 2008 2:09 AM | Report abuse

It is time for unity in the Democratic party. The media and others need to stop labeling people.

My mother grew-up in a very poor farming household. She graduated at 16 from a class of 7 people. She never had any more formal education; however, she was an extremely intelligent woman.

She could spell better than either of her two college educated children, including the one with a PhD. My mother was an avid reader and self-educated herself about the world.

It is time to think about the issues. Do we want to continue with the last eight years of the Republicans supporting big business and an unjust war that had each of us are now paying for by higher prices.

The Republicans removed regulations over the banking and oil/gas traders that resulted in the sub-prime mortgage mess that is causing people to lose their home will the bank CEOs are walking away with millions.

Do you want the option of abortion removed by McCain when he could possibly appoint 6 Supreme Court Judges. Several of the judges are in their 80s. The Supreme Court is ruling for big business.

Posted by: Jason | May 11, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

Keep in mind that the "Karl Rove tactic of the day" is for Republicans to pretend to be disgruntled Democrats that threaten to go over to the dark side if they don't get their way. Real Democrats would never vote for McCain just to spite the DNC after 8 years of W. The worst Dem candidate is better than any GOP candidate. Why? Supreme Court nominations, PURGING the White House of neocons, and an almost identical policy platform between Hillary and Obama.

Posted by: Mark | May 11, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

Hillary Gunning for VP Spot

One campaign insider says that Hillary at this point is actually resigned to not getting the nomination, and that the reason she has been staying in and pressing on is to prove her indispensability to the ticket for the VP nod. The reasoning goes that by having split the democratic voters-- and also not incidentally activating significant numbers if them to get involved, to make a choice, and to vote--she has proven her indispensability to winning back the White House for the Democrats.She has exposed Obama's polling weaknesses. Either he can cede the blue collar and conservative Democrats to McCain, or he can pick up Hillary and pick up those voters too.
Further, it is interesting that McCain, smelling blood in the water, has started to go after the blue-collar Clinton Democrats. Because not only can Hillary deliver a huge percentage of those voters back to the Obama and the Democratic ticket. Hillary's presence on the Obama ticket additionally has the ability to cut into McCain's support among the moderates and independents who see her and McCain as good on security and defense issues, while they feel Obama is not. This could have been the Clintons' stragey in aligning her more with McCain on certain issues all along. The takeaway here is, with Hillary and Obama, you get Obama and McCain (and Hillary). If people had begun seeing Hillary and McCain as interchangeable during primaries--but just with different parties, then it could turn out that McCain has a tough time down the road diferentiating himself, when for so long now, in order to deliver blows to Obama, both Hillary and he have been saying how similary they are to one another.
She can play the bad cop to his good cop, just as McCain gets to play good cop, while the RNC and other surrogates can play bad cop, while he goes on disavowing them.In the end the brilliance of the Clintons' political thinking will vindicate what has so far been considered to be divisive, and counterproductive Democratic goals.

Posted by: TrueBlog.Org | May 11, 2008 1:58 AM | Report abuse

Eleana,
Have you lost your mind? If Hillary were to pull something like what you're asking, she would ruin the Clinton name forever. Not to mention that it would never work, because all of the numbers are simply not behind her. If you look at Hillary's plans, none of them are "screw up national comitee" or "make sure republicans win". I think that you need to just take it down a bit, and realize that Obama is a better candidate, because he is not under thumb of the World Bank, like Bill and Hillary are (hence why they have over 100 million dollars at their disposal). If Barack is making more money than her, super delegates are switching to his side, and he's getting money from us, while holding the popular vote, why can't you try to help?

Posted by: Craig | May 11, 2008 1:58 AM | Report abuse

"But on this day, the intersection of Highway 480 and German Street, where they stood, divided Shepherdstown into two factions. College kids from Shepherd University approached from the north, angry that Clinton has remained in a race she appears destined to lose. Truck drivers and farmers approached from the south, their support for Clinton fortified by her perseverance.

The two groups met at the intersection in a cacophony of honking horns and shouting that echoed across this town of about 1,000 near the Maryland border".

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/05/10/ST2008051002646.html?hpid=topnews

And some people are saying Hillary staying in the race is unifying the party. They must have been drinking the same boose that Hillary has been drinking - I have seen many pictures of her on numerous campaign stops where she is seen with a glass of alcohol in her hand.

Posted by: David | May 11, 2008 1:56 AM | Report abuse

McCain will be the death of America and the start of WWIII. imagine bush, but with temper problems.

I think everyone should read the quote from the Hamas leader, who said Obama would be the best president because he would change america to lead not with domination and arrogance, like the republicans have.

Isn't that what we want? an america who can deal with its own problems first but still leads the world, by example, not by force?

Posted by: aj | May 11, 2008 1:41 AM | Report abuse

Eleana,

I'm neither a simple minded superdelegate or a human cub (age 18-29). I am quite a thinking adult, I have spent 11+ years and lots of money on my education. Hillary cannot win. She will not win the popular vote, the pledged delegate count, or the superdelegate count.

She cannot win the Democratic primary, how would she possibly win a third party bid? There is simply no way such a third party bid would be successful.

If John McCain is elected, you will find a new president content to be Bush's 3rd term. Continued presence in Iraq, conservative judges, no health care reform, tax breaks for the rich, pro-corporate policies.

If you are truly a supporter of HRC's positions and ideals, you will support Obama as the nominee. Otherwise, you are will waste your write in vote.

I suspect that most who would vote this way harbor conscious or unconscious concerns over Obama's race.

Posted by: Scott | May 11, 2008 1:35 AM | Report abuse

Ok, fine, let me give you all a clue. You people that say things like "empty suit", "kool aid" ,"Barack HUSSEIN Obama", "Obama is a Muslim", "he don`t wear a flag pin so he is not patriotic", etc, ad nauseum, ad infinitum, blah , blah blah, are basically in for a harsh reality. Their narrow mindedness and verbal regurgitations totally void their opinions. I mean, C`mon, can`t any of you simpletons be more original ? You must be one of "those people" those uneducated people that we are told won`t ever vote for Obama. Thank the good Lord you are the new minority ! You can`t bag on his policies, you can`t bag on his accomplishments, you can`t bag on him at all, so you result to sophomoric,redundant,and immaterial criticism. Obama will treat John McCain with the respect he deserves and will soundly defeat him for the Presidency of this country. There are millions of forward thinking Americans of all races, both genders and all faiths that can accept the fact that diversity is a blessing. We will determine the results of this contest.Not you ! We will illustrate that the United States of America and its ideals are personified in Barack Obama. While you cling to your old prejudice and insecurity the world will make progress and the United States will live up to its original mant

Posted by: eSPO | May 11, 2008 1:34 AM | Report abuse

Zip pe dee doo da Zip pe dee yay My o my what a wonderful day.

Super Delegates 274 - 271 Obama + 3
Pledged Delegates 1591 - 1426 Obama + 165
Popular Vote 49.5 - 47.3 Obama +2.2
Popular Vote w/FL 48.7 - 47.4 Obama +1.3
States Won 30 - 15 Obama +15
Money Raised(mil) 240-189 Obama +50
Campaign Debt .6 - $25 mil Clinton +24

Let's see how should we determine who's more electable here. Ooh this is a hard one! The math is sooo close.

Posted by: UncleRemus | May 11, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

God Save America! The only reason that Obama and Hillary are fighting hard is that they know that becoming the President is easy once you become the "Democratic" nominee... Poor McCain - He was so good in 2000, but now he almost became another Bush just because he is a Republican now?

When will American Politicans learn that they represent the American People first and not the party? Obama, Hillary and McCain, I don't mind any one of you winning. But when you, first work for a better world and make sure that the World knows that America is not a war-spreading and Islamic-hater nation, but a world leader...

Obama just gives speeches, Clinton still is "hoping" and McCain is making merry... God Save America!!!1

Posted by: Varun Reddy Sevva | May 11, 2008 1:27 AM | Report abuse

Look!

Up There!

It's a Bird-No, a Plane...

No! It's

An "Empty Suit" with Super Delegates around it! And they are all Forming A "Super Circle J#@K"!!!

Look-Out! They are Flying this Wayyyy! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 1:26 AM | Report abuse

America, America, God shed his grace on thee.

Then why are we letting an anti-American, unpatriotic, charlatan who stated from his own lips before speaking to a packed crowd in North Carolina, "Watch me wow these white folks" be our nominee?

Obama will lose in November and all because we, America allowed a few spoken words to woo the White House away from us.

I suppose under God's guidance, since I lived through the Bush years, I will survive this fool's one four year term unscathed if America allows this fraud into the White House.

70% of we Democrats will not vote for Obama; however, since Michigan and Florida do not count I suppose our voices do not either.

God Bless America.

Posted by: Informed Democrat | May 11, 2008 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Poor John McCain. He doesn't have an ice cubes chance in hell of being the next president but he's got to spend the next 5 campaigning anyway.

Posted by: Lilly1 | May 11, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

McCain, looking for any little thing Senator Obama says or question answered. They must be following him like a shadow. Ready to label Obama anything but who he really is. Another argument Clinton had fell. When is she going to see and hear. I'm sure she can feel it has slipped away months or last Tuesday Wednesday morning by the 2 point win and big loss in North Carolina. It's sad to see and hear her but, it gets to a point it turns me off.

Posted by: QuietStormX | May 11, 2008 1:10 AM | Report abuse

Hardworking white Americans who haven't finished college...yet(or maybe even high school). Lady, I worked my ass off to get through college to make something of myself while those little smart-alecs laughed at me and told me they weren't gonna waste their time and money going to college when they could get a job now. Lady, pay your own campaign debts or get your rednecks little buddies to pony up. maybe you should start hanging around with a better class of voters or stop ordering $95,000 of party platters in a small state like Iowa. Maybe if you are going to idolize the Old Milwaukee crowd you should have Old Milwaukee tastes instead of champagne tastes.

Posted by: majorteddy | May 11, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse


What is really sad is that the Democratic party may implode due to uneducated and emotional voters.

Is it about the party or is it only about your candidate of choice?

Interesting.

You better beleive the majority of Republicans will be voting for McCain, even if they don't like him.

that's called party loyalty.

That is where the Dems are vulnerable.


Posted by: Vance McDaniel | May 10, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Give me a break. Hillary right now is trying to shake down Obama to pay off her debts as she continues her phony campaign just to fund raise.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 10, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA VULCAN MIND MELD ONLY WORKS On Simple-Minded Superdelegates and Human Cubs ages 18-29(earth years). Kool-Aid is needed to convince thinking adults that Obama is more qualified than Hillary to be the next President.

Six primaries to go vote and recognize Hillary for her strengths, not her gender or race. Remember, it is not too late, despite what the pundits, etc. are saying. Let's save America the land that we love not, necessarily the Democratic Party. If Hillary doesn't get the nomination please either encourage her to start a new party (Independent or Nader backed)or if she must remain loyal to the Democrat Party that has thumped her, WRITE-IN-HER NAME ON THE BALLOT. She may very well win if we all do just do that. Also, as soon as I vote in the KY primary on May 20th, I'm going to go directly and change from a life-long Democrat (55) to Independent. I have had it with our Party. Rise, Hillary, Rise and stay in to the end because Obama will be exposed for the real "empty and dangerous suit" he is. Keep the faith Hillary supporters. We can still do this and save America the land we love, not the Democratic Party.


Posted by: eleana | May 10, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Superdelegate:
"Our nation faces a daunting number of critical challenges: reasserting America's leadership in the world, meeting our needs for energy independence, addressing global warming, making healthcare accessible and affordable, positioning our economy to effectively compete globally, and extricating ourselves from the war in Iraq, to name a few.I strongly believe Obama is best positioned to lead the nation in that new direction.Barack Obama for president"

OBAMA VULCAN MIND MELD ONLY WORKS On Simple-Minded Superdelegates and Human Cubs ages 18-29(earth years). Kool-Aid is needed to convince thinking adults that Obama is more qualified than Hillary to be the next President.

Six primaries to go vote and recognize Hillary for her strengths, not her gender or race. Remember, it is not too late, despite what the pundits, etc. are saying. Let's save America the land that we love not, necessarily the Democratic Party. If Hillary doesn't get the nomination please either encourage her to start a new party (Independent or Nader backed)or if she must remain loyal to the Democrat Party that has thumped her, WRITE-IN-HER NAME ON THE BALLOT. She may very well win if we all do just do that. Also, as soon as I vote in the KY primary on May 20th, I'm going to go directly and change from a life-long Democrat (55) to Independent. I have had it with our Party. Rise, Hillary, Rise and stay in to the end because Obama will be exposed for the real "empty and dangerous suit" he is. Keep the faith Hillary supporters. We can still do this and save America the land we love, not the Democratic Party.


Posted by: eleana | May 10, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

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