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Democratic Party Superdelegates

D.C.'s Democratic Party holds it local convention today at the District of Columbia and organizers say more than 500 participants are expected to attend. The party has only four remaining uncommitted superdelegates, including well-known party activist and former Al Gore campaign director Donna Brazile. In the Washington metro area, those uncommitted delegates are finding themselves the focus of a great deal of attention from presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. But it's not just the candidates who are lobbying. Area residents are giving uncommitted delegates an earful.

By Marcia Davis  |  May 3, 2008; 8:45 AM ET
Categories:  2008 Presidential Race  
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Todays Kentucky Derby a harbinger of the democratic race. Big Brown (Obama) won going away and the only filly in the race Eight Bells (Clinton) came in second and then broke both ankles and had to be put down. Maybe all us democrats should put Hillary out of her misery now!

Go Obama Go

Posted by: Susan Douglas | May 3, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

BEN SMITH OF POLITICO.COM REPORTING ...

Charlotte Observer backs Obama


North Carolina's biggest paper backs Obama for his potential to restore decency to politics, and for a list of reasons it doesn't like Hillary:

[W]e're troubled by, to cite a few examples, these aspects of her presidential campaign:

• Many of her supporters seem intent on depicting Sen. Obama as the Jesse Jackson of 2008, a leader who appeals to an ethnic minority but not to the broader electorate needed to win.

• She sometimes exaggerates her influence and experiences, as when she claimed she "helped to bring peace to Northern Ireland" and said she ducked under sniper fire in Bosnia.

• Florida and Michigan were stripped of national convention delegates after breaking party rules by scheduling their primaries too early. The candidates didn't campaign in them. Yet after Sen. Clinton did well in those states, she pushed to change the rules and count the votes. That's a cynical, self-serving effort to corrupt the selection process.

• Her tendency to tell voters what they want to hear is disturbing. Her proposal to suspend the federal tax on gasoline this summer is campaign gimmickry, not leadership. Her assertion that she was a critic of NAFTA from the beginning is simply unbelievable. The record shows she was an ardent advocate of the trade deal.


Posted by: joseph | May 4, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

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