Clinton Pleads for Party Unity, Vows Support for Obama

By Chris Cillizza
washingtonpost.com Staff Writer

DENVER - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a stirring call for party unity in her speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention, offering unequivocal support for Barack Obama and insisting that she and her supporters had fought too long to let petty divisions cost the party the White House.

"Whether you voted for me, or voted for Barack, the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose," Clinton said. "We are on the same team, and none of us can sit on the sidelines."

Clinton, who was introduced by her daughter, Chelsea, declared that the party must do nothing to enhance the prospects for the Republicans this fall. "No way. No how. No McCain," she said in one of her bigger applause lines of the night,

Clinton's speech offered the sort of unequivocal support of Obama that the Illinois senator's campaign was hoping for. But it remains decidedly unclear as to whether the speech will change the hearts and minds of her most ardent supporters. Clinton's speech is rightly regarded as one of the critical moments of this convention, a time when a defeated foe acknowledges the victor and urges her backers to do the same.

Operatives aligned with both campaigns had talked of Clinton's speech -- and the convention more broadly -- as a moment of catharsis for the party when past grievances were put behind them and they moved forward united. What's clear in the immediate aftermath of the speech is that Clinton did all that she could to deliver her supporters to Obama.

Clinton repeatedly cast herself and Obama as conduits for the hopes and aspirations of the millions who turned out to vote in the primary season, andshe offered a subtle rebuke to those who backed her but refuse to stand behind the Illinois senator. "I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me [or] were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?"

Clinton also delivered a sharp critique of the policies of Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, rejecting attempts by the Arizona Republican to divide and conquer her supporters.

"[McCain] has served our country with honor and courage," Clinton said of the decorated Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war. "But we don't need four more years....of the last eight years."

Clinton went on to castigate McCain's positions on health care, the economy and the war in Iraq as a carbon copy of the policies advocated by President Bush. "With an agenda like that, it make sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities," said Clinton. "Because these days they're awfully hard to tell apart.

Clinton's appeal for unity came amid continued complaints from some of her supporters that threatened to distract from the overall message of the convention. Her husband - former President Bill Clinton, who attended tonight's speech - as well as other leading surrogates for the New York senator offered criticism of Obama's campaign style and his handling of attacks from McCain forces.

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell earlier today unfavorably compared Obama to former Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson, who ran - and lost - twice for the presidency. "He's not exactly the easiest guy in the world to identify with," said Rendell of the Illinois senator.

Those comments -- coupled with confusion over whether the convention would hold a public roll call vote formally nominating Clinton tomorrow night -- lent an air of unease to today's proceedings, just when the party was hoping to generate a wave of publicity with four days of convention festivities.

Like Clinton, keynote speaker Mark Warner, the former governor of Virginia, used his speech to tie McCain to the policies of the Bush Administration.

Warner cast McCain as "more of the same" when it comes to the war in Iraq, the economy and a soaring deficit. While Warner clearly threw some red meat to the Democrats assembled at the Pepsi Center, the bulk of his speech focused on Obama's ability to lead the country into the growing global marketplace of ideas and commerce.

"We need a president who understands the world today, the future we seek, and the change we need," said Warner. "We need Barack Obama as the next president of the United States."

Warner also detailed his own accomplishments during his term in Virginia, and advocated a bipartisan approach to legislation that he said Obama typifies. "We need leaders who will appeal to us not as Republican or Democrats but first and foremost as Americans," he said.

Earlier in the night, a series of prominent elected officials threw the assembled delegates more red meat.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius hammered the Arizona Senator's inability to remember the number of homes he owns; "I'm sure you remember a girl from Kanas who said there's no place like home," she said. "Well, in John McCain's version there's no place like home. And a home. And home. And home."

Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel, known in political circles as "Rahmbo" for his confrontational style, took on McCain over the nation's economic health. "When it comes to the economy, when it comes to job creation, when it comes to health care reform, or when it comes to deficit reduction, there are three words that describe the Bush-McCain record: Mission not accomplished," said Emanuel.

While Democrats hit McCain, the Arizona Senator responded in kind. During a speech today to the American Legion in Phoenix, McCain accused Obama of failing to stand up against criticism of America elsewhere in the world and ridiculed his rival's words during a speech in Berlin last month, in which Obama said "the world stands as one" as it looks to the future.

"The Cold War ended not because the world stood 'as one,' but because the great democracies came together, bound together by sustained and decisive American leadership," McCain said.

The McCain campaign also launched a new ad designed to foment the idea that Obama is not ready to lead - using the words of Clinton from the protracted Democratic primary.

"I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House," Clinton says in commercial. "And Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002." A narrator in the McCain ad continues: "Hillary's right. John McCain for president."

August 26, 2008; 11:40 PM ET
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Mark Warner, 2012

Posted by: Anonymous | August 26, 2008 10:13 PM

What a boring speaker with nothing to say!

Posted by: AWWNats | August 26, 2008 10:16 PM

Well, I'm an Obama enthusiast, and so far the Dem convention is looking to me like a calamity. Hardly a significant lick yet on what should be the most vulnerable set of politicians to hold office in memory. I'm really scratching my head about all this. What can these folks be thinking?

Posted by: Victor | August 26, 2008 10:18 PM

He played it safe and failed to attack Bush, Cheney or McCain. Wasted time all in the name of his senate race--afraid of offending Repub voters in Virginia. Wasted time.

Posted by: SoonerThought.blogspot.com | August 26, 2008 10:19 PM

Mark Warner was never an "exciting" politician. But he said enough.

John McCain is an anti-American traitor who keeps himself close with unpatriotic rogue figures like Charlie Black and Phil and Wendy Lee Gramm. And McCain uses his past military service to cover his anti-American activities. McCain's past military service is already a disgrace because he used it too many times to cover up his current anti-American activities.

McCain is a traitor and a national security threat who exploits ordinary Americans' patriotism for the political advantages and material greeds of the top 1% wealthiest people in our country. Osama bin Laden is anxious for McCain to win in November so he can announce his retirement because he believes that McCain, Charlie Black, and Phil and Wendy Lee Gramm will destroy America more than he can imagine.

Posted by: American Spirit | August 26, 2008 10:28 PM

I'm an Obamacrat too. Warner's speech sucked big time. His speech seemed to lack focus. Very good speeches I think by Ted Strickland of Ohio and Brian Schweitzer of Montana is very good, engaging, animated! He is getting in some decent licks on McCraniac.

Posted by: dft | August 26, 2008 10:28 PM

I'm an Obamacrat too. Warner's speech sucked big time. His speech seemed to lack focus. Very good speeches I think by Ted Strickland of Ohio and Brian Schweitzer of Montana is very good, engaging, animated! He is getting in some decent licks on McCraniac.

Posted by: dft | August 26, 2008 10:30 PM

I suspected all along that last night the Dems would play nice and tonight they would begin to remove McCain's nads, one at a time.

Posted by: Slim2 | August 26, 2008 10:31 PM

A great speech. This is why he will be our next Senator.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 26, 2008 10:32 PM

I suspected all along that last night the Dems would play nice and tonight they would begin to remove McCain's nads, one at a time.

Posted by: Slim2 | August 26, 2008 10:32 PM

I suspected all along that last night the Dems would play nice and tonight they would begin to remove McCain's nads, one at a time

Posted by: Slim2 | August 26, 2008 10:33 PM

Cillizza apparently admitted that he and his colleagues don't do a very good job of reporting on what the government does (on a panel at the DNC), why should we care about silly pieces like this. Cillizza insults our intellignece by failing to connect this silly gossip to anything important, why even patronize him.

Posted by: Rich | August 26, 2008 10:35 PM

What is the Democratic theme emerging from this convention? Anyone?

Posted by: Ed | August 26, 2008 10:37 PM

It was just designed to get him elected in Virginia. This was the keynote speaker? No guts, no fire, no conviction, just a wimpy plea for bipartisanship?

It was pathetic. Democrats need a someone with a spine to get up there and run down the list of Republican crimes, incompetence, graft, stupidity, and harm to America.

I guess Warner didn't notice the last eight years.

Posted by: LH | August 26, 2008 10:37 PM

This was the keynote speaker? ARE YOU KIDDING?

No fire, no guts, no conviction, no fight. Just a lot of BS to help him get elected in Virginia.

The Democrats need someone with a spine to get up there and run down the list of Republican crimes, graft, corruption, stupidity, and incompetence.

I guess that Warner didn't notice the last eight years.

Posted by: LH | August 26, 2008 10:40 PM

it's better to watch the CSPAN feed..it's almost like being at the convention...it doesn't have the commentary from any of the networks..

Posted by: dft | August 26, 2008 10:56 PM

Dear Liberals I’d like to thank you for “making” me into a McCain supporter after supporting Barack Obama for more then 4 months, in less then 20 minutes in the chat held during the live video feed one Chris Hopkins censored me because I had the audacity to state that Pelosi and Reid were cowards for NOT Impeaching Bush because omg not enough votes and saying it’s not about win or lose it’s about PRINCIPLES and CONVICTIONS. I then said Pelosi and Reid should NOT have given in to Bush for the continued financing of Iraq and was told by many they didn’t want to have republicans saying we don’t support the troops.

A bunch of GUTLESS wonders the whole lot of you are, and no wonder you’re party is in total shatters and you can’t even get out of a tie with McCain, you can’t allow desent or even look to your OWN complicity with what Bush has done to the country. Well I’d rather have McCain and drill in anwr, give tax cuts to the zero point for Corporations and screw Universal healthcare you can get it the same way the Illegal do, go to the emergency room and lie about your name address etc, etc.

After the treatment I received from the rabid liberals and Chris Hopkins because I felt Democrats in Congress should have at least TRIED, I will not vote for another wishy washy gutless Democrat again.

Thank you for making me into a McCain supporter and I am sure that Obama thanks you also.

Posted by: TheodoreRoosevelt | August 26, 2008 11:10 PM

HILLARY CLINTON 2012!

You can bet the house on that!

Posted by: Political Watchdog | August 26, 2008 11:13 PM

Last night Michelle Obama morphed into a Stepford Wife and tonight Hillary Clinton morphed into Hellen Reddy. What a joke these liberals are.

Posted by: DonKool | August 26, 2008 11:15 PM

Hillary Clinton didn't plead for anything. She defined the choice as she saw it.

And she proved, by the simple contrast of her intelligence, her awareness and her capability that Barak Obama is simply not up to the job the next president will be taking on.

It's to America's discredit that Hillary Clinton won't be this year's president. But it would be to our immense disadvantage to allow the ridiculously incompetent and unqualified Barak Obama anywhere near the White House.

Great job, Hillary. I admire and respect you and you will always have my vote. But Barak Obama never will.

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Posted by: HILLARY for OBAMA! | August 26, 2008 11:16 PM

This convention has more freaks than the bar room scene from Star Wars.

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:16 PM

Hillary campaigned on the theme that Obama was not ready to lead and she did not say anything tonight to change her position.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 26, 2008 11:17 PM

Yes!!!!! Finally someone stood up for gay rights. Yeah, Hillary. We Love You!!

Posted by: Stevesman | August 26, 2008 11:18 PM

WOW what a gracious, moving and amazing speech. HRC knocked it out.

Posted by: rgm | August 26, 2008 11:20 PM

So I would hope that all of the many millions of voters,who wanted the Do Nothing Gutless Democrats and Looney Toons
Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi to IMPEACH both
George W Bush and Draft Dodger Cheney will
remember that it was Nancy Pelosi who took
IMPEACHMENT Off The Table and make these
gutless wonder cowardly Democrats and that
pathetic Nancy Pelosi pay for it on Election Day 2008 by voting every Democrat
Incumbent and Republican Incumbent as well
and Say NO To Messiah Barack Hussein Obama
annd Motor Mouth Joe Biden as well.

Posted by: Claudine 1000 | August 26, 2008 11:21 PM

After watching Hillary is obvious she should have been the candidate. And to not even put her in number two was a disaster for Obama.

Posted by: Fred | August 26, 2008 11:22 PM

Who's this Harriet Tubman chick? Is she that big girl from the WNBA?

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Posted by: Hillary for OBAMA! | August 26, 2008 11:24 PM

NOW that all this BS about PUMA's is over, can we see someone gut George Bush and his sidekick John Mc Cain? The GOP lied us into a war, lied about torture, lied about spying on Americans, and have caused horrendous damage to America. And Mc Cain was with them every step of the way.

Posted by: LH | August 26, 2008 11:26 PM

Posted by: daman1
Who's this Harriet Tubman chick? Is she that big girl from the WNBA?
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No, she is your Momma!

Posted by: VA for Democrats | August 26, 2008 11:26 PM

Note to John McCain: The Cold War is actually over, despite the fact that it's clearly still playing out in your head. God, this guy has no clue whatsoever. He's clearly living in the past. How can he possibly understand America's problems when he doesn't even recognize that it's not 1968 anymore.

Hillary made a great speech tonight, and she drew a stark contrast between Barack Obama, whom she strongly supports, and McCain. She understands and made perfectly clear that Obama can lead the way forward for Americans; McCain apparently only knows how to lead us to a world 40 years gone by.

Obama/Biden '08!!
Hillary '16!!

Posted by: William J. | August 26, 2008 11:27 PM

McCain '08
Clinton '12
Price-Mills '20

Posted by: Lynn | August 26, 2008 11:27 PM

Michelle Odrama is such a fake. Everyone here in DC knows that she was the one that did not want Hillary in the ticket. McCain 08, Hillary 012. The fix is in!

Posted by: No Kool-aid for me | August 26, 2008 11:28 PM

Was that Eleanor Smeal or Abe Vigoda sitting behind Joe Biden?

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:28 PM

After Hillary's speech tonight, I cried knowing that it was the most beautiful speech I've ever heard! She's the better person, the most generous and in short, as a Democrat myself...now I know that she's the best candidate that now, we'll never have...she's the best...MAN for the job. I cried just now, because without Hillary on the ticket, I'll have to vote for McCain, instead. I was pro-Obama, but now, I'm just sad with the knowledge that this intelligent, articulate, woman can't be voted for this election. In response to Obama's decision not to tap her as the VP, I'll be voting for McCain, now. I hope your ego made it all worth it, Barack.

Posted by: Rick | August 26, 2008 11:29 PM

OBAMA '08
OBAMA '12
HILLARY '16
HILLARY '20

Posted by: Lisa | August 26, 2008 11:30 PM

WHAT A SPEECH ... GOD BLESS YOU, HILLARY ... !!! ... I am so sorry we failed you. We should had worked harder for you - we should had worked smarter for you. Now we must accept Obama (the modern JFK) as our Commander-In-Chief, tutored by Biden (his personal Dick Cheney) ... then again, perhaps not ...

Posted by: Louie | August 26, 2008 11:31 PM

That was no concession speech; that was an acceptance speech.

She belted that speech out to the back row.

I'm no Hillary fan at all, but the Dems may have screwed up. THAT was presidential.

Posted by: grunk | August 26, 2008 11:31 PM

Mark Warner looks like the Cryptkeeper.

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:31 PM

I like how half these comments about the DNC or HRC were posted during her speech. So I'm sure you all were completely listening. And to the person who blamed "liberals" for changing him/her into a McCain supporter it shows a great strength of character that you are so influenced by people other than the candidates themselves.

I thought Hillary's speech was really great. I think it would have been lame for her to go on much more about how great Obama was because it would have gone against her own campaign, but I think she still made the right arguments for why we should vote for him. And though I was one of her supporters, I know that there's more at stake than our pride and regret, and for our own sakes we need to make sure Obama is our next president. I believe that most of us posting here are not the individuals who are most deeply affected by who our next president is. So I think that we need to vote for Obama, not just for our well being, but for those who not only want him, but NEED him to be our next president.

Posted by: happy | August 26, 2008 11:32 PM

Let the gushing in the MSM begin.

Posted by: Jmand | August 26, 2008 11:34 PM

Harriet Tubman?....wasn't she the wacky aunt on Sanford & Son? I can't place her.

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:34 PM

The statesmanship gap we see is troubling. Obama spouts platitudes endlessly, slogans that are forgotten almost as they pass his lips. Clinton is a thinker, a fighter, and a true leader.

The Democratic leadership has made a huge mistake forcing Obama's nomination down our throats.

Posted by: Hill=the better man | August 26, 2008 11:34 PM

Posted by: daman1

Harriet Tubman?....wasn't she the wacky aunt on Sanford & Son? I can't place her.

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You fool, it was Aunt Esther.

Posted by: kate | August 26, 2008 11:36 PM

Seems like some trolls earned some big time propaganda points here tonight! Most likely it is one person and they keep changing their name because anyone who can say anything negative about any of those prime time speeches is NOT A DEMOCRAT AND WE DONT WANT YOUR VOTE ANYWAY....DIDNT YOU HEAR HILLARY? ARE YOU DEAF? DUMB? WHAT IS IT?

Posted by: Becky | August 26, 2008 11:36 PM

Hillary is now sanctified and good to go for 2012. That was her only goal tonight. You wn't see her giving much help after this.

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:36 PM

Warner, surprisingly, sicked. Schweitzer was good, but he looks a bit like, at that weight, he won't live out his term.

As for Hillary- amazing. But notice that she had nothing nice to say about Obama, only that he is a better choice than McCain. Never mind though- it's Obama's job to close the deal for himself, not Hillary Clinton's.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | August 26, 2008 11:38 PM

Posted by: daman1

Harriet Tubman?....wasn't she the wacky aunt on Sanford & Son? I can't place her.

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You fool, it was Aunt Esther.

Posted by: kate | August 26, 2008 11:36 PM

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Thanks Kate! I think Michelle's Mom is the actress who played Aunt Esther....they look exactly alike!

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:39 PM

Some of you Hillary supporters who are now going to support John McCain have no sense of loyalty to your Party. You sound like a bunch on SPINELESS CHILDREN.

You should be ASHAMED of YOURSELVES for Supporting someone whose VALUES are not in ALIGNMENT with the DEMOCRACTIC VALUES or HILLARY'S VALUES. NO WAY! NO HOW! NO McCAIN!

HILLARY'S TIME WILL COME, BUT YOU NEED TO STICK TO THE MISSION AND OBJECTIVE!

Posted by: LC | August 26, 2008 11:39 PM

correction- Warner sucked

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | August 26, 2008 11:39 PM

Does any one of you liberals actually believe that Hillary wants Obama to win the election?

How pathetic you Democrats are.

Posted by: theduke89 | August 26, 2008 11:39 PM

Hillary did a super job. The best speech I ever heard her give. After such a contentious primary, it is evident that Hillary not supporting Obama was a figment of the Republican imagination as well as the media.
Dennis Kucinich gave a rousing speech. He should get the crowd fired up every night. The gov of Montana was fun as well. Warner was okay, but easy to forget. Don't think that speech will launch him into the presidency.

Posted by: Lynne | August 26, 2008 11:39 PM

Hillary was so brilliant tonight. She was charming, gracious, so well spoken and someone that the USA could have been able to feel safe under her care. She addressed so many issues that are important to all of us as well as our family and our neighbors.
If there was one error it was when she said she had 18 million supporters. The truth is that she had a few million more in the Republicans that could NOT cast their vote for Hillary because in most states, you must vote for your own party in the primaries.
As much as we respect and Love Hillary, millions of us will NOT be able to ever bring ourselves to vote for Obama. In the End if there is anyone to blame when Obama looses come November, blame our leaders in Washington, DC, who never bothered to look into Obama background, to do the same kind of security check on obama as so many of our sons and neighbors children would have to undergo if they worked for the Police Dept or the FBI. There are too many unanswered questions about Obama and his loyalty to America, as well as the company Obama choose to befriend along the way. When someone sits in a Church that is Anti American and so full of hate and bigotry then he should never be swooped into the highest position in our Country. When Obama surrounds himself with so many of our enemies as William Ayers, Farrakhan, and Rezko Syrian born whom saw to it that Obama met with Auchi, Saddams money launder, as well as Saddams minister of Electricity, who was supposed to be imprisoned in Iraq, instead he is hiding out in IL. Know that his family called upon Obama for his help in getting their dad released from prison.Its rumored and spoken of in "Curtain Time for Obama" goggle this web site and learn everything that you can about Obama and how dirty he is.
So when obama looses do NOT let them tell us its because Hillary or Bill Clinton Under minded him in any way. When Obama looses its because like always our Leaders, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Bill Richardson, Howard Dean, Nancy PewLOUSY, never cared enough to think that any of us would be smart enough to see just how dirty and underhanded the obama's are. There is NO way that I can ever vote for someone who loves flying a Cuban Flag with the Terrorist Che Guevera on it, who sat in a church that trashed the USA and never stood up for our Country. If he cannot stand up to Rev Wright and William Ayers in our defense, then I cannot count on Obama to stand up to anyone or any country for the Good of America.
Blame the DNC when Obama fails and we have McCain in the White House, because I know that come Nov. if its NOT Hillary Clinton then it will be McCain for most of us with a brain who cannot be lied to like we are 3 years old. This is our Country and at the very least McCain and his wife Cindy Love America. We cannot say that about Obama or Michelle. Not only should he never be allowed to be our President, he did a lousy job of running his district and hopefully the FBI will look into the obama's for their ties to Rezko just as they are looking into the Gov of IL relationship and the role he played in the Rezko played.
Most of us know that Obama was in Rezko pocket as was Michelle as she sat on the Hospital Board and helped sway things Rezko's way. The FBI need to know why Michelle got a $200,000 raise when her husband became a Senator. If that's not a big Kickback, I do NOT know what is. The questions need to be answered.
Then we need to vote out the windbags that sit in DC and do NOT bother to keep us safe from the likes of someone as dirty as Obama. He is a danger to America and all of us, not only here in the USA but to everyone around the world.

Posted by: USAAlways | August 26, 2008 11:39 PM

Hillary showed democrats once more that you bet on the wrong horse.Hillary's speech gave the junior senator his marching orders.This did not change too many votes his way because they know Hillary will be there in 2012 and her thoughts on many things are closer to McCain, We know Obama is too weak and she knows it. Politics as usual. Maybe the surprise will come when the floor vote is taken. The president spoke tonight for democrats

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I loved Hillary's speech she looked so presidential. She did unite the party for a night.

I am voting for McCain 2008

Obama has not sold us the presidency yet.

Posted by: grace | August 26, 2008 11:41 PM

Posted by: theduke89
Does any one of you liberals actually believe that Hillary wants Obama to win the election?
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No,you are PATHETIC. We see your GAME!

Posted by: LC | August 26, 2008 11:42 PM

Warner was great. Hillary was great. The GOP is about to take a real hit. The White House is all but in the bag. The question is How big will the coat tales be? Go Obama.

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I am voting McCain 2008

Posted by: grace | August 26, 2008 11:43 PM

I hear that sneaky old Bill Ayers coming....tip toe, tip toe.....

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:43 PM

Didn't vote for Hillary, but what a phenomenal speech. Had to be her best. Gotta give props.

GOPers on CNN are calling her speech "the lesser of two evils" and of course still running the Hillary commercials.

Posted by: kate | August 26, 2008 11:43 PM

Posted by: grace
I am voting McCain 2008
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Then VOTE for HIM! It's Your Loss, Not Ours!

Posted by: LC | August 26, 2008 11:45 PM

Is Rev. Wright speaking tomorrow night or Thursday night? I hear he gives a real barn burner.

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:45 PM

Clinton supporters who will vote for McCain reminds me of girls who've been dumped. To get even they'll sleep with any low-life they find at the bar and regret it the next day.

Posted by: hdl | August 26, 2008 11:46 PM

Hillary actually delivered the goods tonight! I have new respect for the good lady from New York; now if her angry husband will follow her lead tomorrow . . .

Posted by: Black and Bitter Like Coffee | August 26, 2008 11:47 PM

Clinton supporters who will vote for McCain reminds me of girls who've been dumped. To get even they'll sleep with any low-life they find at the bar and regret it the next day.

Posted by: hdl | August 26, 2008 11:46 PM

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YOU MAKE ME PROUD!

YOU ARE A "REAL"WOMAN, UNLIKE SOME OF YOUR EMOTIONALLY WEAK WOMEN SUPPORTERS!

IT TOOK A "STRONG" "SMART" "INTELLIGENT" WOMAN TO DO WHAT YOU DID TONIGHT!

Posted by: LC | August 26, 2008 11:48 PM

GRACE WROTE:

I am voting for McCain 2008

Obama has not sold us the presidency yet.

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Did you not listen to a word she said? You're probably a McCain poster anyway.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 26, 2008 11:49 PM

LC....cool it with the GO HILLARY! Do you have OCD or something?

(Are you the same LC from The Hills? - she's purty).

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:50 PM

GRACE WROTE:

I am voting for McCain 2008

Obama has not sold us the presidency yet.

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Did you not listen to a word she said? You're probably a McCain poster anyway.
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Really, Duh!

Posted by: LC | August 26, 2008 11:51 PM

John McCain's recent 3:00am ad showing Hillary endorsing John McCain over Obama negates "EVERYTHING" Hillary said tonight.

The new 3:00 am ad needs to be shown continuously in battleground states.

Several more 527's are being planned...it's very exciting. Because John McCain has chosen public financing only---the rest of the slack will come from 527's.

stay tuned.....

Posted by: Charko825 | August 26, 2008 11:51 PM

McCain is the biggest slime ball ever to run a campaign advertisement immediately after Hillary's speech. They took a moment of deep reconcilliation in the Democratic party and shamed it.

Now more than ever, it is evident that McCain is the absolute worst person to be president. McCain and his supporters have absolutely demonstrated their contempt for the people of America.

Posted by: tazmodious | August 26, 2008 11:52 PM

McCain is the biggest slime ball ever to run a campaign advertisement immediately after Hillary's speech. They took a moment of deep reconcilliation in the Democratic party and shamed it.

Now more than ever, it is evident that McCain is the absolute worst person to be president. McCain and his supporters have absolutely demonstrated their contempt for the people of America.

Posted by: tazmodious | August 26, 2008 11:55 PM

Posted by: tazmodious: McCain and his supporters have absolutely demonstrated their contempt for the people of America.
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So have some of these Trolls blogging on this site tonight!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 26, 2008 11:56 PM

daman1 - it's easy if you spot a girl entering a bar and the first thing she does is take a shot; the odds are in your favor.

on a more serious note, if Clinton would have ran her entire campaign on using the same platform as her speech. She'd be the nominee. I think she finally realized this towards the end but it was too late.

Posted by: hdl | August 26, 2008 11:56 PM

Just got finished listening to Mrs. Clinton, boy do my ears hurt.

Posted by: DRock | August 26, 2008 11:57 PM

gross... personified.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 26, 2008 11:57 PM

daman1 you funny.

Posted by: Aunt Esther | August 26, 2008 11:58 PM

Hilary Clinton did an excellent job tonight at the DNC. No way, No how, NO McCain. He does appear to look a lot more like Bush with his failed policies andd ideas. Hillary did a great service to America by supporting Obama, and telling her followers to back him. Hillary will be fine until 2016, and then we can put her as our first female president. Obama will be president for the next 8 years. And i am sure he will back her in 2016.

Posted by: Duncan A. Talley | August 26, 2008 11:58 PM

Some of you Hillary supporters who are now going to support John McCain have no sense of loyalty to your Party. You sound like a bunch on SPINELESS CHILDREN.

You should be ASHAMED of YOURSELVES for Supporting someone whose VALUES are not in ALIGNMENT with the DEMOCRACTIC VALUES or HILLARY'S VALUES. NO WAY! NO HOW! NO McCAIN!

HILLARY'S TIME WILL COME, BUT YOU NEED TO STICK TO THE MISSION AND OBJECTIVE!

Posted by: LC | August 26, 2008 11:39 PM

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It would be Un-American for anyone who loves America to vote for a closet commie and a Marxist like Obama and his wife Michelle.

Do not listen to his words. Look at his record and his actions. " Action speaks louder than words.

Google Curtain Time for Obama, then try to tell those of us who LOVE the USA who we should vote for. Take a little time to research obama instead of believing everything the media tells you about him.

Hillary gave a wonderful speech and she had 18 million plus a few million Republicans who would have voted for Hillary. So now we will vote for McCain and keep the Commie out of the White House.

Posted by: USAAlways | August 26, 2008 11:59 PM

Posted by: daman1
LC....cool it with the GO HILLARY! Do you have OCD or something?
(Are you the same LC from The Hills? - she's purty).
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I will keep posting GO Hillary as long as you keep posting your little childish racists rants on this site, you slime ball.

And no I am not from the Hills, I may just be your Mother!


Posted by: LC | August 27, 2008 12:00 AM

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GO HILLARY! GO HILLARY! GO HILLARY!
GO HILLARY! GO HILLARY! GO HILLARY!
GO HILLARY! GO HILLARY! GO HILLARY!
GO HILLARY! GO HILLARY! GO HILLARY!
GO HILLARY! GO HILLARY!


YOU MAKE ME PROUD!

YOU ARE A "REAL"WOMAN, UNLIKE SOME OF YOUR EMOTIONALLY WEAK WOMEN SUPPORTERS!

IT TOOK A "STRONG" "SMART" "INTELLIGENT" WOMAN TO DO WHAT YOU DID TONIGHT!

Posted by: LC | August 27, 2008 12:01 AM

Aunt Esther - thanks. Gotta keep it light. Wouldn't it actually be funny to see Aunt Esther in a political ad? HA! She could be hitting McCain or Obama with that giant purse!

Posted by: daman1 | August 27, 2008 12:02 AM

Has McCain pulled out his POW card yet?

Posted by: Spridle & Jim Jim | August 27, 2008 12:04 AM

Posted by: daman1
LC....cool it with the GO HILLARY! Do you have OCD or something?
(Are you the same LC from The Hills? - she's purty).
_________________________________________
I will keep posting GO Hillary as long as you keep posting your little childish racists rants on this site, you slime ball.

And no I am not from the Hills, I may just be your Mother!


Posted by: LC | August 27, 2008 12:00 AM

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If you are my mother are you 72 years old and wear support hose and giant panties?? Ma?

Posted by: daman1 | August 27, 2008 12:04 AM

She said it best:

No way! No how! No McCain!

And the chickenhawks squawked.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 12:08 AM

Watched you from The Bahamas, Nassau Island we Love you all DEM's Unite!
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!
WIN THIS ELECTION!!
Now let's get RADICAL WITH THE REPUGS!!

LOVE YOU BOTH OBAMA, BIDEN 08. 100%
LOVE YOU CLINTON'S 100% 2012
GO HILLARY,GO...

Ian
Nassau
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Posted by: Ian | August 27, 2008 12:09 AM

daman1 WROTE:

Aunt Esther...could be hitting McCain or Obama with that giant purse!

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Memo: Esther's hitting McCain. Grady, too!

Posted by: Uncle Woodrow | August 27, 2008 12:10 AM

Oh paallllleeaaaasseeee!!

The spin by the MSM/WAPO has begun in earnest. "The speech allows the Democrats to unite" "This is a fight for the future. It's a fight we must win"

Let's be clear about it. It is no accident that Bill Clinton and Terry McCauliff will not attend Obama's speech on Thursday. BILL CLINTON! The most popular Democratic President since FDR I would guess! Eight years removed and he's not even attending the nominees democratic inaugural speech?? This is practically political heresy! So goes the divide in the democratic party. You just can't dis a former president and his wife the way the Obama campaign along with the Kennedy clan - have done and not expect repercussions. Clearly we have the extreme liberals - the SanFran Hollywood types in Obamas camp and the hard working middle American Dems in the Clinton camp. There is no unity. And there will be no unity for the Dems in 08. Many of the Hillary supporters will just stay home on November 4. This is why The Dems will probably lose the Whitehouse in 08. This when the republicans have one of the most unpopular presidents in recent memory. Wow! What a concurrance of events.

Posted by: Jaymand | August 27, 2008 12:11 AM

Bahamas in da HOUSE! Hey - Aren't you guys about to get pummeled by a CAT5 hurricane? Don't you have more important things to worry about like securing your tin roof and bringing in the goats?

Posted by: daman1 | August 27, 2008 12:12 AM

Mark Warner looks like the Cryptkeeper.

Posted by: daman1 | August 26, 2008 11:31 PM

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McCain IS the cryptkeeper!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 12:13 AM

Lift up the poor and downtrodden. Obama-Biden.

Posted by: Yar | August 27, 2008 12:13 AM

Man, the trolls are out and about tonight trying hard to support McCain's slimey post convention attack ad.

Daman1 is a typical Republican who has no idea who Harriet Tubman is and what she did for African American slaves.

Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who helped other slaves gain freedom in the Union via the Underground Railroad.

The Republicans are demonstrating clearly that they are so uneducated that they can only follow the commands of suspect characters like O'Reily, McCain and Limbaugh.

Posted by: tazmodious | August 27, 2008 12:14 AM

Lift up the poor and downtrodden. Obama-Biden.

Posted by: Yar | August 27, 2008 12:13 AM
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I agree...they are poor and downtrodden.

Posted by: daman1 | August 27, 2008 12:15 AM

Wow! Hillary's speech made me cry. I will now vote, grudgingly for Obama. I will vote this way ONLY because Hillary asked me to. So all you vile-mouthed Obama supporters better give Hillary thanks becaues SHE is the ONLY reason Obama is going to win!

After this, it is about time you effing Obama supporters understand that Obama's nomination is in Hillary supporters hands and start thanking her for pushing her supporters to him.

Posted by: Narnia | August 27, 2008 12:18 AM

Man, the trolls are out and about tonight trying hard to support McCain's slimey post convention attack ad.

Daman1 is a typical Republican who has no idea who Harriet Tubman is and what she did for African American slaves.

Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who helped other slaves gain freedom in the Union via the Underground Railroad.

The Republicans are demonstrating clearly that they are so uneducated that they can only follow the commands of suspect characters like O'Reily, McCain and Limbaugh.

Posted by: tazmodious | August 27, 2008 12:14 AM

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Wait...you trying to tell me that there's a railroad that runs...UNDER the ground??! That's the whackest thing I ever heard! Only a Democrat would put a railroad UNDER the ground. And wear would escaped slaves get the fare money from, huh? Is that an Amtrak line or something?

Posted by: daman1 | August 27, 2008 12:19 AM

Hillary's speech was a knockout. Keep the video; they'll be showing this one on November 11 when the Democrats take over and finally put an end to the last eight years of indefensible insanity. Don't believe 90% of the comments here--obviously posted by the nightcrawlers in Rove's Matrix. Just trust the truth. Thank you, Hillary. You may very well have saved our country tonight.

Posted by: Brian in Texas | August 27, 2008 12:21 AM

Who's going to answer that 3:00am? Won't be McCain, he'll be asleep. My mother's 70 years old and she's at 2 naps per day.

Posted by: debb | August 27, 2008 12:22 AM

It was so great to hear Hillary diliver one of the greatest Speech's of our time. She truly is Presidential in every way.
Tomorrow we will all have the pleasure of hearing Bill Clinton one of the greatest Democratic Presidents of our times.
The DNC disrespected both Hillary and Bill, and it will be all of your faults when McCain wins in Nov.
Thursday night we will have to listen to Obama stutter his way thru his speech. Not to rang on anyone with a disability, but it grates on my nerve to try and listen to Obama go on and on stuttering all the way thru his speech telling us a lot of nothing at all. He is a simpleton who does NOT even know how many states there are in the USA. U-tube: Obama's 57 State and then realize that the commie Marxist Obama was probably thinking of the 57 United Nations of Islam.
What a crew we have in DC that no one is looking into this shady guys past to see who the real Obama is.
The DNC threw away a true brilliant diamond for Fools gold. Obama is a phony and Howard Dean was NOT man enough to see or speak up against Obama and PewLousy was too much of a witch to see thru him, and give Hillary what was rightfully her's. Who are the DNC to decide that MI's undecided should go to Obama. The DNC reminds me of the crooked 3rd world countries that we the USA scold for being underhanded and crooked during their primary's. DO NOT think that the world has NOT been watching as we break so many rules here in America. do NOT Think that they do NOT see thru the disrespectful, hateful Anti-American Obama and his witch of a fake wife Michelle.
God Help us all, Tell the DNC its Hillary or McCain but never ever obama.

Posted by: USAAlways | August 27, 2008 12:22 AM

Ooops...wild Bill Ayers is getting closer...tip toe, tip toe..

Posted by: daman1 | August 27, 2008 12:24 AM

It was so great to hear Hillary deliver one of the greatest Speech's of our time. She truly is Presidential in every way.
Tomorrow we will all have the pleasure of hearing Bill Clinton one of the greatest Democratic Presidents of our times.
The DNC disrespected both Hillary and Bill, and it will be all of your faults when McCain wins in Nov.
Thursday night we will have to listen to Obama stutter his way thru his speech. Not to rang on anyone with a disability, but it grates on my nerve to try and listen to Obama go on and on stuttering all the way thru his speech telling us a lot of nothing at all. He is a simpleton who does NOT even know how many states there are in the USA. U-tube: Obama's 57 State and then realize that the commie Marxist Obama was probably thinking of the 57 United Nations of Islam.
What a crew we have in DC that no one is looking into this shady guys past to see who the real Obama is.
The DNC threw away a true brilliant diamond for Fools gold. Obama is a phony and Howard Dean was NOT man enough to see or speak up against Obama and PewLousy was too much of a witch to see thru him, and give Hillary what was rightfully her's. Who are the DNC to decide that MI's undecided should go to Obama. The DNC reminds me of the crooked 3rd world countries that we the USA scold for being underhanded and crooked during their primary's. DO NOT think that the world has NOT been watching as we break so many rules here in America. do NOT Think that they do NOT see thru the disrespectful, hateful Anti-American Obama and his witch of a fake wife Michelle.
God Help us all, Tell the DNC its Hillary or McCain but never ever obama.


Posted by: USAAlways | August 27, 2008 12:25 AM

Yes!!!!! Finally someone stood up for gay rights. Yeah, Hillary. We Love You!!
Posted by: Stevesman

.... Hillary Clinton has more b*lls than any male candidate to date! If Obama had b*lls he would have asked her to be his VP. He chose Biden who got 9000 votes over Hillary who got 18million votes ... what kind of judgement is that ... her speech tonight spoke to the American people in a way that no one else can!

Posted by: Cassandra Washington | August 27, 2008 12:26 AM

Yep, right on time,once again the dumbarse
Liberal Democrats have found a way to have
loss Election 2008,by running the worst two
empty suits,all talk and no action,phony
Extremist Socialist Liberals clowns in the
form of the Democrat Messiah His Arrogance
Big Mouth Barack Hussein Obama and the big
gaffe king of the US Senate Mr Hairplugs
Mouthy Joe Biden and aided and abetted by
that two face lying coward Hillary Clinton,
who sold out all her 18 Million Loyal Voters by trying to con them into voting
for Obama and Biden. What Did Hillary Clinton get promised for Judeas Role by
Sleazy Obama? The Democrats have become
the real "Culture Of Corruption Party"
under Nancy Pelosi,and Harry Reid and Howard Dean,and sell out Hillary Clinton.
Thank you for making John McCain our next
US President. NOBAMA! NOBIDEN! NOCLINTON!

Posted by: Sandy5274 | August 27, 2008 12:29 AM

'"The Cold War ended not because the world stood 'as one,' but because the great democracies came together, bound together by sustained and decisive American leadership," McCain said.'

McCain is disconnected from reality. he is still fighting the cold war.all he has learned to do in his 30 years in politics is create swift boat ads.And he is dividing the country and America from it's allies in the world

Posted by: observer | August 27, 2008 12:30 AM

Hillary's speech was excellent! All I could think was, too bad that she isn't the one delivering this speech as the democratic presidential candidate. I also noticed that she did not say much about Obama...apart from when she said to vote for him...which should be expected since they are from the same political party. But, she did not comment on why he would be a great president...his strengths...his personality...and so on.

I think Hillary will be back in 2012... McCain will lead this one term and then Hill will have her turn.

Posted by: Katerina | August 27, 2008 12:31 AM

Is the slam dunk contest and 3-point shootout tomorrow night or Thursday?

Posted by: daman1 | August 27, 2008 12:33 AM

What is really sad is that the Dems could have walked away from the election and it wouldn't have even been close if they could have come together and chose Hillary as the Veep. Hillary clearly would have given Obama the edge he needed. But the elitist SanFran Hollywood extreme liberals from the Obama camp would not have it. They hate Hillary for taking steps towards the moderate side of the party. The hard working middle American dems certainly have not been invited into the Obama camp with open arms. And certainly they know had Michigan and Florida counted the votes Hillary would be the nominee. So, we have a divided camp. It looks like at least for now this will prevent the dems from regaining the Whitehouse. Tell me I'm wrong! Because even the most hardcore dems know that I'm not - this is the hard cold truth.

Posted by: Jmand | August 27, 2008 12:36 AM

Now finally after Hillary's great speech we see the masks ripped off the supposed Hillary supporters but now gonna vote for McCain people posting here. They're revealed as what they always were in the first place - as if they thought they were fooling anyone.

Mentally challenged Commander Limbaugh "Operation Chaos (TM)" Double-Knot Spies! Ha!

Posted by: orrg1 | August 27, 2008 12:37 AM

Come on home all you Hillary supporters. John McCain is there for you. We have a big tent in the Republican Party. No need to be treated the way you were by Barry and the DNC. Come to Papa.

Posted by: daman1 | August 27, 2008 12:41 AM

Is it just me or do some of you also think of Bin Laden, every time I SEE obama BIDEN AD. goodness... Thats just too scary.

Posted by: Sharon V | August 27, 2008 12:44 AM

I must say that I truly appreciate how the party thats complaining about a lack of "bipartisanship" and "Working together" has proven to be so incredibly accomplished at fragging itself, In fact it seems as if (Gasp) neither faction really seems to care about the party and that the nation but rather their candidates personality. The Dems really must start to move away from nominating these cults of personality, its really freaking annoying.

Posted by: Mike Carver | August 27, 2008 12:45 AM


Hillary was my candidate until Obama became the presidential nominee. I am NOT going to disrespect her now, and throw my support to McCain.

I cannot understand the mentality of those who would do this. It makes no sense, and anyone who has this intention is not a true Hillary supporter.

I will support Hillary Clinton by supporting Barack Obama. I urge you to do the same.

Posted by: Mike | August 27, 2008 12:47 AM

You're right musing

Saying 'the fate of your children and the nation depend on electing Obama' in front of the entire nation IS somewhat ambiguous.

But wait, didn't you get your text message from No How No Way No McCain?, I got mine!

You're supposed to say - "you can tell she didn't mean it - she didn't mention the 'Commander in Chief (TM)' threshold. You're off message!

Posted by: orrg1 | August 27, 2008 12:48 AM

Dear Sharon V -- if you are scared of a particular arrangement of letters of the alphabet, then I truly feel sorry for you.

Posted by: Gail | August 27, 2008 12:50 AM

Dear Cassandra,

It doesn't matter what you say, because it is very clear that you are a republican.

The democratic party doesn't need your kind of "support".

If you support Hillary Clinton as you say you do, you will vote for her party in November.

Posted by: Gail | August 27, 2008 12:56 AM

Well Nancy and John- are you proud of your manipulating and pressuring of the super delegates. Look at what you rejected!! Elegance, grace, knowledge, earnestness, integrity, experience, 35 years of dedicated work for all Americans. She scored for the party tonight. But- can Obama gain that experience in the next 9 weeks.

Posted by: Lizfi | August 27, 2008 1:07 AM

I was fully expecting an Evita moment, and I'm very happy to be so wrong. When she started going on about her own campaign I started worrying, but she brought it around to challenge her supporters to examine their own loyalties - whether they're to her or to the country they live in. The Tubman quote really grabbed me, and you could even see it grabbed Michelle too. I agree with Olberman. He called Michelle's speech last night a "home run", but Hillary's tonight he called a "grand slam". She made the case better than anyone (including Obama) could have for why it's imperative to vote for Obama and not McCain.

Any Hillary supporter who still wants to vote for McCain is now out in the cold. The PUMAs have been deserted by their putative idol. They are now the political Ellen Jamesians, exposed as the self-serving, self-destructive, unpatriotic jihadists they always were.

Posted by: treetopflyer | August 27, 2008 1:08 AM

more vitriol:

Chris says:
"Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a stirring call for party unity in her speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention, offering unequivocal support for Barack Obama and insisting that she and her supporters had fought too long to let petty divisions cost the party the White House.

"Whether you voted for me, or voted for Barack, the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose," Clinton said. "We are on the same team, and none of us can sit on the sidelines."".

We The People are energized with more registered voters voting, so watch Alaska's Primaries: http://kska.org/2008/08/26/live-primary-election-coverage-on-kska-tonight/

NO MORE DARIAN, CONNECTICUT intervening in Subsistence Issues.
NO MORE CORRUPTION.

vitriol is repugnant.
killing Human Beings and War is worse that my vitriol.

i love all Human Beings.

Posted by: egalitaire | August 27, 2008 1:21 AM

Alaska Republican Mayor Addresses the Democratic National Convention

Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker says:
"We are Americans first -- not Democrats, not Republicans. I'm here tonight because I know the change we need requires a leader with a steely resolve, a powerful vision for our future and a passion for helping working people".

We are Americans First.

Posted by: egalitaire | August 27, 2008 1:29 AM

Our American System works.

who is Westward?

Posted by: egalitaire | August 27, 2008 1:31 AM

I knew after listening to Clinton in New Hampshire after her primary victory that she had an uphill battle. Before she spoke Obummer read his concession speech from the teleprompter in his best "I Have
a Dream" voice. She gave a speech from cue cards! She looked like a high school valedictorian giving her graduation speech.

It wasn't bad enough she had to fight Howard The Mortician Dean rigging the election against her, the Tag Team of Obummer and John The Snake Edwards during debates, and centuries of sexism-- the acceptable bigotry-- she had to be a marginal public speaker.

When she was asked to give a unity speech at this seriously split Democratic convention I thought "great, ask her to unify a seriously split party by using her weakest strength."

Well, she gave one of the best speeches of her political life. It's now up to Obummer to win or lose the election.

But nothing she said in her speech changes my mind because it wasn't what she said but what she didn't say or do that confirmed that Obummer is the pip-squeakiest of pip-squeak politicians.

After her introduction, an overwhelming heart-felt applause erupted and kept going. As it went on a quiet voice came back to me, hurtling through the decades ,repeating politely "Mr. Chairman.... Mr Chairman.... Mr.Chairman." At first I did not recognize it, but it finally came to me.

It was the voice of Robert F Kennedy at the Atlantic City, NJ, Democratic convention in 1964.

The applause that way off night went on for 22 minutes and, at times, when Robert tried to talk the applause grew louder.

Well, Hillary did not let the applause go on. She cut it off after about five minutes, but it would have gone on as long as she wanted it to. She did not appeal to the convention chairman; she cut it off.

But it was too late. This scene revealed starkly, as starkly as it did in 1964 when the party did not want the pretender LBJ-- they wanted the real deal RFK, that the party has managed to select the wrong candidate, that it has settled for a pretender and passed over the real deal.

The party has passed over the real deal, a true and proven fighter, for a fraud, a pip-squeak politician with a paper-thin resume who has NEVER led from an executive position and it is proven by his need to appoint Biden as his VP to pump up his gravitas on the world stage.

Hillary tonight, earnestly trying to help him, could not help but cast him and Biden with him into the shadows, into a giant shadow cast by a giant, and it wasn't even done by her.

Obummer couldn't put Hillary on the ticket because he would have been lost in her shadow and his monumental ego and vanity and arrogance could not stand it because it is all about Obummer. No single politician, no group of politician, not even the party can be allowed to overshadow him. But as tonight starkly showed, he is so easily overshadowed.

Obummer is fading in the polls and will continue to fade and adding to the ticket a pol like Biden, whose every foray onto the national stage has resulted in abject rejection, will only make things worse.

No, the party doesn't want LBJ when it can have RFK, and no party can assign the legacy of RFK, not even the Kennedy clan can bestow it. It belongs only to those, in the eyes of the rank and file, who earn it.

To Hillary this rank and file former Democrat paraphrases RFK (with apologies to Bill; Shakespeare, that is):
"When [s]he shall die, cut [her] into little stars, and [s]he shall make the face of heaven so fond, that all the world will fall in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun."

Posted by: jmcauli1 | August 27, 2008 1:44 AM

Biden was my main man, before Edwards. Clinton's are onboard. We love our women. Come on, Lets rout these Republican social darwinists!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K9UAVQ4hc0&feature=related

Posted by: Blueskies | August 27, 2008 1:51 AM

Wow, the little racist Limbaugh minions are out in force tonight on this thread pretending to be liberals, Democrats and Hillary supporters ranting against President Obama.
They know they haven't got a moral leg to stand on and their pathetic POW candidate has become a dishonorable and opportunistic liar. All they have left is to pose as something they despise in order to make themselves feel like useful humans.
News alert, mischief making trolls, it ain't gonna work. We are on to you. Try actually doing something meaningful and good for humanity instead of wasting our time here with your deceit and self-hate.

Posted by: elmerg | August 27, 2008 1:53 AM

Hillary Clinton:
"I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me [or] were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?"

MY ANSWER:
I was in this campaign for Hillary Clinton... because I SINCERELY believe she is the only Democrat competent enough to deliver on her promises.

Obama's signature campaign promise was that he can bring people together. Well, as we can can witness, he's already been a miserable failure at coming through on that promise.
AND, his supporters blame Clinton supporters for HIS failure!

I feel invisible to the Democratic Party.

When the DNC can explain to me why they hand-picked the candidate who won fewer votes and fewer battleground states, maybe I'll listen to the rest of the DNC's crap-o-la.

When Barack Obama can explain why he hand-picked the candidate who got 18 thousand votes instead of the candidate who got 18 million votes, maybe I'll listen to the rest of Barack Obama's crap-o-la.

Until the, it's just a bunch of crap-o-la.
The swing voters only trust one Democrat to lead this nation competently...
and it's not Ted Kennedy...
... or Nancy Pelosi.

When Democrats lose in November because they made 18 million of their own voters feel invisible, maybe they'll take another look at why the Clintons are the only winners in the Democratic Party.

Ted Kennedy drove Reagan Democrats out of the Democratic Party in 1980.
Bill Clinton called them back in 1992.
Barack Obama escorted them back out the door this election year.

See ya!

Posted by: Jan | August 27, 2008 9:21 AM

Barack Obama has chosen to restrict the historic nature of this election to African Americans. He could have named Sen. Clinton as his running mate and extended the historic nature of this election to women. He alone made the decision not to do this. It is not Hillary Clinton's responsibility to unite the Democratic Party. It is Barack Obama's responsibility to unite the Democratic Party. He has failed to do so. All of the pablum about blazing paths for our daughters leaves me cold. I care about women right NOW. Barack Obama doesn't want to share with adult women in 2008 and I will not share my vote with him.

Posted by: Donna1000 | August 27, 2008 10:14 AM

You know, after this speech tonight I took some time and thought about things, really thought about them. And I came to one conclusion. As badly as the MSM and DNC treated Hillary, I'm even more angry at McCain and the republicans for spitting on what she stands for. WE ARE NOT FOOLS! McCain, you may think that all you have to do is throw some praise to Hillary and her "robots" will come along. Well we're no robots! Hillary's supporters are just like her, STRONG women who can think for ourselves, and not that you can lead around like sheep! Obama may not be the best candidate, but it is HE who best emulates Hillary's views. And while I may not care for him all that much, he's still better for this country than you.

Posted by: melis | August 27, 2008 10:19 AM

Barack Obama has chosen to restrict the historic nature of this election to African Americans. He could have named Sen. Clinton as his running mate and extended the historic nature of this election to women. He alone made the decision not to do this. It is not Hillary Clinton's responsibility to unite the Democratic Party. It is Barack Obama's responsibility to unite the Democratic Party. He has failed to do so. All of the pablum about blazing paths for our daughters leaves me cold. I care about women right NOW. Barack Obama doesn't want to share with adult women in 2008 and I will not share my vote with him.

Posted by: Donna1000 | August 27, 2008 10:14 AM

And so instead you will vote for the man who voted AGAINST the violence against women act, John McCain. Are you sure you care about women, or do you just care about your hurt feelings?

Posted by: Johnny | August 27, 2008 10:27 AM

She never did say he would be ready to lead from day one. She never said he had the experience to lead this nation out of the mess we're in. But she sparkled, and most likely her speech will long be remembered, and Obama will be the loser. Hillary, there another election coming in 2012, and after you have warned them this time, maybe they'll llisten the next time. Never worry about the black vote, you can count on 90%, and the young people will be older then, and more mature thinking, as by then, they'll be Barack who, oh the guy who blew the election in 08. He's a footnote already, but with his ego, he doesn't even know it, not yet anyway.

Posted by: Hill Billy Democrat | August 27, 2008 11:12 AM

Finally, Dems are getting it right. Duhbya has a 30% job approval rating. John McMillions voted with Duhbya 95% of the time during the past 8 years. Link John McLoafers with W. because IT IS WARRANTED.
12 years of SSDD is unacceptable unless you think improving America is a bad thing. It's time to restore honor, dignity and intelligence, to the, uhhhhhhhhh, White House.

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 27, 2008 4:12 PM

I always thought that a person's I.Q. was a fairly constant factor during the course of their adult life.
But the desperation of some of the Washington Post's reporters of late has reached such proportions that I am seriously beginning to doubt it, as I watch intelligence levels apparently plummeting like bird-droppings from a skyscraper.
This article, for example, from its very headline, simply throws logic and average intelligence out of the window in its attempt to send us the clearest subliminal message ever sent.
If I were his boss, I would fire Weisman for allowing his name to be associated with such a headline:

"Biden Will Seek to Link McCain to Bush Policies"

To be brief,
Neither Biden nor anyone else needs to link McCain to Bush policies because they are already linked.
The fact that the headline states the obvious is irrelevant to its message, which is that Biden is doing a BAD thing by pointing out this link.
As if a thousand commentators had not already noticed it.
BAD Biden - Naughty Biden.
Good GOP - Good McCain.

Thank you for paying attention.

Posted by: wardropper | August 27, 2008 4:40 PM


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It's going to be fun tonight! Here's the game: see how many people you can identify whose words are stolen by Plagiarist-Joe and used in his speech - without attribution. If you get:

0-10 right = you are an ignoramus who would vote for anybody, including a liar and plagiarist
11-100 right = you are not a totally brain-dead democrat, and there might be hope for you
101-1000 right = you actually seem to have some discernment and ethics and probably did not cheat on your law school exam
1001+ = you are a winner! you are clearly too smart for the hope-change, change-hope, hopeable-change, changeable-hope BS and will vote for somebody other than sweetie hussein.

Enjoy!

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Posted by: ALEX H. | August 27, 2008 4:41 PM

GRACE WROTE:

I am voting for McCain 2008

Obama has not sold us the presidency yet.

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Did you not listen to a word she said? You're probably a McCain poster anyway.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 4:51 PM

So, we're supposed to not know that it was McCain that warned the President that he was going into Iraq with too few troops. Nice try Biden. Maybe we should try your divide up the region in 3 pieces idea. You're a dufus. Who did you steal this speech from? Oh, don't forget to tell us what makes Obama experienced since he wasn't experienced enough last time you were asked.

Posted by: Typical White Person | August 27, 2008 5:08 PM

Johnny boy, How do you know Donna1000 is voting for John McInsane ?

Posted by: clairvoyance is a wonder thing | August 27, 2008 5:09 PM

If fear didn't work for Hillary, why do the Republicans think it can work for them?

Posted by: Ben | August 27, 2008 5:49 PM

Rather than shy away from the energy issue ( because of McCain’s popular offshore drilling stance ), Obama should hit the issue head on. . . . Not by dealing with the issues of drilling or nuclear power, but by picking-up Gore's Ten-Year-Challenge and running with it -- and running hard. Obama, if he’s worth his salt, can turn this into a winning issue.

THINK OF WHAT the equivalent of $1 per gallon gasoline (electric) would to for our economy! . . All because we went to generating all our electricity by 100% renewables!! . . . . Sound too good to be true? – Well it isn’t.

Obama can win the energy issue. He has Al Gore; what he needs is the vision and the zeal. . . . . . If Obama gets vision and zeal (supposedly his strong suits), He wins in four major categories

1) The economic crisis,
2) The crisis of dependence on foreign oil,
3) The madness in the Middle East,
4) And decrease the climate crisis.
. . . . . . And he can do it, all at once.


http://www.wecansolveit.org/

Posted by: Coldcomfort | August 27, 2008 6:12 PM

I believe that Hillary Clinton should be the next President of the United States as she is vastly more qualified!

Posted by: MargB | August 27, 2008 6:17 PM

What a fracken sham this is tonight.
I wouldn't vote for Obama if he were running against Cheney.

Fools...absolute fools The Democratic Party.

Posted by: MadelienFL | August 27, 2008 6:20 PM

I'm getting so tired of these "lifetime of experience" comments by the McCain camp. Experience means nothing without knowledge. McCain prides himself at having been one of the worst students at Annapolis, and at knowing nothing about economics. He didn't know the difference between Sunnis and Shi'ites, and his idea of diplomacy is "Bomb-bomb-bomb Iran." We've seen what 8 years of an under-knowledged fool can do to this country. Why elect another?

Posted by: FrogGremlin | August 27, 2008 6:41 PM

BTW, USAAlways...we KNOW you're a Republican troll. You're not fooling anyone. EYEROLL...

Go Obama! And thank you much to Senator Clinton. May she kick $*% in the Senate for the next 8 years and THEN be our president!!!

Posted by: took | August 27, 2008 6:48 PM

Barack Obama is now the OFFICIAL Democratic Nominee, and the next President of the United States of America!

Posted by: BasicInstinct | August 27, 2008 6:52 PM

Real Brother here.

I'd like to address some of the nonsense.First of all nothing is older then White Racists,Supremacists(and other assorted Idiots)using the lame and tired old line, "..I was going to vote for Obama but now I'm voting for the White Racist, Supremacist that I was always going to vote for before I came up with the DUMB idea to lie and say I was going to vote for Obama..." Its old its tired and nobody is buying it next silly Republican trick.
Also too I think those who are upset that the Democrats aren't attacking the GOP and using dirty politics of the right.There is nothing more wrong then for the Democrats to think that they will win over Independents by slopping around in the mud of dirty politics and fear and ridiculous claims of McCain being the anti-christ and all the other nonsense that the Republicans routinely use. Taking the high road may be boring but its still the high road. Finally, we still have these Black man hating lesbians talking about Hillary in 2012.These Idiots are obviously too STUPID to realize that if Hillary LOST the nomination in 2008 there is NOTHING in the world that would cause anyone to think she can win it in 2012. If McCain wins in 2008 then his VP will win in 2012. Nothing will change if the voters reject Obama.The lesbians(Black man hating lesbians) are fooling themselves.
TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 27, 2008 7:10 PM

Looks like McCountryClub won't be adding the White House to his 7 other houses!

Posted by: woody | August 27, 2008 7:22 PM

This whole thing makes me sick. I can't wait for Obama to crash in Nov.

Posted by: thinkwithyourbrain | August 27, 2008 7:24 PM

Real Brother here.

Donna your comment that Barack Obama should have diluted his accomplishment as a Black man by adding Hillary to the ticket illustrates how STUPID women are.The history of Barack as the first Black President is not and should not be the issue.In a way its sad that White Racism and Supremacy and Black man hating lesbians have lead us to this point. Also sad is that its taken 400 years.But again, the issue is about heading in the right direction and by sharing power with overly emotional White Supremacist Feminists(read Black man hating lesbians)simply is NOT in keeping with Barack Obama's promise.How in the hell is Obama to take this country away from Racism and White Supremacy with a White Supremacist and her Racist Husband tagging along? No, Barack Obama's job was NOT to fight for Hillary or any other unqualified Black man hating lesbian.The fact that she needed him to push her lesbian agenda is evidence right there that she was weak and unfit to be the nominee. Could you imagine if it were reversed and Blacks were saying that Hillary should have made Obama the Butler so that he could drive Miss Daisy?No, if Idiots can't stand up on their own two feet then how dare them demand that someone prop them up.Also insulting is for White women to demand that a Black man "help" White women while sleeping in the same beds with White men and not demanding them do anything. Hillary must earn all that she gets just like Obama did.
TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 27, 2008 7:27 PM

Hillary Clinton may have NOW redeemed herself with her CLASS act of moving for nomination of Barack Obama by acclamation! OsiSpeaks.com

Posted by: KYJurisDoctor | August 27, 2008 7:36 PM

Obama will be the greatest President this country will ever have. He will get rid of the Bushish policies and put this country back on track. Only true Democrats support Obama. For all traitors and racists whose God Hillary did not win and you cast your vote to the hothead, warmonger, rich, and old man McCain you must be very misery; Obama does not need your vote to win. When Obama wins you will stew in your misery.

Posted by: lclon | August 27, 2008 7:42 PM

How anyone could consider Warner a Democrat is beyond me. Because he chooses to call himself one? Please. The man was governor of a state with the most Gestapo-like police force in the entire U.S. On the liberal boards, everyone equates the Republicans to Nazis, but Warner...despite even looking like a card-carrying Klansman, had rule over the most obnoxiously authoritarian governmental system in the entire country. In what other state will you find a police officer standing in the middle of the highway directing drivers over to the side of the road where a half dozen other officers are waiting to collect revenue...issue citations...from them? I've lived all over the US, and VA is the only place I know of that allows that level of police power abuse. They don't care if they are slowing traffic to a crawl during rush hour.

Posted by: Rick | August 27, 2008 8:12 PM

I nominate McCain for being the Mansion Master of the Senate. He has so many mansions, he lost track. Or was that a senior moment? Doh!

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 27, 2008 8:20 PM

response to: (Rick | August 27, 2008 8:12 PM)

Are you smokin' the good stuff? Warner will be VA's next senator, so grow a pair and get over it.

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 27, 2008 8:22 PM

WHAT I'D LIKE TO HEAR in Barrack Obama's speech: . .

100% of all our electricity produced by renewables in 10 years. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

1) It will boost our economy,
2) help decrease global-warming,
3) help decrease our involvement in the madness of the Middle East,
4) help decrease the strong arming Russia,
5) help decrease financial support to terrorist,
6) and it will leave some resources for our grandchildren.

Posted by: Coldcomfort | August 27, 2008 8:27 PM

Real Brother...

1. Obama isn't black, he's mixed race. He could just as legally refer to himself as white if he wanted. But he married a black woman, you might say. Well...if a white man marries a black woman does he become black? And besides, there are plenty of nations around the world run by black men. I defy you to name one that is a world power or free from corruption. Look at South Africa...freed from Apartheid only to be thrown into political and factional turmoil as centuries-old tribal conflicts rekindled, resulting in incredible oppression against non-ruling tribal peoples. Blacks do not have a singular hold on moral and ethical political decency. Maybe in this case 400 years was just the right amount of time to find the right guy. And isn't it a little ironic that he is neither truly black nor a descendant of American slaves?

2. Obama did not exactly beat Clinton by a landslide. It was very close. Close enough that if the excluded states had counted Clinton could have very realistically been the nominee. But we'll never know because the primaries were disjointed in those states. What-if? Would a genuine win for Clinton resulted in more wins for her in states following their election? We can never know. But please...don't try to convince anyone that Obama was the decisive winner, because he was most certainly not.

3. Your rant is as bigoted as the ones you condemn. Hypocrisy is an ugly trait. You spoke of the Dems taking the high road, yet you exclaimed it yourself from the position of the low road. Bad show.

Posted by: Ted | August 27, 2008 8:31 PM

Looks like Obama is the NOMINEE! I liked Hillary, Its too bad. I dont think Obama can win, Too bad 4 more years of bush. You can see George Bushes DUI record, and I think McCane even has a DUI? Here is the link http://www.duihelpguide.com

Posted by: pETER | August 27, 2008 8:32 PM

Coldcomfort, you said: "WHAT I'D LIKE TO HEAR in Barrack Obama's speech: . .

100% of all our electricity produced by renewables in 10 years."

However, the best source of renewable energy...the one that would have the lowest impact on other commodities, is nuclear power. Obama has already said No to nuclear energy. Instead, we will push for more use of food as fuel. Great...now our economy will suffer as a result of insufficient food stores. We make money off the excess by selling it to other countries, who rely on US farm production for sustenance. Wind? Joke. The tech is insufficient and the weather too poor for reliable wind power nationwide. Solar? They've been trying to produce a better fuel cell for decades, but progress is incremental.

We need nuclear. Nuclear waste can be reprocessed and reused almost indefinitely.

Posted by: Fred | August 27, 2008 8:39 PM

What a fracken sham this is tonight.
I wouldn't vote for Obama if he were running against Cheney.

Fools...absolute fools The Democratic Party.

Posted by: MadelienFL | August 27, 2008 6:20 PM

.................................

Vote for Cheney? You are small-minded and the very worst kind of human, pithy, self-center, evil-loving mud troll with an IQ around 30

Posted by: Little Twittle | August 27, 2008 8:52 PM

Looks like Obama is the NOMINEE! I liked Hillary, Its too bad. I dont think Obama can win, Too bad 4 more years of bush. You can see George Bushes DUI record, and I think McCane even has a DUI? Here is the link http://www.duihelpguide.com

Posted by: Peter | August 27, 2008 8:52 PM

It's official:
This is the most liberal ticket in the history of the U.S.
It would be more fitting for their convention to have been held in Havana.

Posted by: robtay | August 27, 2008 8:56 PM

Take that Hillary supporters. No votes from Michigan, none from Florida, and none from you. Now instead of a woman who voted for the war you get a male VP, who has supported the war for a dozen years, to guide the One child. At least we only have to choose now between McCain, a noderate, and the two headed Democrat candicate. Two heads aren't better than one when they belong to two of the most irresponsible politicians in the Senate.

Posted by: rpatoh | August 27, 2008 9:03 PM

The Dems are a sorry bunch.
Jimmy Carter, our number one terrorist leader.
Howard The screamer Dean who proves he knows his states but that's it. What a hole.
Nancy the NAZI Polosie.
Bill, My wife never know who on there knees.
Harry the skank Reed.
It's really unbelievable that Obama didn't pick Hillary so the Dems could have buried the Republicans.
We'll have to wait at least 4 years as we will lose this race because the Hilliary and Bill show will destroy him. (Obama)
Hilliary wants in and Obama didn't pick her because he is scared.

Posted by: clear voice | August 27, 2008 9:09 PM

Posted by: Coldcomfort

WHAT I'D LIKE TO HEAR in Barrack Obama's speech: . .

100% of all our electricity produced by renewables in 10 years.
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Hearing it in a speech won't save a damn thing. There's been a market for renewable energy for 50 years and we're still stuck on petroleum, natural gas, and coal because nothing approaches their efficiency. Only heartless people who don't care about human suffering want to mandate a jump to renewables.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 9:12 PM

unlike all of the transparent trolls. anyone who claims that they would vote for mccain out of spite (i believe the expression is to cut of the nose to spite the face) is either a total d**chebag or a republican troll. either way you are pathetic.

i think that wanting to change and improve the current state of our country is admirable and honest. i am an american and i am loyal and patriotic. i love this country but i do not love what the bush administration has done to us both at home and abroad. i want a change. if ANY of you are actually legitimately claiming that you WERE a democratic and are somehow feeling slighted that your candidate didn't get the nomination and would actually consider voting for mccain instead just think about why you wanted hillary in the first place and why you wouldn't re-elect bush.

Posted by: real democrat | August 27, 2008 9:29 PM

The discussion has been dictated by Democratic unity which we have forged. The discussion about Republican unity isn't even being considered. It is nonexistent just like the Repubican Party. Picture a dead elephant with George Bush riding it like the cover of Rolling Stone. Perfect Storm. Say bye-bye Grand Oil Party. You dug your own grave, every frigging shovel full of it from cutting the power off to California, Katrina, killing a million Iraqis to steal their oil, creating the largest debt in American history, torture, torturing the Constitution, spying, secret prisons, Abramoff, Plame, writer's cramp, writer's cramp. You can't even keep up with the bull...t from the CULTURE OF LIFE. Beyond belief. Prepare to have your head handed to you oil thieves!

Posted by: bob II | August 27, 2008 9:33 PM

Bill Clinton's speech was masterful. Unlike Hillary, he didn't just endorse Obama, he said why he endorsed Obama. Big difference.

Posted by: ghallin | August 27, 2008 9:40 PM

oil was a buck forty six until inbred junior oil boy starting setting the children of fire of an oil producing OPEC member state. You don't have renewables because it was cheap until inbred hick boy got his oily hands on B-52's. So screw your oil and the Southern Company and Lieberman and all the rest of you child murdering oil stealing psychopaths. You have some ordained right to kill the wrong people. Dead in the head like the Republican Party, an army of old fat white men. Adios oil thieves. From $1.46 when the House of Saud flew out after Hick Boy has sex with them and it's almost $4 now. Big Oil America lowers the price just before every election hoping you'll elect more Republican Big Oil puppets who chemically bomb chillen for oil profits, a beautiful bloody circle of corruption. Choose wisely, choose OBAMA!!

Posted by: bob II | August 27, 2008 9:41 PM

Some of the pundits here are both for Obama'08 & Clinton'12. How's that possible?
Why won't Obama go for the second term if he wins in '08?

Posted by: kin-dza-dza | August 27, 2008 9:48 PM

When I watch politicians like Bill and Hillary stand up and sing the praises of someone they can not stand I ask myself what is in it for them. Hillary to the supreme court? debt paid off?It is embarrassing to watch what politicians will do to the country to keep their own in power. Obama can not become president without our votes and he will get very few from democrats who see him as an empty suit.

Posted by: musing | August 27, 2008 9:48 PM

Tired of the lies...

www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/151.html

Taxes 2008
Single making 30K - Clinton: $8,400, Bush: $4,500
> Single making 50K - Clinton: $14,000, Bush: $12,500
> Single making 75K - Clinton: $23,250, Bush: $18,750
> Married making 60K - Clinton: $16,800, Bush: $9,000
> Married making 75K - Clinton: $21,000, Bush: $18,750
> Married making 125K - Clinton: $38,750, Bush: $31,250

Posted by: rpatoh | August 27, 2008 9:49 PM

I'll vote for Mc Cain
To kill his brother Abel again
Burn, America, burn!!
Soon you'll feel his pain

Posted by: russiansarecumin' | August 27, 2008 9:53 PM

John Kerry’s speech was impeccable! “America should be showing our power by example, not an example of our power.” The Repukes demonstrated the latter perfectly.

Obama/Biden‘08

Posted by: BasicInstinct | August 27, 2008 9:54 PM

Down with empty suits.
Ramzan Kadyrov for president! He's the real man.
Allah Akbar!

Posted by: chechen rebel | August 27, 2008 9:56 PM

I used to hope Warner would be the presidential nominee. Now I am so glad he's not.

Posted by: Aleks | August 27, 2008 10:09 PM

We all bleed RED in the battlefield, and all our tears are colorless. So, please give RACE a REST! By the way, sorry we failed you, Hillary. We should had worked harder for you - we should had worked smarter for you. Now we must accept Obama (the modern JFK) as our Commander-In-Chief, tutored by Biden (his personal Dick Cheney) ... then again, perhaps not ... After all, let's not forget that we - as Democracts - still control the House and Senate until 2010, regardless of who becomes President in 2008.

Posted by: Louie | August 27, 2008 10:12 PM

Jeez! What the heck is wrong with these rubes? I don't ever remember anyone getting all soft and mushy, and then crying...crying! for Gods sake--at Republican conventions or Democrat conventions either for that matter. This only goes to show those who support Obama are meely moused weaklings and have no business being anywhere near the position of POTUS. These soft soapers are an embarrassment to America. The DNC convention is more of a freak show that belongs in the bilges of a 3rd rate circus.

Posted by: Nobama 08 | August 27, 2008 10:18 PM

>>Posted by: Louie

After all, let's not forget that we - as Democracts - still control the House and Senate until 2010, regardless of who becomes President in 2008.

In just one year. Remember the election in 2006? Thought you might like to read the following:

A little over one year ago:
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:

1) Consumer confidence plummet;
2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!

Posted by: rpatoh | August 27, 2008 10:22 PM

We all bleed RED in the battlefield, and all our tears are colorless. So, please give RACE a REST! By the way, sorry we failed you, Hillary. We should had worked harder for you - we should had worked smarter for you. Now we must accept Obama (the modern JFK) as our Commander-In-Chief, tutored by Biden (his personal Dick Cheney) ... then again, perhaps not ... After all, let's not forget that we - as Democracts - still control the House and Senate until 2010, regardless of who is elected President in 2008.

Posted by: Louie | August 27, 2008 10:30 PM

Life sucks then you get two LOOSERS as a choise for president! Don't you think we been punished enough for invaiding IRAQ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: jackmack74 | August 27, 2008 10:32 PM

Obama was nominated by historic vote? Before or after the media nominated him 18 million cracks...er, months ago.

Posted by: LOLA | August 27, 2008 10:39 PM

The Democrat Convention ZZZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzZZZ
ZZZzZZZZZ
Bring back Sermonette

Posted by: Mike | August 27, 2008 10:50 PM

WTH?...Dems nominated the war VP.

The foreign affairs expert who just said that the Taliban attacked us on 9/11.

Posted by: rpatoh | August 27, 2008 11:04 PM

The cow bells and crying was bad enough, but an impeached former president who left in disgrace, endorsing a stalled loser like Obama, now that's hilarious; how could the news anchors keep a straight face during that one? Soon they’ll all go home leaving their convention trash for others to sweep up and we can see the top picks that John McCain will select for his VP and cabinet prior to and during a real convention. Stay tuned.

--Veterans For McCain ’08--

Posted by: Back From Iraq | August 27, 2008 11:26 PM

"Sen. Biden Nominated By Acclamation" - that's your headline on the home page.

Get your facts right. Biden was selected by nomination. Obama was selected by acclamation. And you call yourself journalists!

Posted by: I Am America and So Can You | August 27, 2008 11:30 PM

I don't understand what happened. I thought Pelosi was asking for a vote on whether they could suspend traditional rules and use affirmation for Biden. And then when that was yes, all of a sudden Biden was the nominee. Did they not have to then have a vote on that specifically? And this is our Speaker of the House? Come on Nancy!!

Posted by: Jill | August 27, 2008 11:33 PM

I waiting for the coverage by the media and the Democrats response to Jimmy Carters NICE BLACK BOY comment.

Posted by: Domingo | August 27, 2008 11:35 PM

I am proud to say, this is my country, this is my party, this is my democratic party and Bill Clinton is the most successful President of my time and Barak will follow his lead. God bless United States and God bless all. I loved the prosperity of Bill Clinton ( Got hired with 38K as a fresh grad before finishing school). How many kinds can say that today?

Posted by: Adam Habib, Plano, TX | August 27, 2008 11:47 PM

After all, let's not forget that we - as Democracts - still control the House and Senate until 2010, regardless of who becomes President in 2008.
Posted by: Louie | August 27, 2008 10:12 PM

You mean like now, and last year? Yeah, it's going really well isn't it?

Posted by: Aleks | August 27, 2008 11:47 PM

What happened to the proud tradition of publicly polling convention delegates?
This was the closest thing to Soviet-style nominating ever to occur in a major US political party convention.
The ultra-Left has truly taken total control of the Democrat Party -- to its ultimate discredit.
This WILL come back to haunt Democrats.

Posted by: GMHeller | August 27, 2008 11:49 PM

Happy that Sen. Barak Omaba has finally secured the nomination of his party for presidential candidate. A charismatic leader, Obama, I am sure, will lead his nation to the goal of "change" which is the central theme of his electioneering all these months since last November-December.
His nomination marks a departure of the ossified American mindset which hitherto did not favor anybody for the nation's highest office other than a white. This catholicity demonstrated by his party and supporters deserves full-throated applause.
I love to imagine that the days of bitter memories marked by discrimination and inequality based on color will end soon on initiatives taken voluntarily by the American people themselves and no law would be required to achieve this. That will be the proudest day for Americans and America.
Thus far it looks like wonderful. My hearty congratulations to Mr. Barak Obama and salute to the Americans.

Posted by: atulbiswas | August 27, 2008 11:54 PM

visit

RealDemocratsUSA.org

Posted by: C | August 28, 2008 12:07 AM

I am proud to say, this is my country, this is my party, this is my democratic party and Bill Clinton is the most successful President of my time and Barak will follow his lead. God bless United States and God bless all. I loved the prosperity of Bill Clinton ( Got hired with 38K as a fresh grad before finishing school). How many kinds can say that today?
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This year, my friends daughter was hired by Haliburton in the chemical engineering field starting with 100k and half that again in expenses before she even graduated college.
My daughter's fiance was hired by Morgan Stanley starting with 80k.

There's plenty of work for those who want to educate themselves...on their own merit. It's just there's no more room for slackers in todays world. Things are way better today than they were under Clinton. The "red pill" has worn off many, and reality once again prevails. The Clinton regime was a ruse and merely prolonged the inevitable.

Posted by: Adam Habib,

Posted by: williepete1 | August 28, 2008 12:08 AM


This Democratic convention - paid for by AT&T and Verizon - in exchange for Obama's FISA vote FOR wireless wiretapping AND for holding them harmless retroactively and into the future for PRIVACY RIGHT VIOLATIONS AGAINST CIVILIANS OF THE UNITED STATES. Click the link at the bottom of this post to be brought to hight intelligence by Amy Goodman of www.Democracnow - real hard work Journalism that gives it the title respect.


I WAS WATCHING HILLARY - FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE TRADITION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY - "CHANGE" THE RULES FOR THE OBAMA PUPPET.

WHAT A FRICKIN JOKE - RIGGED AND SET UP ELECTION , NOMINATION AND CONVENTION THIS IS.

THE CROWD IS CHEERING - AND IN THE BACKGROUND OF CNNs VIDEO YOU CAN HEAR THE BACKSTAGE PUPPETEERS SAYING "HOW LONG SHOULD WE LET THIS GO"? AND THE CHEERING CROWD IS BROKEN BY THE VOICE OF TOM DELAY IN DRAG - NANCY DELAY PELOSI


HILLARY CLINTON WAS RAPED BY THE BOYS CLUB GERIATRIC SUPER PUPPETEERS WHO ARE SURROUND OBAMA

THEY AMBUSHED HER ON SUPER TUESDAY EVEN, TRUMPED THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE IN MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA, SET UP AND STOLE THIS ELECTION FOR THIS DONE NOTHING PUPPET AND HAVE ASKED HER TO RUB HER OWN NOSE IN THIER CRAP TO SAVE HIS LOSING STREAK

FRICK THEM IN NOVEMBER

THEY CAN BARK LONNNNG AND HARD AT THE NOVEMBER MOON

THEY ARE ROVIAN RATS AND WORSE - THEY BASHED AND TRASHED OUR BEST DEMOCRAT

EVERYONE CAN SEE IT

OBAMA WILL PROVE TOMORROW NIGHT

HE IS A BIG SPEECH FULL OF DONE NOTHING


PROMISE YOU ANYTHING - WHAT A FREAKING JOKE

HERE'S THE FOLKS WHO ARE PAYING FOR THE CONVENTION

COMPLEMENTS OF OBAMA SELLING OUT AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS FOR HIS CONVENTION MONEY THEY COULDN'T COME UP WITH

OBAMA ROLLS OVER FOR MONEY

http://ia311205.us.archive.org/1/items/amy-goodman-column-20080724/Pod_ConventionsMoney_1-2.mp3


Posted by: TODD | August 28, 2008 12:08 AM

"This is Hillary Clinton and I do NOT approve this message!"
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"I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House," Clinton says in commercial. "And Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002." A narrator in the McCain ad continues: "Hillary's right. John McCain for president."

Posted by: Lynne | August 28, 2008 12:13 AM

Okay, seriously... all the Democrats who spoke today were looneys... seriously! With the exception of Biden and Bill Clinton.

I thought Bill was amazing! Biden, I like him too... obviously has a great family background and loving family. Normally not a Michelle fan, but you have to admit that she looks pretty today, and any woman would be protective of her man. It's no wonder she looks upset a lot of the time unless it's something good about her husband... I can understand and appreciate that. Now, the only person I still dislike is Obama... which is who the DNC was set up to celebrate. It's a sad day when the TOP ticket can't inspire.

Posted by: K@Chicago | August 28, 2008 12:23 AM

WHAT I'D LIKE TO HEAR in Barrack Obama's speech: . .

100% of all our electricity produced by renewables in 10 years. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

1) It will boost our economy with cheap energy,
2) help decrease global-warming,
3) help decrease our involvement in the madness of the Middle East,
4) help decrease the strong arming Russia,
5) help decrease financial support to terrorist,
6) and it will leave some resources for our grandchildren.

wecansolveit.org

Posted by: Coldcomfort | August 28, 2008 12:24 AM

"This is Hillary Clinton and I do NOT approve this message!" ... whether she approves or not, she still "passionately" said it. I remember as if it were yesterday.

Posted by: K@Chicago | August 28, 2008 12:25 AM

Hey, I'd forgotten that Bill.

Posted by: Aleks | August 28, 2008 12:38 AM

Real Brother said: "Finally, we still have these Black man hating lesbians talking about Hillary in 2012.These Idiots are obviously too STUPID to realize that if Hillary LOST the nomination in 2008 there is NOTHING in the world that would cause anyone to think she can win it in 2012." *********************** wow, tell us, again why you're so angry and bitter. "black man hating lesbians..." why so angry? B/c not everyone agrees w/you? ewwe ... that's to your hateful personality.

Posted by: Kim | August 28, 2008 12:42 AM

Come on, find another one to replace Bush, No matter who. Bush is a SH,his behavior is not decent at all. Cliton is a good leader.

Posted by: Gavin | August 28, 2008 3:21 AM

It's shameful the way some democrats at the convention are hoping that a catastrophic Hurricane Gustav, now churning in the Gulf of Mexico, slams into New Orleans, causing death and destruction, so they can make political hay by reminding people of the Bush/Republican failures regarding Hurricane Katrina.

Kudos to Not WRIGHT for America (http://www.notwrightforamerica.com) for exposing this.

Posted by: Gypsy Man | August 28, 2008 3:55 AM

Question: Which presidential candidate do the enemies of the U.S. want as President of the U.S?---Greg------http://us.imdb.com/name/nm2734923/

Posted by: GregbeingFrank | August 28, 2008 6:08 PM

Question: Which presidential candidate do the enemies of the U.S. want as President of the U.S?---Greg------http://us.imdb.com/name/nm2734923/

Posted by: GregbeingFrank | August 28, 2008 6:10 PM

Question: Which presidential candidate do the enemies of the U.S. want as President of the U.S?---Greg------http://us.imdb.com/name/nm2734923/

Posted by: GregbeingFrank | August 28, 2008 6:13 PM

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