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FixCam: Elton John Raises $2.5 Million for HRC

Last night in New York City, pop icon Elton John held a concert that raised upwards of $2.5 million for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential campaign. (Politico's Ben Smith was in attendance and offers a blow-by-blow of the proceedings.)

In the video above, you'll find The Fix's tribute to Elton John. Can you name all the songs mentioned in the clip? If so, The Fix stands impressed.

Also, if you're wondering where Elton John's backing of Clinton ("I've always been a Hillary supporter.") falls in The Fix Endorsement hierarchy, it's clearly a celebrity endorsement with a twist. On the plus side, John not only endorsed Clinton but also helped raise a boatload of money; on the down side, he is a British citizen and can't cast a vote for her.

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 10, 2008; 1:55 PM ET
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I am forever taken back at the trash I read here from BO supporters, they turn me off him as much as his "con" does!

Posted by: daisymom4 | April 13, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Elton John throw a fit at Hong Kong airport a few months ago? Wasn't he asked to leave the country by Hong Kong airport authorities or face jail time there for lashing out at a reporter? He probably called all the Hong Kong people misgonists.

Posted by: Jose Fernandez | April 13, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

You hateful imbeciles on here make me sick. I am an Obama supporter and I know that my candidate does not want these people on here who spew such venom supporting him. Shame on you and the Wash Post for allowing these PIGS to post on here.

Posted by: Real Obama Supporter | April 12, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Elton John may be a good singer. But he has no taste in chosing his wardrobe or friends. It is funny how he wore the dress on the stage and Hillary wore the pantsuit. With Elton discounting the women and then go on the search for a man to sleep with, him calling Americans as woman haters is a little bit hard to understand. If Americans turn up to be like him, we will have a whole nation wearing dress and only Hillary wearing pantsuit.

Posted by: Stacy | April 12, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Elton likes to share his wardrobe with women. He wears girls underwear. He wears a bra, pantyhose, and lipstick. Now he comes to America looking for men to sleep with. He is qualified to call Americans misgonists? Madam Elton John should stick to his rock music and stay out of American politics. Doesn't the British Empire have enough politicians he can support? Cross dresser Madam Elton John should be barred from entering this country unless he stops his name calling of American people.

Posted by: Bill | April 12, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Elton John calling Americans misogynists. Americans don't hate women. Elton hates women. I wonder why he decided to marry a man instead of a woman. For a Britisher to come to USA and do fund raising in the name of charity for a politician running for office, is against the law. What he has basically done is give an in kind gift wprth millions to one presidential candidate with the hope that he can influence the outcome of the presidential race.

Moreover Elton John being a British is racist. He would rather see a white woman in office than a black man in office.

Posted by: John Middlefinger | April 12, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

KG you are one real sicko!

Posted by: Kit | April 12, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I think Barack and michelle Obama need to go back to Africa, then they both can be proud of their country and he can quit telling his lies over here.

Posted by: Facts | April 11, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

It is against the law for Elton John or any other foreigner to donate money to a United State presidential campaign, so why should an in-kind donation of time/talent be permitted?????

Posted by: Out-rageous | April 11, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Melissa Etheridge Raises 2.5 Million For Barack Obama.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American pop star Melissa Etheridge, playing a fund-raiser for Barack Obama in New York on Wednesday, said she was amazed at the racism of some in America and she hoped that wouldn't stop him being president.

At the fund-raiser which Obama's campaign manager said raised $2.5 million, Etheridge said there was no one more qualified to lead the United States into the next era.

"Having said that, I never cease to be amazed at the racist attitude of some people in this country. And I say to hell with them," she said, drawing cheers from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.

Posted by: Matt | April 11, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Someone explain to me what Elton John thinks he is doing here. Entertainers should stay out of politics - especially ones that are not even from this country. Why do all these entertainers think that they should have some say in this? They are neither more informed nor more educated than the rest of us.

I will not vote for Hillary and it has nothing to do with being misogynistic. Quite frankly, the reason is because she is just another of the elite politicians who believe that they can do what ever they want and simply lie and make excuses to get out of it. Hillary has so much big business baggage that she will owe everyone if she gets into office.

Six years ago when IT jobs were leaving the country at a record pace Hillary stood outside of a new Wipro office in New York telling the cameras how good this will be for the people of New York. She did not mention that Wipro is the second largest outsourcing company in India. Wipro did not arrive there to help New Yorkers - but to undersell them out of their jobs. While it may have been good for the New Yorkers who fill her coffers - it was not good for the other 99.999% of them. Now we hear her rhetoric on how she will fight for every job that gets outsourced. She is unbelievable and so is anyone who would vote for her.

Mr John: Stick to your entertaining and leave the tripe for the candidates to dish out.

Posted by: non misogynist | April 11, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Elton: Sorry, but when the nation figures that the "b--ch is back" and votes against her, I think its going to be a "long, long, time
before we hear from her aqain.
When she is "sleep-deprived" and "mis-speaks", "sorry seems to be the hardest word" for her to say.

Senator Clinton will then be like "a candle in the wind."

Posted by: wly34 | April 11, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

This is news? A known fag kissing a known lesbian...

Posted by: TRS | April 11, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Elton is confused by the misogyny of the British homosexual community of which he is a part, and mistakenly attributing it to the American electorate.

Posted by: Contrablue | April 11, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Quote: "Democracy is messy. Democracy requires tough-knuckled "b*#@hes" that so many Obamabots can't stand because they want a "nice" guy that makes me "feel" good."

Got some news for you. The USA is not a democracy, it is a republic. Remember the phrase "and to the republic for which it stands"

Quote: "The United States is, indeed, a republic, not a democracy. Accurately defined, a democracy is a form of government in which the people decide policy matters directly--through town hall meetings or by voting on ballot initiatives and referendums. A republic, on the other hand, is a system in which the people choose representatives who, in turn, make policy decisions on their behalf. The Framers of the Constitution were altogether fearful of pure democracy. Everything they read and studied taught them that pure democracies "have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths"

We need a good "representative" president, and Hillary Clinton is not the one.

Posted by: wly34 | April 11, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Elton John is a huge singer. The fact that he likes Hillary over Obama is not enough reason for you, Obama supporters, to bash him. I know, is hard to handle, Elton has this song from 1995 "Believe"... and he is not backing Obama !!!

Posted by: supermarth | April 11, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, look who turned out to be the victim candidate.

Posted by: Matt | April 11, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Why is a British citizen campaigning for Hillary Clinton. By US law he cannot contribute to her campaign so he should not be able to raise money for it either.
Go back home

Posted by: Jedeki | April 11, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Why is Elton John Messing about in our election process? Misogyny--what are you getting at, Elton????? Are we going to play the feminist card. What is the word for women hating themselves??? For selling themselves short????? I fear that there is probably an equal amount of that as well. If we do not respect ourselves, we certainly can not get respect.
Hilary is not an example for me of a woman who respects herself....I can't decide between Madanme Dufarge or Lady Macbeth. PErhaps a role on Broadway after the campaign. She certainly can act and impersonate- southern accent, dropping the ing's on words. My goodness Ms Hillary you sure are talkin' funny for a high poweredWellsey-Yale educated attorney, makin' up those stories ....so real she believes them
By the way I am white, almost 60 a human rights supporter - not just for women, and I am supporting and voting for OBAMA. Women- wake up - Hillary is not the 'gal you are looking for"

Merriam On Line Distionary

One entry found.

misogyny


Main Entry: mi·sog·y·ny
Pronunciation: \mə-ˈsä-jə-nē\
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek misogynia, from misein to hate + gynē woman -- more at queen
Date: circa 1656
: a hatred of women
-- miso·gy·nic \ˌmi-sə-ˈji-nik, -ˈgī-\ adjective
-- mi·sog·y·nist \mə-ˈsä-jə-nist\ noun or adjective
-- mi·sog·y·nis·tic \mə-ˌsä-jə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

Posted by: mrs ct | April 11, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Did Hillary bring Huma Abedin on stage with her and Bill? I didn't see her there. I thought Elton was doing a "family event."

Posted by: Huma Huma | April 11, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Elton John was right that there are a lot of misogynists in America.

Posted by: Betty W. | April 11, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Sir Elton raised enough money for Senator Clinton to be able to pay Mark Penn what she owes him.

Posted by: Gaias Child | April 11, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Why is this washed up woman still in the race, p**sing off at least 65% to 70% of the population every day? What have we, the ordinary, well educated, hard-working and law abiding people, have done to deserve to face this woman's obscene face day after day on TV and in newspapers ? Please somebody?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 11, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

He had some hits 30 years ago! And he had some wacky wedding pictures taken by that Hello megazine when he got married to his boyfriend. Has anybody seen those pictures ? Obama would politely decline his endorsement. He has far better taste.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 11, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

This is almost as laughable as the Rambo the stupido's endorsement for McCain. Remember the day ? Even thick skinned McCain couldn't help but cringe at the very idea. Yuk!

Posted by: thisworld | April 11, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I can not think of a more pathetic political endorsement than one from a washed out British singer who likes to do concerts dressed as a duck. Adding to the stupidity is Sir Duck's outrageous statement that the American public is sexist for not supporting Hillary Clinton. Its a colorful world that Democrats are living in.

Posted by: rgn1 | April 11, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I can not think of a more pathetic political endorsement than that coming from a washed out British singer who does concerts dressed as a duck. Adding to this pathetic display of stupidity is his outrageous accusation of the American public of being sexist for not supporting Hillary Clinton. Colorful world that Democrats live in.

Posted by: rgn1 | April 11, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I knew it was only a matter of time befor the sex card was played by her. Elton John isn't even American! Who cares if he supports her. He dosn't have to live with the mistake. He can just go back to his own country.

Posted by: Larry (Oregon) | April 11, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Are these the "change" backers? We're in trouble. So much hatred! Such small, sick minds!

Posted by: charlieb | April 11, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I like Elton John's music. I thought non-US citizens were not allowed by FEC law to raise funds or contribute to US campaigns. Why is it that people who follow the Clintons can not get it through their heads many people do not want an impeached president, known liar and womanizer back in DC? Many do not want a Bush/Clinton dynasty. Many more do not approve of her vote for Iraq and her constant lies. It has nothing to do with gender. She is constantly complaining about working so hard and blaming everyone but herself for everything. She has prior scandals dating back to Rose Law Firm. Lack of integrity, constant anger and attacking are not qualities for a president or any gender.

Posted by: Mary CA | April 11, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

That pansy fiary boy can go right back to England and mind his own business. I love it when has beens from foreign countries come over here and tell us what to do. Get a life Elton!

Posted by: JDJ | April 11, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Richard said this and I thank him for it....

"Note to Gays.....not even one straight "liberal" gives a damn about gay marriage, just do what most non-haters are doing and quietly hold your nose, vote the MOST different candidate (Obama) and realize that this democracy thing doesn't work with only 2 parties (if the choice of 1 of 2 Skull and Bones devils in '04' isn't a scream for new parties what would be?)."

Posted by: captainkona | April 11, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

So was Elton the "Fat lady" singing to indicate the end of Hillary's campaign?

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Posted by: Fred | April 11, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

So he's more comfortable with the racism than he is with the mysogeny. Whatever, man, "your candle blew out long before..."

Posted by: drew3000` | April 11, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Elton John: A fat Boy George in drag!

Posted by: richard olveda | April 11, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Elton John: A fat Boy George in drag!

Posted by: richard olveda | April 11, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Wrong British Queen...if the real Queen picked a side that would be news.
Sure hope the gays shut up this time. Fool Democrats fell right into Turd Blossom's trap last two times by allowing gays to sashay at the front of the parade and served as red meat to motivate the cowering heartland's pious intolerants out to vote, not for Bush but against gays in meaningless amendments and proposals.
Note to Gays.....not even one straight "liberal" gives a damn about gay marriage, just do what most non-haters are doing and quietly hold your nose, vote the MOST different candidate (Obama) and realize that this democracy thing doesn't work with only 2 parties (if the choice of 1 of 2 Skull and Bones devils in '04' isn't a scream for new parties what would be?).

Posted by: Richard | April 11, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

To Judy Kilgore - you are right he may not be violent enough, certainly not in public anyway. But he sure is weird enough in private. Seen his wedding pictures yet?

Posted by: BB | April 11, 2008 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Judy Kilgore,
By universal appeal... do you mean both genders or just his favorite???

Posted by: SGTRENO | April 11, 2008 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Is that all they have to do is cry poor me Im a woman and everyone hates me? Do you her OBAMA (FOR PRESIDENT) crying because he is black and every hates him?

Posted by: SGTRENO | April 11, 2008 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Two people from a bygone era trying to prop up each other against the new wave. I am crying already cos it's so sad.

Posted by: Bobby | April 11, 2008 7:29 AM | Report abuse

No wonder he should support her. They are both cross-gender weirdos.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 11, 2008 7:26 AM | Report abuse

I wasn't so sure about Elton John when he had that tacky wedding with his partner David, and now I am definitely off him for good!

Posted by: BillMurray | April 11, 2008 7:23 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, Senator Clinton should be real jealous that all those educated and uplifting rap stars endorsed Obama instead of her. Like James I'm-still-cool-even-if-I-do-engage-in-a-little-wife-beating-on-occasion-Brown, these rappers will be cool long after their prime, but Elton John? Nah; he's not violent or obscene enough for the Obama Youth. Plus, his lyrics have universal appeal instead of appeal mostly to the ghettoized tastes of many of today's youth.

Posted by: Judy Kilgore | April 11, 2008 6:59 AM | Report abuse

oooh, you know what, that changes everything! I will vote for her because she's a woman and we're all soooo misogynistic. Puhlease. I'm a woman and I see through HC's BS. I'm a woman and I have a freakin' brain cell. I can think of plenty of other women I'd rather see in the White House and HC is NOT one of them.

Posted by: anonymous | April 11, 2008 6:30 AM | Report abuse

Just great. Now we have homosexuel entertainers from foreign countries trying to influence our election process. How low will the Clinton's go?

This should have been strongly refused and denounced by all Americans. How would the British like it if American celebrities setup big spectacles in England to raise money and promote their personal preference candidates for UK elections?

This concert was ludicrous...

Posted by: Robert | April 11, 2008 5:01 AM | Report abuse

CLINTON'S PLAN:

1. SENATE to Hillary in exchange for White House S3X

2. 2000, Al Gore was not supported enough by Bill as he is TOO BUSY Cooking a VICTORY for Hillary in exchange for White House S3X

3. 2001, Hillary VOTED for WAR so Bush gets backlash on WAR latter which is usual and can be used for herself

4. 2004, Kerry was not supported early by Clinton or his Wing as Billary had plans for 2008 which succeed only if Bush wins

5. 2008, Billary tried hard and CONCEDED a loss but not PUBLICLY. The plan is to make sure McS(h)ame get the Win so she has 2012 full secured chance as Failure of "YES WE CAN" means Voters of RACES,REGIONS,PARTIES will loose faith and not turnout to vote.

AFTER ALL, THAT IS CLINTON.

Bright side of the story is, if You don't see OBAMA, VOTE McS(h)ame so you don't need to be ASHAMED OF in front of WORLD like BUSH made you.

SHE SHOW HOW IMMATURE SHE IS THINKING PRESIDENCY IS INSTANT DECISION MAKING AT 3AM.

WHEN WILL SHE KNOW THAT LEADERSHIP MEANS LISTENING!!

OFCOURSE, SHE DOES NOT EVEN BELIEVE THAT LEADER CAN CHANGE COURSE WITH WARNINGS BUT NOT LIE LIE LIE like she is doing on every aspect:
Monica's
Bosnia
NAFTA
Dream-Ticket
Super-Deligates
Pledged-Deligates
IRAQ WAR VOTE
ITALY PEACE.
Falling Back on Wright
Falling back on FL, MI
Not Telling TRUTH to Chelsey about how she let Bill have PLEASURES in front of her.

Infact, Her whole campaign took a U-TURN to "CHANGE" banwagon after seeing Obama's success.

a CLINTON can do ANYTHING (I MEAN "ANYTHING") to get "THIER" property (WHITE HOUSE) BACK.


3AM Ad, Bosnia, Lewinsky, Falling back on Wright, Falling back on FL, MI, Re-defining Pledge deligates, Playing by COLOR, Dumping Bill Richardson after all Latinos voted, Not opening Taxes, Bluffing on NAFTA, etc etc makes a TRUE CLINTON and surprisingly 40% FOOLS VOTE for them to legislate WHITE HOUSE SEX.

Hillary supported "Terror Dick Fox Osama Bush"'s terror plan.

McS(h)ame wants 100 years of war ~ 60,000 US Navy lives and 10 million Iraqi Deaths.

Bush helped install Mussharaf's Dictator rule throwing out Democracy, Legal System in Pakistan where as he claims IRAQ needs Democracy.

09/11/2008 is set date for Bushes IRAN WAR.

1. Clinton BOMBED countries 7 times day before each Monica's court appearance.

2. Bush FOX shows "Terror Level" from Yellow to Orange when Bush Laden OIL Co. needs

3. Evangelists are eating their bread soaked in Navy and Iraqi BLOOD

4. Republicans want Iraqi war and IRAN war and $6 GAS

5. Hillary negotiated Monica, Wright, Kosovo, NAFTA

6. Hillary ABUSED Bill Richardson's support and after all Hispanics voted, she dumped him in the dissert

7. Bill Clinton wants FOOLS to vote Hillary and legislate his next round of PLEASURES

Bush: Terror Master
McSame: 100 Years more of Bush
Hillary: Supports Bill's Sex in White House once more

Late 90s: Bill's Bedtime stories
Early 2000: Bush Terror plots

Posted by: kg | April 11, 2008 4:52 AM | Report abuse

Talk about "misogyny."

If Elton loves Hillary so much, why doesn't he just marry her?

Posted by: Joe in CA | April 11, 2008 4:11 AM | Report abuse

Rhandi Rhoades said it all. But seriously folks the old fat queen vote in Penn. should be enough to carry the Clintons right back into the oral office.

Posted by: hammerdown | April 11, 2008 2:59 AM | Report abuse

When I saw the clip of Elton John making his comment about the misogyny in some Americans, I had to laugh. After all, Sir Elton was previously sharing the stage with Bubba Clinton, a man who is a serial philanderer and one who calls out his wife's detractors for "picking on the girl."
Looks like Sir Elton doesn't know a misogynist even when he sees one.

Posted by: Greg in Canada | April 11, 2008 1:03 AM | Report abuse

Fascinating how no one except Fox News seemed concerned with Sir Elton's statement "I'm amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some of the people in this country. And I say to hell with them .... I love you Hillary, I'll be there for you."

Now imagine this. A prominent foreign entertainer says, "I'm amazed by the racist attitudes of some of the people in this country. And I say to hell with them .... I love you Barack, I'll be there for you."
Can you imagine the feeding frenzy by the press? Can anyone really say with a straight face that the press is being unfair to Hillary Clinton?

Posted by: MGT | April 10, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

How can Hillary use that money? If the money was raised by Elton John, them it should be counted as income for Elton John. Elton John is not allowed to contribute to Hillary's presidential bid since he is not an American citizen.

If an Exxon gas station asks people to fill their gas tanks and then ask them to pay to the Clinton campaign instead of the gas station is it legal? If it is illegal why is Elton John able to provide a service of playing music to the people and then ask them to give the money to the Clinton campaign?

Posted by: Morgan Keller | April 10, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

As can be seen here, the Obamabots are out in full force with stupidity that after all reflects the quality of their campaign and candidate. Because of supporters such as this, Obama will eventually go onto be equally hated and disliked as seems to be Hillary. It had little to do with his qualities but that of his supporters, which are elitist, sexist, and fanatically drawn to a pseudo-religious message of hope. A message that most psychologists characterize as a message of "hope" something that you yearn for, just before a complete mental breakdown. We don't need hope, we need solutions. Democracy is messy. Democracy requires tough-knuckled "b*#@hes" that so many Obamabots can't stand because they want a "nice" guy that makes me "feel" good. I just want good health-care and an economy that works, and yes a pragmatic, not an ideal, foreign policy. Get real Obamabots. The sun will go down on you, whether you "win" without ever counting all the votes (just like the Republicans in 2000) or whether it comes later to the disappointment of us all when we have a "leader" who is useless.

Posted by: Sean | April 10, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Is it 2.5 or 3.5 millions. Another "miss spoke" item? Some Clinton people reported 3.5...

Posted by: Coco Huacho | April 10, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Curious about the numbers raised:

What portion of the funds raised are available for the general election -- and what portion of the funds are allocated to the primary?

Based on the totals and the attendance numbers it would seem that this was an event attended mostly by max. donors -- based on other numbers it sounds like most of the max Clinton donors have already maxed out their primary contributions.

If a large chunk of these funds are allocated to the primary perhaps a large chunk of the donors were Elton John fans who have yet to make a contribution to a political campaign? It's a nice sum for one event, but I'd be curious to see what the impact is in the context of the primary.

Posted by: JP2 | April 10, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Why is Elton John interested in Hillary? Or is he actually interested in Bubba? Is he hoping to sleep with Bubba in the Lincoln bedroom while Hillary is attending the 3:00am phone call?

The Clintons have money pouring into their coffers from foreign millionaires. All as part of payback for whatever favors Bill has done for them. This money is illegal to be used for campaign. If our democratic process can be controled by money from foreign governments and foreign celebrity we have a big problem with our political system.

Posted by: James Huron | April 10, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

This just in:
Obama is putting together the backdrop for his November aspirations. 5 yellow people, 2 brown people, 6 white people, 3 gray people, 10 green people and 50 million dumb people.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse


Can Elton John save Hillary?

Maybe he can pen some kind of dreary Disney musical opus for her incompetent campaign.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apYitS1tRVU

Posted by: Rubiconski | April 10, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Noticed, some Obama nuts are still epileptic over Hillary's Bosnia remarks. On the other hand, we Clinton supporters hardly get a chance to go ballistic over any one single statement of Obama because his contradictions and lies just keep piling up. There's hardly any time to reflect on one lie because you are hit right away with another one.

E.g.

Obama said he was for a single payer health system, but now opposes plans that cover every American.

He promised to repeal the Patriot Act, but then voted to extend it.

He promised to normalize relations with Cuba, but flip-flopped when he started running for president.

He rails against NAFTA in Ohio while his top economic advisor assures the Canadians his rhetoric is just "political positioning."

He promises to opt in to public financing if the GOP nominee does, but then breaks that pledge in real time.

He promises to withdraw from Iraq within 16 months, and now his top foreign policy adviser says that he's not relying on the plan.

At first he knew of no controversial remarks from his pastor. Then he knew it. Then he knew some but not others.

At first the "union" that brought him into this world was caused by the bridge crossing/civil rights movement in Selma which, by the way, actually happened 5 years afterwards. Long after he was born.

He flattered Kennedys by crediting them for funding his father's arrival to US when the Kennedys had nothing to do with it.

Don't even get me going over the questionnaires he has filled indicating positions he has completely contradicted during this campaign cycle.

List keeps on growing.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

john wrote:

Is Hillary gay? is that why she is in this no love marriage? It would be cool to have the first lesbian president.

Posted by: john | April 10, 2008 5:06 PM
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John, if you are correct and Hillary is the first lesbian president, does that mean Huma Abedin then becomes First Lady? And what becomes of Bill? Does he become First Spectator? So many questions; so little time; and too few states left to make a difference.

Posted by: Huma Huma | April 10, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

jr

I hope you have a day job, seeing the lousy political analysis you presented above.

Posted by: intcamd | April 10, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

If Bill is once again returned to the "White" House as executive member, will he once again have interns on his executive staff?

Posted by: Al | April 10, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

"I liked Elton's live version of "Don't Let Your Intern Go Down On Me."

That was genuinely funny bondjedi.

Posted by: Boutan | April 10, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

$2.5M might be "a hit"... but unfortunately for Hillary, money can't buy you love...

I guess she now only trails Obama in cash on hand by about $22M.

Counting down the days till NC and the fat lady singing farewell to HRC.

Hillary, we won't miss you.

Posted by: Boutan | April 10, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I remember a long time ago in the beginning of the race when Sen Clinton was a bizillion points ahead of Obama, when no one really knew who he was there was an article that said that Hillary and Obama had raised about the same amount of money but Hillary raised it from a small pool of wealthy donors and Obama raised it from a large pool of modest donors. Hmmmm I thought, there must be something to this candidate.

Obama is leading Hillary because people like him and he gives us hope that things will change. Hillary is losing because she appears o be arrogant, whiney and downright dirty. She has done perfectly well on her own to hurt her image and lately she has been telling lies on par with a kid in elementary school. Maybe she thinks that since her followers are so undereducated that they will believe them. Judging from these postings I'd say it's working.

Posted by: jr | April 10, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

I remember a long time ago in the beginning of the race when Sen Clinton was a bizillion points ahead of Obama, when no one really knew who he was there was an article that said that Hillary and Obama had raised about the same amount of money but Hillary raised it from a small pool of wealthy donors and Obama raised it from a large pool of modest donors. Hmmmm I thought, there must be something to this candidate.

Obama is leading Hillary because people like him and he gives us hope that things will change. Hillary is losing because she appears o be arrogant, whiney and downright dirty. She has done perfectly well on her own to hurt her image and lately she has been telling lies on par with a kid in elementary school. Maybe she thinks that since her followers are so undereducated that they will believe them. Judging from these postings I'd say it's working.

Posted by: jr | April 10, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

bondjedi

for using the B word on Mrs C, you get the fu*^er of the forum award

Posted by: intcamd | April 10, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

The Obama activists, that is, the extreme left wing of the party (MoveOn, Democracy for America, DailyKos, Keith Olbermann etc) are threatening to do to the Democratic Party what they did to us in the Connecticut Senate race. They got Ned Lamont to beat Lieberman in the primaries only to see the former get wiped out in the real race. Now, since I don't care much for Lieberman I tought that was rather cute. Big mistake. I had no idea how malicious these guys are. Their sunny fronts like Politico and MSNBC are trying to shut Hillary down. I say to all those who have been penalized for fighting tough battles. To all those who have paid their dues only to see a cute, ambitious upstart stroll in and steal the show. To all those who favor substance over style. To all those who have had to work so hard only to see the tall and young and good-looking get the credit. To all those who are sick of seeing hard earned experience get wiped out by "charisma". To all of you: MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO HILLARY RIGHT NOW.

https://contribute.hillaryclinton.com/form.html?sc=2390

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

I was taking sniper fire when Hillary's lawyer explained how it was that a foreign national could grant services worth $2.5 million to an American presidental candidate. Could somebody fill me in? I thought foreign contributions were against American campaign finance law.

Posted by: marie burns | April 10, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Lynne,
Why do people like you procreate? Give me one example of Obama raising money from "Muslims" and so what if he did? were they radical muslims? That would be like saying Hillary has no business being in the race because of her family's ties to Billy Graham who is a Christian you know, and there have been Christians who have bombed abortion clinics (terrorism)

Stop spreading ignorance and fear and please get out of the gene pool.

It's people like you that make me want to vote for Obama.

Hillary's supporters really are undereducated.

Posted by: Jr | April 10, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

What is so wrong with "Oldies but Goodies" The Oldies must have something the people are looking for!!!! Negative comments about Elton John's concert is justfrom a bunch of Sore Loosers and I cannot imagine who is behind these nasty cracks. (tongue in cheek), but these same S***theads do not seem to mind money Obama raises from Islam and that s**m bunch!

And on the subject of Rat Finks, what is the take of GWB's latest warning and threat to Iran???????. Are we in for another pre empted war by the Idiot?

Posted by: LYNN PARKER | April 10, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

The Elton John fundraiser

aka The Bundlers and Bungholers Ball

Leichtman, you must have "fit right in"!

Posted by: proudtobeGOP | April 10, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Elton John used to be really good in the days of Tiny Dancer and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Then he turned into the William Shatner of music making a strutting *ss out of himself. Now he's just a fat old queen making some of the hokeyist music known to humankind.
I wonder if his talent could be considered to be "something of value" since it raised so much money and he has made vast sums of money using his "talent", did Senator Clinton pay anything or did Elton flip the bill for the venue, the stagehands etc.

Also, what shocking remarks, that America hater, Clinton needs to disavow her relationship with this subject of a former America attacking nation!

Posted by: jr | April 10, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is like my Toddler who CLAIMS all the GOOD JOBS but complain on someone else for his wrong doings.

Hillary is "MENTALLY RETARDED" GRANDMA.

Chelsey was told they OWN WHITE HOUSE which they LEASED to BUSH and its "NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS" except giving them a GOD DAMN VOTE.

Granny will play a "CRY" in 3rd week of APRIL and TURN IT ALL AROUND.

SEX, CHEATING, LIES, BETRAYAL and MORE MORE LIES is all I know about CLINTONS.

Posted by: kg | April 10, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Well Well Well...... Looks like reverend Elton John has something to learn about American women..... "To Hell with them " if they don't vote for Hillary Clinton . Took the words right out of Hillary's mouth . If you're not for Hillary then you are misogynistic. Didn't know that this prima donna knew such big words. Of course how can Hillary say now that she disagrees with him when they shared a hug. On another note did you know that it is illegal for a foreigner to contribute to your campaign either directly or indirectly. Could be that Hillary is breaking the law. Won't be the first time.When asked to clarify the comment she interjected race by saying that some people won't vote for a black man or a woman. That is not what sir Elton was talking about.....He was talking about not voting for a woman because of gender... and if you happen to be one of those people "to hell with you "

Posted by: Ron | April 10, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Go GrandMa Go.

Make USA a Big Casino
and WHITE HOUSE full for Bill's "Pleasures"

Posted by: kg | April 10, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

$2.5 Mil? That's all? Obama raises that much in two days on the internet.

Posted by: Boomer Babe for Obama | April 10, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

it's really sad to see such vile hatred for such an honorable public servant as Senator Obama. Americans really DO deserve the government we get. We'll shoot ourselves in the foot every time.
I really like Michelle Obama and Barack Obama and everytime I read all this slime I know I must find a way to give more time and money to the campaign because JEALOUSEY & HATRED cannot be allowed to win AGAIN.

Posted by: TJFRMLA | April 10, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

With Sir Elton being Knighted and now using these "college words" (misogyny) I had to go to the dictionary. Misogyny: someone who hates women. Stating that Americans are misogynistic he is half right. Especially those like: Miss Speak, Miss Step, Miss Remember.

Posted by: Fareed | April 10, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

The Obama surrogate comments are downright rude and reflect that maybe they would only be happy if Rev Wright was VP. Good luck to these really poor democrats

Posted by: John | April 10, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

HILLARY AND OBAMA BOTH WANT TO GET US OUT OF IRAQ..THAT I UNDERSTAND...BUT THATS ALL THEY SAY CONCERNING THE MIDDLE EAST..I SURE WOULD LIKE FOR HILLARY AND OBAMA TO GIVE U S CITIZENS THEIR PLANS ON HOW WE ARE GOING TO WIN THIS TERRORIST WAR. OKAY GET US OUT OF IRAQ...NOW WHAT...GIVES US A PLAN...REMEMBER THIS IS BIGGER THAN MR BIN. THE TERRORIST ARE NOT TRYING TO BEAT THE UNITED STATES....BUT JUST OUT WAIT US...IM NOT A DEMOCRATE, REPUBLICIAN..NOT STUCK WITH A LABEL.. BUT IM AM POSITION DRIVEN.. HILLARY, OBAMA, TELL ME HOW ARE YOU ARE GOING TO WIN THIS WAR OVER THE TERRORIST....DON'T SLIP AND SLID LIKE THE LAWYERS YOU ARE..DON'T GIVE US THIS DOUBLE MEANING WORDS YOUR SO USE TO DOING..GOT IT??: SINCERELY, jIMMIE W BECK

Posted by: Jimmie W. Beck | April 10, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

HILLARY AND OBAMA BOTH WANT TO GET US OUT OF IRAQ..THAT I UNDERSTAND...BUT THATS ALL THEY SAY CONCERNING THE MIDDLE EAST..I SURE WOULD LIKE FOR HILLARY AND OBAMA TO GIVE U S CITIZENS THEIR PLANS ON HOW WE ARE GOING TO WIN THIS TERRORIST WAR. OKAY GET US OUT OF IRAQ...NOW WHAT...GIVES US A PLAN...REMEMBER THIS IS BIGGER THAN MR BIN. THE TERRORIST ARE NOT TRYING TO BEAT THE UNITED STATES....BUT JUST OUT WAIT US...IM NOT A DEMOCRATE, REPUBLICIAN..NOT STUCK WITH A LABEL.. BUT IM AM POSITION DRIVEN.. HILLARY, OBAMA, TELL ME HOW ARE YOU ARE GOING TO WIN THIS WAR OVER THE TERRORIST....DON'T SLIP AND SLID LIKE THE LAWYERS YOU ARE..DON'T GIVE US THIS DOUBLE MEANING WORDS YOUR SO USE TO DOING..GOT IT??: SINCERELY, jIMMIE W BECK

Posted by: Jimmie W. Beck | April 10, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Todd what was worst was what Sen Obama actually said at his San Francisco fundraiser about his foreign policy expertise.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

BW
You misspelled a key word in you quote of
a lyric from Elton- its the "Son" not "sun"
going down on me.This points to his struggle with the mystery of the Holy Trinity I think.
Or so I was told by a priest when at parochial school.Just thought that would put this all in perspective.Obama is too skinny for Elton anyway-he'd crush him in an instant.Hillary however is much more his type and they can swap wardrobes on special nights for Bill in the Ovum office..

Posted by: Betty Wins | April 10, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

I thought it is illegal for foreigner to donate or raise $ for people who run for presidency

Posted by: non-american | April 10, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

This is fantastical Obamaland news. While Elton John was supporting the best candidate - Mr. Obama was in San Francisco - visiting BILLIONAIRES !!

Didn't hear about it? Because he didn't SPOON FEED it to the press and they seem to have no interest in getting off their tuffets to work for their news. I remember early on when he wouldn't talk to the press AT ALL for fear of being found out. Now he has them eating out of his hand. It's pathetic and unAmerican / unDemocratic.

Hillary's supporters have to get the news out themselves. Not sure why we have freedom of the press - there isn't one.

Anyway - here is the link to Obama's Billionaires Event yesterday. REAL DIFFERENT politician? I don't think so. Just a liar.

http://www.zombietime.com/obama_visits_billionaires_row/

Posted by: Todd | April 10, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Gee, now that Senator Obama has proven himself to be a liar in going back on his promise to accept public financing and 'aggressively pursue and agreement' with the R nominee, we can see that he's really just all hot air after all.

Just another lying Dem, in a long line of losers.

What's that I hear? The millions of disenfranchised voters in FL and MI calling out to the party leaders to fix this mess! Here's hoping they don't expect Howard Dean to do anything.

Global warming will cause the ice caps to melt before that happens.

Posted by: proudtobeGOP | April 10, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Sisters for Hillary:

Women complain, women nag, women don't think ahead, women are comfortable spending money that is not their own, women have horrible taste in television ("The View"), movies ("The English Patient"), and candidates ("Hillary").

Whether or not I actually believe that to be true, I can answer any stereotype you dish out.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Gee, proudtobeGOP, how does it feel to have your candidate swamped by advertising dollars? Any Democrat who was around in the '80s - '90s can relate. The difference, IMO, is that the Democrats' donors are supporting candidates far more qualified then Bush, Cheney, Romney, Dan Quayle, and - yes, I'll go there - REAGAN.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

George Soros the "liberal megadonor" is at it again. He and his group of billionaire left-wingers have pledged $40 million dollars of soft money to smear John McCain in a national television ad campaign.

In an article published in Politico, it was reported that Paul Begala and David Brock met with a gang of Manhattan liberals at the home of George Soros to outline their plans for a $40 million dollar ad campaign.

Forget about Elton John; his money is chump change compared to billionaire leftwinger Soros, who is buying political influence in America in an unprecedented way. He's pouring tens of millions of dollars into far left Internet sites and organizations designed to intimidate democratic politicians and advance his radical left agenda.

And Obama's just the radical lib to be his willing sock puppet, er, recipient.

Posted by: proudtobeGOP | April 10, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Elton who?

Posted by: piktor | April 10, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

For the third time now, AJ, TRY, reading the actual langauage of the US election law and contributions, that I posted this afternoon and have now referenced 3 times. Is that difficult to do?

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

PatrickNYC - 'B1t.ch may be the new black, but black is the new president, b1t.ch."

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Where is the FEC on this one?! Can this $2.5 million be used in the primary or general election? Why are we allowing foreigners to get involved in our election process?

Posted by: AJ, IL | April 10, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama is our Savior. Barak and Reverend Wright are Right, God D*** america. Now is the time to rally around Barak and Michelle and make them proud! No more so called elections where typical white people vote! And news flash america, Barak is right, your typical white american is a racist! Obama will apologize to our Muslim brothers for arrogant american policies of hate and slavery. Only Obama can forgive an evil nation founded on slavery. We gave cash payments to those Japanese who survived our uprovoked and vicious attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Reparations now for all Africans!

Posted by: Obamamania | April 10, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

YESTERDAY'S MUSIC FOR YESTERDAY'S CANDIDATE


I would suggest the beloved Beatles' song: Yesterday as the new Hillary Clinton campaign theme song.

lyrics:

Yesterday,
All my troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly,
I'm not half the man* (*change to: woman)I used to be,
There's a shadow hanging over me,
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Posted by: Sarah | April 10, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Contradiction:

The "Clinton supporters" always have to go negative because that is the type of people they are. And, by the way - "you're the douche." Ask your friends.

do you not even understand the ugly words you are posting?

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Just your tone in general Patrick. Always have to throw in Rev Wright, Tony Resko, etc. Don't get me started on Clinton's past. I think a story I heard from OH, sums it up best: 2 college kids took the bus from NY (12 hours)to OH to spend their spring break knocking on doors, out of a belief in things finally changing in this country. Next to them on the bus, where two paid Clinton people (from some union apparently) who took turns berating them and Obama and making out posters with anti-Obama messages the whole time. The Clinton supporters always have to go negative because that is the type of people they are. And, by the way - you're the douche. Ask your friends.

Posted by: regis | April 10, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Why?

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey Elton: Get the HELL out of our elections!!

Posted by: Screw HIM | April 10, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Leichtman:

Looks like Obama finally got around to giving an interview with The Advocate (a gay magazine).

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/04/10/obama.gay.ap/index.html
(note the URL!)

Speaking of election laws, what about that fundraiser that McCain did in the UK? Was that only for US citizens, though it was in the house of Lord Spencer?

Posted by: mnteng | April 10, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Is Hillary gay? is that why she is in this no love marriage? It would be cool to have the first lesbian president.

Posted by: john | April 10, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared on ABC's The View this morning. He discussed his "mistake" of opposing a national holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., and said, "If we are wrong on a position, we then should admit it." But when Joy Behar asked whether he would admit that the Iraq invasion was a mistake, McCain answered flatly, "No":

BEHAR: Do you admit now that it was a mistake to go into Iraq?

MCCAIN: No. ... The problem was not the fact that we went in, to be honest with you. The problem was the mishandling of it for nearly four years. If we had done the right thing from the beginning -

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: We would have been in Afghanistan.

MCCAIN: But Afghanistan is not in trouble because of our diversion to Iraq.


In fact, the U.S. commitment to Iraq has continually drained resources from the fight in Afghanistan. Appearing on PBS' Newshour in January, former CentCom Commander William Fallon pointed to Iraq to explain the resurgence of the Taliban in 2007 -- the deadliest year for U.S. soldiers there:

Well, back in 2001, early 2002, the Taliban were pretty much vanquished. And I wasn't over there during the intervening years. But my sense of looking back is that we moved focus to Iraq, which was the priority from 2003 on, and the attention and the resources focused on a different place. There's been some resurgence in the Taliban. This is a country -- Afghanistan needs a lot of work in the business of rebuilding itself.

The strain on the troops created by the war in Iraq has clearly left fewer resources for the fight in Afghanistan. Last week, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody insisted that the "Army is out of balance" and that the "current demand for our forces... exceeds the sustainable supply."

Before leaving, McCain assured the women of The View that, as president, he would "get" Osama bin Laden "and bring him to justice." Apparently McCain is overlooking the fact that the reason bin Laden is still on the loose is because the fight in Iraq diverted attention from perusing the terrorist leader in Afghanistan.


Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

"those bills were reported as paid last week; good try."

I think the whole point is that the only way Hillary has taken care of the small businesses she has stiffed (and she still has outstanding bills) is because the media shamed her into it. Good try.

Posted by: bondjedi | April 10, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I liked Elton's live version of "Don't Let Your Intern Go Down On Me." It brought back fond memories of the 1990s and reinforced Hillary's skill at using victimhood to feed her narcissism.

Posted by: bondjedi | April 10, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

actually Patrick Sen Obama has refused to do any in person interview with Pa gay newspapers is likely why he is not being well received by that community (posted by someone here yesterday). Apparently he feared that communications would not sit well with conservatives in Indiana and West Va. which seems to totally contradict his message of inclusiveness.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 4:50 PM
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Not sure how often you go on gay blogs, do a google search for Obama October SC fundraiser and gay. You'll see the hits he took. He chose not to fire them because he did not want to offend the Black Baptists Churches, who he needed and got.

Posted by: Patrick NYC | April 10, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Sarcasm is OK, it is just that clinton voters can't tell the truth from a lie or any shade in between.

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As a recent Clinton supporter I take great offense to that.

Posted by: USMC_Mike | April 10, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

those bills were reported as paid last week; good try.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

actually Patrick Sen Obama has refused to do any in person interview with Pa gay newspapers is likely why he is not being well received by that community (posted by someone here yesterday). Apparently he feared that communications would not sit well with conservatives in Indiana and West Va. which seems to totally contradict his message of inclusiveness.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

As far as winning the election goes, this $2.5 million comes too late for Hillary.

I just hope she does the decent thing and uses the cash to pay the many vendors - including small business owners in economically depressed Ohio - that she has so far stiffed.

I'm not holding my breath, though.

Posted by: Lioness | April 10, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Just an observation, neither negative or positive, but it seems like the gay community has supported Clinton far more than Obama. Has anyone else noticed that and why is that?

Posted by: ObamAdam | April 10, 2008 4:34 PM
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Obama lost a lot of his support over his standing by three homophobic preachers who did several Sfundraisers for him last October.

Posted by: Patrick NYC | April 10, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

DW entertainers are not spokespeople for candidates. Ed Rendell, Edward Kennedy,Joe Biden,Elizabeth Edwards, Mayor Nutter are spokespeople, why should anyone care what any entertainers say? I like Elton John but his volunteer work last night was to help us sucessfully rasie $2.5 million dollars yesterday, no more no less. Its a generational thing DW, I read policy positions and listen to experts on those policies not entertainers shooting off their mouths about politics.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Regis | April 10, 2008 4:34 PM
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When did I respond to you, was it the 'old folk' crack? Not me. Douche bag.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, I can't decide if the over-the-top comments in here are intentional or unintentional comedy. For the sake of the Republic I hope its intentional...

Posted by: scott032 | April 10, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Was that Sarajevo Sally's & the Kosovo Kid's favorite fugitive financier & Red China agent, Xu Beiren (Norman Hsu), making off with the gate in order to fund all those Red Chinese flags the unschooled anchorpersons are focusing on in San Francisco as if they were Tibetan flags? Served him right if he got mugged in an alley by the Reverend Wrong!
The wags have it Rosie and Ellen were strapping it on backstage and a stagehand mistook Sir Elton's rug for a mop.

Posted by: sawargos | April 10, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Since non-U.S. citizens cannot contribute to U.S. presidential candidates, wouldn't Elton John's contribution of his services to Clinton's fundraising effort violate U.S law?

Posted by: Perplexed | April 10, 2008 4:30 PM
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Bother reading the election law explanation of volunteer contributions layed in your lap a few minutes ago.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Just an observation, neither negative or positive, but it seems like the gay community has supported Clinton far more than Obama. Has anyone else noticed that and why is that?

Posted by: ObamAdam | April 10, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Patrick NYC - why are you such a weenie?

You don't hear me mentioning:

Monica
Bosnia Snipergate
Whitewater
Travelgate
HillaryCare
Geraldine Ferraro
White House free gifts
Frank Giustra
Pardongate

I could go on all day, but I think you get the point.

Posted by: Regis | April 10, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

" just about everyone there genuflect at the Barama Temple. They carry his water, make his coffee, hide his cigarettes, fluff his pillows, spit polish his shoes, iron his shirts, jump up on his command and stay there until he lets them come down"

I wonder, Marlboro or Kools?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

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http://www.votenic.com
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Posted by: votenic | April 10, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey Leichtme, I never said I was an Obama supporter. I only suggested, ironically mind you (look that up), that we could perhaps find better spoksemen, er.. spokespersons, for what is in our national interests, than Elton.

Posted by: DW | April 10, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Joe Scarborough has said positive things about HC. Look for his show to now be cancelled or for the Obama campaign to call for his dismisal so that Mika can be left alone to continue to parrot her daddy's lines.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Sir Elton John and Hillary Clinton are working on a book together also. It's going to be titled "Embracing Your Ego More Than Your Husband".

Posted by: James | April 10, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse


SWEEEEET !!!

Posted by: Todd | April 10, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Since non-U.S. citizens cannot contribute to U.S. presidential candidates, wouldn't Elton John's contribution of his services to Clinton's fundraising effort violate U.S law?

Posted by: Perplexed | April 10, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

"Sam Feist, CNN's political director, also confirmed the decision to me. "As we got closer to the voting, we made a decision to make sure that all the analysts that are on are non-aligned," Feist said, adding that the decision had been made around the start of December. "Carville and Begala are two of the best analysts around and we look forward to seeing them on CNN plenty of times in the future, once the nominating process has ended." "

Two questions.

Does CNN think that once a democratic nominee is chosen, Carville and Begala would be non-aligned? Between Clinton and McCain?

Wonder why MSNBC is infested with Obamaniacs, day in and day out? Except an occasional appearance by Joan Walsh, just about everyone there genuflect at the Barama Temple. They carry his water, make his coffee, hide his cigarettes, fluff his pillows, spit polish his shoes, iron his shirts, jump up on his command and stay there until he lets them come down, ... Astonishing!

Posted by: pkrishna43 | April 10, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Sarcasm is OK, it is just that clinton voters can't tell the truth from a lie or any shade in between.

Posted by: kingofzouk | April 10, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

attacking a rock idol, is that what Obama supporters have now come to? And do you have problems DW, with people over 50? That is certainly enlightened.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Who's next, the ghost of Oscar Wilde?

Posted by: DW | April 10, 2008 4:18 PM
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At least he'd have more wit than you.

Posted by: Patrick NYC | April 10, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Apparently sarcasm does not go over well on the Fix. (With the surprising exception of USMC_Mike, that is.)

Posted by: Blarg | April 10, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

if young voters are looking for their direction about policy differences from entertainers that is really pathetic and nothing the Obama campaign should brag about. Its a generational difference. I like Jack, Elton John and Meryl Streap but certainly don't decide who to support based upon their endorsement. Is that the best you got? Barack has cooler entertainers, wow that is truly impressive.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah... does this mean she can pay her bills now?

Posted by: DW | April 10, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Is there anyone more in touch with the needs of this nation than Sir Elton, this aging burnt-out queen, not even from this country? Who's next, the ghost of Oscar Wilde?

Posted by: DW | April 10, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Edward Kennedy questioned whether we have any dog in the Basra fight, an astonishing posture given Gen. Petraeus's stark warnings about Iran's malign role in Iraq. He noted "the destructive role Iran has played in funding, training, arming and directing the so-called special groups," which he called "the greatest long-term threat to the viability of a democratic Iraq." Crocker said the Iranians are pursuing a strategy of "Lebanonization," i.e. destabilizing the country while arming favored Shia factions. Is it really of no account to Democrats whether a sworn enemy of the United States takes over part of Iraq? On the war, the Democrats have an uncontrollable reflex for the childish.


http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YTUzOWUzODY3ZTc2YWU2NDY3MmExZjY5ZTRjZmRiMzA=

Just like the angry Libs on this blog.

Posted by: kingofzouk | April 10, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Men plunder, men seize, men murder, men rape. Rise Hillary Rise!
Hillary '08

Posted by: Sisters for Hillary | April 10, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Is this the post's idea of creativity?

Posted by: toni thompson | April 10, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama: Mortgage companies were 'tricking families into buying homes they couldn't afford.'

Keep in mind the line about mortgage companies "tricking" Americans into buying more house than they can afford is now part of Obama's stump speech:

The top mortgage lenders spend $185 million lobbying Congress, and we wonder why Washington looked the other way when they were tricking families into buying homes they couldn't afford.

See, when you have a stack of legal forms in front of you, and a realtor and a seller, and you've put no money down, and you're buying the house at a price twice what it was a few years ago, and you're getting an adjustable rate mortgage where the monthly payments skyrocket after a short period of time, and you have either exaggerated or lied about your income and savings, and/or not provided any documentation to verify them, and you're about to sign the contract, Washington is supposed to jump in and stop you. I'm sure that's in the Constitution.

Is this the sort of thinking you get when you're used to having a guy like Tony Rezko comes along with you when you buy your house?


http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/

Posted by: kingofzouk | April 10, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

First Jack Nicholson then Elton. Wow, star power! Anyone under 60 that is supporting her? I'm glad Jack and Elton took time to knock "selling out" off their bucket list, but is it any wonder that young people don't get excited by the usual Democratic candidates and as a result just don't vote?

Posted by: regis | April 10, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

First Jack Nicholson then Elton. Wow, star power! Anyone under 60 that is supporting her? I'm glad Jack and Elton took time to knock "selling out" off their bucket list, but is it any wonder that young people don't get excited by the usual Democratic candidates and as a result just don't vote?

Posted by: regis | April 10, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Like anyone cares what CNN/MSNBC/FOX news are saying. These are the STUPID MEDIA that got us into this Stupid WAR by blindly or intentionaly going for BUSH's WAR. What ever they are saying do the opposite. People think for yourselves! Don't let the media think for you. Question, question, question.

Posted by: CJ | April 10, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Patrick: US citizens abroad are legally entitled to contribute to the Obama campaign they are not foreign nationals but US citizens abroad. Just wanted to clear that up.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 3:50 PM
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RON was the one who said it was illegal, I just pointed out that the hypocrisy of calling on something that Obama does as well. Ms. Murdoch is not a US citizen, neither I belive is her husband, whose house it was in. But then maybe Mrs. Obama likes it over there more than here.

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8VQE7980.htm

Posted by: Patrick NYC | April 10, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Men are vile pigs! Rise Hillary Rise!
Hillary '08

Posted by: Sisters for Hillary | April 10, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

IRAN'S BUSTED IRAQ BID
By AMIR TAHERI


April 10, 2008 -- A GAMBLE that proved too costly.
That's how analysts in Tehran describe events last month in Basra. Iran's state-run media have de facto confirmed that this was no spontaneous "uprising." Rather, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tried to seize control of Iraq's second-largest city using local Shiite militias as a Trojan horse.

Tehran's decision to make the gamble was based on three assumptions:

* Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wouldn't have the courage to defend Basra at the risk of burning his bridges with the Islamic Republic in Iran.

* The international force would be in no position to intervene in the Basra battle. The British, who controlled Basra until last December, had no desire to return, especially if this meant getting involved in fighting. The Americans, meanwhile, never had enough troops to finish off al-Qaeda-in-Iraq, let alone fight Iran and its local militias on a new front.

* The Shiite clerical leadership in Najaf would oppose intervention by the new Iraqi security forces in a battle that could lead to heavy Shiite casualties.

The Iranian plan - developed by Revolutionary Guard's Quds (Jerusalem) unit, which is in charge of "exporting the Islamic Revolution" - aimed at a quick victory. To achieve that, Tehran spent vast sums persuading local Iraqi security personnel to switch sides or to remain neutral.

The hoped-for victory was to be achieved as part of a massive Shiite uprising spreading from Baghdad to the south via heartland cities such as Karbala, Kut and al-Amarah. A barrage of rockets and missiles against the "Green Zone" in Baghdad and armed attacks on a dozen police stations and Iraqi army barracks in the Shiite heartland were designed to keep the Maliki government under pressure.

To seize control of Basra, Quds commanders used units known as Special Groups. These consist of individuals recruited from among the estimated 1.8 million Iraqi refugees who spent more than two decades in Iran during Saddam Hussein's reign. They returned to Iraq shortly after Saddam's fall and started to act as liaisons between Quds and local Shiite militias.

In last month's operation, Quds commanders used the name and insignia of the Mahdi Army, a militia originally created by the maverick cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, as a cover for the Special Groups.

Initially, Quds commanders appeared to have won their bet. Their Special Groups and Mahdi Army allies easily seized control of key areas of Basra when more than 500 Iraqi security personnel abandoned their positions and disappeared into the woodwork.

Soon, however, the tide turned. Maliki proved that he had the courage to lead the new Iraqi Security Force (ISF) into battle, even if that meant confronting Iran. The ISF showed that it had the capacity and the will to fight.

Only a year ago, the ISF had been unable to provide three brigades (some 9,000 men) to help the US-led "surge" restore security in Baghdad. This time, the ISF had no difficulty deploying 15 brigades (30,000 men) for the battle of Basra.

Led by Gen. Mohan al-Freiji, the Iraqi force sent to Basra was the largest that the ISF had put together since its creation five years ago. This was the first time that the ISF was in charge of a major operation from start to finish and was fighting a large, well-armed adversary without US advisers.

During the Basra battles, the ISF did call on British and US forces to provide some firepower, especially via air strikes against enemy positions. But, in another first, the ISF used its own aircraft to transport troops and materiel and relied on its own communication system.

The expected call from the Najaf ayatollahs to stop "Shiite fratricide" failed to materialize. Grand Ayatollah Ali-Muhammad Sistani, the top cleric in Iraq, gave his blessings to the Maliki-launched operation. More broadly, the Shiite uprisings in Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf and other cities that Quds commanders had counted upon didn't happen. The "Green Zone" wasn't evacuated in panic under a barrage of rockets and missiles.

After more than a week of fighting, the Iraqis forced the Quds commanders to call for a cease-fire through Sadr. The Iraqi commander agreed - provided that the Quds force directly guaranteed it. To highlight Iran's role in the episode, he insisted that the Quds force dispatch a senior commander to finalize the accord.

The Iran-backed side lost more than 600 men, with more than 1,000 injured. The ISF lost 88 dead and 122 wounded.

Some analysts suggest this was the first war between new Iraq and the Islamic Republic. If so, the Iraqis won.

To be sure, the Iranian-backed side lost partly because Iran couldn't use its full might, especially its air force. (That almost certainly would've led to war between Iran and the US-led coalition in Iraq.)

The battle for Basra showed that Iraq has a new army that's willing and able to fight. If the 15 brigades that fought are a sample, the new Iraq may have an effective army of more than 300,000 before year's end.

But the battle also showed that the ISF still lacks the weapons systems, including attack aircraft and longer-range missiles, needed to transform tactical victories into strategic ones. The Iranian-sponsored Special Groups and their Mahdi Army allies simply disappeared from the scene, taking their weapons with them, waiting for another fight.

Tehran tried to test the waters in Basra and, as an opportunist power, would've annexed southern Iraq under a quisling administration had that been attainable at a low cost. Once it became clear that the cost might be higher than the Quds force expected, Tehran opted to back down.

Yet this was just the first round. The struggle for Iraq isn't over.


don't look now drindl, all your lies of the last week have been exposed, again.

Posted by: kingofzouk | April 10, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Sam Feist, CNN's political director, also confirmed the decision to me. "As we got closer to the voting, we made a decision to make sure that all the analysts that are on are non-aligned," ...
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So where are they going to find top tier, non-aligned political commentators? Maybe there's a witty penguin in Antartica??

Posted by: nmaif | April 10, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Patrick: US citizens abroad are legally entitled to contribute to the Obama campaign they are not foreign nationals but US citizens abroad. Just wanted to clear that up.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

On another note did you know that it is illegal for a foreigner to contribute to your campaign either directly or indirectly. Could be that Hillary is breaking the law. Won't be the first time.

Posted by: Ron | April 10, 2008 3:22 PM
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If it was illegal I would think since it's on the front pages across the country we would hear about it, don't you?

Besides, how about Mrs Obama going to London for her hubby? At least the folks who paid for Elton were here in the "God Damn America the KKKUSA".

http://weblogs.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/blog/2007/10/veil_of_secrecy_at_obamas_lond.html

Posted by: Patrick NYC | April 10, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

mike of course I knew Blarg supports Sen Obama. I actually still listen to Elton John and prefer his music any day to vulgar rap lyrics. That says more about my generation's music more then any great appreciation for music.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Ron try reading the election code before you come here and make slanderous, incorrect posts about election laws. This is what the election code says constitutes a contribution:

What constitutes a "contribution?"

Besides checks and currency, the FEC considers "...anything of value given to influence a Federal election" to be a contribution.

"Note that this does NOT include volunteer work. As long as you are not compensated for it, you can perform an unlimited amount of volunteer work."

The concert was uncompensated VOLUNTEER WORK, and nothing more. you probably knew that didn't you sir?

Jealous Sir Elton not interested in doing a concert for Sen Obama perhaps?

Would you like to arrest Sir Elton for volunteering for HC-that would certainly go over well don't you think?

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Wow, are these comments democrats to democrats? If these are Senator Obama supporters, is this part of the "change"? It's scary for democrats!!

Posted by: charlieb | April 10, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

This should go over well with the blue color men (and women for that matter) in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Mike | April 10, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

CC: FIX THE SIGN IN
"On the plus side, John not only endorsed Clinton but also helped raise a boatload of money; on the down side, he is a British citizen and can't cast a vote for her."

What makes you think John could not vote for her? Lack of citizenship has never been a requirement to vote for a Dem. In many places he would not be required to show any ID whatsoever. That said, the glasses and outfit might give him away. The only thing I have to say is that if anybody really thinks that this endorsement is going to do anything for HRC, they must be seeing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. It's certainly not going to create any Harmony between the candidates. And she may hope to hear Philadelphia Freedom but will probably wind up listening to Honky Cat instead.

I personally hate musicians holding concerts for and promoting/endorsing candidates. The plus side is that it tends to cut down on my musical purchase expenses.

Posted by: Dave! | April 10, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Leichtman -- I think it's safe to assume Blarg was being sarcastic.

The implication is 'Elton John -- who cares?'

(Blarg is an Obamaniac)

Posted by: USMC_Mike | April 10, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Elton John is a sell-out. Hillary doesn't even believe in equal rights for gays in marriage!

Posted by: Thomas Mc | April 10, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Well, if the hipsters weren't sneering at Hillary before...

Posted by: novamatt | April 10, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Just curious, did Sir Elton John dedicate "Candle In The Wind" to Hillary Clinton?

Posted by: Matt | April 10, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Well Well Well...... Looks like reverend Elton John has something to learn about American women..... "To Hell with them " if they don't vote for Hillary Clinton . Took the words right out of Hillary's mouth . If you're not for Hillary then you are misogynistic. Didn't know that this prima donna knew such big words. Of course how can Hillary say now that she disagrees with him when they shared a hug. On another note did you know that it is illegal for a foreigner to contribute to your campaign either directly or indirectly. Could be that Hillary is breaking the law. Won't be the first time.

Posted by: Ron | April 10, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I just can't wait what the liberal nuts posting here and screaming everywhere would do when Obama loses in November--2004 all over again and they will stay home for the rest of their lives.

Posted by: Johny | April 10, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Blarg Elton John is a boomer and Anglo, your post makes absolutely zero sense. Sounds like some jealously that Sir Elton is not supporting Sen Obama. $2.5 million is about a weeks spending by the Obama campaign to try and buy Pa votes.

$2.5 million and 3 new superdelegates for HC today. I call that a pretty successful political day short of hearing Pres. Carter's overtures to hamas and support of Sen Obama which doesn't sit well with most Jewish voters. No wonder Jimmy Carter is reluctant to come out publicly for Sen. Obama while the Edwards gush over HC's healthcare plan.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 10, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Hillary has the support of Elton John, but somehow she's still losing the youth and African-American voters. Strange.

Posted by: Blarg | April 10, 2008 3:09 PM
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I don't see anything strange about Obama having the support of African-American voters, it would be strange if he did not. My family, and most Irish Americans voted for Kennedy. This is ground breaking for America, to have a woman or black man being elected for President. If Obama was not running they would support Hillary just as they did Bill.

Posted by: Patrick NYC | April 10, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Hillary has the support of Elton John, but somehow she's still losing the youth and African-American voters. Strange.

Posted by: Blarg | April 10, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Leave it to the clintons to find another loop hole in the law.

1. this looks a lot like foreign contributions or something that smells like it.

It also looks like an "in-kind" contribution for which he should be paid.

OK - technically not illeagal at this time

begin chanting - no controlling legal authority and chalk it up to more funny clinton munny.

Posted by: kingofzouk | April 10, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Elton can do what he wants. This "controversy" is merely a plot of the consistently bored Right-Wing media.

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

Posted by: mpp | April 10, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Patrick NYC: 2.5M is a hit.

Posted by: USMC_Mike | April 10, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

CNN Banned Clinton Regulars

Carville, Begala Temporarily Banned till Primaries over After Obama Complaints
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Don't worry Obama, Elton has a song just for you. "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me".

Posted by: Patrick NYC | April 10, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

bondo, Don't forget how she "Sacrifice"-d everything for this presidential bid.

Posted by: proudtobeGOP | April 10, 2008 2:52 PM
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For you we have the perfect song for election night, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me".

Posted by: Patrick NYC | April 10, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

bondo, Don't forget how she "Sacrifice"-d everything for this presidential bid.

Posted by: proudtobeGOP | April 10, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

CNN Banned Clinton Regulars

Carville, Begala Temporarily Banned till Primaries over After Obama Complaints

In January, a Huffington Post, post said that "CNN has told top Dem strategists James Carville, Paul Begala, and Robert Zimmerman -- who are CNN mainstays but are all Hillary supporters -- that they will not be doing any more political analysis on the network until the Democratic primary has reached a conclusion."

I'm also told that this move came after the Obama campaign repeatedly complained to high level officials at CNN about the presence of Carville and Begala on the network. "

Sam Feist, CNN's political director, also confirmed the decision to me. "As we got closer to the voting, we made a decision to make sure that all the analysts that are on are non-aligned," Feist said, adding that the decision had been made around the start of December. "Carville and Begala are two of the best analysts around and we look forward to seeing them on CNN plenty of times in the future, once the nominating process has ended."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/01/24/carville-begala-temporar_n_8317...

The original article came from Talking Points Memo

Exclusive: After Obama Complaints, CNN Bans James Carville And Paul Begala From Appearing As Analysts Until Dem Primary Is Settled

"Interestingly, not everyone at CNN appears to agree with this decision. "People inside CNN are surprised," one person involved with CNN programming told me. "No other network buckled to this political pressure. CNN has removed from its lineup top analysts who know about the national political scene." Not an argument that will find much sympathy in the lib blogosphere, perhaps, but worth noting. "


Posted by: Vammap | April 10, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Sir Elton hasn't had a hit in years.

Posted by: bondjedi | April 10, 2008 2:00 PM

I wonder if Hillary is looking for a little Philadelphia Freedom on 4/22 in PA, and expects to shout "I'm Still Standing."

Unfortunately, PA voters will realize that The Bi+ch is Back and her presidential hopes will be snuffed out like a Candle in the Wind.

Posted by: bondjedi | April 10, 2008 2:18 PM
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I'd say that raising 2.5 Million is a pretty big hit.

As for some songs for you if she wins, "I guess that's why they call it the blues" or "Mama Can't Buy You Love". One for sure is "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".

While we sing to you, "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word", and for Obama, "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding".

One last thing, incase you missed Tina Fey on SNL, b!tche$ get things done, and it's the new black. No racist intent.

Posted by: Patrick NYC | April 10, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

bond jedi - are you old enough to post here

did you know that b...h is the new black?

Posted by: lucci8 | April 10, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

You are right! We will not know DNC party nominee until July.

Obama just can not close the deal. Obama will lose PA by 16%, IN by 8%. North Carolina is still Jesse Helms country so for Obama, it is still toss-up state, no matter what he gets from black voters.

Obama can not win PA, OH and FL. Just take off 68 electoral votes (13%). It is most unlikely Obama can win 270 electoral votes (57%) with remaining 472 electoral votes. It is very tall order for Obama to win this general election. Just another loss for DNC Party.

Posted by: Looking Forward To 2012 | April 10, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

What's a Brit doing muddying the waters in our election???

Posted by: Gaby | April 10, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Question on the $2.5MM figure. I had read a statement on another news blog (sorry, can't find it now, otherwise would have linked to it) that the $2.5MM raised spans two months: March and April. The tickets went on sale in March and the revenue earned in March was already recognized in the $20MM reported.

So my question is: How much of the $2.5 figure was earned in April?

Posted by: Armi | April 10, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Here's an excellent liveblogged account of the concert posted here:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/4/10/0028/03628/322/492917

Posted by: MediumSkinFade | April 10, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Sir Elton is not a British citizen. He's a British subject.

Posted by: Big Leslie | April 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I thought you were going to sign, Chris! I saw a recording studio a claim to "name all the songs," and I got really excited to see Chris sing.

Finding out that you weren't going to sing was like "the sun going down on me."

Perhaps in a future fix cam, we can convince you to sing a little ditty.

Best,

Ben

Posted by: Ben Weagraff | April 10, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Hillary is looking for a little Philadelphia Freedom on 4/22 in PA, and expects to shout "I'm Still Standing."

Unfortunately, PA voters will realize that The Bi+ch is Back and her presidential hopes will be snuffed out like a Candle in the Wind.

Posted by: bondjedi | April 10, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Sir Elton hasn't had a hit in years.

Posted by: bondjedi | April 10, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

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