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Party Unity My Ass


Chris Weigant | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Chris Weigant

PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama. The name stood for "Party Unity My Ass!" which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the "Bernie Or Bust!" crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.

Trump Triumphant

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Chris Weigant

It is now official. Seventeen candidates ran for the Republican presidential nomination, and the sixteenth of these just suspended his campaign. This leaves Donald Trump as the last man standing.

P.U.M.A. Isn't Just for Hillary Anymore -- It's for Bernie Bros, Too

Will Bower | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Will Bower

Most of the politicos who were paying attention to the P.U.M.A. movement of 2008 had then dismissed us as merely being sore-loser, tantrum-throwing Hillary supporters -- scorned voters seeking revenge by not voting for Barack Obama in the general election.

Clinton Not Inevitable Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
Chris Weigant

There is no guarantee that the name on that ballot will be Hillary Clinton. She's already vulnerable in at least two of the first four states to vote, and if she loses both Iowa and New Hampshire then the rest of the country (including the media) will start paying a lot more attention to Bernie.

Democratic Debate Preview

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Chris Weigant

Next Tuesday, we will finally get some degree of parity in the world of televised presidential debates, as the Democrats come together for the first time to make their case to the American public.

GOP's Possible PUMA Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party establishment are currently in a bind over what to do with Ron Paul at the convention.

Friday Talking Points [102] -- Harry Reid's Glacial Progress Grinds On

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

Harry Reid thinks he's got enough votes, but then this is the reason why the vote keeps getting pushed back -- because he's obviously still scrambling for the final few votes before he moves ahead.

My History Of P.U.M.A.: From Iowa To Denver and Beyond

Will Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Bower

What now? Our primary goal is to unite the millions of disaffected Democrats and to hold the DNC and its leadership accountable this November and beyond, working to defeat key players and create fairer elections.

PUMA -- Endangered Species

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

Hillary made the case she needed to make to her supporters who were still sitting on the fence, and she did it perfectly, in a speech for the ages.

Hell No: P.U.M.A. Spokesman Will Bower on Post-Clinton Party Unity

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

"Hillary had the fighting spirit. That's what we were in support of more than any policy. We admired that and we're taking that forward. We're going to fight. That's the message of her campaign, for us."