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Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 03:34:43 in Politics

“Talk about chaning goalposts...changing the format from a ballot box vote to a caucus IS moving the goal posts and the Obama supporters are really against that in counting FL, but not against it in accepting a revote that would nto really be a revote because the format would change...Oh my, how consistent of you. HIllary's campaign should have said no. I just wonder how many votes Edwards, who suspended his race, would get now if the same ballot appeared in Florida that the Obamaites are currently rejecting. Maybe we would find out Edwards would be making a huge comeback!!!!!!!!!”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 03:25:46 in Politics

“Bailey 2006, A true long term democrat knows that Obama was not only not a virtual unknown, but we were watching his speech and being thrilled by it at the last Democrati convention (Were you watching MTV or American Idol instead and missed that event?) And many of us said, 10-12 years from now this man should run for president. We were experienced enough to know that he had very little actual national level experience yet and knew that in the world today, as brilliant a speaker that he was with enough added knowledge of how the real world of national poltics works and with the damage we already were seeing by this administration, that in a few years he would be a great candidate. Two years is, for many realists, a questionable amount. Dodd, Biden and a few other less verbally eloquent types certainly could not turn on the younger generation, but that may be to our disadvantage in Nnovember 2004. I really have major concerns about OTJ training, not matter how smart the person is. That is why I do not prefer either candidate, but at least one has the advantage of being married to someone who does know this world and has probably learned much by observaton and, yes, conversation whether she had clearance or not. I know very few marriages where confidenciality/secrecy is not violated to some extent even by those in fields where confidentiality is the law.”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 03:04:04 in Politics

“Please please, super delegates, sit out the first ballot at the convention and then open the field up to nominiations from the floor and see if we can nominate someone that has not already alienated 50 percent of the democratic base. Let the pox fall on the houses of Clinton and Obama. Draft Elizabeth Edwards, Al Gore, Joe Biden or someone else who can pull us all back into the fold. After all, without you, neither candidate can win the nomination and maybe we would all feel better that a nominating conventioin is just what it says it is.”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 02:54:20 in Politics

“By the old rules or the new precedence set by the Supreme Court in 2000?”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 02:50:30 in Politics

“Let me get this right. You have added Jews to the list of the oler voters, white women, Hispanics, to the list Obama does not need in November? Keep it up and it may be more than 20 percent who sit at home.”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 02:47:31 in Politics

“Hey Nebraska, when was the last time a Dem carried your state in the general..just wondering...it was 1964 in Kansas. Does not matter who won the caucus here.”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 02:44:35 in Politics

“Gosh Aleka, I hope you get to vote twice in the General election as either democratic candidate left running will need that kind of help.”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 02:37:42 in Politics

“If Obama is good enough to win, then he needs to win the remaining states. And if he is good enough to winm then how could the far less acceptable candidate, Clinton, hurt him if she continues to consider the race not over until the last vote, ie at the convention, is counted. If he is good enough to win, then nothing she could say between now and the nomination should hurt him. If he is good enough to win, then why is there such fear about her remaining in the racce, pray tell. That really seems contradictory to me. All he needs to do is ignore her and concentrate on McCain and act like he has it in the bag and that is what his obviously very nervous supporters need to do, too. If you did that instead of continually calling for her to leave, you might not be alienating the Clinton supporters to the point that 20 percent of them will stay home come November giving the "good enough" candidate a race of his life. He does not have to ask her to get out of the race...he has about a million bloggers in HuffPo and every other site on the web doing that every night !”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 02:24:26 in Politics

“Sadly, winning the General Election is ultimately about who gets the most "behind the curtain cast votes" in each state which then dictates a winner take all delegate count of electoral college delegates. Or did theyteach you about that in school"? Do I think either democratic candidate will do that? I am sure beginning to doubt that!”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 02:12:18 in Politics

“The former AfroAmerican Governor of Virginia, Wilder, said that might very well happen in Denver and would make Chicago seem like child's play or at least implied that . I believe it was either on Meet the Press or Sunday Morning on CBS where I saw him describe his fears if the superdelegates took a victory away from Obama if he had the most delegates. I believe that he is supporting Obama, but he was realistic in that the supporters of Obama are younger and more invested and more likely to take to the streets in a way the supporters of Clinton would not. .”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 02:04:26 in Politics

“Especially when in my caucus state there was voter intimidation by other caucus attenders such as when an older black woman walked to the Hillary Clinton side while being called a traitor by a group of younger black women sitting on the Obama side. The irony of blacks intimidating other blacks after what happened when the republicans in Florida stole the election being played out in my state appalled me. I take a lot more stock in the votes of people who were able to vote in the privacy of a voting booth where the group think quota did not prevail or intimidate others. I know if it happened here that the same thing happened on both sides in caucus states. That is a system that needs to be thrown out by 2012!”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 01:32:20 in Politics

“And don't forget, he won Texas and lost the popular vote...shades of Bush v Gore style...due to the set up.”
Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Clinton's Push For Popular Vote Win May Not Persuade Superdelegates

Commented Apr 3, 2008 at 01:30:13 in Politics

“Gosh, isn't it too bad that we have a Constitution and laws dictating the system we currently have. But, of course, we would be doing a disservice if we changed things in mid stream just to fit our desired candidate and gee, I think it would be great if the two million Kansans had exactly as much power as 100 million Californians. Sounds fair to me. Tell me Passenger 57, How many other elections have you participated in? I prefer to have a true democracy and skip the stupid "representative" form of government altogether and have a one vote one person system and may the one with the most votes win...If we really had a democracy, Al Gore would be President”
Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

Commented Apr 2, 2008 at 02:43:33 in Home

“I read a lot of his writing about the need. As a former math teacher, I could write volumes about the NEED to invest in training. But I have not really read that much about the HOW and the STRATEGIES from either candidate. They are both are long on pointing out the need and short on pointing out the strategies. Of course, he does want to do more about creating more charter schools, which will draw even more money away from struggling urban schools, but since his wife and perhaps his children have benefited by what I call the publically supported private schools that charter and magnet schools often represent, I can see still more dismal reports like today's on urban school districts failure rates with all their crumbling buildings continuing to come out. What we NEED is a huge amount of investment in the infrastructure of schools as well as concentrating on subjects taught. I have worked in more than a few buildings built before the depression of the 1930's and have seen the faces of youngsters who go to the suburban districts to compete in sports and academic competitons when they walk into airconditioned bright shiny buildings with computers and gym facilities they never knew existed and heard how angry and upset they felt that people did not care about them enough to modernize their facilities 80 or 90 years later. The yuppie voters in the suburbs have not been in an urban school maybe in their lives.”

domdella on Apr 2, 2008 at 16:13:08

“you said one word that caught my attention....invest....investing takes money am i correct...you dont have to be a genius to invest.....programs and founders of programs....like they always have done...will present themselves to legislature....legislature will say yay or nay if they want to invest americans dollars....all barack has to do is put funding into the programs that want to benefit education......and presto....everything is just a simple yes or no from the president....obviously he has way more duties than just yes or no....but as far as programs go and benefitting the country it all starts with a simple yes or no on an investment.....if you read his website.....it'll help u out alittle more”
Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

Commented Apr 2, 2008 at 02:16:01 in Home

“All I know is that there were 230 websites when Clinton took office and over 27 million when he left. Whatever happened and what ever policies helped make it happen, I am a happy boomer to have seen that kind of progress.”
Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

Commented Apr 2, 2008 at 01:55:58 in Home

“Now that I know you are Californian, I understand why you are not hearing what I am hearing in the mid section of hte country. California will go democratic no matter which csndidate. Kansas would go republican even if a real elephant ran. a 27 thousand vote Obama caucus victory here pretty much represent college students and the few democrats in the state out of a million voters. Only two counties, one being Douglas where KU is located, and the other being Wyandotte, the Kansas City Kansas area, voted democratic in the last national elections and only three times in the history of hte state did democrats win the presidential electoral vote, the last being 1964. So other than playing the delegate count game with litle hope of actually carying the state, his victory here is meaningless. Now a victory (not just a closing gap reduction) in PA would mean something. But for now he is hoping he can have all his supporters tell the person getting the votes in the big, crucial mostly democratic states to just go home and that will some how make him the President. Those of us who are ardent democratic voters in red states know we won't count in November and December, but Pa and NC and IN will.”
Dean Wants Superdelegates To Make Up Their Minds

Dean Wants Superdelegates To Make Up Their Minds

Commented Apr 2, 2008 at 00:05:22 in Politics

“I will vote for Obama if he is the noiminee even if I don't support him...but I know my vote won't count in December when the electoral college meets because i will be voting in Kansas and in my entire lifetime no vote I have cast for president has ever counted in that body which really elects the president. And I sure don't think it will this year no matter who the democratic party puts up and no matter that BO's momma was born here or whether Kathleen Sebelius supports him I would like to think the voters in this state would surpirse me, but....I am not holding my breath, nor do I share the audacity of hope. KU has a better chance of winning the NCAA than Obama of taking Kansas.”
Dean Wants Superdelegates To Make Up Their Minds

Dean Wants Superdelegates To Make Up Their Minds

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 23:57:35 in Politics

“And the Republican governor Who pushed for the election to be at a time he knew would make it uncounted. That Rovian technique means that the GOP is trying to run the party nomination of the Democratic party and it is working in their favor.”
Dean Wants Superdelegates To Make Up Their Minds

Dean Wants Superdelegates To Make Up Their Minds

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 23:54:01 in Politics

“Part of me wonders how many of those telling Clinton to get out and stop running told Al Gore to do the same think after he actually won all the votes only to find out many of his Florida votes would not be counted. Same song, second verse. And they call their party the Democratic one?”

nick1936 on Apr 2, 2008 at 08:46:20

“Don't forget Michigan she ran against the hardest opponent which is none of the above and still whipped their asses by 60% to 40% Count all the votes just remember the people of Florida and Michigan came out and voted and as long as that wimp Dean doesn't have the guts to see this fact he will be responsible for our defeat in November”
Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 23:33:31 in Home

“I just believe the court was lost when the lemmings, both Democratic and Republicans who knew they were skirting questions, allowed Roberts and Alito to be confirmed. Name me two decisions other than the Guantanamo rights ones that show any hope for even the slightest moderate view, let alone liberal. And all the majority of five are young. What is one or two more like them going to add at this point. In my lifetime, which I hope will be 30 more years, any of us with even moderate views or who are just plain the "little" people have no hope left. I have been paying close attention to their decisions since Kennedy joined the chorus and the battle has been won by the right, already.”
Roger Ebert Promises Return To Movie Reviewing This Month

Roger Ebert Promises Return To Movie Reviewing This Month

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 23:24:15 in Media

“Thumbs up and prayers for full recovery!”
Poll: Clinton Pennsylvania Lead Shrinks To 5 Points

Poll: Clinton Pennsylvania Lead Shrinks To 5 Points

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 21:41:58 in Politics

“I support Obama even less than I do Hillary because he has not shown, yet, that he can win the states needed to win the November election. I truly hope Obama begins to win the states that aren't 30-40 percent Afro American so that the issue of his electability will no longer be something that should be seriously thought about. This Wright thing has significantly hurt him in the caucus states he won in February and the entire southeast part of our country. It is all I heard about on a recent trip to several states down there. Obviously many of you blogging here are not talking outside of your college crowds, or already pro Obama networks to realize this has caused an eruption in the middle of the country. I am not sure they're being honest in the polls and that would be typical since white voters are uncomfortable revealing views that might make the pollster think th're racist. If you live on the coasts, you need to realize east of Nevada to west of New Jersey does not have quite the liberal view regarding religion, interracial dating, and other such issues except in the larger cities and university towns, which is where Obama got most of his caucus state votes. It is a different America. That is why me must win Pennyslvania and Indiana to legitimize his candidacy or you may be in for a huge November surprise.”

OhMyGoodness on Apr 2, 2008 at 13:08:54

“How many African Americans are there in ID, CT, DE, WY, NE, AK, KS? I'm really curious.”
Obama Gets

Obama Gets "Very Flirtatious" At Campaign Stop

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 21:10:45 in Politics

“Nothing like losing the popular vote and winning more delegates because the "caucus" overrode what the overwhelming number of voters expressed...and these people complain that the super delegaites might do the same thing to them. The Texas Caucus is a superdelegate system, technically. Even though it is open to all democratic voters, it does require a person being able to devote many hours more AFTER actually voting at a poling place to get counted a second time. Sounds like a fishy system to override the general voting public to me. At least in the midwestern states people didn ot have to vote twice to get full representation at the convention”

jsinclair on Apr 2, 2008 at 01:06:53

“Clinton supporters complain (now) that caucuses are unfair.

Why don't I ever hear any of you (or your candidate) complaining about the 200+ delegates she strong-armed / bribed / charmed (your pick) into supporting her before ONE VOTE WAS EVER CAST in those states?”

triplbee on Apr 1, 2008 at 23:26:43

“Texas had two contests on one day: a caucus and a primary. Clinton one the primary by a smaller margin than Obama won the caucus, hence Obama won more delegates. Texas indeed has a bizarre nominating process but the math is the math.”

busybeez on Apr 1, 2008 at 22:32:41

“Yeah it was nice to be allowed a vote here in Texas that Bil Clinton's friend Rush Limbaugh didn't interfere with. Thanks for caring!”

RButler on Apr 1, 2008 at 21:29:38

“Thank you for pointing out that Texas had 'superdelegates' of a sort. The Obama supporters really get up on their hind legs when told the supers can vote for Hillary if they want.”
Elizabeth Edwards Returns McCain's Fire, Demands 'Straight Talk'

Elizabeth Edwards Returns McCain's Fire, Demands 'Straight Talk'

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 20:36:47 in Politics

“Good for Elizabeth. Let's face it, the old Reagan Republican mantra that competition will reduce cost has resulted in my cable bill now costing 6 times more and with fewer channels, my health insurance cost having gone up by 5 times the amount I was paying when Reagan left office, My phone bill is quadrupled, and what I pay for gasoline is about five times more. My income is only about twice as much and that isprobably because I have an additional part time job I did not have then. Competition reducing costs flies in the face of reality in my lifetime experience. Does McCain have any credibility on anything he says about costs of anything? Probably ought to give him the old "How much gallon of milk or a loaf of bread cost, Senator? " test. Obama's health plan were not everyone would be required to be a part of the health plan is no better, either, really. Could we please have Elixabeth run for President...now, that is someone all of us could coalesce around.”
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