How many times can men say that Clinton needed to do what they wanted her to do?
Hillary Clinton didn't need to do anything -- she chose to get behind Barack Obama, which is what she was expected to do.
18 million people cast their primary ballot for Hillary Clinton -- she didn't need to do anything to remain a potent force in the Democratic Party. She could have, had she chosen to, told Barack Obama "it ain't over 'til its over, I'm still the better choice, I've still got more experience, I've still got better ideas, and I'm still far more electable than you -- and superdelegates have nearly three months to figure that out."
But we are now going to be told ... Read more about Lets count the men who say "She did what she needed to do"
Hillary asked us to go to hillaryclinton.com and tell her what we thought we should do.
This thread is intended for people who go there and tell her to come back here and paste their letters....
mine is below the break
I haven't contributed before, because quite frankly, I'm not working, and I have to pay for my own health insurance. But I'm contributing today. Read more about Messages to Hillary....
Alice Germond is Secretary of the DNC, and a member of the Rules and Bylaws Committee.
She considers herself the guardian of the rules.
Article 9, Section 12: of the Charter of the Democratic National Committee states: All meetings of…official party committees…shall be open to the public and votes shall not be taken by secret ballot.”
On Saturday, a secret meeting was held, at which votes were taken.
At the end of the morning session, a one hour lunch period was announced, and the afternoon session would commence after that lunch. Members of THE PUBLIC were told to return in one hour.
THE PUBLIC, which had a right, under the charter to attend the meeting, showed up. Read more about Action Alert: Call Alice Germond
I want to throw an idea out there.
I'm thinking of starting a campaign to demand refunds (and possibly sue) the DNC for its failure to abide by its own rules. The easiest one to prove is the Sunshine rule.... TONS of others were violated, but they require explanations. The Sunshine rule is simple -- all business is conducted in public. No "smoke filled/back room deals".
Yesterday there were various news reports that deliberations were expected to last until midnight --- and that was before the morning part ran over a couple of hours.
An agenda was announced in the morning that did not occur that afternoon. But a one hour lunch expanded to three hours...after which three resolutions were offered, each allowed only 10 minutes of discussion. Read more about An idea...
Buyers' Remorse: How Rank & File Democrats Rejected Obama Once He Was Declared The "Inevitable" Nominee
PART ONE: ALL VOTERS, GENDER, AND RACE Read more about Buyers' Remorse: How Rank & File Democrats Rejected Obama Once He Was Declared The "Inevitable" Nominee
On Super Tuesday, over 14% of voters in the Oklahoma Democratic Primary voted for neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama, despite their being the only two major Democratic candidates left in the race. This was nearly twice the percentage of “someone else” votes as the next highest state (Arizona, with 7.2% of “neither” votes), and four times greater than Super Tuesday primary states over all (3.74% “neither” votes). Read more about How Clinton Won West Virginia by Appealing to Edwards Voters
While the Obama campaign and its surrogates have been trumpeting the fact that it is bringing in “new voters”, it seems to have forgotten a key component of the “old Democratic coalition” that it disparages.
“Old” voters. Literally.
The Clinton campaign consistently includes Hillary Clinton’s appeal to seniors when it discusses why she is the better choice to face off against John McCain – but the media seldom mentions older voters, choosing instead to concentrate on Clinton’s appeal to “white working class” voters to hype the race angle in the campaign. Read more about Obama's OTHER Forgotten Demographic -- Older Voters
I finally realized why I was having such a hard time saying that I'd vote for Obama if he is the nominee.
I've been voting straight ticket Democratic just about my entire adult life, and one of the big reaons is that I find the GOP's use of its Southern Strategy abhorrent.
Obama's use of race baiting in an effort to create huge margins and massive turnout in the AA community is his own "Southern Strategy." Every time I think about what they've done to Bill and Hillary Clinton in the name of securing the nomination, I feel ill. Read more about Sitting out November
Why Obama Supporters Want Super-Delegates To Think That One Person In Anchorage Is Worth More Than 36 In Akron
As far as Obama’s supporters are concerned, a voter in Ohio is worth only 1/23 of a voter in Alaska. In Alaska, 8,877 voters chose the state’s 13 pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention, or 683 voters per delegate. In Ohio, 2,194,851 voters chose that state’s 141 pledged delegate. That’s 15,566 voters per delegate. Read more about Count WHOSE Vote 3: Separate AND Unequal
Aka Obama’s Sour Apples to Apples, Part Four
Between late February and mid-April, voters in nine states that should/could be “Democratic” in the 2008 Presidential Election were exposed to a considerable amount of negative informative concerning both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The negative information had little impact on how Hillary Clinton was regarded when compared to John McCain. But it has had a major impact on their perception of Barack Obama, and on the perception of the relative merits of Obama and McCain. Read more about Clinton Hangs On, Obama Drops in Polls, With Negative Media Attention
AKA OBAMA'S SOUR 'APPLES TO APPLES', PART THREE: INDEPENDENTS AND MODERATES
In the last six weeks, Barack Obama has been losing support in virtually every key demographic category when matched against John McCain, while Hillary Clinton has gained support. Perhaps most disturbing is Obama’s decline among Independent voters: Between late February and mid-April, in 9 key states for Democrats Read more about Obama TANKING with Independents, Losing Moderate Voters
DEMOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW, MALE AND FEMALE VOTERS
In the last six weeks, Barack Obama has been losing support in virtually every key demographic category when matched against John McCain, while Hillary Clinton has gained support. Obama has lost support among men, women, White voters, “Independents”, and “Moderates”, while Clinton has gained support in all those categories.
Obama’s margins against McCain have fallen significantly in all of these categories, while Clinton is “holding her own” in these key categories as previously undecided voters make up their minds. Read more about Obama's Sour "Apples to Apples", Part Two