Skip to comments.Clinton cries foul in Texas; Obama lawyer hijacks call
Posted on 03/04/2008 6:35:52 PM PST by SkyPilot
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clintons (D-N.Y.) campaign charged rival Sen. Barack Obamas (D-Ill.) campaign with breaking several rules in the Texas caucuses.
The Clinton campaign called an emergency conference call with reporters that was interrupted by Obamas chief counsel Bob Bauer, who called in and said the Clinton campaign only criticized the caucus process when it was losing.
With Clinton facing what many consider must-win scenarios in both Ohio and Texas and both races too-close-to-call, the Clinton campaign charged that the Obama campaign had shut the doors on Clinton supporters at some of the caucuses, among other things.
The campaign also said the Obama camp had hijacked some of the caucus packets at certain precincts, adding that in others Obama supporters were calling in caucus results before the polls had closed.
Ace Smith, Clintons Texas campaign director, said the state partys election hotline was jammed, and the Clinton campaign was receiving hundreds of complaints.
This is just truly outrageous behavior, Smith said. Its really disturbing, and its really undemocratic whats going on.
Clintons attorney said on the call that all options are open at this point when asked about the possibility of seeking a legal remedy to the campaigns concerns.
Bauers presence on the call came as a surprise as he and Howard Wolfson, Clintons communications director, went round and round. Wolfson repeatedly asked Bauer and the Obama campaign to ensure that all votes in Texas are counted as Bauer impugned the Clinton campaigns attacking the caucus process.
This could be the best news of the night. I’m enjoying this.
What goes around comes around.
I could caption this photo, but I won't.
What are they doing in the picture? A Smell test?
I never thought I would say this, I think Hillary may be the BEST candidate this year (yes better than Mccain)
Inevitable they’d get pi$$y about the procedures. Clinton’s aren’t gracious losers. Or winners.
They’re really spanking her on msnbc. Fineman talking about the inside chaos of Clinton campaign, and some defection he won’t specify. Blame all around, but he says Hillary is most at fault.
LOL LOL LOL
These bogus claims are crafted to provide Hillary cover when she starts insisting on Florida and Michigan being seated
Where are the obligatory pop corn pics?
They are both trying to pull this election out of their a$$es...
Is there enough popcorn for what’s ahead?
Obama was selected not elected! Count every vote!
That’s Ann’s opinion too and if anyone influences me...it’s Ann. :D
It’s just unbelievable how people have taken sides and are taking off the gloves. And the beat goes on.
It can only get dirtier from here. The only downside is I hate to see McCain benefit period.
LOL! Great gif.
I fart in your general direction !
"My pile's the biggest."
"No, mine is."
"Wait, I'll show you."
"You just look for yourself. I have the largest."
They're both carbuncles on the backside of America.
Hildabeasts’ history is crying foul, decrying a fiction on the part of her opponent, all the while engaging in the nefarious actions herself. This is the sine-quinon of all of her husbands, and her campaigns. These people are despicable. She will slip up on obama and perform a perfect ‘commando incision’ on him, all the while saying how it has been an honor running against him. What a bitch.
Fineman says she’s essentially tied with Obama, after all this. But there’s no joy in the party.
In fact, Obama is slightly ahead in delegates and votes. If she can’t take that away from him, he isn’t going to hand it to her!
Yet here’s Rendell saying Obama is a great candidate BUT. She will be stronger in the general and not far behind Obama going into the convention, so the super delegates would have to get her through.
But, but, but...I thought only Republicans were capable of voter fraud and suppression. This just can’t be!
I have hear this crap from disgusted Democrat college friends over the past 8 weeks: intimidation and cheating by ObamaNazis at every caucus. Blacks browbeat whites, counts are handed in early, folks are ignored, dirty trick abound. They tell me they will vote for Nader or McCain if Obama wins the nomination.
Wolfson vs. Baur steel cage match-—.
Texas precincts reported so far show Obama ahead.
Man, that body language says it all. LOL
Fast Eddie is a Clintanoid. So watch for mega-fraud in PA.
Someone did this a few years ago on FR - I don’t recall the candidate, or who called in. Many of us were listening in and there was even a thread - one of FRs FUNNIEST Moments !!! Who made that call ???
Don't forget about Ohio - she's kicking butt here. I wonder how much of it is due to Republicans who switched parties to vote for her?
This is going to a brokered convention, and the rats are going to have a civil war!
There are no rules in a knife fight!
I give the obamans credit for playing tough against the clinton gang...tougher than any repubs have.
Hell, most everything the RATS do is undemoncratic. What's so unusual about this?
If I didn’t care about the future of my country, I would find this particularly entertaining. And ironic.
Still, I will find pleasure in watching the civil war among the hypocritical left, should it reach that level. One can hope.
Yep..and now Rush can reclaim his mantle of relevancy...;)
Cheating is a Democrat’s birthright. She can’t hog it all.
Eat all you like.
We'll make more.
I haven’t heard her say anything about closing Gitmo, bringing the nice folks there into our civil courts, or abolishing waterboarding like RINO McCain has said.
Hillary: "Pull my finger"
It wasn’t me.
mccain still makes me puke, I can’t listen to him.
Two dyslexics trying to figure out the meaning of quid pro quo (back scratching?)
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