Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $73,251
Woo hoo!! And now less than $14.8k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: demprimary

Brevity: Headers | « Text »

    08/22/2009 8:03:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,191+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2009 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    By FREDRIC U. DICKER, STATE EDITOR ALBANY -- Gov. Paterson gets more grim political news today, as another statewide poll shows Attorney General Andrew Cuomo trouncing him by 4 to 1 in a hypothetical primary match next year. Democrats, by nearly 2 to 1, said that New York's accidental governor doesn't deserve to be elected on his own...
  • Greg Nickels concedes (Seattle mayor primary)

    08/21/2009 10:08:20 AM PDT · by djf · 29 replies · 1,864+ views
    Ongoing (Live Broadcast) | KING5
    After two terms as mayor of Seattle, Greg Nickels is now conceding.
  • Seattle mayor fights to hang onto job

    08/20/2009 6:44:07 PM PDT · by Robwin · 40 replies · 968+ views
    FoxProvidence ^ | 08/20/2009 | Associated Press
    Seattle (AP) - Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has been hailed as a visionary and a leader on environmental issues, helping persuade nearly 1,000 mayors around the country to abide by the standards of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. But an environmental issue of a more basic sort — the city's inability to clear streets during paralyzing snowstorms last winter — might have set the stage for his political undoing. Nickels narrowly trails two challengers following Tuesday's primary and is at serious risk of not advancing to the general election in November, potentially ending his eight-year run at City Hall....
  • Rep. Maloney vows to challenge Sen. Gillibrand for Senate seat in primary (NY)

    07/01/2009 6:58:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 819+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | July 1st 2009 | Michael Saul
    Monaster/NewsRep. Carolyn Maloney Rep. Carolyn Maloney has decided to take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the 2010 Democratic primary, refusing to bow to party leaders who want her to stay out, the Daily News has learned. "She's definitely decided to run," said a senior Maloney adviser, speaking on condition of anonymity. "She's in it." Maloney, a congresswoman since 1993 for Manhattan's East Side and a slice of Queens, will make an official announcement in two weeks, the adviser said. The Democratic establishment, led behind the scenes by Sen. Chuck Schumer, has cleared other would-be challengers from the primary field for...
  • Deeds wins Democratic primary for Va. governor

    06/09/2009 5:20:36 PM PDT · by freespirited · 47 replies · 1,443+ views
    Google News ^ | 06/09/09 | Bob Lewis
    State Senator Creigh (CREE) Deeds has won Virginia's Democratic primary for governor. Deeds beat former Clinton White House insider Terry McAuliffe and former state Democratic legislative leader Brian Moran on Tuesday. The victory sets up a Deeds rematch with Republican Bob McDonnell, who beat him in the 2005 attorney general election by 323 votes. McDonnell is a conservative with strong ties to religious broadcaster Pat Robertson. He was unopposed for the GOP nomination. Deeds was the only Democrat in the race not from the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Primary rivals criticized him for legislative votes supporting Virginia's broad, pro-gun laws, actions...
  • Va. Candidates Enter Homestretch of Tight Primary Race

    06/08/2009 6:13:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 359+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 08, 2009
    Va. Candidates Enter Homestretch of Tight Primary Race By Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, June 8, 2009 The three men seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia continued their final push across the state today in the sprint before tomorrow's primary. Moran concluded his week-long "Fighting for Virginia" tour with a pre-election rally at Market Square in Alexandria. Deeds spent the day hosting get-out-the-vote rallies in Southside and Southwest including stops in Danville, Martinsville, Bristol and Roanoke. Tonight, he will head back to his Charlottesville campaign headquarters for a rally. McAuliffe started his...
  • Deeds continues to gain in poll [VA RAT Primary]

    06/08/2009 8:17:33 AM PDT · by freespirited · 35 replies · 741+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 06/08/09 | Julian Walker
    State Sen. Creigh Deeds appears to be further separating himself from the other two contenders in the June 9 Democratic gubernatorial primary, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released two days before the election. A Democrat from rural Bath County, Deeds now holds a double-digit lead (40 percent) over rivals Terry McAuliffe (26 percent) and Brian Moran (24 percent) for the party nomination. The poll results follow a recent trend that has shown Deeds surging to the lead of the pack just weeks after earlier polls listed him third in the field. Deeds current lead is beyond the poll's...
  • Obama Sways Congressman to Pass on New York Senate Democratic Primary

    05/16/2009 9:40:50 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 10 replies · 980+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Saturday, May 16, 2009 | Chad Pergram
    If President Obama didn't have enough on his plate already, he's now thrust himself into the middle of a statewide race that has sparked growing resentment among some New York Democrats. It's rare for a president to inject himself into statewide politics and a host of New York political insiders with ties to several House Democrats say they're angry that Obama even got involved. "What? You can't have a primary? It's decided in backroom deals?" asked a source who spoke to FOX News on the condition of anonymity. "What if someone told Obama he couldn't have a primary and Hillary...
  • Newt: Conservatives Should Run in Democratic Primaries

    04/30/2009 4:48:34 AM PDT · by freemike · 5 replies · 556+ views
    Libertas ^ | 4/30/09 | FreeMike
    Another good video of Newt! Conservatives need to take over the Democrat primaries! Hey why not!? Sounds good to me!
  • Specter Could Face Challengers in Democratic Primary

    04/29/2009 7:07:17 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 57 replies · 1,387+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 29, 2009
    Not all Pennsylvania Democrats are down with Arlen Specter. Though the party-switching senator has the support of President Obama and Gov. Ed Rendell, at least two potential candidates are leaving open the door to challenge Specter in the 2010 Democratic primary. Rep. Joe Sestak, who's been a prolific fundraiser, is considering defying party leaders and running against Specter despite Tuesday's hoopla, though he told on Wednesday, "I have not made up my mind on it."
  • Hillary Loses Nomination Dow 12,604 - Today Dow 7,343. (Hope & Change)

    02/20/2009 9:53:56 AM PST · by Frantzie · 26 replies · 918+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2-20-2009 | Frantzie
    Back when Sen. Hillary Clinton was just starting her campaign, top aides and advisers had a ready answer when asked if she could win the presidency.
  • The "crash" officially began when Obama won the Democratic Nomination

    02/17/2009 1:37:47 PM PST · by jay1949 · 13 replies · 1,224+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | Fbruary 17, 2009 | TWP
    Next time you hear a Democratic talking head spouting the usual blame on Bush regarding the current economic crisis, remember that the stock market crash started once Wall Street realized Obama could actually become President.
  • Poll: Cuomo right at Paterson's heels

    01/26/2009 3:02:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Village Voice ^ | January 26, 2009 | Tom Robbins
    Governor Paterson tried to show he's listening today by cancelling one bad idea -- the tax-payer-financed junket he'd planned to the glitzy World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But the poor guy can't catch a break: A new poll has his would-be rival, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, just two points behind him in a potential pimary contest -- a big catch-up for Cuomo who was trailing the gov by 23 percent just last month. The Siena Research Institute survey also found that most New Yorkers dislike Paterson's nibble taxes -- the added levies he seeks on fattening drinks, movie tickets,...
  • Hillary Clinton: Charity Case

    01/05/2009 8:06:32 AM PST · by lewisglad · 13 replies · 633+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 01.05.2009 - 8:12 AM | Abe Greenwald
    Charity concerts used to be organized to raise money for starving children. But no more. On January 15, Bon Jovi is headlining a concert in New York City to raise money for our next Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Senator Clinton and her husband, who collectively made over $109 million in the past seven years, will be on-site to pose for pictures with concert attendees paying $1000 and up. Hillary’s failed presidential campaign is still in debt to the tune of $6 million and she needs a bailout. But seeing as she’s already loaned her campaign around $6 million, you...
  • Democrats may play hardball in Pennsylvania (Chris Matthews could run for Senate)

    11/26/2008 9:30:18 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 567+ views ^ | November 26, 2008 | Josh Drobnyk
    Reporting from Washington -- The Northeast's dwindling cast of Senate Republicans has Democrats circling Arlen Specter's seat in Pennsylvania, convinced the party is well-positioned to make a competitive race out of the 2010 election. Leading the pack of prospects -- at least in celebrity -- is Chris Matthews, the MSNBC "Hardball" host and a former Capitol Hill Democratic staffer. The Philadelphia native has been toying with a run for months, and this week he sat down with state Democrats to discuss the prospect of taking on the five-term GOP senator. Others considered in the mix include Rep. Joe Sestak, who...
  • McAuliffe: the next Virginia governor?

    11/10/2008 11:16:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 210+ views
    McAuliffe: the next Virginia governor? By ANDY BARR | 11/10/08 1:49 PM EST Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe filed papers Monday setting up a campaign committee to explore a possible 2009 run to succeed term-limited Democrat Tim Kaine as governor of Virginia. McAuliffe, who served as chairman to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid, has been rumored to be eyeing a potential run in the state for months. The Democrat campaigned extensively for Barack Obama throughout Virginia and has linked himself to newly elected Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, a popular former governor. McAuliffe hired veteran communications aide Mo...
  • The Once and Future Hillary Clinton

    11/09/2008 3:39:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies · 261+ views
    Time ^ | 11-5-08 | Karen Tumulty
    What becomes now of Hillary Clinton? Will she run again for President? Make a bid for Senate majority leader? Go home to New York and run for governor? Does she covet a job in Barack Obama's Cabinet or maybe an appointment to the Supreme Court? No, no, no and no, come the answers. As she told me recently, "I'm going to be focused, as I always have been, on what we're going to get done. I'm not interested in just enhancing my visibility. I'm interested in standing on the South Lawn of the White House and seeing President Obama signing...
  • Hillary: Not looking towards 2016. Who is She Fooling?

    11/09/2008 9:39:47 AM PST · by SoftTyranny · 44 replies · 364+ views ^ | 11/9/2008 | Soft Tryranny
    What a bunch of bull from the most phony politician of them all.. Hillary Clinton. From What becomes now of Hillary Clinton? Will she run again for President? Make a bid for Senate majority leader? Go home to New York and run for governor? Does she covet a job in Barack Obama's Cabinet or maybe an appointment to the Supreme Court? No, no, no and no, come the answers. As she told me recently, "I'm going to be focused, as I always have been, on what we're going to get done. I'm not interested in just enhancing my visibility....
  • Hillary Can Kiss Her W. House Hopes Goodbye

    11/03/2008 4:23:50 AM PST · by DocT111 · 67 replies · 2,313+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/03/08 | Charles Hurt
    PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Rodham Clinton is on her way to becoming the biggest loser of this election. If he wins tomorrow, Barack Obama will certainly be his party's standard-bearer in 2012 - icing Clinton out of the White House for at least eight years. And she'll be nearly 70 in 2016 - a young sprout compared to John McCain but probably too old to carry the flag for the newly recast party of youth and hope. Until then, Clinton will be exiled to the Senate to serve out her second term, more like a sentence than a term for the...
  • Did Obama's ACORN Steal Dem Nomination from Hillary?

    10/20/2008 5:27:05 PM PDT · by Newsvine Tom Bombadil · 62 replies · 1,542+ views
    Newsvine ^ | October 20, 2008 | Newsvine Tom Bombadil
    As new scandals erupt daily concerning the sleazy attempts of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to steal the upcoming Presidential election, it is worth looking to the not-so-distant past and investigate the role that ACORN played in the defeat of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Democratic Party Caucuses and Primaries. Given ACORN's strong and undeniable ties to both Senator Barack Obama and his campaign, and their proven track record of aggressive deception, duplicity, fraud, and corruption, it is instructive to see if their present attempts at vote fraud reflect earlier efforts in the Democratic Caucuses and...
  • Many surprised at strength of Jefferson win in 2nd Congressional District race

    10/06/2008 12:27:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,376+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/6/8 | David Hammer
    There was a strange mixture of stalwart support and utter abandonment at U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's election party Saturday night as the indicted congressman claimed a primary victory in his 10th election campaign for the 2nd District seat. The party was at Flavorz by Mattie, a little-known restaurant in an eastern New Orleans neighborhood ravaged by the post-Katrina jack-o'-lantern effect. The room was half empty, with only about 35 supporters and family cheering on Jefferson and eating a late dinner of jambalaya and croissant sandwiches. There were no big political names in the crowd. Supporters appeared to be outnumbered by...
  • Dems’ Split over Obama Not About Race and Sour Grapes

    10/04/2008 6:47:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 746+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 4, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    More relevant are the baroque delegate rules and strong-arm tactics that helped him to victory. A recent Associated Press story glibly proclaimed that “deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House.” The story relied on an AP-Yahoo poll that posed questions regarding race to white Democrats. One is left to wonder why questions regarding race were not posed to black Democrats ... It’s quite troubling, really, that mainstream media outlets are focusing upon “racial misgivings” factors, while all but ignoring the major divides among voting constituencies that occurred during the nominating contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama....
  • TENNESSEE Democratic Party committee throws out state senator's victory

    09/13/2008 5:34:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies · 243+ views
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 9/13/8 | Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee has voted to declare state Sen. Rosalind Kurita's thin primary victory invalid. The panel voted 33-11 on Saturday to declare Kurita's 19-vote August victory "incurably uncertain" after her opponent, Clarksville attorney Tim Barnes, alleged heavy Republican interference in the Democratic nominating contest. A joint convention of the Democratic executive committees in Cheatham, Houston and Montgomery counties will now determine who the nominee will be. There is no Republican running in the general election. Barnes' candidacy was boosted by Democrats who were upset that Kurita helped unseat John Wilder, a Mason Democrat, from...
  • Over the Hill ... Mark Steyn

    09/15/2008 12:22:03 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies · 336+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 15 Sep 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Just before the big summer hiatus, I wrote this column for National Review, which we never got around to posting on line. Its observations about the weakness of the Obama candidacy still seem relevant: The conventional wisdom on the Clintons was promulgated by my then senator, Bob Smith of New Hampshire, back at the end of the impeachment trial. “He’s won,”' said Senator Smith, after dutifully if vainly casting his vote to nail Slick Willie’s puffy butt. “He always wins. Let’s move on.” They won through the Nineties. The Clintons’ Democratic Party was great for the Clintons, lousy for the...
  • Obama Voter Fraud: "We Will Not Be Silenced" Powerful Video Series (Take a lesson Pubbies)

    09/11/2008 8:01:32 AM PDT · by GVnana · 43 replies · 1,299+ views
    Silenced 2008 channel on YouTube ^ | unknown | Gigi Gaston
    "We believe that the The Democratic National Committee (DNC) made a grave error by depriving American voters of their choice of Hillary Clinton as Democratic nominee. Senator Clinton, by all accounts, except caucuses, won the Primary Election and, therefore, should be the 2008 Democratic Nominee. That didn't happen, due largely to illegitimate and illegal acts. . . . This documentary is about the disenfranchising of American citizens by the Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign. . . . We want to be heard and let the country know how our party has sanctioned the actions of what we feel are...
  • Biden gets mixed welcome in Northeast

    09/06/2008 1:48:05 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 155 replies · 1,429+ views
    Posted on Sat, Sep. 6, 2008 Biden gets mixed welcome in Northeast Local Dem leaders say race is issue for many voters By DAVE DAVIES Philadelphia Daily News 215-854-2595 DEMOCRATIC vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden went stumping for votes yesterday in Northeast Philadelphia, where Democrats need to earn the love of Democrats who voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the April primary. He worked a diner, gave a rousing speech on bread-and-butter issues at a union hall, and reeled off a memorable line tying the Republican candidate to the unpopular team in the White House. "My friend...
  • A Look Back at Hillary's Year in Pantsuits

    08/26/2008 8:13:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 565+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 26, 2008 | JONANN BRADY
    All eyes will be on former presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton when she speaks tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton's every word, inflection and facial expression will be dissected. The world will also be looking at what she's wearing. Specifically, what color pantsuit will the New York senator pull out of her closet for this crucial speech?
  • A Look Back at Hillary's Year in Pantsuits - Glamour Magazine Salutes Hillary Clinton's......

    08/26/2008 9:59:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 1,476+ views
    A Look Back at Hillary's Year in Pantsuits Glamour Magazine Salutes Hillary Clinton's Rainbow Coalition of Pantsuits By JONANN BRADY Aug. 26, 2008 — All eyes will be on former presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton when she speaks tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton's every word, inflection and facial expression will be dissected. The world will also be looking at what she's wearing. Specifically, what color pantsuit will the New York senator pull out of her closet for this crucial speech?
  • Relentless: How Barack Obama Outsmarted Hillary Clinton

    08/25/2008 10:48:48 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 193+ views (excerpt) ^ | August 25, 2008 | Roger Simon
    Excerpt - In May 2006, Clinton herself had interviewed another experienced campaign consultant, Steve Hildebrand, but had turned him down. The time was not right. And she had plenty of time. But it would prove to be a costly mistake. A few months later, Steve Hildebrand would play a key role in persuading Barack Obama to run for president. Hillary still was not worried. She would put together a great campaign team, a Dream Team. It did not turn out that way. “Happy families are alike,” Leo Tolstoy famously wrote. “Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The...
  • Democrats to review nominating process

    08/20/2008 1:03:54 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 44 replies · 154+ views
    AP ^ | August 20, 2008 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Party leaders want to regain control of the primary calendar and reduce the number of superdelegates through a new commission announced Wednesday. They also want to review the caucus system, which presumed nominee Barack Obama used so successfully this year. The commission would work over the next year and make recommendations by January 2010
  • Deal: Clinton's Name Will Be Placed in Nomination at Dems Convention

    08/14/2008 8:32:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 176 replies · 380+ views
    Deal: Clinton's Name Will Be Placed in Nomination at Dems Convention August 14, 2008 11:09 AM ABC News' Kate Snow reports: A deal has been brokered between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that will allow Clinton's name to be placed in nomination at next week's Democratic nominating convention, sources close to the Clinton camp told ABC News. "Both sides agree that it is in the best interest of party unity and making sure that everyone's voice and vote is honored to make sure her name is put into nomination," a person close the negotiations said. "It's to honor everyone...
  • The Front-Runner’s Fall [Obit to Hillary Campaign]

    08/14/2008 6:34:30 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 7 replies · 131+ views
    ArmyTimes ^ | Sept 2008 | Joshua Green
    The result demonstrates that paranoid dysfunction breeds the impulse to hoard. Everything from major strategic plans to bitchy staff e-mail feuds was handed over.
  • Yes, She Can (MoDo on Hillary's scheme)

    08/12/2008 11:11:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies · 522+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/13/08 | Maureen Dowd
    While Obama was spending three hours watching “The Dark Knight” five time zones away, and going to a fund-raiser featuring “Aloha attire” and Hawaiian pupus, Hillary was busy planning her convention. You can almost hear her mind whirring: She’s amazed at how easy it was to snatch Denver away from the Obama saps. Like taking candy from a baby, except Beanpole Guy doesn’t eat candy. In just a couple of weeks, Bill and Hill were able to drag No Drama Obama into a swamp of Clinton drama. Now they’ve made Barry’s convention all about them — their dissatisfaction and revisionism...
  • Memo Urged Clinton to Attack Obama's Roots

    08/12/2008 6:51:15 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 5 replies · 78+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 08.13.2008 | UPI
    Hillary Clinton's former chief political strategist said in a memo during the U.S. presidential primaries she should challenge Barack Obama's American roots. Strategist Mark Penn was the New York senator's chief political adviser until April. In a 2007 memo, Penn said of Obama: All of these articles about his boyhood in Indonesia and his life in Hawaii are geared toward showing his background is diverse, multicultural and putting that in a new light. Save it for 2050, CNN reported. Penn wrote that Obama's past exposes a very strong weakness for him, noting that the Illinois senator's roots in America are...
  • Wolfson: Edwards' Cover-up Cost Clinton the Nomination

    08/11/2008 5:16:35 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 52 replies · 627+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 11, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS and JAKE TAPPER
    Sen. Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic presidential nominee if John Edwards had been caught in his lie about an extramarital affair and forced out of the race last year, insists a top Clinton campaign aide, making a charge that could exacerbate previously existing tensions between the camps of Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.
  • Clinton supporters at Democratic meeting fail in bid to end caucus system

    08/10/2008 5:55:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 149+ views
    Clinton supporters at Democratic meeting fail in bid to end caucus system The party's platform committee sets aside the caucus amendment, saying the rules committee will deal with it. The new draft party platform is a mixed bag. By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer August 10, 2008 PITTSBURGH -- Hillary Rodham Clinton loyalists tried Saturday to kill off the caucus system that proved so damaging to her presidential bid, but were beaten back by a Democratic Party leadership firmly under the command of her former rival, Barack Obama. Democrats who supported the New York senator's candidacy pushed to...
  • Tenn. Democrat beats lawyer who linked him to KKK

    08/07/2008 9:06:08 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 20 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8-7-2008 | WOODY BAIRD ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A racially charged Democratic primary campaign ended Thursday with an incumbent congressman trouncing the opponent who ran an ad linking him to the Ku Klux Klan. Early, unofficial results showed Democrat Steve Cohen with 79 percent of the vote to 19 percent for Nikki Tinker, a black corporate lawyer who was his chief opponent in the district that covers Memphis.
  • Could Obama still lose the nomination? (Maybe!)

    08/07/2008 1:12:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 208+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 07, 2008 | Denis Keohane
    Will Hillary outsmart Obama and take the nomination at the last minute? Many of us familiar with Hillary Clinton's approach to achieving her goals refused to believe that she ever gave up all hope of winning the nomination and the presidency. Her words and actions on the subject of the convention itself always left the door open for a return, should Obama falter or suffer some calamity.  Her artful evasions were enough to lull journalists and (more importantly) Obama and his supporters into the presumption of inevitability. No further rumblings of a mass protest in Denver should the first black candidate be denied his...
  • What Does Hillary Want?

    08/07/2008 4:51:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies · 160+ views
    NY Slimes Political Blog ^ | 7 August 08 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    Senator Hillary Clinton asked the question herself on the night of the last primaries in early June: “What does Hillary want?” That’s still a bit of a mystery, particularly as she and Senator Barack Obama negotiate over her role, and possibly that of her husband, at the Democratic convention in Denver and beyond. Mr. Obama has given Mrs. Clinton a speaking role on the Tuesday night of the convention. But she made it clear in a recent chat with supporters — which is now on YouTube — that she is steeped in negotiations over how to salve the wounds...
  • If Feinstein's in, Dem rivals should bow out

    08/03/2008 10:14:35 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 144+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/3/8 | Willie Brown
    Will she? Won't she? And what if she does? That poll Matier and Ross published in The Chronicle showing Sen. Dianne Feinstein beating out all the other Democrats hands down in the governor's primary for 2010 is driving all the other wannabe candidates crazy, especially Attorney General Jerry Brown. I know Dianne has talked to at least one person about the governor's race. But she will never say so publicly, because if it got out that she was even "looking" at a possible run for governor, it would be the same as saying that she's in. But trust me, Dianne...
  • MSM Mostly Ignores Surge of Anti-Obama PUMA Democrat Activity

    07/26/2008 10:38:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 125+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 26, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if a bunch of disgruntled Mitt Romney supporters were currently stalking John McCain or Republican events loudly demanding that their candidate be nominated. Think the national press would be featuring it bigtime as an example of Republican party disunity? Well, the same thing is happening except the people are disgruntled Democrats expressing their opposition of Barack Obama while loudly continuing to support Hillary Clinton. They are known as PUMA ("People United Means Action" or "Party Unity My Ass").  PUMA was formed last month in the aftermath of Hillary Clinton conceding the Democrat nomination to Obama. However, contrary to being just...
  • Hillary Donors Not Backing Obama

    07/24/2008 9:59:33 AM PDT · by no dems · 20 replies · 137+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 23, 2008 | NewsMax Staff
    Of the 311 fundraisers who bundled more than $100,000 in donations for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, only eight are on the list of contributors to Barack Obama’s campaign in June. Their total for the month: just $19,250. “The fact that fewer than 3 percent of Clinton’s donors have donated any money directly to Obama in his first month as presumptive nominee is likely to raise the eyebrows of some leaders in the Democratic Party who are hoping to see signs of unity,” the Huffington Post observed.

    07/13/2008 2:11:03 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 73 replies · 368+ views
    PR Inside News ^ | July 11, 2008 | Andy Martin
    Andy Martin's worldwide bestseller goes to press as Obama campaign trembles. ANDY MARTIN Executive Editor 'Factually Correct, Not Politically Correct' AMERICA'S #1 POLITICAL BLOG OF THE 2008 CAMPAIGN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE JULY 10, 2008 OBAMA BOOK GOES ON THE PRESSES CHICAGO COLUMNIST ANDY MARTIN ANNOUNCES HIS NEW BOOK, OBAMA: THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK, HAS STARTED PRINTING (CHICAGO)(July 11, 2008) Legendary Chicago Internet columnist and muckraker Andy Martin will hold a news conference Thursday, July 10th to announce that his new book on Senator Barack Obama is on the presses. Based...
  • Dean Compares Clinton Supporters To His Own; Admits He Controlled Primaries

    07/13/2008 7:32:42 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 1 replies · 91+ views
    PDOP ^ | 07/13/2008 | Jarid Brown
    This Friday the Howard Dean version of the Obama Love Fest Tour headed out to New Hampshire to help campaign for Obama in a State whose 4 electoral votes are up for grabs in November. Among Dean's stops was a semi-private meeting held at the home of New Hampshire Democrat Terie Norelli in Portsmouth on Friday. Speaking to a groups of 60 prominent local Dem. leaders and activists, Dean weighed in the unification efforts following the primaries. Howard Dean has some interesting comments concerning the primaries and especially...
  • Fox News Finds Its Rivals Closing In (NYT on Nitrous Oxide)

    06/28/2008 4:58:26 AM PDT · by Eurale · 48 replies · 282+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 28, 2008 | Jacques Steinberg
    When prime-time cable news ratings for the second quarter of 2008 are officially released next week, they will show that Fox News reclaimed the top spot among viewers in their mid-20s through mid-50s, those of greatest interest to news advertisers, according to estimates from Nielsen Media Research. During the first three months of the year, by contrast, CNN drew so many viewers on big Democratic primary nights and for several presidential debates that it vaulted over Fox News for the first time in six years.
  • (HillarY)Clinton takes month off

    06/17/2008 4:57:39 PM PDT · by smithone · 49 replies · 49+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/08 07:44 PM [ET] | J. Taylor Rushing
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is taking a month off from Congress to recuperate after her marathon run for the presidency. She is not expected to return to the Senate until July 7 or July 8 after the Independence Day recess, according to two Democratic sources. Clinton’s Democratic colleagues in the Senate are taking a sympathetic attitude toward her extended absence, which comes after a grueling 18-month formal bid for the White House and, according to some calculations, a decade or more of planning and positioning since the days when her husband was president. “People understand this is a transition...
  • Where's Hillary

    06/15/2008 5:23:28 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 31 replies · 129+ views
    (THE WORLD) Where’s Hillary Clinton? Chappaqua? Washington? Has she returned to Iowa? Has anyone seen Hillary since she endorsed Barack Obama before an adoring crowd of her most ardent supporters? Philippe Reines, a campaign adviser, says that “she’s enjoying some well-deserved R&R,” but only Hillary knows for sure. Her sudden and mysterious disappearance has prompted New York publisher Little Brown to announce plans to publish a picture book, Where’s Hillary, modeled after the Where’s Waldo series published in the late 80’s and reissued in the 90’s. A spokesman for Little Brown says that they hope that the new Where’s Hillary...
  • Hillary Clinton paid a heavy price for presidential run

    06/09/2008 3:35:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies · 96+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/9/08 | CELESTE KATZ
    Eighteen million votes: $212 million. Some 1,926 delegates: $109,823 a pop. Blowing the biggest head start in presidential history: priceless. From anointed to also-ran, Hillary Clinton spent more money to lose a primary election than any candidate in Democratic Party history. "The Clinton campaign found itself without adequate money at the beginning of 2008," chief strategist Mark Penn wrote in a published Op-Ed yesterday - but it was enough of a cash stash to fund the causes she championed. The money raised could have been better spent. Instead of throwing it at a failed political bid, Clinton could have achieved...
  • Democrats in rural strongholds refuse to give backing to Obama (White Racism)

    06/08/2008 8:41:42 AM PDT · by Eurale · 78 replies · 80+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | June 8, 2008 | Paul Harris
    Johnny Telvor was not happy about Barack Obama becoming the Democratic presidential nominee. Not happy at all. Standing outside the sturdy courthouse in the sweltering heat of a West Virginia afternoon in the small town of Williamson, Telvor smoked a cigarette and bluntly gave his opinion of Obama's historic mission to be America's first black president. 'We'll end up slaves. We'll be made slaves just like they was once slaves,' he said. Telvor, a white Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton in West Virginia's primary, said he planned to vote for Republican John McCain in November. 'At least he's an American,'...
  • It is official: John Kerry to have competition (primary)

    06/07/2008 2:00:47 PM PDT · by Shermy · 46 replies · 795+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 7, 2008
    LOWELL – Gloucester attorney Ed O’Reilly got enough support from party officials today to ensure that he will give US Senator John F. Kerry his first Democratic primary challenge in 24 years. At the state Democratic Party convention at the Paul E. Tsongas Arena, O’Reilly got 22.5 percent of the 2,574 ballots cast, more than the 15 percent he needed to secure a spot on the primary ballot. Kerry got the majority of votes, which means he'll get the party's endorsement. "Party officials said this campaign is a nuisance. And it is. It’s a total nuisance," O’Reilly said to the...