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  • Are You Going To Remain A Republican? (Vanity)

    01/01/2013 8:49:29 PM PST · by Artcore · 127 replies
    Artcore | Artcore
    Are You Going To Remain A Republican in light of today's gutless actions by both the Senate and House? This was the last straw for me; I'm done! I will be switching my party affiliation tomorrow.
  • Report: Bachmann Cancels South Carolina Trip, Will Speak At 10am CT

    01/04/2012 6:05:51 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 46 replies
    TPM ^ | Wednesday January 4, 2012
    Via Twitter, NBC’s James Novogrod reports: “Breaking – Bachmann has apparently cancelled her South Carolina trip; her campaign has called a press conference
  • Don't Write Off Rick Perry

    01/03/2012 1:31:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush ^ | January 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned Rick Perry earlier. He's out doing the media rounds today, and he's sounding good -- and he had a great exchange with Mike Allen of Politico. Everybody that says, "Ah, Perry is a nice guy, but he looks slow, Rush." I can't tell you the number of people, wherever I go, whose number one complaint about practically every Republican hopeful is that somebody thinks they're stupid or that they sound stupid or that they talk stupid, or that they talk dumb. It's really a powerful, influential thing that has happened here. Some people tell me,...
  • Rick Perry campaign plays blame game

    12/31/2011 9:34:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 31, 2011 | MARTIN and HABERMAN
    With a revamped message and a significant TV presence here, Rick Perry is hoping to revive his disappointing presidential campaign with a surprise finish Tuesday. But even as they hold out hope that Perry can find a way back into contention, some of his advisers have begun laying the groundwork to explain how the Texas governor bombed so dramatically in a race that he seemed to control for a brief period upon his entry in August. Their explanations for the nosedive come against the backdrop of a campaign riven by an intense, behind-the-scenes power struggle that took place largely between...
  • Get ready for a Perry comeback

    11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 195 replies
    Rightly Concerned ^ | 11-28-2011 | Bryan Fischer
    November 28, 2011 Get ready for a Perry comeback By Bryan Fischer Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader. However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea....
  • America Needs Rick Perry as President

    11/26/2011 9:21:55 AM PST · by shield · 95 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24th November, 2011
    Do not believe the haters and the left-leaning media. Rick Perry has the strength, conviction, and solid record to turn America around. It is time. Time for a REAL change.
  • Rick Perry continues to struggle to win endorsements from Texas lawmakers

    11/26/2011 3:11:59 AM PST · by South40 · 23 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 11/25/2011 | Amanda Russo
    It’s been a long, hard road for Rick Perry the last few months, what with his unforgettable “oops” moment, that strange speech in New Hampshire, the birtherism interlude, the Mormon “cult” distraction and — well, you get the idea. But with the constant struggles on the campaign trail, Perry has been able to count on a solid phalanx of support from Texas Republicans. Wait? He hasn’t? Uh, oh. By the latest count, Perry has won endorsements from only eight of his home state’s 23 Republican House members and neither of the state’s two senators.
  • Perry Impresses Scott County Republicans

    11/21/2011 11:48:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | November 15, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    Rick Perry followed his best debate performance with one of his best speeches on the campaign trail in Iowa. The GOP presidential candidate delivered the keynote address at the Scott County GOP’s Third Annual Reagan Dinner. Perry provided a preview of a new policy proposal that he will reveal today. “I’m going to unveil a plan to uproot all three branches of government and overhaul Washington,” Perry said. “It touches every branch of Washington.” One part of the plan that should hit home with many Iowa caucus goers is Perry’s ideas for the judiciary. “I’m going to address lifetime federal...
  • Rick Perry: Dear Leader Pelosi,

    11/17/2011 7:15:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | November 16, 2011 | Rick Perry
    WWW.RICKPERRY.ORG November 16, 2011 Dear Leader Pelosi, After reading about House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s outburst over my “Overhauling Washington” plan, I wonder if his obstructionism reflects your own opposition and that of the Democratic Caucus to urgent reforms the American people so vehemently demand. After increasing the debt by $4 trillion in less than three years, no one can believe that Americans are satisfied with business as usual, and that a permanent political class in Washington can get us out of the mess you and your colleagues have created. A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make...
  • Rasmussen: Don’t Count Perry Out Yet

    10/26/2011 6:22:55 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2011 | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella
    Rick Perry can still spring a huge surprise and mount a comeback to become the Republican candidate to face President Barack Obama at the ballot box next year, influential pollster Scott Rasmussen tells Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. The Texas governor has made a lot of unforced errors in his campaign, but the spot as the “anti-Mitt Romney” is still open, he said. Now Perry must hope that Herman Cain continues to stumble as the spotlight falls on the former pizza magnate following his rise to the top of the polls. “The thing that would help Rick Perry the most...
  • Draft Palin?

    10/08/2011 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 139 replies
    Worth a try, anyway...
  • W.H., Stupak abortion agreement

    03/21/2010 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 54 replies · 2,700+ views ^ | 03/21/2010 | By DAVID ROGERS & PATRICK O'CONNOR & JONATHAN ALLEN
    The White House and anti-abortion Democrats have reached an agreement to defusethe controversy over abortion in the health reform bill – planning a series of steps that will secure the support of Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and other Democrats to give party leaders the votes they need to pass reform, sources tell POLITICO. Under the agreement, President Barack Obama would sign an executive order ensuring that no federal funding will go to pay for abortion under the health reform plans. In addition, Stupak will get to state his concerns about abortion funding in the bill during a colloquy on the...
  • Lightfoot v Bowen: DENIED

    01/26/2009 7:59:40 AM PST · by freepersup · 103 replies · 7,560+ views
    SCOTUS: Orders ^ | 26 Jan., 2009 | self
    08A524 LIGHTFOOT, GAIL, ET AL. V. BOWEN, CA SEC. OF STATE The application for stay addressed to The Chief Justice and referred to the Court is denied.
  • FOIA - Barry never had an American passport under ... Barack Obama until ... issued as a US Senator?

    01/20/2009 1:58:04 PM PST · by rxsid · 189 replies · 6,856+ views ^ | 1/20/2009 | rxsid
    [snip] Quote: "Second, how many of you picked up on what Phil said on tonight's radio show about the FOIA confirming Barry never had an American passport under the name of Barack Obama until hsi diplomatic passport issued as a US Senator? Do you understand and comprehendc the enormity of that announcement? Do you all realize what it means? I can tell you now that is one part of several pieces of good news we had the other day that I hinted at and could not reveal. That information confirms Barry had to renew an Indonesian passport to go to...
  • Produce a birth certificate and end all questions

    01/16/2009 6:00:32 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies · 2,941+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 01/16/2008 | Vincent Gioia
    When I applied for a passport I was asked to supply my birth certificate. This seemed like a reasonable request; how else could the passport office know I was entitled to an American passport? I was not seeking to become president of the United States; I wasn’t even trying to enroll in any of the plethora of government welfare programs, I was merely doing something as a citizen I had a right to do. If I was trying to become president and I was not yet 35 years old, I would not qualify. If for some reason it was noticed...
  • Dr. Orly Taitz Interview on WVOX 1/14/09 -- Obama Relative Plaintiff in New BC Case!

    01/14/2009 11:32:03 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 43 replies · 3,082+ views
    The Evil Conservative Blog ^ | 15 January 2009 | Evil Conservative
    Did you think the constitutional concerns about Obama were overblown? Maybe not after you listen to this. Tonight on Evil Conservative Radio we were pleased to have Dr. Orly Taitz, who has been a key figure in several cases regarding Obama's constitutional qualifications to be president. This is the interview in it's entirety.
  • ‘Useful Idiots’ about to take over

    01/13/2009 9:14:17 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 35 replies · 2,589+ views
    The Edmond Sun ^ | January 13, 2009 | Peter Lepo
    EDMOND — The origin of the term “Useful Idiot,” hereafter referred to as UI, is somewhat vague. It’s been attributed to V. Lenin, a garbled translation, an editorialized description and others. The most common and modern use is to define and describe those, that through fear and/or ignorance, actively and militantly support an ideology contrary to the environment in which they exist. It generally defines those living in a free capitalist society extolling the virtues of a repressive socialist society. The supporters of Barack Obama fit the “UI” paradigm to a tee. Their ignorance was created, manipulated and compounded by...
  • Alan Keys Speaks on the Obama Birth Certificate Issue

    01/13/2009 7:34:09 AM PST · by Sorry screen name in use · 61 replies · 5,683+ views
    The Daily Digest ^ | 1/12/09 | Allan Keys
    Alan Keys Speaks on the Obama Birth Certificate Issue..

    01/13/2009 6:02:57 AM PST · by cymry8 · 127 replies · 5,036+ views
    1/13/09 | Cymry8
    It looks as though the USSC or for that matter any of our elected representatives are going to do anything to call into question Barrack Obama's foreign national status. So, it's up to us (American Citizens) to apply the pressure to get them to take notice. We can BOYCOTT any spending on luxury/non-essential items. This will get the governments attention. Pay your bills but don't spend your tax refund, don't spend your stimulus payment. Call in to local radio talk know the drill. If it's good enough for Jesse Jackson, then it is certainly good enough for us in...
  • It’s the Economy says Obama, No, It’s the Constitution says Philip Berg

    01/12/2009 9:30:23 AM PST · by Victory111 · 10 replies · 1,491+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-12-09 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Glenn Beck will start his new show on Fox News in only a few days. He wishes President Elect Obama success and his good will is commendable. With Obama as his first guest will he dare to ask him about the much disputed birth certificate or the question about his father’s Indonesian citizenship? Not likely! Neither the Dem’s nor the GOP is happy with the Obama plan to re-vitalize the economy by producing a new spending package that makes a king’s ransom look like a pittance. His concern for the economy is read as hopeful by his devotees and as...
  • Berg v. Obama

    01/12/2009 8:30:18 AM PST · by srweaver · 116 replies · 10,750+ views
    Supreme Court ^ | 01-12-09 | srweaver
    08-570 BERG, PHILIP J. V. OBAMA, BARACK, ET AL. The motion of Bill Anderson for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied.
  • Interview, Orly Taitz: Chief Justice Roberts Calls Conference on Obama Challenge: Lightfoot v. Bowen

    01/09/2009 8:28:39 PM PST · by devere · 1,229 replies · 19,362+ views
    Fort Hard Knox ^ | January 7, 2009 | Arlen Williams
    Chief Justice John Roberts has sent a full-throated challenge of Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility to conference: Lightfoot v. Bowen (SCOTUS docket page). I.O. interviewed Lightfoot lead attorney, Orly Taitz at 2:20pm CT, today, minutes after she learned of this move. Taitz believes, “This is Chief Justice Roberts telling the Congress… the other eight Justices, that there is a problem with this election.” The Lightfoot case has legal standing, due to litigant, Libertarian Gail Lightfoot’s vice presidential candidacy in California. It also address two major issues of legal merit: 1. Obama’s failure to provide legally evidentiary documentation of citizenship and American...
  • Sons of America's Arch Enemies: Ready yourselves for the Oval Office as Usurpers inChief!

    12/19/2008 10:36:11 AM PST · by Gemsbok · 132 replies · 2,384+ views
    Founding Fathers | 12-19-2008 | Self
    If not here and now, where will you draw the line? If the Natural Born citizen requirement that defines the requirement for President of the United States is to be ignored for this candidate, then it sets a precedent for all future usurpers as well. And the same Americans will have no problem with the reigns of the United States of America in the hands of the sons of Osama BIN LADEN, Saddam HUSSEIN, Kim Jong-il, Mahmoud AHMADINEHAD, Fidel or Raul CASTRO, Hugo CHAVEZ,, Robert MUGABE, Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Hu Jintao, Omar Al-Bashir, Than Shwe, or Islam Karimov. That is...
  • Supreme Court to talk about Obama 3rd time Berg eligibility case set for conference Jan. 9

    12/19/2008 12:23:50 PM PST · by Red Steel · 139 replies · 5,636+ views
    WND ^ | December 19, 2008
    One of the original legal challenges to President-elect Barack Obama's eligibility for office to reach the U.S. Supreme Court now has been scheduled for a conference, a meeting at which the justices discuss its merits and whether to step into the fray. Online schedules posted by the court show the case brought by attorney Philip J. Berg is set for a conference Jan. 9. The case is one among several that already have reached the U.S. Supreme Court and address the issue of Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office under the U.S. Constitution's requirement that presidents be "natural born"...
  • Motion for Subpoenes for Obama BC issued in WA... heard...full court BO announces vacation in HI

    12/19/2008 9:48:45 PM PST · by Red Steel · 93 replies · 4,565+ views
    Natural Born Citizen - Orly ^ | December 18, 2008
    Motion for Subpoenes for Obama BC issued in WA state, case to be heard by the full court. BO announces vacation in HI COMES NOW, James E. Broe, Kenneth R. Seal, Robert Baker, Mark Sussman, Stan Walter, Bill Wise, Andy Stevens, Ed Crawford, Jason Lagen, Louise Workman, Jocelyn Murcelli, Mike Murcelli and Kevin McDowell, by and through counsel of record Stephen Pidgeon, pursuant to RAP 17.3(a), the Rules of Discovery, CR 26-37, and CR 45 governing the issuance of subpoenas, and Move this Honorable Court for an order allowing the issuance of two subpoenas for the purpose of obtaining admissible...
  • 12/18/08 - URGENT NOTICE – False rumors are circulating

    12/18/2008 1:39:29 PM PST · by Sorry screen name in use · 84 replies · 3,000+ views
    Obama Crimes ^ | 12/18/08
    12/18/08 - URGENT NOTICE – False rumors are circulating – Justice Kennedy denied our Application for an Injunction to Stay Electoral Vote Count by Congress on January 8, 2009. However, our Writ of Certiorari is still pending and is now scheduled for Conference before U.S. Supreme Court on January 9, 2009.
  • Will the anti-Obama zealots give the birth allegations a rest?

    12/09/2008 4:27:21 AM PST · by pissant · 123 replies · 2,961+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12/9/08 | Editors
    By refusing on Monday to hear a lawsuit challenging whether Barack Obama is indeed eligible under the Constitution to become the 44th president, the U.S. Supreme Court should have put to rest the fanciful rumors about the president-elect. Yet the justices' action will not end the fringe conspiracy-mongering. David Weigel reported in Slate that Obama's foes have mailed "information" packets to presidential electors in advance of their Dec. 15 vote; right-wing activist Bob Schultz, who has orchestrated the campaign, says electors who vote for Obama are committing "treason to the Constitution." May we offer some advice? Get a life. It...
  • Latest Karl Rove EC prediction, Obama 338, McCain 200

    11/03/2008 3:18:18 PM PST · by flattorney · 122 replies · 6,557+ views ^ | November 03, 2008 | Karl Rove
    Late today, Karl Rove's Electoral College projection changed from 311, McCain 160, toss-up 67 to Obama 338, McCain 200, no toss-ups. I’ve only been doing professional GOP politics for 18 years, and Karl is a lot smart than I am. But the only way I will agree with him is when the final vote is tallied. We all know John has a huge mountain to climb tomorrow, but all the battleground states races have greatly tightened up. - FlA Latest update.....
  • Ex -US Envoy: Croatia Expelled Serbs

    06/25/2008 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 76 replies · 2,058+ views
    Balkan Insight ^ | 6/25/08 | Staff
    24 June 2008 Zagreb _ A former US ambassador to Croatia has accused Zagreb of plotting and sanctioning the exodus of Serbs in 1995 to create an "ethnically clean" country. Peter Galbraith told The Hague war crimes trial of three Croatian generals, that the leadership headed by late President Franjo Tudjman used ‘Operation Storm’ to ‘cleanse’ Croatia of Serbs. “Croatian authorities either ordered or allowed a mass destruction of the Serb property in former (Serb-held region of) Krajina to prevent the return of the population. I consider that to have been a thought through policy,” he said, testifying at the...
  • Ambitious EU plan for Kosovo angers Russians

    06/14/2008 10:27:28 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 24 replies · 173+ views
    The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, today brushed aside furious Russian protests and downgraded the UN mission in Kosovo to allow the European Union to launch its most ambitious foreign project. Ban announced the "reconfiguration" of the nine-year-old UN mission on the eve of the Kosovo authorities enacting a constitution for an independent state which is fiercely opposed by Russia and Serbia. Russia responded by demanding the sacking of the UN chief in Kosovo, Joachim Ruecker of Germany, accusing him of working to sabotage his own mission. The Russian foreign ministry said Ruecker's conduct was "scandalous obstinacy which should be decisively...
  • The Party’s Over

    06/09/2008 2:32:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 135+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 9, 2008 | W. James Antle III
    No matter what November brings, Barack Obama has managed to accomplish something no Republican has done since 1980: He has wrung a concession speech out of the Clintons. Clintonite dead-enders may never forgive him for it. As Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her presidential campaign and pledged to back the man who defeated her in the Democratic delegate race, there was a smattering of boos the first time Obama's name was mentioned. Nevertheless, Hillary intoned, "I endorse him, and throw my full support behind him. And I ask all of you to join me in working as hard for Barack Obama...
  • Hillary Surrenders

    06/08/2008 2:54:53 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 29 replies · 209+ views
    The Anxiety Center ^ | June 8, 2008 | Alan Caruba
    It was probably symbolic in some way that Hillary Clinton made everyone of her supporters wait around nearly 45 minutes before she could finally make it to the podium to offer her surrender to Barack Obama and, by extension, the Democrat Party that was waiting around for it to be made official. It was a fairly perfunctory speech with the exception of the fact that it never once mentioned John McCain, the Republican opponent. Oversight? I think not. For those of us who have come to loath her and Bill over the years, it was a welcome moment, but now...
  • It's Over For Hillary? Don't Count On It

    06/08/2008 6:57:46 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 34 replies · 156+ views
    America Talks ^ | 6/8/08 | David Zublick
    Hillary Rodham Clinton ended her historic bid for the White House on Saturday and enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama. Yeah, right. She actually suspended her campaign, allowing her to hold on to her delegates and technically remain a candidate. She does so in the hope that something might happen which would change the minds of the superdelegates that have fallen over like dominoes for Obama. And what, pray tell would make that happen? Another scandal, perhaps. One so devastating to the Obama camp that it would cripple his candidacy. There are rumors of a DVD which may soon surface, purportedly of...
  • Caption the Clintons, Exit Speech

    06/07/2008 12:55:22 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 33 replies · 58+ views
    yahoooooo ^ | 06/07/08 | yahoophotos/AP
    Chelsea Clinton (L) and former US President Bill Clinton watch as US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) speaks at the National Building Museum in Washington June 7, 2008. Clinton endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) to be the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate on Saturday and suspended her own White House bid less than a week after the Illinois senator secured enough support to win the nomination. Clinton's endorsement of Obama in a speech at the National Building Museum marked the beginning of efforts to reunite the Democratic Party after a long and divisive campaign battle...
  • Present for the end: Drudge

    06/07/2008 6:19:42 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 41 replies · 185+ views
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2008 | Ben Smith
    The rarely-seen Matt Drudge, under the supervision of of Clinton consultant Tracy Sefl, is here for the end. Clinton's aides blame him, as much as anyone else, for her loss. He wouldn't, however, participate in Jonathan Martin's and my attempt at mindreading.
  • Hillary Clinton's Exit Speech- LIVE THREAD

    06/07/2008 7:42:52 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 492 replies · 1,441+ views
    Clinton is expected to throw her support behind Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign during an event at noon ET Saturday at the National Building Museum in Washington.
  • Clinton Endorses Obama, Suspends Historic Bid for the White House

    06/07/2008 10:19:18 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 126 replies · 251+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06-07-2008
    Hillary Clinton publicly and enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama for president Saturday in Washington D.C., as she suspended her historic bid for the White House. “The way to continue our fight now … is to take our energy, our passion, our strength and do all that we can to help elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States,” she said to cheering supporters. “Today as I suspend my campaign, I congratulate him on the victory he has won, and the extraordinary race he has run. I endorse him and throw my full support behind him.”
  • What Does Hillary Want? Who Cares? She Lost

    06/05/2008 5:14:16 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 21 replies · 38+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | June 5, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    You didn’t really think she would just concede, did you? Just because it’s over? Just because she lost? Just because her campaign now has no chance, no point and, oh yeah, no money either? She’s Hillary Clinton! She’s not giving up on you! (Funny the way Hillary spells “me”.) One of the things people do, when they don’t want to do the only thing they can do, is act like it’s not clear what to do. The deposed Queen Inevitable demonstrates: "This has always been your campaign,” she told supporters at a “victory” rally held on the night she lost....
  • Clinton To Suspend Campaign

    06/04/2008 9:00:03 PM PDT · by writer33 · 37 replies · 58+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/11/08 | Anne E. Kornblut
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will suspend her campaign late this week, senior campaign officials confirmed tonight. Clinton will host an event in Washington on Saturday "to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity," according to Howard Wolfson, who did not explicitly state that Clinton is dropping out of the race. But other campaign officials said the event will coincide with her departure, despite her earlier reservations about stepping aside.
  • Clinton will hold campaign's end in DC Saturday

    06/04/2008 9:10:08 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 28 replies · 144+ views
    Hillary to suspend campaign in DC Saturday By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Thursday, June 5, 2008 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce the suspension of her campaign and her endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee, Saturday, in Washington D.C according to a statement issued Wednesday evening. The statement did not officially confirm her decision but said Clinton would be hosting an event in Washington, DC to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity. According to the statement, the event will be held on Saturday to accommodate more of Senator Clinton's supporters...
  • Clinton to drop out Saturday

    06/04/2008 6:58:58 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 88 replies · 163+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/4/08 | Ben Smith
    Hillary Clinton's campaign said she would end her campaign for president at an event in Washington, D.C. Saturday. Clinton will "thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity," the campaign said in a statement. The campaign initially planned a Friday event, but rescheduled it to Saturday in a second statement, in order "to accomodate more of Senator Clinton's supporters who want to attend." Clinton delivered something approaching a victory speech Tuesday night, just minutes after the media reported that Senator Barack Obama had clinched the nomination with a majority of the pledged delegates. But reality...
  • Clinton to Endorse Obama on Friday

    06/04/2008 5:23:05 PM PDT · by abb · 78 replies · 136+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 4, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and MICHAEL LUO
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama on Friday, bringing a close to her 17-month campaign for the White House, aides said. Her decision came after Democrats urged her on Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama. Mrs. Clinton’s aides said she would “express her support for Senator Obama and party unity” at an event in Washington that day. One adviser said that Mrs. Clinton would concede defeat, congratulate Mr. Obama and proclaim him the party’s nominee, while pledging to do what was needed to assure his victory. Her decision came...
  • Clinton intentions remain a mystery

    06/04/2008 3:47:21 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 14 replies · 95+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/4/08 | Ben Smith
    Her defiant victory speech Tuesday night and her campaign’s silence this morning have Clinton’s aides and supporters asking the same question she asked herself last night: “What does Hillary want?” “She’s holding out for something – but I’m not sure what it is,” a usually well-informed campaign advisor who spoke to Clinton yesterday told Politico. Other Clinton supporters, meanwhile, pressed her case for the Vice Presidency in a variety of forums, with congressional supporters led by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida considering a letter to Obama pressing that case, Wasserman-Schultz’s chief of staff said. But they were slowed by the lack...
  • What Went Wrong? How Hillary Lost

    06/04/2008 4:09:33 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 58+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2008 | Rick Klein
    Excerpt - 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. "She's already winning," came the response, as repeated by chief strategist Mark Penn, campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe and other top aides and advisers, in memos, press releases and interviews as the campaign began more than a year ago. It was a rejoinder that fit the "inevitable" candidate  and for a long while, the response fit the facts. Clinton, D-N.Y., occupied the race's top perch virtually until the voting started, with a...
  • Clinton rejects concession buzz

    06/02/2008 3:33:24 PM PDT · by wsjreader · 23 replies · 51+ views
    Ken Vogel reports from the Clinton bubble a Clinton spokesman is pushing back on the notion of a concession soon, something even many of her aides and top supporters now expect. Hillary Clinton will not drop out of the presidential race Tuesday or in several days that follow, the spokesman,Mo Elleithee, said Monday afternoon. "It's pretty clear that she's not conceding," Elleithee told reporters on Clinton's campaign plane en route from Rapid City, S.D. to Sioux City, Iowa. Instead, Elleithee said Clinton would be "aggressively courting" superdelegates and "putting together the next phase of the campaign," which he said could...
  • Clinton camp converging on New York Tuesday, and shedding staff

    06/02/2008 8:44:32 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 40 replies · 104+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/2/08 | Ben Smith
    Members of Hillary Clinton's advance staff received calls and emails this evening from headquarters summoning them to New York City Tuesday night, and telling them their roles on the campaign are ending, two Clinton staffers tell my colleague Amie Parnes. The advance staffers — most of them now in Puerto Rico, South Dakota, and Montana — are being given the options of going to New York for a final day Tuesday, or going home, the aides said. The move is a sign that the campaign is beginning to shed — at least — some of its staff. The advance staff...
  • Clinton plans New York speech

    06/02/2008 10:22:35 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies · 72+ views ^ | June 2, 2008 | JIM KUHNHENN
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton will give her post-primary speech in New York Tuesday night, a rare departure from the campaign trail. Staffers who have worked for her on he ground in Puerto Rico, South Dakota and Montana have been invited to attend the event or go home for further instructions, campaign aides said. The New York senator had no other events Tuesday. She planned to address AIPAC Wednesday in Washington. But she is under increasing pressure to cede the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama after the final primaries. There was a sense of denouement in the...
  • TV Nets Preparing for Hillary Concession Tuesday Night - All Signs Also Point To "Adios"

    06/02/2008 12:07:36 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 192 replies · 451+ views
    Friends and Fiends at TV Networks In NY and DC | MB26
    Will keep this short. Networks preparing for Hillary to (finally) quit in speech Tuesday night. Will be from NY, Staffers being told to turn in expenses, resumes being FedExed to Obama and other state/local campaigns. Staffers at one network recalled from lunches to prepare. Campaign staffers being told to go home. One network had long conference call among suits last night, followed by conference call between tech types to set up remotes, back-hauls, break-ins, etc. Union technicians, cameramen, audio, video engineers, etc. told to expect overtime. More as available From Associated Press RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton...
  • A part of modern political Americana says he is gone

    06/02/2008 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 19 replies · 103+ views
    A part of modern political Americana says he's gone Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Salena Zito Former President William Jefferson Clinton told supporters in South Dakota that this many be his last day that he is ever involved in a campaign of this kind.
  • Clinton Spokesperson: She Is Not Conceding

    06/02/2008 1:23:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 129 replies · 215+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 06, 2008 | Kate Snow and Eloise Harper
    Clinton spokesperson Mo Elleithee came to the back of the press plane as Clinton flew from Rapid City to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was asked about Clinton's definition of when a nominee would be determined -– because she has refused to accept the new 2,118 delegates number that the Democratic Party says is needed to clinch the nomination. "I think its pretty clear that she is not conceding." Elleithee said, "I think its pretty clear that she is staying in this race. She is going, in the coming days, to be aggressively courting uncommitted superdelegates aggressively courting unpledged delegates,...