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  • Too many Obama ads?

    04/14/2008 9:49:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies · 98+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2008 | Christina Bellantoni
    Some voters were complaining in Texas that Sen. Barack Obama was saturating the airwaves with commercials. Even supporters grumbled they couldn't click through the channels each night without seeing a flood of his ads. American Research Group poll gives Clinton a whopping 20-point lead over Obama in Pennsylvania in part because of his many ads. Notable in the poll summary is this tidbit: 23% of likely primary voters say that excessive exposure to Obama's advertising is causing them to support Clinton. This compares to 19% of likely primary voters in Ohio who said that excessive exposure to Obama's advertising in...
  • Juan Hernandez alert: Speaking tonight at Baylor U. (McCain's Point Man for Shamnesty)

    04/10/2008 2:05:14 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 191+ views
    Michelle ^ | 04/10/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    For those of you in the Baylor University area, tonight is your chance to ask Juan Hernandez about his radical, open-borders agenda and his role in the McCain campaign. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your video camera: Dr. Juan Hernandez, author of The New American Pioneers, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday in Kayser Auditorium on Mexican immigration. His lecture will be based on his notes, “Why are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants?”Hernandez, a member of former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s cabinet, will be the final speaker for The Academy for Leader Development and Civic...
  • Lawmakers tout Obama's coattails He'll help Texas Democrats reclaim offices, they say

    04/05/2008 9:01:37 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies · 83+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2 April 2008 | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    AUSTIN — Barack Obama would have the coattails to carry down-ballot Texas Democrats to victory in November and could be crucial to Democratic efforts to take Harris County away from Republicans, Obama's state congressional supporters say. And two of them — U.S. Reps. Chet Edwards of Waco and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas — said Hillary Rodham Clinton would inspire an increased Republican voter turnout this fall. "In some ways, Hillary Clinton would unify Republicans in a way that John McCain cannot," said Edwards, referring to the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, often...
  • Ron Paul Supporters Set Sights on Influencing Texas GOP

    04/05/2008 2:36:03 PM PDT · by anymouse · 10 replies · 61+ views
    Austin American-Stateman ^ | April 3, 2008 | W. GARDNER SELBY
    Paul backers won control of GOP confabs in Austin, Victoria. Want a fresh political surprise? How about supporters of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul for president staking a lasting claim in the Republican Party of Texas? As Democrats tussled over their presidential candidates at recent regional conventions, Paul backers unexpectedly took control of a GOP convention in Austin and the Victoria County convention. The results at Travis County's state Senate District 25 convention left old-guard Republicans wondering who lost the party's car keys — and worse. Gail Suttle, active in GOP circles since the 1980s, watched the takeover in horror. Suttle...
  • Paulbots Attempt to Hijack County Republican Convention Process

    03/30/2008 4:19:25 PM PDT · by anymouse · 111 replies · 2,315+ views
    3.30.08 | me
    Down here in Galveston County, the Ron Paul bots tried to hijack the convention using subterfuge and tactical advantage of surprise, that would have made al Queda proud (high-placed sleeper, multiple coordinated attacks with a goal of causing a larger scale effect at the State convention and later at the National convention. Unfortunately for them it was discovered and thwarted for the most part by perceptive Republicans that took action and alerted others to help block their efforts. But it did make for a long and chaotic mess. Like jihadists, they took advantage of a weak Party leadership in transition...
  • GOP chairman thwarts takeover (by Ron Paulistas in Nueces County, Texas)

    03/30/2008 12:31:03 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 45 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2008 | Denise Malan
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Nueces County Republican Chairman Mike Bertuzzi survived a potential convention takeover. At the group's county convention Saturday, a man began causing a scene while committees were making reports. Republican county conventions nominate delegates for the state convention based upon the ratio decided in the March 4 primaries. "We were able to stop that and take care of business," Bertuzzi said. "I don't know what their purpose was. They claim they were Ron Paul supporters. I can't imagine Ron Paul would put people up to this." Paul, a U.S. representative from Texas and presidential candidate, is far behind...
  • Clinton, Obama supporters wrangle over delegates

    03/30/2008 11:08:35 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 16 replies · 460+ views
    LA Times ^ | 31 March 2008 | Tom Hamburger
    Less than a month ago, Texas Democrats turned out in huge numbers for the presidential nominating contest between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, confident that, no matter who won, the party would have a popular, well-financed candidate. But that exuberance is gone now. Across the state this weekend, tense confrontations -- even shoving matches -- erupted as partisans for Clinton and Obama battled over how to interpret the March 4 election results and how to choose delegates to the Texas Democratic convention. At one particularly raucous session Saturday at Texas Southern University, a leading Clinton backer, U.S. Rep. Sheila...
  • Obama sails to victory in Dallas County district conventions

    03/30/2008 10:46:46 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies · 487+ views
    Dallas News ^ | March 30, 2008 | GROMER JEFFERS Jr.
    Packed delegates at times 'a nightmare' for Dallas County districts Barack Obama cruised to victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton in Dallas County's Senate district conventions Saturday, as Texas Democrats continued their arduous and sometimes frustrating process of choosing national convention delegates. Mr. Obama had double-digit leads in all five of the county's Senate districts, mirroring his electoral power here in the March 4 primary. Statewide, the picture was less certain, though Mr. Obama started the day with a caucusing advantage because he won the first round, precinct conventions held the night of the primary. That may mean he can win...
  • [Texas:]Clinton challenges Obama delegates

    03/28/2008 5:13:55 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 740+ views
    The Brownsville Herald/AP ^ | March 27, 2008 | KELLEY SHANNON
    AUSTIN - Spurned by the Texas Democratic Party in its effort to stall this weekend's county conventions, Hillary Clinton's campaign said Wednesday it is mobilizing caucus supporters and helping those who want to challenge the legitimacy of some Barack Obama delegates. The Clinton campaign itself won't challenge Obama's delegates at the approximately 280 county and state Senate district conventions Saturday, said Clinton state chairman Garry Mauro. "I have always known the grass roots to generate credentials questions," he said. "There's no systematic approach that we're taking to challenge anybody at any level." But the campaign is using a behind-the-scenes strategy....
  • Tensions high at Texas Democratic regional conventions

    03/29/2008 8:28:39 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 13 replies · 733+ views ^ | 03/29/07 | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    Here is the apportionment so far of presidential caucus delegates to the Texas Democratic state convention based on reports from Saturday's county and senate district conventions. A total of about 7,300 delegates were expected to be selected in this stage of the caucus process, according to the Texas Democratic Party. Results are from 123 of about 280 conventions. • Clinton: 933, or 50 percent* • Obama: 937, or 50 percent* *Results are not official AUSTIN — Traffic jams, long lines, crowds, confusion and chaos marked Texas Democratic regional conventions Saturday as an unprecedented number of political activists turned out to...
  • Did Clinton win Texas or not?

    03/29/2008 5:15:18 PM PDT · by jdm · 24 replies · 1,328+ views
    NWI Times ^ | March 29, 2008 | by Richard Hatcher
    On March 4, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to news reports, won three out of the four state primaries held that day -- Rhode Island, Ohio and Texas. Barack Obama won only Vermont, a victory dismissed as insignificant by much of the media because of its size and small number of delegates. On the other hand, some media, in writing about Clinton's victories in Ohio and Texas, said it reaffirmed her ability to win the big states -- states the Democratic Party must carry in the fall if it is to win the general election. By inference, they...
  • Texas Democrats can send a message of sanity today

    03/29/2008 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Dane · 31 replies · 718+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 28, 2008 | David Berg
    Texas Democrats can send a message of sanity today Let's end the stupidity, agree to support nominee By DAVID BERG I believe it was Lord Acton who said "stupidity corrupts" and "absolute stupidity corrupts absolutely." Or maybe it was his brother, "Bubba" Acton, who ran the family plumbing supply business. In any event, this essay isn't about the Actons. It's about the Democrats, of which I am one. We are acting about as absolutely stupid as it gets — fighting each other, right down to the precinct level, rather than uniting to defeat John McCain this fall — and doing...
  • Robotic phone calls lead Democratic delegates astray

    03/29/2008 8:52:12 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 29, 2008 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    The Texas Democratic Party on Friday urged delegates to today's senatorial district and county conventions to ignore e-mails and robotic phone calls telling them that the conventions have either been canceled or had their times changed. The conventions are a crucial turning point in Texas as the presidential campaigns of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama fight for 67 nominating convention delegates who will be chosen through the Texas caucus process. While Obama appeared to come out of the caucuses with a 37-30 lead, the number can change based on how many supporters for each candidate show up for today's...
  • Edwards, who endorses Obama, got $7,500 from him

    03/29/2008 7:18:51 AM PDT · by engrpat · 24 replies · 579+ views
    Star-Telegram (DFW) ^ | 03-29-08 | Anna M. Tinsley
    U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, a superdelegate, is among those to receive campaign contributions from at least one of the current presidential candidates. Records show that Edwards, whose District 17 stretches from suburbs south of Fort Worth to east of College Station, received $7,500 from Barack Obama in the 2006 or 2008 election cycles or both, according to an analysis by the Capital Eye Web site. Edwards, who could not be reached for comment Friday, has endorsed Obama.
  • Harris County Clerk: 1,147 people voted twice

    03/25/2008 6:46:37 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 27 replies · 966+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 25, 2008 | Matt Stiles
    Houston, TX- Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman will provide the Harris County District Attorney's office today copies of the Democratic and Republican poll books that show 1147 names of individuals that may have voted illegally or unlawfully participated in both primaries in the March 4th Elections. "Texas law prohibits individuals from voting twice in an election, as well participating in both the Republican and Democratic primaries during the same election cycle. In most elections, there are less than a handful of such cases. In this election, there appears to be a significant number that may call for further investigation," said...
  • Deepening Democratic Dilemma [Robert Novak]

    03/24/2008 2:33:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,684+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 24, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama's speech last week, hastily prepared to extinguish the firestorm over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, won critical praise for style and substance but failed politically. By elevating the question of race in America, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate has deepened the dilemma created by his campaign's success against the party establishment's anointed choice, Hillary Clinton. In rejecting the racist views of his longtime spiritual mentor but not disowning him, Obama has unwittingly enhanced his image as the African-American candidate -- not just a remarkable candidate who happens to be black. That poses a racial dilemma for...
  • Is He American Enough? Obama battles a dangerous campaign storyline (Eleanor Clift)

    03/21/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    Some 50 delegates were reportedly poised to unite behind Barack Obama if he had won by even 1 point in Texas. He lost the popular vote by 100,000 ballots, and now we learn that 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton, probably not because of some change in party allegiance but because they thought she would be the easier candidate to beat. This kind of strategic voting often backfires (think Ralph Nader). The Texas crossovers are winners. By helping to prolong the Democratic race, they can claim credit for weakening the eventual nominee, whoever it turns out to be. Obama has...
  • Obama Camp Disputes Tampering Claims

    03/17/2008 11:16:05 AM PDT · by anymouse · 7 replies · 424+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | March 16, 2008 | Marty Schladen
    The Obama camp hotly disputed a claim this week by Galveston County Democratic Chairman Lloyd Criss that on election night, Obama supporters took caucus sign-in sheets to their campaign headquarters and added names to them. Criss, a Clinton supporter, made the claim earlier this week. But he said that since it didn’t change how many delegates the candidates got, he wasn’t that concerned about it. But Aaron Schiller, who ran the Obama campaign in Galveston, insisted it didn’t happen. “He was taking a free shot at us,” Schiller said. On Friday, Criss said he wasn’t sure that Obama supporters took...
  • Many voting for Clinton to boost GOP (Exit poll data, Rush Limbaugh)

    03/17/2008 12:55:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies · 907+ views
    Boston Globe / ^ | March 17, 2008 | Scott Helman
    For a party that loves to hate the Clintons, Republican voters have cast an awful lot of ballots lately for Senator Hillary Clinton: About 100,000 GOP loyalists voted for her in Ohio, 119,000 in Texas, and about 38,000 in Mississippi, exit polls show. A sudden change of heart? Hardly. Since Senator John McCain effectively sewed up the GOP nomination last month, Republicans have begun participating in Democratic primaries specifically to vote for Clinton, a tactic that some voters and local Republican activists think will help their party in November. With every delegate important in the tight Democratic race, this trend...
  • Obama camp disputes tampering claims

    03/16/2008 12:22:13 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies · 466+ views
    Galveston Daily ^ | March 16, 2008 | Marty Schladen
    The Obama camp hotly disputed a claim this week by Galveston County Democratic Chairman Lloyd Criss that on election night, Obama supporters took caucus sign-in sheets to their campaign headquarters and added names to them. Criss, a Clinton supporter, made the claim earlier this week. But he said that since it didn’t change how many delegates the candidates got, he wasn’t that concerned about it. But Aaron Schiller, who ran the Obama campaign in Galveston, insisted it didn’t happen. “He was taking a free shot at us,” Schiller said. On Friday, Criss said he wasn’t sure that Obama supporters took...
  • Caucus win gives Obama more Texas delegates than Clinton

    03/12/2008 1:03:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies · 687+ views
    CNN ^ | 3-11-08 | Robert Yoon
    CNN) — Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has won the Texas Democratic caucuses and will get more delegates out of the state than his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who won the state's primary, according to CNN estimates. Under the Texas Democratic Party's complex delegate selection plan, Texas voters participated in both a primary and caucuses on March 4. Two-thirds of the state's 193 delegates were at stake at the primary, while the remaining third were decided by the caucuses. An additional 35 superdelegates were not tied to either contest. Clinton, of New York, defeated Obama in the primary by a 51-47...
  • State Dems Quit Trying To Count Caucus Results

    The Texas Dems have given up counting the caucus votes. But, never fear, the Dems assure everyone that their votes did count.
  • Hillary's race against time (Camille Paglia)

    03/12/2008 1:04:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,519+ views
    Salon ^ | March 12, 2008 | Camille Paglia
    Greetings from ground zero -- the Philadelphia suburbs where the epic battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton may be decided in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary on April 22. Current scuttlebutt -- a frail reed in this mercurial race -- is that the multiracial metropolises of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia will go for Obama, while the vast rural and small-town heartland will endorse Clinton, whose family roots are in coal-country Scranton. The cloud of feminist cant about Hillary's struggling candidacy has been noxious. "Media misogyny has reached an all-time high," screeched the National Organization for Women in a press release titled "Ignorance...
  • Rush the Vote: Chaos Achieved

    03/11/2008 2:30:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 2,723+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Website ^ | March 11, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here is Bud in Burlington, Indiana. Bud, thanks for waiting, and welcome. CALLER: ... Indiana. Anyway Rush -- RUSH: Wait, what did I say? CALLER: I don't... I couldn't understand, but it was actually communist Bloomington Indiana. So... (silence) Are you still there? RUSH: Yeah, I'm here. CALLER: Anyway, I'd like to really quickly thank you for two things. First off, unlike the so-called moderates who called in yesterday complaining about your recommendation for Republicans voting in Democrat primaries -- RUSH: Yes? CALLER: -- I want to thank you, because I don't know if you're aware of...
  • Do Democrats think black voters are stupid?

    03/10/2008 5:21:30 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 55 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | Friday, March 07, 2008 | Alberta Phillips
    In the aftermath of the Texas and Ohio primaries, black voters are awakening to stark realities: Democrats, as demonstrated by Hillary and Bill Clinton, are exceptionally skilled at playing the race card — against their own. First, there is the rude awakening that the Clintons would turn their slash-and-burn tactics on African Americans. Second, that the Democratic Party would retreat to the sidelines as the Clintons trashed black voters and their values — as they did in South Carolina, Texas and Ohio. Third, that Clinton surrogates, including U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston and Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Cleveland,...
  • Evangelical vote a ‘must’ for McCain say analysts

    03/10/2008 10:35:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 74 replies · 910+ views
    CNA ^ | March 10, 2008
    Sen. John McCain Washington DC, Mar 9, 2008 / 02:01 am (CNA).- Exit polls from the Republican primaries in Texas and Ohio illustrate that evangelicals voted overwhelmingly for Mike Huckabee, though McCain was already dubbed the “presumptive nominee”, reports Cybercast News Service.  Analysts predict that McCain will have to win the support of evangelicals to win the presidency in November.MSNBC’s exit polls showed that in Texas, 60% of those who attend church more than once a week voted for Huckabee while only 33% supported McCain.  Ohio demonstrated a similar trend with 54% of church attendees choosing Huckabee and 45%...
  • Bubba in Dittoland: Clinton Does Limbaugh

    03/10/2008 2:54:44 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 14 replies · 1,098+ views ^ | Mar 10, 2008 | Tommy Christopher
    Bubba in Dittoland: Clinton Does Limbaugh By Tommy Christopher Mar 10th 2008 1:30PM Filed Under:eHillary Clinton, Democrats, Featured Stories, 2008 President, Media The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan points out that, on the day of the Texas Primary, former President Bill Clinton was a guest on Rush Limbaugh's radio show. You may have missed it - almost everyone missed it - but Bill Clinton was on Rush Limbaugh's show the day of the Texas primary. You can hear the radio here. Limbaugh himself was sick that day, apparently, but he had already urged Republicans to cross over to keep Hillary Clinton in...
  • Bill Clinton Went On Rush Limbaugh’s Show Day Of Texas Primary

    03/10/2008 2:47:20 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 24 replies · 1,895+ views
    The Moderate ^ | Mar 10,2008 | JOE GANDELMAN
    Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton’s efforts to reunite the Democratic Party — and get the votes of some independent voters — could become tougher than ever with news that former President Bill Clinton appeared on conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s show…on the day of the Texas primary. If the story catches on, it will likely strike a decidedly sour note with many Democrats — and adds to the increasing instances in this campaign that anything will be done to get votes. Why? Because Limbaugh is considered the quintessential demonizer of Democrats by Democrats and this means the former President was...
  • [Matt Gonzalez]Nader running mate talks with area students

    03/09/2008 6:47:00 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 298+ views
    The Monitor ^ | March 8, 2008 | Sandra Gonzalez
    McALLEN - A student forum Saturday with vice presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez began calmly enough. But the discussion at South Texas College became heated when an attendee asked if Gonzalez's campaign with Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader was a spoiler in Democrats' efforts to retake the White House. Gonzalez, a San Francisco area lawyer and activist, defended his campaign's right to give the nation's voters another option in a heated contest, adding that the mainstream presidential candidates' voting records prove none of them represents the force of change to which they lay claim. "Don't vote for us if you don't...
  • Todd Hunter Campaign Kickoff

    02/18/2008 10:46:58 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 6 replies · 760+ views ^ | 2-19-2008 | Todd Hunter Campaign
    Please Join Us for the Todd Hunter Campaign Kickoff Wednesday, February 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. USS Lexington in Corpus Christi with special guests: Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams and hundreds of Coastal Bend residents who want to see real change for common-sense, conservative government
  • Hillary: The Comeback Kid?

    03/06/2008 7:21:23 AM PST · by jdm · 28 replies · 99+ views
    Pajama's Media ^ | March 05, 2008 | by Rick Moran
    Hillary Clinton is many things to many people. To some, she is a role model, a groundbreaking icon that women of all ages look up to and are proud of recognizing what she has accomplished. She is a woman who redefined the title of First Lady so that future spouses now have a range of options regarding how they wish to frame their powerful but unelected role when moving in to the White House. As a senator in a decidedly male legislative body, she has proven to be tough, dedicated, and knowledgeable about the issues. She has led on some...
  • Now, about that Texas GOP surprise for Hillary Clinton (the Limbaugh effect)

    03/08/2008 10:47:25 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 45 replies · 1,632+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 8, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    One week ago at about this time of day we posted an item here headlined: "Do Texas Republicans plan a surprise for Clinton and Obama?" It speculated on the possibility of Republican voters in the Lone Star state, faced with an uninteresting, essentially-decided contest between John McCain and Mike Huckabee, crossing over to make mischief in the Democratic primary by voting for Hillary Clinton to prolong the Democrats' damaging intra-party struggle for several more weeks. We'd heard rumors about this and the Dallas Morning News had written about the possibility. Then, on his Monday broadcast, conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh...
  • Obama Won Texas? (Based on delegate count)

    03/08/2008 8:22:16 AM PST · by kenn5 · 31 replies · 1,321+ views
    NPR ^ | March 8, 2008 | Tom Regan
    Texas Two-Step Leaving Dems Flat-Footed The Clinton campaign may go to court. The Obama campaign wants to take its delegates and get out of town before sundown. The Texas Two-Step is overheating an already fired up Democratic presidential contest. The Newsblog mentioned this on Wednesday but there is a very good chance that winning the Texas primary might not mean that Sen. Hillary Clinton gets to take away the most delegates. That because after the primary -- which she won 51-47 percent -- come the caucuses and it looks like Sen. Barack Obama may win those. Here's where the delegate...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-07-08 (Thanking Rush For The Democrat Dilemma)

    03/07/2008 3:39:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies · 553+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 7, 2008 | WAllies and PJ-Comix
    As we continue to enjoy the spectacle of the Democrats in the process of imploding, we need to pause in order to thank the person who made it all possible---Rush Limbaugh. Although Hillary Clinton declined to give Rush credit for her Texas win, most election observers disagree. One of those giving Rush full credit for the Democrat implosion is an election official in Texas as you can see in this Wall Street Journal BLOG titled, "The Limbaugh Effect on Clinton’s Texas Win." While you enjoy the entertainment provided by the battling Democrats over the next few months, please remember...
  • Defeats puncture the Obama bubble

    03/08/2008 5:44:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 977+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/07/08 | Jonathan Mann
    Defeats puncture the Obama bubble Story Highlights Hillary Clinton halts Barack Obama's run of 11 primaries and caucuses victories Obama still slightly ahead in delegates who will choose Democratic nominee Near-tie may last for weeks or even months of hard and nasty campaigning By CNN's Jonathan Mann (CNN) -- It was a bubble and it burst. The growing American infatuation with Barack Obama had to pop eventually and this week, the cult of personality finally got punctured. Obama's run for the presidency is hardly over, but it's a little deflated. For now, the fun is over and the fight is...
  • The Limbaugh Effect on Clinton’s Texas Win

    03/07/2008 6:08:22 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 213 replies · 799+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 6, 2008 | Susan Davis
    Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh led a campaign to have his Republican followers in Texas cross party lines and vote for Sen. Hillary Clinton in the state’s open primary last Tuesday. Why? Because Limbaugh thinks Republicans can defeat Clinton in a general election. Plus, watching Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama bloody each other in a nomination fight is pure sport for Limbaugh conservatives. According to exit polls, Clinton won a notably higher number of Republican voters than she has in past open primary contests. Of the 9% of voters who identified themselves as Republicans in the Democratic Primary, Obama...
  • "Texas primary result casts doubt on e-voting"

    03/07/2008 4:35:14 PM PST · by lifelong_republican · 30 replies · 954+ views
    CRN ^ | 07 March 2008 | Iain Thomson
    "...The results produced some remarkable anomalies, such as 21 counties showing no Republican voters and three counties showing no Democratic voters..."
  • Sweet: Obama wins (projected) 5 more Texas delegates than Clinton.

    03/07/2008 1:56:10 PM PST · by Signalman · 81 replies · 1,106+ views
    Sun Times ^ | March 7, 2008 | Lynn Sweet
    BALTIMORE, MD.--The Obama campaign is claiming a five-delegate margin of victory in Texas, according to projections from the campaign. FROM THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN.... Obama Wins Delegate Fight in Texas AUSTIN -- Obama Texas State Director Adrian Saenz issued a statement on the projected primary and caucus results that show Senator Obama won more Texas delegates than Senator Clinton. “By fighting the primary to a near-draw and earning a resounding victory in the caucus, the people of Texas have moved Barack Obama one step closer to claiming the Democratic nomination for president,” said Adrian Saenz. “Texans in both parties and of...
  • Rush Wins?

    03/05/2008 4:29:03 AM PST · by shove_it · 257 replies · 434+ views
    NRO ^ | 3/4/2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    K-Lo, writing here from Austin, Texas. Not sure why the networks haven’t picked up on this, but there is definitely a sizable portion of the vote in Texas tonight comprised of Republican voters looking to “game” the Democratic primary. I spoke with numerous friends today, who claim to be Republican, who said they voted for Sen Clinton with the thought that it will prolong the Dem in-fighting and therefore benefit Republicans. I won’t debate the merits of their argument here, but the phenomenon (Republicans voting for Sen Clinton to gain the system) is real and I think material to the...
  • Obama, Hillary in Civil War

    03/07/2008 10:45:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies · 935+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 6, 2008 | Newsmax Analysis
    With Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to stay in the Democratic race to the bitter end, she has signaled a delegate fight all the way to the party's convention in Denver this August. Both candidates appear in something of a stalemate. Political strategists have concluded that Clinton cannot overcome Sen. Barack Obama's pledged delegate lead by winning additional primaries. And despite his lead in electoral and delegate wins, Obama cannot seal his nomination without the support of the party's superdelegates. Clinton's decision, after winning in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island this week that she would not capitulate has opened up...
  • On Hillary’s turf

    03/07/2008 7:32:52 AM PST · by jdm · 7 replies · 120+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 07, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    David Brooks has a warning for Barack Obama — fighting on Hillary Clinton’s terms won’t help. After unexpected losses in Ohio and especially Texas on Tuesday, Obama seems to have finally agreed that he needs to go negative against Hillary. He needs to show he can win a boxing match, but Brooks warns that the Clintons don’t play by Marquess de Queensbury rules: The Obama people seem to have persuaded themselves they can go on the attack, but in the right way. They can be tough and keep their virginity, too. But there are more than five long months between...
  • Ron Paul Moves on From Presidential Campaign

    03/06/2008 10:08:00 PM PST · by TBP · 24 replies · 456+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 06, 2008 7:33 PM | Z. Byron Wolf
    "Elections are short-term efforts," Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, told supporters in a Web video tonight. "Revolutions are long-term projects." Paul indicated that the 2008 presidential campaign portion of his revolution is over. An earlier version of this report indicated that Paul would "drop out" of the race. In the video, Paul did not use the words "drop out," opting instead to say the campaign is "winding down," and he encourages supporters to still cast votes for him. But he referred to his campaign in the past tense. "We are still in the early stages of bringing about the changes that...
  • Cemetery Trampled During Tuesday (Democrat) Caucus

    03/07/2008 12:02:57 AM PST · by Entrepreneur · 31 replies · 378+ views
    KDFW TV ^ | 3-5-2008 | Staff
    FLOWER MOUND, Texas -- The cemetery next to the Flower Mound Presbyterian Church was a peaceful, well-kept place until Tuesday night. An overflow of voters trying to join the caucus next door ended up leaving muddy tire tracks through the cemetery. One vehicle's tire actually got stuck in a recently filled grave. Many voters parked on the shoulder of a gravel road winding through the cemetery, right next door to the church where the voting was taking place. One witness says motorists either didn't notice -- or didn't care -- they were parking just a few feet from buried bodies....
  • Exit Poll: McCain Still Not Attracting Evangelicals

    03/06/2008 9:56:03 PM PST · by kingattax · 191 replies · 313+ views ^ | March 06, 2008 | Josiah Ryan
    Evangelicals sent a strong message in Tuesday's Republican primaries in Texas and Ohio by voting overwhelmingly for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, while almost every other Republican demographic group chose Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), exit polls show. This was despite the fact McCain had already been dubbed the "presumptive nominee" of the Republican Party by the national media and political pundits. As predicted, Huckabee was soundly defeated in all four of Tuesday's primaries and caucuses and subsequently withdrew from the race. Some analysts say that if McCain expects to capture evangelical vote in November, he must tailor his approach toward...
  • Republicans Helped Hillary Win Texas

    03/06/2008 9:01:19 AM PST · by seanmerc · 89 replies · 761+ views ^ | 5 Mar 08 | staff
    Republican crossover voters apparently helped win the Democratic primary in Texas for Hillary Clinton — with one in every 10 Democratic votes came from Republicans. And they could have been heeding the call of top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh, who had been urging Republican listeners to vote for Hillary to prevent the Democrats from unifying around Obama and to keep the two candidates battling each other. “Hillary Clinton is back in the race, thanks in some small part to Republican voters mindlessly following the commands of radio entertainers and crossing party lines to vote for the candidate they view as...
  • The Superfluous Woman: Hillary blocks the consummation of the Obama-news media affair

    03/05/2008 9:40:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 349+ views
    The National Review ^ | March 4, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    Hillary Clinton ceased to be the Democratic front-runner weeks ago, humiliatingly enough for her formerly inevitable campaign. But it was only after her drubbing in the Wisconsin primary that she became an inconvenience, the superfluous woman of Democratic politics. Among elected Democrats and the press, there is a palpable impatience with Hillary’s continued presence in the race: Won’t this lady ever leave so we can consummate our love affair with Barack Obama? Hillary’s bulwark was to be the Democratic establishment, but here was the party’s immediate past presidential nominee, John Kerry, an Obama supporter, shooing her off the stage. On...
  • Texas Two Step Turns Into Political Misstep

    03/05/2008 8:16:49 PM PST · by rface · 11 replies · 190+ views
    CBS 11 TV ^ | March 5, 2008 | staff
    NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 News) ― Elections officials in Texas have been busy trying to figure out all the chaos surrounding last night's democratic caucuses. Initial reports indicate 4.2 million people voted yesterday - the largest primary turnout in state history. Early estimates indicate up to one million of them returned for the primary conventions for delegate selection. A total of 67 delegates were at stake. If this was indeed the rebirth of interest in the Democratic Party in North Texas, it came with growing pains. Reports came in from across North Texas that voters are experiencing long lines at...
  • Tuesday's results could mean chaos for DNC (Clinton has "drawn some blood" on Obama)

    03/05/2008 5:18:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies · 192+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 3/04/08 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    Tuesday's results could mean chaos for DNCBy M.E. Sprengelmeyer, Rocky Mountain News Updated 11:26 p.m., March 4, 2008 There was more confusion than closure in Tuesday's presidential primaries, preserving the prospect of brutal chaos leading right up to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. **SNIP** After all, they're hoping the Democratic presidential contest remains a slow, bloody march to the floor of the Pepsi Center, one that damages the party's eventual nominee before the ultimate showdown with Republican Sen. John McCain. Before the votes were counted, Dick Wadhams, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, said he was rooting for Clinton...
  • Did Republican crossovers keep Hillary alive?

    03/05/2008 8:55:14 AM PST · by reaganator · 118 replies · 363+ views
    The total of McCain and Huckleby votes in Ohio yesterday were approximately 955,000. The total of Obama and Clinton votes in Ohio yesterday were approximately 2,150,000. Clinton won by approximately only 227,000 votes. Where were the Republicans? Did at least 227,000 Republicans crossover yesterday and vote for Hillary? In Texas, Clinton won by approximately only 98,000 votes. There in Texas there was also a much smaller number of Republicans voting for McCain and Huckleby. It's sure very reasonable to think that at least 98,000 Republicans crossed over in Texas. Did the Republican voters keep Hillary in the race?
  • Obama claims math still on his side [Clinton steals Texas]

    03/05/2008 3:54:38 AM PST · by Brilliant · 98 replies · 250+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | March 5, 2008 | TOM RAUM
    Barack Obama suffered a setback Tuesday in his efforts to drive rival Hillary Rodham Clinton out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but claimed the delegate math still is on his side. "We know this: No matter what happens tonight we have nearly the same delegate lead as we did this morning and we are on our way to winning this nomination," Obama told supporters after Clinton broke the Illinois senator's winning streak. Obama immediately made plans to press ahead, with visits planned in the coming days to Wyoming and Mississippi — the next two contests — and...