Obama Campaign: Please Stay Home, No Need to Create Chaos
by asherrem, Thu May 29, 2008 at 07:50:17 PM EDT
"I am aware that there are lots of people very passionate about this topic who are coming."
Meanwhile, Senator Obama's campaign has discouraged a counter-protest , with David Plouffe saying,
"Obviously, with the click of a mouse it would be pretty easy for us in the mid-Atlantic to get thousands of people there, but we don't think it's a helpful dynamic to create chaos and in the interest of party unity, we're encouraging our supporters not to protest."
Former party chairman David Wilhelm agrees.
"We're not going to have Obama folks protesting. We're not going to turn this thing into a circus."
Susie Buell, one of Senator Clinton's top fundraisers objected to Plouffe's talk of chaos, stating,
"So much is at stake in this election and we will not be accused of creating chaos when we are standing up for the democratic principle that every vote counts."
But according to the AP,
In fact, Plouffe did not accuse Clinton supporters of plotting chaos. He said that could be the result if Obama supporters were to respond by sending thousands to the rally.