Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

This wasn't supposed to happen yesterday. We weren't supposed to be talking about this today. Weren't we supposed to be talking about Hillary Clinton dropping out and "Hillary leaving for the good of the party"?

Whoops... I guess the media once again declared Hillary dead before she came roaring back to life. (Follow me after the flip for more on last night's stunner...)

So what really happened yesterday? How did Hillary pull off a real miracle? Well, let's take a look behind the wins and see the real numbers.

Take a look at Rhode Island. See how the women stood with Hillary? Take a look at Ohio. See how blue-collar "lunch bunket Democrats" rallied to Hillary's side? Take a look at Texas. See how Latinos stuck with the one and only "Hilaria"?

Come on, everyone! We're looking at the very coalition we need to win this fall! Latinos. Women. Blue-collar workers. These are the people we need to vote for our Democratic nominee en masse if we want to take back the White House this fall. And who's been working hard this whole year to make sure these folks vote Democratic this year? Hillary is!

Who's been talking about the real issues that our voters care about? Hillary has. Who's always been fighting for quality, affordable health care for all Americans? Hillary has. Who's ready to implement an economic recovery plan to help working families get back on their feet? Hillary is. Who's proposed an energy plan that will actually do something to solve the climate crisis and make our nation energy independent? Hillary has. And who's ready to end the Bush-Cheney era of "cowboy diplomacy" by hitting Mccain on national security... And winning? Hillary is.

So there you have it. This is why Hillary made her remarkable comeback last night, and this is why Hillary may very well keep fighting all the way to the White House next year. The polls now show Hillary gaining momentum. The primary is still far from over. Hillary made her comeback, and all the pundits predicting her ultimate demise today are now being forced to eat crow.

So what can we all do to help Hillary stay competitive in the upcoming primary states? We can contribute to ensure that Hillary has all the necessary resources to stay in this fight for us. We can volunteer to ensure that Hillary has the manpower AND the womanpower to keep winning all these important states. We can get active and stay active so that Hillary knows we have her back. Today may be a great day for celebration, but let's also remember that we have a long road ahead of us to get to Denver this summer... And ultimately, to get to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. next January.

So come on, let's do it! I'm sure we made a special someone originally from Texas prod last night. Let's make this entire nation proud again by helping Hillary become our comeback champion.

:-)

Tags: champion, Election 2008, fighter, Hillary Clinton, March 4 primaries, Ohio, presidential election, progressive values, Rhode Island, texas (all tags)

Comments

79 Comments

Tips? Flames? Suggestions?

Be nice to me... My birthday was on Monday... otherwise, have at it! :-)

by atdleft 2008-03-05 10:05AM | 0 recs
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happy birthday ! mine is tomorrow! woo what a great early bday present!

by sepulvedaj3 2008-03-05 10:09AM | 0 recs
Happy B-day to You...

And isn't this a wonderful present for the both of us? :-)

by atdleft 2008-03-05 10:15AM | 0 recs
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And Happy Early Birthday to you!  Sending birthday Mojo! :)

by Catriley sez 2008-03-05 11:25AM | 0 recs
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Yeah.  Belated birthday present to Chelsea too.!

by JoeySky18 2008-03-05 11:29AM | 0 recs
Victory has a very sweet taste.

by Beltway Dem 2008-03-05 10:18AM | 0 recs
Yes, it does...

It's even better than that wonderful birthday cake my dad bought for me at Whole Foods last weekend! ;-)

by atdleft 2008-03-05 10:21AM | 0 recs
You don't have to feel

alone anymore!

by Beltway Dem 2008-03-05 10:29AM | 0 recs
Cameback and heading down the home stretch

I think this is the final comeback that will be needed by our lady in this primary season.  She's off and running while Senator Obama is busy dealing with something he's not at all familiar with.

The press.

by NewHampster 2008-03-05 10:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Cameback and heading down the home stretch

LOL! Ain't that the truth!

by KnowVox 2008-03-05 10:50AM | 0 recs
Ha! That's a good one!

Right now, it doesn't look like Obama knows how to handle that little thing called SCRUTINY. And if he thinks it's bad now, wait until it's him vs. McCain in the fall. But hey, if he doesn't like all this scrutiny... He can always let Hill take it on as our nominee. She's a pro. ;-)

by atdleft 2008-03-05 10:57AM | 0 recs
Whiner.

She's been gettting bad press because she's a bad candidate.  Journalists are humans who are repelled by animosities just like anyone else.  It's essentially a job of a politician to make people like you.  Getting bad press suggests she's not very good at her job.

by corph 2008-03-05 01:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Whiner.

She's had great press.  If BHO was the one with an insurmountable elected delegate deficit there would be calls for him to get out of the race, but you don't hear calls for HRC.

Also, the HRC camp has used racist fear to falsely attack BHO (for sure: staffers sending BHO is a Muslim emails, made up madrassa story http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/22/o bama.madrassa/ , HRC on 60 minutes    maybe: African garb photo, darkening BHO in ad)

And there are many things about HRC that don't get played up:  Norman H., Peter P., pardon FALN terrorists for HRC's Puerto Rican votes, where's the money from http://thememlingindex.com/hillary_clint on_net_worth-wealth.html
, the 9-11 (Paragraph #274 (on page 48))report says Clinton foriegn policy actions inspired Bin Ladin  to do 9-11, IPA http://deepbackground.msnbc.msn.com/arch ive/2008/02/29/718285.aspx
, selling out http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/editor blog/034 ,bad for Democrats http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200102/sc hneider

And there is more.

by 1jpb 2008-03-06 01:11PM | 0 recs
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Happy Belated Birthday! Got some birthday mojo for ya! :)

by Catriley sez 2008-03-05 11:18AM | 0 recs
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Many happy returns!

by durendal 2008-03-05 12:51PM | 0 recs
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Happy birthday, you whippersnapper!

GREAT, inspiring diary!  As always.  Love your spirit, ATD.

by susanhu 2008-03-05 01:03PM | 0 recs
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Where the hell is Kevin23094023942 (he has about 40000 numbers after his name)

lol - i need to send out another fundraising email, but he makes the nicest money raising diaries!

by sepulvedaj3 2008-03-05 10:11AM | 0 recs
BTW, where are all those superdelegates

that were poised to jump, en masse aboard the Obama express? {{sound of chirping crickets}}

by Rumarhazzit 2008-03-05 10:22AM | 0 recs
I think they realized...

That they need to first make sure that the Obama Express won't take them to the wrong destination... And I'm sure they must remember that the Hillary Express will most certainly take us to where we want to go. ;-)

by atdleft 2008-03-05 10:25AM | 0 recs
Oh no!

Looks like Tom Brokaw got snookered by the "Audacity of Hype."

by KnowVox 2008-03-05 10:51AM | 0 recs
Re: not only that but he got

ok i am stalking you really quick...

i went to the U

by sepulvedaj3 2008-03-05 04:35PM | 0 recs
Re: wow, small world

i lived in the hill section my sophomore and senior year

by sepulvedaj3 2008-03-06 12:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Ann Richards was such a great lady.  Nice video.

by Steve M 2008-03-05 10:27AM | 0 recs
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Happy birthday!

by ricardo4 2008-03-05 10:48AM | 0 recs
I know, I know...

That's why I just had to include that YouTube video. I just know Ann Richards must be up in heaven with the great goddess in the sky, looking down and smiling at what her state just did. Adn once she becomes President, I'm sure Hillary will make Ann proud. :-)

by atdleft 2008-03-05 10:54AM | 0 recs
Re: I know, I know...

Ann Richards' son was mad as hell that his mother's picture was being used for the Clinton campaign.

by mainelib 2008-03-06 05:16AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

As I've said before.. Hillary kicks tail in States that have a primary vote, not a caucus, because caucuses are too easily manipulated and unregulated. Had all the states been simple voting, we wouldn't be having this conversation. Obama would be out of the race by now.

I was SO hoping that the groupthink screaming for Hillary to bow out would be eating their words today! Ha!  I do believe they've been served!

The truth is Hillary could take the national vote against McCain. Obama wouldn't stand a chance against real scrutiny.  "8 Questions?" That probably sounds like reasonable vetting to a guy that bases his entire foreign policy experience on a speech he made for a State Senate job.  

by Catriley sez 2008-03-05 11:24AM | 0 recs
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Except you know states like Wisconsin or Virgina, because, um well um because they don't count!

by Socraticsilence 2008-03-05 02:32PM | 0 recs
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My words to Obama will be "Don't drop out"

I want Hillary to beat him fair and square.  Make it clear without bickering later who won the nominee.

Obama, don't throw in the towel.  Take the KO.

by JoeySky18 2008-03-05 11:34AM | 0 recs
Don't worry.

You realize that dispite your crowing, Hillary didn't make up nearly enough ground in delegates and she's still most likely to lose, right?

by corph 2008-03-05 01:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Don't worry.

Yeah, it looks like she netted a total of 4 delegates. So if this ratio is informative- net 4 delegates out of a total of 370, then among the remaining 611 delegates she can probably hope to pick up between 5-7 more delegates. Hahaha. Or if you want to be generous and assume she does better due to "momentum"- maybe she'll pick up 20-30? And still be well over 100 delegates behind in her best case scenario.

by brimur 2008-03-05 01:52PM | 0 recs
I know the facts.

I'm not interested in Turkana's "need to win big states" meaningless spin.

I know the supers' split will most likely decide the nominee.  You and Turkana seem to think they will move as a block depending on which candidate better rationalizes their advantage.  I don't.  I think they'll go with their natural inclinations towards one candidate or the other.  And in a 2-way race, any institutional bias will be against overturning the pledged delegate totals.

Better pray Hillary gets FL, MI and Edwards' delegates.  She's going to need them.

by corph 2008-03-06 06:05AM | 0 recs
Of course I don't, to you.

You can only understand what you want to read.  Show me statements by uncommitted supers who say who edges out whom in big-state primaries will be the critical factor in their decision and I'll take you and Turkana seriously.

Oh, and that "big state winner" meme?  Let's look at the top five:

1. California: solid Clinton win

  1. Texas: narrow Clinton popular win in the primary, caucus and overall delegate loss
  2. New York: Clinton home-state win
  3. Florida: either non-campaigning win, irrelevant win or win nullified by subsequent vote
  4. Illinois: Clinton loss to home-stater

If NY and IL are a wash (which is generous because Obama won the net delegate split between the two), Texas and Florida at best marginal vicories, Clinton's "big state" dominence means, essentially, that she won California.  Sure that's good enough to sway 200 supers to go against the pledged total and the probable popular vote total?

by corph 2008-03-06 09:06AM | 0 recs
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damn, i followed your link, and women went for hillary 2-1 in rhode island. and there are a LOT of women.

i'd worry more about losing the women's vote in november than i'd worry about the birkenstock vote.

riwomen

by campskunk 2008-03-05 11:48AM | 0 recs
Meh, he can always put

Kathleen Sebelius on the ticket, if he needs to go after gender-identity voters.

by corph 2008-03-05 01:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Meh, he can always put

Excellent -- he's secured Kansas!

by Si Ella Puede 2008-03-05 01:26PM | 0 recs
Well, the governor of OH

is a dude, and FL has a Repub.

So that could be another way to balance the ticket.  Don't worry, we white males won't feel "betrayed".

by corph 2008-03-05 01:29PM | 0 recs
I try not to be like you, Joan.

Gender-identity arguments are all over this blog.  I call them out when I can and I don't understand the reasoning, but it definately exists.  As with Obama's AA support, incidentally.

Sebelius would help with female voters (assuming she's a decent campaigner) even if she shouldn't.  That you would be offended by this and not the whole "first woman president" line of arguing is, well, hypocritical.

by corph 2008-03-06 09:20AM | 0 recs
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And I'm sure these Rhode Island women will flock to John McCain if Obama's the nominee. Yeah. Feminists for an anti-abortion jerk.

by elrod 2008-03-05 06:33PM | 0 recs
Re: another irration argument

I see that McCain choosing to serve only one  term if he gets elected, and, not giving a care, about the extreme right anti-choice rhetoric...

He'll put judges on the court who will appear to be anti-choice, but will eventually turn neutral or against it...

So, McCain would be a plausible choice for Hillary's coalition of voters/supporters...

No, the supreme court scare tactic does not hold water...

by Check077 2008-03-06 07:59AM | 0 recs
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Nice diary, thanks.

by durendal 2008-03-05 12:49PM | 0 recs
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It has been a great day. Thanks for the diary.

by grlpatriot 2008-03-05 12:49PM | 0 recs
I just made another donation to Obama

Thanks for inspiring me.

by Moonwood 2008-03-05 12:51PM | 0 recs
Re: I just made another donation to Obama

Good work!  I tell you, there is so much excitement out there for both Dems, that united (one way or the other), we can't be stopped.

The amount of cash these two champs have and will continue to raise is a testament to the nation's thirst for change.

I'm off to give Hill another $50.

by Si Ella Puede 2008-03-05 12:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Great diary!!  Savor that birthday present!!!

by Si Ella Puede 2008-03-05 12:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Great present for those of us born in May, also...Thanks for the post.-susanclare

by susanclare 2008-03-05 01:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Like Uma Thurman in the Movie KBII

My girl Hillary back from the dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcTDEs1H0 AI

by huntese 2008-03-05 01:34PM | 0 recs
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Very nicely donee. I needed that. Uh-oh, here we go, The PBS News Hour just started. Just donated to Hil. She's amazing.

by India 2008-03-05 01:34PM | 0 recs
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Congrats Hillary-folk, she did do a great job. Of course, that's measured against losing 12 in a row and not against polls in the state just after Wisconsin or in terms of net delegates. But it is a great step forward for her. I think she definitely strengthened her claim to be the candidate in 2012 if Obama loses in 2008.

by brimur 2008-03-05 01:37PM | 0 recs
Hilaria? That was cute

by diplomatic 2008-03-05 02:27PM | 0 recs
Re: great youtuve

I wouldn't be so sure about that, I mean Texas's other big female progressive voice was appalled by the duplicity of Hillary Clinton (Molly Ivins).

by Socraticsilence 2008-03-05 02:31PM | 0 recs
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Once the caucus results come in and Obama actually won the delegate count in Texas...oh wait. Hillary won!

...

It looks like she didn't win both Ohio and Texas. Let's get Bill on the phone to move the goalposts even further into oblivion.

by bullmoosetr 2008-03-05 02:59PM | 0 recs
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You guys need to get it straight. Hillary won Texas. The caucus is only for assigning delegates. Man, the Obama campaign constantly lies to you guys. Do you ever tire of it?

by Ga6thDem 2008-03-05 03:51PM | 0 recs
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He still has the delegate lead.  

by stryan 2008-03-05 07:24PM | 0 recs
I'm getting the impression that the contests

last night were winner take all.

Oh they weren't?

Carry on.

by SleepingWillow 2008-03-05 03:11PM | 0 recs
I have a question for you experts.

How can someone like me, on a fixed income and tight budget, still help the campaign. I have donated what I can, when I can. And I will continue to do so. But I'm not physically able to travel, which is a moot point, because I couldn't afford it anyway. I don't have a regular cell phone plan, just a trac phone, because I only use it for emergencies. So phone calling is out, because it would get really expensive, really fast. So what's left for somebody like me who wants to help Hillary become the nominee, and then our next President? Any suggestions from people who know more than I do?

by georgiapeach 2008-03-05 03:12PM | 0 recs
Re: I have a question for you experts.

Just keep donating the little bit you can. It's all you can do and that's okay.

by Ga6thDem 2008-03-05 03:52PM | 0 recs
Re: I have a question for you experts.

"So what's left for somebody like me who wants to help Hillary become the nominee, and then our next President? Any suggestions... "

One of the very best things anyone can do is to KEEP WRITING IN TO MEDIA to support Hillary. Write letters to the editor of your local media in particular, they are far more likely to be published for many others to see. Also weigh in with national media, they will only publish letters and viewpoints when they receive a very substantial number of comments that echo each other, so even if your viewpoint is not published, it will contribute to at least one comment getting published that represents the collective view, which otherwise would not have had enough support and significance to be published.

If you have time, submit op-eds to local media  clarifying HRC's positions on issues and why you support her. Weigh in on news articles and editorials online where there is the opportunity for "reader responses" and comments. Contest articles and TV news reports that mislead and mischaracterize Hillary's positions. Write in to blogs supporting Hillary, and especially wade into hostile territory online to state your support in a dignified and powerful manner, don't let others' bullying define the issues.

We never know who might be influenced by reading our contributions into supporting Hillary, and our participation can sway votes. This is free media, and we deserve a shot at being heard.

Vote for Hillary in online polls, it shows how many people are supporting her.

Keep writing in your support right here, we keep each other strong, and feeling like we are not alone.

Every bit of public support for Hillary is valuable. Now that includes online visibility, so many more people can participate.

Wear a button, sticker and put a sign in your window for Hillary. It all counts.

by 07rescue 2008-03-05 06:11PM | 0 recs
Re: I have a question for you experts.

I work for the campaign, do you have a land line?

If you do, we can send you a script that puts you into our predictive dialer. It's toll free and allows you to speak to as many voters as possible in a short amount of time.

by Cambridgeliberal 2008-03-06 11:36AM | 0 recs
Question

Won't Obama net more delegates from Tuesday than Clinton, once the Texas caucus results are in? Doesn't that make Obama the winner?

by Quarterbackjoe 2008-03-05 06:25PM | 0 recs
Re: Question

Nope. That argument actually weakens Obama case when it comes to delegates. If the person who lost the vote gets more delegates then why should we nominate someone like that? A person who can work the system but can't get people to actually vote for them?

by Ga6thDem 2008-03-06 02:35AM | 0 recs
Back before Jerome jumped the shark

he wrote this book called "Crashing the Gate" that talked about among other things the 50 state strategy.

Guess what? Obama is getting more votes. It's Hillary who's working the system nationally, just like Bill did, picking and choosing among certain states to try to wrap up the nomination. If she's nominated and continues that behavior into the general election, democrats down ticket will suffer, just like they did during Clinton's campaigns.

by Quarterbackjoe 2008-03-08 02:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Back before Jerome jumped the shark

Do you think Obama is going to win ID? That's what you keep implying.

Obama is working the system by claiming that he "won" texas even though most of the voters didn't vote for him.

by Ga6thDem 2008-03-09 04:35PM | 0 recs
Hillary is a bottom feeder

by Moonwood 2008-03-06 04:03AM | 0 recs
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Well, Senator Clinton is going to face her own questions about NAFTA now. Turns out she trumped up the claims against Obama's folks and her campaign was the one giving private assurances.

When are you Clinton folks going to admit this?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/s tory/RTGAM.20080305.wharpleak0305/BNStor y/National/home

by mainelib 2008-03-06 05:17AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Where are the tax returns from the last eight years?

What are they hiding?

by mainelib 2008-03-06 08:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Folks...

Hillary won...and that's just it. Get use to the idea of a competitive race--no coronation for anybody this time around...

The fight continues...

Hillary for President in 2008!!!

by Check077 2008-03-06 08:03AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Folks...

Obama won Texas - he received more delegates. You poor guys just managed to have your victory snatched from you again. Even when she wins [hahahaha] - she loses!

Malcolm

by malc19ken 2008-03-06 01:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Adtleft, great dairy. Glad to see you back on the Rec. list!

by moi moi 2008-03-06 08:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Hillary had a good day on Tuesday, there's no question.  But she has to have a few concerns:

1.) Delegate math.

2.) Delegate math.

3.) Delegate math.

4.) Her BEST week combined with Obama's WORST week netted her (according to RCP) 13 delegates, with about 13 left to be allocated.  That won't cut it.

by freedom78 2008-03-06 09:53AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Even if she finishes behind in the pledged delegate count, she could finish ahead in the popular vote and win the majority of the super delegates by persuading them that she's is the voters choice.

Don't a lot of Obama supporters on here find it strange to be supporting the candidate who is the choice of Republican and Independent voters rather than of Democratic voters?

Why have Obama supporters invented this idea that super delegates should vote for whoever wins the most pledged delegates?

by liberalj 2008-03-06 11:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion - Never

*"There are certain critical issues that voters always look to in a general election. National security experience (and) the qualifications to be commander-in-chief are front and center. They always have been. They always will be," she said.

She said she and McCain had traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan together as she repeated a line that surfaced from the campaign trail. She and McCain "bring a lifetime of experience to the campaign, Clinton said, while "Sen. Obama will bring a speech he gave in 2002," stating his opposition to the Iraq war as an Illinois state senator.*

Isn't it wonderful to know your candidate prefers Republicans! What a stupid cow, Clinton is.

Malcolm

by malc19ken 2008-03-06 01:32PM | 0 recs
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"Don't a lot of Obama supporters on here find it strange to be supporting the candidate who is the choice of Republican and Independent voters rather than of Democratic voters?"

My sentiments exactly. I've been saying for months he needs to start his own party instead of trying to corrupt the Democratic Party with his Republican friends. But it seem to me that he thinks he can say the up is down and we should just believe him. Looks like he is starting to believe his own publicity.

by IamforHillary 2008-03-06 03:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion


Comeback to triangulation/gridlock/deception and warmongering.

Love your candidate, she is so progressive! So progressive that she is breaking the Democratic party by praising Republicans and campaigning for a Republican in the fall.  

Wake up!

by andrewbellinger 2008-03-06 03:42PM | 0 recs
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Come On, Hillary supporters!  We gotta contribute again and raise money for her next state contests----I'm contributing tomorrow because I get paid, and I'll contribute again soon!  Hillary can't do it without us!!!

Become experts on at least 2 points where Hillary is better than the other candidate, so we can convince people in the next states.....Healthcare and foreign policy!   Also, the other candidate has NOT even mentioned being able to do anything for women......Hillary is a CHAMPION of WOMEN and CHILDREN!!!!  Contact women that you know in Wyoming and Pennsylvania and get them to vote for Hillary.

From now until June is the MOST IMPORTANT TIME in the race----help build Hillary's support and case for her to argue for the Super-Delegates' vote!

GO, Hillary, GO!!  We're behind you all the way!

by ContributeContributeContribute 2008-03-06 03:42PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

man... i understand, you love hillary.. but common, people. dont delude yourself. she has already lost.

if the situation were switched, everyone, media included, would be counting Barack Obama out.

it doesnt matter what i say; the facts remain that unless she gets a landslide majority of superdels, there is no way she is winning the nomination.

for your own sake, come to terms with it. With grace.

by dem sam 2008-03-06 04:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Hillary won all the big states except Illinois , which count towards victory in the general election. Getting delegates was just a game to get more people registered as democrats. That will be very useful in the general election .Obama won a whole bunch of small states and that also Caucus states. There are no Caucuses in the general election. The electoral vote method gives more advantage to the big states and that is the way the constitution was set up so that states with larger populations have more say in the selection of the next President.

There are no Caucuses in The General Election. Caucus votes are totally manipulated that is why Obama won because of the Caucus votes spending his supporters hard earned money 2:1 but the real thing is the Primary . He lost by 4% points. We are not playing GAMES anymore. Be realistic & go for the Dream Ticket.The General Election is like the Primary election with Winner Take all like the Republicans are doing. They have a winner and if we use the same method , we have a winner. DNC should stop the GAMES

Even now in Texas , Hillary won Texas in the Primary and Obama won in the Caucus part of the election. Nowhere else in the world , Caucuses are done to run any election . Caucuses can easily be manipulated by hiring a lot of volunteers for $100 to $1000 for one or two week period. These paid volunteers then bring all their friends to come to attend the Caucus and the candidate who spent the most money for hiring paid volunteers wins the Caucus. Since Obama raised more money , he spent more on hiring these paid volunteers mostly university students and unemployed workers and this is why he won all the caucus states. These are only games that Obama has been playing to win a large number of small caucus states and other states where he was able to outspend Hillary 4 to 1 .
The GAMES are now over. The election in November is the real thing .The winner takes all the electoral votes in any state even though he wins by only one vote in that state. No more Caucuses and no more 4 to 1 money advantage to one candidate over the other. The Obama supporters should now wake up and gracefully nominate Hillary Clinton, as she has already won all the big states . Obama's inexperience clearly shows here but it is too late for him. Hillary has 263 electoral votes from all the states she has won. Obama has 190 electoral votes. Do not feel bad Mr. Obama. You will still be the Vice Presidential candidate and sooner you realize that the sooner we will start getting ready for the Republicans. We need to win more senate seats and house seats.
Wake up Chairman Howard Dean !!! You are destroying the Democratic Party by not seating Florida & Michigan. Mr. Obama , you have been claiming that you can unite the country. This is the time for you to unite the Democratic party. If you cannot unite the democrats , how are you going to unite the country? To do great things , you have to make great sacrifices. You are not winning the big states and winning mostly red states. Democrats can never win without the big states. So please agree to be the vice presidential candidate and beat the Republicans with the Dream Ticket. After 8 years you will be ready to be the President
Mr. Obama, It takes sacrifice to make great progress and a revolution . You have to think of the country and not your own interests. You have to think out of the BOX. Kennedy laid down his life so that Civil Rights legislation could be passed , under which you got admission to Harvard without which nobody would even elect you a senator in ILL. Martin Luther King laid down his life for the same reason. Gandhi was shot dead but the Hindus & Moslems now live in Peace in India because of his sacrifice. A president of Egypt and a Prime Minister of Israel sacrificed their lives so that Israel & Egypt can live in Peace. Jesus Christ lost his life on the cross for all of us. You have 14 months of experience in the US senate out of which you spent 14 months running for presidency.This is too little experience to become the President of USA & the most powerful person in the world. It is about time to make sacrifice to unite the Democratic Party and wait your turn 8 years from now. Vote for the DREAM TICKET !!!

by jackie123 2008-03-07 06:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion

Yeah, except that even if she wins every remaining contest(which she most definitely won't), she'll still trail in pledged delegates.

That's some comeback...

by jaywillie 2008-03-06 05:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton: Our Comeback Champion
I see that the TV media finally has started thinking that Clinton is the better candidate than Obama after bashing her since Jan 1. Also notice that all the Afro American commentators side with Obama all the time. How racist can you get ?CNN specially is anti Clinton. Donna Brazille, Kelli Goff and Amy Holmes ( who is supposed to be representing the Republicans) always talk against Clinton. Similarly Gwn Ifill ( another Afro American) on PBS and Meet The Press always talks against Clinton. Shame on you all. 50% of the commentators on CNN are Afro Americans and are 100% of the time talking against Clinton.These are the same commentators who would not have any jobs if they were not Afro Americans. Obama should not be made President because he has only 14 months experience in US senate out of which he spent 14 months running for presidency
Executive Level experience is what is needed. and to be president national level experience is what is important.. Obama has none.. Hillary  was Governor's wife in Arkansas  for 8 years and later for 8 years' President's wife. She was not just a housewife. Being an attorney herself and a  smart politician she was constantly advising Clinton and was his right hand person. Bill was named the best Governor  and he was the best President with no deficits and strong economy under his administration and you have to give a lot of credit to her as well.
by jackie123 2008-03-09 12:04PM | 0 recs

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