Obama Turns to Lies and Attacks on Hillary For Counting Florida/Michigan Votes
by LindaSFNM, Mon May 26, 2008 at 08:22:32 AM EDT
This is the absolute lowest. Senator Obama is resorting to lies, false claims and negative politics for wanting to COUNT PEOPLES VOTES.
Obama is showing his desperation again, to take this low road again, in saying anything in an effort to try to demonize Senator Clinton for wanting to count peoples votes, and him, Senator Obama OBVIOUSLY NOT wanting to and blocking every effort to count Michigan and Florida-even their willingness to revote if he wanted to block their existing votes from counting.
Yesterday Senator Obama told reporters on his plane, apparently not happy with his recent visit to Florida (you remember, he always blames someone else for his own short comings, like he just did to voters of Kentucky when he was polling so poorly).
"They weren't stirring it up when they didn't need the delegates," he said. "Let's not sort of pretend that we don't know what's going on. This is, from their perspective, their last slender hope to make arguments about how they can win."
Senator Obama, can you tell us why you have been blocking every effort to count millions of citizens votes in Michigan and Florida?
And while you, Senator Obama, show you will take any low road, that in your eyes, the end justifies the means, in effort to benefit you personally, do not accuse Senator Clinton of what YOU YOURSELF DO.
And, while we're at it, that disgusting remark you just made about Senator Clinton, that you seem to have no problem in your politics, is also a lie. I seem to recall Senator Clinton has always been fighting to have Florida and Michigan count. Even while your campaign was mocking her effort to go to Florida after their polls closed, so she could still honor the DNC pledge not to campaign there before their primary, but wanted to acknowledge Florida and the voters, she promised them that night as well, to do everything to have their DELEGATES be seated.
January 29, 2008
"I am thrilled to have had this vote of confidence that you have given me today," Clinton said. "And I promise you, I will do everything I can to make sure, not only are Florida's Democratic delegates seated, but that Florida is in the winning column for Democrats in 2008."
Senator Obama, it is time you apologize to Senator Clinton and the voters, for fighting and working so hard to NOT COUNT THEIR VOTES in Florida and Michigan and for falsely making claims about Senator Clinton.
We know this is a hard pill for Senator Obama to swallow. He never admits his mistakes, blaming everyone else possible, voters or staff. But a Leader is someone who can admit mistakes, learn and move forward. And we realize Senator Obama may be bitter, because his own actions show his weakness and lack of support, that Hillary has always thought to speak to the voters first, not just if it helps her politically, like Senator OBama always seems to do. Where he wouldn't even take time out from campaigning in Ohio and Texas to appear at 9th Annual State of the Black Union. Where he finally decided to go to Michigan and Florida, many months later, on the heels of when the DNC Rules Committee will be meeting to decide on what to do with Florida and Michigan. And where as Hillary is genuine and thought of the voters first, she is on record from long before when it became politically expedient, like you, for wanting their voices heard.
Clinton Thanks Florida Voters
Democratic presidential candidate, US Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), attends a campaign rally in Davie, Florida, after the polls closed on the Florida primary election, January 29, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Another point Senator Obama. Like you, Senator Clinton signed the DNC's pledge, along with many of the other presidential candidates, that they would not CAMPAIGN in Florida prior to the DNC's approved Primary Election date of February 5. Being Florida, along with Michigan held their Primaries earlier on January 29, Hillary Clinton did not campaign there.
You, Senator Obama, however did break the DNC rules. Not only did your campaign run ads and spend 1.3 million dollars in the state, you also held a press conference there, a BIG NO NO in the DNC's Rules.
Not only did Obama participate in a fundraiser in Tampa; he presided over a news conference, claiming he will do "what's right" for the Florida voters. But what was "right" in September 2007 is not what he believes is "right" in January 2008. Is this electoral opportunism, or did one of Obama's staffers fail to hand him a copy of the pledge he made with other Democratic contenders two minutes before the Tampa news conference?
So, Senator Obama, there is an old saying-"The Truth Shall Set You Free". And it seems you need a release. Do the right thing for a change. Apologize for not keeping your word to voters, not having their vote count and apologize to Senator Clinton for such dirty campaign tactics and incorrectly making false accusations of Senator Clinton.