NYTimes reporting disturbing news on HRC meeting
by louisprandtl, Wed May 07, 2008 at 06:19:19 PM EDT
Normally I hate to post political diaries but today's NYTimes report is very disturbing and very unfortunate development. A group of seemingly organized Obama supporters are interrupting Senator Clinton speech at Shepherdstown, WVa with boos and catcalls and heckled Chelsea Clinton. If the Senator Obama campaign is remotely associated with this organized heckling, he should immediately ask his campaign to stop this nonsense. In this case his campaign is embarking on very divisive territory. In case the campaign is not associated they should immediately condemn this behavior from his supposed supporters. Believe me, this is going to wreck any chances of unity for his nomination process. HRC supporters would be more than determined to follow this up all the way to Denver. More I see this side of Obama supporters, it gives me more pauses...
On what was probably one of the toughest days of her campaign so far, with pundits and analysts of all stripes declaring her presidential candidacy finished, Mrs. Clinton put on her battle face Wednesday and confronted what was at times a hostile crowd at a hastily arranged speech here at Shepherd University.
Mrs. Clinton endured boos when she mentioned her proposal for a gasoline tax holiday, catcalls when she spoke of ending the Iraq war and, most difficult of all, the heckling of her daughter, Chelsea, who introduced her.
"End the dynasty!" a young man holding an Obama poster shouted when Chelsea Clinton stepped to the microphone.
But the modestly sized audience applauded at the appropriate times and, except for an unusually large and at times vocal contingent of Obama supporters in the crowd, the appearance went off without incident.
Update [2008-5-8 1:13:14 by louisprandtl]: Obama supporters similarly boo-ed HRC and Gov. Easley at the annual North Carolina Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner.http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/05/02/politics/fromtheroad/entry4068514.shtml