North Carolina: Republicans for Clinton

The New York Times:

Yet Mr. Obama also faces challenges ahead: According to Republican Party officials, party members in North Carolina -- which holds its primary on May 6 -- are considering running an advertisement against Mr. Obama that highlights his ties to controversial figures like his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. That ad could have the effect of adding a racially divisive element to that Southern state's primary.

Hmmm. Is this perhaps a clue against whom the other side would prefer to run? Republicans don't tend to do favors for Democrats they fear, as the last few decades have shown to satisfaction.

Or maybe, haha, Hillary is just rather adept at uniting people around her other than in determined opposition. >>>

Meddling interference from the enemy in propping up our weakest candidate aside, loyal Democrats can look forward to the May 6th contests in North Carolina and Indiana with hope for a resolution of the interminable primary. They are the two largest states left, and both favor Obama in recent polling, Indiana with slightly smaller margins.

In fact, Indiana - where there are no current reports on plans by the dark side to intervene - may just be the final frontier. From the article linked above:

The Indiana primary, on the same day, poses another make-or-break moment for Mrs. Clinton, according to several of her advisers, who said they would urge her to quit the race if she lost that state.

Tarheels and Hoosiers, Clinton's staff just made you an offer you can't refuse.

Tags: Hillary Clinton, Trojan Horse (all tags)

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22 Comments

Tips.

But who knows, maybe republicans sincerely run ads for Democrats out of motives that aren't deeply sinister.

Ooh, a pig just flew by my window.

by MBNYC 2008-04-23 04:23AM | 0 recs
Re: North Carolina: Republicans for Clinton

no no the republicans REALLY want to run against Obama

this is a reverse psychology triple fake out, by doing this to hurt his chance in NC, they know they will help his chances because obviously this will make us think they GOP like Hillary, and everyone will turn from Hillary voting for Obama!

I still think that if the momentum is turning Hillary should now be considered the front runner and then NC should also be a must win for her

by TruthMatters 2008-04-23 04:35AM | 0 recs
Heh.

She's not the frontrunner. Frontrunners don't get talked out of campaigning by their own staff if they lose one state :-)

by MBNYC 2008-04-23 04:38AM | 0 recs
Re: North Carolina: Republicans for Clinton

I think it's even simpler than that, they just want to keep the primary season going until the election.

by vcalzone 2008-04-23 04:39AM | 0 recs
Re: North Carolina: Republicans for Clinton

I agree. The CW is basically that you should want your race wrapped up ASAP while the other guys go at it as long as possible.

by Mayor McCheese 2008-04-23 05:52AM | 0 recs
Re: North Carolina: Republicans for Clinton

Isn't Obama the candidate that purports to have Republican 'crossover appeal'?  I guess that smarts when you begin to lose the support of those crossover Republicans.

by wasanyonehurt 2008-04-23 04:36AM | 0 recs
I don't think

Obama ever claimed to have the support of the institutional republican party. Individual republicans, sure, but here, we're talking about the republican party.

So do you think it's OK for Hillary to be getting this help? Or is it time to reject and denounce?

by MBNYC 2008-04-23 04:40AM | 0 recs
Re: I don't think

I haven't seen the Ad yet.  I'm not sure anyone has.  If all they do is state the facts about Rev. Wright et. al., just what should she actually denounce?  

Remains to be seen.  But in general the voters in NC want to know about the candidates.

by wasanyonehurt 2008-04-23 04:48AM | 0 recs
Snort.

Shorter you: I'm fine with republicans helping me out against a Democrat.

by MBNYC 2008-04-23 04:55AM | 0 recs
Re: Snort.

Obama is, why aren't you?

by emsprater 2008-04-23 04:58AM | 0 recs
The republican party

specifically the one that Jesse Helms built, is running ads for Obama? Got a link?

by MBNYC 2008-04-23 05:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Snort.

Hey, you. EMS people are 'sposed to have a great deal of common sense you appear to be not using. Gimme a friggin' break. Obama wants to appeal to disaffected Republicans and bring them to our side; Clinton's looking to slash and burn. But she's willing to take their assistance when it suits her. I'm sure it'll work out great.

by ragekage 2008-04-23 05:55AM | 0 recs
Re: Snort.

Yes, we do have a great deal of common sense.  Over 20 years of dealing with all kinds of folks during emergencies both real and not, I have developed a keen sense of being able to see through total 'hype'.  ER nurses are supposed to be able to do that as well.

That's why I support Hillary and hope she wins the nomination, because at this time in our Nation's history, we don't need nor can we afford 'hype'.

by emsprater 2008-04-24 06:17AM | 0 recs
You are part of the problem.

This little hit diary is just more evidence that you personally are part of the problem causing division within the Democratic party.

Your accusation that "Republicans" are somehow in league with Hillary and trying to help her are complete and total bullshit.

Last night on Larry King Live, Ari Fleischer stated that the GOP is laughing their asses off because Democrats are now bashing the Clintons.  It gives them great glee.  You assist them in that joy.

The GOP has already decided that Obama is probably going to be the nominee, and are attacking him in NC, not attempting to help Hillary.  Grow up and be an adult for a change and take things for what they are, not for something you can make political hits with.  That's what I dislike about Obama supporters in general, sometimes showing such immaturity as you do with this very superfluous crap in this diary.

You are doing nothing to help foster any reconciliation within the party (or as Obama supporters call it 'healing', as if somehow those of us not supporting him are 'ill'), in fact, you and your cronies are working tirelessly to continue to widen the divide.

Pat yourself on the back.

by emsprater 2008-04-24 06:13AM | 0 recs
Reject and denounce ....?????

Something not started nor promoted by her, her campaign, her surrogates, her pastor nor anyone connected with her?

Sure, as soon as Obama stops praising Reagan and the GOP years while denigrating the Clinton years.

Some of you are so disingenuous.

Slimy at best.

by emsprater 2008-04-23 04:57AM | 0 recs
Ah, yes.

Sure, as soon as Obama stops praising Reagan

Lying again, because he didn't do that.

So, the republican party is running ads on Clinton's behalf. Why are they doing that? Tell me.

by MBNYC 2008-04-23 05:09AM | 0 recs
Re: Ah, yes.

Yes, he did.

And you are lying, because they aren't.

They have deduced that your candidate is to be the nominee, and they are working early against him, that's all.  Of course, anything not in high praise of Obama to you is somehow a Clinton plot founded in racism.

That thought process and promoting that ideology is going to cost your candidate votes should he actually make it to the GE.  So you can pat yourself on the back for that.  Good job.

by emsprater 2008-04-24 06:28AM | 0 recs
Re: Reject and denounce ....?????

You don't really care, as long as it benefits Clinton, eh?

by ragekage 2008-04-23 05:55AM | 0 recs
Re: Reject and denounce ....?????

are you trying to reason? no wait remember Obama's appeal in northern Nevada and also in Pennsylvania asking Republicans to become Democrats for a day (Obamacrats as he so arrogantly calls them). I guess that did not fly. ;-)

by tarheel74 2008-04-23 06:40AM | 0 recs
The McCain Campaign can't wait for Obama

It's really common knowledge among the McCain camp that if Obama's the nominee, they will easily shred him.  They can't wait.  I'm sure this possible ad campaign is merely meant to do what a commenter above noted - prolong the election cycle.  It will also inflict harm on him because they strongly feel that Obama will be the nominee.  I strongly believe that if Obama is the nominee, we will have another 4 years of Republican rule in the White House.

by unabashed dem 2008-04-23 05:31AM | 0 recs
Re: The McCain Campaign can't wait for Obama

That must be why McCain has gone out of his way to praise Clinton, right? Because he's scared of her?

By the way, Obama beats McCain in the polls. Clinton doesn't. Now, republicans are pretty bad at most things, but they know how to win elections, and they see Cinton and know she's the weakest Dem candidate since probably Dukakis.

Not a surprise, considering Dukakis campaign was better run than hers.

by MBNYC 2008-04-23 05:40AM | 0 recs
Re: The McCain Campaign can't wait for Obama

Care to revise your assessment?

by unabashed dem 2008-05-01 01:27PM | 0 recs

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