Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton This Morning [UPDATE]

This morning at 9AM PST:

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This morning at 9AM PST:

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This is about showing some class as well as honoring a valiant, great fellow competitor.  This is not always about making the campaign all about ME, ME, ME. Making ME feel important, and special.  This is about the party too.  And about a great man and his family who are suffering today, as are his supporters.


Re Edwards:  I will miss John Edwards in this campaign very much. He has been, constantly, my strong second choice.  He has been highly influential in the campaigns and debates, in steering conversation to people ordinarily forgotten by politicians.

Update [2008-1-30 12:47:32 by susanhu]: Peter Daou, Sen. Clinton's Internet director, has written a wonderful tribute to the Edwards.

Tags: Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Democratic presidential race, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Peter Daou (all tags)

Comments

33 Comments

Wow, lay off it.

Obama was the first to make a statement. He made a very good statement, it isn't about who has a bigger picture on the front page. It is about who is focused on changing the nation for the better. That was the entire focus of Edwards campaign changing the nation to fight poverty and to take on the big corporations. Obama also embodies that kind of change.

by Obama08 2008-01-30 07:29AM | 0 recs
Re: Wow, lay off it.

Uh....there were two lots, losers.

Good Lord, the Hillary folks won't stop the smears, mispresentations, and just plain attempts at artifically trying to sound like the more noble campaign.  The "snub" was manufactured completely by the same spin machine.

Will all you people get over yourselves?  They're both excellent people and would both make excellent Presidents.  Please can the animosity that is doing nothing but strengthening McCain's chances in November!

by Doug in Virginia 2008-01-30 08:25AM | 0 recs
Water Hen

you have no idea what you are talking about.  This has all been reviewing and there is no issue.  Books have been written that dispel your nonsense.

by Moonwood 2008-01-30 09:50AM | 0 recs
Re: Water Hen

And then, of course, did you miss the unity candidate shaking hands with Hillary?

http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/1/29/1350 35/648

by georgiast 2008-01-30 09:55AM | 0 recs
scrub the snub its bs

by Moonwood 2008-01-30 09:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Wow, lay off it.

mobsters like Hugh Rodham, Norman Hsu, Johnny Chung, Marc Rich? Are you kidding, this is not an avenue any Hillary supporter should go down.

by commoncents 2008-01-30 10:25AM | 0 recs
Thanks for bringing this to my attention

I am glad he dropped out only because I didn't want him to become the Kucinich/Nader purity candidate. It would not have benefited him or the party.

But I know how hard it is when some one's candidate drops out and I am sure that the Edwards family as well as his supporters need to know that they were respected and had an effect on the race.

by MollieBradford 2008-01-30 07:32AM | 0 recs
obama worked at a law firm that made

millions off of low income housing.

greedy parasites living off of govt aid to the poor.

open your eyes people.

rezko,rezko,rezko.

by Seymour Glass 2008-01-30 07:34AM | 0 recs
Re: obama worked at a law firm that made

Typically scummy of you.  Thanks for the nobility of your posts...

by Doug in Virginia 2008-01-30 08:27AM | 0 recs
truth is truth. facts are facts.

by Seymour Glass 2008-01-30 10:05AM | 0 recs
Re: obama worked at a law firm that made

yeah... nothing like a seymour downer.  

YOU BORE ME... talk about something else.

by IowaCubs 2008-01-30 09:48AM | 0 recs
OK, since Barry has no chance to win

when, for the good of the Party, will he be quiting?

by Seymour Glass 2008-01-30 10:16AM | 0 recs
Re: OK, since Barry has no chance to win

Seymour: Are you going to write a diary about Obama returning all that Rezko money yesterday? I was expecting to see something by you about it, but maybe it got lost in all the Florida and Edwards posts.

by LakersFan 2008-01-30 10:53AM | 0 recs
Seymour your glass is empty

by Moonwood 2008-01-30 09:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

I saw Obama's statement over at Big Orange.  It was very classy.

   "John Edwards has spent a lifetime fighting to give voice to the voiceless and hope to the struggling, even when it wasn't popular to do or covered in the news. At a time when our politics is too focused on who's up and who's down, he made a nation focus again on who matters - the New Orleans child without a home, the West Virginia miner without a job, the families who live in that other America that is not seen or heard or talked about by our leaders in Washington. John and Elizabeth Edwards have always believed deeply that we can change this - that two Americans can become one, and that our country can rally around this common purpose. So while his campaign may end today, the cause of their lives endures for all of us who still believe that we can achieve that dream of one America.

   John and Elizabeth Edwards have always believed deeply that we can change this - that two Americans can become one, and that our country can rally around this common purpose. So while his campaign may end today, the cause of their lives endures for all of us who still believe that we can achieve that dream of one America."

This website tribute was definitely a nice gesture by Hillary's campaign.  I seem to remember she did something similar with her website once upon a time - perhaps it was a nice message when the news of Elizabeth's cancer came out, I can't remember.  I certainly appreciate it.

Susan, at this point, I think the best way to pick up any undecided Edwards supporters will be to accentuate the positive.

by Steve M 2008-01-30 07:34AM | 0 recs
Steve I appreciate

your attitude.  Its good advice for you Clinton people to make a case for your candidate instead of just trashing Obama.  

The negativity sheds a poor light on you.  

by Moonwood 2008-01-30 09:53AM | 0 recs
Well, I'll miss Edwards

The debate on Thursday night will be peculiar without him.  

I really hope that all is well with his family, and that he remains influential in the contest.

Tips & Comments welcome!

by susanhu 2008-01-30 07:35AM | 0 recs
I do, too...

Kudos to you for the nice tribute, and kudos to Hill for the lovely post on the campaign web site. :-)

by atdleft 2008-01-30 08:11AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

Why do some finance people like to have 'contribute' and others 'donate' in their buttons on the website; and they always feel strongly about it one way or the other.

by Jerome Armstrong 2008-01-30 07:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

Jerome, I swear you focus on the strangest things sometimes, haha.

by Steve M 2008-01-30 07:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

Good Lord, I shouldn't have even read the comments on that Peter Daou post.

I think he's afraid to put up a tip jar.

by Steve M 2008-01-30 07:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

what post?

by lonnette33 2008-01-30 08:08AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

Susan linked it in her update.

by Steve M 2008-01-30 08:20AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

Thank you!

by lonnette33 2008-01-30 08:22AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

Obama followed suit.

by Ryan Anderson 2008-01-30 09:03AM | 0 recs
SUSANHU

Check out Obama's home page now. lol

by lonnette33 2008-01-30 09:17AM | 0 recs
Re: SUSANHU

You should update your posting too...

by IowaCubs 2008-01-30 09:49AM | 0 recs
Negative campaigning takes you only

so far.  Hillary is going to have to make the case for herself instead of trashing Obama if she wants to stop the slide in the polls.  There are just too many positives for Obama out there and the negatives are not sticking.  Hillary: why should people vote for you?

by Moonwood 2008-01-30 09:57AM | 0 recs
Stupid Diary

From the NYT. What Barack Obama actually thinks of John Edwards.

At an Obama campaign rally in Denver, Mr. Obama praised the commitment Mr. Edwards has given to poverty in America and his call to bridge the gap between rich and poor. More than 10,000 people in a basketball arena, as well as an overflow crowd of several thousand more, gave Mr. Edwards a standing ovation.

"John has spent a lifetime fighting to give voice to the voiceless and hope to the struggling," Mr. Obama said. "At a time when our politics is too focused on who's up and who's down, he has consistently made us focus on who matters."

by commoncents 2008-01-30 10:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

Gee.  I went to the website and found the following statement.

John Edwards has spent a lifetime fighting to give voice to the voiceless and hope to the struggling, even when it wasn't popular to do or covered in the news.  At a time when our politics is too focused on who's up and who's down, he made a nation focus again on who matters - the New Orleans child without a home, the West Virginia miner without a job, the families who live in that other America that is not seen or heard or talked about by our leaders in Washington.  John and Elizabeth Edwards have always believed deeply that we can change this - that two Americas can become one, and that our country can rally around this common purpose.  So while his campaign may end today, the cause of their lives endures for all of us who still believe that we can achieve that dream of one America.

I guess it's all in the beholder, huh?

by Drummond 2008-01-30 10:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

It is a nice gesture, but let's call it what it is: a savvy if transparent attempt to reach out to Edwards supporters by the leading candidate.

Sometimes you even get to do the right thing when practicing bare-knuckle politics.

Obama should have done this, too.

by wolff109 2008-01-30 10:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

....and in fact he has.

http://www.barackobama.com/index.php

by wolff109 2008-01-30 10:47AM | 0 recs
Re: Contrast the Home Pages of Obama and Clinton T

Yes, after the fact.

by lonnette33 2008-01-30 11:39AM | 0 recs

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