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Still, an uncounted swath of Clinton backers, including voters who see Clinton as a groundbreaker mistreated by the media and national party, is taking a hard line in step with a national Web-driven effort dubbed PUMA (Party Unity My Ass).
They seem to make it all about VP but some good lines:
“So why is he prancing around in Europe like he’s the president-elect?” Morey said this week. “I cannot vote for him. I cannot bring myself to vote for this poseur.”
Morey said she’ll likely skip the presidential election on her fall ballot.
Eventually some substance issues are mentioned
“I just can’t see myself voting for Obama,” Levit said, listing as factors Obama’s relative inexperience, what Levit views as the “ruled-by-mob” style of the primary-night caucuses and news reports that the candidate has shifted to the right on some issues.
They quote dean calling us Republicans and Will’s rebuttal.
And we even hear from the Crawford PUMA who confronted Dean
Of course the articl gives voice to the reformed Hillary supporters (real or not) – including the ones willing to trample PUMAS with their UNITY PONY
“I am a huge Hillary supporter and always will be. I think she’s an incredible woman. But you have to support the party.”
Susman called the PUMA position “ridiculous; we have a nominee.” (how so, dear? Did he get 2100+ PLEDGED delegates in the primaries?
Still, all in all, not a bad PUMA sighting.
Media Matters thinks we should be outraged about this – but if the shoe fits…
On Glenn Beck, Ben Stein, while discussing Sen. Barack Obama’s plan to deliver his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination at Denver’s Invesco Field, stated that he did not “like the idea of Senator Obama giving his acceptance speech in front of 75,000 wildly cheering people.” Stein further stated: “Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that’s something the Fuehrer would have done.”
A video is provided.
Not a fan of Ben Stein or Glen Beck – but Margaret Carlson had the thought before
This is the first election in memory when a small crowd is better than a large one, a passionate crowd inferior to a bored one, where drawing a million people in Berlin is less likely to be compared with Ronald Reagan or John F. Kennedy but to Hitler Youth chanting “Sieg heil!”
And I used Triumph of the Willie for the Berlin extravaganza in the same spirit.
So, Ben Stein merely voiced something that exists in the collective psyche for some time now.
here are some terific NYC PUMAS posting flyers in the city
Not my complaint – Newsbusters says it
However, contrary to being just a desperate last gasp by Hillary’s supporters, PUMA activities seem to be surging lately despite the overseas trip by Obama which was widely heralded by the mainstream media.
The article goes on with JSND message to the Obama campaign, the 2 Dean stalkings in Austin and NC and Perry Logan’s videos. concluding
Despite being ignored for the most part by the MSM which desires to present the view of a Democrat party united for Obama, more and more stories such as the ones above are seeping out with increasing frequency.
And let’s not forget the nod to the fantastic Perry Logan -
even if they obviously can’t agree with him