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So titles CNN a piece wich dismisses us while at least letinng our voice be heard.

Will Bower is quoted amply

“I have never voted for anything but a Democrat, and I feel that there has been an internal coup, and they are putting forward a candidate that does not represent the will of the Democratic Party,” Bower said

Of course the article tries to give the DNC version on it and placate Will with “Hillary endorsed..” but he answers beautifully:

“Hillary Clinton is a voter, and we are voters and we love her and we will do most of what she asks us to do,” Bower said. “But at the end of the day we make our own decisions when we go into the polling booth.”

and Will manages to put the DC convention too:

the group holds a conference in Washington to plan for Denver — the site of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. How many PUMAs will show up? What will be the group’s rallying cry?

A few others are quoted alongside – including the dubious credibility Tarpley and this being CNN, care is given to not offend the Emperor:

Should the Obama campaign be worried about the PUMAs? A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll showed that more than four in 10 Democrats still preferred Clinton as the nominee. But Obama is leading McCain in early general election polls. And as Clinton continues to vocalize her support for Obama, it is probably safe to say that more Clinton backers will likely fall in line behind him.

From donors to volunteers, the Obama campaign said that Clinton’s supporters have already expressed support for the senator from Illinois.

We of course know that the reality is quite different – in money and volunteering, but again, this is CNN.

Gets an “E” for effort for actually quoting a PUMA instead of the “What’s their problem” contingent.

Onward and upward!


The Confluence reports
that some early precursors of the PUMAs – Women Count – already turned Log Cabin Republicans on us…

Oh, well, I guess some women count less.

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