You are currently browsing the daily archive for August 7, 2008.

Member Avatar

err – prowling. I am about to leave for the PUMA conference in DC. . I intend to post about it as it unfolds. Stay tuned.

Member Avatar
Member Avatar

Marc Ambinder:

Obama delegate convinces himself we are small and benign

Given that their entire raison d’etre is getting delegates to vote otherwise, this makes me think the PUMA movement is actually quite small, even if it is quite good at getting press. PUMA will surely stage something at the convention, but if they can only get 404 people to send e-mails, I’m not sure how many they can get to fly to Denver and make an impressive scene.

Whatever gets you through the night….

Member Avatar

Most Democrats Give Hillary Good Marks So Far, but Only 43% Want Her to Be Obama’s Running Mate

With Hillary Clinton scheduled to make her first solo campaign appearance for Barack Obama this Friday, more than seven out of 10 Democrats (72%) rate her conduct as good or excellent since dropping out of the presidential race. Sixty percent (60%) of all voters agree.

The number wanting her for VP went down from 51% in June to 43% now….I wonder how B0’s plummeting numbers figure in this…I know how we do

Am I the only one offended by the language of this poll?

Did any of the men running for anything had their ‘conduct” polled?

In spite of high expectations this is as close as it got to relevant

Question #11

Good Morning Senator Clinton:
Thank you for taking time to chat with your supporters. Is there any possibility of your name being placed in nomination for President at the convention? This would at least give your supporters a voice in the choice for the party’s nominee.

by alrd1950 at 8/7/2008 12:07:51 PM

Answer: I know that there have been a lot of questions on this subject. Senator Obama and I share the goal of ensuring that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected. I want to assure everyone we are working together with Senator Obama’s campaign and the DNC, and I am confident we will have a successful and unified Convention in Denver.

by Senator Clinton at 8/7/2008 1:21:17 PM

The only thing I am confident of, is that PUMAs will keep foghting as this is bigger than candidates and their little deals.

There’s one comment I need to bring up

The media had Obama standing on his plane ready for a Rapid Response to anything HIllary said. There was a response team ready to go on FOX… So what does that tell ya?

They’re listening to our BLOG RADIO TALK Show!!!!!

and the write-up

In the Web chat, one person asked Clinton directly: “Are you truly supporting Sen. Obama and encouraging your supporters to do the same or are you just saying what you have to?” Clinton insisted she was sincerely behind Obama.

with Obama balking on the roll call:

Obama said. One such issue is whether there will be a convention roll call on Clinton’s nomination, he said.

Member Avatar

Breaking News at MSNBC:

“Hillary has given a speech saying she wants
her delegates recongnized and treated with respect. And she wants her
name put in nomination at the convention .”

Not clear if this is some new speecj or MSNBC merely copied it’s “breaking news” from ABC which in turn copied them from PUMA blogs


Fox jumped in this one too with a snappier title

Clinton Leaves Option Open for Convention Floor Vote


Simo Fish video is linked and discussed and Wolfson comments added:

Former Clinton campaign manager and FOX News contributor Howard Wolfson also obliquely acknowledged Thursday that relations between Clinton’s and Obama’s delegates aren’t all roses and sunshine.

“You know the these two people ran against each other for 18 months there were some moments of … friction as you might imagine,” he said, stressing that Clinton is doing her part to contribute to Obama’s election.

“If you have some people that are concerned that they are not getting the respect that they are looking for, that the party not quite yet unified, what is the way to bring those people back into the party to make sure that they are enthusiastically supporting Senator Obama by the time the November election comes around? And one possible way of doing that is to have roll call that has Senator Clinton’s name placed in nomination, that is one option. There are other options and I think that the important thing is that this is going to get decided between Senator Clinton and Senator Obama in a way that I think both can agree unifies the party and bring people together,” he said.

Member Avatar

Not Your Sweetie