Sunday, March 30, 2008

3/30 Sunday News

News Items
Obama draws thousands to Penn State lawn
"Shivering in blankets of Penn State's colors, some 20,000 people filled a campus lawn Sunday to hear Barack Obama say he can win the Democratic nomination even if rival Hillary Rodham Clinton stays in the race. ..."

Obama bowls for Pennsylvania voters
"While Democrats increasingly worry about winning ugly, Barack Obama was losing gracefully at a bowling lane in this central Pennsylvania city. He had better luck Sunday during a visit to a dairy farm, winning over a month-old calf with a fresh bottle of milk. ..."
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Huff Post: Obama Bowls for Pennsylvania Voters

Obama's Charm Offensive in PA
"Obama has launched a charm offensive in Pennsylvania, forgoing days packed with town halls and cheering crowds at rallies to make small unannounced stops that take the locals by surprise. ..."

Clinton, Obama press for Texas delegates
"Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama scrambled to secure more Texas delegates Saturday as the state pushed to settle the outcome of the March 4 caucus. ..."
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CBS: Texas Caucuses: Confusing And Conflicted
BOR: TX Presidential Primary Convention Results

Obama win appears big in Texas delegate battle
"With results available from about half of the district conventions held statewide, the Associated Press reported that Obama had won 59 percent of the delegates headed to the state party's June convention to Clinton’s 41 percent. ..."

Women push back in support of Clinton
"The way I look at it, she's a strong woman and she needs to stay in there. She needs to fight," Starks said at a Clinton campaign rally. "If you want to be president, you have to fight for what you want. If she stays in there and does what she's supposed to do, I think she'll be on her way. ..."

Sunday Political Outlook
"I have no intention of stopping until we finish what we started, and until we see what happens in the next 10 contests, and until we resolve Florida and Michigan. And if we don't resolve it, we'll resolve it at the convention — that's what credentials committees are for, ..."

Obama "Confident" Dems "Will Be United" Regardless of Primary Outcome
"Barack Obama dismissed concerns today that the lengthy Democratic primary will divide the party and ensure a Republican win in November. ..."

Richardson: Voters Decide, Not Big Shots
"To the suggestion that his recent endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination showed personal disloyalty to Sen. Hillary Clinton, Gov. Bill Richardson said that in deciding between love for country and love for the Clintons, he chose his country. ..."
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CNN Ticker: Richardson: 'I'm not going to stoop to Carville's level'

As Clinton Talks Housing Crisis, Campaign Manager Serves on Board of Bankrupt Lender
"While Hillary Clinton campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination in neighborhoods where many have lost their homes ... her campaign manager, Margaret “Maggie” Williams, sits on the board of one of the nation’s once-largest and now-bankrupt sub-prime mortgage lenders. ..."
Related Article:
Huff Post: Clinton Campaign Manager Was Director For Failed Subprime Lender

Bill Clinton Courts California Superdelegates
"Former President Clinton says Democrats concerned about what the deadlocked presidential contest between his wife and Barack Obama may be doing to the party should just “chill out” and let the race run its course. ..."

Rep. Lewis: Race controversy good for dialogue
"The civil rights movement had the power to ... what I call bring the dirt, the filth from under the American rug out of the cracks and corners, into the light so we can deal with it," said Lewis, an Obama supporter ..."
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Politico: Lewis: U.S. ready to 'take a great leap'

Sunday morning round-up: Should Sen. Clinton drop out?
"The Clinton campaign has not had one one-second meeting about getting out of the race,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “Calling on her to get out of the race is…going to hurt him in terms of getting votes. And it is going to make it more difficult to reconcile the party. ..."
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FirstRead: Obama: Calls for Hillary to Quit are Premature

Superdelegates: A guide to the undecided
"In a Democratic nominating contest that could ultimately be decided by their votes, divining the intentions
of the 794 Democratic superdelegates has become something of a Washington parlor game. ..."

Cash-strapped Clinton fails to pay bills
"Hillary Rodham Clinton’s cash-strapped presidential campaign has been putting off paying hundreds of bills for months — freeing up cash for critical media buys but also earning the campaign a reputation as something of a deadbeat in some small-business circles. ..."

Clinton Seeks to Cash In on 'Drop Out' Talk
"There's a silver lining in every dark cloud, or at least that's the approach Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is taking when it comes to recent comments made by surrogates for Barack Obama that Clinton should drop from the Democratic presidential race. ..."

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Polling Results
Gallup Daily: Obama Now at 52% to Clinton’s 42%
"Barack Obama has extended his lead over Hillary Clinton among Democrats nationally to 52% to 42%, the third consecutive Gallup Poll Daily tracking report in which he has held a statistically significant lead, and Obama's largest lead of the year so far. ..."

Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
" In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, it’s Obama 47% Clinton 42% ..."

Rasmussen Election 2008: Wisconsin Presidential Election
"The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Wisconsin voters found John McCain and Barack Obama in a toss-up—it’s McCain 48% and Obama 46%. At the same time, McCain leads Hillary Clinton 50% to 39% in the Badger State. ..."

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Anna said...

Do read this article. Much as it pains me to be recommending a Christopher Hitchens article, this one's de rigeur. It goes to Hillary's monumental hypocrisy over portraying herself as the heroine of Bosnia - far greater than just the airport lie: shows how she opposed the intervention in the beginning.
"The Tall Tale of Tuzla: Hillary Clinton's Bosnian misadventure should disqualify her from the presidency, but the airport landing is the least of it."
http://www.slate.com/id/2187780/pagenum/2/