Tuesday, May 27, 2008

5/27 Evening News: Obama Banking Superdelegates

News Items
Obama Campaign Banks Superdelegates
To prepare for that eventuality, the Obama campaign has, for the first time, really, begun to bank delegates. Sources close to the campaign estimate that as many as three dozen Democratic superdelegates have privately pledged to announce their support for Obama on June 4 or 5.

Obama qualifies position on talking to enemies
Barack Obama is distancing himself from expectations he would meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and taking a more cautious stand on talking to other U.S. adversaries.

Obama Ready to Wrap Up Primary Season
Barack Obama is looking at the general election map, traveling to “purple” states that could swing to either party in November, as his campaign prepares to capture the remaining delegates it needs to win the Democratic nomination for president.

Obama Flubs Concentration Camp Claim
"Yesterday he mistakenly referred to Auschwitz instead of Buchenwald in telling of his personal experience of a soldier in his family who served heroically."
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Obama Hits McCain on Closed Door Meeting with Bush
Senator Obama capitalized on Senator McCain's closed door meeting with President Bush today, to paint the presumptive Republican nominee as a continuation of the Bush administration's failed policies.
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Obama, GOP debate WWII service
Campaign says his great uncle’s unit liberated a concentration camp.

McCain Faces Balancing Act With Bush
President Offers Proven Fundraising Ability But Rock Bottom Approval Rating...
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McCain: US, China could stop making nuke bomb fuel
Republican presidential candidate John McCain called Tuesday for talks with China to negotiate a temporary halt to production of nuclear weapons-grade material and with Russia on a new treaty to destroy more nuclear weapons.
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Obama: McCain's 'out of touch' on housing woes
Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday rolled out ideas he said will help stabilize the U.S. housing market, while saying President Bush's response was "too little, too late."

Delegate Update: Obama Picks Up More
NBC NEWS has updated the delegate counts in Alaska and Colorado, giving Obama one more and Clinton one less in each state.

DNC meeting hottest ticket in town
It promises to be the highest-profile gathering of Democratic heavyweights until the summer nominating convention – and shaping up to be a harder ticket to come by:...

War Over Diplomacy
During remarks today at the University of Denver, presidential hopeful John McCain laid out his plan to cut global nuclear proliferation and negotiate the prevention of nuclear testing worldwide.

Sestak: 'Cold, Brutal Facts of Reality'
Former Admiral and Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak, an early and ardent supporter of Clinton’s, said on MSNBC he’d like to see the New York senator be the nominee, but he added, “There are the cold, brutal facts of reality.”

Fact Check: Clinton and the 1992 campaign
Hillary Rodham Clinton often says her husband wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination in June 1992 in defending her decision to press ahead until the last primary votes.

The McCain Veepwatch, Vol. 2: Mitt Romney
How Romney and McCain spent their Memorial Day weekend: together. On Friday, the presumptive Republican nominee split from the campaign trail for a three-day break at his ranch in Sedona, Arizona.

Adwatch: McCain talks about helping with taxes, energy
Announcer: "As president, John McCain will make taxes simpler, fairer; energy cleaner, cheaper; health care portable and affordable; corporate CEOs accountable; mortgage debt restructured. Big ideas for serious problems. John McCain."
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Adwatch: Clinton ad blames Bush for economy
Announcer: "George Bush's spending has sent the economy into a tailspin and put Social Security in jeopardy." Clinton: "We borrow money from the Chinese to buy oil from the Saudis."
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Daschle Pushes Obama, Clinton Pushes Fiscal Responsibility In New Spots
The South Dakota ad battles are on. Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are out with new television ads in the state, where voters go to the polls next Tuesday, June 3rd, the last primary day on the calendar.

Mile High students mar McCain speech
For those keeping score at home, Sen. McCain’s foreign policy speech was interrupted Tuesday four times in the first 10 minutes by a total seven anti-war protesters. ...
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Castro Offers His Take On Obama
Here's something Barack Obama could probably do without: Kind words from longtime Cuban president Fidel Castro, who recently stepped aside as his country's leader.

Diary: To Puerto Rico With Clinton
What follows is a timeline of her weekend, in which she covered every part of the island.

Roberts: McCain grapples with major fundraising challenge
It's no secret that John McCain has trouble raising money. At least the kind of cash that his earlier Republican rivals did — and the amounts his likely competitor for the White House, Barack Obama can.

Clinton’s Grand Design
You know it's not over when the campaign is still cranking out new t-shirts. And you can pick which one they make.

Polling Results
Gallup Daily: Obama Leads Clinton by 51% to 43%
Barack Obama holds an eight percentage point lead, 51% to 43%, over Hillary Clinton in national Democratic voters' presidential nomination preferences, according to May 23-25 Gallup Poll Daily tracking.

Polls: Obama Improving In Key General Election States
SurveyUSA's continuing polling of swing states has produced this Iowa poll, where Obama holds a 9-point lead over McCain.

The Elephant in the Room
Why you won't see a photo like this (McCain hugging Bush) ever again...

Clinton's 'RFK Remarks' Are the Least of Her Problems
Today brings news of two other reasons why Clinton should probably abandon the June rallying cry ASAP:...

Would Different Rules Have Meant Different Candidates?
Hillary Clinton has said more than once that if the rules in the Democratic primary were similar to the rules under which the GOP picks its nominee, she would already be her party's candidate.

Commentary: November Election Favors Withdrawal From Iraq
Iraq will almost certainly be one of the central issues in November -- if McCain is lucky it will remain relatively calm with casualties relatively low. But there is a wildcard named Moqtada al-Sadr, the 34-year-old Shiite leader of a 2 million man army.

Blitzer: Could the DNC move the goalposts this weekend?
At issue: what to do about those Michigan and Florida pledged and super delegates. Right now, they don’t count in the presidential selection process because those two states moved up their primaries against DNC rules.

Cafferty: What should Hillary Clinton do next?
Hillary Clinton "was a good senator before, and she can be a great senator in the future." Those are the words of Obama supporter and Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy.

Senator Obama and the Decision to Opt Out of Public Financing
Obama campaigners fear being overpowered in a money assault waged by way of the Republican Party's deep coffers in battleground states and well-financed shadow-party attack groups.

Que Es Mas Macho?
When McCain engages in the kind of macho posturing he employed over the GI Bill, it not only insults Obama, it also insults the millions of citizens who have not served in the military.

Will Clinton Really Back Obama, and Will it Really Help?
The arm twist pitch to her will be that if Clinton doesn't go full throttle for Obama she risks losing party money, support, goodwill, and to be relegated to a permanent pariah in the party.

Stop Being So Offended, Democrats
We don't need to distort the opposition or take umbrage at their every comment to win this election. If we just debate them upright on the issues, we will win.

When the Last Resort is the First Resort
What is particularly scary about McCain's policy approach toward Iran and North Korea is that he is willing to go to war again without negotiating with them.

McCain & the Rev. Wrongs
Barack Obama has had his Rev. Wright Problem, but John McCain has created for himself a serious Rev. Wrongs Problem.

Hillary's Bone-headed Argument
Apart from the furor the RFK comment provoked, Clinton's argument is wrong, historically and politically. Democratic presidential primaries never really last this long. This race is unprecedented.

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Anonymous said...

Barack Obama does not give a damn about the military in Iraq or Afghanistan, nor out Veterans.

When General Petraeus was back on Capitol Hill to testify before Congress Senator Barack Obama was there too, but not for long. He stayed in the committee meeting long enough to ask one question before ducking out to head back to the campaign trail. This wouldn't normally be a big deal, except ...

Senator Obama has never sat down, one-on-one, with General Petraeus. Even worse, he hasn't visited Iraq, and our brave troops on the ground, in over two years. And on April 8, when two-dozen Illinois veterans went to his office for a meeting, Senator Obama was unwilling to meet with them. He was in his office, just wouldn't come out.

Think this is made up...Go to http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/pac/
and read it for yourself.

Has he ever been to Afghanistan to visit the brave troops there?

Anonymous said...

"seized the opportunity in a hearing to meet with Gen. [David] Petraeus," McCain said at a campaign event in Reno, Nevada.
And McCain said in the same speech:
"He wants to sit down with the president of Iran but hasn't yet sat down with Gen. Petraeus, the leader of our troops in Iraq?"

So did he or didn't he meet with Gen. Petraeus ??? this is what we call Political talk that does not make sense and aimed to propagate false information...McCain has no real ammunitions anymore

Anonymous said...

Referring to the comment above, meaning Barack Obama seized the opportunity and met with Ge. P.