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Hunter gets his knickers in a twist and other amusements

Ahh, must catch breath and wipe tears of mirth from eyes. No, I’m not providing a link. Let’s just say that Hunter thinks we are rude for being happy that Clinton won a state last night. Ok, Ok, I’ll wipe the smile from my face.

mwhahahahahahaahaaah!

Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

And then there’s MoDo. (Sorry, no link for that one either) who is so incensed that she is channeling Marvin K. Mooney. I think someone should alert the Suess estate about a possible copyright violation. But she’s simply channeling the editorial that we referenced earlier. They desperately want to get rid of Clinton but she’s like that lady in the bathtub. They think they drowned her but the minute they turn their back, she’s jumped out of the tub and is lunging for them again.

Dear media, give it up. No one is listening to you anymore. You can try and try and try to make her look like the most vicious harpy in the world but for some reason, voters don’t believe it. They think she’s a mensch. And she did it with much less money. Oh, you can try your coordinated attack against her. Yes, the coordination is obvious. You’re all saying how relentlessly negative she was. But it isn’t working. She’s going to take this fight all the way to the convention if she has to and we’ll be behind her every step of the way. The bloom is off of Obama’s rose. You did the best you could. If you insist on yelling your heads off about her, you too Big Boyz, more and more the public is going to think you’re not tethered to reality. The damn voters will do as the damn well please.

One other thing: It bears repeating because we often forget when one of them starts acting rational but:

The media is not out friend.

When it is convenient for them, Pat Buchanan, Joe Scarborough, Lou Dobbs, fill_in_the_blank, will do what their bosses tell them to do. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security. We have to be on our toes and on our guard for their next sneaky attack. And I have no doubt that they have one all planned out.

75 Responses

  1. Hunter, Old Amigo of Days of Yore:

    We have ourselves a genuine landslide! We need a little historical perspective. The margin between Reagan and Carter in 1980 was a 9.7 percent spread, roughly the same as last night’s spread in Pennsylvania. We called it a landslide then, and we should call it a landslide now. But the analogy goes even further.

    If you want to use the electoral college as a measure, Reagan won 44 states and Carter won 7 (including the District of Columbia), that is, Reagan won 86.3 percent of the electoral college entities, and Carter won 13.7. The only comparable comparison in the primary is counties. Pennsylvania has 67 counties. It appears that Hillary won 62 of them, and Obama won five of them, that is, Hillary won 92.5 percent of Pennsylvania counties, and Obama won 7.5.

    A landslide is a landslide is a landslide.

  2. Absolutely true, riverdaughter — “a landslide is a landslide” and popular vote is popular vote:

    from Hillary’s site this morning

    The Tide is Turning

    After last night’s decisive victory in Pennsylvania, more people have voted for Hillary than any other candidate, including Sen. Obama.

    Estimates vary slightly, but according to Real Clear Politics, Hillary has received 15,095,663 votes to Sen. Obama’s 14,973,720, a margin of more than 120,000 votes. ABC News reported this morning that “Clinton has pulled ahead of Obama” in the popular vote.

    This count includes certified vote totals in Florida and Michigan.

    So take that Howard Dean and do something about it.

  3. Ah, DCDemocrat — I’m sorry — I thought your comment was a part of riverdaughter’s post. I don’t know how I did that….

  4. yoo hoo! riverdaughter, can you see why my posts are not posting? something is wrong
    I tried to post the exit poll link a couple times, is there a problem with posting a link?
    This is a linkfree test…..

  5. ok.
    so, go to
    www cnn dot com and then editpaste

    /ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/epolls/#PADEM

    :the high info voter finally gets it on the policy wonk. Post grad goes more for Clinton than Obama.

    (curious, though, I have previously pasted links here, why would that stop a post today?)

  6. dot: Found them in the spam filter. I don’t know why they’re going there.

  7. Katiebird,

    I don’t think we can really count MI accurately as is, as a real pop vote count, since it was so confusing to people. (FL was a fair contest as pop vote count, both not campaigning, both names on ballot, etc. )

    What would the totals be without MI?

    “Estimates vary slightly, but according to Real Clear Politics, Hillary has received 15,095,663 votes to Sen. Obama’s 14,973,720, a margin of more than 120,000 votes.”

  8. dot, popular votes don’t actually count in any official sense. Obama and the DNC have refused revotes of certified Florida and Michigan elections.

    As the only certifiied vote totals for those elections they would count for me if I was a Super Delegate. And (as a Super Delegate) I’d say that if BO is unhappy with the situation, he’d better start pushing for revotes FAST.

    We can’t just ignore entire states.

  9. MI was a fair election. BO choose to take his name off the ballot for political reasons. It wasn’t unfair to him.

  10. riverdaughter, thanks for fishing! hope you washed your hands…

    maybe its my unsavory address?

    🙂

    just can’t give up my cozy digs (hotlist, blogroll, diaries,…)at the cheeto place, despite everything! …I’m part of the eco kossak community for pushing my eco agenda

  11. Katiebird: To be confused with riverdaughter is a compliment. Flattery will get you everywhere!

  12. Katiebird: Even Maureen Dowd last evening confessed that Howard Dean going up against Hillary Clinton was like asking Micronesia unilaterally to call on Russia to disarm.

  13. DCDemocrat — 🙂 so true! riverdaughter’s the best. So it WAS a compliment and I take back my apology!! (just kidding)

    Yikes — Dowd said that? Sometime last night someone put a still photo of HD up that looked sort of corpse-like, but I don’t remember the context.

    I think Obama has hit the limits of campaigning by sarcasm and snark. That ad of Clinton’s flashing all the past events really snapped things into focus.

    Here’s a guy who’s never actually DONE anything. How can we give him the hardest job in the world?

  14. Hey, guys, please don’t feed the ego.
    Seriously

  15. Eugene Robinson last night on MSNBC said that Obama couldn’t take Sen Clinton as a running mate because she would murder him.What does it take to get fired these days,saying that a sitting US senator and Presidential candidate is a future murderer is beyond belief.Don’t worry all the boys in the news room hd a good laugh.

  16. rd: Shut up! We love you and you’re just gonna have to take it.

  17. MI should count as is. I live in Detroit, and Obama’s supporters ran ads to make sure people went to the polls to vote uncommitted, with the understanding that those delegates would vote for him at the convention. It was only when Clinton took a solid majority that all the crap about The Roolz! started.

    It was a nice skunking of Edwards, too, to get him to also take his name off the ballot, so he could claim Edwards’s supporters “uncommitted” votes as his.

    Of course, it was all done underhandedly enough that Obama could pull his usual “what, me? I didn’t do anything” defense. You know, just like the ads that “accidentally” ran in FL before their primary.

  18. I’m wondering what effect the Pope’s visit had.

    My mother in law wandered out to the patio on Sunday afternoon and said she “Sure liked hearing the Pope say God Bless America” she paused for a couple of seconds and muttered, “It’s a lot better than God Damn America”

    Two days later Obama lost in a landslide….

  19. I find it disconcerting (understatement about what I really feel) that the so-called A blogs and the Corporate controlled MSM have not seen the obvious., that Obama, after out spending her anywhere from 2:1 to 3:1, could not win PA. They cannot see the obvious in the debates that Obama cannot string a sentence together without a script, that he puts his foot in his mouth with statements that he thinks McCain would be a better President than Bush and that Republicans are the party of ideas. Does Dean and his cohorts in the DNC want another 4 years of Republican obstruction and the possibility of a neoconservative Supreme Court that will further destroy our Constitution? I am heart sick as to the out come in November if this inexperienced, neophyte becomes the nominee.
    I have contributed as much money as I can, as have most of my family members, but not one cent to the DNC until they come to their senses and support the only candidate worthy of being in the Oval Office, Hillary Clinton.
    Riverdaughter, I give you credit for having the courage to enter the dark realm of Obamakos. I will not give them the traffic. Besides I need to keep my blood pressure under control and not puke on my computer.
    Rise, Hillary, rise!

  20. Are women just completely invisible to the MSM. She won 2/3’s of white women yesterday, and I suspect around that or more of all non-AA women. Why doesn’t anyone in the MSM acknowledge that women are solidly behind Hill?

  21. KB, I hadn’t considered the effect the Pope’s visit may have had on undecided Catholic voters. He said it several times and his visit to the WTC site was very moving. His words may have also moved undecided Christians in general to vote for HRC.

  22. Note to self:

    “don’t let the media ruin your day after a major victory”.

    I cannot believe what is happening here. Has anybody ever been savaged this much by the media after a VICTORY?

    The longer Hillary refuses to drink poison and die, the angrier this people get.

  23. Much has been made of Obama’s days in Chicago as a community organizer building bridges between competing forces and getting things done for poor people.

    Lost has been the community organizing done by Hillary Clinton in New York when she was first running for the Senate there. Her husband was a disgrace, she had high negatives and she was labeled a carpetbagger. Nonetheless, she won over the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, especially white working class rural Upstaters. That was community organizing at its finest.

    She did that in PA and will do it in IN. Obama must reach out — genuinely reach out — to this demographic or they will vote for McCain if Obama is the nominee. Obama needs to take community organizing tips from Hill.

  24. MABlue, dude, seriously, you slay me.

    Jim: I heard that from Eugene Robinson and talked back to the TV: “What is the matter with your brain?”

    And no one called him on it. Geez.

    Channel changer went clickety-click.

  25. What happened last night? Oh yeah, Hill kicked the spit out of Obama despite being outspent 3:1. Obama was humiliated.

    Someone needs to ask: WWTSBQ? B=Barack.

  26. You want ot see some heartening numbers you can look at the county by vcounty numbers on the Commonwealth of Pa election results page.
    She took some of the NW PA counties by HUGE margins!
    I think I am going on a road trip- I have friends in Elizabethtown KY and Evansville IN!
    Emails gonna be a flying!
    by the way- E town and Evansville have large Hispanic populations

  27. Is is totally irrational for me to hope that Republican NC women voters may vote in the NC primary and help Hillary close the gap with Obama?? The primary is totally open and there is no reason to vote for McCain.

  28. TALKING POLITICAL HISTORY = PLAYING THE RACE CARD

    The Obama campaign was able to twist South Carolina political history into a “racial” attack and trash Bill Clinton early on.
    Kind of similar to to some of the “racism” that colors Obama’s biographies as the source of his despair, which in reality was caused by his missing parents.

    Listen to Clinton:

    Then read a bit about how Obama has recast his life story to emphasize race in retrospect:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-0703250359mar25,1,6124597.story?coll=chi-news-hed

    [an excerpt after the introduction]

    But the reality of Obama’s narrative is not that simple.

    More than 40 interviews with former classmates, teachers, friends and neighbors in his childhood homes of Hawaii and Indonesia, as well as a review of public records, show the arc of Obama’s personal journey took him to places and situations far removed from the experience of most Americans.

    At the same time, several of his oft-recited stories may not have happened in the way he has recounted them. Some seem to make Obama look better in the retelling, others appear to exaggerate his outward struggles over issues of race, or simply skim over some of the most painful, private moments of his life.

    The handful of black students who attended Punahou School in Hawaii, for instance, say they struggled mightily with issues of race and racism there. But absent from those discussions, they say, was another student then known as Barry Obama.

    In his best-selling autobiography, “Dreams from My Father,” Obama describes having heated conversations about racism with another black student, “Ray.” The real Ray, Keith Kakugawa, is half black and half Japanese. In an interview with the Tribune on Saturday, Kakugawa said he always considered himself mixed race, like so many of his friends in Hawaii, and was not an angry young black man.

    He said he does recall long, soulful talks with the young Obama and that his friend confided his longing and loneliness. But those talks, Kakugawa said, were not about race. “Not even close,” he said, adding that Obama was dealing with “some inner turmoil” in those days.

    “But it wasn’t a race thing,” he said. “Barry’s biggest struggles then were missing his parents. His biggest struggles were his feelings of abandonment. The idea that his biggest struggle was race is [bull].”

    [article continues…the next paragraph mentions the Life magazine article that was seminal to Obama’s racial awakening, an article that can’t be located.]

  29. I think it’s amusing when the Oborg refer to her as “Zombie Hillary”

    Don’t they realize the zombies always win in the end?

    Brains! Must . . . eat . . . brains!

  30. We had waffles for breakfast in honor of obama’s a$$ woop night!

    The MSM is amazing! I did watch MSNBC just to see everyone close to tears with the super grim expressions. Esp. Russert – maybe he just has allergies?

    But it was only 10 points, that *can’t* be enough – she will run out of money, the DNC will help, where are the super delegates when you need them…! Waaah waaah

  31. Did anyone notice MoDo’s description of BO? It wasn’t particularly flattering – but she probably doesn’t realize it.

    We should cut and paste and pass it around – it makes Barry look like a real idiot!!

  32. Honora, on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:47 am Said:
    Is is totally irrational for me to hope that Republican NC women voters may vote in the NC primary and help Hillary close the gap with Obama?? The primary is totally open and there is no reason to vote for McCain.

    That was my first thought this morning. Target Repub women. She won 2/3’s white women last night. Get those Repub women out and she can win both states.

  33. I am relieved some people are actually getting the true story of this primary. You just have to open your eye to some facts.

    Walter Shapiro over at Salon today

    Obama can’t close the deal

    But no matter how you frame it, Obama is the candidate who has not won a major primary since he swept Wisconsin on Feb. 22 by uncharacteristically carrying high-school-educated and lower-income voters. Yes, given his delegate lead, Democratic rules divvying up the primary vote proportionally, and the fact that there are only seven states left on the political calendar, Obama might survive a near-wipeout in the remaining delegate contests. But watching Obama stumble across the finish line as the presumptive nominee is not a formula to inspire the Democrats with confidence heading into the fall elections.

    Certainly, despite a six-day bus tour through blue-collar Pennsylvania, there was little in the returns to suggest that the first-term Illinois senator has expanded his coalition beyond those initially attracted to his inspirational candidacy.

    I apologize for the source, but this from Red State could have been from anyone among us:

    California.
    Texas.
    New York.
    Florida.
    Illinois.
    Pennsylvania.
    Ohio.
    Michigan.
    Georgia.
    North Carolina.

    These are the top ten populous states. According to Wikipedia, they represent 53.42% of the USA’s population.

    The Democrats currently have as their front-runner a man who couldn’t win seven* of them. A man who couldn’t win two of the three reliably Blue states**. A man who won none of the four*** that are generally considered to be battleground states this year.

    But hey: he won Idaho and Wyoming, right?

    If the DNC wants to let MessNBCNNYTNR and some Big Blogz chose the Democratic nominee, good luck.

  34. Okay, I couldn’t help myself, I tip toed onto the HuffPo site and got into a back and forth with a couple of “teens” who called me white trash, loser, etc. because I posed a simple question:
    How can people continue to back a candidate with such a thin resume who appears to be merely a good motivational speaker and who seems reluctant to not only answer questions from the press and seems rather petulant? With the country hanging in the balance, whoever is elected in Nov needs to have a little more experience than three years in the senate to be seriously thought of as someone who can solve the problems. Needless to say the shark attacks were fast and furious but nothing of substance was learned. In other words, just being for Obama is enough for these teeny boppers. Issues, not so much.

  35. Hilary gains 10 delegate votes and everyone is acting like she just won the primary..Do the math!!!! She stared PA with a 25% lead and ended with 10%.

  36. The huff, the dowdy and the paglia. I don’t get it…

    Hillary won anyway!!!!!!!!!!

    I think we are just practical, RD & Co. Not bitter, not wafflers, just practical people. I can’t understand the allure, but I do understand the target-marketing he has done.

    Jeff over at http://www.stop-obama.org has some interesting things up regarding “recreate68” — ahem.

  37. Margo: We recognize what a terrible night you have had. I recommend you go take a nap before you post any more comments.

  38. Actually Margo, that 25% lead meme is a lie.

    Go check with Jerome Armstrong at MyDD.

    Sorry, no link because I’m not going to go to the trouble for someone who obviously doesn’t care about the truth.

  39. @vbonnaire: I fear that site, stop-obama.org, is funded by the right-wing (e.g., difficulty in tracking down the owner; fake photos of seemingly attractive, young staff members). I wouldn’t rely on them or give their site traffic.

  40. I just had to share this with everyone. Wolcott is hilarious:

    Shorter New York Times editorial:

    Hillary Clinton’s ruthless insistence on winning big-state primaries with traditional Democratic voters only hastens and strengthens the case that she drop out of the race and let Barack Obama finish his waffle.

  41. Correction: NC is not a COMPLETELY open primary. Republicans cannot vote unless they change their party, and that deadline has passed.

    Now unaffiliateds can vote in either party’s primary. I can’t find this actually in black and white on the NC SBOE website, but trust me…that’s the way it works (I do wish it was the other way!) We do have early voting/same day registration in NC, which is going on now…so as long as someone has lived in their county for 30 days and has some documentation, they can register and vote before the May 6 primary (this is NOT allowed ON May 6).

  42. Oh, [fullstop]. This is wonderful news….

    From No Quarter, SusanUnPC

    On MSNBC, Clinton’s national chair Terry McCaluliffe just announced that we’ve raised $10 million in cash since last night’s history-making election in Pennsylvania. There were 50,000+ donors. More cash is pouring in.

    That’s 10 MILLION dollars!

  43. Barack Obama is not “The Democratic Party”. Is anyone else tired of the insinuations to the contrary? I know I am.

  44. http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/4/23/05444/4916

    This diary from MyDD is by Elsinora, who I assume is female, a student at Knox College where John Ashcroft appeared and to whom she was able to ask a really well crafted question about waterboarding and torture.

    I’m putting the link here bcz I was so impressed with her effort–and, no, MCMers, I have not vetter her! But she asked a good question, got a pathetic response from our former Atty Gen’l, and I was so proud of this young woman for her coolness under verbal fire and for just getting it together to do this.

    So, if you have a couple minutes, it’s a good and inspiring read. A break from the intensity of campaign worry and a reminder of why we must have a Democrat in the WH–preferably Hillary.

    I don’t really like the phrase “you go, girl,” but, damn, you go, Elsinora!

  45. First Read takes note of women, or specifically white women:
    *** The secret to Hillary’s success: So how did Clinton win so decisively last night? The answer is women, specifically white women. They continue to be as important to her success in these primaries as new voters and African-Americans have been to Obama. Per the exit polls, 47% of the Pennsylvania Democratic electorate last night was made up of white women, higher than any other race/gender subgroup. Clinton ended up winning them by more than 30 points, 66%-34%; in Ohio , she won this group, 67%-31%. The question that everyone seems to be asking now is: Why can’t Obama put Clinton away? The AP’s Ron Fournier takes a stab at answering this, and he points to five reasons (race, working-class voters, friends in trouble, inexperience, and mettle). But to us, women seem to be the bigger reason. They continue to rally to her side; nothing has shaken their confidence in her. If Clinton continues to beat Obama by 30-plus points among white women, how can he knock her out?

    *** Rocking the suburbs: What’s more, Clinton must have won white women decisively across the state’s geographic landscape, because there’s no other explanation for her pulling off the upset in the Philly suburbs. To most lay observers, Obama looked to be a lock to win the Philly ‘burbs; the only question was by how much. But he didn’t win them. Overall, Obama carried just seven of the state’s 67 counties. In his successful gubernatorial primary win over Bob Casey in 2002, Ed Rendell carried 10 counties — and the big difference between Rendell’s path and Obama’s was that Rendell carried Montgomery and Bucks counties, while Obama lost MontCo narrowly and got clobbered in Bucks. This success by Clinton in the suburbs, by the way, might be the best talking point the campaign has going forward because it’s the first evidence in weeks that Clinton has finally cut into Obama’s coalition. Of course, Pennsylvania could simply be her Wisconsin , where everything that happens in the state, well, stays in the state. Remember Wisconsin ? That was Obama’s supposed big break through in cutting into Clinton ‘s coalition of white, working-class voters and even white women. Wisconsin didn’t take for Obama. Will Pennsylvania take for Clinton ?

  46. Jim @ 11:00–Do you have a link or video of that Eugene Robinson remark?

    Good grief!

    Castrating female? Devil woman? What theme was he bringing up with that remark?

  47. I think it was brilliant of Hillary to request just $5 from donors–it frees people of feeling cheap or guilty for not giving more–or being able to give more.

    The Locker Room Boys seemed to think it was inappropriate of her to do so–I thought it was fantastic. (I typed in the URL and went there immediately upon her asking.)

    I heard one of her supporters saying earlier they wanted numbers of new donors and numbers of small donors . Will help in matching Obama’s bragging rights. And her campaign doesn’t count selling buttons as a contribution.

    Do you think they should?

  48. jawbone, I’m almost in tears from the power of that figure. And I’m sure it’s growing….

  49. I just have to say it: Hillary Clinton, bringing the pantsuit front and center one primary at a time.

  50. jawbone, they do now include selling items as contributions.

    jawbone, on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:43 pm Said:
    Jim @ 11:00–Do you have a link or video of that Eugene Robinson remark?

    Good grief!

    Castrating female? Devil woman? What theme was he bringing up with that remark?

    Vince Foster.

  51. riverdaughter, I am so impressed with you. You called it. You said 10 points.

  52. Melanie: Well, actually, I said 8-10. Pretty damn close.

  53. Balz at WaPo has an article that suggests Hillary faces a daunting task, and Weisman, just below Balz, offers that Obama faces a tough quandary. I guess The Washington Post is covering all its bases today.

  54. The OFB spin on this is stunning.

    1. Hillary didn’t win by double digits, she only won by 9.4 points, which should be rounded down to 9 because it looks better for Obama like that (that’s from the big orange cheeto himself)

    2. Hillary needed to win by eight so she barely won with 10 points (WKJM)

    3. Obama should ignore Hillary and focus on McCain (maybe he’ll have better luck there)

    4. Last night was a win for Obama because he had all the disadvantages (kool-aid must kill brain cells)

    5. Whatever gains Hillary made last night will be wiped out by North Carolina (another solid red state we won’t win in November)

    6. People aren’t voting for Hillary, they are voting against Obama because they are racists. (Not-better than Ezra)

    That last one is really problematic for the OFB. If half the Democrats are voting against Obama now because they are racists, what will they do in November? Good thing it’s not true.

  55. Yes, Margo, she ended 10 points ahead of Obama. That is consistent with most of the other big D and swing states. She really didn’t have to do better than that. She just had to show a consistent pattern of her winning and him losing.
    It is regrettable that Obama could not pull this off even after he spent millions and millions of dollars on ads and tchotchkes. And don’t go blaming the Democratic voters of PA for being racists. I talked to a lot of them who were genuinely hurt and offended by what Obama said about them. And this was particularly painful for them because a lot of them actually liked Obama but just didn’t think he was ready. You can call them a lot of things but they’re Democrats for a reason. They *chose* the party and they knew all about its positions on civil rights. He lost this state all on his own without any assistance from Hillary. Presidents don’t pass the buck. Let him own up to his mistakes and learn from them.

  56. Davidson yes stop obama was registered by the RNC
    per the NYT blog plus these: at ( no wwww)

    thecaucus dot blogs dot nytimes dot com

    /2008/03/06/rnc-snap-up-domain-names/?scp=1-b&sq=domains+registered+RNC&st=nyt

    calculatingclinton.com
    canttrustclinton.com
    clintonbabbit.com
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    clintonschweitzer.com
    clintontruthwatch.com
    hillaryiswrong.com
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    hillaryrecords.com
    hillaryspendometer.com
    hillarytaxplan.com
    hillarytruthsquad.com
    hopelesshillary.com
    outwithhillary.com
    thetwohillarys.com

    2008
    amateurobama.com
    barackisliberal.com
    barackiswrong.com
    baracknotready.com
    barackobamanotready.com
    barackobamatheliberal.com
    baracktheamateur.com
    barackthebeginner.com
    fauxbama.org
    hesnotready.com
    meetbarackobama.com
    norealexperience.com
    nowecannot.com
    nowecannot.net
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    obamaisliberal.com
    obamaiswrong.com
    obamanotready.com
    obamaspendometer.com
    obamatheamateur.com
    obamathebeginner.com
    yeswecandowhat.com
    yeswecanwhat.com”

  57. After picking apart that mental patient Maureen Dowd today, Bob Somerby reminds us that Oprah magazine toured Dowd’s crib in 2006.

    Wow!

    Who is MoDo’s interior designer? Liberace?

  58. I’m on a mass Hillary con call (3000 participants, supposedly) and Jonathan Mantz says that they’ve raised $10 million since last night.

    They are asking that anyone who hasn’t maxxed out yet — $2300 — contribute this week. If that’s not possible, try to bring in at least one new donor.

    Keep it coming!

  59. Heard another rumor that Elizabeth Edwards may appear with Hillary in NC. No one in either party has the respect and cache that Elizabeth does. This would really turn this thing upside down if it is true. Fingers crossed.

  60. Jim @ 11am:

    Eugene Robinson last night on MSNBC said that Obama couldn’t take Sen Clinton as a running mate because she would murder him.What does it take to get fired these days,saying that a sitting US senator and Presidential candidate is a future murderer is beyond belief.Don’t worry all the boys in the news room hd a good laugh.

    He must have been channeling all the people who commented on the NYT editorial, most of which used incredibly violent imagery — against Hillary.

  61. It’s amazing how the media has become irrelevant to what realistically goes on in this election. Their lies and hatred are being ignored as millions continue to vote for Hillary. I’m starting to welcome the negative coverage. The meaner they get means that their attacks aren’t working and they are pissed. I really think Republicans, even if they hate Hillary, can respect her for being a tough cookie. Tough people can appreciate good competition. Whiners and wimps can’t and that’s why the Democratic Party elite – the wimps who continue to lose except for the Clintons – hate the Clintons because it just proves how incompetent they really are.

  62. MABlue: I saw the interior decorations too. Talk about rooms loaded with crap! Junk all over the place and she admitted to attending flea markets. Out here in Western MA we call them tag sales. Somebody else’s junk if you know what I mean.

  63. Hi again. A few reflections on this fundraising call:

    They really do have a lot of already-maxed out donors. They are asking them to get someone else to max out by the end of the week. They are looking for a big infusion very fast.

    They are also trying to dramatically increase small donation traffic at the website. My impression is that they’ve been able to do that sporadically, but that website donations then drop off until the next big push. It’s not that the support isn’t there, as the last 24 hours demonstrate, but the flow isn’t steady. Why does Obama have steadier traffic at his website. What’s the difference?

    Hillary came on and spoke for a few minutes, and then McAuliffe took over. At some point he was going on and on about emailing friends, and she broke in, unexpectedly, and talked about how important it is to ground requests for donations in a particular anecdote, theme, issue — whatever is important for the fundraiser — and she told an anecdote about a young working mother she met on the campaign trail. It illustrated one of the things I’ve always liked about her: the combination of intense practicality and compassion.

    Back to work for me.

  64. Okay, I expect a halo for this. I just cancelled a lunch date tomorrow with a good friend and am donating the $35.00 I probably would have spent towards Hillary. I had donated on Monday but this is no small sacrifice since I really, really like my Cosmos! And all I am asking is that when she makes her inaugural speech she mentions it because I sure am going to miss my Cosmo.

  65. litigatormom,
    Could they do a recurring-small-contributor drive? I was thinking about making a pledge to do $25 per paycheck (twice a month) Maybe they could do a drive asking people to pledge 5,10,15 — whatever per paycheck? Isn’t there a recurring donation button?

    If they did it as a drive it would be self-sustaining.

  66. Pat, you’re great — that is a HUGE sacrifice. Could you and your friend still meet for a picnic?

  67. Why does Obama have steadier traffic at his website. What’s the difference?

    The media acting as his 527?

  68. Oh, great, it looks like MoDo and I have the same wallcolor, Jicama by Benjamin-Moore.
    What does that say about me? I am so ashamed.

  69. Riverdaughter, you’ll just have to send her a couple of gallons of paint then. What color should it be?

  70. Kbird: Green, obviously.

  71. Note to the cable news media pundits: Everyone in America is watching Dancing with the Stars and American Idol, so you’re just sitting there talking to each other. Have fun.

  72. You guys are so funny.

  73. […] Hunter gets his knickers in a twist and other amusements (by riverdaughter at The Confluence) Dear media, give it up. No one is listening to you anymore. You can try and try and try to make her look like the most vicious harpy in the world but for some reason, voters don’t believe it. They think she’s a mensch. And she did it with much less money. Oh, you can try your coordinated attack against her. Yes, the coordination is obvious. You’re all saying how relentlessly negative she was. But it isn’t working. She’s going to take this fight all the way to the convention if she has to and we’ll be behind her every step of the way. The bloom is off of Obama’s rose. You did the best you could. If you insist on yelling your heads off about her, you too Big Boyz, more and more the public is going to think you’re not tethered to reality. The damn voters will do as the[y] damn well please. […]

  74. […] Hunter gets his knickers in a twist and other amusements (by riverdaughter at The Confluence) Dear media, give it up. No one is listening to you anymore. You can try and try and try to make her look like the most vicious harpy in the world but for some reason, voters don’t believe it. They think she’s a mensch. And she did it with much less money. Oh, you can try your coordinated attack against her. Yes, the coordination is obvious. You’re all saying how relentlessly negative she was. But it isn’t working. She’s going to take this fight all the way to the convention if she has to and we’ll be behind her every step of the way. The bloom is off of Obama’s rose. You did the best you could. If you insist on yelling your heads off about her, you too Big Boyz, more and more the public is going to think you’re not tethered to reality. The damn voters will do as the[y] damn well please. […]

  75. litigatormom – Granted this is purely ancedotal evidence, but most of the Obama contributors I know (myself included) are on monthly contribution plans. It gives hima solid base that reoccurs every month rather than the more ‘fits and starts’ funraising seen by Clinton who is more geared towards one time large donations. Different approaches I suppose.

    Tis interesting reading the ‘other side’ views in some of these posts. Don’t agree with a lot of them, particularly the calls to count MI and FL (they knew the rules, knew the penalty, went ahead anyway, so it’s on them, something I’d be saying even if they went hugely Obama), but it’s nice hearing from a different perspective. Cheers!

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