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NO WE WON’T at 8:00pm EST Tonight!

I don’t know about you but I am soooo happy that Sheri is back.  Her show last Sunday was fantastic!  And so was Darragh’s Meet me in Denver with her guest Dr. Saharra Bledsoe last Saturday.  If you have a chance, go listen to both.  You won’t be disappointed.

Tonight, Sheri’s guest is Heidi Li Feldman of Heidi Li’s Potpourri and The Denver Group.  Heidi’s got the scoop on the rules and regulations of the DNC and their likelihood of being followed.  I’ll also be filling in for Will.  Should be fun!  Tune into NO WE WON’T on blogtalkradio at 8PM EST.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones, fearless leader and friend, RIP

UPDATE:  It’s true.  AP reports Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones passed away.  A truly sad day for all of us. 

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Cleveland Clinic official says Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio has died. 

Clinic spokeswoman Eileen Sheil says Tubbs Jones died at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm that burst and left her with limited brain function.

The 58-year-old Tubbs Jones was the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress and a strong critic of the Iraq war. She suffered the hemorrhage while driving her car in her east side district Tuesday evening.

UPDATE: There are conflicting reports, some news sources claim that Rep Tubbs Jones has passed away, others say she’s on life support at this time:

Heroic Ohioan trailblazer and one of Hillary Clinton’s closest friends and supporters, US Ohio Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones passed away due to complications of a sudden aneurysm.  More updates will be made on this story.


U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones was in a hospital Wednesday but no details on her condition were released.

Tubbs Jones, 58, was taken to the Cleveland Clinic’s Huron Hospital in East Cleveland late Tuesday, said hospital spokeswoman Joyce Persuad. She said family members asked that no other information be made public about the five-term Democrat.

Cleveland television stations reported Wednesday that the congresswoman was taken to the hospital after police found her in a car along a road in Cleveland Heights. Police Chief Martin Lentz did not immediately return a message seeking comment Wednesday.

From Wikipedia:

Stephanie Tubbs Jones (born September 10, 1949) is a Democratic politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, for the 11th District of Ohio. The district encompasses most of downtown and eastern Cleveland and many of the eastern suburbs in Cuyahoga County including Euclid, Cleveland Heights, and Shaker Heights. The first African American woman to be elected to Congress from Ohio, she was generally described as a liberal Democrat.

On December 19, 2006, Tubbs Jones was named Chairwoman of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for the 110th Congress. Tubbs Jones was also a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

UPDATE:  Video from CBS News

UPDATE:  H/T to Piper at Just Say No Deal and HireHeels.com for capturing Stephanie in Pennsylvania on 4/21/08 campaigning tirelessly for Hillary Clinton:

Please send her family and supporters your condolences through Stephanie’s website, by clicking here.

Wednesday: Signs of things to come?

This is Obama vs McCain Electoral College Map, Aug 20, 2008:

Electoral Votes: Obama 263, McCain 261

And here is a snapshot of the Electoral College Map from Aug. 20, 2004:

Kerry 301, Bush 213

Electoral Votes: Kerry 301, Bush 213

We all know how 2004 turned out.  It sure looked like a cake walk back then, didn’t it?  It looks like an uphill struggle today, especially when you consider that back on June 20, Obama was leading McCain 317 to 194.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

And fallen.

Get a clue, DNC.

Update: Ayayayay!  Pumaalliance says it’s worse than we think.  RealClearPolitics has a more chilling electoral college map of the latest polls and it ain’t pretty.  McCain leads Obama 274-264.  Oh, and then there was the little matter of the latest LATimes Poll released last night.  Yeah, yeah, it’s the LATimes but in *this* instance, its poll is not an outlier.  Obama leads McCain by a whisper,  45-43.

HELLLLOOO, DNC!  Obama is supposed to be cleaning the floor with McCain.  The Republicans are radioactive this year, remember?

Jeez!  Dean Democrats better wake up and smell the Starbucks.  If you don’t want to win the White House this year, get out of the way for the woman who does.