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April 2nd, 2008
04:51 PM ET

Obama Superdelegate: Dean’s plan to seat Florida delegates won’t work

Editor's note: Jason Rae is a Democratic superdelegate from Wisconsin and has pledged his support to Sen. Barack Obama. He agreed to blog for 360° about his experiences.

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I was glad to see the joint statement today by the DNC and the Florida Democratic Party over the seating of the Florida delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Governor Dean deserves to be applauded for his continuing efforts to make sure that the voters of Florida are heard and represented.

However, I want to urge caution to Governor Dean and the rest of the Florida delegation. The statement says: “We are all committed to doing everything we can to ensure that a Florida delegation is seated in Denver.” The only thing that can be done though is to allow for a revote of some sort, be it through a primary or a party-run caucus. Anything short of that, such as seating the delegations as is, and we open the floodgates for an even messier nomination process in 2012...

The DNC clearly established rules regarding when states could begin holding their nominating contests. That date was February 5. Florida submitted a plan to hold an event on January 29, several days before the window opens. The Florida Democratic Party was given an opportunity to change their event, but refused to do so back in January. They knew the consequences of their actions and I believe it is imperative that we stick by those consequences. Anything short of redoing the vote gives every other state the opportunity to break the DNC rules in 2012 and make the claim, “Well Florida got away with it, so why can’t we?”

Again, I want to thank Governor Dean for his continuing work on this effort. Florida is a crucial state, and we should continue working on this issue. But, at the same time, we need to remember that they did knowingly violate the rules and regulations that were laid out to them. I hope we continue working on this effort, but to me, the only acceptable solution is holding a new nominating contest in Florida.

– Jason Rae, Democratic Superdelegate

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  1. Jennifer

    First of all, I think CNN has been very fair to Hillary. And the deal with Fla. and Michigan, is that if both are seated as is , it disinfranchises the voters who DIDN"T vote because they didn't think it would count. We can't only look at who did vote ,but who DIDN'T vote because of the rules of the primairies. If I was a cheerleader sponser or something I said we are going to have tryouts , but the votes won't really count, but we want the girls to get the experience of trying out, and then we decided to choose winners from those girls and seat a squad anyway, there would be a riot between parents and the school .
    Basically, it wouldn't fly in the real world , and it shouldn't apply in politics; politicians shouldn't be able to change the rules whenever it suits them. Hillary wouldn't give a flip about the 2 states if she were leading.

    April 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  2. Lisa

    We are really making this harder than it needs to be ...

    Simply let both candidates run till the end (calling for one or the other to drop out is not fair to the remaining states yet to vote). Then tally up the popular vote (including Michigan and Florida) – no delegates, no superdelegates, no caucus – just the real, true popluar vote ... and there is your nominee.

    For once, take "politics" out of politics.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  3. D.

    I am a State of Michigan resident. If anything the votes should be split down the middle 1/2 and 1/2 for both candidates to seat Michigan and Florida delegates. Senator Clinton was well aware that the primary's were not going to be held in Michigan and by no means should she receive any votes from our State. My husband and I were Republicans and voted uncommitted in January in order be able to vote for Senator Obama in November. As a former republican voter and an African American woman; I am looking forward to voting for Senator Obama this November. To be perfectly honest, I would not vote for Hillary at all and the reason is, she uses Afro americans as pawns, she is mean spirited, selfish like many women of her caliber I have met and worked with. They have this "All about me Mentality", or I am Entitled. I truly believe Affirmative Action helped more white women than Afro Americans, many of them by no means at all have this attitude but a select few do. I will vote for him not because he is Afro-American but because I believe his spirit is right, he is definitely a gentleman and a scholar, has integrity, someone we could look up to for a President one who I believe truly cares about all people not just for what they can do for him. This status quo has to stop in our society, favoritism is wrong. All of us are human beings and we all are equal in this World, although some cultures still do not want to believe it. Racism is evil!!!!!!! God Bless

    April 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  4. Andrea

    OK. Let's get Constitutional. The popular vote should be all that is needed. That includes Florida and Michigan. Re-do Fl and Mich, then tally up the votes for the whole shebang, and Presto! You got a nominee! They should have done that with Al Gore, and the country would be in a much better position than it is now.

    Andrea in Florida

    April 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  5. Katherine

    I am from Florida, will someone please explain how having the choice of noncommitted or Clinton on the Florida ballot means that Obamas name was on the ballot? Michigan would not dare say let the vote count because Obamas name was not on the ballot! How can the choice of uncommitted mean a vote for Obama?

    April 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  6. Ann, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    I was a big supporter of Hillary. She had many of us fooled. It was very hurtful to know that she does not want positive voters. All we are worth to her is a big fat lie. NOW HERE IS A NEW, ENERGETIC AND STRONG VOICE: VOTE OBAMA

    April 3, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
  7. Jason, Texas

    If Dean seat the Florida and/or Michigan delegates, two things will happen.... First, the DNC will prove that it has no teeth when it comes to enforcing election mandates. Therefore, states will take that to mean they can do whatever they want and get away with it. Second, this is obviously a Clinton back room deal that she is trying to push simply because she is behind and feels entitled to the White House. She broke the rules by placing her name on ballots in these states and she even campaigned in Michigan. Sorry folks, but seat delegates from these states sends Clinton a message that she can do what she wants when she wants and then get away without consequences later.

    Furthermore, the person in this who has obeyed the rules and not campaigned or placed his name on ballots was Obama. So, we are to punish those who follow the rules and award those who don't? Sorry, but this mentality is a central reason why there is so much wrong with our culture. If anything, we are sending our children an awful message that reinforces the idea of the privileged and the stepping on those who follow rules and laws, painting them as weak.

    April 3, 2008 at 10:56 am |
  8. danine

    this is to all you (so called) democrates that are going to change your votes to McCain in november umm hes a republican if you are a democrate thats what you should vote. or your are just as much a
    flip floper as hilary

    April 3, 2008 at 10:40 am |
  9. John

    Florida and Michigan made their collective beds, knew the potential connsequences yet voluntarily ignored them. Lest we forget, the Republican's also punished those states for thumbing their noses at the rules. I cannot envision a situation wherein any of the proposed resolutions turn our favorably. I am predicting a Katrinaesque flood of lawyers descending upon Florida and Michigan. At this point, nothing could be more harmful for this party.

    April 3, 2008 at 9:19 am |
  10. John

    Contrary to what many of the others have said, I think CNN has done a far more fair job than any of the other networks as far as balancing coverage and refraining from subtly or not so subtly (depending upon your network of choice) endorsing any one candidate.

    Any argument that Anderson Cooper's interview with Sen. Obama demonstrates bias is unfounded in that he openly invited Sen. Clinton to participate in the same "day with a candidate" type interview.

    I honestly think you get more from these type indepth interviews than you can from the interviews where talking points are regurgitated and sound bites are made.

    By the way, I am a life long Dem., but have NO idea what I am going to do in this race.

    April 3, 2008 at 9:15 am |
  11. Claudette, TX

    I will NEVER vote for Obama. He is the unknown factor. I would vote for McCain if it came down to it. I'm not swayed by sunshine speeches NOR am I swayed by the media or anyone else in which candidate I think could do the most for the American people. Like grandma always said, "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't"!

    April 3, 2008 at 9:06 am |
  12. Belvie Douglas

    Watched your bit on Florida/Michigan delegates, Anderson Cooper and, man, you outdid yourself on this one.

    While it is totally obvious that you are an Obamaite, the LEAST you could do is to show respect to Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz.
    You interruped and cut her off to give the floor to the Obama dude who did exactly what his "american idol" does – talk without saying anything. We were actually getting information from Schultz and you just couldn't take that, could you?

    I used to watch your show and admired your objectivity. WHERE DID IT GO? Some change within yourself or is it your Boss who is making an Obamaite mouthpiece out of you?

    What a waste. You had potential of being a great journalist.

    April 3, 2008 at 5:53 am |
  13. Rudy

    Anderson: The media will elect the new president. CNN has endorsed Obama as the new president with its biased election coverage. Why bother to vote?

    April 3, 2008 at 3:43 am |
  14. Monika

    News should not potray gossip or present bias-Journalism 101.

    Anderson please present the facts and let the chips fall. Polls at this stage change so much that it is not worth mentioning. It also matters how polling is done. Gallop polls count, but they also change.

    BTW there is a new video on You tube regarding OBAMA trying to change pledged delegate minds. Please check it out.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:14 am |
  15. CAT

    I get so angry when I think of Florida. Your state screwed up the election in 2000 and is trying to do so again. Take responsibility and get rid of your elected officials. Your primary election was not fair but your representatives insisted that your state should move to the head of the line. If a revote is what you Floridians want, pay for it yourself. Otherwise, split the vote and be happy that your delegates will be seated. And for goodness sakes, remember this in the next elections. And lay off Anderson. I have seen Kiki McClean and other representatives for Hillary on every panel.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:05 am |
  16. Becky

    I am not necessarily politically savvy, however, in regards to the Florida delegate count, why is there so much controversy? If the state held primary votes without the approval of the DNC and most voters were aware that their votes may not count, and decided to not go to the polls – how is splitting the delegates votes fair? Neither democratic candidate campaigned there. There was a high voter turn-out (as has been reflected nationwide), but how much higher would it have been if they knew now what they knew then? My belief is, some of the voters, as many have, may have changed their minds at this point in the race. Or had the candidates campaigned, would the voters have a different view? Is there no other solution to the controversy than this? How about a re-vote (at the candidates expense)? Or maybe penalizing the state (which by the way, has been a controversial state in a few of the past elections, can someone say nepotism and George W?) I guess my point is no one should benefit, unless there is a revote. Then the playing field will be fair. Let's put the ball back in the voter's hands and not the political machines. Better yet, let's see what happens in the democratic candidacy in the next few weeks and decide on a viable candidate. The longer this race is drawn out, the more ground the Repulblican Party gains. Just a middle-class, stay-at-home mom, small business owner's opinion...

    April 3, 2008 at 1:58 am |
  17. Gary --Florida

    Anderson,

    If the Democratic party actuall splits Florida and Michican 50/50...can you imagine how many Democrats will be angry with that decision? It will be better to let the votes not count for crying out loud. At least this way Howard Dean can blame the States for messing up with the process.
    What is the point of splitting the delegates when it gets both candidates no where? Obama will still have a slight lead...and you will have very angry Democrats.
    The Truth is that Obama just does not want a recount of the votes because he is afraid of losing another big state's popular vote.

    By the way, I am neither side of the Democratic party...I just thought I point out one of the most ridiculous things that I have heard on your show for a long time

    Gary
    Long time viewer

    April 3, 2008 at 1:46 am |
  18. Nathan

    Obama has not narrowed the lead to 9-points! You are not reporting on the MARGIN OF ERROR.

    Clinton led in Pennsylvania 53 to Obama's 41 percent. With a 2.5 percent margin of error.

    NOW: Clinton leads in Pennsylvania 50 to Obama's 41 percent... THAT'S WITHIN THE MARGIN OF ERROR.

    And note, Obama's score DID NOT RISE!

    So Clinton has a lead somewhere between 50 and 53 percent... EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE LAST POLL!

    April 3, 2008 at 1:22 am |
  19. Sherwood M.

    Jason:

    You have portrayed yourself as this WIDE EYED clean hands young man lucky to be a Super Delegate...not exactly true now is it Jason?
    You actually were involved in the voting that dictated what state could hold what primary when, are acutally supporting Obama because his wishes for Florida and Michigan would preserve the DNC power base of which you are a part of. Let's have some full disclosure here before you trot out to the camera's all these times acting all WIDE EYED and innocent.

    April 3, 2008 at 12:48 am |
  20. Brandon

    Mrs. Clinton is the best person for the job! I think as soon they come to a unstanding , they will make the right choice and pick Hillary!! Ameicans want Mrs. Clinton.

    April 3, 2008 at 12:13 am |
  21. carla

    why is there a question to florida and mich.....they broke the rules ....it cannot be undone.......what is happening to america .no rules in sports no rules by the lawmakers who make the rules......stop already .......and move on .........no big deal we knew the delegates would not be allowed to participate and so did they.....dean should be a man and follow the rules. ...............what

    April 2, 2008 at 11:50 pm |
  22. Joe

    Marcia, Pennsylvania April 2nd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

    I heard the Republicans have been finding more dirt on Obama and can’t wait to use it. Should he be elected as the Democratic Nominee, he will have a steep uphill battle for the presidency. They will twist his campaign around to their advantage. And I don’t believe he’ll make it to the top of that hill.

    Hillary is more electable than Obama.

    April 2, 2008 at 11:45 pm |
  23. Bryan Sheckman, North Andover, MA

    Of course two of the largest and most populous states in the union should have a say in the nominating process. But we have to play on a level playing field. Once Hillary saw she was falling behind in this race, she changed her tune and wanted these virtual non-votes to count. Obama's name wasn't even on the Michigan ballot for g-d's sake, and both candidates were told by the DNC not to campaign in Florida.

    Why has there been no discussion of the possibility of a "focused trial debate" that was suggested by Todd Domke in the Boston Globe ("A Way to Fix the Stalemate," March 27, 2008)?

    April 2, 2008 at 11:43 pm |
  24. carrieinVa

    David-are you kidding? Hillary- whom i beleive coined the term "Republican attack machine" has been going up against them – and succeeding for years–Obama has not been tested nationally – and given not just the racist comments, but particularly the ant-American rants of Obama's long-time pastor, friend, mentor and spiritual guide -he will energize not just Republicans but many Americans like my self who do not trust him on patriotism,national security, judgement (his basic argument for election)and are determined, inspite of the liberal(and he is the number 1 liberal in the US senate so it's no surprize)that he not be our next president.

    April 2, 2008 at 11:41 pm |
  25. Yasmin

    I would hate to be Obama campaigning in Florida after not supporting a re-vote in Florida. All I can say is "Good Luck" because you can bet that if Florida doesn't get a real and meaningful voice in the Democratic nomination process, Floridians will vote McCain. And if you think it will never happen – think again.

    McCain is quite acceptable to many democrats – especially those who want to send a message.

    April 2, 2008 at 11:36 pm |
  26. M. Singha

    Shame on Barack Obama! Dr. King would be extremely disappointed with an African American blackmailing and relinquishing the rights of any human being the right to vote.

    April 2, 2008 at 11:35 pm |
  27. david

    I really don't understand why all of a sudden Mrs. Clinton wants the delegates to be seated! I mean truthfully if the shoe was on the other foot and she had the lead we really be going through this uproar about seating Michigan and Florida! Now rules do matter and per the rules all voters including myself knew that when we went to the polls on election day that our votes weren't gonna count, so why Mrs. Clinton do you really want the votes to be counted? Is it that you see yourself about to lose a race that you really thought was won before it even started? Or is it because you promised Florida resident in your victory speech that you will do whatever it takes to seat Florida and Michigan, and can't wait until you get to the national convention and see those states in your winning column! Now what they really need to focus is the poor communities full of drug infested criminals, or fast food resturant workers that can't afford health insurance or 401k, because they aren't paid enough! Its like they have forgotten about the American people and are more focued on the numbers! I support OBAMA because he is the only candidate that seems to be for bringing America back and stop this Bush Cheney lobbying system!

    April 2, 2008 at 11:35 pm |
  28. Debbie Starling

    If all of the Candidates were not on the ballot in Florida how is it a fair election from the people of Florida. If there were no votes for Obama then there are no Delegates for Obama. I think if their are Delegates seated at the convention for Obama, than it's politics as usual. ALL A LIE! ALL A MESS!!! They should not be seated!!!

    Keeping them honest!!!!

    April 2, 2008 at 11:26 pm |
  29. deb in az

    what is democratic about not letting fl and mi votes count? i have always been a democrat.....is the democratic party making their own rules and not following the constitution? jason what have you learned about the sen from chicago? i have watched several of his speaches and the only plan i have seen are a carbon copy of sen clintons.....except for the fact his plan is going to cost 800 billion....ive heard him say that coal should be taxed......well my electric bill is high enough....it seems to me that having him for president will put the country in the worst shape than its ever been......well he can always invite wright to the white house to pray........i cannot believe that the democratic party would try to peddle this joke of a candidate on the american people.......

    April 2, 2008 at 11:19 pm |
  30. kay

    I think Jason is like a lot of Obama supporters.They are the only ones that count.
    His candidate ran ads in Fla. and that was not suppose to happen ,those ads are called campaigning.Yes, they would be happy to split the votes because Obama didn't win those states.
    We must count all votes not just Obama's.

    April 2, 2008 at 11:15 pm |
  31. Todd from Michigan

    A Florida and Michigan primary, which followed the rules, originally, would have given Senator Clinton a lead in the delegates and the popular vote. Senator Obama would be the one playing catch up. Needless to say, the rules were broken by GOP legislatures to diminish the momentum of Hillary. Now we can not come to a reasonable solution, meaning a fair Democratic primary, because Obama's machine knows the results would immensely favor Clinton. How can we disenfranchise nearly 9% of the nation’s Democratic vote and expect to win in the general election. Obama knows a revote would give Senator Clinton a minimum win of a 60% to 40% in both states and put Clinton ahead in the popular vote and perhaps the delegates. I understand, why Obama would not agree to let our states vote and cause him to be in a potentially losing position? Both candidates want to win, respectfully so, but let the delegates be seated fairly – representative of the voters in each state. Florida and Michigan are dominated by Clinton supporters and well-suited for her; a primary revote will confirm these facts, so splitting the state’s delegates is purely senseless. One additional fact is the Automatic (Super) Delegates need to look at Senator Clinton’s favorability in the states where she can carry the core Democratic constituency, necessary for the general election. Right now, if Hillary and Barack were running the past states as primaries in a winner take all format, the race for the nomination would be in favor of Hillary. Fairness is all I ask. I applaud Mr. Dean’s attempt to bring the party together towards a solution and hope if legislative measures are needed, the Dems can convince the GOP legislatures in MI and FL to amend their election rules to get the Democratic primary votes to count. If we can send men to the moon, I think our great country can conduct a fair re-vote for two states essential for our Democratic Party and National well-being. The whole process has favored Obama from the beginning, from open caucuses to verifiable media bias, so how can we say we have fairly nominated the best Democratic candidate for the general election against John McCain. Mr. Dean, I submit a solution to run 10 to 20 independent polls by legitimate polling agencies to determine how to seat the delegates after all the other primaries are concluded, if we can not get the desired revote and conform to party rules. My passport is ready, if this problem can not be resolved fairly. We are a union of 50 states the last time I counted.

    April 2, 2008 at 11:12 pm |
  32. Trish

    The DNC clearly established rules regarding when states could begin holding their nominating contests. That date was February 5. Florida submitted a plan to hold an event on January 29, several days before the window opens. The Florida Democratic Party was given an opportunity to change their event, but refused to do so back in January. They knew the consequences of their actions and I believe it is imperative that we stick by those consequences. FL & MI should not be counted. Sorry, but rules are rules.....

    April 2, 2008 at 11:06 pm |
  33. Khalil

    Dump the Superdelegates and the Electoral College! They are both contrary to our Constitution. The constitutional priciple is 'One man, one vote'! And, the 'stale' argument of due consideration for smaller, less populous states, particularly regarding the Electoral College, is irrelevant. The presidential nomination and election process is not a matter of state representation. It is an election for the president of the entire nation, all the people. And, in this case, majority rules. The issue of state representation was resolved in the structure of the congress, where smaller, less populous states were given equal representation with an equal number, (2), in the Senate.

    Regarding the issue of the seating of the Florida and Michigan delegates, the party rules and nomination schedule was clear to all before these two state party organizations decided to 'buck the rider'. We are a nation of laws and rules and regulations. Without which, we would have anarchy and chaos. Having said this, nobody wants to disenfranchise any voter. But, the solution has to be fair to both candidates, considering past and current factors. It certainly would not be fair to one candidate, to seat the delegates of a 'renegade' state, especially when that candidates name wasn't on the ballot! Both candidates are dedicated to full participation for all voters. The solution should be resolved with both candidates and the national organization.

    One more point, ANDERSON, when discussing the 'tactics' used by the candidates to 'convince' the superdelegates to support them, you referred to Hillary's campaign as The ClintonS, on more than one occassion. Is this an admission on your part, or, the part of CNN that Hillary has a distinct advantage with her 'three-pronged' campaign?

    April 2, 2008 at 11:02 pm |
  34. An American

    No fifty-fifty count for Florida or Michigan that is the same as doing nothing. Who ever would make a rule that two of our states wouldn't have their votes counted. How unAmerican is that ??????????
    THIS IS STILL AMERICA, REMEMBER.

    April 2, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  35. Harry

    It may be all a moot point.

    HIllary's 3am economy ad in Pa. will backfire, in my opinion.

    3 am red phone ads denote one of 2 things.

    1. The problem has abruptly appeared, and needs a quick response. (When dealing with the economy, there should never have been a 3am call necessary. Even I knew that housing was in trouble 2 years ago and that we were looking at another S&L crisis and government bailout. Oddly McCain's name came up then and is relevant now.... hnm!!)

    2. Apparently, Hillary is going to wait lil late at night, when we are all asleep and do her deeds. She never seems to want her activities to come to the light of day. (That scares me!!)

    Harry
    Ky.

    April 2, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  36. carrieinVa

    The fact that there has been no re-vote in Florida is unacceptble.If none is arranaged then they should be seated as voted. Although there was no campaiging, both candidates were on the ballot.Obama can not say that no one knew who he was because he had already won Iowa and South Carolina , participated in Nationally Televised Debates and been the subject as he continues to be of endless positive press.Michigan is messier, but don't forget the Obama campaign urged voters to vote for "other"I think it was and that got 40% of the vote. What's truly unacceptable is that Michigan had a plan to re-vote that the DNC had approved but the Obama campaign blocked it because they decided it wasn't in their interest. What about the voters?

    April 2, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  37. Robert

    Mr Rae, Initially I was impressed that a 21 year old held the position of "Super Delegate"! What a huge responsibility for one so young. Most 21 year olds are still trying to determine their own course & heading in life, NOT the course of our country and its future. You hold a share of responsibility for our future. I'm a dedicated Democrat, have been all of my 50+ years, but should Mr Obama be selected as our Democratic nominee for president, I will Not vote the D. Party ticket! Vote your concience sir, but let your concience be your guide and God help us!!!

    April 2, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Georgia Gilbert

    I agree that split of the Michigan and Florida votes would seem fai, especially since Senator Obama was not on the Florida Ballot. To permit Senator Clinton to have the delegates seated when only her name was on the Florida ballot is totally unfair, as well as selfish on her part. Is she really for the party or for Senator Hillary Clinton at any cost?

    Initially, I felt that I might be a Clinton supporter. This has now changed and simply because of Senator Clinton's Attitude. She, of all people should know -Attitude is everything. Change Your Attitutude and Change Your Whole Way of Life.

    April 2, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  39. Nicholas

    Let Florida stand There were 3 candidates on the ballot and 1.7 million Floridians went out and voted What is so undemocratic about that? Floridians didn't need to have all the candidates campaign in Florida we do view the national media Please let the votes and delegates stand. Michigan might be a different story since not all the candidates were on the ballot however Florida should stand

    April 2, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  40. Terri

    What about all the people in Florida who didn’t vote because they were told that it wouldn’t count? No one mentions them, but I’ve talked with friends who are in this situation.

    April 2, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  41. PS

    Dear Mr. Cooper:
    Why wasn't this outrage over the FLA and MI delegates not raised by the Clinton campaign when it first happened? Please stop covering this issue now when there is no outcome that could be fair other than following the rules that were put in place by the DNC BEFORE the first FLA and MI primaries were scheduled. It is insulting to hear the Clinton surrogates complain that it was not the fault of the Democrats that the dates were moved up. Of course it was – the people in those states voted for GOP leadership and now they should be held accountable so next time they will pick their leadership more thoughfully. Please stop giving these folks a voice when their time to speak with courage has long past. Thank you! PS in Lake George, NY

    April 2, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  42. Franky

    Is no surprise that he wants to party... Is crazy...LOL!

    April 2, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  43. OJ

    To Becky:

    I would like you to explain to everyone how Hillary got her votes "fair and square" in Florida and Michigan. The DNC asked all of the candidates to take their names off the ballots, which Obama did; Hillary is the one who did not comply with the party's request in Michigan. Each state that has had a chance to get to know Obama when he has campaigned there has shown a dramatic increase in his support. Please make an intelligent comment backed by something more substantial than the equivalent of "I know you are but what am I". No wonder Hillary's camp has gone after the 'uneducated vote', I can see all those people come out with the same garbage arguments each and every time.

    Obama '08

    April 2, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  44. Hillary voter

    PA. Please be mindful when voting that Obama is there trying to steal away the white male vote. We urge you to stay with Hillary and also help the states that are following you that are waiting to vote for Hillary.
    We are hopeful that Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina will also be ther waiting to move Hillary on into the White House. Then on to OR and the rest of the states.

    We believe with all our heart that Hillary can blow McCain out of the race. Democrats we need to get this right or we are surely going to loss the White House in November. Super Delegates you had better get your act together or you will be facing four more years of Republicans and maybe eight . Hillary for 08 or McCain

    April 2, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
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