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What do you mean, “You didn’t know?”

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ELECTION ‘08: Obama won 24 out of 35 races

That’s America right there. Those light blue states that are Obama’s. He won America. He has even outshone the Republican candidates in traditionally strong Republican strongholds.

The darker blue states (save OK) are the states that traditionally vote Democrat, regardless of who’s on the ticket. Those are Clinton states.

I don’t care how much the Clinton’s campaign tries to say that they won “the important states”. I would think that Clinton supporters in those other 11 states would feel a bit hurt at that. The Clinton’s campaign has told us that black voters don’t count as much, that activists don’t represent the electorate. They’ve said that Obama supporters don’t work on weekends (?) and that caucuses are undemocratic (except, I’m assuming for NV where they won). Then they said that the only people voting for Obama are “latte-liberals”. Keep in mind, that if Clinton wins the nomination, she’s going to need these groups and states that don’t count to beat McCain, because clearly she can’t get more than he does in these states.

In the past 4 days, the Clinton campaign has lost 8 races. Even with free press from MSNBC and now CNN, she still lost 8 races. She wants to change the rules mid-game and count the delegates from MI and FL who weren’t supposed to be counted. While she is still using race-baiting tactics, her supporters are crying sexism because people saying the truth about her campaign. No, I’m NOT talking about the Schuster remark. I’m talking about those people who whine about her treatment in the media. Today. She’s gotten a Bush free pass this whole past year. The moment her campaign stumbles, it’s going to be covered. If you’re a female, when you mess up up, it’s NOT sexism to point it out. Those who say it is are fucking morons. These people expect Clinton to be treated differently because she’s a woman. I call bullshit on that. She’s withstood more criticisms and insults in the 90s and I know that some of these same people defending Clinton today were calling her a “bitch” a year ago, 6 months ago, 3 months ago. So don’t feign any type of female solidarity all of a sudden just because you have issues with a black man running for president.

“Oops. I didn’t know I couldn’t talk about you.”

ELECTION ‘08: Obama wins Maine

So that’s 5 in a row. Though the Clinton campaign is using the Giuliani Election Strategy: Lose, Lose, Lose big and set your sights down the road. It worked for Guiliani.


AUGUSTA, Maine - Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic Party’s Maine caucuses on Sunday, grabbing a majority of delegates as the state’s Democrats overlooked the snowy weather and turned out in heavy numbers for municipal gatherings.

With 70 percent of the participating precincts reporting, Obama had 57 percent of the vote, while Clinton had 42 percent.

I know that most of you didn’t click that link above, so I got a screen cap of what has been on MSNBCs page for the past 14 hours:


That’s right in a state with .8% black people, MSNBC found that one black person in Maine, who just happens to be African and runs that photo.  I guess this means, the calm Mrs. Clinton down, beyond the 3 on-air apologies, the hour-long documentary on her, and the full acceptance of anything coming out of the campaign without challenging or questioning it, MSNBC has now picked up the Clinton’s race-baiting tactics (again).

At any rate, it wasn’t a stomping like yesterday’s races, but it shows that Clinton’s tears didn’t work in Maine either.

Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
Obama 1,878 59% 0
Clinton 1,305 41% 0
Uncommitted 17 1%  

I must admit to being shocked about this. I just got home and wondered about the Maine caucuses. I thought for sure that Clinton has Maine locked up. I know the Clinton team thought they did too, just from the memos being sent out. Naturally, 5 losses in a row means heads are rolling.

The finaly totals are below.

Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
Obama 2,079 59% 0
Clinton 1,396 40% 0
Uncommitted 18 1%  

ELECTION ‘08: Man, Obama punked out

According to The Page, Obama agreed to two more debates.  He agreed to give The Clinton’s 2 90 minutes shots of free publicity.  That’s some bullshit. One of them is even in Ohio where she really needs the free publicity.  Who in the halibut on the Obama team thought this was a good idea.  Let her fly her ass all over the country and campaign.  They got money.  You know, the Obama team better not start buying her ads.  Let the GOP do that.  Again.

You know what?  He better bring it.  He needs to be the awesome Obama of the last debate, not the polite stutterer of the first debates.  Because remember, she was complaining about the number of debates back in August.  It wasn’t until she had to dig into her pocketbook that free publicity more debates was important.

ELECTION ‘08: Dolla dolla bill ya (the remix)


That’s what I woke to this morning. Sweet. MSNBC put up a story about this:

NEW ORLEANS - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama has raised $7.2 million for his presidential campaign since the first polls closed on Super Tuesday night, his campaign said Thursday, a remarkable figure that is causing concern among supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

ELECTION ‘08: Dolla dolla bill ya

I got an email from the Clinton’s campaign this morning:

Let’s meet this moment with bold action worthy of those who have put their faith in us. We are setting a big goal for the next three days: raise $3 million to fund our history-making campaign.

Contribute today to help us reach $3 million in three days.

Keep in mind that was sent before it was disclosed that the Clinton’s loaned $5M of their own money to their campaign.

Later in the day, a blog post was entered on the Obama website:

The Clinton infusion of $5 million — and there are reports it could end up being as much as $20 million — will give them huge resources for the next set of primaries and caucuses.

Thanks to you, we have raised more than $3 million since the polls closed on February 5th. But we have no choice — we must match their $5 million right now.

Can you believe that? The Clinton campaign wants to raise in 3 days what the Obama campaign raised in less than15 hours.

UPDATE: I was over at The Field and it seems that the $5M The Clinton’s gave their campaign was already spent. They tried to make it like the $5M was just to push on through these next few states, but I guess it wasn’t.

Considering that Clinton began the month of January, according to Federal Elections Commission filings, with exactly $5 million in unpaid debts (including $1.9 million to pollster Mark Penn’s consulting firm), and the acknowledgement in Clinton’s statement today that the money was used to campaign (and presumably purchase television ads) in Tsunami Tuesday states, guess what? That bundle of five million smackers is already gone.


It’s no great mystery why the Clinton campaign didn’t announce the $5 million loan before voters went to the polls yesterday. But the fact that it all went down last week means that the money has already been spent, and the Clinton campaign is back in the red all over again.

Remember the Jan. 31st debates? At the end of the debate, Sen. Clinton plugged her TV show and website. Many of us were left scratching our heads. That was unbecoming of a presumptive frontrunner and some of us were trying to figure out how much that hour buy cost the campaign. Considering that large swaths of America don’t even have cable, let alone the Hallmark channel, it was a very optimistic buy. Now, we understand why.

As for the Obama campaign, well you should just check this graphic:


I snagged this from the donation page at 9:23pm PST.

And yes, I love the first two lines a little more than the dollar amount.  To see current totals, go to the main info page.  As of 9:40pmPST the total is now $6,173,615.

ELECTION ‘08: Clinton money woes

See, this is why you don’t tap out your big donors a year before any meaningful election. The Clinton’s campaign already took a page from the Romney Book of Campaign Financing and it seems that now they’re referencing the Giuliani Book of Belt Tightening:

Includes campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle.

That’s the entire story. So far. We’ll see if anyone picks it up in the next few hours and what tomorrow’s headlines look like.

Confirmed by CNN:

UPDATE: CNN’s Candy Crowley confirms some senior Clinton campaign staff members have agreed to go without pay for a month.


WASHINGTON - Some of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign staff have voluntarily chosen to work without pay this month, NBC News confirmed Wednesday.

ELECTION ‘08: Clinton loaned campaign $5M


It’s been confirmed that the Clinton’s have “loaned” their campaign $5M at the end of January.   From Marc Ambinder:

“Late last month Senator Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million.The loan illustrates Sen. Clinton’s commitment to this effort and to ensuring that our campaign has the resources it needs to compete and win across this nation. We have had one of our best fundraising efforts ever on the web today and our Super Tuesday victories will only help in bringing more support for her candidacy.”

That makes her ploy of a debate a week look even more desperate for free publicity.  I don’t think Obama should give in to this debate strategy.  They ignored small donors at her own peril.  They could have tapped into the upper-middle class black voter checkbook, but they had to go all KKK (again) on black people.  Over at Booman Tribune, Real History Lisa writes:

If I were on Obama’s campaign, I’d suggest he spin it like this:

Of course Hillary wants more debates. That’s free advertising, and she can’t match us in fundraising. I don’t see the point in giving her any free advertising, especially when she’s already the better known candidate.

We’ve debated. We’ve both got our platforms and positions posted.

I want to spend time with the people who have contributed to my campaign. She wants to spend time with the pundits to get free airtime.

Sorry, Hillary, I can’t help you there. I’ve got a campaign to run. You’re on your own.

Damn skippy.

CA Primary Election

I have about 5 posts that are almost ready to go, but before I post them, I want to do a quick rundown of the propositions on the CA Ballot and the LA City items.

I’m a Democrat, but with iniatives/propositions, I usually break away from the party.  The legislature of CA does not do it’s job, instead the people of CA are usually forced to vote on things the legislature have been elected to do.  Because of rampant and ongoing misconduct with the tax dollars of our state, I now reflexively vote against anything that asks for money, especially school bonds here in Los Angeles.  Until the areas with the most defective and ineffective schools get help first, I refuse to vote for school bonds so that I can watch an upscale middle school in Santa Monica get a brand new video lab.

The next few posts will be dedicated to each ballot proposition. I know that too many people go into the voting booth, ignorant of the details of these propositions, unaware of how much power they hold in that Inka-Dot.

Did you vote today?

This is the first election day in eons that I don’t have anything to vote for. I live in Los Angeles and it seems every March, June and November (at least since ‘00), we’ve voting for something. Neither the city or county have anything on the ballot, so there’s no voting going on in my district today. Must admit. It’s kinda weird. I still want an “I voted” sticker.