Posts Tagged ‘vote’

Hillary Supporters Still Not Onboard With Obama

July 14, 2008 Comments off

Poll Shows A Problem

Barack Obama on the cover of Ebony magazine

Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency, Barack Obama, is on the cover of this month’s Ebony, which is an enduring magazine. I must say – this is one of their best covers – very stunning. I also want to read that “Women Of Gospel” article.

In other news, the fall out from Hillary Clinton’s divisive tactics during the primaries is still being felt, as she has solidly divided the Democratic Party.

Hillary Clinton

She still has a lot of work to do to repair what she and Bubba did when they got carried away in her failed bid for the nomination. Race never should have been introduced into this or any election, as it has nothing to do with making a successful leader:

Poll: Some Clinton supporters still not embracing Obama

WASHINGTON (CNN) — One week after Sen. Hillary Clinton made a public show of unity with Sen. Barack Obama, a new survey suggests supporters of the New York senator are increasingly less likely to follow her lead.
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appear at a unity rally in Unity, New Hampshire, in June.

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appear at a unity rally in Unity, New Hampshire, in June.

A growing number of Clinton supporters polled say they may stay home in November instead of casting their ballot for Obama, an indication the party has yet to coalesce around the Illinois senator four weeks after the most prolonged and at times divisive primary race in modern American history came to a close.


Young U.S. Voters Undecided On Candidates’ Wives

July 14, 2008 Comments off

Michelle, wife of Democratic nominee Barack Obama

The youth vote could make or break the 2008 U.S. presidential election, depending on turn out at the polls in November. A new article explores how young voters view the candidates’ wives and in turn them as politicians.

Cindy, wife of Republican nominee, John McCain

Young voters split on Michelle Obama, don’t know Cindy McCain

WASHINGTON–Barack Obama may have a handle on the younger demographic, but apparently his wife still has some work to do.

According to an AP-Yahoo News opinion poll released this week, 34 percent of young adults ages 18 to 34 have an unfavorable impression of Michelle Obama. This compares with 27 percent of young people who view her favorably and 39 percent who said they aren’t informed enough about her to comment either way.

Just 18 percent of young people polled view Cindy McCain unfavorably, a slightly lower figure than the 22 percent who said they have a positive impression of her. But Cindy McCain remains more of a mystery to most young voters—59 percent of 18-to-34-year-olds said they don’t know enough about her to form an impression.

Why is Michelle Obama so polarizing, and why is Cindy McCain so unfamiliar?

Hillary Clinton Is Up A Creek

June 3, 2008 Comments off

…And The DNC Refuses To Give Her A Paddle

Chelsea to Hillary Clinton: you know we lost, right.
Hillary to Chelsea Clinton: yes, but keep smiling like nothing happened and maybe no one will notice.

The DNC has decided to halve the votes from the states of Florida And Michigan, who are being penalized for moving up primaries. As a result, Barack Obama gained, “67 pledged delegates from Florida and 59 from Michigan” and Hillary Clinton received “105 pledged delegates from Florida and 69 from Michigan.”

Barack Obama currently has 2,078 delegates, while Hillary Clinton has 1,915. Once again, Obama is still way ahead of her, by 174 delegates, putting him only 40 away from the nomination that requires 2,118.

Also being disputed is Hillary Clinton claiming the popular vote. An AP article contends:

“…And questioned her popular vote claim. Her assertion includes estimates for caucuses in Iowa, Nevada, Maine and Washington state, where no official candidate popular vote is available. It also includes the results from Florida, where no campaigning occurred, as well as Michigan, where Obama did not receive any votes because his name was not on the ballot.”

Florida, Michigan get all delegates, but each gets half vote

The committee’s ruling gave Clinton 105 pledged delegates from Florida and 69 from Michigan, with a total of 87 votes. Obama received 67 pledged delegates from Florida and 59 from Michigan, casting a total of 63 votes.

That tally leaves Obama ahead by the equivalent of 174 delegates.

If each delegate had been granted a full vote, Clinton still would have trailed Obama.

Story found here

DNC: Florida And Michigan Can’t Be Fully Seated

May 29, 2008 Comments off

Hillary’s Out Of Gas

Barack Obama (left) Hillary Clinton (right)

Lawyers for the Democratic party have announced that all of Florida and Michigan’s delegates cannot be seated, as it would be a violation of the DNC’s rules, in light of the fact that both states improperly moved up their primaries.

Unlike Hillary, Obama did not campaign in Michigan and his name was not on the ballot, as all had agreed prior to the primaries that the voting results of Florida and Michigan would be null and void. Therefore, there can be no fair way to address the disenfranchisement of Michigan voters.

Michelle and Barack Obama

DNC lawyers stated the most they could do was seat half the delegates in each state, which still would not give Hillary Clinton the win she desires, as even under that scenario, Obama is still too far ahead.

Dem lawyers: Fla., Mich. can’t be fully restored

May 28, 8:03 AM (ET) – WASHINGTON (AP) – A Democratic Party rules committee has the authority to seat some delegates from Michigan and Florida but not fully restore the two states as Hillary Rodham Clinton wants, according to party lawyers.

Democratic National Committee rules require that the two states lose at least half of their convention delegates for holding elections too early, the party’s legal experts wrote in a 38-page memo.

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Bubba Busy Blaming

May 27, 2008 Comments off

Vast Left Wing Conspiracy

Remember years ago Hillary said there is a vast right wing conspiracy trying to crush her husband. Now Bill Clinton is implying there is a vast left wing conspiracy launching a cover up to knock Hillary out of the election in favor of Obama.

I thought cover ups only worked when you are winning or ahead – and Hillary’s not winning by any accepted criteria to determine the nominee.

Left wing conspiracy, right wing conspiracy – keep it up and you guys will have a whole chicken.

Bill Clinton says wife is victim of a ‘cover up’

“’Oh, this is so terrible: The people they want her. Oh, this is so terrible: She is winning the general election, and he is not. Oh my goodness, we have to cover this up.'”

Story found here

Hillary Clinton Insisting On Moot Point

May 20, 2008 Comments off

Hillary: “it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to!” (get it, political party)

Hillary Clinton keeps insisting that if the votes in Florida and Michigan were counted, she would lead in the popular vote, but rival Barack Obama’s name was not on the ballot in one of the states nor did he campaign there.

As punishment for moving up primaries, Florida and Michigan were pimp slapped by the DNC and not included in the caucus results.

John McCain: would you hurry up already, Hillary!

Obama and others did not bother to campaign in Michigan as a result, and once again, their names were not on the ballot.

For Hillary to claim victory in a race where she was, in essence, the only one running is dirty. It looks desperate and unethical. That argument, much like your campaign, is moot.

To be ethical and fair, I must state, the voting authorities in Florida and Michigan should not have done this.

Obama: I really don’t know what’s taking her so long!

Millions of people in both states turned out to vote, took time off from work, some left early (well, some of you usually leave early anyway – just teasing) many standing in long lines and grappling with those machines, only for their vote not to count because of what management on a local level did and the response from DNC headquarters in turn.

They should have been barred from moving up the primaries and inconveniencing millions of taxpaying voters, who are the only reason, said election officials have paying jobs, anyway. It looks bad and it was a thoughtless hardship to place on voters.

“Clinton also has tried to make the case that if the results of disputed primaries in Michigan and Florida are included, she would lead Obama narrowly in the overall popular vote. Clinton won both contests, but the results were voided because they took place in January in violation of Democratic Party rules. Obama and three other Democrats, but not Clinton, removed their names from Michigan’s ballot after all the Democratic candidates agreed not to campaign there or in Florida.”

Story found here

Florida And Michigan Won’t Help Hillary Clinton

May 17, 2008 Comments off

Obama: bye Hillary!

It appears all Hillary’s petitioning to have Florida and Michigan delegates seated shall come to naught. Obama’s lead is too significant for her to catch up.

Adios Mrs. Nixon, um I mean, Mrs. Clinton.

Clinton is still on the campaign trail and according to published news reports, with much less media following her, as in essence, the race has already been determined, due to the delegate and superdelegate math.

Chelsea Clinton: what do you mean she lost?

Chelsea: mom, I think they want us to call it a day now:

To my fellow Floridians: Is it just me or did they just completely neutralize Florida in the primaries. They’re still mad about the chad! (LOL I’m just teasing).

McCain and wife to DNC: would you hurry up, already!

Florida, Michigan delegates cannot save Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sorry, Sen. Clinton. Michigan and Florida can’t save your campaign. Interviews with those considering how to handle the two states’ banished convention delegates found little interest in the former first lady’s best-case scenario.

Her position, part of a formidable comeback challenge, is that all the delegates be seated in accordance with their disputed primaries.

And even if they were, it wouldn’t erase Barack Obama’s growing lead in delegates over Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Story found here