From the daily archives: Thursday, February 14, 2008

SEIU To Back Obama

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from Politico:

Two labor sources tell Politico that the giant Service Employees International Union, which has been neutral through the primary, is on the verge of throwing its support to Sen. Barack Obama.

“It’s done,” said one person close to the union.

…and the O-train keeps rolling right along!

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via NYT:

Representative John Lewis, an elder statesman from the civil rights era and one of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most prominent black supporters, said Thursday night that he planned to cast his vote as a superdelegate for Senator Barack Obama in hopes of preventing a fight at the Democratic convention.

He continues (and nails it):

“In recent days, there is a sense of movement and a sense of spirit,” said Mr. Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who endorsed Mrs. Clinton last fall. “Something is happening in America and people are prepared and ready to make that great leap.”

This […]

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Romney Endorses McCain

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Breaking news from CNN: Mitt Romney will endorse John McCain as the GOP nominee for president “in the interest of healing.”

John Edwards needs to get his shit together and pick a candidate to endorse- in the interest of avoiding more mutually destructive infighting between Obama and Clinton which only ends up helping the republicans. (also in the interest not being seen an indecisive little turd)

Pick sides already, John!

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Amazing. Inspiring. Motivational. Energizing.

That’s pretty much how I’d sum up the organizational meeting and impromptu rally for Obama I attended last night at the Plumbers & Pipe fitters Union in Columbus. I got there about 5 minutes late and traffic was backed up on Kinnear Road just after Kenny. That was the first hint. The next hint that this was going to be huge was watching how many people were streaming in at the same time as me. This was a huge turnout. I knew from watching the event registrations on my.barackobama.com that there were over 800 […]

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Carnival!

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car·ni·val – noun

“a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment.”

I guess that’s a good way to describe this week’s Carnival of Ohio Politics– mainly because it includes some stuff by Plunderbund.

Jill did a great job putting together the post which, I suppose, means that she’s feeling better (or she’s been given some better pain pills).

Someone remind me to submit stuff again next week!

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The prediction market over at Intrade.com currently has Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton 74.6 to 25.4.

This means that ‘the market’ predicts there is a 74.6% chance that this event happens!

You can currently buy a share in Obama $7.46 (or $2.54 for Clinton). Once the nomination process is complete, your share will be worth either $10, if your candidate is nominated, or $0 is he/she is not.

Personally, I’m supporting Obama- but at $2.54 a share- Clinton might be too great a deal to pass up.

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