From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Perfect answer to Hillary’s earlier claim to be like Rocky:

“I know there’s been some talk about Rocky Balboa over the last couple of days. We all love Rocky,” but, he added, “last time I checked, I was the underdog in this state.”

Obama continued, as the crowd laughed, “You know, ‘Rocky’ was a movie. So is the idea that somebody can fight for working people, and at the same time embrace a broken system in Washington.”

This guy is good. Real good.

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Nice:

Sources with direct knowledge of the conversation between Sen. Clinton and Governor Bill Richardson, D-N.M., prior to the Governor’s endorsement of Obama say she told him flatly, “He cannot win, Bill. He cannot win.”

Wow. I wonder what “sources” and why this was leaked. I can see it either way, really. Richardson people wanting to hurt Hillary. Hillary people wanting to push the idea that Barack can’t win in November. I guess the good Governor disagreed with her (and got called Judas by a scrunch-faced surrogate in James Carville).

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Obama Hounded by Photo Seeker

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Obama was hounded today by someone his campaign claimed was seeking autographs and photographs to sell on Ebay. HuffPo has it. Politico has it. CNN has it. WaPo has it.

The take away from this is that it’s time to beef up his security. No nutjob (autograph seeker or not) should be allowed this close to him. He was way too pushy to be getting close to a Presidential candidate. It’s not safe.

Another angle (you can also hear Obama call him “an Ebay guy”:

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John Boehner has spent months bitching about excessive pork spending by Pelosi and other Democrats in congress.

Funny thing… it turns out that the top abusers of earmarks last year were actually Republicans:

#1: Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi – $176.3 million
#2: Rep. Bill Young of Florida – $169.5

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That’s the plan:

Bringing new voters to the polls “is going to be a very big part of how we win,” said Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Steve Hildebrand, in an interview. “Barack’s appeal to independent voters is also going to be key.”

Hildebrand said the campaign is likely to turn its attention and the energy of its massive volunteer army this fall on registering African-American voters, and voters under 35 years old, in key states.

“Can it change the math in Ohio? Very much so,” he said. “If you look at the vote spread between Bush and Kerry in […]

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There are a few indicators in the sidebar race for money in this year’s Presidential Election. March numbers show Obama maintaining a blistering pace at $30 million – though down from $55 million in February. Clinton comes in at an estimated $20 million and still at a clear disadvantage. If money is free speech, then voters have been shouting loud and clear for some time now.

For Hillary, her debt is starting to become ominous. If she paid off her estimated $9 million in debt to vendors she’s been stiffing in state after state, then she only will […]

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The blody blows have been landed. The sparks have flown. McCain has flown largely under the radar. Team Billary has thrown everything including the kitchen sink at Barack Obama and what is the result?

The debate over her record has left Sen. Clinton confronting her lowest approval rating since April 2006, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last week.

According to the survey, 29% of the approximately 1,000 respondents said they had a very negative opinion of Sen. Clinton compared with 15% for Sen. Barack Obama and 12% for Sen. John McCain, the likely Republican […]

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This week George Voinovich helped introduce another anti-choice bill in the US Senate aimed at limiting access to abortion services for pregnant women.

The bill is also being sponsored by Sam Brownback and David Vitter- a couple of real nutjobs when it comes to this issue.

Brownback has a long anti-choice history, a 0% rating by NARAL and at one time compared abortion to slavery.

Vitter is even worse. He seems to lack any respect for women whatsoever. Besides cheating on his wife – as revealed by the DC Madam scandal – Vitter tried to introduce an amendment […]

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Yo Adrian! Hillary Can Do It!

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LOL. Couple things with this:

This is one of the most important elections we’ve ever had. There is so much at stake. You heard as President George talked about what a difference it made to go from a Republican governor and Republican senators and Republican members of Congress. But we’ve got to finish the job and it’s so important that the people of Pennsylvania have their voices heard and their votes counted. Senator Obama says he’s getting tired of the campaign. His supporters say they want it to end.

Could you imagine if Rocky Balboa had gotten half way […]

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Remember Bill’s “Chill Out” thing? Everybody just calm down and let’s let this thing play out. That’s good cop Bill. This is bad cop Bill:

According to those at the meeting, Clinton – who flew in from Chicago with bags under his eyes – was classic old Bill at first, charming and making small talk with the 15 or so delegates who gathered in a room behind the convention stage.

But as the group moved together for the perfunctory photo, Rachel Binah, a former Richardson delegate who now supports Hillary Clinton, told Bill how “sorry” she was to […]

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The latest survey from Public Policy Polling now has Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton 45 to 43 in Pennsylvania.

The same survey showed Clinton up 26 points about two weeks ago.

With 13% of respondents still undecided, I’m hoping to see Obama with a 15 point lead two-and-a-half weeks from now!

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