Campaign Updates and Media Headlines 8/16/08
Stolen Nomination? You bet. (MakeThemAccountable)
The 2008 Democratic Party nomination for the presidency was stolen from Hillary Clinton and given to Barack Obama by certain members of the party leadership.
Click through to read the deep, dark secret that the party leaders want to keep the public from knowing.—Caro
Barack Obama Has Learned: The Clintons Will Never Go Away (by Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report)
They have to let Hillary have her say [at the convention], given how many delegates she has. And they can hardly ignore the only politically successful Democratic president of the last 40 years. That means there’s a risk that the convention will not be an ideal television extravaganza for the Obama campaign. But that’s the price they pay for not sweeping the primaries. Hillary Clinton won more popular votes and more delegates in the primaries than Barack Obama. Obama won the nomination because of the big delegate margins he won in caucuses and because superdelegates went along with him. [Emphasis added.]
Gallup Daily: McCain, Obama Tied at 44%
John McCain and Barack Obama are tied at 44% in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking report of registered voters’ presidential preferences. These numbers reflect a slight drop in Obama’s support compared with what it has been thus far in August.
But he’s a great fundraiser, right?
$52 million in June
$51 million in July
Bumps from Clinton donors in June and July, and he’s starting downhill again. How about that $300 million by mid-October, Barack?
How Super Are the SuperDelegates? (by madamab at The Confluence)
If you look at Obama’s performance against McCain objectively, the Senator from Illinois is tanking in the polls. In states where he had a double-digit lead, he’s hemorrhaging support. In swing states, McCain is starting to edge him out. In a Democratic year, this lack of enthusiasm is unheard of. And yet, it’s happening… If the SuperDelegates really ARE super, they will pick the person most likely to beat McCain in November, and that person, according to the best information we have, is Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now that Hillary will be on the roll call vote, will the superdelegates insist on doing their jobs?
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