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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:35 pm 
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They say that Hillary still has a chance to take the Democratic contest. I'm not so sure. Given the fact that Obama has a nice delegate count and the idea that his popularity out weighs Hillary's, is it time for the Democrats to unite behind Obama?

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Ya, I would say yes. But I am weird, so who knows what regular people think.

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My husband and I, as well as several other family members, are already united behind him! But to answer your question, CZ...YES! Most emphatically, it's time to unite behind Obama...not just Democrats, but R's who are sick and tired of Republican shananigans.

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I agree. As long as Clinton is still in the race, the RNC can continue their racist campaign against Obama with impunity.


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While neither Obama nor Clinton is progressive or liberal, Obama comes far closer than Clinton does. This is what is so incredible to me, the country has gone so far right wing wacko that a moderate conservative like Clinton is accused of being left of Stalin. The only difference between the Clintons and the politics of Nelson Rockefeller is the D after their names. It is long past time for Hillary to concede not this time!!! Her arrogance and petty insistence in staying in the race will allow John McCain FIVE extra months to campaign in a general election. Now that re-votes are ruled out of the question in Florida and Michigan, two things are required on the DNC's part; First—the number of delegates needed to win the nomination must be reduced by 50% of the Florida and Michigan delegate count. Leaving it as is defies common sense, the analogy in the general election would be we have 200,000,000 million registered voters so to win you need 100,000,001 or 50% plus 1. The problem arises when only 150,000,000 votes are cast—no one will ever receive the needed 100,000,001, but one could easily get the 50% plus 1 of votes cast or 75,000,001. Second—Super delegates must commit their votes at the end of the primaries and not remain uncommitted until the convention at the end of August. This just gives Hillary "win at all costs" Clinton the chance to rework the rules and make back room deals and thwart what is the obvious wish of the Democratic rank and file. This election is for the Democrats to give away, no one running on the basis of more of the same as the War Chimp should even come close to winning.

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OBAMA GREETED BY LARGEST CROWD OF HIS CAMPAIGN

Barack Obama has come a long, long way....from a few hundred to 35,000.

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Some comments from the link Catherine posted.

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Jesus is like Clinton, he just won't go away.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwqauMy9y1o

Idealistic, hopeful and slightly nerdy Obama supporters, PLEASE watch this clip!!!

Every moment in this scene is poignant and relevant for the time. Watch the faces of the people, watch the deep sighs of relief from the guards, watch the interaction between D'Artagnan and the angry (bitter) masses... What an ability to be able to speak both to the people and to the powers that be!

For everyone out there who supports Obama whole-heartedly, I ask that you watch this clip...and see if you see the same thing I do.

Obama is the man for THIS time.


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For an in-depth analysis of the two Dem Candidates and how they compare/contrast check out the article in the April 17th issue of The New York Review of Books entitled "Molehill Politics" by Elizabeth Drew. It's online; a good read, indeed.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/21231

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Watching Hillary "win" these final states is cool and all, but I can't help but think it's like allowing a baseball team to finish out a season, even though it's not going to make the playoffs.

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