I have been hemming an hawing over following Senator Clinton's request that we all support Barrack Obama. Hillary, true to her word, is going to throw her support behind him and do everything in her power to make sure a democrat is elected to the White House. I would expect nothing less from her. BUT, I am not sure I can support an Obama candidacy. Do I want a McCain 08 sticker on my car? No, not really that either.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Hillary had a decisive victory last night in Pennsylvania, despite what the media will have you hear. She maintained a double digit lead, even after being outspend almost 3 to 1. CNN has all but crucified Clinton this morning, and most news outlets are still calling for her to throw in the towel by saying her win was not big enough. Rather, what I see is a woman, who despite all odds against her, still enjoys the loyal support of millions of Americas across the country. These Americans, like you and me, do not want their voice silenced and lost in the White House this fall. Sadly, the Obama campaign is attempting to quiet us down by spending and spending.
From the Boston Globe:
"Her first big hurdle is fund-raising: Obama began the month with more than $41 million on hand to spend on the primary campaign, while Clinton was $1 million in debt. Even while she was celebrating last night, she made an unusual plea for cash, asking supporters in her victory speech to go to her website and donate."
Notice how her first hurdle is money? Enough said...
As the day progresses, we are going to be scouring the net for articles that seem fair, honest and unbiased. A next to impossible task I know!
Here are two that are OK...
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I know there that there have been a lack of posts lately on hotforhillary.org, but that doesn't mean we have been quiet!
We have been talking to our friends, families and coworkers about Hillary.
In just a few days Hillary will win PA and with our help, the states to come, the nomination and the general election!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Compiled by hillaryclinton.com
Sen. Obama Offers 5th Explanation of NAFTA-Gate
3/10/2008 3:48:24 PM
After days of misleading denials, Sen. Obama has finally acknowledged that a meeting took place between his senior economic advisor and Canadian officials regarding NAFTA. But Sen. Obama now claims that the detailed memo obtained by the AP describing the meeting – and Goolsbee's downplaying of Obama's anti-NAFTA rhetoric – is inaccurate. This is at least the fifth different explanation offered by Sen. Obama and his campaign.
5. 3/10/08 – Sen. Obama: The meeting did happen, they did discuss NAFTA, but advisor just said Obama wanted to make NAFTA 'stronger for U.S. workers.' "So here’s what happens. You’ve got one of my economic advisors goes and visits a Canadian embassy and they’re asking him questions and he says, 'Well, Senator Obama isn’t planning to repeal NAFTA, but he wants to amend it to make it stronger for U.S. workers.' The Canadian embassy writes it up as, 'Well, maybe Obama is not as tough on NAFTA as you might think.' And the Clintons start waving this and saying, 'See? Actually, he’s the one.'" [Mississippi Rally, 3/10/08]
4. 2/29/08: Sen. Obama: 'It did not happen.' Anchor: "So, completely inaccurate, did not happen, end of discussion." Sen. Obama: "It did not happen." [WKYC TV, 2/29/08]
3. 2/28/08 - Rice: 'There had been no contact.' “The Canadian ambassador issued a statement that was absolutely false. There had been no contact. There had been no discussions on NAFTA. So we take the Canadians at their word…period.” [MSNBC, Susan Rice, 2/28/08]
2. 2/27/08 – Obama advisor just said 'hello.' "Goolsbee: Canada's consul general in Chicago contacted him ‘at one point to say ‘hello’ because their office is around the corner." [ABC, 2/29/08]
1. 2/27/08 – 'No conversations have taken place' with the Canadian government on NAFTA. “Earlier Thursday, the Obama campaign insisted that no conversations have taken place with any of its senior ranks and representatives of the Canadian government on the NAFTA issue.” [CTV, 2/29/08]
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Another great SNL opener from last night!
They might have not endorsed Hillary officially, but they sure seem to like her!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
I wanted to leave you all with a few thoughts for the weekend. Over the past few days I was incapacitated with the flu and was unable to watch TV or check any online news. Perhaps I should get sick more often, as when I checked todays news there seems to lots of positive things out there about Mrs. Clinton. From Wolf telling us she "has her mojo back" to the talks about getting delegates from MI and FL seated at the convention this June.
While this new lean toward Hillary is more than welcome by me, I am left wondering if we really are all being played like a fiddle by the media. This whole election seems so orchestrated. We have front runner Clinton surpassed by the scrappy little Senator from Illinois only to once again come out on top a few months later. Throughout the whole debacle we have been glued to the TV, Internet and even our local papers. For once the media economy is being driven by something other than Britney Spears.
While the democratic party is being torn apart (I don't buy this whole "we will be a united party in the end BS" after the past few weeks), John McCain finesses his campaign and the media carefully crafts the next ups and downs of the campaign....
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Firstly congratulations to Senator Clinton! Our voices were heard!!!
There has been a lot of whining from the Obama camp about the delegates and how they are assigned. Obama complains about the super delegates not having to be tied to the outcome of the state. This whole complaint, to me, seems rather childish and is a good example of the kind of leader Obama would be.
He wants to change the rules mid race. The fact is, that he knew these rules before the race started and only now, because the race is so close, he wants to bend them in his favor. CNN has even gone so far as to poll people in yesterday's elections to get their opinions. The majority of the people thought the super delegates should be tied to the outcome of the state. My question is: Did they even know what or who super delegates were before this race?
Perhaps these same people would be angry to know that in TX, where Sen. Clinton won the popular vote, she may receive less delegates? It is this same complex delegate math that keeps the race so close, and too tight to call.
My hypothetical, since that what Obama likes to deal in when it comes to delegates, is to take it all one step further. Why don't we see what it would be like if we had a winner takes all primary like the Republicans. The chart to your right are the current results of the primary if we are to follow the Republican model of winner take all (super delegates included).
What we see is that Clinton has a clear advantage, and then if you add in Florida and Michigan she is well on her way to sealing up the nomination. So maybe Barack better let the rules stay the way they have always been. Stop whining, Sen. Obama.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Following another clever skit, one that again contrasted the media's fawning adulation of Obama with the biased hostility exhibited towards Hillary - Senator Clinton appeared to trade a few barbs with her impersonator Amy Poehler.
And, of course, to utter those seven famous words:
"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I have been trying to process the debate from the other night and am still trying to figure out what impact it will have on Tuesday. One thing I am tired of is Obama priding himself with saying "NO" to Iraq. CNN writes today, quoting Obama: "Once we had driven the bus into the ditch, there were only so many ways we could get out," he said during Tuesday's debate in Ohio. "The question is, 'Who's making the decision initially to drive the bus into the ditch?' "
Well it wasn't him! A simple sentence, with no bias, could have followed: Senator Obama was not in national office at the time, and was therefore unable to cast a vote in either direction. Most uneducated voters would read the CNN article, or others like it and think that Sen. Obama had cast a vote against the war. He did not.
I was talking with fellow HOTforHILLARY blogger Scott, and he mentioned something very telling of the entire Obama phenomenon... Obama talks as if his saying no to Iraq as one of his greatest accomplishments. He often relies this opposition to the war as one of his biggest difference and therefore superior qualities to Sen. Clinton. Yet his biggest accomplishment, is an accomplishment of words! He was not in the Senate, and could not vote on this issue.
Where are his accomplishments of action???
Yet it is somehow fitting that, like his entire campaign, his proudest moment was one of non-action and simply words.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I had long given up on SNL. I miss my cast of Chris Katan, Anna Gasteyer, Cheri O'Teri, Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell and all.... Though I do love fellow BC grad Amy Pohler and think Kristin Wigg and Maya Rudolph are grand! This weekend was funny, and was the first place ot openly acknowledge Obama being in bed with the news media!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Hillary has been endorsed by the ladies of SNL!
Press Release from HRC:
Hillary Clinton to be Joined by Senior Retired Military and Defense Officials at Today’s Foreign Policy Speech
Clinton Unveils List of Flag Officers Endorsing Her for President
Hillary Clinton will set out her approach to American foreign policy in the 21st Century in a speech at George Washington University today. Joining her will be a group of senior retired military and defense officials who have endorsed her to be this nation’s next Commander-in-Chief. They are: General Wesley Clark, Lt. General Joe Ballard, Major General Antonio M. Taguba, Rear Admiral David Stone, Brigadier General John M. Watkins, Jr. and former Secretary of the Army Togo West. Generals Taguba and Watkins will formally announce their endorsement of Senator Clinton today.
Many of our nation’s most distinguished military officers stand proudly with Hillary Clinton because they believe that she has the strength, experience and leadership necessary to be President and Commander-in-Chief. They include three four-star generals, a former chairman and vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other Americans who have served their country with honor and distinction.
In addition to the endorsements of Generals Taguba and Watkins, Senator Clinton is proud to announce the endorsement today of Admiral William Owens (Ret.).
Admiral Owens served with distinction for more than 30 years in the Navy, rising to become Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s second highest ranking military officer.
Major General Taguba served his country with distinction for 34 years, retiring from the Army in 2007. The son of a Filipino-American who survived the 1942 Bataan Death March, General Taguba led the Army’s investigation into prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib in 2004.
Brigadier General John M. Watkins, Jr. served nearly 30 years in the Army and completed his military career as the Chief Operations Officer/Deputy Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Admiral Owens, General Taguba, and General Watkins are among 27 flag-rank military officers who have endorsed Senator Clinton to be our nation’s next Commander-in-Chief. They join more than 2,000 veterans and military retirees who are members of Senator Clinton's national and state veterans’ steering committees.
Flag Officers Endorsing Hillary Clinton for President and Commander-in-Chief
- General Wesley Clark
- General John M. Shalikashvili
- General Johnnie E. Wilson
- Admiral William Owens
- Lt. Gen. Joe Ballard
- Lt. Gen. Robert Gard
- Lt. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy
- Lt. Gen. Donald L. Kerrick
- Lt. Gen. Frederick E. Vollrath
- Vice Admiral Joseph A. Sestak
- Major General Roger R. Blunt
- Major General George A. Buskirk, Jr.
- Major General Edward L. Correa, Jr.
- Major General Paul D. Eaton
- Major General Paul D. Monroe, Jr.
- Major General Antonio M. Taguba
- Rear Admiral Connie Mariano
- Rear Admiral Alan M. Steinman
- Rear Admiral David Stone
- Brigadier General Michael Dunn
- Brigadier General Belisario Flores
- Brigadier General Evelyn "Pat" Foote
- Brigadier General Keith H. Kerr
- Brigadier General Virgil A. Richard
- Brigadier General Preston Taylor
- Brigadier General John M. Watkins, Jr.
- Brigadier General Jack Yeager
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Well, Senator Clinton has (rightly) gone on the attack this weekend. But what I wanted to point out is that CNN has been unfairly controlling their message boards. Several articles had what could be seen as anti Obama comments and CNN has removed them.
In the next few days, we plan on documenting this phenomenon as we aren't the only ones who have noticed it. Please contact CNN and let them know that YOU KNOW THEY ARE UNFAIRLY COVERING THIS ELECTION.
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