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    updated 11:58 a.m. EDT, Mon June 9, 2008
    Grumbling Clinton supporters make Democrats nervous
    By Rebecca Sinderbrand
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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- While Sen. Hillary Clinton was endorsing Sen. Barack Obama, some of those weighing in on her campaign Web site were less willing to concede.

    As Clinton wrapped up her remarks Saturday in Washington with a plea for supporters to work "as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me," many were posting messages saying they would never vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee. A few even called on her backers to visit Sen. John McCain's campaign Web site. "I love her and will vote for her in 2012, but it's McCain all the way now," wrote one within moments of the New York senator's address.

    Whether that sort of statement signals a defection to the presumptive Republican nominee, a voter less likely to make it to the polls on Election Day or just a bit of low-grade, post-primary grumbling -- it's the sort of sentiment that makes for a nagging, low-grade anxiety among nervous Democrats and brings a gleam to the eye of McCain.

    As Democratic leaders met last month and decided to seat Florida and Michigan at half strength at the convention, angry Clinton supporters who had backed her plea for the seating of full delegations from both states began to chant, "Let's go, McCain!" And as Clinton's presidential bid wound down, some of her loudest supporters began insisting they would consider voting for McCain if she were not the Democratic nominee.


    A lot more at the link. Basically these voters, historically have little influence on election results.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perilloux View Post
    updated 11:58 a.m. EDT, Mon June 9, 2008
    Grumbling Clinton supporters make Democrats nervous
    By Rebecca Sinderbrand
    CNN

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- While Sen. Hillary Clinton was endorsing Sen. Barack Obama, some of those weighing in on her campaign Web site were less willing to concede.

    As Clinton wrapped up her remarks Saturday in Washington with a plea for supporters to work "as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me," many were posting messages saying they would never vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee. A few even called on her backers to visit Sen. John McCain's campaign Web site. "I love her and will vote for her in 2012, but it's McCain all the way now," wrote one within moments of the New York senator's address.

    Whether that sort of statement signals a defection to the presumptive Republican nominee, a voter less likely to make it to the polls on Election Day or just a bit of low-grade, post-primary grumbling -- it's the sort of sentiment that makes for a nagging, low-grade anxiety among nervous Democrats and brings a gleam to the eye of McCain.

    As Democratic leaders met last month and decided to seat Florida and Michigan at half strength at the convention, angry Clinton supporters who had backed her plea for the seating of full delegations from both states began to chant, "Let's go, McCain!" And as Clinton's presidential bid wound down, some of her loudest supporters began insisting they would consider voting for McCain if she were not the Democratic nominee.


    A lot more at the link. Basically these voters, historically have little influence on election results.
    "You say you want a revolution ?"
    Denver ought to be glorious August 25 to August 28 with Every liberal freak in America hooting and howling like wild animals for their favorite candidate.The Clinton herd will be like a dark cloud over the entire session and their threats of bolting the party and going to McCain make the DNC very nervous.

    Revolutionary groups like Re-create '68 promise to disrupt the Democratic National Convention with its heated rhetoric !

    Tent State University today notified Re-create '68, the chief local protest group organizing for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, that it is severing ties because of R-68's image and its oftentimes heated rhetoric, reports Chuck Plunkett.

    "We don't feel that Re-create 68 is working well with the anti-war left," said Adam Jung of Tent State University.

    Below is a video of Glenn Spagnuolo of Re-create '68, interviewed by PoliticsWest editor Stephen Keating on May 2, after the announcement of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and protest groups against the city of Denver and the U.S. Secret Service regarding the convention. In it, Spagnuolo says that Re-create '68 is not a front group, is "non-violent," and wants access to conduct protests near the Pepsi Center, where the convention will be held in August.

    http://www.politicswest.com/24203/pr...s_re_create_68
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perilloux View Post

    A lot more at the link. Basically these voters, historically have little influence on election results.
    Maybe so, but these voters, unlike college students, actually donate larger amounts to campaigns. I know a number of women who donate to the Democratic party all the time and have STOPPED giving completely now that Obama is a candidate. If Obama is serious about not taking money from lobbyists, he is going to have to rely more on the small to middle-sized donors, but older women are angry and gays are angry (Donnie McClurkin). These groups have some expendable income to send to elections and now they are holding back. It will make some kind of a dent if it continues.
     

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    Oh and you should see the front page of McCain's website.

    http://www.johnmccain.com/mccainrepo...c-51c3bb50cbe8
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Oh and you should see the front page of McCain's website.

    http://www.johnmccain.com/mccainrepo...c-51c3bb50cbe8
    Boy that should make the crew at the DNC chew their nails !
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Boy that should make the crew at the DNC chew their nails !
    LOL!!

    Someone should post that at DU with a sock puppet.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    LOL!!

    Someone should post that at DU with a sock puppet.

    Can you find any information on why she was on the boat with him ?
    where were they sailing and
    what they talked about on the web ?

    They are dressed in heavy weather gear and an iceberg is in the
    background of the photo ?
    Last edited by megimoo; 06-09-2008 at 08:34 PM.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post

    Can you find any information on why she was on the boat with him ?
    where were they sailing and
    what they talked about on the web ?
    I'll do my best. :)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post

    Can you find any information on why she was on the boat with him ?
    where were they sailing and
    what they talked about on the web ?

    They are dressed in heavy weather gear and an iceberg is in the
    background of the photo ?
    The best suggestion I have from folks is Alaska. Apparently they both took a trip up to ANWR related to legislation.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    The best suggestion I have from folks is Alaska. Apparently they both took a trip up to ANWR related to legislation.
    Makes sense with an Iceberg in the background and thanks for the effort !
     

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