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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 07:39 AM
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Superdelegates Unswayed by Clinton’s Attacks
Source: NY Times

In interviews, 15 uncommitted superdelegates said they did not believe that recent gaffes by both candidates would carry any particular influence over their final decision. They said they had particularly tired of all the attention, by the Clinton campaign and the news media, on Mr. Obama’s recent comment that some Americans were “bitter” over the economy and chose to “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” as a result.



Supporters of Mr. Obama have expressed concern about the bitter ferocity of the Democratic race, particularly with Mrs. Clinton and Mr. McCain sounding similar themes of criticism against Mr. Obama. They used Wednesday’s debate as the latest example to superdelegates that the prolonged nominating fight could be damaging to the party.

“What I’m hearing from voters in this state who have been uncommitted or not solidly behind any candidate is that they are increasingly frustrated with the negativism going on, mostly on her side,” said Patricia Waak, the Colorado state party chairwoman. (Mr. Obama won the Colorado primary in a landslide.)

“In general what I heard this morning was just negative, negative, negative,” Ms. Waak said. “As far as Obama’s comment on guns and religion, mostly what I’ve heard from people in general is, ‘it’s true.’ ”



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/us/politics/18dems.ht...



Good stuff in this article-both sides' spin and some comments by Stae Party chairpeople

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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 07:41 AM
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1. Time for the SD's to step up to the plate and end the destruction
Camp Clinton is doing to the Democratic party.
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 08:29 AM
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4. Yep. The SD's need to grow some balls and end this thing.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 12:24 PM
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7. Getting attention overseas Steve Bell in the Guardian
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 07:53 AM
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2. Two of North Carolina's Super Delegates just endorsed Obama
Price and Watt.
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 08:05 AM
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3. Hillary's response: Screw 'em!
Maybe she'll run on a third party ticket.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 09:12 AM
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5. With Leiberman as VP?
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 09:13 AM
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6. Couldn't Bill run as VP?
I think that's a loophole.
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