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KennedyGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 05:13 PM
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In Harlem, a Pastor Endorses Clinton.."This is no time for waiting or hoping for solutions"
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/clintonbl... /

"On the eve of Martin Luther King Day, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton snagged an endorsement Sunday from Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, the influential pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
As Dr. Butts stood in the frigid air outside the church on West 138th Street, off Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, he extolled Senator Clintons experience, ability, respect and character.
This is no time for waiting or hoping for solutions, he said, in what seemed like a swipe at the campaign of Senator Barack Obama, Senator Clintons chief rival for the Democratic nomination, whose autobiography is titled The Audacity of Hope.
In his brief remarks, Dr. Butts, who is black, also seemed to anticipate criticism that he is somehow betraying his race by not supporting Senator Obama, who is also African-American.
This is not a race-based decision for me, and I hope its not a race-based decision for you, either, he said to about 80 boisterous Cllinton supporters".

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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 05:13 PM
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1. I saw that,
it's wonderful endorsement. K&R
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 05:16 PM
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2. I have an incredible amount of respect for Calvin.
If he says Clinton, that gives me pause to sit and rethink my position.

I must say, I am surprised at this - I really would have thought he'd go Obama (and not at all because of race, either).

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 05:22 PM
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3. My beliefs are not changed.
Edited on Sun Jan-20-08 05:22 PM by HypnoToad
He's got his opinions; I don't know them, and I'm too busy with my own life to really look at any candidate in-depth anymore.

May the candidate that wins not betray their voters. After all, it takes a village.

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peoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 05:28 PM
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4. This is no time for waiting or hoping for solutions, and some of the seed fell on rocky ground
Edited on Sun Jan-20-08 05:28 PM by horseface
isnt that right Dr. Butts?
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 05:30 PM
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5. Why isn't he backing Rudy Giuliani?
He supported him for mayor.
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