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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:08 AM
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9 New Super Delegates for Obama?
http://mywebtimes.com/ottnews/archives/ottawa/display.p...

Rep. Phil Hare, D-Rock Island, said Thursday he has identified eight and possibly nine House lawmakers who say they lean toward endorsing Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., though he was not willing to say who they are or when they might make their support public.
Hare, who has been working to sway unpledged Democratic convention superdelegates to Obama, said of the 12 lawmakers he was assigned by the campaign, "none of them have indicated a preference for Hillary. Probably eight, nine are ready (to endorse Obama), I think. There are three that I'm still working hard on them."

Hare is among the 796 superdelegates who hold those positions as party officials, members of Congress, Democratic governors and former office holders. They are free to vote as they wish at the Democratic National Convention in August, but hundreds already have announced their allegiance and the rest are being heavily lobbied by both the Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns.

According to news accounts, Sen. Clinton, D-N.Y., leads in superdelegate endorsements by about 244 to 207. Obama's newest superdelegate is Rep. Bill Foster, D-Geneva, who won the 14th Congressional District seat of retired House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Plano, in a special election last Saturday. Obama campaigned for him.

Hare has been talking to lawmakers from Indiana and North Carolina, where primaries will not take place until Tuesday, May 6. He said one or more potential Obama superdelegates in Indiana may go public in advance of the primary as a way to influence voters.

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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:10 AM
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Great great news
I feel really good this morning now that Obama and his EXCELLENT team of political advisers took this Pastor thing head-on. I am really impressed
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:10 AM
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1. There is one more recent than Foster, DNC Melissa Schroeder (WI)
She endorsed yesterday. His count is 208. Hillary's is unchanged.

http://demconwatch.blogspot.com/2008/01/superdelegate-l...
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:47 AM
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6. thank you - I didn't even notice they forgot her.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:11 AM
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2. This is a durn interesting piece. What caught my eye was the NC and
Indiana delegates.

This post kind of reminded me that they have more influence in the outcome than in any cycle in recent memory.

Good post.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:16 AM
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4. it would help immensely with damage control if they announced early Monday
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:16 AM by FLDem5
to get it into the news cycle and drop Pastorgate down a notch.

What I really wish, is that Pastor Wright would make a speech, a very emotional one, discussing how his Ministry has been doing God's work for decades, and how he loves this country and how he is very saddened that all he has done in God's name, and bringing lost sheep to the flock has been reduced to a few sermons that, in retrospect, he wishes he had delivered differently.

He needs to appeal to forgive-and-forget Christians - Americans are very forgiving.

I think if he does that, if they try to 527 him later, it will be the Godless politicians attacking a Preacher and not as acceptable.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:18 AM
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5. I've tuned the Wright dust-up out myself, but agree with you that it
would be a fresh headline for next week.

I'm wondering what is going on in Indiana. Odd things are afoot. Julia Carson's seat retained by Andre' Carson in a special election -- I was kind of thrilled with that news. I miss Julia something awful but this young man offers the promise of very great things ahead, and I'm behind him all the way.

And maybe Indiana voters can throw Mitch Daniels into the Ohio River in November. That would be ANOTHER great headline for us Dems.
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:15 AM
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3. Giving you a K&R
Thank you for sharing :)
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