Re: Bill Clinton’s Convention Role

Moline, Illinois
In a press conference on the tarmac before leaving for Kansas City, Obama just batted down stories that there’s any dissention between himself and the Clintons.

“She could not have been more clear today, she could not have been more clear in the course of the last several months,” Obama said. “President Clinton …

Clinton to Campaign for Obama

Amid reports that the Clintons’ are nonetookeen on Obama right now, the campaign announced that Hillary will campaign for Obama in Nevada this Friday and Florida later in the month. These will be the first public events Clinton will do for Obama since their Unity, New Hampshire rally. Clinton, who will be in south Florida on August …

Obama Asks Donors to Raise Money For Clinton

Barack Obama asked his finance committee this afternoon to help Senator Hillary Clinton retire her debt. On a conference call that lasted about 45 minutes Obama made a personal plea to his top donors, telling them he considered it a personal imperative now that Democrats are all “one big family,” a donor who was on the call recounted …

Pelosi On Clinton

At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast this morning Nancy Pelosi was asked about sexism in the Democratic primaries. The highest-ranking woman to ever win U.S. public office seemed a little taken aback. “Is there sexism? Probably so. Is it responsible for the defeat? I really wouldn’t have the scientific knowledge – all of the …

Clinton NOT Seeking VP Slot

This just out from the Clinton campaign:

Response to VP Inquiries
While Senator Clinton has made clear throughout this process that she will do whatever she can to elect a Democrat to the White House, she is not seeking the vice presidency, and no one speaks for her but her.  The choice here is Senator Obama’s and his alone.

To Concede or Not to Concede

There was some confusion this afternoon over what to expect from Senator Clinton tonight. The AP reported that Clinton would concede citing unnamed Clinton senior staffers:

“Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively

3 Before Breakfast

Here we go. Today is the last day of the Democratic primaries and Obama has already raked in threee superdelegates before breakfast including the powerful Jim Clyburn, Majority Whip and the top African American in the House. Clyburn announced his endorsement on the Today Show this morning, saying: “Today the primary process draws to a …

Inside Today’s RBC Meeting

Having run the gauntlet of protesters this morning (mostly HRC folks bussed in from a dozen states), I’ve been sitting in the RBC meeting all day. They’re just wrapping up the Michigan arguments before breaking for a much-delayed lunch. The committee is expected to make a decision after lunch but the buzz around the room is they will …

Hillary’s Excuse to Fight On?

Hillary’s lawyers today outlined her wish list to the RBC in an open letter to committee members attached after the jump. She again takes a hard line the she wants all delegates seated with 100% of the votes and apportioned the way the states voted in January, even as the Clinton camp braced for defections amongst her 13 supporters on …

Groundhog Day

Somewhere in Pennsylvania there’s a groundhog chuckling evilly in his den. The Keystone State, home to Punxsutawney Phil, was not decisive in the race to be the Democratic nominee and so the primary season shall continue at least another two weeks, if not beyond.

Feeling rather like the character in the Bill Murray film “Groundhog …

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