What’s A Texas County Delegate Convention Like?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Hillary, Texas

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Our Travis County gathering of 8,000 was important enough to attract dozens of speeches by local candidates, elected representatives and included Terry McAuliffe of the Clinton Campaign. State leaders of the Clinton and Obama campaigns participated in our convention. The credentials committees that deal with disputes resolved scores of issues . My particular precinct had 60 delegates: 45 for Obama and 15 for Clinton and we were as warm and accommodating to each other as I can imagine. I saw no fights or loud arguments. It was in fact as cooperative and tame a gathering of passionate adults one can imagine in spite of the jury rigged processes set up to deal with a delegation crowd at least ten times larger than any in recent memory.

I find it strange that McAuliffe was there? Shouldn’t he be out raising money for his cash strapped candidate?


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One Response to “What’s A Texas County Delegate Convention Like?”

  1. John Paul Telhomme Says:

    Obama should have won Texas the first time around and in a decisive way were it not for NAFTA-gate. You doubt me? Check this out.
    People in Canada are concerned about NAFTA… NAFTAgate about to begin
    (their ears pecked up… if in deed we ever get that far …)
    movie>> http://www.cbc.ca/clips/mov/champ-primaries-080227.mov
    read this>> Clinton Obama threaten to withdraw from NAFTA
    http://www.cbc.ca/world/usvotes/story/2008/02/27/debate-nafta.html

    CLINTON STARTED NAFTA-GATE (and someone or people turned it around)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLF_8RNWX1I

    The Canadian TV (The National made the first) report of interference and leaks…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75PptVEXwSg

    Canadian TV panel debates NAFTA-gate:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gV0v5zFRws

    Prime Minister>> Reopening NAFTA would be a ‘mistake’
    http://www.cbc.ca/world/usvotes/story/2008/02/27/debate-nafta.html

    McCain hails NAFTA
    http://www.cbc.ca/world/usvotes/story/2008/02/29/mcain-nafta.html

    PM denies top aide leaked Obama NAFTA memo (Clinton potrays Obama as a hypocrite)
    http://www.cbc.ca/clips/mov/vandusen-ottawa-080305.mov

    Hillary wins Ohio and Texas and Rhode Island
    http://www.cbc.ca/clips/mov/champ-2primary080305.mov

    Was there interference? We have assurances about NAFTA. NAFTA-gate begins.
    Canadian government begins investigation
    http://www.cbc.ca/clips/mov/fitzmorris-3nafta-obama080306.mov
    READ>> http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/03/05/canada-obama.html
    http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/03/06/memo-leak.html

    Prime Ministers Office: Clinton didn’t do a thing!
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/03/07/clinton-nafta-gate.html

    CBC reports: The Anatomy of a leak (NAFTA-gate in detail)
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/reportsfromabroad/macdonald/20080310.html

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