Archive for May, 2008

Obama Quits Trinity

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Race, Religion, Video

While this won’t shut up critics who think Obama actually believes the nonsense that Wright said, it will stop stories like this latest Father Pfleger flap from happening during the general election. Here’s a reaction from The Corner: It’s been just over two months since Obama’s Philadelphia speech on race — the one that was […]

May 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

The New Number: 2,118

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Florida, Hillary, Michigan

The totals are obviously dependent on different counts, but Obama now has about 2,052 and Clinton has about 1,877. Here’s more… In a huge blow to Hillary’s hopes, such as they are, the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee has now voted in favor of a compromise measure for Michigan, giving 69 pledged delegates to Hillary […]

May 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Michigan Proposes 69-59 Pledged Delegate Split

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Michigan, Pledged Delegates

That’s in favor of Hillary, so she could come out of today with a net of 29 delegates if Florida is seated according to the compromise offered by Jon Ausman. They determined this based on the actual vote, exit polls of who cast votes for “uncommitted” and voters who wrote in Obama’s name (those votes […]

May 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Obama Supports Hillary 19 Delegate Florida Win

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Florida, Hillary, Michigan

If you’re not watching it live, Robert Wexler just spoke on behalf of the Obama campaign and he said they’d accept the Ausman petition More from TPM: “Senator Obama should be commended for his willingness to offer this extraordinary concession,” Wexler said, adding that he’s offering this concession “in order to promote reconciliation with Florida […]

May 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Bill Clinton Okay With Seating Half The Delegates?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Florida, Hillary, Michigan, Video

That’s apparently what he said a couple days ago… I think this will be the likely outcome today. And frankly, I don’t see any other way it can happen without tearing the party apart. Tweet

May 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Watch Democratic Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting Live

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Florida, Michigan, Pledged Delegates, Super Delegates!!!, Video

On C-Span.org… On MSNBC! (by the way, I wish C-SPAN allowed embedding and then replaced whatever live feed they had with the recording of that feed. That would be great for us political bloggers…hint hint…) I’m watching Robert Wexler make the case for Obama right now. He’s doing a very good job…because he’s talking about […]

May 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Climate Change Bill Headed For Defeat?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Legislation, Lieberman

As is the case with many pieces of legislation…it doesn’t seem to have enough institutional support. From Fortune: The U.S. Climate Action Partnership formed last year won’t take a position on the bill, although nine of its members – including General Electric, Alcoa and four utility companies – signed a letter to senators backing the […]

May 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

New York’s Gay Marriage Provision To Set Off Firestorm?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, New York, Religion, Sexuality

Bravo to Governor Patterson for saying New York should recognize gay marriages from other states, but this has obviously made A LOT of social conservatives angry and they’re not going down without a fight. First, Patterson’s reasoning… Paterson issued a memo earlier this month saying that gay New Yorkers who marry where it is legal […]

May 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Notes From A Black Pastor On Reverend Wright

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Race, Religion

With this latest pastor flare-up, I stumbled across an old post from Dennis Sanders about Wright in March. He comes at this story from a very unique perspective, and as much as I’d like for the Wright story to just go away because I don’t think Obama should be held responsible for what somebody else […]

May 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Maintains 10 Point Lead Over Clinton

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Polls

Just today, Pew showed a 13% gap between the two…so the double digit lead seems to be consistent in a few different levels. Still, Saturday will be very important to Clinton’s future…and maybe voters are starting to realize how grim the picture is for her? Here’s Gallup’s take… In Gallup Poll Daily tracking from May […]

May 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »