Did you get that?
…There are unconfirmed reports based on phone banking efforts to reach out to Super D’s that 8 previously Obama SD’s, expressed that, given the opportunity, they would vote for Hillary at the convention.
Superdelegates who have “declared” for Obama are now saying that they would vote for Hillary at the convention.How many more disillusioned SuperDs are out there?
No wonder Obama wants to break with tradition and keep Hillary off the convention ballot, even though she won more popular votes than he did, and neither of them earned enough pledged delegates to secure the nomination.Alegre explains how the story broke…
I heard about an interview Will Bower of PUMA did recently, where he said delegates are starting to say theyll vote for Hillary in Denver if the DNC does the right thing and run an open and fair convention. That means a roll call vote with Hillarys name put into nomination and on the ballot.So I shot an email to Bower to ask him where he got that info from, and here’s what he sent me regarding the efforts of a friend of his:…And points to a Tuesday story in Politico entitled Hill Democrats Miffed at Obama…Maybe this is why BHO and the Toxic Trio are pushing so hard to keep Hillary off the roll call ballot eh? Ive been wondering what theyre so afraid of now it looks like we have part of the answer.
“A large phone banking effort to the super d’s combined with Obama’s flips and poor presumptive nominee performance, etc have yielded doubts within the super delegates, enough that 3 elected and 5 DNC members have confided that should they have the opportunity to do so, they will vote for Hillary.”
I think Politico may have stumbled upon one or two reasons why the Supers are starting to take a fresh look at Hillary….The folks on the Hill (aka Super delegates) are getting pissed at BHO for the lack of effort on his part when it comes to fundraising, coordination and support they’re getting in their own bid for re-election etc. Todays Politico has the story:
After a brief bout of Obamamania, some Capitol Hill Democrats have begun to complain privately that Barack Obamas presidential campaign is insular, uncooperative and inattentive to their hopes for a broad Democratic victory in November.
They think they know whats right and everyone else is wrong on everything, groused one senior Senate Democratic aide. They are kind of insufferable at this point.
Read the rest of Alegre’s story here. She wraps it up with this zinger:
Yeah - I can see why those Supers are starting to take a fresh look at Hillary, and are swinging back her way. No way would Hillary ignore down-ticket dems or toss them to the curb the way BHO has.H E L L O SUPERS?! Anyone out there??!?!?!
Has there ever been a time in history when a Democratic candidate was KEPT OFF the ballot?
Sorry, Barack, you are not appointed by God. This is a time-tested democractic process.
It’s alarming that there now has to be a movement to keep Clinton ON the ballot.
There must be a roll-call vote with Clinton’s name on the ballot.
I envision an uprising at Denver if she’s not.