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Veteran Republican fundraisers and strategists hope that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) can revive their party’s apathetic base even as her 2008 presidential campaign has reached its final hours. link
Republican insiders say that if presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) selects Clinton as his running mate, it would energize the Republican base and fundraising. They say presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) would not have to work as hard to appease conservative voters if Clinton landed on the ticket. link
“Fundraising from our Republican conservative base would skyrocket, in my opinion, because she’s such a divisive figure in conservative Republican circles,” said Cesar Conda, who raised over $100,000 for President Bush in 2004 and was a top fundraiser to Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) this cycle. “Putting her on the ticket would be the one thing to wake those donors up from their current doldrums.
“It would really be a godsend to McCain and the Republican National Committee [RNC],” said Conda, who will work to help McCain. link
“We need Hillary,” Limbaugh declared on his show on February 26. “We need the soap opera. Hillary Clinton is J. R. Ewing, and her husband, Bill, is Sue Ellen. We need to keep this soap opera going, but we also need the chaos,” Limbaugh added.
In a segment entitled, “We Started Mrs. Clinton’s Slide, But Now We Need Her to Stay Alive,” Limbaugh argued that Hillary was now the Republicans’ best hope for victory in November. link
“I don’t think McCain would have to worry about our base anymore,” said Zarrelli, who does not expect Obama to tap Clinton. “They love to hate the Clintons, just as the Democratic base now seems to love to hate George Bush.” link
Originally posted by Animal
To many this seems like insanity.
What could make people who were such staunch supporters of Hillary Clinton and her policies cut and run to a candidate so dramatically different that those held by their original candidate?
Originally posted by jkrog08
.It is likely that there is some 'race issue'involved as well,atleast subconsciously.
Originally posted by Oldtimer2
,I think when smoke clears they will vote in their own party
Originally posted by Animal
Your one line regurgitation of other peoples talking points is rather amusing though, thanks for that.
Obama Resigns From Black Nation
How far is Barack Obama willing to run from the very same Black nationalism that was fundamental to his victories in so many state Democratic primaries? The nominee-apparent is in pell-mell flight from everything that does not conform to his own "race-neutral" worldview. Obama's political contradictions compel him to reject his most fervent supporters, and apparently to reexamine his ties to the Black Church as an institution. The "journey" to Black identity that Obama describes in his book Dreams From My Father seems in conflict with the Road to the White House. Longtime friends - maybe Black people as a whole - are left by the wayside. Perhaps "Obama ought to just keep on steppin' out of Black America entirely."
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
There is plenty of irony in the fact the party of tolerance, equality, and all things progressive has deteriorated into warring racial, gender, and socio-economic factions.
[edit on 2008/6/6 by GradyPhilpott]
You are absolutely right, the Democratic Party is the party of "tolerance, equality, and all things progressive" and for that I am proud to be one of them.