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“OBAMA DEFEATS CLINTON IN MAINE CAUCUSES” ON NEWS.YAHOO.COM,FEB.11,2008

February 11, 2008

from news.yahoo.com

Obama defeats Clinton in Maine caucuses By GLENN ADAMS, Associated Press Writer
Mon Feb 11, 6:17 AM ET

AUGUSTA, Maine – Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in Maine presidential caucuses Sunday, grabbing a majority of delegates as the state’s Democrats overlooked the snowy weather and turned out in heavy numbers for municipal gatherings.

Democrats in 420 Maine towns and cities were deciding how the state’s 24 delegates will be allotted at the party’s national convention in August. Despite the weather, turnout was “incredible,” party executive director Arden Manning said.

With 99 percent of the participating precincts reporting, Obama led in state delegates elected over Clinton, 2,079 to 1,396, with 18 uncommitted.

Obama exulted in his recent victories in Maine and elsewhere, telling a crowd of 18,000 Sunday evening in Virginia Beach, Va., that “we have won on the Atlantic Coast, we have won on the Gulf Coast, we have won on the Pacific Coast” and places in between.

Obama won 15 of Maine’s delegates to the national convention and Clinton won nine. In the overall race for the nomination, Clinton leads with 1,136, including separately chosen party and elected officials known as superdelegates. Obama has 1,108.

The voting came a day after Obama and Clinton made personal appeals here, and after Obama picked up wins in Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington.

Organizers had expected heavy participation at the caucuses, but snow was falling and gusting winds hit as many of the gatherings were scheduled.

The weather didn’t appear to have hurt turnout. Caucuses started late in Bangor and several other locations across the state because so many people showed up that they were lined up outside the doors.

In Maine’s largest city, Democrats carrying “Obama” and “Hillary” signs waited to get into the citywide caucus at Portland High School in separate lines that snaked nearly three city blocks in opposite directions.

Colin Johnson, an Obama supporter in Portland, said the Illinois senator is not a typical politician. “I’m convinced he’s a once-in-a-generation leader,” he said.

“He’s young and energetic and Washington and the White House could benefit from some fresh air,” said Joe Lewis, another Obama supporter.

But Tony Donovan said Obama can use some more seasoning. Donovan was supporting Clinton because she, like him, was a baby boomer who shared similar values and because she has the experience and the team to lead in Washington.

“Obama’s a great guy. He’ll be great in eight years,” Donovan said. “He doesn’t have the experience in the Senate. He doesn’t have the experience in Washington. He’s not ready.”

A line waited to get into Augusta’s caucus as Gov. John Baldacci, a Clinton supporter, addressed the crowd of a couple hundred at the city’s Cony High School. Asked why he decided to wait in line to participate, John Brandt said, “Getting rid of Republicans, once and for all.”

Though Maine’s national delegate count is small, Clinton and Obama, along with surrogates, came to the state Saturday as their campaigns drew tighter after Super Tuesday.

Thousands of people packed the Bangor Auditorium to hear Obama on Saturday and hundreds more who weren’t allowed inside greeted him as he arrived. People also were stopped at the door as Clinton held a town hall-style gathering nearby at the University of Maine at Orono. She later stopped in Lewiston.

Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, and husband, Bill, also visited, while Obama supporter Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts campaigned in two cities in the days before the vote.

Both campaigns hit Maine heavily with radio and TV advertising, and voters’ homes were being called with pre-taped messages in support of both candidates. On Sunday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, visited Maine caucuses on Obama’s behalf.

On Clinton’s side, Baldacci, Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern and New York Rep. Gregory Meeks campaigned.

The high level of excitement across the state contrasted with earlier expectations that the post-Super Tuesday timing of the caucuses would dampen voter interest.

A competitive GOP race a week earlier also helped to enliven interest in the Maine Republicans’ nonbinding caucuses, which were won by Mitt Romney. He dropped out of the race last week, making it likely that Arizona Sen. John McCain would become the GOP nominee.

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OBAMA WINS MAINE! AT MY.BARACKOBAMA.COM,FEB.10,2008

February 11, 2008

from my.barackobama.com

CLINK ON FOR VIDEO,PICTURES!

Obama Wins Maine!
By Sam Graham-Felsen – Feb 10th, 2008 at 6:31 pm EST

Despite being down as much as 37 points in the polls, NBC projects that Obama will win Maine…
PICTURE:
VIDEO:
A remarkable crowd of 7,500 people packed Bangor Auditorium in Bangor, Maine, yesterday…

Another 2,500 rallied outside — here’s a video of Barack addressing the overflow crowd…

Thank you Maine!

To the Obama movement, please consider making a contribution to help us build momentum across the country. Yes. We. Can.

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By Lulu Yesterday at 6:33 pm EST
YES WE CAN
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By idaho obamacan Yesterday at 6:34 pm EST
thank you Maine!!! Way to go, Idaho loves you!!!
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By Rory from CT. Yesterday at 6:41 pm EST
Thank You Maine! Connecticut loves you too!
Knew you could do it!
YES WE CAN!!!
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By Tamsin Yesterday at 6:44 pm EST
I just returned from our caucus and quickly want to tell you all that we won by a huge margin here in Brunswick. Just spoke with family in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport and we won big there too.

I am very stressed out and will write more about it later, but there were some serious issues with voter registration and problems at the polling places.

It was tough and I had to go around apologizing to DNC officials at the end for being so fierce, but I was advocating for so many people who waited in line for hours to caucus.

Thank you to everyone who made phone calls. On my way out the door I received a call from a very cheerful volunteer Jessie from Philadelphia. I was so proud of our movement today.

Love to all!
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By meta Yesterday at 6:47 pm EST
Lots of love to you, Tamsin. Thank you for all your efforts. I can only imagine how stressful it must have been with lots of chaos and disputes. Take good care.
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By Erin Yesterday at 7:06 pm EST
Watching Obama on 60 Minutes!!! Go Obama Go!

🙂
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By Jennifer from Granada Hills, CA Yesterday at 7:18 pm EST
Thank you Maine!
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By BJN Yesterday at 7:33 pm EST
Thanks Maine, I knew you had it in you!!!!!!!!!!:)
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By SteveAZ Yesterday at 8:06 pm EST
Arizona loves ya Maine! and Barack we all love you back!!!!!!!
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By Jed K Yesterday at 8:33 pm EST
Let’s keep building the momentum for Barack Obama in every way we can!

If you have any interest whatsoever, I urge you to head on over to VQTE, a community for political talk and debate with focus on the 2008 election.
http://www.vqte.com
Link

Just a few posts here and there would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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By Yvette Yesterday at 8:41 pm EST
Thank you Maine!
Thank you, Thank you!!!!!
Dc/Maryland/Virginia You’re up next.
Barack it out of the park.

Yes we Can!

Obama 08
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By Sara Jane Yesterday at 11:33 pm EST
What Maine did in snow — here in California we couldn’t do we will donate $$ on your behalf. To the rest of the states GO DON’T LET THIS END UP at the convention.. Who trusts’ the DNC ?? the Clinton machine?

Howard Dean ??
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By Linda Gehron Yesterday at 6:49 pm EST
Tamsin, thank you very much for your hard work!

YOU are the change we want to see!
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By Tamsin Yesterday at 7:00 pm EST
Everyone, we need to do everything in our power to elect Obama. I know that many of us have been working our hearts out, but we need to dig deeper.

I would like to tell you a story. People stood in line for 4 hours waiting to register and get in the caucus. I had this amazing group of Bowdoin students (40 or so) who marched with signs to the caucus. They stood out in the heavy blowing snow convincing people who were in line not to leave.

One of the couples who left early was so upset. She was crying. They are both military and have been apart more than together because of the war in Iraq. As she left she said “we in the military just keep getting the message that we don’t matter” They were there to vote for Obama. I just hugged her and told her that she mattered to me.

So many military folks came to caucus for Barack. Many of them had to leave early to work. We definitely lost a number of them. One man shared with me that he feels invisible.

The point is that they support Barack because they know better than anyone how disastrous the war in Iraq has been and they are suffering.

We can do this and we must!! Whatever it takes. Yes we can!
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By Tameka from Hutto, TX Yesterday at 7:07 pm EST
Well, I guess, I need to get ready to do my part here in Texas to ensure that there is an upset for Sen. Clinton.
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By Erin Yesterday at 7:10 pm EST
Please, PLEASE do it!

If we can win Texas and Ohio, this thing is OVER!
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By Amy R. Yesterday at 7:15 pm EST
We can win Ohio and Texas. yes, we can.

Ohio Obama headquarters are in the process of being set up. We dropped off supplies and cleaned up the space for the Obama Columbus office today.

If anybody has any excess merchandise, please send to: Obama HQ
193 E Rich Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Thanks!
Amy Rock
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By Brad from Columbus, OH Yesterday at 8:12 pm EST
Amy,

This is Brad in Upper Arlington. I’d like to get involved in helping Obama win in Ohio, so write me at bmrobert64@yahoo.com and let me know what I can do!

I do research and competitive intelligence for a living, so I might be able to help out in that way, in particular.

Brad
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By Purobi from San Francisco, CA Yesterday at 8:23 pm EST
Amy, What do you need? I live in San Francisco but if you give me a list of things you need for Ohio, I will mail some of those to you before I leave for Cambodia (Dental volunteering with my husband)this coming Friday. Write me at purobi61@yahoo.com
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By Beverly from Atlanta, GA Yesterday at 8:24 pm EST
Go under Ohio at the website and see the office sites. You can call there or join from there. Don’t wait for people to call just go and help out. Canvassing is huge!!! Take the things below door to door

You can also print something showing the voting date – vote OBama 08 and then print something about him and make copies.

when we ran out of things we did that.
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By Eve W. Yesterday at 8:23 pm EST
Amy, I am a precinct co-captain for Obama here in Portland – I handed off a big armload of signs to another volunteer who is headed to OH this week. We got your back!

People, the Portland caucus was HUGE – I was in there early (to set things up and prep the rooms) and I watched people stand in horrible wind and driving snow and sleet for HOURS to caucus. I felt so bad. We were trying to get food and coffee and coats out to them but the crowds were so huge all the exits were blocked – we actually tried to jimmy a window so we could throw mini candy bars at them! Those people were literally freezing – and yet they stayed. And it wasn’t just kids, either – lots of older folks too. I was so proud of them.

My precinct broke more than 2:1 for Obama.
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By Aunt Becky Yesterday at 8:35 pm EST
Eve…

Beautiful. Thanks.

Auntie B.
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By ob1 Yesterday at 8:38 pm EST
Thank you portland-we love you.
Pass on the luck to Ohio. Plain-dealer endorses Obama, a very positive for us.
Ob1-ohio
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By Antonia from H-town Yesterday at 9:20 pm EST
I’m ready to do my part here in Houston. I believe we can win Texas for Obama!
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By Oregon for Obama Yesterday at 7:21 pm EST
Wow, a sweep in the weekend primaries / caucuses! Erin is right on the money, if we can get Texas & Ohio this thing really will be over! But lets not get too far ahead of ourselves (calming myself down). A sweep this Tuesday and again in WI & HI will really put a strain on any momentum and financial support HRC can muster going into TX & OH.
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By Terry Yesterday at 8:00 pm EST
Yes please do what you can for Obama in TX, if I can do anything ask away, if I have to fly down to help in any way I will. Ty for your support for our candidate.
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By Julie in Austin Yesterday at 10:43 pm EST
Absolutely – volunteer via the website. I just got word that LOTS of talented Obama staff are coming to Texas (they’re arriving in Austin tonight) and will be spreading out across the state. HRC won Oklahoma and some southern states which I (a native Texan) thought would have been, with all due respect “anti-Hillary”. So, that means we CAN NOT take anything for granted. We need ALL the help we can get. If we secure Texas it will make a HUGE difference!
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By The G-Man Yesterday at 8:11 pm EST
I’m gonna be doing my part in my home town near Dallas, TX! I hit the phones today calling Maine, and it looks like it paid off. I’m really beginning to believe that Barack is gonna get the nomination! Got an Obama bumper sticker on my car, a yard sign in my yard, and a t-shirt on my back. I’ll be calling in Texas, bugging my friends and relatives, and donating as much as I can. We’re gonna do this thing in TX. Yes We Can!!
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By Mike Yesterday at 9:44 pm EST
I live in Keller and go to school in Arlington. I am talking to all my friends and trying to make sure they are going to primary for Obama. I am looking forward to volunteering in person for the first time in my life for a campaign. I hope they open a couple offices in DFW. There is a lot of ground to cover.
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By lisarae Yesterday at 11:16 pm EST
Mike,

I live in Colleyville. Let me know if you have any ideas for out here or if you hear about anything in Dallas.
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By DianaR Yesterday at 7:20 pm EST
Thank you so much for sharing that story! I will work harder! Thanks for all you did today!!!
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By Rory from CT. Yesterday at 7:26 pm EST
Dear Tamsin,
Thank you for sharing that story with us. Thank
you for your determination and your compassion.
We love you and we love our men and women who are
sacrificing for all of us. That’s what keeps us
calling strangers and knocking on doors to tell
them about Barack. We can change this country and
we can change the world!
YES WE CAN!!!
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By jtvt1211 Yesterday at 7:38 pm EST
Tamsin..your story made me cry. I can’t even imagine how hard it is for people with loved ones in Iraq.

Thank you so much for all your hard work in Maine. From what I had been reading I didn’t think Barack had a chance. It’s because of people like you that Obama won. You should be proud. All of us are proud of you!
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By Rule with truth Yesterday at 9:46 pm EST
Nice work!

I have never met so many nice US citizens as you all in Barack’s volunteers.

You are already in the changing process of USA. Nobody can stop such a change needed for the whole World.

Congratulations to you all!

Carl
Sweden
ET + 6 hours
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By LA Yesterday at 10:10 pm EST
Your story made me cry. Please tell them they are not invisible…that’s why we love Barack….
We need to do right by them. We need to fight for peace so we no longer have enemies.

Thank you for hugging them!
OBAMA 08
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By Sandra Yesterday at 6:53 pm EST
Thank you Tamsin!!! It’s folks like you,, relentless and committed, who are going to bring this home for us! THANK YOU! Get warm, have some dinner, put your feet up and watch Barack tonight (8 mins. from now!) on 60 Minutes!
You’re the best! 🙂 THANK YOU MAINE!
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By Nathan from Beverly Hills, CA Today at 12:25 am EST
OBAMA TAKES MAINE

STAND FOR CHANGE

A CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN

CHANGE

watch the CHANGE video here

Link or Link
http://exposure.cbc.ca/video/c hange-pause-colour-bars-let-lo ad or Link
http://exposure.cbc.ca/video/c hange-pause-colour-bars-let-lo ad or Link
http://exposure.cbc.ca/video/c hange-pause-colour-bars-let-lo ad or Link

watch the CHANGE video

Is change worth the vote

yes
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By Kristian Idol Today at 4:47 am EST
Nathan, buddy?

You can’t have spaces in a web address. Before you post this again, eliminate the spaces and a link will be created.

Also, I’m not sure why you have to place the same links four times in one post…
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By Amy Yesterday at 6:55 pm EST
Thank you, Tamsin! People like you who work hard on the ground are making this happen – ordinary, mortal people without political power, but a lot of passion for our country. We’re learning on the ground, we’re making it happen, and you did great!

Thank you.
And big hug! (I feel ya, I went through it yesterday!)
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By IA for Obama Yesterday at 6:57 pm EST
Way to go, Tamsin! Thank you for standing up for what is right! The people are lucky to have an advocate like you.

Thank you, Maine!
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By Sac-4-Obama Yesterday at 8:10 pm EST
Thank you Tamsin for your hard work and for this uplifting story. Thank you Maine.! Thanks to all Obama campaign staff who worked so hard to make this win happen, and a special thanks to all the men and women in our military.

Talk about having goosebumps…
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By Donna from Detroit, MI Yesterday at 9:19 pm EST
Thank you Maine. Michigan loves you also.!!1
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By *Obama Gurl* Yesterday at 9:42 pm EST
Wonderful work Tamsin and Thank you Maine. 🙂
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By LA Yesterday at 10:05 pm EST
Thank you Tamsin….for all your hard work!

Thank you for making us win.

YES WE CAN
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By ob1 Yesterday at 10:32 pm EST
Thank you, thank you and thank you Maine( Tamsen)
Pass your luck to ohions…
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By AD4Obama Yesterday at 6:47 pm EST
Yes we can!! But we don’t stop here as the battle continues. Remember all our hard work of making calls and canvassing is paying off.

Let’s stayed FIRED up!!

We have DC, Maryland and Virginia in 2 days (ie Feb 12). We cannot take anything for granted. It gets tougher from this point on and so we must roll up our sleeves and double up on the work.

YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN !! Y-E-S W-E C-A-N!!!
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By Erin Yesterday at 6:56 pm EST
Indeed we can!

Not with “blind optimism” but with hard work, organization, and clear vision.

Let’s put this thing away!

Just think, less than a year from now, we’ll be settling into the first term of President Barack Obama!
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By Mike Yesterday at 9:50 pm EST
They are right. The going gets harder from here on out. We need more work and determination than ever before. Remember you can never count a Clinton out. They are like a chameleon, as soon as you think you have them, they change and come at you a different way. I know the work is difficult, but we have to and we must stay vigilant and continuing ramping up our support.

In honor of the work we did this weekend, I am donating another $50; $10 for each victory we have gained this weekend. This is because I know it will only get harder from here.
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By Miss.Jessica (CA) Yesterday at 6:48 pm EST
Thank you Maine…The people in Cali love you too… YES WE CAN !!!!!
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By Donald from Camden, ME Yesterday at 7:05 pm EST
Potato states rule!!!
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By Eve W. Yesterday at 8:28 pm EST
WHOO! Tater states DO rule!
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By Anthony from Atlanta, GA Yesterday at 7:33 pm EST
Thank you Maine for believing we all have a part in taking back our country! I’m shouting at you from all the way south of Maine, from College Park GA. Now, we look forwarded to Tuesday in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland,

CAN YOU FEEL IT? — THE ROAR AROUND THE COUNTRY, THE ROAR OF CHANGE!

Goooooooo OBAMA! THANK YOU MAINE!

AnthonyH 🙂
from College Park GA
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By George from Minneapolis, MN Yesterday at 8:03 pm EST
If we work hard–and I know we will; by calling, donating ect –we will win Texas and Ohio just like we won Maine which was Billary’s mini firewall. Yes we can cause we are who we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we’ve been waiting for. Let’s make it happen. I am starting with calls to Ohio and Texas.
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By Bob from South China, ME Yesterday at 8:35 pm EST
This was fun. My first Maine Caucus even though I’ve lived here *’most* of my life. It’s an example of a great democratic process. We had ~93 people and ~59 for Obama and one undecided. (unofficial) By fractional percentages we ended up with SIX Obama Delegates and Three for Hillary. AND I became one of the Obama Delegates… The State convention will be fun. I’m looking forward to it. Thank you Barak for inspiring me (and many others) with your passion and commitment. I played the Ipod Vid of “Yes We Can” for a few people at the caucus. As one excited guy from Maine might Say… “It’s Wicked Awesome”:-)
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By Theresa in Maine Yesterday at 8:42 pm EST
You’re most welcome! We love you too, CT.

AS MAINE GOES – SO GOES THE NATION!
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By Katherine from Idaho Yesterday at 6:46 pm EST
Yippee! Lobster for dinner tonight!
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By Unknown user Yesterday at 8:41 pm EST
don’t forget your Idaho potatoes 🙂
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By David from Tacoma, WA Yesterday at 9:55 pm EST
Washington apples anyone?
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By Liberal Atheist Today at 12:13 am EST
New Orleans crawl fish anyone? Yum Yum!!!
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By Erin Yesterday at 6:47 pm EST
Thank you Maine!

Let’s go for that February Sweep… next stop, Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.!!!!
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By Laura Yesterday at 6:54 pm EST
Great job Maine. We have been calling for 3 days and happy to see that you came out with a vengance. You made us proud!!!Good work to all of the hardworking volunteers in the Great State of Maine. It feels good to be part of this movement, doesn’t it?
Enjoy your win..
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By Eve W. Yesterday at 8:38 pm EST
Thank you phone bankers! I’m a Portland ME Obama precinct co-captain, and I can tell you for a FACT you did make a difference.

I talked to at least 5-6 people today who mentioned that all they were getting from the HRC campaign was one robo-call after another (I personally got 4 of them, 3 the same dang call…it’s like being stalked!), whereas all of them mentioned appreciating that real, live people were calling on behalf of Barack Obama. I got a nice caller from Area Code 719 myself this morning – thank you, Colorado! Sorry I had to run but I had a caucus to go to.

One guy said an out-of-state phone banker (well, I imagine they were out of state – the guy said they “talked funny – kinda Southern”) was the one who told him that as an undeclared voter, he could register as a Democrat and caucus for Barack today. You got real people to the caucus, and helped win our state.

THANK YOU ALL!!!
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By FIREDupCollegeStudent! Yesterday at 7:53 pm EST
Aawww I love Obamacans!!!! I hope there are A LOT more of you guys out there!
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By Natalie Yesterday at 6:38 pm EST
YES WE DID!!!!
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By Robert from Arlington, VA Yesterday at 7:07 pm EST
The Clintons do not merely think that we believe in a fairy tale. They believe that we ARE the fairy tale!

Well, I’ve got some news for the Clintons: WE ARE NO FAIRY TALE!

And today, I’ve got some more news for the Clintons: MAINE IS NO FAIRY TALE!

Rob
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By DianaR Yesterday at 7:23 pm EST
Well said, Rob!!!

Thanks for all you’ve been doing, too. I’ve noticed your posts.
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By Sandra Yesterday at 8:18 pm EST
Yes. We heart Rob!
GO OBAMACANS!!!
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By Victoria Yesterday at 8:19 pm EST
Well said Rob!

Link

AND…

Clinton replaces campaign manager
Link
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By Heather from Vancouver, WA Yesterday at 6:42 pm EST
THANK YOU Maine!!! From a Maine Native transported to Washington State..We WON Washington and We WON Maine…let’s keep going.
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By Athena Yesterday at 6:42 pm EST
This is a turning point for Hillary – a tipping point. Psychologically devastating.

We must still work our hardest, donate, get out the vote, but we have more than momentum.

It is like Barack’s definition of hope – it requires hard work, but eventually the goal is within sight.

Obama-ites: Maine has shown us the light at the end of the tunnel!

I will vote, I will knock on doors, I will donate, but these are the steps in the ladder that has now been pushed our way.

Let’s climb that ladder! We can see the rooftop to victory!

Who cares if the networks ignore this? The people are paying attention, and THAT is what counts!
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By Erin Yesterday at 6:49 pm EST
If we can get through February, and then win Ohio and Texas (which the Clinton’s have declared as their next victories), we should have this thing.

Can we do it?

I think we all know the answer. 😉

Yes! We! Can!
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By FIREDupCollegeStudent! Yesterday at 7:59 pm EST
YEAHHHH WE CAN! Here’s to another SWEEP on Tuesday! TIME is on Barack’s side! I’m gonna hold it down here in the Buckeye State! Texas–we NEED you!
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By Sandy Yesterday at 6:50 pm EST
do all those things and donate, donate, donate! Thank you Maine!
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By Errol from Fort Lauderdale, FL Yesterday at 7:02 pm EST
Maine magnificent, you all weather the snow storm and we American are proud of Maine Barack supporter, we pledge Alegiance to the flag on your behalf. Job well done the world is a better place because of you. Thanks.
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By Columbia SC NPC Yesterday at 6:47 pm EST
Thank you, Maine! From South Carolina…Yes We Can!
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By KEG Yesterday at 8:48 pm EST
Thanks, Maine!! From New York…Yes You Did!
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By O-SMACKDOWN in Matthews, NC Yesterday at 6:50 pm EST
FIRED UP

READY TO GO

RIGHT ON DAY ONE!
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By Global Citizen Linda Yesterday at 6:54 pm EST
Thank you Maine!!!Plenty of loves for Great State of Maine from the Ultimate Battleground State of Ohio.

Thanks everybosy for your contribution
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By Jon C Yesterday at 6:51 pm EST
Thank you, Maine! Some love from Michigan!
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By Laura in North Florida Yesterday at 10:27 pm EST
And much love from Florida!
Much love from Independents!

Maine, we love you!
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By Joe Tages Yesterday at 6:53 pm EST
Thank you for vindicating us in California. This has been an amazing weekend to behold.

On to the Potomac!!!

YES, WE CAN.

SI, SE PUEDE!!!
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By Helen NY Yesterday at 7:07 pm EST
Thank you from NY. Great work.
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By Hope in Michigan Yesterday at 10:08 pm EST
In fierce weather and long lines…

“Together, ordinary people can do extraordinary things!” Barack Obama

Thank you Maine!

YES WE CAN!
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By Peggy from The Colony, TX Yesterday at 7:02 pm EST
great job Maine. Texas here and ready to go Obama! Lots of people in Texas need yard signs and bumper stickers. have gone to ObamaCycle but not much there. anyone have leftover yard signs and bumperstickers. Texas would love to have them. Dallas is fired up and ready to go!
feel free to e-mail me at pegasama@swbell.net if you can send something to Dallas.
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By addictedyeswecan Yesterday at 7:25 pm EST
Dallas….

…time to mobilize massive TRUTH SQUADS all over Texas…….there is too much at stake!

…..this is about to get really ugly and Texas needs to be on NOTICE from now on…..

…get your truth squads into high gear….Tx and Oh and PA!
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By lionanimal Yesterday at 7:38 pm EST
Hello Peggy: I just sent you an e-mail addressed directly to your private box.
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By Neo Abraxas Yesterday at 7:06 pm EST
Play this song for yourselves tonite:

Link

All hail Nina Simone

Congratulations to Barack Obama. His only weakness is that he is not running for the Canadian office 🙂

Our (Canadian) politicians suuuuck so badly by comparison.
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By Lulu Yesterday at 7:12 pm EST
NICE! Love her. It IS a new day!

lulu
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By Unknown user Yesterday at 7:24 pm EST
Maine,thank you!asante sana!(swahili)Yes We Can in Virginia,Ohio and Texas and beyond. Lets keep building the momentum..Its just the beginning

Btw,on another note we have chance of winning a grammy 2nite for ‘audacity for hope’Thank you to all the volunteers.Toronto and Uganda loves you! GoObama!!!
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By eric4obama Yesterday at 7:40 pm EST
Maine! Maine! Maine! Maine! Maine! Maine! Maine!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eric
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By PT Yesterday at 8:01 pm EST
Here in Freeport ME, our caucus just voted 20 state delegates to H’s 6. The caucus was delayed about an hour so we could re-register a line of independents that must have been more than a hundred. It was great to see such energy, all the youth in the Obama camp, and so many of our town’s most thoughtful former republicans standing up in public for BO.

As Maine goes, so goes the nation.
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By Christian from Yarmouth, ME Yesterday at 8:46 pm EST
Let’s keep the ball rolling…Caucus 2008 was my first, and Team Obama crushed old what’s her name 483….139 in Yarmouth,ME
Wow! Let’s put the hammer down
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By Doe Yesterday at 8:50 pm EST
Thank you Maine, Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington, and Virgin Islands. Barack is awesome, what can I say. I’m so proud to be part of this movement from the start. I love you guys, you’re the best!Does anyone know what’s up the NMexico? No one’s talking about it. Oh well!
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By Aaron from APO, AP Yesterday at 9:22 pm EST
What I love about this campaigne is its got alot of people juiced and pumped up. Americans were becoming Zombies and harboring rage and hate and now the hearts of America are soft again. To see such a man to bring about love and hope through desperate times of a cold and untrust worthy administration is a change well needed. I HOPE THEY DO ALL THEY CAN TO PROTECT THIS MAN. He is a true marvel, his message brings tears to the eyes of people all over the world. My Japanese girlfreind speaks very little english and she watched the news with me here in Okinawa Japan and she said ” Baby that lady looks like she say anything to win” then she said I belive his words. I am African American and to hear a foreigner who doesnt even speak good english say what I have been saying is amazing. Thank you Barak Obama I dont have much but I gave my last 100 dollars to the campaingne right before Maine what is change without a sacrafice from all.
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By Joe Ruwe Yesterday at 9:29 pm EST
WAY TO GO MAINE!!!! THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO CALLED IN AND HELPED WITH THE MAINE CAUCUS!!!!
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By Mia Today at 2:39 am EST
Finland wishes you good luck with the elections! Go Obama!
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By Ken Today at 8:24 am EST
2004 Gorham Maine Caucus broke records at about 140 people. Yesterday probably saw over 500 show up and about 450 manage to stay for preference voting.

My link:

Link

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By Cheeto from San Antonio Yesterday at 6:33 pm EST
Another one down…!
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By Nomad in NC Yesterday at 6:34 pm EST
Yes!!
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By Linda Gehron Yesterday at 6:46 pm EST
Clinton fires campaign manager!

Link
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By addictedyeswecan Yesterday at 7:18 pm EST
…I heard on CNN she will be a campaign adviser and will be travelling with the opponent.

..now the switch from a Latino campaign manager to an AA female gets her set for the upcoming showdown in DC, MD and VA, two days before these elections, right?????

….or is this move really about OH, Tx and PA????
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By Jean Yesterday at 7:59 pm EST
My concern is that their latina former manager has been freed up to go after all those juicy latino delegates down in TX. Come on Obama Amigos, let us hear from you. We all need each other just now. Be there for us and we will be there for you.

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By fran Yesterday at 6:33 pm EST
first!

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By Nicole Yesterday at 6:34 pm EST
Way to go Maine!!

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By Lulu Yesterday at 6:34 pm EST
Have spoken
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By Andrew Patterson Yesterday at 6:36 pm EST
Thank you Maine,
were winning every state from here onwards
We hope, we pray and
YES WE CAN
Obama 08,16
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By SoCalObamaSupporter Yesterday at 6:41 pm EST
Anyone know if Barack will give a victory speech tonight?!?

I HOPE SO!!!
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By Dan from NJ Yesterday at 6:53 pm EST
He’s speaking in Virginia Beach..I’m sure he’ll mention it but it should be pretty much his standard stump other than that. Anyone know if he’ll take questions? I really liked that today he got to a lot of important points not in his stump.
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By Cherron in SW Virginia Yesterday at 7:04 pm EST
Any of you guys on here that reserved your tickets through this site for the meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 at the Jefferson Ctr in Roanoke, I hate to tell you but you won’t have tickets. I reserved my and just drove in 60mph winds for 2 1/2 hours (including sitting in backup traffic on interstate because of a large fire coming across the highway, one of several fires in the area) only to be told that they do not have tickets and it was a mistake on this site’s part to have allowed them to be reserved. I am HEARTBROKEN and so is my child. We had been talking about it for days and he was going to get to stay out of school tomorrow. There are 308 reserved tickets and all these people on here going are going thinking they have tickets. I understand that this was not the site’s fault but the fault of the person that put it up under ‘local events’. Only good news is that HRC has canceled her appearance tonight because of the horrible weather.
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By BetteTN Yesterday at 7:40 pm EST
I feel for you! and I’m sorry. I used to live in Richmond and would have driven to Roanoke too. Please don’t give up…go vote for me on Tuesday. We won here in Williamson County, but lost our State..Tennessee. So bring Virgina home for Obama next Tuesday.
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By Cherron in SW Virginia Yesterday at 7:53 pm EST
I will be there bright and early on Tuesday! This in no way effects my feelings for him or this cause. I could, though, wring that lady’s neck!! 🙂 I have no doubt in my mind that he will take Virginia! And yes I probably would have driven to Richmond too! Take care over in TN!
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By FIREDupCollegeStudent! Yesterday at 8:05 pm EST
Don’t feel bad Cherron!!!!!! 🙂
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By jentutsy Yesterday at 7:43 pm EST
I’m sorry that happened to you. A word of advice to all – if you haven’t been to a rally yet, don’t trust sign-ups, reservations, or tickets because they wind up not being honored. I’m not sure why the campaign is still pushing them. If you want to see Barack show up EARLY. And plan on standing in line. It kind of sucks. Especially if you thought you had a sport reserved. 😦 BUT, if you do get in – it is SO worth the wait. I guess it’s just a side consequence of supporting the most inspirational candidate in several generations!!
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By Kristian Idol Today at 5:08 am EST
My understanding has always been that the “sign-ups” on this site are RSVPs, NOT any sort of guarantee.

And, quite frankly, they are really just name- and email-gathering opportunities for the campaign, sorry.

No, rallies are definately first-come, first-served!
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By Jill from Lincoln, IL Yesterday at 10:13 pm EST
Sherron,
Just heard it was canceled because of his meeting with John Edwards in the morning.
Thank you everyone for all of your hard work!

Whoopie! What a great weekend…

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By mscholl Yesterday at 6:34 pm EST
Our best friend is Mo Mentum!!

YES WE CAN

On to Tuesday!
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By Nomad in NC Yesterday at 6:36 pm EST
I have to make a donation on that one!! I guess I will have to be late on something.

Yes We Did!
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By Lisa Yesterday at 9:24 pm EST
I call it O MOMENTUM!
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By Errol from Fort Lauderdale, FL Yesterday at 6:47 pm EST
hug and kisses for Maine Barack Obama supporters, I pledge Alegiance to you all, you all have made the world a better place thanks
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By Heidi in New Haven, CT Yesterday at 7:18 pm EST
Errol: Thanks for your support down there in Florida. Funny story–I’m planning a trip to Florida in April, so I ask my 2 year old “Do you know who lives in Florida?” Trying to prompt her to say Mickey—and she says “Obama?”! He’s been a big topic of conversation in our household lately!
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By Tracy Yesterday at 8:15 pm EST
Hi-Dee!

YES WE DID IN MAINE!!!

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By DianaR Yesterday at 6:34 pm EST
Thank you Maine!!!
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By NorCal Woman Yesterday at 7:21 pm EST
THANK YOU MAINE AND THANK YOU OBAMA SUPPORTES IN MAKING THOSE PHONE CALLS!!!!! AND DONATIONS! WHAT A SWEEPING WEEKEND!!NOW FULL WORK AHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA
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By Cree8teev Girl Yesterday at 7:37 pm EST
Way to go Maine – We in California appreciate all you’ve done today in the snow and cold.
Keep up the good fight through November.

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By fran Yesterday at 6:34 pm EST
first!

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By Nathalie Yesterday at 6:34 pm EST
We have Maine!

how many delegates?
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By Stuart Yesterday at 7:04 pm EST
24 pledged, 10 super.

And they can call it because at this point (~6:45 PM EST), 70% of precincts have reported their final results, and Obama’s leading 58% to 41%. That means that Clinton would need to win all the remaining precincts by margins of 40%.

Technically, of course, that’s possible, but statistically you’d give it a one-in-a-million chance of happening. NBC obviously thinks the data they have now sufficiently rule out that possibility, which is why they can call it for Obama. (In response to the question below this one.)

So, 24 delegates with a 17% margin of victory stands to net Obama either 3 or 4 delegates. (Or some complex math that is beyond me involving individual districts could make that smaller or larger.) End result: while you can say that every little helps (and it does), this result is more valuable as part of a sweep, especially since it might have been the most vulnerable of the states between Feb 5th and March 4th for us.

If the sweep continues (as it looks like it will) through the Potomac primaries and Hawaii, and hopefully Wisconsin, we will be in a great position to make the case to Ohio and Texas. I truly believe we will win Texas, and although Ohio will be an uphill struggle (we’re still down around 20 points there), we definitely CAN win or at least pull very close, so that coming away from March 4th we’ll have a substantial lead in total delegates. At that point, with our case well and truly made, I think it’ll be a very easy decision for the bulk of super delegates to clinch it quickly for Obama.

Anyways, that’s my analysis/ scenario. Anyone else?

Oh, and I hear we might be getting the Edwards endorsement pretty soon. Anyone hear anything about that?
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By addictedyeswecan Yesterday at 7:23 pm EST
….depending on which news station you watch, the counts they are showing include superdelegates for Obama and the opponent.

…that said and if their counts are anywhere close to being accurate, then there’s only about 25-33 points of difference…NOT including the delegates from Maine today.

…so, including the superdelegate count Obama still stands to come out big after the Potomac elections!

…..hard work EVERYONE……let’s do this!

…we have to make the superdelegates, MI and FL and mute point by the time Obama steps into the DNC convention!

….Let’s Do This!!!! wide, wide margins of victory in the Potomac…..that’s what we need to help bring home for Obama NOW!
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By Ryan Yesterday at 7:32 pm EST
He’s meeting with Barack tomorrow!

Hopefully they’ll work something out.

I personally hope he endorses Obama around the 25th/26th of February, so he can get a big bump going into Ohio and Texas.
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By Melisa K.S. of MONTANA Yesterday at 7:55 pm EST
I hope Edwards endorses Obama right away if he is going to. With Potomac Tuesday and advance absentee voting we need all the surrogates/volunteers doing all they can to keep the momentum going.
We also could use Edwards’ delegates.
And while we’re at it: Bill Richardson??? You belong on our side of the equation.
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By Ronald from Spring, TX Yesterday at 8:42 pm EST
We need to get the Hispanic vote in Texas for Obama. I don’t believe endorsements help all that much but I wish Bill Richardson would endorse Obama well before he Texas primary. If there are any Hispanics reading this what could Obama do to get the Hispanic vote or at least a good precentage of it. This could be the key to getting Obama the nomination.
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By Lisette Yesterday at 9:00 pm EST
Bill Richardson would help indeed, but that’s very hopeful thinking since he’s a very long-time Clinton friend and they’ve done alot for him. But my thought is that the fact that Richardson did NOT endorse either one before the New Mexico primary, it was almost like saying he really likes Obama! His loyalty to the Clintons probably prevented him from endorsing Obama. On another blog today someone posted that the rumor is that he will be endorsing Hillary today?? I hope it was only a rumor.
But what Obama REALLY needs to do in Texas is run TV ads on all of the Hispanic TV & Radio stations in Spanish, with a message directed towards the Latino voter issues. I know he is getting some good advice from other Hispanic elected officials that have endorsed him.
ALSO, THERE ARE NO OBAMA PRODUCTS IN SPANISH in the website store. And this is crucial! More “SI SE PUEDE” buttons, bumper stickers, rally signs etc.
On another blog in here, a wonderful writer ends his blog messages with this chant in Spanish that will catch on like wildfire once we can make it public:
“Se Ve! Se Siente! Obama Presidente!!!”

This will get the crowds going!!!
It rhymes, but translated means : “You can see it, You can feel it, Obama President”
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By Tracy Yesterday at 8:16 pm EST
Thank you Maine! Way to go!!!!

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By CK Yesterday at 6:34 pm EST
How can they call it when everyone has not caucused?
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By Jenny Yesterday at 6:41 pm EST
This is what I was thinking. . . This wasn’t posted by accident, was it? You know, they had a blog ready for whichever way it was called, and this one got posted early by mistake?? Did we really win so soon??
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By Jenny Yesterday at 6:46 pm EST
OK, I guess it IS true! WOW! (Sorry, everyone, I’ll never be the same again after NH). THANK YOU, MAINE!!!
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By Erin Yesterday at 6:52 pm EST
I was just thinking about New Hampshire…

I was thinking about watching the returns completely dumbfounded at what was happening.

I remember thinking “I can’t believe this could be over before it started.”

And then, I remember watching Barack Obama’s speech. I remember the first time he began the “Yes We Can!” anthem, and I remember jumping up in my living room, pumping my fist, with tears streaming down my face.

Even in defeat, there was hope.

And just look at what we’re doing now…

Yes We Can!
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By Tara Rama Yesterday at 7:01 pm EST
As a New Englander, I can tell you that the only thing that kept Obama from winning in NH and MA was TIME. NH and MA are “Clinton Goldmines”. I believe MA was one of Bill’s biggest states! I’m so proud of MainE!!!
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By magicnumber08 Yesterday at 7:59 pm EST
Tara, could not agree more. MA was going to tip, but time ran out. He has some strong support here that I think continues to grow. I think New Englanders, including Massachusetts residents, appreciate the independent natured residents of many of the states that have gone for Obama since SuperTuesday results started coming in.

Thank you, Maine. We’ll get to work for VT shortly!
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By Tracy Yesterday at 8:18 pm EST
I agree Tara! I am so glad Connecticut got it right but we are a smaller state. If he had more time in MA they would not be able to resist him!
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By Marti in Oregon Yesterday at 7:03 pm EST
that’s exactly how I remember it, will never forget it.

that’s partly why the Yes We can song is so heart wrenching to me

ever more hopeful…
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By AD4Obama Yesterday at 6:56 pm EST
I feel you Jenny!! I’ll never be the same again with the Kerry swiftboating in 2004!!!
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By Heather in Maine Yesterday at 6:56 pm EST
Some of the caucuses in Portland for example, have been able to count Clinton’s votes, but not Obama’s because thousands turned out and the percentage spread is huge.
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By Erin Yesterday at 7:04 pm EST
This is just so exciting.

I can’t wait ’til his general campaign begins.

🙂
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By Tamsin Yesterday at 7:10 pm EST
Over 10,000 showed up in Portland!!
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By KM Yesterday at 6:50 pm EST
They call it when the outstanding votes will not make a difference. Say for instance Obama is up by 100 and only 50 are left outstanding, then it won’t make a difference.

Hope this help.

Obama 08
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By Nathalie Yesterday at 6:54 pm EST
They started reporting the numbers since 6 pm Est.

Usually they don’t while people are still voting.

That’s why I’m confident that the result is accurate.
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By Bolouva Yesterday at 7:08 pm EST
When you feel lonely, desperate and unsure about Obama, please check this non-stop Obama TV.
Link

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By SoCalObamaSupporter Yesterday at 6:35 pm EST
I was NOT expecting to win Maine today…

SSSSSSSOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!

We are gonna sweep Tuesday too, the momentum is ours!!!!!!
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By Lulu Yesterday at 6:38 pm EST
NO ONE THOUGHT WE’D WIN MAINE
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By Joe Ruwe Yesterday at 9:34 pm EST
OH YES WE DID!!! GO Maine!!! wicked good work!!!
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By Josh in B’ham WA Yesterday at 7:19 pm EST
Thank you Maine!!

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By Our Future is at stake Yesterday at 6:35 pm EST
Barack Wins MAINE!!!!!!
Link

YES WE CAN!!!!
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By James from Hanscom AFB, MA Yesterday at 6:47 pm EST
WOW!!!!! THAT VIDEO IS AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

YES WE CAN!!!!

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By PPR Yesterday at 6:35 pm EST
Yes we can!!!

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By Patrick from Delavan, WI Yesterday at 6:35 pm EST
Good to see that the America that used to inspired me is coming back to life.

Obamaniac from Germany
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By BarbaraM Yesterday at 6:40 pm EST
Hallo!

Mein Freund ist auch ein Obamaniac aus Deutschland!

Deutschland fuer Obama! 🙂
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By A A Yesterday at 6:51 pm EST
und ich einer aus österreich ;)))
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By Diana from Arkansas Yesterday at 7:01 pm EST
Das ist aber wunderbahr!! Danke, danke.
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By BarbaraM Yesterday at 7:03 pm EST
Sehr gut!
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By Diana from Arkansas Yesterday at 7:10 pm EST
Das ist aber wunderbahr!! Danke, danke.
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By Diana from Arkansas Yesterday at 7:40 pm EST
Das ist aber wunderbahr!! Danke, danke.
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By David from Tacoma, WA Yesterday at 10:21 pm EST
Danke Surn!!! Viel Spasssss….. 🙂
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By NCObamaMama Yesterday at 6:41 pm EST
Obamaniac from Germany: in turn, YOU inspire US! Thanks so much for your international support!

President Barack Obama!
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By Anay Yesterday at 8:10 pm EST
Yo yo! Way to go, Maine! We have high hopes for Barack here in Germany. A big thank you from the Berlinale! You’re not the only ones who’ve won tonight. (~_^)

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By BarbaraM Yesterday at 6:36 pm EST
Thank you, Maine!!!

Barack and HRC on 60 minutes tonight (7 pm EST – in 23 minutes) | Report to Admin Reply
By Peyman Yesterday at 6:36 pm EST
Barack and HRC on 60 minutes tonight (7 pm EST – in 23 minutes)

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By cactusflower Yesterday at 6:36 pm EST
John Edwards has met with the Clintons, will meet with Obama tomorrow. Everyone, and everyone’s friends need to email Edwards and urge him to endorse Obama. I can’t imagine him endorsing Clinton, but we all need to let him know what the people want.

Do it now! Link
on the Edwards site, under about us – contact us

Those delegates will make a difference and maybe influence the backrooms of the super delegates…
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By Arshad Yesterday at 6:52 pm EST
Frankly, at this stage of the game, NO ONE will change their support for either Clinton or Obama based on Edward’s endorsement. I really belive JE’s endorsement has no value now. If people are not already voting for CLinton, they won’t if JE ask them to. Also he was the most critical of Clinton and now it will make him sounding like a phoney hypocrite if he stands behind Clinton. The way 2 person race shaped up, seems to me most of JE voters already shifted to Obama. SO either way, it will be a wash. This man has no commitment for anything. He is just an opportunist and waiting for the best possible deal he can get.
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By AO Yesterday at 7:07 pm EST
I totally agree with you. I think endorsements are over-rated. John Edward’s endorsement will not change anything. We are doing well now, and we will continue to do well, endorsement or no endorsement. This campaign belongs to the American people.
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By Bolouva Yesterday at 7:15 pm EST
I am very disappointed with Edwards, waiting on clear winner to come.
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By Joe Ruwe Yesterday at 9:37 pm EST
the super delegates seem important, but its the masses we need to focus on. remember this is a grassroots peoples movement. we don’t care so much about the rich and powerful……
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By Donna of MD Yesterday at 7:37 pm EST
Agreed!

Can’t see where it would be very courageous of him to endorse at this point. Sorry but I am very disapointed in JE. He was going to basketball games last week when we could have used his help in Oklahoma and California.
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By UNITED4Obama Yesterday at 7:38 pm EST
It would be nice having JE campaigning for Barack in OH, TX, & PA. The unions like him, and he does have some pull w/ white male voters. In a close race he’s still a plus.

POTUS’09!
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By Paul from Atlanta, GA Yesterday at 8:14 pm EST
HEY EDWARDS IS NOT AN OPPORTUNITS!

Look at the strategy:

Edwards did not endorse OBAMA when he dropped out because he (Edwards) want to make sure his delegates counts! Remember Edwards has about 200 delegates and they can “swing” to HRC or Obama.

Also, at the time Edwards dropped out the “Race” card and “Gender” card was “played” by the Clintons. If Edward jumped on the Obama bandwagon the “Gender” card would’ve trumped in HRC favor.

Edwards is an outstanding leader and I hope OBAMA have him on his “shortlist” for Vice President.

Also, did anyone see the Colin Powell interview today! You can tell Colin Powell wanted to go out and just scream OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA, but of course he didn’t.

I hope the OBAMA campaign is looking for his endorsement. With Colin Powell as part of OBAMA Foreign Policy Team, we will be a SUREFIRE in the White House.

4 STEPS TO GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE!
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By Ken Blankenship Yesterday at 8:36 pm EST
I saw the Colin Powell interview and thought one thing… In an Obama cabinet, Colin Powell – Secretary of Defense. Imagine that! We could have a competent Sec Def who understands diplomacy and the nature of war.
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By 1-300.000.000 Yesterday at 6:53 pm EST
Just send a message to Mr.Edwards asking him to endorse OBAMA!
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By James from Hanover, PA Yesterday at 6:56 pm EST
Count me in.
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By Amy Yesterday at 6:59 pm EST
We’ve been asked by our candidate to lay off the letter writing to superdelegates, so I’m going to assume that includes Edwards.

Better to make sure our vote gets out in the upcoming contests.
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By Chicago Biker Chick Yesterday at 6:55 pm EST
I just can’t imagine that he would endorse Billary either, but my stomach will be in knots until I hear JE open his mouth & say what I want to hear!!

Geeezzzzzz…….
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By KM Yesterday at 6:59 pm EST
We have to respect Elizabeth Edwards illness. I’m sure he’s not procrastinating but I’m sure his wife’s health is more important than endorsing. Chemo treatments are hard to deal with, and he has small children, so let’s not lend on him right now, we don’t know his situation. We don’t know if she’s been in the hospital, just had chemo treatments, or what. Let’s be respectful of his family life.

Let’s not act like “bill collectors” (lol), but the caring people we are.

Thanks

Obama ’08
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By Millie Bradenton FL Yesterday at 7:03 pm EST
Just sent Edwards a message.
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By Millie Bradenton FL Yesterday at 7:03 pm EST
Just sent Edwards a message.
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By Millie Bradenton FL Yesterday at 7:03 pm EST
Just sent Edwards a message.
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By Sano Yesterday at 7:07 pm EST
Instead of going after John Edwards, we should present a clear reason to those who supported Edwards as to why we are supporting Barack Obama. We have folks in TX and OH who were supporters of Edwards. Why should they now vote for Obama? That is a much more imporant question/task for us than when Edwards will announce his support for Obama.
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By Beverly from Atlanta, GA Yesterday at 8:30 pm EST
Several unions that backed John Edwards have already backed Barack.

John dropped out and was sad too.

He ran a good campaign as has Barack.

The nighe before the South Carolina primary the Clintons made robocalls on Edwards – his spokesperson was furious.

Let things be as they may and keep working hard.

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By mscholl Yesterday at 6:37 pm EST
Our best friend is Mo Mentum!!

YES WE CAN

On to Tuesday!
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By Nathan Banks Yesterday at 6:40 pm EST
WE WON!!!!!

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By DAT Yesterday at 6:37 pm EST
Ok. That’s 5-0…can we go 8-0!!!!

Thank you Maine!!!!
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By SoCalObamaSupporter Yesterday at 6:38 pm EST
YES WE CAN!

and YES WE WILL!
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By Miss.Jessica (CA) Yesterday at 6:54 pm EST
WHOOP! WHOOP!…. 🙂
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WHOOP! WHOOP!…. 🙂
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WHOOP! WHOOP!…. 🙂
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WHOOP! WHOOP!…. 🙂
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By Miss.Jessica (CA) Yesterday at 7:00 pm EST
Opps!!! Sorry for the 3X Posting

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By Sandra Yesterday at 6:38 pm EST
We love you Sam, especially when you give us great news like this! hehe

What a GREAT two days; we have the BOJO going! Tomorrow I’m off and spending all day on the phones!

THANK YOU MAINE!!!
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By Nomad in NC Yesterday at 6:40 pm EST
I feel like calling in sick to do that myself!!
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By Lulu Yesterday at 6:46 pm EST
I would if I could but I called in “sick” 2x last week. LOL

Lulu in CA

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By Victor Yesterday at 6:38 pm EST
Way a go Obama!

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By Monica Yesterday at 6:38 pm EST
Thank you Maine!!!!

Keep the momentum going all the way to the lone star state….we are ready to go and fired up!

Texas and Ohio will be major targets for the Clintons…we are on the ground and reaching people everyday!

Donate!

Phonebank!

Canvass in upcoming states!

We need your help to sustain this movement!

Thank you for standing up for CHANGE!!

YES WE CAN!!!

Si Se Puede!!!!

God Bless America and Barack Obama!!!
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By LOVE PARADE, Germany Yesterday at 6:43 pm EST
Congratulations from Berlin, Germany

CHANGE THE WORLD – THE WORLD NEEDS CHANGE

florian

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By Michael Yesterday at 6:38 pm EST
Another state in the Obama column… something for Maine’s super delegates to think about as well. 🙂

Let’s keep it going!

Link
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By Fiero Yesterday at 6:55 pm EST
Danke sehr

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By Lynne From Bellwether MO Yesterday at 6:39 pm EST
Terrific job, Maine!! On to the Beltway…

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By Jodie Nelson Yesterday at 6:39 pm EST
I wasn’t completely sold that we would win this one! Now we need to get to work on Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Texas. Anyone got the numbers from when they called it?

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By Tom from England Yesterday at 6:40 pm EST
Okay, Trying to gauge opinion here from the American people.

I have been hooked on this campaign from pretty much the day that Obama announced his candidacy. I strongly feel that Obama would not just be a great leader for America, but if elected, he would also be a strong leader for the rest of the world. As a citizen of the UK – a major ally of the US – your decision to elect the next president has a profound and direct impact on us, and the rest of the world.

To that end, I find myself slightly frustrated that there is so little that we can do to help. Obviously we can send our goodwill and enthusiasm your way – but, if goodwill and enthusiasm translated directly into votes, Obama would have already secured the nomination – and unfortunately that is not the case.

Is there anything constructive that folks from the UK (and other countries) can do in order to further this campaign? I have heard from one or two others on these blogs about making calls (to states that have yet to hold their primaries/caucuses) from abroad – but I would want to gauge opinion on how calls from non US citizens would be received by undecided voters.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly
received!

Together, Yes we can!
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By Rezman Yesterday at 6:49 pm EST
I personally think it would be great to have international callers join the team.

Your calls would be very unique, they would say that Barack has international support and we can improve our image around the world if we vote for him.

I had to change my cell plan all around to make calls so my guess you would have to as well. With that it is worth it. Every call counts.

Get in there and start calling!!
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By LR Yesterday at 6:50 pm EST
Tom, so glad to hear from you. I love hearing about people abroad supporting Obama. To me, it would make sense to see what kind of groups already exist in London. I have two friends who just moved back to London from Michigan and they are huge Obama supporters. I’ll see if I can find out from them if they belong to any groups.
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By UgandanJoe_UK Yesterday at 6:51 pm EST
Hi Tom,

I have a profile here (on the website),
I participate in online discussions,
I post my opinion on different issues,
I talk to others about Barack here (University of Bedfordshire) and in Uganda,
I try to motivate those who can participate directly,
And so on.

It isn’t much but I am sure it counts. I believe there are other positive ways one can contribute to this cause.

Joe.
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By Mary from Bellevue, WA Yesterday at 6:51 pm EST
Tom, I wish there were something you could do, and I’m aware that Sen. Obama is a big hit all over the world, but I’m afraid we have a lot of people here who would be bothered by the implications. There are those who would resent that “outsiders” were trying to influence the election. It has been a problem in the past, particularly when we get to the general election in the Fall. If you have friends or family here, by all means, tell them how you feel, but I don’t think anything more direct than that would be helpful. Just send good vibes, and we’ll do out best to deliver, for ourselves, and the rest of the world.
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By Tevis, Seattle, WA Yesterday at 8:34 pm EST
Tom, I would have to second Mary’s comment. Sad, but true, that non-American citizens probably need to be careful about contributing–no matter how well intentioned–to American politics. I am not sure about the rules on foreign financial contributions, but money does matter in politics (sad reality), so perhaps a small financial contribution would make sense. In any event, take solace knowing that one factor driving many Americans’ support of Obama is the idea that he is an internationalist and would improve our country’s image abroad. And thanks for the support!
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By Unknown user Yesterday at 9:36 pm EST
Hello Joe,
Sebo webale nyo.Nange mobilizinga support ya Obama wano e Toronto ne Uganda.Obama support is across.Lets keep the momentum high and KEEP making those phone calls and forwarding emails!
GoObama!!!!
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By Saundra from PA Yesterday at 6:53 pm EST
I would love to hear a British accent on the other end of the phone line supporting one of our presidential candidates. I don’t want this to come out the wrong way, but as long as the call is from a strongly allied country, I think most Americans would think it was great. Just my opinion, of course.
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By 1-300.000.000 Yesterday at 6:58 pm EST
Make some call brother. You bet it would be a huge boost anyone sitting in the middle undecided would certainly have to concider the international support factor after recieving calls from another country,FIRE IT UP BRO!! Make those calls!!!!
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By Arizona Grandma Yesterday at 7:05 pm EST
I would suggest writing letters to the major newspapers in the upcoming states. Tell them that you are a citizen overseas that is watching this election in the United States and why. I think pro-Obama letters from various foreign citizens would make an impact. It makes an impression on people in the United States when they hear how pro-Obama the whole world is. I sent out an e-mail to everyone I know after obama’s win in Iowa to tell them about the well-wishers on the blog from all over the world and it really made people take notice.
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By IA for Obama Yesterday at 7:08 pm EST
Check with HQ as to what they think. I think it would be great, though it may rub some the wrong way. But these calls can rub some the wrong way for any number of reasons.

You can write letters to various papers, in your country and in ours, you can organize events in your area with other Obama supporters (I am sure there are many, and more by each hour), you can reach out to any and everyone you know over here.

I love all the international support, and it underscores a critical point, that Barack will strengthen our alliances and raise our standing in the world.
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By Marti in Oregon Yesterday at 7:32 pm EST
I have always been wishing the MSM would notice how this campaign is viewed all over the world. It is very impressive to me, and a great confirmation of the immediate effect his winning would have in our standing around the world.

Maybe having people from around the world contact CNN and MSNBC just to express their hopefullness in his winning, their enthusiasum, etc. Maybe if they heard from enough of you, they might let others know. As long as the MSM would interpret it in a good way…who knows.
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By Daren from New York, NY Yesterday at 7:40 pm EST
Americans have a ton of respect for the British. As long as you are polite and friendly, I think a call from the UK would definitely have a positive effect on most people.
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By Carol Yesterday at 7:53 pm EST
From my past experience during Iowa primaries, it’s not a good idea for foreigners to have any direct influence in the election. Definitely check with the campaign to see if it’s even legal for you to call voters. Even if you were to get an OK, it’s very hard for you to relay to an American about issues. It might have negative effects.
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By Unknown user Yesterday at 10:19 pm EST
Hi, Tom!

I’m an Obama supporter from Bosnia, Sarajevo; also hooked up since the beginning of 2007. I wondered for months what to do to help since I felt calling undecided voters or donating money is not a good thing to do for non-americans (I mean, I would feel bad if non-Bosnians would try to influence election here…). That’s why I restrain myself to visiting this website every day (numerous times), writing to my friends who are US citizens, joining a group of international Obama supporters…

I also wrote J. Edwards urging him to endorse Obama (I felt he should be aware Obama has a strong international appeal);

I don’t know what else to do guys… good luck and please know how strongly people feel about Obama here in Bosnia (even though most news come from CNN which can be quite misleading)

🙂
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By Karen Today at 6:03 am EST
Hi Tom et al

I’m in the UK too and have been thinking about what I could do. I am a bit wary of making phone calls because I do think we have to be very careful about not interfering in other countries political systems. Lord knows both the US and UK have done that too much in the past in our histories (as have many other countries).

But each to their own on that one. I would suggest that the Campaign gives a steer on that one. From my own time travelling to the US for business and pleasure, I would suggest that calls from Brits (and others) would go down well in some parts of the States but not others.

What I have been doing here though, is emailing newspapers like the Times etc when there have been silly articles about Obama. That seems to be a good use of our time. Some of the commentators have written good pieces but there are also some who have resistance to Obama, mostly because they know the name and ‘better the devil you know’. We need to write in to editors and also blogs to make sure facts are corrected etc.

I am also thinking seriously though about heading over to the US around election time – funds and time off working allowing – to see if there was anyway to help out. I’d be happy to just make sure campaign folks got fed and fired up with plenty of coffee! November is going to be frantic for the Obama campaign.

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By Brian from Waterloo, IL Yesterday at 6:41 pm EST
We did it guys. Nice…

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By Democratic Left Yesterday at 6:41 pm EST
HOW CAN BE THEY DECLARE OBAMA THE WINNER IN MAINE WHEN THERE IS STILL 42% OF THE VOTE STILL TO BE COUNTED?
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By Michelle From Cincy Yesterday at 6:44 pm EST
NBC called if for Obama. 69% of the vote is in with Obama at 58%, Clinton at 42%
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By Leila Yesterday at 6:52 pm EST
Hope 58%

Status Quo 41%

70% reporting
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By Mason City 4 Obama Yesterday at 6:50 pm EST
I’m surprised (happily) that they called it early. CBS News w/ Russ Mitchell just said (5:50 pm) that Maine is Obama’s as well.

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By destiny Yesterday at 6:41 pm EST
I just want to share with you the very moment when everything just say “yes” in my heart and mind , that this is and should be the person that leads not only the US but also the world into a better and prosperous future.

Link

Throughout the past months I’ve seen we were up and we were down, but in my heart I know that whatever happens in this race, Barack would be one of the few persons that I deeply respect and admire. I’m afraid that this is a once-in-a-life-time chance we got to select the President of the people – the President of the people of the World.

If you are inspired as I’ve been, and fired up as I’ve been, and feeling hopefulness that I’ve felt, then this time WE CAN make a difference in the USA and the rest of the World. The is our time, this is our moment. So let us work hard and tirelessly for this moment to come true.

And yes we can!
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By New from Mulberry, FL Yesterday at 6:46 pm EST
Hallelujah Golry to God!!!!!
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Hallelujah Golry to God!!!!!
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Hallelujah Glory to God!!!!!
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Hallelujah Glory to God!!!!!
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By Diamond *IrishAmericansForObama* Yesterday at 7:47 pm EST
Amen Amen Amen!

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“MARYLAND LOOKS TO BE OBAMA COUNTRY” ON MCCLATCHYDC.COM

February 11, 2008

from mcclatchydc.com

Maryland looks to be Obama country
By David Lightman | McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008

Jay Westcott / MCT
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Patricia Heck, Democratic party chair in Washington County, is still undecided in Hagerstown, Maryland. |
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — At first, it looks as if little has changed in this state since a couple of generations ago, when Johnny Unitas was still slinging footballs for the Colts.

The waitresses in working-class parts of Baltimore still call you “Hon,” you can still get crab cakes that aren’t loaded with too much mayo on the Eastern Shore and there seems to really be only one political party.

Maryland remains one of the nation’s most Democratic states, where registration is 2 to 1 Democratic, and no Republican has been elected to the city council in politically dominant Baltimore since 1939.

There are rumblings, though, that the state is changing, and fast, changes that could have a deep impact on Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary.

Washington’s less politically predictable suburbs now have more voters than Baltimore and its outskirts. Urban dwellers are moving further out into once-rural areas. And the biggest change of all: A black candidate like Barack Obama is no longer seen as simply a black candidate.

As a result, “Maryland should be Obama country,” said Harry Basehart, co-director of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Salisbury University.

Republicans will also hold a primary, which Arizona Sen. John McCain is widely expected to win.

Among Democrats, a SurveyUSA poll taken Thursday and Friday showed Obama with a 71 to 18 percent lead over New York Sen. Hillary Clinton among the state’s African-American voters, who should comprise about 40 percent of the state’s electorate.

But among whites, Clinton only led by 2 points.

That’s because Maryland, said Thomas Schaller, associate professor of political science at University of Maryland Baltimore County, has become a “wine track” state, similar to California, New Jersey and Connecticut, where incomes are high, people are well-educated and the electorate is less concerned about race. (He distinguishes Maryland from “beer track” states like Ohio and Pennsylvania.)

Tuesday could show just how “wine track” Maryland is.

If Clinton’s going to win anywhere, it’s the posher Washington suburbs, where lots of folks worked in her husband’s administration, or the eastern and western outlands. And she should do well in whiter areas of Baltimore, western Maryland and the Eastern Shore.

But there are signs of a looming Obama rout, and Hagerstown’s mood suggests why. The longtime working class outpost about an hour west of Baltimore now has the look and feel of a suburb, complete with an outlet mall, big suburban homes that rise like phoenixes on patches of old farmland and a lot of commuters who ride the crowded train down to the big cities.

The Broad Axe restaurant on downtown Franklin Street has the look of old Hagerstown, dark and clubby, but its menu these days is largely Tex-Mex and its “beer of the month” sign (today’s is Troegenator Double Bock, a Pennsylvania brew) hangs under a big picture of Winston Churchill.

Bartender Tammy Sword likes Clinton-“she’s a little more prepared,” Sword said-while Bryan Hale, a surveyor sitting at the bar, said, “Definitely Obama.” Go around the place and the split is everywhere.

Go another hour west to Cumberland and people are also divided. Brian Grim, a young city council candidate, has an Obama sticker on his car and explains how the senator “represents something positive” and is not “politics as usual.”

It doesn’t always work. At the Democrat Club in Cumberland, a old-fashioned blue collar hangout, the women tend to like Clinton and the men like Obama.

“She knows what she’s doing,” said Debbie Beeman, a cleaning company employee. Nah, countered Buddy Red, “I don’t think the country’s ready for a woman.”

A broader trend is evident here: Race used to matter in Maryland politics, but it rarely comes up in a state where it was “a private obsession no one likes to talk about,” said Matthew Crenson, professor emeritus of political science at Johns Hopkins University.

As late as the mid-1960s, black empowerment was not widely accepted. Whites fled some Baltimore and Washington suburban neighborhoods seemingly overnight when “too many” blacks moved in.

Little by little, the mood, and the political demographics of the state, seem to be shifting. Baltimore city, where 64 percent of the population is black, elected Martin O’Malley (now the governor), who is white, as mayor in 1999. Predominantly white Montgomery County, where 16.8 percent of the population is black, elected African-American Isiah Leggett as its county executive in 2006.

In the past, places like Hagerstown would have been natural Clinton turf, but at the downtown the county Democratic headquarters, it’s hard to find any Clinton literature or much Clinton enthusiasm.

Edye Rickard, a longtime city activist, is a Clinton fan: “I am woman, hear me roar,” she laughed, but her friend Ed Branthaver, a retired clinical social worker, is going with Obama.

“Obama was against the Iraq war from the very beginning,” he said. “But he doesn’t have enough experience,” Rickard countered. She argued that Clinton’s health care program is badly needed; he replies that what’s needed is a change in how Washington is run.

Pat Heck, the county Democratic chairman, listened to all this and was torn.

She vividly recalled how, in the late 1960s, she was denied an A in her college English class because the teacher would give only one A per class, and a man needed it more.

So she’s sympathetic to what Clinton’s endured. But she also sees Obama exciting a lot of people.

“We need to pull together and I like his message of hope. But Hillary Clinton is competent.” Heck said. “I won’t know for sure what I’m going to do until I go into the voting booth.”

The very idea that a lot of people are torn between Clinton and Obama in places like this is the biggest evidence of all that times are changing-and the likely reason that Obama is poised to do so well Tuesday.

McClatchy Newspapers 2008
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07:02:25 02/11/2008Vermonter
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In terms of age, many may not realize it, but Obama is older now than either JFK or Bill Clinton were when they were elected.

As for “experience”, what does Hillary offer us? A few years as a senator (like Obama) and the willingness to turn the other cheek when cheated on repeatedly by a philandering spouse? Big whoop!

Give us Obama.

11:02:28 02/10/2008bmore
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With two popular candidates, makes it hard to decide. I went to the Library of Congress to take a look at the legislative records of both. It led me to decide on Barake Obama. His record is so much better even though his time in the Senate is so much shorter:
http://www.loc.gov/index.html and select the Thomas tab in the flashing banner on home page. Good luck on Tuesday no matter who you choose remember to vote.

03:02:26 02/10/2008owaggoner
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It would be nice to have a woman in as president and it would be nice to have a black man as president. Well ya can’t have both as President so you sit back and do it this way and it works out as the best wat to cast your vote. Leave out Race,Color,Creed, and Sex and the one that has the best promises or speach that sounds the best for you than you know what way or person you are going to vote for.
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“ROUND TO OBAMA IN LATEST BOUT WITH BILLARY”,FROM POLITICO.COM

February 11, 2008

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Round to Obama in latest bout with Clinton

By: Bill Nichols
Feb 9, 2008 08:34 PM EST

Nebraska went for Obama, and Washington appeared to be leaning his way as results came in.
Photo: AP

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois won caucuses in Nebraska, Louisiana and Washington Saturday as his too-close-to-call race with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York moved to three new battlegrounds.

About 158 delegates were at stake — and Obama also won caucuses in the Virgin Islands that offered three more delegates.

Clinton began the day with a slender delegate lead, according to a tabulation by the Associated Press, which showed her with 1,055 delegates to 998 for Obama. A total of 2,025 is required to win the nomination.

Republican contests in Louisiana, Kansas, Washington and Guam provided Arizona Sen. John McCain a chance to advance closer to the 1,191 delegates he needs to officially claim the Republican nomination. But Mike Huckabee put a damper on a week of sweet vindication for McCain by easily winning the Kansas caucuses with nearly 60 percent of the vote. And McCain was trailing Huckabee in Louisiana and in a very close contest in Washington.

McCain began the day with 719 delegates, followed by Huckabee, with 198, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 14. McCain became the de facto GOP nominee this week with the departure from the race of his chief rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Earlier in the day, Huckabee said he would not leave the race and insisted that voters in the remaining states deserve a say. “I didn’t major in math,” the former Arkansas governor told a cheering crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington. “I majored in miracles, and I still believe in them.”

He welcomed the Kansas result as vindication of his refusal to concede.

“I don’t think anyone was predicting us to win and certainly not by the margin. We were stunned,” Huckabee told CNN. “People don’t want to be told who their president is going to be. … This is a real race.”

The contests in Nebraska, Washington and Louisiana mark the latest battlegrounds in what is shaping up as a long and bitter struggle between Obama and Clinton. Both had hoped to establish some edge in the race on Super Tuesday earlier this week, but they emerged with a virtual tie in delegates earned.

Maine, with 24 delegates, holds caucuses on Sunday. Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia and voting by Americans overseas are next, on Tuesday, with 175 combined.

Clinton spoke at the University of Maine student center Saturday morning and urged supporters to participate in the state’s caucuses.

“This is your chance to be part of helping Maine pick a president,” she said. “So I hope even if you’ve never, ever caucused before, tomorrow will be your first time … because there is so much at stake in this election.”

Obama, also campaigning in Maine, looked ahead to the general election by criticizing McCain without mentioning Clinton.

McCain initially “stood up to George Bush and opposed his first cuts,” Obama said at Nicky’s Diner in Bangor. Now the GOP senator is calling for continuing the president’s tax cuts “in his rush to embrace the worst of the Bush legacy,” Obama said.

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Benny Hinn/Professio…
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but the hillary will have lousiannas jerry rigged for the emporess

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Caucuses are unfair! Southern states have a bias cuz of those people! I signed this DNC pledge, but now I want Michigan and Florida to count! Media doesn’t like me! I’m winning, only if you count the super-delegates. I won the big states! Little states don’t count! I’m ready to play VICTIM on day one! I’m going to cry those terrorists to death!

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“We ARE the PRESIDENT! Hope is FUTILE…” RoboBillary on shelves now at WalMart! Made in China

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The momentum is clearly with Obama. In addition, his campaign’s incredibly effective caucus organizing work is definitely paying off. I read several first hand diaries on Daily Kos about school cafeterias, gymnasiums, all caucus sites overflowing with literally hundreds of people, more than had ever caucused before by an astonishing order of magnitude. The American people and especially the Democratic party are shouting for change. Looks like we’ll get it. Yes we can!
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~*~*~~*~*~ Redheaded1 “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
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Benny Hinn/Professional Pundit: Feb. 9, 2008 – 8:41 PM EST
pimptastic!!

WHY DIDN”T I THINK OF THAT!!!!????

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Wow..Obama is crushing Clinton by 30% + Margins in Nebraska and Washington. Please don’t start crying hillary
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Why aren’t these huge caucus margins more of a story with a national race polling so tightly? Obama is winning these states in landslide proportions.
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New Footage from Hillary Clinton Rally! Scorned Women Want Revenge! All Men Bad!!

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pimptastic!!!

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scottwww: Feb. 9, 2008 – 8:46 PM EST
wouldn’t Senator Obama pale on the stage when debating Senator John McCain?

He beats Hillary Clinton every time!

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Nerdalert
Location: Work, Unfortunately

Party: Independent Reply #: 11

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Republicans don’t have a PRAYER. In the 23 states in which both parties had elections that were CONTESTED, Democrats had a higher turnout in ALL of them but Utah, Arizona, and Alabama. That’s right. in Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Georgia, to name a few, more Democrats voted. And most were by 2+-1 margins.

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Dems better not screw it up like they always do and nominate Hillary. Nobody has higher negatives.
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planetjeffy
Location: Encinitas, CA

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Date: Feb. 9, 2008 – 8:50 PM EST

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Can the momentum over the next several weeks help Obama carry Ohio, Penn. and Texas? Those will be tough states for him. This is going to the convention and the super-delegates.
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Benny Hinn/Professio…
Location: Lone Pine, CA

Party: Independent Reply #: 13

Date: Feb. 9, 2008 – 8:52 PM EST

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keep the governments growing
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redheaded1
Location: NA

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Date: Feb. 9, 2008 – 8:57 PM EST

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“This is going to the convention and the super-delegates.” I think that might be the only way Democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. For the grass-roots and yes, people-powered, work of so many across the nation to be put into the hands of the old-party pols who would make deals behind closed doors is a slap in the face that would mean suppressed voter turnout for the nominee in November. A convention and super-delegate fight means the Clinton machine cranks up and mows down everyone and everything, including what’s right, including victory in November, in its path. John McCain would slobber himself into dehydration over such a prospect. God help us all.
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~*~*~*~*~* redheaded1 “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
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Chris Fischahs
Location: Los Alamos, NM

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Date: Feb. 9, 2008 – 8:59 PM EST

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Like Rudy said… wait until Texas…
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Republican for Obama, because I refuse to “hold my nose” for McAmnesty.
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Location: NA

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Date: Feb. 9, 2008 – 9:03 PM EST

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NYCTeacher: Feb. 9, 2008 – 8:44 PM EST
Why aren’t these huge caucus margins more of a story with a national race polling so tightly? Obama is winning these states in landslide proportions.

Clinton bias

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jayhawklaw
Location: Wichita, KS

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Date: Feb. 9, 2008 – 9:08 PM EST

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Louisiana for the sweep *crossing fingers*

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scottwww: Feb. 9, 2008 – 8:46 PM EST
With his utter lack of executive experience… wouldn’t Senator Obama pale on the stage when debating Senator John McCain?

You’d think that one guy with no executive experience would pale on the stage when compared to another guy with no executive experience, but it doesn’t really work out that way… Who would have thought, right?

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Location: Wesley Chapel, FL

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Date: Feb. 9, 2008 – 9:10 PM EST

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God Bless Barack Obama!!! Ever since he became a senator I always had a good feeling he was going to ascend to the top!!
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Luis
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Location: silver spring, MD

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Congrats to Senator Obama!!! May God’s grace be your constant companion.
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“OBAMA HAS SUPER SEQUEL AMID CLINTON CAMPAIGN SHAKEUP”,ON NEWS.YAHOO.COM,FEB.10,2008

February 11, 2008

from news.yahoo.com

Obama Has Super Sequel Amid Clinton Campaign Shakeup By Greg Giroux and Bob Benenson, CQ Staff
Sun Feb 10, 10:25 PM ET

It would be an understatement to say that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama got the better of this weekend’s presidential voting events, the first after his virtual draw with New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in last week’s “Super Tuesday” spree of Democratic primaries and caucuses. His easy wins in the Louisiana primary and caucuses held in the states of Washington, Nebraska and Maine have put him on a powerful roll heading into this Tuesday’s “Chesapeake Primary” events in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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This left the Clinton campaign playing down the significance of these near-term events and pointing to March 4, the date on which primaries are scheduled in populous Texas and Ohio, as the pivotal moment when the former first lady will turn the campaign definitively in her favor.

But efforts by the Clinton camp to brush off this weekend’s setbacks were complicated by the resignation, revealed Sunday afternoon, of campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle and her replacement by Maggie Williams, who like Doyle is a longtime Clinton aide.

Efforts were made to put this development in the most positive light. Campaign officials said Solis initiated the move and that she was not asked or told to step down by the candidate. Clinton, in a written statement, said, “Patti Solis Doyle has done an extraordinary job in getting us to this point — within reach of the nomination — and I am enormously grateful for her friendship and her outstanding work.”

Doyle, who will assume the role of senior campaign adviser, told the campaign staff in a memo, “I have been proud to manage this campaign, and prouder still to call Hillary my friend for more than 16 years. I know that she will make a great president.”

Still, this campaign shakeup occurred at the end of a week in which it became clear that Clinton — regarded by many as the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination before the campaign got under way — faces a tough, lengthy and uncertain battle with Obama. And it comes amid questioning of a Clinton campaign strategy that focused overwhelmingly on winning primaries in populous and delegate-rich states, allowing Obama to out-campaign and out-organize Clinton in a series of states holding caucuses rather than primary elections.

The failure of that strategy to deliver a big delegate lead and campaign momentum to Clinton is evident in the results so far. While Clinton has held the advantage in primaries, including the much-watched contests in New Hampshire, California, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, Obama now has won clear victories in 10 of the 12 caucus states so far and was highly competitive in the other two contests.

Clinton’s campaign, in fact, had tried to shrug off Saturday’s results, stating that Obama was expected to win all three contests that day and had expended more resources in them than Clinton.

The charismatic Obama has the stronger activist constituency, the kind of voters who often have a powerful impact on the outcomes of caucuses, which generally have much lower turnouts than primaries.

And the one place that held a primary on Saturday, Louisiana, is a Deep South state in which African-Americans are roughly a third of the population. That made it friendly turf for Obama, whose dominance among black voters in his bid to become the nation’s first black president also helped him win earlier primaries in the Southern states of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and has helped make him the favorite for the contests upcoming Tuesday in the District of Columbia (where blacks are in the majority) and in Maryland and Virginia, which have sizable black constituencies.

Yet even if predictable, Obama’s victories in the three contests Saturday and in Maine on Sunday were hefty to ignore.

In Nebraska, Obama defeated Clinton in each of the state’s three congressional districts. He rolled up more than three-fourths of the vote in Nebraska’s 2nd District, which includes Omaha, the state’s biggest city.

In Washington, Obama topped Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 ratio. He had the backing of Gov. Christine Gregoire, who endorsed Obama on Friday, while Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell supported Clinton.

Obama led Clinton in Louisiana by 57 percent to 36 percent, with all precincts reporting. Exit polls showed Obama winning about 90 percent of the African-American vote, which was about half of the Democratic electorate, offsetting Clinton’s 60 percent showing among the state’s white Democratic voters.

Obama had a huge lead in Orleans Parish, which is coterminous with most of the city of New Orleans. He also led Clinton handily in Caddo Parish, which includes Shreveport in the Louisiana’s northwestern corner, and in East Baton Rouge Parish, which includes the state capital of Baton Rouge and which cast more votes in the Louisiana Democratic primary than any other parish. (Parishes are Louisiana’s equivalent of counties).

Clinton did well in some predominantly white parishes in southwestern and north-central Louisiana and also narrowly defeated Obama in St. Tammany Parish near New Orleans.

And in Maine — the obverse of Louisiana, with a population in which 1 percent of the residents are black — Obama earned 58.6 percent of the delegates to the upcoming state convention to 41.4 percent for Clinton.

Continuing a pattern seen in most of the parties’ presidential contests so far this year, turnout was substantially higher on the Democratic side than on the Republican side.

Maine Democratic officials say turnout for their caucuses was exceptionally high. The number of participants far surpassed the caucus record of 17,000 voters set in 2004, according to Arden Manning, executive director of the Maine Democratic Party. Nearly 39,000 votes had been recorded with most precincts reporting, and Portland, the state’s biggest city, had yet to check in.

The Maine Republican caucuses, held Feb. 1-3, drew just about 5,500 participants — a figure narrowly exceeded in the Democratic contest by absentee ballots alone. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Maine GOP event with 52 percent of the vote, but effectively ended his campaign Thursday after failing to score the big Super Tuesday wins he needed to stay in competition with front-running Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain.

A similar phenomenon, on an even larger scale, was true in the Louisiana primary held Saturday.

In the complete but unofficial returns, 384,348 Democrats and 161,319 Republicans had voted in the Louisiana primary. Obama’s 220,588 easily exceeded all the votes for the Republican candidates combined.

Obama, throughout a weekend of campaign events in Maine, Virginia and Maryland, maintained his overriding theme that he is best capable of bringing about political change after years of partisan rancor in the nation’s capital. “I think it’s very hard for Sen. Clinton to break out of the politics of the past 15 years,” Obama said Sunday at a rally in Alexandria, Va., according to the Associated Press. Obama pegged his time frame to 1993, when Clinton’s husband, President Bill Clinton, first took office.

Obama, who often talks about reaching across party lines to get things done, also was quoted saying, “I have the ability to bring people together.” And Obama brought up the issue of electability, stating, “I think I can beat John McCain more effectively.” A series of recent polls showed Obama running stronger than Clinton against the Arizona senator, who emerged from Super Tuesday as the strong front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.

CQ Politics’ Rachel Kapochunas and Jessica Benton Cooney assisted in this report.

“OBAMA BASKS IN CROWDS,MOMENTUM”AT NEWS.YAHOO.COM,FEB. 11,2008

February 11, 2008

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Obama basks in crowds, momentum By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press Writer
10 minutes ago

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Barack Obama could hardly have had a better weekend. On Sunday he added the Maine Democratic presidential caucus to the three contests he swept Saturday against rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, giving him momentum heading into Tuesday’s voting in three mid-Atlantic states.

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For a cherry on top, he won a Grammy award Sunday, beating former president Bill Clinton and others for “best spoken word album,” for the audio version of his book, “The Audacity of Hope.”

While everything seemed to go Obama’s way this weekend, the Clinton campaign was regrouping. Campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle stepped down a few hours before it was clear that Obama had carried Maine, where both candidates had addressed crowds on Saturday.

Obama also won in Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington on Saturday.

The Illinois senator exulted Sunday, telling a crowd of 18,000 in Virginia Beach, Va., “We have won on the Atlantic coast, we have won on the Gulf coast, we have won on the Pacific coast and we have won between those coasts.”

The Democratic nomination is far from decided, with weeks or months of campaigning still ahead. Clinton, the New York senator and former first lady, is an experienced, well-financed campaigner certainly capable of pulling off more surprise wins, as she did Jan. 8 in New Hampshire.

She also is vying with Obama for the endorsement of former candidate John Edwards. Clinton quietly visited Edwards last Thursday in North Carolina, and Obama reportedly planned to do the same Monday after two rallies in Maryland.

For now, at least, the wind is at Obama’s back. Polls published Sunday showed him leading in Maryland and Virginia, which hold primaries Tuesday, along with the District of Columbia.

Barring a Clinton upset in one of those states, her best bet to slow his momentum may lie in upcoming primaries in Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Obama has looked buoyant and confident in recent days, basking in huge crowds that cheer him lustily and call out “We love you” and “Yes we can!”

On Sunday in Alexandria, Va., Obama took audience questions for the first time in more than a week. While the people and their questions were not chosen in advance, the queries helped Obama outline his differences with Clinton without seeming to attack her unprovoked.

“I think it’s very hard for Senator Clinton to break out of the politics of the past 15 years,” which were divisive and included the Democrats’ loss of control in Congress, Obama told a woman who asked how to convince others they should vote for him. Clinton “starts off with 47 percent of the country against her,” he told 3,000 people at a high school gym in Alexandria, Va. “That’s a hard place to start.”

Another 1,000 people listened in overflow rooms, typical of the overcapacity crowds Obama has drawn repeatedly. Over the weekend he filled arenas ranging from an 18,000-seat venue in Seattle to a 7,000-seat gym in Bangor, Maine. In each case, several thousand people were turned away — remarkable crowds for campaign events nine months before a general election.

Clinton draws good-sized, appreciative audiences. But Obama’s crowds tend to be several times larger when the two senators campaign in the same state within a day or two of each other.

“OBAMA COULD BE BREAKING OUT OF TIE” BY MIKE ALLEN ON POLITICO.COM,FEB.10,2008

February 11, 2008

from politico.com

Obama could be breaking out of tie
By Mike Allen on February 10, 2008 @ 9:18 AM

Good Sunday morning.

Senator Obama takes a triple crown at the start of what could 11 days of losses for Team HRC. … The Clinton campaign raised $10 million in four days. … The Gray Lady swoons for Secretary Gates. … Senator Clinton says suspension isn’t enough for David Shuster. Fire up the roasters! …

Donna Brazile, who reads the good parts of Playbook to her Pomeranian, Chip, is the Quotation of the Day in The New York Times. Oh, yes! … The Hollywood writers may have a deal with producers. WGA board meeting begins at 1 p.m. Eastern. … Yahoo nyets Microsoft. … And in case you missed the banner headline in the WashPost (really), the Redskins have a new head coach. (It wasn’t worth the wait. Fans pan the choice.) BUT FIRST:

Rep Jim MORAN (D-Va.) will make a surprise endorsement of Sen. Obama at a “Stand for Change” rally today at an Alexandria high school.

The Clinton campaign’s Phil Singer: “We have now raised $10 million from 100,000 donors since Super Tuesday.”

PARADIGM SHIFT: Politico’s Ben Smith, “Obama landslides could break deadlock”:

“Barack Obama’s landslide victories in three mid-sized states Saturday suggest that he has the opportunity build a significant lead over Hillary Rodham Clinton among the locked-in “pledged” delegates before the candidates face off in the big battlegrounds of Ohio and Texas on March 4. The results in Washington and Nebraska vindicated Obama’s strategy of preparing expensive efforts to organize votes after the Feb. 5 contests that many expected — wrongly — effectively to decide the race. Clinton’s campaign, meanwhile, downplayed its own efforts in the states, though she did air television ads in both Washington and Nebraska.

“Obama also won in Louisiana, buoyed by taking nearly 90 percent of the support of black voters, according to exit polls. And he won overwhelmingly in the U.S. Virgin Islands, winning all three of the territory’s pledged delegates.

***”In squeezing every delegate out of the small and mid-sized states between now and March 4, and every dollar out of his supporters, Obama is hoping to build a head of steam this month that will make him unstoppable and will lure free-floating superdelegates to his camp. Clinton, meanwhile, aims to keep the debate national in scope and sharply competitive in the national media, if not on the ground in the primary states.”

O-mentum is the N.Y. Times lead: “Obama Scores Convincing Wins in Three States.”

Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe reports: “Based on estimates of returns, Obama more than doubled his current pledged delegate lead.”

HOW’S THIS FOR A QUOTE? Senator Obama to the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner, held last night in a basketball arena in Richmond:

“Today, voters from the West Coast to the Gulf Coast to the heart of America stood up to say, ‘Yes, we can.’ ”

Uniformed arena workers watched, entranced, from the upper reaches.

AP’s latest tally:

Louisiana: Obama, 50 percent; Clinton, 35 percent.

Nebraska – Obama, 66 percent; Clinton, 33 percent.

Washington state – Obama, 32 percent; Clinton, 15 percent.

ABC’s Gary Langer: “An abundance of older white voters and early deciders gave Hillary Clinton some help in the Louisiana Democratic primaries, although not nearly enough to seriously challenge Barack Obama’s vast advantage among African-Americans in the state.”

Yeah, so what? What about the delegates? You savvily ask.

AP: “In incomplete allocations, Obama won 72, Clinton 40. In overall totals in The Associated Press count, Clinton had 1,095 delegates to 1,070 for Obama, counting so-called superdelegates.”

Kathleen Frankovic of CBS News, our gold standard, had the total at Clinton 1,118 and Obama 1,112 at 12:30 a.m., with more delegates to be allocated this a.m. Obama was ahead in pledged delegates, 975 to 907 (with 26 for Edwards, Eric!). Clinton leads in superdelegates, those D bigwigs getting so much ink these days (see below), 211 to 137.

“UPSET IN MAINE CAPS OFF WEEKEND SWEEP BY OBAMA!” AT MY.BARACKOBAMA.COM,FEB. 10,2008

February 11, 2008

from my.barackobama.com

Post from Sam Graham-Felsen’s Blog:
Upset in Maine Caps Off Weekend Sweep
By Sam Graham-Felsen – Feb 10th, 2008 at 8:15 pm EST

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Campaign Manager David Plouffe…

Today, Obama won an upset victory in Maine, a state where internal and external polls had Clinton leading in the days leading up to the caucuses. Obama is projected to win 15 delegates to Clinton’s 9, capping off an Obama sweep of this weekend’s contests.

Barack Obama has won nearly twice as many states as Hillary Clinton. He won a Red State, Purple State, and Blue States this weekend – showing he has broad national appeal and can win in every corner of this country. Obama has now won 20 contests to Clinton’s 11; he’s won a larger share of the popular vote; and he’s projected to more than triple his current pledged delegate lead since Super Tuesday from 27 pledged delegates to 84, a net gain of 57 pledged delegates.

This weekend’s net gain of 57 pledged delegates represents more than the 42 delegate net gain that Clinton won in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Tennessee and Arizona – combined.

While Obama’s victories demonstrate his broad national appeal, he still faces an uphill battle in every upcoming contest because the Clintons are far better known and have a political machine that’s been honed over two decades. But the more voters get to know Obama and his message of change, the more they support him, which bodes well for the upcoming primaries.

Obama’s victories reflect what a recent Time poll confirmed the other day – that he is the candidate best suited to win Independents, play well in Red States, and beat John McCain in November. As the nominee, Obama will also help down-ballot Democrats get elected to Congress across the country, especially in those Red States where Democrats haven’t fared well for decades. So Obama won’t just win an election, he’ll win a new majority for change, so we can finally solve the problems we’ve been talking about for decades.
Help us build the momentum. Make a contribution. Yes. We. Can.

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By Redsoxnation Yesterday at 8:20 pm EST
Woot!
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By Jeannie in PA Yesterday at 8:21 pm EST
Good job. Second!
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By Lace King Yesterday at 8:21 pm EST
YES
WE
DID!

Check out http://www.obamacycle.com!
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By Lace King Yesterday at 8:22 pm EST
We recycle used, new, and surplus Obama campaign materials!
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By Jed K Yesterday at 8:24 pm EST
This is really exciting news. Let’s keep building the momentum for Barack Obama in every way we can!

If you have any interest whatsoever, I urge you to head on over to VQTE, a community for political talk and debate with focus on the 2008 election.
http://www.vqte.com
Link

Just a few posts here and there would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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By Cindy Yesterday at 8:30 pm EST
If your state is done, start a caravan to an upcoming state that could use some help!
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By Steve from Forks, WA Yesterday at 9:29 pm EST
That’s great, but I was hoping it would be some kind of bike or unicycle.
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By Jeff Today at 2:21 am EST
Big news! CBS News says Obama is ahead in the total delegate count, 1,134 to 1,131!

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By George from Minneapolis, MN Today at 1:47 am EST
Why is Billary hiding the white house documents that would potentially prove her claim of 35 or whatever years of experience she claims, if they aren’t damaging to her candidacy? Why are the tax documents being hidden at the time when Americans are looking for honesty in their leaders? What’s in those papers? I think our movement should ask for those papers so that voters can know the truth about what voters are being told on the campaign trail. We should never give up on this issue. Let’s find out the truth — not as it’s told to voters — by proving the facts with hard documents. That’s what Obama has done; that’s what Clinton should do if she values transparency of public servants. The stakes are too high and this time MUST be different.
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By Redsoxnation Yesterday at 8:22 pm EST
First is the worst, second is the best, let’s hope that third isn’t a woman. 😉
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By Redsoxnation Yesterday at 8:22 pm EST
ahhh, spoke too soon!
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By Our Future is at stake Yesterday at 8:25 pm EST
YES WEE CAN!!!
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By Lace King Yesterday at 8:26 pm EST
“Third is the one that’s better than the rest!”

-just kidding.

BTW, I am a girl.
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By Redsoxnation Yesterday at 8:39 pm EST
Ah, king threw me off! 🙂
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By tolerance Yesterday at 9:20 pm EST
haha…how about third’s the rest. kinda creates a consensus i suppose. lol that’s what we do in this campaign…bridge differences…lol FREAKIN’ love the world again. and I FREAKIN’ love you guys, in the least possible way…lol
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By Lace King Yesterday at 11:07 pm EST
Obama (and the rest of us here, too!) loves you back!
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By Mark Today at 1:59 am EST
George, I agree with you 100%. If she has nothing to hide, she wouldn’t hesitate to show any documents that would verify her veracity. What amazes me is that no one is talking about the Rose Law Firm, Travelgate, Vince Foster, Filegate, etc. Hillary makes Richard Nixon look like Honest Abe.
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By 1-300.000.000 Yesterday at 8:28 pm EST
Link Barack live now.
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By HeatherHanson Yesterday at 9:30 pm EST
You guys are so funny!!!
REDSOXNATION FOR OBAMA!! Do we have a group yet? I know there are deadheads for obama. Perhaps we should call sox fans for Obama and let the White Sox fans hang out too!
Having a great time here in Vermont!! Getting ready for SuperDuper March TUESDAY on February 4th. We are going to KNOCK ON EVERY DOOR IN THE STATE!!! NO JOKE!!! EVERY SINGLE DOOR IN ONE DAY!!! Whooo Hooooo!!!
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By Jean Yesterday at 10:38 pm EST
You go guys! I for one am impressed. Let ’em know we need every vote. Every one. Have fun. We love you for what you are doing. Been there, done it. We have your back on the phones.
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By Lace King Yesterday at 11:11 pm EST
I’ve seen redsoxnation’s posts many times;

somehow, it just NOW occured to me that it’s

Red Sox Nation

–I’m not the brightest crayon in the box, as you can see ~:-}
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By Samantha from CT Today at 2:44 am EST
it might be because you are not from NE where we never stop hearing about them (yankees fan {ha})….but, ALL people, even yankees and red sox fan can be brought together by Obama (that might be the most amazing feat yet, huh, roxsoxnation?)

{hehe}
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By Eve W. 30 minutes ago
You know it’s true…check out the guy wearing the Yankees hat on the platform behind Barack during his rally in Bangor – I think you can see him in the YouTube clip; we saw him at the rally (hey, you notice a Yankees hat in ME, even in a crowd of 7,000). The guy must have felt brave enough to wear that thing deep in the heart of Red Sox Nation – must be that unity thing that the Obama campaign is so famous for. If Sox & Yankees fans can join together, anything is possible!
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By ObamaForPrez Yesterday at 11:47 pm EST
WEEKEND SWEEEEEEEEEP. KEEP IT GOING!

Obama Supporter Map: Link << GET ON THE MAP!

Obama Supporter Inspirational Messages: Link

PASS IT ON!
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By Erin Today at 3:35 am EST
Let’s go for a February Sweep now! 🙂
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By The Raven Yesterday at 10:53 pm EST
Barack versus John “More of the Same” McCain would be one helluva contest and one that Barack’s talents would dominate. What better reason for Barack to be the candidate. Hillary and McCain on the same stage will look about as dynamic as the figures in Grant Wood’s American Gothic.
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By Erin Today at 3:37 am EST
I keep watching McCain speak, and I can’t help but thinking what a contrast there would be if he and Obama shared a stage. Obama is so vital and energetic, and McCain… he tends to look a little confused sometimes.

McCain’s certainly a respectable Senator and American, but I don’t think he’s a great Presidential candidate. Certainly not compared to Barack Obama.
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By Marriah from Bronx, NY Yesterday at 10:54 pm EST
Im a political science Ph.D. student in New York City, and this is my very first post on Barackobama.com, although I have been keeping up with other posts here.

Every prediction I have made about this campaign has come true.

1) I predicted that Obama was the Democratic Reagan a week before Obama started talking about Obama Republicans.

2) I predicted that Obama was the replacement for JFK a week before Senator Kennedy endorsed him.

3) After New Hampshire, I predicted that Edwards would drop out after the South Carolina primary.

4) I predicted in mid-January that Clinton and Obama would split the delegates on Feb,. 5, with Clinton taking the Northeast and CA while Obama took the big southern states and the midwest.

5) This past Friday, I predicted that Obama would average 60 percent in the remaining contests in the small and medium size states, split the delegates in OH and PA, and get 40 percent in TX. Saturday’s results vindicated my prediction: WA 68%, NE 68%, LA 57%, the average is 60 percent. In today’s Maine Caucus, Obama won 60% of the vote, and he is projected to win 15 delegates. I predicted 14, The delegate breakdown is proceeding almost exact as I wrote it down on Friday. Here it is:

LA
Pledged Delegates
predicted: 34 (result: 34)
Superdelegates 12

NE
predicted: 14 (result: 16)
Superdelegates 7

WA
predicted: 47 (result: 43 so far)
Superdelegates 19

Virgin Islands
predicted: 2 (result: 3)
Superdelegates 6

ME
predicted: 14 (result: 15)
Superdelegates 10

DC
predicted: 9
Superdelegates 22

MD
predicted: 42
Superdelegates 29

VA
predicted: 50
Superdelegates 20

HI
predicted: 12
Superdelegates 9

WI
predicted: 44
Superdelegates 18

predicted: OH
Superdelegates 71

RI
predicted: 13
Superdelegates 11

TX
predicted: 116
Superdelegates: 0

VT
predicted: 9
Superdelegates 8

WY
predicted: 7
Superdelegates 6

MS
predicted: 20
Superdelegates 3

PA
predicted: 76
Superdelegates: 0

Guam
predicted: 2
Superdelegates 5

IN
predicted: 40
Superdelegates 13

NC
predicted: 55
Superdelegates 19

WV
predicted: 16
Superdelegates 11

KY
predicted: 28
Superdelegates 8

OR
predicted: 29
Superdelegates 14

MT
predicted: 9
Superdelegates 8

SD
predicted: 8
Superdelegates 8

Total Pledged delegates: 767
Total Superdelegates: 266

Total delegates: 1033

If Obama wins 1033 delagates after his Feb. 5 total, that gives him the nomination (2,025 needed).

Marriah
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By Elijah from Traverse City, MI Yesterday at 11:24 pm EST
Your numbers for OH, PA, and TX are LOW.

Wait and see… 🙂
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By fullmoonblue Yesterday at 11:28 pm EST
Hah — love your math.

If your numbers work out, we’ll make the trip in from Long Island to buy you… hmm. not a drink. How about a book?

Welcome. 🙂

FIRED UP!

YES WE CAN.
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By Red from Minneapolis, MN Yesterday at 11:32 pm EST
Obama campaign’s forcast is fairly accurate. He may very well be ahead by 84 in the pledged delegate count and within a striking distance in the total count. Last I checked, Hillary was leading the superdelegates count by 98. So a net advantage for Clinton of 14. Major networks show a wider margin because there is still some counting and complicated delegate allocation process, or/and because they are lazy with updates. If the Potomac Tuesday (DC, MD, VA) is as good for Obama as this weekend was, he will essentially take the lead. The media may not show it which is not necessarily bad for Obama since the underdog role seems to benefit him.

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By maria rabinovich Yesterday at 11:42 pm EST
You are right on! What cosmic powers bring such prowess to your eye for what’s to come? Barack Obama for president! I see it to!
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By Verna Today at 12:25 am EST
We have a problem in WA. He is not promised the superdelegates! The DNC party is not supporting the win. Patty Murray, Jay Inslee, Maria Cantwell have pledged for Hillary. The delegates are going to determined by the primary vote count on FEB. But the votes do not count themselves. He won the ‘Caucus’ FEB 9 but they are going to count the Primary Votes only to determine the ‘superdelegates’. She could get more delegates than the popular vote. They do not have to go with it it is just a ‘straw poll’. Every one is upset. We need some one to step in.

When hillary made her first acceptance speech she said,”The first thing I will do when I reach the floor of the Senate is pass election reform.” That was 7 years ago. Why does anyone believe you will get anything different from her. We have a $10M mess in WA. The ‘massive turn out’ was Obama supporters. Will the DNC take a stand and tell the American People what is going to happen?
We are really not sure that Obama will ‘win’ WA.

Posted by Verna on February 10, 2008 at 08:38 PM
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By Spartacus from San Jose, CA Today at 2:59 am EST
Marriah, I predict that if you keep predicting, the Obama campaign won’t benefit as much as if you work on your PhD thesis and phone bank WHENEVER you get the chance…I’m going to Vegas next weekend, if you want to come along…
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By maria rabinovich Yesterday at 11:39 pm EST
YEAH MAINE! I am so greatful to everybody in Maine who organized and got the good word out, and everybody who withstood the cold today to make this happen! YOU ROCK MY WORLD!
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By Evelyn from APO, AE Today at 12:04 am EST
LET’S ALL DONATE NOW FOR OBAMA
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By Eric from Arcata, CA Today at 1:21 am EST
I put in my $25, I challenge anyone who reads this to ante up!
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By Pastor K. Tyrone Turner Today at 12:12 am EST
Yes We Can and Yes We Did!

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By Our Future is at stake Yesterday at 8:23 pm EST
GO OBAMA!!!

YES WE CAN!!!

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By Nomad in NC Yesterday at 8:25 pm EST
Look at the one picture that MSNBC dug up to put on its home page. I guess they wanted to prove that Obama won Maine by the AA vote again. If it wasn’t so tragic I would laugh.
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By Lace King Yesterday at 8:27 pm EST
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At least they got that smile! 😀
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By Nomad in NC Yesterday at 8:32 pm EST
they changed the picture. I saw one where they had one lone black man, coming outside of a church polling place.
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By Jade Yesterday at 8:38 pm EST
Doesn’t look to me that they changed the pic.

Here’s the link:
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By Lace King Yesterday at 8:40 pm EST
Yeah, I saw that too.
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By Jade Yesterday at 8:35 pm EST
Yes, Nomad, you’d think that they could’ve chose a better pic–preferably one of supporters of all colors, and not one of a just a single black supporter from the Sudan. That, or they could have at least mentioned the whiteness of Maine and drove the point home that it’s not just blacks that give Obama the edge and help him win.

Ahh well, maybe they’ll learn yet.
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By IManOBAMAmama Yesterday at 9:17 pm EST
Hey, I’m a black woman and I LAUGHED OUT LOUD!!! when I saw that picture.

The point of his story (that I read on a different site, mind you) was that he was telling his folks back in the Sudan how happy he was that people from so many different cultures supported Sen. Obama.

But I laughed because I was sure that the MSM would spin the Maine win as “all those African Americans who supported Obama.”

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

I wish they would quit it!!

ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE LOVE BARACK. And even the ones that don’t have got to respect him for how he is running this campaign. How he cares about people.

Did anyone hear how he called for the EMTs when the lady up front fainted just now?

What a class act!!
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By IManOBAMAmama Yesterday at 9:22 pm EST
And by the way, I think the picture was fine. They just didn’t add the context to it.

They could have even mentioned about how involved he was as a new citizen of the US, and how proud he was to cast his first ballot for President.

BUT NOOOOOOoooooooo, they seemed to have searched for the lonely, only brotha in Maine to try to make the (lame) visual point that only blacks vote for Sen. Obama.

It’s really gotten laughable.

MSNBC, FOX, CNN, Stop. It. Seriously.

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By The Outsider Yesterday at 9:52 pm EST
I told my family today that they stop calling me “mama”. From now on, my official name is Obamama.
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By Anwar from Davenport, FL Yesterday at 11:08 pm EST
You are absolutely right but you know what, they, especially FOX, will not change anytime soon – You remember what FOX (Ailes, Bush cousin)did in 2002, they declared Bush as winner while votes were still being re-checked and the rest of the spineless media followed suit – That’s how our media works (“Fair & Balanced”), there are no ethics in journalism and what FOX does cannot even be called journalism – please watch the documentary called “OUTFOXED” which talks about what has become of our media – It is the media that took us to war in Iraq and the same media which instils FEAR in us every day and the FCC is a toothless bulldog – We have not protested strongly enough for media to change their ways in this country – With the new enthusiasm that many Americans have found over this presidential campaign, thanks to Barack Obama, perhaps we can devote some time and energy to address some very serious issues, media being the top one, that undermine democracy, human/civil rights and social justice – We really need to deal with the media iisue very aggressively – We have to fight these media organisations in the streets, on the internet, boycott their shows and brodcasts – Without such actions nothing is going to change -You wait and see what happens once Barack is nominated and then once he becomes President but the good thing is that Barack Obama is his own man, highly intelligent, smart and able to take on any challenge – On a different subject, I wish and hope Barack will seriously consider a woman as his running mate, so that we can have a first woman Vice Presidnet – I have purchased my ticket to DC for Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of USA in January 2009 – See you there and in the meantime ALUTA CONTINUA – God Bless you all
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By Amy from Evanston, IL Today at 12:09 am EST
No, no, no….there really are a lot of Sudanese and other African refugees in Maine. It’s been a real issue, especially in some of the old mill towns such as Lewiston and there have been a lot of efforts to help everyone get along. I remember that town hall in Arrowsic (which is in the photo with the Sudanese new US citizen). That’s what Maine looks like. The photo made me feel really proud of my old state. Maine also looks like the photo of all the white folks in ski parkas waiting behind a fence in the snow. Sometimes photos are just photos to paraphrase our old friend Groucho….
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By Eric from Arcata, CA Today at 1:26 am EST
yeah, like a pic of the long lines they mentioned in article?
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By In the shadow of Katahdin Yesterday at 9:29 pm EST
I have lived in Maine for 42 years and I can count on one hand the # of A/A I have crossed paths with. This is a literal statement. When I say my state is predominantly white, it is an understatement. In my hometown of 8000 there is one A/A man and a white family with two adopted A/A children.period. The photographer should look into a career as papparazzi because he got a very rare ohoto. Spin away
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By Joe Ruwe Yesterday at 11:37 pm EST
There’s nothing wrong with that picture except I’ve lived in Maine 18 years and Paula from Millinocket is right. Maine is 99.9999989% white. Very rare picture indeed…..
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By Julie in Austin Yesterday at 9:50 pm EST
What’s wrong with that picture? I love it! Think of all the white candidates our country has had UNTIL now — did you ever dissect who was pictured in the background? Probably WHITE people — yeah, they got the white vote. Surprise. This campaign turns it all upside down, and I love it. Let’s not contribute to diminishing the value of ANY person’s vote — white or black. We’re ALL Americans. That’s what this is about!

Obama ’08!
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By Jean Yesterday at 10:51 pm EST
Good for you. I liked the picture simply because it was so surprising. It got us some attention. I think that’s good. Gets people thinking. also, the man had a very positive sentiment about how prcious the vote is. I believe this would have still been the case for him were no black person running.

I have noticed that most attempts to mock or hurt or cheat Barack usually backfire. “All things work together for good to those that love he Lord and are called according to God’s purpose.” God’s purpose is to rescue us and simply love and lead us. On a human level, Barack seems to have similar aims. I also think he is sincere in wanting to do this political thing in a clean and seemly manner.
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By addictedyeswecan Yesterday at 10:58 pm EST
…what bothers the heck out of me is nobody complained for the 300 + years that white presidents got the white vote….now that there is a black candidate, the MSM and opponent want to highligh that Obama is getting the black vote?

…Come on people….”give me a break”…

…Where have you ever seen a presidential campaign covered where MSM was complaining that the candidate was getting only the “white vote”…

…give me a break……”my friends”

..it is taking MSM a while to get used to this idea of Obama… and THEY are the ones who are NOT READY FOR OBAMA, with the exception of 1 anchor on MSNBC and 1 on Fox…..
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By Unknown user Today at 4:43 am EST
but its ok for hrc to have a ‘women for hillary’ rally. i think it was in maryland. imagine an african americans for obama rally. how divisive! which leads me to something else that is really bothering me but i can’t talk about it anywhere else.

i’ve been involved in politics ever since i turned 18. voting every election and byelection, dragging friends along with me, filling out sample ballots for family members, campainging against propositions (not, unfortunately, for anything), i even ran for city council. i’ve never gotten involved on behalf of a candidate though. there have only been two candidates, both city council candidates, that i have ever wanted to support. along comes a PRESIDENTIAL candidate that i want to support and i’ve never felt so disenfranchised. i feel like my support for him is a dirty secret. i can’t let people know. my support would hurt him. imagine a ‘muslims for obama’ group. imagine voter registration drives at mosques across the country. imagine imams mentioning him positively during friday sermons just as they’ve blasted bush nearly every friday for the last 7 years around the country and even here in jordan where we moved 6 years ago thanks to bush. we’ve even considered moving back if obama wins!

but i can’t say anything because the largest bigotry that is tolerated right now is religious bigotry against muslims. because its now possible for a black man or a white woman to become president but an absolute impossibility for a muslim.

so the only thing i can do is call my family, talk quietly to a few friends, donate (which i will do, first time ever for a candidate), and vent on here to fellow supporters who hopefully don’t think being called muslim is a slur.

thank you all for your work. somebody please work double time for me!
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By Heather, Memphis,TN Yesterday at 11:10 pm EST
It does not even matter what CNN or MSNBC does any more. When before have all Americans been included in the decision of who will represent us? When before has a candidate for president set up a web site such as this to embrace our opinions and comments? I saw a thread asking us to submit policy issues or concerns we wanted or believed should be addressed. Mind blowing! When have we ever had a candidate to that made us act like responsible adults by focusing on the important issues that affect us all as Americans as opposed to things that are personal.

We all know that we are headed toward a government that will be transparent, give us sound economic direction which I would like see start with a jobs program to fix our crumbling infrastructure, rid corporations of tax breaks for taking job outside our borders, work on our failing education, provide our veterans the support and medical assistance they are entitled to without all the current frustration and pit falls, and so forth.

Don’t let them raise your blood pressure anymore, they now know that the American people don’t trust or rely on the opinion of the electronic media.
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