In continuing trends, the good news continues from the Obama camp. In the latest primaries Obama has cut deeply into Hillary Clinton’s base, and continues to win convincingly in red states, where he was not expected to do well. The 2 million member strong SEIU Union gave Obama a critical endorsement, and this just in from the New York Times:
“Representative John Lewis, an elder statesman from the civil rights era and one of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most prominent black supporters, said Thursday night that he planned to cast his vote as a superdelegate for Senator Barack Obama in hopes of preventing a fight at the Democratic convention.”
Over in Clinton’s camp? Bill has been accused of misusing campaign mailing lists to garner millions in consulting fees in trade for lists of supporters. Mark Penn, Hillary’s chief strategist was tied to controversial nuclear firm, Exelon, and shown to have accepted nearly a $250,000 in consulting fees from them.
Hillary is also being railed for missing a critical vote on the FISA Bill extension, including immunity for Telecoms who aided in warrentless wiretaps on United States citizens. Obama missed the vote to be fair, and he was in DC. Mrs. Clinton was campaigning in Texas, as her new strategy is to bank everything on Ohio and Texas.
The Clinton campaign is losing the financing race badly, and Hillary has vowed to take the Democratic nomination even if she does not win the popular vote, but persuades enough superdelegates to vote for her at the convention, her campaign advisers say. She even had her own surreal Coast to Coast Town Hall meetings – that nobody noticed.
This election is starting to look one sided to everyone but the Clintons. I hope they start to notice soon for all our sakes.