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WASHINGTON--Democratic National Convention planners in Denver are making sure the presidential nominee host hotel has enough rooms for both a Clinton and Obama contingent if the nomination battle goes to the convention.

The headquarters hotel--the Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center--will also house the Democratic nominee--and if both Clinton and Obama and their staffs and travel press all show up "arrangements" will be made to take care of both, I'm told.

"We are building in flexibility for any number of scenarios," a source said.

Meanwhile, the DNCC is now going to allow one blog outlet from each state to get a credential to have a seat on the floor with the homestate delegation during the entire convention.

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Well, it's good to know the bloggers will be able to watch the disaster from ground zero.
It sure would be a lot more comforting if party leaders would come out with a plan to end this silliness now and just do a national, private, truly legitimate (no Republicans allowed--just those who were party members already or at the time of their primary) VOTE for the lead candidate. I think we've seen and heard enough from all three candidates to know what they're all about.
The corporate media will scream at being cut off from the gravy train for a bit, but they'll come along.
Beats street riots in Denver. The air there's bad enough already.

Lisa:

There IS a Clinton Plan to end this silliness.

Here 'tis.

Lose the elected delegate vote. Lose the popular vote.

Not to worry.

With a whine, a sigh, and perhaps a tear, admonish the nay-sayers and remind them that the only way all the people can be fairly heard (or herded) is to invoke the "Gallop To The Election Poll".

Within 24 hours of the poll, you'll have the party standard-bearer (margin of error less than 100%); you know, Hillary wins.

THIS WILL BE TRIED!!!!!!!

Generation Obama need to get real jobs. The race isn't over until the last vote and super delegate and reg. delegate is counted. Including Michigan and Florida, to disrespect those states will cause the democratic party to lose in November, Unless Hillary is the nominee. Also what's with the book," Black Theology and Black Power" by James H. Cone, you know the one that Trinity United Church of Christ publicly declares that its ministry is founded on, the one that advocates the destruction of the white enemy.

DID YOU READ THE BOOK? CAN YOU READ?
DON'T BE AFRAID, WE DIDN'T LYNCH YOUR ANCESTORS!
THERE ISN'T ANYTHING WRONG WITH TRINITY CHURCH, YOU HAVE NEVER
UNDERSTOOD BLACK FOLKS ANYWAY!
DON'T ACT LIKE YOU UNDERSTAND THE BLACK CHURCH!
IT'S TOO DEEP FOR YOU!
YOU THOUGHT ALL BLACK FOLKS THINK ALIKE, DID YOU WATCH ANDERSON
360?
PROPHETIC PREACHING HAS BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME!
LISTEN TO ENTIRE SERMONS, AND NOT SOUNDBITES!
MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA SHOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT BY MOVING UP
THEIR RESPECTIVE PRIMARIES!
HILLARY HAS LOST, ACCEPT DEFEAT AND RELAX!
BY THE WAY TRINITY HAS WHITE MEMBERS AT THE CHURCH!
ADIOS! STOP TRYING TO ANALYZE EVERYTHING!
DOWN WITH 30 SECOND SOUNDBITES! EITHER WATCH THE ENTIRE SERMON
OR LEAVE IT ALONE, THE MAN HAS PREACHED 36 YEARS, DON'T HATE
TRY TO RELATE!

Phil--calm down before you pop a vein! I agree with you that Rev. Wright is being taken out of context. But, you have to admit it's kind of bone=headed to run for public office as a member of a church whose minister was so uncaring for people in the flock who would end up being vetted by the national media (such as it is).
That the Republican media did not focus on this when we still had other candidates in the mix seems very telling indeed.
I do think that Obama is now damaged goods IN THE SHORT TERM because of this. But that's the least of his problems. The flawed primary 'caucus for your bosses' system, the Repugs voting him up, the ill-advised dissing of Don Imus all show a lack of judgment. And we'll lose in the Fall if he's at the top of the ticket. So, I do NOT understand why he doesn't just become Hilary's veep and learn from some people who have truly been able to work for the PEOPLE even while under attack from those not wanting that to happen--and the clintons did it with a smile on their face.
Unlike your messiah.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE ENEMY IS AT WORK AGAINST OBAMA, BUT HE
STILL MANAGES TO PERSEVERE. HE IS BEATING HILLARY, HE WILL DEFEAT
MCCAIN.
YOU CAN USE SOUNDBITES, YOU CAN TWIST WORDS, YOU CAN SEND SPIES
TO HIS CHURCH, THIS IS A SPIRITUAL THING, AND IT'S BIGGER THAN
ME AND CERTAINLY IS BIGGER THAN YOU!
HE IS WINNING, WHY WOULD SOMEONE WINNING WANT TO TAKE THE VP
POSITION, AND HE CERTAINLY DOESN'T WANT A STORY-TELLER AS HIS
SECOND-IN-COMMAND!
HE IS PICKING UP SUPERDELEGATES EVERYDAY, HE IS A MODERN DAY
JOE LOUIS, HE IS THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, HE IS PAUL ROBESON, HE IS
THE RIGHT MAN AT THE RIGHT TIME, JOIN THE BANDWAGON OR BECOME
A LOSER, DR. KING WOULD BE SO PROUD OF THIS MAN, AND SO AM I!

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