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Edwards says Obama "likely" nominee; Clinton "in a very tough place."

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CHICAGO--Former presidential candidate John Edwards said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that Barack Obama is the "likely" nominee. Edwards is continuing to decline to endorse. David Axelrod said he expects more superdelegates to be announced in the coming days. Edwards said Hillary Rodham Clinton is "in a very tough place."

Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe sent a warning not to pressure Clinton to shut down her race or risk "alienating" her supporters. "The race is very close," said McAuliffe--counting the disputed states of Michigan, Florida and Puerto Rico, whose residents can vote in the primary but not the general election.

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Obama has already alienated Hillary's supporters. No re-vote in Michigan or Florida, letting only 48 states count, not 50. No way will Obama ever be my President!

Obama did not take any action to strip Michigan and Florida of their delegates. Those states managed to do so via their own idiocy. In the future try playing by the rules.

Thank you Sam! It's amazing how people think Obama has wronged voters in Michigan and Florida. Hillary had no problem with how things were going to be handled in both of the states in the beginning!

HILLARY WHO? THAT LADY THAT LOST, AND RUSH LIMBAUGH HELPED HER
WIN INDIANA! IT'S OBAMA TIME, GET ON THE TRAIN BEFORE WE ARE IN
A RE-VISIT OF 1929!

Back AWAY from the remote, John!
You're watching too MUCH mainstream media.
Elizabeth! Don't you have some chores this guy can do?
John--if you're OUTTA play--then stay the *** out of this.
We're waiting to see if Obama's wins are REALLY viable, okay?
Go fold some laundry or something--but don't contribute to the bashing of a great woman.
She states a fact---it gets distorted---and the vetting of the junior senator from the filthy Illinois Combine gets a longer free ride from the media that just LOVES his campaign money.
Damn!

I like Sam's attitude, it's one the Democrats should continue to preach. To heck with Florida and Michigan, who needs them anyway.

Mrs. Clinton will not quit until she has destroyed Obama's chances this November. Watch as she now stirs the racist pot, in W. Virginia and elsewhere, repeating that it is impossible for a black man to win white Americans' votes. Instead of appealing to the country's better angels and working for the historical importance for us as a nation to turn the page toward a more perfect union, Hillary is demonizing the entire nation and smearing all of us, especially white Americans, by saying that white Americans will not vote for a black candidate. This is a blatant lie, as proven in Obama's victories in Iowa, Wisconsin, and all across the nation. It is way beyond time for the Democratic Party elders to STOP this madness before she destroys the party, the republic and all our best hopes for the future. No deluded, vicious, power-crazed politician should be given a free pass, even if her name is Clinton and she believes she is entitled to dynastic keys to the White House.

PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT FOOLISH THINGS, FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN
MOVED THEIR PRIMARIES AND WERE TOLD OF THE RAMIFICATION FOR DOING
SO, THEY DIDN'T HEED THE WORD, AND NOT THEY FACE THE CONSEQUENCES!
BESIDES WITH ALL THE JOBS BEING LOST IN MICHIGAN, I DON'T THINK
HILLARY COULD RUN FOR DOG-CATCHER IN MICHIGAN, AND CERTAINLY NOT
MCCAIN!
THERE ARE MORE FORECLOSURE SIGNS IN MICHIGAN THAN YOU WANT TO
KNOW ABOUT, THE JOBS ARE BEING OUTSOURCED TO INDIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, AND OTHER PLACES!
BARACK OBAMA WILL WIN FLORIDA, I DON'T THINK BUSH'S BROTHER IS
RUNNING THE SHOW DOWN THERE ANY LONGER, NO CHADS TO WORRY ABOUT!

EVERY 'attack' on Barack (blamed on Hillary) arose from the media first.
Go back and READ a newspaper. She was ASKED about things. Then Barack attacked her or Bill or Geraldine for being 'racist' or negative.
Whatta big crybaby Obama is. Same with Michelle--only she's really mean, when she's not being docile hanging out of a tight pink shirt on t.v. after snarling at journalists with the help of Princess Caroline of the oligarchy Kennedies. (Say how'd they get their money again?)
We need Hillary to win in the Fall. Barack is not really at the top of the ticket--these caucuses disenfranchise people who WILL and DO vote every Fall Pres Election---elderly, white working people (yes, it's a statistic---more of them are working--facts aren't racist---people who call a fact racist ARE!)

In the beginning, when Hillary thought things were going to GO HER WAY, she didn't have a problem with the Michigan and Florida voters. Now, that she's behind her campaign staff have a nuisance with contacting the superdelegates! This candidate is very, very, flawed! She is openly trying to cheat and manipulate. She has no shame in her game!

WEST VIRGINIA STEP UP, THE SUPER-DELEGATES ARE MOVING INTO OBAMA'S
CAMP, STEP UP AND HAVE YOUR VOTE BE COUNTED ON THE OBAMA SIDE!
I KNOW YOU GUYS LIKE HILLARY, BUT LET'S BE FAIR, HE BEAT HER,
SEND HER HOME IN STYLE, AND SHOW OBAMA YOU WILL VOTE FOR HIM IN
NOVEMBER, AMERICA NEEDS OBAMA TO FIX THE COUNTRY, BUSH AND CHENEY
HAVE WRECKED THE NATION, VOTE FOR OBAMA NOW!

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