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Obama to clinch pledged delegate majority Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa.

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WASHINGTON--Hat tip to Politico.com for the report that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) plans--"barring a last minute change" to claim virtually clinching the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night in Iowa--a red state he wants to turn blue. The Sun-Times Saturday morning confirmed the Politico scoop--and it seems now no last minute change is in the works. Obama will end this phase in the campaign in the Hawkeye State--where he came in first in the January cacucus vote.

Tuesday is election day in Kentucky and Oregon and Obama is expected to win Oregon and give up Kentucky to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) But throwing a big victory party in Oregon--on Pacific time--won't move the storyline along as much as going to a November battleground. Tuesday will mark Obama winning the majority of pledged delegates. The Obama campaign strategy is to continue to act as if the nomination was wrapped up even if Obama is short of delegates. President Bush attacking Obama for his foreign policy in Jerusalem does Obama a favor--he elevates Obama as if he were already the Democratic Party nominee.

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Go Obama!

Obama in 08!

To bring The Democratic Party now Together to be United to beat McCain in November even at the eleventh hour it is not too late for Hillary R Clinton to be gracious and accept the race is lost and endorse Senator Barack Obama this weekend! and before Tuesday's Primary Votes. Also Hillary then call on her most loyal supporters to please Unite and forget the stupid opposition to Obama's nomination and threats to run campaigns against Barack Obama for McCain in vital swing States, if they should do this they will destroy any future political career of the Woman they lobe and support Hillary!

Obama may act like the elected already candidate. Lots can happen....Especially if the media would get off their duffs and vet him....Oh...that's right. No one can say anything negative about Obama. Just HRC...Do your job. VET OBAMA...Now..not later....HRC 08'. Bring our Soldiers home...

This Tuesday should make Barack Obama the virtual Democratic presidential nominee. The fact that Bush and McCain are already attacking Obama on foreign policy shows that they know Barack Obama will be the Democratic Party candidate for president of the United States.

HILLARY CLINTON IS THE GREATEST CAMPAIGNER IN AMERICAN HISTORY !!!

HILLARY CLINTON CAN BEST WIN IN NOVEMBER:

IT'S ABOUT ELECTABILITY !!!

It's time for everyone to face the truth. Barack Obama has no real chance of winning the national election in November at this time. His crushing defeat in Pennsylvania, and loss in Indiana and West Virginia makes that fact crystal clear. His best, and only real chance of winning in November is on a ticket with Hillary Clinton as her VP.

Sen. Obama has zero chance of winning against the republican attack machine, and their unlimited money, and resources without Hillary Clinton. Zero chance.

It is absolutely essential that the democrats take back the Whitehouse in November. America, and the American people are in a very desperate condition now. And the whole World has been doing all that they can to help keep us propped up.

Hillary Clinton say's that the heat, and decisions in the Whitehouse are much tougher than the ones on the campaign trail. But I think Sen. Obama faces a test of whether he has what it takes to be a commander and chief by facing the difficult facts, and the truth before him. And by doing what is best for the American people by dropping out of the race, and offering his whole hearted assistance to Hillary Clinton to help her take back the Whitehouse for the American people, and the World.

Sen. Obama is a great speaker. And I am confident he can explain to the American people the need, and wisdom of such a personal sacrifice for them. It should be clear to everyone by now that Hillary Clinton is fighting her heart out for the American people. She has known for a long time that Sen. Obama can not win this November. You have to remember that the Clinton's have won the Whitehouse twice before. They know what it takes.

If Sen. Obama fails his test of commander and chief we can only hope that Hillary Clinton can continue her heroic fight for the American people. And that she prevails. She will need all the continual support and help we can give her. She may fight like a superhuman. But she is only human.

Don't be fooled by the pledged delegate, and math arguments. Neither candidate has the necessary pledged delegates. The entire delegates counts, and votes from Florida, and Michigan are not even being counted. Plus the democratic caucuses, and primarys have been heavily corrupted by fraud, and vote cheating. The only relevant question now is who can best WIN IN NOVEMBER and take back the Whitehouse for the American people. And the answer is HILLARY CLINTON. Everyone knows that now.

Sincerely

Jacksmith... Working Class :-)

p.s. Cynthia Ruccia - I'm with ya baby. All the way. "Clinton Supporters Count Too."

HILLARY CLINTON YOU FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, YOU TOOK ALOT OF PUNCHES,
AND REMAINED STANDING, BUT IT'S TIME TO FIGHT FOR OBAMA, USE YOUR
SKILL AND TENACITY FOR THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, AND MAYBE
JUST MAYBE, BARACK MAY GET YOU OUT OF DEBT, YOU SPENT ALOT OF
MONEY UNNECESSARILY, BUT YOU GOT ALOT IN THE BANK, FAREWELL DEAR
HILLARY, OBAMAMANIA IS ON THE RISE, AND MCCAIN YOU'RE NEXT!

THIS IS JUST LIKE THE SINGING GROUP THE TEMPTATIONS GOING HOME
TO DETROIT FOR A CONCERT, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, AND FOR OBAMA IOWA
IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, POETIC JUSTICE!
JUST LIKE THEY SAID ABOUT LOU GHERIG, BARACK OBAMA IS TRUELY A
MAN AT BAT!
BARACK OBAMA REPRESENTS THE TRUE CHAMPION OF TODAY, ONE WHO IS
ABLE TO WITHSTAND NEGATIVITY AND ALWAYS KEEPS HIS HEAD ABOVE THE
OPPONENTS FOOLISHNESS, DECEPTION, AND AMATEURIST TAUNTS, OBAMA IS
A TRUE PROFESSIONAL!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE HAVE A REAL PRESIDENT ON THE HORIZON, AND
HIS NAME IS BARACK OBAMA! P.S. HE WASN'T JUST A C STUDENT!

HEAR THIS! WE WILL NEVER VOTE FOR OBAMA! PARTY LOYALITY WENT DOWN THE DRAIN WHEN THE DNC SHOVED OBAMA DOWN OUR THROATS. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS COMMITTING POLITICAL SUICIDE IF THEY NOMINATE OBAMA. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF HILLARY SUPPORTERS HAVE ALREADY SIGNED PLEDGES, JOINED GRASSROOTS GROUPS VOWING TO VOTE "AGAINST" OBAMA IF HE IS THE NOMINEE. THERE WILL BE NO "COMING TOGETHER". HILLARY CLINTON IS THE MOST ELECTABLE CANDIDATE TO BEAT JOHN MCCAIN AND OTHERS AND WIN THE WHITE HOUSE FOR THE DEMOCRATS. IF THEY ARE MORONIC ENOUGH TO CONTINUE PROMOTING OBAMA THEN LET THEM GO DOWN WITH HIM. WE ARE ALL SWITCHING PARTY AFFILIATION TO INDEPENDANT. TO HELL WITH THE DNC!

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