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Hillary Clinton to release her delegates next Wednesday

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Here's the latest: The plan now calls for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) to release her delegates next Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. That's the day after her keynote address before the Democratic National Convention. That means delegates can do what they want during the Thursday roll call. Clinton herself will cast her superdelegate vote for Obama.

Clinton's whip organization--still in place--phone conferenced Monday and Clinton hosted a delegate call Tuesday night.

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Thanks for the "scoop" but this is not confirmed. Please cite your sources before writing a headline that implies it is fact. If it's a plan you've heard about, plans can change when the other candidate is down in every swing state and by 5 in the national polls.

This report reminds me of the media telling us that Hillary conceded when voters were still out voting in South Dakota and Montana.

I believe it when I hear if from the "Lady in the Pantsuits"!

Write to your delegates now and ask them to support the once candidate who can win in November - Hillary Clinton.

"Last Chance Superdelegates, Please to Do The Right Thing"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMx6dnhP7fI

This getting to be a habit with you Obamatrons-leaking unsubstantiated claims about how Clinton is going to take her name out of nomination, release her delegates, etc. Nice try but it doesn't change the fact that your Daley plant is tanking in the polls and we will not cast our vote for him.

Why wouldn't she just release them during her speech? Is it a keynote speech? She should release them during her speech, enough with the attention grabbing behavior.

Ditto!

Don't trust the Clinton Circus, BEWARE!!!

Obama will Never get all of Hillary Voters, He will only get only 25% to 1/3 of Hillary Voter,

Obama will not even get half of Hillary Voter
By Paul Valenzuela - Aug 20th, 2008 at 3:51 am EDT

It saddens me all my life as a democrat, it going to be the first time ever I am going to have to Vote Republican,I did vote for Hillary,

We all know Obama is not going to cut it as President of the united states.

He has to many problems, Rezkl the slum lord, Rev wright, Micheal Obama,

One of the His own campaign guy who was looking for the His VP ,, who was caught up in

Country Wide Loan scandale and Then resigned, Obama is not a Rock star, but he is a Elitise

He a full flip floper, back and fouth,, on every issue there is,, and yet so many are voting for him

Obama Never won a debate, not one, The Media Baby him, He has No agenda and took and adopted all Hillary agenda even Cnn has reported how he adapted all of Hillary Health care and other issues,

Why does Obama never took deal with hard question and when he is really given, a hard question.

All Barack Obama does is Stammer like a stuttering fool, He can not deal with hard question.

Now the Obama Camp are blamming the Reverand for the questions in southen california.

At the lake forest california town meeting,

This is so typical of the Obama Camp, just like how how he screwed all the other to get in office,

The man is an empty suit, He a crook, I am a registered Democrat, who only voted for Democrat until now, So many democrat are not going to vote at all for barack Obama, there going to vote at all, I do not believe in throwing my vote away, so like many other Democrats, I am going to vote for McCain, I do believe who would be better,

I wish barack Luck he going to need it , like

this blog,, a copy being sent out everywhere,

Soon as the Obama camp sees this blog the will remove it like so many others,

You think the Mob, where bad, the Obama camp are so much worst,

I can not wait to see Obama screw up on the debates ,, he going to blame everyone for a bad debate because he a stuttering fool.

Thx for the rumors, oh.. I mean scoop. You Chicago media people..... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Hillary will be our nominee.

Interestingly, you mention the conference call with the delegates even as you contradict what was said.
She said she was NOT releasing her delegates. Do you have a source as to the change of that?
Or is it like the repeated AP stories that Hillary dropped out - the day of the Puerto Rico election - in order to depress the turnout?
Trying to get the superdelegates confused - nice try indeed.
As to CC - why should she release them? Is Obama releasing his?
No candidate got the number of pledged delegates that earns them the nomination.

please dont give up

Paul V: what a brilliant post. The cogitation is about as accurate as your spelling. Obama certainly has cornered the intelligent vote. Now if only he can corral a few yahoos ...

THE HILLARY POWERHOUSE

There is an undeniable force that shouldn�t be discounted and should be appreciated.

Hillary Clinton knows her game, and her experience is paying off.

http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2008/08/obamas-negotiating-weak-or-inept.html

Seriously, these are more false rumors. Obama will stop at nothing to step on Hillary's delegates and her supporters.

Report facts, not rumors from a "source [formerly] close to the Clinton campaign," e.g. the Obama mole and now staffer Solid Doyle.

Gee, this is just like how Hillary would bow out in NH, or was it Iowa, or, or, or...

Senator Clinton is very proud to have her name placed in nomination as well she and her 18 million voters should be. A vote for Senator Clinton will be a recognition of her historic candidacy. Delegates elected to represent her 18 million voters will vote for her if they haven't been intimidated or replaced by the BO gang. Super Delegates will vote for her because they see that Obama is not sealing the deal with voters. Just look at the polls. A Democrat should be double digits ahead.

During the primaries, the more voters learned about Obama, the more they voted for Hillary. If the Democrats want to win and be back in the White House, they will select her as the only electable Democrat.

ELECTABILITY. It's all about November, not Mile High Stadium. It is more important to have a Democrat sitting in the White House even if it means that Mile High Stadium sits empty for an evening.

Delegates, please vote for Hillary with pride, and knowing that she will win against McCain and her coattails will sweep Democrats to victory all along the ticket.

GO GO GO!!!


HOW CAN A DEMOCRAT BE DOUBLE DIGITS AHEAD WHEN
WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY OF FEAR-MONGERS, WAR-MONGERS
IF DEMOCRACY WAS TRUELY ALIVE, YOU MAY HAVE A
POINT, BUT PEOPLE LIKE FOX NEWS, GLEN BECK,
LIMBAUGH, AND OTHERS SPEW VENOM LIKE RATTLE SNAKES
IT'S AMAZING HOW BARACK OBAMA HAS WEATHERED THE
STORM AND IS STILL WINNING, HE IS TRUELY A MODERN
DAY CHAMPION, HE HAS BEEN SENT DOWN BY THE GOOD
LORD TO HELP AMERICA, JUST MY HUMBLE OPINION!
IT TRUELY SHOWS THAT AMERICA NEEDS AN OVERHAUL
AND MCCAIN ISN'T THE ANSWER, HE HAS NO PLAN, HE
IS SO FIXATED ON HIS LITTLE CRUSADE IN IRAQ, THAT
THE COMMON MAN IS NOT ON HIS AGENDA, WHY SHOULD
WE RELIVE 1929?
BANKS ARE FAILING, SCHOOLS ARE FAILING, JOBS ARE
FAILING, THE WAR IS FAILING, AMERICA IS FAILING
BECAUSE WE MUST LEARN TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS,
IRAQ HAS NO AIR FORCE, NO NAVY, A SCATTERED ARMY
AND JUST BECAUSE WE ARE THE LEADERS OF THE FREE
WORLD WE THINK WE CAN DOMINATE THEM, WE ARE
STRUGGLING OVER THERE, PEOPLE ARE DYING, COMING
HOME WITH NO LIMBS, WE NEED TO RETHINK OUR
STRATEGY, WE SPEND 261 MILLION DOLLARS A DAY, ON
WHAT, WHAT IS THE PRIZE, JOHN MCCAIN WHAT ARE YOU
REALLY STRIVING FOR IN IRAQ, PLEASE TELL US
BEFORE WE ARE IN SOUP LINES!

Hillary is the iron lady. If she can win in Denver she will win in November. Delegates, look at the polls and vote for the iron lady.

OK. I've tried to get aboard with Barack. But I can't, and it looks from the polls like many others cannot, either.
This is not the time for Hillary to withdraw, but the time for superdelegates and others to make this an open convention and make Hillary the candidate.
And if we don't, we'll have McCain as President next year.

I would sincerely doubt that Hillary is going to give in: she's too dang stubborn to give a hoot about what her party is telling her to do, even if her continued obstanacy is driving a wedge between every voter block in the Democratic party. And I would sincerely doubt that Obama can win the presidency: he's too dang inarticulate without his speech writers.

Frankly, despite the Republican party's media unpopularity, I don't see how the Democratic party is going to pull off a win in the general election. They're too divided, especially because Hillary just won't let go of the nomination--she's like a bulldog chomping on Obama's shorts that way. Even if the Republicans wish they had a different candidate, they're resigned and supporting the admittedly electable candidate that they have right now.

Which is more than anyone can say on the left.

Good luck to whoever gets the nomination! I have a funny feeling that you'll need it come November.

(PS--To the Writer of this "Scoop:" do you know you can get sued for printing lies? It's called "libel." Not to mention that your readership will certainly take a plumet when they find out about the hollowness of your unsubtantiated malarkey. I'd be more careful in the future if I were you.)

Ok Evita supporters. Accept it
HILLARY CLINTON IS NEVER GOING TO BE PRESIDENT.
Not because of sexism or anything else. She has no record of achievement except being married to Bill Clinton & serving on the Wal-mart board for 6 years.
Just as she broke the rules of the Democratic party she has broken the rules of the US Senate. She has taken millions for the Emir of Dubai & failed to disclose this to the Senate.
Unlike Hillary the rest of the Democratic candidates did not attack each other. Trust me. McCain would have no such inhibitions & she'd end up in jail. It would almost be worth it to get her the heck out of NY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY HILLARY CLINTON WON'T
COMMIT POLITICAL SUICIDE, SHE WILL DO THE PROPER
THING AND RELEASE HER DELEGATES, SO BARACK OBAMA
CAN DEFEAT MCCAIN AND KARL ROVE AND THE MINIONS!
TO ALL HILLARY BACKERS, YOU ARE NOW OBAMA BACKERS!
WELCOME ABOARD!

It's not too late.
VOTE HILLARY at the Convention!

Phil, give it up already! IN the words of Madea (Tyler Perry) 'Hell-2-the-naw!!!'

Hillary cannot committ political suicide by 'asking for herslef'...she MUST play the political game by the rules...therefore, only Hillary supporters can SPEAK UP/OUT about THIER VOTES, including delegates and superdelegates.

Recent polls PROVE Obama's losing his 'magic touch' and people have reavealed the 'man behind the curtain' claiming to be the Wizard of Oz.

Not even Phil can SILENCE the MILLIONS voices/votes against Barack Obama...no matter how many times he yells, doesn't make DEM's against Obama 'poof' disappear or go away.

Sorry Phil...the people KNOW we don't have to fight with our fists, we KNOW HOW to fight with our RIGHTS to have a voice/a vote that COUNTS! : )

Day one in Denver and I have already been called a PMS Broad for Hillary. Our girl got 18 million votes - how many did Biden get? I am tired of being told to go along and get along.

Hilary mismanaged her presidential campaign to the tune of millions and lacked leadership in charting the course of her campaign. That leaves me with doubts about her ability to balance the books as President and to navigate the complex international waters we are facing. Doesn't it concern you?

I do not understand how you can say HRC is an iron
lady and then say she is "made" to follow her party.
She did say she would release her delegates. They are not hers to release. They can vote as they choose.
52% of HRC's supporters are now for Obama.
21% will vote for mcbrainless.
27% are undecided.
And Obama did have more than enough delegates to win the primary.
Get over yourselves already. Move forward.
As for being called names by Obama supporters--I am so sure HRC's supporters are polite and call no one names. LOL.
HRC supporters need to send her money to pay off her debt!!

Obama could be playing with fire. There are countless disgruntled Democrats out there who will never forgive The Obama/Daley Clan for the incorrigible way they treated Hillary. There could be a brokered convention if they don't take control - and quickly! Obama Beware!

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