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Clinton donations surge after Pa. victory

April 24, 2008


Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., waves after her speech as a supporter holds a sign for her to autograph at a rally in Indianapolis. Indiana and North Carolina have primaries next week.

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., waves after her speech as a supporter holds a sign for her to autograph at a rally in Indianapolis. Indiana and North Carolina have primaries next week.

On the street

Do you think Hillary Clinton can still win the Democratic nomination now that she has won in Pennsylvania?

Oh sure, I think she can win it. I think in the end it’s going to come down to the superdelegates, and while she might not catch Obama on the number of delegates overall, she might win enough superdelegates to support her nomination.

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— Hillary Rodham Clinton parlayed her campaign-saving primary victory into a fundraising bonanza Wednesday in the Democratic presidential race. Rival Barack Obama, his delegate lead intact, said, "We just keep on plugging away."

One day after Clinton's comfortable win in Pennsylvania, she and Obama looked ahead to contests on May 6 in Indiana and North Carolina and offered sharply contrasting assessments of the race to date.

"The big win that I had, the broad base of coalition that I put together, is exactly what we're going to need to have in the fall," the former first lady said, arguing that her Pennsylvania victory showed she was more electable than her rival. "And in fact that's what I've done, in big states, in swing states," since the campaign began, she told CBS.

Obama disputed that, saying he had defeated Clinton in primaries or caucuses in several general election battleground states and would "have a much better chance of winning" them in the fall. He mentioned Virginia, Colorado, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Campaign numbers

With her win, Clinton made only a modest dent in Obama's overall delegate lead, and she has virtually no prospect of overtaking him before the primary season ends on June 3. Instead, she hopes to convince party leaders who will attend the national convention as superdelegates that she is better able to defeat Republican John McCain in November, and persuade them to back her candidacy as a result.

With a handful of Pennsylvania delegates yet to be awarded, Obama had 1,723.5 and Clinton had 1,592.5 in The Associated Press nationwide count. It takes 2,025 to clinch the nomination.

Clinton and Obama each netted one superdelegate during the day.

Rep. John Tanner of Tennessee announced his support for the former first lady, and Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry endorsed her rival.

Clinton said donors had contributed more than

$3 million to her candidacy in the hours since her Pennsylvania victory, some of it from thousands of new donors. Her campaign said she was on track for raising $10 million in the first 24 hours after her victory.

Financial reports on file with the Federal Election Commission underscored her need. Obama showed more than $40 million in cash on hand as of April 1, while her debts of $10 million exceeded her cash of just over $9 million.

McCain's stops

McCain sought to strengthen his credentials as an unconventional Republican, campaigning in a poor region of Kentucky following stops earlier in the week in Selma, Ala., site of a historic civil rights march, and Youngstown, Ohio, a down-at-the-mouth steel city.

He spent part of Wednesday in an intramural dispute, unsuccessfully urging the North Carolina Republican Party not to air a commercial that shows Obama's former minister, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, denouncing the United States from the pulpit.

Linda Daves, North Carolina party chairwoman, turned the request aside, saying, "It is entirely appropriate for voters to evaluate candidates based on their past associations."


Frederic Gutknecht IV 10 years ago

GO superdelegates! ...away, that is! Super delegates! Democracy in action!?

budwhysir 10 years ago

budwysir for president. On my platform I carry a great deal of intoxicating ideas. I am for free speach and the ability to act in ways you think may be risky. I storngly rely on the numbers 12 and 24. There are 12 months in a year and 24 hours in a day.

bearded_gnome 10 years ago

very well said madmike. especially barry h. o'bama's "bitter " comments served as the last straw for many "reagan democrats" in PA. in his comments, he meant them to apply beyond PA, to people who live in small towns in the midwest, too. that means us, right here in river city. barry h. o'bama's elitist dismissal of people's faith is the most damaging to his image. the ad reffed in the end of the article indicates that two NC candidates had endorsed barry h. o'bama, and thus properly questions their judgment. as I have posted twice, there are now about five very good reasons to question barry h. o'bama's judgment and strength of character: his association with his pastor; his black liberation theology church of 20 years ("kill the white oppressors); his wife who hasn't been proud of america until lately; and his unrepentant domestic terrorist bomber buddy (bombed pentagon/ypd hq, and says "we did not do enough. barry h. o'bama held fundraiser in his house.). the latter, barry h. o'bama met with him to begin his political carreer. it seems the unrepentant domestic bomber has an important place in chicago area demorat politics!!! that not only reflects on barry h. o'bama, but it reflects on the demorats too!!! they embrace this domestic terrorist. they apparently agree with his perspective. clearly the radical far left fringe is in charge of the demorat party. and when the average joe's and jane's vote against it, in the only other choice they have: sHrillary, everybody is shocked? how many of these relative conservative dem voters are actually going to vote dem in the general election? big progblem for the demorat party. as they float further left, they leave their old traditional base behind. as reagan said, who once was a dem "I didn't leave the democratic party, it left me." sHrillary's negatives are over 50%! I actually agree with logicunsound, clintons only want power. but it is quite funny to see you nuts bemoaning the clintons' behavior now, since it is directed at a fellow dem, barry h. o'bama. when they acted in such a low dirty manner toward republicans, you cheered them! hypocrite. wonder if the superdelagates will bring a third candidate? these two sure can't make a very good showing in november. as said above, superdelagates, democracy. yeah. makes all the voting and caucusing silly. demorat party: disenfranchised mich/fla; has superdelagates; tried to suppress overseas military votes in 2000. hmmmmm, so now, who is it that really wants "every vote to count?" overwhelmingly, barry h. o'bama's lead in the direct vote is now because of his votes in Cook County IL, his home turf (Kook County?). if you remove that, he and sHrillary are about the same, expecially if you count the Fla votes. yeah, run hillary run. we know you only care for power like your lowlife husband. but we sure appreciate all the blood and guts.

bearded_gnome 10 years ago

James Cone cited by pastor Wright as foundational in black liberation theology (from world net daily):Cone, he points out, was the most prominent theologian in the "black liberation" school in the 1960s, teaching that Jesus Christ himself is black.The theologian explains:Block quote startChrist is black therefore not because of some cultural or psychological need of black people, but because and only because Christ really enters into ourworld where the poor were despised and the black are, disclosing that he is with them enduring humiliation and pain and transforming oppressed slaves intoliberating servants.Block quote endRather than viewing God as a sovereign being who does as he wills according to his purposes, Cone insists God must do what we want him to do, or we mustreject him.What the black community wants, Cone says, is for God to assist in its goal of destroying "the white enemy."Block quote startBlack theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people,then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill gods who do not belong to the black community... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressedin Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participatingin this holy activity, we must reject his love.Block quote end

bearded_gnome 10 years ago

there is a hugely obvious double standard. if the republican nominee were white and had attended a church that preached: white separatism; kill the blacks; kill God is He doesn't agree with us, etc., then that nominee would be toast in a minute flat! barry h. o'bama is allowed to have all this overlooked. problem is, it isn't being overlooked just because the far left MSM gives him a pass. and, oh yes, never forget: do not under any circumstances say barry h. o'bama's last name, or all hell will bust loose. should read "middle name."

bearded_gnome 10 years ago

countdown to my being called a racist by some very lame lefty begins now. seems you can't oppose barry h. o'bama without being labeled a racist; indicates their awareness of what a very weak candidate o'bama really is with negligible experience/prep to be president.

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