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Campaigns heat up in California

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 at 12:36 pm in Barack Obama, Elections, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, John McCain, Mike Huckabee.

One week to go… and here they all come!

Former U.S. Senator and 2000 Democratic presidential primary candidate Bill Bradley is stopping by Barack Obama‘s San Francisco campaign office this afternoon to rally the troops.

Hillary Clinton got an endorsement today from Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, a notable boost from someone with the credibility to blunt accusations of racial politics lingering from South Carolina. Clinton also is launching a new Spanish language television ad in markets up and down the state today. (UPDATE @ 2:54 P.M. TUESDAY: Obama has a new Spanish-language ad, too.)

John McCain today rolled out his California leadership team, headed up by former Secretary of State Bill Jones and including GOP VIPs such as Fresno Mayor Alan Autry; Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca; former state Senate Republican Leader Jim Brulte; Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River; former Reps. Doug Ose and Steve Kuykendall; and others. McCain will be in California on Thursday raising funds: a $1,000-a-plate breakfast at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco, and a $2,300-a-head evening reception in Los Angeles.

Mike Huckabee will address the Commonwealth Club of California at noon Thursday in San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel.

John Edwards will be in Los Angeles on Friday, joining striking Writers Guild members on a picket line at midday before taking part (with Clinton and Obama, of course) in the CNN/LA Times/Politico.com Democratic candidates’ debate that evening. And at 9:45 a.m. Friday, he’ll hold a “special community event” at San Jose State University’s Barret Ballroom.

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  • Shirley

    The Californians are very fortunate to be able to provide delegates..Unfortunately, all those democratic voters who came out in droves to support both Hillary and Obama have been demeaned by Obama’s condescending remarks about their votes not meaning anything..They were excersising their right to vote..Obama never even thanked his supporters for their effort..

  • Backlash

    Shirley

    How can you put your security in her hands when she condone her spouse actions. Women need real security not false hopes and empty promises.

    Clinton accused of 1978 hotel rape

    By Martin Kettle in Washington
    Saturday February 20, 1999

    Just a week after his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, Bill Clinton faces a fresh scandal about his past sexual conduct after a former campaign worker alleged that he raped her 21 years ago.

    Juanita Broaddrick, who now runs a nursing-home business in Arkansas, told the Wall Street Journal that Mr Clinton raped her in the Camelot Hotel in Little Rock in 1978, when he was the state attorney-general.

    The newspaper reports that Mr Clinton persuaded Mrs Broaddrick to have coffee with him in her hotel room during a conference of nursing home administrators in 1978. She alleges that he then forced her on to the bed, where he held her down, bit her lips and raped her.

  • Backlash

    Do you want to believe in this ill dressed charlatan politician.

    I want you to ponder this for a few days…

    1)She didn’t cry at the first ceremony for the World Trade Center. when everyone else did, she looked down at the ground.

    2)She didn’t cry when she went past the dead Marines caskets from Iraq when the families did. She shook hands and showed no empathy at all.

    3)She didn’t even show ANY emotion publicly when her husband was caught in his Presidential adultery life style. Not even toward the black dress.

    And now you want me to believe she was asked a question when she was the president of her college debate team, and now she crying.

    Am sorry either you are not a woman or you still asleep at the wheel. She has fooled millions so far including you.

  • http://www.stsfinerart.com MrUNPC

    MCCAIN’S CANES

    Bob Dole (at 73) was constantly labeled too old to run against Bill Clinton in 1996 and age is NEVER mentioned (at least yet) as a factor with McCain who is 72?

    John McCain’s candidacy was dead and buried until a few weeks before the NH primary due to incompetent staff, mismanagement and lack of money. McCain himself admits that he’s not well versed on economics…and voters are somehow convinced that this man can oversee the country’s economy better than a highly successful private sector businessman like Mitt Romney?

    Strip away John McCain’s 40+ year ago military experience, which we’re NEVER allowed to forget about or question (it’s just about ALL he ever references in speeches and debates no matter what question he’s asked), and you have nothing but a tired, old, empty suited, Washington, D.C. political hack/insider. He is an extremely weak candidate and a terrible debater by every account, especially compared to Mitt Romney (or even Huckabee).

    Without the assistance of his “Canes” propping him up during this farce of a
    campaign, John McCain’s candidacy would still be dead and buried. Day after
    day, the canes come out of the political woodwork to endorse ol’ RINO (Republican In Name Only) Johnny.

    MCCAIN CANE # 1…the Liberal biased Main Stream Media and Press. With orgasmic puff story after puff story, it resurrected McCain from the dead, elevating him to frontrunner status just in time for the election.

    MCCAIN CANE # 2…Independent and Democrat voters, who, for some bizarre reason, are allowed to vote in the REPUBLICAN primaries. I’d LOVE to meet the rocket scientists in those states who allow THAT to happen.

    In Florida, Mitt Romney was gathering tremendous momentum and soaring in the polls until the weekend before the election.

    MCCAIN CANE # 3…Florida Governor Crist who endorsed McCain just TWO days before the election.. Unfortunately, it was enough to convince a woefully uninformed voting public to vote for McCain and against Romney who was soaring in the polls until that moment. While this was bad enough, the fact that so many thousands of Floridians had to be TOLD who to vote just TWO days before such an important election was despicable, shameful, if not downright scary.

    MCCAIN Cane # 4…Rudy Guiliani, who ends his “campaign” with an endorsement of, who else but John McCain hours before the California debate. Even with THAT McCain, who has always been a terrible debater, was crushed by Mitt Romney at every turn…imagine what Obama would to to him?

    MCCAIN Cane # 5…California Governor, Arnold Schwartzenager who now is endorsing old Johnny just before the Super Tuesday primaries.

    If John McCain is the Republican nominee (heaven forbid), it will be done SOLELY with his the assistance of his canes and without them he is nearly helpless and will be easily defeated by either Hillary Clinton or upstart, 36 year old Barack Hussein Obama.

    Mitt Romney is by far the most qualified man in EITHER party and is a class act all the way. And yet since he became a GOP candidate for president, I have seen nothing but negative, trivial articles/stories about his Mormon religion, his money, his slick appearance, etc, all fully intended to sway a naive electorate that pays far too little attention to the most important 4 year event in our country.

    Mitt Romney is a TRUE family man and very successful at turning failed or failing enterprises around and Lord knows the United States of America needs turning around. It should be run as a business first, with a strong military to protect it from harm. All other social, giveaway programs should be scrutinized (and certainly would be under a Romney presidency) as to efficiency and even necessity. The fact that he was even elected Governor in a state (MA) controlled by 85% Democrat legislature was a feat in itself. In spite of it, he did a very admirable job as Governor, turning a large state deficit into a surplus. Of course, his many justified vetoes were constantly overturned by those liberal Democrats which made for a lot of frustration.

    If Mitt Romney does get the GOP nomination it will be MUCH to the chagrin of the Democrat National Committee liberal propaganda machine because he will be their worst nightmare and most difficult to defeat…Obama, Clinton, or otherwise.

    John McCain’s time has long since come and gone and it has become more than obvious during this primary campaign that he doesn’t even have the ability to WALK up the White House “stairs” without his “Canes”, let alone RUN the biggest economy and country in the world.

  • Shirley

    Bill is NOT running for President..She is..But he does have the right to support his spouse just as Michelle does..As for Star-struck alleges about Bill, Wheres the proof and what does that have to do with Hillary running?? This is about her qualifications, her resume, her guts to still remain in the race inspite of getting picked on by the news media, the sexist pundits, the far left, the far right, Chris Mathews, Rush, Hannity, Joe Scarborough, CNN, MSNBC and Fox news, those anti-hillary people who are so full of hatred..Yet, she is such a strong candidate, she has demonstrated extreme COURAGE UNDER FIRE..Obama will be torn apart by the republicans..Hillary has already withstood their ire..Hillary demonstrated grace when she reached out to shake kennedys hand..Obama snubbed her..Obama also snubbed his Florida supporters when he said their votes did NOT mean anything, after they took the time to go out to vote for him..He should have at least thanked them, but he was greedy because their votes offered only support, not delegates..That shows that underneath all his charisma is a man whose words are just inspiring and no more..His actions do NOT match his words..

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    Shirley

    Then let me congratulate you on the time honored phrase ignorance is bliss…

    No self respecting woman would tolerant such foolishness and lie about it to her self her child and to the public this is my problem with her evidence…? Was the black dress was not enough evidence. what of the names of the women Bill Clinton slept with and Hillary lied to the public it never happen.

    The what of these names Susan McDougal, Linda Tripp, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Sharon Stone, Barbara Streisand, Monica Lewisky, Junita Broaddrick, The black prostitute and child that disappeared the day of a paternity suit test and never been heard from again.

    My question is this it’s clear you don’t care for the truth neither does she, but if that was your husband would you stay or would you go or continue to lie to yourself and your child that this never happen.

    What kind of mother would you be?
    What kind of person would you become?

    And do you have the heart to answer my questions?

    Virginia time 12:03am

    will you answer or will you be evasive as she have.

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    Shirley

    Everything in a marriage goes to credibility. If you had friends like these would you welcome them in your home knowing the man is a womanizer.

    what of your safety?

    suddenly, nightclub singer Gennifer Flowers was talking in detail on TV and in print about what she claimed was a 12-year affair with the former governor of Arkansas – and brandishing tapes of their conversations.

    Bill also made Chelsea watch Hillary’s own television interview, in which she rebutted Flowers’ claims. During the course of the programme, a tape was played in which Flowers could be heard saying “Goodbye, darling”, with Bill responding: “Goodbye, baby.”

    Asked on air about this exchange, Hillary just denied reality, saying: “It’s simply not true.”

    Hillary’s usual modus operandi was quite different: any tales about her husband’s infidelities would be dismissed as politically-motivated smears and her first line of defence was always to go on the attack.

    Next, Hillary gave interviews to reporters, condemning the “outrageous, terrible stories” and suggesting the Clintons were the victims of a political conspiracy.

    In the Clintons’ second year in the White House, a 27-year-old former Arkansas employee called Paula Jones announced that Bill had made an unwanted sexual advance to her in a hotel and asked her to engage in ‘a type of sex’ that was “humiliating”.

    They settle out of court.

    The two-year affair had started on the evening of August 15, 1995, when Monica Lewinsky – then 22 – bumped into Bill Clinton one evening at the White House and told him: “I have a really big crush on you.”

    Two hours later, she was performing oral sex on the 49-year-old President while he took a phone call from a Congressman

    If anything people know Hillary is a Sexual Deviant or at least married to one.

  • Backlash

    WOW!! I have just finished reading an article about Bill Clinton’s sexcapade’s and how Bill and Hillary lie to cover it up. This story is beyond belief dates times women it’s disgustingly accurate.

    Hillary’s humiliation: How she swept Bill Clinton’s affairs under the carpet
    by SALLY BEDELL SMITH

    One thing is to lie but to lie to your chld in such a manner… NO WAY SHE SHOULD BE PRESIDENT THIS WOMAN IS HORRIBLE

  • Shirley

    This is the other shirley..Some of you folks will believe anything you want to believe.. Of course Hillary cried many tears about Bills affairs..This is NOT Bill running..It is Hillary..You do NOT have any idea what she has gone through..You didnt walk in her shoes nor has she walked in yours..You people in here are so full of hatred and very lacking in compassion..Shame on you..Vote for whomever you want, but try doing it in a respectful way..

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    Shirley

    If you will please answer my post question number 7 and 2 if you can please…

    You speak of respect this vile woman knows no respect for anyone, but herself had you did any research about her you would have found some of the slimy things she has done to people that got in her way….

    According to Dick Morris She has a much slower fuse, but she’s much more dangerous: she’s very very cold, very scathing, and doesn’t forget, so you don’t know when she’ll get the knives out for you. In that way, she’s much more difficult to deal with.’

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    Kentucky Progress

    Remember when Hillary Clinton came in to Louisville last December and Kentucky Democrats said she raised $600,000 for the state Dem party in one night?

    Well, the Kentucky Democratic Party filed their finances yesterday and it shows they raised $598,723.58 in total contributions for the entire year of 2005. And that should include the big John Edwards, Max Cleland, and Joe Biden fund raisers in the state. Where did the money from Hillarypalooza go?

  • Backlash

    (Did Hillary Try To ‘Buy’ Puerto Rican Votes With Tax Refunds?

    Sen. Clinton has inroduced legislation, S 1757, that allows some Puerto Rican residents who pay no federal income tax, to get child-credit refunds on their Social Security and Medicare taxes. Her bill has no cosponsors – not even her New York colleague Chuck Schumer.

    If enacted into law, Hillary’s tax refund plan could end up paying out more than $50 million over the next five years. She is framing her bill as a way to offer Puertan Rican residents the same child tax credits available to other Americans.

  • Backlash

    Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Uses Racial Slur?

    “Obama Raises $25 Million to Rival Clinton Camp” and I see this strange quote from Patti Solis Doyle, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton.

    She then issued a statement regarding the fundraising success saying it “demonstrates the overwhelming desire for chug in our country.”

    I wasn’t familiar with this strange word “chug”. I decided to look it up and I found the word referenced in the Urban Dictionary at http://www.urbandictionary.com

    One definition that it cites several times is “bush nigger”. Also notable of the definitions there are the following…

    1. Chug
    Racist slur for Native Americans. Derived from the inference that “all” Native Americans drink “Lysterine”, and “Lysole”

    3. Chug

    Slang word for stupid welfare natives who live in ditches and are born in shopping carts. For leisure they get stuck in rivers and trees. They have troubles finding jobs due to lack of hygiene. –The Urban Dictionary

  • Backlash

    Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Uses Racial Slur?

    “Obama Raises $25 Million to Rival Clinton Camp” and I see this strange quote from Patti Solis Doyle, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton.

    She then issued a statement regarding the fundraising success saying it “demonstrates the overwhelming desire for chug in our country.”

    I wasn’t familiar with this strange word “chug”. I decided to look it up and I found the word referenced in the Urban Dictionary at http://www.urbandictionary.com

    One definition that it cites several times is “bush nigger”. Also notable of the definitions there are the following…

    1. Chug
    Racist slur for Native Americans. Derived from the inference that “all” Native Americans drink “Lysterine”, and “Lysole”

    3. Chug

    Slang word for stupid welfare natives who live in ditches and are born in shopping carts. For leisure they get stuck in rivers and trees. They have troubles finding jobs due to lack of hygiene. –The Urban Dictionary