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Posted by: Dale Franks on Friday, July 18, 2008

John McCain has dispatched Carly Fiorina to extend an olive branch to former Hillary Clinton supporters. And not your typical Clintonistas, either.
The McCain campaign dispatched its top female surrogate Tuesday to meet with about 25 disaffected supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton in Westchester, N.Y.

Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. and a top adviser to Republican Sen. John McCain, met with the former Clinton backers at a private home for more than an hour and a half. Fiorina said in an interview that over glasses of iced tea and finger food, she fielded questions from Democratic women she described as “intensely uncomfortable with the notion of a President Obama.’’

Both McCain and his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama have both been courting the 17 million or so people who voted for the New York senator during the primary season.

The Westchester meeting came at the behest of former Clinton supporters, some of whom have said – adamantly – that they won’t support Obama. Polls show Obama winning the majority of support from women voters while about a quarter of ex-Clinton supporters are leaning toward McCain. The meeting wasn’t stocked with typical voters, however. These were prominent activists and fund-raisers, including several known as “Hillraisers,’’ who raised more than $100,000 for Clinton during the primary season. “I didn’t ask how many of them were Hillraisers but certainly a number of them were,’’ Fiorina said.
I'll bet about 25 of them were.
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The media, in the tank for Obama, has continually downplayed the fact that Obama is only getting about 55%-60% of the Hillary Clinton votes, with 33% saying that they will stay home or vote McCain.

Imagine, for a second, if McCain was only getting 60% of the Republican vote, and 33% said that they will stay home or vote Obama.

Want to bet any sum that CNN and Keith Dimbulbermann and Chrissy Matthews would be having hilarity fits over such numbers?

The media, instead, has decided that no matter how badly Obama is polling in this area, or amongst whites, or Jews, or blue-collar workers (those "dummies" the Dems keep talking about), they will just keep saying he looks "presidential."

Prediction: If Obama cannot win more than 80% of the Hillary Clinton support, he will lost. End of argument.
Written By: James Marsden
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McCain is screwing with my numbers ;)

Whatever may happen with these disaffected "Hillraisers," I’ll be surprised if more than a few of them vote Republican. I suppose the Machiavellian instinct would be to scuttle Obama’s chances so that Hillary would have a shot in 2012, but I’m still banking on the naked thirst for power dominating. And, I wouldn’t put it past these fundraisers to court the other side just to entice the Obama campaign to cozy up to them a little more.
Written By: MichaelW
How not to make friends and influence people ...
It is time for all Democrats, supporters of Senator Clinton and all other contenders for the nomination, to stand with him to secure his election and the election of Democrats at all levels of competition.

I must confess a bit of fatigue and irritation with people who continue to carp, complain, and criticize the results of the primary and lay down conditions for their support. The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t establish conditions to recognize the Boston Celtics as NBA Champions; Roger Federer did not demand concessions before recognizing that Rafael Nadal defeated him at Wimbledon.

It is time to act in a mature and resourceful fashion. It’s time to put the primaries behind us. It’s time to support Barack Obama without conditions or demands.
Thank God there still is the secret ballot.
Written By: Neo
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Card check voting in general elections cannot be too far away.
Written By: Harun
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