Sunday, June 29, 2008
Hillary Supporters Targeting Altmire's Defeat
. . . and not just targeting Jason Altmire . . . Note: On my national blog (http://camp2008victorya.blogspot.com I take about a major effort under by the Obama Campaign to suppress free speech on the Internet, particularly by shutting down blogs critical of Sen. Obama. I hope you'll visit the site and take action against this threat to American's rights and values. The Obama Campaign apparently will stop at nothing to get their candidate elected. NOTE: THANKS TO SO MANY PEOPLE FOR VISITING FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ON MONDAY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'LL DO FOR AN ENCORE TOMORROW BUT IT WILL BE SOMETHING (MARGINALLY) WONDERFUL. -- STEVE
The McCain Campaign, as I learned today on a conference call consisting of 80 groups backing Hillary Clinton (and a handful of GOP activists, including me), is making major efforts to reach out to Hillary Supporters. These Hillaryites and friends share a common goal: exposing and defeating Barack Obama. The effort is generating national -- and even international -- publicity. Some of the most significant activists in American politics participated in the Conference Call.
The McCain Camp has its most senior campaign people, including Carly Fiorina (a possible V-P choice) talking -- and mainly listening -- to Hillary Supporters. I've said on this blog that wthout significant support from them, there will be no victory, and I believe that's also John's view.
Today on the call, the head of Women for Fair Politics said that she feared "the train (the possible nomination of HRC) had left the station. She also said she hoped everyone would do what, in their own hearts and minds, is the right thing. She noted, in essence, that will be different strokes for different folks.
The moderator of the call was Cristi Adkins, an activist and media guru, who should be writing soon about today's activities on the following web site: http://www.clintons4mccain.com/. I'll have up soon other web sites and e-mail addresses you can use in this "JustSayNoBama" effort.
The outreach going on has significant implications for Pennsylvania candidates, especially Melissa Hart (opposing Jason Altmire), Toni Gilhooley (opposing Tim Holden), and Tom Manion (opposing Patrick Murphy). In all cases, the Democratic incumbents helped pave the way for Sen. Clinton's eventual defeat in the battle for the Party's nomination. In districts that went two-to-one for Mrs. Clinton, "SuperDelegates" ended up -- or even started out -- supporting Barack Obama.
No self-respecting Hillary backer will vote for -- or otherwise support -- Altmire, Holden, or Murphy. Efforts are underway -- see, for example, http://www.dncreform.com/ -- to target and defeat people like these three Democrats, as well as selected others around the country. You'll hear more about that soon.