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Friday, February 08, 2008

You say Obama, I say Clinton

Democrats have a two-thirds majority on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, but those two commissioners are split 50-50 on which Democratic presidential candidate they support.

Barack Obama’s campaign announced Friday afternoon that the Illinois senator had picked up two more Cincinnati endorsements – County Commissioner Todd Portune and Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Crowley.

Portune’s fellow Democrat on the county commission, David Pepper, endorsed Hillary Clinton early on and has become heavily involved in her campaign to win Ohio’s March 4 primary.

“Both of them are friends; and I understand they’re doing what they believe they need to do,” said Pepper. “But we have a lot of Democratic elected officials here too.”

Two Cincinnati council members – Roxanne Qualls and John Cranley – are backing Clinton, along with a number of Democratic mayors and council members in Hamilton County suburbs.

Crowley had been the highest-profile local supporter of John Edwards. When Edwards dropped out of the race, he said he was leaning toward Obama, but made it official Friday.
There was a sign Tuesday night that would happen.

Clinton supporters gathered at Crowley’s pub in Mount Adams to watch the Super Tuesday results. As the early results were coming in, though, Crowley was downtown at Sully’s Sports Bar where the Obama people had gathered. Crowley later stopped at the Clinton gathering in Mount Adams.


at 6:54 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Obama because he has the vision to lead us united and strong. He won Alaska, Alabama, Idaho, Utah, Kansas, North Dakota, Minnesota and more. Whoever wins Missouri always wins the election. He won Missouri. Read more at www.WhytheDemocratswillwinin2008.com

at 7:19 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama - good orator... nothing else. Wake up Crowley.

at 7:57 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the Jim Parker endorsement? He could teach either candidate a thing or two about how to connect with the people of southern Ohio.

at 9:06 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 9:23 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, neither Obama nor Hillary have begun addressing the issues that matter most to me. I'm thoroughly sick at my stomach hearing Obama screech about "unity" & "change". Screw that fluff. I'm worried about paying my skyrocketing utilities, gasoline prices & the ever increasing grocery store ticker tape. I'm also concerned about care for seniors & what's going to be accomplished for the ever-increasing population of baby boomers.

I ain't got no time to be listening to a bunch of greedy politicians & wannabes harp about "unity" & "change". Show me what you got & what it is exactly you are going to do for ME in exchange for my vote.

at 12:31 AM, February 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Portune and his chief of staff gave maxxed out to the Clinton campaign. Check the FEC. Still glad to see him backing Obama.

at 9:02 AM, February 09, 2008 Anonymous crabby pants said...

Who cares who those two gas-bags are endorsing, and how much clout do either of them bring to a natioanl campaign? Portune's allegiance to anything or anybody but his own ambition is about as thin as the cheap toilet paper in the County building. Crowley's so befuddled, he showed up at dueling rallies on the same night. Clock out, Gramps...it's pastyour bedtime.

at 8:52 PM, February 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Obama!

at 12:11 PM, February 10, 2008 Blogger allen said...

Please take a look at RON PAUL! A damn good leader with a damn good message! Don't let the media choose for you. Check out RON PAUL 08 website. American not Amedian. If the media gave as much attention to Ron Paul as the others,it would be a landslide.

at 2:07 PM, February 10, 2008 Anonymous Mike said...

Screw unity and change? That what George Bush said. How's that working? If we are worried about skyrocketing utilitie and gasoline prices then we should listen to the canditate that has taken no money from the oil companies that are using their record profits to keep us from fixing our dependance on foreign oil. Care for seniors, health care for everyone, social security, oil prices, etc. are not new issues. They have been issues through both Republican and Democratic administrations as long as I can remember. We are all tired of presidental candidates talking about these issues every four years when they are in the race then proving incapable of fixing them once elected. That's why they are still issues, and are still important to many of us. Why are these issues still unresolved? Because we have been so divided. Because democrates or republicans alone can't fix them. This is not fluff, it's numbers. You can't get anything passed in congress if the vote is always split along party lines. We often believe that politics is about what polititions will do for "ME". If we want change (lower gas prices) we have to ask for it, and work for it ourselves. We need a president who is not afraid to ask us to work for it ourselves and one who is capable of motivating us to do so. Unity and change is exactly what we need if we want to finally put high oil prices, veteran care, senior care and other age old issues behind us.

at 6:02 PM, February 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who support Hillary need to take some time and research her connection to the East Liverpool Toxic Waste Incinerator up river from Cincinnati. In January of 2008 the EPA modified the permit handling infectious disease (INCLUDING ANTHRAX), radioactive waste and mixed hazardous waste for Hurricane Katrina.

This incinerator is located on a flood plain 1,100 FEET FROM AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. The financier for the project was Bush/Clinton/Walmart/BCCI/ Jackson Stephens-a client of Hillary's Rose Law firm and a contributor to early Bill Clinton campaigns.

Stephens "extended a $3.5 million line of credit to [Clinton’s] campaign through the Worthen Bank, which is partly owned by the Stephens family. The Clinton campaign deposited up to $55 million in federal election funds in this bank." (Source: The Nation)

at 9:58 PM, February 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone watching 60 Minutes tonight must know that Hill/Bill are toast.
I was open-minded but she's pathetic.

at 1:06 AM, February 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am writing in hopes of persuading people to vote for the most realistic chance of a Democrat President. A vote for Hillary Clinton effectively represents a vote for Clinton/Obama. Our party's best chance for the White House lies in a joint ticket. Senator Clinton has made it pretty obvious that she knows this. If Senator Obama recieves the nomination, then the chances of a combined ticket are far less likely, increasing the chances for our party to splinter and in turn, sacrifice voters to the Republicans. It seems to me that ANY democrat is preferable to four more years of "blood for oil" politics. To that end I implore you, the voters of Ohio, to choose Hillary, and by that, Clinton/Obama on Primary day. Clinton/Obama.. Our Party's best Choice, and best Chance, at real Change.

at 3:53 PM, February 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the demographics, I should be voting for Hillary Clinton: I'm a white, 60-year-old, highly educated woman from the Northeast. But I'm voting for Barack Obama.

I've waited all my life for a viable woman candidate for the presidency, but this is not the right woman. I want a woman of the highest ability and virtue, who would serve as a glorious role model to all young women. Hillary Clinton is not that woman.

She rode into power with her husband, and together they have a long and seriously flawed history of self-serving and secretive financial and political dealings. The most cursory research will prove that true.

She started out her political life supporting Barry Goldwater. She is as comfortable with deception and trickery as George Bush. When I hear women saying, "Oh, but that's how you get things done in Washington," I cringe.

I am passionately supporting Obama. He can beat the Republicans; she cannot.

Obama has attracted independents and even Republicans to his camp, and in a general election, they would vote for him, but not for Clinton.

Clinton voted for the war in Iraq, and has never apologized for it. Obama has spoken out against it from the beginning.

Obama brings us hope — and not just that. Take a serious look at his ideas and experience.

Please, I beg of you, sisters young and old: Wait for the right woman. Then we can be proud.

at 12:31 AM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is an empty suit, full of empty promises, and has a taste for nose candy.

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