Bill Clinton campaign chief backs Obama
By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Wed Feb 13, 11:29 AM ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The man who served as national manager of former President Clinton's 1992 campaign plans to endorse Sen. Barack Obama, an aide to Obama said Wednesday.
Obama's campaign planned a 1 p.m. conference call Wednesday to announce the endorsement by David Wilhelm, who later became chairman of the Democratic National Committee, according to an aide who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement would be made public later in the day.
This aint a good sign. Kinda gives all the other folks that Bill calls and tries to strong arm their support the 'all clear' to say "sorry Bill, I enjoyed our time together, but we gotta move on."
Rendell: Race factor could hurt Obama
Tue Feb 12, 5:36 PM ET
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Ed Rendell, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most visible supporters, said some white Pennsylvanians are likely to vote against her rival Barack Obama because he is black.
"You've got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate," Rendell told the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in remarks that appeared in Tuesday's paper.
Shall we get out our white boy secret decoder rings and decipher that message? Naaaawwww. Too easy. What Ed's saying is "go ahead fellers. There's lots of you racist knuckle draggers out there. You don't have to vote for the n@##$% candidate." I'm not gonna 'n neither do you."
And Hillary stands with this guy. Nice to see your true colors Hillary.
Clinton deputy campaign manager departs
By BETH FOUHY and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writers Tue Feb 12, 9:52 PM ET
EL PASO, Texas - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's deputy campaign manager resigned Tuesday, the latest departure in a staff shake-up following a string of losses to Barack Obama.
. . . Mike Henry said he was stepping down to allow campaign manager Maggie Williams to build her own staff. Williams replaced Patti Solis Doyle during the weekend.
First the campaign manager leaves, then the deputy cmpaign manager. Oh, and these are old Clinton loyalists from WAY back. The more that leave, the easier it is for other to leave and other to throw their support elsewhere. Let's face it, there are a lot of folks who promised Bill their loyalty six months ago who would love to toss that promise right now.
It'll take a miracle. A village just won't do.