August 25th, 2008
06:09 PM ET
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Dean honors Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Dean is is honoring Stephanie Tubbs Jones.
Dean is is honoring Stephanie Tubbs Jones.

DENVER (CNN) – DNC Chairman Howard Dean, who convened to order the Democratic convention, is wearing a "STJ" button with a picture of the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones.

The 58 year old Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, died last week after suffering an aneurysm.

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  1. Willy

    The Village Idoit has kicked it off!

    August 25, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  2. LeMonton

    Why is the race so close according to the polls?

    Because young voters are not being polled, Hispanics are not being polled, working women are not being polled and working educated males are not being polled.

    The pollsters called and who are the only ones who can answer?...seniors and stay-at-homes women who are either rural or wifes of rich guys. Also, nobody answers the phone anymore in the evenings especially after the marvel of caller ID.

    So to any of those polls please add at least 5-7% points and that's Obama's real numbers.

    August 25, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  3. MikeH

    Luis, they let you out of the asylum again didn't they? And the first thing you did was go off your meds.

    Hope all your neighbors have their pets and small children safely indoors.

    August 25, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  4. goodcitizen

    WE WANT A REAL LEADER, NO PUPPET!!!!!!!!

    HILLARY, WE LOVE YOU. YOU ARE THE ONE FOR OUR NATION!

    August 25, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  5. mad at Obama

    DEAN IS RESPONSIBLE for the Obama Nomination where he stoled from Hilary and now they want all to be forgoten ,,,NOT A CHANCE
    I will not vote for McCain and NOT a chance I will vote for OBAMA
    So I will just write Hilary's name on the ballot in NOVEMBER..

    August 25, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  6. Pines

    Obama is doing what he said he would, running a respectable campaign and pulling people around him who will do the same.
    McCain on the other hand seems to know only the politics of distortion and attack, attack, attack. Tragically this Rovian style campaign works with some. But wait -- we watched W and his crowd define and then refine the politics of distortion and attack -– what happened? They won an election but could never, never govern the country. We're left with a country on the edge of mayhem. It's sad to see the once respected Senator from Arizona stoop to this level and follow in W's footsteps in so many ways -– except the winning of an election part, I trust. It is deplorable to think that the electorate could fall for this stuff again in 2008 - we can't afford 4 more years of Bush-McCain.

    August 25, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  7. Scott Ryder

    May God Bless Our Congresswoman.

    August 25, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  8. marta

    She would be ashamed of all you PUMAs .. she stood for the democratic ideals , not the person running. You will all be sorry if Mccain is elected ...It is very likely even if he has one term that he will have the opportunity to nominate a justice to the supreme court .. A certain lasting legacy you will have imposed on your daughters and granddaughters...so stop treating your vote as if it were a vote for American Idol or Dancing with the Stars.. You have the opportunity to enhance our country by empowering the Democratic Party

    August 25, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  9. KATHLEEN

    If McCain wins because of his nasty ads and media coverage from Hannity, Rove, Ann Coulter, Bush, Cheney
    we CAN KISS AMERICA GOODBYE. If McCain wins, it is because
    people are out working too hard to hear the real McCain story.
    The young people only hear "soundbites" of the lies that McCains
    ads are "featuring" Like Obama will raise our taxes. No folks, not
    yours or my daughters, who makes $10.50 an hour, Obama will
    raise the rich peoples taxes.
    McCain voted against equal pay for women and God only knows
    why the minimum wage is becoming similar to China's pay for
    the not so fortunate hard workers in their country. The minimum
    wage in our country is a SIN. Obama will fix that. Wal-Mart and
    the Oil companies, make all the billions and we fools keep voting
    for the GOP's that make all this possible for the rich. They rob
    the land and can run to live in Dubai if it gets too bad in our Country.

    August 25, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  10. La Raza

    after some of these comments I find some of you very stupid. In the moment of honoring a fallen democrat, some of you close with "mccain 08" is ridiculous. If this is what this world has become, then it deserves what it gets.

    August 25, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  11. shannon

    Dean will be fired in November.

    August 25, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  12. adam

    To all you TRAITORS, hillary WILL NOT WIN IN 2012, she wont even be considered, her presidential dreams will be crushed after this years poorly run campaign and she should take full responsibility for that. The best course of action as reasoning adults is to stick to your party and place your vote where it will do america the most good, the time for tantrums IS NOT NOW!!!!!!

    August 25, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  13. California Gold

    Thank you to all those posting respectful comments about Stephanie Tubbs Jones. The day it was reported she was removed from her car and transported to the hospital in grave condition, it was so disheartening to read the mendacious, horribly mean spirited flood of remarks people posted in that blog. We can ardently disagree about politics for reasons that are unique as each of us, but reading hateful personal remarks as she die just to make a point? So just a nice thank you for finding something respectful to say about a lost life without a political debate.

    August 25, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  14. mary

    She was a great woman. Yes, she wanted Hillary for Prez. But she lost. And Steph accepted it. And threw her support to Barack, as a True Democrat would. Period.

    August 25, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  15. Humberto

    I liked her, she was devoted to Clinton until the end. She will be greatly missed.

    Democrat for McCain

    August 25, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  16. barry c

    she was a great woman.. i am proud of her service and pray for her family for comfort and peace.

    August 25, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  17. Lee/Vet

    For those you think that the Dems in Congress has done nothing, as an active duty member of the military; who will be attending college after serving my country without going into debt for a change. Now that's a major accomplishment for Congress!
    Nuff said.

    August 25, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  18. unitedwestanddevidedwefall

    I love America that is why I support Obama.

    August 25, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  19. EVEREST K OFFODILE

    congresswoman stephanie tubbs jones rest in peace. i will miss your smile. i was a big fan,you were a true democrate and a true friend,you stood with hillary till the end,you were special . unlike one judas richardson i know . rest in peace and god bless you.

    August 25, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  20. Henry Blankett

    There are no "Democrats for McCain" - just GOP operatives and their wannabes trying to influence the election through their usual natural-born deception.

    Imagine "The Lord of the Rings'" Wormtounge character wearing a "McCain" button, and you'll have a pretty clear picture of these bottom-dwellers.

    August 25, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  21. texas DEM

    Stephaine deserves to be honored. She is a true LOYAL woman.
    Stephanie, you ARE WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Vote Clinton in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 25, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
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