[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/25/art.hillary.ap.jpg caption="Clinton lost a big fundraiser to Obama."](CNN) - A “Hillraiser” – a major fundraiser for Hillary Clinton – said Friday he had defected to Barack Obama’s campaign. The official announcement will be made next week.
Gabriel Guerra-Mondragon – who served as ambassador to Chile during the Clinton administration – had raised close to half a million dollars for Clinton’s campaign, reports Chuck Todd, who broke the story.
"We're just bleeding each other out," Guerra-Mondragon told the Washington Post. "Looking at it as coldly as I can, I just don't see how Senator Clinton can overcome Senator Obama with delegates and popular votes. I want this fight to be over, the quicker the better."
He added that leaving the Clinton campaign for Obama's "was a very, very difficult decision for me to make. I am an old and longtime friend of Senator Clinton. And I continue to think she is a fantastic and formidable person. But I am first of all a Democrat."
oh my goodness
the more negative hillary gets,the more here people leave her sinking ship
these people are close to the clintons and know something which we dont
we,the obama supporters can sniff it,but the idiots who keep voting for clinton are simply too uneducated to realise this.
hop on,we still have space on the obama life boats.
he he he he he!!!
hilray --yes!! Obama - quit!!!
that's what they all say when they switch loyalties.
Going against your own contituents is specifically reprehencsible
because it goes against their votes. Oklahomans ddid not vote to
their primary blindfolded. Their governor is another Judas jumping on the obama band wagon for a position in obama's cabinet.
what a shame..Vote B. Henry out of office.
It's time somebody in the Democratic Party ran Hillary Clinton down with a safari wagon, shot her with a tranquilizer dart, netted her and dragged off to a zoo for political animals.
Gabriel sounds like a very caring person, but also very practical. The math just does not add up for the Clinton campaign. I do not see a gracious end to her final days in the race. The Clintons have done more damage than good to the party, and are now basically making Obama look like a saint.
WEAK!–just like OBAMA–you belong with him and all the Democrats ready to roll over just like Florida. Time will show.
who cares? why are you reporting this?
Hillary already got $10 million dollars in 24 hours.
The delegate count is flawed, especilly if she wins the popular vote and she will. No amount of spin will change that. The allocations were off, report on that.
It's crystal clear.
welcome aboard barack (elvis) obama's train
glad to have you
elvis presley and barack all way to pennsyvania ave
TO SHARON WALKER,THE FIRST HILLARY BOT ON THIS PAGE
YOU ARE AS DELUSIONAL AS HILLARY.WHY WOULD U CALL OBAMA A MURDERER?THAT SHOULD BE CLINTON WHO VOTED FOR THE WAR,KILLING AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND IRAQI CIVILLIANS
IF U HAVE NOTHING TO SAY,WHY DONT U JUMP OFF A CLIFF?
GOOD NEWS. IT'S OVER BABE
GO OBAMA 08
Aaaaah...the wind blows pretty hard that way. Is it safe to back Obama yet? Bandwagon also last to jump on.
haha. there are many Judas now. Hillary's camp is producing Judas. Billary 's boat is sinking now.
girl you better watch what you say about some one that is rought talk
when you say muder. honey come on aboard and get over the hate
no stay with hillary, we don't have people like you
Ken, you are probably another Clinton BIGOT!
My theory is that all this men are jeolous of Hillary. Women should be supporting her but instead they are mocking her. Whether she win or lose, she already made history!
Sinced Obama is the most LIBERAL senator, maybe he already made a deal with these folks--give the illegal alliens a GREENCARD so they can permanently stay in the US.
GOD BLESS YOU Gariel Guerra-Mondragon!
Let's keep em coming!
Si Su Puede !!!
Si Su Puede !!!
Si Su Puede !!!
Si Su Puede !!!
Si Su Puede !!!
these traiter should be a ashame of themself.
What the Demo party needs is people like you with common sense
and basic math education.Clinton's numbers do not add up to make her the nominee. Please Clintons' go home gracefully.
I love it! This is getting better EVERY DAY!
Keep going Hillary! Keep being Negative! Keep Lying!
OK. you Hillary supporters – this should tell you something!
There's room on our "Obama Train"! You can bet we are going to win
after we beat John Mc Cain!
Go President Obama!
Hillary is a very strong woman and she don´t need money. She is able to win anyway.
I am so sick of people saying, I am good friends with the Clintons and then pulling out on them. I am sorry to say this but Obama will not win the general election, get a life. WE ARE GIVING THE ELECTION TO THE REPUBLICANS. There is way too much baggage this man has and I think there will be much more before it is over. He has been great at keeping these things from the voters. Look at him whinning in North Carolina about the Rev. Wright ad. IT IS THE TRUTH, stop trying to suppress the truth. Deal with it, and answer the question once and for all.
To "isn't it ironic" (who keeps posting the same inane "ultimate irony" comment in multiple threads):
No, the ultimate irony for HRC supporters is that the very person who has been advocating for superdelegates to follow their conscience rather than their constituencies is losing super-delegates who are doing exactly that.
Even more ironic is that she said she'd have this wrapepd up by Feb 5. She said she could focus on big states and not small states. She came in as the inevitable candidate. And look at where she is now.
Now that's irony.
There is still time for Hillary to exit with dignity. If she does it now, she can use the $$ she just raised to pay off her debts. Also, she can go out on her own terms after a victory rather than go out a loser after NC.
She has four choices:
1) Go out now on her own terms
2) Drop out after getting whipped
3) Be forced out by the superdelegate tide coming in 12 days
4) Be removed from the Convention floor in a straightjacket
The sooner the better, for the party and for the country.
AFTER MAY 6 they will be Jumping off the CLINTONS SINKING SHIP LIKE IT WAS THE ARMISTAD!!!!!!!!!
This man is looking out for the good of the party. Good on him.