[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."
Gov. Brad Henry of Oklahoma after a short interview with CNN's Blitzer
on why he switched against his own constituents.
HIS LAST WORDS TO WOLF BLITZER: THANK YOU, MY PLEASURE.
GOV.HENRY IS VERY PLEASED TO PUT HIS OWN SELFISH INTERESTS VEFORE HIS CONTITUENTS. YOU SHOUD BE RUN OUT OF OFFICE.
Defection is a sign of instability in the Clinton's camp.
How are you going to be able pay your Benefactoprs, after November.
You're In Debt... DEBT!! America is on Sale...
Its about time.
It's over Billary It's Over... and for all you people who are saying that Obama doesn't deserve the nomination..... look at who is winning and tell me what America wants. Its' obvious.
what a blogger 🙂 i bet she's best friends with Shirley Phelps. How did you let that post slip through CNN?
Just another one switching because she thinks Obama is going to win and can do herself some good by sucking up. These people are going to be up the creek if he doesn't become president. Unfortunately the rest of us will be up the creek if he does!
Debby, if Obama loses the general, that doesn't automatically mean that Billarity would have won. It just means (in my opinion) that Billarity stabbed the Democrats in the back and handed the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to a Republican for 4, maybe 8 years.
To those who say that the Republicans will have a cadre of attacks ready for Obama, what do you think the Republicans have been getting ready for for the past two years? An even larger cadre of attacks for Billarity. There's a reason Limbaugh wants Billarity to win the nomination; she's (very) easy to beat. She says that a Dem can't win the general without the big states. Well, a Dem can't win the general when they lose to the alternative in 2/3 of the primary contests.
Someone is running out of Real Estate......lol
Well with friends like that, who needs enemies...A true friend would not do that! If this person is so sure that Obama will win, why defect?? Why not just wait till it's over? To publicly do that, is disgusting....I would say that even if the roles were reversed!
A few weeks ago on the Chris Matthews show, a reporter indicated that some of Hillary's top advisors felt uncomfortable with her negative attacks on Obama. They believe it would hurt the democrats in November. If she continued with the attacks, they would leave her campaign. This is very important because her rheortic is unacceptable. People are tired of the attacks especially when she flip-flops on the issues such as CAFTA, NAFTA, Mark Penn , praising McCain etc. In addition, she is throwing the democrats under the bus by saying that McCain will be a better president than her own fellow democrat Obama. She also says that Gore and Kerry lost the election because they did not understand and respect the values of middle america. She has no respect for the democrats. Maybe she can return to her roots as a barry goldwater gal because she is running her campaign as a true republican.
All I got to say is:
BAAHHAHAHAHAHA HA HAHA HAA HHHAHA HAHA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
Some one please call 911 im in stiches here!
No loyalty at all. It doesn't matter that if it's Obama or someone else. All of these people are opportunists. If the going gets rough for Obama I'm sure they will all jump from his ship too. WEAK WEAK WEAK.
Hillary has only herself to blame for all these "defections". The more she tries to damage Obama, the more she hurts her own cause.
The only thing that will stop the Clintons is running out of money...she has about $2M left, so they have their money back..no wonder she wants debates, she cannot pay for adds so she can have CNN/ABC? etc pay for her attack adds..thats why she wants debates people!! The Clintons rely on big donors, not the little guys. Perhaps another benefit concert? Bill is going to have give alot speaches.....
Wonder how much money she is getting from the nice CNN add they graciously sold her on their webpage?
i'm glad to see someone from that ridiculous campaign ,come to their senses,and quit reaching for straws,that no longer exist.she can't win,and it's time to start uniting behind the nominee.
The ONLY WAY Obama loses the general would be due to the damage the CLINTON have done, not McCain. McCain's attacks are mild compared to the ones coming from fellow Democrats. Side by side Obama is a clear choice to McCain. The Clintons are trying to paint him as being a less powerful candidate. Notice how she couldn't STAND admitting on TV that "yes, YES YES. HE CAN WIN". That bit of truth probably burnt her tongue coming out.
People are seeing the Clinton's for who they really are-power hungry at any cost. Including the democrate party.......there is no way if the shoe was on the other foot.....the dem party would allow Obama to say and do the things the Clinton's are doing. And I am sorry, I have been looking at past political races and this is bad...
If Bill Clinton was the kind of guy who could refrain from interjecting himself where he doesn't belong, maybe Obama WOULD think about putting Hillary on the ticket with him. But that's not going to happen, so for the good of the party and more importantly, the country, the Clinton hangers-on including James Carville, Lanny Davis and Ed Rendell should persuade their candidate to hang it up and cease her destructive strategy that is going to help John McCain. We don't need a president who thinks about herself – we have that already with Bush-Cheney. We need a president whose actions demonstrate that they put the American people first.
Get out, Hillary, while the getting is good.
NO SIR< you are nothing. Shake hands with RICHARDSON, KENNEDY, KERRY, PELOSI and the other turn-coat so called democrats. The top four mentioned will be short lived politicians in the near future when their terms are up. OBAMA will never be President. You just roped yourself a BROKEN-WINDED DONKEY. You cowboys out there know what I'm talking about, Don't ya? HILLARY 08
hey obama supporters, beware when you donate money. cnn just had a deal on fraud people trying to get people to donate to a phoney account for obama. he is already got lawyers out there stopping it. wonder if it is hillary trying to get money to pay her bills
IT IS ABOUT STANDING UP AND DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR THIS COUNTRY! AND ITS NOT THE CLINTONS! OBAMA IS THE RIGHT PERSON AT THE RIGHT TIME. WE ARE ONE PEOPLE.WE ARE ONE COUNTRY! LETS START ACTING LIKE IT.
A campain is making efforts to register more people to the party, having meetings to raise more money for the party, the other (out of desparation) is busy shouting about debate after 21 debates and 45 contests. Won't the party members and leaders shine their eyes and see the handwriting on the wall.
Politics is a game of number and at this time the numbers are in Obama's side.
Muy Bien Sr. es hora de demostrar que los Hispanos son inteligentes. TRANSLATION
Very good sir, this is the time to show that the hispanic people are smart. Lets bring Puerto Rico to Obama!!!!
The writting is on the wall Hillary!
Nice try, now GO AWAY!!!
The Clintons understand how to CHANGE from huge debt to surplus. This was demonstrated during Bill Clinton's administration when everyone was lifted up. Hillary wants to CHANGE health care more than Obama. Hillary proposes real CHANGE. It takes an insider with the will to change to bring change about. A newcomer is easily duped.