June 5th, 2008
11:15 AM ET
14 years ago

Clinton supporters scrap letter pressuring Obama

(CNN) - Several of Hillary Clinton's congressional supporters have nixed their plan to write a letter to Barack Obama advocating he ask the New York Democrat to serve as his running mate.

According to Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the supporters felt the letter would be misunderstood as them demanding the Illinois senator choose Clinton.

"We've decided to communicate our views informally," Schultz said Thursday.

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  1. CD

    Speaking numbers Obama simply cannot win. 1. 1/2 of the voters that will not for him that would have voted for Hillary are not going to vote Obama even if Hillary is on the ticket, they simply dislike Obama that much. 2)There are more older white people in this country than younger college people and older (retired, etc) are more reliable voters. 3) Even if Obama gets 100% of the black vote , which he will not, it is still not enough.

    Thje Wright thing is going to haunt him and cost him the White House. And apparently there is a video tape out there with Michelle O. giving a speech a Trinity that is not complimentary. Moderates have a greater chance than liberals to win the Presidency. Obama in no way shape or from is a moderate. And for all of ou who think ANY President will be able to just pull out of Iraq, you are very naive.

    The last thing – in head to head town hall debates McCain has a great advantage. Obama speaks well with a prepared speech but other wise he stumbles. This is not to mention that according to The Wall Street Journal article which is very accurate. Obama has to raise taxes on the middle calss by about 15-20% to cover all of his social spending. This is on top of the enormous amount he will raise taxes on the upper income people.

    This is not about Obama and the color of his skin. I wish he was a moderate or slightly left, I would vote for him. But, he is extremely liberal and his ties to radical black theology are going to bury him regardless of what MSNBC says to the contrary.

    I think America is ready for a multicultural President, just not Obama.

    June 5, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
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