Obama in Chapel Hill Today?

From Hotline:

February 10, 2008
Wooing Edwards

NBC/NJ's Athena Jones has confirmed that Hillary Clinton met with John Edwards Thursday at his home in Chapel Hill to make her pitch for his endorsement. The encounter was first reported earlier today by The Page. NBC News subsequently confirmed that Barack Obama will make the same pilgrimage tomorrow to visit with JRE. The Obama campaign, however, is not commenting on the report, according to NBC/NJ's Aswini Anburajan.

Since Edwards dropped out of the contest nearly two weeks ago, Clinton and Obama have given public props to him at every possible turn, on the stump and in their first one-on-one debate in CA. As former Edwards supporters have realigned, however, more seem to be finding their way to Obama.

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Obama and Clinton come to Chapel Hill....

and all you get is this lousy blog post. : )

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Obama has got the

O-mentum.

What, it worked better for Lieberman?

I was just thinking about you

and wondering where you were hiding. Glad to know you are still out and about!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Not necessarily hiding...

As much as life getting in the way of everything else.

Being that filing began this morning, though, I'm sure I'll have more Onslow County oddness to write about ;)

Thomas S. Brock
www.brocknet.net
http://blogs.brocknet.net/bloviations/

What have YOU done today to elect a Democrat?

Thomas

What have YOU done today to make the world a better place?

Onslow County Oddness

O.C.O. Sounds like a disease.

More like a mental deficiency, A...

Don't make fun, it ain't our fault we're "touched"... :D

By the way, how many of you folks am I gonna see on February 29th?

Thomas S. Brock
www.brocknet.net
http://blogs.brocknet.net/bloviations/

What have YOU done today to elect a Democrat?

Thomas

What have YOU done today to make the world a better place?

I'll be there

Let's see what we can do to generate a big turn out for Marshall's event!


logistics

For some reason (maybe because I'm still neutral), the first thing that comes to mind when I think about these visits is logistics. How can someone like Hillary Clinton "sneak" into town. Did she fly coach to RDU and take an airport cab to Edwards house? Probably not. Other than that, I have no guess. Helicopter? She was on her way to VA apparantly and was two hours late for her first appearance there. But it appears they kept it secret until after she left. Obama is not so lucky. I imagine reporters and cameras are as close to Edwards house as they can be today, unless he has already been here and gone very early or maybe he'll parachute in. I wonder if he gets breakfast at the Edward's place.

By the way, I expect we will see a lot of both of them starting in early March. After March 4, the only primary of any size is in PA on 4/22 and they can't spend those entire 7 weeks just there, can they? The next primaries of any size after PA are ours and Indiana. And boy will they be wooing our 19 super delegates!

How?

Obama's got public appearances all over VA today... I guess between his big lead in the polls and the importance of securing an Edwards endorsement, he's comfortable leaving the state for a few hours...

Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us

I just read he will be here tonight

after 2 Maryland events. Then on to Wisconsin?

MSNBC's Reporting...

...that the meeting's been canceled.

The Obama camp is referring questions about cancellations to the Edwards camp.

Weird.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

If he endorses Hillary....

I'm going to be very, very, very pissed. Just warning y'all :-)

Adam B. at BlueNC, an Obamite if there ever was one...

mentioned that he was at an event "with" Edwards last night. No mention of where or why or what it had to do with or whether there was an Obama connection.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Perhaps.

Perhaps a rally appearance speaks more than just a meeting? Wouldn't surprise me.

UNC Basketball Game!

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Interesting that Democracy Now

had people on last week comparing the policies of Clinton and Obama. They viewed Hillary as the slightly more progressive of the two because of her stands on Nuclear Power and Universal Health Care.

Democracy Now examining clinton obama stances

LOL

Awesome

The truth is, Republicans AREN'T concerned if we're there for 10,000 years. That's their recipe for war-profiteering without end.

Great find.

J

Don't be silly!

The oil won't last 10,000 years. We'll clear out as soon as that's all dried up.

I have a hard time listening

when people are talking over other people. It's just this thing. I couldn't listen to the Obama song and this one lasted only long enough for me to laugh my fat fanny off.

Yes, I'm now thin....after listening to only part of this song. :)



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Awesome

The sign language person is my favorite.

Don't endorse Billary

Don't do it John.

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

I cannot imagine Edwards endorsing Hillary

not after he tried so hard to closely align himself with Barack as another element of change while he was actively campaigning.

It won't make a bit of difference to me at this point, anyway. I know for whom I will vote.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

I think I'll go out on a limb here and say that

Sen. Obama will be the next president of the USA.

Here's my line of reasoning, feel free to shoot holes in it.

He will likely win the Potomac primaries and win fairly big. He will at least break even the 19th. Texas and Ohio could be tough, but he has a couple of weeks to work both states, and when he has time he does very well. Charisma counts. More voters and superdelegates will believe that he has a real chance of winning. He is slightly ahead in delegates now and that lead is likely to grow.

Caveat here - Clinton can blunt all this momentum by winning Tex and Ohio by wide margins. Polling data is old or questionable.

I think Obama will go into the convention with an advantage in delegates if not enough to clinch the nomination. He gets dem nomination and creates such a clear, positive distinction with McCain that he wins in Nov. with about 300 electoral votes.

I look forward to some polling data on Tex and Ohio for trends if nothing else.

Yet, to quote Yoda,"Always in motion is the future."

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

I love

the Yoda quote! Obama-Yoda '08!

I hope you're right, but my concerns center around what the superdelegates will do assuming we go to the convention. I'm sure old Bill can be plenty persuasive when push comes to shove.

I hope you're right, but to quote my new favorite political philosopher:

"The Dark Side clouds everything. Impossible to see the future is." -- Yoda

N.B. I really wanted to use this quote, but couldn't figure out how it was relevant:

"Good relations with the Wookies, I have." -- Yoda

O -Y sounds good to me.

A couple of polls were released today one of which shows Obama up 10 in North Carolina.

Clinton is still double digits up in Ohio.

You are correct in that Bill is about the smoothest operative going, but he's slipped a bit lately. If this were '02 or '04 his influence would be greater, but many of the new dem congresspeople were elected in 2006 and very post-Clinton. Those superdelegates might just go with the wave of change.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?