Thursday, February 7, 2008

Obama had a good week.

Date 02/07/08 By Terry Bankert
Posted full article first to Flint Talk
THEN summarized, for discussion,
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Yesterday I received this very personal report from the campaign of the next president of the United States.
David Plouffe," <>

Good ole Plouffe has been reporting to me personally for months. I am touched by the individual attention. Oh your right it always ends with a plea for money. Look at the statement they have raised more than 6 million this way. But I know they respect me for my mind not my wallet.[trb]

To:"Terry Bankert"
From:David Plouffe
"Terry –
I was writing a note to you about the state of the race after Super Tuesday when we got some startling news."[dp]


The Clinton campaign just announced that Hillary and Bill Clinton injected $5 million of their personal fortune into her campaign a few days ago.[dp]

Its their money. Every great AMERICAN family whose head has been president of the United States seem to get rich and have extra change for a change.[trb]

This is a dramatic move, and a clear acknowledgment that our campaign has the momentum. We saw undeniable evidence of that last night as the results came in.[dp]

So when Hillary wrote that check she was saying oh gosh Barack you got me now![trb]

Barack Obama won the most states and the most delegates on February 5th.[dp]

We have gotten to this point thanks to an unprecedented outpouring of support from ordinary Americans.[dp]

Ordinary! No it’s the "we are mad as heck and not going to take it anymore crowd". They are the same crowd that is rejecting the old tired leadership and wants a little political street fighting. Ordinary people just want to be safe , kids taken care or a roof over their head, food in the fridge and to get laid at least once a month. Which crowd are you talking about old Ploufeey.[trb]

To date, more than 650,000 people like you have taken ownership of this campaign, giving whatever they can afford.[dp]

Like me? This really is a chaotic world.[trb]

We in Michigan bitterly regret not being able to vote in a real primary.[trb]

Clinton won both states' primaries. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was not even on Michigan's ballot, since he had pulled his name to avoid angering Iowa and New Hampshire, which didn't like other states crowding to the front of the election calendar. Many of his Michigan supporters voted for Uncommitted, so there's a chance he'll get some of the state's delegates if any are seated.[MLIVE]

An overwhelming eight in 10 blacks supported Obama. Pg A 2 [fj020608]

The party hacks and elected officials are trying to assure us Michigans illegitimate delegation , not a real vote of the party rank and file, will get seated, we should not worry. Look, what they are really saying this was all a ploy to keep delegate seats from that upstart Obama, wink wink your wit us rt![trb]

For instance from the Flint Journal 02/06/08:" I think the states that Obama won will go to republicans in the general election so I don’t know how much that helped him" said Clinton supporter Ron Duncan chairman of the Genesee County Democratic Party. Page A 2 [fj020608]

Some body explain that statement to me please. Is this guy writing off millions of democratic general election votes in the majority republican states. Must be that new math stuff.[trb]

Duncan and Brewer seem to marching to the same drummer. Why would these party builders want to offend our base. There seems to be a local hot spot developing of how this election is being stolen from Obama. It will turn into a volcanic eruption and the Democratic National Convention.[trb]

"Super Tuesday was a success for Barack Obama and as of today there is no clear front runner, said Obama supporter Gerri Hall, chairwoman of the Genesee County Democratic Black Caucus." page A 2 [fj020608]

Gerri you got my vote for Genesee County Democratic party chairwoman.[trb]

But it's less likely that Obama would call for seating the delegates, since that may give Clinton enough to win the nomination at the convention if the race between the two goes on that long. His campaign manager called Clinton's call to seat the delegates a political ploy.[MLIVE]

There will be a rumble in the jungle at the National Democratic Convention. I am asking for press credential. How do you get them? I dare a local media outlet to sign me up, I’ll go...?[trb]

After Tuesday's contests, Clinton had 845 delegates, to 765 for Obama, with 2,025 delegates required ..[MLIVE]

The Clinton infusion of $5 million -- and there are reports it could end up being as much as $20 million -- will give them huge resources for the next set of primaries and caucuses.[dp]

It depends how you define million.[trb]

Thanks to you, we have raised more than $3 million since the polls closed on February 5th. But we have no choice -- we must match their $5 million right now.[dp]

I will tellya what. They next time tomorrow that I open a check book with my name on it that has 2 million in it I’m sending it to you. Plouffeey.[trb]

We're going to do it the right way, with small donations from people like you. It's never been more urgent that you make a donation of $25 right now:[dp]

You are presenting the image " we are just grass roots kinda people" Lets see 2 mill divided by $25 per person.[trb]

Just two weeks ago we were behind by double-digits in many of the states that voted yesterday, but Barack won 13 states to 8 states for Hillary Clinton, with one state (New Mexico) still counting votes.[dp]

Did you see my article on the super delegates that are going to steal the election from you! Go to Flint Talk dot com.[trb]

Here is a list of the perpetrators:[trb]

Kildee and Dingell join five other Michigan superdelegates who already have committed to Clinton: Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Lt. Gov. John Cherry, Democratic National Committee member Joel Ferguson, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Rep. Sander Levin.[MLIVE]

Well I guess my seeking any future political appointments is probably not a good idea now.[trb]

This is an enormous victory, and it's all thanks to you.[dp] (Terry?)

Why you are welcome Plouffey.[trb]

We won yesterday because thousands upon thousands of individual supporters canvassed their neighborhoods, talked to their neighbors and friends, and made phone calls to remind their fellow supporters to get out the vote.[dp]

So its you guys that are making all those phone calls during dinner, baby changing, and Big Fat Loser. Great going guys.[trb]

And we accomplished all of this with a campaign funded by ordinary people giving only what they can afford.[dp]

So in American heading for a Bush recession and Michigan in a GM depression they really are not giving you a dime.[trb]

Yesterday was proof that America is ready for change -- and that you are the force to make that change happen.[dp]

Thank You, but I cannot take full credit. There is that disaffected flint expateriot , exflintee, living somewhere in Georgia that turned the primary in your direction and is the pivotal vote that will bring a democratic victory in the fall. Go Georgia.[trb]

But there's still a long way to go before Barack becomes the Democratic nominee.[dp]

That my man is the understatement of the year. [trb]

In the next week alone, six more states will hold their primaries and caucuses.[dp]

We need to match this $5 million personal contribution from the Clintons immediately and put these resources to work in the states that will vote next.[dp]

Well I think it also should be the personal contribution from an individual to really make a point and take the pressure off us little people. Who should it be , you know the talk show, Color Purple, richest woman in the world. Gosh her name escapes m.. no I got it OPRAH. Get the money from her and leave us alone.[trb]

Please make a donation of $25 now:[dp]

Please is such a nice word. It means I have options.[trb]

Here are some details about yesterday's historic victory. According to official results and exit polls:
Barack won 2-to-1 in traditionally conservative states where Democrats are hungry for a nominee who can change the map and help Democrats up and down the ticket win in November [dp]

But you still have problems with those pesky super delegates who stole this election from you when the DNC rules changed.[trb]

Michigan is a maverick state to keep control the leaders torpedoed our primary keeping you off the ballot and Hillary on. They now claim this is a mandate of the people and the tired old guard status quo at all costs are annointing Hillary.[trb]

Michigan Democrats John Dingel and Dale Kildee are pledging their support for Hillary Rodham Clintons presidential bid.[MLIVE]

Now they are the very two guys who masterminded and are solely responsible for the Michigan primary debacle sicking their rabid lap dog Mark Brewer on the Michigan voter and stealing from us the right to participate in a meaning Democratic Michigan Primary.[trb]

Michigan has been stripped of its Democratic National Convention Delegates for violation of Party Rules by moving up its primary to Jan 15.[MLIVE]

Our winning coalition included Americans of every race, background, and gender -- including 64% of women in Georgia [dp] This includes that exflintee I was talking about..see.[trb]

We scored wins in every region of the country -- New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the South, the Midwest, the Rocky Mountain states, and the West [dp]

Americans had a clear choice to make yesterday, and they chose Barack Obama.[dp]

Now let's match this $5 million and take this campaign into the next stage.[dp]
When I find that ladies contact information I will send it too you.[trb]

" Thank You David PlouffeCampaign ManagerObama for America [dp]




Posted here by Terry Bankert 2/7/08

David Plouffe," <>
Comments of Terry Bankert
The Flint Journal 02/06/08

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