Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Alaska Superdelegates Blake Johnson and Cindy Spanyers, NOW IS THE TIME.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Alaska Superdelegates Blake Johnson and Cindy Spanyers, NOW IS THE TIME.

Today, Hillary Clinton proved yet again that she is hell-bent on destroying the Democratic Party to further her own delusions.
In what appear to be the New York senator's most blunt comments to date regarding a racial division in the Democratic presidential race, Hillary Clinton suggested Wednesday that "White Americans" are increasingly turning away from Barack Obama’s candidacy.

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," Clinton said in an interview with USA TODAY.

Clinton cited an Associated Press poll "that found how Senator Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

"There's a pattern emerging here," she said.
The last numbers from Indiana and North Carolina completely refute her claims as Obama's support among whites and poorer Americans has INCREASED. However, she has become totally irrational at this point so why bother with facts?

And that brings me back to Alaska's undeclared Superdelegates, Blake Johnson (Democratic Party Vice Chair) and Cindy Spanyers (National Committee Woman).

Alaska's Democratic Caucus in February saw Obama get 75% of the vote while only 25% chose Clinton. As of now, we have two declared Superdelegates: Patti Higgins (Democratic Party Chair) who is supporting Clinton and John Davies (National Committee Man) supporting Obama.

Going by the percentages, for the Superdelegates vote to be in sync with the rest of Alaskan Democrats, you two would need to declare for Obama. However, it is clear to everyone but Hillary Clinton that Obama has already won. It is also clear that she has no intention of backing down yet. And now, she has proven that she is unable to remain in the race without damaging the soon-to-be-nominee in the bigger race against John McCain or further dividing and alienating party members.

Not only that, this is taking a toll on other state races:
We had a good 1st Quarter anyway, but I don't think we can continue to reach our fundraising targets unless this thing gets settled, and quickly. For her to wait until June is a nightmare that may well guarantee that not only my guy, but dozens and dozens of other challengers will come up badly short of their goals for the 2nd Quarter. And my candidate is in the very top level of targeted races. I can only imagine what the lower tiers of challengers are facing (well, no, actually I've heard from some of them, including the finance chair for a candidate in the Midwest to whom I spoke today).

We need her to drop out now, not only for the sake of our real Presidential nominee winning in November, but so that the rest of us can finally have a fighting chance with donors.
It is time for you as our remaining Alaska Superdelegates to help Barack Obama end this.

I understand, as I've heard Patti Higgins say on KUDO, that holding back an endorsement until the Convention can lead to some type of negotiation which might work in Alaska's favor. However, right now we are talking about the good of the Democratic Party and the good of the country. If John McCain gets elected as a result of this damage, then any negotiation is out the window anyway.

Alaskan Democrats as well as Democrats across the country ask you to come forward now for Obama.

If you want to contact these Superdelegates and let them know how you feel--with much respect and ALL of your manners, please--here are the emails:

Blake Johnson -

Cindy Spanyers - menno@ptialaska.net


Blogger enigma4ever said...

wonderful....another Alaskan Blogger, I have read Immoral Minority for a long time...so good to read another great blog from up there...do you mind if I add you to my blog Watergate Summer ? ( I always ask first)....

now I will sit and read for a while...

I love what you wrote about Hillary- the letter today- indeed shows she is not rational about this any longer...great post..

5/08/2008 8:51 PM  
Blogger CelticDiva said...

You may add my blog anytime!!!!

Thank you!

I don't know if you are a Rachel Maddow fan, but when she's been saying all along that Hillary is not going to be rational about this, I totally agreed with her.

So far, she's been right and proved all the boys at MSNBC wrong.

5/08/2008 9:19 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Hey there - yes, I am a huge Rachel Maddow fan- she is so smart, and insightful- really has been accurate on so many issues- and it's great to have her schooling people like Joe Scarborough...
( so good that she gets more time on Keith- and yes even on David Gregory's show...sorry- that show drives me nuts....it's too glitzy....LOVE keith though)....

Will add you to my blogroll tonight...thank you....keep up your great work..

5/08/2008 9:37 PM  
Blogger CelticDiva said...

I just did the same - hope that's OK with you!

5/08/2008 10:04 PM  
Blogger Grimbles said...

Not understanding the entirety of the US electoral system, I have to ask. Is there any possible reason beyond personal pride that Clin'Ton is staying in the race? I know over here there's various convoluted rules about funding an such, and how parties go about getting it from the state. Is there anything like that over yonder? Is she hoping against hope she might be able to recoup some losses? Or are campaigns in the US entirely 'privately' funded, and she's just too proud?

5/08/2008 10:16 PM  
Blogger CelticDiva said...

She's staying in the race in hopes that a big meteor falls on Barack Obama's head, making her the nominee by default.

Or she's gonna try to steal the nomination by convincing the Superdelegates that they should ignore that Obama has more delegates, has more popular vote and that she can't possibly catch him and pick her instead.

Both scenarios are equally unlikely.

5/08/2008 10:35 PM  
Blogger Grimbles said...

So, desperation and delusion. Gotcha.

5/09/2008 3:26 AM  
Blogger Philip Munger said...

CD - this one goes up at PA!

5/09/2008 6:15 PM  
Blogger CelticDiva said...

Phillip - my Update to this one is on top

5/09/2008 9:25 PM  

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