Posted on August 15, 2008 by Texas Hill Country
In the emails and memos the Atlantic recently uncovered from inside the Clinton campaign comes a little memo from Clinton’s chief strategist. Mark Penn spoke about the weakness of Obama in all the battleground states and how only a 5pt swing towards McCain would result in a crushing defeat for Obama in the General Election.
Well, it was nearly a year ago when Penn made this prediction… and I bet you are wondering how accurate he was in his predictions.
Jay1949 has done the math for us on his blog… CLICK HERE for the breakdown.
I don’t wanna ruin the ending for you! LOL
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Posted on July 17, 2008 by Texas Hill Country
In a very interesting development, it seems that Hillary is leaving her options option for 2012… you know, just in case the Precious doesn’t win after all.
She sent out a letter to her contributors that was fairly standard, asking permission to roll their contribution from her 2008 GE fund to her Senate campaign fund.
If you read the form carefully, an intersting little tidbit pops up…
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is sending out letters to donors asking permission to roll a $2,300 contribution to Clinton’s 2008 general election coffers to her 2012 senate election fund instead of offering a refund.
The letter, read to me by one recipient, includes a photocopy of a handwritten note from Clinton that says, “Dear friend, your commitment has meant so much to me over the course of my presidential campaign. You were there for me when I needed you the most and I’ll never forget it. I hope you’ll help me continue to fight for the issues and causes we believe in by filling out the enclosed form in support of Friends of Hillary.”
The form says, “I hereby verify that my 2008 general election contribution may be designated to the 2012 Senate election. I designate the entire amount to the 2012 primary election. However if I have already contributed to the 2012 primary, I designate any amount in excess of $2,300 to the 2012 general election.”
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