It might be the waning days of the Clinton Dynasty. But the Pride of Syracuse is still full of fight!
While speaking to Clinton's finance team on Thursday, Terry McAuliffe said this race ain't over.
"I know a lot of people have . . . given Hillary advice on what she should do," said the always exuberant McAuliffe. "Let me be very clear: what Hillary is going to do is win this nomination."
He also laid bare where February's $35 million fundraising haul came from: "there are $35 million worth of people who have skipped dinners, who have not taken medications, who have written up emails . . . so that they can be part of this campaign."
(As impressive as the $35 million number is, it doesn't tell you anything about market share and we learned on Thursday that Obama raised north of $50 million).
Beyond The Macker's boast about Clinton's supporters being off their meds, the Clinton finance call was noteworthy for its delegate bar-setting.
Speaking of Obama's delegate lead, Clinton adviser Harold Ickes said that the Illinois Democrat is ahead of Clinton by "just a whisker," adding that the gap will be, "substantially narrowed as we go forward through the rest of the races."
When the returns are coming in from Ohio and Texas on Tuesday, all eyes will be on Obama's delegate lead to see if, indeed, Clinton has "substantially narrowed" it.
NAFTA, YOU HAFTA?
Barack Obama is coming under fire over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
For a second day in a row, Canadian television plans to report that a top Obama aide told the Canadian ambassador not to take at face value Obama's anti-NAFTA rhetoric. "The facts of the story are accurate and CTV National News will be reporting on the story again tonight," said CTV vice president Wendy Freeman in a Thursday statement.
Keying off the Canadian television report, John McCain said Thursday that Obama was not being straight with voters.
"I don't think it's appropriate to go to Ohio and tell people one thing while you're aide is calling the Canadian ambassador and telling him something else," said McCain. Both the Canadian embassy and Sen. Obama have denied the veracity of CTV's report. But even Obama's Alabama chairman has cast doubt on the wisdom of renegotiating NAFTA.
"I'm not a fan for reopening agreements we have negotiated because the rest of the world thinks that we don't keep our word enough as it is," said Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., on Monday during a congressional debate held at The George Washington University.
"I think Sen. Obama better stay focused on his campaign with Sen. Clinton." --President Bush at Thursday's press conference
Friday, February 29, 2008
On the campaign front…
-- 3:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Brownsville, TX
-- 7:00 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, Selma, TX
-- 8:00 pm ET: Holds rally with voters, San Antonio, TX
-- 9:45 am ET: Holds rally with voters, Findlay, OH
-- 12:15 pm ET: Holds rally with voters, Marion, OH
-- 2:45 pm ET: Holds rally with voters, Mansfield, OH
-- 5:45 pm ET: Holds rally with voters, Wooster, OH
-- 8:15 pm ET: Holds rally with voters, New Philadelphia, OH
As for the Republicans…
-- 10:45 am ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, Round Rock, TX
-- 12:00 pm ET: Holds media availability, Round Rock, TX
-- 1:00 pm ET: Attends fundraiser with supporters, Austin, TX
-- 10:00 am ET: Attends rally with voters, Lubbock, TX
-- 11:00 am ET: Holds media availability, Lubbock, TX
-- 1:30 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, College Station, TX
-- 2:30 pm ET: Holds media availability, College Station, TX
-- 5:00 pm ET: Visits the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX
-- 5:15 pm ET: Holds media availability, Fort Worth, TX
-- 8:45 pm ET: Holds media availability, Houston, TX
-- 9:00 pm ET: Attends Reagan Day Dinner, Houston, TX
-- No public events scheduled
At the White House and Beyond…
-- 11:05 am ET: Meets with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Washington, DC
-- 5:30 pm ET: Participates in arrival of Danish Prime Minister and Mrs. Rasmussen with the First Lady, Crawford, TX
NATO SECRETARY GENERAL JAAP DE HOOP SCHEFFER
-- 11:05 am ET: Meets with President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Washington, DC
-- 1:30 pm ET: Speaks at Brookings Institution on the future of NATO and the mission in Afghanistan, Washington, DC
-- 8:30 am ET: Releases the January report on personal income and spending, Washington, DC
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Bloomberg Won't Enter '08 Race NY Mayor Bloomberg won't seek the WH, but will remain active in '08 politics.
Fmr Gov's Son Rejects Clinton Ad Ann Richards' son upset over ad that suggests his mom would've supported Clinton.
Prince Harry at War in Afghanistan New video shows a British prince serving on the front lines.
Hasselbeck: Obama's Life Is in Danger "View" co-host says that racism means extra security trouble for the senator.
Mac Attacks Barack Saying He Represents the Past Sen. McCain knocks Democratic rivals on Iraq stance and NAFTA posture.
Bush: US Not Headed into Recession President Bush claims we're in an economic slowdown, but no recession in sight.
Bush Weighs in on McCain Obama Feud President Bush answers question about Al Qaeda trying to secure a base in Iraq.
Bush Prods Congress to Pass FISA Bush addresses intel law, Iraq and the economy in his 44th press conference.
Debating Clinton's Media Coverage Sam Donaldson and Arianna Huffington weigh in on political media coverage.
Clinton's Media Complaint Senator says the media are tougher on her than on rival Sen. Barack Obama.
McCain's Fighting Words to Obama Presidential hopefuls exchange blows over the war in Iraq.
William Buckley Remembered One of the most influential and characteristic American voices died today.
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