Clinton Slams Democratic Activists At Private Fundraiser

At a small closed-door fundraiser after Super Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton blamed what she called the "activist base" of the Democratic Party -- and MoveOn.org in particular -- for many of her electoral defeats, saying activists had "flooded" state caucuses and "intimidated" her supporters, according to an audio recording of the event obtained by The Huffington Post. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Its Me - Apr 19, 2008 - 5:43 AM PDT
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Apr 19, 2008 - 9:40 AM PDT

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Fabrice Florin
3.7
by Fabrice Florin - Oct. 1, 2008

Informative article about Hillary Clinton's private statements against MoveOn, which she and her campaign claim 'intimidate' her supporters -- and opposed the war in Afghanistan. OffTheBus citizen reporter Celeste Fremon presents both sides of the story, reaching out to both MoveOn and the Clinton campaign for comments, providing additional factual evidence to verify some of their claims and give more context to the readers. The article's one weakness, in my view, is that it may be giving more attention to Clinton's private statement than it deserves -- much as Obama's recent statement about small time america was blown out of proportion. This could have been established by getting independent perspectives from sources not ... More »

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Fred Gatlin
2.3
by Fred Gatlin - Oct. 1, 2008

Ths story appears to accurate, but this type of reporting like the story from a private fund raiser by Barack Obama and the conduct of the last debate are sensaltionistic journalism that have no business in political coverage.

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Ann Wilmer
4.5
by Ann Wilmer - Oct. 1, 2008

Yes. It reveals much about why Hillary's support is eroding. The Democratic nomination was hers to lose and I think the attitudes/opinion's expressed gives us some insight into why she is losing it. When Bill Clinton ran successfully on the slogan, "It's the economy, stupid!" it showed he "got it." "It's still the economy, stupid!" And Americans equate the cost of the war with the downturn in the economy.

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Ben Ross
2.4
by Ben Ross - Oct. 1, 2008

kinda gossipy, maybe true, still of little importance. If anyone wants to dig for dirt...why not follow the money?

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Chris Finnie
4.3
by Chris Finnie - Oct. 1, 2008

Straight from the horse's mouth. Both sides of it. You would think candidates would have learned by now that there is no such thing as a "private" event.

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Its Me
4.6
by Its Me - Oct. 1, 2008
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