[DEBATE] : Re: DEBATE Digest, Vol 247, Issue 19
tintinyana at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 19:29:31 GMT 2008
Doug is right about Obama's backers. Edwards would be the preferred
left candidate (he has half the money Obama has and more progressive
positions). However, conventional wisdom here suggests he won't win
the election (as a cab driver reminded me the other night, he could not
even win in his own state in 2004).
Blogging as Leo Africanus at http://theleoafricanus.blogspot.com
On Jan 4, 2008, at 11:19 PM, debate-request at lists.kabissa.org wrote:
> Send DEBAT
> On Jan 4, 2008, at 6:50 AM, Patrick Bond quoted Cockburn and St Clair:
>> With Barrack Obama's crushing victory over Hillary Clinton, the
>> campaign scenario of the Democratic elite is now in the trash bin.
>> Their calculation had been that Obama would never be able to match
>> the Clintons' fundraising. Wrong. Obama raised huge sums from small
>> contributors, who can continue their support.
> This is delusional. Obama has no problem raising corporate cash. He's
> a favorite of the hedge fund crowd. The Dem elite has no problem with
> him at all. They have a problem with Edwards.
> Do these guys actually do any research or do they just pull stuff out
> of their butts?
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