Sunday, August 05, 2007

Bloggers Give Clinton a Mixed Reception

I would say a better than expected reception. From what I can tell so far this is also a better than expected news account from the WP.

Kos Poll, pre-convention: Edwards - 36%, Obama - 27%, Clinton - 9%.

La Times:
"It seemed like she was just waiting for someone to take a shot at her today. With this crowd, there was no way she was going to win … unless she called for an outright ban on lobbyist contributions," said Keir Murray, a Houston-based public affairs consultant who writes about politics at "But I give her credit for coming here and appearing before what's not her crowd. All in all, I would say it was a positive for her."
McClatchy newspapers:
The Democratic Party is growing more liberal for the first time in a generation.

It’s more antiwar than at any time since 1972. Support is growing for such traditionally liberal values as using the federal government to help the poor. And 40 percent of Democrats now call themselves liberal, the highest in more than three decades and twice the low-water mark recorded as the conservative Reagan revolution swept the country in the early 1980s.
Roger Simon at Politico saw a Clinton victory at YearlyKos. Hillary was charming, tough and smart.
“Don’t tell anybody, but I actually read blogs,” she said. “Don’t share that.”

The audience laughed.

“Sometimes I say, ‘Oh, come on.’ But sometimes I agree,” she said. “So I really appreciate not just the fighting words and your standing up and being counted, but the substance of the blogging that you do.”
This is expected, a Republican slanted AP story. I know it plays to their base but why do conservatives always charge that the AP is liberal? Can't they read? I just had to look (and change the link) to see if it was written by Republican Ron Fournier or Nedra Pickler. It's Ron. His revised post leads with a dig at Hillary, the first lead was digs at liberal bloggers and Democratic candidates.

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