Friday, August 22, 2008

Clinton Backers Unhappy with Obama

Report from Fox News Some Clinton Backers Unhappy Obama Is Not Helping More With New York Senator's Campaign Debt

Some high-profile Hillary Clinton backers are expressing disappointment that Barack Obama has not done more to help his former rival retire her campaign debt.

Federal Election Commission records show that the Clinton campaign was almost $24 million in the red at the end of July. She has shaved off only $1.2 million from the total since leaving the race in June. Senator Clinton raised just $2 million in July while Senator Obama raised more than $50 million.

Prominent Clinton backer Lynn Forrester told the Times of London, "He has provided her with a pittance compared to what the Clintons have given Obama. Her debt could have been cleared within 10 days. It's ungracious."

1 comment:

Charles said...

If Hillary had run in 2004 but Kerry still had gotten the nomination would you have voted for Bush? Will you subject this nation to another 4 years of Bush-style policies out of spite for Obama? And in hopes that the only true candidate can run in 2012 (assuming we still have a democracy then)? Why don't you just write-in Dick Cheney instead? COMNTSMF (Cutting Off My Nose To Spite My Face) might be a better acronym for this movement but if McCain is elected because of your abandoning the Democratic party you will be forever known as PUMAs (Pushed Up My Ass!). Bill certainly believes in a cult of personality but I doubt Hillary really does. I would love for her to be the first female President of the United States but I think it's pretty stupid (and selfish) to try to ruin any chance of a Democratic presidency until she's the only candidate. I'm a Democrat, not a Obama-maniac but I don't want another 4 years of right-wing disasters!
And in 4 years is the candidate supposed to pay off all the other rivals' campaign debts?