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Sunday, February 10, 2008

On The Ropes, Hillary appoints black woman to save campaign, As bill Clinton courts black woman voters in DC black churches

Hillary appoints Black woman, Maggie Williams to save her campaign.

Maggie Williams, TWP
Maggie Williams, advisor for Hillary Clinton's campaign.


Politico.com's, Ben smith, is reporting Clinton's campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, left the position today, to be replaced by Clinton's former top White House aide, Maggie Williams. The change formalizes a shift in the campaign's power structure that began to set in after Clinton's win in New Hampshire. More HERE All of this while, CBS News, reports Obama Says Clinton Presidency Could Be Another '94. “Keep in mind we had Bill Clinton as president when in ’94 we lost the House, we lost the Senate, we lost the governorship, we lost state houses and so regardless of what policies they wanted to promote, they didn’t have a working majority to bring change about.” Obama told this to a crowd estimated by CBS News of over 3,000.

The Team Clinton Family is campaigning hard for black votes in Maryland, VA and DC. even bill Clinton has
admitted a 'mistake' in Obama criticism saying yesterday it was a "mistake" for him to go after his wife's rival.

The Washington Times reports, Mr. Obama, bolstered by polls showing him better positioned to beat Mr. McCain, said he can reach out to independents in a way Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton cannot. He also repeated that he believes the Republican attack machine would take aim at the Clintons, should she be the nominee. Mr. Clinton, who has a packed campaign schedule in rural parts of Virginia this weekend, said he had learned a lesson about how he should conduct himself in his efforts to support Mrs. Clinton.

"I think the mistake that I made is to think that I was a spouse, like any other spouse, who could defend his candidate," he said in an interview with NBC News at a campaign stop in Portland, Maine. "I think I can promote Hillary but not defend her, because I was president. I have to let her defend herself or have someone else defend her."

Voter exit polls showed Mr. Clinton's focus on Mr. Obama in campaign speeches hurt his wife's candidacy in South Carolina. For several weeks on the trail, the former president went after Mr. Obama's voting record on Iraq, and said the press has given his wife's opponent a pass, prompting top Democrats to warn him he could damage the party and another to say he needs to "chill."

Now, as reported by USA Today, Bill Clinton told African-American church congregations Sunday that he understands the desire to elect the nation's first black president but he urged them to consider his wife's candidacy.

"All my life I have wanted to vote for a woman for president," Clinton told 800 parishioners at the Temple of Praise congregation in Washington. "All my life I have wanted to vote for an African-American for president. ... I wonder why God gave us this dilemma."

Clinton cited his wife's experience and policy initiatives in housing, education, heath care and voting rights for the District of Columbia and called Hillary Clinton "the best qualified person to be president I've had an opportunity to vote for."

At a later service at Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church in Bowie, Clinton asked several hundred parishioners to think and pray about their choice. More HERE

AAPP: How can Bill Clinton continue to appeal to black parishioners to pick a female candidate? Is this not showing how politically disconnected he and his advisors' are with the black voter. Does bill not get it. Has he not looked at the exiting polls, and the voting across America for Barack Obama? Black preachers, black elected officials and other clowns who are urging black folks to support Billary as the female candidate over Barack a black candidate is not only stupid politics, it's insulting politics. It's great that Obama has three advantages: Map, Money And Message.





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