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Clinton Must Concede! Now

Puma PAC Roars! We have sent more than 20,000 letters in the last 4 hours to delegates in Texas, urging them to stand with Hillary

Potential Campaign & Convention Chaos 

Two Clinton supporter group’s convention plans are now well and truly out there and alive and well. To remain involved in the Obama campaign and be credible, Hillary Clinton must now do a number of things quickly or risk destroying any chance Senator Obama has of regaining the White House for the Democratic Party in 2009. Is this her 2008 goal?

Her first task is to publicly disown the two groups engaged in promoting her as the legitimate Democratic Party nominee. This act will be her first real test of loyalty to Senator Obama and the Democratic Party since her defeat in the Primaries. A defeat she has still failed to acknowledge by conceding. What is her game plan?

You can visit these group’s websites and make your own judgement.

“The Denver Group” —  http://thedenvergroup.blogspot.com/   

“The Puma Pac”  —   http://blog.pumapac.org

In view of what has transpired between Clinton and Obama since the Primaries ended, the results of which produced a clear winner in Barack Obama, people will be rightly concerned when they note the current activities of these groups. Their single goal. To have Hillary Clinton emerge from the August National Convention as the Democratic Party nominee by attacking Obama.

Who benefits?

It beggars belief that the Clintons are not aware of these groups and their purpose.  Of one thing I am certain. It is improbable that any organisation would embark on such an expensive course to raise and commit significant financial resources publicly unless the intended sole beneficiary, Hillary Rodham Clinton, wasn’t aware of and supportive of their plans. Have the Clintons as a couple been complicit?

As Cicero reminded the Roman Senate, “Cui Bono”,”Who Benefits”‘
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Excerpt from the Puma Pac site today:

UPDATE! JULY 10, 2008 AT 2:46PM: Puma PAC Roars! We have sent more than 20,000 letters in the last 4 hours to delegates in Texas, urging them to stand with Hillary and INSIST that she be nominated in the first roll call vote. We are about to execute a PROWL that will be heard in DC and around the nation. Puma PAC, we are the VOICE OF THE VOTERS, and we are being HEARD!! 

Time to tidy house

Clinton can put an end to this farce, if she concedes now. Hillary Clinton needs to announce and declare publicly that she is officially conceding the Primary contest for the Democratic Party’s nomination and then acknowledge the winner as being Senator Barack Obama. To be clear, she must also state unequivocally that her Primary campaign is at an end, and as a result, all Clinton delegates are released and encouraged to support Senator Obama as the sole candidate for the Party nomination.

The Denver Group Video — 3 min 40 secs

The Puma Pac Group Video — 3min 40 secs

Excerpt from one of the 20,000 emails sent to Clinton’s delegates today

“The membership of Puma PAC and vast numbers of Americans look forward
with anticipation and great hope to watching you cast your vote for
Senator Clinton during the first roll call vote on the floor of the
Convention. We respectfully request that you do ALL that is in your
power to do to MAKE SURE the DNC allows you to cast that first roll call
vote — to show Hillary Clinton’s millions of  proud and determined
voters that you, like she, respect and believe in the voice of the voters.
Thank you very much for all that you do in service of our great country”.

Sincerely,
Puma PAC Democrat

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A Telling Thoughts comment.. This matter needs to be addressed by Senator Obama  as soon as possible.

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Discussion

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  1. Obots: Hillary will most likely take the convention by storm. You have your candidate, and as explained by the various comments, we have the best.

    If Obama should win at convention, McCain will be our next president.

    I refuse to vote for a candidate that has a questionable background and friends. I’ll vote for the war hero that loves his country and is a war hero who supports our troops.

    Posted by Kbentleyis | July 13, 2008, 4:53 am
  2. Please come join us and say “Just No Deal” . Always room for more. And BTW our movement is growing everyday. PUMA 🙂

    Posted by ILBlue | July 13, 2008, 4:54 am
  3. There is a big big falsehood going around to ease Obama supporters…that is, that PUMA and the DENVER GROUP is Karl Rove and the REPUBLICANS. NO. It is not. I can speak since I am a member of both.

    Posted by BPOWER | July 13, 2008, 5:32 am
  4. Just the facts:

    1) Hillary Clinton did not have a 20 year relationship with the 18 Millions of Voters who voted for her. She is a Public Servant so she really cannot denounce the Public.

    2) Hillary Clinton did not cause the issues which those groups who supported and support her took up grass roots movements to stand against the Democratic Party in order to stop Mysogyny.

    3) Barack Obama has done nothing to alleviate the real issues which his campaign caused, his campaign allowed to occur again and again on national cable television and radio. He has never been a leader.

    4) So, more of your threats are not going to make the rest of us who see the trees in the forrest stop using our First Amendment Rights. If Hillary Clinton is forced to in any means denounce us, we will know it was a Hostage Situation.

    Posted by JB | July 13, 2008, 5:49 am
  5. Just someone else telling Clinton what she needs to do. Get real!

    This is not about her anymore. This is about democracy.

    Is Clinton the best Candidate? Yes

    Is McCain better than Obama? Yes

    Are republicans running PUMA? No, why would they when they want Obama to be the nominee as they know they can beat him. The info they will be dropping about Obama before election will take away any hope democrats have of winning back WH. There is no doubt they are saving things that are brought up in articles all the time about an October surprise.

    Is Clintonaffiliated with these groups? No, she is doing what she promised…backing Obama.
    Do we have to follow her? Not at all. We respect her, we know she is pressured but we cannot agree to follow her to the Obama camp.

    It is bigger than her not being the nominee. It is about the DNC corruption, the democracy we are fighting for, a man that is not vetted yet is up for the most powerful job in the world.

    Do your research and you will find the mission of PUMA, you will find that groups have paid off in less than a week $10 mil dollars of her debt as of yesterday, haven’t heard about today’s totals.

    You will also find that the issues he got your votes on have now a new direction because he needs others votes besides yours. You are no longer important.

    Posted by Tiger | July 13, 2008, 6:02 am
  6. Wyoming X Dem:

    You are a Presidential Member (1,000+ posts since March!) at hillaryclintonforum.net, which entitles you to your opinion, a cool “bucking bronco” avatar and all the conspiracy theories you can swallow.

    Hillary is the most powerful Democrat in America, the wife of a popular former President, a sitting Senator, a highly respected politician and no stranger to the worst kinds of strong-arm politics, gutter infighting and behind-the-scenes manipulation. Arkansas and New York aren’t exactly Narnia.

    Hillary is the DEFINITION of steamroller machine politics. She had the money, the consultants, the organization, the stature, the poise and the buzz. She had triangulation, deflection, surrogate attacks and pandering down to a science.

    Yet, you insist on telling me that she was somehow outmaneuvered by Howard Dean, a first-term Illinois Senator and the DailyKos.

    That PUMA don’t hunt. You are selling the fiction that Helpless Hillary was overpowered by the Evil Mandingo Man — a popular motif in the Harlequin Romances, but not exactly shrewd political analysis.

    Which is why the only possible conclusion is that PUMA and the Denver Group are Republicans who want to destroy Democratic unity and submit Americans to yet another George Bush Presidency.

    PUMA is a Republican shadow group manipulating voters who already feel manipulated.

    They call themselves Party Unity My Ass.

    But what that means to their benighted membershipt of voters who feel victimized is Please Use Me Again.

    Posted by RunningDogLackey | July 13, 2008, 6:05 am
  7. Uh-oh. It’s happening. PUMAs are beginning to realize whose leash they’re on now.

    Watch out for loud denials of a Karl Rove/GOP hand in the “Hillary was a victim” narrative. If you see the words “racism,” “sexism,” “misogyny” “arrogance” or “caucus thuggery,” you have already tuned into the Disinformation Network.

    HILLARY FAILED TO CHANGE THE RULES AND GAME THE OUTCOME OF THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES. That is all.

    Posted by RunningDogLackey | July 13, 2008, 6:22 am
  8. No, what really happened was Obama with the cooperation of the media, did manage to change the rules of the game, when he was annouced the winner without enough primary votes. For three long months all that was heard from Obama supporters and the media was what a travesty it would be if super delegates picked the nominee. Where were those voices when they did. Why is Obama so scared to follow the rules of the democratic party, when no one candidate has enough primary votes. That is what is dividing the party. We just don’t want another Bush/Gore, votes count. If he follows the rules he should still win.

    Posted by Mary | July 13, 2008, 6:46 am
  9. Hey, I’m all for Hillary losing at the convention. No argument there.

    Posted by RunningDogLackey | July 13, 2008, 6:52 am
  10. There is really no way to prove to the Obamabots that we are NOT republicans creating chaos.

    As I said, I’m an independent voter who supports Hillary.

    2nd choice if she isn’t the nominee is John McCain because he is a true patriot, is well known and vetted, is a moderate republican who is generally very fair and open-minded.

    There could be a few repubs who have joined our ranks but I don’t think many because they’d rather run against Obama than Clinton.

    These accusations (such as we are repubs) are the reason that Obamabots support him. They assume and take for granted many things without really researching and thinking rationally.

    Thus their blind support for Obama.

    As far as I’m concerned, you can keep the change!

    Plan A Hillary
    Plan B McCain

    Bots, repeat after me:

    I voted for Obama before I voted against him!

    Keep chanting it and you will see the light!

    Posted by Jo | July 13, 2008, 6:53 am
  11. Vote RePUMAcan!

    Join the swelling ranks of America’s self-defeating aggrieved parties.

    Teach everyone who ever made fun of you in high school a lesson they’ll never forget!

    Posted by RunningDogLackey | July 13, 2008, 8:58 am
  12. @ RunningDogLackey
    Quote “Hillary was overpowered by the Evil Mandingo Man — a popular motif in the Harlequin Romances, but not exactly shrewd political analysis.”

    First of all, I am too busy fighting for Democracy, to waste my time reading Harlequin romance stories!

    I won’t ask how you are familiar with the character…
    Secondly I am no ones Lackey!

    Thirdly, I own my vote, I am sorry you gave yours away to the unvetted and selected one.
    I have never been anything but a Democrat. I have voted party line always.
    I have woken from my slumber and see the New Democratic Party for what it really is. Crooks and thugs. I am hopeful that we can recapture the party of old. The party that fought for democracy and wanted every vote counted. Unlike the selected one. That silenced millions of voters by refusing to have a revote in Fl. and Mi.

    Hillary has no power over me. I am a freethinking person. I chose to research the candidates. I found obama to be unelectable and inexperienced, not to mention he turned out to be a race baiter, and is willing to take his “selected status” earned by Misogyny, DNC strng arm tactics and media bias. Not my idea of a true leader.
    He maybe proud of this but I expect more from a President. That is why if obama makes the final cut in this Mr. America Beauty Contest, I will be forced to vote McCain. He is a patriot and will not sell America to the highest bidder.
    I no longer play party politics, this is change you can believe in. It is the new American Politics. I thought obama would like this, he said he was all for new politics in America. We needed a change in the way we did things in Washington. Well party politics got us in this mess. PUMA, NoDeal and TRUE Democracy will get us out.
    PUMA
    Hillary ’08
    McCain ’08
    Nobama ever!

    Posted by hillary4change | July 13, 2008, 12:56 pm
  13. I don’t understand…
    If these people refuse to vote for Obama, then what is their leverage?
    What is the threat?
    Why should this roll call happen in the way they want?
    They are useless to the party and this movement!
    And not very bright…although, I must say, while the video is 90% misleading, it was a nice design.

    Posted by Gina4America | July 13, 2008, 1:54 pm
  14. Jo said this:
    “2nd choice if she isn’t the nominee is John McCain because he is a true patriot, is well known and vetted, is a moderate republican who is generally very fair and open-minded.”
    Obviously
    Out
    Of
    Touch.
    And uh, John McCain is the biggest misogynist EVER!!! Whoa, sweety!
    Since you are voting for McCain, why should the democratic party give a crap about what you say?

    Posted by Gina4America | July 13, 2008, 1:57 pm
  15. PUMA is a band of racist nasty nuts who would prefer a vile misogynist who is America’s number one flip-flopper to a black man, no matter how clearly he ennunciates his policies. Why the Hell do you think the power brokers in the DNC acted? They did it because they knew HRC & Bill had too much baggage & would get slaughtered by the RNC come the election. She still is facing a court case!
    PUMA is being manpulated by the Repugs & they are too stupid to see that.
    If Bill C. had shut his mouth, maybe she would have won. If Mark Penn had been sacked, maybe she could have won. But none of it mattered. Her whole history along with Bill’s would have thrown her under the Straight Talk Express come November. The DNC did what it had to do to avoid another defeat. PUMAS are intelligent? Just raving nutters showing how stupid they are!

    Posted by Helen South | July 13, 2008, 8:15 pm
  16. Wow! I just went to the puma site and I am in disbelief. That is just petty and sad… whoever the guy was that created it was obviously hoping to make a hookup site were him and his buds could prey on some poor, emotionally vulnerable Hillary cougars, but instead, he opened a Pandora’s box of obama bashing, cat whining and paw/anus/paw licking. I hope it all somehow backfires…. shame on you all pumas B-ROCK HEUSSAIN OBAMA 08!

    Posted by anti anti obama | July 13, 2008, 11:32 pm
  17. p.s. I gonna start an anti-puma website to counter raise what you raise!

    Posted by anti anti obama | July 13, 2008, 11:36 pm
  18. John,

    I thank you for your informative message. It has given me the inspiration to continue the in-person work of registering more voters, knocking on more doors, and meeting more Democrats who want to WIN this election.

    Grandma4Obama

    Posted by Carlotta M. Hayes | July 14, 2008, 2:33 am
  19. As a delegate who pretty much has the power to make or break it for Obama, I will affirm at this moment that I will be casting my vote for Senator Barack Obama. I trust his judgement. He will move this country forward, and not divide us. I congratulate Senator Hillary Clinton on a well-run race. My daughters have two role-models now. The thing is that as I make my way to Denver, I don’t want to be a part of divisive politics. I am tired of it. It is time we get our acts together and move on. This was a well-fought, well-run race. No one can deny that Hillary Clinton would have been a great candidate, and I would support her just as I do Sen. Obama, but he is the Presumptive Nominee. As one of the people who my constituents voted for to represent them and be their voice in Denver, I will cast my vote for Sen. Obama. If any group has a problem with that, then I am truly sorry. I have made my choice. The people of my state made a choice. I am one of the voices for the people.

    Posted by A Denver Delegate voting for Obama. | July 14, 2008, 6:56 am
  20. TO CLINTON, IF YOU ALLOW THIS DIVISIVENESS TO CONTINUE, A MCBUSH WIN IS SURE TO HAPPEN. THIS IS WHY, YOU WOULD NOT GET THE VOTE NEEDED TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY EITHER. YOU WOULD BE HATED AND YOUR LEGACY WILL BE TRASH. TELL THOSE WHO CLAIM TO CARE ABOUT THE PATH IN WHICH THIS COUNTRY IS HEADED TO PUT THEIR ANGER INTO REALITY. THE REALITY IS YOU NOR “THEY” WILL GET IN THE W…HOUSE IN 2009. SO HELP SUPPORT OBAMA WHO HAS THE RIGHT JUDGEMENT AND WHO CAN WIN. SPLITTING THE PARTY MEANS A WIN FOR MCB. IF YOU NOR YOUR SO CALLED FOLLOWERS, CANNOT SEE THAT,YOU WOULD NEVER BE IN A POSITION TO WIN.

    Posted by octobersun | July 15, 2008, 1:29 pm