Monthly Archives: May 2008
The question now is whether Clinton’s camp will continue fighting. See also: Wexler's excellent adventure
Democratic Party leaders agreed Saturday seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half votes into this summer's convention with a compromise that left Barack Obama on the verge of the nomination but riled Hillary Rodham Clinton backers who threatened to fight to the August convention. "Hijacking four delegates is not a good way to start down the path of party unity," said adviser Harold Ickes. Clinton's camp maintains she was entitled to four additional Michigan delegates.
Barack Obama said Saturday he has resigned his 20-year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago "with some sadness" in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and more recent fiery remarks at the church by a visiting priest. "This is not a decision I come to lightly ... and it is one I make with some sadness," Obama said at a news conference after campaign officials released a letter of resignation he sent to the church on Friday.
Former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore barely fended off under-funded socially conservative challenger.
Members of RBC discuss enormously complicated process through which Dems pick a nominee.
Obama says he is leaving because he doesn't want his "church experience to be a political circus." See also: Text of Obama's church remarks
Senator endorses Rep. Wilson as favored successor, giving the five-term congresswoman a critical boost.