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It looks like I'm insane, so I'll start another thread charting Hillary's antics (and those of her rabid supporters) post-primary season where I can talk to myself about how much Clinton represents the end of the world.

--- Quote ---They're mad as hell, and Hillary Clinton's supporters aren't going to take it anymore.

Some Clintonites are so mad about Barack Obama's Tuesday victory that they've launched a web site to build support to launch a lobbying group to support Republican John McCain.

"We're going to run campaign ads to defeat Obama," says Ed Hale, a 63-year-old rancher and a Clinton supporter from Wellington, Texas. "We have doctors, lawyers, CPAs, the blue bloods, and then we have rednecks like me. It's a very diversified organization."

The split illustrates the difficult task the Democratic party now faces in rallying the troops behind Obama. Open dissent within party ranks provides Republicans with openings to exploit.

Hale launched the "Hillary Clinton Supporters for John McCain" group last Saturday. The campaign claims to have 5,000 supporters, and its website visitor counter says that it has already attracted 37,8071 visitors.

"Last night, when they crowned Obama king, that's when I sent my e-mails out to people, and since then, we've gotten thousands of hits," he says.

Hale, a Vietnam veteran and a long-time Democrat, says that many of the group's supporters are Reagan Democrats, and their primary concern is foreign policy and defense. A call to the Texas Democratic Party confirmed that he was supposed to have been a delegate to the state convention this week.

He says that he wouldn't vote for Obama even if Clinton were vice president.

In addition, he says that he will not sign an online petition that former Clinton White House special counsel Lanny Davis sent out on the web Tuesday night -- calling for Obama to choose Clinton as vice president.
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She's going to endorse Obama on Saturday apparently.  This is according to an email her campaign sent out to supporters. (My wife got one.)

Yeah, that's all over now as the nature of Saturday slowly becomes clear.  I'm not sold, though, as she also uses the "suspension" language.  She'll pain an opening to dark horse in August if Obama gaffes in the next couple months....

...and that's the correct way to do things, so I'm not going wild here.  But her endorsement is lip service only.

You've really made her out to be Kali resurrected.

"Prepare to meet Kali....IN HELL!"


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