So Obama didn’t watch Hillary’s speech, but was off playing golf, according to a post at the Taylor Marsh site…the FINAL INSULT??? What a TOTAL ASSHOLE this guy is! Without handlers, he has a political tin ear…oh, but he has the media hiding that fact for him…
I searched for the story to confirm the post and found this on the Scroogle results, which I’ve saved along with the substitute story:
“June 7, 2008. Obama reacts to Clinton speech. Posted: 02:43 PM ET … He was seen shortly before the speech leaving his home in Chicago with golf clubs. …”
But when I went to the story posted at 2:43 ET, I found this line, but no mention of golf….In fact, they were so hurried in their editing that they apparently put a new line in TWICE:
Obama watched Clinton’s speech over the Internet on a computer, a campaign aide said. He put in a call to Clinton afterward, but was told by a Clinton assistant that she was speaking with supporters.
In the final minutes of the speech, a top Obama strategist was pleased with the message, saying there was “no ambiguity” about her support for the presumptive Democratic nominee.
The strategist characterized the speech as “very generous” and said that he “appreciates it’s hard.”
Obama watched the speech over the Internet, a campaign aide said. He put in a call to Clinton afterward but was told by a Clinton assistant that she was speaking with supporters.
If this is the same story, then there’s been a scrubbing…
And…so, she didn’t release her delegates? …(I’ll keep researching this to confirm…) How much of that speech was political necessity versus a step aside to see if Obama implodes?
I’m praying for the latter…
I went back to Scroogle Search and saw that the “golf” line was now down to number 5…but instead of “2:43” pm it reads “1:53” PM ET…when I clicked through to the post for 1:53, I found a posting that made no mention of golf or watching on the internet…
“June 7, 2008. Obama camp reacts to Clinton speech. Posted: 01:53 PM ET … was seen shortly before the speech leaving his home in Chicago with golf clubs. …”
The post (complete with the “garbage” in the post):
Posted: 01:53 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) â€“ In concert with her speech Saturday, the banner image across Hillary Clintonâ€™s Web site flipped to â€œSupport Sen. Obama today.â€
The site â€“ which has been a central part of Clintonâ€™s fund-raising efforts and a signature part of her speeches â€“ now asks supporters get behind Sen. Barack Obama and â€œtogether we can write the next chapter in Americaâ€™s story.â€ The box alongside the email sign-up, however, still solicits contributions to her campaign.
Clinton has suspended her presidential campaign. By suspending instead of dropping out, she technically remains a candidate, entitled to keep statewide pledged delegates and district-level delegates.
A video message on the site, posted four days ago, thanks her supporters, telling them: â€œI could not have made this part of the journey without you,â€ but makes no mention of the presidential nominee.
Update: Sen. Obama has returned the favor online. The Obama campaign’s Web site has been altered to allow visitors to leave messages of thanks for Sen. Clinton. Click here to see this new feature on the Obama site.
What’s up with that??