Voter Numbers Missing from DNC Website

There must have been a robbery. The voter numbers seem to be missing from the Democratic National Committee’s website. Where are they? Why are the popular vote and delegate count totals missing?

Wouldn’t you think that the DNC would post the totals on their website and describe the race?

What if the martians came down (or escaped from Area 51) and asked (in an instantaneous translation into English),

What’s going on here?

Who’s in the race?

What are the totals?

Who’s winning?

Shouldn’t the party who sponsors the race be able to at least point those curious martians to the facts by having it on their website? Is this how they usually handle things? After all, it is the Democratic party home, and one would think that they’d host their own tallies. (If someone can find them–the tallies, the martians, or the DNC–please clue me in. I’ve searched high and low.)

To make a point in an earlier blog post, I quoted the voter results with and without FL that I found on a Google map, which sourced the Boston Globe and a political blog. I found it to be the clearest depiction of the simple numbers. In looking back to write a reply, thought I’d resource the numbers again and, not finding them on the website, searched Google for hours for other sources. The numbers all varied and made me dizzy. Where is the actual popular vote count to date, and how could it differ so much?

The fact that the DNC (read: Howard Dean) is subversively MIA on this is shouting its non-biased complicity in perpetuating a weird state of affairs.

Quien es mas liberal? (Or, who moved the finish line?)

Has anyone noticed? In the last week, Hillary has:

• Advocated in front of Congress to withdraw from the war in Iraq

• Supported increased funding to find a cure in our lifetime for breast cancer, supports autism research

• Called on President Bush to boycott the Olympic opening ceremonies, in a protest for justice in Tibet.

She, unlike Bill (sorry Bill, but this is how I remember it) is taking a strong stand for Tibet. Thank God! It’s about time! Finally! Oppressed monks and committed followers, keepers of the flame for this wise and ancient religion are being heard, at least seen on TV (yes, they’re being killed for it, too). Potentially the most powerful woman in the world is standing with you!

For Hillary’s strong stand on this and more, go to

But, (sigh) the Media (oh, yes, here I go again) instead discusses how one poll–one–shows that Obama is closing in on Hillary, and hosts five guests, besides the opinionated moderator, to slam the point home. They follow up with computer graphics depicting his gain on her over time. Then, just like Hillary alluded to during the debates, Obama comes out a day later with a Tibet statement that mirrors hers, and MSNBC calls it Breaking News. What?

We haven’t heard too much this week about Hillary dropping out of the race, have we? It seems to me that when you call a horse race–haven’t been since I was a kid in the fifties with my parents at Santa Anita, exiciting–yes, they’re on TV but I don’t watch. I’ll just reminisce about Seabiscuit: When it’s neck and neck, you’re calling who’s ahead, who’s gaining, but you’re not pronouncing the winner. Whoever’s ahead, “. . . and it’s Clinton by a head, Obama’s moving up, but it’s Clinton, Clinton, Clinton. It’s neck and neck, back and forth.”

You don’t tell your challengers to drop out. You don’t tell horses like FL and MI they can’t race the most important race of their lives. And you can’t change the finish line! If the finish line is 2024 delegate votes, a winner can’t be declared until someone crosses it!

Who’s Presidential? You Decide . . . What a Concept!

Yesterday, April 8, 2008, in the Congressional Hearings, Hillary questioned General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. She brought into her questioning some major points that were clear and un-convoluted:

1) Because of US involvement in Iraq, we do not have the military resources to commit to other places in the world.

2) There is a move by President Bush to make an executive agreement to extend troop stays in Iraq without any plan to submit it to Congress for a vote.

3) What the heck are we doing in Basra?

4) Veterans who are returning after multiple tours of duty have extensive injuries including extreme symptoms of PTSD. What are we doing to help?

Check it out, and see what you think from on YouTube:

You can find Obama’s clip on their site as well. You decide. I stand by my previous “Hillary was ‘poetic'” post; I found him stammering, cold, and uneasy to follow versus how he gives a speech.

In contrast, in measured tones, Hillary was holding up the mirror of the bigger world picture and a vision of compassion in her questioning. She’s the only candidate who outright said during her turn that she believed we should get out ASAP with the best extrication plan possible.

Who do you think clearly conveyed their message and questions? Who do you think is the more liberal of the two?