Daily Revolt

April 29, 2007

Calif. Democrats Warm for Clinton, Wild for Obama

Did I mention Hillary is toast:
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wowed California Democrats at their annual convention on Saturday, drawing a more passionate welcome than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton received hours earlier in this state that carries new clout in the presidential primaries.

More than 2,000 party activists frequently rose to their feet in cheers as Obama, who has served just two years in the U.S. Senate, talked about his desire to end the war in Iraq and usher in a new political era in Washington.

What is killing her:
During her speech, a small minority held signs or called out for the U.S. Congress to cut off funding for the Iraq conflict, a move that could undercut President George W. Bush's plans to continue military involvement there.

"She is pro-war," said Patrick Tate, 59, who loudly booed the New York senator. Clinton has refused to apologize for her 2002 vote authorizing the war or call it a mistake.

Caitlin Harvey, 20, a university student, said other candidates were stirring more passions than Clinton, adding she preferred Obama and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards. "Obama, he's new and fresh, he makes people excited about politics again," she said. "Hillary, she doesn't excite people as much."

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