Monday, August 25, 2008


Clinton delegates back Obama, but poll show concern
By John M. Broder and Dalia Sussman

Published: August 25, 2008

Delegates to the Democratic National Convention arrive in Denver having largely put aside the deep divisions of the primary fight between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, although some hold lingering concerns about Obama's level of experience, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.

More than half of the delegates that Clinton won in the primaries now say they are enthusiastic supporters of Obama, and they also believe he will win the presidential election in November, the poll found. Three in 10 say they support Obama but have reservations about him or they support him only because he is the party's nominee. Five percent say they do not support him yet.

The poll, which was taken before Obama selected Senator Joseph Biden Jr. of Delaware as his running mate, also suggests that Clinton's 1,640 pledged delegates are evenly split over whom they plan to vote for on the floor of the convention during the roll call vote on Wednesday evening.

There will be blood. The PUMAs are on the prowl, though. Obama didn't ingratiate himself any by dissing Hillary yet again when he picked Joe "The Mouth" Biden to be his running mate.

Hell than no fury, Barry.

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