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Just 37% Believe Clinton Wants Obama to Win

Original post made by Jane, Professorville, on Jun 26, 2008

Just 37% of voters nationwide think that Hillary Clinton wants Barack Obama to win the White House this November.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 33% disagree and say that Clinton does not want an Obama victory.

Thirty percent (30%) are not sure.Web Link

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Posted by jd
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Jun 26, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Obama has often invoked his academic credentials as a proxy for quality in his opinions, including why he is qualified to find certain judicial nominees unqualified or to criticize some judicial opinions.

I do not dispute that he had a significant distinction teaching, as the University of Chicago recognizes.

But I think most academics expect people claiming to be academics (or former ones) to have some record of scholarship.

If you enter "au(obama)" in the Westlaw "Journals and Law Reviews" database, which is the means to find articles authored by the name in parentheses, you get nothing. Zero results; no articles.

Entering "Obama" in a search of the Social Science Research Network ("SSRN"), a place where most academics place their published scholarly works, retrieves zero results. Again, no articles/no scholarship.

I really don't care much if our politicians are academics or not. But, if they do claim to be so and lack the traditional elements of serious scholarship, that is a problem.

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Posted by pam
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 26, 2008 at 6:47 pm

34% of the 18M+ Clinton voters will not vote for obama...he's already lost

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Posted by jd jr.
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Jun 26, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Mr. Obama did not vote yes or no on a bill that would allow certain victims of sexual crimes to petition judges to seal court records relating to their cases. He also voted present on a bill to impose stricter standards for evidence a judge is permitted to consider in imposing a criminal sentence.

On the sex crime bill, Mr. Obama cast the lone present vote in a 58-to-0 vote.

Mr. Obama’s campaign said he believed that the bill violated the First Amendment. The bill passed 112-0-0 in the House and 58-0-1 in the Senate.

He’s a total phoney. He wants to execute people who rape children, but he doesn’t want their records sealed? Totally whacked!

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Posted by jd jr.
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Jun 26, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Obama said today's handgun ruling matched his assessment of the gun issue. A day earlier, he had criticized the high court for striking down the death penalty for child rapists, putting himself squarely in the camp of those who support the rights of individual states over the federal government — a stance more often touted by Republicans.

So, he's in line with the Alioto decision, and we're supposed to trust this guy????? what a fraud!

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Posted by is
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 27, 2008 at 10:44 am

Surprising? Most people recognize that Hillary is much more ambitious than principled.

>34% of the 18M+ Clinton voters will not vote for obama...he's already lost

thats pretty funny. I suspect that the number is really more like 33.6856421%, but I guess you're free to round up.

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Posted by jill
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 27, 2008 at 3:08 pm

PRINCETON, NJ - For the third straight day, Gallup Poll Daily tracking shows Barack Obama and John McCain tied in national registered voter preferences for the fall election, each now with 44% of the vote. Today's report is based on the average of the latest three nights of interviewing, June 24-26, and is unchanged from yesterday.

Gallup's June 22-24 average, released on Wednesday, also showed a tie, but with each candidate receiving 45% of the vote.

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