Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bearing witness

This is an email from the Obama campaign to all accredited Georgia delegates to the Democratic Party Convention. It is not from the DNC, it is from one candidate's campaign. Read it and note the intimidation being employed. Why is the DNC leadership allowing this? Do they not owe it to all delegates to protect their rights and to carry out their responsibilities under the Call to the Convention 2008?

From: Khalil Thompson <kthompson@barackobama.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 3:58 PM
Subject: Conference Call Reminder: Georgia
To: Khalil Thompson <kthompson@barackobama.com>


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Georgia Delegates to the 2008 National Convention
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

12 DAYS TO CONVENTION

82 DAYS TO NOV. 4th

Dear Georgia Delegates and Standing Committee Members,

I'd like to give a special welcome to all members of the delegation who supported Senator Hillary Clinton during the primaries. Thank you for all your hard work so far on behalf of Senator Clinton and for the Democratic Party. We are looking forward to all working together to create a successful Democratic Convention in Denver!

I have been checking on some of your convention concerns and this week's call I hope to have some answers. Lastly, I have a new way of reporting press request and concerns you have with regards to that subject. Please in the future email southerndelegatepress@barackobama.com and this way I can expedite your request. As we get closer and closer to the convention, I am sure you all will be receiving more these and I want to reply in a timely fashion.

Updates:

Delegate Paperwork

Fill out you National Delegate Web Survey… http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/delegate

This is one for the Obama Campaign, so if you filled it out for the DNC and the State Party, please we the campaign still needs you to do so…

If you have not filled this out you WILL BE MENTIONED on the call, so please take the time to do so…

Remember our Conference call time is:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

5:30 pm EST (4:30 pm CST)

(269) 320-8100

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Sincerely,

Khalil Thompson

Obama for America

233 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60601

312.819.2008 (O)

312.590.6257 (C)

kthompson@barackobama.com

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Georgia à la Putin, and now Georgia à la Obama.

August 13, 2008 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger katiebird said...

I wonder what happens when they don't turn themselves in.... if public humiliation isn't enough?

August 13, 2008 at 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a phone number and conf. ID... Is anyone game to listen in?

Uh, not me. I wouldn't touch the KGB section of the DNC with a ten foot pole; or as they say in my home country (Eastern Europe)--not with a long toilet brush.

Although... It would an experience. And I could just imagine the novel I could write...

August 13, 2008 at 10:52 PM  
Anonymous IBI said...

I would see it as a badge of honor to be mentioned on the call!

What is this?? Obama's Hall of Shame??!!?

August 13, 2008 at 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think all delegates are getting the same email. I'm a Hillary delegate in NC and I got the same email for the NC call.

August 13, 2008 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger jbjd said...

In GA, pledged delegates are not only expected to in good conscience represent the sentiments of the voters who elected them, according to the DNC Model Delegate Selection Rules; but also, according to GA state law, must represent the will of these voters, through the second ballot at the convention.
http://www.demconwatchblog.com/2008/04/call-for-help-how-pledged-are-pledged.html
Someone should point out this law to the press; Chairman Dean; and the GA state party.

August 14, 2008 at 3:46 AM  
Anonymous minty said...

You will be mentioned for what?

This is all bizarre

August 14, 2008 at 7:10 AM  
Anonymous athyrio said...

Very thuggish behavior indeed!!!!

August 14, 2008 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous soupcity said...

You WILL be mentioned.
You WILL be assimilated.

These guys really scare me.

August 14, 2008 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Diamond Tiger said...

This tells me that the DNC has lost control of the Borg Collective and can't figure out how to get him back in line. And they can't ask for Hillary's help.

August 14, 2008 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger glennmcgahee said...

Boy, is this too obvious. Dear Hillary's delegates, we need to identify you as soon as possible. Please identify yourselves so that we may get your cages ready. Plus, we send you different memo responses than the Obama delegates.

August 14, 2008 at 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn Mann said...

These kinds of shenanigans, intended to pressure delegates to climb on the unity pony through less than subtle intimidation, is exactly why I'm dubious that Hillary's name being placed in nomination means anything at all.

August 14, 2008 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger jallen_007 said...

So what happens if the delegates state they are supporting Obama, then change their mind and vote for Clinton during roll call.... After all that's what Obama has done with the wire tapping, FISA and public financing....

August 24, 2008 at 11:10 PM  

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