Saturday, February 16, 2008

PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND....


So it is President's Day Weekend. I won't be here much...the Obama Campaign has arrived full force in Ohio (SIXTY events in NEXT three days!!)....And this weekend there is much to do....phone calling to Wisconsin....and Canvasing here in Ohio. Tonight was a rally at a Baptist Church and tomorrow there is a meeting with Teddy Kennedy ( IF I get in....) And more meetings on Sunday and Monday.Please know that I love you all and love having you here....but I have to do this..I promised my son I would help Obama all that I could in Ohio....

So eat Cherry Pie and Know that I will stop in and give updates when I can....and you all leave messeges and updates too.
Be good to each other....fill the coffee and share the cream....throw your BEST Abe ( Quotes) at me...and at the end of the weekend I will tell you my fav...I bet you won't guess it...

DK over at Redheaded Wisdom has a post up about Writing Superdelegates, or contacting them, today over on Obama's Website the Campaign Manager also a post up about writing to them and expressing your View as a Voter....DK was as usual onto a good idea......Think about doing it...

( Once again Blogger is NOT forwarding comments from the Blog, I am checking back but please do email me at enigma4ever@earthlink.net if you like.....)

21 comments:

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Please know that I love you all and love having you here....but I have to do this
Understood completely. And I will be honestly sorry when the super delegates and the power brokers and the money tree and the foreign interests.....produce the inevitable. The Bitch.

Christopher said...

Switch to Wordpress!

You won't be disappointed and it's so much more reliable than Blogger!

BTW, Enigma, are you going to see Barack Obama in the flesh? He should make a campaign appearance somewhere in Ohio before March 4. I have even though of driving to Ohio to see him if he appears in Cleveland. I mean it's only like 4 hours from here.

Gryphen said...

Oh future, ye of little faith, do not believe that the power of hope cannot change history. Even the pre-written history that Bill and Hillary Clinton represent.

Enigma, I am once again jealous. You are in the middle of such an important, passionate campaign. You are going to help make history kiddo.

If you get to see Obama you better post a very descriptive account of EXACTLY what happened. Because I will have to live vicariously through your experience.

D.K. Raed said...

Here's Obama's place to write a note to the superdelegates:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/superdelstory

It's not a direct link to any specific superdelegate. Here's what Obama's website says:

"Our staff will compile stories from supporters like you and make them a key part of the conversation with superdelegates as Barack asks for their support.

Share your story to help persuade superdelegates now:

http://my.barackobama.com/superdelegates

Your note, combined with those of other Obama supporters, will tell the story of an extraordinary movement of ordinary people -- a story with a common thread of hope that becomes all the more powerful when it brings together the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our supporters."

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I linked the names & states of the superdelegates (post title "Oh What a Night" 2/12/08). Some, not all, are linked to contact info. You have to keep looking for your state's name in many different catagories. I figured you'd recognize the superdelegates from your own state, most are publically elected or DNC-members. I think they should hear directly from the public. I'm emailing the 2 uncommitted in my state to urge them to commit in the same % as the popular vote (which Obama won) because to do otherwise is to subvert the will of the people. Most states have many uncommitted superdelegates. And as we've seen in the couple days, even some the committed are now changing their committment!

Josie said...

Good for you, Enigma. It's good to see someone taking an active participation in what is going on there. And good luck!

Remember, the rest of the world is watching. :-)

an average patriot said...

enigma
You're going to have a good time. Have fun! I hope you get into Teddy's meeting. I hope you do as I want to hear all about it.
I have been conversing at least once daily with Danny and Jerome on the Super Delegates. They know how we the people feel.
I told them it would be the end of any viable Democratic Party if the SD's took the people's choice away from them at such a critical time and when new and young people are registering enmasse because they think they matter. It would be a critical mistake for the SD's to show the people they do not matter.
Since they know or financially support every one of them, I have faith they will think for once and put sense over their egos. Take care!

Fran said...

Lincoln quotes:

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
(Abraham Lincoln re Bush? )

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
Sounds like Enigma....

D.K. Raed said...

Lincoln said:

"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose TO SAY he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure."

My question, is there ANYTHING that great man did not anticipate?

ps, hope you are having luck in getting into some of the Obama events. got my fingers & toes crossed for you!

Renegade Eye said...

The elections in Pakistan are important as well.

Jamie said...

Enigma, I love you dearly and wish you well, but for the duration I'm in the Clinton camp. In the meantime, for Lincoln's birthday, I put up the Speech at Cooper Union that is said to have made him President.

Jamie said...

P.S. to previous. Check out my blog. Found two phenominal videos on You Tube that we should probably spread all over the internet. Maybe we can get a movement started

Dream Team

enigma4ever said...

Jamie:
What I have to say is nothing against you...and you are a wonderful blogger...

I do not like how Hillary and Bill have conducted themselves this campaign...at all. They have sadly used Rovian tactics- left and right.....it has been dispicable, and we are at a Historic Crossroads...and they have behaved in a horrible manner- writing off people and genders, even whole states, that feel don't support them.

I also have some real Questions about WHERE Hill is getting the Money- I hope and pray that they are not getting the Money from the Clinton Foundation- but I have some real questions...

Mark Penn is a problem- and this is the "kind' of leadership she "chooses"- a Union Buster....but maybe they met back in her Walmart Years....

I don't want either of the Clintons in the White House...and sorry, I don't envision a "Dream Team"...

I think Hill would be fine in charge of Health and Human Services....or even continuing as a Senator.....

I won't be voting for her....
I can't with any conscience do that....

For the past 7 years the only thing that has kept me and my son together and WHOLE has been HOPE....
and she and Bill, feeling Entitled , attacked the ONE thing that I value....

A Dream Team would be Obama& Edwards.....

enigma4ever said...

Renegade:
The Pakistan elections definently bare watching...who knows what will happen....I worry...

Dk:
Wonderful quotes thank you....

Fran:
You came up with some good ones too...thank you..

To one and all I will try to post more in the next day or two...thank you for coming and your good thoughts....Patriot, Gryphen, and Christopher....

David G said...

Hey, if only there were 295 million folk like you, Enigma, Bush would be ridden out of town on a rail. Keep up the good work, gal!

P.S. My new site is up and running and Seeking Utopia is closed. Please visit me at Dangerous Creation

www.dangerouscreation.com

an average patriot said...

enigma
I agree! A dream team would be Obama Edwards. I would love to see it. I woke this morning to hear they waere meeting supposedly to see how Obama was going to follow Edward's cause. I hope Edwards endorses him and then runs with him!

Larry said...

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

Abraham Lincoln

azgoddess said...

aww, larry took my fav abe lincoln quote...oh well

be good to yourself this week my friend - i sent you an email...

X. Dell said...

Ah, you're a fellow Buckeye. I guess that explains a lot of your positive traits:-)

You're doing yeoman's service for this presidential contest, and Ohio is indeed a key state that Clinton has to take in order to maintain her hopes for the nomination.

Your and Redheaded Wisdom's advice about superdelegates is a good idea.

an average patriot said...

enigma
Don't rush to post rest. I know Obama was affected by the weather in Wisconsin. It will be interesting when you do post to find out how it went with you and 6.6. hope it went well!

Kvatch said...

Well, I've written President's Day letters to both Obama and Clinton on Ragebot. But...judging from what I see happening on many of the blogs I read, any criticism of Obama goes over like a lead balloon. [sigh] Too young to get the comparisons to the Kennedy campaign, too old for the enthusiasm of the gen-y supporters.

Sewmouse said...

Lincoln quotes (the first is my favorite):

"You may fool all of the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time"

"These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people"