Monday, July 07, 2008

Hillraisers Raising Hell for Obama

It seems that some of the 18 million voters who supported Hillary Clinton are rocking the Obama boat.

From the WSJ:

One new Web site challenging Sen. Obama,, declares on its home page: "We are being asked to embrace Party Unity without the fair representation of Hillary Clinton" and the roughly 18 million people who voted for her during the primaries.

The site was organized by Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a businesswoman and Hillraiser who says: "There are thousands, probably millions, of women and men who aren't happy with the way the Democratic Party conducted the primaries, or with the result." Ms. de Rothschild says some 60 other Democratic activists, many of them Hillraisers, are providing advice or other help to the new Web site. Some 3,000 people have already signed up, she says.

Even so, it is threatening his support among liberal Democrats, many of whom make up his small-donor base. The independent activist group has established an escrow fund to encourage Sen. Obama to rethink his position on warrantless-wiretapping legislation, which is supported by the Bush administration but opposed by liberal Democrats.

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