Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hillary coming to Charlotte

Democrat Hillary Clinton will campaign in Charlotte on April 28, eight days before North Carolina's presidential primary.

The New York senator is scheduled to attend a campaign event at The Square uptown and then a fundraiser at the home of businessman Cameron Harris. One co-sponsor of the fundraiser: Hugh McColl Jr., former chairman of the Bank of America.

It will be Clinton's first visit to Charlotte since a fundraiser last May.

Harris, a former chairman of the Mecklenburg County Democrats, is leasing office space to the Clinton campaign in Charlotte. He's not bothered by the continued sniping between Clinton and her last rival, Barack Obama.

"I'm probably one of the few people who believes this has been great for the Democratic Party," he says.

VIP seats for Clinton's Monday appearance cost $250. Other seats are available for $44 and $20. General admission is free. Gates to the event at The Square at Trade and Tryon Streets open at 4 p.m.


Anonymous said...

The Harris Family could host Hillary at that lovely hole with a fence around it located at Quail Hollow Road and Park Road. If this property was owned by anyone else the city would be pushung to clean up this eyesore.

ConcernedCitizen731 said...

Dr. Maya Angelou wrote "Celebrating Women: A Note from Dr. Maya Angelou" at:

Dr. Angelou's post includes the following comments:

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits end, but she has always risen, always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.

Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks is that you do not give up on her...

Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and has still risen. She is in this race for the long haul. She intends to make a difference in our country.

She is the prayer of every woman and man who long for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy...

Dolores Huerta wrote a post honoring Cesar Chavez and Hillary Clinton at:

Dolores Huerta's comments included the following:

Cesar made ensuring well-being for others an intrinsic part of his life - something that trickled down to thousands, including myself, triggering us to become part of something larger than ourselves. It was then and there -- at that given point in time -- that I helped Cesar found the "United Farm Workers of America." His lifetime of service has paved the way for many, and provided inspiration for countless others.

Throughout her life, Hillary has refused to wait for change to come. She has pushed for change with the full weight of her body and soul, and she has gone all over the world, from Arkansas to China to Washington, D.C. and New York. She has fought for equal pay, a living wage, and health care for our children and security for our families...

Hillary has the support of 34 Retired Admirals and Generals (including 2 former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff). Watch the video at:

The 34 Retired Admirals and Generals are men and women who risked their lives to defend our freedom. They rose to positions of prominence in the military because of their courage, valor, and excellent judgment. We value the judgment of 34 Retired Admirals and Generals who have said that Hillary is the best choice for Commander-in-Chief. How many Retired Admirals and Generals are supporting Barack Obama to be our next President?

If the MSM had vetted Barack Obama 4 months ago, Hillary could have clinched the nomination on Super Tuesday. When voters learn that Barack Obama's actions contradict his rhetoric, his support will plummet. Barack Obama's hypocrisy is exposed at:

That web site "could have" (does not have) another URL:

Many of Hillary's supporters have parents who grew up in the Great Depression, were combat veterans in World War II, and made tremendous sacrifices, so we could be the first children in our families to attend college. We were devastated when Dr. King was assassinated. We include "Mississippi Burning" in our Top 10 List. We still enjoy dancing to 'The Temptations' and 'The Righteous Brothers.' We're not ashamed to say that.

Jim and Sandy Boyd
Phoenix, AZ

anastacia beaverhausen said...

You Hillbots save your words for those who care! Maya will be writing the same words for Obama come fall...

NC Democratic Presidential Primaries

Obama 57%
Clinton 43%

eye_dee_ten_tea said...

Thanks for the warning. I'll make sure I'm out of town that day.

David McKnight said...

It is fitting that Hillary Clinton is coming to Charlotte, where as a sports writer and sports editor at my high school newspaper, I first learned that it isn't the end of the world if you have a female supervisor.

We had back-to-back "girl editors" who proved to us guys they could lead our newspaper with fairness, effectiveness and vision.

The first of these two lady editors-in-chief at dear old Garinger High was as thorough, assertive, determined and patient as--well, as Hillary Clinton is today. I asked for later deadlines for the sports department so that we could include the most recent weekend's games included in each week's edition.

At first our editor pointed out that the sports department should not have special privileges over the rest of the sections, but then after due discussion and deliberation, she agreed that these slight adjustments affecting a large segment of our readers might help both readership and advertising and she approved the new deadlines.

The entirely reasonable and satisfactory way in which this one issue was settled convinced me as a high schooler that women's equality was a good thing and not something to be avoided or put off until another day.

Then the second of these female chief journalism executives at our high school brought a quiet and deferential style to the weekly responsibilities of overseeing the contents of our paper, The Rambler. But if others initially mistook her apparent mild-mannered ways for a lack of self-confidence or personal commitment to provide the leadership we needed to put out the best newspaper we could every week, well, let us just say that it didn't take them long to find out otherwise.

So while this editor may not have been as "Hillary-like" as the first, she did however offer her staffers the same soft-spoken ability and seriousness of purpose that Coach Gail Goestenkors brought to her women's basketball program at Duke University in recent years and now gives her players at the University of Texas out in Austin.

Just think if Sen. Hillary Clinton had time to stop off for a chat at The Observer, whose editor is leading the ill-considered drive to force state government to surrender all citizen and inter-departmental emails to the press, thus inhibiting the expressiveness willingness to speak out of North Carolinians who wish to notify state government offices and departments of apparent problem areas from education and the environment to transportation and law enforcement but who may have only some of the facts of a situation and need for state government personnel to assess or investigate the problem properly to determine the full scope of the difficulties involved.

This entire lawsuit against the Governor's Office mirrors the excesses of classic "men's resolution" to problem-solving: i.e., you "the adversary" (responsible state government) cannot be allowed any room for analysis, communication, negotiation and resolution, so give up to the press every single detail of citizen input you may have so that editors and reporters can substitute themselves into the game of democracy as replacements for your duly elected and appointed office-holders and department chiefs.

Likewise, the presidency of this Nation is not some sort of plebiscite toward which Congress should accept a constitutionally subservient role. Instead, as provided by the U.S. Constitution, the President is the head of the executive branch--one of three co-equal branches of the federal government under our constitutional system of checks and balances.

Sen. Barack Obama needs to more fully demonstrate his appreciation of the presidency not as a one-way instrumentality for guiding popular sentiment but as a partnership with the Congress in service to the people with the judiciary as an additional full participating partner in the exigencies and procedures of legal and constitutional oversight in this republican enterprise. Indeed, Sen. Obama can do better in this regard and perhaps he will, for the political and philosophical attitude of the President toward the Congress, the courts and to the people should be neither cute, flip nor oblivious to legislative debate.

While Sen. Clinton may not be the most mesmerizing speaker to seek the presidency since William Jennings Bryan, on one executive pre-requisite of overriding importance, she has already arrived: she sure knows the difference between "announcing a result" in advance and rolling up her sleeves to work with the offices, departments and branches of government to get the right answers to the urgent questions requiring the prompt and thorough attention and review of the American people.

The two Democratic candidates and the single Republican now in the race for President here in 2008 all have the ability, intelligence and determination to lead the country in the next four years. So now it is up to the voters in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Indiana and elsewhere to "turn in our homework" by going to the polls to vote for the Nation's next chief executive.

Genep said...

She's a big enough liar to be a match for her husband "Slick Willey the Fighting Draft Dodger". A representative of the party also starring Teddy "leave her to drown while I determine how to spin" Kennedy and Jim "steal the election" Black..

Cassy said...

Barack Obama will be our next president of the US. Obama Nation has been on the ground for several weeks ahead of Hilary. Congratulations on PA! Now wait in the wings as Obama pummels Hilary in the next few primaries! Obama 08'

Anonymous said...

It seems the north has become more racist and bitter against any black looking to be more than just a black mayor of one their big city ghetos. I think they are voting pride more than facts about what the Clintons have really done. The Reps. had it right about the Clintons all the time. If she steals the election Mccain wins!

Anonymous said...

Interesting. So for $250 I can have a front row seat to watch/participate in hearing and questioning my potential Presidential candidate. For $44 or $20, I may get a seat in the back, as well. For nothing, I can hang out for a few hours on the street and hope for the best. Thanks H, but I'll just hang at home and use my money to pay my bills. The day I have to pay to listen to a candidate is the day I know not to vote for that candidate.

Anonymous said...

Hillary will be the next President of this country. She's qualified, and has a PROVEN record of working for the people. Charlotte should be honored that she is coming to town.
The Obamination keeps "inventing" himself for the camera and the vote. Even with all of the bundled money in his campaign chest, he can't buy a big victory in States that could carry the election as Pennsylvania proves.
He has fanned every predjuice in the nation, sexism, ageism, racism and has fractured the Democratic party. Obamanics should ask, what has he done, where does his money really come from and WHO IS HE??

Anonymous said...

Barack is going to make the oil companies lower the gas prices, the drug companies lower the drug costs and bring peace to the middle East. What's not to like about a guy who is going to do all that?

Hillary isn't going to raise a single tax on anyone making less than $250K per year so that means she is has to extend the Bush tax cuts. Plus, she is going to get me free health care. What's not to like about that.

Neither candidate has ever told a lie so I'm confused about who to vote for.

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Anonymous said...

We are mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore.

Charlotte for Hillary

John said...

The Clintons would have us believe that Hillary and Bill have been thoroughly vetted. If that were true, then why don't we have answers for:

FOREIGN: How will Hillary know whether Bill's advice serves U.S. interests or the interests of his Russian, Chinese, Indian, Kazakhstan, Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman or Brunei clients?

MONEY: Do the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Library, Clinton campaign and Clintons tax records show a proper accounting for the sources and uses of funds?

PARDONS: Will Hillary "reject" contributions or compensation from persons she pardons unlike her husband Bill who accepted contributions from Marc Rich, partner of Viktor Bout (the merchant of death), and her brother Hugh Rodham who accepted compensation from drug lords who were pardoned by Bill?

When political and military judgment mattered most to U.S. military personnel and the American people, both John McCain and Hillary Clinton failed as U.S. Senators to demonstrate any commander-in-chief qualities when without competent questioning, they both accepted the faulty intelligence used to justify the Iraq war and misjudged the Bush administration's strategy and competencies to lead the war effort.

Hillary Clinton says her economic policies will restore the economic policies of her husband's administration. However as the sub prime housing loans and dot com investment bubbles were created and pandered during her husband's administration, Hillary and her husband ignored Alan Greenspan's warnings of the irrational exuberance in these markets and both supported China's entry into the World Trade Organization without any conditions such as protecting the environment or labor and property rights to levels that are comparable to western standards.

The U.S. government surplus (generated by taxes raised from the housing and investment bubbles) evaporated once the housing and investment bubbles burst.

Furthermore, China today is not only a leading contributor to environmental pollution and global warming (thank you very much Mr. Nobel Laureate, Al Gore), it's also pushing up oil and other commodity prices, taking our jobs and stealing our intellectual property.

Like the Roaring Twenties decade that preceded the Great Depression, the Irrational Nineties that preceded our current decade were both golden ages for technology, scandal-plagued politicians, corporate greed, and unrestrained personal debt and speculation.

For too long small-minded politicians, lobbyists, the media and talk-show hosts have used fear, division and rancor as instruments to maintain power and position in Washington.

Barack Obama's means of governing through confidence, unity and reason threatens the Republican and Clinton fear mongers who are long accustomed with using fear, threats and ridicule to maintain their power and position. Republicans want Hillary Clinton as the Democratic party nominee because the Clintons are willing to maintain the status quo "divide and conquer" means of governance.

It's refreshingly nice to see the better angels of America's character prevailing as voters vote for Barack Obama and reject the racial, religious and ethnic slurs being spewed by the divisive fear mongers of the McCain and Clinton campaigns.

Anonymous said...

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise!

This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits' end, but she has always risen, always risen, don't forget she has always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.

Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks of you is that you do not give up on her. There is a world of difference between being a woman and being an old female. If you're born a girl, grow up, and live long enough, you can become an old female.

But to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies.

Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and has still risen. She is in this race for the long haul. She intends to make a difference in our country.

Hillary Clinton intends to help our country to be what it can become. She declares she wants to see more smiles in the family, more courtesies between men and women, more honesty in the marketplace.

She is the prayer of every woman and man who longs for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy.

She means to rise.

Don't give up on Hillary. In fact, if you help her to rise, you will rise with her and help her make this country the wonderful, wonderful place where every man and every woman can live freely without sanctimonious piety and without crippling fear.

Rise, Hillary! Rise!

-Maya Angelou

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for Superdelegates who have the courage to declare their choice of candidate NOW, thus putting this historical campaign back on track and diminishing risks of non-issues de-railing it and political pandering creating false images.
It's my hope that NC and Indiana voters don't let themselves be tricked by deceiving schemes and aggressive words. Trustworthiness and perceived integrity of the candidate should be the foundation of voters' choice.

Anonymous said...

Dear Voters:

I have watched our government and media over the last 8 years, lie to us, deceive us, manipulate our fears with terror warnings and intelligence briefings. I have seen this administration completely disregard our environment and act as though the great American dollar is more important than clean air and water. More important than the human right to shelter, food and healthcare. I have seen our government give tax breaks to the richest of Americans and have seen the middle class and poorer folks get totally anhilated.

I have seen executive power at its worst and it is time for a new chapter. It is time for a strong focus on our potentially crumbling environment for children grandchildren and us. It is time for leadership in the most amazing forms and I believe that Barack Obama is that leader.

I do not care what his preacher says, I don’t care what his wife says. I care what he has to offer. I realize that the Clinton era provided plenty of tabloid news and plenty of fodder for the media and I know that this is what is currently driving the media in its pursuit of manipulating this election. I know that someone like Obama provides really no juicy tabloids like a Clinton.

Unfortunately, there are folks in this country that still make their election decisions based upon what the media tells them and it is a shame that we are not there yet. I realized last night that if the Media can affect 5% of the electing population, that 5% is enough to affect the total outcome. This is not acceptable right now. We need a new direction and if you think for one minute that voting for Hillary to continue a lesser form of a monarchy is the answer, you are wrong. This nation cannot afford divisiveness. Hillary Clinton is a likeable person after watching her for the past year, but unfortunately the Republicans have already vilified her. They have already affected the opinions of ½ the country by calling her a slob, a witch, etc. How do you see this as being able to be effective?

Imagine your first day at your new job and you find that your new boss has already told all of your peers that you are difficult, rude and incompetent. Regardless of your abilities, this does not help you in your pursuit of doing your best job. We need a leader on day 1 that can bring people together to fix our problems. Do you really think that Hillary has the ability to do that with all of her baggage? Like her or not, she is not going to bring this country together. Bill’s past and the unfortunate dislike of her won’t let it happen.

We are a generation that is fed up with our consumerism all at the hands of our oceans, mountaintops and forests. There is a younger generation who believes that we can create an energy independent world full of possibilities and full of clean renewable energy. I realize that the Oil companies in this country are enormous and pretty much run this country, but it is time to say “NO MORE”

I realize that there are racial divides in this country, but I ask that you look into the future and ask yourself if you see things really changing. Obama’s vision for clean technology is the best amongst all of the candidates. His policy and plans for this country have the real potential for bringing this country together to build a totally new, renewable economy. If we do not act on the environment, it may be too late. If we do not act on Social Security, it may be too late. If we do not act on bringing the parties together and working to solve our problems, it may be too late.

Thanks for listening and please consider Voting for Barack Obama on Tuesday. Really consider it!

Anonymous said...