“Clinton’s Successful Wager”-Newsweek


From “Clinton’s Successful Wager” Newsweek. Worth the time to see how the race shaped up:

The scene on Saturday morning in the employees’ cafeteria at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino provided a glimpse of where the day was headed. When Sen. Hillary Clinton arrived to greet workers and urge them to caucus for her, they mobbed her like paparazzi.

Most of these people were members of the Culinary Workers Union—an organization that endorsed Sen. Barack Obama and boasted a muscular turnout operation. Yet judging from their response to Clinton, many decided to part ways with the union’s leadership and exercise their own ideas about who to support. “I will vote for Hillary,” said Martin Corona, a banquet server who was planning to caucus later that day. “She has a lot of experience. She’s better than the new man. I don’t know where he comes from.” Cinthya Fernandez, a housekeeper, added enthusiastically, “We’re going to make history this year.” Among the half-dozen union members interviewed by Newsweek, all but one declared themselves Clinton supporters.

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3 Responses to “Clinton’s Successful Wager”-Newsweek

  1. alex says:

    I really enjoy reading your blog, it always has great insight. But I am very frustrated with the media’s lack of questions to the presidential candidates about global warming.

    The Daily Green just put an article out talking about how the presidential candidates are not being asked where they stand on the issue of the climate change – this is surprising to me considering its such a MAJOR concern to people. I just saw a poll on http://www.EarthLab.com that says people care a lot what their next leader thinks about global warming (after you take it they show you the results). Does anyone know of another poll or other results about this subject?

    If not, go to http://www.earthlab.com/life.aspx and take their poll to see which way the results go. This is a pretty legit website; they are endorsed by Al Gore and the alliance for climate protection and they have a carbon footprint calculator. No matter which political party you vote for this is an important issue for our environment, our economy and for homeland security.

  2. Alex:

    I agree the subject isn’t coming up often. I think it’s being trumped by the economy and the war. Next subject would be health care.

    The entire ‘green’ topic is intertwined in discussing the economy, health care etc. I believe you’ll find some of your concerns embedded within statements on other topics.

    Perhaps the debate tonight will generate more questions.


  3. Pam: Thanks for re-edit. I knew it needed it but had to run before getting the job finished. Great job.