I’m on a blogger call with Hillary Clinton right now. I’ll do my best to live blog as much as possible.
Peter Daou just thanked all the bloggers supporting Hillary and introduced her. She’s speaking now, thanking us all for working so hard in the blogosphere to make her case on the issues that matter. Hillary said she will doing a live broadcast townhall tonight and that Obama was offered to do the townhall as well but he declined.
Hillary’s talking about her lead in the popular vote which is a lead that includes Florida and Michigan. She says it’s the map not the mass when looking at the electoral vote map for November. It’s important, she says, that people start looking at this because it’s what the Superdelegates should be focusing on.
Hillary says she believes as the nominee she will win, and she thinks Obama as the nominee “might” win.
Hillary notes the “vitriol” thrown around at herself, Clinton bloggers and her supporters. She calls it a perverse form of flattery.
Taking questions now… Armando (Big Tent Democrat) on Talk Left, is saying Hillary’s campaign is important to bring working class voters to the floor and the importance of making sure FL and MI count. He asks “Are you concerned there is not enough concern or attention from the Obama camp in uniting the party?”
Hillary replies: “It is imperative” that the Democratic Party unites…
(paraphrasing Hillary now)… I’m very hopefully that when we finally have the a nominee we will both be making the case that if you have voted for Barack or me, you have more in common with our nominee than John McCain. Hillary says the most insistent the media is in pushing her out, the more upset her suppporters get. They have a right to have a voice.
Allegre: I’m sure I am speaking for millions of voters when I say “We’re behind you 100%.” Allegre says she’s taking her small children to the rules committee meeting in DC at the end of the month to make sure that her vote in Michigan counts.
Lance Manion: I’ve been ordered to tell you, that my twelve year old son is a big supporter. He even donated $5 of his allowance.
Hillary says kids are really watching and listening. She thinks it’s very important for kids to be involved.
Katy Bird from The Confluence tells Hillary how inspiring she is. She goes on to mention a great video with Chelsea responding to a question on feminism. She says we (the bloggers) get so caught in the latest fire, that we don’t have as much time to blog about things like the video. Hillary agrees that putting out the latest fire takes precendent.
Lambert from Corrente: We need more tools to help you.
Call over… Peter Daou thanks everyone for joining the call. I know I missed some of what was said… I’ll be gathering links to the blogs and bloggers on the call who also blogged about the call.
I didn’t get a chance to get on and ask a question, however if I had I would have simply thanked Hillary Clinton for continuing to fight for us and inspire us.
UPDATE: From the Bloggers on the call:
Jeralyn has a post up now on the Blogger Call: “A Blogger Call With Hillary Clinton: It’s the Math Not the Map.”
UPDATE 2: Apparently Martin Longman aka Booman, thinks Hillary and her supporters should all go away. I’m wondering what part of Democracy Martin doesn’t understand.