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Clinton locks up Democratic Nomination

Hillary_Clinton_official_Secretary_of_State_portrait_cropBernie verses Hillary. For months we have seen it. For me, now it is over. Hillary Clinton has just won New Jersey. This basically seals the deal. For all those who supported Bernie Sanders,there is nothing to be sad about. He was a long shot, at best. His job was to pull Hillary to the left. He did that. I suspect that he will continue to the convention in order to keep Hillary from drifting to the right.

From NYT:

Hillary Clinton rolled up a huge victory margin in the New Jersey primary on Tuesday as she prepared to claim the Democratic presidential nomination and begin the task of swaying supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont to unite with her against Donald J. Trump.

Mr. Sanders made plans to lay off most of his campaign staff, yet he appeared reluctant to let go completely after months of political warfare against a Clinton machine that he holds in thinly veiled contempt. With six states voting on Tuesday, Mr. Sanders was holding out hope for a huge upset in the California primary to justify staying in the race and lobbying Democratic officials to support him in a contested convention next month.

Montana, New Mexico and the Dakotas also held Democratic contests on Tuesday. Republicans voted in several states, although Mr. Trump became the presumptive nominee in early May.

As Mrs. Clinton sought to turn her attention to the general election, Mr. Trump, who had a weekslong head start, was busy reckoning with problems of his own making. His criticism of a federal judge, Gonzalo P. Curiel, for the judge’s Mexican heritage continued to inflict damage on his campaign, as the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, called Mr. Trump’s remarks racist and other Republicans piled on criticism. One Republican senator rescinded his support. (more…)

The Errington Thompson Show 11-08-2008

As we know, Barack Obama won the election and it wasn’t close. John McCain gave a very gracious speech. In this week’s show, I interview my good friend Bill Scher from Campaign for America’s Future and the editor of BuzzFlash, Mark Karlin. I try to start at the beginning. Mark is from Chicago, Obama’s home turf, and he explains how our future president made this remarkable climb to the top. Bill Scher was at the 2004 convention. He was, like me, blown away by Barack Obama’s 2004 convention speech. This is a great discussion and a great summary of what happened.

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The Errington Thompson Show 8-30-08

Let’s chat about a GREAT convention. This week was the 45th anniversary of the famous March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech. I take some calls. I even find 50 seconds or so to talk about Sarah Palin. Great Show. Enjoy.