Saturday, July 12, 2008

THE RESPONSE TO OUR FIRST AD AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN " ON THE BALLOT" AND "NAME IN NOMINATION".

First a congratulations to all of those who supported this opening effort and contributed to the running of the ad that ran yesterday in the Chicago Tribune. We've had an extremely enthusiastic response from everyone who has seen it. Contributions continue to come in and many new donors have been motivated by the ad. But as everyone knows we are far from Mission Accomplished. More contributions mean more ads, more pressure and more impact. And the more they see the more they know that not only is our message right but that the resources supporting it wont settle for anything less than what is right.

Which brings us to the most important part of this -- the nomination process in Denver.

There is a crucial difference between Senator Clinton's name being "on the ballot" and having her name being placed in nomination. And the difference is between being a genuine candidate and something that is nothing more than a symbolic sham. Both the DNC and Senator Obama's campaign may be attempting to negotiate a settlement where Senator Clinton's name is on the ballot but not placed in nomination. They may think that is enough to assuage her voters. They may think that voters can be fooled. Our ads are going to make sure they know that no one is going to be fooled.

We're going to let them know Senator Clinton's name on the ballot is not good enough. Her name must be placed in nomination for it to have any meaning so that super delegates have a real choice in deciding the nomination by casting their votes for either candidate. Nothing less is acceptable. And they're going to know it.

24 comments:

Amarissa said...

Great work, Denver Group! We need you! To everyone: please donate to this effort, IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Tony Kondaks said...

More power to you guys!

There are, literally, hundreds of other websites that feel the same way as you.

Here is one:

http://www.PledgedNotBound.com

Keep up the good work!

mm said...

Go Marc and Heidi. You know that I'm with you all the way. This is a subtle and very significant difference you make about being on the ballot and being in nomination. Making this difference known will be the key. Thanks for all you do.

Anonymous said...

Awesome job! Let's hope that more people concerned with nominating the best candidate for POTUS recognize that there is still something that can be done! Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Way to Go, Marc!
The ad got a post in the "Huff-puff-post" and the O'bots there went bonkers!

Annnie said...

You guys are amazing. thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Marc and Heidi, thank you for such great work. I will contribute for the ads to come and all that we are doing to secure Hillarys name is placed in (real) nomination!!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome what a blessing there are so many out there supporting this great cause.
Heidi I visit your site on a daily basis to be kept on top of things and you always offer a good perspective some times my mind can play overtime!
Keep up the great work...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making it clear that there is a difference between being on the ballot and name in nomination. I hope that the word gets out to everybody, so that BHO and the DNC can't hoodwink and bamboozle us anymore! Good luck to you - you are doing an awesome job. I made my first contribution today and will give more so that you will be able to continue to get the message out!

Ms Bluegrass said...

MARC, HEIDI, and all of Senator Clinton's loyal supporters, Thank you! We are behind you all the way with our hearts and our MONEY! lol!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. How can we help? This issue of having Hillary's name on the ballot vs placed in nomination is huge. If her name is merely on the ballot, it will be nothing more than window dressing. None of us should be appeased when the DNC "reassures" us that her name will be on the ballot (like they're doing us a favor!). Are you planning any kind of organized action regarding this issue?

Anna

Misty said...

Marc & Heidi Thank you for helping all of the rest of us have voices and for standing up for "we the people" and democracy!

Kentucky Progress said...

Yahoooooo! Fight fight fight!

Venus9 said...

Thank you so much for all you do. I'm so glad you guys are taking the initiative!

trist said...

Yes! Whoohoo! I'm so happy to be apart of this!

I know that we will make them do right by Hillary, by the voters, and by what the party is supposed to stand for!

Keep going guys!

waiting4hrc said...

Dear Heidi & Marc,
I didn't even know there was a difference between in nomin. and on the ballot. You see?, we need you to educate the public.

Heidi's legal expertise is a real asset for our 'army'. I'm sure the DNC was banking on public ignorance to foist their wrongdoing on us. You are ruining their fun! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and well-written ad!!!!
Keep up the good work!!!
Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Your Ad was so Wonderful, beyond my expections.
Thanks so much & a check is on its way.

Anonymous said...

I am seriously considering signing on. I was a Kuccinich, Edwards and then reluctant Obama supporter and have become completely disenchanted with the Obama campaign and will never vote for him. Let's say my sister, a diehard Hillary supporter helped me see the error of my ways and now I fully support her name being placed on the ballot.

Annnie said...

Anna, re: what can you do. I recommend emailing the denver group and asking them about setting up fundraisers in your area. A little table would be great, that way people would learn about what is going on as well.

WendyPrince said...

Thank you for a very clear explanation.

Anonymous said...

Now I am totally confused.

Apparently today Donna Brazile said "it would be highly unlikely that Hillary's name would be on the nominating ballot"

The two words are together "nominating ballot"

My view is the convention is going to go down the exact same way the primary went down and the R & BC meeting went down. Rigged for the chosen one.

Thanks for everything you and Mark are doing!!!! Please keep fighting.

What happened to democracy?

Anonymous said...

Poster #19, Welcome to the ever growing movement! I think it takes an enormous amount of inner strength and personal integrity for anyone to change their position on anything. It just doesn't seem like that's how we humans are hard wired. So I really respect your ability to continue to grapple with these very compelling issues. I hope you will become an active member in this and other blog sites that support Hillary for President. You are not alone as an Obama supporter who is becoming disillusioned. There are inceasing numbers out there. (I was also for Kucinich at the outset, by the way.) Our movement is a diverse one. Hope you'll join in. There's a lot going on and I've found that, for the most part, the discourse is interesting, helpful, supportive and inclusive.

Anna

Anonymous said...

great work Denver Group...we can make a difference..spread the word..write Howard Dean a personal note at the DNC...