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As a reminder, DelegateHub is a website paid for by the Clinton campaign that is designed to "educate" people on the delegate selection process.

A few people diaried about it 2-3 weeks ago when it went up.  I thought that it was going to be a flash-in-the-pan thing that would die as quickly as it was born, but the campaign is providing updates almost every work day.  What's most interesting about these updates is that now they are virtually never about actual delegate counts or SD endorsements.  DelegateHub has morphed into a pure anti-Obama site.  The front page headlines tell the story...  

Pew Survey: ‘The "defection" rate among Obama's supporters if Clinton wins the nomination is far lower.’

Obama: A Thin Record For a Bridge Builder

AP: Media Expert Decries Campaign Coverage

Slate 'Trailhead': A Number You Probably Haven't Seen

Finally, a story about delegates?  No, it's a story about Democratic vote counts, which is based on exit polls from CNN and doesn't include caucuses.

On the right-hand side, there's a link called "Support the Automatic Delegates", which includes the following note inside the link:

Fill out the form below to send a note to local automatic delegates telling them why you support Hillary, and why you think she will be the best leader for our party and our nation.

 That's not really "support[ing] the Automatic Delegates", is it?

I don't dislike HRC as a candidate, but her campaign team is just atrocious.  If they want to debate the merits and voting patterns of SDs, fine.  If they want to debate the MI & FL issues, that's quite a bit more contentious, but still it's a problem that needs to be addressed one way or another.  Putting up stories on how Obama fails to build bridges or won't maintain Clinton's support in the General Election shows that this has never really been about delegates.

Senator, please get rid of the charade that is really about SDs anymore. Shut the site down.

EDIT: I just want to add the original diary at DK on this site dated 2/20/08 and give props to the diarist who started this discussion.

Note how the site really was about delegates and SDs at first.  And since there have been ZERO primaries and caucuses since February 20th, the actual delegate counts cannot have changed the theme of the site, right?  Someone inside the HRC campaign realized that there was no logic to this argument, so they decided just to go into attack mode.  Nice!

Originally posted to obie0000000 on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 03:18 PM PST.

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