Saturday, February 9, 2008
Delegate Dissing Hill
By GEOFF EARLE
New York Post
February 9, 2008 -- WASHINGTON - In an ominous sign for the Clinton campaign, a New Jersey "superdelegate" who holds a valuable ticket to vote at the Democratic National Convention is bailing out on Hillary Rodham Clinton after endorsing her.
Clinton and Barack Obama are fighting each other to a virtual draw in state-by-state contests - potentially letting the nearly 800 party functionaries put a winner over the top.
The delegate, Christine Samuels of Montclair, says she decided to reconsider her support of Clinton because of Bill Clinton's slam that Obama's position against the Iraq war was a "fairy tale," and because of Hillary's campaign-trail tears.
"I'm disappointed in a few things that were said," she told The Associated Press. "I'm going to have to revisit what I'm going to do."
Posted by Patricia Wilson-Smith at 5:41 PM