Full OBAMA Campaign Memo
on , Florida Results
on , Florida Results
SUBJECT: Something to think about as returns come in from
TO: Interested Parties
FR: The Obama Campaign
RE:Democratic Presidential Primary
Becauseviolated (DNC) rules by placing its Presidential Primary on January15th, the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee ruled that the Michigan Democratic Party could not use the results of the January 15 Presidential Primary to allocate delegates to the 2008 . In other words, no delegates are at stake today in the Democratic Primary.
All of the Democratic presidential candidates publicly pledged not to campaign in, none have visited the state, opened offices, hired staff or communicated with voters through television, mail, phones or otherwise. In addition, four Democratic presidential candidates, Obama, Edwards, Richardson and Biden withdrew their names from the Primary ballot in order to avoid participating in the Michigan Primary. Clinton did not withdraw her name even though she publicly committed to not participate in the Primary. Clinton, Dodd, Gravel and Kucinich are the only candidates on the ballot today. The Obama Campaign is not participating in the Primary and has not instructed supporters in whether or how to vote.
Therefore the results of the primary tonight have no bearing on the Democratic nomination contest.
Our position and the position of the DNC is clear – neither thenor primaries are playing any role in deciding the Democratic nominee and we are not campaigning in either state.
CLINTON Memo on Meaning
of , Primaries
of , Primaries
Received from the Clinton campaign:
To: Interested Parties
From: The Clinton Campaign
Regarding:and Presidential Primaries
The Obama campaign today circulated a memo regarding today’s Michigan primary and the January 29 Florida primary. This memo was concerning on several levels.
Let us be very clear.signed a pledge that she would not campaign in any state that violates the DNC approved calendar. Therefore, we did not campaign in , nor will we campaign in in violation of the pledge. We have two small scheduled fundraisers in on January 27, as explicitly permitted by the pledge, but we will not hold any open public campaign events. The Obama campaign has also held numerous fundraisers in since signing the pledge. Contrary to the Obama campaign’s memo, there are no events at large venues, nor have we organized in the state. We intend to do so as our party’s nominee in the general election, but will honor our pledge not to campaign there in violation of the pledge.
Let us be clear about something else, however. Whilewill honor her commitment not to campaign in in violation of the pledge, she also intends to honor her pledge to hear the voices of all Americans. The people of and have just as much of a right to have their voices heard as anyone else. It is disappointing to hear a major Democratic presidential candidate tell the voters of ANY state that their voices aren’t important.
Make no mistake — the Obama campaign had no problems when its supporters and allies in http://facts.hillaryhub.com/archive/?id=5218). Now, with polls in recent days showing that effort and their candidate running far behind in both states, the Obama campaign has shifted tactics to say that those who cast a vote in either state don’t matter. We couldn’t disagree more.ran radio ads and other campaign activities urging people to vote for “uncommitted” as a way to register their support for — and to give him a chance to compete for those delegates at the national convention (