Rachel's an idiot. Go Geraldine! Go Hillary! This is Howard Wolfson's "HUBdate" for today:
Mission Accomplished? Not So Fast: In a campaign memo, Communications Director Howard Wolfson argues “Senator Obama’s plan to declare himself the Democratic nominee [to]night in Iowa is a slap in the face to the millions of voters in the remaining primary states and to Senator Clinton’s 17 million supporters…Premature victory laps and false declarations of victory are unwarranted. Declaring mission accomplished does not make it so. While Senator Obama inaccurately declares himself the nominee, Senator Clinton will continue to work hard, campaigning for every vote in the upcoming states and making the case that she will be the best nominee to take on John McCain and be our next President.” Read more.
Support in KY: At an event yesterday in Maysville, KY, former Gov. Martha Layne Collins said “I'm here because Hillary Clinton is the most experienced and the most prepared…She's no quitter. She is going to go and go…Let me guarantee you, with a woman in the White House, there will be change.” Read more.
Protecting America’s Miners: At a “Get Out The Vote” rally in Prestonsburg, KY yesterday, Hillary unveiled her plan to protect America’s miners. Read more.
Responding to Sen. McCain: Hillary responded yesterday to a speech by Sen. McCain on the economy: “It’s hard to take lectures on economic policy from Senator McCain, who has admitted he doesn’t understand economics, and who thinks the right way to fix our ailing economy is to embrace George Bush’s failed economic strategy. Senator McCain and President Bush are like two sides of the same coin - and it doesn’t amount to a whole lot of change.” Read more.
On Tap: The Clinton campaign today announced Hillary Clinton will return to South Florida tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21.
Previewing Today: Hillary celebrates election night in downtown Louisville at the Marriott Hotel Downtown.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Information on war resistance within the military can be found at The Objector, The G.I. Rights Hotline [(877) 447-4487], Iraq Veterans Against the War and the War Resisters Support Campaign. Courage to Resist offers information on all public war resisters. In addition, VETWOW is an organization that assists those suffering from MST (Military Sexual Trauma).