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Candidates visit, but hope stays well away -- Prisons, Montana,...

There are 5 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 3, 2008, titled Candidates visit, but hope stays well away -- Prisons, Montana,.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The wind shrieks and blows the rain sideways on the prairie, but the townspeople standing with their heads bowed do not seem to care.

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Rochelle Ducheneaux

Sioux Falls, SD

#1 Jun 3, 2008
Bay - you really need to get your facts straight. Apparently, you're as blind as you are factually challenged. Why is it the liberal press choose to see only the bad on Indian reservations? True, reservations are similar in many respects to third world countries engaged in constant warfare. But, you must have had your eyes closed when driving down main street Eagle Butte as you missed the 20+ other businesses that line the street, more than a few of which are owned by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Cheyenne River's problems are those of many municipal and county governments of similar size found throughout the United States. True, drugs and alcohol abuse are rampant on the reservation, but no more so than in rural areas throughout the United States. Meth isn't referred to as Native American heroin, its called hillbilly heroin and the meth signs that line Interstate 90 in Montana demonstrate that meth is a problem that transcends reservation borders. The main problem the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has, the one that prevents it from successfully dealing with its many problems, is a lack of good, strong leadership. Just like Obama, Joe Brings Plenty is young, inexperienced and completely ignorant of the laws and treaties that undergird Indian tribes' claim to quasi-sovereignty. Because he doesn't understand the source of his power, he is unable to use it for his people's benefit. He and an equally young, inexperienced and completely ignorant Tribal Council have done more damage to this Tribe than all of the socio-economic problems on the reservation combined. Next time Bay, keep your eyes open and maybe talk to a few more people.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk

Yankton, SD

#2 Jun 3, 2008
It is sad to realize that not a whole lot will change in South Dakota after this election is over. South Dakota has within its borders 6 counties listed in the top 11 poorest counties in the nation and they are all on Indian Reservations.

There is an answer and it lies with gaming but the governor of the state likes to keep us poor and will only allow each tribe 200 machines.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#3 Jun 3, 2008
No matter what. Get off the computer and vote!! She fought so hard for you to have a say. Your vote is what matters! If you think she is right, but by chance she does lose, your voice will carry weight beyond what happens today! Go Hillary!!!

Here is the latest news:

Short version- no video

Clinton Says She Will Not Concede Tonight
Carolyn Lochhead

Long version includes video, but not too bad a load to get to the text on dial up.

Clinton not ready to concede race, her campaign chair

[There are not enough pledged delegates at stake in Montana and South Dakota to put Obama over the top, but a rush of endorsements by the remaining undeclared "superdelegates" could allow him to claim victory when he takes the stage in Minnesota Tuesday evening.]

Since: Feb 08

United States

#4 Jun 3, 2008
The following can be found on the link below:

Information on voting

A links list of Senators Clinton, McCain and Obama from their websites

Other info with a slant on Senator Clinton.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#5 Jun 3, 2008
This the kind of shenanigan that is so dreary. Why would the Obama camp want you to think he has won now? Why can’ he wait until polls are closed? There is no statement from the Clinton Camp that I can find in blogs or anywhere other than this is new spin. The VP slot was discussed weeks ago. No matter what, she needs the opinion by vote. It looks like another attempt to me to dissuade voters.

The AP reportedly put out a poll of probable endorsers, I can’t find it. I don’t think we got a winner yet. In the mean time see below for where I think all this coming from.
See next:
Jun 3, 6:04 PM EDT

Clinton says she's open to being Obama's VP

Associated Press Writers
[Obama effectively sewed up the 2,118 delegates needed to win the nomination Tuesday, based on a tally of pledged delegates, superdelegates who have declared their preference, and another 18 superdelegates who have confirmed their intentions to The Associated Press. It also included five delegates Obama was guaranteed as long as he gained 15 percent of the vote in South Dakota and Montana later in the day]

Vote!!! Go Hillary!!!

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