Progressive Blogs Preferring Hillary Clinton

TalkLeft, Taylor Marsh, No Quarter, Corrente Wire and Left Coaster are not the only progressive blogs where some of the authors and/or most of the commenters prefer Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama for President. Some blogs have explicitly endorsed her. At others, individual authors express their personal beliefs. Some even strive to provide fair coverage.

Here are some to check out:

Recommended post of the day: Factory Workers at Sunrise. (Hat tip to Katie Bird.)

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    Thanks for the links. (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Angel on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:14:18 PM EST

    Thank you Jeralyn. goldberry, riverdaughter, (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Teresa on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:15:24 PM EST
    is a terrific writer.

    MyDD (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by s5 on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:19:27 PM EST
    has also had a lot of positive Hillary blogging, particularly Todd Beeton. I'm not sure if they count themselves as a "pro-Hillary blog" however.

    corrente (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by p lukasiak on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:24:11 PM EST
    Hey, add my friends over at correntewire to the list!  

    they were in the post (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:30:52 PM EST
    Don't know how it got erased, but Corrente is back in now. I took out an "and" and must have wiped them out. Thanks, Corrente is great.

    Tom Watson (none / 0) (#35)
    by ghost2 on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 12:30:51 AM EST
    You forgot: Tom Watson

    and of course, , The Daily Howler who is fair and takes media and bloggers to task every day:

    Thanks for the list.  I recommend everyone to check them out, especially The Confluence by Riverdaughter (aka goldberry).  She is very good.


    Indeed (none / 0) (#6)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:26:08 PM EST
    Funny folks too.

    Yes (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by BDB on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:27:08 PM EST
    Thanks to a tip on this site (none / 0) (#17)
    by Cream City on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:55:01 PM EST
    Corrente already is bookmarked by me. :-) But thank you, Jeralyn et al., for other tips here.

    For the record (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:25:47 PM EST
    And I imagine no one believe me, I really DO believe Obama is the preferable nominee because he is a Media Darling and there is not a dime's worth of difference on the issues between them.I am not a believe in the "experience" factor. I think Obama is a much superior politician. I think his campaign team seems to be better.

    My problems are the same as always - I do not like his Unity Schtick and I have serious concerns that progressives will give him a free pass.

    I also believe Hillary is a good Democrat and I deplore the incredibly unfair treatment she has received from the Media and the blogs.


    If Hillary Wins Texas and Ohio (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by BDB on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:31:54 PM EST
    A big if, I grant you, I think it will lend credence to my theory that Hillary is better than a media darling, she's a media anti-toxin. :-)

    And if she does win, I predict we might get to find out how much of a media darling Obama really is.  I suspect the media will turn on him mightily.  His biggest asset has been that he's a Clinton killer.  Now, having supported him to the point where they've been repeatedly ridiculed on SNL for it, what will they do if he fails (again) to knock the witch out?  

    Of course, Obama could simply win tomorrow and they'll love him all over again.


    I do believe you (none / 0) (#10)
    by hitchhiker on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:32:55 PM EST
    You've named the only reasons to prefer him in the primary.  I made a different choice, because I think the uncertainty factor with him outweighs the positives of being loved by the press & having a good staff.

    He's a better campaigner, but if she can win I'm 100% certain she'd be a better head of our government.

    That's actually the line I keep waiting to hear from her campaign.  Obama thinks that campaigning is governing.  He uses the 2002 speech as evidence that he would be good at governing . . . it's just not.


    If Barack can pull off a win in TX (pop vote) (none / 0) (#11)
    by andgarden on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:34:22 PM EST
    then you'll be right that he's a better politician.

    I continue to be astonished at how much money he's raised. (I guess this makes my comment even more off topic than BTDs. . .)


    Well (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:38:20 PM EST
    mine was on topic on this theory - the description of TL as a pro-Hillary blog.

    I am pro-being fair to Hillary and pro-holding all pols' feet to he fire.


    BTD... (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by p lukasiak on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:46:41 PM EST
    you're amazing.  I mean, I don't know any bloggers that are supporting Obama that is as fair to Clinton as you are.

    So fair (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:48:10 PM EST
    that every Obama supporter hates me.

    Heck even I hate me (5.00 / 4) (#15)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:48:23 PM EST
    no... :( (none / 0) (#41)
    by kangeroo on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 02:12:54 AM EST
    i think it's because your (none / 0) (#40)
    by kangeroo on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 02:11:27 AM EST
    support of obama is based on practicality rather than emotion.  obama is so skilled at appealing to emotion that it's natural that most of his supporters have difficulty reconciling your support of him with your criticism.

    but the rest of us are really grateful to you.


    I meant (none / 0) (#16)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:50:59 PM EST
    blogs where some of the authors and/or most of the commenters prefer Hillary -- the /or got left out. It's now back in.

    Clearly the commenters here prefer Hillary to Obama. As do I.


    BTD, was there a ton of negative press on Gore (none / 0) (#34)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 12:08:14 AM EST
    before he bacame the nominee in 2000? Or did the press more or less immolate him after he was nominated? Personally, I don't recall what the press was like to Gore during the primaries.

    At any rate, Democrats are never big-time, 'media-darlings' for long are they?

    As the Stenographic Arm of the GOP, the press has to type accordingly don't they?


    Check the Daily Howler. (none / 0) (#36)
    by ghost2 on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 12:33:47 AM EST
    who has recorded all of these.  Bob Somerby (Daily Howler) says that the meme "Gore is a liar" started with the Bradley campaign, and how Bradley was the darling of the media and press hated Gore.

    I trust Bob Somerby, especially seeing as how he has called every unfair characterization, no matter which candidate it  concerns.


    Diff Subj, holy crap (none / 0) (#45)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 07:56:36 PM EST
    according to CNN Barack just successfully sued to keep Cuyahoga (Cleveland) polling places open until 9pm.

    One positive outcome of this primary (5.00 / 2) (#22)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 09:26:54 PM EST
    will be that it moved many of us away from the  "A-list" blogosphere.  

    This is a good thing.  The "A-listers" have gotten big enough that they've outgrown the whole "people-powered" meme that made them popular.  The individual now can't really be heard and have been replaced by the clique and sometimes even the mob.

    It's great that we're finding other places to go.

    I agree (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by vigkat on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 10:01:01 PM EST
    Wandering out into the greater blogosphere has proved rewarding.  

    I also agree... (5.00 / 1) (#28)
    by tandem5 on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 10:29:09 PM EST
    I'm glad to be free of my blog ruts!

    This is true, but (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by echinopsia on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 09:27:57 PM EST
    there is not a dime's worth of difference on the issues between them.

    I think there is a world of difference between them on how dedicated they are to the issues and how likely they are to work for what they say they stand for.

    It's not an experience thing (though that is a big part of it). It's a trust thing.

    Trust for you is different (5.00 / 2) (#26)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 10:04:59 PM EST
    than it is for many others. Trust is subjective. You are basically taking Obama on faith since he has a minimal record of substance and achievement since becoming a Senator.

    More important than blind faith in my view is   their respective abilities to implement their similar agendas if elected. That's also where experience comes in.

    So I'd say they are substantially the same on issues, Hillary is more likely to get the Democratic agenda implemented and that she has earned my trust through decades of documented national public service.

    I don't agree that being a local community organizer  or a state legislator  is sufficient or relevant experience for President.


    Thank you for this! (5.00 / 1) (#29)
    by lectric lady on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 10:41:54 PM EST
    I no longer read some past favorites:

    Daily Kos
    America Blog
    Huffington Post
    Booman Tribune
    Cliff Schecter
    Balloon Juice

    So, my political blog-reading has become much shortened. I thought I would miss these, but after a few weeks, I don't miss them at all. I am glad to find some new ones, though, so thank you. You have become the top of my blog list. A few weeks ago you were #4.

    still read balloon juice... (none / 0) (#44)
    by p lukasiak on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 06:07:14 AM EST
    ...mostly because its so fascinating to watch John Cole slowly morph back into the Hillary-hating conservative he was just a few years ago.

    Cole was one of the first conservative bloggers to be critical of Iraq, and now his readership is pretty solidly progressive -- and full of Obots.  If/when a Dem takes over the White House, I expect to see Cole revert entirely.


    Heimeyankel (none / 0) (#18)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:56:55 PM EST
    I deleted your comment for two reasons.

    First, it was off topic. There is an Open Thread for such comments.

    Second, you did not properly format your link, breaking the margin.

    The comment was about Hillary's statement about her and McCain having experience and Obama having a speech. I did not care for the statement but given the Olbermann Obama Hour's screeching overreaction, I am not inclined to blog about it.

    Sorry Big Tent Democrat (none / 0) (#19)
    by Heimyankel on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 09:01:02 PM EST
    I meant no harm. I was only responding to your "good democrat" comment above. Sorry but I thought it relevant to this thread.

    No problem (none / 0) (#20)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 09:03:59 PM EST
    I think it is a legitimate issue. I may write it up tomorrow. But the Olbermann freakout turned me off to it.

    you can post it on the Open Thread for now.


    Please post it on the open thread (none / 0) (#21)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 09:14:08 PM EST
    I'm curious about the Olbermann freakout (don't watch his show anymore).

    Thank you (none / 0) (#24)
    by sas on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 09:49:12 PM EST
    so much for these blogs.  I have been visiting HuffPo daily, and am so sorry to say that they leave a bad taste in my mouth.  The discussion there is acrid and vile. I swear they must be part of the right wing conspiracy against the Clintons and Hillary.

    I really like Talk Left because you are fair.  I appreciate it.  At least there is rational discussion here, without demonizing either Clinton or Obama.

    Thanks Jeralyn for sharing these great sites (none / 0) (#27)
    by katiebird on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 10:23:25 PM EST
    I've bookmarked them.

    And I'm glad you liked the link!

    Now if only (none / 0) (#30)
    by reynwrap582 on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 10:47:50 PM EST
    Someone could find me something to replace Olbermann's show...at least until the Primaries are over...I'd be a happy camper.  The only thing I've had to watch at 5PM Pacific is local news.  Ugghh.

    I also support Clinton (none / 0) (#31)
    by Redstar on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 11:03:50 PM EST
    and consider myself a progressive blogger...

    (I realize this is not a shameless self-promotion thread.  Forgive me.)


    I also write with Donna Darko a pro-Clinton blog, The Hillary 1000:


    You can find lots of links to other Clinton supporters there.

    Red is teh awesome (none / 0) (#37)
    by Donna Darko on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 12:58:09 AM EST
    RedStar is great!

    Thanks for the link, Jeralyn. I'll read No Quarter even if it all ends tomorrow!

    So unfair, so unfair. This will be a referendum on the media.


    Larry has gone a little overboard (none / 0) (#39)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 01:05:20 AM EST
    at times (to say the least), but I think many of his posts are still okay.

    thank you, jeralyn! (none / 0) (#42)
    by kangeroo on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 02:23:08 AM EST