Web Site Offers Refuge to Former Clinton Supporters

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A website has been launched that invites former Clinton supporters who have changed their allegiance to Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for President to express themselves.

In recent days, there is a sense of movement, and a sense of spirit. Something is happening in America, and people are ready and prepared to make that great leap.

(http://www.clintonsupporters4obama.com) A website has been launched that invites former Clinton supporters who have changed their allegiance to Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for President to express themselves.

According to information from the site, ClintonSupporters4Obama.com was "erected to provide a place of refuge for all those Clinton supporters who have read the handwriting on the wall, and have decided to pledge their support to Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for the good of the country."

In light of the recent announcement that Representative John Lewis has decided to cast his vote as a superdelegate for Senator Obama, many more former Clinton supporters may be in need of a place of refuge soon. Lewis is an icon of the Civil Rights movement and had previously been one of Senator Clinton's most vocal supporters.

In his announcement, Lewis said, "In recent days, there is a sense of movement, and a sense of spirit. Something is happening in America, and people are ready and prepared to make that great leap."

Democratic superdelegate Christine "Roz" Samuels, who had also been a staunch Hillary supporter before former President Bill Clinton's "fairy-tale" remark, has since formally backed Senator Obama as well.

ClintonSupporters4Obama.com provides anecdotal information, news, and commentary from former Clinton supporters, and will likely attract many notable names as superdelegates from around the country who had previously pledged their support for Senator Clinton begin to rethink their choice under increasing pressure from members of the Democratic Party to vote according to the will of their constituents, which in most states means a vote for the freshman Senator from Illinois.

Democratic Party leadership have expressed concerned over the hotly contested race between Clinton and Obama. Many fear that an ugly delegate fight at the convention will fracture the party, and make it harder to win the White House in November. Many also believe that the record number of voters, particularly young voters that have been drawn into the political process this election season will be disillusioned if the race is so close by convention time that the final deciding votes come from the 800 or so superdelegates that are currently eligible to vote, which is a very real possibility.

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