Skip to comments.[Harold] Ickes is Clinton's not-so-secret weapon
Posted on 04/01/2008 6:47:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
|Harold M. Ickes never forgets a favor, especially if he's the one who did the favor. So the veteran political operative made sure that, when the time was right, he alone would call Garry Shay, former chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party... And once Ickes started calling, he didn't stop until Shay said the words Ickes wanted to hear -- that he would support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August... the man in charge of Clinton's feverish effort to lock up superdelegates is Ickes, whose enthusiasm for no-holds-barred politics sometimes rattles friends and foes alike. Ickes once got so carried away that he bit another political operative on the leg... Aggressive, profane, openly scornful of rivals, Ickes rules Clinton's superdelegate operation with an intimidating style and a mythic persona... He is the son and namesake of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's famously irascible Interior secretary... He worked in Sen. Eugene McCarthy's 1968 campaign to unseat President Lyndon B. Johnson. He joined Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) in trying to deny President Carter renomination in 1980. He worked for Jesse Jackson's presidential bids in 1984 and 1988. Unhappy about the way Jackson was being treated at the '88 convention, Ickes hatched plans that included a threat to hand out 1,700 plastic whistles to Jackson supporters so they could disrupt the proceedings. Some of his ideas unnerved even Jackson; Ickes remembers him saying, "Ickes, you want to get me run out of white man's America."|
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Whoops, photo credit is Andrew Councill (?)
Hes’s a Carville with hair.....’nuff said. JK
A second generation of Presidential Wormwood. His father was FDR’s handler. Not only is our government infested with commies, they move in and openly breed like the rats they are.
I was going to say the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.
That was successful
He joined Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) in trying to deny President Carter renomination in 1980.
He worked for Jesse Jackson's presidential bids in 1984 and 1988.
Well damn. I'm impressed.
nor the fecal matter from the anal passage
Hey, that kinda hurts.
Those were cited in the context of his being a maverick. The fact is, “Clean Gene” showed LBJ that he couldn’t win the nomination, and he dropped out of the race. RFK entered the race, was on his way to the nomination, was assassinated, and Humphrey wound up the nominee.
“Despite strong showings in several primaries, McCarthy garnered only 23 percent of the delegates at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, largely due to the control of state party organizations over the delegate selection process.”
(some things never change, eh?)
"..Ickes is a political strategist working on Hillary Clinton's campaign in the 2008 presidential election.
Ickes was a member of the Democratic National Committee who voted in favor of stripping Florida and Michigan of their convention delegates for moving their primary dates earlier than allowed by DNC rules. He has since changed his support of these sanctions, however, calling on the DNC to reconsider its penalties. .."
Whatever helps Hillary! They left off Hypocrite in his bio.
Top Clinton Adviser Says Superdelegates Will Decide Election,
Obama’s Victories ‘Irrelevant’
Posted on 02/16/2008 5:11:10 PM EST by Sub-Driver
[snip] Harold Ickes, a 40-year party operative charged with winning over superdelegates for the Clinton campaign, made no apologies on Saturday for the campaign’s convention strategy. “We’re going to win this nomination,” Ickes said, adding that they would do so soon after the last contest on June 7 in Puerto Rico. “You’re not going to see this go to the convention floor.” [end]
He and Sid Blumenthal (D)wi are two peas in a moldy pod.
Youre not going to see this go to the convention floor.
Well not after he runs around smashing all the TV cameras with a hammer.
Ickies should be in a cell with Sandy the Burglar man
That’s a given, due to his party affiliation.
No need to be repetitive. He's a Hillary supporter. It goes without saying that he's a hypocrite.
Democratic Debacle (1964 convention, repercussions today)
America Heritage | July 2004 (cover date) | Joshua Zeitz
Posted on 07/27/2004 9:59:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Not you, Ickes the Douche Bag.
And Mr. Ickes was on the winning team how many times?
On the stump, Bill Clinton pokes fun at superdelegate contest
Billings Gazette | April Fools Day, 2008 | Associated Press
Posted on 04/01/2008 6:55:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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