Earlier this past November, there was a scheduled event in Bakersfield, California where Hillary was to give a speech to the Sikh community. From nysun.com:
Traditional food, elaborate costumes, and ritual sword fighting were on display as thousands of Sikhs celebrated a religious festival here yesterday, but the expected guest of honor, Senator Clinton, was a no-show. Mrs. Clinton also scuttled a fund-raising breakfast at a nearby fairgrounds where Sikh leaders had hoped to raise $1 million for her presidential campaign.
Mrs. Clinton's campaign offered no public explanation for the change of plans, though a spokesman seemed to confirm that she had been expected to visit with Sikhs in Bakersfield yesterday.
No big deal, right? Who cares about the Sikh community. Well, I don't know about you all, but it appears that she missed out on a $1 million fund raiser. We're talking free money here - the Sikh community had it all organized, and all Hillary had to do was show up. What makes this worse is that the campaign offered no reason for the cancellation, not even an attempt to justify this mistake. As for that $1 million? They're now planning on giving it to another candidate instead.
"I'll take $1 million from our Sikh people and give it to people who are going to work with us … not somebody who says they're going to work with you and deserts you at the end"
This was a disaster, a lost opportunity, and it filled up the press that day with negative quotes from Sikh community members. I'm really beginning to question just what kind of "leadership" is running this campaign.
More recently, there was a press conference held where Hillary was endorsed by New Hampshire's first lady and pediatrician Susan Lynch. The first line in the press covering this event? The fact that she was an hour late to this important endorsement.
NBC's Christina Jamison, Mark Murray and NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli
CONCORD, NH -- Arriving nearly an hour late due to weather conditions, Hillary Clinton accepted the endorsement of New Hampshire's first lady, Susan Lynch.
Think this was just an isolated incident that can be explained away by extreme weather conditions? Think again. From washingtonpost.com on the health care debate in Ankeny, Iowa:
ANKENY, Iowa -- She was two hours late after her campaign plane blew a tire. But when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton finally arrived here this afternoon, she offered her harshest critique yet of Sen. Barack Obama's approach to health care reform.
This is a growing trend that we're becoming more aware of, and it shows the incompetence of Hillary's campaign management not only to us grassroots supporters, but to the rest of America that is still undecided. These types of errors are unprofessional and must be addressed immediately.
Join us in demanding that Hillary's campaign management either get their act together, or step down and let more experience personnel take over. Hillary Clinton is our only hope to take back America and I'm not about to let a few screw-offs in her campaign ruin this chance for us.
Click here to contact the official campaign. Remember: keep it polite and reasonable, but let them know that we won't tolerate the shenanigans we have been witnessing lately that have the potential to ruin everything we have been working for.