Apparently some die-hard Clinton supporters see Palin as an option. Make no mistake about it, Palin is no Hillary Clinton on women’s issues. Here’s the statement from Ellen R. Malcolm, President of EMILY’s List on Senator McCain choosing Governor Palin (emphasis mine): “How ironic that, on his 72nd birthday, McCain has raised the question of whether his running mate is prepared to be Commander in Chief and lead the country. Governor Palin and John McCain are a good match because they both want to overturn Roe V. Wade, they both want to continue the failed economic policies of the Bush administration and they both offer more of the same that has led this country down the wrong path. McCain clearly … Continue reading
I am guilty of missing the big night live… With good reason. As Barack Obama begins his journey to the White House, I am preparing to embark on a new journey of my own. As I get closer to the reality, I will share more here. That said, I just watched ландшафтAl Gore’s speech. It was phenomenal. The entire convention has been awesome and I could not be happier in the hope that there is hope in the future for all of us. If you missed Al Gore’s speech, you can watch it here: Here’s my favorite part of Al Gore’s speech:
Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Gustav. What a time for this to happen, given that the third anniversary of Katrina is here. I have the privlage of once again, being in the projected path. Here at home, people are ready to clear out. My local authorities are ready to call an evacuation as soon as Friday. As before, I will be ready to keep you informed as to what happens if it does in fact come this way.
Everyone’s been looking for the Obama bounce in the polls. The Gallup Daily gives Obama a 6 point lead today: The latest three-day Gallup Poll Daily tracking average (Aug. 25-27) is directly coincident with the first three days of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and is no doubt beginning to reflect the typical convention “bounce” that Gallup has observed in most party conventions in recent decades. There is a lag of sorts involved in the daily tracking; interviewing is conducted in most parts of the country before that evening’s high-focus speeches have taken place. Thus, the current three-day average would reflect any impact of Monday night’s speech by Michelle Obama, and Tuesday night’s speech by Hillary Clinton, but would … Continue reading
John Kerry, our 2004 nominee, tore into John McCain tonight in his convention speech. He left no stone un-turned, he left as he pilloried John McCain with the “strongest language yet uttered from the convention podium.” Seth Colter Walls notes on the HuffPo: Kerry describes McCain as “insulting” and “desperate’ for questioning Obama’s patriotism, and “pathetic” for continuing to support President Bush’s war policy; he digs at McCain’s age, saying voters should elect a president based on judgment and character, not “years on this earth”; and he hammers McCain and Bush on foreign affairs, charging that their policies have left “Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban and dictators everywhere…on the march.” Watch Kerry’s speech here: On the NY Times blog, The … Continue reading
I’ll quote Ezra Klein on Bill Clinton’s incredible speech tonight, because Ezra says it all in his opening paragraph: He left little unsaid. For all the talk of Bill Clinton’s anger, his resentment, his grudges, Clinton took the stage tonight and threw the full weight of his prestige behind Barack Obama. Leveraging that peculiar credibility that comes from being one of four living Americans to have held the presidency, he didn’t simply give Obama his support, but his endorsement. He said that Obama was not only ready, but right. The Obama camp could have asked for nothing more. Clinton could have delivered little more. In his speech tonight Bill Clinton said: “I say to you: Barack Obama is ready to … Continue reading
The War on Terror has finally blended in to the War on Drugs to the extent that it is no longer possible to ignore the connection. AFGHANISTAN: A DOWN YEAR FOR OPIUM PRODUCTION, BUT IS THE TRAFFICKING THREAT RECEDING? Aunohita Mojumdar 8/27/08 A EurasiaNet Q&A with UNODC Afghanistan Country Chief Christina Oguz Afghanistan experienced a 19 percent decrease in the land under opium poppy cultivation in 2008 in comparison with the previous year, according to a report prepared by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. But even as the Afghan government lauds the decline, UN experts worry about another spike in production. This concern is underscored by the fact that actual production of opium declined only by 6 percent … Continue reading
For all who were hoping for a floor fight today… Those hopes were dashed by a classy show of unity as Hillary Clinton called on the DNC to end the roll call vote and nominate Barack Obama by acclamation (emphasis mine): Although there was some suspense over how the nomination process would play out, in the end, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton released her delegates before the roll call to vote for Mr. Obama and announced that she was voting for Mr. Obama and his running mate, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware. At 4:48 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, at the urging of Mrs. Clinton, the New York delegation cast its votes for Mr. Obama, and Mrs. Clinton called on the Democratic … Continue reading