There's a fantastic article on the mistake the Clinton campaign made here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20080219/cm_huffpost/087353_200802191056 It's even handed in it's analysis, I think, and mentions a lot of points I hadn't considered before. I found this paragraph particularly illuminating: She chose to accept lobbyist money at a time when her victory was being cast as so assured, … Continue reading Game Plans
For those of you who weren't watching MSNBC last night, the above clip is courtesy a bumbling Texas senator, a fortunate Ohio representative, and a Chris Matthews who forgot to take his pills. As is only logical, the Clinton campaign are sending this out to as many people as will listen. And why wouldn't they? … Continue reading When Matthews Attacks!
Obama wins Wisconsin easily by 16-17 points. No word on Hawaii yet, but general consensus is that he'll win that one, too. March 4th really is going to be the big showdown. Hillary needs to win both of those states by getting 65% of the available delegates which just doesn't seem all that realistic. If … Continue reading WI/HI Primary Part Two
I just had to put this up. As most of you know, I'm from Ohio. I lived there for nearly 24 years. These quotes are pulled from today's Wall Street Journal with regards to the upcoming Ohio primary on March 4th: "I don't think the country is ready for a woman president yet," says Duane … Continue reading WI/HI Primary Interlude
In honor of my first primary day blog, I offer this heartwarming snippet from the good people of America, the people who will be deciding our future.
I've come to the conclusion that talking about Obama and Clinton is akin to debating religion and, sadly, there's no sign of Kirk Cameron and his Croc-a-duck (if you don't get that reference, go to Youtube and search for it -- it's well worth it). I won't deny that a large part of Obama's appeal … Continue reading Speeches
This year's state of the union was strange. Aside from the fact that there was no vice-president running after a two term president, but the primaries were clearly overshadowing Bush's last year in office. It wasn't just that the nomination process was getting more air time, it's that every single one of the candidates were, … Continue reading Window of Opportunity
Her non-vote on Tuesday regarding the FISA bill (both Obama and McCain voted, McCain believing that the telecoms deserve retroactive immunity, Obama believing differently) -- because, you know, it's not like the primaries that day were being held anywhere near DC or anything -- I actually like Hillary. I like her a lot more than … Continue reading Hillary
The title of this entry, by the way, is also a line from a short story I just wrote. I'm nothing if not self-promotional. This is a rather brief (yes, it's brief for me) explanation of why I'm on the Obama wagon. I originally posted this on my livejournal: I'm going to try to explain … Continue reading “Crazy doesn’t just happen.”
It was only a matter of time. I have been boring the few people on my livejournal friends list to death with my constant talk of the 2008 presidential primaries. So for the sake of their sanity, I've decided to start a blog specifically covering the events of the next year. I won't pretend to … Continue reading Yeah, that makes perfect sense.