You can rest assured that the people sitting there were picked to sit there.
Obama? How can you support an Illinois lawyer with only two years of experience in national office?
Oh, it worked out pretty well last time.*
My question is, with two years in the senate, if Obama was as white as chalk, would he be credible?Because seven years in the state Senate of Illinois, four years as a community organizer, and eleven years lecturing on constitutional law was, what, sitting at home with his thumb up his ass?
My question is, with two years in the senate, if Obama was as white as chalk, would he be credible?
I came to Obama by an unusual route: as I explained here, I follow some issues pretty closely, and over and over again, Barack Obama kept popping up, doing really good substantive things. There he was, working for nuclear non-proliferation and securing loose stockpiles of conventional weapons, like shoulder-fired missiles. There he was again, passing what the Washington Post called "the strongest ethics legislation to emerge from Congress yet" -- though not as strong as Obama would have liked. Look -- he's over there, passing a bill that created a searchable database of recipients of federal contracts and grants, proposing legislation on avian flu back when most people hadn't even heard of it, working to make sure that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan were screened for traumatic brain injury and to prevent homelessness among veterans, successfully fighting a proposal by the VA to reexamine all PTSD cases in which full benefits had been awarded, working to ban no-bid contracts in Katrina reconstruction, and introducing legislation to criminalize deceptive political tactics and voter intimidation. And there he was again, introducing a tech plan of which Lawrence Lessig wrote
Following a string of losses, the Clinton camp increasingly believes Ohio and Texas have become must-win primaries and the campaign is trying to reassure anxious donors and superdelegates that the nomination is not slipping away.
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