How Obama Did It
: an in-depth look behind the scenes of the campaign, assembled by a special team of reporters who were granted year-long access on the condition that none of their findings appear until after Election Day.
posted by thbt
on Nov 5, 2008 -
As the U.S. election approaches, you're getting fidgety. You've donated, you've volunteered for your candidate's campaign, but you've still got time on your hands for election-themed activities. What to do? Well, you could make some snazzy Obama
earrings to wear to the polls on decision day. You could make presidential candidate finger puppets out of yarn
, or felt
and re-enact the debates. You could knit a party animal
so as to have something to snuggle up to at night when you wake from nightmares of stolen elections. You could decorate some oranges
. Slate has a slideshow of political craft ideas
, my favourite of which is probably the Homeland Security Quilt
. For more ideas, check out the Obama Craft Project
, where crafters are crafting for change and fundraising. There you'll find everything from Obamaware
to a cool Yes We Can scarf
, to a cross-stitch portrait
, to a cozy Obama cap
. Lest you think I'm being too partisan here, I'll say I did search for Republican-oriented crafts and there just didn't seem to be many. It seems Obama's got the crafting demographic, um, all sewn up.
posted by orange swan
on Oct 22, 2008 -
The Palin Mob
"It's no wonder that the slightest incitement from Sarah Palin or John McCain will turn one of their rallies into a lynch mob. Just talk to the folks who attend.
My camera was rolling for literally seconds before people happily said to me, on camera, that Barack Obama is a terrorist. If I hadn’t spent most of my time at the event inside, waiting for the candidates to show up, I could have gotten dozens of these people on tape."
Via Blogger Interrupted
posted by 4midori
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Now that the presidential debate is back on
, it's time to prepare by selecting the most appropriate drinking game for tonight's debate. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Sep 26, 2008 -
McCain calls time!
John McCain has asked that the first presidential debate be postponed and he will suspend his campaign so he can focus on the economy. No response from Obama yet. But it may be due to his approval rating, The latest FOX News
/Opinion Dynamics poll shows Obama has taken a 45-39 percent lead.
posted by parmanparman
on Sep 24, 2008 -
The military surge in Iraq is failing. Sure, violence in the country is down significantly, but that's as much due to the Sunni Awakening
, which began
significantly before the surge got going in 2007
. Unfortunately, everyone, particularly the McCain campaign, seems to have forgotten that the goal of the surge was to provide political stability, and it totally hasn't
. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus
on Sep 10, 2008 -
"People are talking, but no one is really listening. For all the fun and fantasy that can be had following this election on the internet, the overriding impression it gives after a while is of tuning into thousands of people as they sit in their cars and complain about the traffic." David Runciman on "The Cattle-Prod Election."
posted by nasreddin
on May 30, 2008 -