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 -
Maybe America needs Barack more than Barack needs America...
It's got to be tough being Barack Obama these days. Just managing to hang onto a slim lead in the polls against a truly horrifying Republican ticket - after eight years in which a Republican administration has all but destroyed the nation. Having to explain to people over and over again that no, he's really not a Muslim, and people still don't believe him. Sarah Palin. Maybe America isn't worth Barack's trouble. Maybe there's other fish in the sea, America. Maybe you ought to think about that a little and stop being this way. Canada has an election coming up too, and given what they've got to work with
, more and more Canadians are starting to take a hard look south of the border.
posted by Naberius
on Sep 23, 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 -
Israeli paper publishes Obama's stolen Western Wall prayer
New York, July 26 : Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama wrote a prayer in Jerusalem this week - and left it at Judaism's holiest of sites, the Western Wall. As Barack placed his prayer in the cracks of the Western Wall, someone came from behind and stole it.
That pilfered prayer has now been published in an Israeli newspaper, exposing to the world a personal plea for God to help him "guard against pride and despair."
posted by Postroad
on Jul 27, 2008 -
, in which a young, black, upstart politician rises through the Chicago political scene by having his opposition stricken from the ballot, turning against his endorser, and redistricting himself into a fundraising monster. [more inside]
posted by Weebot
on Jul 14, 2008 -
The United States Conference
will take place from June 20th-24th in Miami, FL
. The agenda
rising energy costs, housing, water, transportation, street crime, public schools, gangs, health care quality and costs, secure airports and ports, illegal guns, drugs, and immigration with a special focus on climate protection initiatives
. Not to mention speakers
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton. [more inside]
posted by lunit
on Jun 18, 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 -
Propaganda is now officially hip.
Barack Obama's presidential campaign has struck
with those interested in good, effective design. Shepard Fairey
was recently given the opportunity to create a screenprinted poster
for Obama's campaign, which sold out quite quickly. Next, his campaign turns to artist Scott Hansen, aka ISO50
for his visual art and Tycho
for his music. Mr. Hansen's poster
employs his idealistic and nostalgic style, yet more direct than his typical dreamy work. It's quite lovely.
posted by blastrid
on May 23, 2008 -
Obama's Gettysburg Address. Today we saw and heard a preview of our brightest possible American future in Senator Barack Obama's glorious speech. This, then, is what it means to be presidential. To be moral. To have a real center. To speak honestly, from the heart, for the benefit of all. If there was any doubt about what we have missed in the anti-intellectual, ruthlessly incurious Bush years, and even the slippery Clinton ones (the years of "what is is"), those doubts were laid to rest by Barack Obama's magisterial speech today. A speech in which he distanced himself from a flawed father figure, Reverend Wright, and did so with almost Shakespearian dignity and honor.
One of the most important speeches on race in decades if not longer. (text
) [more inside]
posted by caddis
on Mar 18, 2008 -