23 May 2008
Hmmm..... anything in there about the divisive race among the Democrats? Not really... they seem to assume Obama is the presumptive nominee despite neither candidate being able to clinch before the convention unless the other drops out.
The private frustration is starting to bleed into public fretting, especially as even before Obama has secured the necessary delegates to be the nominee.this week called together supporters in swing states for meetings about November. In Iowa, Colorado, Florida and elsewhere, aides and volunteers planned to meet soon about the fall's election —
Obama kept his storefront office in downtown Columbus after his
March 4 primary loss and invited backers there Thursday "to discuss our
plans for the coming weeks as we make the transition from the primary
season to the general election campaign," according to the public
21 May 2008
Even though Obama hasn't been named the nominee, McKinnon decided to leave now anyway... although he promises he's still going to vote for McCain.
16 May 2008
McCain, an Arizona senator, inserted $14.3 million in a 2003 defense bill to buy land around Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona, in a provision sought by SunCor Development, the largest of 50 landowners near the base, the newspaper reported on its Web site Thursday, citing public records.more...
14 May 2008
I won't ever vote for John McCain... ever! I don't trust him... not.at.all. Well done Emperor!
10 May 2008
04 May 2008
“He’s always had a crush on me,” Clinton said, as the room of about 200 people erupted into laughter.
Ok, those are both pretty funny actually. Is it just me, or do they seem much more relaxed now (link via Insty) that Obama is under fire from so many / other / directions? (nice series from DRJ, that's 3 different links btw... I changed the formatting a bit to make it clearer)
01 April 2008
"Let me tell you something, when it comes to finishing a fight,
Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit. I never give up. And
neither do the American people," Clinton said in excerpts of prepared
remarks to be given Tuesday to a meeting of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.
Clinton warned that Democrats won't have an easy time against Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain in the general, and implied that her rival for the nomination, Sen Barack Obama of Illinois, may not be up to the task.
"The Republicans aren't going to give up without a fight," Clinton said. "And no matter how beautiful your rhetoric, the Republicans aren't going to turn off their attack machine — it doesn't have an off-switch."
"But one thing you know about me is that when I say I'll fight for you, I'll fight for you," the New York senator said. "I know what it's like to stumble. I know what it means to get knocked down. But I've never stayed down, and I never will."Of course Rocky always fought fair, was kind to everyone outside the ring, upheld family values, understood the importance of religion in guiding moral behavior, never lied, ... sure, she's just like Rocky.
26 March 2008
I spend so much time over at Patterico's because the quality of both the posts and the comments is so high (despite my own sometimes inane contributions). I thought about DRJ's comment for quite a while before responding. Afterwards, I decided that a new thread was probably the best avenue to get further opinions from the (extremely discerning) few people who come here semi-regularly, along with maybe some informed opinions from any casual passersby (hello and welcome). Comments are always welcomed and encouraged.
Here is what I wrote back:
24 March 2008
Still, Democrats were stunned one Saturday in late March when, by their account, John Weaver, Mr. McCain’s longtime political strategist, reached out to Thomas J. Downey, a former Democratic congressman from Long Island who had become a lobbyist with powerful connections on Capitol Hill. In Mr. Downey’s telling, Mr. Weaver posed a question to him over lunch that left him stunned.
“He says, ‘John McCain is wondering why nobody’s ever approached him about switching parties, or becoming an independent and allying himself with the Democrats,’ ” Mr. Downey said in a recent interview. “My reaction was, ‘When I leave this lunch, your boss will be called by anybody you want him to be called by in the United States Senate.’ ”I've long said that McCain would be more honest to change parties and it would improve the quality of both.
Mr. McCain, who has rarely spoken publicly of his talks with Mr. Kerry, said last month that he had dismissed the vice-presidential offer out of hand. “He is, as he describes himself, a liberal Democrat,” Mr. McCain said of Mr. Kerry when he was asked about the episode by a participant at a public forum in Atlanta. “I am a conservative Republican. So when I was approached, when we had that conversation back in 2004, that’s why I never even considered such a thing.”
Yeah, and I'm an X-man. He's not a conservative, he's not a Republican except in name only, and nobody has multiple talks about something they're not even considering. That John McCain can't be trusted on this type of thing has been demonstrated time and time again. The only thing I trust him completely about is for him to do what he wants... no matter how it impacts others.
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