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Tweet Follow me Tuscon Vice-Mayor Rodney Glassman Former Tucson Vice Mayor Rodney Glassman, U.S. Senate candidate from Arizona, freshly bouyed by his SEIU endorsement, took command of the 2nd Democratic primary debate today while besting three other Democrats: former State Representative Cathy Eden (his closest competitor in the polls according to Rasmussen,) Randy Parraz, and John Dougherty. Arizonans are enjoying debates on both sides of the contest, and it seems Glassman has gone a long way to impressing...

Tweet Follow me Sarah Palin burst into the national consciousness almost two years ago, and for a short while news services could talk of nothing else, and following the VP candidates debate pundits said she’d won because she didn’t completely blow it. By November the bump Palin provided McCain’s ratings faded as the country learned more about his new running-mate, and U.S. voters elected the Illinois Senator with the “funny name and big ears.” It wasn’t so long after Obama’s...

Tweet Follow me More from “The Washington Monthly”: “THE ‘OLD’ MCCAIN ISN’T COMING BACK…. As much as I’d like to ignore John McCain’s “analysis” of the economic stimulus plan, he’s not making it easy. For the last couple of weeks, he’s been on all the networks, undermining the administration’s plan, questioning the president’s integrity, and making strange policy arguments. With no obvious Republican leader on the national stage, the media...

Tweet Follow me  At the Web 2.0 Summit, where web tech people get together to discuss the ever changing nature of the advance and use of the Internet and Internet technology , Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington summed up why President-Elect Barack Obama prevailed over Senator John McCain: “The McCain campaign didn’t have a clue,” said Huffington in a reference to technical rather than intellectual deficiencies. “The Internet has killed Karl Rove politics.” I’m sorry...

Tweet Follow me I saw this on Talking Points Memo and had to post it.  Please read it.   I Didn’t Vote For Obama Today November 4, 2008, 9:37AM I have a confession to make. I did not vote for Barack Obama today. I’ve openly supported Obama since March.  But I didn’t vote for him today. I wanted to vote for Ronald Woods.  He was my algebra teacher at Clark Junior High in East St. Louis, IL.  He died 15 years ago when his truck skidded head-first into a utility pole. ...

Tweet Follow me Evangelicals have taken a beating this election cycle, but not all of us support McCain/Palin and refusing to support the GOP does not mean evangelicals are abandoning their principles. Here are some excerpts from my stinging critique of the GOP and my argument for why Christians can support Obama: I am an evangelical Christian with a record of voting in line with the Republican Party. This year, however, I am casting my vote for Barack Obama. My support for Obama stands on its own, and has been...

Tweet Follow me This video by The Uptake is about Florida McCain workers they call volunteers who have been paid, even though the staff in the video said they have unpaid volunteers.  Also two McCain staffers harrass the reporter.  My question is was Ashley Todd a paid staffer and not a volunteer? ...

Tweet Follow me The blogsphere was abuzz with a story that a McCain supporter was attacked by a black man because she, well, supported Senator John McCain for President.  A photo got out and went international that had Ms. Todd with a black eye and a kind of red “B” branded into her right cheek.  Even as it went out, some expressed skepticism, of all and unexpectedly, the clumsily right-wing blogger Michelle Malkin called it early: I’ve reported on the great lengths that warped attention-seekers...

Tweet Follow me In an interview for his upcoming movie “Quantum of Solace”, Daniel Craig — who plays James Bond — picks Barack Obama over John McCain as the better James Bond: I finally ask this British actor a deeply American question: “Who do you think would be the better James Bond—Barack Obama or John McCain?” Craig doesn’t hesitate. “Obama would be the better Bond because—if he’s true to his word—he’d be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe-to-toe...

Tweet Follow me Monday, October 20th edition of the South Florida Times reports that your Black relatives have an event called “The Coming Home Reunion” and that each member of your family has attended, including your brother Joe, except you. In 2000 you claimed that your family did not own slaves; in the article your Black relatives dispute this. Is that why you don’t attend the event, and can you shed light on this matter? Thank you and thanks for your service to our country. ...

Tweet Follow me In 2006, according to an Associated Press report, Senator Obama inserted $400,000 for an unrelated project into an emergency bill for the Iraq war and hurricane relief. Do you want to know more, or will you share McCain’s new anti-earmark stand? Earmarks can be abused, yet they can expedite passage of matters needing little or no debate, too. Obama has pledged to finish construction of an electronic barrier in Chicago to keep the carp from invading Lake Michigan from the Illinois River. That...

Tweet Follow me I happened by the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska, looking for “Troopergate” updates when I saw this story that , well, was front and center above the fold about how Joe Wurzelbacher AKA “Joe The Plumber” lived in Alaska, and I thought “It figures” because of his seemingly almost anti-tax “leave me alone” views that fit with some of the more extremist Alaskans we’ve come to know of since the rise of Sarah Palin.Here’s one series...

Tweet Follow me This is a funny John McCain photo that just may sum up his campaign. It’s from Yahoo and  Reuters and has this caption: US Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION...

Tweet Follow me …But the facts prove otherwise. At last night’s third and final debate, John McCain turned to Barack Obama and said “Sen. Obama, I am not President Bush. If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago.” Barack Obama – wisely, as the polls seem to be bearing out – chose not to respond to that comment. The full story discusses a hypothetical response Obama could have given to shut McCain down. McCain is so vulnerable on this issue...

Tweet Follow me McCain’s a fine man; his record shows he’d be an adequate President for those who are so wealthy that taxes are just a nuisance handled by an accountant – a number that never impacts their daily spending decisions. The rest of us, the folks on Main Street still waiting for Bush’s economic policies to trickle down some personal prosperity or create jobs, need Obama~Biden. We don’t understand why McCain wants the government to administer 11 million mortgages but says health care should...

Tweet Follow me Who won the final Presidential Debate? I asked that question — well more what they thought of the debate — of Obama supporters at the Temple Lounge in San Francisco. My thanks to the staff of the Temple Lounge. Great place; great people. Here On CNN iReport ...

Tweet Follow me Bertha Lewis, Chief Organizer of The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) said, “It has deeply saddened us to see Senator McCain abandon his historic support for ACORN and our efforts to support the goals of low-income Americans. Maybe it is out of desperation that Senator McCain has forgotten that he was for ACORN before he was against ACORN.” Seriously, McCain was the keynote speaker at a 2006 ACORN rally. Evidently McCain was for Immigration reform before he was...

Tweet Follow me So far we’ve learned about leadership style more than plans, policies, and specific substance of any initiatives because the moderators of the Presidential debates thus far haven’t used their position(s) either to employ follow-up questions effectively — or to correct misinformation before a participant has to waste their own alloted response time to correct an opponent while they SHOULD be addressing the original topic/question. Can Schieffer out-perform Brokaw, or Ifill, and rise...

Tweet Follow me After much study, I’ve come to the conclusion, which I present in this video: ..that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is stabbing Senator John McCain in the back. Often, Palin has approved of views that were taken by Senator Barack Obama, causing McCain to rein her in with a press statement that makes the campaign look like a keystone cops routine.  Consider how Palin has went against McCain in these following examples.  1) Pakistan – Palin favored the Obama-Biden assertion of...

Tweet Follow me I’ve been a big fan of the Drudge Report, the website which is just a collection of links to different stories, but this blog post is one Matt Drudge, the founder and editor, will not be linking to. Why? Because I’m accusing Matt of being a big, fat, race-batting website Republican who can’t stand the fact that his candidate John McCain’s going to lose to an African American man, Barack Obama. He — Drudge — is so upset about this that he found a photo of Obama...