From the daily archives: Friday, April 4, 2008

And on the eve of his death, Dr. King gave a sermon in Memphis about what the movement there meant to him and to America. And in tones that would prove eerily prophetic, Dr. King said that despite the threats he’d received, he didn’t fear any man, because he had been there when Birmingham aroused the conscience of this nation. And he’d been there to see the students stand up for freedom by sitting in at lunch counters. And he’d been there in Memphis when it was dark enough to see the stars, to see the community coming together […]

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This conflict of interest is not good news for the Clinton campaign:

Hillary Clinton’s chief campaign strategist met with Colombia’s ambassador to the U.S. on Monday to discuss a bilateral free-trade agreement, a pact the presidential candidate opposes.

Attendance by the adviser, Mark Penn, was confirmed by two Colombian officials. He wasn’t there in his campaign role, but in his separate job as chief executive of Burson-Marsteller Worldwide, an international communications and lobbying firm. The firm has a contract with the South American nation to promote congressional approval of the trade deal, among other things, according to filings with […]

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Keep an eye on this.

…and remember this:

Clinton led in Ohio by 26 points in December, 23 in January and 14 in February. She won the state by 10. That’s a 16 point swing.

In Texas, she was up 16 in mid-February, 6 in early March and won the state by 3. That’s a 13 point swing.

There are only two polls showing Clinton leading by double digits. The expectation they set was initially in the neighborhood of 17-19 points. They are now scaling that back to “double digits”. I’d say Obama is winning the expectations game […]

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This is choice. Our favorite banned wingnut racist vile hate-blogger Ralph King was invited by wingnut racist vile hate-talker Bob Frantz to be on his radio show at WTAM. Of course they invited a lefty blogger to give the guise of some kind of “fair and balanced” spirit. I’ve not ever listened to Bob Frantz and probably won’t start, but I hear tell he’s a Limbaugh wannabe.

I’m all for media playing together and it’s a good sign when it happens (Joe and I have both been on the radio as have several other bloggers). This thing, […]

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Something Else MLK Died For…

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I saw this video a few days ago but was reminded of it today by Michelle Obama. In reminding me, she says:

The simple fact that Barack is running a competitive campaign for President is a direct result of Dr. King’s legacy — and this movement for change would be impossible without the support of people of all races, ages, and backgrounds.

Very true. This is the net result of those years of struggle and tragedy and these years of change and our redemption from the past:

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Remembering MLK

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He died because we once did this:

…worth remembering why.

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Anyone want to guess which Republican Attorney is representing All Children Matter, the David Brennan-related PAC that just got fined by the Ohio Elections Commission for illegally funneling contributions through Virgina?

Go ahead guess. It’s not that hard…

Yep. It IS Bill Todd – former Republican Candidate for Columbus Mayor.

No surprise here though since Todd got a huge portion of his Mayoral campaign contributions from David Brennan.

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