From the daily archives: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Last week in West By God Virginia it was 36 percent. Just 36 percent of Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton said they would vote for Obama in a general election. This week in Kentucky it was 33 percent.

Two-thirds of Clinton’s supporters there said they would vote Republican or not vote at all rather than for Obama, according to the polls.

Forty-one percent of Clinton supporters said they’d cast their vote for John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, and 23 percent said they would not vote at all.

This being the case all the while most […]

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The Real McCain

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Glad to see Brave New thriving. They do good work. Latest on McCain already has almost a million views on YT! Outstanding. They skewer the guy. Straight talk’s ass!

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The Guardian’s Michael Tomasky on Bush’s Knesset speech and the outcome leaving Obama up 1-0 in foreign policy clashes with John McCain:

Republicans used to beat Democrats on foreign policy every time. But now Obama is changing the nature of the fight

Changing the nature of the fight by doing what? FIGHTING! It used to be the GOP would smear a Dem. and they’d go all apoplectic about how awful it was and get on their heels. I’ve heard the Obama team refer to Kerry many times and how they won’t make those same mistakes. The kind of mistakes […]

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I think it’s time for the online community to do so as well, including the Ohio blogosphere. Let’s show some leadership ourselves and form a tight circle around our nominee. Shall we?

Obama’s lead in Gallup is now commanding:

Sen. Barack Obama’s 16-point lead over Clinton in the latest Gallup daily tracking poll of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters comes from even higher support among groups that have been supporting him throughout the primary race, and from newfound support among several groups that have backed Clinton

Obama’s strengths have all been increased while pulling closer in demographics typical of Clinton […]

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This kinda slipped under the radar this weekend, but Obama had an estimated 75,000 folks show up at a rally on Sunday in Oregon. Wow.

[Eric: I wanted to jump on here instead of make another post. This is the video from that rally. Simply amazing thing to see. Hopefully a harbinger.]

and another version including Obama’s “wow” comment:

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On this day in 1992 the US Supreme Court struck down an amendment to the Colorado state constitution that would have prevented any locality from protecting its citizens against discrimination based on on their sexual orientation.

Of course, the decision in Romer v. Evans not unanimous.

Antonin Scalia wrote an “impassioned dissent” (joined by Rehnquist and Thomas) calling the Colorado law “a modest attempt by seemingly tolerant Coloradans to preserve traditional sexual mores against the efforts of a politically powerful minority to revise those mores through use of the laws”.

I’m really not sure how members of an […]

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