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The big news, of course, is going to be that the person who started the “Bill Clinton was the first black president” meme is not endorsing his wife’s opponent:

The woman who famously labeled Bill Clinton as the “first black president” is backing Barack Obama to be the second.

That is not her focus, as expected, and I believe her. The best part of all of this is admiring her brilliance with the English language:

“In addition to keen intelligence, integrity and a rare authenticity, you exhibit something that has nothing to do with age, experience, race or gender […]

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Obama Wins South Carolina HUGE

On January 26, 2008 By


So Hillary is already in Tennessee and Edwards is cracking me up with how great these results are for him. Apparently they were polling at a Kucinich level and 18% is a great bump for them. LOL. Whatever. I almost wish Wolf would have just said that: “Whatever”. Edwards is done. Speaking of Kucinich, John now sounds like he has Dennis reasons for staying in the race (ie symbolic). At least he won his home county! I like John. I really do. Wish he could get more attention than Hillary. But at some point you realize it ain’t […]

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High Heat on the Low Road (Video)

On January 26, 2008 By

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John Edwards Movie Trailer (Video)

On January 24, 2008 By

I hear this is playing on TV in South Carolina. Not bad. Not bad at all. Old boy could well get 2nd in SC.

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Zen Master Hyakujo had a great many students and was in need of expanding into another monastery. He needed to find a student capable of taking on leading a large monastery like his current one. He had two candidates in mind. One was a head monk who was particularly well versed in the dharma and was the most probable to continue Hyakujo’s teachings at Mount Kuei. The other was a cook and student in the monastery and was seen as someone particularly suited for the setting of the new monastery.

The cook, Ling Yu, was selected for the new task […]

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This is absolutely unbelievable! Smacks of insane desperation and I fear worse to come from this camp desperate to gain power:

Hillary Clinton on Monday warned that Al-Qaeda watched US elections, urging Americans not to risk electing an inexperienced president, in her latest implicit swipe at rival Barack Obama.

Bill even gets in on the act:

“There is a better than 50 percent chance that sometime in the first year or 18 months of the next presidency, something will happen that is not being discussed in this campaign,” he added.

Un-fucking-real. They deserve a major league blowout for putting […]

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Obama Bomaye!

On January 7, 2008 By

Fired up?

Ready to go?

If you’ve not heard the story behind that chant, you really should. It’s a classic. I don’t think I’ll tire easily of using this headline. Obama opens up a double digit lead in NH polling. I gave these numbers to some friends via email, but I’ll do so here publicly. Make yours in the comments if so inclined.

Obama 38
Hillz 30
Edwards 20
Richardson ?

McCain 31
Romney 27
Huck 15
Rudy 8

Everybody’s talking change. Funny that. Problem is Barack’s been saying it for […]

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More bad news for Dennis Kucinich …

Yesterday he placed second-to-last in Iowa, winning the support of only 1 delegate. Only Gravel did worse with 0 delegates.

The two candidates ahead of him, Joe Biden (8 delegates) and Chris Dodd (19 delegates), have already dropped out of the race.

But Dennis still doesn’t seem to get the message.

Maybe this will help: a few minutes ago the AP reported that ABC News is is dropping Kucinich and Gravel from Saturday’s debate in New Hampshire.

Clowntime is over, Congressman. It’s time to pack it in and come on home.

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Despite being a “hard-core” liberal, I’m not a party “loyalist”. I don’t agree with every plank, and I like to look at candidates as individuals. Up until today, there was one permutation of the GOP candidates versus the Dem candidates where I might well have voted for the GOP candidate. The GOP candidate in question was Ron Paul. Yes, he has nutty glibertarian views about abolishing all kinds of government departments. Yes, he has a fanatical, almost fundamentalist army of hard-core supporters. I was able to look past that stuff because he seemed quite principled, honest, and reasonable.

Then I […]

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This is hilarious. I will not make any jokes about the Dem. Party Chair being nicknamed “The Fern”. OK. Yes I will. LOL

The Edwards camp has set up a site – – that takes jabs at Hillary’s Bush-like tendency to have softballs tossed her way. You can even submit your own question and get on their email list! Good stuff. 😉

How to Spot a Hillary Plant Fieldguide is included:

1. Questions begin with “what is your superfantastic solution to…”

2. You see folks carrying a small binder of “Safe and Approved Questions for Hillary”

3. […]

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Gore-Obama in ’08?

On November 14, 2007 By

Talk about a couple of Dem Rockstars. What would a Gore-Obama ticket do? AdAge’s Bob Garfield thinks he knows:

If Barack Obama joined a Gore-Obama ticket and turned over his organization and war chest to Gore, they would sweep the primaries and be unbeatable next November. And Obama would become the odds-on favorite to succeed president Gore in 2012 or 2016.

I’m not so sure Obama himself couldn’t do the same. My favorite ticket has always been Edwards-Obama. I think Obama is hitting his stride and Hillary continues to take heat from all sides. The thought of Gore and […]

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