Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Full Audio and Text of Obama’s Speech on Race

If you’re paying attention at all to the news, you’re undoubtedly aware that Obama gave a speech today on race in America, and have most likely at least have heard snippets.  If that’s all you’ve been exposed to, however, I do implore you to listen to the speech in full. 

“I think that this will probably be remembered as the one of the most important speeches on race that a politician has ever given.” – Mara Liasson, NPR News

The audio, transcript, and accompanying materials are available here.

Cheers,

Charlie

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Obama Racks Up More Delegates in Iowa

Obama gains 9 more delegates from Iowa:  Iowa 2.0 

Go Hawks!

Cheers,
Charlie

Did Republicans Help Clinton in Mississippi (And Inflate the “Racial Divide”)?

It looks very possible that the answer to that question is yes.  Not only that, it appears that these numbers helped skew the “racial divide” in that state.  Daily Kos’ interesting look at Mississippi’s exit polls:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/3/12/81339/4516/40/474909

Cheers,
Charlie

The “Big State” Argument

Okay, I was meaning to post this yesterday, but for whatever reason I’m having difficulty with embedding the video.  Because of this, I just relied on the common sense of the issue to eventually make it around the media, but apparently they’re still somewhat buying the “Big States Matter” rubbish.  As such, I’ll link to it even though most of you have probably seen it by now.  Stephen Colbert’s take on the “Big State” argument.  Make sure to watch it.

Cheers,
Charlie

Geraldine Ferraro: Off The Rails Even Before Today

As for the whole Geraldine Ferraro stuff, anyone who listened to NPR’s Talk of the Nation last Wednesday already knew that she has seriously gone off the rails.  If you want to listen to it, and I promise you it will hurt, it’s towards the end of the show.  Even the host, the usually unflappable Neal Conan, had no idea what do with her.

Cheers,
Charlie

Obama Wipes Out Clinton’s March 4th Gains

In addition to Obama’s win in Mississippi today, he is now also projected to win the Texas caucus.  This, of course, means that Clinton officially lost Texas.  As such, according to CNN’s numbers, March 4th shaped up as follows:

Clinton Obama
Texas – P 65 61
Texas – C 29 38
Ohio 74 65
Rhode Island 13 8
Vermont 6 9
187 181


Clinton netted six delegates.  Not exactly a big comeback, especially since that only a few weeks beforehand, Clinton was leading in the polls in both Texas and Ohio by at least 20 points.
  Additionally, Obama’s wins in Wyoming and Mississippi has now more than wiped out any delegates Clinton gained on March 4th.

Cheers,

Charlie

Obama Responds To Clinton’s “Obama-As-Vice-President” Rhetoric

Cheers,

Charlie