Tag Archives: Democratic Nomination

Clinton Cartoon and Obama’s Magic Number

Not much to say today (yet), but I had to pass along this editorial cartoon by Mike Luckovich:

On another note, Obama’s Magic Number now stands at 62.

Cheers,
Charlie

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Clinton Supporters: Please Explain Why You Think Obama Is Sexist

Ferraro suggests she may not vote for Obama

A big part of this campaign that has deeply troubled me is complaints of sexism from a not-too-small contingent.  I have struggled to understand this in regards to complaints that the media has been harder on Clinton because she’s a woman, but I’ve come to terms with it.  However, in relation to charges of sexism to things like asking Clinton to drop out, I am completely baffled.  But there is one charge that I have never understood, and that’s the charge that Obama has been sexist in any way shape or form.  In the link above, Ferraro says that Obama has been “extremely sexist” in running his campaign.  Now, we can argue until we’re blue in the face just how sexist “sweetie” is, but is that really all we have as evidence of this?  What, really, has he done that can be easily classified as “sexist”?

On another, yet related, note, it is rather senseless to not vote Obama in the General election because of these perceived slights.  Just imagine the damage that would be done to gender equality by McCain and the Republicans should he be voted into office instead of Obama.  And remember this more than anything, we’re one Supreme Court Judge away from overturning Roe v. Wade.  That’s on top of a lot of other equality issues that the Court will likely go the wrong way on.  And surely, gender equality will not get any better under continued Republican rule, but very well can, and I’d submit will, improve under an Obama Presidency.

Cheers,
Charlie

John Edwards Endorses Barack Obama (Video)

Cheers,
Charlie

Comment From a White Working Class Voter

A comment to a Minneapolis Star Tribune article that I found rather apt to the current discourse:

i for one, am, sick and tired of hearing about hillary has the white working class vote in her corner. i am a white carpenter/cabinetmaker, who lives in northern minnesota, fifty eight years old, a former union member, who will never vote for hillary. obama speaks to me in words, that i have not heard in our political discourse for forty years, he makes me proud to be a democrat, and, i hope and pray that he will be our next president.

Cheers,
Charlie

Clinton Backer Harvey Weinstein Turns to Threats, Tantrums and… Extortion?

Sources: Clinton supporter pressures Pelosi

Hillary Clinton supporter Harvey Weinstein threatened to cut off contributions to congressional Democrats unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embraced his plan to finance revotes in Florida and Michigan…

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton has promised that he will hold his breath until the superdelegates choose his wife as the nominee, and Chelsea Clinton has threatened to give the superdelegates the silent treatment if they don’t choose Hillary.

That would explain Bill’s red face during Hillary’s Indiana speech, at least…

But seriously, using threats of money, essentially reverse-bribery, to influence election decisions?  It doesn’t get much dirtier than that.  Extortion, anyone?

Cheers,
Charlie

Keith Olbermann on Clinton Arguments

This video so fantastically sums up the problem with Clinton reasoning, I just couldn’t help but post it here even though it’ll probably be all of the place shortly, if not already.  MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann summarizing Clinton’s arguments as to whose votes should count:

(Note: MSNBC apparently keeps sending take-down notices to YouTube for this clip.  Why?  I have no idea at all.  You’d think they’d appreciate the attention.  Anyway, I’m currently on my third link, and will probably stop updating the video after a few days.)

Absolutely classic.

Cheers,
Charlie

My Primary Predictions Were Wrong. Woo-hoo!

Wow, my predictions were very wrong.  Not only did Obama win North Carolina by 10 more points than I predicted, but it looks like that without Operation Chaos Obama might have won Indiana too. 

I’m happy to be wrong here.

Obama great speech last night in North Carolina (particularly the second half):

Click here for the transcript.

Cheers,
Charlie