Tag Archives: 2008
Check out the new Obama volunteer tool we just put up on the sidebar of DoubleSpeak (veer eyes to the right). It’s very important that in these final days of the 2008 campaign, you get out – make some calls, knock some doors, call your friends and family and Get Out the Vote for the Obama/Biden ticket.
As I write this post, Matthew is in Winchester, VA, Josh is working hard in Pennsylvania, and I’m bringing up the rear in beautiful Tampa, FL.
This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for – let’s finish the task of electing Sen. Barack Obama as our next President of the United States of America. Volunteer tomorrow, Monday and take the day off for Election Day on Tuesday.
Go to work! We’ll see you on the other side of victory.
Just in case you needed more inspiration to get to work:
Now THIS is a closing argument.
The amount of money the Obama campaign announced that it raised in the month of September. This included 632,000 new donors bringing the campaign’s total to 3.1 million. The average contribution was $86.
Check out last night’s “Change Rocks” concert at Penn State University with The Allman Brothers Band and The Dead. I heard the show was great. Enjoy!
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TIME’S Michael Scherer writes on Swampland:
This morning John McCain put out a list of 100 former ambassadors who are supporting his campaign. Number two is Lenore Annenberg, the wife of Ambassador William Annenberg, the founder of the Annenberg Institute of Reform, which funded the Annenberg Challenge, which once had two famous board members: former “domestic terrorist” William Ayers and Sen. Barack Obama.
So either we should all be outraged that John McCain is supported by a family who funded a foundation that hired a domestic terrorist, or this whole William Ayers thing is just plain silly. I choose the latter.
With poll numbers sliding, the McCain campaign has taken up a strategy of distraction. They want to stop discussing the economy and start hammering Obama on his loose ties to Bill Ayers and to his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
The McCain campaign has made a serious miscalculation in their strategy. They assumed that after the bailout bill passed last week, the markets would bounce back and confidence would be restored. Well, that hasn’t happened, and now their lack of economic focus makes them look out of touch and petty.
Obama’s camp hit back today, releasing this documentary film on John McCain’s involvement in the Keating Five. This is good political strategy, but don’t you all wish we could stick to the issues? As the global economy melts down, I’d rather hear solutions, not just attacks.
In one month from tomorrow, this will all be over. If you live in Virginia or Washington, D.C. – remember that today is the last day to register to vote!
After the debate ended last night, I got a couple emails and texts from friends and family who wanted to know what I thought about the show. Here are some of my musings on last nights debate.
Gov. Palin went into the debate with a pretty easy task – she couldn’t fall, she couldn’t have another deer-in-headlights moment, she couldn’t trip over words – she simply had to be Sarah Palin. To that end, she accomplished her singular goal. I don’t think she fell, she hit her basic talking points and she didn’t get lost in her words, like we saw in the network interviews.
However, she didn’t answer questions, she evaded policy issues, she brought everything back to the topics she wanted to discuss and personally, I found her folksy “Joe six-pack” lingo and overall presentation to be absolutely nauseating.
Seriously folks, we tried the slow-talking, colloquial, down home politician thing – his name was George W. Bush. How well did that work out?
Sarah Palin is out of her league, not because she is a woman, but because she’s not up to the task of running America. She regurgitated a stump speech last night and showed no mastery or command of issues. The mere thought of he serving as Vice President of the United States literally scares me. She’s not ready for prime time, she’s not ready to lead America.
For his part, Biden was good. I expected Biden to be good, he’s been at this for many years. He showed a command of policy, a leadership on important issues and even showed an emotional side when he spoke of his family and the loss of his first wife in a tragic car accident when he was 29 years old.
Last night’s debate didn’t move voters. It may have stopped the Palin slide that we’ve seen over the past couple weeks, but I don’t think anyone changed their mind based on the performance of either of these candidates. At the end of the day, I urge Americans to think past the novelty of Sarah Palin and remember that Bush is our living, breathing example that hiring someone into the executive merely on style is a mistake. Listen to what these people are saying, not just how they are saying it. This time around, I have confidence in the American people to do the right thing.
If you missed the debate, here’s the full broadcast courtesy of our friends at MSNBC.
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I’m not being sexist or a misogynist when I say that this governor/mother/daughter/American/person/earthling/wife/hunter, etc. is NOT ready to be President of the United States of America. The evidence is right here.