Tagged: 2008

Dem Confab Half Over

My sister, a small-l libertarian, has been watching the conventions with me. She doesn’t like Obama’s economic policies, but she finds a lot of problems with McCain too (especially in how he handles his...

Gaffes, Hypocrisy, and More

The campaign season that would never end is about to hit an orgasm of journalistic self-love (and love of expense accounts) as the reporters make themselves busy amid VP selections and national conventions. But...

McCain Gives Away His Last Trump Card

As reported on CNN yesterday, after denying the Iraqis actually called for withdrawal even though they did, Senator McCain is now conceding that a 16-month timetable for withdrawal is “pretty good”, so long as...

McXerox Picks Wrong Slogan… Again

As Andrew Sullivan (who shares an interest in British politics) noted, McCain has adopted a new slogan: “Don’t Hope for a Better Life, Vote for One” Never mind that it’s kind of long and...

A Knock On My Door

So Obama’s organizing fellowship program – a somewhat glorified way of calling upon volunteers for his summer-long voter registration drive – actually reached the doorway of my own apartment this weekend! A skinny, smiling...

Who’s the flip-flopper?

The Associated Press in an “analysis” piece where no analysis was actually conducted, proceded to blast Barack Obama for alleged “centrist positioning” that “gives the GOP ammo” to make the flip-flopping charge that undermined...

How Not to Win Support

Alright, so I have 3 examples of Democratic women who are not doing any favors in winning me over, or holding their current base intact. 1) Hillary, with her tacky non-concession to Barack last...

A President For The Times

From Barack Obama’s victory speech tonight that signaled the end of the primary campaign and the beginning of the effort to defeat John McCain in the fall. In our country, I have found that...