Nancy Reagan became the latest big name Republican to announce her support for John McCain today. “John McCain has been a good friend for over thirty years. My husband and I first came to know him as a returning Vietnam War POW, and were impressed by the courage he had shown through his terrible ordeal.
Obama advisor Gordon Fisher invoked the Lewinsky scandal and earned the wrath of many a Democrat, except me. Fisher was blogging about Bill Clinton insinuating that Barack Obama was not a patriot. “B. Clinton questions Obama’s patriotism. In repsonse, an Obama aide compared B. Clinton to Joe McCarthy. This is patently unfair. To McCarthy.
Former congresswoman and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro asserted that if Barack “Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in this concept.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi released a statement today marking the 4,000th U.S. casualty in Iraq. “Today, we mourn America’s fallen heroes; the deaths of 4,000 American soldiers are a grim reminder of the enormous cost of war in Iraq: the human cost.
“They will do anything — anything — to get nominated.”
— An associate of the Clintons who was quoted by Bob Novak in his Washington Post column 3/24
At a speech in Philadelphia, PA today, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled her four point plan to deal with the nation’s housing crisis. “I will start by facing our economic situation as it is, not as we wish it would be.
A study done last week by Ashland (Ohio) University chemistry professor Jeffrey D. Weidenhamer found that 13 of 45 Easter eggs and toys purchased at retail outlets contained lead. “We may like to think that lead contaminated toys have been taken off the shelves, but unfortunately the evidence shows that’s not the case,” said Dr. Marcia J.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to raise staggering sums of money, while John McCain continues to wait for the funds to start rolling in. Obama raised $55,369,162 in the month of February. Hillary Clinton also had a great month. She raised $34,466,631. For poor John McCain, the money just isn’t coming in very quickly.
This week’s Democratic radio address was delivered by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and focused on the beginning the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, and its costs at home and abroad. Menendez started by praising the troops then said, “When it comes to honoring and supporting our troops and their families, Democrats and Republicans stand as one.
Ron Paul will never be considered a quote machine; in fact on the surface it appears a little odd to some that this 71 year old man became the cult figure of the 2008 campaign. I think his appeal lies in the fact that candidates such as John McCain pretend to be mavericks, while Ron Paul is the real deal.
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CA) said in a statement that his committee will investigate the allegations that State Department employees improperly accessed the passport information of presidential candidates John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
Today in Portland, OR former Democratic presidential candidate, and current New Mexico governor, Bill Richardson endorsed Barack Obama. His endorsement got me thinking that Richardson might be exactly who the Obama campaign needs shore up their weaknesses in a general election campaign. In the Clinton administration, Richardson was the U.S.
Sen. Hillary Clinton is many things to many people. To some, she is pioneer who could be America’s first female president. To others, she is a political opportunist, who political views can change with the wind.
A new Franklin and Marshall College poll of the state of Pennsylvania released today found that Hillary Clinton has extended her lead over Barack Obama to sixteen points. Clinton now leads 51%-35%. She has gained nine points since the February poll, when she led, 44%-37%. Clinton leads among every demographic group except non-whites.
A statement released today by the nation’s largest charitable hunger relief network stressed that the nation’s food banks are having to deep into their reserves and ration food to recipients in order to meet increased demand. “The holidays have come and gone, and food banks continue to face one of the toughest periods in their history.
I love both politics, and the spoken/written word. I can appreciate a great quote, even if I personally disagree with what the speaker is saying. When I decided to put together a series where I listed my five favorite quotes from politicians both past and present, Barack Obama was an obvious choice for my first subject.
If the Bush administration is willing to bail out Bear Stearns, then why won’t they help homeowners who are the victims of predatory lenders? According to the president of the non-partisan Center for Responsible Lending, Michael Calhoun, the Bush administration is not doing enough to help homeowners.