Today has been a busy day for endorsements of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Here is a brief recap of who endorsed whom. Hillary Clinton picked up two superdelegates today one from Pennsylvania, Bill George, and the other was Democratic vice Chair Luisette Cabañas.
With the U.S. armed forces stretched to their limits fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the debate in the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the funding of these operations has stalled. Although the Democrats took control of the House in January 2007, efforts to cut off funding remain mired in intra-party disagreements.
Today, John McCain trotted out the same old “healthcare reform” that Republicans have been pushing for years. How would McCain help the 48 million people who currently lack health insurance? Once again, tax credits are his answer for everything.
At his news conference this morning in the White House Rose Garden, President Bush passed off the blame for the bad economy to the Democratic Congress, and advocated drilling in ANWR to solve our energy problems.
Originally Obama supporters defended Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s sermons, correctly in my mind, as taken out of context, but it seems like Wright has found fame and decided to enjoy all of his 15 minutes, even if it costs Barack Obama the presidency.
A new Newsweek poll was released today that showed 40% of those surveyed now have a negative opinion of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, and 41% said that Obama was being hurt by Rev. Wright.
The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton looked to increase the pressure on the Barack Obama campaign to hold more debates by releasing a letter Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams wrote to Obama campaign manager David Plouffe.
Obama on Fox News Sunday: “If I lose [the general election to McCain], it won’t be because of race.”
Fox News Sunday’s “Obama Watch” came to an end this week, when the frontrunner for the Democrat presidential nomination granted an interview to Chris Wallace. The 35-minute interview took up three segments, and covered everything from Rev. Wright to Gen. Petraeus.
Today, Hillary Clinton challenged Barack Obama to a debate without a moderator ala Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in their 1858 Illinois Senate campaign, but do we really need any more debates? Is there anything about these two candidates that we don’t already know?
Over the course of yesterday and today Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her campaign have been trying to portray her opponent Barack Obama as a friend of big oil. Yesterday, Clinton said, “When it came time to stand up against the oil companies and stand against Dick Cheney’s energy bill, my opponent voted for it and I voted against it.
This week Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) delivered the Democratic radio address. Lautenberg placed the blame for the high prices of gasoline and oil firmly at the feet of George W. Bush and the Republican Party.
I’ll let you in on a secret. I am a political animal. I have been since the 1992 presidential election when I was 16 years old. I watched the conventions with great anticipation and was quite a good volunteer for one of the three major candidates in 1992. Arguments with classmates were the norm.