Pros and Cons: Hillary Clinton as Obama’s Running Mate

Pros and Cons: Hillary Clinton as Obama’s Running Mate

ImageOne of the most divisive questions currently among Democrats is the matter of the so called “Dream Ticket” with Hillary Clinton as Barack Obama’s running mate this fall. On average 60% of Clinton supporters favor it, and 60% of Obama supporters oppose it, but what are the pros and cons to having Hillary on the ticket with Obama?

Entitlement Reform – the Wisconsin Solution

Entitlement Reform – the Wisconsin Solution

ImageDespite the fact that America has faced a looming entitlement crisis for decades, politicians have been short on concrete proposals. Any genuine attempt at entitlement reform would necessitate asking voters to make sacrfices, and most politicians can’t win elections by doing that.

War of Words Heats Up Between Obama and McCain over GI Bill

War of Words Heats Up Between Obama and McCain over GI Bill

ImageDespite the fact that President Bush has already threatened to veto it, 25 Republicans sided with the Democrats today in passing a war spending bill. By a veto proof vote of 75-22, the Senate agreed to spend an extra $10 billion to strengthen the GI Bill, add 13 weeks of unemployment benefits, and provide heating subsidies to the poor.

Clinton Compares Michigan and Florida to the 2000 Election

Clinton Compares Michigan and Florida to the 2000 Election

ImageHillary Clinton is either looking to make sure that the Democrats don’t win Michigan and Florida in the fall, trying to incite a populist outcry in these states that she hopes will carry her to the nomination, or make sure that every Democrat hates her by comparing the primary mess in Michigan and Florida to the 2000 election.

White Voters Carry Hillary Clinton to a Kentucky Win

White Voters Carry Hillary Clinton to a Kentucky Win

ImageIn a bit of ho-hum breaking news, Hillary Clinton has won the Kentucky Democratic primary. Clinton was powered to victory by the same two demographics that have carried her to victory in similar states. White voters and voters who did not graduate from college went strongly for Hillary Clinton.

Political World Saddened by Kennedy Diagnosis

Political World Saddened by Kennedy Diagnosis

ImageIf there is one word that can be used to describe both Democratic and Republican reaction to the news that Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, it is sadness. Below are some of the reactions from all over the U.S. political world.

Two More Superdelegates for Barack Obama, 107 to go

Two More Superdelegates for Barack Obama, 107 to go

ImageThis morning the soon to be Democratic nominee Barack Obama picked up two more superdelelgates. Iowa Democratic Chairman Scott Brennan and Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo both endorsed him. “Senator Obama offers us the leadership needed to address the challenges Guam and our nation will face in the coming years,” Bordallo said.