A quick update on the Obama VP situation:
Over at MSNBC’s “First Read,” they are reporting that Senator Joe Biden, the front runner for Obama’s VP in many people’s minds, had a very interesting three-minute interaction with some reporters who were camped out on his front lawn this afternoon.
A just released poll from the LA Times and Bloomberg shows that the race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain continues to get tighter, Obama now holds a narrow two point lead.
While addressing the annual VFW convention in Orlando, FL today, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama fought back against attacks on his patriotism, and laid out his foreign policy vision.
After returning home from his weekend visit to the Republic of Georgia, Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) said that Russia’s invasion of Georgia was based on false claims of atrocities, and that this was one of the most significant events to occur in Europe since the end of communism.
The Obama campaign has seized on an answer that John McCain gave at the Saddleback Forum on Saturday defining the line between middle class and rich as income over $5 million a year.
Steve Clemons of “The Washington Note” said that sources close to Senator Barack Obama have informed him Obama has decided on his VP candidate, though no name was divulged.
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) were on CBS’s Face the Nation today debating the Georgia-Russia conflict. Bayh said that John McCain went too far by proclaiming that we are all Georgians now, and praised Obama’s foreign policy judgment.
In what is some fascinating timing to say the least, Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) is in the Republic of Georgia this weekend to get the facts on the situation there and meet with President Saakashvili, the Georgian Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze, and the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia John Tefft.
Tonight as both major party candidates gather at Pastor Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in California for an evangelical candidate forum, they each will appeal to voters at a gathering that may only serve to further blur separation of church and state.
The Obama fundraising machine continues to roll on, as the campaign announced today that it raised $51 million in July. This nearly doubles Republican John McCain’s haul of $27 million. The campaign also reported 65,000 new donors for the month. Over 2 million people have now given to the Obama campaign.
Both Jeff Greenfield of CBS News and Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic have confirmed that the Obama campaign is sending staff for campaign event in Richmond, VA next Thursday, but the twist is that Obama’s schedule has been announced for every day next week, except Wednesday.
The Obama campaign has come out with a preemptive strike rebuttal of the soon to be released book “Obama Nation” by Jerome Corsi.
With time literally ticking off the clock until the Democratic National Convention in Denver slated to begin in about 10 days, more and more speculation has been swirling about who Obama’s VP pick will be.
The press offices of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama issued a joint statement today praising the fact that both of their names will be placed into nomination at the Democratic convention.
Today, outspoken Republican Mike Huckabee criticized the idea being pushed by some members of his own party that Mitt Romney should be John McCain’s running mate. Not because Romney is a Mormon, but because he is a flip-flopper.
The Obama campaign released a statement this morning that said called the rise of inflation to its highest rate in 17 years shocking. They also criticized John McCain for opposing short term economic relief. A new Labor Department study released today revealed that inflation has risen 5.6% over the past year, and is now at its highest levels since 1991.
The publisher of The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol has told Fox News the Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama at the Democratic convention.
The latest Franklin and Marshall College of registered Pennsylvania voters finds Democrat Barack Obama leading Republican John McCain 44%-36%. The margin is closer among likely voters. Obama leads this group 46%-41%.
John Kerry announced a new website today designed to attack the smears against Barack Obama. “We’ve seen this movie before. The Republicans, without ideas, start running a negative campaign filled with personal attacks and misleading ads.
After Jim Leach put Sen. Chuck Hagel’s name out there as a potential running mate for Barack Obama, Hagel’s office put out a statement which said that he is not endorsing McCain or Obama.