One 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?
It all started today with a disagreement over the 21st Century GI Bill. Now Barack Obama and John McCain have spent the day exchanging insults. This evening the Obama campaign released a statement from their candidate saying that McCain's endless diatribes and schoolyard taunts do nothing to advance the debate.
Despite 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.
There was some good news and some bad news for Barack Obama in the latest Quinnipiac University poll of swing states Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The good news is that Obama is beating McCain in Pennsylvania. The bad news is that he is losing to McCain in Ohio and Florida, and working class white voters are the difference.
Hillary 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.
The president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Cecil E. Roberts announced today that his organization is endorsing Barack Obama for president. "He understands and will fight for the needs our members have today and the hopes our members have for a secure future for themselves and their families," Roberts said.
This 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.