John Edwards gave his first public speech today since withdrawing from the Democratic race a couple of months ago. He had lots of nice things to say about both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but dropped no hints about when or if his personal endorsement was coming. "I have a very high opinion of both of them.
Recently elected Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) gave this week's Democratic Radio address. Foster's topic was the Democrats economic plan, and its priority on helping middle class families. "My constituents are worried about the economy, and with good reason. They can barely afford groceries or a trip to the gas station.
Barack Obama picked up a critical endorsement in Pennsylvania today, when Sen. Bob Casey Jr. decided to announce his endorsement of him at a rally in Pittsburgh. "I believe in my heart that there is one person whose uniquely qualified to lead us in that new direction and that is Barack Obama," Casey said.
Well, we are now down to three. Three candidates who have a chance at being President come this November. One Republican and two Democrats. History will be made regardless of who wins. We will see the first black President, the first female to be elected to the Oval Office or the oldest Commander-in-Chief.
On the same day that the State Department instructed all its employees not to leave reinforced structures, due to increased rocket attacks in the Green Zone, President Bush gave a speech in Dayton, OH where he continued to paint a rosy picture of the situation in Iraq, and said the critics of the war refuse to acknowledge the progress that has been made.
Today on his website former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska announced that he is leaving the Democratic Party for the Libertarian Party. Gravel, who was the best thing about those early Democratic primary debates said, "Today, I am announcing my plan to join the Libertarian Party, because the Democratic Party no longer represents my vision for our great country.
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."
"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