Vote NO On Prop 8

ImageIn a rare moment for California, it is cold and raining this morning. But as I pulled up to my voting place, I noticed many people braving the rain (ok, in CA it's more like a dirzzle), and the cold (it was a "freezing" 65 degrees!), many of them eager--almost too eager--to cast their vote.

Vote Your Conscience, Save the World

Sometimes, as Americans, you do not realise how big your choice is.

Back in New Zealand, if I vote, I have a fairly clear idea of just how much my vote has an impact. The area of influence stops at somewhere around New Zealand maritime border. I know, with fair certainty, that the biggest impact my vote has internationally is on Japanese whalers and the occasional stray nuclear submarine.

Just witness the 2nd Iraq war, where New Zealand refused to join the US attack on Iraq. Impact this decision had on the International course of events? Absolutely none.

Rahm Emanuel To Be Chief of Staff?

ImageMany newspapers (and other news sources), including the Associated Press, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Denver Post reported last night that the Obama campaign has reached out to Illinois representative, and a veteran of Bill Clinton's White House, Rahm Emanuel to feel out interest about becoming Obama's Chief of Staff.

Obama Expands Television Advertising into Georgia, North Dakota, and Arizona

ImageThe presidential campaign of Barack Obama announced today that they are expanding their television advertising into Georgia, North Dakota, and John McCain's home state of Arizona. This strategy is designed to put as many red states as possible into play, and force McCain to defend them.

The campaign said that they will be running the optimistic, "Something" ad in Arizona:

McCain Admits that Obama Is Not a Socialist

ImageIn an interview that will air on CNN's Larry King Live tonight, John McCain admitted that he doesn't believe that Barack Obama is a socialist, but he does think that Obama is far left. Once again, McCain undercuts his own campaign's message.

King asked McCain if he believes that Obama is a socialist. McCain answered, "No. But, I do believe -- I do believe that he's been in the far left of Americans politics. He has stated time after time that