President Bush used his radio address today to blame Democrats for the current energy crisis. Bush's logic is that since Democrats won't allow offshore drilling, they are responsible for the high price of gas. Bush wants to drill the Outer Continental Shelf, ANWR, increase oil refining capacity, and extract shale oil from federal lands.
Barack Obama announced today that he is not accepting public financing for the general election, "It's not an easy decision, and especially because I support a robust system of public financing of elections. But the public financing of presidential elections as it exists today is broken, and we face opponents who've become masters at gaming this broken system."
A little more than two weeks ago Republican presidential candidate John McCain took a hands off approach to government aid for homeowners who have been caught up in the mortgage crisis. Today, McCain completely reversed his position. On March 25 McCain said, "I will not play election year politics with the housing crisis.
Hillary Clinton seems to be in a lot of trouble. Her campaign may be running out of steam. And eventually, money, as she simply cannot compete with Barack Obama in fundraising numbers. And almost day by day, it seems someone else is calling for her to get out of the race.
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.
Today in Portland, OR former Democratic presidential candidate, and current New Mexico governor, Bill Richardson endorsed Barack Obama. His endorsement got me thinking that Richardson might be exactly who the Obama campaign needs shore up their weaknesses in a general election campaign. In the Clinton administration, Richardson was the U.S.
In a video posted on his website almost two weeks ago, Republican Rep. Ron Paul hinted at the obvious. With John McCain clinching the GOP nomination, his presidential campaign is over. The Ron Paul phenomenon of 2008 is interesting because it revealed a great deal about where the Republican Party has been, and quite possibly where it is going.
The White House wouldn't give any details on Cheney's trip except to say that he was there in an effort to build political unity in the country. Does anyone else find it ironic that an administration which has thrived on political division and secrecy, now finds itself in the position of having to unify Iraq?
Today, President Bush used his weekly radio address to defend his veto of a bill that would have banned the use of waterboarding and other forms of torture by the CIA. The president's first point was to remind America that al-Qaeda is out there and wanting to attack. "Al Qaida remains determined to attack America again.