Clinton $35 million and Obama $50 million, they are both the winners

Hillary Clinton raised $35 million during the month of February. Barack Obama is estimated to have raised over $50 million. The total take for the Democratic Party front-runners is close to $85 million. With these type of staggering numbers, neither candidate can be classed the “loser.” Indeed, what a dream team ticket this would become. It can no longer be ignored. The national ticket must be Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama. The voters are turning out in massive numbers that haven’t been seen in many decades. America has become serious about its politics and we owe it all to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and I believe in that order.

The real loser in this process is John McCain. He is the lone voice in the wilderness except that no one really cares what this lone voice has to say “my friend.” Read the rest of this entry »

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John McCain clumsy attempt to defend Iraq War position

John McCain skewered Barack Obama over Iraq in a pre-election skirmish, in another clumsy attempt to defend his Iraq War vote,

McCain, 71, on Wednesday issued a toughly worded statement accusing Obama of replacing his signature appeal for “the audacity of hope” with “the timidity of despair” when it comes to Iraq.

McCain has steadfastly defended the Bush Administration war agenda. The “Straight Talker” has been fairly consistent on his pro-Iraq War position, although he has occasionally critisized Bush’s handling of the Iraq War. But now he has criticized Obama’s recent statements about the Iraq War situation. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2008 Presidential Dream team ticket – Obama/Clinton

If you would have asked me a year ago, I would have taken any bet that Barack Obama would be on the 2008 Democratic ticket, either as President or Vice-President.

I was right.

There was such a consensus, however, that Hillary Clinton was the prohibitive favorite to win the nomination.

How quickly events have change. The question being whispered here and there is will Barack Obama ask Hillary Clinton to join the ticket and that will she accept.

I now believe the answer to both questions is yes. I believe he will ask and that she will accept.

What an exciting prospect. Reading on Walden Bookstore.

John McCain’s Straight Talk Express swerves again

John McCain acknowledged today that the Iraq War could be a problem for him.

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) — John McCain says to win the White House he must convince the country that U.S. policy in Iraq is succeeding. If he can’t, he says, “then I lose. I lose.”

He quickly backed off that remark.

The likely Republican nominee told reporters: “Let me not put it that stark.” On his campaign bus Monday, he said Americans will judge his candidacy on whether they believe he can lead the country on the economy and national security. He said, “Iraq will play a role in their judgment of my ability to handle national security.”

Senator McCain had it right the first time.

Ralph Nader: I just can’t support him or vote for him

These are some of the issues that Ralph Nader stands for according to his website:

  • Adopt single payer national health insurance,
  • Cut the huge, bloated, wasteful military budget
  • No to nuclear power, solar energy first
  • Aggressive crackdown on corporate crime
    and corporate welfare
  • Open up the Presidential debates
  • Adopt a carbon pollution tax
  • Reverse U.S. policy in the Middle East
  • Impeach Bush/Cheney
  • Repeal the Taft-Hartley anti-union law
  • Adopt a Wall Street securities speculation tax
  • Put an end to ballot access obstructionism
  • Work to end corporate personhood

Ralph Nader is the idealistic man in a non-idealistic world. Those of us that grew up in the 60’s and 70’s vividly recall that world of idealism. And yes, purely on the issues he is.

But I just can’t do it. That is, support or vote for Ralph Nader. He is dead on with every one of my issues.

And why can’t I support or vote for him (besides the fact he is not electable)?

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Hillary Clinton makes desperate attacks to save campaign from unraveling

Hillary Clinton blasted Barack Obama by comparing him to George H. Bush. Claiming that Obama is like an “untested Bush in 2000.”

“So, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” Clinton said while her loyal ally, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, also tried to draw a contrast between Clinton and Obama by saying, “She just knows more. She knows more.”

The attacks on Obama are a sign of desperation on the part of the Clinton campaign and are not unique. The attacks bear no weight because similar attacks were lodged against Bill Clinton in the 1992 campaign against George H.W. Bush. And similar charges lodged against Reagan in 1980. And against Carter in 1976. And against JFK in 1960.

And with apologies to Strunk and White’s book, The Elements of Style: etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

And so it goes. Reading on Walden Bookstore.

Hillary Clinton risking the Clinton legacy with attacks

Hillary Clinton continues to attack Barack Obama. The attacks are hurting the Clinton campaign, which is seriously wounded. The attacks also serve to tarnish the “Clinton legacy,” which Bill Clinton has spent the last seven years effectively resurrecting.

What is bothersome about the attacks is that they are dripping with sarcasm.

“I could stand up here and say ‘Let’s just get everybody together, let’s get unified, the sky will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect,’ ” she said Sunday while campaigning in Providence, Rhode Island. Rhode Island and Vermont also hold contests next Tuesday, but only have 36 delegates up for grabs.

The sarcasm doesn’t hurt Obama and diminishes Clinton’s candidacy. Reading on Walden Bookstore.