In Case You Thought Differently After The Democratic National Convention . . .
Bill Clinton still dislikes Barack Obama:Former President Bill Clinton has largely kept himself out of the public eye since his wife lost the Democratic primary to Barack Obama.However in a rare television interview tonight the former president called Republican presidential candidate John McCain “a great man” and praised GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as an “instinctively effective candidate.”On a day when Obama sought to | Read More »
Democratic ex-President declares Palin “instinctually effective candidate.”
Because it’s that kind of election, apparently. Also, McCain is a “great man” and Hillary’s position on economic policy was more detailed than Obama’s. (Via Hot Air Headlines)Anybody else notice that a lot of major Democratic leaders are saying things that could be considered… unhelpful for Obama, lately? I exclude Biden from this, of course: he’s just being, well, Biden.
Obama-Biden = Incompetent
Over the past 60 years of presidential elections “experience” has proven a tenuous foothold for those trying to discredit an opponent.For instance Richard Nixon was only 39 years of age when Ike put him on the ticket in 1952. The Democrats, who already hated Nixon because of his take down of Alger Hiss and Helen Gahagan Douglas, pounced on Nixon’s inexperience and alleged unsuitability for | Read More »
Bill Clinton’s “inspiration”
Last night, admittedly intrigued by the speculation on talk radio that “Crazy Ol’ Bill” Clinton just might be the best entertainment of the DNC convention, I tuned in after dinner to listen.Ah, Bill was good; he was quintessentially Clintonian. Admittedly, he has developed into a good speaker. As expected – he is an attorney, after all – oops, I take that back – President Bill | Read More »
Sincere? My Rear
As I sat and listened to all the praise last night about how wonderful Bill Clinton’s speech was – how he is one of the greatest speakers and how he lived up to what he does best. It made me sick but I agree – he is and always has been, the consummate liar.It doesn’t surprise me democrats still love him. They are godless and | Read More »
How About Some Word Clouds?
What are the key words and phrases from the big speeches at the Democratic Convention? Clayton and I have been making word clouds. You can click them to see a larger version in our Flickr account. Here they are:Hillary:Bill:John Kerry:Joe Biden:
Clinton, Kerry, and Biden Lie for Obama
As a Clinton backer in the 90’s… I’m pretty amazed at the irony of last night’s security line up… A president, a Senator and former presidential candidate, and now a Senator and current VP candidate who all argued for unilateral military action against Iraq, noting France and Russia would never support us, because of the threat they posed with their WMDs… whining about McCain support | Read More »
1. A picture is worth a thousand words.2. No matter how pretty the speeches, the Clintons are still angry.3. The Census takers will love this.4. They are large. They contain multitudes.
John Kerry: Bitter much? The entire speech was a catharsis for Kerry, one that was meant to lay out on full display just how upset he is that he came ever so close to winning the Presidency four years ago . . . and failed. The attacks on Karl Rove were amusing–you just know that Kerry wakes up at nights screaming in fury some epithet | Read More »
More Blue On Blue Warfare
Man, this speaks volumes doesn’t it?”Obama does not like Clinton, and Clinton knows it,” asserted one longtime Clinton adviser, a refrain that several compatriots repeated almost word for word, though occasionally in stronger terms.Whether the reverse is true, and whether it matters as much, are less clear. Clinton associates say he was embittered earlier this summer but appears to have moved past that. They noticed | Read More »
Bill Clinton Speaks & Joe Biden Is Next
This is going to be fun.The crowd goes nuts. More nuts for him than they ever did for Hillary.Michelle looks happier tonight.”I’m here first to support Barack Obama and second to warm up the crowd for Joe Biden . . . . I love Joe Biden.””In the end, my candidate didn’t win, but I’m really proud of the campaign she ran.” Heck, I wouldn’t be.We’ll | Read More »
Bill Clinton is a sincere man.
Watching Bill Clinton tear up and whisper “I Love you!” as Hillary entered (stage Left) was a picture that will forever be burned into my memory. The waterworks that he managed to muster up at various parts of her speech could have only been topped by Billy when he squinted in approval at the mention of his own “legacy” and term in the Whitehouse.
This Would Represent A Problem For Barack Obama
It cannot be stressed enough:The last place Kathy Archuleta could have ever imagined she’d spend the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, was at a happy hour sponsored by the Republican Party. But the 54-year-old Democrat joined several other Hillary Clinton supporters, along with volunteers and officials from John McCain’s campaign, at a Happy Hour for Hillary.The event, sponsored by the Republican | Read More »
“Action Is Eloquence”
In such businessAction is eloquence, and the eyes of th’ ignorantMore learned than the ears.–William Shakespeare.However rousing Hillary Clinton’s speech sought to be in praising Barack Obama, the fact remains that you can judge the Clintons better by looking at their actions rather than listening to their words.Again, it bears repeating: Bill Clinton would not be throwing a fit if Hillary Clinton told him not | Read More »
Dalliances In Denver
I realize that every effort is being made to bring about a successful convention and a powerful launch for the Obama campaign as it moves fully and completely into general election mode. But in many ways, the intensity of the work being done to cap matters off successfully in Denver serves to underscore just how divided the Democrats are on a number of fronts.Exhibit A–There | Read More »