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. | 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.” | 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 | Read More »
“Action Is Eloquence”
In such business Action is eloquence, and the eyes of th’ ignorant More 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 | 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 | Read More »
Phooey, pig go! Bill Clinton should form Bull Hawg Party [updated]
[This column is a substantially revised version of Shouldn’t Bill cry Sooey! for a Bull Hawg Party?] By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight Report Before Bill Clinton was elected in 1992, he famously shouted the Arkansas Razorback cheer on Late Night TV: Sooey! Go Pig! The pig needs to eat. But, the only Democrat to be re-elected President since | Read More »
Bill Clinton poses a hypothetical for Dem voters
Today in Denver, Bill Clinton posed the following hypothetical question that has nothing at all to do with the current election (no, really… it doesn’t have anything to do with it… seriously!)
The intensely political city is being wracked by sectarian conflict that appears ready to devolve into out and out civil war, with partisans on each side looking to destroy the other as they work to ensure the political supremacy of their respective leaders. Baghdad? No, Denver: A number of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s top advisers will not be staying in Denver long enough to hear Barack | Read More »
CQ: Dem convention “on the brink of a media disaster”
Craig Crawford at CQ has the story: The Democratic convention now teeters on the brink of a media disaster thanks to real news that threatens to distract reporters from the scripted show.And wouldn’t you know, it’s all about the Clintons. The trouble with the news-free nature of modern conventions is how anything unplanned can instantly get of hand with thousands of reporters in town vying | Read More »
I think that I’ve mentioned this quote of either Empress Theodora’s or Eric Flint’s before, but it never hurts to repeat it: Do not trample over old friends in your haste to make new ones. Obama really should have followed that advice.