The ‘high-tech lynching’ of Sarah Palin.
In 1991 Clarence Thomas was nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court by then President George H.W. Bush. The attacks on Thomas that ensued were astounding and sought not only to defeat his nomination but to destroy his reputation and character. Never mind that the outrageous accusations were unproven, they were tools to try to stop Thomas from being on the Court. The ends justify the | 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:
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.
So, how did that Hillary Clinton speech go over? Let’s look at the aftermath: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most loyal delegates came to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night looking for direction. They listened, rapt, to a 20-minute speech that many proclaimed the best she had ever delivered, hoping her words could somehow unwind a year of tension in the Democratic Party. But when Clinton stepped | 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 »
Hats Off To Hillary Clinton
I watched “The Speech” last night and I need to tell you that Hillary Clinton impressed me, and in a BIG way. That speech had to have been one of the hardest things she has ever had to do in her entire life. She did it with grace and complete class. It was well delivered. Unfortunately, she wasn’t believable and I don’t think her supporters | Read More »
Hillary 2012 has officially begun
Now that she has that convention speech out of the way, where she dutifully performed the minimum (a BARE minimun at that) nod to Obama’s fatally flawed 08 campaign, she can officially start into what has already been going on underground for weeks — her 2012 campaign. VRWC operative @@@ @@@@@ (Code name Tbone, that’s the most we’ll reveal) came across some official materials, amongst | Read More »
Did Hillary Clinton Use a Racist Theme In Her DNC Speech?
This was probably totally unintentional, but there have been doubts about the Clintons. I DO NOT say that the Clintons, or that Hillary herself, are/is racist, but to use the following line in her DNC speech when everyone is scrutinizing whether she will support Obama, and everyone is scrutinizing her phraseology in doing so, is, at minimum, a severe lapse in judgment: “And along the | Read More »
Voter Confidence in Iraq and War on Terror: Highest EVER
It’s an odd thing to watch the Democratic Convention in Denver. The messages just aren’t consistent – there’s an off-kilter feel to the whole thing. Just take Mark Warner’s remarks last night for example. Here’s a guy who’s viewed as the future of the party, whose withdrawal before the presidential stakes was shocking to a lot of people, and who – if Barack Obama loses | Read More »
Hillary Digs by Omission
Hillary did everything she was expected to do. But the most interesting part of her convention speech last night was what she left out, some might think intentionally… From CNN: (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton may have endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president in a speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, but Sen. John McCain’s campaign said she stopped short of saying that | Read More »
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 »
DNC Wrap-Up Day Two: It’s Hillary’s Convention Now
The second night of the Democratic National Convention prior to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s speech was nearly as unmemorable as day one. And an interesting pattern has emerged in all of the main speakers’ remarks. Barack Obama is an accessory, an add-on, a superfluous reference tucked in on the end of a litany of the speaker’s accomplishments and beliefs. There is almost no discussion of the | Read More »
Live Blogging Hillary’s Speech in Denver
Like last night I am using Cover It Live to blog a speech. This time it is Hillary Clinton. I am hoping she will be more interesting than Michelle Obama was last night. If you want an interactive place to hang out and chat while I blog, click over to the live blog.