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.
Why Conservative is Right and Liberal is Wrong
I saw Bob Beckel on Hannity & Colmes having a case of purple-faced apoplexy defending Barak Obama’s abortion stance. It couldn’t have been easy watching his beloved candidate stumble over the stumbling stone on Rick Warren’s question, “When does life begin?” It wasn’t a hard question, but his candidate couldn’t answer it because his candidate tried to dance around God’s precepts. The way is straight | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Open Thread
It’s night two. Mark Warner may have the keynote, but the networks aren’t covering it much. They are salivating for Hillary’s speech — particularly in light of Bill dissing Barack Obama today. Have at it. UPDATE: The DNC moved the keynote speech from Mark Warner up because Warner would not attack John McCain. What’s this? Politics as usual at the convention? UPDATE: She’s here. I | Read More »
He Won The Battle, But It Will Cost Him The War
On Thursday Barack Obama will accept the nomination of the Democrat Party to be President of the United States. His speech is expected to rival his now infamous speech at the same Convention in 2004. It better. I hope he realizes how high the bar is set. Thursday will officially mark his victory in winning the first battle necessary to be elected President, the Battle | Read More »
We knew it was premade
So we all remember Hillary’s 3am ad, and how it was just about perfect if you want to switch her out for McCain and run it against Barack. Here’s the new ad by McCain that features part of it….
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!)
VPs and Disunity: What If This Happened To Us?
Everybody is going nuts over how the DNC is split this year in Denver. Will Hillary publicly release her delegates? Will there be a full roll call vote? Will Clinton-backers break for McCain? Well, here’s an idea: Revamp the VP selection process! All of the Dems’ current discords could have been prevented if the VP nominee was the second-highest delegate-getter in the primaries. With this, | Read More »
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 »
NOW Demands Obama Mentor Resignation
Great timing. On the eve of the ‘unity’ convention for the democratic party, Obama’s political mentor (yeah, another crazy mentor… noticing a pattern yet?) attacked a Hillary supporter, witnesses confirm, with a racist insult. NOW of Illinois is demanding his resignation: DENVER — The chief of Illinois’ National Organization for Women chapter today called on Barack Obama’s “political godfather” to resign immediately from the Illinois | 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 »
Hillary Clinton’s pro-forma denunciation of John McCain’s ad.
We finally got a response from Hillary’s people to this McCain ad: …and it’s certainly, um, well, a statement. The following is a statement released today by Hillary Clinton’s Spokeswoman Kathleen Strand in response to the McCain campaign’s new ad “Passed Over.” “Hillary Clinton’s support of Barack Obama is clear. She has said repeatedly that Barack Obama and she share a commitment to changing the | Read More »
Just How Little Change There Is In Obama’s Hope
The non-traditional politician chooses a gaffe machine who has been in the United States Senate since The One was eight years old. The only change there is that Obama has finally chosen to ditch the idea that he is a new type of politician. Obama is part of the failed legacy of liberalism of the past 100 years. There is nothing new here except the | Read More »
A Show of Unity behind Barack Obama?
Does anyone have an over/under for the duration of any riots in Denver next week? That political party, the Dem one, is not united and excited. The Miami Herald ran a story today by Beth Reinhard: Clinton stumps for Obama in South Florida. It deals with Hillary talking to 1,000 senior voters who in a town north of Miami who, it is reported, hate President | Read More »
It Will Be Hillary.
Rush Limbaugh is all excited that Hillary wasn’t even vetted for VP (he says, according the AP). But the All-seeing MahaRushi missed one: they didn’t have to vet her specifically. They’ve been doing opposition research on her for months! With Obama tanking in the polls, he will either pick Hillary as his running mate, or he will not be elected.