Barack Obama’s acceptance speech last night at the Democratic National Convention had an absurd amount of hype leading into it. Not to sound trite, but it lived up to all expectations. There’s no question that Obama is a powerful speaker. But the content of his speech impressed me most. Here are the three most important […]
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Political forecasters Allan Lichtman and Vladimir Keilis-Borok have derived a formula for predicting the winner of United States presidential elections. They have correctly predicted the winners of the popular vote in every presidential election since they devised the formula in the early 1980’s. As we are all now painfully aware, however, the winner of the […]
George W. Bush is one of the most unpopular presidents ever, and John McCain is offering more of the same. Barack Obama, on the other hand, has innovate ideas and approaches, is an inspiring speaker, and is running on the opposition party’s ticket. Obama should be running away with this race, yet polls show Obama […]
In this campaign season so far, I’ve seen hundreds of cars sporting Barack Obama bumper stickers. I’ve seen, literally, one single car with a John McCain sticker. Granted, my sampling areas of Colorado and the San Francisco Bay Area are probably not representative of the nation as a whole. In Colorado Springs, the conservatives seem […]
This clip from The Daily Show is simultaneously hilarious and right on the mark. How did we reach a point where a comedy news show is a better purveyor of the news then the news stations themselves?
A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll indicates that 17% of Clinton supporters will vote for McCain if Obama doesn’t select her as his running mate. And an additional 22% would refuse to vote for Obama.
I don’t get it.
I understand the vehement support for Clinton and the desire to see her in the White House. I […]
It looks like Michigan’s and Florida’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be seated after all, but with ½ a vote each.
There are several problems with this compromise. First, because Barack Obama wasn’t even on the ballot in Michigan, they’ve basically had to guess how many delegates to assign to him. Second, the candidates […]
I voted for Hillary Clinton in my caucus in February, represented her as a delegate to the El Paso county convention in March, and represented her again as a delegate to the Colorado State convention last weekend. But now I think it’s time for her to drop out of the race and let Barack Obama […]
“I don’t belong to any organized party. I’m a Democrat,”
- Will Rogers
After attending the El Paso County Democratic Convention the weekend before last, I was feeling a bit like Will Rogers. After arriving promptly at 8 AM I stood in line outside waiting to register for two hours. And this wasn’t Southern California temperature – […]
Barack Obama is not a Muslim. Nope; if you believe what you can read on the National Review Online, it turns out he’s actually a Jewish Communist. These rumors are really becoming comical. All I can say is that Republicans must be feeling pretty desperate.