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|"Hot Air" Reacts to Huntsman's Plea for Civility
I read Hot Air so you don't have to. If you're not familiar with it, HA is a popular blog that attracts only the most rabid tea partiers and Palinistas--the ...
|Obama Approval Rating Currently at 8,000%!
OK. Not quite at 8,000% approval YET, but the guy sure is popular! I have been incredibly annoyed this week by the focus on the Blagojevich scandal--and more importantly, the weak attempts to ...
|Video: Barack and Michelle on Barbara Walters
Last night I watched Barack and Michelle on Barbara Walters. I had actually rushed home from some last-minute shopping and, since I've seen Obama give ten trillion interviews over the last two ...
|Liveblogging Obama's Press Conference
Barack Obama is holding a press conference to announce his economic team. The expectation is that it will be Tim Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury, Christina Romer for Council of Economic ...
|The Schaudenfraude Starts Early...
Fox News just released their FINAL election poll, showing Obama with a 7-point lead (up ...
|The Obamamercial is a hit!
I have been really curious about how the very expensive infomercial would play. We know now that the CONTENT was amazing and struck the perfect emotional tone. And now we know that people actually ...
|So...The Race has Tightened
I didn't want to believe it. But it's clear that it's happening. Rasmussen has Obama up by just 3 points this morning, which means Mccain had a really great night last night. I think a few ...
|An Extremely Important Nugget in Today's Rasmussen (O 52, M 44)- UPDATED
I was looking over today's Rasmussen tracking poll . I am thrilled at the top-line numbers of course (Obama is at his peak--an 8 point lead) but I think ...
|"Inconsistencies" in the Pittsburgh Mugging
I hate to add on to the many diaries already written about this story... but a Pittsburgh TV station just updated with, I think,
|A Scranton Boy done Good
I am ecstatic over these new numbers from Pew who went into the field to gauge reaction to the VP debate. They confirmed what every ...
|Rasmussen's Tracking poll--Obama still +6
No one has diaried the Rasmussen tracking poll, which I find quite surprising. Are people now BORED with Barack being at 51% and with a 6-point lead? Why isn't it "BREAKING!!!"?? Well, if that's ...
|Nearly Unanimous vote for Obama = A "Split" via Fox News (now with poll!)
A friend sent this to me earlier and I have been UNABLE to stop laughing at it. Fox News went into Eastern Pennsylvania to find out what the regular folks of small town America think of the ...
|Barack Dominates in Iowa...and Sarah Palin ain't so popular....
I was just looking over the internals of Rasmussen's Iowa poll released earlier today. Barack is 8 points ahead and Iowa continues to look not at all ...
|How do Americans see the latest Mccain/Failing Gimmick?
Via Josh Marshall , this stunt is unlikely to work out for Mccain. SurveyUSA has just completed a snap poll on response to ...
|"Sarah Palin scares the crap out of me."
Via Ben Smith comes this delightful focus group by the St. Petersburg Times, following up on 11 Undecided voters (most of them, elderly) over the ...
|She's Certainly Firing up the Base!
OUR base, that is. Via Ben smith: Palin raises $8 million — for ...
|Excerpts from Sarah Palin's Speech
Via ABC . It's a good speech. She's very charismatic and will deliver it well. And the expectations are so low by ...
|Two Focus Groups (On Barack's Acceptance Speech and Sarah Palin) Updated
Over the last few days, I came across two focus groups. One on Sarah Palin, organized by Republican Frank Luntz. And one on Barack's Acceptance speech, conducted in Nevada with undecided voters. ...
|Sarah Palin by the numbers (According to Rasmussen)
Rasmussen has ...
|Michelle, our Belle
Not a Sarah Palin diary. Yay! It seems Michelle's speech ...
|I just love our ticket...
I had to share this video of Joe Biden and Michelle Obama from earlier today. I am incredibly touched by their obvious respect and appreciation of each other. It doesn't get any better than the ...
|Live Blogging the DNC- Opening Ceremonies (Open Thread)
Is anyone else watching the DNC? They are playing it uninterrupted on CSPAN. The real fireworks will be later tonight, of course with Michelle and Maya and Nancy Pelosi speaking. But they are ...
|Barack Obama just Texted me!
OK. I will stop complaining over not being texted... Cause I just got my text! It's Official! Obama/Biden '08!
|How are most Americans seeing HousesGate? (Updated)
HousesGate feels like a big deal. Yet, since we are political junkies, LOTS of things feel like a big deal. Very little of it penetrates to the voting public. Well, this is different. ...
|An Ayers Attack
We knew this was coming. But still.... Gulp. A new conservative group has produced ...
|Veepmania Diary #192834123
I can't help it. I had to share this great "memo" from an undisclosed Democrat making the case for Biden. It's the best articulation I've seen for why, even with his flaws, it's gotta be him. ...
|Reading the Tea Leaves: Is Obama "Biden" his time? (ha!)
This seems not insignificant. Via The Plank : Well-connected Washington insider ...
|Barack and his Ladies (AND Obamascrapbook.com!)
If you haven't already seen it, please check out the absolutely incredible website Obamascrapbook , which was started ...
|Round 3 of The Wrightmare
I just read this at Wonkette and I literally almost fell over. In October, Obama’s former pastor, Wright, will ...
|Don't miss out on a great diary!!
Peace Puppy has written an absolutely amazing diary. She created a scrapbook of Barack Obama's life. She found a TON of pictures I had never seen before and placed it all together in a way that your ...
|What the F%$K is wrong with Russ Feingold??
I am so angry I can hardly even type this. Russ Feingold will never get another penny from me. What an idiot. Washington - If Republican John McCain needs someone to vouch for his ...
|Should Stranahan's account be re-instated?
Stranahan began writing about the Edwards affair about two weeks ago. After seeing a few of his diaries, all of which quickly filled up with comments damning him to hell, I got curious enough to ...
|If you are Valerie Jarret and you have Barack's ear....
You are Valerie Jarret holed up in a conference room with Barack and staff discussing strategy for the week. What do you say? Here's mine: --Get Hillary on the campaign trail. Give her WHATEVER ...
|Zenbowl's Amazing diary
Zenbowl has written this really extraordinary diary on "the race card" and Obama. It's really great and powerful and I don't want it to fall through the cracks. Pretty ...
|Our Secret Weapon: Go, Hillary, Go (Updated w/Poll)
Today, while perusing Halperin's generally awful The Page , I came across an item that really made my heart swell with joy. Hillary's gonna be a team player! ...
|Mccain's New Ad includes a MAJOR blunder (UpdatedX2 with MSM mentions)
Did you notice? Mccain's new ad uses footage of Barack Obama playing basketball with the troops , to argue that he has been ignoring them. I cannot imagine anything more disingenuous...or ...
I feel incredibly out-of-step with everyone in the Dkos community right now. Diary after diary about the speech in Berlin, and the comments are piling up in Al Roger's lovely picture-diary which ...
|How Far He's Come
From Time : The campaign left him $60,000 in debt and unsure of his future. At 38, he was a state ...
|Obama's Germany Speech: A mistake?
I've been biting my nails over Barack's plans to give a speech in Germany. I know everyone is really excited about this but I'm convinced it's a mistake. First, there was much speculation that ...
|Repost: Maya Stumps for Obama in Florida (w/video)
This is a diary repost: I wrote it earlier but I thought the night-time crew might like to meet Obama's awesome sister. Barack's sister, Maya, is pretty ...
|Michelle Obama's visit to Michigan
Michelle has a really novel new approach to her campaigning and one that I find brilliant. Starting ...
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|Elizabeth Edwards continues to Rock my World (And fight for Health Care)
This is really exciting. Yesterday we learned that the NRA will be putting some major bucks (a $40 million dollar effort) ...
|I have Barack's back
I am feeling pretty frustrated. I won't write a GBCW because that would be as unproductive as the diaries that are frustrating me so much. But I was re-reading Dreams from My Father ...
|Help Smurf Michelle's Cookies, Pretty Please!
I feel soooooooo silly using a diary on this...I am hanging my head in shame, as I type this. But I ...
|June's Fundraising: Firing on all Cylinders (Updated)
Ever since May's lackluster numbers, I think a lot of folks are worried about Obama's fundraising. I am actually GLAD that people are worried since it makes them more likely to give. But I have ...
|Michelle's US Weekly Cover is a Hit!
Last week I did something I would normally NEVER consider. As I was busily stacking my groceries on ...
|New ABC/WAPO Poll: Obama +4
A new poll out tonight from ABC/WAPO has uniformly good news as well as some areas where Barack can progress. Highlights: Obama has more work to do with Hillary's voters. ...
|Rasmussen: Obama bounce lives on
I thought I should write up today's Rasmussen poll ...
|What if Barack loses Ohio?
So....is anyone else rather obsessed with 270towin.com? I find myself fiddling around with ...
|Happy days are here again! (In Praise of Hillary)
I have this incredibly goofy smile on my face right now. What caused it? Reading this account of Terry McAuliffe at Hillary's staff party: Looking relaxed, McAuliffe stopped by ...
|It's Over: Now it's time for Unity
Via TPM Sen. Hillary Clinton visited staff at her headquarters in Arlington, ...
|Obama ratchets up Bush/Mccain rhetoric
Yes! More of this please...! Barack is in Las Vegas today giving a really scathing speech on the housing crisis and the economy in general. It is chock-full of policy proposals but he is also ...
|3 Superdelegates from Hawaii! (Updated)
The other diary on this slipped off the page so here's the happy ...
|Obama roots for Obama! (And Indonesia too!)
Many of you may remember the tiny Japanese town that has been enthusiastically supporting Barack Obama's campaign--because they ...
|Gallup Polling: Cause for concern?
I was very curious to see how the Gallup poll would react to the Obama/Mccain/Bush engagement. This poll isn'...
|AP: Florida and Michigan can't save Hillary
This little gem of an article has really put a smile on my face. The AP interviewed members of the Rules and Bylaws committee and found that they were pretty much not going to give in to Hillary's ...
|Liveblogging Edwards Endorsement
Barack Obama just started speaking live. He looks fired up! He just introduced John Edwards and the crowd went wild. They look SO amazing together! (Will continue in the comments) (Will continue ...
|Gallup: Obama pulls ahead of Clinton
Gallup has some great news today. Not only is Barack 7 points ahead of Hillary but BOTH of them are ...
|Switching to General Election mode
Barack is doing something that I think is remarkably gutsy and smart. He's gently switching into General Election mode .
|Hillary as VP? Not going to happen!
(Via Ben Smith ) Ted Kennedy joins Nancy Pelosi in nipping the "Hillary as VP" idea in the bud saying: Obama should choose a ...
|What's next for Barack Obama? (A News Roundup)
I have spent the morning scrolling lazily through various articles about the state of the race, ...
|It's amazing that Barack has even Made it this far
I was reading Lynn Sweet's blog and I came across this infuriating incident from earlier today: ...
|A Neo-con reads "Dreams From My Father"
Folks...you are in for a real treat. The National Review has been running a series of columns on Barack's book Dreams from my Father . I find Dreams to be such a stunning, ...
|Barack, the chef!
I was wandering around Youtube and I came across this video of Barack making lunch for Michelle and his girls on 60 Minutes. I had never seen it before but it is an overwhelmingly cute clip and I ...
|"I'm not gonna be on Youtube!"
I spotted this in the Open thread and it just really, really made me laugh. Michelle almost has a "Youtube Moment". Very funny and cute!
|Winning takes Hard work! (SUSA poll)
There is a new SUSA poll for Oregon. Barack has lost some ground. It's now: Obama 50% (-2) ...
|Blast from the Past: Vintage Obama interview! (Repost)
This is a repost of a diary I wrote a few nights ago. It was late at night and only a few people saw it. I think, in these somewhat glum times, that what really matters is knowing that our ...
|Blast from the Past: Vintage Obama interview!
So what truly matters in this campaign? Is it what's happening on MSNBC, Wright's latest idiocy, Hillary's antics? No, what truly matters is that we have the chance to have a once in a lifetime ...
|Worried about Wright
I know this is a minority opinion here today, but I am pretty darn upset with Jeremiah Wright. If you look at my comments from the past weeks, I have been Wright's most ardent defender. I will ...
|Phonebanking Thoughts and Strategies
I sure hope that I am not the only one spending my Sunday making calls to Indiana. What better way to use up free minutes? We have just 10 days to go and if we win Indiana this damn primary may ...
|Not a GQ model!
This is barely a diary but I stumbled across this clip from a press availability that Barack did yesterday. He gives some very charming responses to the question of whether he is "like a GQ model" ...
|Bill Moyers is a true journalist! Discussion of Wright Interview
The other diary discussion has slid off the recent diaries list, so I thought I would start up a diary to discuss Reverend Wright's WONDERFUL interview with Bill Moyers that I really hope everyone ...
|This too shall Pass
I wanted to post a quick diary in response to some of the rather panicked comments that I have seen in some of the diaries regarding Rev. Wright's interview with Bill Moyers. I know that Matthews ...
|USAToday/Gallup National poll: No Furor over Bitter (O+10)
The new USA Today/Gallup Poll has lots of interesting news. Let's see...Obama increased his margin over Hillary from 7 to 10 points. Both Democrats beat Mccain. More people blame Hillary for the ...
|Barack has some "contrast" ads up on the air
Barack has an ad up in Pennsylvania attacking Hillary's health care plan and pointing out that she plans to garnish wages. I was expecting SOME sort of health care ad, since there is a 527 ad up ...
|Rachel Maddow PWNS Scarborough....Again!
OK...what is going on with Joe Scarborough? Has his time on Morning Joe, where he generally gets to spout off unchallenged, completely atrophied his ability to engage in a debate? He is truly ...
|List of Witnesses to "Screw Em" Grows! (Updated)
I admit I was skeptical about whether or not the anecdote of Hillary saying "Screw Em" to Southern, working class whites would become any real story. But now...the list of people coming forward to ...
|An Eloquent Explanation of the Black Church
I just read one of the most moving, truthful and lucid explanations (if that's the right word) for why Barack Obama "stayed in that church for 20 years". And it comes from the most unlikely of ...
|Hillary Attacks (Updated with video)
Oh dear... From Ben Smith: A correspondent in Northeast Pennsylvania sees the Clinton attack ad I've been able to confirm is coming. The ad features regular Pennsylvanians taking ...
|Baracky: The Movie!
So has everyone in the world fallen in love with this video or it just me? I have watched it ten times today. It captures, for me anyway, the highs and lows of this campaign. Barack is the true Rocky.
|So...is Hillary a Republican now? Also, Action Diary
Have you guys seen Hillary's latest attack on Bittergate? She is basically using the Republican framework. With no shame. Her comments below the fold, but also, how can we help Obama?
|Are caucuses correctly reported in popular vote?
I just saw a piece in Huffington Post that insists that Obama has a much higher popular vote than ...
|Ooh! Internal polling says "Single Digits"
I don't know if this thought is fleshed out enough to be a diary, and I apologize for that. I may just delete it after a little while. BUT Chuck Todd just said on Hardball that talking to the ...
|Why doesn't Obama go on the offense?
I am struck somewhat by the silence of the Obama campaign regarding Hillary's ridiculous claim about criticizing the war before he did. Yesterday, I diaried an article from Jake Tapper, which ...
|Hillary's latest Lie: Not going unnoticed
I just saw an absolutely brutal post over at the ABC News blog by Jake Tapper taking Hillary to task for lying about her opposition to Iraq being "before Obama". As we know, she was attempting to ...
|Two Things that made me Smile
I just wanted to share two videos that completely charmed me. The first is completely wondrous: an elephant painting a self-portrait . I have no clue how they train them to do this (
|Ode to Jack Cafferty
There was a thread earlier about a really great moment on CNN when Jack Cafferty basically dissed Hillary over her appearance on Leno,
|AP article places Wright in context (UPDATED)
Could it be? Is the mainstream media finally becoming interested in placing Wright's controversial sermons, and by extension, Trinity United Church of Christ, into some sort of fair context? I was ...
|Liveblogging: Barack on Hardball
Open thread! Barack is live with Chris Matthews. Comment here if you are watching. Matthews annouced that he received some sort of sports endorsement. Chris Matthews is asking about him being ...
|Gallup Poll: Tightening up Again
This is somewhat of a bummer, although I am mighty suspicious of Gallup now after seeing yesterday's post on Talking Points Memo that suggested that Clinton magically does better in the middle of ...
|A Foray into Hillaryis44 and Thoughts on Unity
First I have to say that what inspired me to go over to Hillaryis44 is this beautiful video (I'll post it below the fold), created by an Obama supporter to reach out to Hillary supporters. I dare ...
|Obama gets HUGE LEAD in Gallup!!! (UPDATED)
If you were excited about yesterday's bump....check out this beautiful trend! Obama is clearly surging. ...
|New CA and CT polls show Obama Strong
(There was a diary about these polls that mysteriously disappeared....what happened?) Two new polls show Obama running stronger than both Hillary and Mccain in California and Connecticut. He also ...
|Bosnia Vet Harshly Criticizes Hillary Clinton!
This was posted earlier and slipped through the cracks. I am hoping it will get on the rec list and reach the attention of the MSM. Hillary Clinton's harrowing tale of Sniper fire in Tuzla is ...
|Is it ever going to be over?
In today's sermon Otis Moss made comments about a media "lynching" of Rev. Wright. This is his church, his congregation, and he has the right to say what he wants. But Fox News already has this crap ...
|The context for Obama's "Typical White Person" Comment
I have noticed various people discussing this quote without including the full context, which is frustrating. As you can see, this comment was thoughtful and entirely uncontroversial.
|Lifting Obama Up
I just had an odd experience. I was browsing Huffington Post and I saw a headline that made me stop cold. Obama: Wright Controversy Has "Shaken me up a Little Bit" . I clicked on ...
|The Speech: Who was the Audience?
The Speech had a very specific audience. It was all soaring rhetoric and complex, honest ideas and a truly nuanced view of race--not at all the sound bites that I was expecting. It's the kind of ...
|Response to Newsmax Article
Alright so there is this article being spammed in various diaries and conservative blogs. It was published in Newsmax, (the right wing rag) and it is the author's contention that he attended a ...
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