Plagiarising Edwards: His Lasting Impact on This Race

While the candidates along with online blog superstars occasionally descend into silliness over whether Obama copied a speech or not from someone else (Count me in the "I don't give a shit column"), there is this from the NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/19/us/pol itics/19dems.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnn l=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=12033907 04-BSbQt0oSeXa/va97d+Cbww

I suppose it comes down to this for me. I care about the issues, not the candidates, not the politics and not the Democratic Party. I support, and will support the Democrats because they are closer to the version of America I want to see and they are the only choice of the two choices I am given.

Still, it makes me feel good to know that Edwards has had a lasting impact on this race.

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The Lasting Impact of Edwards on This Race

While the candidates along with online blog superstars occasionally descend into silliness over whether Obama copied a speech or not from someone else (Count me in the "I don't give a shit column"), there is this from the NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/19/us/pol itics/19dems.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnn l=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=12033907 04-BSbQt0oSeXa/va97d+Cbww

I suppose it comes down to this for me. I care about the issues, not the candidates, not the politics and not the Democratic Party. I support, and will support the Democrats because they are closer to the version of America I want to see and they are the only choice of the two choices I am given.

Still, it makes me feel good to know that Edwards has had a lasting impact on this race.

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Is Obama Muslim?

Due to the controversy this diary has caused, I am voluntarily removing it. Although, I must say that the Obama supporters have no interest in moving the undecided into a direction of truth as the berating comments and sarcasm attacks are abound. 'UNDECIDED's': So at the end of the day, we know this: CNN confirms that Obama did attend a school that has multiple religious students, but in a predominantly Islamic country. A commentator, although dripping with sarcasm which creates skepticism, states Obama is from a racially mixed background and states that it is 'LAW' he denounce his white heritage on legal paperwork, but has 'publicly' declared his mixed roots.

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New Mexico to Hillary - So What About Those Super Delegates?

Note: You can also follow the New Mexico Super Delegates at the Super Delegate Transparency Project.

If you say you knew what a super delegate was before this year's Democratic Presidential race... you're either lying or you are a legendary political junkie.  Or maybe you were once a super delegate yourself.

And many of those who now know about the existence of super delegates still do not know who are super delegates and how one becomes a super delegate.  To become a super delegate, you must be a current or former elected officeholder or a DNC party official.  So who are the super delegates in New Mexico and who do they support?

Go below the fold to see.

Crossposted at New Mexico FBIHOP

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Some Obama supporters may think this has been a dirty Primary Race

In reality it has been as dirty as a spelling bee for politics played at this level. What passes as an underhanded attack in these primaries wouldn't qualify as a soft ball pitch in a hard fought Presidential campaign. The 2004 Democratic Primaries were nastier by far than what we have seen in the 2008 primaries to date. Many of the very same people who practice character assassination online daily are the first to scream bloody murder if anyone touches a kid glove to Barack Obama in the real world. Online this campaign is down and dirty, but not where our candidates actually live.

Having your actual middle name mentioned in public, no matter what it might be, is not hard ball politics. Having passages from a memoir that you yourself wrote speculated about in public is not hard ball politics. Calling attention to a candidate's race in a contest that the entire world is fixated on in part due to that candidate's race, is not hard ball politics. Having a second federal prosecutor reopen a closed investigation of the suicide of your personal friend to determine if he was actually murdered, while national talk radio fingers you as the probable murderess, now THAT is hard ball politics.

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