In other news, former Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, aka Baghdad Bob, announced today that in fact US tanks did enter Baghdad at some point in 2003 and they didn't surrender in mass either.
Yeah its bad a thing. Bad because lot of the folks in that state won't vote for a black guy, particularly one they're convinced is muslim.
Yes Obama could spend more time talking bread and butter economics and try to be more down to earth, but that really won't help him that much with folks in this region unless he finds a way to crawl out of his skin. Sad but true.
Obama is going to need to pick a VP like Strickland who can be real blunt with the crowd and call them out as racists. Shame can be a powerful political tool.
I love WV, but come the GE, forget it. Obama can work on Colorado and New Mexico instead. The best we can do is beat on McCain so bad that those so obessed with race will just decide to stay home.
I think we would all differ with the man's politics, but he was a real intellectual, capable of actual political debate and discourse, which is a long way from the hacks, loudmouths and bullshit artists that represent public face of the conservative movement today. In the '60s, the main conservative voice you would see on TV was Buckley. Today, it's Glenn Beck. Power truly does corrupt.
Just popped into my head. Being that the media is drolling to do an Edwards endorses ??? story, it would be great if he, instead of picking between Clinton and Obama, have a public endorsement of campaign issues he want to see the Democrats talk about. Like proverty, fair trade, workers rights. It might for at least one news cycle inject some issues back into the race.
Nader jumped the shark a long time ago. What does he do anymore beside run quixotic races for the presidency. Does he really think that getting .3% of the vote and then vanishing for four years is doing anything to build a progressive populist movement?
It's sad that he's choosing to end his career as a punchline rather than as one of the great progressive crusaders of the 20th century.