This Week With 'The Presumptive Democratic Nominee' Barack Obama, June 22-28, 2008
by Edna Howard, Sun Jun 29, 2008 at 06:54:02 PM EDT
cross-posted @ This Week With Barack Obama, posted with diarist permission
barack and hillary in unity, nh
barack and hillary in unity
June 30, 2008: End of Month
It is that time.
What did you say? Yes, that time to donate. The Obama Campaign is not taking any public funding, so he won't get the grand total of 84M after the convention in August. This campaign is totally depending on us, to fuel its current existence and through the November election.
While we are shedding away the primaries, which ended the first week of June, now we must revitalize and get engaged for the general election. Remember the DNC, DCCC, DSCC also are depending on our donations. Why? The DNC must put on a convention, as in paying for it, and are in the trenches with Obama. The DCCC must fund its congressional candidates, especially in some tough battleground districts. The DSCC must fund its senatorial candidates, especially in some tough states, if we want to expand the senate.
All this must be done now, not yesterday, but now.
The Obama Campaign has some free giveaways with your donation.
For a 30.00 donation, you will receive a 100% cotton envirObama shirt. Click on the image.
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For the artist in you, the "Yes We Can" poster by Antar Dayal. Part of the continuing artist series from the Obama Campaign. If you don't like these items, shop at the Obama Store. The only campaign with continuous items at an affordable price.
Obama's speech at the 25th NALEO Conference
Video speaking in Albuquerque, NM; John McCain webad against Obama, "Words"; Audio from Rolling Stone cover article; Obama with Ed Gordon from Black Enterprise; 25th Annual NALEO Conference; NALEO speech with Q&A; John McCain's speech and Q&A at NALEO Conference; Change that Works for you Pittsburgh, PA; David Plouffe, Obama Campaign Manager, on Our Strategy; Change that Works for You, Las Vegas, NV; McCain, Obama and the Latino Vote; Obama Courts the Working-Class Vote; McCain Keeps Quiet on Weekends; Clinton, Obama Unite in Unity, N.H.; Analysis: Obama Edging Toward Center; Candidate's Wives Put Under the Microscope; Independent Voters Key to Winning N.H.; Obama's Coattails for Republicans
Obama supportssupreme court reversal of gun ban
For Obama,a pragmatist's shift toward center
Obama tells women he supportsequal pay
Way up north,Democrat targets Alaskan icon
Muslim Voters Detect a Snub From Obama
Obama Road Map to White Houseis a Nationwide Tour
Kristol: Bush Might Bomb Iran If He`Thinks Senator Obama's Going To Win'
Michelle Obama's strategy to woo Clinton supportersand shape her role as First Lady
Corzine profilerises in Obama camp
Year of theBlack Vote?
Obamakept Law Review balanced
The Democrats'Lieberman Problem
Obama says world not doing enoughon Zimbabwe
obama at the springs preserve in las vegas, nv
USA Today/Gallup Poll; Rasmussen New Mexico Poll; Rasmussen Pennsylvania Poll; PPP Michigan Poll; Zogby South Florida Poll; SUSA Indiana Poll; LA Times/Bloomberg National Poll; SUSA Missouri Poll; Quinnipiac University/Wall Street Journal/Washingtonpost.Com Poll for Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin; Franklin and Marshall National Poll; Texas Lyceum Poll; Rasmussen Mississippi Poll; Arizona State University Poll; SUSA Kansas Poll; AP/Yahoo Poll; Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind New Jersey Poll; Time Magazine National Poll; SUSA Ohio Poll; Rasmussen Texas Poll
Missouri Sen. McCaskillemerging as key Obama supporter
Larry Johnson'sStrange Trip
Obama's NewEnergy Website
Obama's aim:14 Bush states and local races
McCain and Obamaon Patriotism
AFL-CIOendorses Barack Obama
obama at the flying star cafe in albuquerque, nm
We yield the floor to Color of Change by Prometheus 6; From our undercover agent in the Florida Obama campaign by Prometheus 6;Technology Companies Won't Hire/Train Workers Over 40, Says NYT, One Big Reason, Healthcare Costs by architek; Delaware Chooses Offshore Wind Instead of Offshore Oil. by Delaware Dem; DNC Sues To Stop McCain's Gaming Of Public Finance System by Adam B; "Obama is a Muslim," Origin Revealed by ourhispanicvoices; Frank Rich says the Emperor Has No Clothes by teacherken; Obama's Middle Eastern/European Tour by psericks; Newsweek: John McCain defaults on California home by nokona; Early VP Shopping with Barack by Maureen; Major Automaker To End Gasoline Car Production by dotcommodity; Simple Credit Card Advice For Everyone, Yes YOU! by Lava20; Educating Ralph Nader on Obama's "Blackness"by Muzikal203; Barack Obama Talks Him Some Serious White! by JeffLieber; Meet Auma Obama (W/Video). by rapcetera; Hawaii is first in the nation by Keone Michaels; State Polling Summary: June 16 - June 21 by fladem; Reality In The To Criticize Or Not To Criticize Debate by Chris Bowers
Conservatives Who Ripped Obama For `Race-Baiting'Now Silent In Wake Of Norquist's Racial Remark
Caroline Kennedy's new profile:Politics
Obama criticizes McCainon immigration
Pastor Who Officiated at Jenna Bush WeddingLaunches Pro-Obama Website
A Candidate Runs to a G.O.P.Chorus of `Don't'
Obama aims towrest West from GOP
Rap, rock, classical musicto Obama's ears
obama with MIT president, susan hockfield and GM chairman, rick wagoner in pittsburgh
icebergslim's last word: unity
As many know, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigned together for the first time in Unity, NH. Showing solidarity within the Democratic Party.
Much of this solidarity has already started to move Obama's way by the recent polling, nationally and statewide, see under polls above. While this unity was shown publicly, behind the scenes the bartering is hard and heavy. First the Obamas maxed to Clinton for 4600.00 and the Clintons shot one back atcha to the Obama Campaign. All this came about after Clinton introduced Obama to her fundraisers in Washington, D.C.
Apparently, the meeting seemed to go smooth. Of course, there may still be angry folks, but all in all many realize that we are Democrats and if we want to win in November, we must forge alliance to make that happen. Though some in the media are reporting, "no unity", this former Clinton backer promises to raise 10M for Obama.
After a hard fought campaign, of course the patches are rough and edgy, but we all realize that this is the Democratic Moment to seize and take back the White House, and increase our congress prospects. To hang onto being angry, in the end just won't do. It solves nothing and we can lose everything.
So, in this sentiment, I hope someone can clue Bill Clinton and Ralph Nader in on this. First on the list is our former president who is apparently having a hard time accepting his wife's defeat, Bill Clinton. All this utter nonsense, supposedly coming from him is not helpful or productive. In fact, it makes our former president look more comical than the elder statesman of the party he is. This type of distraction is not helpful for the party or unity, and I hope someone informs him of this.
Ralph Nader. Who does not know him? Mr. Consumer Advocate. But recently with his outrageous rant about "Obama trying to 'talk white'" was straight out of the book of Geraldine Ferraro. Nader must have read her blue print and decided to be the Geraldine Ferraro of the general election.
What I don't understand about Nader is that his explanation of this is totally a generational gap. He tries to insist that Obama is not speaking like Jesse Jackson, lacks that hubris, when in fact Barack Obama is not a civil rights advocate. Never was and never will be. Which brings us back to how backwards Nader is, especially in his assumption of lumping all African-Americans in a bowl, which clearly is a no can do. For the record Obama denounce this silliness of Nader and the claim on "white talk".
Nader has been laughed at and obliterated for his comments and Bill Clinton either get on the bus or watch history and his legacy pass him by.
Both have a choice, but the public has a choice too, that is to ignore them both. Sometimes making someone irrelevant is the best thing one can do. Just brush this dirt off your shoulder, definitely Nader and hopefully not Bill Clinton.
Clark hits McCain's military credentials
Gen. Wesley Clark, acting as a surrogate for Barack Obama's campaign, invoked John McCain's military service against him in one of the more personal attacks on the Republican presidential nominee this election cycle.
Clark said that McCain lacked the executive experience necessary to be president, calling him "untested and untried" on CBS' "Face the Nation." And in saying so, he took a few swipes at McCain's military service.
After saying that "I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war," he added that these experiences in no way qualify McCain to be president in his view:
"He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee. And he has traveled all over the world. But he hasn't held executive responsibility. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded -- that wasn't a wartime squadron," Clark said.
"I don't think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president." continue
What Obama meansfor business
Tastes in sports, fooddivide McCain and Obama
McCain AideRegrets Terror Comment
Republicans recycleClinton's Obama barbs
Obama To Hammer McCainOn Offshore Drilling "Gimmick"
In L.A.,the stars line up for Obama
Obama disagrees with high courton child rape case
well the above slideshow does make one smile, but our main person to support is barack obama, our democratic nominee. it is also important to support and fund the dnc, who as obama is not taking pac and federal lobbyist dollars. unity is wonderful, but faux unity won't work. so, while things are being worked out, i hope hillary clinton has good faith to release her delegates, understand the importance of campaigning for barack, won't demand her name is released on the convention floor for potus, and not asking for outrageous air time at the convention. this is a sore point, but this is what is being demanded and right now we have one boss who won this primary and that is barack obama. we all want unity, but we also don't want this continued drama. who needs it? i hope everyone attended the unity for change meetings, this weekend. i did and it was right in my neighborhood!!!! there is real hunger for change out here and we are four months away from voting for it...keep the spirit up and remember to focus on obama and not the drama...
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cross-posted @This Week With Barack Obama