by johnnygunn, Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 05:22:47 PM EDT
There were so many other ways to respond.
Today, when 95 year-old Charles Edwards gave Barack Obama a maple walking stick, this is how the senator responded:
"And, if members of Congress don't pass my health care bill, I'm ready," Obama said wielding the stick as supporters laughed and cheered.http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/200
"I'll whup 'em," he joked. "They better not mess with me. I'll have that stick."
by johnnygunn, Thu May 29, 2008 at 01:53:02 PM EDT
How does Barack Obama propose to win the general election without winning Ohio and Missouri? No president has been elected since 1900 and well before who has lost both of these states. Since 1960, every president has won both.
This electoral pattern applies to Democrats and Republicans. Lyndon Johnson won both in 1964. Carter won both in 1976, but lost both in 1980. George Bush (41) won both in 1988, but lost both in 1992.
by johnnygunn, Tue May 27, 2008 at 09:44:40 AM EDT
I'm male (goy, white). I didn't vote in 2000 or 2002. I lived in Wyoming at the time. Voting for Gore or Joyce Corcoran wasn't going to matter and I knew it. At least, that's what I told myself at the time.
by johnnygunn, Mon May 26, 2008 at 12:38:01 PM EDT
But life nonetheless.
by johnnygunn, Fri May 23, 2008 at 06:40:32 PM EDT
Today's events have convinced me that I will not vote for Barack Obama. Even though I have posted diaries since the North Carolina and Indiana primaries saying that Obama was the nominee, even though I said that I would support Obama in the fall, it was never enough. Clinton continued to be painted as the Great Satan and her supporters his minions.
by johnnygunn, Fri May 16, 2008 at 05:41:31 PM EDT
I am curious.
What happens if Obama loses in Oregon?
I know the likelihood is small. I know that Obama polls well in the West and poorly in Appalachia. I know that ARG tends to overestimate Clinton's support. But what happens?
by johnnygunn, Wed May 14, 2008 at 10:15:01 AM EDT
A disturbing trend has emerged within the Obama campaign and among his supporters. Apparently, many believe that Obama doesn't need working class votes in the general election. Not only will he not need them, but there is almost a palpable pride in refusing them. How, you can say what you will about the hypocrisy of the Republican Party - and there's ample hypocrisy to talk about - but Karl Rove & Co. always were ready to take any and all votes. That's how you win elections.
by johnnygunn, Sun May 11, 2008 at 03:58:42 PM EDT
I'm going to laugh my ass off when Hillary wins West Virginia. I hope she wins it by 40 points. Hell, if it's 50 points I'll pee in my pants. "But why?" asks the fearless leader of the Thermians.
by johnnygunn, Tue May 06, 2008 at 10:47:03 PM EDT
I am a Clinton supporter and donor, but it is time to face some basic realities. Barack Obama won big in North Carolina last night. Hillary Clinton barely pulled out a victory in Indiana. Clinton has clearly lost the nomination. For her to have continued she needed a big win in Indiana and a close call in North Carolina. Instead, it was the exact opposite.
It's time for Al Gore and John Edwards to endorse Obama. We really do not need to have additional primaries where Obama may lose and where media pundits will keep blathering about working class white voters. It is time for Hillary to concede.
by johnnygunn, Sat May 03, 2008 at 09:45:02 PM EDT
I recently completed a bicycle tour from the Georgia coast through southwest Louisiana to west Texas. For years I have looked forward to cycling through the marshlands of coastal Louisiana, a remote region of unique beauty and Cajun culture. This is the story of Cameron, Louisiana.
What I saw stunned me. I had long known of our nation's failure to address the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The impacts of Hurricane Rita were just as severe and remain largely ignored two and a half years later.