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Current electoral vote count

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From electoral-vote.com, as of July 4:

McCain: 218

Obama: 320

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July 4, 2008 at 10:32 am

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The truth about Obama

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Myths and urban legends can live forever on the internet, but this video tries to put a stop to a few that have been circulating about Obama.

via Bob Cesca

Written by Scott

May 28, 2008 at 3:50 pm

“San Francisco values” attack ad

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Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo) ran this ad against Democratic challenger Kay Barnes.  Is this what Republicans think San Francisco looks like 24/7?  I particularly like how they made sure that the cowboy hat guy was ethnic and looked gay, however they just couldn’t go the distance and actually having him dancing with other dudes.  Barnes’ response was well done:

via Salon

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May 21, 2008 at 12:02 pm

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Mike Gravel and the Obama Girl

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Mike Gravel, still in the race for the Obama Girl’s heart.

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May 7, 2008 at 7:01 pm

How Hillary can still win

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via Bob Cesca

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April 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm

The Obama race speech

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Yet another killer speech by Obama.  The easy thing to do would have been to distance himself as far as possible from Reverend Wright, as candidates frequently do when a supporter makes a crazy remark.  As he says in the speech:

Some will see this as an attempt to justify or excuse comments that are simply inexcusable. I can assure you it is not. I suppose the politically safe thing would be to move on from this episode and just hope that it fades into the woodwork. We can dismiss Reverend Wright as a crank or a demagogue, just as some have dismissed Geraldine Ferraro, in the aftermath of her recent statements, as harboring some deep-seated racial bias.

But race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now. We would be making the same mistake that Reverend Wright made in his offending sermons about America – to simplify and stereotype and amplify the negative to the point that it distorts reality.

The thing with Obama is that I almost always get the feeling that he is actually telling the truth, which is spectacularly rare in politics.  Of course, I long ago drank the kool aid, so maybe I have biased view.

Written by Scott

March 18, 2008 at 10:55 pm

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The remaining 2008 Democratic primaries

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Here’s the schedule for the remaining primaries/caucusi:

  • March 8 – Wyoming – 12 delegates
  • March 11 – Mississippi – 33 delegates
  • April 22 – Pennsylvania – 158 delegates
  • May 3 – Guam – 4 delegates
  • May 6 – Indiana – 72 delegates
  • May 6 – North Carolina – 115 delegates
  • May 13 – West Virginia – 28 delegates
  • May 20 – Kentucky – 51 delegates
  • May 20 – Oregon – 52 delegates
  • June 3 – Montana – 16 delegates
  • June 3 – South Dakota – 15 delegates
  • June 7 – Puerto Rico – 55 delegates

Florida and Michigan are making noise about possibly holding their primaries again so that they will count.  Barring those two states coming back into the play, the two biggest forthcoming days will be Pennsylvania on April 22nd and then Indiana and North Carolina on May 6th.

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March 6, 2008 at 12:07 pm

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