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Tag Archives: Barack Obama
Under the Radar exposing the robocalls and dark matter mailers
Wow. Just got an email from a friend that showed me what the Chicago Office of the Obama Campaign has been working on. Talk about transparency – they launched “Under the Radar” where people can see and submit robocalls and scan of negative mailers to the campaign – and allow for the rest of the country to see and hear them.
This is BIG. This is incredible.
For the first time, we can connect on what is happening in different battleground states and SEE and HEAR what dreck is being distributed. This is something that can change the way campaigns are run.
When I saw it – I was incredibly excited since remembering when I was working for a candidate in Florida and found, during the canvassing, the various lies and hate mailers that people were pulling out of their mailboxes. Continue reading
Summary of the Florida/Broward 2008 Ballot
So this time, I decided – why not make a cheat sheet on how to find the answers to the different ballot measures that you might need to research. Spending time on google is one thing, spending it on six different elected offices, six statewide amendments and ten county initiatives is quite another…
I am going to list all of the elected positions on this post, and then summarize the amendments and county initiatives on another. And to help in making a choice, I am going to include the opinions of the two major papers of the area. Continue reading
Obama: Presidential, McCain: Brawler, American People: which?
IMHO – McCain came out looking like the fiesty brawler, Obama came out looking like the statesman. I want Obama in office, because I believe that his judgment will be the one I trust the best – since not everything can be summarized into partisan soundbites. But, I also want someone who – in front of a worldwide audience can smack down someone with the right kind of style and panache that will demonstrate it to us as a whole that he will take on the “baddies” of the world and be the leader of the Free World.
My favorite part of the debate was Obama’s last statements where he talked about looking beyond the lens of terrorism and into the lens of all of the issues. Singleminded, mono-focused view points is what took our eyes off the ball and led us into this mess. A true President will think beyond the one-line rhetoric and deliver us to the reality that is the Next American Century. Continue reading
Liveblogging the First Presidential Debate
Watching the debate on BBS (no commentary, what a great way of listening) while in Bangkok, Thailand:
Posted in Campaign 2008 Tagged Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, Debate08, John McCain Leave a comment
Retransmitting Obama/McCain Statement
After waking up on the other side of the world, I find myself astonished at the insanity that is overtaking the election – especially with McCain’s fear of speaking in public. This is an election that will determine our future … Continue reading