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Capital Hill had an in the field reporter.
It certainly was a colorful event. After all is said and done, one thing will remain indelible for Mr “Vibrating pants” from the Q&A:
35. Some truth, was he well hung?
O is a wanna be black boy with a white boy’s you know what.
And that’s good enough for me
Trying to sweeten the pill with a Hollywod pen pal (Obama’s Marilyn)
But, Michelle! You said who can’t take care of her house can’t be in the White House!
Updating this with this account from Washington Blade
Garry Ghapel Hill at Riverdaughter chronicles the continuous B0 efforts to trash Bill Clinton’s legacy.
Not only I believe it was part of the price of the 100 million & media deal with the RNC (besides getting rid of Hillary, of course), but it was the official strategy of the campaign:
Advisers believe that the more the Clintons poke at Obama, the more sympathetic he becomes, and the more she plays into his contention that she’s a divisive, polarizing figure; Obama’s polling shows and his campaign’s strategists sense that it reminds Democrats in the interior of the country of the Clinton of yore: cold, unlikable, sarcastic — and coastal. In states like Arizona, Kansas and Idaho and Missouri, Clinton will scare off independents and will lose support among younger women, in particular.
In other words, the whole “red states” caucases was fueled by Clinton hatred to Democrats for a Day (or rented Republicans)
Also, a little better known is the race memo, issued before South Carolina – the Sharptonizing of the Clintons
The document provides an indication that, in private, the Obama campaign is seeking to capitalize on the view – and push the narrative – that the Clintons are using race-related issues for political leverage. In public, the Obama campaign has denied that they are trying to propagate such a perception, noting that the document never was sent to the press.
I remember when they were trying to polish W with this moniker – now, here’s what he said to Wall street Journal:
Obama Plans Spending Boost,
Possible Cut in Business Tax
Sen. Obama’s nod to lowering corporate taxes comes as Republicans have been attacking him for proposals that would raise the cost of doing business
It’s a good thing he responds to criticism, non?
What an appropriate question for a TV manufactured candidate!
Liberal Rapture has some fun trying to pinpoint the possible moment when it happened
So has Obama Jumped the Shark yet? Hard to say. The complete lack of the traditional bump in the polls seems to indicate a weakness in the underpinnings of the campaign. It is hard to fathom that after months of adoring press, a free ride until Wright, a speech maker of his skill is no more than 3 points up on the old guy.
I suspect that the unprecedented move of bulk of the DNC to Chicago gave even the most ardent pro-Obama Democrats pause. It is a remarkable power grab. A power grab made by a campaign that limped across the finish line, and that received a clear minority of votes
My guess? yes he did – and the moment of truth was when the money stopped coming in. It seems it’s the one thing this party cares about anyway. How did it happen?
Back in April B0 made a deal with the DNC for joint fundraising.
officials in both camps hope the joint agreement can allow the DNC to tap into Obama’s extraordinary leverage and popularity with donors, particularly after he secures the nomination — assuming he does.
What B0 forgot when he entered this deal was that his main donors (100 million+) were actually Bushies.
Wall Street, farma and Bush pioneers gave B0 his ‘purse” when nobody else even heard of him.
They were not going to feed the DNC – especially not after Hillary was eliminated with their joint efforts. So, now it’s up to them little donors – who seem a little less reliable than previously thought.
“I’m probably the only candidate who, having won the nomination, can actually redraw the political map,”
I must confess I missed this at the time. Now the “57 states”, the Great Lakes being in Oregon and kentucky next to Arkansas suddenly makes sense…
The only thing he can’t, and didn’t – was actually “win” the nomination