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These twp pieces of news came almost at the same time and complete each other perfectly:

McCain’s dreamy ad (video there too)

Calling Obama “dreamy,” the spot features a woman praising “the aura around him” and another the Democrat’s “very soft eyes.”

A man then summarizes, “Hot chicks dig Obama,” before Wayne and Garth of “Wayne’s World” fame are shown on their knees doing their signature “we’re not worthy!” routine.

and then Bo texting his VP to his BFFs (or fans)

So this way, if you’re OMG OMG TOTALLY DESPERATE to learn whom Obama has chosen for his veep, you can sign up and learn the moment it’s announced–even before anybody Twitters it. The timing seems a little bit awkward, considering the whole Paris Hilton ad debacle. Text-message alerts for Obama’s vice president assumes the sort of eager anticipation generally reserved for the second or two of Best Picture envelope-opening at the Oscars, or the naming of the Brangelina brood’s latest member. You know, celebrity.

and , after he texts us, let’s all do the salute and moon the non-Obots! We are better than them, we know things they don’t!

Like, OMG!

Of course there’s the less frivolous aspect of this is that it precludes questioning.

And more proof that it’s getting to Obama:

McCain’s ‘celebrity’ taunts are bugging Obama

The first time, Obama dismissed the assertion as “baloney.” On Monday, Obama took a different tack with a commercial that says McCain, not he, is “Washington’s biggest celebrity.”

Holt, the GOP strategist, said, “If the celebrity issue were not hurting them, they would have ignored it.”

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Unlike previous entries today, The Hill actually has an informative coverage of our actions and goals

For example, some of the Denver Group’s goals are contrary to the Democratic Party’s.
Its goals include: an open convention; Clinton’s name placed in nomination with no symbolic roll call vote; speeches allowed by supporters of Clinton on behalf of her candidacy; a genuine roll call vote with Clinton as a legitimate candidate; and “no coronation.”

Denver Group people are given voice:

Marc Rubin, the other co-founder of the Denver Group, said Clinton supporters will “absolutely not” be appeased by the speaking slots.

Rubin said there is “palpable anger” at the Democratic National Committee.

and simo fish too

The person who posted the Clinton You Tube video indicated that he or she had disabled some viewer comments, stating on the site that “Obama trolls have started to post horrible negative comments regarding Hillary Clinton and her supporters.”

So, you can read this one, no nose hlding needed – there’s just one short pablum quote fron the DNC trying to put the lipstick on the proverbial pig.

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So goes the subtitle of this WaPo article on the Obamacratic platform.

Of course, this is the understatement of the year considering headlines like this one back in May

(weeks before the RMC meeting) followed by move of the DNC to Chicago in June – literally overnight.

Personally, I think the obamacratic party has been operating from Chicago since the DNC convention 2004. Signs for Obama for President complete with the present logo were seen on the convention floor during his speech.

Notices WaPo:

A draft of the Democratic National Committee’s 2008 platform was sent this morning to platform committee members, and aside from some nods to the losers, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards, the 54-page document reads like a compilation of Sen. Obama’s stump speeches.

And since Jr.Jr. has daddy issues too,

“There is a section on fatherhood”

because mothers need no acknowledgment, and grandmothers are typical white people.

And now for a bit of levity – the speechifier

It’s a delicious headline – and also interesting they use his POV. What’s worrisome for some…

And more delicious bits for us even before ofthe listing of the “7”

Instead, his supporters are now suffering a pre-Denver panic attack, watching as John McCain draws incrementally closer in state and national polls – with Rasmussen’s most recent daily national tracker showing a statistical dead heat.

here are two of the meaningful ones:

2. Obama’s strength in Virginia may be overhyped. His chances of ending the Democrats 44-year losing streak in the commonwealth are pretty good – thanks to the explosive growth of the liberal D.C. suburbs, and a 147,000 spike in voter registration sure to benefit Democrats. But Obama’s aides privately concede his odds in Virginia are probably no better than 50-50 and that the state is far from a lock-solid hedge if he loses Ohio and Florida.

3. Michigan’s in play for McCain. In the year of the downturn, the hard-hit upper Midwest should be prime Obama country. Instead it’s a potential minefield. Obama is still ahead by two to five points here – similar to margins of victory enjoyed by Gore and Kerry in the last two presidential contests– but McCain has quietly crept up over the past month and could vault ahead if he anoints ex-Gov. Mitt Romney. Simmering tensions between predominantly-black Detroit and its white suburbs could hurt Obama. And McCain’s surrogates were handed a gift in the jailing of Obama supporter Kwame Kilpatrick, Detroit’s mayor.

“Watch Michigan — the Democrats think they’ve got it but they don’t,” says Quinnipiac’s Peter Brown, a longtime Michigan observer. “Obama should be killing [McCain] there, but there’s a lot more racial tension in Michigan than in other states.”

And, by all means, go to the article and post your comments!

It’s also being pointed that there are PUMA tracks on this one as well:

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has been privately enumerating her doubts about Obama to supporters, according to people who have spoken with her. Clinton’s pollster Mark Penn recently unveiled a PowerPoint presentation red-flagging Obama’s lukewarm leads among white female voters and Hispanics – while predicting a five-point swing could turn a presumed Obama win into a McCain landslide.


also, a headline from the Moonie Times

Centrist Voters are tilting from Obama….

“It appears that the more that Obama speaks, the more afraid folks in South Carolina get,” said Spartanburg County Republican Party Chairman Rick Beltram. “We are seeing ‘die-hard’ Democrats tell us that Obama is not their man.

In union-dominated Michigan, a state targeted by both major parties, state Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis said he is seeing signs that independents and Reagan Democrats are moving toward Mr. McCain.

Adding here this Times UK article:

Barack slips away as ‘Obama fatigue’ sets in

Jay Leno quipped that when Obama was asked about perceptions that he was arrogant, “he said he was above having to answer that question”.

All this has sent a frisson of doubt through the Democratic party ranks, where memories of Senator John Kerry’s implosion against Bush four years ago are still raw.

“Democrats are worried,” said Tad Devine, a former Kerry strategist.

To add a few more worries to our vacationing clincher, here’s what Russ Feingold has to say about McCain:

  • Yes, he shows temper. But he burns fast, and he doesn’t let it cloud his judgment. He would not be a loose cannon in the Oval Office. It’s not like he’s going to pick up the red phone in a rage.”
  • “He is not a guy who wants to be chummy-chummy with political leaders of the party. He doesn’t like that sort of constraint. He’s an independent. So he somehow managed to become the nominee of the Republican Party. But we all know it’s not because he was somebody that was kissing up to the Republican establishment, to say the least.”
  • much more here

Update with New York Mag analysis

“This is a daunting task as the first black candidate for president,” Riehle tells me. “To get there, he’s got to win roughly the same proportion of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents that all other Democrats get. If he doesn’t, he’s in a world of trouble. He can’t win it just by changing the electorate.”

and the bombshell:

In October, Obama’s former pastor, Wright, will publish a new book and hit the road to promote it, an occasion that might well place the topic of Obama’s blackness (along with his patriotism and his candor about what he heard in the pews in all those years at Trinity Church) squarely at the center of the national debate.

hey, the republicans don’t even need to work on an October surprise now!

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    The Journalism 101 ol canard has “newsworthy” as being a twist on the predictable reality.

    it just occured to me, that when it comes to Denver, PUMA POUNCES will be just it.

    And from what we see already the signs, the media knows it too. So, if you can, go! Take a camera and a phone – and send us the news – because this time we won’t leave it up to them. We’re making our own news. We are fed up with their manufactured reality.  “Dog bites man” is boring. And who knows, maybe we’ll even be able to get that silly quatruped to do something totally different and be interesting.

    “Dog turns its back on man, prefers woman?” Who knows?

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