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  • Bill Clinton: Why yes, the media did favor Obama over Hillary three years ago

    12/20/2011 6:49:21 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Fox News Insider, this clip shouldn’t be as gratifying as it is. Surely no one needs Bill Clinton to tell them that the press was neck-deep in the tank for The Unicorn Prince in 2008. But it is gratifying, partly because of the hint of lingering resentment in Clinton’s reaction and partly because of the extra little shadow of illegitimacy it casts on Obama’s victory. It’s no secret that BJ didn’t think much of O during the campaign — remember this infamous exchange he reportedly had with Ted Kennedy? — but to see him acknowledge this when we’re on...
  • SEIU Agenda:Fred Hicks of Local 1199 opens the 2008 Convention

    08/10/2009 1:45:20 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 12 replies · 556+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 2, 2008 | Fred Hicks - SETU
    Watch Video Here
  • Hillary warned there'd be days like this

    04/08/2009 5:18:55 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies · 829+ views
    My Way News ^ | April 9, 2009 | STEVEN R. HURST
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton said there would be days - and nights - like this. For the second time in four days and with less than three months in office, President Barack Obama has received the "3 a.m. phone call" that Clinton warned about. In their bitter presidential contest, Clinton suggested that her young rival was not ready for a national security crisis. His tests are coming early: first from the borderline rogue government in North Korea, then from stateless bandits preying on shipping lanes off the East African coast.
  • Hillary Loses Nomination Dow 12,604 - Today Dow 7,343. (Hope & Change)

    02/20/2009 9:53:56 AM PST · by Frantzie · 26 replies · 918+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2-20-2009 | Frantzie
    Back when Sen. Hillary Clinton was just starting her campaign, top aides and advisers had a ready answer when asked if she could win the presidency.
  • The "crash" officially began when Obama won the Democratic Nomination

    02/17/2009 1:37:47 PM PST · by jay1949 · 13 replies · 1,224+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | Fbruary 17, 2009 | TWP
    Next time you hear a Democratic talking head spouting the usual blame on Bush regarding the current economic crisis, remember that the stock market crash started once Wall Street realized Obama could actually become President.
  • Hillary Clinton: Charity Case

    01/05/2009 8:06:32 AM PST · by lewisglad · 13 replies · 633+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 01.05.2009 - 8:12 AM | Abe Greenwald
    Charity concerts used to be organized to raise money for starving children. But no more. On January 15, Bon Jovi is headlining a concert in New York City to raise money for our next Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Senator Clinton and her husband, who collectively made over $109 million in the past seven years, will be on-site to pose for pictures with concert attendees paying $1000 and up. Hillary’s failed presidential campaign is still in debt to the tune of $6 million and she needs a bailout. But seeing as she’s already loaned her campaign around $6 million, you...
  • New Yorker of the Year: Hillary Clinton proved a woman of resolve and class [Barf Alert!]

    01/01/2009 9:48:35 AM PST · by melt · 24 replies · 614+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/31/08 | nydailynews.com
    The most powerful woman in the world. So Hillary Clinton will become with the dawn of a new White House. Madam Secretary of State. A strong hand in a velvet glove, extended to the globe on behalf of the most anticipated presidency in generations. Short of Barack Obama, no American today­ has a greater opportunity to shape international history than does New York’s departing ­junior U.S. senator. And, short of Barack Obama, no American played a greater role last year in influencing the choice of the 44th President of the United States. Clinton galvanized 18 million voters and made her...
  • Did Operation Chaos Elect Obama?

    12/12/2008 7:38:25 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 105 replies · 2,550+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12.12.08 @ 9:46AM | By Philip Klein
    Obama campaign manager David Plouffe reflects in an interview: "We went through as rigorous a primary as we've ever seen in our country's history, I think, and there's no doubt that made us a stronger general election candidate. A lot of our dirty laundry was aired, and we had practice in testing a campaign...because we had been through 54 primaries and caucuses, and run the gauntlet. McCain hadn't done that."
  • Clinton campaign continued after backing Obama

    11/24/2008 5:45:03 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 1,180+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 25 November 2008 | Jim McElhatton
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's team has told the Federal Election Commission that she continued her campaign even after endorsing Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama on June 7, a claim that lets her transfer millions of dollars from her presidential bid to her Senate campaign. The former first lady made the $6.4 million transfer from her White House campaign, which remains more than $7 million in debt, to Friends of Hillary on Aug. 28. That date would fall outside the legal deadline for making such a move if her campaign were to have ended June 7. Her campaign treasurer told federal...
  • ACLU wants probe into police-staged DNC protest

    11/09/2008 12:34:20 PM PST · by BGHater · 9 replies · 294+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 09 Nov 2008 | Felisa Cardona
    When a Jefferson County deputy unleashed pepper spray at unruly protesters on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, he did not know that his targets were undercover Denver police officers. Now the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is questioning whether that staged confrontation by police pretending to be violent inflamed other protesters or officers during the most intense night of the four-day event. The protest occurred Aug. 25 at 15th Street and Court Place near Civic Center. Police ultimately arrested 106 people, the highest number of arrests in a single day during the convention. According to a...
  • Hillary Can Kiss Her W. House Hopes Goodbye

    11/03/2008 4:23:50 AM PST · by DocT111 · 67 replies · 2,313+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/03/08 | Charles Hurt
    PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Rodham Clinton is on her way to becoming the biggest loser of this election. If he wins tomorrow, Barack Obama will certainly be his party's standard-bearer in 2012 - icing Clinton out of the White House for at least eight years. And she'll be nearly 70 in 2016 - a young sprout compared to John McCain but probably too old to carry the flag for the newly recast party of youth and hope. Until then, Clinton will be exiled to the Senate to serve out her second term, more like a sentence than a term for the...
  • Cooper Arms owner Dan Cooper backs Obama

    10/28/2008 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Robbin · 128 replies · 3,587+ views
    Cooper Arms owner Dan Cooper backs Obama. Can't post the article due to copy write infringement, But I thought you might want to know that a gun manufacturer is supporting a gun grabber. He said he was he was dazzled by Obama's speech at that year's Democratic National Convention.
  • Clinton Campaign Alleges Massive Fraud By Obama

    10/25/2008 2:14:27 PM PDT · by wistful · 74 replies · 2,231+ views
    The Huaria ^ | October 24, 2008 | The Husaria
    To: The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-001 Dear Chair Derby: I write on behalf of Hillary Clinton for President (”the Committee”) in regard to the January 19, 2008 Nevada Democ-ratic Caucus. The Committee is aware of a letter addressed to you today from the Obama for America campaign requesting an inquiry into the conduct of the caucuses. The Committee shares the Obama campaign’s concern that full participation in the democratic process may have been compromised by the substantial number of irregularities occurring at the caucuses, and we fully...
  • Did Obama's ACORN Steal Dem Nomination from Hillary?

    10/20/2008 5:27:05 PM PDT · by Newsvine Tom Bombadil · 62 replies · 1,542+ views
    Newsvine ^ | October 20, 2008 | Newsvine Tom Bombadil
    As new scandals erupt daily concerning the sleazy attempts of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to steal the upcoming Presidential election, it is worth looking to the not-so-distant past and investigate the role that ACORN played in the defeat of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Democratic Party Caucuses and Primaries. Given ACORN's strong and undeniable ties to both Senator Barack Obama and his campaign, and their proven track record of aggressive deception, duplicity, fraud, and corruption, it is instructive to see if their present attempts at vote fraud reflect earlier efforts in the Democratic Caucuses and...
  • Son sees father's handiwork in convention (Alinsky's son praises Obama)

    10/05/2008 7:41:37 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 42 replies · 1,278+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 31 August 2008 | L. David Alinsky
    ALL THE elements were present: the individual stories told by real people of their situations and hardships, the packed-to-the rafters crowd, the crowd's chanting of key phrases and names, the action on the spot of texting and phoning to show instant support and commitment to jump into the political battle, the rallying selections of music, the setting of the agenda by the power people. The Democratic National Convention had all the elements of the perfectly organized event, Saul Alinsky style. Barack Obama's training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness. It is an amazingly powerful format,...
  • Dems’ Split over Obama Not About Race and Sour Grapes

    10/04/2008 6:47:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 746+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 4, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    More relevant are the baroque delegate rules and strong-arm tactics that helped him to victory. A recent Associated Press story glibly proclaimed that “deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House.” The story relied on an AP-Yahoo poll that posed questions regarding race to white Democrats. One is left to wonder why questions regarding race were not posed to black Democrats ... It’s quite troubling, really, that mainstream media outlets are focusing upon “racial misgivings” factors, while all but ignoring the major divides among voting constituencies that occurred during the nominating contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama....
  • Hey! How about them Hillary gals!?

    10/03/2008 2:22:20 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies · 1,392+ views
    The Nav Log ^ | 10/3/08 | gps333@charter.net
    Anyone remember several months ago, when Barack Obama grabbed the Democrat Party’s nomination for President? The press and airwaves were full of the screams of rage from Hillary supporters who were certain, certain! That the nomination had been stolen from Ms. Clinton. All that we could see on TV for weeks were outraged women – and a few metrosexual men – staring wildly into the camera and screaming that Hillary had been cheated and been disrespected and “thrown under the bus” by Obama supporters. Nightly TV news began to look like sessions of the Massachusetts Legislature debating raising their own...
  • Aspen-DNC carbon partnership sputters

    09/15/2008 7:22:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 247+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | September 15, 2008 | Curtis Wackerle
    Results of a program using Aspen’s Canary Initiative to sell carbon offset credits to Democratic National Convention attendees are a little underwhelming. The program, set up by the DNC Host Committee through the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau and rolled out about a week before the convention started, raised a total of $18.34 worth of Canary Tags...
  • Aspen-DNC carbon partnership sputters (DNC raises $18.34 to offset carbon at convention)

    09/15/2008 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Question Liberal Authority · 9 replies · 235+ views
    The Aspen Daily News ^ | 9/15/2008 | Curtis Wackerle
    Results of a program using Aspen’s Canary Initiative to sell carbon offset credits to Democratic National Convention attendees are a little underwhelming. The program, set up by the DNC Host Committee through the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau and rolled out about a week before the convention started, raised a total of $18.34 worth of Canary Tags, offsetting 0.9 tons of carbon emissions.
  • Over the Hill ... Mark Steyn

    09/15/2008 12:22:03 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies · 336+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 15 Sep 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Just before the big summer hiatus, I wrote this column for National Review, which we never got around to posting on line. Its observations about the weakness of the Obama candidacy still seem relevant: The conventional wisdom on the Clintons was promulgated by my then senator, Bob Smith of New Hampshire, back at the end of the impeachment trial. “He’s won,”' said Senator Smith, after dutifully if vainly casting his vote to nail Slick Willie’s puffy butt. “He always wins. Let’s move on.” They won through the Nineties. The Clintons’ Democratic Party was great for the Clintons, lousy for the...
  • The Democrats’ Platform Plank on Abortion: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?

    09/13/2008 12:59:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 271+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 9/12/08 | Dr. Richard Land
    Much has been made of the Democratic Party’s new platform plank on abortion. Jim Wallis has hailed the new language as “an historic step forward.” Is it? Well, Sen. Obama says that “words matter,” so let’s examine the actual words. It is true that the Democrats did add language stating that the party “strongly supports a woman’s decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre and post natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.” This is good to know and does provide a certain moral symmetry to their promotion...
  • Obama Voter Fraud: "We Will Not Be Silenced" Powerful Video Series (Take a lesson Pubbies)

    09/11/2008 8:01:32 AM PDT · by GVnana · 43 replies · 1,299+ views
    Silenced 2008 channel on YouTube ^ | unknown | Gigi Gaston
    "We believe that the The Democratic National Committee (DNC) made a grave error by depriving American voters of their choice of Hillary Clinton as Democratic nominee. Senator Clinton, by all accounts, except caucuses, won the Primary Election and, therefore, should be the 2008 Democratic Nominee. That didn't happen, due largely to illegitimate and illegal acts. . . . This documentary is about the disenfranchising of American citizens by the Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign. . . . We want to be heard and let the country know how our party has sanctioned the actions of what we feel are...
  • Obama's Stock Was Topping Even Pre-Palin

    09/11/2008 6:13:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies · 754+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 11, 2008 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    The Democrats are in a panic. In a presidential race that is impossible to lose, they are behind. Obama devotees are frantically giving advice. Tom Friedman tells him to "start slamming down some phones." Camille Paglia suggests, "Be boring!" Meanwhile, a posse of Democratic lawyers, mainstream reporters, lefty bloggers and various other Obamaphiles are scouring the vast tundra of Alaska for something, anything, to bring down Sarah Palin: her daughter's pregnancy, her ex-brother-in-law problem, her $60 per diem, and now her religion. (CNN reports — news flash! — that she apparently has never spoken in tongues.) Not since Henry II...
  • Dems Diss Jimmy Carter--Even his party won't give a platform to his bigotry.

    09/11/2008 5:23:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies · 401+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | September 11, 2008 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    It is long been traditional for living ex-presidents to be invited to address their party’s quadrennial convention during presidential election years. The fact that Jimmy Carter was not invited to give the traditional address was no accident. Nor is it true, as Jimmy Carter has falsely claimed, that it was he who made the decision not to speak to the convention. The Democratic Party, and its leaders, made a deliberate decision not to invite Jimmy Carter precisely because they so fundamentally disagree with the bigotry toward Israel and its Jewish supporters that he displayed both in his mendacious book Palestine:...
  • McCain ad: “Temple”

    09/07/2008 8:40:02 AM PDT · by flyfree · 35 replies · 224+ views
    Video at link
  • FR EXCLUSIVE - Denver police say no police report by Dems of any stolen flags --- BUSTED!

    09/08/2008 4:36:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies · 590+ views
    Denver PD ^ | 9-8-08 | dfu
    <p>To follow up on the previous report, I spoke today with the Public Information Officer from the Denver Police Department. The PIO confirmed what I had learned when speaking with other PD personnel two days ago -- that the DemocRATic National Committee has not made a police report regarding thousands of stolen flags after their little Greek tragedy in Denver.</p>
  • Radio Show LIVE NOW: Does it matter how Presidential campaigns treat the American Flag?

    09/08/2008 5:14:16 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies · 290+ views
    THE AUSTIN HILL RADIO SHOW -- ON NOW -- 630 WMAL, WASHINGTON, DC DISCUSSING THE 12,000 FLAGS LEFT AT INVESCO FIELD BY THE DEMS AFTER OBAMA'S 'CORONATION' LISTEN LIVE: http://www.630wmal.com/Article.asp?id=453473 http://radiotime.com/station/s_30888/WMAL_630.aspx
  • Dems Deny Trashing Flags: Diversionary Tactics 101

    09/07/2008 11:01:20 AM PDT · by foutsc · 6 replies · 197+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 7 Sep 08 | foutsc
    Democrats are employing a diversionary tactic to defend themselves against the charge that they trashed thousands of American flags used at the grand finale Greek Temple event at Invesco Field. Here's how it works:To make the accusers look ridiculous, they publish pictures like the one on the left, showing flags bundled up in trash bags. This is a real picture, and I don't doubt they indeed were packaging them for later use. This is the diversion. Ordinary Americans hear the story and are outraged, but then see the picture and think "oh, that's not so bad."This first bit of...
  • AP Pic Of Biden Trashing American Flag Up On Yahoo

    09/07/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 80 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2008 | (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • 12,000 American Flags - were they DNC trash or stolen - asking the Denver Police Department

    09/06/2008 7:31:43 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 62 replies · 326+ views
    Denver PD ^ | 9-6-08 | dfu
    THE STORY FROM ABC IN DENVER As many of you have heard, there is a flag controversy between the Republicans and the DemocRATS. The RNC is claiming that it save about 12,000 Americans flags leftover from Invesco Field in Denver. The claim is that they were headed for the dumpster. The DemocRATS are claiming that the flags were "stolen" and never intended for the dumpster. They claim that they were in storage and were either to be used again or donated. If 12,000 flags were stolen, I would think that a police report would have been filed. In a...
  • The Bogus Flag Story (CBS Buys into DNC Spin Without Seeing The "Other" Pics)

    09/06/2008 6:38:00 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 76 replies · 1,061+ views
    CBS ^ | Sep 6, 2008 | By Steve Benen
    It seems Fox News and some far-right blogs are excited about the latest in a series of lies from the McCain campaign -- the notion that thousands of American flags from the Democratic convention were going to be thrown away. Like far too many of the stories pushed by the McCain campaign, and embraced by Fox News and far-right blogs, it's not true. ----snip--- "All of the flags at Invesco were picked up and put in bags and into storage, along with the unused flags and campaign signs. The flags were going to be donated, and the signs were going...
  • McCain Camp ‘Rescues’ Flags From Obama Rally

    09/06/2008 4:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 1,128+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 6, 2008 | FNC Staff
    Democrats are not caring for their Stars and Stripes. At least that’s the message out of John McCain’s campaign. McCain supporters, claiming they rescued 12,000 miniature American flags from the site of Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday, redistributed the orphan flags to audience members ahead of a McCain rally in Colorado Springs on Saturday. The move was an overt swipe at Obama from a campaign whose motto has been “country first.” But Democratic convention organizers claimed the flags were not going to be discarded — but instead were snatched from the site of Obama’s historic address to carry...
  • Democrats Trash 12,000 American Flags, Republicans Recycle Them

    09/06/2008 11:59:21 AM PDT · by andymin · 26 replies · 163+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 9/6/08 | Duane Lester
    David Harsanyi had a Republican in Denver contact him about what they found in the garbage after the Democratic National Convention:
  • McCain-Palin Rally Rescues Hundreds of DNC Flags from Trash

    09/06/2008 11:31:47 AM PDT · by top 2 toe red · 275 replies · 1,462+ views
    FOX NEWS | 09/ 06/2008 11:14AM PDT | Breaking news- Brian Wilson
    Hundreds of flags that were discarded by the DNC and headed to the trash were rescued and are being given out today at the McCain-Palin Rally in CO. It is unclear as to how the flags were discovered, some were reportedly discovered by a vendor by a dumpster. The flags were stuffed into dozens of black garbage bags and others were crammed into a supply closet awaiting disposal...Developing details...
  • American Flags Trashed At Invesco

    09/06/2008 9:56:44 AM PDT · by bocopar · 17 replies · 265+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 9/6/08 | Bob Parks
    This will not sit well with many. Here’s a rundown of my night at convention: 2:55 p.m. — After a long walk, I reach the huge white tents where we have to go through the scanning and search routine. There are dumpsters filling up with stuff people can’t take into the stadium. I notice umbrellas and even American flags thrown in the trash cans. (Ironically, everyone inside was handed an American flag.) This story is now breaking.
  • The Green Convention that Trashed the Red, White and Blue

    09/06/2008 9:57:20 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 11 replies · 261+ views
    HMV
    It was planned down to the most minute detail. The food, the biodegradable paper signs and banners, everything was planned to delight the greenest of green environmentalists. Along the way, they forgot just one minor thing, the Red White and Blue. On the floors of convention halls, our Colors were trashed and abandoned. Workers, Boy Scouts, and perhaps even a few embarrassed Democrats had to clean up the mess. The metaphor should be evident to all, and it is a shame that our Boy scouts have to witness such disrespect to our country and its flag. I hope they take...
  • McCain Camp to ChastiseDems for Discarding American Flags

    09/06/2008 9:49:21 AM PDT · by plangent · 49 replies · 416+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2008 | Carl Cameron
    John McCain’s presidential campaign appears prepared to chastise Democrats over leaving behind piles of miniature American flags after Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday in Denver. Boy Scouts reportedly have arrived with at least two dozen trash bags full of the flags at the site of a McCain rally scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. in Colorado Springs.
  • Boy Scouts to distribute trashed flags from DNC convention at 11:00AM PST

    09/06/2008 10:15:45 AM PDT · by mcgiver38 · 49 replies · 1,107+ views
    At a campaign event at 11:00AM PST Boy Scouts will recycle 12,000 American Flags that were thrown in the trash after the democratic convention.
  • Democrats Trash 12,000 Flags, Republicans Recycle

    09/06/2008 9:10:45 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 111 replies · 486+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 9-6-2008 | David Harsanyi
    This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin. Before McCain speaks today, veterans will haul these garbage bags filled with flags out onto the stage — with dramatic effect, no doubt — and tell the story. “What you see in the picture I sent you is less than half of total flags,” a Republican official emailed. “We estimate...
  • Boy Scouts gather discarded US Flags from Dem Convention

    09/06/2008 9:08:45 AM PDT · by gitmo · 51 replies · 331+ views
    self | 9/6/2008 | self
    Just heard on Fox News. The Boy Scouts filled dozens of large trash bags with US Flags that were trampled on the ground or thrown near trash receptacles at the Democrat Convention. They are going to hold a flag-retirement ceremony to properly honor those flags that were dishonored.
  • Republican Recycling

    09/06/2008 8:55:26 AM PDT · by lormand · 121 replies · 1,013+ views
    denverpost.com ^ | September 6, 2008 | David Harsanyi
    This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin. Before McCain speaks today, veterans will haul these garbage bags filled with flags out onto the stage — with dramatic effect, no doubt — and tell the story. “What you see in the picture I sent you is less than half of total flags,” a Republican official emailed. “We estimate...
  • Obama Leading North Dakota by 3 Points in Aug 23-27 Poll. [ALERT! POLL BIAS]

    09/06/2008 3:18:17 AM PDT · by tomymind · 36 replies · 277+ views
    A poll conducted from August 23-27 by DFM Research of 400 likely voters shows Obama leading 43% to 40% with 5% Other and 12% Unsure (margin of error +/- 5%). This is the first ND Poll since February showing Obama Leading in North Dakota. (Real Clear Politics has McCain up +3, +1, and +6 in the last 3 polls and Obama up +4 in February) I spoke with Dean Mitchell of DFM Research Today and he stated that the poll was conducted during the DNC Convention with polling ending the day prior to Obama's speech. The full results are listed...
  • Without tickets, they relied on faith (Catholics to attend Obama Convention)

    09/05/2008 8:53:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 159+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 08.29.08 | HEATHER APPEL
    DENVER – When Valerie Wilson saw Illinois Sen. Barack Obama on TV delivering the keynote address four years ago at the Democratic National Convention, she knew he was someone to follow.  And follow him she did. Over the last four years she has avidly watched his media appearances and she has been following his campaign closely, sharing information on Obama with friends and relatives and registering everyone she knows to vote as the election approaches.On Wednesday, Wilson, 59, a Paterson native, and her daughter, Aisha Wilson, 31, arrived in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. Their aim was to...
  • Nielsen: McCain’s speech draws more viewers than Obama’s — while airing on fewer networks

    09/05/2008 3:36:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies · 427+ views
    hotair.com ^ | September 5, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Just across. BET and TV One apparently decided that with Barry O already pulling 90-95% of the black vote, they needn’t bother turning any precious airtime over to McCain. In fact, all four nights of the Democratic convention aired on both networks. The GOP convention didn’t air at all. Do note: Palin finished just shy of both candidates in total audience running on only six networks, two fewer than McCain and four fewer than Obama. Telemundo and Univision didn’t bother with night three coverage.
  • Freep this Poll-Who had better Convention D's or R's (Instapundit)

    09/05/2008 2:44:13 PM PDT · by MillardFillmore · 11 replies · 218+ views
    Freep this poll: Who had the better convention D's or R's
  • Record numbers of viewers tune in to the GOP convention

    09/05/2008 2:21:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies · 180+ views
    latimesblogs.latimes.com ^ | September 05, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
    After lackluster showings in viewership at the beginning of the week, the Republican National Convention bounced back on Wednesday and Thursday, making it the most-watched political convention in American history (or at least since Nielsen began recording convention viewership in 1960).
  • McCain draws record 38.9 mln viewers, bests Obama

    09/05/2008 12:00:52 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 35 replies · 301+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/5/08
    LOS ANGELES, Sept 5 (Reuters) - A record 38.9 million U.S. TV viewers watched John McCain accept the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, beating the record set last week by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, Nielsen Media Research reported. Obama had an average 38.4 million viewers watching his speech accepting the nomination for his party last week. McCain's tally also was higher than the 37.2 million Americans who tuned in to hear Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's speech on Wednesday.
  • McCain TV Ratings Beat Obama in Preliminary Numbers

    09/05/2008 8:16:50 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 206 replies · 1,212+ views
    TVWeek ^ | 9/5/08 | Andrew Krukowski
    <p>Across all broadcast networks Thursday, Sen. McCain’s speech ended the night with a 4.8 rating/7 share, compared to Sen. Obama’s 4.3/7 average, according to overnight numbers from metered households in 55 U.S. markets measured by Nielsen. These ratings are preliminary, however, and are subject to change.</p>
  • Obama Has Speechwriters, too - Meet Jon Favreau (Newsweek Flashback)

    09/04/2008 5:59:12 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 18 replies · 2,790+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1-6-08 | Charles Ommanney
    Jon Favreau has the worst and the best job in political speechwriting. His boss is a best-selling author who doesn't really need his help, having written the 2004 speech that catapulted him onto the national stage. At the same time, the same boss also happens to be capable of delivering a speech in ways that can give his audience the goosebumps. But Barack Obama is more than a little busy campaigning across Iowa and New Hampshire right now. So it was Favreau who led the team that wrote Obama's victory speech in Des Moines last week—a moment that prompted the...
  • Michelle's Boot Camps For Radicals

    09/04/2008 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 291+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 4, 2008
    Election '08: Democrats' reintroduction of militant Michelle Obama in Denver was supposed to show her softer side. But it only highlighted a radical part of her resume: Public Allies.Barack Obama was a founding member of the board of Public Allies in 1992, resigning before his wife became executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies in 1993. Obama plans to use the nonprofit group, which he features on his campaign Web site, as the model for a national service corps. He calls his Orwellian program, "Universal Voluntary Public Service." Big Brother had nothing on the Obamas. They plan to...