Posted tagged ‘obama’
The blog Politics Coast to Coast with the LA. Times, has a good story about the question of citizenship. Naturally in the savagery of a hotly contested presidential race, anything and everything will come up. Earlier on, apparently, John McCain’s having been born in the Panama Canal Zone was questioned. Throughout the campaign there’ve been a number of attempts to hurt Barack Obama using his unusual ancestry against him.
Fight the Smears has used the simple and minimalist approach. One unusual thing I got a kick out of is at the bottom of their page. It says, “Powered by Truth.” Sounds more like some of our conservative friends, doesn’t it?
The conservative blog Texas Darlin are the ones really trying to stir up the dirt. To me it sounds like more desperate straw-clutching by the McCain folks, but it is worrying. This kind of thing could take on a life of its own and do damage. I only hope I’m not contributing to it.
What’s your opinion? We’d like to know.
This CNN article describes the criticism which came from the McCain camp over remarks that Obama made in Missouri. Here’s the description of those comments in Barack’s own words.
“I was in Union, Missouri, which is 98 percent white — a rural, conservative [city]. And what I said was what I think everybody knows, which is that I don’t look like I came out of central casting when it comes to presidential candidates,”
I’m with James Clyburn, the Democratic Rep. of South Carolina and highest-ranking African-American in Congress, who said Obama wasn’t injecting race into the campaign he was injecting humor into it.
The LA Times has the Hollywood take on things. According to some, the ad featuring Paris Hilton backfired and actually hurt McCain’s efforts and smacks of desperation. I would agree with that. Besides,
Just for a start, industry types say the ad is wrong: In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He’s a rock star. (Note to McCain strategists: That’s the difference between Jessica Simpson and Bono.)
The Carpetbagger Report has a great story about how the McCain folks have changed their game plan, for the worse.
Every word, every ad, and every press release from McCain and his gang has become relentlessly negative.
I like to read different views of the same news story. Often the Right will have a completely different take on something than the Left. Then to get a totally different angle, I sometimes look at Al Jazeera. In this article, they seemed to be a bit concerned with Barack Obama’s support of Israel, but they appreciated his meeting with Palestinian leaders on the West Bank.
Obama’s visit in the West Bank has generated some goodwill, particularly since his Republican rival, John McCain, did not visit the Palestinians during a Middle East trip earlier in the summer.
The Huffington Post has a very humorous article about the over-emphasis on polls lately. Their conclusion:
In about 13 weeks, the only poll that really matters will be taken — among 142 million registered voters, and not 900 people so bored with life they are willing to interrupt their dinner to talk to a pollster.
CNN offers this video with enough stats to make your head spin, no pun intended.
In this CNN story, the supporters of McCain are criticizing Obama for not visiting the military bases on his trip.
In the Huffingtn Post report of this story, there’s one line that I especially liked:
John McCain’s campaign has been quick to call most of Obama’s activity abroad inappropriate. Now that Obama has chosen not to do something, you might think they would be pleased. But you would be mistaken:
Here‘s what Steve Benen has to say about it over at his blog, The Carpetbagger Report.