Results tagged “Election 08” from Big Money Tony
- McCain has himself admitted his lack of knowledge in economics.
- There are reports that McCain's camp asked Obama's camp to suspend their campaign as well. Also they were to both withdraw from the debate or postpone to a later date.
- When Obama continued with the campaign, McCain relented and returned to the campaign and the debate.
- David Letterman called a different bluff when McCain cancelled a scheduled appearance shortly before taping citing his need to return to Washington. He however was on the set of the CBS Evening News preparing to go on an interview with Katie Couric, at the same time as the Late Show taping.
- Even Haley Barbour hinted at the bluff by stating that he expected the debate to be held on schedule before McCain decided to attend.
Senator Joe Lieberman, Independent, Connecticut, spoke at the Republican National Convention last night. How independent is he though?
Those that know my politics know that I'm a moderate Democrat. I'm willing to listen to both sides. Aside from the constant bickering, the one thing that irks me the most are party switchers. By that, I mean those who were elected by one party and switched to the other while in office.
Lieberman is technically not a party switcher, but he might be worse, as he ran as an Independent, caucases with the Democrats while in the Senate, and now speaks at the RNC. The Democrats in the Senate are partially to be blamed, as they needed Lieberman to gain the slim majority of 1 in the legislative body. Lieberman himself has every right to do what he wants.
Except speak at the RNC. I get that John McCain is his good friend. Your average American does not pick friends by political affiliation. Maybe an endorsement is enough. I want my legislators to have open minds and vote how they feel. But speak on his behalf?
In last nights speech, he spoke of "We are all Americans" and asked "Why is a Democrat here?". His first statement is correct. His second statement is not. He is an Independent. And now he has essentially shifted to the Republican side, without declaring it. At least have the guts to do so. Caucus with them.
Come after the General Election, the Democrats should strip him of his status and his constitutents should demand he run as a Republican or Independent at his next term. To think this guy was the Democratic VP Nominee just a few years ago.
John McCain has chosen his running mate, Sarah Palin. Palin is the Governor of Alaska. I wonder, now that he has chosen Palin, and Senator Stevens has been indicted, how many Alaskan politicians are left to run for state offices?
Seriously this is an interesting choice. Palin was not in the top tier of candidates. It also puts on the showdown of an African American President with an "Old School" running mate versus an "Old School" nominee with a female running mate.
Will the "Good 'Ole Boys" of the GOP flock toward McCain-Palin or will they become the Mondale-Ferraro of the new century?
Either way, it looks like there will be a historic presidency for 2009-2013.
The long wait is over. At 3:08 AM Friday night/Saturday morning, I received the long awaited text message. Joe Biden, running mate. Duh. As previously leaked to the press hours before. While long awaited, it was not unknown. Hell, it was the obvious choice. Except in one aspect.
Of course, Biden is the experienced Senator from Delaware. He has foreign policy under his belt and fills in the "holes" in Obama's platform. He looks presidential, or maybe I should say vice-presidential? But that's the problem. In the campaign that has been sold as "change", the chunk of it is now "old". Biden is old school Washington. Maybe the outskirts of it, but he's been part of the mess for 35 years.
This of course leads to the convention this week and waiting for McCain's choice.