Friday, February 1, 2008

Gore Endorsement?

Let's hope so. Could come in the next 72 hours!
More speculation

Move On and United Healthcare Workers Endorse Obama has polled their members and have decided to endorse Obama. This is the first time Move On has "offered an edorsement in a Democratic presidential primary."

This is being skewed and making Obama seem like the "most liberal" candidate because of Move On's membership, which is mostly far left liberals. As mentioned in the NY Times, Move On was "originally founded to defend the Clintons." What a slap!

Also, now that Edwards is out of the race, "the head of the United Healthcare Workers is urging the union's umbrella group, the SEIU state council, to support Barack Obama." More information HERE.

These are both great endorsements for Obama. Maybe Edwards is next!

Germans are gaga over Barack Obama. He's got Japan pretty jazzed, too...

"Obama, perhaps not surprisingly, is generating most of the buzz abroad."

And the whole world is captivated by this Presidential Race. We better not mess this one up...again.

World Captivated by Presidential Race

"They feel there's a real chance to work with the U.S.," said Julianne Smith, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. "America's image in the world is really on the line."

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Obama Breaks Fundraising Record

Obama Raises $32 Million in January

" Obama is now advertising in 20 of the 22 states in play for next week's Super Tuesday and plans to begin advertising in seven more states that hold primaries or caucuses later in February....Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said the campaign attracted 170,000 new donors for a total of 650,000 donors overall. The $32 million raised in one month matches the campaign's best three-month fundraising period in 2007, when the campaign raised $30 million in primary money and $2 million for the general. The money raised in January was all for the primaries..... The only two Feb. 5 states Obama is not advertising in are Oklahoma and his home state of Illinois.."

Red Carpet to the White House

Found this silly promo for tonight's debate at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood via Mo Rocca. Same site as the American Idol finals.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Barack Obama on Fatherhood

Here is a video from Barack Obama's podcast about Fatherhood and his own father from June 2007. Desires include hand-made Father's Day cards and a delicious buffet. "I wanna be completely spoiled by my children..."

Also here is another article about Obama's childhood without a father in the home.

Daily Kos taps the Buzz Word

In 2004 there were Nascar Dads. In 2008 we'll have Obama Dads. Are you an Obama Dad? Send us your thoughts.

Here is the Daily Kos article by SicPlurisPoenaPrestantia that started the buzz word. Now let's see where it goes from here. Excerpt below, full article here.

Chew on this, Mark Penn.

Four middle-aged (Gen X, ages 38-41) fathers, middle class, each making between $28k and $43k a year, three of us college educated, two of us college grads, and between us we have 8 kids (10 if you count steps). Two black, two white. All four of us found ourselves doing something none of us could have predicted a year ago, and something that would be unthinkable a century ago. We were all campaigning – hard – for a Democratic candidate for President. Who happens to be black. In the Deep South.

One of us is a pragmatic libertarian (mois). Two are generally apolitical types who have only voted sporadically over the course of their lives, and then usually for whichever candidate didn’t seem as bad as the other. One is a registered Democrat who grew up in the bowels of the Rust Belt, and who voted whichever way his unionized dad did, when he bothered. Of the four, one (me) has ever donated to a campaign.

We’re the Obama Dads. And we’re fired up.