Friday, June 6, 2008
I'd call Hillary a bit more Yoko than McCartney. I'd compare breaking up the Democratic Party to breaking up The Beatles a bit more than song writing.
"As for that "secret meeting" between Clinton and Obama last night, it made me think of Lennon and McCartney during the breakup of the Beatles in 1970. The two of them were pretty pissed off at one another by then, and Lennon loyalists felt that McCartney screwed him with the way he handled his departure from the group. But there were only four living people who knew what it was like to be a Beatle, to have lived in the eye of that hurricane. And only two of them knew what it was like to spend years fighting for the role of frontman and band leader.....
You can be a fan of Lennon's politics, his great writing and singing, and still acknowledge that McCartney is one of the great composers, musicians, and singers of our time. Obama and Clinton are like John and Paul in at least one way: Only the two of them know what it's been like to be in the bubble of this campaign for the last six months. If they want to go back on the road together, that's fine with me. If not, they'll each have their own hits.
Like the song says: They can work it out."
"He's redefininig what a politician is..."
"But we've got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up...Barack Obama.
"He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I'm hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to."
He added: “You should always take the best from the past, leave the worst back there and go forward into the future."
Full Interview from The Times UK
The Times UK Article
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Lots going around the web about The Obama Dap / Fist Bump. between Michelle and Barack Very cool expression of love and happiness. A bit pop culture and a bit black culture coming together on stage in a family friendly kind of way.
MTV Here and More Here
Above is a Time photo of Obama and Clinton backstage at AIPAC yesterday. Also Time has a great article about Obama's campaign and how he won the Democratic nomination HERE.
Time MP3 interview with Obama HERE. (Right click...Save As... to Download MP3).
"I'm euphoric, I've been doing the happy dance all day,"
via People Mag - Applauding the news that her candidate, Illinois Senator Barack Obama, has clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, Oprah Winfrey has issued a statement.
"I'm euphoric, I've been doing the happy dance all day," Winfrey, 54, tells Entertainment Tonight.
"I'm so proud of Barack and [his wife] Michelle Obama and what this means for all of us ... the new possibilities for our country. And if he wants me to, I'm ready to go door to door," added Winfrey, who has been on the campaign trail with the candidate since last year.
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama is slated to appear as a guest co-host on The View June 18.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Obama - Sebelius 08
That would make an interesting bumper sticker.
But it looks like it is being mentioned by Wes Clark and more. Little is known on the national front about Kathleen Sebelius, the current governor of Kansas, but I'm sure everyone will know more soon. And Caroline Kennedy is heading the vice president search for Obama. A woman is sure to be atop the list and hopefully not Hillary.
Kathleen Sebelius Democratic Response to the State of the Union