Thursday, August 14, 2008

Obama Wins Minor League Bobbelection

It looks like Barack Obama will be President of the United States. The same minor league baseball promotion that predicted George W. Bush's win in 2004 has now predicted that Obama will beat John McCain in 2008.

6 cities were chosen and game attendees could choose between Obama or McCain bobble heads. Obama won 55.1% while McCain had 44.9%. Here are the full results -

• Hudson Valley, NY (Renegades): 750 (51.3%) 713 (48.7%)

• Brockton, MA (Rox): 500 (52.3%) 456 (47.7%)

• Charleston, SC (RiverDogs): 500 (58.1%) 360 (41.9%)

• St. Paul, MN (Saints): 1250 (58%) 906 (42%)

• Sioux Falls, SD (Canaries): 500 (55.2%) 405 (44.8%)

• Fort Myers, FL (Miracles): 500 (54.4%) 419 (45.6%)

• TOTALS: 4,000 ( 55.1%) 3,259 ( 44.9%)

Funny aside - Obama has a microphone and McCain doesn't.

Byah or Biden for Obama Vice President?

Evan Bayh or Joe Biden? I'll go with Joe Biden....then again...what about Wesley Clark?

Countdown has a good analysis below -

Three Bedroom Ranch

Obama's new tv ad, Three Bedroom Ranch, outlines his plan to help the middle class and grow the economy. This ad will run during Olympic coverage, keeping positive like his other Olympic ad, Hands.

"It begins with a plan, a plan to build a plan to put hardworking Americans first. Barack Obama. He will put the middle class ahead of corporate interests to grow the economy; end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas; help business that create jobs here, invest in education, cut taxes for working families, and make energy independence a national priority."


The Obama campaign is stepping up the offensive with their new ad Book, although it does end on a positive note giving a general idea of Obama's plan to boost the economy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Colin Powell to Endorse Barack Obama

As mentioned multiple times months may just be the truth now.

Bill Kristol has told Fox News that Colin Powell WILL endorse Barack Obama at the Democratic Convention in a couple of weeks!

Stephen Colbert to Speak at Democratic Convention?

Help Stephen Colbert speak at the Democratic Convention.

2,000,000 Obama Campaign Donors

The Obama campaign is close to 2 Million Donors. You could be number 2 Million by donating here.

Michelle Obama Radar Magazine Cover

What's so Scary About Michelle Obama? Article Excerpt

North Carolina Polling Numbers

North Carolina Polling Data from 08/09/08-09/11/08

Good news: winning in the Triangle by 7 points!!!

Bad news: losing statewide by 4 points

Good news: 91% of African-Americans support Obama.

Bad news: 60% of whites support McCain

Good news: 50% of McCain voters say they "have their minds made up"

Bad news: 47% of McCain voters say they might change their minds

Good news: Obama is tied across the state among college-educated voters

Bad news: Obama is losing by 8 points among voters who do not have a college degree

Good news: Winning the "moderate" vote by 10 percentage points!!!

Bad news: Conservatives overwhelmingly support McCain, and make up 1/3 of the polling sample

Good news: It's only August! The only "poll" that matters is the one in November!

O'bama, Where Art Thou?

People - Actor, activist, and United Nations ambassador ... George Clooney wears many hats. But there's one role he doesn't have: Political consultant.

The actor is shooting down reports claiming he's been advising presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

"I have never texted or e-mailed Senator Obama. And I'll offer a million dollars to anyone who could prove otherwise, " Clooney said Tuesday in a statement released by his publicist, Stan Rosenfield. "In fact, I've only talked to the Senator once in the last year and a half. On the phone."

Mark Warner is Obama's Keynote Speaker

Please be Obama's Vice President, please....sadly, probably not.

"Mark Warner is the future of the Democratic Party, and putting him on Tuesday night with Hillary Clinton is exactly right move for Obama," said Arora, who shut down the effort two weeks ago under the assumption that Clinton would not be picked. "They highlight Senator Obama's vision and leadership qualities." More here.

Obama Flip Flops for Sale

But yours for $30 here (McCain ones too of course).

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Obama to Disabled American Veterans

Obama could not make the annual Disabled American Veterans conference, so he recorded this message explaining his commitment to serving those who have so bravely served America.

Yucca Yucca Yucca

The Obama campaign is running this ad, Backyard, in Nevada to raise the issue of Yucca Mountain.

Power to the People

The Obama campaign just released a web ad from their archives in which Obama discusses his grassroots financing and accountability to the people rather than "fat cat donors."

Obama's Top Ten Songs

Full dissection and discussion between Girl Talk and Randy Newman here.


1. Ready or Not Fugees
2. What's Going On Marvin Gaye
3. I'm On Fire Bruce Spingsteen
4. Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones
5. Sinnerman Nina Simone
6. Touch the Sky Kanye West
7. You'd Be So Easy to Love Frank Sinatra
8. Think Aretha Franklin
9. City of Blinding Lights U2
10. Yes We Can

RickRoll ObamaRoll Side by Side

Focus on the Family Obama Rain Video

This is the video that Focus on the Family took down off their website that "asked people to pray for "rain of biblical proportions" during Barack Obama's Aug. 28 appearance at Invesco Field at Mile High to accept the Democratic nomination for president."

Monday, August 11, 2008

Barns for Obama

The Ohio branch of the Obama campaign is encouraging rural supporters to paint their barns to show support. The Obama campaign released this video of a barn being painted with their official logo overdubbed with Obama speaking about rural values.

See photographs of the process here.

Obama Speaks Out On Georgia-Russia Conflict

Despite being on a well deserved one-week Hawaii vacation, Obama met with the press today to speak out about the Russian retaliation against Georgia.

Let me be clear: we seek a future of cooperative engagement with the Russian government, and friendship with the Russian people. We want Russia to play its rightful role as a great nation - but with that role comes the responsibility to act as a force for progress in this new century, not regression to the conflicts of the past. That is why the United States and the international community must speak out strongly against this aggression, and for peace and security.

McCain Persists With Celebrity Theme

John McCain continues to take the low road by running attack ads that aim to paint Obama as a celebrity with no real leadership qualities. Fan club is the latest McCain attack ad, invoking none other than Wayne's World in a time when you would expect issues to take precedent over juvenile character assassination.

Obama Flips Celebrity Label on McCain

McCain's Celebrity ad instantly warranted a response from the Obama campaign, claiming the ad employed old style politics and low road tactics. McCain has continued his celebrity accusations, even after being mocked by Paris Hilton in her own ad. The Obama campaign has issued another response, Embrace, this time with their sleeves rolled up. Take cover, the mud slinging has only just begun.

Obama to Release 3rd Book

"Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise" is coming out Sept. 9 as a paperback with an announced first printing of 300,000 copies and a list price of $13.95. Looking ahead to the digital market, the e-book, also $13.95, will go on sale the day before.
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