Saturday, August 23, 2008

Biden Wins VeepStakes

Here is the email sent out by the campaign just before 5 am EST on August 23, 2008. Hours earlier, the AP leaked the big news.

I have some important news that I want to make official.

I've chosen Joe Biden to be my running mate.

Joe and I will appear for the first time as running mates this afternoon in Springfield, Illinois -- the same place this campaign began more than 19 months ago.

I'm excited about hitting the campaign trail with Joe, but the two of us can't do this alone. We need your help to keep building this movement for change.

Please let Joe know that you're glad he's part of our team. Share your personal welcome note and we'll make sure he gets it:

Thanks for your support,


P.S. -- Make sure to turn on your TV at 2:00 p.m. Central Time to join us or watch online at

Biden is VP Via AP

The AP reports Biden is VP before the offical text message from the campaign. True or False? The text will tell.

Friday, August 22, 2008

McCain: Out of Touch

Obama continues his effort to portray McCain as the real elitist in his new ad, Out of Touch.

American Prayer- Dave Stewart's Obama Video

Ever since Will.I.Am set things off, more and more and more and more musicians are sounding the battle horns for Obama. Dave Stewart has released this new video for a revamped version of American Prayer, a song he originally co-wrote with Bono in 2002, featuring a slew of celebrities (listed below) alongside veterans, teachers and everyday citizens. The video also features excerpts from and references to Dr. Martin Luther King.


This is my American Prayer
This is my American Prayer

This is the time to finish what you started
And this is no time to dream
This is the room
We can turn off the dark tonight
Maybe then we might see

American Prayer
American Prayer

And this is the ground
That keeps our feet from getting wet
And this is the sky over our head
And what you see depends on where you stand
And how you jump will tell you where you're gonna land

American Prayer
American Prayer

My oh my
Couldn't get much higher
Lets not kick out the darkness
Make the light brighter

And these are the hands
What are we gonna build with them?
This is the church you can't see
Give me your tired, your poor and huddled masses
You know they're yearning to breathe free
This is my American Prayer
American Prayer
American Prayer

When you get to the top of the mountain
Will you tell me what you see
If you get to the top of the mountain
Remember me

Dave Stewart
Forest Whitaker
Amy Keys
Macy Gray
Jason Alexander
Colbie Caillat
Whoopi Goldberg
Joss Stone
Buju Banton
Ann Marie Calhoun
Barry Manilow
Linda Perry
Cyndi Lauper
Sergio Mendes
Herbie Hancock
Mike Bradford
Margaret Cho
Cindy Gomez
Joan Baez
Pamela Anderson
Peter & Gordon
Sierra Swan
Nadirah X
Perez Hilton

Feist Helps McCain Count Houses Video


Anti-Obama Books New York Times Manipulation

I smell sleaze.

On Sunday’s NYT nonfiction best-seller list, you’ll notice anti-Obama books in spots 1 and 6. A little bird points out that both have daggers next to them: “A dagger (†) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders.” That raises the possibility they are there through manipulation.

Obama’s books — still at 8 and 16 on the Paperback NonFiction list — are dagger free.

via Politico

Obama Sings

McCain keeps portraying Obama as a celebrity, and perhaps the good Senator from Illinois does have a music career ahead of him. The clip below shows Obama singing Happy Birthday to Harry Smith on the CBS Morning Show, who in turn wished to know the presumptive Democratic nominee's VP choice. Looks like Smith will have to wait for the text like the rest of us.

Watch CBS Videos Online

Star Support for Obama

AP: Jamie Foxx, Lucy Liu, Nia Long and Spice Girl Melanie Brown were among the stars showing their support for Barack Obama Thursday night, at a fundraiser held at a private Beverly Hills mansion

Politco Digs Up Obama Harvard Law Review

Exclusive: Obama's lost law review article via Politico.

"Like most second-year law students on the Harvard Law Review, Senator Obama wrote an unsigned student case comment that summarized a recent decision by a state or lower federal court. The piece analyzed a case in which a mother was sued by her child for injuries caused by the mother's negligent driving during her pregnancy. Senator Obama concluded that, in such cases, the Illinois Supreme Court was correct not to allow lawsuits by children against their mothers," said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt in an email. "He wrote that the best way to protect the health of fetuses was to provide prenatal education and health care to pregnant women - issues he remains committed to today and which he has worked to advance as a legislator and in this campaign."

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Obama's Remarks on McCain Houses

You own at least seven McCain...Elitist?

Jed Report also has a great google world video of all of McCain's homes that says they own 10-13 different homes

Return of The One

Several weeks ago, McCain brought us the juvenile ad depicting Obama as a flase messiah, known as The One. Now, the McCain campaign has revamped the attack ad in a lead up to the Democratic National Convention.

Obama Ad Depicts McCain As Elitist

Politico reported that McCain could not remember how many houses he and Cindy owned. The Obama campaign has seized the opportunity to paint McCain as an elitist in the this pointed ad, Seven.

Obama's 7th Time Magazine Cover in a Year!

Presidential Debate Schedule

via Politico

The campaigns release a debate schedule, as negotiated by Rahm Emanuel and Lindsey Graham:

1. First Presidential Debate:

* Date: September 26
* Site: University of Mississippi
* Topic: Foreign Policy & National Security
* Moderator: Jim Lehrer
* Staging: Podium debate
* Answer Format: The debate will be broken into nine, 9-minute segments. The moderator will introduce a topic and allow each candidate 2 minutes to comment. After these initial answers, the moderator will facilitate an open discussion of the topic for the remaining 5 minutes, ensuring that both candidates receive an equal amount of time to comment

2. Vice Presidential Debate

* Date: October 2nd
* Site: Washington University (St. Louis)
* Moderator: Gwen Ifill
* Staging/Answer Format: To be resolved after both parties’ Vice Presidential nominees are selected.

3. Second Presidential Debate

* Date: October 7
* Site: Belmont University (Nnashville)
* Moderator: Tom Brokaw
* Staging: Town Hall debate
* Format: The moderator will call on members of the audience (and draw questions from the internet). Each candidate will have 2 minutes to respond to each question. Following those initial answers, the moderator will invite the candidates to respond to the previous answers, for a total of 1 minute, ensuring that both candidates receive an equal amount of time to comment. In the spirit of the Town Hall, all questions will come from the audience (or internet), and not the moderator.

4. Third Presidential Debate

* Date: October 15
* Site: Hofstra University
* Topic: Domestic and Economic policy
* Moderator: Bob Schieffer
* Staging: Candidates will be seated at a table
* Answer Format: Same as First Presidential Debate
* Closing Statements: At the end of this debate (only) each candidate shall have the opportunity for a 90 second closing statement.

My President is Black MP3 by Young Jeezy ft. Nas

"They gotta put your face on a FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAH BILL!!!"

This is a great new song from Young Jeezy and Nas. The song is called My President and the lyrics are such "My President is black, my lambo's blue, and i'll be godd88ghm if my rims ain't too"

The beat is quite patriotic and presidential with the horns in the background, I guess the fued between Jeez and Nas is over....Loving it...."landslide in Alabama!"

Download mp3 here (right click Save File As....)

Zshare download also here

Full Lyrics Below

Yeah Be The Realest Shit I Never Wrote
I Aint Write This Shit By The Way Nigga
Some Real Shit Right Here Nigga
This Will Be The Realest Shit You Ever Quote


My President Is Black, My Lambo's Blue
And I Be God Damn If My Rims Aint Too
My Momma Aint At Home & Daddy Still In Jail
Tryna Make A Plate Anybody Seen The Scale

My President Is Black, My Lambo's Blue
And I Be God Damn If My Rims Aint Too
My Money's Light green And My jordans Light Grey
And They Love To See White Now How Much You Tryna Pay
Lets Go!

{Verse 1}

Today Was A Good Day Hope I Have Me A Great Nite
I Dunno Wat U Fishin For Hope U Catch You A Great White
Need I Say Great White Heavy As Killer Wales
I Cannot Believe This Who Knew It Came In Bails
Who Knew It Came Wit Jail Who Knew It Came With Prison
Jus Cuz You Got An Opinion Does That Make You A Politician
Bush Robbed All Of Us Would That Make Him A Criminal
& Den He Cheated In Florida Would Dat Make Him a Seminal
I Say And I Quote We Need A Miracle
And I Say A Miracle Cuz This Shit Is Histerical
By My Nephews And Nieces I Will Email Jesus
Tell Him Forward To Moses And CC: Allah
Mr Soul Survivor Does That Make Me A Konvict
Be All U Can Be Now Dont Dat Sound Like Some Dumb Shit
When You Dogged Of Crew Orders Black As My Nigga Boo
It's Really A Desert Storm Thats Word To My Nigga Clue
Catch Me In Las Vegas, A.R. Arizona
Rep For Them Real Niggaz Im Winnin In California
Winnin In Tennessee Hands Down Atlanta
Landslide Alabama On My Way To Sevana


{Verse 2}

Woke Up This Morning Headache THIS BIG!
Pay All These Damn Bills Feed All These Damn Kids
Buy All These School Shoes Buy All These School Clothes
For Some Strange Reason My Son Addicted To Polos
Love Me Some Spinach Dip Im Addicted To Use This
And If The Numbers Is Right I Take A Trip Out To Houston
A Earthquake Out In China A Hurricane In New Orleans
Street Dreams Tour I Showed My Ass In New Orleans
Did It For Soulja Slim Brought Out B.G.
Its All Love From The Beginnin You Pimp C
You Know How The Pimp Be
That Nigga Go'n Speak His Mind
If He Could Speak Down From Heaven
He Tell Me Straight All My Crimes
Tell Him Im Doin Fine Obama For Mankind
We Ready For Damn Change So Ya'll Let The Man Shine
Stuntin On Martin Luther Cuz Im Feelin Just Like A King
Guess Dis Is Wat He Meant Wen He Said Dat He Had A Dream



History, Black History
No President Ever Did Shit For Me
Had To Hit The Streets Try To Flip Some Keys
So A Nigga Wont Go Broke
Then They Put Us In Jail Now A Nigga Cant Go Vote
So I Spend Dough All These Hoes Is Trippin
She Aint A Politician Honeys A Polotician
My President Is Black Rolls Golden Charms
22 Inch Rims Like Hulk Hogans Arms
When Thousands Of People Is Riled Up To See You
That Can Arouse Ya Ego You Got Mouths To Feed So
Gotta Stay Tru To Who You Are And Where You Came From
Cuz At The Top Will Be The Same Place You Hang From
No Matter How Big You Can Ever Be
For Whatever Fee Or Publicity Never Lose Your Integrity
For Years Theres Been Surprise Horses In This Stable
Just Two Albums In I'm The Realest Nigga On This Label
Mr Black President Yeah Obama Fa Reel
They Gotta Put Ya Face On The $5000 Dollar Bill



So Im Sittin Here Right Now Man
Its June 3rd Haha 2:08 Am
Nigga I Wont Say Win, Lose Or Draw
Man We Congratulate You Already Homie
See I Motivate The Thugs Right
You Motivate Us Homie
Thats What It Is, This A Hands On Policy
Ya'll Touchin Me Right
Yeah 1st Black President
Win, Lose Or Draw Nigga Haha
Matta Fact You Know What It Is Man
Shouts Out Jackie Robinson
Booker T Washington Homie
Oh Y'all Aint Think I Knew That Shit!
My President Is Black
I'm Important Too Though!

Three Times Ad

Obama's new ad, Three Times, highlights McCain's tax breaks for big corporations, oil executives, and companies shipping jobs overseas while highlighting Obama's tax relief for the middle class.

Obama Ad: Dangerous

Obama already has run his Backyard ad in Nevada, hammering McCain for his stance on Yucca Mountain. Here is a second ad, Dangerous, that continues the nuclear waste attack and is now running in Nevada.

New ad Hits McCain on Economy

Obama's new ad, Better Off, poses the question: How can John McCain fix the economy when he doesn't think it is broken?

New Obama Ad: Never

Obama's new ad, Never, ties McCain to crooked lobbyists Ralph Reed and convicted felon Jack Abramoff.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

If Obama's VP Candidates IM'd

from 23/6 - IM conversations between Obama's Vice Presidential candidates...if and only if....(click on image for full size version)

Obama Town Hall in Raleigh, NC

My full report on New Raleigh.