Monday, December 3, 2007

Late Edition: This Week With Barack Obama, November 25-December 2, 2007

cross-posted @ Daily Kos and One Million Strong

obama in harlem

December 4, 2007 - Des Moines, IA, NPR News/Iowa Public Radio Debate
December 13, 2007 - Johnston, Iowa, Des Moines Register Democratic Debate
December 17, 2007 - Boston, MA
January 15, 2008 - Las Vegas, Nevada


Time Cover Story

Obama Apperances and Campaign Events

December 4, 2007 - Rally with Barack @ Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
December 4, 2007 - Rally with Barack @ University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
December 5, 2007 - Speech by Barack Obama @ Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA
December 5, 2007 - Town Hall Meetting with Barack @ Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
December 5, 2007 - Meet Michelle Obama in Peterborough!, Peterborough, NH
December 7, 2007 - Change Rocks Concert with Barack, Chicago, IL
December 8, 2007 - Rally with Barack & Michelle Obama, Special Guest, Oprah Winfrey, Des Moines, IA
December 8, 2007 - Rally with Barack & Michelle Obama, Special Guest, Oprah Winfrey, Cedar Rapids, IA
December 9, 2007 - Rally with Barack Obama and Special Guest, Oprah Winfrey, Columbia, SC
December 9, 2007 - Rally with Barack Obama and Special Guest, Oprah Winfrey, Manchester, NH
December 10, 2007 - Barack in L.A., Los Angeles, CA
December 11, 2007 - Generation Obama in Seattle, Seattle, WA

Clinton, Gore in Obama Administration
turneresq on Clinton Blasting Obama for Character Problems
Whose Afraid of Barack Obama? by Frank Rich, a must read

Hillary Clinton is having a rough time, lately. Now she is attacking Obama for not only asking students for their votes, but to ask them to come back from out of state to vote for him. The thing is this, it is legal. The Secretary of State in Iowa said it is within the law. Now she is whining that Iowa is for Iowans. Ummmm. Disenfranchising students? What is next? psericks, runs it down here.

brown and black forum, des moines, ia

Fox/Opinion Dynamics NH Poll
Rassmussen NH Poll
Clemson University South Carolina Poll
Suffolk University NH Poll
Des Moines Register Iowa Poll

michelle gets real

Blogs and Websites

One Million Strong; This Week With Barack Obama; The Populista Report; Relentless Liberal; Washington State; Obama Dallas; NYC4OBAMA; NewYork4Obama; Texans for Obama; Republicans for Obama; Vermont for Obama; Independents for Obama; Seattle for Obama; Idaho for Obama; Asians for Obama; Bay Area for Obama; Sacramento for Obama; Families for Obama; Irish Americans for Obama; D.C. for Obama; Obama NH; Obama L.A.; Obama News Vine; Black Women for Obama; Obama Santa Cruz; Think on These Things; Iowa Republicans for Obama; Another Democratic Woman for Obama; RENObama!; Go Barack Obama

Is Obama a Terrorist?
Obama Files First in Virginia
Obama Fires Up Iowa Support Online

obama in des moines, ia


NPR on Polls, Iowa; DNC Fall Meeting, Speech by Obama (real player required); Michelle Obama in Indianola, IA (real player required); Brown & Black Recap; Video of Obama Supporters @ Black & Brown Forum

Obama Pitching to the Women
Obama's Statement on Global Aids Day
Obama's Super Tuesday Surplus (What the National Polls Aren't Telling You) by horizonr

obama in boston with thousands

Endorsements/Office Openings

Office Opening in Tuscaloosa, AL; AFSCME Illinois Backs Obama; Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie Backs Obama; Salt Lake Office Opens; Linda Nelson, President of Iowa State Eduacation Association, Endorses Obama; Obama Opens San Diego Office; Iowa State Representative Deborah Berry Endorses Obama

Dodd and Clinton, Stop Killing the Democratic Pary, by DemocraticLuntz
Obama Mamas Getting Organized in Colorado
Spelman Women Ponder Clinton vs. Obama
Michelle Obama in Ottumwa, Iowa

Need Obama information? Don't know where to go? Well, here is the Obama Campaign one-stop-shop for information, right here. Everything you need to know pertaining to media is a click away. Also, the Obama Campaign has launched a fact check page which is part of their website. This is critically important since Senator Hillary Clinton has decided to go all out negative, due to the Des Moines Register Poll, released Sunday. Obama is about addressing the issues and having a civil, lively debate. But when the opposition decides to attack character, you need to protect yourself with fact.

bloomberg and obama

shoutouts: iraq: its worse than you thing, turkana; cnn: corrupt news network; clammyc; rudy and his shag fund; booman on the primaries; DNC Cancels CBS Debate; paul hogarth

Q&A with Obama
Michelle Obama, Her Heart's in the Race
Ex-Foe Campaining for Obama
Obama Pledges to Fix Education System


On Oprah and Our Votes
Does Oprah Winfrey's endorsement help Sen. Barack Obama? She doesn't hurt.

The question seems to be on everyone's lips. Obama's campaign announced Monday that Winfrey will join the presidential hopeful next month in the important lead-off states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

I doubt that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, was thrilled to hear that news. The conventional wisdom holds that celebrity endorsements don't mean much, if anything. But, hey, this is ...Oprah!

We're talking about the queen of all media taking on the diva of Democratic politics. Chicago Tribune

caucus video for iowa

On Clinton and Obama: Even Jacksons Divided
DNC Meeting and Lively Speeches
College Students Ready for President Obama
Obama's Color Line
Obama Racks up Point at HS Visit


The Identity Card
The first thing I ever heard about Barack Obama was that he had a white mother and a black father. I heard this over and over again, never in a snide or gossipy way, always matter-of-factly. Apparently this was the way we Americans had to introduce Obama to each other. For some reason, knowledge of his racial pedigree had to precede even the mention of his politics--as if the pedigree inevitably explained the politics.

Of course, I am rather sensitive to all this because I, too, was born to a white mother and a black father, though I did not fully absorb this fact, which would have been so obvious to the outside world, until I was old enough to notice the world's fascination--if not obsession--with it. To this day it is all but impossible for me to actually stop and think of my parents as white and black or to think of myself, therefore, as half and half. This is the dumb mathematics of thinking by race--dumb because race is used here as a kind of bullying truth that pushes aside the actual human experience. Time

Racial Flyer Slurs Clinton, Obama
Govern by Principle. Stand up for Equality. by Barack Obama
Obama 'The Man for the Moment'
Iowa State Shows Big Support for Obama
Obama Outlines Diplomatic Path
Obama Hits Stride


Historians for Obama
Our country is in serious trouble. The gap between the wealthy elite and the working majority grows ever larger, tens of millions of Americans lack health insurance and others risk bankruptcy when they get seriously ill, and many public schools do a poor job of educating the next generation. Due to the arrogant, inept foreign policy of the current administration, more people abroad mistrust and fear the United States than at any time since the height of the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, global warming speeds toward an unprecedented catastrophe. Many Republicans and overwhelming numbers of Independents and Democrats believe that, under George W. Bush, the nation has badly lost its way. The 2008 election thus comes at a critical time in the history of the United States and the world.

We endorse Barack Obama for president because we think he is the candidate best able to address and start to solve these profound problems. As historians, we understand that no single individual, even a president, leads alone or outside a thick web of context. As Abraham Lincoln wrote to a friend during the Civil War, "I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me." more

chris rock @ the apollo

icebergslim’s last word: terror of the polls. negative attacks. kindergarten essays.

Well, David Yepsen wrote an op-ed piece about getting hot. And the candidate who is hot since the JJ Dinner is Barack Obama.

It is apparent by the new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. This poll shows that Barack Obama is up 3 points and that the race is fluid and within the margin of error. But the most telling of the information is the lost ground by Hillary Clinton to women. Women are moving towards Barack Obama and away from Clinton.

Why telling? Women are her firewall. They are. And this is scaring her to death. So, what happens? She is going negative and toward attacking Barack Obama’s character.

I say, bring it on. Why? Hillary Clinton does not own the trust nor honesty issue. She does not. Repeatedly in polling this has been her weakness. Now it has come to fruition. People are questioning her truthiness, unwilling to be candid, do they like her, and if they trust her.

All the above are valid. And we must thank her husband for his lapse of truth when he announced he opposed the War in Iraq, from the start, only to get blasted because he supported the War in Iraq. All this is a reminder of the Throwback Clinton Years that Democrats are finding out they don’t want again.

I am for a jousting, civil debate on the issues. I am. But, when you go negative to attack one’s character that is a stretch for me. If many recall wasn’t it Clinton crying about her contemporaries attacking her? And hasn’t it been Bill Richardson, lately when given a microphone, stating in nice subliminal terms, “Don’t attack each other?” Now, Hillary has thrown all of this out of the window because of one poll?

Damn. She must really live and breathe polls. If one poll does this, what will she do if she loses Iowa or New Hampshire? Perish the thought!!

And finally, Hillary, I thought you of all the candidates were the most thorough on oppo research. To have to read that you are citing Barack Obama’s kindergarten and very early school years for his ambition to be president is well, just desperate. For a child to aspire to be president is a good thing. What is wrong with that? Clinton does not get it. Now she has resorted to taking Obama's kindergarten and early school essays of “I Want to be President”, as serious oppo research and is using this against him. This is truly profound and pathetic.

I would hope any child would aspire to be that president, astronaut, teacher, doctor, nurse, firefighter, policeman, etc. These are proud professions that aid the public, but to actually use his kindergarten aspirations as an attack weapon?

All I can write is, “Hillary have you lost your mind?”

For the 2008 Race, Google Is a Crucial Constituency


Judgment, Not Experience, Makes a Leader by AdamB
Populista's Take on Why Historians Matter
Washington Post on February 5th Organizing by psericks


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