Thursday, October 2, 2008

Obama Evening Wrap Up. Onward and Upward.

Barack in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Onward and Upward

McCain Campaign announced it is pulling out of Michigan. This means that the fight will be in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He must hold Ohio and must snatch Pennsylvania. But I will go further and agree with the Politico article.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) now must win Pennsylvania, Wisconsin or Minnesota in order to get enough electoral votes to win the presidency, his campaign says.

Those were considered swing states in 2000 and 2004, but George W. Bush lost them both times.

“Our ability to pick off one of those three states is where our fortunes are largely held,” a McCain official said. “These are states where Barack Obama is on the defense.

McCain must win one of those states. Personally and based on demographics, Pennsylvania will be close and McCain could win this state. Minnesota and Wisconsin, I don't see McCain winning. Minnesota has always been an independent minded state, always have leaned democratic. Wisconsin is a meat and potatoes state, always have cared about the economy. Again, if McCain snatches one of these states, I see Pennsylvania. It still is a tall order for the McCain Campaign.

Lastly, the push is for voter registration. Half the country voter registration ends on Monday, October 6, 2008. It is imparative to get as many registered to vote as possible. All the information and registration forms you need is here. Please pass the link along.


Must see video by Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO. Full transcript and video here.


Can't stand to barely shake Obama's hand

It was Senator Barack Obama who crossed the aisle.

As the senators gathered to vote on the $700 billion financial rescue package on Wednesday evening, Mr. Obama walked over to the Republican side of the chamber to extend a greeting to Senator John McCain.

He got a chilly response.

While it took Mr. Obama several seconds to make his way over to see his rival, Mr. McCain barely pivoted his body as he took Mr. Obama’s hand for a handshake that lasted just a moment. The eye contact was just as brief. continue

HELLO!!!!!! Is this not the same nasty attitude, condescending attitude that is partially responsible for McCain's tank in the polls? This same horrible attitude that McCain let the world see last Friday? Keep it up. That is a real winning attitude.


Joe in St. Louis, Missouri enroute to Washington University


After prison, felons regain right to vote in Ohio
For years, Wayne C. Bell didn't vote.

After serving three years for aggravated robbery in his 20s, Bell didn't even inquire about reclaiming his voting rights. He assumed that as a felon, he couldn't cast a vote.

It wasn't true, he now knows. In Ohio, ex-offenders are allowed to vote once they've served their time.

But it sure is hard to erase the myth that so many Ohioans seem to believe, said the 50-year-old Clevelander, who calls himself a "soap boxer" when it comes to encouraging people to register, vote and hold politicians accountable. "It's widespread that felons think they can't vote," he said.

As Monday's deadline for Ohio voters to register draws near, workers who are signing up last-minute voters are learning what Bell already knows - it can be tough convincing felons that they truly are able to participate in the November election. continue



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Conservatives Seek To Shift Blame For Crisis Onto Minority Housing Law

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