Monday, March 31, 2008

{Late Edition} This Week With Barack Obama, March 23-30, 2008

cross-posted @ Daily Kos and One Million Strong

senator bob casey (d-pa) endorses obama

Democratic Debate
April 16, 2008 - Philadelphia, PA, ABC


obama bowling in altoona, pa

Voting Registration Deadlines for the Following States

Indiana: Deadline April 7th. Form must received on or by April 7th to your county office. All mailing information and form with addresses to your county office is available here.

North Carolina: Deadline April 11th. Form must be received on or by April 11th. Download form in English, here. Download form in Spanish, here. Registration form must be postmarked, faxed or hand delivered to your county office by April 11th. Here is the list of county offices to mail or hand deliver your registration form to here.

Kentucky: Deadline April 21st. All registration forms should be submitted to your county and received by April 21st. Download registration form here. List of counties to mail form here.

West Virginia: Deadline April 22nd. All registration forms must be submitted on and received by April 22nd. Download the registration form here. Forms must be mailed or hand delivered to your local county office, list of county offices here.

Oregon: Deadline April 29th. Registration form must be received by April 29th, the downloadable form and where to mail to your county is available here.

Montana: Deadline May 5th. Registration form must be received by May 5th. Registration form and your county address is available here. Additional information is here.

South Dakota: Deadline May 19th. Downloadable form here. Fill out the form on-line, print and send here. List of counties to mail your form is here.

Obama breaking record: 22,000 in Happy Valley, PA by HEAT
A leading indicator of a doomed candidacy by JedReport
Cowardly Superdelegates by BooMan23
Gallup: Obama 52, Clinton 42 by MBNYC
Hillary's Upcoming Fun Concession Speech by Maureen

22K @ penn state university, sunday, march 30, 2008

Obama Rewriting Rules for Raising Campaign Money Online
When Christen Braun decided it was time to learn more about the presidential candidates, the 28-year-old high school teacher from suburban Pittsburgh turned to Google -- right where Sen. Barack Obama's campaign was waiting for her.

Her search triggered an ad for Obama's Web site, which prompted Braun, a Republican, to sign up for the Democratic senator's e-mail list -- and then to make her first political contribution, for $25.

Such transactions help illustrate how Obama has shattered fundraising records and challenged ideas about the way presidential bids are financed. While past campaigns have relied largely on support from small circles of wealthy and well-connected patrons, Obama has received contributions from more than 1 million donors. He raised $91 million in the first two months of 2008 alone, most of it in small amounts over the Internet. continue

Pressure Grows to Wrap Up Democratic Race
On the bus with Barack by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Democratic Super Delegate Tracker

Obama Reaches Out to Republicans and Independents in PA
Obama's life striking contrasts
Obama's advanced calculus towards victory

obama with pittsburgh steeler greats, jerome bettis and franco harris

With a Powerful Speech, Obama Offers a Challenge
Barack Obama was on the phone, speaking about the one issue he had not wanted to focus on in his campaign: race.

He had just given his speech on race in Philadelphia and was expanding a little on the need to get past the endless back and forth on this toxic and frustrating issue. He said he had hoped in his speech to accurately describe the “chasm of misunderstanding” that continues to foster racial division, and to offer a way to “get out of that situation.”

The speech, which has gotten wonderful reviews, should be required reading in classrooms across the country — and in as many other venues as possible. With a worldview that embraces both justice and healing, Senator Obama is better on these issues than any American leader since King. continue nytimes

Obama Declares Victory In Texas BarbinMD
Obama gets the Blue Majority endorsement by kos
Building The New Obamajority by Adam B
Glowing op-ed for Obama by Pittsburgh's own Teresa Heinz Kerry by beachmom
Obama was on to the vultures A YEAR AGO! by Barcelona

senator bob casey, (d-pa) endorsing barack obama

Video and Audio

Barack on The View; First television ad in Indiana; PBS FRONTLINE: Bush's War; Pittsburg residents wait in line; Town Hall Meeting in Johnston, PA; The Clinton-Obama Divide on the Hill; Poll: Obama Unscathed by Pastor Remarks; Obama in Harrisburg, PA; Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Calls for Clinton to Get Out; Obama Town Hall Greensboro, NC; Pennsylvania Independents are Obama's Primary Concern; Penn State Rally

obama with the ladies of the view

3-on-3 Basketball: Challenge for Change
Obama HQ opening draws 700
2,000 at Town Hall in Harrisburg
Obama is victor in weekend caucus (Texas)

renewing the american economy


The Clintons Have Crossed the Final Line by BooMan23; Brazile: Hillary Clinton's "Credentials Committee" Threat Going Nowhere by rerutled; Reporter: "Do condoms help stop AIDS?" McCain: "I dont know" by beholderseye; Dean: Shut it Down No Later than July 1st by DHinMI; Eco-Diary Rescue 3.29 by Meteor Blades; Iraq is imploding right before our eyes clammyc; Stop by Delaware Dem; It's Time to Give Hillary Clinton a Break. by RenaRF; 10% of Ohio is on Food Stamps by OrangeClouds115; They Become Soldiers Because They Can't Afford to Become Students, Homeowners and Parents by DHinMI; 'McCain will be more dangerous than Bush' by Jerome a Paris; Economics -- and Life -- In a Post Fact World by bonddad; One crook down by smintheus

NBC News: Profiling Obama's Family

Obama's YouTube Speech Tops TV Ratings
Dem warns party to avert disaster
Obama releases 7 years of tax returns
Obama presses Clinton on finances

obama @ u.s. steel in braddock, pa

Obama criticizes McCain on mortgage crisis
Democrat Barack Obama mocked John McCain on Wednesday for urging government restraint in responding to the mortgage crisis, saying the Republican would "just sit back and watch" as millions of Americans lost their homes.

The back-and-forth between two of the leading White House contenders underscored the emergence of the nation's home-loan fiasco as a top issue in the presidential race.

Campaigning in Greensboro, N.C., Sen. Obama of Illinois ridiculed Sen. McCain of Arizona for offering no concrete plan to fight the wave of defaults that has shaken the economy. continue

The Obama Organizing Fellows
Indiana Legislators to back Obama
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Endorses Obama
Obama Moves Past Clinton in Calling for Wall Street Oversight
Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum Says Clinton "Just Has Very Little Chance of Winning"

scouting obama

New Backing for Obama As Party Seeks Unity
Slowly but steadily, a string of Democratic Party figures is taking Barack Obama's side in the presidential nominating race and raising the pressure on Hillary Clinton to give up.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is expected to endorse Sen. Obama Monday, according to a Democrat familiar with her plans. Meanwhile, North Carolina's seven Democratic House members are poised to endorse Sen. Obama as a group -- just one has so far -- before that state's May 6 primary, several Democrats say.

Helping to drive the endorsements is a fear that the Obama-Clinton contest has grown toxic and threatens the Democratic Party's chances against Republican John McCain in the fall. continue

Rasmussen, Survey USA, Enthusiasm and Likely Voters by poblano
Alice Walker on Obama
Delegate Math Myth and Fact Chris Bowers
Sleeping With The Enemy by Al Rodgers

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Obama Statement on 4,000 Amereican Death in Iraq
It is with great sadness that we have reached another grim milestone in Iraq, with at least 4,000 of our finest Americans having been killed. Each death is a tragedy, and we honor every fallen American and send our thoughts and prayers to their families. It is past time to end this war that should never have been waged by bringing our troops home, and finally pushing Iraq's leaders to take responsibility for their future. As we do, we must serve the memory of all who have died as well as they served our country, by providing support for their families, caring for our troops and veterans, and upholding the American values which our fallen heroes exemplified through their service.

Obama on Iraq, Economy and Clinton
Obama Retools in Pennsylvania
Economy Emerges as Central Election Issue
Obama Joins McCain in Speaking at the Associated Press Annual Meeting Luncheon on April 14th
Obama, Clinton Say Party Will Unite Behind Winner

Obama Casts Wide Blame for Financial Crisis and Proposes Homeowner Aid


icebergslim’s last word: no sex, but lies and videotape

As I was surfing the satellite channels this week, the noir movie, sex, lies and videotape, caught my eye. And then I said ummmmm.....

This past week was particularly good for Barack Obama. He received the endorsement from Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), he has rebounded in the polling, he kicked off a six-day bus tour through Pennsylvania, and he came back from a very much needed Easter Break with his family.

But, even after the kerfuffle of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, an incident which was supposed to bring down Obama, this week has been rough for Hillary Clinton filled with question marks that have not been answered, and a videotape with all the answers.

Huh? Bosnia. Remember that war, way back when? Now, Hillary Clinton has been on the stump stating she was under sniper fire, running from the airport tarmac to safety and with Chelsea in tow!! Well, again the Clintons don’t understand the power of the internet, bloggers or more importantly youtube. The story starts here:
In January, after Senator Clinton first inserted the threat of “sniper fire” into her stump speech, Elizabeth Sullivan of The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote that the story couldn’t be true because by the time of the first lady’s visit in March 1996, “the war was over.” Meredith Vieira asked Mrs. Clinton on the “Today” show why, if she was on the front lines, she took along a U.S.O. performer like Sinbad. Earlier this month, a week before Mrs. Clinton fatefully rearmed those snipers one time too many, Sinbad himself spoke up to The Washington Post: “I think the only ‘red phone’ moment was: Do we eat here or at the next place?”

And to see the clip of what actually happened to Hillary Clinton on the Tuzla, Bosnia trip it is right here.

Yes, a bad week for Hillary Clinton but I take this even further than bad, it was a discrediting week for her.

Hillary Clinton has always had a problem of trust and honesty. You can look at any polling for over a year, which always had her negatives high because of it, but my question is why lie about a standard trip, that you can get caught lying about? U dig? Why?

The Bosnia story was not a sleep deprived, misspeak, it was a blatant lie. Period. Why? Well, if I had my child with me on a war effort trip and was under sniper fire, don’t you think I would remember every inch of the story? And she had her only child with her at that!!! Which makes everyone scratch their heads in why do it? Why embellish? Or stretch the truth? Or lie? I don’t know why she did it, but her polling numbers are telling her why right now.

The thing that bothers me about this is that when you look at the Wright fiasco and the Bosnia fiasco, they are very different. The Wright fiasco was words spoken from Reverend Jeremiah Wright himself. The nagging question for many Americans was “Does Obama feel or think like that too?” He answered and assured many that he does not, and it is reflective in the polling. But Hillary Clinton is another issue. Hillary Clinton said the words that she was under sniper fire, it came from her and she stated this in front of people on the stump at least three times, the most recent on St. Patrick’s Day. Her problem is the question is answered by her for many thanks to cbs stock video and youtube. But it was not the same answer she has been giving on the stump, in fact it is another answer totally made up. This goes back to the old Clinton baggage that they will say, do anything to get elected. Even to enhance a story so basic that many have been coming out, including the pilot of the trip, to state that her story did not happen as she said it did. And she is taking a hit in the polls for it.

We all know that politicians exaggerate, stretch the truth to an extent. We accept it because we read between the lines, but to just fabricate or concoct a story so wild, did she or her staff not think it would be researched? Questioned? Do they even understand internet? Youtube? Bloggers? One would think that they do not.

In the end, Clinton is viewed like the rest of ‘em and that is Bush and Company. The ones who gave us Iraq and everything else with a blatant lie attached to it.

This is something that we don’t like, nor need in the next Commander-In-Chief. After Bush, do you blame us?

see above, barack relaxing, reading a magazine that he just signed for a supporter. when or if you go to an obama event, take one of his books or a magazine that he or michelle had the opportunity to grace its cover. give it to a volunteer. barack signs all of these supporters books, magazines, pictures, etc., after an event. now that is cool. this is a long primary season and it is not wrapping up anytime soon. so, let's pause and relax because eventually it will all be over with soon. as always remember to focus on obama, and not the drama.....oh, and donate here. thanks, all.


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This Week With Barack Obama