Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Evening Wrap Up...All about ADS....and the VP....

obama in washington, dc, july 29, 2008


RNC Puts "BarackBook" Up on Facebook

Well, the GOP or RNC or John McCain finally have joined the 21st century with new media? Remember what Mandy Grundwald and Mark Penn said, in Iowa, that Hillary's supporters look like caucus goers? And Barack's look like Facebook?

Well, that comment came back to bite them in the "you know what", because those Facebook voters came out and voted for Barack Obama in DROVES through the primary.

Well, these facebookers, moi included, went over to that site and wrote our piece and left. Guess what happened?

The day's clever RNC attack on Obama seems to be in the process of being swallowed by the Internets.

After Obama supporters swarmed BarackBook with a series of not-so-friendly discussion threads, the GOP seems to have disabled the discussion feature and deleted the mockery.

The "review" feature is still on, however, so the first thing readers see on the page is "E-Viagra for crotchety old Republicans: Destined to be the #1 website in Czechoslovokia and the Iraq/Pakistan border region."

Until the GOPers and John McCain can understand a computer and internet and how to actually use it they need to stick with what they know and understand, like circa 1980.


Obama with VP Vetters, Again

I don't know what you think about all of this, but here is my take.

The Obamas are going on vacation to Hawaii, a week before the Denver Convention. So, if you are taking a vacation in a couple of weeks, wouldn't you like this Veepness out of the way?

I would. I know that Governor Tim Kaine, (D-VA) is the front runner in the news and cable desk clerk shows. I know that Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) is being floated hard and heavy. The cable desk clerks have been chirping away about Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) and the solid, and totally capable Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS) has her lips zipped.
The primary focus of today’s boomlet on the Obama VP front is Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, who, according to CBS News chief political consultant Marc Ambinder is definitely among those being vetted by the campaign. But both the Politico and the Washington Post take the Kaine angle a bit further, reporting that he is high on the list and that he has had conversations with the candidate about the possibility.

The other names being mentioned as serious contenders are Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Delaware Senator Joe Biden. All accounts point to more names under consideration and one has to wonder what it does to a potential pick to have all this information out there. But these four names do allow us to at least speculate on what is driving Obama’s decision.

So, the four left standing are supposedly Kaine, Sebelius, Biden and Bayh.

I have thought about this hard and have come to the conclusion that Barack Obama, is a politician, the pick will be to help him, period.

Thus, Sebelius and Biden are out.

This is down to Bayh and Kaine. Why? Because Indiana is winnable and right next door to Illinois. Virginia has been turning blue for sometime, after Webb kicking Allen to the curb in 2006, this state is winnable.

The Obama Campaign is the most disciplined campaign I have witnessed for a long time. Meaning, you don't hear the inside fighting, hate that was in the papers on the regular like during the Clinton Campaign. They were tight lipped on finances and leaks of their candidate.

Kaine has not been leaked out there without a reason. He is being looked at to see if he can deal with intense media, will he gaffe, can he pivot and handle the questions. So far, so good. I expect the same will happen with Bayh, shortly.

Finally, remember when Hillary was throwing out there Vice-President and then that took a life of its own? You had HRC supporters starting websites, folks beating down congress, etc. It took Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) to tell Hillary, "There's no bargaining. You don't bargain with the Presidential nominee. Even if you're Hillary Clinton and you have 18 million votes, you don't bargain."

That is when I knew she would never be the Vice-President.

It is Bayh or Kaine. I am for Kaine. Reason is this, Bayh is the total opposite of Barack Obama. And Barack Obama has said he wanted someone who has his vision, complements him, and he can work with. It will be Kaine.


Battle of these crazy polls

Folks, enjoy your summer, these polls are all over the place.


Michelle Obama in Chicago Delivering Barack's Blueprint for America's Working Women and Families


and all these ads.....

The GOP's Parody Ad Against Obama, click here...

new moveon ad, "29 Guesses"

obama's response to mccain's gas ad


the movie "w" coming to a theatre near you...this fall...


And from the makers of "Baracky the Movie" and "The Empire Strikes Barack" comes the....Commander in Chief, Test....

digg it here

One thing about the GOPers, they don't hold a candle to the Obama Campaign and how he has used new media, internet, facebook, and youtube....

Read, Obama and Supporters/Advocates, "Don't Sit On Your Laurels...."

and missed the last "Evening Wrap Up"....here....

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