Friday, August 1, 2008

Evening Wrap Up...Negativity Continues while Job Claims hit its highest mark....

town hall meeting in st. petersburg, florida, august 1, 2008


This is what is going on

"The motor behind his operation now is Steve Schmidt, the shaven-headed strategist who earned his bones running Karl Rove's war room in 2004, Frenchifying and de-war-heroizing John Kerry. What Schmidt and his associates have apparently concluded is that McCain's weaknesses -- on the election's most salient issues and as a candidate -- are so pronounced and Obama's vulnerabilities so glaring that the low road is their guy's best, and maybe only, route to the White House. They've concluded, in other words, that even if McCain may not be able to win the election in any affirmative sense, he might still wind up behind the big desk if he and his people can strip the bark off Obama with sufficiently vicious force."

If the Obama Campaign does not respond, hard, factual and use the equation of McCain=Bush=Status Quo until November 4th. He won't win. Simple as that. This campaign, the McCain version, is about Barack Obama. Obama must make this campaign about McCain/Bush and the economy.


Obama On Energy Rebates And The 'Race Card'

Listen to Obama on NPR, here.


chuck todd on the battleground states


Obama shifts on offshore oil drilling
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday he would be willing to support limited additional offshore oil drilling if that's what it takes to enact a comprehensive policy to foster fuel-efficient autos and develop alternate energy sources.

Shifting from his previous opposition to expanded offshore drilling, the Illinois senator told a Florida newspaper he could get behind a compromise with Republicans and oil companies to prevent gridlock over energy.

Republican rival John McCain, who earlier dropped his opposition to offshore drilling, has been criticizing Obama on the stump and in broadcast ads for clinging to his opposition as gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon. Polls indicate these attacks have helped McCain gain ground on Obama. continue


Jobless rate climbs as 51,000 jobs vanish

Well, add my neighbor on this jobless roll.

For these politicians to be arguing over race is just mind blowing. The issues are too great to be down in the mud.
Stores, factories and other businesses large and small showed workers the door last month, sending unemployment to its highest rate in four years and adding to the evidence an economic recovery remains far off.

Employers clamped down on hiring and cut 51,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department said Friday. The economy has shed jobs each month this year — 463,000 in all.

The unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent, up from 5.5 percent in June.

The jobs report contributed to another day of grim news for the economy. General Motors reported a staggering quarterly loss of more than $15 billion and said its sales fell by more than a quarter from last year. continue


Watch McCain's Press Conference, here.....

Two Negative Ads releases on the web about Obama, here and here......

McCain Website Scrubbed Article Calling Him "Political Celebrity", Campaign Forgets About Google......

Bad Press Week, Good $$ Week For Obama.........

McCain slams Obama in National Urban League speech.......

Morning Wrap Up, here........

and this sums up this week of nastiness.....

I hope you guys have a good weekend, 'This Week With Barack Obama' will be up on Sunday.

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