Friday, August 8, 2008

Morning Brew.....Obamas Aloha!!!!

obamas leaving for hawaii


Bill Clinton to speak at the Democratic Convention

Thank Goodness, Bill Clinton speaks on Wednesday night of the Democratic Convention, same night that the Vice-Presidential pick speaks. He will speak before the VP Pick.

Party officials say former President Clinton will deliver a speech on the third night of the Democratic National Convention before an address by the as-yet-to-be-named running mate for Barack Obama.

Exactly what role the former president would play at the gathering in Denver Aug. 25-28 has been the subject of speculation since his wife, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, ended her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in early June and endorsed Obama.

The officials spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity before the details were formally announced. continue

Thank Goodness.

And Hillary is flying solo, that is campaigning for Obama in Las Vegas. Will post all info as it comes in.


The Obama Family in Hawaii Today

There will be one public event today, a rally at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park, 1PM HST. So, if you are trying to figure out the time table, look here.
Obama's trip will be a homecoming. He was born in Hawaii and spent a good part of his boyhood there. His 85-year-old grandmother, who helped raise him, still lives on Oahu, as does his half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng.

Part of Obama's vacation will be a family reunion. He said he tries to see his grandmother every year, but put off a trip in 2007 while he battled his Democratic rivals. "So it's been about 19 months since I saw her," Obama said. "She's at an age where it's really important for me to see her."

Then there's the rest of his family: two daughters and wife Michelle, who has voiced worries about her husband's safety on the campaign trail. "Those little girls need a little love," Obama said. "And so does Michelle, I think. So we're going to take the time." continue

So, hopefully the press will give the family a break, as I suspect the secret service will be on top of that one. Another caveat, Obama will headline a huge fundraiser on Tuesday and tune in here to watch his speech today live.


McCain seeks to define himself and Obama
John McCain's efforts to define Barack Obama have been well cataloged in recent days, from the substantive (calling Obama a tax raiser slow to offer an energy plan) to the silly (comparing the Illinois senator to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.)

What's less apparent are McCain's efforts to define himself.

The GOP presidential hopeful has adopted a new campaign slogan, "Country First," a paean to his years in the military and decades in Congress. He's begun speaking more openly about his years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. And despite his wealth and elite legacy as the scion of admirals, McCain has tried to cast himself the embodiment of middle-class, middle-American values. continue


White supremacists hope Obama win prompts backlash...................

Man held for "alleged" Obama Assassination......................

McCain campaign to return 50K in donations.................

After shake-up, McCain ground game revs up....................

Obama's Grandmother, No `Typical' Woman, Broke Her Own Barriers..................

John McCain releases a web ad against Obama, if you have not seen it, here and the Dems react...............

chuck todd, first read

Michelle Obama, First Lady in Training, Mom in Chief................

Detroit Mayor "Yaw'z Boy" in jail.......

Evening Wrap Up, here.....................

Obama takes questions on plane yesterday from Minneapolis to Chicago on energy

hawaii pics up when available and enjoy the olympics.....this is down time.....

Olympic Opening Ceremony Pictures Here

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