Sunday, August 24, 2008

This Week With 'The Presumptive Democratic Nominee' Barack Obama, August 17-23, 2008

barack and joe after springfield, illinois rally


michelle and jill, springfield, illinois rally


PPP Ohio; Siena New York; Ayers McHenry Tennessee; Rasmussen Illinois; SUSA Minnesota; Quinnipiac National; Civitas North Carolina; Susquehanna Pennsylvania; SUSA Indiana; Rasmussen Florida; LA Times/Bloomberg National; University of Iowa; Rasmussen Ohio; GWU Battleground National; Zogby National; PPP Missouri; Cronkite-Eight Arizona; Insider Advantage North Carolina; Rasmussen Maryland; CBS/NYT National; NBC/WSJ National; Rasmussen Pennsylvania; NPR Battleground States; Economist National; MPR Minnesota; Rasmussen New Hampshire; Research 2000 Nevada; Fox National; ARG Florida, New Hampshire; SUSA Kansas; Detroit Free Press/Local 4 Michigan; Rasmussen Indiana; Rasmussen California, Tennessee; Rasmussen Mississippi; ABC/Washington Post National

Weekly Slideshow.....

Joe Biden & Change

One of the first persons I spoke with on the decision of Joe Biden as VP pick was my family. Most of the conversations were with the older members because though Obama supporters were bothered by the “lack of experience” meme.

Well, the pick to this group was a home run. Many said, “Now he has a pick, someone who can work with him in Washington and knows Washington, D.C.” No kidding.

This brings me to the “change” brand of Barack Obama. No one can argue that he was the one with the ONE MESSAGE that resonated with millions of Americans, “Change in Washington, D.C.” Well, we need to push the change theme to the side. We do.

It has come down to politics, as usual in picking Biden. Joe Biden is a fighter for the people, a man with a compelling story, a lunch bucket democrat, raised a devout Catholic and can go into the areas of this country and tell the white working class Americans, “the truth”. Yes, he can tell them to look into their wallets, their bank accounts, track their grocery bills, how much are you paying for energy bills, high price at the pump, what are your wages, and did you lose your job to all these Americans. See, he can make them come to realization that voting for McCain is not going to solve all the issues I just wrote about, but he can tell it to them “their way”.

This is true.

For this Biden can help Obama shore up the Democratic Older Voters, which he is still not doing as well as he should to win in November. Thus, sacrifice change.

Let’s be honest here. We either have change or not. This is not change, but it is a good ticket. It is a pragmatic, down the line ticket that Democrats can be proud of. But the change brand has been tossed. Joe Biden has over 35 years in Washington, D.C. and there is no one who can argue that it represents change. It doesn’t, but again, it does not mean this is not a strong ticket because it is.

So, let’s focus on working like hell to get Obama/Biden elected because we have a ton of work to do from now until November 4th. In the end the real change is from an (R) to a (D) in the White House.

barack in springfield, il


Obama pushes his fundraising total to $390 million
Seeing Tougher Race, Allies Ask Obama to Make ‘Hope’ Specific
Obama must convince America he's one of us
No more hugs as Obama tears into McCain
Obama's struggle to exorcise the Clintons
Obama reaps big bucks at S.F. fundraisers
Voter Registration Key to Obama's Efforts to Put Virginia in Play

joe in springfield, il


Joe Biden Introduction; Reno, NV Townhall; TV Ad "Seven"; Barack in Martinsville, VA; TV Ad "Backyard"; TV Ad "Better Off"; TV Ad "Never"; Barack on the 40th Anniversary of the Prague Spring; Nevada "Dangerous" TV Ad; VFW Conference Orlando, FL; Tim Kaine in Manassas, VA; Barack Obama on Equal Pay in Albuquerque, NM; McCain's Mansions; Fabulous Life of John McCain; Help John McCain Count His Houses!; Rare 1995 Interview with Barack Obama discussing his book "Dreams from my Father"; Florida Democrats "Out of Touch" Ad

roland martin and michelle obama


Obama Sharpens the Message
Obama Suggests $2 Billion In New Funding for NASA
Barack Obama wins Web 2.0 race
Obama supporter targets state's female voters, sidesteps running-mate rumor
Slow change frustrated young Obama, friends say
Barack Obama courts middle-class Virginians with tax strategy
Obama tours GOP-leaning South
Obama spends $55 million in July, McCain $32M

american prayer by dave stewart
Photo Blogs

Front Page Obama/Biden: Around the World Edition by Glic; Almost live from Springfield: Report and Photos From the Front Row! by AAbshier; Obama in North Carolina and Virginia Pictures, August 20, 2008 by icebergslim; Photo Diary--Springfield, Illinois by BlackBox; Obama-Biden Pictures, Springfield, IL, August 23, 2008 by icebergslim; ------- BIDEN !!!------- (with NEATO Spread) by Al Rodgers; The Jedi Strikes Back !! (Clips and Candy Galore) by Al Rodgers

Obama Team Seeks Changes in Primaries
Minnesota rallies aim to unify female voters around Obama ticket
Panetta says Obama needs to be more forceful to beat McCain
Obama pounces on McCain's gaffe about his homes
Obama casts McCain as rich, out of touch
Obama's keys to a successful convention
‘I Had to Learn to Fight’

Shoutouts, stuff you should read....

2004 coming back to haunt GOP by kos; Dave “Mudcat” Saunders Is An Idiot And No Democrat Should Hire Him by Oliver Willis; McCain’s POW Defense: Devaluing Our Service and His Own by Lt Gen Robert G Gard; McCain "unsure how many houses he owns" by Kathy G @ The G Spot; Homeless Children, Don't Count on John Mccain by PunditMom; Presidential race $$$ numbers by kos; Cindy McCain left half-sibling in the dust by Sprinkles; Former IMF Economist Sees Big Bank Going Under by bonddad; Lieberman to Speak At Republican Convention by Chris Bowers; McCain Agrees: Bring Back The Draft! by noahnoah; CNN Talks With McCain About His Extramarital Affairs by JedReport; Limbaugh's Really Pushing the Racism by BooMan; OH MY GOD!!! Obama Response to Ayers Ad; GOP desperate - Rezko and Wright now "Fair Game" by Steven R; Obama Supporters, It is going to get ugly. by icebergslim; Getcha Popcorn Ready by Adam B; McCain "Worthy of an 'MTV Cribs' episode" by JedReport; Home is where the heart is. by The Field Negro; The Bubble Boy by georgia10; Selecting a VP before the The Christian Progressive Liberal; The Republicans I Know. by RenaRF

For Convention, Obama’s Image Is All-American
Last Call for Change We Can Believe In by Frank Rich
Race and enthusiasm are issues for Obama and McCain in homestretch
A Leader of Obama's Grassroots Army
Old hand boosts Obama ticket
It's official: Joe Biden is Barack Obama's pick


icebergslim's last word: hillary and barack

There is a raggedy (you know what) ad out by the McCain Campaign using the words of Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama from the primaries.

A couple of things. Obama Campaign, get Hillary and Barack in an ad, ASAP. Why? Because this ad is using a fellow democrat, from the primaries to attack you, that is why. Also, to defuse the McCain Campaign and show unity in the party.

Yes, we know that Hillary is speaking on Tuesday night and yes, the Obama Campaign can use whatever she says and wrap it into a campaign ad. But the personal touch, should come from the mouths of the ones injected into this terrible, divisive ad.

I hope the Obama Campaign takes heed. They allowed those "celebrity ads" to sit out there and we saw the damage in the polling numbers. No more sitting around. This ad is dangerous on many levels, no response is not accepted.

I do believe the Obama Campaign has learned, by their example of the quick turnaround on John McCain and his ridiculous 7, 8, 10 houses gaffe. We see the desperation of the McCain Campaign to actually "use" another party candidate to divide the other party. Man, the GOP must be shivering to go this low.

This is nothing but a wedge issue tactic by the McCain Campaign. Well, what else can you expect from a party that will offer the average American absolutely nothing but more of the same and have to run on the record of Bush/Cheney?


Springfield, Illinois, August 23, 2008


well, barack has chosen joe biden for the vp pick. all speculation is over. now it is time to rally behind the ticket for a win in november. this means, ALL DEMOCRATS. to even think or vision, any woman or hard-working democrat can vote mccain after all this country has been through with bush is just unfathomable. don't forget to watch the democratic convention, michelle kicks it off tomorrow night. as always, remember to focus on obama and not the drama.....


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