Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Obama Morning Break...On the Road for Change...

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Palin Problem On-Going

Many are asking why Palin?

Well, let's look at the basics. McCain does not have boots on the ground. He does not have offices open across the country and many have been open for Obama pre/post primaries. McCain does not have that.

John McCain was never the conservative pick. He was not. They never liked him nor trusted him. He is a media darling, but not to this group.

The conservative base is what got George W. Bush elected in 2004, period. This is the far right of the Republican Party that has boots to put on the ground and know how to perform GOTV. John Kerry lost this race on the ground.

The far right demanded that McCain pick a person of "their liking" not the other way around. As have been reported, and you can read it from the links in, This Week With Barack Obama, Joe Lieberman was McCain's choice, followed by former Governor Ridge of Pennsylvania. The problem, both are pro choice. The far right was not going to stand for it and threatened havoc at the Republican Party.

Thus, Sarah Palin.

Forget her personal family issues, that is not important. She brings other baggage troopergate, former member of AIP in Alaska, lied about the "bridge to nowhere" which she supported, former director of indicted Alaska Senator Ted Stevens' 527 group, said she did not take/was against earmarks but got 40M for her tiny town of 8000 in Wasilla. This is not a reformer nor change. This is a riddled candidate with issues back home.

I say, if Palin withdraws it will be for troopergate. CNN reported there are now emails, more documents and phone calls coming forward implicating the governor in this investigation. She finally had to lawyer up. Not good.

One thing you don't want on your ticket is a candidate that is problematic with ethic problems, along with everything else. Not good.

I viewed the media, yes questioning Palin and the pregnancy of her 17 year old daughter, but really going after the McCain Campaign and their lack of vetting. Especially, since they just sent a dozen aides to Alaska on Sunday. Perplexing, yes, indeed.

No one wants to talk about teen pregnancy. It is a major problem in this country. But it was the Palins who decided to put their daughter out there like that and it is unfortunate.

I agree, the families should be off limits, but when you run for the President and Vice President of the United States of America, VETTING FROM THE MEDIA WILL BE DONE. Period.


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Obama speaks at end of Detroit Labor Day parade

Buffeted by years of jobs loss overseas and a domestic auto industry struggling simply to stay afloat, local and national union leaders are looking to Barack Obama as their life preserver.

Thousands of Obama's supporters, many from organized labor, jammed into Hart Plaza along the downtown Detroit riverfront to hear the Democratic presidential candidate assure them of their place of importance in his White House.

"I'm a labor guy. I believe in the labor movement. I believe in American workers," Obama said. "I think it's important to have a president that doesn't choke on the word 'union.'"

Then he began to speak about a different type of solidarity and urged his listeners to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Gustav.

"Today is a day for all of us to come together as Americans and send our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters who are concerned about their loved ones and their homes," Obama said. continue


Obama does have executive experience

How? What has he been running for almost two years? A ground breaking, disciplined organization that never was riddled with money problems, people problems and management problems.
Barack Obama told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday's edition of "360" that he has more executive experience than Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. He compares his national campaign organization to Palin's stint as a mayor of a small town and ignores that she is a governor.

On CNN's "360" Obama "also countered critics who suggest that he has less executive experience in this situation compared to Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin saying, "...my understanding is, is that Governor Sarah Palin's town of Wasilla has, I think, 50 employees. We have got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. So, I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years. continue



Year-by-year break down of Palin & Obama resumes..........................

Ready, shoot, aim ...........worth a read........................

The Early Word: Palin Dominates Convention Talk.........................

Obama would have fit right into the old neighborhood, Biden says.......................

Two Weeks Ago, Palin Said She Wasn't Being Vetted..............................

With Palin revelations, McCain's gamble is clearer...................

Joe Biden is in Florida today.....and the Republicans Convention convenes.......

and Joe Biden welcome home to Scranton, PA......................

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