Monday, January 28, 2008

This Week With Barack Obama, January 20-27, 2008 (Late Edition)

barack obama, caroline kennedy, patrick kennedy and ted kennedy


January 31, 2008, Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, CNN


barack and michelle victorious in columbia, sc, jan 26, 2008

Something big happened this weekend. Yes, big. Barack won South Carolina by 28 points, but other things happened.

This was a very hard, contentious and unbelievable week for many Democrats watching South Carolina.

I was born a Democrat. I learned to work precincts with my Democratic mother. Learned to know issues, talk to folk, and when it don't smell right, it isn’t right.

That is what the Clintons mean to me, at this point, they are not right.

Injecting race, purposely into the South Carolina race was a tactic I have not seen since Harold Washington ran for mayor in Chicago. So, excuse me if I feel nauseated and look at The Clintons in a despicable manner.

For the first time in a long time, we, the Democrats are looked at by many in the party and many new to the party for ideals. New Ideals.

After this past week in South Carolina, The Clintons represented a candidate of old, divisive ideals.

Like New Hampshire, no one expected Barack Obama to trounce Hillary Clinton by 28 points. Most polling, if you believe it showed 8-10 points and some closer than that. So, the 28 point defeat of Clinton sent a clear message.


When Barack Obama took the stage it was clear that he is the candidate of the future, not the past. He will represent all of us, not some of us. And we can believe him, trust him.

As the crowd yelled directly during Barack's speech: "Race doesn't matter!!! Race doesn't matter!!!!" "We want Change!!!" We want Change!!!" "Yes We Can!!!!" "Yes We Can!!!"

You better believe that many of the millions of Americans that witnessed this agreed 150% to all of that.

Finally, Change That We Believe In. Totally. Barack Obama.

obama's victor speech in columbia, sc


Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Endorses Obama; Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) Endorses Obama; Caroline Kennedy Endorses Obama; Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS) to Endorse Obama; San Jose Mercury Endorses Obama; Santa Rosa Press Endorses Obama; Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) Obama; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Toni Morrison Endorses Obama; Chicago Tribune Endorses Obama; Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA) Endorses Obama; Trenton Times Endorses Obama; The Arizona Republic Endorses Obama; Tampa Tribune Endorses Obama; Philadelphia Inquirer Endorses Obama; New Mexico Democrats Back Obama; Oklaholma Office Opens; Five More Offices Open in Colorado; The Modesto Bee Endorses Obama; The Greenville News Backs Obama; Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Endorses Obama; San Francisco Chronicle Backs Obama; Seattle Times Endorses Obama; The New York Observer Endorses Obama; St. Louis Post-Dispatch Endorses Obama; Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon Endorses Obama; Phoenix Leaders Endorse Obama

Fairy Tales Do Come True
Democratic Rivals Remember Dr. King
Obama Calls Clinton Untruthful
It may be freezing out, but New Yorkers are FIRED UP! by casperr
Barack Obama and the 50 State Strategy by kid oakland

obama's ebenezer speech, atlanta, ga


Sunday Morning Wrap Up; Ads with Senator Claire McCaskill and Governor Janet Napolitano; National Ads on Cable Television; John Harwood with David Plouffe; NPR-Senator Kennedy Backs Obama for President; NPR-Obama Scores Decisive Victory in South Carolina

Obama Takes on Question of Faith
Military Cracks Down on Obama E-Mail Smears
Obama Adviser Promotes Economic Justice
TIDAL WAVE by Al Rodgers

south carolina debate, january 21, 2008

How is Obama Doing?
Bob Herbert has "Questions for the Clintons" by teacherken
The Clintons Will Say Anything For Political Gain
Barack Obama and Foreign Policy (non Iraq) by kid oakland

the kennedys and obama at american university for endorsement of obama

Today was incredible.

Today we saw the matriarch, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) endorse Senator Barack Obama, with his son, Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Caroline Kennedy who wrote an op-ed for The New York Times, endorsing Baraack Obama, titled "A President Like My Father."

Seeing the three Kennedys on the stage with Barack, their comments was stirring, moving. For me, it was Caroline Kennedy. This is a woman who regards her personal privacy, highly and does not do this. Now we know, she was so moved to do so, by her children, as I wrote in my diary last night.

But more happened this past week and it all revolved around the divisive tactics of The Clintons. These tactics were and are so dangerous that many democratic establishment, including Senator Kennedy, have told The Clintons to basically knock it off.

We don't have time, as a country, for playing one group against another as Senators Kennedy and Obama indicated today. We need to come together, as one, because when George W. Bush leaves office in January 2009 who knows what the real truth will be, because we never knew it.

We need a leader to bring us together, not with divisive tactics, but to stand as one. The Clintons after South Carolina is not the candidate, they never will be. If they are the candidate, expect fallout from people across this country not voting for them, loss of gains in congress, and the same old 50+1 politics.

It is time for change. The change is Barack Obama.

caroline kennedy endorsement of barack obama

senator ted kennedy endorsement of barack obama

senator barack obama acceptance of the kennedys endorsement

Blogs and Websites

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Why I'm Endorsing Barack Obama by Senator Ted Kennedy
Grassroots Alaska: Obama Revolution by mayachay
John Kerry: Bill Clinton "Abuser of the Truth" by rapcetera

Obama victory would damage Clinton
Bill Clinton has compared Barack Obama's position on the Iraq war to a "fairy tale." He dismissed the Illinois senator's campaign as based on a "false premise." And he suggested that electing Mr. Obama would be a "roll of the dice."

Mr. Clinton is clearly agitated. At first blush, his outbursts and willingness to insert himself into the middle of the contentious battle between his wife and Senator Obama in the Democratic primary appear to reflect the former president's concern about his wife specifically and, more generally, the outcome of his party's presidential nomination.

But for Mr. Clinton, more is at stake in 2008 than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's political future. Mr. Obama is also a threat to Mr. Clinton's presidential legacy and to the Clinton machine's lording over the national Democratic Party. more

Barack Obama and Healthcare by kid oakland
The 100,000 Things You Need to Know About Barack Obama in CA by femlaw
¡Latinos Unidos Con Obama! by bigpappa

shoutouts: hillary clinton to howard dean: screw you. by geekesque; black kos; bill clinton is hurting the democratic party by clammyc; swiftboating by john kerry; former president of now, switches from clinton to obama by brainwrap; the politics of hopelessness by david sirota; this is who the clintons are by adamb

Beyond Saturday Primary Who Can Win?
Two Against One Clintons vs Obama
Obama on TV in Georgia


icebergslim’s last word: barack obama is the underdog.

February 5, 2008 is upon us in eight short days.

The Obama Campaign have built infrastructure in these 22 early states. On the path of the dream that many progressives have wanted, A 50 State Strategy.

We have been on a rollercoaster since the Iowa Caucus. It has been a ride many of us will remember for the rest of our lives, but Obama Supporters and Advocates must keep your eyes on the prize. This means we work as underdogs, because we are.

Hillary Clinton is the establishment candidate. She has establishment behind her. We are a people, powered movement. We are the fire and run The Obama Campaign.

Hillary Clinton will call the chits in on February 5, 2008. The establishment owes The Clintons.

On February 5, 2008, we, The Obama Advocates and Supporters, will be already activated and ready to take our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers to the polls\caucuses for Barack Obama. Elections are won on strength of the candidate and more importantly, the foundation, the ground troops, the GOTV\GOTC.

Barack Obama, himself has said, “he is not supposed to be here.” And he is not, but he is. We are on the cusp of transformational, fundamental change that this country has not had since John F. Kennedy, Jr. It is time for us to step up and move this change forward.

For this to happen, we must fight for it. Change is not what the status quo want, desire or need. Change is what the status quo will tell you, to appease you, for you to vote for them. It is time to turn the status quo off and fight for this change. One person, one vote at a time.

Stand with us for change on February 5, 2008. Stand with Barack Obama.


Barack Obama Gets Keys to 21st Century Camelot by Maureen
Obama Plays Youth Card

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