Tag Archives: elections

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Pippa Norris and Female Experts

I was reading the NPR ombudsman blog recently and there was a post about the lack of female experts and sources on NPR, supposedly the last bastion of objectivity and impartiality in the media which (unfortunately) means progressive these days. I’ve added a few links on the side for those regular readers who are keeping […]

Leave Gore Alone!

It is completely inane to expect Al Gore to endorse either of the presidential candidates.  He is not God.  Hello! Winning a noble peace prize does not make you some sort of all powerful clairvoyant omnipotent untarnished holy person whose word is sancrosanct.  Clearly, Texas and Ohio missed the memo from the media that Obama ought […]

Guess who’s Back . . .

Seems like Obama might be getting whooped tonight.  Figured as much.  Democrats are unruly and ungovernable.  We don’t like people telling us what to do.  The media tried to tell us the nomination was wrapped up.  Well, it’s not now.  We rebelled.  This run is not exciting.  Not anymore.  It’s dividing the party.  Obama tried […]

Blue, Red, or Purple?

Look at the totals of people voting in elections. In most of the elections, open and closed, the total number voting in the Democratic primary is higher than the total number voting in the Republican primary. Which color is that state going to be in the fall? I would like to venture a guess, it’s […]

Converations over Hookah with the NAACP

Dear NAACP, Why are you requesting that Michigan and Florida have delegates seated at the convention? Now, some media folks are trying to construe that as a de facto endorsement of Hillary Clinton. If I am correct, the NAACP does not traditionally endorse a candidate. Being that I just heard about this I would have […]

Chesapeake/Potomac Primary

So, it seems Obama is sweeping again. Ah, the smell of success. I never knew it was so sweet to win. Now, looking at numbers it seems that Obama’s campaign knows how to learn and learns quickly. He is splitting the white vote, he is winning the >$50,000 income voters, he is winning Blacks overwhelmingly, […]

Politico is Fabo.

First, Ben Smith’s blog on Politico.com is fabulous.  The comments are even more fabulous.  I would like to direct your eyes to an even more interesting place – the posts by Rafael.  I think she has some pretty good empirical evidence for why one ought to not vote for Billary. And, it’s great solidarity in […]

CNN, MSNBC, or Fox?

  When I departed my friend’s house endowed with cable at 3:30 am, I left knowing California was leaning towards Clinton with 53% to Obama’s 39% with 54% of precincts reporting. I had been watching a steady climb from a lowly 32% on Obama’s side while Clinton held steady at 53%. Interestingly enough my silly […]

Post Digestion Debate Talk

Check my comments (the one under the pseudonym: Ashley) on the Debate at Bust Magazine’s blog entry for February 1st. http://www.bust.com/index.php?itemid=238#c  

I can’t keep up!

I can’t keep up with all the endorsements flying in every which direction. I thought I had read the best news for the day when I found that former wrestler Hulk Hogan is endorsing Barack Obama. Check it out here: http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/01/30/first-kennedy-now-hogan.aspx But, even more creepy. Rupert Murdoch is endorsing Barack Obama through one of his […]