After a final debate showdown in
I am an independent and looking for a president with integrity. Should I vote for John McCain or Barack Obama?
Didn’t we all swear to stop picking the candidate who would be most fun to go on a picnic with? You’re torn between the guy who’s been against the war from the beginning and the guy who’s willing to stay in
Rudy’s shell shacking in
The other big story this week is the Obama endorsement train, which has been, to quote Eliot Spitzer, ‘A fucking steamroller!’ Ted Kennedy was followed by Moveon.org, The Nation, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, the California SEIU, and to add some muscle to the campaign, former WWF superstar Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan’s entrance music, “I am a real American,” is so patriotic that little American flags sprout out of the ground when you play it. For Republicans who will try to hammer Obama on national security issues this fall, we’ll counter with the man who not only defeated the Iron Sheik, but also crushed Sergeant Slaughter after his defection to the Iraqi government in the lead up to the Persian Gulf War (yes, that plotline did happen…).
Obama also netted the endorsement of environmental organizer and Rovingstorm reader Billy Parish, who was listed as one of SALON Magazine’s 25 Sexiest Men of 2007. Somewhat surprisingly, Obama overcame Rupert Murdoch’s chummy relations with Hillary Clinton to win the endorsement of the New York Post, proving that the only thing the Post hates worse than liberals is the New York Times.
The poll-mentum and behavior of the campaigns resembles the scrambling and the fury that accompanies fourth quarter dramatics (The Superbowl and Super Tuesday overlapped fleetingly via a 30 second Obama advertisement). Obama was behind by over 20 points nationally as recently as early January, but he is running a devastatingly effective two minute offense. He’s stumping to monster crowds in places like
The ability to play the media is no small achievement; the Gore and Kerry losses, not to mention the run up to
In 1968, Senator Bobby Kennedy and Senator Eugene McCarthy battled to the end, with RFK seizing the day with a 42%-37% victory. Kennedy, of course, was tragically assassinated that night. Because back then most delegates were not awarded through the primary system, the nomination ended up going to the pro-war Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who had not even run in the primaries. This fact, compounded with other elements of social turmoil, led a raucous protest outside the Democratic convention in
But the outcome in
The day turned far more inspirational when a group of about 40 got together for a rally and a march up
We rendezvoud with other volunteers at a rally in
Obama supporters outnumbered Clinton supporters by about 4 to 1 in Times Square, though credit has to be given to the Ron Paul supporters, who looked like possessed witch-hunters, thrusting pocket constitutions in the air and shrieking, ‘When will you wake up America?!’After the rallies I was walking up
Saturday night we went to an Obama fundraiser at a
The pride of the