Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Obama Gains Ground on Clinton

From the Christian Science Monitor, the latest Wahsington Post/ABC polls show Barack Obama gaining ground on Hillary Clinton, thanks in large part to black voters.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Obama and Bush -- Similar Strategies?

From the National Review Online, an author argues that, ironically, Senator Obama's campaign in many ways mirrors George W. Bush's 2000 strategy for the White House.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Senator Obama's Antiwar Stance

From the New York Times, an analysis of Senator Obama's antiwar stance, including his proposal to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by March, 2008.

With antiwar sentiment growing daily among American voters, can his position be considered centrist?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Presidential Candidates' Iraq Positions

From The New York Times Online, here are the major candidates positions on Iraq from 2002 to present.

Senator Obama's Lack of Experience

Having only 2 years of experience in the Senate, Barack Obama faces constant questions about his lack of experience. His response is always "I've been in Washington long enough to know it needs to change."

As the election approaches, though, how will voters interpret his lack of experience on Capitol Hill? Will voters be eager to vote for a relative newcomer to the scene, or will they seek out a Washington insider like Hillary Clinton?

The Iraq Authorization Vote

Democratic candidates have spent a lot of time lately explaining or defending their 2002 vote on whether to authorize President Bush to wage war in Iraq.

Both Hillary Clinton and John Edwards initially voted to support Bush in his war efforts. Clinton explains that she would never have given authorization, knowing what she knows now.

In 2002, Senator Obama opposed authorizing the war in Iraq, maintaining that even in 2002, ample information was available to cast doubt on the Iraq policy.

As the U.S. escalates or "surges" in Iraq, how will these initial Iraq authorization votes effect the credibility of both Democratic and Republican candidates?

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The 2008 Presidential campaign is off to the earliest start in political history, and already this race for the White House is poised to break many records. The '08 candidates will likely spend more than $1 billion combined, spending in record amounts to reach voters via both traditional and new media. Fortunately, the Internet provides users with unprecedented access to frank and uncensored discussion of political issues. This blog aims to serve as a forum for discussion of Illinois Senator Barack Obama's Presidential bid, as well as the issues at stake in this election.

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