Thursday, May 8, 2008

TAKE ACTION: Send Clinton the Message

Take the opportunity to briefly reach out and contact the Clinton campaign at their West Virginia, Kentucky, or Oregon offices to express your desire for HRC to end her failed White House bid. At this point, her struggle to stay in the primary can only lead to more party divisions along class and racial lines. If she is the selfless public servant she claims to be, then she will recongize that the party is ready to move forward.

Clinton Office Contact Information

West Virginia
191 Summers Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304.346.1913

1357 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502.454.4448

32 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503.227.0269

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Game Over

MORNING UPDATE: MSNBC calls Obama the Nominee, McCain Struggles in Primaries

After Obama's strong performance in N.C. and Indiana last night, Clinton is on the ropes, digging again into her personal pocketbooks to fund her campaign. Meanwhile, commentators on MSNBC are calling Obama the nominee. Over in the McCain camp, folks are trying to figure out how 26% of N.C. voters and 22% of Indiana voters went against the old man.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

UPDATE: NYT says Clinton Out of Options

Read all about it.

UPDATE: Obama Wins N.C., Tightens Indiana Race

Barack Obama won by a wide margin in N.C., taking the state by nearly a 2 to 1 margin. Meanwhile, in Indiana, early on it looked like HRC had a formidable lead, but as results poured in, Obama pulled first within single digits, and now (9:56 p.m. EST) to within just 4 points.

As a side note, our local Indiana ABC affiliate is switching from primary coverage to Dancing with the Stars coverage, which says a lot, I suppose. After spending a lot of time and effort both online and on the streets working for the Obama campaign these last couple weeks, it's great to see him narrow the Indiana margin to low single digits. While Obama himself acknowledged in his N.C. speech that Clinton appears to have won Indiana, it's impressive to see him whittle away at her lead.

Obama's speech certainly struck a different tone tonight. At first I was a little but confused: Why was he saying things like "If I'm the Democratic nominee," and claiming that his supporters would back Hillary. Then, it dawned on me (I'm a little slow this evening) that he's only working toward the sort of conciliation that will have to happen once he does take the nomination. His speech tonight did align him and HRC against McCain, which made me wonder whether the Obama/Clinton ticket is any closer than it used to be.

Comments? What's everyone think about the Obama/Clinton ticket? Pros and cons?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Caroline Kennedy Audio

Courtesy of Purdue University's public radio, here's the audio of Caroline Kennedy's speech yesterday at the Tippecanoe Public Library.

IN BRIEF: Kudos for BlogObama '08

I received word that has named BlogObama08 one of its Top 10 Barack Obama blogs. Nice...