The RNC and DNC are over, however Governor Palin seems to be dominating the headlines lately as the media mulls over whether she is a good choice or bad choice. I have already stated my opinion in a previous post, and on Twitter so I won’t bother to do that again however I think the Governor needs to be thoroughly examined by the media because if any of the rumors floating around are true, she could be the worst VP in history. There are less than 60 days to go to the election with Senator Obama holding a slim lead in the polls, what is his next step? How can he gain a significant lead over John McCain or does he even need to do that? I believe the Obama campaign is in a good position, even with the Palin “bump”, but Senator McCain is still losing however this could change very quickly. Senator Obama needs to continue to attack Senator McCain aggressively while reminding his supporters to keep on fighting to ensure a win in November.
Hi everyone it is 125am at the moment in Korea which means it is 1226pm on the East Coast. I am back to blogging, sort off, and I apologize to all my friends for not visiting your blogs first but I just wanted to get this post done and get back into my blogging routine. First of all I want to thank Gordon and Big Blue for posting and continuing to keep this blog going while I have been busy, your posts were both great and judging by some of the comments, well received.
Korea is actually amazing and not what I expected in any way or form, the people are really nice though I really need to improve my speaking and reading. I tried to take the bus to into the city today and only realized after 30 minutes that I was heading into the country. Thankfully I got off before I ended up somewhere I didn’t want to be. The language barrier is the biggest issue so far as I often have to resort to hand gestures that I am sure people perceive as: “another crazy foreigner.” I have taken some pictures and I will upload them in due course, but on to the politics.
I have managed to keep track of the politics while I have been here and regarding Sarah Palin, I think she is a smart move for the McCain campaign as evidenced by her energizing the republican base. This energy is only slightly less than the Obama campaign but the problem with choosing her is that Senator McCain can no longer use the experience attack line against Senator Obama because he will inevitably be criticizing his own VP who has minimal experience. Sarah Palin is too radical and conflicts with Senator McCain’s image of a reformer as she is by far more conservative than he is and this is not a good thing.
The New York Times has an interesting comparison up on their site detailing the number of times Democrats and Republicans have used certain keywords. The interesting thing to note from a liberal perspective is that the Democrats are hitting the economy more often than the Republicans which is what the majority of Americans care about at this juncture in the political race. The Republicans have talked about god twice as much as the Democrats but that is no surprise there given that evangelicals always side with conservatives. A cursory glance at this comparison gives me hope, yes I said it , if the Democrats keep hitting the right notes and the Republicans continue on old lines of attack, we are sure to win.
Eli Pariser at MoveOn.Org released a new video entitled: “5 things you should know.” This video touches on a few issues that some liberals like myself need to know in order to ensure an Obama victory in the general election. Everyone who has visited this blog has questioned the use of polling so I won’t go over this point again but here are the 5 things you should know:
Our Path To Victory
Please watch the video for more detail but personally my number 1 goal from now until the election is to correct the misperceptions people have about Senator Obama e.g he is Muslim, and some of the deliberate smears spread around in emails and in books, you will notice that I have included the Obama campaign’s recent release of a document debunking every smear in the two most recently released Obama books:
This is only my second foray into the creation of YouTube videos, but I think it does a pretty good job of demonstrating the shallowness of John McCain’s political philosophy, and just how out of step he is with the rest of the country.
I just caught The Daily Show this morning before I head out to work, Senator Chuck Schumer from New York was on the show talking about the election with reference to Senator Obama and Senator Clinton. In the show he accurately blamed the Republicans for the lack of progress in the Senate because they have filibustered 90 times this session. 90 Times! Seriously, how can we expect politics to move forward in America when both sides are not willing to compromise. That is why I am going to be smiling in the general election because all calculations point to the Democrats achieving 60 seats therefore preventing any filibusters from the Republicans: