2008

Question of Priorities

Nov
05



What's wrong with this picture?

On Election Day 2008, this was the front page of the Tribune's knockoff tabloid called the 'RedEye'. It sported the none-too-original headline 'It's in Your Hands' with five hands in front of an American flag, each hand showing one of the following issues:

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Ohio Diary: Day 5

Nov
03


I made it early to the District Office on Madison intent on spending the day canvassing.

This was the last day before the election. With only a day to go, the work typically consists of 'lit drops' -- i.e. going from door to door just leaving reminders, usually in the form of 'door-hangers' about the election.

We went again to Brown County. The Obama Campaign in Ohio was making a big push to get as many votes as possible in the traditionally Republican areas outside of Cincinnati. Everybody was sent out.

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New McCain Campaign Artwork

Jul
28

Because America deserves a leader who's way past his prime:

McCain - So Lame It Hurts

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Photo from the 9th CD Rally for Obama

Jul
27



I saw a lot of old friends at the big and lively rally for Obama at the Broadway Armory on Sunday. Here's a shot of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky addressing the audience early on.

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Europeans on Obama in Berlin: 'You Can Believe in America Again'

Jul
24

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[Even the 'Polizei' were coming in close -- to take snapshots of the guy.]

Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland explains the significance of Barach Obama for our European allies:

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A Tale of Two Americas

Jul
22

On the anticipated reception of Obama in Europe:

It's not only Obama's youth, eloquence and energy that have stolen hearts across the Atlantic. For Europeans, there have always been two Americas: one of cynicism, big business and bullying aggression, another of freedom, fairness and nothing-is-impossible dynamism.

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Obama's Management Style

Jul
17

Obama for America The guy's got talent. From Marc Ambinder:

Obama, who never managed so much as a newsstand, has turned out to be a fairly remarkable leader of a what's becoming a billion dollar enterprise.

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Obama Campaign: Unite for Change (6/28)

Jun
25

unite4change.jpg One of the easiest and most pleasant ways to get involved with the Obama Campaign (if you're not already) is by attending one of the volunteer events listed on my.barackobama.com

A big date coming up is the "United for Change" day.

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Chicago Tribune Using Obama Teeshirts to Sell Subscriptions

Jun
19



So on my way to Saloon Democrats, I stop by the Walgreens on Clark and Lake. And what do I see just inside the entry? A woman with a bunch of baseball hats and tee-shirts trying to sell subscriptions to the Chicago Tribune.

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