This is too good not to pass along. Remember that "who do you want answering the phone at 3 a.m. ad"? Remember this sleeping girl?
The first girl in the ad is young Casey Knowles. It's stock footage from 8 years ago when she worked as a TV extra - footage owned now by Getty Images and used by the Clinton campaign.Here's Casey today. She's 17 years old and an Obama supporter (and will turn 18 well before the general election in November).
"It's perfect timing because I have a candidate that I really identify with,"; she said. "I've been campaigning for Barack Obama for a few months now," she said. "I was actually a precinct captain at the caucuses a few months ago. I attended his rally a few months ago and I'm, a very, very avid supporter."
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
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So why is she still in the race? I think it is the politics of fear and dirty tricks. The 3AM phone commercial is an example of how she rolls. She doesn't try to convince you she is good, she tries to scare the hell out of you. Always insinuating what will happen when a Black man is in charge.
She even claims McCain will make a fine Commander in Chief but Obama will be totally inept at it.
The longer the campaign continues, Hillary shows just how far she is willing to sink to win the nomination. In this aspect, she is no different from Rove and Bush. Bush showed how low he was willing to go to defeat McCain in 2000 and again against Kerry in 2004.
If you ask me, with that kind of track record, Hillary Clinton is not fit for office.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
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This morning David Schuster was on and discussing the race for the Democratic nomination. Joe kept spewing, as he usually does, utter bullshit and David kept sticking to his "common sense" talking points. One issue they kept arguing over was Hillary vs Obama in the general election. Joe kept saying that since Hillary won Ohio, Obama will probably lose in a contest with McCain. Schuster assumed the WTF attitude and said the contest between Obama and Hillary has no bearing on how a contest in the general election will turn out. Scarborough was adamant about how Obama would be a disaster.
And so it went most of the early morning.
The good side of this is Joe Scarborough is no longer in Congress. I assume this is the same level of critical thinking Scarborough used in his legislative career. No wonder things are so screwed up. The sad thing is, those that followed Scarborough in Congress were worse. Not just in his old district, but all over America, lesser brains in the GOP infused themselves into Congress - some so backward thinking they made George W. Bush look like a genius.
Thankfully, some of that stupidity has been waning since the 2006 election. By the huge turnouts and independent support of Democratic candidates, it looks like even more Republicans will be swept out of Congress this fall.
And they even put Dennis Kucinich back on the ballot. Good news all around.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
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After watching Hillary's speech last night, I found it remarkable that she portrayed it as a landslide night.
Four states, millions of votes and a she gained one delegate overall.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Er, no. The *correct* response, as we saw during any one of the earlier debates, is, "Of course any one of us here on this stage would be a better president than John McCain."
And by the way...
Maybe I've been slow on the uptake, but this didn't occur to me until I saw it discussed recently. (Can't recall exactly where at this point)
--Obama was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996.
--Clinton was sworn in as United States Senator on January 3, 2001.
So, Hillary has held one elected office, and she has spent less time as an elected official than Barack Obama.
How the hell does she get away with claiming that she has soooo much more experience?
I look forward to having a woman president one day. But I'm more than happy to wait for one I can actually feel proud of.
Monday, March 3, 2008
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Bill could take any bad news and turn it into a golden ray of sunshine that you bought into and placed on your mantle - right next to the grandkids.
But we often wondered if it was Bill who was the political mastermind or Hillary? Was it really Hillary who was the one moving the Clinton Machine forward, over seemingly insurmountable obstacles?
While sitting around the dinner table during the holidays - over the years I have heard it explained that Bill and Hillary are the same. I used to agree with this idea, but no longer. Bill is more akin to Obama in his ability to communicate than Hillary ever will. Bill could take any microphone, at any rally where it was raining, snowing or bitter cold and somehow cheer people up - give them a glimpse to a more perfect future.
Hillary not so much. As much as she tries, as much effort as she puts into campaign, I have never had her inspire me to do anything except drop my support for her. Her campaign's tumbledown started almost a year ago in Selma and has failed to move people ever since. Yes, she has her core supporters, but there is a movement afoot and she is not at the middle of it. Obama is.
Tomorrow will tell the tale. Texas and Ohio will deliver their results. We will need to wait and see how it all washes out.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
The topic below was originally posted in my blog, the Intrepid Liberal Journal, as well as the Wild Wild Left, Independent Bloggers Alliance, The Peace Tree and Worldwide Sawdust.