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Barack Obama wants to "fight alongside" Senator Jim Webb of Virginia:
"Going forward I'm going to be proud to be fighting with him, alongside him," Obama continued. "And let me tell you something, if you're in a fight -- and we're going to be in a fight -- you want Jim Webb to have your back."
Jun 6, 2008 7:03 AM
Except himself, of course.
When asked by Stephen Colbert why libertarians had traditionally voted for Republicans instead of the Libertarian Party, Bob Barr responded, “We haven’t had a good candidate,” but that he, Bob Barr, was a good candidate.
Jun 6, 2008 7:00 AM
The answer to that question would appear to be yes. Former Nashville Assistant Ron Paul Organizer Matt Collins was at the recent townhall meeting held by John McCain and was none too pleased with some of the candidate's answers and shares those thoughts in a press release:
Senator McCain was first asked a question by a member of the audience “"what or who is the supreme authority in your life, and how will it be evident in your presidency"?”. McCain responded by telling a story of a sympathetic guard in the POW camp where he was imprisoned and finished with “that’s the one person I’ve always wanted to see again” before moving on to the next question. The question about his faith was not directly answered but instead sidestepped by taking the audience on a journey of his experience as a POW. Former Nashville Assistant Ron Paul Organizer Matt Collins states “although I don’t care what religion or faith McCain subscribes to, he is a coward for not answering the question. If he didn’t want to respond then he should’ve said so and moved on to the next question. Instead he tried to trick the crowd by using underhanded oratory tactics that avoided giving a straight answer” Senator McCain also used similar tactics when asked about his stance on immigration. After jumping to the previous question, fumbling around, and then coming back to the immigration question he stated, “all of us are created equal”.
Jun 5, 2008 6:47 PM
Barack Obama gives Republicans some tips on how to make a rumor a story:
“We have seen this before. There is dirt and lies that are circulated in e-mails and they pump them out long enough until finally you, a mainstream reporter, asks me about it,” Obama said to the McClatchy reporter during a press conference aboard his campaign plane. “That gives legs to the story. If somebody has evidence that myself or Michelle or anybody has said something inappropriate, let them do it.” Asked whether he knew it not to be true, Obama said he had answered the question.
Jun 5, 2008 6:24 PM
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Tuke isn't concerned about ending the War in Iraq -- only our involvement in it:
“I have three main priorities – veterans and veterans’ care and ending the war in Iraq – or bringing our people home,” said Tuke. “We will not end the war. We’ll just bring our people home. That’s number one. Number two is helping solve the healthcare crisis and making it affordable and making it accessible to every single American. And the third thing is to address this awful fuel situation and energy situation.”
Jun 5, 2008 5:43 PM
Jim Antle reports on the key to success for third party presidential candidates:
In the past 40 years, the candidates who have done best were the most difficult to classify ideologically. George Wallace took 13.5 percent and five states running on a populist, segregationist platform in 1968. John Anderson won 6.6 percent as a centrist in 1980. Ross Perot, who mixed populism and centrism, polled at 19 percent in 1992 and at 8 percent four years later.
Jun 5, 2008 5:37 PM
Tim Chavez gives the Governor a backhanded compliment:
Yes, I realize that Bredesen may only be protecting the business lobby and not out of any sense of moral standing behind undocumented workers and their families. But you've got to take whatever political support you can get when it comes to the national persecution of people who like me and my abuelos. Consider the case of Tennessee Democrat and U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper. He joined with Republican congressional notables Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn in toasting the first year performance of the heinous 287(g) deportation program in Davidson County. The program originally was sold to the public to get criminals deported out of the undocumented population in Davidson County.
Jun 5, 2008 5:29 PM