New Orleans: 2008 Democratic Convention
New York City will be nice to have since it is hometown, the adopted hometown, the basetown. And Denver is not a bad choice. Colorado is the closest thing to Nepal America has. Denver is Kathmandu-like. But I would root for New Orleans. Like Iraq symbolizes Republican failures in the world, Katrina symbolizes the failures on the home front. You want to go for the jugular.
In a democratic framework, you strike your opponent's greatest strength. The South is the GOP's greatest strength. So we hit New Orleans.
Obama Or Hillary
Say both can win the general election for the Democrats, but of course only one can. Who should get the ticket? Who deserves it more?
2016 will be too late for Hillary. She is the older between the two. But Obama will be just fine in 2016, a sitting Vice President who goes on to be President.
But then running for president is the best way Obama can make sure he ends up on the ticket even if he loses.
A spirited, clean, ideas based primary contest between the two will be nice for the party, the contry, and for both of them. They are the only two serious contenders. So a competition will prepare them both better for the general campaing. Minus Obama, it will be too eary for Hillary. Minus Hillary, it will be too easy for Obama.
Never Underestimate Billie Clinton
I just read this news item on him - Clinton would pursue peace differently now
That is what it will be. Which one? I don't know. That is what primaries are for. Me? I am throwing my lot with Obama.
Neither need worry about money or organization. Both will have plenty of both. So expect a fierce competition of ideas. I can't wait.
The two should stay above the fray and launch no personal attacks against each other whatsoever. Both are on great personal terms as is.
These two have been the only two Senators I have linked to from my blog. I got in early. Let that be on the record.
Blair warns of 'long struggle' with terror Independent
Clinton would pursue peace differently now
Communist rebels rally in Nepal San Jose Mercury News
Tough task ahead for UN post Nepal peace deal Hindustan Times
Obama: Pressure on Dems as he eyes 2008 Chicago Sun-Times
Obama On Presidential Bid, Elections, Ed Bradley CBS2 Chicago
Illinois senators call Rumsfeld resignation belated
Obama reaches top of the book heap
NDA sweep in Bihar Calcutta Telegraph
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Strategy void deepens Mid-East crisis BBC News Israel has been in a political tailspin since the conflict in Lebanon in the summer, full of recriminations about the war's lessons and consequences.
Thousands attend controversial gay rally in Jerusalem Monsters and Critics.com
Israel Holds Gay Rally Under Heavy Guard
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Soccer fan dies after fall in Mexican stadium People's Daily Online
Texas sets sights on college soccer's final weekend ESPN
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Iraq Qaeda chief says Rumsfeld flees battlefield Malaysia Star
Al-Qaeda aims to create an Islamic Iraq
Britain facing 30 terrorism plots, says spy chief
At the Pentagon, Concern About Blame for the Situation in Iraq
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Ed Bradley, of '60 Minutes;' a pioneer in TV journalism Boston Globe
Britney, Kevin mingle as singles USA Today
Massachusetts lawmakers debate proposed ban on gay marriages Boston Herald
Dean says choosing host city a priority Denver Post, CO Dean and party leaders will choose between Denver and New York to host the party's convention. Dean said he is shooting for an announcement in early December. He said Democratic Party aides "are in negotiations with both cities." ..... he favors holding the convention in Denver because it would signal to Western states that Democrats recognize the region is "a bastion and a beacon of the Democratic Party."
Next for Dems: DNC selection
Dean calls for election changes, reform KVOA.com, AZ Dean says Democratic leaders should now focus on redistricting areas that were altered by Republicans. Dean says the party should also push for reforms when it comes to improving voting machines. .... Dean says Democrats made big gains in the Hispanic vote because of the way Republicans presented immigration reform.
Bush lowers partisan tone after election losses Reuters
Bush concedes need for "fresh perspective" on Iraq
Youth turnout in election biggest in 20 years 24 percent of Americans under the age of 30 ..... Rock the Vote, a youth-and-civics group, said young voters favored Democrats by a 22-point margin, nearly three times the margin Democrats earned among other age groups and dealing a potentially decisive blow to Republicans in tight races. ...... of 28 seats Democrats picked up from Republicans in the 435-member House of Representatives, 22 were won by less than 2 percent of the vote and 18 were won by just 5,000 votes or less. ........ Forty-six percent favored a total troop withdrawal from Iraq within a year, while a third said troops should be withdrawn after the Iraqis take full control. ..... The "Generation Y" of Americans born from 1977 to 1994 -- shaped by the September 11 attacks, the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina -- in nine years will make up a third of the electorate.
Democrats take U.S. Senate: media Webb led Allen by about 7,000 votes out of 2.3 million cast. The final vote count could take a week, with a winner certified on November 27. Any recount could stretch into December. ...... Allen's camp has refused to concede defeat, with adviser Ed Gillespie telling reporters in Richmond, Virginia, earlier on Wednesday, "We'll see where the official tally stands on November 27 and we'll come back and visit with you then."
Republican senator won't concede in Montana
Rumsfeld a forceful, divisive Pentagon chief
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Dems complete election sweep of Congress the first female speaker in history. .... The Senate had teetered at 50 Democrats, 49 Republicans for most of Wednesday, with Virginia hanging in the balance. ..... Even Reid, the Senate's party leader, mused aloud at one point that it might take a miracle to capture Senate control. .... end a decade of one-party rule in Washington. ..... Republicans lost ground with swing voters such as Catholics, independents, Hispanics and suburbanites ...... GOP held its conservative base, but Democrats made inroads with moderates. .... Without losing any seats of their own, Democrats captured 28 GOP-held seats. The party won in every region of the country ....... Democrats took 20 of 36 governors' races to give them a majority of top state jobs — 28 — for the first time in a dozen years. Arkansas, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Ohio went into the Democratic column.
Hand-wringing, soul-searching as Republicans mull their future last month's explosive revelations that Mark Foley, a senior Republican lawmaker, had over several years maintained a sexually explicit email correspondence with underage male congressional aides. ....... he election was not a broad rejection of the party, but of "big government Republicanism." ..... not a rejection of conservative principles per se, but a rejection of corrupt, complacent and incompetent government ....... a top-to-bottom reevaluation of Republican priorities is called for. .... we didn't just lose our majority, I believe we lost our way ....... a dramatic turn in the direction of the agenda of the Republican Revolution ...... not so much a defeat as "a two-year hiatus" from power for the ruling party.