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America Rising

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Tick tick, click click, time’s a wastin’, page refreshing, Dynasty ending in Dallas.

Get Smart, Eight Years Is Enough;

Voters Touched By An Angel To Crown New American Idol Next Week.

This is kinda hard to fathom, but do you realize that Hillary Clinton has never been ahead in the voter-elected pledged delegate count (what determines the nomination) for a single minute of this entire primary?!  She lost Iowa right outta the gate;  she won New Hampshire by only 2% so the delegates were split 9-9;  and although she won Nevada by 6% she actually lost the delegate count by 1;  then the South Carolina blow-out;  on Super Tuesday she came out with less delegates when all was tabulated; and then of course she’s lost every election since.

In the More Bad News For Breakfast Dept.:  When do you suppose was the last time in one of Team Clinton’s morning briefings they could look at polls where Hillary had gone up anywhere since the prior survey?   My guess is November.

And I assume you’ve heard that Obama just past the 1 million donor mark!  According to Politico, in the 2004 election, 2.5 million people donated to ALL THE CAMPAIGNS COMBINED – that’s Bush, Kerry, Howard Dean and every other candidate in the primary.  This guy has single-handedly gotten nearly half the contributors as every candidate combined last time — and it’s only February!

In the Veepstakes:  I dunno if you know how crazy I am for Senator Jim Webb from Virginia, but I’ve been calling him for V.P. for the last year, and this morning the brilliant speechwriter and political strategist Bob Shrum, when pressed to give one name for Obama’s running mate, sho nuff, he clicked on the Webb.  I would about die if that happened.

And speaking of dying, I’m so glad I didn’t those 50 times I almost did — so I could be around for this living history.  The good that is America is rising again, and God willing, we’ll all be around to see it.

Edit:  When the actor and activist Brad Whitford was asked about the V.P. on Friday’s Larry King free-for-all, without any prior mentioning of the name, he said, “I would be excited about Senator Webb — he’d be fantastic.”  (!) And it was immediately and spontaneously “YESSed!!” by Stephanie Miller;  And shortly afterwards the conservative Ben Stein said, “I think Senator Webb is a great, super idea.  I wish we had someone like him on the Republican side.”  !  🙂

Jim Webb can out-McCain  McCain!

Yeah, that’s the ticket!

March Forth!

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For one of the most historic events in American history — check out my Obama Inauguration Adventures.

For how Woodstock promoter Michael Lang used my reports in his book — check out how Obama’s Inauguration was like Woodstock.

For an account of the most jubilant night in the history of New York — check the Election Night 2008 Adventure

For a night in New York that started out just as joyous — check out the Election Night 2004 Adventure.

For the kind of creations that got us across the historic finish line — check out my poem and video for Where Wayward Jekylls Hyde.

For an on-the-campaign-trail adventure — check out the physical altercation I was in the middle of with Al Franken at a Howard Dean rally in ’04.

For my tribute to a great political reporter — check out my Tim Russert tribute.

For a full listing of great reporters and news sources — check out my Political Sources Primer.

For how well these sources work — check out my 2012 election predictions.

… or here’s the 2008 projections — in both, I’m over 98% correct.  😉



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