Friday, May 23, 2008

Barack Obama Slams John McCain For Voting Against GI Bill

Just like they say in this video clip, John McCain totally blows off Barack Obama's inquiry into why he voted alongside President Bush's view on the GI Bill, introduced by Virginia senator Jim Webb in January 2007 and cosponsored by 57 senators, including Virginia Republican senator John Warner.

The bill provides for educational assistance for veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, and any other person serving in the Armed Forces after 9/11/01.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thank God for John Edwards!

John Edwards, my original choice for president, has officially endorsed Barack Obama's candidacy. So finally, we have Edwards, Richardson, and Dodd as the former presidential candidates that have endorsed Obama. Edwards and Obama were both noted as the "Change" candidates during the primaries, which made them both stand out. As soon as it was announced that the endorsement would be made, the news networks started the hype again about a possible VP spot for Edwards. I, for one, would love John Edwards as the VP, but I'd be more interested to see Jim Webb in that spot, but that's a story for another post.

What's interesting to note is that John Edwards garnered 7% of the vote in the West Virginia primary yesterday, which means that there's still quite a few citizens that Barack Obama needs to appeal to in order to secure a majority in November.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The SD's Flock To Obama

As Hillary Clinton continues her campaign with her strategy of "It's all about the general election", Barack Obama worries none about the apparent coming victories in Kentucky and West Virginia, saying that she will "most likely" carry those states. And he has no reason to worry, picking up more and more superdelegates, including one previous Clinton backer.

It remains to be seen if the Obama camp will slowly roll these SD's out, or they'll start speeding up the pickups.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Hillary Fords The River

I'm wondering when Hillary Clinton will drop out. After a long night Tuesday waiting in frustration for Lake County's results to come in, the state suddenly became closer than what anyone had thought. It didn't help that Mayor Rudy Clay from Gary, Indiana apparently didn't understand anything about the election process. More so, it didn't help when I woke up this morning and listened to commentary saying Clinton is still pressing on. We've had enough. I'm sure West Virginia and the rest of the states still want to vote for their candidate, but this primary cycle is becoming too tiring.

Listening to her speech today in Indianapolis, she still thinks it's all about the general election against John McCain. I think she needs to focus on her primary election, considering Barack Obama just picked up 4 more all-imporatant superdelegates, including Virginia House of Delegates member Rep. Jennifer McClellan, who switched her support from Clinton.

Monday, May 05, 2008

This Is What I Believe

My name is Justin, and this is what I believe. I believe we need to vote our values and beliefs, rather than vote for the issue/candidate that looks like it could win. I believe in Howard Zinn's quote, "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." I believe that friends come and go, but the best ones seem to always stay near to your heart, no matter the distance. I believe that worrying is about as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.

I also believe that I was gone from blogging for WAY too long. Last post being in January...of last year. So after I was introduced to Lowell Feld, of RaisingKaine fame, by Brian Patton at a Mark Warner For Senate Campaign Kickoff on Sunday, he proceeded to tell me and Neal Osborne, of Neal2028 fame, that there was no reason why we shouldn't be blogging anymore. This guy basically told us what we needed to hear; that we've been gone for too long and we need to get in the game.

So I'm back. Look for a few changes to come around on the blog finally. No WordPress for least at this point in time. I want my viewership back, but most importantly, I want my ideas heard and discussed.


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