Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Barack Background

This is an excellent interview with David Mendell - a reporter who has been covering Obama in Illinois since 2002. He has a book out called "Obama: From Promise to Power". The interview discusses the massive amount of legislation that he authored in Illinois (800 bills), their overall tenor, his ambition, the story of his father and his father's political career in Kenya, as well as his wife's attitude toward his political career.


Monday, August 27, 2007

Michigan Plans to Move Primary to Jan 15, 2008

From the newsletter:

The Michigan Senate voted this week to move the state's primary election to January 15. The move, which was not unexpected, could prompt Iowa and New Hampshire to possibly move their caucus and primary elections to December 2007.


Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Visible Vote - Gay & Lesbian Prez Debate

Logo - the TV channel for gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender peeps is hosting a debate for the democratic presidential candidates tonight. They were originally not going to invite Mike Gravel. True hypocrisy since he is one of 2 candidates who support gay marriage, the other being Dennis Kucinich. John Edward's wife Elizabeth is in support of gay marriage, but last I heard she wasn't running for president, although I think she's more popular than her husband.

The Republicans were offered a Logo debate but they all declined. I hadn't realized that not a single Republican is in support of repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military. I don't know why we can take high school drop-outs, ex-felons, and people who are out of shape in the military, but not gay people.

The debate will be online tonight at 9pm ET, in case you don't get Logo yet.