Archive for the ‘economy’ Category

$3 Million

28Oct08

A group of ethical Democrats campaigns against Barack.


Grab It

13Oct08

The economy needs to be grabbed as an issue by one of the candidates – and it should be John McCain. The void in leadership that it highlights presents an incredible opportunity to play president. It is Obama, though, who is seizing the moment. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama plans to give a speech on […]


Near or Not?

25Sep08

Ready to go into a 4pm White House meeting, it’s unclear whether congress has hammered out acceptable terms for an agreement. Key Republicans and Democrats reported agreement Thursday on an outline for a historic $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, but there was still resistance from rank-and-file House Republicans despite warnings of an impending […]


Thanks, Bill

25Sep08

Bill Clinton comes through for McCain. Former President Bill Clinton defended Sen. John McCain’s request to delay the first presidential debate, saying McCain did it in “good faith” and pushed organizers to reserve time for economy talk during the debate if the Friday plans move forward. It’s good of Bill to choose now to be […]


Obama Follows

25Sep08

The first phase of McCain’s new emergency strategy appears to be working. Injecting a jolt of new drama into the U.S. presidential race, Republican John McCain on Wednesday said he was temporarily suspending his campaign in a bid to help break a deadlock on Capitol Hill over the White House’s proposed $700-billion bailout of Wall […]


Which Way

19Sep08

In a pivotal electoral moment, the candidates are jostling to gain advantage from the world financial crisis. The emergency may become the ‘September Surprise’ that completely changed the course of the 2008 race. Supporters of Mr Obama hope it will spur Americans to blame incumbent Republicans for the mess and turn their backs on John […]


Why did Barack Obama, who’s been a senator for about 20 minutes, receive as much money as any politician but Chris Dodd from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Why did these pseudo public agencies give money to politicians at all? Here’s the list of the top recipients of political donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie […]


Little Johnny

17Sep08

I’ve been caught in the cross hairs of this email more than once. It provided some welcome relief to the barage of anti-McCain nonsense I’ve been receiving. A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans. Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by […]


Advantage Obama

16Sep08

This week’s news cycle – a meltdown on Wall Street – pushes the energy of the election back toward Barack. The Democrat needs voters unhappy in order to have traction, and this week’s economic woes make lipstick talk seem long ago. Ridiculing his rival for sticking with “an economic philosophy that has completely failed,” Sen. […]


Economy Ad

14Aug08

A well-done new ad for Barack. Not responding to McCain’s celebrity theme directly, but sidestepping it and looking serious on the economy. Smart. ABC’s Jake Tapper nitpicks the ad: There’s some pretty iffy stuff in there — Obama has voted to send tens ofbillions to Iraq, too, though quite obviously he has also voted against […]