U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's scheduled visit to Charlotte for a campaign stop this afternoon was postponed after the plane carrying the Democratic Party presidential candidate experienced mechanical problems. Instead, the Illinois Senator and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee spoke by telephone to a crowd gathered at James Martin Middle School in Charlotte's University City area. "I'm heartbroken that I won't get to see you today," Obama said by phone to the crowd of about 150 people gathered in the media center at Martin Middle School. "But I will get back to Charlotte." Charlotte was to have been the first stop in a four-state trip to discuss the troubled U.S. economy. In his 10-minute-long remarks to the group at Martin Middle School, Obama said he picked Charlotte as the starting point because it is an example of an area that has experienced strong economic growth "but is now experiencing tough economic times."
In a blistering new ad, John McCain's campaign accused Barack Obama of passing over Hillary Clinton as his running mate because she pointed out his flaws during the Democratic primaries. Obama announced Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential pick Saturday, following reports that Clinton was not even vetted for the job. McCain's ad capitalizes on the lingering tension between Obama and Clinton's supporters, with just one day remaining until the DNC in Denver.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NrQ36Djf2EQuote"She won millions of votes. But isn't on his ticket. Why? For speaking the truth," the narrator in the ad says.The ad then quotes Clinton criticizing Obama for being vague and "increasingly negative.""The truth hurt. And Obama didn't like it," the narrator says.WELL, I can tell you Clinton was never a real VP candidate (not that she really wanted to be in Obama's ticket, for that matter). It was all over when she conceded the race to him at the beginning of June.
"She won millions of votes. But isn't on his ticket. Why? For speaking the truth," the narrator in the ad says.The ad then quotes Clinton criticizing Obama for being vague and "increasingly negative.""The truth hurt. And Obama didn't like it," the narrator says.
As the rest of the country struggles with a housing crisis, reports surfaced that Obama has reaped the benefits of his "up-and-comer" status. According to the Washington Post, when Obama purchased his 1.65 million dollar mansion in Chicago, he locked in a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with an interest rate of 5.625% from Northern Trust, well below the average Chicagoan's rate. This loan was discovered following reports of questionable housing deals given to Democrats in Congress that may constitute illegal gifts from lenders. It has long been suggested by now that if Obama's political career was created in what is believed to be the most politically corrupt city in the United States, then his background must be thoroughly checked in order to protect the people from possible corruption. The press must thoroughly investigate his political career in Chicago and Obama must disclose his Senate records. Although he started out in Chicago he is presented to the nation as not truly being of this place, as if he floats just above the political corruption of Chicago, untouched by the stain of it or by any sin of commission or omission. It is all so very mystical.
[...]But he's been giving us an education, for anybody who cares to pay attention. Just try to imagine Mister Rogers playing the agent Ari in "Entourage" [...]
Quote from: ut on June 20, 2008, 01:13:25 PM[...]But he's been giving us an education, for anybody who cares to pay attention. Just try to imagine Mister Rogers playing the agent Ari in "Entourage" [...] Who's Ari of "Entourage"?