Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« This Morning in Gay Marriage | They're Doing Something About ... »

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on May 29 at 9:00 AM

If Rupert Murdoch says so: Media titan believes Obama will win.

He also calls Keith Olbermann: Crazy.

Talking about gentrification: It’s not just for Seattle, and in Portland it’s city-sponsored.

Michelle Obama on assassination references: “You don’t have to like Barack to dislike that kind of talk.”

Barack Obama on the endless primary: It will end next week.

Pelosi concurs: Fight “must be over” before the Democratic convention.

McClellan: Only a pawn in their game. (Dear commenters, does that mean he was, as you like to say, “pwned”?)

Airlifting the obese: New concerns.

And, via Ben Smith, a look at young Hillary Clinton:

RSS icon Comments


No, "pwned" is pronounced "owned". Correct usage, plox.

Posted by tabletop_joe | May 29, 2008 9:09 AM

I don't know if Keith Olbermann is crazy... But goddamnit he is SO HOT!

Especially when he gets all worked up and angry... That Bush tirade got ma so hot and bothered I wasn't right for a week...

Posted by Queen_of_Sleaze | May 29, 2008 9:15 AM

yup, just as I thought, nothing on "polls agree clinton stronger in general election."

and Jay Cost piece in the realclear site

bottom line: right now, clinton is the one who is showing greater ability to get more swing voters and expand the electoral map, not Obama. Her strength is in border states (ahead of McCain in KY WV AR, collectively worth one Ohio) and Ohio and FL, and stronger in PA, while he is stronger in swing voters and swing states west of the MI river -- but “his” swing states have fewer electoral college votes.

What we have yet to se is any reasoned, data based response to thise arguments by Obama folks.

For example, if he’s going to really expand the map and win in Ms GA NC VA – where’s the analysis of current AA and youth voter reg, plus how much % it can increase and what % will the turnout of new voters be to put those states in play? HOW will he not only sqeak by with NV NM CO IA WI but also win big in a game changing way with OH PA NC VA etc.? Got data?

If you can't show us, then:

why not
-seat FL and MI end this mess which otherwise will drag on him, thru end of August;
--Get HRC on board to start campaigning with him NOW not in September! -- enthusiastically ensdorsing and speaking for and with him, telling his life story to "her" demographic groups in OH FL PA MI KY WV AR MO plus VA NC (really, he can't win without every single white Demo voter in those states) NH (she did well there) NV NM CO (a los latinos, les gusta mucho ella, pero menos el Sr. Obama).

--to get her on board offer her VP, duh.

--This results in huge win -- needed to enact the CHANGE we want in our undemocratic Senate where 04 senators representing 18% of the population can block anything.

Want to have health care, to really fight climate change, to change campaign finance laws, and get out of Iraq?

Unity, unity rah rah rah!

PS: we know you hate her. But go ahead and read the links. We know usefulness of polls is limited, too. but where is the Obama plan? How exactly does he win ?

Posted by PC | May 29, 2008 9:21 AM

Ignoring PC. Anyhow, that video was lame, not very funny, and they didn't even spell Hillary right.

Posted by leek | May 29, 2008 9:23 AM

michelle is wrong: fear is a useful emotion. but only if you face it.

Posted by max solomon | May 29, 2008 9:25 AM

[un]PC, interesting how every time you post here you make some comment about "unity", yet at no quarter all you guys talk about is tearing the party apart. you suck harder than hillary.

Posted by brandon | May 29, 2008 9:34 AM

“You don’t have to like Barack to dislike that kind of talk.” Does Michelle always speak in rhyme? She's so awesome.

Posted by Bub | May 29, 2008 9:41 AM

haha-@PC: Hillary is the better candidate, she can pull more swing voters, and that's why...Barack should give her the VP nod!

Posted by brett | May 29, 2008 10:00 AM

Hilary doesn't owe Odrama any damn apology for the comment. If Odrama wants people to lay off his wife tell his wife to shut the hell up. Not every comment is directed at the "great one". Talk about Clinton being paranoid; Odrama and his supporters are more paranoid.

Posted by Odrama | May 29, 2008 10:09 AM


Are you serious?

Posted by laterite | May 29, 2008 10:38 AM

The clock is ticking, and it's coming up to Midnite.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 29, 2008 10:47 AM
Only a pawn in their game. (Dear commenters, does that mean he was, as you like to say, “pwned”?)

Eli, you are now officially an old man.

Posted by lostboy | May 29, 2008 11:27 AM

I've heard supposedly liberal people who would love to see Bush "gone". Political leaders no matter colors all carry great risk. This constant praising of him being some sort of savior just make me sick. Will he change the corporate lobbying culture? Will he have the guts to cut pork barrel spending? Not that Hilary nor McCain will do all that neither. So all his talk of change is just that talk.

Posted by Odrama | May 29, 2008 11:38 AM

What @12 said...

McClellan: Only a pawn in their game. (Dear commenters, does that mean he was, as you like to say, “pwned”?)

No, it means he was "cannon fodder", or perhaps a "scapegoat", or just maybe perhaps, a "pawn".

" you like to say..."

Posted by treacle | May 29, 2008 12:11 PM

Comments Closed

Comments are closed on this post.