Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
By Peter Brookes, Times Online, UK
Did you scratch your head with a, huh? when Hillary Clinton suggested she would consider Barack Obama as her running mate a few weeks ago? Did your head tilt to the side when the former First Lady retold her commando combat moment in Bosnia as she evaded enemy sniper fire?
Perhaps your heart tugged a bit when her...Read more »
In West Virginia on Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton, ever so graceful on the campaign trail, reminded us that ""If a politician doesn't wanna get beat up, he shouldn't run for office. If a football player doesn't want to get tackled or want the risk of an occasional clip he shouldn't put the pads on."
CNN's got the video.
The thing is, clipping is illegal (and quite dangerous!),...Read more »
Senator Obama takes Manhattan today, just like the Muppets did! Only instead of Kermit and Miss Piggy, it's Sen. Obama and Mayor Bloomberg who are "Together Again." Personally, I think it's great. I can't think of anything America needs more right now than a national 3-1-1 except maybe another Muppets movie!
After being introduced by Bloomberg this morning at Cooper Union for a speech...Read more »
As I was seated in the fifth row of the historic Cooper Union Great Hall watching Mayor Bloomberg introduce Senator Obama to address McCains determination "to run for George Bushs third term and to unveil a comprehensive overview of his economic plan and policies, commuters were digging into The New York Times story, Early Dazzle, Then Tough Path for a Governor....Read more »
The daughter of a Democrat almost sent to prison for his conscientious objection to the Vietnam War, naturally Meg Boyle grew up dreaming of being a law-abiding Republican. It was not to be, though, as this 28-year-old operations coordinator registered as an Independent and once broke into a bar. Like Jesus, Meg lives a nomadic lifestyle and has issues with authority. She cant wait for November....Read more »
Matt Knox is a registered Republican from the Bronx. This 25-year-old law student encourages people to visit there for something other than Yankees games. Like the Democrats, he is still waiting for his party to name its real candidate, and looks forward to discussing the issues this campaign season, particularly the economy, immigration and foreign affairs....Read more »
Lynne Serpe, 36 of Queens, is an avowed refashionista and mass transit junkie who combines a passion for the environment with a dislike of the two-party political system. Shes worked with the Green party around the world, specializing in voting system reform. She hopes to someday achieve green goddess status but fears a fluency in bitchcraft wont count as a supernatural power...Read more »
LaShawnda Jones, 32, has been a registered Democrat since reaching legal voting age; however she doesnt care for labels and doesnt necessarily toe the party line. In fact shes considering registering as an Independent, but thats just another label, too, isnt it? Her ideal ballot would be an a la carte menu for candidate selection. Check McCain for heroic Service and...Read more »
Jeff Akston is a 32-year-old atheist Libertarian who works on Wall Street. Hes still on the fence in regards to McCain/Obama since he doesnt know which is more important to him in this election: Economic freedom of the Republican or social freedom of the Democrats....Read more »
Kimberly Reynolds, 25 of Manhattan, keeps it a well-guarded secret that a perfect night to her involves a bottle of Coke Zero, Wi-Fi and political talk radio. This CPG broker and amateur politico has been a registered Democrat for seven years and is passionate about dissecting spin reported by mainstream media while also reporting on the stories nobody talks about outside of the “internets.”...Read more »