Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
The general consensus is that Hillary Clinton did pretty well in last nights speech to the Convention never mind what she was really thinking. Equally important, though, is the question that always seems to dog her: How did she look?
Better than she used to, but theres still room for improvement, as they used to say in grammar school: Wed give her a B-plus.
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Behind every strong man is a stronger woman. Michelle Obama exudes confidence, strength and bedrock support for her husband, Sen. Barrack Obama. Her speech on Monday kicking off the 2008 Democratic National Convention was by far one of the best and most comprehensive illustrations of American family values that we strive toward and work to maintain on a daily basis. And we were...Read more »
Over the last few months, there has been much discussion of the quasi-deification of Obama in popular culture.
Primarily, it has been tongue-in-cheek, and the McCain campaign even got in on the action, releasing a clever ad a few weeks ago called "The One" that humorously took on the phenomenon.
Today, however, I was directed to a YouTube video, called American Prayer.
It's...Read more »
Anti-war protesters gather in Grant Park outside the Conrad Hilton, base of the Democratic National Committee. (Photo by Jefferson Siegel)
It was 40 years ago today that another Democratic National Convention began. In 1968, with the country torn apart by the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. earlier in the year, the Democrats gathered in...Read more »
Joe Biden implores, "Put me in charge, and I'll burn through your money like I have mine!" Jeff muses. (AP)
Barack Obama went with the safe VP choice in Joe Biden, but I dont think it will really impact John McCains choice for VP. Biden isnt going to really help in any specific states which will change the Republicans electoral planning,...Read more »
Michelle Obama may have worn green, but her carefully crafted convention speech left out even a single mention of the environment.
It was her opportunity to introduce her husband as a caring father, concerned about the future for his children and the children of America.
But no mention of clear air to breathe or clean water to drink.
It was her opportunity to persuade...Read more »
The cutest thing Ive ever seen in politics. But isnt this what it should be all about: the love of family. Love in the Obama family is very obvious and touching.
* Check out 22 photos of the fam last night here... including Sasha trying to gavel the convention to order....Read more »
Romney's riches may make him ill-suited to be McCain's VP. "Sam's Club Republican" Pawlenty is looking like a more realistic choice, Bragg writes.
I absolutely believe Obama's choice of Biden could influence McCain's ultimate VP choice. The harder question to answer, though, is exactly how it might influence his choice, and to what degree.
One could argue that...Read more »
With Sen. Obamas announcement this past weekend of Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential pick, the political airwaves have ramped up with increased speculation and predictions.
Sen. Biden is the sixth most-senior senator in the Senate, currently serving his sixth term. Sen. Biden has served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and as past and current chairman...Read more »
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
Fact: Brings a wealth of international experience as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee
Also: Ran for president in 1988, until it was revealed he plagiarized a speech by Briton Neil Kinnock. This election, he called Obama the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright...Read more »