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Saturday, October 25, 2008
Campaigns fight for North Carolina in surprisingly close race
Early voters in North Carolina wait in lines for hours. Republicans in North Carolina say such a close race is unprecedented.Latest CNN poll shows a dead heat between the two candidates. Rapid population growth adding to uncertainty.Extremely close in North Carolina is extremely rare in a presidential race. "Unprecedented" is the word local Republicans use to describe one of the reasons it is so close.The worst thing anyone can do is take anything for granted.I think everything is close this year.All the norms are out the window. This isn't where you can predict some of the things that you have in the past, and I think that is true all across the country, not just here in North Carolina.
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Joe Biden Stands Up To Sarah Palin: We All Love This Country
Joe Biden responds to Sarah Palin's boast that she enjoys campaigning in the "pro-American" part of this country
In his strongest attack on Sarah Palin to date, Joe Biden let loose on Sarah Palin’s comments at a fundraiser in Greensboro, North Carolina about “pro-America” parts of the country.“We are all patriotic!” he shouted, adding that he’s tired of Republicans insinuating that Barack Obama isn’t patriotic.“One of the reasons why Barack and I are running is that we know how damaging the politics of division [is] that continues to be practiced by the McCain campaign, how damaging this policy of division has been for Americans over the last decade,” said Biden.” It’s time to put this behind us.” “We are one nation, under God, indivisible. We are all patriotic!” he shouted above the applause of the crowd. “We all love our country in every part of this nation! And I'm tired. I am tired, tired, tired, tired of the implications about patriotism.” Palin later backtracked her comments with reporters on her campaign plane.
Friday’s rally was Biden’s first since the Wednesday night debate between Obama and John McCain when the Arizona senator shot back at the Democratic nominee’s attempts to link him to George Bush by saying, “If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago.” Biden responded Friday with a quote from his mother, saying, “She said, 'Honey if it looks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, it’s a duck.'" “This administration is, has bequeathed, I think, the tactics of Karl Rove to the McCain [campaign],” Biden said. “You’re going to see some pretty tough stuff, pretty tough stuff in these last two weeks, so we cannot let up.”
Hillary,a Vigorous Obama Booster on Campaign Trail
Hillary Rodham Clinton appealed to supporters from her winning Ohio primary to work for the election of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.Clinton campaigned for Obama in Youngstown on Friday, her first visit back to the economically hard-hit city since the bruising Democratic primary battle that she won.Hillary Clinton isn't getting much national news coverage these days,but she is following through on her pledge to help Barack Obama win the White House by campaigning aggressively for him across the country.she has stumped for Obama and other Democratic candidates in important swing states in recent weeks, including Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Last Sunday, Hillary and former President Bill Clinton campaigned with Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden in Scranton, Pa., where Biden spent part of his boyhood.
Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her power as Alaska's governor when she fired her former public safety commissioner, a legislative committee concluded Friday. The finding is the result of a 263-page report on the so-called "Troopergate" scandal.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Oct 10) - Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded Friday.Politically,this has her reputation as a reformer on John McCain's Republican ticket in question once again.Investigator Stephen Branchflower, in a report by a bipartisan panel that investigated the matter, found Palin in violation of a state ethics law that prohibits public officials from using their office for personal gain.
=Barack Obama likes to draw inspiration from Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., but his apparent role models of late is someone a bit more contemporary: Bill and Hillary Clinton.With the economy in crisis and Election Day in sight, Obama can't say enough about the Clinton epoch - the job growth, the budget surpluses, the broad prosperity - and often lauds the former president's economic stewardship as a model."We need to do what we did in the 1990s and create millions of new jobs and not lose them," he told 6,000 people in Abington, outside Philadelphia, last week. "We need to do what we did in the 1990s and make sure people's incomes are going up and not down. We need to do what a guy named Bill Clinton did in the 1990s and put people first again." The crowd roared.
Obama has been in the Asheville North Carolina area now for two days.I have heard that he may stay a few days longer and has/will use this area to prepare for the next debate.As I post this he is at the "The Change We Need" Rally in Asheville.I was unable to attend.Per AOL News,the Democrats may get the majority in this election for the change we can believe in.Some 'red' states may go 'blue'.North Carolina is now in play.Who would have thunk it! Polls show Elizabeth Dole may lose her US Senate seat in North Carolina to Democrat Kay Hegan.Obama In Asheville North Carolina-
Hillary Clinton issued a statement shortly after the debate praising Joe Biden's performance: “Tonight's debate underscored the stark choice American families face in this election," she said. “I've known Senator Biden a long time – as Americans saw tonight, he is a strong, passionate and experienced leader. Like Barack Obama, Joe Biden understands both the economic stresses here at home and the strategic challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world.We saw yet again that Senator McCain and Sarah Palin will offer only more of the same failed policies of the Bush Administration. America's hardworking Middle Class families deserve better.”
Per ALL the polls Biden WINS the VP debate on knowledge and substance.Plain did what she had to do.She brought back the support of her own party after doubts of if she is ready to lead by her own party.That really says enough about Palin in it's self.That has not brought into the republican fold the independents that is needed to win the general election.The polls in main street show independents are going for Obama! Here is my favorite moment from the VP debate.Stright talk from Biden!