Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obama Rally Draws 100,000 in Missouri (with photo)

Beautiful.

Excerpt: Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill had harsh words for Palin when she introduced Obama on Saturday. Referring to comments Palin made earlier this week in North Carolina about “pro-America” states, McCaskill said “We have reached a new low in America politics when a candidate dares to say that one part of America is pro-America and another part is anti-America.”

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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...the "health of the mother"? Really, John McCain, really? You seriously put the "health of the mother" in AIR QUOTES?

But this video below is classic:



Obama is the definition of cool. McCain looked like his head was going to explode the entire night.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Okay, weird. Obama's Web site has a section about volunteering, and one of the volunteering options is to Make Calls.

It's actually pretty neat, as you can register, view/read a tutorial, and then it will give you a list of potential voters you can call and encourage to vote for Obama. It provides a script, in case you need some help.

So I signed up for it, just to see what it was like, and my parents are listed as two of the people to call! (They give you local people to call.) I recognize some other names, too. So weird.

If you have some time to kill, consider volunteering for the campaign in this way! You can also call people in Pennsylvania or talk to people in the streets.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Yea for early voting.

I've already voted. Have you?

(Actually, I almost got on television, too! Some news crew was covering the early voting in Ohio, and they stopped the couple in front of me, as I walked into the election office. I would have declined being on television if asked, but still).

Mosh. :(

Nevermind.

There's a young man who works for Obama's office in my county.

He's not from around here, he's away from his friends and family, just one of those campaign workers who go wherever they're needed.

I've seen him several times walking the streets and sidewalks, always in a different city or village in this county. I imagine he's going door to door, trying to let people know why they should vote for Obama.

I've seen him walking in the rain without an umbrella; I've seen him walking on a sidewalk-less road. I've seen him try to convince people to sign up as campaign volunteers.

I'm just really amazed at his dedication. Knocking on people's doors - that's hard work. Because you can bet that half the people do not appreciate that. But he's trying to reach at least one more voter.

I'd like to volunteer, but I can't because of my employment. I would never go door to door, but I wouldn't mind making phone calls.

This is another reason why I don't see myself doing what I do as a career.

Friday, October 10, 2008

"I walk on concrete / I walk on sand / But I can't find / A safe place to stand"

Today I watched several videos, from the mainstream media and from "citizen journalists" of recent McCain/Palin rallies. Some of these rallies took place in my own Ohio. I would share them, but the thought makes me ill.

John McCain and Sarah Palin should be ashamed of themselves, for promoting this hate, this ignorance, this VIOLENCE against another presidential candidate. Against another human being.

People at the Republican rallies yell out that Obama is a terrorist, that he should be killed, that he's a Muslim (and so what if he were, but that's something else entirely), that we should "bomb Obama." McCain/Palin supporters have turned into an unruly, hateful mob, and I honestly fear that violence will break out. It is SICKENING, and I can't even put into words how low I feel about it. And McCain smirks. And Palin encourages it: Obama pals around with terrorists!

I have to remember that these people are in the minority. That, for now, Obama is up in the polls. That even people like my grandmother, who has not always been the most tolerant, defends him against her friends that say they won't for a black man. They won't vote for a black man.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Seriously.

What to know who I voted for?

"That one."

Want to know who's going to be the next president?

"That one."

If I were playing a drinking game, taking a shot every time McCain said "my friends," I'd have alcohol poisoning right about now.



Sunday, October 05, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Sarah Palin says: "We've got a toxic mess on Main Street that's affecting Wall Street."

Nice to know that no candidate in this election supports "gay marriage." / sarcasm