Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Man In the Arena

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John McCain Wins GOP Nomination

Man In the Arena

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Friday, March 7, 2008

McCain Sweeps To Nomination

Boston Globe: McCain Sweeps To Nomination
By Sasha Issenberg, Boston GlobeMarch 5, 2008
DALLAS - John McCain formally clinched the Republican nomination after dominant wins in four states yesterday, vanquishing his only serious remaining opponent and taking command of the party's national campaign machine.
McCain won primaries in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont by overwhelming margins, prompting former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas to withdraw from the race.
The senator from Arizona ended the day with 1,199 delegates, according to an Associated Press tally. He needs 1,191 to become the nominee when the party calls the roll of states at its September convention in St. Paul.
"I understand the responsibilities I incur with this nomination, and I give you my word, I will not evade or slight a single one," McCain said at a hotel ballroom here, where supporters crowded around a freshly unfurled banner emblazoned with the number "1191."
"Our campaign must be, and will be more than another tired debate of false promises, empty sound-bites, or useless arguments from the past that address not a single American's concerns for their family's security," McCain said.
Thirteen miles away, in suburban Irving, Huckabee ended his increasingly quixotic challenge and vowed to support his party's new standard-bearer. "Senator McCain has run an honorable campaign because he's an honorable man," Huckabee said.
For McCain, who declared after winning Wisconsin's primary two weeks ago that "I will be our party's nominee for president," formally securing the necessary delegates will have important benefits beyond the symbolic as he begins to structure a campaign for the general election.
As the presumptive nominee, McCain advisers said this weekend, McCain can now begin to coordinate his political efforts with the White House, where he will appear today to receive the political embrace of President Bush.
Almost eight years ago, it was McCain who withdrew from a Republican nominating contest after a series of decisive wins by Bush, who went on to secure the party's nomination and eventually the presidency.
McCain, a proud renegade who has long antagonized elements of his party's establishment, will also visit the Washington headquarters of the Republican National Committee.
"Once we went over the top, we wanted the president's endorsement and the RNC to welcome us with open arms, so we can begin to work together," said McCain adviser Charlie Black. "If there's anyone who doesn't believe he's the nominee, it's time to get on board."
McCain aides said they expected his new status would allow them in coming weeks to direct new spending and staffing policies at the Republican National Committee, which serves as the party's permanent electoral apparatus. The aides said that they expect Mike Duncan, a longtime party operative, to remain in place as the committee's chairman.
At a press conference Monday in Phoenix, McCain said that once he cleared the delegate threshold he would begin his search for a running mate by examining the methods used by prior nominees.
"We're looking right now at the processes that have been used," he said. "We'll try to select a process and move forward with it."
In his remarks last night, McCain lumped together both of his Democratic opponents, Senators Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, as he outlined a litany of policy and ideological differences that he expected would separate the two parties' nominees.
McCain concluded, however, with an emphasis on their different methods of politicking. "Americans aren't interested in an election where they are just talked to and not listened to; an election that offers platitudes instead of principles and insults instead of ideas," he said.
As the campaign begins to follow a general-election itinerary, McCain has said he wants to continue to appear in the town hall-style meetings that were his favorite campaign venue during the primary season.
Aides said the contrast with the massive rallies favored by Clinton and Obama, who have consistently drawn crowds far larger than the Republican candidates, would be favorable to McCain.
"He wants to keep running the way he has, and he wants the other side to do the same - a big debate on big issues," Black said.
McCain, 71, formally launched his campaign in April and his climb to the nomination marks a stunning comeback.
He initially lagged in polls of prospective Republican candidates. By last July, his campaign had virtually exhausted the $25 million it had raised, leading to the layoffs of dozens of campaign staffers and prompting several aides to leave.
But in January, McCain won the New Hampshire primary after losing the Iowa caucus, to Huckabee. He then won in South Carolina and Florida.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Article from Student Voice

Obama delivers only hope, not solid answers
By Caleb Stevens
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
No one, I mean no one, pushes hope like Barack Obama pushes hope. Obama is definitely in the business of selling hope, and business is good.
Every Friday night, all the college kids get their paychecks from Shopko and Starbucks and head down to Obama’s Hope General Store and stock up on two or three cans of organic hope for the weekend.
Our generation has adopted Obama as the savior of modern politics, the messiah sent down from above to save us from old Washington. But as the Killers sang, “He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus, but he talks like a gentleman.”
And what a gentleman he does talk like. But amidst the hand shaking and baby kissing, as Obama sweeps us away with a moving oration about changing the world, he really says nothing at all.
How can one man talk so much, with so many people hanging on every word, and say so little? Here lies the essence of the Hope Salesman’s pitch. Nothing need be said, as long as it sounds honest and different.
The same phenomenon can be seen on the other side of the aisle. 67 percent of Californians who said the economy was their most important issue voted for John McCain, even though McCain admitted he knows almost nothing about the economy.
All the evidence leads to the same conclusion. Issues take a backseat to image. The image of McCain: old war vet who has earned his stripes and could lead the country out of the red. The image of Obama: young, hip guy who can break old Washington (even though he’s been a member of old Washington for three years) and bring about “change” (even though he’s never really specified what this “change” will entail). The image of Hillary Clinton: crazy lady ... that’s pretty much it.
With Oprah as his running mate, he appears to be unstoppable. But a man can’t be a President with platforms like “hope for change” and “change is something we can hope for” and “hoping will change the world.”
Obama has made a great run without identifying where he stands on issues. The liberal media has tossed up softball questions to both Democratic candidates, but when the primaries are over, there will be questions that need answers. Like, where are you going to get the money for universal healthcare without increasing the deficit? Or, what is your specific plan to control illegal immigration?
But the media isn’t all to blame. Both Obama supporters and non-supporters alike haven’t asked the tough questions and have just let him slide by on looks and charm.
As you get done reading this column you may ask yourself, how can one man write so much and say so very little? Well, I look at the success of Obama and I figure it’s smart to stick with what works. And since the election doesn’t really appear to be about issues anyway, why include them in the discussion?
But as you open your can of hope Nov. 4, don’t be surprised to find a 232-year-old can of the same beans fed to the many generations before us. Washington will never be broken; that doesn’t even mean anything anyway.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Can't Take it Any Longer

I don't even know where to begin...I am absolutely livid. I love and respect Reagan so very much and have always looked up to his eleventh commandment. I, however, just finished watching the GOP debate in California at the Reagan Library and I can't hold back anymore.

I can't stand Romney....I can't...period. I cannot understand how anyone could respect this man. I had respect for him in the beginning. I have no doubt that he is a very bright man, who has worked very hard in his life. But I honestly cannot see where this man's heart is.

Tonight the four candidates on stage were asked if they thought Reagan (if alive) would endorse them today and why. Romney said "Absolutely he would..." and proceeded to give a LONG Romney answer as to why. How could you possible have the guts to say such a thing when you didn't even vote for Reagan when he was running for President? Look at the video: I just wanted to see Nancy's face as she listened in the audience.

And yes, running a business is difficult and he made progress in many aspects of his life, no doubt. But he honestly believes it makes him more fit to be president than the 22 years of service given by McCain, or the 5 years he got the crap kicked out of him, or the courage he had to risk his career and reputation by supporting the surge? Because that's the vibe Romney puts off...he somehow believes it makes him better.

And the pro-life issue...give me a break. McCain is pro-life and has a strong and consistent conservative record on that issue. Romney just 'out of the blue' changed his mind? I'm not saying you can't change your mind...but that type of change happens when you get married, have children, have grandchildren. At the age of 55, Romney still stood as pro-choice. See for yourself:

It's not only his lack of character, his flip flop, or his's his genuine heart towards humanity. I've never seen it. Not once have I ever felt this man had a heart...a sense of sympathy for a sick person, a sense of pride for the beautiful country in which we live, or the duty to put others above himself or work towards the greater good. When I saw this link I wanted to cry (

Watching the debate, a sense of anger welled up inside of me that I could not even voice. There sat Romney with a smirk on his face while he thought "I'm better than you"...sitting next to a man who gave 22 years of his life to fighting for our freedom, almost died while living five years as a POW, has served many years on our nations Senate, and who almost looks as though he is overcome with emotion when he speaks of how proud he is of the brave men and women fighting for our wonderful country.

It is character, moral, leadership, strict judgment, and love of this fabulous country in which we live that is necessary to lead this nation. This past summer, John Sydney McCain was DOA, and now, he is my miracle. Presidency is his destiny.

We will never surrender...we will stand strong...and we will see victory.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

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