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Tag Archives: 2008 election

mike gravel, i hardly knew ye

05-Feb-08

voted for barack obama this morning, as i thought i would. but then, of course, with perfect timing, i later ran across this jezebel.com interview with mike gravel. i vaguely remember a few digg stories about how well gravel did in early debates. and, like some of the story’s commenters, i once did an online […]

listening to hillary

01-Feb-08

kirk and i don’t have cable tv, and our tv doesn’t have a tuner, so no television for us. but we have wanted to see one of the debates, so we tuned in to last night’s debate between hillary clinton and barack obama. tuned in via cnn.com, which provides a live feed. a very tiny […]

confirmed: i’m supporting barack obama

28-Jan-08

i’ve been thinking about supporting obama. i liked his book, and following his campaign i’ve liked what i’ve seen. two things have pushed me over the edge toward full-fledged support. the first was caroline kennedy’s endorsement yesterday. I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired […]

stimulate this, congress

26-Jan-08

i like getting money as much as the next guy. and a $600 check will certainly be welcome, and if/when i get my stimulus check from congress, i will put it toward a credit card balance. but the idea that we have to send everyone checks to stimulate the economy is nonsense. you’d think it […]

my florida friends and relatives: don’t vote for giuliani

25-Jan-08

it doesn’t look like he will win, and it looks like losing may knock him out of the race for president. but, my fellow floridians, take it from a former floridian who lived in new york under giuliani for a time: you don’t want this guy as your president. the new york times summed it […]

hillary exhausts me

09-Jan-08

so against all odds, she won in new hampshire. by, shocking to me but also instructive, winning the blue-collar vote. i still like obama, and frankly i like having hillary as my senator but i’m not sure about her as president. i really think we need a less partisan breath of fresh air. after 20 […]