Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Three Quick Mid-Trip Notes of Interest

I've only made it to the Mississippi, so the roadtrip is still underway, but these little nuggets deserved some attention.

Surprise! Lieberman Refuses to Run Left

I think the headline and link should just about suffice on that one. Frighteningly, it seems more and more like Joe is doing Rove's dirty work for him, slashing and burning his fellow Democrats as out of touch and too liberal to be elected.

I can hear Team W now... "Ah, I love the smell of scorched earth in the morning!"

New NH Poll finds Dean WAAAAY Up

Boy, if there's anything that's going to prove Lieberman wrong on running right, it ought to be Howard Dean's performance in the latest American Research Group poll of New Hampshire Dems. Dean's in the lead with 28%, followed with increasing distance by Kerry (21%), Gephardt (10%), and Lieberman (4%). The biggest chunk of the vote (32%) is still undecided, meaning this thing is thankfully still up for grabs.

And check out that Wes Clark! His 1% beats Moseley Braun, Kucinich, and Sharpton and brings him into competition with Graham and Edwards who are running at 2%. Need I remind you folks that he hasn't even announced yet!?!?

Already Lobbying For Veep?

Chicago Sun-Times gossip gal Michael Sneed has supposedly heard that new Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is hoping to snag the VP spot on the 2004 ticket. Does he have the right resume? Maybe. Do I believe it? No.

There are 10 people running for the Dem Presidential nomination. Even if the VP isn't going to come out of that pool, there are certainly quite a few more qualified candidates I can think of.

Harold Ford, Jr., anyone?

posted by Scott | 8/20/2003 | |

Monday, August 18, 2003

General Clark Kicks Some Ass

Did you folks catch Wes Clark on CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer this morning? Well, if I caught it and I'm traveling across the country on my honeymoon, I don't know what your excuse might be...

Ya'll know that I tend to shy away from straight up endorsements, but the man was WHITE HOT. Bush and the now famous '16 Words'? "[Y]ou'd be taking [the administration] to the Better Business Bureau if you bought a washing machine the way we went into the war in Iraq." YES!!! Tom DeLay calling Clark a "blow-dried Napoleon"? "I'd be happy to compare my hair with Tom DeLay's. We'll see who's got the blow-dried hair." HA!!! DeLay's criticism of Clark's criticism of Bush being unpatriotic and politically motivated? "When our airmen were flying over Kosovo, Tom DeLay led the House Republicans to vote not to support their activities, when American troops were in combat. To me, that's a real indicator of a man who is motivated not by patriotism or support for the troops, but for partisan political purposes." BAM!!!

Clark's said he'll make his decision in two to three weeks, but I can't for the life of me see what a retired Four-Star General is doing going to New Hampshire to talk about unemployment if he's NOT running for President.

My take? Make way, boys and girls. Wesley Clark is running, he's running hard, and he's running to win.


PS - Still on the road trip. Trying to keep up with the politics. Expect random little updates like this one for the next month or so when big stories catch my fancy. And thanks for the continued support and kind words - it means a lot!

posted by Scott | 8/18/2003 | |
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