Vice Presidential Debate

Posted by Katherine | Sunday, October 5th, 2008

[Bright_Star / Flickr] If you weren't among the 70 million or so who watched the blockbuster VP debate live (not counting those who streamed it), you can see or read it here. By all accounts the night was primarily a referendum on Sarah Palin, so these comments focus largely on her: The ...

Gustav vs. Politics

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

[knezovjb / Flickr] Elvin Lim teaches government at Weslyan University in Connecticut. He suggests that the GOP's lull in Minnesota -- due to hurricane Gustav -- raises a question about the real value of nomination conventions: After all, nomination conventions no longer serve the functions that they used to serve just a ...

How Obama Lost a Vote

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Sticking with the FISA story for one more post, here's a video (found by Sarolta Cump) from an angry former Obama supporter. Jim is from Columbus, Ohio, and he explains how Obama gained and then lost his vote: Notice how he left a little loophole at the end?