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So, I caught a few minutes of CNN at my Mother’s today and learned that Obama won 80% of the black vote in Nevada, possibly as many as 7,000 votes [based on the 7.9% of Nevada’s population that is black, and the voter turn out], and that that is a major problem for Clinton.

Bill Clinton is becoming rabid in his attacks on Obama, and Ted Kennedy and Raum Emmanuel have reportedly had to intervene, and George H.W. Bush wasn’t mean to John McCain, when McCain ran against the Shrubbery.

Obama, Clinton, and some white guy are in South Carolina for a debate, but the other white guys weren’t invited because this is a race between Obama and Clinton.

The Republican voters don’t seem to understand that this is a race between John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. They keep voting for other white guys who won’t go away and keep winning John and Rudy’s delegates.

The media better hope for no clear winners in either party before the conventions, because, given the ham-handed way the media conglomerates are dealing with the writers’ strike, the conventions may be the only original television available for a very long time and they don’t have to pay residuals.


1 Michael { 01.21.08 at 5:41 pm }

Bill Clinton is doing what he does, unfortunately.

2 Alice { 01.21.08 at 6:04 pm }

So has Mr. 9/11 stopped by your neck of the woods yet? Or is he sticking around the southern part of the state?

3 Bryan { 01.21.08 at 7:21 pm }

Bill’s biggest problem is that he forgets that the media is going to report what he said, but they want him to say.

Down below I have a post on his visit “Rudy’s Toast on the Coast” for bringing along Joe Allbaugh, the guy who gutted FEMA and then recommended Mike Brown to head it. Hucksterbee will probably prevail up here.

4 Frederick { 01.21.08 at 8:06 pm }

Amerika; Reality Television gone awry.

5 Jack K { 01.21.08 at 9:08 pm }

…oddly enough, Bryan, having the day at home allowed me to discover that MSNBC had exactly the same things to say that CNN did.

…how dare anyone call it an echo chamber…

6 distributorcap { 01.21.08 at 9:32 pm }

maybe bill is trying to torpedo her campaign
he is really out of control…….

do they just want to hand this to mccan

7 Bryan { 01.21.08 at 10:32 pm }

Apparently, Frederick, the voters are following the script and the directors are getting very annoyed.

They are all doing, Jack, and they are blatant about it. It’s a good thing I don’t see much television or I would have put something through the screen by now.

DC, I don’t know what he’s saying, only what the media claims he is saying. The media has made claims about things that Obama, Edwards, and both Bill and Hillary are supposed to have said, but when you look at an unedited tape, the broadcast quotes are absurdly out of context. They are “Gore”-ing all of the Democrats, and some of the Republicans.

8 Michael { 01.22.08 at 2:29 am }

I can’t quite go along with that Bryan, yes the media is doing their usual spin and distort, but it isn’t all their fault here. The Clintons have been misrepresenting what Barack Obama said, and that isn’t okay.

9 Bryan { 01.22.08 at 1:55 pm }

You mean like the way Obama has been misrepresenting what Hillary Clinton said? They are both doing it, and are both wrong, but that’s the way politics has evolved. Apparently they believe that since the party symbol is a donkey they are required to act like jackasses. It would be nice if they occasionally treated a few Repubs to their anger.

Counterpunching is not a way to win, you have to attack anymore or stay out of it and on message, like, with a few exceptions, John Edwards has done.

10 Michael { 01.23.08 at 3:39 am }

I’m just going to disagree with you again and say that I have not seen Barack Obama misrepresent anything. If you know of an example, please advise me because it is important to me that the person I might cast a vote for is honest. If you prove that he is a dishonest person then I won’t vote for him.

11 Bryan { 01.23.08 at 3:34 pm }

He misrepresented her statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. and misrepresented the meaning of her membership on the Wal-Mart board. She left the Wal-Mart the same year Sam Walton died. Under Sam Walton Wal-Mart was a good place to work with good benefits and regular promotions. It has been the management of Wal-Mart since 1992 that is the problem.

I’m not here to tell anyone how to vote, or who to vote for in any direct way, Michael. If you like Obama and his views, vote for him. I prefer Edwards and think he is more representative of my views.

12 Michael { 01.23.08 at 4:08 pm }

I prefer Edwards and think he is more representative of my views, as well. I also prefer Dennis Kucinich to John Edwards, but I don’t think he is going to win the nomination. I respect your right to vote for whomever you wish. I won’t argue further here, we obviously have differing opinions on some things, and it isn’t important to resolve them all right here and now.

13 Bryan { 01.23.08 at 8:16 pm }

I agree on Kucinich, as he is the only true left of center candidate in the race. Unfortunately all he can do is move the frame a little to the left. The make-up of the primary season skews everything to the right by starting with the most conservative of all states for Democrats.