Category Archives: Campaign 2004

One quibble…

In Huffman, Hoover and Homewood, early voters voice passion for change and conservatism – Breaking News from The Birmingham News –

“Change” and “conservatism” could be seen in some quarters as incompatible values. Just saying. I’ll be voting (for Obama) at lunch.

Typical Rush

Rush Limbaugh continues to be scum

But he’s just a lovable teddy bear! He’s only joking about Hillary Clinton wanting to kill John Kerry! Don’t you have a sense of humor?

Next up: Why Kos is history’s greatest monster.

(Via Amygdala.)

Chutzpah – GOP demanding apology from Kerry – Mar 11, 2004

Let me get this straight — the people who are claiming that John Kerry was “endorsed” by the North Korean government and that a vote for Kerry is a vote for Osama are demanding an apology for Kerry saying that they run a crooked campaign?

Get used to it

The Miami Herald | 03/09/2004 | Kerry visits South Florida

You’re going to be spending a lot of time there over the next eight months, Senator. I suggest renting a beach house.

Silver lining

History hints state won’t go for Kerry

Alabama shouldn’t be competitive this November; it hasn’t been since Clinton skipped campaigning in the state in 1992. (That was a mistake; he could have won here, and it cost the party long-term.) However, Bush doesn’t look to win the state by the same margin this time, and the difference between Alabamians who identify themselves as Republicans and those who call themselves Democrats has been cut in half in the last four years. The pollster for the Alabama Education Association thinks that Edwards could have beaten Bush. As it is, if Bush loses Alabama it would be in the process of being the biggest loser in Republican presidential history.

That’s what we do – Kerry, Democrats look to election – Mar. 3, 2004

As a political party, we’re pretty much always looking to one election or another. That’s politics!

I don’t think Kerry will choose Edwards as his running mate; presidential candidates rarely choose their former rivals. I think Bill Richardson’s got the inside track.

Time to unite, folks. Ignore Ralph Nader for now; the odds are he isn’t a concern. Let’s beat Bush.

Not so super

Alabama’s Democratic superdelegates still mostly undecided

Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Redding Pitt committed to Kerry long ago. The other six superdelegates are still waiting to make a decision. I don’t think anyone’s too concerned about them, though.

Meanwhile, the Alabama primary is still June 1. I think they wanted to wait until December, but were informed they had to vote before the general election.