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Deadheads For Obama ’08

Lesh was behind the sold out “Deadheads For Obama ‘08″ rally at the Warfield Theater. His eighteen-year-old son Brian has been working as an Obama volunteer and Lesh described seeing Obama speak at a rally last fall in Brooklyn as “one of the most electrifying experiences in my life.” The Obama campaign contacted him about putting together a get-out-the-vote concert.
“The first thing I thought of was to talk to these two guys and say ‘Hey, are you with me on this?’ ” said Lesh. “Not only am I with you on this,” said Hart, “I was just about to call you up for the very same reason.” Obama, who has never attended a Dead concert but is said to have Dead music on his iPod, filmed a special video message for the Deadheads at last night’s concert.

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Vice President Joe Biden?

from The View from the Gallery – One Man’s Views on US Politics

I like this team. I know that Biden made a…well…gaffe about Obama earlier in the year, and I’m not going to repeat it, but Obama ‘forgave’ him for the gaffe in one of the debates. But Obama needs experience to back him up so that he can push his change message as far as he can and fall back on ‘Well my Vice President…’ whenever he’s overly criticised about foreign policy experience particularly.

Biden has been in the Senate since 1972. He’s done about as much as he can and gone about as far as he can in the Senate hierarchy. I think that if he wants to move up, as his Presidential run would indiate, then the only avenue left to him may be the Vice Presidency, which is one way of boosting him in the next cycle to the a more serious run for the Presidency. Except for the fact that only two Vice Presidents have ever gone on to secure the Presidency off the back of their term as VP, but none of these VPs ever seem to take notice of that when they accept.

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Kansas Governer Backs Obama!

 Obama wins backing of Kansas governor

from The Baltimore Sun

by John McCormick

EL DORADO, Kan – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has won the endorsement of the governor of Kansas, a state where no Democratic nominee since Lyndon Johnson in 1964 has won electoral votes.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius arrived at the end of an event here, in the hometown of Obama’s grandfather on his mother’s side, because of high winds and snow in Kansas.

“Right now, I think we are with the next president of the United States,” she said.

Democratic presidential candidates had sought her backing, even though George W. Bush carried the state by large margins in the 2000 and 2004 elections.

Sebelius said Obama has “Midwestern values” that he got “from his grandparents and from his mom.”

With the Kansas caucuses being part of the 22 states that will hold nominating contests a week from today, Sebelius urged more than 2,000 people gathered in a community college gymnasium to support Obama.

“Don’t just applaud, but you caucus for him,” she said.

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ONE MONTH AGO : Obama Defends Biden

Obama Defends Biden After Moderator Smacks Him On Race

Okay, this is just pathetic. The moderator of the debate, Des Moines Register editor Carolyn Washburn, just asked this question of Joe Biden:

Senator Biden, you and your campaign have had a number of occasions to correct or clarify things you’ve said relating to race, including your remarks about Senator Obama being, quote, “clean and articulate,” your comment about Indians working at 7-11, and recently to the Washington Post in which you spoke about race while describing disparities between schools in Washington, D.C. and Iowa.Do these gaffes, or misunderstandings, or however you characterize them indicate you’re uncomfortable talking about race, or are people just being too sensitive?

Look, this is just absurd. Biden has been forced multiple times to defend this comment about Obama being “clean and articulate.” Here’s what he said of Obama at the time:

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Some have pointed out convincingly that if you add a missing comma, Biden very clearly could have meant Obama is “mainstream” and in addition is “articulate and clean.” At any rate, asking Biden to answer for this yet again is just a big waste of time.

Thankfully, Obama stepped forth to defend Biden, saying:

“I have absolutely no doubt about what is in his heart and the commitment he’s made to racial equality in this country.”

Good.

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