Dec 20 2009
Cross-posted at Daily Kos
I hope the title of this diary will cause people to think.
It should be clear to many that although I voted for Obama in the election, he was not my choice to be the nominee. Despite the rhetoric of his campaign, I saw him from the start as too closely connected to those at The Hamilton Project, the entrenched, corporate sector that holds too tight on power. What bothered me most was that the marketing said the opposite. He is now elected, so what matters today and in the future is his performance and what it means to Democrats and Americans.
Yesterday I watched the latest episode of Bill Moyers with Robert Kuttner and Matt Taibbi.
Watching and listening to the conversation, I wondered to myself how it was possible for someone who many told us was playing 11th dimensional chess to screw up the health “reform” situation (not to mention some other important issues) so badly. More important, what are the ramifications. The answer came from Robert Kuttner, and if you keep reading, you will discover.
Mar 22 2008
Cross-Posted at Daily Kos but originally conceived at EENR BLOG:
I hope you come visit at EENR BLOG!
Barack Obama’s campaign spent at the rate of nearly $1.5 million a day in February as he racked up the victories that pushed him ahead of rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in their chase for Democratic nomination delegates.
Clinton spent about $1 million a day, picking her states and her advertising markets more selectively.
It was a fierce duel fueled by extraordinary fundraising. Obama, the junior senator for Illinois, raised $55.4 million in the month and still had about $30 million in the bank for the primaries going into March, according to his report to the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.