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Entries by Mayhill Fowler from 04/2008

Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

| Posted 04.01.2008 | Huffington Post

At the Obama Town Hall Meeting in Harrisburg on Sunday night, capital city bloggers (Progressives, all) were gloomy. Looking around the place, they could find nobody from state or city government, not even "down to the third degree," as one put it.

Pennsylvania Campaign Journal: Obama Hams It Up, Flirts, And Gets A Bit Cocky

| Posted 04.02.2008 | Huffington Post

Hillary is going to give it everything she's got, but an Obama spring is in the air. You could feel it on the bus tour.

Obama: No Need For Foreign Policy Help From V.P.

| Posted 04.07.2008 | Huffington Post

"I think a lot of people assume that might be some sort of military thing to make me look more Commander-in-Chief-like. Ironically, this is an area--foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident that I know more."

Obama Courts Working Class Through 'Future Generations'

| Posted 04.10.2008 | Huffington Post

In Levittown, PA, yesterday Obama called for "sacrifice on the behalf of future generations." Forget race and gender. It's the "future generations" part that may spur people in Levittown to vote Obama.

Obama: No Surprise That Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians Turn Bitter

| Posted 04.11.2008 | Huffington Post

Obama tells Californians it's natural that the economically disenfranchised heartland turns to guns, religion, and xenophobia.

Obama Exclusive (Audio): On V.P And Foreign Policy, Courting the Working Class, and Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians

| Posted 04.11.2008 | Huffington Post

Here is the full audio from Senator Barack Obama's fundraiser hosted at a home in Pacific Heights, San Francisco on Sunday, April 6, 2008.

Me and Barack: Michelle Obama Talks To Pennsylvanians

| Posted 04.17.2008 | Huffington Post

Michelle Obama's stump speeches address the charge of her husband's perceived elitism. She drills deep to find ways to reach people, so that the very act of connection subverts the criticism.

Obama Rolling Through PA

| Posted 04.21.2008 | Huffington Post

The whistle stop tour was yet another example from this long long race of how perfectly Obama captures an American moment. The train station audiences want big change--and change is in the air.

Hillary Clinton In Pennsylvania: It's All Too Late

| Posted 04.22.2008 | Huffington Post

In a powerful way, Hillary Clinton's losing the nomination validates her working class supporters' lives. This is the kind of bond that can forge a candidacy. But for Hillary Clinton it's too late.

Stump Dreams: The Clinton Family White House

| Posted 04.24.2008 | Huffington Post

In North Carolina, Bill reveals the Clinton mindset. They have simply imagined their return to the White House. It's a fascinating glimpse into how power can shape vision--not always to good effect.

Bill and Hillary: Just Regular Folk in North Carolina

| Posted 04.25.2008 | Huffington Post

In Asheboro, Bill Clinton keeps it southern and small, ambling through a series of dinner pail concerns-- bills, schools, jobs-- the end point of which is always: "Hillary'll get that done for you."

Reverend Wright In Jesse Helms's North Carolina

| Posted 04.28.2008 | Huffington Post

Reverend Wright is a problem in North Carolina. Down-ticket Dems hare already injecting race into their races. Jesse Helms was such a force in this state for so long that "some of that" is still lingering.

Press Descend On Obama Following Wright Controversy

| Posted 04.30.2008 | Huffington Post

In the last few days, the weary and distracted candidate Obama has been more forceful and passionate. Confronting his displeasure with Rev. Wright seems to have lit a fire under the Barack ass.