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Campaign 2008

Voting While Disabled: The Real "Functionals" In This Election

Auburn McCanta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Auburn McCanta

Disabled voters can make a difference, not only through their votes, but also by their campaigning activities.

President Obama

George Mitrovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Mitrovich

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be elected president and vice president of the United States. On Inauguration Day, January 20, 20...

Openly Gay Newcomer Rises From Precinct Leader to Candidate for N.C. State Office

Wes Isley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wes Isley

Q&A with Wade Boyles For someone who had never volunteered for a political campaign until this year, Wade Boyles, 36, of Winston-Salem, N.C., hasn't ...

Bill Clinton Lays Out What Matters in a President; McCain Flunks the Test

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Bill Clinton gave one of the best speeches of his political career on Wednesday night in Kissimmee, FLA., and he did it in one sentence.

New to Political Campaigns, Volunteer Goes All the Way

Jennifer Treuting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Treuting

Frank Schlupp is a volunteer with the Obama campaign in Ward 58 of Northeast Philadelphia, an area that went heavily for Hillary Clinton in the primar...

Retired Teacher Uses His Background to Appeal to Voters in Red Territory

Tiffany C. Kern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tiffany C. Kern

Interview with Mike Burtch Biography: Mike Burtch is a retired school teacher from Turlock, CA. After a life of working the campaign trails for city...

Obama Gives New American Hope

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shari Cohen

Meet Mitra, a 31 year old first time voter - I met her last weekend, volunteering at my local Obama campaign office. We've been working together eve...

Palin Motivates California Dems to Volunteer for Obama

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reny Monk

An older woman in a back brace traveled from Palm Springs to Nevada to work the phones in a campaign office there. "I will do anything to prevent that trailer trash from getting into office," she said of Palin.

If Molly Ivins Could Only See Us Now

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

Texas politics are on the move, and for the first time in years, it's exciting to be a Democrat in this very red state. And the Obama campaign is treating us red-staters like our votes count, too.

"Spreading the Wealth" Allows for Creativity

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

If more people have more money, then more business is done and a small increase in taxes comes right back to you. If you are in the forefront of innovation, more comes to you.

Many Holes in Candidates' Positions on Criminal Justice

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
NYCity News Service

With less than one week left before voters' caste their ballots, questions about Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama's positions on incarceration and criminal justice remain unanswered.

Time to Rise Above Racism and Self-Interest

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Farris

There are thousands of people in this country like my Uncle Billy, and they will go to the polls on November 4th with ignorance settled deep in their souls.

An Election Day Planner

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Lurio

Find out where the parties are. Both sides. The Republicans usually have an open bar and the Democrats don't. If it looks like a landslide, nobody's going to be at the McCain parties, and you can get a few beers or cocktails before heading to the Obama bash.

Lives on Hold Until Election Day

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Savage

By becoming so immersed in Barack Obama's campaign, my wife and I have literally put our lives on hold. Our kitchen sink is perpetually full of dirty dishes, the dogs are unwalked and the water faucet is dripping. Turns out, we're not alone.

Voters Weigh In On Important Local Issues

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Sterne

While national news grabs headlines, voters around the country have expressed their interest in local issues this election season. A voter in New York says she wants to know about the impact of immigrants on the city's economy.

North Carolina the Hot Spot; Biden Rallies Greensboro with Calls for Unity

Wes Isley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wes Isley

Greensboro, NC--Since North Carolina has emerged as a battleground state in the presidential race, it's getting difficult to keep up with which candid...

McCain's Health Care Plan: 20 Million Americans Would Lose Coverage

Kathlyn Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathlyn Stone

While Obama's health care plan would spend roughly 20 percent more than McCain's, it would cover more people and cost less per capita.

Teachers Can't Vouch for McCain's "Voucher Plan"

Cheryl Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cheryl Lubin

As a high school teacher who dips into my own wallet to buy paper and pencils for students in the second largest school district in the land, I recognize the dangers of a pro-voucher McCain administration. Vouchers are not, as Obama so succinctly put it, the panacea for failing schools.

Obama Doesn't Need to Atone, May Seem Out of Touch

Sam Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sam Sanders

Many American voters want to see a person like themselves, someone who has atoned for past mistakes and is reborn as a dedicated public leader. Unfortunately, Obama does not fit in this mold.

What Is a Maverick Anyway?

Sarah Moglewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Moglewer

According to Webster's Dictionary, maverick means "unbranded calf." In the case of McCain, could it mean someone who goes out against the pack? Well, in this case, that definition doesn't apply.

Rich Old White Men -- Still the Problem

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Extrapolating from the latest poll numbers, we can conclude that rich old white Protestant men are the base of McCain's support -- and thus the number one problem in American politics today.

Cyber-Wars: Hate-Mail And The Obama Internet Campaign

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

Internet Obama supporters are no saints. But Campaign 2008, to them, means something more than an outlet for the anger they've been swallowing for the past eight years. Their emails ring like testimonies at an interfaith revival meeting.

Looking Backward-McCain Style

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

By alluding to incidents that happened almost 40 years ago and making charges that would have made Joe McCarthy proud, McCain supporters are, almost literally, fighting the last (Cold) war.

Obama the Movement Redefines Patriotism

Harriet Gordon Getzels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harriet Gordon Getzels

Like Reverend Wright, I have felt outrage at this country. But watching a latte-colored man with a whacky sounding name become the new face of America has derailed the America I thought I knew.

Even Practical Omaha May Be Welcoming Change This Election

The Ballot Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Ballot Box

By Brad Davis OMAHA -- This city touts a market area of nearly 1.3 million, but it's still the sort of place where people ask where you went to high ...