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Monday, December 03, 2007
As you may have heard, a man made his way into the Clinton Campaign office in Rochester, NH on Friday. He entered the building around 1PM, with what was later determined to be road flares strapped to his chest, and the standoff ended around 6PM. Luckily, all 5 hostages were freed unharmed. Also, luckily, this was the work of a man who wanted to speak to Clinton regarding mental health care – he is a man who describes himself as needing mental care that is very difficult to come by – and not the work of someone who does not want to see a woman in the White House.
Rudy Gets No Love.
Rudy Giuliani visited our wonderful State this weekend. He was in town for a Buckhead fundraiser, and decided to make a stop in Marietta. It was in the Marietta Square where he met about 2 dozen supporters – and about 2 dozen louder, younger Paul supporters. Granted, it would be nice to have these enthusiastic Paul supporters vote for the Democrats, but it is refreshing to see young people making a call for change, even if we don’t agree with the supported leader of said change.
Rove and Obama?
In an unsolicited memo sent from Karl Rove to Barak Obama, Rove explains to Obama how to beat Clinton for the Democratic Nomination. So what is Rove’s advice? In a nutshell, “stop acting like a vitamin-deficient Adlai Stevenson.” While, on the surface this appears to be solid advice, I have to wonder what Rove’s motives are. The Republican Party has already implemented the “lets make out like Clinton is going to win the Democratic Nomination, so our base will be motivated to vote - because, lets face it, they don’t like any of us” card. It seems that any advantage Rove might give to Obama would erode the carefully laid Clinton plan for the Republicans. Or is that the point?
Recent polling data shows Huckabee in a tight race with Romney in Iowa, and with Chuck Norris’ help, Huckabee may just have a clear path to win the Caucus. We shall see…