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Funny how the only media attention Ron Paul got during 2008 came when he officially ended his presidential campaign.
Rather than go quietly into this good night, however, Paul is using the money remaining in his war chest to birth the Campaign for Liberty, a grassroots organization that will parlay his name into promoting like-minded candidates at every level of government.
Hopefully it will fare better than Ross Perot's similar attempts in the '90s.
By Matt Hutaff, 9:37, Jun 13, 2008
MSNBC is reporting "Hillary Clinton has told congressional colleagues she would be open to becoming Barack Obama's vice presidential nominee ... if it would help Democrats win the White House."
It won't, and she's clutching at straws.
Nothing would be more destructive to the Democratic Party than a unity slate. Run with Obama, play against McCain's war cravings, and walk into the White House. It can't be simpler.
Hillary, the people of Puerto Rico love you. Maybe a move's in order?
By Matt Hutaff, 0:46, Jun 3, 2008
Ben Franklin was no fool. And Hillary is.
Despite a crushing lack of support, Clinton continues to lay out her plan for the Democratic Party nomination. It's full of the same retarded logic you'd expect from a losing candidate, including seating delegates from Florida and Michigan nullified by violating party rules (they held primaries before February 5). Even though she's lost, she refuses to concede. Maybe she should look on the words of a true statesman for reflection. Pushing forward in an endless cycle won't change the outcome one iota.
By Matt Hutaff, 0:0, May 22, 2008
Auntie Beeb is reporting an analysis of the Clinton campaign by John Zogby. The pollster says she's over and done with, which is great for anyone who hates the braying and offensive former First Lady.
It says a lot about the enmity people feel when the mainstream media trots out Obama's relationship with Jeremiah Wright on a daily basis and he still pulls in the numbers. Maybe the rank and file heard the Clintons also professed admiration for the firebrand preacher, maybe they learned Wright was actually quoting the rhetoric of an American ambassador. I doubt it, but I don't doubt the Hillary hate. She is obnoxious in a way that's tough to describe.
So please head for the exit, Hillary. You may be able to loan your campaign millions of dollars , but you cannot buy the good will of the American people.
By Matt Hutaff, 0:6, May 7, 2008
"Eight Belles finished second. The winner was the favorite, Big Brown. Eight Belles collapsed immediately after crossing the finish line, and was euthanized shortly thereafter."
By Matt Hutaff, 10:8, May 6, 2008
As if you need further proof Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate remotely qualified to be human, let alone president, Monday night saw Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain appear on WWE — of their own volition. Their pre-recorded speeches were bookended by an Obama/Clinton "matchup" featuring actors and glimpses of a WWE video game with the candidates in yet another simulated brawl.
Was the crowd drinking Brawndo? What drives calculate, intelligent individuals to pander to a crowd that screams for enforced sterilization? Is it the drive to address oneself as Hil-Rod, or to toss shout outs to Randy Orton? I don't know, and I don't care. It's beyond retarded. If you want to shake your head in shame, too, check out Huffington Post's rundown .
By Matt Hutaff, 9:22, Apr 22, 2008
My father's said some nutty stuff in his day, and when I begin my run for the presidency of the United States of America I hope some enterprising San Jose State student doesn't dig up his thesis about the light rail system. It's a powder keg just waiting to go off, and I can't face that kind of pressure.
Because it makes sense that the sins of the father affect the son, some article Barack Obama's father wrote in the 1960s about one specific part of Kenyan socialist policy is making waves today. Found in the dusty annals of a UCLA library, the article has the hoi polloi in a media-induced frenzy - what if Obama introduced socialist policy to the United States, the bedrock of democracy? (Ignoring subsidized agriculture, public education and transportation, social services, and the host of socialist programs embedded in our government, of course.)
Most people won't even bother to skim the eight-page dissertation, instead focusing on logical arguments like "why didn't Obama mention this speech in one of his two books?" or "why do my fingers taste like earwax?" So let's reduce this to its base element: what does a two-score old article have to do with Barack Obama today? Are people so afraid of death by association that his father espousing socialist philosophy is catastrophic? If so, where's the fear for Dubya? The Bush Dynasty made its bones financing Hitler during World War II.
Anyone who makes this about Junior is an idiot. I'm looking at you, Ben Smith and Jeff Ressner.
By Matt Hutaff, 10:45, Apr 16, 2008
PC World has an article in their most recent issue discussing the vulnerabilities of the electronic voting process. According to them, the presidential election can be hacked, to which I say, welcome to eight years ago. Rolling Stone exposed the theft of the 2004 election in 2006, and we've all heard Jay Leno belch a few hundred poorly-crafted "hanging chad" barbs since the start of the new millennium.
What can I say? Elections are stolen all the time. Sam Tilden lost the presidency to the milquetoast Rutherford B Hayes because of Republican carpetbagging and shady politics — and that was in 1876. Diebold, ES&S, and their contemporaries are just another link in a long chain of corruption and fraud. Why else would this country pay top dollar for proprietary software and buggy equipment if not to fix the outcome?
Open-source software with verified paper trails are available for free and would provide a safe and accurate vote. No wonder we're not using them.
By Matt Hutaff, 1:33, Apr 14, 2008